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Publication numberUS3924279 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date9 Dec 1975
Filing date18 Dec 1974
Priority date18 Dec 1974
Publication numberUS 3924279 A, US 3924279A, US-A-3924279, US3924279 A, US3924279A
InventorsEarl L Morris, Theodore J Sally
Original AssigneeAcorn Eng Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hanger and support structure for toilet bowls and the like
US 3924279 A
Abstract
A support and anchoring system for wall hung plumbing fixtures, such as toilet bowl and housing combinations, or the like, wherein the major portion of the toilet bowl loading is isolated from the housing wall to which the toilet bowl is joined in order to prevent deformation of the substantially vertical front housing wall. The loading forces from the sseat of the toilet bowl are transferred via three rigid structural members to the anchoring and support wall which typically forms a part of the building.
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United States Patent 1191 Morris et al.

[ Dec. 9, 1975 HANGER AND SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR TOILET BOWLS AND LIKE [75] Inventors: Earl L. Morris; Theodore J. Sally,

both of Whittier, Calif.

[73] Assignee: Acorn Engineering Company,

Industry, Calif.

22 Filed: Dec. 18, 1974 21 Appl. No.: 533,849

[52] US. Cl. 4/252 R; 4/68 [51] Int. Cl. F16L 21/02 [58] Field of Search 4/3, 1O, 14, 68, 252 R, 4/99, 102, 104; 248/205 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,860,348 11/1958 McClenaham 4/3 3,129,437 4/1964 McClenahan 4/252 R 3,181,178 5/1965 Lerou et a1. 4/252 R 3,406,409 10/1968 Burns 4/252 R 3,576,038 4/1971 Dirks et a1. 4/14 3,666,225 5/1972 Weinberger 248/205 3,871,034 3/1975 Weigel 4/252 R Primary Examiner-Henry K. Artis Attorney, Agent, or FirmBen D. Lofstedt [57] ABSTRACT A support and anchoring system for wall hung plumbing fixtures, such as toilet bowl and housing combinations, or the like, wherein the major portion of the toilet bowl loading is isolated from the housing wall to which the toilet bowl is joined in order to prevent deformation of the substantially vertical front housing wall. The loading forces from the sseat of the toilet bowl are transferred via three rigid structural members to the anchoring and support wall which typically forms a part of the building.

12 Claims, 3 Drawing Figures US. Patent Dec. 9 1975 A. a e Fwu u v 0 M e HANGER AND SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR TOILET BOWLS AND THE LIKE SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention lies in the field of hanger and support structures for wall hung plumbing fixtures or the like.

2. Description of the Prior Art Large office buildings, as well as public and institutional buildings, are very often constructed of a combination of concrete and steel. The load-bearing walls of such buildings are often constructed of concrete and steel, or of steel and concrete reinforced block walls and incorporated into the basic structural design of the building to insure long life and adequate structural support. In some cases, bearing walls such as this are undesirable and are minimized in the basic design. However,

even in these cases, the walls are often constructed of concrete and steel or steel and concrete reinforced block walls, in order to provide adequate and durable sound-proofing between separate and adjacent rooms within the building.

In providing toilet facilities for such structures, for both esthetic and sanitary reasons, very often plumbing fixtures such as toilet bowls (water closets), urinals, sinks, and various combinations thereof, are wall hung and do not contact the floor. Esthetically, wall hung units provide the observer with a clear, unobstructed view of the floor, giving him a visual feeling that the room is larger than it actually is. In addition, the entire floor area is left unobstructed and can be easily cleaned and sanitized.

In public institutions, such as prisons, jails and other penal-like facilities, the use of vitreous china or porcelain plumbing fixtures is undesirable because of the brittleness of these types of materials. Due to this characteristic, porcelain or vitreous china plumbing fixtures are easily broken and, therefore, are not sufficiently durable for use in such facilities.

Cast iron or aluminum toilet fixtures are generally less prone to such total catastrophic breakage, but, due to the rough-cast surface of these fixtures, the surfaces thereof must be covered with an epoxy or a fired-porcelain coating in order to pennit such units to be sanitarily cleaned and to prevent corrosion or oxidation of the cast material. Such coatings, however, are highly susceptible to either wear or breakage or both. If breakage occurs, the coating will generally separate from the base metal surface, thereby rendering the plumbing fixture unsightly and subject to the chemical hazards of corrosion or oxidation.

In seeking a solution to the above problems, it has been found that in order to manufacture plumbing fixtures of the type previously described with long life expectancies and especially as related to combination units, the units should be fabricated from stainless steel sheet metal materiaL- Typically, the housing is hollow and contains a basin or sink which is formed as an integral part of the housing. The hot and cold water outlets are either separate or combined into a single outlet wherein both the hot and cold waters are allowed to mix are provided in these combination units. To adapt it for use in a penal institution, the housing must, after it is installed, cover the openings for the drain and water pipe connections in the anchoring or support wall. Consequently, the

2 housing must be closed on all sides with the exception of the one side open to the rear which is typically positioned flush against the anchoring wall.

Further, in a combination metal toilet bowl and housing, the toilet bowl is frequently mated to the front vertical wall near the lower section thereof, by either welding or brazing. To support the weight of an adult seated on the toilet bowl seat and to transfer the forces created thereby to the mounting or anchoring wall, the housing must be substantially reinforced on the inside thereof. The primary reason for such reinforcement is due to the relatively long overhung structure presented by the toilet bowl as it rises from the sidewall of the housing, which is, of course, supported at only one end.

This creates, in the typical situation, a rather long moment arm, and this is especially true where the plumbing fixture is a toilet bowl and housing combination.

To support the weight of an adult human seated thereon, the toilet bowl must be capable of supporting typically between to 300 or more pounds. If a distance of 1.5 feet between the wall to which the combination is anchored and a point near the center of the opening in the toilet bowl rim is assumed, a moment arm load of from to 450 ft-lbs. or more is created. Such a load can produce sufficient transverse shear loading of the sheet metal front vertical wall along the toilet bowl housing interface so as to exceed the yield point of the sheet metal material to the wall, thereby producing a permanent deformation therein. Once the metal has yielded, repeated use will thereafter typically produce additional movement and deformation. This working or movement of the metal will eventually result in metal fatigue and subsequent fracture or separation at the point of such fatigue, thereby necessitating repair or replacement of th 'unit. In addition, such a buckling or deformation of the metal is-unsightly, and, is, therefore, generally undesirable as well as unsafe.

One method used in the prior art to internally reinforce the sheet metal housing was to form a reinforcing framework by welding L or U channel metal members together and tothe housing walls to prevent the sheet metal walls from buckling when the weight of a human body rests upon the seat of the toilet bowl.

"Reinforcing the housing in this fashion is expensive not only because'of the additional material involved, but also because of the additional welding and labor required. Further, this internal reinforcing frame adds substantially to the shipping weight of the combination unit. And more importantly, this frame unduly restricts the accessibility of various plumbing connections, assemblies and fasteners within the unit. These connections, assemblies and fasteners must be attachable and detachable only from the inside of the housing via the open rear portion in order to make the combination unit vandal-proof as installed. In addition, this structural reinforcing system must be re-designed for differexit housing depths. Such redesign is expensive and adds to the basic cost of the manufactured article. Further, it should be noted that the L or U channel members which are used to make up such a reinforcing frame are made of steel or iron to keep the manufacturing costs to a minimum. Even though these members are inaccessible from the users side, when leakage of water from the plumbing fixtures connections occurs, it often seeps inside the housing, thereby causing rusting or other similar undesirable chemical reactions. Even without the leakage above, sweating" of the metal frequently occurs during periods of high atmospheric humidity, thereby causing water to collect in these cooler, undesirable areas and create the same aforementioned problems. Such undesirable chemical reactions result in structural degradation of the reinforcing members and frequently create chemical stains, such as rust stains, when such water and metal salts or oxide solutions or mixtures seep through the housing onto the floor or wall. I

Another method utilized in the prior art to reinforce the housing was to bond a heavier gauge, less expensive metal sheet to the inside walls of the housing. Typically, a lighter gauge stainless steel sheet was used as the external or user-exposed face sheet metal due to its many maintenance-free features, durability and appearance qualities. Heavier gauge, less-costly sheet metal, such as galvanized steel, is typically used as the reinforcing or backing sheet.

This reinforcing method presented numerous problems, among which are the lack of a commerciallypracticable method of uniformly bonding or laminating the reinforcing sheet to the face sheet. In most cases, the galvanized sheet is welded along the various accessible edge portions of the sheet to the face sheet. Consequently, large void areas exist between the two sheets. In addition, when welded, the zinc coating of the galvanized sheet is removed, thereby exposing the steel base sheet to the hazards of chemical corrosion and oxidation. In spite of the fact that the galvanized sheet is not externally exposed, when leakage of water from the plumbing fixtures connections occurs, it often seeps in between the voids of the lamination and- /or on the welded areas and causes rusting or other similar undesirable chemical reactions. Even without the leakage above, sweating of the metal frequently occurs during periods of high atmospheric humidity as previously described. Such undesirable chemical reactions result in structural degradation of the reinforcing sheet metal and frequently create chemical stains, such as rust stains, when such water and metal salts or oxide solutions or mixtures seep through and out of the housing to the floor or mounting wall.

Other methods of attaching such wall hung plumbing fixtures included the preforming and precasting of supports so that conditions at the job site had to be altered to meet the specifications of the plumbing fixture support. The present invention can be easily adapted to meet local conditions be being readily adaptable via on-site alterations of a relatively minor nature.

In addition, prior art devices and systems such as found in US Pat. Nos. 2,942,277; 3,014,222; 3,020,565 oftentimes utilized an indirect system for connecting the wall hung fixture to the wall. As an example, a plumbing fixture support with a foot or base portion would be installed in a wall at a predetermined fixed position and the fixture would, in turn, be attached to the fixture support independently of where the fixture support was attached to the wall. This indeconnection may be completely eliminated. No unnecessary stresses maybe created in the attaching device.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION AND OBJECTS The present invention comprises a three point, combination compression and tension support and hanging system for structurally securing a plumbing fixture to a wall of sufficient strength, such as constructed of concrete, concrete and steel, brick or block walls. Such walls are typically found in public or institutional buildings and especially penal institutional facilities.

Typically, the rear portion of the plumbing fixture is open to permit connection to plumbing facilities in the mounting wall. The open portion is rimmed with an inwardly-directed flanged-surface so that when the plumbing fixture is abutted to the anchoring wall, access from the toilet bowl side to the wall passageway through which the plumbing connections, such as the water pipes and the drain pipe, pass is completely eliminated as the rear of the housing completely covers this area. Inside the flanged area, a T-shaped structural member is attached at the bottom of the T, to a point, or points, which are adjacent to the drain pipe of the plumbing fixture and lie in the upper or horizontal section of the T and is disposed substantially coplanarly with the flanged rim of the rear portion of the housing. When the fixture is completely attached to the wall this T -shaped member will be in a contiguous or abutting relationship to the mounting wall and in compression along the vertical section of the T.

Above the T-shaped structural member along the top or upper portion of the backside portion of the flanged mounting surface, at least two externally threaded bolts are screwed into mating receptacles located in substantially the same plane as the loading point, such as the center of the rim of the toilet seat. The rods are subsequently passed through the wall to which the fixture is to be attached. A section of U channel iron longer than the length of the spacing dimension between the rods and which has appropriately sized and spaced holes in the base portion of the U channel to receive the rods, is passed over the extreme ends of the rods so that the sides of the channel iron are facing the wall. Nuts are then screwed onto the rod ends and tightened so as to bring the plumbing fixture into an abutting relationship to the wall and to establish the proper pre-stressed tension force in the rods thereby creating a secure supporting and hanger structure for wall hung plumbing fixtures.

An object of the present invention is to provide a support and wall hanger system combination toilet bowl and housing which substantially isolates the sheet metal housing wall to which the toilet bowl is attached from excessive side-loads produced by toilet bowl loading which would cause the metal to yield resulting in permanent deformation of the metal and possible subsequent fracture thereof. Another object of the invention is to provide an internal housing framing and support system which requires no re-calculation or re-designing for changes in the depth of the housing.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a lightweight support and wall hanger system for wall v hung combination metal toilet bowl and housing metal housing and toilet bowl combinations, or the like,

which does not substantially limit accessibility to the various fittings, connections, plumbing fixtures, and fixture fasteners which are installed only from the inside of the housing.

Another object of the invention is to provide a wall hung support and hanger system for overhung structures attached to a support wall at only one end which is extremely rigid and substantially limits deflections at the extremity of the overhung structure when loaded by the weight of the human body.

Another important object of the invention is to provide a means for adjusting the pre-stressed condition of the structural support membets placed under tension.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a wall hanger and support system for wall hung and supported load-carrying apparatus such as plumbing fixtures, shelves, seats, racks, and the like.

This invention and its objects and features will be better and more clearly understood from the following description and explanation, when read in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a side elevational view partially in section of an integral combination housing and toilet bowl, anchored to and supported by a wall or partition.

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary, magnified view of the weld or braze area configuration where the tension member is joined to the wall of the cabinet and the rear of the toilet bowl rim.

FIG. 3 is an isometric, exploded assembly view of the rear view of the combination housing and toilet bowl and depicting the wall hanger and support system therefor.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT With reference now to the accompanying drawings, the hanger and support structure for wall mounted plumbing fixtures, such as toile bowl and housing combinations and generally indicated at 10, comprises a first adjustable tension member 1 l, a second adjustable tension member 12, and a fixed compression member 13 and a U channel, anchoring bar 14.

Typically, the wall mounted plumbing fixture is mounted to the wall above the floor 16.

In most cases, the housing 8 is hollow and contains a basin or sink (not shown) which is formed as an integral part of the housing 8. The hot and cold water outlets (not shown) are either separate or combined into a single outlet wherein both the hot and cold waters are allowed to mix are provided in these combination units. When utilized for use in a penal institution, the housing 8 must, when installed, cover the openings for the drain and water pipe connections in the anchoring or support wall 15. Consequently, the housing 8 must be closed on all sides with the exception of the one side open to the rear which is typically positioned flush against the an choring wall 15.

Further, in a combination 10 toilet bowl and housing, the toilet bowl, generally indicated at 9, is frequently secured to the substantially vertical front wall 17 and located near the lower section thereof, by either welding or brazing. To support the weight of an adult seated on the toilet bowl seat 18 and to transfer the forces created thereby to the mounting or anchoring wall 15, the housing 8 must be substantially reinforced on the inside thereof. The primary reason for such reinforcement is due to the relatively long overhung structure presented by the toilet bowl 9 as it rises from the front sidewall 17 of the housing 8 approximately 18 inches, which is, of course, supported at only one end. This creates, in the typical situation, a rather long moment arm capable of magnifying the forces impressed upon the seat 18 and transferred to the front wall 17 of the housing 8, and this is especially true where the plumbing fixture is a toilet bowl 9 and housing 8 combination 10.

The present invention comprises a three member combination compression and tension support and hanging system for structurally securing a plumbing fixture 10 to a wall 15 of sufficient strength, such as constructed of concrete, concrete and steel, brick or block walls. Such walls are typically found in public or institu tional buildings and especially penal institutional facilities.

Typically, the rear portion of the plumbing fixture 10 is open to permit connection to plumbing facilities in the mounting wall 15, such as the hot and cold water pipes and the waste drain pipe connection. The open portion 30 is rimmed with an inwardly-directed flanged rim 20 so that when the plumbing fixture 10 is abutted to the anchoring wall 15, access from the toilet bowl side to the wall passageway; i.e., the pipe chase area, through which the plumbing connections pass is completely eliminated as the rear of the housing 8 completely covers this area. Inside the flanged area, a T- shaped structural member 21 is attached at the bottom of the T a fixed compression member 13, to a point, or points, which are adjacent to the drain pipe 22 of the plumbing fixture l0 and lie in the upper or horizontal section 23 of the T and is disposed substantially coplanarly with the flanged rim 20 of the rear portion of the housing 8. The length of the U channel member 13 is selected to be substantially the same length as the distance between the upper portion of the vertical wall 17 disposed immediately above the position of the U channel member 13 and the mounting wall 15. When so positioned, the U channel member 13 acts as a compressive member to maintain the same spacing between the walls hereinbefore mentioned as is maintained near the upper portion therebetween.

Vertically disposed, U-channel stringers 32 are laterally spaced apart and welded or brazed to the inside surface of the wall 17 in order to stiffen the vertical sheet metal wall 17. It should be noted at this time that the entire inside surface of the housing 8 is sprayed or otherwise coated with a tar-like mixture to provide a much needed sound-dampening agent for the metallic structure.

When the fixture 10 is completely attached to the wall 15 this T-shaped member 21 will be in contiguous or abutting relationship to the mounting wall 15 and in compression along its vertical section 13 of the T member 21.

Above the T-shaped structural member 21 along the top or upper portion of the backside portion of the flanged mounting rim 20, at least two externally threaded rods 24,25 are screwed into threaded, mating receptacles in the ends of the tubes 26,27 and located insubstantially the same plane as the loading point, such as the center of the rim 33 of the toilet seat 18.

The tubes 26,27 are subsequently passed through the wall 15 to which the fixture 10 is to be attached. A section of the U-channel member 14, which is longer than the length of the spacing dimension between the rods 24,25 and which has appropriately sized and spaced holes in the base portion of the U channel to receive the rods 24,25, is passed over the extreme ends of the rods 24,25 so that the sides of the channel are facing the wall 15. Nuts 28 are then screwed onto the rod 24,25 ends and rightened so as to bring the plumbing fixture 10 into an abutting relationship to the wall and to establish the proper pre-stressed tension force in the rods 24,25 thereby creating a secure supporting and hanger structure for wall hung plumbing fixtures, such as fixture 10.

Referring now with particularity to FIG. 2, it may be clearly seen that the ends of each of the two elongated, right tube members 26,27 are mated with punched holes 29 in the front wall 17 of the fixture 10 and welded or brazed thereto simultaneously with the welding or brazing of the toilet bowl 9. This properly locates the tension members 11 and 12 with respect to the plane of the toilet seat 18 and secures the tubes 26,27 ends to the toilet bowl 9.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.

We claim:

1. A structure for hanging and supporting a wall hung combination toilet and housing on a mounting wall, wherein said toilet bowl is mounted to the front sidewall of said housing, comprising:

a. a tension member having two ends, one end of which is attached to said toilet bowl at a point which lies substantially in the same plane where the major portion of the loading occurs and the opposite end of which is sufficiently long so as to project beyond the opposite surface of said mounting wall;

b. a structural member with an opening therein for receiving said opposite end of said tension member projecting beyond the opposite surface of said mounting wall;

c. means for securing said tension member to said structural member after said tension member has been disposed through said opening in said structural member;

d. means for adjusting the tension of said tension member so as to place said structural member in an intimate abutting relationship to said mounting wall; and

e. means for maintaining a fixed spatial relationship between the lower portion of said toilet bowl where it joins the front sidewall of said housing and said mounting wall.

2. The structure of claim 1, wherein said structural member with an opening therein for receiving the opposite end of said tension member projecting beyond the opposite surface of said mounting wall is a rigid member with an opening therein lying transverse to said mounting wall and substantially parallel to the floor. i

3. The structure of claim 2 wherein said rigid member with an opening therein lying transverse to said mounting wall and substantially parallel to the floor, comprises:

a metal channel member having a U-shaped crosssection and an opening in the horizontal portion of the, U, wherein said opening is adapted to receive 8 said tension member so that said tension member projects beyond said horizontal portion and the vertical legs of said channel member are disposed in such a manner as to be facing said mounting wall and in an abutting relationship thereto.

4. The structure of claim 1, wherein said tension member comprises:

a. a rigid support member having two ends, one end of which is joined to the rear of said toilet bowl rim at a point which lies substantially in the same plane where the major portion of the loading occurs and the opposite end of which has a threaded bore; and

b. a threaded stud adapted to be threadably mated to said rigid support member having a threaded bore.

5. The structure of claim 4, wherein said means for securing said tension member to said structural member after said tension member has been disposed through said opening in said structural member and said means for adjusting the tension of said tension member so as to place said structural member in an intimate abutting relationship to said mounting wall, comprises:

a nut, said nut adapted to be threadably mated to one end of said threaded stud, said end of said stud protruding beyond said structural member.

6. A structure for hanging and supporting a wall hung combination toilet bowl and sheet metal housing on a mounting wall, wherein said toilet bowl is mounted to the front sidewall of said housing, comprising:

a. a tension member having two ends, one end of which is attached to said toilet bowl at a point which lies substantially in the same plane where the major portion of the loading occurs and the opposite end of which is sufficiently long so as to project beyond the opposite surface of said mounting wall;

b. a rigid structural member with an opening therein for receiving the opposite end of said tension member projecting beyond the opposite surface of said mounting wall;

0. means for securing said tension member to said rigid structural member after said tension member is passed through said opening in said rigid structural member;

d. means for adjusting the tension of said tension member so as to placed said rigid structural member in an intimte abutting relationship to said mounting wall; and

e. a compressively-loaded bracing member having two ends, one end of which is abutted against said mounting wall and attached thereto; the other end being joined to the lower portion of said toilet bowl whereby said compressive member maintains a fixed spatial relationship between said toilet bowl and said mounting wall.

7. The structure of claim 6, wherein said compressively-loaded bracing member comprises:

a T-shaped support member, wherein the vertical portion of said T is composed of a metal channel member having a U-shaped cross-sectional area which cradles said lower portion of said toilet bowl and is joined thereto inside the hollow metal housing at a point which is adjacent to the front sidewall of said housing, and the transverse portion of said T is composed of a housing cross-brace support member which serves as a cross-brace for the nonfrontal substantially vertical sidewalls of said housing and is disposed in a substantially abutting relationship to said mounting wall when said housing is 9 mounted thereon.

8. A structure for hanging and supporting a wall hung combination toilet bowl and sheet metal cabinet on a mounting wall, wherein said toilet bowl is mounted to the front sidewall of said cabinet, comprising:

a. a first tension member having two ends, one end of which is attached to the rear of said toilet bowl rim and the opposite end of which is sufficiently long so as to project beyond the opposite surface of said mounting wall;

b. a second tension member having two ends, said second tension member being laterally spaced from said first tension member, wherein one end is attached to the rear of the toilet bowl rim and the opposite surface of said mounting wall;

0. a rigid structural member with two holes therein for receiving the opposite end of said first and second tension members;

d. means for securing said first and second tension members to said rigid structural members;

e. means for adjusting the tension of said first and second tension members and for placing said rigid structural member into an intimate abutting relationship to said mounting wall; and

f. a compressively-loaded bracing member, wherein said bracing member is disposedbetween said first and second tension members and lies in a plane therebeneath and braces the lower portion of said toilet bowl against said mounting wall.

9. The structure of claim 8, wherein said tension members comprise:

a. a rigid support member having a threaded bore;

and

b. a threaded stud adapted to be threadably mated to said rigid support member having a threaded bore.

\ the tension of said first and seconf tension members i and for placing said rigid structural member into an intimate abutting relationship to said mounting wall, comprises:

threaded nuts adapted to be threadably mated to the ends of said threaded studs after said studs have 7 been mated with said channel metal member.

12. The structure of claim 11, wherein said compressively-loaded bracing member comprises:

a T-shaped support member, wherein the vertical portion of said T is composed of a channel metal member having a U-shaped cross-section which cradles said lower portion of said toilet bowl and is joined thereto inside said housing at a point which is adjacent to the front sidewall of said housing, and the transverse portion of said T is composed of a housing cross-brace support member which serves as a cross-brace for the non-frontal, substantially vertical sidewalls of said housing and is disposed in a contiguous relationship to said mounting wall when said housing is mounted thereon.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification4/252.2, 4/421, 4/420, 4/DIG.150
International ClassificationE03D11/14
Cooperative ClassificationY10S4/15, E03D11/143
European ClassificationE03D11/14B