Patent Number: 6,308,469

Title: Shear wall panel

Abstract: A shear wall panel for a building has a rectangular frame of vertical and horizontal members. Inside of the rectangular frame, at least four diagonal members are joined at their ends to create a multi-segmented assembly having at least three vertices and first and second ends and preferably forming a polygon, one of the at least three vertices secured to each of the vertical and an upper horizontal members, the first and second ends secured to a lower horizontal member. The members are preferably of wood and connected together with toothed plates. A lower horizontal member is shear connected to a foundation or laterally stabilized wall or floor below the shear wall panel. Upper strap connectors attach the upper horizontal member to a roof, floor or wall of the building. The upper strap connectors comprises metal straps, a first portion of which have teeth bent out of the metal strap, a second portion of which have holes for nailing through the metal strap into the roof, floor or wall of the building.

Inventors: Leung; Thomas (Vancouver, CA)

Assignee: Shear Force Systems Inc.

International Classification: E04B 1/10 (20060101); E04B 1/02 (20060101); E04C 2/38 (20060101); E04B 1/35 (20060101); E04B 1/00 (20060101); E04B 002/70 (); E04H 009/02 (); E04H 009/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018