Automatic opening for a compartment in a pack

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9687063
APP PUB NO 20160353864A1
SERIAL NO

14731096

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The inventive subject matter is generally directed to a pack with an automatically opening compartment. The pack has a body that defines a volume for the containment of articles, and a strap system for supporting the pack in a user's body. A section of the pack is hingeably coupled to another body portion of the pack. The hingeable section has a first condition, providing an opening to a compartment in the pack, and a second condition, closing the opening to the compartment. The hingeable section is coupled to a spring system that is (1) unloaded when the hingeable section is in the first condition and (2) relatively loaded when in the second condition, so that the compartment automatically opens when the closure system is released. The pack may include a closure system for locking the hingeable section in the closed condition.

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THE NORTH FACE APPAREL CORP3411 SILVERSIDE ROAD WILMINGTON DE 19810

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Coutant, Andrew John Dublin, US 1 1
Guthrie, Benjamin Kiyoshi San Francisco, US 2 1
Nordhauser, Hunter Andrew San Francisco, US 2 1
Paduano, Matthew Edward Orinda, US 8 12
Tagumi, Christopher K Oakland, US 2 2

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