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US1782671A
US1782671A US36264729A US1782671A US 1782671 A US1782671 A US 1782671A US 36264729 A US36264729 A US 36264729A US 1782671 A US1782671 A US 1782671A
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    • E04H6/18Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles with means for transport in vertical direction only or independently in vertical and horizontal directions
    • E04H6/28Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles with means for transport in vertical direction only or independently in vertical and horizontal directions characterised by the use of turntables or rotary rings for horizontal transport
    • E04H6/282Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles with means for transport in vertical direction only or independently in vertical and horizontal directions characterised by the use of turntables or rotary rings for horizontal transport turntables, rotary elevators or the like on which the cars are not permanently parked
    • E04H6/285Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles with means for transport in vertical direction only or independently in vertical and horizontal directions characterised by the use of turntables or rotary rings for horizontal transport turntables, rotary elevators or the like on which the cars are not permanently parked using car-gripping transfer means

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Nov. 25, 1930. w. P. ALLRED, JR

STORAGE AND PARKING GARAGE Filed' May 13, 1929 4 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR l W/V//a f? fad/f:

ATTORNEY l Nov. 25, 1930. w. P. ALLRED, JR 1,782,671

STORAGE AND` PARKING GARAGE Fled`May l5. 1929 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORMEYV Y Nov. 25, 1.930. w. P. ALLRD, .JR 1,782,671

STORAGE' AND PARKING GARAG E l Filedmvay 1:5, 192.9 4 sheets-sheet 5 INVENT'OR ATTORNEY Nov. 25, 1930. w. P. ALLRED, .JR

STORAGEAND PARKING GARAGE Filed May 13, 1929 4 sheets-Sheet 4 vn J Y ma E Te m m o V/ .T ma u E m m vPatented Nov.f25, 193() UNITED STATES WILLIAM P. ALLRED, JR., F KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI STGRAGE AND PARKING-.GARAGE Application filed May 13,

'10 sary for moving vehicles to and from an elevator, and to enable a single operator to transfer a vehicle from storage to an entrance or vice versa.

A further object of the invention is to pro- P vide means whereby storage stalls may be arranged radially of an elevator shaft for economical use of storage space.

Further particular objects of the invention 26 are to enhance the safety factor in the handling of ears in a garage and particularly to assure the limiting of movement of a car when being moved from or to an elevator platform. ln accomplishing these and other objects of the invention, I have provided improved details of structure, the preferred forms of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein: i

Fig. 1 is a view partly diagrammatic of a ground Hoor of a garage constructed in avccordance with my invention.

Fig. 2 is asimilar View of an upper floor.

Fig. 3 i s a vertical section of the garage on the line 34-3, Fig. 7, partly illustrating elevating mechanism.

Fig. Llis a plan view of the elevator and adjacent tloor portions, guide standards and weight housings being shown in section.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view of` elevator platform rotating mechanism.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view of a stall floor and automobile wheels illustrating guide rails and a bumper, for retaining the automobile in the stall.

Fig. 7 is a section of the elevator and adjacent building floor portion, the plat-form of the elevator being partly broken away to show a supporting frame and gearing whereby the elevator platform maybe rotated.

Fig. 8 is'a section on the line 8-8,Fig. 7,

1929. Serial No. 362,647.

illustrating mechanism for moving cars to and from the elevator, an automobile Wheel andaxle being shovvnfragmentarily and partly in section.

Fig. 9 is a section on the line 9 9, Fig. 7 partly illustrating the rotating support for the elevator platform.

Referring in detail to the drawings:

1 designates side walls, 2 and 3 front and rear walls of a building, and 4 cross beams adapted to support floors 5, 6 and 7 and a roof 8 and representing supporting walls of any character of building to which garage arking or storing apparatus may be `applied. The building has a basement floor 9.

The apparatus will be described and illustrated as comprising a structure eX- clusively devoted to the handling and storing of automotive vehicles, which will be referred to as cars. 70

Each of the floors 5, 6 and 7 is provided with an elevatorwell opening 10 preferably circular and with slots 11 extendingradially from the openings toward T guide rails 12 having their T flanges secured to iianges of vertical posts or I-beam standards 13 'whereby the structure and floors are reinforced, and to which the beams 4 are attached, and weight guides 14 are fixed to the opposite ianges of the standards (Figs. 4 and 7) all of which will be particularly described.

The standards 13 terminate in spaced relation with the roof and a machine room ioor 15 is mounted on and supported by the standards. 85

An elevator generally designated 16f is f vertically movable in aligned floor openings comprising the elevator shaft or well, and since each elevator equipment is like the others only one'elevator well and`one elevator will be described.

The elevator comprises a skeleton platform-supporting member or portion 17 preferably formed of steel plates and channel irons, and a similarly formed top frame element generally designated 18 connected with the platform support by leg-like vertical I-beams 19 to form a box-like skeleton frame.

The members 17 and 18 comprise radial 10 arms 20 connected at the axial line of the elevator by a perforate plate 21 later referred to, each set of arms being secured to the vertical I-beams 19 by reinforcing gusset plates 22, and extending into the floor slots for engagement of the grooved I-beams with j the guide rails. The arms are connected and braced by strengthening bars 23. The guide rails therefore form a frame in which the elevator slides, the outer vertical grooves of the leg-like I-bea-ms engaging the vertical flanges of' the guide rails.

Counter weights 24 slidable in the Weight guides, are supported by cables 25 connected with the weights and over sheaves 27 supported on bearing brackets 28 at the upper end of the supporting standards 13 and connected at 29 with the upper ends of the radiating elements of the elevator frame.

The elevator includes five radiating frame elements, in the illustrated structure, representing adaptation of the construction for transferring and moving cars to provide for a maximum use of space for stalls extending radially from the elevator openings. In view of the width and length of present day cars, I prefer to provide openings and elevators having diameter of approximately 19 feet for best use of space. The counter weight supporting cables 25 are therefore referably attached to vthe ends of the arms t at project into the slots and a plurality of counter weights is thus connected with the elevator at a plurality of point-s circumferentially of the elevator.

A second type of counter weight guide 30 is further provided to accommodate an operating counter weight 31 suspended by a sheave 32 and an operating bundle of cables 33 having outer ends fixed at 34 to the roof of the building. The cables 33 operate over a supporting sheave 35 and a motor-connected sheave 36', both mounted on themachine room floor, the cables extending thence downwardly in the elevator shaft, through a central aperture 37 in the top plate 21 of the elevator frame and over sets of pulleys 38 and 39 respectively pivotally' supported at the inner and outer ends of the several top arms, and having inner ends forming .ver-

tical branches secured to the machine room floor at 40.

A cable is thus provided for each radial member of the elevator frame so that the' supporting bundle of cables has branches extending radially from the center of the elevator frame to points adjacent the outer The platform-supporting member 17 above referred to, suspendingly connected with and supported by the top structure of the elevator frame, is adapted for rotatably supporting a platform 42 comprising a skeleton-structure formed of channel bars 43 and a floor 44. For this pur ose an annulus 45 having an upstanding ange 46 provided with an outwardly downwardly beveled face 47 is fixed to the member 17y concentrically therewith and wheels 48 are rotatively dependingly mounted on brackets 49 fixed to the platform channels to run on said beveled circular rail whereby the elevator platform is constituted a turntable.

In order to effect rotative movement of the platform on its support, a gear ring 50 is mounted on the platform support 17 exteriorly to the annulus 45, and a motor 51 supported on a bracket 52 fixed to the plat; form channels adjacent one edge of the platform is provided with a laterally projecting shaft 53 having a gear 54 adapted to mesh with said gear ring.

The projecting end of the shaft 53 is supported in a bearing 55 secured to an adjacent platform channel as clearly indicated in Fig. 5.

Each apertured floor is provided with a plurality of guide rails 56 whereby cars may e guided accurately to the elevator, and

the elevator platform is rovided withsimilar uides 57 adapted fdr alignment with the oor guides so that a car being moved from a floor to the elevator or vice versa, may be restricted' to movement into desired relation with the floor or elevator.

Means are further provided for transferring a car from the elevator toa floor or from a floor to the elevator so that the car need not be moved under its own power for such transfer, such as a chain 58 supported by sprockets 59 and 60 mounted on bearing pedestals 61 at opposite ends of a diameter of the platform on the center line between g the guide rails, and having its lower run engaged by a sprocket 62 rotatable in bearings 63 mounted on a bracket 64 supported by the platform as illustrated in Fig. 8. Said sprocket 62 has operative connection through a shaft 65 with a motor 66 supported by platform channels in fixed relation with the rotatable platform, whereby the motor may operate the sprocket'62 to cause the chain to run on its supporting sprockets 59 and 60.

The meshing of the motor actuated sprocket 62 with the lower run of the chain thus leaves the surface of the platform free, to afford advantages later apparent.

The transferring mechanism further includes a connector or clutch device generally designated 67 which will be called a buggy, including a rod-like arm 69 having a hooklike socket 70 at one -endwldapted to receive and engage the axle 71 of a Gar, and a sece 77 is pivotally mounted on the clutch and4 movably secured thereto, having wheels 78 pivotally mounted in the outer endsof its branches for engaging the upper surface of the platform. A spring 79 anchored to the clutch and engaged with the branches of the yoketends to press the wheels downwardly, and contrarily to press the bar end of the yoke upwardly and urge the clutch into engagement with the axle.

The elevator operating motor is adapted to be controlled by an operator stationed on the elevator platform, and the compression type push button control is preferably provided of a type commonly used,v so that the elevator may move vertically only when the operator is pushing t-he button. Control elements are generally represented by a switch board 80 mounted at a suitable position on the turntable elevator. i

Said switch board further represents means for controlling the platform rotating motor and the car shifting motor, a preferred formof control mechanism being later more particularly described.

In adapting a building for garage uses according to my invention, two sets of car guiding rails are provided in relation to two door openings 81 and 82 in the front wall of the building at the main floor 5, said sets -ofguide rails extending angularly to the side walls of the building. Sufficient space may be left between a side wall and the outer end of the outer guide rail of each set for admitting a car past the guide rails inwardly of the building.

The opening B1 is preferably an entrance for incoming cars, and the opening 82 an exit so that incoming and outgoing cars may be moved between the elevators and doors over separate paths. f n

A. plurality of elevators may be provided in a garage building and these are referably aligned longitudinally in: the buil ing as 1llustrated in Figs. l and 2, eachelevator opening having associated therewith sets of guide rails positioned similarly to the guide rails of the elevator opening at the ent-rance. The outer end of each outer guide railis spaced laterally sufficiently from the side wall to permit a car to pass the same and be moved through the building either to or from another elevator or outwardly from the louildfy ing through doors provided in the rear wall.

-useful when a series of elevators is used, since entrance and exit alleys are thus provided for which may extend through a building on opposite sides of the series of elevators.

The arrangement of guide rails for assur` ing the movement of the incoming and outgoing cars into proper relation with the elevator and the doors affords areas for oiiice, waiting rooms, and similar purposes, said areas being indicated by walls 83, Curbs may be installed outside the walls.

Floors spaced vertically from the main or entrance iioor are provided with sets of guide rails extending radially from the openingsI and a number of such sets may be provided proportionate to the circumference of the elevator opening to accommodate vehicles.

As apparent from the illustration, Fig. 2, a relatively large number of stalls may be formed around an elevator opening centrally located in a relatively narrow building, the stalls ybeing in fact longer, even in cases of the shortest stalls, than the spacing between the elevator opening and the walls. rlhe stalls project from one elevator opening toward another and may extend between the spaced ends of radial stalls of the adjacent storage assembly thereby increasing the number of cars that may be stored for convenient removal in a relatively small space.

In order to assure the retention of a car in a stall, a bumperslike device is provided comprising preferably a pipe 84 supported above the iioor by brackets 85 and having a slot 86. A second pipe 87 is slidable through one of the brackets and the first named pipe, and has a pin 88 movable inthe slot, whereby the second named pipe may be moved across the adjacent guide rail and into the path of one carvwheelvto form a barrier against which the wheel will bear in case the car should tend` to roll from the stall toward the elevator opening.

The conducting wires for electrical current for operating the apparatus may extend in'suitable conduits and flexible coverings in the elevator well, and through the opening in the center plate of the lower portion of the elevator frame toward the switch board.

The switch panel or board is preferably adapted for controlling the platform rotating motor, and the car shifting motor, and therefore is mounted on the rotatable platform, for example on a pedestal 89 and a switch board controlling the elevating lifting motor may be installed in the machinery room. Suitable means of desired character may be provided for connecting the wires with the switches, in view of the fact'that the platform rotates with reference to the elevator frame, for example, radial contacts, such as a ball and socket contact element lll) at the center of the elevator frame member.

Attention is recalled to the wheelesupporting brackets 49, which are particularly adapted for mounting on the platform described, comprising U-shaped castings having inner walls 91 overlying the body portions of the platform channels and fixed thereto by bolts 92, and lateral flanges 93 formingseats engaging the lower flanges of the platform channels. The two branches of each bracket are provided with registering openings 94 to receive the spindle 95 on which a wheel is mounted. Roller bearings 96 are further provided on the spindles to facilitate movement of the platform'.

Attention is further called to the clutch element, which is resilient, and the resilience is preferably conferred by forming the arm 72 of thinner material than the arm 69, so that said arm 72 will be flexible, for example, to enable the arm to yield more readily when the hook end of either arm engages a chainsupporting sprocket, and thus relieve strains to which the chain and clutch element would be subjected by such engagement if the arms were rigid.

It is apparent that suitable devices such as bumpers may be installed at the ends of the stalls as desired to limit the movement of vehicles in either direction and these are preferably manually operable -so that they may be retracted or extended into functioning position as desired.

In using a garage constructed as above described, an incoming car is moved under its own power to a position adjacent the elevator opening. The buggy is released from the chain by the operator and moved toward the car. The operator presses down on the clutch arms to introduce the buggy beneath the car, and then releases the arms, the springpressed yoke then urging the clutch into engagement with the axle of the car, namely the front axle when the car has been driven forwardly toward the elevator.

The forwardly projecting arm will then extend over the platform and is moved into engagement with the chain. Themotor 66 1s then put into operation and the chain runs on its sprockets, pulling the car across the elevator.

The operator then shuts off the motor to stop the chain and operates the elevator to move the same to the floor to which the car is to be transferred. The operator through the motor 51 causes the platform to rotate to position the guide rails vof the elevator platform in alignment with guide rails of a stall into which the car is to be delivered, and the platform may be thus turned at any time, for example, before the elevator reaches the desired floor. When the platform is brought into registry with the stall floor, the operator may reverse the chain operating motor whereupon the chain will pull the car through the arm 72 over` the elevator platform and into the stall. The forwardly projecting arm. 69 will at the same time receive the influence of the chain to cooperate with the rearwardly extending arm for moving the car.

When the car has been positioned in the stall the operator may release the clutch device by depressing the clutch members against the influence of the spring 79 and move the buggy to the elevator.

A car may thus be driven toward an ele vator under its own power and forwardly, and is transferred to the elevator by the apparatus, thus avoiding the hazard of overdriving the elevator platform which might occur if the ear were driven onto the platform under its own power.

The car is latched to the elevator platform while being elevated, by theclutch device engaged with the platform restained chain.

The car is transferred from the elevator to the stall by being backed into the stall through operation of the chain, and is under the control of the operator who stands on the platform in a position to observe the relation of the car to the stall walls and assure that the car will be properly located in the stall.

The car is transferred from the stall'to the elevator by themethod above described for moving the car from the entrance guide rails to the elevator. T he elevator is then moved vertically to position the platform by delivering the car, and the platform is rotated to align the platform rails with the rails of the receiving area. TheA car is then transferred from the elevator to the receiving area, for example, the exit area, and may be driven away under its own power.

When the buggy moves past the sprocket for delivering a car to a stall or to an exit area. on the lnain floor, the advance end of the clutch device. whether the end of the arm 69 or the end of the arm 72, is released from the chain by engagement of the lug-like hook thereon with the spurs of the rotating sprocket while the rearward end of the clutch device continues in latching engagement with the chain and is released from the chain by the operator afterhe depresses the clutch members to release the buggy from the car axle.

The arms 69 and 72 are preferably. hingedly connected at a point spaced inwardly from the lip 7 5 on the arm 72 to leave a shoulder to engage the axle and the yoke is connected to the arm 72, whereby the arm 69 which is the advance portion of the clutch device under forward delivery of a car from the elevator at the exit, may fall upon release from the chain. The lip or hook member 76 of the arm therefore tips or pivots away from the car axle, and permits the car to move forwardly away from the clutch device under im ulse conferred bythe pushing arm 72.

t is apparent-that a storage device may be constructed to acconnnodate vehicles of various sizes, the diameter of the elevator openings and the elevator platform structure being proportionate to the Width of stalls required for the vehicles and the length of the stalls being adjusted to the length of the vehicles and' the available space between side walls or adjacent stall groups.

What I claim and desire to sec-ure by Letters Patent is:

1. In apparatus of the 'character described,-

a support having a. slotted floor provided with an elevator opening, means for moving an elevator vertically in said opening into registry with the floor, and an elevator comprising a frame including radial members extending into said slots and adapted to be connected with the elevator moving means.

2. In apparatus of the character described, a support including a floor provided with an elevator opening and slotsv extending radially from said opening, guide members located `on said Hoor radially of the opening between adjacent slots, an elevator, means for moving the elevator vertically in said opening into registry with the floor, said elevator comprising a frame including radial members extending into said slots and adapted to be connected with the elevator moving means, and means for positioning a vehicle on the elevator in alignment with said guide members.

3. In combination with floors of a building having registering circular openings constituting an elevator shaft, stationary guide members extending through the floors eXteriorly of said openings and an elevator, ncluding a. circular platform, movable in said shaft, including radial guide members projected for travel in guiding contact With s'aid stationary guide members.

4. In combination with floors of a building having registering circular openings constii tuting' an elevator shaft and having aligning radialopenings leading from the circular openings, stationary guidemembers extend- -ing through the floors'exteriorly ofthe circular openings but accessible therefrom, and an elevator movable in said shaft, including radial guide members in guiding and thrust relation with the stationary members.

5. In combination with floors of a building having registering circular openings constituting an elevator shaft and having aligning radial openings leading from the circular openings, stationary guide members in the radial openings and an elevator movable in said shaft, including radial guide members projected for travel in said radial floor openings in guiding contact with said stationary guide members.

6. In combination with oors of a building having registering circular openings constituting an elevator shaft and having aligning radial openings leading from the circular said stationary guide members, and a circular platfornl on the frame.

7. In combination with floors of a building having registering circular openings constituting an elevator shaft and having aligning radial openings leading from the circular openings, stationary guide members in the radial openings and an elevator movable in said shaft, including a frame having radial guide members projected for travel in said radial floor openings in guiding .contact with said stationary guide members, and a circular platform rotatably mounted on the frame.

8. In combination with floors of a building having registering circular openings constituting an elevator shaft andhaving aligning radial openings leading from the circular openings` vertical rails in said radial openings constituting stationary guide and thrust receiving members, and an elevator movable in said shaft, including radial arms projected for travel in the radial floor openopenings, vertical rails in said radial openings constituting stationary guide and thrust receiving members, an elevator movable in said shaft, including a frame having radial arms projected for travel in the radial iioor openings in guiding and thrust relation with said vertical rails, and a circular platform rotatably mounted on the frame.

10. In combination With floors of a building having registering circular openings constituting an elevator shaft and having aligning radial openings leading from the circular openings, stationary guide members extending through the floors exteriorly of the circular openings but accessible therefrom, an elevator movable in saidv shaft, including radial guide members in guiding and thrust relation With the stationary members, andcountervveights connected With the elevator at spaced points adjacent the periphery thereof.

1Il In combination with iioors of a building having registering circular openings constituting an elevator shaft and having aligning radial openings leading from the circular openings, stationary guide members extending through the floors exteriorly of the circular openings but accessible therefrom, an elevator movable in said shaft, including radial guide members in guiding and thrust relation With the stationary members, couliterweight guide-s extending through the floors in spaced relation about the circular openings, counterweights in the guides, and flexible means connecting the counterweights with the elevator at circumferentially spaced points and adj accnt the periphery thereof.

12. In combination with floors of a building having registering circular openings constituting an elevator shaft and having aligning radial openings leading from the circular openings, stationary guide members extending through the floors exteriorly of the circular openings but accessible therefrom, an elevator movable in said shaft, including radial guide members in guiding and thrust relation With the stationary members, counterweight guides extending through the floors in spaced relation about the circular openings, counterweights in the guides, flexible means connecting the counterweights With the elevator at circumferentially spaced points and adjacent the periphery'thereof, and vehicle guiding means on the floors between the stationary guides.

13. In combination with floors of a building having registering openings constituting an elevator shaft, stationary guide members extending through the floors exteriorly of the openings, an elevator movable in the shaft yincluding arms having guide relation with said stationary members, paired sheaves ar- 'ranged respectively adjacent the center and periphery of the elevator, flexible members fixed at their ends and extending radially over the paired sheaves, and means for actuating 'the flexible members to raise and lower the elevator.

14. In combination with floors of a building having registering openings constituting an elevator shaft, stationary guide members extending through the floors exteriorly of the openings, an elevator movable in the shaft including arms having guide relation with said stationary members, a plurality of sheaves arranged radially about the center of the elevator, sheaves on the elevator adjacent the periphery thereof paired With the center sheaves, flexible members fixed at their ends to stationary portions of the building and extended radially over paired sheaves, and means for actuating the flexible members to raise and lower the elevator.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

WILLIAM l?. ALLRED, JR.

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