Patent Number: 6,167,624

Title: Synthetic panel and method

Abstract: A method for producing a polymeric foamed material panel including the steps of providing a polymeric foamed material; and cutting (e.g. hot wire cutting) the polymeric foamed material until reaching a preconfiguration cut point. The method further includes cutting subsequently from the preconfiguration cut point a brace-receiving configuration in the polymeric foamed material; and sliding a brace member into the brace-receiving configuration to produce a polymeric foamed material panel. A method for forming a structure comprising engaging together a pair of polymeric foamed material panels produced in accordance with the method for producing a polymeric foamed material panel. A polymeric foamed material panel comprising a panel consisting of a polymeric foamed material, and a brace-receiving-configured slot disposed in the polymeric foamed material of the panel. A brace member is disposed in the brace-receiving-configured slot in the polymeric foamed material of the panel. The brace-receiving-configured slot includes at least one seared wall.

Inventors: Lanahan; Kenneth P. (Troy, IL), Durham; Thomas G. (Ava, MO), Foreman; Stephen C. (Las Vegas, NV)

Assignee: QB Technologies, L.C.

International Classification: B26D 1/01 (20060101); B26D 3/00 (20060101); B26D 1/553 (20060101); B26D 1/00 (20060101); B26D 3/02 (20060101); B26D 3/12 (20060101); B26F 3/12 (20060101); B26F 3/06 (20060101); B26F 1/38 (20060101); E04C 2/20 (20060101); E04C 2/10 (20060101); B21D 047/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018