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1. (WO2000024479) JOINT FOR COLLAPSIBLE STRUCTURES
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Pub. No.:    WO/2000/024479    International Application No.:    PCT/US1999/024955
Publication Date: 04.05.2000 International Filing Date: 27.10.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    26.05.2000    
IPC:
A63B 63/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: REEVES, Francis, J. [US/US]; (US)
Inventors: REEVES, Francis, J.; (US)
Agent: MCNAMARA, Brian, J.; Foley & Lardner Suite 500 3000 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20007-5109 (US)
Priority Data:
09/179,403 27.10.1998 US
Title (EN) JOINT FOR COLLAPSIBLE STRUCTURES
(FR) ARTICULATIONS POUR STRUCTURES REPLIABLES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A joint having a socket portion facilitates forming a collapsible structure. The joints can be formed as corner joints or straight joints and any number of members may be connected to the joints. The socket portion of the joint accommodates a movable member which has multiple degrees of motion. The movable member is connected with a threaded or otherwise twistable connection to the rod of a heim joint which rotates on a roll pin. The movable portion moves in and out of the socket portion to erect and collapse the structure. Frame members are attached to the fixed and movable portions of the joint. A cover plate on the joint assists in aligning the movable portion into the proper position so that the erect structure is stable.
(FR)Articulation possédant une partie raccord facilitant l'élaboration d'une structure repliable. Ces articulations peuvent se présenter sous la forme d'articulations coudées ou d'articulations droites et un nombre indéfini d'éléments peut être accouplé à ces articulations, La partie raccord de l'articulation loge un élément mobile présentant des degrés multiples de mouvement. Cet élément mobile est accouplé au moyen d'un raccord de type fileté ou pouvant être soumis à une torsion à la tige d'un joint rotatif tournant sur une goupille cylindrique. La partie mobile entre et sort de la partie raccord afin de monter et de replier la structure. Des éléments de cadre sont reliés aux parties fixes et mobiles de l'articulation. Une plaque de couverture sur l'articulation contribue à aligner la partie mobile dans la position correcte, de manière à rendre stable la structure montée.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)