Collapsible structures

  • US 5,722,446 A
  • Filed: 01/02/1997
  • Issued: 03/03/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/02/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A collapsible structure adapted to be supported on a surface and comprising:

  • at least three foldable frame members, each having a folded and an unfolded orientation;

    a fabric material substantially covering each frame member to form a panel for each frame member when the frame member is in the unfolded orientation, the fabric assuming the unfolded orientation of its associated frame member;

    a top fabric connected to the panels and extending therebetween, the top fabric comprising a first opening;

    wherein the structure includes a front panel and two side panels, the front panel having a first opening; and

    means for coupling the first opening of the top fabric with the first opening of the front panel.

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