Integrated reconfigurable wall system

CAFC
  • US 8,024,901 B2
  • Filed: 08/17/2005
  • Issued: 09/27/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/17/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A movable reconfigurable wall system comprising:

  • a) at least one wall module having a front and rear surface and top, bottom, right side and left side edges, said at least one wall module having;

    i) a vertical end frame disposed adjacent to each of said right and left side edges, each vertical end frame having a first vertically extending flange and a spaced apart second vertically extending flange thereon, each of said first vertically extending flange and said second vertically extending flange having a beaded portion, the beaded portion on one of said first vertically extending flange or said second vertically extending flange extending toward the front surface of the wall module and the beaded portion on the other of said first vertically extending flange or said second vertically extending flange extending toward the rear surface of the wall module;

    ii) a plurality of horizontal stringers affixed between said vertical end frames at said right and left side edges; and

    iii) an aesthetic surface affixed to said stringers; and

    b) a removable connecting strip having a pair of spaced apart flexible arms, each arm having a beaded portion thereon, the beaded portion of one of said arms being adapted to connect releasably to the beaded portion of one of said first vertically extending flange or said second vertically extending flange on said vertical end frame and the beaded portion of the other of said arms being adapted to connect releasably to the beaded portion of a corresponding opposed vertically extending flange on a separate vertical end frame of a second wall module, a wall bracket, a finishing trim or a connection post to hold one of said first vertically extending flange or said second vertically extending flange and said opposed vertically extending flange together, the beaded portions of said first vertically extending flange or said second vertically extending flange and said opposed vertically extending flange fitting inside the arms of said connecting strip to hold said first vertically extending flange or said second vertically extending flange and said opposed vertically extending flange together thereby releasably connecting said at least one wall module to the other of said second wall module, wall bracket, finishing trim or connection post.

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