|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 11 인용 특허 : 75|
A collapsible container with latches provides a more consistent knockdown force in more situations. At least one of the engaging surfaces of the latch is curved outwardly toward the other engaging surface. This provides substantially tangential contact between the surfaces, even when the wall is deformed slightly by the knockdown force. The tangential contact provides consistent frictional force resisting the knockdown force.
What is claimed is: 1. A collapsible container comprising: a base; a first wall generally perpendicular to the base when in an upright position; a second wall pivotably connected to the base and pivotable between an upright position generally perpendicular to the base and a collapsed position generally parallel to the base; and a latch protruding laterally from the first wall and engaging an engagement surface of the second wall when the second wall is in the upright position, the latch deflectable relative to the first wall in a direction generally par...