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Bolted Wood Connections

bolted wood connectors

Patent Status

Patent Number: 5,501,054

Date Issued: March 26, 1996

Technology Description

A reinforced structural member, a process for manufacturing the reinforced structural member, and a method of connecting the reinforced structural members to one another are presented. The reinforced structural member includes a reinforcing material which is bonded to a wooden substrate in areas of anticipated connection of the reinforced structural member. The reinforcing material may comprise a fiberglass sheet, a wood laminate sheet, a coating of epoxy resin, or a combination of any of the foregoing.

Potential Commercial Uses

This invention improves construction techniques, allowing for stronger buildings at their natural points of weakness.

Licensees and/or industrial cooperators are being sought for this invention.

Inventor/Project Leader

Robert J. Ross