Patent Number: 6,293,418

Title: Collapsible container

Abstract: A collapsible container for storage and transport of produce or other goods is provided. In one embodiment, there is provided a five piece collapsible container with abase and four pivotable walls. Each of the four walls are outwardly collapsible to facilitate washing, and inwardly collapsible for compact storage. A latch mechanism is provided at each of the four points where two sidewalls abut each other providing a rigid assembled container. Attached to each latch mechanism is an actuating member with a grip. There is a latch mechanism on each side of each of two opposing sidewalls and latch actuators with grips that in close proximity to each other. The two grips allow the operator to disengage both latches integral with one side of the container with one hand. Similarly, when collapsing the container from assembled position, all four latches can be disengaged with each hand at respective pairs of grips. The latches are readily disengageable while providing a rigid assembled container.

Inventors: Ogden; Don M. U. (Palgrave, CA), Raghunathan; Narayan (Mississauga, CA), Lazarski; David Anthony (Lancaster, NY), Klein; James Howard (Varysburg, NY)

Assignee: Norseman Plastics Limited

International Classification: B65D 6/26 (20060101); B65D 6/16 (20060101); B65D 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018