|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 37 인용 특허 : 11|
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...
What is claimed is: 1. A folding crate comprising: a side wall; a bottom component; a hinge connection between the side wall and the bottom component including a hinge pin rotatably supported adjacent a vertically extending slot, the hinge pin including a cam portion with a major dimension larger than a width of the slot and a minor dimension less than the width of the slot; and a support adjacent the slot, the support including a support surface adjacent an opening to the slot, wherein the cam portion is supported on the support surface when the side w...