Reinforcement for a connector in a precast concrete panel

(10) US 2022/0010545 Al

(22) 09.07.2021

(43) 13.01.2022

(57) A reinforcement system is provided to strengthen a precast concrete panel with a connector that joins the panel with another structure such as a floor joist or concrete slab. One or more hook bars can be embedded in the panel proximate to the receiving member to distribute forces from the con­nector to a much larger volume of the panel. To accomplish this distribution, at least one hook bar can be positioned in an anchor volume defined by anchor members of the receiv­ing member, and at least one hook bar can be positioned outside of the anchor volume. The hook bars can be oriented with a main body portion positioned proximate to the receiving member of the connector to resist tension forces caused by a load on the connector, and end portions of the at least one ...

(71) Applicant: Meadow Burke, LLC, Riverview, FL (US)

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