Global Patent Index - EP 0662289 B1

EP 0662289 B1 2001-04-11 - Foldable frame for a case

Title (en)

Foldable frame for a case

Title (de)

Faltbarer Rahmen für einen Koffer

Title (fr)

Armature pliable pour valise

Publication

EP 0662289 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 94117503 A

Priority

CN 93247759 U

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0662289A2] A case with a collapsible frame. The collapsible frame has four straight walls and four connectors. Any two continuous straight walls are connected to each other by means of a connector. Each connector has a link assembly and a buckle assembly which consists of a female buckle and a male buckle. A straight wall is linked to the link assembly which is further linked to the male buckle which is engaged with the female buckle which is linked to another straight wall. The link assembly has several links. Any two continuous links have a first relative position so that they are allowed to pivot relative to each other and a second position so that they are kept from pivoting with respect to each other. The frame is collapsible when the links are in the first relative position and the female buckle is disengaged from the male buckle. The case occupies small space when the frame is folded. A frame is formed when the links are in the second relative position and the female buckle is engaged with the male buckle. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A45C 7/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A45C 7/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A45C 7/0036 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE DE FR GB IT NL

EPO simple patent family

EP 0662289 A2 19950712; EP 0662289 A3 19981230; EP 0662289 B1 20010411; AT 200398 T 20010415; CA 2135454 A1 19950615; CA 2135454 C 19970722; CN 2178063 Y 19940928; DE 69427076 D1 20010517; DE 69427076 T2 20010802

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