|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||383/036 ; 383/02 ; 383/043 ; 383/104 ; 383/117 ; 32/036|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 87 인용 특허 : 86|
A hamper and method for making and using the same: The hamper is for collection, transport, and removal for such contents as laundry. The hamper features can include a funnel or even a reversible funnel for gravity-induced filling and unfilling of the hamper, as well as a retractably collapsible tension member framework structure.
[ I claim:] [1.] An apparatus comprising:a frame comprised of a plurality of flexible tension members each oriented in a loop;a plurality of walls each coupled to one of said plurality of flexible tension members;a bottom coupled to each of said plurality of walls so that a container is formed by a combination of said plurality of walls and said bottom; anda top coupled to each of said plurality of walls wherein said top has an opening therein for receiving articles.