Title:
Watch box with back-up effective security locker and warranty compartment
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A display box for watch, bracelets or chain-like jewelries includes a box body with a surrounding wall defining a receiving compartment has a locker wall and a locking groove, and a display arrangement. The display arrangement includes a display stand adapted for detachably holding said display object in position, a folding panel connected between the box body and the display stand, a locking member extended from the folding panel for engaging with the locking groove and is shielded from the locker wall, and a security locker locking up the display stand through the locking member as a security measure for the display box.



Inventors:
Au, Kinsen Ka Fai (Hong Kong, HK)
Application Number:
11/193106
Publication Date:
02/01/2007
Filing Date:
07/29/2005
Assignee:
Nationalpak Limited
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/6.1
International Classes:
A45C11/04; B65D85/40
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Primary Examiner:
LALLI, MELISSA LYNN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Raymond, Chan Y. (108 N. Ynez Ave., #128, Monterey Park, CA, 91754, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A display box for storing and displaying a display object, comprising: a box body comprising a surrounding wall defining a receiving compartment within said surrounding wall, wherein said box body further has a locker wall formed within said receiving compartment and a locking groove formed on said locker wall to communicate said receiving compartment with a bottom side of said box body; and a display arrangement, which comprises: a display stand adapted for detachably holding said display object in position; a folding panel pivotally extended from said surrounding wall of said box body to said display stand to pivotally fold between a display position and an accessing position, wherein at said display position, said folding panel is pivotally and downwardly folded to hold said display stand within said receiving compartment for retaining said display object in said box body, and at said accessing position, said folding panel is pivotally and upwardly folded to lift up said display stand from said receiving compartment such that said display stand is allowed for said display object detaching therefrom; a locking member, having a locking portion, which is extended from said folding panel and is arranged to slidably engage with said locking groove at a position that said locking portion of said locking member is positioned below said locker wall; and a security locker substantially locking up said locking portion of said locking member below said locker wall to securely lock up said display stand at said display position in a hidden manner for restricting said display stand from being accessed to remove said display object therefrom.

2. The display box, as recited in claim 1, wherein said locking member further has a locking hole formed at said locking portion thereof such that when said locking member is slid through said locking groove, said locking hole is positioned below said locker wall to couple with said security locker.

3. The display box, as recited in claim 2, wherein said security locker comprises an elongated breakable strip slidably passing through said locking hole to form a locking loop so as to lock up said display stand at said display position.

4. The display box, as recited in claim 1, wherein said locker wall has a predetermined curvature upwardly extended within said receiving compartment such that when said locking member is slid through said locker wall, said locking portion of said locking member is positioned between said locker wall and said bottom side of said box body so as to hide said locking portion of said locking member within said box body.

5. The display box, as recited in claim 2, wherein said locker wall has a predetermined curvature upwardly extended within said receiving compartment such that when said locking member is slid through said locker wall, said locking portion of said locking member is positioned between said locker wall and said bottom side of said box body so as to hide said locking portion of said locking member within said box body.

6. The display box, as recited in claim 3, wherein said locker wall has a predetermined curvature upwardly extended within said receiving compartment such that when said locking member is slid through said locker wall, said locking portion of said locking member is positioned between said locker wall and said bottom side of said box body so as to hide said locking portion of said locking member within said box body.

7. The display box, as recited in claim 1, wherein said box body further comprises a partition wall extended within said receiving compartment to partition said receiving compartment into a hidden cavity at a position underneath said folding panel at said display position such that said folding panel forms an enclosing cover to enclose said hidden cavity when said folding panel is pivotally folded on said partition wall.

8. The display box, as recited in claim 3, wherein said box body further comprises a partition wall extended within said receiving compartment to partition said receiving compartment into a hidden cavity at a position underneath said folding panel at said display position such that said folding panel forms an enclosing cover to enclose said hidden cavity when said folding panel is pivotally folded on said partition wall.

9. The display box, as recited in claim 6, wherein said box body further comprises a partition wall extended within said receiving compartment to partition said receiving compartment into a hidden cavity at a position underneath said folding panel at said display position such that said folding panel forms an enclosing cover to enclose said hidden cavity when said folding panel is pivotally folded on said partition wall.

10. The display box, as recited in claim 1, wherein said box body further comprises a side platform, which is shaped and sized symmetrical to said folding panel, substantially mounted within said receiving compartment to form a central channel between said side platform and said folding panel to receive said display stand in said central channel at said display position, wherein said side platform has a hidden opening that said locker wall is mounted therewithin, such that said locking member is slidably folded to enclose said hidden opening at said display position.

11. The display box, as recited in claim 3, wherein said box body further comprises a side platform, which is shaped and sized symmetrical to said folding panel, substantially mounted within said receiving compartment to form a central channel between said side platform and said folding panel to receive said display stand in said central channel at said display position, wherein said side platform has a hidden opening that said locker wall is mounted therewithin, such that said locking member is slidably folded to enclose said hidden opening at said display position.

12. The display box, as recited in claim 6, wherein said box body further comprises a side platform, which is shaped and sized symmetrical to said folding panel, substantially mounted within said receiving compartment to form a central channel between said side platform and said folding panel to receive said display stand in said central channel at said display position, wherein said side platform has a hidden opening that said locker wall is mounted therewithin, such that said locking member is slidably folded to enclose said hidden opening at said display position.

13. The display box, as recited in claim 9, wherein said box body further comprises a side platform, which is shaped and sized symmetrical to said folding panel, substantially mounted within said receiving compartment to form a central channel between said side platform and said folding panel to receive said display stand in said central channel at said display position, wherein said side platform has a hidden opening that said locker wall is mounted therewithin, such that said locking member is slidably folded to enclose said hidden opening at said display position.

14. The display box, as recited in claim 7, further comprises a pivot joint, wherein said folding panel is pivotally connected to said box body via said pivot joint, said pivot joint comprises a first joint member substantially mounted on said surrounding wall of said box body and a second joint member substantially mounted on a bottom side of said folding panel to pivotally connect to said first joint member such that when said folding panel is pivotally folded at said display position, said pivot joint is invisibly hidden within said hidden cavity.

15. The display box, as recited in claim 9, further comprises a pivot joint, wherein said folding panel is pivotally connected to said box body via said pivot joint, said pivot joint comprises a first joint member substantially mounted on said surrounding wall of said box body and a second joint member substantially mounted on a bottom side of said folding panel to pivotally connect to said first joint member such that when said folding panel is pivotally folded at said display position, said pivot joint is invisibly hidden within said hidden cavity.

16. The display box, as recited in claim 13, further comprises a pivot joint, wherein said folding panel is pivotally connected to said box body via said pivot joint, said pivot joint comprises a first joint member substantially mounted on said surrounding wall of said box body and a second joint member substantially mounted on a bottom side of said folding panel to pivotally connect to said first joint member such that when said folding panel is pivotally folded at said display position, said pivot joint is invisibly hidden within said hidden cavity.

17. The display box, as recited in claim 1, further comprising an enclosing panel detachably mounted on said bottom side of said box body to enclose said security locker within said box body.

18. The display box, as recited in claim 9, further comprising an enclosing panel detachably mounted on said bottom side of said box body to enclose said security locker within said box body.

19. The display box, as recited in claim 13, further comprising an enclosing panel detachably mounted on said bottom side of said box body to enclose said security locker within said box body.

20. The display box, as recited in claim 16, further comprising an enclosing panel detachably mounted on said bottom side of said box body to enclose said security locker within said box body.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

1. Field of Invention

The present invention relates to a display box, and more particularly relates to a display box for watch which includes a back-up effective security locker and warranty compartment.

2. Description of Related Arts

Watch display box is widely used in department stores and shops. Conventional watch display usually includes a box body having a central cuff chamber and includes a cuff fittingly inserted into the cuff chamber. When a watch is positioned on the cuff, inserted into the cuff member, and displayed in the department store, the watch on the cuff may dislocate in the watch box. It is also very easy for a customer to drop or mishandle the watch and the cuff while shopping, especially with the increasing trend of free display style of the department in the present days. It also poses problems for the staff to show the watch as cautious handling is required to prevent the watch from losing support from the cuff and drop off from the cuff. On the other hands, different watches from different boxes may be mixed up when several watches have been shown at the same time. What's more is that the risk of being stolen is higher as it is easier to take the watch from the cuff.

It is impossible for the conventional display box to provide a secured attachment into the display box. It is also not desirable to have a designated staff for keeping an eye on the display boxes with watches displayed, especially in the open style display environment nowadays. The balance of displaying the watch in the box for promoting sale and the balance of security can never be achieved with the use of the conventional display box.

Conventional box also poses problem of displaying warranty for a watch. The warranty is usually placed in the bottom of the box. It is difficult and inconvenience to manipulate and to be shown clearly. The cuff with the watch must be taken out before the warranty can be displayed.

SUMMARY OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

A main object of the present invention is to provide a display box with effective security locker and warranty compartment for effectively displaying an object while providing a security measure.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a display box including a security measure for locking the display stand inside the box body.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a display box including a locking member and a security locker for locking a display stand within the display box such that the display stand is secured into the display box all the time while allowing effective display of an object inside at the same time.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a display box including a hidden cavity capable of serving as a warranty compartment which is hidden in a display position and can be shown and clearly seen at the same time an object being displayed when the display box is in an accessing position.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a display box including a display stand pivotally connected to the box body in such a manner that the display stand is suspended inside the display box in a display position so as to provide an extra protection against vibration to an object inside the display box, that the display position is also the default position for carriage of an object inside the display box.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a display box including a security measure for locking the display stand inside the box body in a display position and an accessory display stand locking member for locking an object onto the cuff member, that is especially important in an accessing position.

Accordingly, in order to accomplish the above objects, the present invention provides a display box for storing and displaying a display object, comprising:

a box body comprising a surrounding wall defining a receiving compartment within the surrounding wall, wherein the box body further has a locker wall formed within the receiving compartment and a locking groove formed on the locker wall to communicate the receiving compartment with a bottom side of the box body; and

a display arrangement, which comprises:

a display stand adapted for detachably holding the display object in position;

a folding panel pivotally extended from the surrounding wall of the box body to the display stand to pivotally fold between a display position and an accessing position, wherein at the display position, the folding panel is pivotally and downwardly folded to hold the display stand within the receiving compartment for retaining the display object in the box body, and at the accessing position, the folding panel is pivotally and upwardly folded to lift up the display stand from the receiving compartment such that the display stand is allowed for the display object detaching therefrom;

a locking member, having a locking portion, which is extended from the folding panel and is arranged to slidably engage with the locking groove at a position that the locking portion of the locking member is positioned below the locker wall; and

a security locker substantially locking up the locking portion of the locking member below the locker wall to securely lock up the display stand at the display position in a hidden manner for restricting the display stand from being accessed to remove the display object therefrom.

The display box may also comprise a box cover fittingly matched with the box body so as to cover the box body.

The display box is used for watch display and for jewelry such as bracelets or chain like jewelries.

These and other objectives, features, and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following detailed description, the accompanying drawings, and the appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is the perspective view of the display box in a display position according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is the sectional view of the display box in a display position according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is the partial exploded view of the display box illustrating the security measure around the bottom of the display box according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is the perspective view of the display box in a display position according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to FIG. 1 of the drawings, a display box 1 showing a display object X in a display position according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention is illustrated. The display box 1 comprises a box body 10, a box cover 30 and a display arrangement 20.

The box body 10 comprises a surrounding wall 11 defining a receiving compartment 111. The display arrangement 20 comprises a display stand 21, a folding panel 22, and a locking member 23. The display stand 21 is adapted for detachably holding the display object in position, fittingly provided in the receiving compartment 111 of the box body 11.

When the display box 1 is displayed in a display position, the security measure of the display box 1 is not seen.

The display object X, as shown in FIG. 1, is a watch. However, other display objects such as bracelet or the like, or other chain-like jewelries are also suitable for use of the display box of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 2 of the drawings, the sectional view of the display box 1 in a display position according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention is illustrated. The display box, which can be used for storing and displaying a display object, comprises a box body 10 comprising a surrounding wall 11 defining a receiving compartment 111 within the surrounding wall 11. The box body 10 further comprises a locker wall 12 formed within the receiving compartment 111 and a locking groove 13 formed on the locker wall 12 to communicate the receiving compartment 111 with a bottom side of the box body 10.

The display box 1 also includes a display arrangement 20, which comprises a display stand 21 adapted for detachably holding the display object in position, a folding panel 22 pivotally extended from the surrounding wall 11 of the box body 10 to the display stand 21 to pivotally fold between a display position and an accessing position, wherein at the display position, the folding panel 22 is pivotally and downwardly folded to hold the display stand 21 within the receiving compartment 111 for retaining the display object in the box body 10, and at the accessing position, the folding panel 22 is pivotally and upwardly folded to lift up the display stand from the receiving compartment 111 such that the display stand 21 is allowed for the display object to be detached therefrom, a locking member 23, having a locking portion, which is extended from the folding panel 22 and is arranged to engage, such as slidably engage, with the locking groove 13 at a position that the locking portion of said locking member 23 is positioned below the locker wall 12.

The display box 1 further comprises a security locker 40 substantially locking up the locking portion of the locking member 23 below the locker wall 12 to securely lock up the display stand 21 at the display position in a hidden manner for restricting the display stand from being accessed and the display object being removed therefrom.

The security locker 40 may be in the form of a strip tie for locking the security locking member 23 in a display position. Other forms of security locker such as ring, ring-like devices, closed-ended flexible devices or the like may also be used to achieve the same purpose. The locking member 23 can be made of breakable materials such as plastic for easily manipulation for unlocking the display stand 21.

Referring to FIG. 3 of the drawings, the security measure around the bottom of the display box according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention is illustrated. The locking member 23 has a locking hole 231 formed at the locking portion thereof such that when the locking member 23 passes through the locking groove 13, the locking hole 231 is positioned below the locker wall 12 to couple with the security locker 40.

The display box 1 further comprises an enclosing panel 14 detachably mounted on the bottom side of the box body 10 to enclose the security locker 40 within the box body 10.

The security locker 40 may be an elongated breakable strip, which is adapted for slidably passing through the locking hole 231 to form a locking loop so as to lock up the display stand 21 at the display position.

The locker wall 12 may also has a predetermined curvature upwardly extended within the receiving compartment 111 such that when the locking member 23 is slid through the locker wall 12, the locking portion of the locking member 23 is positioned between the locker wall 12 and the bottom side of the box body 10 so as to hide the locking portion of the locking member 23 within the box body 10.

Referring to FIG. 4 of the drawings, the display box 1 in an accessing position according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention is shown. The box body 10 further comprises a partition wall 15 extended within the receiving compartment 111 to partition the receiving compartment into a hidden cavity 16 at a position underneath the folding panel 22 at the display position such that the folding panel 22 forms an enclosing cover to enclose said hidden cavity 16 when the folding panel 22 is pivotally folded on the partition wall 15. The hidden cavity 16 is best served as a warranty compartment to store a warranty such that the warranty is shown in the accessing position and is hidden in the display position.

The box body 10 also comprises a side platform 17, which is shaped and sized symmetrical to the folding panel 22, substantially mounted within the receiving compartment 111 to form a central channel 18 between the side platform 17 and the folding panel 22 to receive the display stand 21 in the central channel 18 at the display position. The side platform 17 has a hidden opening 171 that the locker wall 12 is mounted therewithin, such that the locking member 23 can be slidably folded to enclose the hidden opening 171 at the display position.

As shown in FIG. 4 of the drawings, the folding panel 22 is pivotally connected to the box body by a pivot joint 24. The pivot joint 24 includes a first joint member 241 substantially mounted on the surrounding wall 11 of the box body 10 and a second joint member 242 substantially mounted on a bottom side of the folding panel 22 to pivotally connect to the first joint member 241 such that when the folding panel 22 is pivotally folded at the display position, the pivot joint 24 is invisibly hidden within the hidden cavity 16. It is also possible that the folding panel 22 is capable of pivotally movement and being flipped to standing still in the accessing position.

The display box 10 may also further comprise an accessory display stand locking member connected to the folding panel. The accessory display stand locking member is co-axially aligned with the display stand 13 such that the accessory display stand locking member and the display stand are capable of co-axial movement and the object X displayed on the display stand can be securely locked onto the display stand with the display stand locking member by any affixing member such as strip tie or the like.

One skilled in the art will understand that the embodiment of the present invention as shown in the drawings and described above is exemplary only and not intended to be limiting.

It will thus be seen that the objects of the present invention have been fully and effectively accomplished. It embodiments have been shown and described for the purposes of illustrating the functional and structural principles of the present invention and is subject to change without departure from such principles. Therefore, this invention includes all modifications encompassed within the spirit and scope of the following claims.