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
13/462306
Publication Number
20120260598
Application Date
May 2, 2012
Publication Date
October 18, 2012
Inventor
Bhawesh Kumar
West Lafayette
IN, US
Frans Adriaansen
Chinniah Thiagarajan
Assignee
Sabic Innovative Plastics Ip
IPC
E04B 01/38
E04C 02/40
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