|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||190/107 ; 190/018A ; 190/114 ; 190/115 ; 220/07|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 9 인용 특허 : 4|
A suitcase which is constructed of individual panels joined to each other by hinge mechanisms. The hinge mechanisms allow the panels to selectively form right angles so that the panels form a suitcase shell in the shape of a rectangular prism having a storage space, or selectively allow the panels to be folded against each other so that the suitcase may be stored flat. The suitcase has wheel assemblies, and straps which help hold the suitcase together, and hold the wheel assemblies against the suitcase shell.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A suitcase, comprisingsix major panels, said panels having edges, each of said panels adjoining at least one other major panel, the panels sized and shaped to selectively form a suitcase shell in the shape of a rectangular prism, defining a storage space; andhinge assemblies between adjoining panels, said hinge assemblies comprising a tab extension extending from one of the adjoining major panels and a tab slot in the other adjoining panel, said tab extension extends into said tab slot and then forms a substantially one hundre...