Disclosed herein are connectors for panels. In one embodiment a panel connector comprises, a connector comprising a rib-hinging geometry, wherein the rib-hinging geometry comprises living hinges, and wherein the rib-hinging geometry is capable of expanding in area. In another embodiment, a panel assembly is disclosed. The panel assembly comprises, a connector comprising a rib-hinging geometry, wherein the rib-hinging geometry comprises living hinges, a socket comprising an internal geometry, wherein the connector can be assembled to the internal geometry, and wherein the rib-hinging geometry is capable of expanding in area.

Title
Apparatus for connecting panels
Application Number
11/403992
Publication Number
20070251183
Application Date
April 13, 2006
Publication Date
November 1, 2007
Inventor
Bhawesh Kumar
West Lafayette
IN, US
Frans Andriaansen
Chinniah Thiagarajan
Agent
Cantor Colburn
CT, US
IPC
E04B 02/00
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