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Title:
A PANEL JOINING MEMBER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2003102430
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A method of connecting a panel (50) to a panel joining member (51) is disclosed.The method includes the steps of forming a recess (16) adjacent to an edge of a panel. The panel (50) is located within a panel joining member (51) the panel (50) being located against a stop member (15) and the recess (16) being aligned with an aperture (18) in the wall (13B) of the joining member (51). A fastener (17) is passed through the aperture (18) and urges the panel towards the outer wall (15) of the joining member (51). A receiver (30) is inserted into the recess (16) to assist engagement of the panel (50) with the fastener (17). The receiver (30) has a shape complementary to that of the recess (16). Opposing walls (13A, 13B) of the joining member (51) are inclined towards one another to improve panel retention. A push or snap-fit join is included to facilitate assembly.

Inventors:
ASBURY ANTHONY (GB)
Application Number:
GB0302401W
Publication Date:
March 24, 2005
Filing Date:
June 02, 2003
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
QUENTOR LIMITED
ASBURY, ANTHONY
International Classes:
F16B5/02; F16B11/00; F16B37/12; A45C13/04; E04B1/61; (IPC1-7): F16B12/02; F16B37/12; A45C5/00; F16B11/00; F16B5/02; E04B1/61; A47B47/00
Foreign References:
FR2207544A61974-06-14
FR2450374A11980-09-26
EP1179683A22002-02-13
US3861101A1975-01-21
US3381430A1968-05-07
US3885765A1975-05-27
DE4102164A11992-07-30
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