• US 3,810,482 A
  • Filed: 11/14/1972
  • Issued: 05/14/1974
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/14/1972
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. The tent which comprises:

  • at least four collapsible subframe assemblies pivotally interconnected at their common corners to define a roof frame bounded on at least three sides by upstanding wall frames, each of said subframes including a pair of diagonally extending inwardly folding jointed struts arranged in crossed relation, stop forming connector means located at the intersection of each strut pair hingedly interconnecting the jointed sections thereof together for limited relative pivotal movement between an inwardly folded one and a fully unfolded position wherein the sections of each strut bear an angular relationship to one another that exceeds 180* and is less than approximately 220*, and means comprising a stretchable cord tensioned between the remote ends of adjacent strut sections in the same subframe, said cord defining a continuous generally rectangular loop therearound adapted to cooperate with the stop forming connector at the intersection thereof to releasably maintain same in fully unfolded position; and

    , a foldable fabric defining a covering for at least one of the subframes, said covering having the marginal areas thEreof provided with loopforming elements positioned and adapted to receive and retain the lengths of tensioned cord extending between the ends of the subframe strut sections thus producing a unitary assembly with the collapsible frame defined by the subframes.

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