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EXPANDABLE FLEXIBLE STORAGE (HAMMOCK)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029271D
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 67K

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Abstract

An expandable flexible storage is disclosed. The expandable flexible storage system comprises a frame and a flexible panel that is configured to be moved between a deployed position and a stowed position. In one embodiment, an end of the flexible panel is coupled to a user interface with ends that slide in channels in the frame for guided movement. Items may be stored on the surface of the flexible panel when in the deployed position or captured by the flexible panel when in the stowed position.

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EXPANDABLE FLEXIBLE STORAGE (HAMMOCK) Abstract

         An expandable flexible storage is disclosed. The expandable flexible storage system comprises a frame and a flexible panel that is configured to be moved between a deployed position and a stowed position. In one embodiment, an end of the flexible panel is coupled to a user interface with ends that slide in channels in the frame for guided movement. Items may be stored on the surface of the flexible panel when in the deployed position or captured by the flexible panel when in the stowed position.

Background

         It is generally known to provide for storage in a vehicle. Such known storage systems in vehicles typically include a center console with a pivoting lid to provide access to one or two levels of storage, which are typically provided by rigid shelving panels that provide little if any adjustability.

Description

         Referring to the Figures, the expandable flexible storage comprises a frame and a flexible storage panel. The frame is mounted to a console such as a center console in a vehicle. The frame includes a pair of opposing guides (shown as channels) and a pair of opposing side members. The flexible panel is attached to one of the side members. The other end of the flexible panel is coupled to a user interface (shown as a cylindral member having a grip or handle). Ends of the interface engage the two opposing guides and is configured for sliding guided movement between a deployed position and a stowed position. In t...