Abstract

A load-bearing three-dimensional structure including a skeletal structure formed by a sheet of material having a plurality of bend lines, each bend line including a plurality of folding displacements, wherein the sheet of material is bent along the bend lines into a box-section; and a reinforcing member configured for substantially surrounding a portion of the skeletal …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): Max W. Durney
Assignees (initial): Industrial Origami, Inc. (Middleburg Heights, US)
Agents: K&L Gates LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Jeanette E. Chapman (USPTO dept. 3633)

Claims

  • 1. A load-bearing structure comprising: …
  • 2. A load-bearing structure comprising: …
  • 3. A load-bearing structure comprising: …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a folded three-dimensional structure in accordance with the present invention, the structure illustrated as linkage arm on a front hoe. FIG. 2 is an exploded …

Description

Technical Field

This invention relates, in general, to the designing and precision folding of sheets of material and the manufacture of three-dimensional load-bearing structures therefrom. More particularly, the present invention relates to ways …

Cross-References to Related Applications

This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 60/889,262 filed Feb. 9, 2007. This application is also related to U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/411,440 filed Apr. 25, 2006 …

Detailed Description of the Invention

Reference will now be made in detail to the preferred embodiments of the invention, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings. While the invention will be described in conjunction …

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Miscellaneous patent data

Developed by Max W. Durney, the patent was granted on Aug. 13, 2013, the invention is titled Load-Bearing Three-Dimensional Structure, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, the inventor's last name is Durney, and his first name is Max W., the inventor's location - San Francisco, CA, the examination was conducted by Jeanette E. Chapman (primary examiner, 3633 USPTO department), 14 figures depict the invention details, particularly claims a load-bearing structure comprising…, the drawings include the following: Exploded perspective view of the linkage, Side view of the linkage, Perspective view of a folded, Load-Bearing Three-Dimensional Structure, numbered 12/028,713 (application), the grant number is 08505258 (publication number), the primary classification Three-dimensional space-defining has been designated to the document, the patent is illustrated by 12 drawings, the known agent's company name - K&L Gates LLP, 9 claims comprise the protection scope, the application was published on Feb. 8, 2008, the assignee company is Industrial Origami, Inc. located in Middleburg Heights (US), similar classification categories are Inclined Top Cover, Facer back abuts and conceals frame, torque limiting devices, Rollers of special shape, including an additional treatment performed by fluid pressure, e.g. perforating, Bending tubes into wave form, Interconnected by intermediate member and fastener, Reinforcing edges, e.g. by armouring, Bridger strip and coextensive elongated member at juncture, Backer penetrated, the term of the patent grant was extended by 304 days, the assignee is categorized as a United States company, the applicant's first name is Max W., and his last name is Durney, the applicant's state - CA, city - San Francisco.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Folding along score line, Folding, Shaping by press-cutting, Perforating, Deforming sheet metal, Pre-cutting, Integral corner; e.g., bent shaft, And with bending, Three-dimensional space-defining. The designated search classifications include Overlaps panel edge face and panel major face, U-shaped channel overlaps panel edge and major faces, Having perimeter-surrounding element, Folding, Of sheet material, Deforming sheet metal, Separate strips form U-shaped channel, Making plural, separate cuts by distinct cutting edges, And with bending, Having separate attached, elongated edging or stiffener, Overlaps major face only, Outside corner or peripherally bordered, Integral corner; e.g., bent shaft, Process, Rod type, Fabrication of member, module, etc., Independent bracket, Three-dimensional space-defining, Pre-cutting, Interfitted edge slot.

Patent details
Publication number 08505258
Publication date Aug. 13, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 12/028,713
Application date Feb. 8, 2008
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 304
National classification 52/648.1
Total number of claims 9
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 12
Number of figures 14
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