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United States Patent O??ce 1 3,652,248 GARAGE FLQGR DAM Edward M. Renter, 41211 Llewellyn, Northville, Mich. Filed Apr. 2, 1959, Ser. No. 803,610 3 (Jlaims. (til. 134-199) This invention relates to a device for isolating a por tion of the area of a ?oor, and more particularly to a special barrier for an area of a ?oor to isolate that area. 3,052,248 Patented Sept. 4, 1962 In: also joined at right angles to each other forming a gen~ erally U-shaped isolated area 24 on floor 12 which has an open side 26 for ingress and egress of the motor vehicle. All of the strips may be made of numerous materials. For instance, the strips from which the barrier is made may be constructed from various tubular plastics e.g. polyethylene, metal, rubber either natural or synthetic, or any elastomeric substance. Barrier 14 is ‘attached to In the winter-time motor vehicles gather quantities of 10 ?oor 12 by being cemented in place, although it is clearly ‘snow and ice on the undercarriage, and after standing understood that other means of fastening the barrier in the garage some of the snow melts and generally forms strips 16, 18 and 20 may be resorted to. Typical barrier puddles of water over the garage ?oor causing it to be strip 16 is shown in FIGURE 3. It has an approximately dirty, slippery and upon refreezing, considerably danger ous. This invention provides a- barrier constructed of a plurality of joined strips, designed to be attached to the floor to isolate an area thereof wherein one or more motor vehicles may stand until the ice and snow melts from the undercarriage. The barrier prevents the melted snow from running over the entire ?oor and causing puddles which are not only annoying but actually danger ous, especially upon re-freezing. Another object of the invention is to provide a barrier for a portion of the area of a floor, wherein there are means by which the barrier may be used for ?ushing the isolated area. These means consist preferably of a water passage in the strip that forms the barrier, plus a number of ori?ces directed inwardly of the isolated area. By attaching a conventional hose to the barrier, the passage may be supplied with water under pressure which ulti mately passes through the ori?ces and sweeps across the floor area isolated by the barrier. These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the ac companying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which: FIGURE 1 is a diagrammatic top view showing the barrier in use. FIGURE 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of FIGURE 1. FIGURE 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of FIGURE 1. FIGURE 4 is a cross-sectional view showing a modi? cation of one of the strips that forms the barrier. FIGURE 5 is a cross-sectional view showing another modi?cation. ?at upper surface 28 and an approximately flat bottom surface 36 which is cemented in place on floor 12 around its side 32 and an upstanding side 34. A longitudinal pas sage 36 is in strip 116 and joins to an identical passage in strips 18 and 20. The passage 36 is closed at its ends but is in communication with a nipple 40 or some other type of hose coupling so that a source of water under pressure may be operatively connected therewith to sup ply passage 36 with water. A number of ori?ces 42 are in strip 16 and they are in communication with passage 36 so that when water under pressure enters the passage 36, it is discharged through the ori?ces. The ori?ces are directed inwardly toward area 24 so that the water issuing therefrom will be swept across this area for the purpose of cleaning it. FIGURE 4 shows strip 50. This strip differs from strip 16 only to the extent that passage 52 therein is located in the center of the strip instead of to one side thereof. Further, strips 16 and ‘50 each have sloping surfaces at the top thereof to facilitate walking or riding over the strips. By having the smooth bevel, persons are less likely to trip over the strip, even though this likeli hood is remote in view of the small thickness of the strips. They need only be an inch or two inches thick at the highest points. A further modi?cation is shown in FIGURE 5 where In this form of the invention, as in all other forms, ori?ces may be pro vided in registry with passage 56 so that water may be issued in jet streams therefrom to sweep across area 24. Alternatively, each of the forms of the strip may be manufactured without passages and without ori?ces but this would be at the expense of the capability of the 40 strip 54 has a rather large passage 56. barrier to issue water in a direction to sweep across the enclosed area 24. The result would be that cleaning FIGURE 6 is a perspective view showing a further would have to be accomplished by conventional practice. 50 modi?cation. Strip 54 has slightly angulated sides, and the top surface FIGURE 7 is a sectional view taken on the line 7-—7 58 is formed with a tread design. This is an optional of FIGURE 6. feature. FIGURE 8 is a perspective view of the end piece shown in FIGURE 7. Reference is now made to FIGURES 6~l1 where an other type of strip is shown. Noting ?rst FIGURE 9, FIGURE 9 is a sectional view taken on the line 9~9 55 strip 61) disclosed therein has a passage 62 in the form of FIGURE 6. of an arch when viewed in cross-section. The sides or FIGURE 10 is a sectional view taken on the line Ill-10 side walls rise upwardly from the bottom of the strip a of FIGURE 6. very short distance but su?icient to have ori?ces 64 in FIGURE 11 is an enlarged sectional view showing a 60 one wall thereof, which register with passage 62. FIG corner construction of the barrier in FIGURE 6. URE 6 shows that the strips need not be made in one In the accompanying drawings there is a garage 10 piece. All strips 16, 50, 54 and 60 may be. made sec diagrammatically illustrated. This garage may be of any tional and joined together so that the lay-out and size dimension. It has ?oor 12 which is ordinarily made of of the isolated area of the ?oor may be selected in ac concrete inasmuch as the preferred, but not necessarily cordance with the desires of the user as dictated by his the exclusive, use of the invention is in garages, service 65 particular demands, floor area available, etc. stations and other places which ordinarily service motor Barrier 66 is constructed of strips 68, 70 and 72 joined vehicles of various types. at their ends to form a generally U-shaped isolated area. Barrier 114- shown in FIGURES l-3 is but one possible Typical strip 72 is made in two sections 74 and 76 con form of the invention. It is made of three elongate 70 nected together by coupling 78 (FIGURE 10) consist— strips 16, 18 and 26. The strips 16 and 18 are joined ing of a short sleeve with a passage 86 therethrough. The at right angles to each other and strips 13 and 20 are short sleeve is ?tted into passage 62 thereby registering 3,052,248 3 the passages of the sections with each other. Sleeve 78 may be joined to the sections in any suitable way, for in stance it may be cemented in place. The corners 86 are formed by a right angle coupling 88 in the form of an elbow. The ends of it are ?tted into the passages 62 of the adjacent sides, 70 and 74 in the illustrated instance (FIGURE 11), and held in place by standard fasteners or fastening means, as cement. 2. In combination, a garage having a vehicle entrance and including a ?oor, and a generally U-shaped elas tomeric water barrier, adhered to ‘the floor in sealing contact therewith and opening toward the entrance for re ceiving within the con?nes or" the barrier a vehicle from the entrance and for the out?ow of water therethrough, said barrier being tubular for receiving water under pres sure and having inwardly and downwardly directed ori?ces therein for flushing the ?oor within the con?nes of said The ends of passages 62 are closed by end members 90 and 92, each of which is identical. End member 90 is 10 barrier. ’ made of a short body having a ramp 94 at one end rising 3. The combination of claim 2, said barrier compris from the leading edge and tapering upwardly as the mem ing a plurality of sections secured to the floor, and means ber ‘90 approaches the end of section 72 (\FIGURE 7). for detachably connecting said sections. A reduced end 96 of member 90 is ?tted into the end of passage 62, thereby sealing it. End members 90 and 15 References Cited in the ?le of this patent 92 may be attached to sides 72 and 68 by cementing in UNITED STATES PATENTS the case of rubber, plastic and by other means when other materials of construction are used ‘for the barrier. 789,588 Case ________________ __ May 9, 1905 The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the 802,772 McCoy ______________ __ Oct. 24, 1905 938,984 Curry _______________ __ Nov. 2, 1909 principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those 939,804 Christy ______________ __ Nov. 9, 1909 skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention 1,183,391 Mason ______________ __ May 16, 1916 to the exact construction and operation shown and de 1,304,726 Bailey _______________ __ May 27, 1919 scribed, and accordingly all suitable modi?cations and 1,473,709 Otis ________________ __ Nov. 13, 1923 equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope 25 1,544,380 Edmonston __________ __ June 30, 1925 of the invention as claimed. What is claimed as new is as follows: 1. A portable device to isolate a portion of the area of a floor, said device comprising a plurality of horizon tally disposed strips lying on the ?oor in immediate con 30 tact therewith, said strips being much longer than they are wide and tall, means separab-ly joining said strips to 1,630,553 1,680,796 2,209,181 2,536,843 2,689,577 2,752,925 2,981,266 Watson _____________ __ May 31, Lostettcr ____________ __ Aug. 14, Wendel ______________ __ July 213, Dye _________________ __ Ian. 2, Dunn _______________ __ Sept. 21, Friers ______________ __ July 13, Tamburri ____________ __ Apr. 25, 670,107 1,051,333 Great Britain _________ __ Apr. 16, 1952 France ______________ __ Sept. 16, 1953 gether :at some of their ends to ‘de?ne an enclosure with an open side for ingress and egress to the space on the ?oor within said strips, said strips constituting a short 35 vertical barrier on the ?oor, said barrier having an elon gate passage extending longitudinally therein, said pas sage having closed ends and a plurality of laterally dis posed ori?ces directed inwardly of said space, a coupling to connect with ‘a water supply, said coupling registered with said passage to conduct water into said passage for issuance through said ori?ces to ?ush said space. 1927 1928 1940 1951 1954 1956 1961 FOREIGN PATENTS OTHER REFERENCES Popular Science, magazine, November 1945 (pages 143-144).