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Modular multi-panel system, easy assembly and disassembly with no glue, no screws, no external fixtures (TOCH20180821001)


 SWITZERLAND

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Created: 21/08/2018
Last updated: 30/08/2018
Fecha límite: 31/08/2019

Resumen

A Swiss school of technology has developed a modular multi panel system which can be assembled without any external fixtures.The system is mechanically stable and self-centering. The multi panel system can be used to build mobile radar reflectors. Other applications include temporary installations such as shelf systems, exhibition stands and stage accessories where quick assembly and disassembly play a role. Licensing agreement partners for the introduction to the market are sought.


Partnership(s) sought

  • License agreement

Descripción completa

Background:
Furniture for exhibition stands or storage container systems are two examples where mobility and adaptability in size and shape are important features. Preferably the objects are foldable and/or demountable in order to be easily carried away or stowed in confined spaces. Such objects are typically built from individual panels and held together by screws, clamps, nuts, bolts or hinges. These separate parts may easily be misplaced or lost before assembly. Furthermore, under adverse conditions or in extreme environments (cold / heat) it may be difficult to put the pieces in place.

The Swiss school of Technology proposes a multi-panel system, in which each panel is designed with connecting edges as illustrated in Fig. 1.

Each panel has rigid tongues, which protrude at an inclination angle, and recess sections, which leave space for the tongues from another connecting element. The connecting elements are self-centering with respect to each other due to the design of the tongues. The resulting structure is rigid and self-supporting.

Desired cooperation
A licensing partner is sought who will commercialize products based on the multi panel technology. A partner who is able to transfer the multi panel system and method into feasible applications.
Potential products and applications: furniture for exhibitions, storage containers, metal housings/constructions, radar reflectors, shelf systems, stage accessories etc.


Socio buscado:

- Specific area of activity of the partner: Type of Partner:
A manufacturer of products like furniture for exhibitions, storage containers, metal housings/constructions, radar reflectors, shelf systems, stage accessories etc.) that need to have one of the following advantages:
- Flat transport, light and easy, secure mounting into 3D panel shape
- Quick assembly / disassembly

Role of Partner:
The partner proposes a business plan based on this invention and takes a license with the purpose of commercializing the invention.


Advantages & innovations:

Without screws, glue or other separate fixtures:
The multi panel system is a simple, reliable and adaptable way to connect several panels without the use of further tools or external fixtures.

Flat transport, light and easy, secure mounting into 3D panel shape:
The system has been proven useful for the assembly of radar reflectors in harsh environments such as artic ice. The light and modular design makes the transport by plane into those remote regions feasible.

Quick assembly / disassembly:
Other temporary installations such as shelf systems, exhibition stands and stage accessories may also profit by the easy and fast assembly.


Development Stage:

Prototype available for demonstration


IPR:

Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted - International patent application (PCT) phase

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