Patent Number: 7,823,342

Title: System and method for attaching panels to enable removal from the inside of a structure

Abstract: A system and method which provides a means to install a hurricane shutter panel in a manner which enables release of the panel from the inside of the structure, thus providing means of egress through the opening on which the panel is installed. There are four preferred embodiments of the invention to correspond with the four primary means for installing hurricane shutter panels; namely angle track, F-Track, direct mount systems using wall anchors and direct mount systems using direct mount studs permanently mounted into a structure. The various embodiments require little or no modifications to the components of the various industry standard installation systems. The invention can be used with new installations or adapted to existing installations.

Inventors: Van Horn Steel; Philip (Vero Beach, FL), Lagassey; Paul J. (Vero Beach, FL)

Assignee: PanelScape, LLC

International Classification: E04B 2/82 (20060101); E06B 3/26 (20060101); E05B 65/10 (20060101); E06B 3/68 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00