ApplicationNo. 05/849104 filed on 11/07/1977
US Classes:52/284, Block type or modular panel type52/233, LOG WALL-TYPE CONSTRUCTION52/282.1, Exposed sustainer52/580Opposed discrete edger-spacers; e.g., hollow panels
ExaminersPrimary: Perham, Alfred C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassE04B 1/61 (20060101)
AbstractSelf-locking connector elements at opposite ends of elongated panels for interlocking superposed panels with others at angles thereto, to provide wall structure for enclosures of various types. The connector elements each have a pair of laterally spaced side wall portions connected at one end by a transverse wall portion and a partition connection the side wall portions in spaced parallel relation to the transverse wall portion. The side wall portions are secured to an end of a given panel, parallel to opposite sides of the panel, with the transverse wall portion and partition disposed in longitudinally outwardly spaced relation to the adjacent end of the panel, the partition and wall portions forming an open ended passageway. The side and transverse wall portions of each connector element have slots extending from one end of the wall portion toward the opposite end, some of these slots being positioned to receive slotted portions of a connector element on the end of another panel disposed at right angles to the given panel. The partitions extend the full length of their respective connectors and have openings linable with other openings in side wall portions of the connector elements of other panels for reception of locking members.