Lightweight casket having foldable sides

  • US 9,649,240 B2
  • Filed: 02/23/2015
  • Issued: 05/16/2017
  • 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 casket bottom formed of a pliable material;

    side panels coupled to the casket bottom and formed of the pliable material, each side panel having a first length and including a lower section and an upper section foldably attached thereto, the lower section extending vertically upward from the casket bottom, the upper section in the first configuration extending upward from a top portion of the lower section and in the second configuration extending in a direction other than vertically upward from the top portion of the lower section;

    end panels coupled to the casket bottom and formed of the pliable material, each end panel having a second length that is less than the first length;

    flaps extending laterally from, and foldably attached to, each end of each upper section, the flaps in the first configuration disposed completely at or above a first vertical level defined by the top portion of the lower section, and in the second configuration extending downward from the first vertical level;

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

    wherein the flaps of opposing upper sections extend from their respective upper sections toward each other in the first configuration.

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