Title:
Frame structure and lock assembly
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Disclosed is a frame structure and a lock assembly. The frame structure comprises a base plate, a connecting plate, a top plate, first pillars, second pillars, insertions, and locking means. The base plate has a plurality of anchor holes respectively on two sides, and one ends of the first pillars are respectively connected on the anchors with locking means. Insertions are firmly set in two ends of the first pillars and the second pillars to firmly connect the first pillars and the second pillars. The insertions in one end of the first and second pillars are set with a lock hole, and the insertions in the other end are set with connecting means. The first pillars and the second pillars are connected with each other on two sides of the connecting plate to clip the connecting plate there between. The other ends of the second pillars are connected with the top plates. Therefore, the frame can stand and an LCD monitor can be put in the space surrounded with the connecting plate, the top plate, and the second pillars. The advantages of the frame are to integrate the LCD monitor therein and to increase practicability.



Inventors:
Lee, Hsin-nung (Sindina City, TW)
Application Number:
11/257175
Publication Date:
03/01/2007
Filing Date:
10/24/2005
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
108/180
International Classes:
A47B37/00; A47B81/06; A47B87/02; A47B96/14
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Primary Examiner:
ING, MATTHEW W
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP (P.O. Box 2207, Wilmington, DE, 19899-2207, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A lock assembly comprising: an upper part; and a lower part having at least one locating hole; where said upper part and said lower part are combined with a lock trench and a protrusion, and a locating pillar and a clasp.

2. A frame structure comprising: a base plate, said base plate having at least one first anchor hole respectively on two sides of said base plate; a connecting plate, said connecting plate having at least one second anchor hole respectively on two sides of said connecting plate; a plurality of first pillars connected with said first anchor holes respectively; a plurality of second pillars, and one side of said second pillar extending to form a groove; a plurality of insertions respectively firmly set in first and second ends of said first pillars and third and fourth ends of said second pillars, and said insertions having a lock hole or a connecting means therein; a plurality of locking means; and a top plate; wherein said second ends of said first pillars and said third ends of said second pillars are firmly locked on said connecting plate by said connecting means passing said second anchor holes of said connecting plate to combine with said lock hole, said base plate and said first ends of said first pillars are firmly connected by said locking means passing said first anchor holes of said base plate, and said top plate and said fourth ends of said second pillars are firmly connected by said locking means, so as to form a frame.

3. The frame structure according to claim 2, wherein said first and second pillars are oval hollow cylinders.

4. The frame structure according to claim 3, wherein said first and second pillars have a diaphragm therein to raise strength.

5. The frame structure according to claim 2, wherein said groove are composed of at least one groove piece.

6. The frame structure according to claim 2, wherein said insertion and said pillar are perfectly matched to firmly combine with each other.

7. The frame structure according to claim 2, wherein said lock hole has threads inside.

8. The frame structure according to claim 2, wherein said connecting means has threads outside.

9. A frame structure comprising: a base plate, said base plate having a plurality of anchor holes respectively on two sides of said base plate; a connecting plate; a plurality of first pillars connected with said anchor holes respectively; a plurality of second pillars, and one side of said second pillar extending to form a groove; a plurality of locking means; and a top plate; wherein said base plate and first ends of said first pillars are firmly connected by said locking means passing said anchor holes of said base plate, second ends of said first pillars and third ends of said second pillars are locked respectively on two sides of said connecting plate by insertions that firmly connect said second ends of said first pillars and said third ends of said second pillars, and said top plate and fourth ends of said second pillars are firmly connected, so as to form a frame.

10. The frame structure according to claim 9, wherein each said insertion has a lock hole inside.

11. The frame structure according to claim 9, wherein each said insertion has a connecting means inside.

12. The frame structure according to claim 9, wherein said first and second pillars are oval hollow cylinders.

13. The frame structure according to claim 12, wherein said first and second pillars have a diaphragm therein to raise strength.

14. The frame structure according to claim 9, wherein said groove are composed of at least one groove piece.

15. The frame structure according to claim 9, wherein said insertion and said pillar are perfectly matched to firmly combine with each other.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a frame structure and a lock assembly, and more particularly to a frame structure and a lock assembly that is capable of adjusting height and assembly pattern as user's hope and has advantages of better property and practicability.

2. Description of the Prior Art

Recently, various electric appliances tend to multi-function with the technology development. Another tendency is to be light and thin, such as LCD monitor. Hence, the manufacturers of LCD monitor develop the LCD monitor to meet those requirements, even be not the conventional electric appliance any more and become an object of art due to simple or colorful design. However, a frame for setting art goods therein is not available in the market. Namely, users set the LCD monitor only on the conventional TV-set or a similar conventional frame. Although the LCD monitor is still supported on the frame, the harmony does not exist. Moreover, the user has to spend much time to assemble the conventional TV-set or the similar conventional frame.

Hence, it is apparent that the conventional frames are in need of improvement due to those many drawbacks.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The objective of the present invention is to provide a frame structure capable of adjusting height according as user's hope.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide a frame structure with simple and easy to manufacture structure.

Still another objective of the present invention is to provide a frame structure with aesthetic property.

Still another objective of the present invention is to provide a frame structure easy to operate.

The frame structure of the present invention comprises a base plate, a connecting plate, a top plate, first pillars, second pillars, insertions, and locking means. The base plate has a plurality of anchor holes respectively on two sides, and one ends of the first pillars are respectively connected on the anchors with locking means. The first and second pillars are oval hollow cylinders, and one side of the first and second pillars extends to form a groove. Insertions are firmly set in two ends of the first pillars and the second pillars to firmly connect the first pillars and the second pillars. The insertions in one end of the first and second pillars are set with a lock hole, and the insertions in the other end are set with connecting means. The first pillars and the base plate are firmly connected with the insertions. The base plate also has a plurality of anchor holes respectively on two sides. The first pillars and the second pillars are connected with each other through the connecting means passing the anchors to clip the connecting plate there between. The other ends of the second pillars are connected with the top plates.

Therefore, the frame can stand and an LCD monitor can be connected in the frame, surrounded with the connecting plate, the top plate, and the second pillars. The advantages of the frame are to integrate the LCD monitor therein and to increase practicability. In addition, the LCD monitor can be set in the frame by a lock assembly. The lock assembly comprises an upper part and a lower part, and the lower part has at least one locating hole. The upper part and the lower part are combined with a lock trench and a protrusion, and a trench is formed in one side of the lock assembly. First, the LCD monitor is firmly locked in the lower part by the locking means locking in the locating hole, and then the upper part is covered on the lower part to hide the locking means. Next, the trenches of the lock assembly and the grooves of the pillars are jointed to accomplish the LCD monitor installation. The advantages of the frame are to integrate the LCD monitor therein and to increase practicability.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a frame structure in the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an assembly diagram of the frame structure in the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram of another frame structure in the present invention;

FIG. 4 is an exploded view of a pillar of the frame structure in the present invention;

FIG. 5 is an assembly diagram of the pillar of the frame structure in the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a schematic diagram of a pillar of another embodiment in the present invention;

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view of another pillar in the present invention;

FIG. 8 is a block diagram of another pillar in the present invention;

FIG. 9 is an assembly diagram of an LCD monitor set in the pillar in the present invention; and

FIG. 10 is a schematic diagram of a frame structure of another embodiment in the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 6, they are respectively exploded view, assembly diagram, accomplished diagram of a frame structure, and exploded view, assembly diagram, accomplished diagram of a frame structure. The frame structure comprises a base plate 1, first and second pillars 2, insertions 3, locking means 4, a connecting plate 5, and a top plate 6. The base plate 1 has a plurality of anchor holes 11 respectively on two sides, and one ends of the first pillars 2 are respectively connected on the anchors 11. The pillars 2 are oval hollow cylinders 21 and a diaphragm 22 therein to raise strength of the pillars 2. One side of the pillar 2 is extended to form a groove 23, and the groove may be composed of at least one groove piece. Two ends of the pillars 2 are firmly set with the insertions 3. The insertion 3 and the pillar 2 are perfectly matched so as to firmly combine with each other for firmly connecting the first pillars 2 and the second pillars 2. The insertion 3 is set with a lock hole 31 or a connecting means 32 therein. The lock hole 31 has threads inside and the connecting means 32 has threads outside, so that the first pillars 2 and the second pillars 2 can be firmly connected by these threads. The first ends of the first pillars 2 are firmly connected with the base plate 1 through the locking means 4, and the second ends of the first pillars 2 are connected with the connecting plate 5. The connecting plate 5 also has a plurality of anchor holes 51 respectively on two sides, so that the first pillars 2 are set on the anchor holes 51 through the connecting means 32 passing the anchor holes 51 to firmly lock the second pillars 2 on the opposite side of the connecting plate 5. The other end of the second pillars 2 are connected with the top plate 6 through locking means 4. Therefore, the frame can stand and an LCD monitor 7 can be set in the space surrounded with the connecting plate 5, the top plate 6, and the second pillars 2. The advantages of the frame are to integrate the LCD monitor 7 therein and to increase harmony and practicability.

Referring to FIG. 7 and FIG. 10, they are respectively cross-sectional view, block diagram, assembly diagram, and accomplished diagram of another pillar in the present invention. The LCD monitor 7 can be directly set in the frame by a lock assembly 8. The lock assembly 8 comprises an upper part 82 and a lower part 83, and the lower part has at least one locating hole 831. The upper part 82 and the lower part 83 are combined with a lock trench 84 and a protrusion 85, and a locating pillar 86 and a clasp 87, and a trench 81 is formed in one side of the lock assembly 8. First, the LCD monitor 7 is firmly locked in the lower part 83 by the locking means 4 locking in the locating hole 831, and then the upper part 82 is covered on the lower part 83 to hide the locking means 4. Next, the trenches 81 of the lock assembly and the grooves 23 of the pillars 2 are jointed to accomplish the LCD monitor installation. Hence, the frame structure is not only capable of supporting the LCD monitor, but also increases the harmony. In addition, the various installations between the pillars 2 and the connecting plate 5 is also to increase the practicability.

Compared with the conventional frames, the frame structure disclosed by the present invention has the following advantages.

1. The present invention is to apply the insertions to connect the pillars for increasing the autonomy.

2. The present invention is to apply the lock assembly to install the LCD monitor easily for increasing the harmony and practicability.

Although specific embodiments have been illustrated and described, it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that various modifications may be made without departing from what is intended to be limited solely by the appended claims.