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US008528294B2

(12) United States Patent

(10) Patent N0.:
(45) Date of Patent:

Vanker et al.
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US 8,528,294 B2

PANELIZED STRUCTURAL SYSTEM FOR

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Sep. 10, 2013

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Related US. Application Data

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Provisional application No. 61/288,011, ?led on Dec.
18, 2009.

Primary Examiner * Jeanette E Chapman
Assistant Examiner * Daniel Kenny

(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Schiff Hardin LLP

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ABSTRACT

Structural columns are fastened to one another Vertically.

52/690; 52/262; 52/270; 52/694

Field of Classi?cation Search

Wall panels may be fastened to the structural columns so that
load is transferred through the structural columns rather than

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Vertically between the Wall panels.

52/690, 693, 694, 695, 270, 582.1,

52/236.7, 262
See application ?le for complete search history.

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