Patent Number: 7,422,046

Title: Folding panel assembly

Abstract: Single and double folding panel assemblies are provided having two vertically-oriented frames that define an opening on spaced apart partitions. The single assembly having a plurality of folding panels mounted to one of the frames. When the panels are compressed, access to the opening is allowed, and when expanded and connected to the opposite frame, access is blocked. The double assembly having two pluralities of folding panels, each plurality of panels being mounted to separate frames. Each plurality can be pivotally mounted to the frame with spring-loaded hinges. When the panels are compressed, access to the opening is allowed. When the panels are expanded and locked together, access is blocked. A locking bar can be provided to keep the panels unfolded, removable decorative or descriptive panels can be used to change the appearance of the panels, the panels can comprise a computer controlled display, be opaque, translucent, or transparent.

Inventors: Kimmet; Stephen G. (Tiffin, OH)


International Classification: A47H 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-09-09 0:00:00