Global Patent Index - EP 1162876 A1

EP 1162876 A1 2001-12-19 - FOLDABLE/COLLAPSIBLE STRUCTURES

Title (en)

FOLDABLE/COLLAPSIBLE STRUCTURES

Title (de)

ZUSAMMENLEGBARE UND ZUSAMMENKLAPPBARE STRUKTUREN

Title (fr)

STRUCTURES REPLIABLES/DEMONTABLES

Publication

EP 1162876 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00910260 A

Priority

  • US 0004357 W
  • US 25511799 A
  • US 26638999 A
  • US 33452999 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0049855A1] The present invention relates to a collapsible/foldable structure (10) suitable for a variety of applications, such as an animal shelter, pet carrier transportation device, or a collapsible consumer storage container in general, such as a cooler or ice chest. The structure (10) comprises a top roof (28 and 30) and bottom platform (26) defining a top and bottom of said structure and a vertically disposed lower side section (20) on the bottom platform (26). Front (29) and rear walls (34) are included. The structure (10) also includes a pair of sidewalls (12, 14) each pivotally attached to the roof (28, 30) to facilitate inward collapse of the sidewalls (12, 14) when the sidewalls (12, 14) are pivoted toward the bottom platform (26). The sidewalls (12, 14) are defined by an upper (16) and middle section (18) including the lower vertically disposed side section (20), wherein the upper (16) and middle sections (18) are pivotally attached to one another and the middle (18) and lower sections (20) are pivotally attached to one another so that the upper (16) and middle sidewall sections (18) can be pivoted inwardly towards the bottom platform (26), to provide a compact collapsed condition.

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

A01K 1/00; A01K 1/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A01K 1/02 (2006.01); A01K 1/03 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A01K 1/0245 (2013.01); A01K 1/033 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0049855 A1 20000831; AU 3238300 A 20000914; AU 747224 B2 20020509; CA 2365055 A1 20000831; CA 2365055 C 20081021; EP 1162876 A1 20011219; EP 1162876 A4 20050413; JP 2002536982 A 20021105; JP 3770798 B2 20060426; MX PA01008438 A 20030606

INPADOC legal status


2016-10-26 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20160514

2005-04-13 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20050228

2005-04-13 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 01K 1/00 A

2005-04-13 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 01K 1/02 B

2001-12-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010822

2001-12-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-12-19 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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