Title:
Standing spherical container
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The standing spherical container includes a post preset for certain; and a hollow spheroid placed on the supporting unit of at the top of the post. The inside of the hollow spheroid is the hollow space, and the outside has the ball-like pattern. The hollow spheroid is made of the upper spheroid and the lower spheroid. There is at least one movable lid placed on the designated location of the upper spheroid of the hollow spheroid, and the opening of the movable lid can form an opening for the objects to be placed in the hollow space of the hollow spheroid. The standing spherical container created can be used as trash can or storage can, which is different from the conventional creativity and representation of the balls as to its effect and purpose.



Inventors:
Liang, Jui-ming (Fusing Township, TW)
Application Number:
11/248831
Publication Date:
05/11/2006
Filing Date:
10/13/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D25/24; B65D81/36; B65F1/06; B65F1/14; B65F1/16
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Primary Examiner:
BUI, LUAN KIM
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Egbert Law Offices, PLLC (1001 Texas Ave., Suite 1250, HOUSTON, TX, 77002, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A standing spherical container comprising: a post preset for a certain height and having a supporting unit at a top thereof, and a grounding unit at a bottom thereof; a hollow spheroid placed on the supporting unit of at the top of the post, an inside of the hollow spheroid being a hollow space, an outside having ball-like pattern, said hollow spheroid being comprised of an upper spheroid and a lower spheroid, a combination of the upper spheroid and the lower spheroid being openable and separable; and at least one movable lid placed on a designated location of the upper spheroid of the hollow spheroid, an opening of the movable lid forming an opening for objects to be placed in the hollow space of the hollow spheroid.

2. The container defined in claim 1, further comprising: a handle placed on the upper spheroid.

3. The container defined in claim 1, further comprising: an upper and lower spheroid joint being a structure of a protruding rim and a groove respectively.

4. The container defined in claim 1, further comprising: an upper and lower spheroidjoint having a surface as a straight line, or a curved line matching the ball-like pattern.

5. The container defined in claim 1, further comprising: an upper and lower spheroid joint connected by a rear button on one side.

6. The container defined in claim 1, wherein the movable lid is flexible and restorable.

7. The container defined in claim 1, wherein said post is comprised of a cylinder having a top and bottom expanding gradually.

8. The container defined in claim 1, further comprising: a hook placed on top of the hollow space of the hollow spheroid, and a bag in the hollow space fixed therein, the bag being used as garbage bag primarily.

9. A standing spherical container comprising: a post preset for a certain height and having a supporting unit at a top thereof, and a grounding unit at a bottom thereof; a hollow spheroid placed on the supporting unit of at the top of the post, an inside of the hollow spheroid being a hollow space, an outside having a ball-like pattern, and at least one movable lid placed on a designated location of an upper spheroid of the hollow spheroid, an opening of the movable lid forming an opening for objects to be placed in the hollow space of the hollow spheroid.

10. The container defined in claim 9, further comprising: an upper and lower spheroid joint having a surface as a straight line or a curved line matching the ball-like pattern.

11. The container defined in claim 9, further comprising: a handle placed on the upper spheroid.

12. The container defined in claim 9, wherein said post is comprised of a cylinder having a top and bottom expanding gradually.

Description:

RELATED U.S. APPLICATIONS

Not applicable.

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Not applicable.

REFERENCE TO MICROFICHE APPENDIX

Not applicable.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates generally to a container, and more particularly to a device, which combines a vertical post and spherical container.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

There are containers with various styles on the market today, and they have been widely used by the consumers. Taking a trash can for example, the trash can has more variety today compared to the traditional style. However, for many events or campaigns that have particular meanings, the design for the existing trash can or other container does not stand out to match the event activities. Taking the trash can placed in the ball court or the container sold by the vendors during the ball games for example, the style of the existing trash can and container does not represent the meaning of this type of activity, which is a flaw that mars perfection.

Thus, to overcome the aforementioned problems of the prior art, it would be an advancement in the art to provide an improved structure that can significantly improve the efficacy.

To this end, the inventor has provided the present invention of practicability after deliberate design and evaluation based on years of experience in the production, development and design of related products.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The improved features of the present invention:

1. It provides a structure that combines a vertical post 10 and the hollow spheroid 20, which is a never before seen design that meets the requirement for new patent.

2. The structure of the standing spherical container can be a trash can or storage can, and it is different from the conventional creativity and presentation of the balls. It can be used in all ball game events and ball courts, which promotes the spirit of the ball games.

Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows a perspective view of the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 shows an exploded perspective view of the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 shows a sectional view of the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 shows an enlarged sectional view of Part A of FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 shows a sectional view of the restorable view of the movable lid.

FIG. 6 shows a side perspective view of the straight line of the joint of the upper and lower spheroid.

FIG. 7 shows another side perspective view of the curve line of the upper and lower spheroid that matches the ball-like pattern.

FIG. 8 shows an elevation view of the embodiment of the joint of the upper and lower spheroid that is connected by the rear button.

FIG. 9 shows another structural perspective view of the movable lid and the hollow spheroid.

FIG. 10 shows another structural perspective view ofthe movable lid and the hollow spheroid.

FIG. 11 shows an elevation view of another embodiment of the ball-like pattern outside the hollow spheroid.

FIG. 12 shows an elevation view of still another embodiment of the ball-like pattern outside the hollow spheroid.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The features and the advantages ofthe present invention will be more readily understood upon a thoughtful deliberation of the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment of the present invention with reference to the accompanying drawings.

As shown in FIGS. 1-4, there is a preferred embodiment of the standing spherical container.

A post 10 is preset for certain height and has its top as the supporting unit 11, and the bottom is the grounding unit 12.

A hollow spheroid 20 is placed on the supporting unit 11 of at the top of the post 10, and the inside of the hollow spheroid 20 is the hollow space 23, and the outside has the ball-like pattern 24 (it is the soccer ball pattern in this embodiment). Among them, the hollow spheroid 20 is made of the upper spheroid 21 and the lower spheroid 22, and by the combination of the upper spheroid 21 and the lower spheroid 22 open or separate the set.

At least one movable lid 30 is to be placed on the designated location of the upper spheroid 21 of the hollow spheroid 20 (this embodiment has two sets of movable lid that are placed between the top ofthe upper spheroid). The opening of the movable lid 30 can form an opening for the objects to be placed in the hollow space of the hollow spheroid.

Among them, the handle 25 can be placed on the upper spheroid 21.

Among them, the part where the upper and lower spheroid 21 22j oint can be in the form of the structure of the protruding rim 27 and the groove 28 (as shown in FIG. 4).

Among them, the surface where the upper and lower spheroid 21 22 joint can be a straight line (as shown in FIG. 6), and can also be a curve line that matches the ball-like pattern 24 on the outside (as shown in FIG. 7).

Among them, the part where the upper and lower spheroid 21 22 joint can be structure that is connected by a rear button 29 on one side.

Among them, the movable lid 30 can be a lid that is flexible and be restored (as shown in FIG. 5), and this embodiment is achieved by using a side pivot 31 of the movable lid 30 for the torsion spring 32.

Among them, the post 10 can be a cylinder that has a top and bottom expands gradually, and as for the combination of the post 10 and the lower spheroid 22, this embodiment has a partition 13 formed in the middle of the post 10, so that the partition and the lower spheroid 22 has through holes 130 220, and using a long stick 50 that has screw thread 51 on both ends of stick, so that the both ends have the through holes 130 220 mentioned above to go through, and then by locking it with nut 52 to connect the post 10 and the lower spheroid 22.

Among them, the hook 231 can be placed on top of the hollow space 23 of the hollow spheroid 20, and by so doing, the bag 40 of the hollow space 23 is fixed, and the bag can be used as garbage bag primarily.

As shown in FIGS. 9 10, which is another embodiment of the standing spherical container of the present invention, and the difference from the embodiment mentioned above is that the hollow spheroid 20B is designed in one piece instead of dividing it into the upper and lower spheroid; and at least one movable lid 30B is placed on top of the hollow spheroid 20B, and the opening is formed by opening the movable lid so that the object can be placed in the hollow space 23 of the hollow spheroid 20B. Among them, the part where the movable lid 30B and the top of the hollow spheroid 20B can be a straight linear (as shown in FIG. 9), and it can also be the curve line that matches the ball-like pattern 24 on the outside (as shown in FIG. 10). As for the structure of the post 10, it is the same as the structure mentioned above, therefore, it shall not be mentioned again.

Among them, the ball-like pattern 24 on the outside of the hollow spheroid 20 can be various designs, such as the soccer ball design shown in FIG. 1 of the present invention. The ball-like pattern 24B shown in FIG. 11 is the design of a baseball. The ball-like pattern 24C shown in FIG. 12 is the design of a golf ball.





 
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