MEMBER-TO-MEMBER LAMINAR FUSE CONNECTION

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United States of America

APP PUB NO 20190316342A1
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15950369

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A member-to-member planar connection bracket that includes multiple repeated fuse element configurations that each provide a pre-determined inelastic load-carrying capacity and a reliable inelastic deformation capacity upon development of one or more inelastic hinge locations within the fuse elements. The fuse configurations are interconnected in series such that the total deformation accommodated between first end of the bracket and second end of the bracket is the sum of deformations accommodated by the individual fuse configurations. Multiple brackets are configured in laminar configurations and interconnected to create a connection assembly that provides increased strength or increased deformation capacity as compared to an individual bracket. The connection assembly is used to connect a first structural member and second structural member. The pre-determined maximum inelastic load-carrying capacity of the assembly is less than the elastic load-carrying capacity of the first structural member and the second structural member.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
McManus, Patrick Timnath, US 5 13
Petersen, Jack Littletonco, US 3 0
Puckett, Jay Elkhorn, US 3 2

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