Folding assembly

  • US 6,269,987 B1
  • Filed: 10/22/1999
  • Issued: 08/07/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A folding assembly structured to arrange an article into a folded orientation, said folding assembly comprising:

  • a) an orienting device, said orienting device including a main segment and at least two side segments disposed in engaging relation to different portions of the article being folded, b) an attachment assembly securing each of said side segments to said orienting device in movable relation to said main segment, c) said side segments selectively positionable between an expanded position and a folded position;

    said expanded position at least partially defined by said side segments extending laterally outward from said main segment in spaced relation thereto and said folded position defined by each of said side segments independently disposed in substantially overlapping relation to said main segment, d) a support assembly disposed in supporting engagement with said orienting device, e) said attachment assembly including at least two flexible material connectors each movably securing a different one of said side segments to said orienting device.

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