08074418 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 47 patents.

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
8074418 (B2)
Application Date
April 13, 2006
Publication Date
December 13, 2011
Inventor
Bhawesh Kumar
West Lafayette
IN, US
Frans Adriaansen
Noord Brabant
NL
Chinniah Thiagarajan
Karnataka
IN
Agent
Cantor Colburn
Assignee
Sabic Innovations Plastics IP
NL
IPC
A63H 33/06
A63H 33/08
B25D 17/04
B21D 53/84
F16B 2/02
F16B 7/00
E04B 7/08
E04B 2/00
E04B 2/08
E04C 3/00
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