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US2918996A
US2918996A US674784A US67478457A US2918996A US 2918996 A US2918996 A US 2918996A US 674784 A US674784 A US 674784A US 67478457 A US67478457 A US 67478457A US 2918996 A US2918996 A US 2918996A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
    • A47F5/00Show stands, hangers, or shelves characterised by their constructional features
    • A47F5/08Show stands, hangers, or shelves characterised by their constructional features secured to the wall, ceiling, or the like; Wall-bracket display devices
    • A47F5/0807Display panels, grids or rods used for suspending merchandise or cards supporting articles; Movable brackets therefor
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Dec. 29, 1959 I c, BROWN 7 2,918,996

ALUMINUM PANEL JOINT Filed July 29. 1957 Q 5 l8 [2 $45 I? a E V I5 l4.

E H p i J. k \1 10 I! Q/ l INVENTOR. l7 KOBE'RT fiZ/ww V. I5 BY us y Z Z J 6 I 1 k 9 TORIWS'IZ United States Patent ALUMINUM PANEL JOINT Robert c. Brown, Indianapolis, Ind.

Application July 29, 1957, Serial No. 674,784

2 Claims. (01. 189-86) The present invention relates generally to structural metal panels, and particularly to structural panels formed so as to be rigidly joined in overlapping arrangement.

In providing structural panels of aluminum or steel for covering the exterior surface of walls it is advantageous to provide a secure, locking joint between adjoining panels. In this type of construction it is further desirable to provide a protecting overlap for the joint between adjoining panels so that the line of junction between the panels is protected from the adverse effect of moisture driven into the joint by rain or wind. When the panels are used as a roof covering this overlapping construction is particularly important.

The primary object of the present invention is to provide a structural panel formed so as to provide a joint with adjacent panels which is effectively sealed and protected from the adverse efiects of the weather.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a structural panel formed so as to provide a frictional, locking joint with the adjoining panels at each of its longitudinal margins.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a panel construction of the type referred to above in which the joint structure is formed from the panel itself without the addition of other components.

The full nature of the invention will be understood from the accompanying drawing and the following description and claims:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a structural panel embodying the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a side sectional view of the panel shown in Fig. 1, and illustrating the panel installed as a wall covering.

Referring to the drawings, the panel is preferably formed of aluminum having a width and length of whatever proportions desired and provided with longitudinal strengthening ribs or flutes 11. Along one of the longitudinal margins of the panel a semicircular channel '12 is formed, extending outwardly from the inner face of the panel and having its mouth 13 opening in the plane of the panel.

Lateral openings 14 are provided in the base of the channel, and, as may best be seen in Fig. 2, are adapted to receive mounting screws 16 which extend into the insulation board or other material from which the supporting wall 17 is constructed.

Along the other longitudinal margin the panel is folded upon itself to provide a folded portion 18 with the outer extremity of the fold being formed to provide a bead 19, semicircular in cross section. The head thus extends along the lower margin of the formed panel but is spaced somewhat above its lower edge.

Referring principally to Fig. 2, in which a series of panels are shown installed upon the wall 17, it will be evident that the radius of curvature of the beads and "ice the channels is such that each channel accommodates the bead of the upwardly adjoining panel.

When the bead is snapped within the accommodating channel, the adjoining panels are securely locked in place, and the folded portion of each panel depending below the bead is in engagement with the adjacent face of the next lower panel to effectively prevent moisture from entering the joint area.

The circular configuration of the bead and channel serve the further purpose of providing a gutter or passage for draining from the joint area any water which might accumulate therein through seepage.

From the foregoing it will be evident that the construction above described provides a structural panel in which the mating joint structures may all be formed from the panel itself by rolling operations and in which the overlapping, folded portion at the base of each panel protects the joint area from the weather and moisture accumulation.

While the invention has been disclosed and described in some detail in the drawings and foregoing description, the same is to be considered as illustrative and not restrictive in character, it being understood that only the preferred embodiment has been shown and described and that all changes and modifications that come within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the claims are also desired to be protected.

The invention claimed is: j

1. A structural metal panel adapted to be mounted against a support in horizontally extending lapped relation with adjacent panels, said panel being folded upon itself along one of its margins with the terminal portion of the fold formed to provide a bead semicircular in cross section extending from the inner face of the panel adjacent said one margin, the opposite margin of said panel being formed to provide a channel semicircular in cross section extending from the inner face of the panel with its mouth opening in the plane of the panel, the radius of curvature of said bead and said channel being sized so that the bead of an adjacent panel may be snapped into the channel with said fold overlying the joint thereby formed, and lateral openings in said channel diametrically opposite the mouth thereof, said openings being adapted to accommodate members for mounting said panel to a support.

2. In a structural metal wall formed of a plurality of interlocking aluminum panels, a bead semicircular in cross section extending along the lower margin of each of the panels and protruding from the rear face thereof, said head being positioned by folding the panel upon itself with the bead thereby spaced above the lower edge of'the panel, a channel semicircular in cross section extending along the upper margin of each of the panels having its mouth opening in the plane of the panel, said channels of each of said panels being thereby adapted to accommodate the bead of the upwardly adjacent panel with the folded portion of each of said panels overlying the adjacent channel mouth, and lateral openings in said channels diametrically opposite the mouth thereof, said openings being adapted to accommodate means for mounting the panels to a support.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 225,172 Smith Mar. 2, 1880 1,907,536 Goldberg et al May 9, 1933 1,913,342 Schaifert June 6, 1933 2,258,247 Hull Oct. 7, 1941 2,811,118 Ball Oct. 29, 1957

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US3070234A (en) * 1958-11-03 1962-12-25 Deitchman Evelyn Toy mail classification rack
US3156210A (en) * 1961-12-18 1964-11-10 Lyman R Lyon Planking construction for boats and the like
US3188774A (en) * 1962-08-29 1965-06-15 Mccorkle Carl Metal siding structure
US3417531A (en) * 1966-10-21 1968-12-24 Robert B. Jones Aluminum and vinyl sidings
US3469873A (en) * 1966-08-15 1969-09-30 Emanuel Michael Glaros Joint with planar connector member
US3686813A (en) * 1970-05-04 1972-08-29 Hoechst Ag Wall covering defining a continuous ventilating conduit
US4073105A (en) * 1972-11-29 1978-02-14 Daugherty Charles R Temporary structure
US20050252136A1 (en) * 2004-03-30 2005-11-17 George Hardin Metallic shingle construction
US20090038252A1 (en) * 2007-08-10 2009-02-12 Tapco International Corporation Panel for use in a siding system for providing a decorative covering on a support surface
WO2010031746A2 (en) * 2008-09-18 2010-03-25 Cefla Societa' Cooperativa End or back panelling for metal shelving units designed to display merchandise
US8176691B2 (en) * 2008-11-24 2012-05-15 Quality Edge, Inc. Beaded soffit panel for buildings
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US225172A (en) * 1880-03-02 Car-roofing
US1907536A (en) * 1933-05-09 Stovepipe joint
US1913342A (en) * 1930-07-03 1933-06-06 Truscon Steel Co Metal structure
US2258247A (en) * 1939-07-03 1941-10-07 Francis D Hardesty Structural element
US2811118A (en) * 1953-07-13 1957-10-29 Francis M Ball Shingles

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US225172A (en) * 1880-03-02 Car-roofing
US1907536A (en) * 1933-05-09 Stovepipe joint
US1913342A (en) * 1930-07-03 1933-06-06 Truscon Steel Co Metal structure
US2258247A (en) * 1939-07-03 1941-10-07 Francis D Hardesty Structural element
US2811118A (en) * 1953-07-13 1957-10-29 Francis M Ball Shingles

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US3070234A (en) * 1958-11-03 1962-12-25 Deitchman Evelyn Toy mail classification rack
US3156210A (en) * 1961-12-18 1964-11-10 Lyman R Lyon Planking construction for boats and the like
US3188774A (en) * 1962-08-29 1965-06-15 Mccorkle Carl Metal siding structure
US3469873A (en) * 1966-08-15 1969-09-30 Emanuel Michael Glaros Joint with planar connector member
US3417531A (en) * 1966-10-21 1968-12-24 Robert B. Jones Aluminum and vinyl sidings
US3686813A (en) * 1970-05-04 1972-08-29 Hoechst Ag Wall covering defining a continuous ventilating conduit
US4073105A (en) * 1972-11-29 1978-02-14 Daugherty Charles R Temporary structure
US20050252136A1 (en) * 2004-03-30 2005-11-17 George Hardin Metallic shingle construction
US8136323B2 (en) * 2007-08-10 2012-03-20 Tapco International Corporation Panel for use in a siding system for providing a decorative covering on a support surface
US20090038252A1 (en) * 2007-08-10 2009-02-12 Tapco International Corporation Panel for use in a siding system for providing a decorative covering on a support surface
WO2010031746A3 (en) * 2008-09-18 2010-11-04 Cefla Societa' Cooperativa End or back panelling for metal shelving units designed to display merchandise
WO2010031746A2 (en) * 2008-09-18 2010-03-25 Cefla Societa' Cooperativa End or back panelling for metal shelving units designed to display merchandise
EA022443B1 (en) * 2008-09-18 2016-01-29 Чефла Сочьета' Кооператива End or back panelling for metal shelving units designed to display merchandise
US8176691B2 (en) * 2008-11-24 2012-05-15 Quality Edge, Inc. Beaded soffit panel for buildings
US20120164932A1 (en) * 2008-11-24 2012-06-28 Rasmussen C Scott Beaded soffit panel and method for buildings
US8209864B1 (en) * 2008-11-24 2012-07-03 Quality Edge, Inc. Beaded soffit panel and method for buildings
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