Title:
Safety switch of a toolbox
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A safety switch of a toolbox comprises a box body having a first positioning portion; an outer cover; a buckle having a first positioning unit and an resisting end at an upper side of the buckle; a gap being formed between the outer cover and the box body when the outer cover is closed upon the box body; the first positioning unit being capable of buckling the first positioning portion of the box body. When the outer cover is closed upon the box body, the resisting end protrudes out of the gap so as to buckle the outer cover. The buckle has a slender neck portion. The outer cover has a notch or the size of the outer cover is smaller than that of the box body so that the resisting end can protrude out from the notch.



Inventors:
Chen, Chang-ying (Taichung, TW)
Application Number:
11/230619
Publication Date:
03/22/2007
Filing Date:
09/21/2005
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/1.5
International Classes:
A45C13/10
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Primary Examiner:
ELOSHWAY, NIKI MARINA
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Chang-Ying Chen (235 Chung-Ho Box 8-24, Taipei, null, null, TW)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A safety switch of a toolbox comprising: a box body having a first positioning portion; an outer cover; a buckle having a first positioning unit and an resisting end at an upper side of the buckle; a gap being formed between the outer cover and the box body when the outer cover is closed upon the box body; the first positioning unit being capable of buckling the first positioning portion of the box body; when the outer cover is closed upon the box body, the resisting end protruding out of the gap so as to buckle the outer cover.

2. The safety switch of a toolbox as claimed in claim 1, wherein the buckle has a slender neck portion so that the resisting end can separate from the buckle by cutting the neck portion.

3. The safety switch of a toolbox as claimed in claim 1, wherein an upper surface of the resisting end is an inclined surface.

4. The safety switch of a toolbox as claimed in claim 1, wherein the outer cover has a notch so that the resisting end can protrude out from the notch.

5. The safety switch of a toolbox as claimed in claim 1, wherein the buckle has a second positioning unit and the box body has a second positioning portion; the second positioning unit is capable of buckling the second positioning portion.

6. The safety switch of a toolbox as claimed in claim 1, wherein the first positioning unit is at a lateral side of the buckle and the second positioning portion is at a bottom side of the buckle.

7. The safety switch of a toolbox as claimed in claim 1, wherein the size of the outer cover is slightly smaller than that of an opening of the box body so that a small gap is formed therebetween; and the resisting end can protrude out of the box body from the gap.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to toolboxes, and in particular to a safety switch of a toolbox, wherein a buckle is used to buckle the outer cover and box body for burglar proof. As the toolbox is used firstly, the buckle can be cut from a neck portion. Thereby the toolbox can be used normally.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

In the prior art toolbox for display, no special design for tying the toolbox is provided. Thus, people often ties the toolbox by ropes before selling. When the buyers buy the toolbox, the rope is interrupted for opening the outer cover of the toolbox. However, tying the toolbox by ropes provides a bad outlook to the toolbox and the operation is tedious and inconvenient.

In one improvement design, two sides at the opening sides of a toolbox are formed with recesses, respectively for buckling buckles. Each buckle is formed with a hole. A lock is provided. Each lock is installed with a hooking hole. A front end of the lock has two hooks. Each hook has a hooking portion which can hook the box so that the lock is firmly secured upon the toolbox. Thereby the box cannot be opened so as to have the effect of burglar proof. However, the prior art structure has hooks protruded from two sides of the toolbox. It will interfere the arrangement of the toolbox and makes an unbeautiful outlook. Moreover the use of the hooks are inconvenient. As a result the effect of burglar effect is reduced. As a whole, it is not practical and necessary to be improved.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly, the primary object of the present invention is to provide a safety switch of a toolbox, wherein a buckle is used to buckle the outer cover and box body for burglar proof. As the toolbox is used firstly, the buckle can be cut from a neck portion. Thereby the toolbox can be used normally.

To achieve above objects, the present invention provides a safety switch of a toolbox which comprises a box body having a first positioning portion; an outer cover; a buckle having a first positioning unit and an resisting end at an upper side of the buckle; a gap being formed between the outer cover and the box body when the outer cover is closed upon the box body; the first positioning unit being capable of buckling the first positioning portion of the box body. When the outer cover is closed upon the box body, the resisting end protruding out of the gap so as to buckle the outer cover. The buckle has a slender neck portion. The outer cover has a notch or the size of the outer cover is smaller than that of the box body so that the resisting end can protrude out from the notch.

The various objects and advantages of the present invention will be more readily understood from the following detailed description when read in conjunction with the appended drawing.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of the safety switch of a toolbox of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view about the safety switch of a toolbox of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a partial enlarged view of the safety switch of a toolbox of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a partial enlarged view about the notch of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a cross sectional view along line C-D of FIG. 3.

FIGS. 6 and 7 are operation views along the line A-B of FIG. 3.

FIG. 8 is a perspective view about the safety switch of a toolbox of the present invention.

FIG. 9 is a schematic view about the safety switch of a toolbox of the present invention.

FIG. 10 is an enlarged cross sectional view about the buckling section of the outer cover of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

In order that those skilled in the art can further understand the present invention, a description will be described in the following in details. However, these descriptions and the appended drawings are only used to cause those skilled in the art to understand the objects, features, and characteristics of the present invention, but not to be used to confine the scope and spirit of the present invention defined in the appended claims.

Referring to FIG. 1, the safety switch of a box body of the present invention is illustrated. The safety switch of the present invention has the following elements.

A box body 1 has a receiving space 10 for receiving various hand tools 2 (such as replaceable opener heads, knives, sockets, etc.). A first positioning portion 12 is formed at one lateral wall of the receiving space 10 of the box body 1. A second positioning portion 13 is formed at a bottom of the receiving space 10. The receiving space 10 is installed with a first buckling unit 111.

An openable outer cover 11 is included. The outer cover 11 may be a transparent structure. The outer cover 11 has a second buckle 111 for buckling to the first buckling unit 111 of the box body 1. When the outer cover 11 closes, the hand tools 2 are sealed into the receiving space 10 of the box body 1. Above mentioned structure is known in the prior art and the thus the details will not be further described. A notch 112 is formed at one side of the outer cover 11.

The buckle 3 has a plate-like structure. An upper end of the buckle 3 is protruded with a resisting end 31. An upper side of the resisting end 31 is an inclined surface and a bottom thereof is a plane. The resisting end 31 is corresponding to the notch 112 of the tool body 1. The resisting end 31 can protrude out of the notch 112 to buckle the outer cover 11 so that the outer cover 11 cannot be opened. A lateral side of the resisting end 31 is protruded with a first positioning unit 32. The first positioning unit 32 can insert into the first positioning portion 12. A lower side of the resisting end 31 is formed with a second positioning unit 33. The second positioning unit 33 can insert into the second positioning portion 13 so as to firmly secure the outer cover 11 to the tool body 1. In the present invention, the second positioning unit 33 and the second positioning portion 13 can be neglected. The resisting end 31 has a slender neck portion.

When the first positioning unit 32 and second positioning unit 33 are inserted into the first positioning portion 12 and second positioning portion 13, the tool body 1 inserts into the notch 112 of the outer cover 11 so as to buckle the outer cover 11, see FIG. 2.

In use of the present invention, referring to FIGS. 3 and 8, it is illustrated that the first positioning unit 32 and second positioning unit 33 are inserted into the first positioning portion 12 and second positioning portion 13. The tool body 1 inserts into the notch 112 of the outer cover 11 so as to buckle the outer cover 11. Thereby the present invention provides an effect of burglar-proof. An upper side of the resisting end 31 is formed as an inclined surface. Thereby it easily protrudes out of the notch 112 of the outer cover 11. When it is desired to close the outer cover 11, see FIGS. 6, 7 (FIG. 6 is a cross sectional view along line A-B of FIG. 3). A force is used to press the outer cover 11 so that the resisting end 31 protrudes out of the notch 112. A bottom of the resisting end 31 is a plane. Thereby when the resisting end 31 protrudes out of the notch 112, it can buckle the outer cover 11 firmly.

Referring to FIG. 5, FIG. 5 is a cross sectional view along line C-D of FIG. 3. The buckle 3 can buckle to the first positioning portion 12 of the receiving space 10 of the tool body 1. FIG. 8 shows that the outer cover 11 is firmly secured to the tool body 1.

Referring to FIGS. 9 and 10, after the user buys the toolbox of the present invention, when the user desires to open the outer cover 11, a part of the resisting end 31 protrudes out of the notch 112 of the outer cover 11 is cut from the neck portion. Then the outer cover 11 can be opened. Then the buckle 3 is taken down. Then the outer cover 11 can be fixed to the box body 1 by buckling the first buckling unit 111 of the box body 1 to the second buckling unit 111 of the outer cover 11. It is only necessary to press the buckling unit 111 to make the first buckling unit 111 separate from the second buckling unit 111 so that the outer cover 11 separates from the box body 1. Thereby the too box of the present invention has the function of general toolbox.

In one embodiment of the present invention, the size of the outer cover 11 is slightly smaller than an opening of the box body 1 so that a small gap is formed therebetween. Thereby the resisting end 31 can protrude out of the box body 1 from the gap. Thus, no notch 112 is necessary to be formed on the outer cover 11. The resisting end 31 of the buckle 3 can still buckle the outer cover 11.

The present invention is thus described, it will be obvious that the same may be varied in many ways. Such variations are not to be regarded as a departure from the spirit and scope of the present invention, and all such modifications as would be obvious to one skilled in the art are intended to be included within the scope of the following claims.





 
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