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Tony Pervan: Method for joining building boards. Valinge Aluminum, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, January 19, 1999: US05860267 (250 worldwide citation)

A method for laying and mechanically joining rectangular building panels in parallel rows includes the steps of (a) placing a new one of the panels adjacent to a long edge of a previously laid first one of the panels in a first row and to a short edge of a previously laid second one of the panels in ...


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Tony Pervan: Method for joining building boards. Valinge Aluminium, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, February 15, 2000: US06023907 (222 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a system for laying and mechanically joining building panels, especially thin, hard, floating floors. Adjacent joint edges (3, 4) of two panels (1, 2) engage each other to provide a first mechanical connection locking the joint edges (3, 4) in a first direction (D1) perpendi ...


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Walter Ferrier: Collapsible cubicle. Studio 169 CC, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Morris, July 11, 1995: US05430980 (52 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a collapsible cubicle 10 having a tubular enclosure 12 of fabric material secured to a pair of resiliently deformable hoops 18 and 20. In use the enclosure 12 is suspendible from a tripod 32 having a telescopically extendible post 36. A sand bag 34 is conveniently provided to ...


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Ralf Hahn: Arrangement for securing a flexible web to a walling means. Veith Pirelli, Michael L Dunn, Howard M Ellis, March 5, 1985: US04502256 (51 worldwide citation)

Described is an arrangement for securing a water-impervious flexible web (10) comprising an elastomer on a walling means (6) to be sealed, in particular a flat roof, having a holder member (1) which can be secured to the walling means (6) and which has a projection (5) with an outwardly projecting s ...


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Theodore R Zeigler: Collapsible self-supporting structures. Snyder Brown & Ramik, May 31, 1977: US04026313 (48 worldwide citation)

Self-supporting structures and panels of diverse shapes are disclosed in which basic assemblies of crossed rod elements are employed to achieve the desired shape. Further, the crossing points of crossed rod elements in the structure involved may include limited sliding connections which effect trans ...


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Scott J Roberts: Reinforced foam block wall. Fletcher Yoder & Van Someren, December 26, 2000: US06164035 (47 worldwide citation)

A foam wall assembly including vertical passageways that guide wall support elements. The wall assembly includes a lower end and an upper support element that are affixed to the wall support elements. The foam wall includes inner and outer thermal barriers that thermally isolate the wall support ele ...


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Ralph E Brown: Small building structure. LoPucki & LoPucki, May 30, 1978: US04091584 (41 worldwide citation)

A skeletal building frame and buildings configured therefrom that can be assembled and disassembled by unskilled personnel with a minimum of tools and connectors. A preferred embodiment is a module fabricated from lightweight, low cost polyvinyl tubing consisting of a rectangular base connected at i ...


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Seymour L Schwartz: Modular green house construction. Airflow Aluminum Awning Company, Jessup & Beecher, November 15, 1977: US04057941 (40 worldwide citation)

A modular greenhouse construction in which panels are prefabricated from a universal beam or mullion and the panels are interlocked to form walls and a roof. The universal beam has a spline receiving groove in one surface and a ribbed channel in the surface opposite with C-shaped slots on either sid ...


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Richard A Markiewicz: Modular canopy. Beaman & Beaman, February 16, 1993: US05185972 (39 worldwide citation)

An all-purpose modular canopy system including a canopy frame formed of a plurality of interconnected sections, the sections being formed of welded tubular elements. The sections are modular in configuration including end and central portions whereby the sections may be selectively assembled to prod ...


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Robert D Anderson, John D Estes, John Carta, Gilbert J Page: Expandable shelter system providing collective protection. Brunswick Corporation, William G Lawler Jr, George J Porter, November 24, 1987: US04707953 (35 worldwide citation)

A lightweight, free-standing, expandable shelter (10) providing protection against chemical and biological agents and against nuclear fallout. The shelter (10) has a frame comprising a series of U-shaped ribs (12) spaced and held parallel by a series of reinforcing members (16) connecting each adjac ...