US 11,655,644 B2
Joint for above ground pool frame
Zhi Xiong Huang, Fujian (CN); Ai Ming Tan, Fujian (CN); and Yaw Yuan Hsu, Fujian (CN)
Assigned to Intex Marketing Ltd., Tortola (VG)
Appl. No. 17/276,885
Filed by Intex Marketing Ltd., Tortola (VG)
PCT Filed Sep. 17, 2019, PCT No. PCT/IB2019/057831
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Mar. 17, 2021,
PCT Pub. No. WO2020/058854, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 26, 2020.
Claims priority of application No. 201821518351.1 (CN), filed on Sep. 17, 2018; and application No. 201920498611.1 (CN), filed on Apr. 12, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2022/0034113 A1, Feb. 3, 2022
Int. Cl. E04H 4/00 (2006.01); F16B 7/04 (2006.01)
CPC E04H 4/0056 (2013.01) [F16B 7/042 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A joint for an above ground pool having a frame assembly and a liner supported by the frame assembly, the frame assembly including a first horizontal frame, a second horizontal frame, and a vertical frame, the joint comprising:
a first horizontal portion having a first opening that receives a narrowing end of the first horizontal frame;
a second horizontal portion having a second opening that receives a narrowing end of the second horizontal frame; and
a vertical portion positioned between the first and second horizontal portions, the vertical portion having third opening that receives a narrowing end of the vertical frame;
wherein the first, second and third openings narrow inwardly at a radial step to receive the corresponding narrowing ends.