|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||220/006; 220/0015; 220/007; 220/331|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 48 인용 특허 : 8|
A folding crate or container is provided having a translating hinge arrangement that allows a side wall of the crate to freely translate in a vertical direction when rotated into a folded position. By allowing opposing side walls to move vertically relative to a bottom component of the crate when folded, subsequent overlapping side walls will lay substantially flat and parallel to the bottom component when folded thereon. This in turn allows the overall height of the crate to be reduced when in the folded position without requiring a specific side wall f...
1. A folding crate comprising:a side wall having a hinge pin; and a bottom component having a means for rotatably supporting the hinge pin to allow the side wall to be folded over the bottom component, and a vertically extending slot formed therein, wherein the hinge pin a portion thereof arranged to move within the slot when the side wall is in a folded position thereby allowing the entire side wall to translate vertically into a position substantially parallel to the bottom component and preventing the side wall from translating vertically when the sid...