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US3802450A US4981170A US3802450A US 3802450 A US3802450 A US 3802450A US 4981170 A US4981170 A US 4981170A US 3802450 A US3802450 A US 3802450A
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A tent-like structure, hereinafter called a ''''pavilion,'''' which includes two more or less upright arches which are mounted with their legs near but may be spaced from each other to provide for ventilation, another arch on each side of the upright arches which is inclined away from them, and a membrane of which one end is attached to each of the upright arches and the other end is attached to the corresponding inclined arch; plus a method of assembling and erecting such a pavilion which includes disposing the first-mentioned arches leg end to leg end in recumbent positions, disposing the second-mentioned arches in the same relative positions but outwardly of the first-mentioned arches, attaching one end of each of the membranes to one of the firstmentioned arches and the other end thereof to the corresponding second-mentioned arch, swinging the first-mentioned arches upwardly to upright positions and the outer arches to inclined positions, and fixing the upright arches in this position.

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United States Patent 1 Huddle 1 l PAVILION WITH INTERMEDIATE ARCH AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING AND ERECTING H [75] inventor: Carl F. Huddle, Pleasant Ridge,

Mich.

173] Assignee: Tension Structures Co., Royal Oak.

Mich" 22; Filed. June 25,1970

52:; App N0.;49,s11

[ 5] Apr. 9, 1974 Primary Examiner-Kenneth Downey Attorney, Agent. or FirmA. F. Baillio [57} ABSTRACT A tent-like structure. hereinafter called a pavilion. which includes two more or less upright arches which are mounted with their legs near but may be spaced from each other to provide for ventilation. another arch on each side of the upright arches which is inclined away from them. and a membrane of which one end is attached to each of the upright arches and the other end is attached to the corresponding inclined arch; plus a method of assembling and erecting such a pavilion which includes disposing the first-mentioned arches leg end to leg end in recumbent positions, disposing the second-mentioned arches in the same relative positions but outwardly of the first-mentioned arches, attaching one end of each of the membranes to one of the first-mentioned arches and the other end thereof to the corresponding second-mentioned arch. swinging the firstmentioned arches upwardly to upright positions and the outer arches to inclined posi' tions, and fixing the upright arches in this position.

10 Claims, 13 Drawing Figures PAIENTEUAPR 9 i974 SHEET 1 OF 4- FIG- INVENTOR.

CARL F. HUDDLE FIG-3 PATENTEU APR 9 19M SHE? 2 0? 4 INVENTOR.

CARL F. HUDDLE FIG- 7 PATENTEU RR 9 I914 SHEEI 3 OF 4 FIG- 8 ll B 6 F-IG- 9 INVENTOR.

CARL F. HUDDLE ?AIENTEHAPR 9x974 3.802.450

saw u or a INVENTOR. CARL F. HUDDLE PAVILION WITH INTERMEDIATE ARGI-I AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING AND ERECTING IT BACKGROUND OF INVENTION This invention relates to pavilions and methods of assembling and erecting them, particularly pavilions like those disclosed in my US. Pat. No. 3,2I5,l53, dated Nov. 2, 1965, and others of my patents and applications, which include two arches which are inclined away from each other and mounted so that they may swing in either direction from this position and an inelastic flexible membrane which extends between the arches and is fastened to them.

Pavilions of this kind with only two arches are preferably assembled and erected by attaching the membrane to the arches while the latter are lying leg end to leg end on the ground or other base and then pushing or pulling the legs of the arches apart.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION However, when pavilions of this type are so large that an intermediate third arch is provided to support the membrane between the primary arches, it is difficult to assemble and erect the pavilions in this fashion and it is to such larger pavilions that the invention is particularly directed.

The principal object of the invention is to improve the construction of such pavilions with intermediate third arches so that they may be more easily assembled and erected and a method of assembling and erecting such pavilions For a better understanding of the nature and objects of the invention, reference is made to the following specification and the accompanying drawing wherein preferred embodiments of the invention are described and shown.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. I is a side elevation of a pavilion in accordance with the invention with a portion of the Weatherstrip broken away to reveal the construction of the double intermediate arch;

FIG. 2 is an end elevation of the pavilion shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged view of a portion of an end curtain and means for anchoring it and the primary arches.

FIG. 4 is a view of a portion of a guy and means for anchoring it and the primary arches which may be employed instead of the end curtain and anchoring means shown in FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 is a schematic side view of the pavilion prior to erection.

FIG. 6 is similar view of the pavilion with one end erected.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the pavilion with a ventilation system incorporated in it.

FIG. 8 is an enlarged side elevation of the cupola incorporated in the ventilation system viewed as indicated by the arrow 8 in FIG. 7.

FIG. 9 is a section on the line 9-9 of FIG. 8.

FIG. 10 is a section of the line 10l0 of HO. 7.

FIG. 11 is a side elevation of a modification of the pavilion shown in FIGS. 1 to 6.

FIG. 12 is a side elevation ofa modification of the invention.

FIG. 13 is an end elevation of the pavilion shown in FIG. 12.

DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS 5 The pavilions shown in FIGS. 1 to I of the drawings includes two end arches l inclined away from each other at acute angles to the vertical and mounted on the ground or other base 2 so that they may be swung about their leg ends toward and away from this position. On the base 2 is also disposed an upright intermediate double arch which consists of two component arches 3 mounted to swing in opposite directions toward and away from this position. The component arches 3 are fastened together face to face by bolts 4 which extend through them.

Between each of the end arches I and the nearer of the component arches 3 extends a tailored membrane of flexible material, such as woven fabric, plastic or plastic coated fabric, of which one end is attached to each of these arches in any suitable manner. The membrane is preferably pre-stretched so that it is essentially inextensible in' both directions and may be selfsupporting or supported on cables which extend between the arches and 3.

The ends of the pavilions may be closed by tailored curtains 6 which may be of the same material as the membrane and attached in any suitable manner to the end arches I. In this event, the end arches l are secured to the base 2 and the membrane 5 and the curtains 6 tensioned to the desired extent by cables 7 disposed in curved pockets 8 in the curtains and adjustably attached by clamps 9 to anchors l0 embedded in the base 2. Alternatively, the ends or one end of the pavilions may be left open. In this event, the end arch or arches may be secured to the base and the membrane 5 tensioned by cables 11 attached to the arches and adjustably attached to anchors by clamps 9. A suitable Weatherstrip l2 may be provided to prevent entrance of wind or rain into the pavilion through any space between the intermediate arches 3.

The pavilions are preferably assembled and erected as indicated in FIGS. 5 and 6. First, the component arches 3 are mounted on the base 2 in recumbent positions leg end to leg end and the end arches l in the same relative positions but outwardly of the component arches. The arches l and 3 are preferably supported in inclined positions by trestles t. Then properly tailored membranes 5 and end curtains 6 or cables II are attached to the arches in any suitable manner and to the anchors 10.

After this, one of the component arches is raised to an upright position and the corresponding end arch to an inclined position by pulling on an erecting cable c attached to the bight of the component arch manually or by means of any suitable mechanism, such as a crane or a winch. The anchors I0 prevent the arches being pulled beyond these positions. The erected arches are then temporarily held in these positions by a guy g attached to the base 2 and the component arch. Then the other ends of the pavilions are assembled and erected in a similar manner and the two component arches are bolted together. After this the cables 7 or 11 may be adjusted to correct the attitudes of the arches or the tension in the membranes and end curtains. Some adjustment in the attitudes of the arches and the tension in the membranes and end curtains may also be ef fected by loosening or tightening the bolts 4.

As shown in FIGS. 7, 8, 9 and I0, the component arches 3 may be spaced somewhat farther apart than in FIGS. 1 to 6 and auxiliary equipment installed in the interspace. For example, the component arches may be spaced apart by flanged sleeves 13 on the bolts 4 and a ventilating cupola l4 installed in the space between the arches at their bights and mounted on the sleeves. In the sides of the cupola there are provided openings 15 in which may be installed inclined baffles l6 and which may be opened or closed by doors 17. Air may be withdrawn from within the pavilion and discharged through the openings 15 by convection or a fan.

To provide for the entry of air into the pavilion, openings 18 may be provided in the end curtains 6 and the membranes 5 near the ground level. Exit and entrance doors 19 may also be provided in these areas,

The pavilion shown in FIG. 11 differs from that shown in FIGS. l6 only in that it is somewhat longer and, to provide additional support for the membrane 5 between each of the end arches 1 and the double arch 3, 3, there are provided supplemental arches 20 to which the membrane is also attached in any suitable manner.

As indicated in dash lines at the left, the pavilion shown in FIG. I] is assembled and erected in the same manner as the pavilion shown in FIGS. l6 except, of course, that the membrane 5 is also attached to the supplemental arches 20 while they are in recumbent positions and these arches are also raised when the corresponding end and component arches 3 are raised. To obviate confusion, the membrane 5 has been omitted from the dash line showing in FIG. 11.

The pavilion shown in FIGS. 12 and 13 is like those shown in FIGS. 1-11 in that it is made in two sections 21 and 22 which include inclined end arches I mounted on a base 2 and membranes 5 whose outer ends are attached to the arches I, and is erected in the same manner.

However, instead of two component arches 3 fastened together to form a double intermediate arch, there are provided two more or less upright inner arches 23 and 24 which are mounted on the base 2 so that they may be swung in opposite positions toward and away from these positions and to each of which the outer end of the corresponding membrane is also attached. Instead ofbeing fastened together like the component arches 3, the inner arches 23 and 24 are held in their erected positions by adjustable guys 25 and 26. The end of the left hand section of the pavilion is closed by an end curtain 6 which is anchored to the base 2 but the right hand section is left open and anchored to the base by guys 27.

The inner arch 24 is made somewhat shorter and narrower than the inner arch 22 and disposed on the inner side of the base 2 so that it may be swung through the arch 22 with some lateral clearance and more clearance at the top to provide for ventilation.

The pavilion shown in FIGS. 12 and I3 was designed primarily as a cover for a boat well. The purpose of the differences between the construction of the pavilion shown in FIGS. 12 and 13 and that of the pavilion shown in FIGS. 1-6 is two-fold. One is to provide a ventilating space between the tops of the two sections of the pavilion. The other is to permit adjustment of the right hand section in both directions from its normal position in which it is shown in solid lines. The adjustment of the right hand section away from the left hand section has for its purpose to provide a larger ventilation space when it is needed. Adjustment of the right hand section in the other direction to a position beyond its normal position has for its purpose to raise the left hand end arch 1 temporarily to provide more head room for the entrance of a boat. The right hand section has not been shown in this position to obviate confusing the drawing.

I claim:

I. In a sectional pavilion, two arches which are mounted upendedly on the ground or another base with their legs near each other so that they can swing toward and away from this position, an arch on each side of the first-mentioned arches which is inclined away from the first-mentioned arches at an acute angle and mounted on the base so that it can swing toward and away from this position, and a membrane whose inner end is attached to each of the first-mentioned arches and whose outer end is attached to the corresponding second mentioned arch and defines with the arches to which it is attached a section of the pavilion, one of the firstmentioned arches being of different height and width than the other so that the section in which it is incorporated may be swung from a position in which its inner end telescopes with the inner end of the other section and its outer end is raised to a position in which its inner end is spaced from the inner end of the other section and its outer end is lowered.

2. In a sectional pavilion, two arches which are mounted upendedly on the ground or another base with their legs near each other so that they can swing toward and away from this position, an arch which is mounted to swing on the base on each side of and is inclined away from the first-mentioned arches at an acute angle, and a membrane whose inner end is attached to each of the first-mentioned arches and whose outer end is attached to the corresponding second-mentioned arch and defines with the arches to which it is attached a section of the pavilion, one of the first-mentioned arches being shorter and narrower than the other and disposed so that the inner end of the section in which it is incorporated may telescope with the other section.

3. The method of assembling and erecting a pavilion which includes disposing two arches leg end toward leg end in recumbent positions on the ground or another base, disposing two other arches in the same relative positions but outwardly of the first-mentioned arches, attaching the inner end of a membrane to each of the first-mentioned arches and the outer end thereof to the corresponding second-mentioned arch and anchoring each of the second-mentioned arches to the base while the arches are in recumbent positions, and then swinging the first-mentioned arches to upstanding positions and the second-mentioned arches upwardly and fixing the first-mentioned arches in this position.

4. The method claimed in claim 3 in which the firstmentioned arches are fixed in the last-mentioned posi tions by fastening them to each other.

5. The method of assembling and erecting a pavilion which includes disposing an arch in a recumbent posi tion on the ground or another base with its leg ends toward and near an upstanding support, disposing another arch in the same attitude with respect to the support but outwardly of the first-mentioned arch, attaching the inner end of a membrane to the first-mentioned arch and the outer end thereof to the secondmentioned arch while the arches are in recumbent positions, and then swinging the first-mentioned arch upwardly to an upstanding position and the secondmentioned arch upwardly to an inclined position and fixing the first-mentioned arch in this position.

6. The method claimed in claim 5 plus the step of attaching the upper end of an end curtain to the secondmentioned arch while it is in recumbent position.

7. In a pavilion, two arches with curved bights which are mounted upendedly near each other on the ground or another base so that they can swing, an arch with a curved bight which is inclined away from the firstmentioned arches at an acute angle mounted on the base on each side of the first-mentioned arches at a distance from them so that it can swing, a membrane which extends from each of the upended arches to the corresponding inclined arch and is attached to both, means for holding the upended arches in this position, and means attached to each of the inclined arches and to the base which anchors the inclined arches to the base and tensions the membrane between the arches.

8. The pavilion claimed in claim 7 in which the means for holding the upended arches in this position includes means for fastening the arches to each other 9. In a pavilion, a support which is mounted upstandingly on the ground or another base, an arch with a curved bight which is mounted upstandingly on the base near the support so that it can swing, an arch with a curved bight which is inclined away from the upstanding arch at an acute angle mounted on the base at a dis tance from the upstanding arch so that it can swing. a membrane which extends from the upstanding arch to the inclined arch and is attached to both, means for holding the upstanding arch in this position, and means attached to the inclined arch and the base which anchors the inclined arch to the base and tensions the membrane between the arches.

10. The invention claimed in claim 7 in which the upended arches are spaced from each other, plus auxiliary equipment installed in the space between the arches r k a:

3,802,450 Dated April 23, 1974 Patent lio.

Carl 1. Huddle Inventofls) It is certified that error appears in the above-identified patent and that said Letters Patent are hereby corrected as shown below:

Column 2, line 6, after "two" insert curved line 1),

delete "an"; line 17, delete "tailored"; line 20, after "manner" insert and is tailored so that it is concavely curved between the bights of the arches. line 25, delete "tailored";

line 28, before the period, insert and tailored like the membrane 5 Column 6, claim 9, line 13, before the comma insert and is concavely curved between their bights Signed and sealed this 29th day of October 1974.

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MCCOY M. GIBSON JR. C. MARSHALL DANN Attesting Officer Commissioner of Pat Z'ltS FORM PO- 0 l USCOMM-DC eoampse I] S GLNENNMEN! PRiNTiHL OFFKE B69. 930

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1. In a sectional pavilion, two arches which are mounted upendedly on the ground or another base with their legs near each other so that they can swing toward and away from this position, an arch on each side of the first-mentioned arches which is inclined away from the first-mentioned arches at an acute angle and mounted on the base so that it can swing toward and away from this position, and a membrane whose inner end is attached to each of the first-mentioned arChes and whose outer end is attached to the corresponding second-mentioned arch and defines with the arches to which it is attached a section of the pavilion, one of the first-mentioned arches being of different height and width than the other so that the section in which it is incorporated may be swung from a position in which its inner end telescopes with the inner end of the other section and its outer end is raised to a position in which its inner end is spaced from the inner end of the other section and its outer end is lowered.
2. In a sectional pavilion, two arches which are mounted upendedly on the ground or another base with their legs near each other so that they can swing toward and away from this position, an arch which is mounted to swing on the base on each side of and is inclined away from the first-mentioned arches at an acute angle, and a membrane whose inner end is attached to each of the first-mentioned arches and whose outer end is attached to the corresponding second-mentioned arch and defines with the arches to which it is attached a section of the pavilion, one of the first-mentioned arches being shorter and narrower than the other and disposed so that the inner end of the section in which it is incorporated may telescope with the other section.
3. The method of assembling and erecting a pavilion which includes disposing two arches leg end toward leg end in recumbent positions on the ground or another base, disposing two other arches in the same relative positions but outwardly of the first-mentioned arches, attaching the inner end of a membrane to each of the first-mentioned arches and the outer end thereof to the corresponding second-mentioned arch and anchoring each of the second-mentioned arches to the base while the arches are in recumbent positions, and then swinging the first-mentioned arches to upstanding positions and the second-mentioned arches upwardly and fixing the first-mentioned arches in this position.
4. The method claimed in claim 3 in which the first-mentioned arches are fixed in the last-mentioned positions by fastening them to each other.
5. The method of assembling and erecting a pavilion which includes disposing an arch in a recumbent position on the ground or another base with its leg ends toward and near an upstanding support, disposing another arch in the same attitude with respect to the support but outwardly of the first-mentioned arch, attaching the inner end of a membrane to the first-mentioned arch and the outer end thereof to the second-mentioned arch while the arches are in recumbent positions, and then swinging the first-mentioned arch upwardly to an upstanding position and the second-mentioned arch upwardly to an inclined position and fixing the first-mentioned arch in this position.
6. The method claimed in claim 5 plus the step of attaching the upper end of an end curtain to the second-mentioned arch while it is in recumbent position.
7. In a pavilion, two arches with curved bights which are mounted upendedly near each other on the ground or another base so that they can swing, an arch with a curved bight which is inclined away from the first-mentioned arches at an acute angle mounted on the base on each side of the first-mentioned arches at a distance from them so that it can swing, a membrane which extends from each of the upended arches to the corresponding inclined arch and is attached to both, means for holding the upended arches in this position, and means attached to each of the inclined arches and to the base which anchors the inclined arches to the base and tensions the membrane between the arches.
8. The pavilion claimed in claim 7 in which the means for holding the upended arches in this position includes means for fastening the arches to each other.
9. In a pavilion, a support which is mounted upstandingly on the ground or another base, an arch with a curved bight which is mounted upstandingly on the base near the support so that it can swing, an arch with a curved bight which is iNclined away from the upstanding arch at an acute angle mounted on the base at a distance from the upstanding arch so that it can swing, a membrane which extends from the upstanding arch to the inclined arch and is attached to both and is concavely curved between their bights, means for holding the upstanding arch in this position, and means attached to the inclined arch and the base which anchors the inclined arch to the base and tensions the membrane between the arches.
10. The invention claimed in claim 7 in which the upended arches are spaced from each other, plus auxiliary equipment installed in the space between the arches.
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