Patent Number: 6,332,296

Title: Corner apparatus and method for forming corners of wallboard constructedwalls

Abstract: A corner apparatus for forming inner or outer corner areas of wallstructures. The apparatus comprises an elongated corner section having twoplanar panel portions attached by a living hinge. The two panel portionsand living hinge are extruded from a high strength plastic. The livinghinge enables the panel portions to be placed at a desired angle relativeto each other to form an inner corner of a wall. When forming an outercorner, an elongated, generally L-shaped metal corner member is insertedinto grooves formed in distal end portions of each of the planar panelportions of the corner section. This holds the planar panel portions in adesired angular orientation and provides a very straight corner edge forforming the outer corner area. The apparatus significantly reduces thetime to form and finish corner areas of walls which are finished withdrywall, thereby significantly reducing the cost of construction of thestructure. The apparatus is lightweight, and can easily be laid flat forshipping purposes. In another preferred embodiment, various corner sectionmembers are used for forming a corner between three perpendicular wallsections which meet, such as two vertical walls and a ceiling.

Inventors: Moscovitch; Gerald (Toronto, Ontario, CA)

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International Classification: E04F 13/02 (20060101); E04F 13/06 (20060101); E04F 19/02 (20060101); E04B 002/00 (); E04F 013/06 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014