|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||5/417 ; 135/104|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 133 인용 특허 : 5|
A self-supporting beach blanket having two layers of fabric joined at their edges with a single spring steel hoop inside sized to hold the blanket open and flat on the ground. The hoop is compressible so that it can be removed through a small slit in the side allowing the blanket to be machine washed.
A foldable, internally supported beach blanket comprising: a pair of similarly shaped membranes joined to each other about substantially all of their peripheral edges; a small slit opening along a portion of said peripheral edges; a single springable hoop of length approximately equal to the internal length of said peripheral edges, said hoop having a spring characteristic such as to permit a portion of the hoop to be compressed to a diameter small enough to allow the hoop to pass through said slit opening.