Self-contained tent system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5197504
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07732773

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A new and improved dome-type tent with a membrane suspended from a plurality of flexible tent poles. The membrane has a plurality of O-rings distributed about its outer surface in a plurality of paths separated one from the other with one of the flexible poles extending through the O-rings along each path of O-rings and with the pole being securely attached at one of its ends to the membrane in such a manner that the end remains attached to the tent membrane even when the tent is in the unassembled state for storage. The other end of each of the flexible poles is attached to the membrane so that when the tent is assembled and erected, the tent poles will exert a radially outward force on the membrane; however, when the tent is to be disassembled for storage, this other end of each of the flexible poles is detached from the membrane and the O-rings of each path of O-rings are slid along the respective flexible poles towards the end of the pole which remains attached to the membrane during disassembly and storage and the tent poles and membrane, together with the O-rings are folded together in a compact arrangement for storage.

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NORTH FACE APPAREL CORP THE3411 SILVERSIDE ROAD 201 BAYNARD BUILDING WILMINGTON DE 19810

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Howe, Robert Oakland, CA 22 144

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