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1. WO2005066047 - PROCEDE ET MATERIEL PERMETTANT DE DEPLACER UN GROUPE D'OBJETS

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P A T E N T C L A I M S
1. A method for moving a group of objects arranged in fixed positions relative to each other on a generally planar supporting face such as a floor while conserving said positions of the objects relative to each other, the method comprising the following steps:
a. Providing a rigid framework, generally extend-ing into the vicinity of said objects, and providing said framework with supportive members for supporting each object in said group of objects not supported in full by other of said objects;
b. Providing said framework with activatable dis-placement members for lifting and supporting the framework from said planar supporting face and enabling displacement along said face;
c. Establishing supportive contact between each object in said group of objects not supported in full by other of said objects and corresponding supportive members on said framework;
d. Lifting said framework supporting said objects as one rigid unit by activating said activatable displacement members;
e. Moving said framework generally horizontally on said supporting surface; and:
f. Optionally lifting said framework for further transportation, whereby:
g. The framework with the group of objects may be subject to any useful method of lifting and/or transportation.
2. A method according to claim 1, wherein said group of objects is constituted by a single piece of furniture or equipment, assembled from units or items and depending on the supporting face for maintaining its structural integrity and stiffness.
3. A method according to claim 1 or 2, wherein said framework generally surrounds said group of ob-jects.
4. A method according to any preceding claim, wherein said framework constitutes a parallelepipedic lattice structure encompassing said group of objects.
5. A method according to any preceding claim, wherein said framework is assembled from modular units .
6. A method according to any preceding claim, wherein establishing said supportive contact comprises blocking and/or shimming.
7. A method according to any preceding claim, wherein said supportive members comprise straight or elongate cross members generally extending over the width of the framework below the objects to be moved.
8. A method according to any preceding claim, wherein step c comprises lifting the framework by means of the activatable displacement members before establishing said supportive contact.
9. A method according to any preceding claim, wherein the activatable displacement members are de-activated after the establishing of said supportive contact, following which the level of the framework relative to the activatable displacement members is adjusted, preferably by blocking and/or shimming.
10. A method according to any preceding claim, wherein said displacement members are air cushion elements .
11. A method according to any preceding claim, wherein concave irregularities or steps in said supporting face are filled with a dry powder such as sand or gravel, covered by a sheet such as a steel sheet prior to moving said framework across said irregularities .
12. A method according to any preceding claim, wherein objects in said group of objects are secured to the framework prior to subjecting the framework with the group of objects to transportation.
13. A method according to claim 12, wherein dimensions of said framework are adapted to dimen-sions of a freight container, and the framework with the group of objects is secured to the container prior to transportation or further transportation.
14. Equipment for moving a group of objects arranged in fixed positions relative to each other on a generally planar supporting face such as a floor while conserving said positions of the objects relative to each other, the equipment comprising the following items :
a. A rigid framework;
b. Supportive members on said framework for supporting each object in said group of objects not supported in full by other of said objects;
c. Activatable displacement members for lifting and supporting said framework from said supporting face and enabling displacement along said face, and fit for being disposed below said framework in a supportive manner; and
d. Optionally connective members on said framework for lifting the framework for further transpor-tation.
15. Equipment according to claim 14 , wherein said framework is assembled from modular units.
16. Equipment according to claim 14 or 15, wherein said framework constitutes a generally paral- lelepipedic lattice structure encompassing said group of objects.
17. Equipment according to any of claims 14- 16, wherein said framework and said supportive mem-bers are adapted to the supportive members being mounted onto said framework in various desired positions .
18. Equipment according to any of claims 14- 17, wherein said supportive members are extensible or otherwise adaptable as to their form, reach and direction relative to the framework.
19. Equipment according to any of claims 14- 18, wherein said supportive members comprise straight or elongate cross members in lower regions of the framework.
20. Equipment according to any of claims 14- 19, further comprising blocks, beams and/or other blocking material and/or shims, for establishing supportive contact between said objects and said suppor-tive members.
21. Equipment according to any of claims 14- 20, wherein said framework and said activatable displacement members are adapted to the displacement members being fitted onto said framework in various desired positions.
22. Equipment according to any of claims 14- 21, wherein said activatable displacement members are mounted near and/or below said supportive members.
23. Equipment according to any of claims 14-22, wherein the vertical position of said framework relative to said activatable displacement members is adjustable, preferably by means of blocking and/or shimming.

24. Equipment according to any of claims 14-13, wherein said displacement members are air cushion elements and the equipment comprises a system for supply of compressed air.

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