Disclosed herein are connectors for panels. In one embodiment a panel connector comprises, a connector (2, 40) comprising a rib-hinging geometry, wherein the rib-hinging geometry comprises living hinges (6), 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 (2, 40) comprising a rib- hinging geometry, wherein the rib-hinging geometry comprises living hinges (6), a socket (20, 42) comprising an internal geometry, wherein the connector (2, 40) 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
PCT/US2007/080072
Publication Number
2009/045204
Application Date
October 1, 2007
Publication Date
April 9, 2009
Inventor
Kumar Bhawesh
Andriaansen Frans
Thiagarajan Chinniah
Agent
CURBELO Pamela J
Assignee
Kumar Bhawesh
Andriaansen Frans
Thiagarajan Chinniah
Sabic Innovative Plastics Ip
IPC
E04B 01/61
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