04773182 is referenced by 517 patents and cites 29 patents.

An article forming system for forming at least one sheet of material into an article, such as a decorative flower pot cover for example, and a novel article formed utilizing such a system. The article forming system includes a male die, a female die and a platform having a support surface and an opening extending through the support surface. The female die is disposed generally within the opening in the platform with the upper end of the female die being disposed near the support surface. The article forming system includes means for slidingly holding portions of the sheet of material generally against portions of the support surface while permitting such held portions to slide on the support surface during the forming of the article for cooperating in forming a decorative border on the decorative flower pot cover type of article which flares generally away from the flower pot object when the decorative flower pot cover article is applied to the flower pot. The article formed in accordance with the present invention includes overlapping folds formed by overlapping portions of the sheet of material to bring portions of the sheet of material into bondable contact, the overlapping folds providing the mechanical strength necessary for the formed sheet of material to hold a predetermined shape thereby permitting the utilization of thinner sheets of material to form articles.

Title
Article forming system
Application Number
613080
Publication Number
4773182
Application Date
January 5, 1987
Publication Date
September 27, 1988
Inventor
Franklin J Craig
Valley Park
MO, US
R E Jack Dunn
St. Louis
MO, US
E H Weder
Highland
IL, US
Donald E Weder
Highland
IL, US
Agent
Dunlap Codding & Peterson
Assignee
Highland Supply Corporation
IL, US
IPC
A01G 9/02
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