Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Modular self-locking panel










Image Number 5 for United States Patent #5360263.

Self-locking panels connectable in a closed polygon in which each panel has opposing connecting edges and end edges with a plurality of first locking elements (1) spaced along one connecting edge and corresponding first locking element receivers (20) spaced along the other connecting edges to connect adjacent panels to prevent their separation in first and second directions orthogonal to their line of connection. Each panel also has a first backstop (30) along one connecting edge and a first backstop receiver (40) along the other connecting edge to prevent displacement of the connecting edge of one of the adjacent connected panels in the second direction. Further, each panel has a second locking element (50) adjacent one of the connecting edges and corresponding second locking element receiver (60) adjacent the other connecting edge to connect adjacent panels to prevent their relative displacement in a direction parallel to the line of connection. A third locking element (30, 70) along one of the connecting edges of one panel fits the connecting edge of the adjacent panel to prevent rotation of the adjacent panel inwardly of the polygon around the connection line. An elastically deformable member (80) is engaged between one of the connecting edges of one panel and the structure of the other of the adjacent panels to urge the latter in a direction orthogonal to the connection line and pushes the adjacent panels in a spaced apart relationship relative to the connection line.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Suspension with flexure having laminated structure and bonding pads on opposing surfaces thereof, and head gimbal assembly and disk drive unit with the same
Gathering user feedback in web applications
ZnO green luminescent material and its preparation
System and method for combining different tablets into a pouch
Sink
Soybean cultivar CL1013675
Feature-based autocorrection
  Randomly Featured Patents
Near-field and far-field antenna-assembly and devices having same
Radio communication system for mobile objects and radio communication mobile station used in the system
Flying toy
Apparatus for selectively recording analog and digital data on an optical disc
Identifying nodes in a ring network
Method and device for supplying internal combustion engines with fuel
Low-loss frequency pattern generator
Lingual orthodontic appliance system for edgewise therapy
Process for the preparation of lithium diphenylphosphinobenzene-m-monosulfonate
Method and device for dosing pumping