I think they are referring to a method of creating an actual flexible sheet of metal. Its hard to tell for sure because of how they word things, but it seems that is what they are getting at... Also... I want one of those tables now :)
Yes, I know it does get more complex later on in the patent. The first few claims, however, are how I described above. I'm still looking into the rest of it.
In English this basically just means making something similar to a hinge. It describes using a geometric pattern to remove parts of the metals to make it flexible. This just means cutting it into a certain shape. I think prior art in this case could be a door hinge :D
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