3-dimensional universal tube connector system

Patent No. 8,397,463

Issued: March 19, 2013
Filed: February 10, 2010
Term Extension: 318 days

Inventors: Allred, III; Jimmie B. (Skaneateles, NY), Griswold; Michael D. (Syracuse, NY), Hall; Michael J. (Camillus, NY), Bush; Matthew A. (LaFayette, NY), Kummer; Joseph (Fayetteville, NY)
Assignee: Allred & Associates Inc. (Elbridge, NY)


The present invention includes a system for connecting tubes or rods, which are preferably uni-directional pultruded, filament wound, or roll-wrapped carbon-fiber tubes or rods, together to form trusses and other structures using a series of connector pieces preferably bonded together with adhesive.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/149,439, filed Feb. 3, 2009, entitled "3-DIMENSIONAL UNIVERSAL TUBE CONNECTOR SYSTEM". The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of the U.S. provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.


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