ApplicationNo. 07/197522 filed on 05/23/1988
US Classes:52/287.1, CONDUIT, TRIM, OR SHIELD MEMBER AT CORNER52/416Lapped or bridger strip juncture-type surfacing
ExaminersPrimary: Ridgill, James L. Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesE04F 19/02 (20060101)
E04F 13/02 (20060101)
E04F 13/06 (20060101)
AbstractThe present invention is directed to an improved flexible corner bead strip usable for reinforcing a drywall corner. The corner bead strip comprises first and second plastic strips each of which has a substantial longitudinal dimension and corresponding with the length of the drywall corner to be reinforced. Each of the first and second plastic strips also has a transverse dimension which defines a corner line formed from the respective central and abutting edges thereof. A flexible joint is disposed at the respective central and abutting edges of the first and second plastic strips forming a corner line. The corner line functions to substantially flexibly secure the first and second plastic strips together and permits the first and second plastic strips to be bent at an angle corresponding with the angle of the drywall corner for securement thereto, thereby to reinforce the drywall corner. An adhesive layer is also disposed on at least one side of the first and second plastic strips. A drywall compound adhering surface is also contained upon at least one side of the first and second plastic strips.