Patent Number: 8,820,033

Title: Steel and wood composite structure with metal jacket wood studs and rods

Abstract: A composite member provides support to a structure. A wooden core of the composite member has a perimeter and a length. The wooden core provides support to the structure. A metal jacket is tightly wrapped to an optimum circumferential pre-stress around the entire perimeter of the wooden core of the composite member and spans the entire length. The metal jacket provides also support to the structure. Furthermore, the interaction between the wooden core and the metal jacket provide a combination of strength that surpasses the sum of individual strengths.

Inventors: Yang; WeiHong (Sunnyvale, CA)

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International Classification: E04C 3/292 (20060101); B32B 15/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018