05771640 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 26 patents.

A modular solarium includes (a) a plurality of prefabricated wall panels, each prefabricated wall panel including (i) at least one transparent sheet of material having a peripheral edge, and (ii) a peripheral frame of an L-shaped cross-section supporting the peripheral edge and positioned therearound, the peripheral frame having opposite exposed surfaces with an opening in at least one of the exposed surfaces; (b) a plurality of prefabricated ceiling panels, each prefabricated ceiling panel including (i) at least one transparent sheet of material having a peripheral edge, (ii) a peripheral frame of an L-shaped cross-section supporting the peripheral edge and positioned therearound, the peripheral frame having opposite exposed surfaces with an opening in at least one of the exposed surfaces; and (c) a plurality of joint members for connecting together the prefabricated panels, each joint member including (i) a joint frame member, and (ii) at least two protrusions extending from the joint frame member, each protrusion having a free enlarged end such that one protrusion lockingly engages within a respective opening of a first one of the panels and another protrusion lockingly engages within a respective opening of a second one of the panels, wherein the first and second panels are locked to each other by the joint members to form the modular solarium.

Title
Modular solarium and kit for constructing the same
Application Number
257736
Publication Number
5771640
Application Date
September 20, 1996
Publication Date
June 30, 1998
Inventor
Mark A Back
8833 W. Ridge Dr., Belvedire, 61008
IL, US
Agent
Richard M Goldberg
IPC
E04B 1/343
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