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1. (WO2006053060) BARRIERE DEMONTABLE
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What is claimed is:

1. A collapsible path barrier comprising at least three integrally-formed wall sections with a plurality of living hinges, as a series, joining each adjacent pair of wall

' 5 sections, endmost wall sections of the at least three wall sections being joinable to form an upright structure.

2. The collapsible path barrier of claim 1 further comprising a first top section formed integrally with and joined to one of the wall sections by a top hinge member

10 that includes a plurality of living hinges formed as a series.

3. The collapsible path barrier of claim 1 further comprising joining means for attaching endmost ones of the three wall sections.

15 4. The collapsible path barrier of claim 3 wherein the joining means include at least one of a zip tie, a hook and loop connector, a clasp, a latch, a snap connector, a pin, and a locking connector.

5. The collapsible path barrier of claim 3 wherein the joining means is not 0 integrally formed with the wall sections or top section.

6. The collapsible path barrier of claim 1 formed as a single sheet of
thermoformable polymer.

5 7. The collapsible path barrier of claim 2 further comprising a second top
section formed integrally with the first top section, wherein the second top section is adapted for being part of the top surface of the three-sided barrier.

8. The collapsible path barrier of claim 1 wherein the three wall sections each has 30 an essentially rectangular hole formed therein.

9. The collapsible path barrier of claim 8 wherein the rectangular holes are each adapted for passing a boardlike member therethrough.

10. The collapsible path barrier of claim 8 wherein the three wall sections are foldable one on another, and wherein, when the barrier is thereby folded, the rectangular holes are aligned with one another.

11. The collapsible path barrier of claim 1 wherein the three wall sections each has an essentially round hole formed therein.

12. The collapsible path barrier of claim 11 wherein the three wall sections are foldable one on another, and wherein, when the barrier is thereby folded, the round holes are aligned with one another.

13. The collapsible path barrier of claim 11 wherein the round holes are each adapted for passing a pipelike member therethrough.

14. The collapsible path barrier of claim 1 wherein the three wall sections are foldable one on another.

15. In a collapsible path barrier having a plurality of wall sections formed together with wall living hinge members between adjacent ones of the wall sections, and having a top section formed integrally with and joined to the wall sections with a top living hinge member, the improvement comprising:
the wall living hinge members and the top living hinge member each including a thermoformed plurality of living hinges formed as a series, the collapsible barrier being a unitary structure.

16. A collapsible path barrier comprising:
a plurality of interconnected wall sections each having a top-facing end;
wherein one of the top-facing ends has a pocket adapted for securely holding a light.

17. The collapsible path barrier of claim 16 further comprising a top section adapted for allowing a portion of an installed light to extend vertically above and laterally within the top section when the collapsible barrier is erected.

18. The collapsible path barrier of claim 16 further comprising the light.

19. Apparatus comprising a collapsible construction barrier having at least three integrally-formed wall sections, adjacent ones of the wall sections being joined by corresponding living hinges, the wall sections being foldable one on another whereby a folded construction barrier has a footprint approximating that of one of the wall sections.

20. Apparatus of claim 19 further comprising a top shelf integrally formed with the wall sections and connected thereto by a living hinge.

21. A thermoformed unitary structure comprising:
a plurality of wall sections, each wall section having two longitudinal sides; and
at least one wall hinge member connecting adjacent interior ones of the wall sections' longitudinal sides, each such wall hinge member comprising a plurality of living hinges interconnected as a series.

22. The structure of claim 21 wherein the plurality of wall sections each include a top edge, the structure further comprising:
a top section having a number of perimeter sides corresponding to the number of wall sections in the plurality of wall sections;
a top hinge member connecting one of the perimeter sides of the top surface to one of the plurality of top edges, the top hinge member comprising a plurality of interconnected living hinges.

23. The structure of claim 21 wherein the plurality of wall sections each has an essentially rectangular hole formed therein.

24. The structure of claim 23 wherein the rectangular holes are each adapted for passing a boardlike member therethrough.

25. The structure of claim 21 wherein the plurality of wall sections each has an essentially round hole formed therein.

26. The structure of claim 25 wherein the round holes are each adapted for passing a pipelike member therethrough.

27. The structure of claim 21 wherein the plurality of wall sections include two unconnected longitudinal sides, and wherein the two unconnected longitudinal sides each have at least one hole, the two holes being adapted for being connected to one another with a tie.

28. The structure of claim 21 wherein the series of interconnected living hinges includes a longitudinal rib between adjacent ones of the living hinges, the adjacent living hinges each having respective radial curvatures, and wherein a ratio of a lateral width of the rib to at least one of the radial curvatures is based on a desired transfer of bending force between the adjacent living hinges.

29. The structure of claim 28 wherein the series of interconnected living hinges includes a corresponding series of the longitudinal ribs, and wherein lateral widths of each longitudinal rib in the series of longitudinal ribs are essentially the same.

30. The structure of claim 28 wherein the series of interconnected living hinges includes a corresponding series of the longitudinal ribs, and wherein sequential lateral widths of the series of longitudinal ribs increase according to a bending paradigm.

31. The structure of claim 30 wherein the sequential lateral widths of the series of longitudinal ribs increase according to an exponential function.

32. The structure of claim 30 wherein the bending paradigm is based on an operating temperature range for the series of interconnected living hinges.

33. The structure of claim 21 wherein the series of interconnected living hinges is formed as an essentially constant-width, serpentine-like structure.

34. The structure of claim 21 further comprising at least one latch set for connecting endmost ones of the wall sections to one another.

35. The structure of claim 34 wherein the latch set is adapted for facilitating break apart of the structure upon receipt of a predetermined force.

36. A thermoformed unitary plastic object comprising:
at least two wall sections;
at least one hinge member connecting adjacent interior ones of the wall sections' longitudinal sides, the hinge member comprising a plurality of
interconnected living hinges,
wherein a nominal thickness of the at least one hinge member of the thermoformed unitary plastic obj ect approximates 0.100 inch.

37. A method of providing a hinged structure having at least one elongate rib separating adjacent ones of a plurality of living hinges, the plurality of living hinges connecting two wall sections, the method comprising:
determining a range of travel for the plurality of living hinges;
determining a desired force distribution profile for the range of travel; and implementing the desired force distribution profile for the plurality of living hinges by selecting a ratio of a width of the elongate rib to a minimum thickness of the adjacent ones of a plurality of living hinges.

38. A method comprising:
selecting a location for receiving a traffic barrier;
erecting the traffic barrier;
positioning the erected traffic barrier at the selected location; and
securing the barrier at the selected location.

39. The method of claim 38 wherein the securing of the barrier includes one of ballasting, staking, and friction-fitting of the traffic barrier into an already-secured base.