06299009 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 12 patents.

Collapsible freight container for air transport, having on a base element (

8

) a frame-type structure containing

a) a front frame (

2

) featuring an opening (

22

) for loading,

b) a rear frame (

3

) which lies opposite and parallel to the front frame (

2

),

c) an inner side frame (

4

) and at least one outer side frame,

d) and a roof frame (

7

) which lies opposite and parallel to the base element (

8

).

In the unfolded, operational state the freight container (

1

a

) has a stable shape and is self-supporting. The rear and front frames (

3, 2

) are joined, via hinge-type connections (

12

) with horizontal axes of rotation, at the lower longitudinal sides to the abutting longitudinal sides of the base element (

8

) in a manner that allows them to be rotated and, are joined via hinge-type connections (

11

) with horizontal axes of rotation, at the upper longitudinal sides to the abutting longitudinal sides of the roof frame (

7

) in a manner that allows them to be rotated and, the side frames (

4, 5, 6

) are joined, via hinge-type connections (

11

) in a manner that allows them to be rotated, at one of their longitudinal sides to the longitudinal side of one of the abutting frames or the base element (

8

), the hinge-type connections (

11

) being arranged such that the side frames (

4, 5, 6

) can be tilted out of their operational positions.

Title
Collapsible freight container for air transport
Application Number
9/593085
Publication Number
6299009 (B1)
Application Date
June 13, 2000
Publication Date
October 9, 2001
Inventor
Heinz Peter Ludwig
Engen
US
Dieter Kiesewetter
Radolfzell
US
Ulf Hartmann
Hilzingen
US
Eugen Ryziuk
Singen
US
Agent
Bachman & LaPointe P C
US
Assignee
Alusuisse Technology & Management
US
IPC
B65D 6/00
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