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(12) Patent: (11) CA 2843797
(54) English Title: MODULAR SYSTEM
(54) French Title: SYSTEME MODULAIRE
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • E04H 1/00 (2006.01)
  • E04B 1/343 (2006.01)
  • F24J 2/00 (2014.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • VARIAS, NICHOLAS (Canada)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • VARIAS, NICHOLAS (Canada)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • VARIAS, NICHOLAS (Canada)
(74) Agent: NA
(45) Issued: 2016-06-28
(22) Filed Date: 2014-02-27
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2015-08-27
Examination requested: 2014-03-24
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

English Abstract


The present invention consists of a modular system, which creates square
cuboid space
modules that can be added, removed, or relocated within a three-dimensional
square grid,
by using four types of saddles, each one configured for every corner of such a
module, to
create three connection pockets to connect posts and beams, wherein these
saddles are
prefabricated from steel sheet, with nine plates continuously welded at the
seams. In order
to create a larger clear space without posts, four adjacent modules can be
structurally
merged by removing a central cluster of four main posts. Furthermore, parapet
post
extensions may be inserted during the initial construction, or during
subsequent alterations
and additions, without structural modifications, to support dual axis solar
tracking devices,
or mini wind turbines, or communication devices.


French Abstract

La présente invention concerne un système modulaire qui crée des modules despace cuboïde carré pouvant être ajoutés, retirés ou relocalisés dans une grille carrée tridimensionnelle à laide de quatre types de selles, chacune étant configurée pour chaque coin dun tel module, afin de créer trois pochettes de raccord permettant de connecter des poteaux et des poutres. Lesdites selles sont préfabriquées à partir de feuilles dacier, et neuf plaques sont soudées de façon continue aux jonctions. Pour créer un espace libre exempt de poteaux, quatre modules adjacents peuvent être fusionnés de façon structurale en retirant une grappe centrale constituée de quatre poteaux principaux. De plus, les extensions de poteaux de parapet peuvent être insérées pendant la construction initiale ou pendant les altérations et ajouts subséquents, sans modifications structurales, afin de supporter des dispositifs de suivi solaires à axe double, des mini-éoliennes ou des dispositifs de communication.


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CLAIMS
The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege
is claimed are
defined as follows:
1. A modular building connection system, which creates square cuboid space
modules, by
using four types of saddles, each one configured for either the north-west
(04a), the north-
east (04b), the south-east (04c) or the south-west (04d) corner of a space
module, wherein
each saddle connects a lower main post (07), an upper main post (07), a
primary beam (05),
and a secondary beam (06), and wherein each saddle is prefabricated from nine
steel plates
to create three connection pockets; a square pocket, which is open downward to
secure a
saddle on top of a lower main post (07), which said square pocket is created
by a front-side
vertical plate (8), a right-side vertical plate (5), a left-side vertical
plate (6), a vertical plate
(9) placed between, perpendicularly to, and near the mid-length of the right-
side and left-
side vertical plates (5 & 6), and a horizontal square plate (1) placed
between, perpendicularly
to, and near mid-height of the right-side and left-side vertical plates (5 &
6); a stepped pocket,
which is open upward to support a primary beam (05) and an upper main post
(07), which
said stepped pocket is created by right-side vertical plate (5), left-side
vertical plate (6), front-
side vertical plate (8), vertical plate (9), and a horizontal plate (3) placed
between the bottom
edges of, and perpendicular to right-side and left-side vertical plates (5 &
6); a U-shaped
pocket, which is open upward to support a secondary beam (06), which said U-
shaped
pocket is created by a right-side vertical plate (7), a left-side vertical
plate (10), and a
horizontal plate (4).
2. A modular building connection system as defined in Claim 1, wherein the
horizontal plate
(1) has a round hole (2) to allow the vertical transfer of electric cables
from solar photovoltaic
panels.
3. A modular building connection system as defined in Claims 1 & 2, wherein in
order to
create a clear space without posts, four adjacent square cuboid space modules
can be
structurally merged by removing a central cluster of four main posts (07), and
by joining and
reinforcing the primary beams (05) which were supported by the four main posts
(07) to be
removed.

4. A modular building connection system as defined in Claims 1, 2 & 3, wherein
the roof
parapet incorporates parapet post extensions (09), which in addition to
supporting
guardrails, may also support pole-mounted dual axis solar tracking devices
(17) with PV
solar panels, pole-mounted mini wind turbines (28), or pole-mounted
communication
devices (30), without interfering with the use of the rooftop terrace.
5. A modular building connection system as defined in Claims 1, 2, 3 & 4,
wherein the square
cuboid space modules are independent and stand-alone, and can be added,
removed, or
relocated within a square three-dimensional rectangular grid, without
disturbing the adjacent
square cuboid space modules.
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Title Date
(22) Filed 2014-02-27
Examination Requested 2014-03-24
(41) Open to Public Inspection 2015-08-27
(45) Issued 2016-06-28

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Payment History

Fee Type Anniversary Year Due Date Amount Paid Paid Date
Filing $200.00 2014-02-27
Request for Examination $400.00 2014-03-24
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 2 2016-02-29 $50.00 2016-02-22
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 3 2017-02-27 $50.00 2016-02-22
Final $150.00 2016-04-15

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