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US007958882B1

(12) Ulllted States Patent

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COLLAPSIBLE BARBEQUE SYSTEM

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John Sgoundes, Palm Harbor, FL (US)

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2004/0112361 A1*

6/2004 Zelek et al.

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Provisional application No. 60/959,713, ?led on Jul.


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Primary Examiner * Kenneth B Rinehart


ASS/am Exam/"er * Jorge Perelm

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ABSTRACT

A tub in a generally rectilinear con?guration has a rear face,


a front face and side faces. The tub has a closed bottom and an

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open top. The tub contains heating elements with controls in


the front face. The controls are adapted to be manipulated by
a user during operation and use. A lid in a generally rectilinear
con?guration has a posterior element and an anterior element.
The posterior element has a rear face, an open front and side
faces. The posterior element has an open bottom and a closed
top. The anterior element has a front face, an open rear and
side faces. The posterior element has an open bottom and a
closed top. The rear of the anterior element is adapted to

slidably couple with respect to the front of the posterior


element. In this manner movement is provided between an

expanded and contracted orientation.

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Mitchell et al. ............. .. 220/287

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