Lightweight casket having foldable features

CAFC
  • US 8,104,151 B2
  • Filed: 08/10/2006
  • Issued: 01/31/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/10/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A casket arrangement having a first configuration and a second configuration, comprising:

  • a bottom panel formed of a pliable material;

    side panels formed intrinsically with the bottom panel of the pliable material, each side panel including a lower section and an upper section foldably attached thereto, the lower section extending vertically upward from the bottom panel, the upper section in the first configuration extending upward from the lower section and in the second configuration extending in a direction other than vertically upward from the lower section;

    end panels formed intrinsically with the bottom panel of the pliable material, each end panel including a lower end panel, and an upper end panel, the lower end panel extending vertically upward from the bottom panel and fixed in position, the upper end panel in the first configuration extending upward from the lower end panel and operably coupled to the upper section of at least one side panel, and the upper end panel in the second configuration extending in a direction other than vertically upward from the lower end panel; and

    wherein the bottom panel, the side panels and the end panels form a casket body at least in the first configuration.

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