Telescopic enclosure

  • US 6,637,160 B2
  • Filed: 07/10/2001
  • Issued: 10/28/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for providing an enclosure for attachment to a building or for covering an area, comprising:

  • a) a plurality of arcuate panels, said panels having a first and second end, and a first and second side, wherein said panels are generally rectangular, planar panels;

    b) a plurality of arcuate frame members, said frame members having a first and second end, and a first and second side for receiving said panels, and an inner and an outer surface;

    c) a pair of end panels for attachment to the ends of the enclosure to complete the enclosure;

    d) means-for a plurality of horizontal frame members whereby the ends of the arcuate frame members are secured;

    e) means for a plurality of rollers disposed on said horizontal frame members whereby said horizontal frame members are movable thereon;

    f) means for a plurality of horizontal rails whereby the rollers are rollable thereon and the rails are able to be attached to a foundation; and

    , g) wherein said plurality of arcuate panels and said plurality of arcuate frame members are sized so that arcuate panels and arcuate frame members of smaller diameter are disposed toward the interior of said panels and frame members of larger diameter so that said panels and frame members are able to telescope one within each other, wherein said arcuate panels approximate the shape of one of a circumference of half a circle or one-fourth an ellipse and said end panels are generally flat and removable.

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