Composite panel attachment system

  • US 6,035,598 A
  • Filed: 05/19/1998
  • Issued: 03/14/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/15/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for attaching at least one panel to a wall, said system comprising said at least one panel and an elongated channel, said at least one panel comprising:

  • a main panel portion;

    a panel edge portion; and

    a groove between said main panel portion and said panel edge portion, the groove having a plurality of surfaces, said panel edge portion capable of being bent around said groove toward said main panel portion to form a cavity, said cavity having a cavity wall formed by said plurality of surfaces;

    and said elongated channel comprising;

    a body, said body being attachable to the wall by a fastener; and

    a pair of rails integrally formed with said body, said pair of rails extending substantially perpendicularly from said body in the same direction, and at least one of said rails ending in a flange contoured to engage said cavity.

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