Patent Number: 6,253,517

Title: Modular panel assembly system

Abstract: The present invention is an improved modular panel arrangement for the assembly of a first panel to a second modular panel or a portion of a permanent wall. The arrangement comprises a modular panel of generally rectilinear configuration, having at least one edge thereon. A first corner block is attached to the edge of the panel. An elongated tensile connecting rod is pivotally attached to a pivot hinge of the first corner block, the rod having a lug disposed transversely across at least one end thereof. A second corner block is attached to the second panel or portion of the wall. The second block has at least one cammed locking finger on a base thereof, wherein the rod is swingable about the pivot hinge on the first corner block to permit the lug thereon to engage a cam surface on the second corner block to lockably secure and align the edge of the first modular panel with the second modular panel or wall. The tensile rod may be adjustable to accommodate variations in spacing of the panels and/or wall. The block may be arranged to accommodate several connecting rods simultaneously to connect two or more separate panels simultaneously.

Inventors: Fancher; Hershel E. (New Albany, IN)


International Classification: E04B 1/61 (20060101); E04B 2/74 (20060101); E04B 001/38 (); E04B 002/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018