Crate with retractable wall

  • US 9,475,638 B2
  • Filed: 10/15/2014
  • Issued: 10/25/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A crate comprising:

  • a base; and

    a plurality of walls including a front wall, a rear wall and a pair of opposed side walls pivotably connected to a periphery of the base such that the front wall, the rear wall and the side walls are selectively pivotable between a collapsed position on the base and an upright use position, wherein the front wall is movable between a retracted, open position and a closed position, and wherein the front wall includes a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion and the second portion each include a horizontal wall portion having a pair of arms projecting from the horizontal wall portion to define an opening between the arms, wherein the first portion includes an upper edge and a lower edge, wherein the second portion is hingeably connected to the first portion at a hinge spaced between the upper edge and the lower edge of the first portion, wherein the second portion is connected to the first portion via hinges at outer ends of the pair of arms of the second portion.

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