Title:
Display structure
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention discloses a display structure, comprising two vertical bars, two cross bars, a plurality of partition bars, and a plurality of partition parts to form a unit body. The short sides of the assembly panels on both ends of the partition bar are positioned into the gaps between the two wing panels in the vertical bar and then the partition bar is rotated to engage with the two clip grooves and the two wing panels, and a clip tenon is sandwiched by the two wing panels so as to form a plate-shape unit body. Further, the top of the partition part is snapped into the slide groove with the bottom of the partition bar protruding a partition panel such that the space between the partition parts is partitioned into accommodating spaces.



Inventors:
Teng, Rong-sheng (Shatin, HK)
Application Number:
11/474262
Publication Date:
12/27/2007
Filing Date:
06/26/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
G9B/33.021, G9B/33.018
International Classes:
A47G29/00
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Primary Examiner:
KRYCINSKI, STANTON L
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Troxell Law, Office Pllc One Skyline Place (SUITE 1404, 5205 LEESBURG PIKE, FALLS CHURCH, VA, 22041, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A display structure, comprising two long vertical bars of identical cross section which are oppositely disposed and whose inner end edges oppositely extend to form a wing panel, respectively, to define a guide rail; two cross bars each of which comprises a rectangular cross beam of identical cross section and an end plug disposed on their respective ends, to be snapped into the two wing panels and guide rails, and which are transversally disposed on the upper and under surfaces of the two vertical bars; a plurality of partition bars each of which is transversally and movably disposed between the two vertical bars and comprises a long support beam whose both ends are provided with an end connection part, respectively, wherein the front and rear sides of the inner portion of the support beam oppositely extend to form a frame wing, respectively, so as to form a slide rail on its top, and an accommodating space on its bottom, and a stopper is protrudingly disposed on the front and rear of the top of the support beam, respectively, and the edge connection panel is an assembly panel cut to form a clip groove provided with a clip tenon therein and extending transversally to form an insert tenon to be inserted into the slide rail; and a plurality of partition parts whose tops are snapped into the slide grooves with the bottom of the partition bars protruding a partition panel, such that the short sides of the assembly panels are positioned into the gaps between the two wing panels and then the partition bar is rotated ed to engage with the two clip grooves and the two wing panels, and a clip tenon is sandwiched by the two wing panels so as to form a plate-shape unit body.

2. The display structure as defined in claim 1, wherein the face panel of the end plug transversally extends to form a plug tenon to be inserted into the embedded groove extending horizontally from the cross beam; a connection tenon is provided on the inner wall of top of the embedded groove of the cross beam of the lower cross bar and a tenon recess is correspondingly disposed to the tenon plug such that they are engaged together; a connecting device is put through the panel hole provided on the frame panel and the tenon and then connected with the connection tenon.

3. The display structure as defined in claim 1, wherein the front and rear of the top of the lower cross beam is protrudingly provided with a stop rim, respectively.

4. The display structure as defined in claim 1, wherein the lower part of the embedded groove of the cross beam of the upper cross bar oppositely and horizontally to define a neck panel, the front and rear stop rims are arranged to form an accommodating space therein, and the middle of the inner wall of the top of the upper cross beam is protrudingly provided with a plurality of rib tenons and the plug tenon is longitudinally cut to form a tenon hole, such that a connecting device may be put through the tenon hole to butt against the rib tenon to form a locking engagement thereon.

5. The display structure as defined in claim 1, wherein the upper inner wall of the support beam is protrudingly provided with a plurality of frame ribs, such that a connecting device may be put through the tenon hole longitudinally cut to form on the edge connecting part to butt against the rib tenon to form locking engagement thereon.

6. The display structure as defined in claim 1, wherein a though hole is cut to form on the assembly panel, such that a connecting device may be put through the through hole to butt against the protruding rib to engage thereon.

7. The display structure as defined in claim 1, wherein each end of the cross bars on the top and bottom of the vertical bar is longitudinally inserted with an axel connection plate, respectively, on which is disposed with an axle and a bearing so as to be pivotally connected with a pivotal plate.

8. The display structure as defined in claim 1, wherein the bottom of the partition extends from both sides to form an elastic portion, respectively.

9. The display structure as defined in claim 1, wherein two corners on one diagonal of the assembly panel and the clip tenon are chamfered and the other two corners are right angles, such that the distances from the respective corner to the center are different.

10. The display structure as defined in claim 1, wherein the exterior of the vertical bar is provided with an arc face, the middle of the vertical panel on the opposite side of the guide rail is disposed with a protruding rib, and the frame panel of the end plug is disposed with a panel hole, such that a connecting device may be put through and butt against the protruding rib to form a locking engagement thereon.

11. The display structure as defined in claim 1, wherein the assembly panel and the insert tenon of the edge connecting part are separately arranged, the insert tenon is connected with a linking plate disposed on the edge of the edge connecting part, a clip tenon is protrudingly provided on the front of the linking plate so as to connect with the tenon groove provided on the rear of the assembly panel, and a clip groove is formed therebetween; a screw is inserted into the tenon hole of the clip tenon and is then screwed into the through hole on the assembly panel, such that, during the process of tightening the screw, the assembly panel moves toward the insert tenon and thus the clip groove is narrowing until the assembly panel is clampingly fastened with the two wing panels and butted against the protruding rib to form a locking engagement.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a display structure and, in particular to a display structure which can adjust partition widths according to the sizes of displayed objects and firmly secure objects of different thicknesses, achieving the aim of flexible display.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

It has been a popular practice to use cabinet or rack to display or receive objects for many years. To receive displayed objects of different sizes or thicknesses, traditional cabinet or rack has gradually evolved from fixed structure to flexible assembly, rendering greater convenience to consumers.

Existing assembled storage racks for receiving or storing flat objects, CD or DVD cases for example, as shown in FIG. 1, mainly comprises a plurality of long vertical panels B, between which are disposed with a plurality of bars C to partition a plurality of storage areas D. The bars C are secured by fastening device E, screws for example. It may then be used for receiving or storing plat objects in the storage areas D, CD or DVD cases for example.

The aforementioned storage rack A may be used for receiving or storing plat objects in the storage areas D, CD or DVD cases for example. However, when the objects, CD cases for example, stored or displayed, they are disposed with their sides facing users or consumers, causing inconvenient for viewing or appreciating to consumers. Also, after the storage rack A is assembled, the sizes and the spacings of storage areas D are fixed, and thus unable to adjust. Bigger CD cases, for example, are unable to be fitted in. Furthermore, there is no fastening structure for securing the flat objects stored, CD cases for example, once they are put in place. Consequently, the aforementioned storage rack A above is suitable to receive objects, but fails to meet the demands of displaying. It is necessary to provide a new storage structure to overcome the aforementioned drawbacks.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

To meet such a demand, the applicant having a long time experience in designing, production, and marketing of display rack, display cabinet, and so on proposes the present invention, display structure, as a result of numerous trials and experiments.

An object of the present invention is to provide a display structure, comprising two long vertical bars of identical cross section which are oppositely disposed and whose inner end edges oppositely extend to form a wing panel, respectively, to define a guide rail; two cross bars each of which comprises a rectangular cross beam of identical cross section and an end plug disposed on their respective ends, to be snapped into the two wing panels and guide rails, and which are transversally disposed on the upper and under surfaces of the two vertical bars; and a plurality of partition bars each of which is transversally and movably disposed between the two vertical bars and comprises a long support beam whose both ends are provided with an end connection part, respectively, wherein the front and rear sides of the inner portion of the support beam oppositely extend to form a frame wing, respectively, so as to form a slide rail on its top, and an accommodating space on its bottom, and a stopper is protrudingly disposed on the front and rear of the top of the support beam, respectively, and the edge connection panel is an assembly panel cut to form a clip groove provided with a clip tenon therein and extending transversally to form an insert tenon to be inserted into the slide rail; and a plurality of partition parts whose tops are snapped into the slide grooves with the bottom of the partition bars protruding a partition panel. The short sides of the assembly panels are positioned into the gaps between the two wing panels and then the partition bar is rotated ed to engage with the two clip grooves and the two wing panels, and a clip tenon is sandwiched by the two wing panels so as to form a plate-shape unit body.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a display structure, wherein the exterior of the vertical bar is provided with an arc face, the middle of the vertical panel on the opposite side of the guide rail is disposed with a protruding rib, and the frame panel of the end plug is disposed with a panel hole, such that a connecting device may be put through and butt against the protruding rib to form a locking engagement thereon.

A yet another object of the present invention is to provide a display structure, wherein the face panel of the end plug transversally extends to form a plug tenon to be inserted into the embedded groove extending horizontally from the cross beam; a connection tenon is provided on the inner wall of top of the embedded groove of the cross beam of the lower cross bar and a tenon recess is correspondingly disposed to the tenon plug such that they are engaged together; a connecting device is put through the panel hole provided on the frame panel and the tenon and then connected with the connection tenon; furthermore, the front and rear of the top of the lower cross beam is protrudingly provided with a stop rim, respectively.

A still yet another object of the present invention is to provide a display structure, wherein the lower part of the embedded groove of the cross beam of the upper cross bar oppositely and horizontally to define a neck panel, and the front and rear stop rims are arranged to form an accommodating space therein; the middle of the inner wall of the top of the upper cross beam is protrudingly provided with a plurality of rib tenons and the plug tenon is longitudinally cut to form a tenon hole, such that a connecting device may be put through the tenon hole to butt against the rib tenon to form a locking engagement thereon.

A still another object of the present invention is to provide a display structure, wherein the upper inner wall of the support beam is protrudingly provided with a plurality of frame ribs, such that a connecting device may be put through the tenon hole longitudinally cut to form on the edge connecting part to butt against the rib tenon to form locking engagement thereon.

A still yet another object of the present invention is to provide a display structure, wherein a though hole is cut to form on the assembly panel, such that a connecting device may be put through the through hole to butt against the protruding rib to engage thereon.

A yet another object of the present invention is to provide a display structure, wherein each end of the cross bars on the top and bottom of the vertical bar is longitudinally inserted with an axel connection plate, respectively, on which is disposed with an axle and a bearing so as to be pivotally connected with a pivotal plate.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention can be more fully understood by reference to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 schematically illustrates a perspective view of a conventional display structure;

FIG. 2 schematically illustrates an exploded perspective view of a display structure according to the present invention;

FIG. 3 schematically illustrates an exploded perspective view of the lower cross bar according to the present invention;

FIG. 4 schematically illustrates an exploded perspective view of the upper cross bar according to the present invention;

FIG. 5 schematically illustrates an exploded perspective view of the partition bar according to the present invention;

FIG. 6 schematically illustrates the cross-sectional view of the partition part assembled on the partition bar according to the present invention;

FIG. 7 schematically illustrates an operational diagram of the partition bar being assembled between the two vertical bars according to the present invention;

FIG. 8 schematically illustrates a perspective view of the partition part assembled on the partition bar according to the present invention;

FIG. 9 schematically illustrates a front perspective view of an open display structure according to the present invention;

FIG. 10 schematically illustrates a rear perspective view of an open display structure according to the present invention;

FIGS. 11a to 11d schematically illustrate top views of various embodiments of an open display structure according to the present invention; and

FIGS. 12a and 12b schematically illustrate an exploded perspective view of another embodiment of the edge connecting part and its perspective assembly view according to the present invention

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to FIGS. 2 to 5, a display structure according to the present invention comprises two vertical bars 1, two cross bars 2, a plurality of partition bars 3, and a plurality of partition parts 4 to form a unit body.

The two vertical bars 1 are long posts of equal cross section which are oppositely disposed and whose inner end edges oppositely extend to form a wing panel 11, respectively, to define a guide rail 12; the center of the external vertical panel 13 is disposed with a protruding rib 131. To enhance the aesthetic touch of the present invention, the exterior of the vertical bar 1 is an arc face 14, which may also increase the strength of the vertical bar 1, rendering less susceptible to buckling or deforming.

Two cross bars 2 each of which comprises a rectangular cross beam 21 of equal cross section and an end plug 22 disposed on their respective ends. To enable the cross bars 2 quickly connecting with the tops and bottoms of the two vertical bars 1 on, a plate groove or plate rib 222 is cut to form on the front and rear ends of the vertical face panels 221 of the end plug 22, respectively, such that the plate groove or plate rib 222 can be inserted into or connect with the two wing panels 11. Further, the face panel 221 integrally and transversally extends to form a plug tenon 223 so as to be inserted into the horizontal embedded groove 211 on the cross beam 21.

Referring to FIG. 2, the thickness of the lower cross bar 2 is larger than that of the upper cross bar 2. Because the un-connected side is hung in the air when the present invention is being assembled into a unit body, the lower cross bar 2 is therefore designed with a larger thickness to bear the entire weight of the unit body.

Referring to FIG. 3, a connection tenon 212 is oppositely provided in the inner wall of embedded groove 211 of the lower cross beam 21, and the connection tenon 212 is preferably of a C cross section. A tenon recess 225 is provided at the location on the plug tenon 223 corresponding to the connection tenon 212 so as to be inserted into the embedded groove 211 and, after a conventional connecting device, a screw for example, is being put through the panel hole 224 and the tenon recess 225 cut to form on the face panel 221, it is then screwedly fastened with the connection tenon 212. Further, a stop rim 213 is provided on the front and rear sides of the top of the lower cross beam 21 to prevent the objects displayed from coming off.

Referring to FIG. 4, the lower part of the embedded groove 211 of the upper cross beam 21 oppositely and horizontally extends to form a neck panel 214, between which is a space, and the front and rear stop walls are arranged to form an accommodating space 215 therein. Further, the inner wall of the upper cross beam 21 is protrudingly provided with a plurality of rib tenons 216 and the plug tenon 223 is longitudinally cut to form a tenon hole 226, such that a conventional connecting device, a screw for example, may be put through the tenon hole 226 to butt against the rib tenon 216 to form a locking engagement thereon.

Referring to FIG. 5, the partition bar 3 comprises a long support beam 31 of identical cross section whose both ends are provided with an edge connecting part 32, respectively. The structure of the support beam 31 is the same with that of the upper cross beam 21; that is, a η-shape frame with its front and rear sides in the η-shape oppositely extending to form a frame wing 311, respectively, so as to define a slide rail 312 thereover, and an accommodating space 313 thereunder. Further, the inner wall of the top of the support beam 31 is protrudingly provided with a plurality of frame tenons 314, such that a conventional connecting device, a screw for example, may be put through the tenon hole 323 longitudinally cut to form on the edge connecting part 32 to butt against the rib tenon 314 to form a locking engagement thereon.

The edge connecting part 32 is a vertical assembly panel 321 extending transversally to form an insert tenon 322, such that the edge connection may be inserted into the slide rail 312 and connected therein. The assembly panel 321 is provided with a clip groove 324, in which a clip tenon is disposed. Further, the surface of the assembly panel 321 is cut to form a through hole 326 for a conventional connecting device, a screw for example, to be inserted therethrough to butt against the protruding rib 131 to form a locking engagement. Further, a stopper 315 is provided on the front and rear sides of the top of the support beam 31 to prevent the objects displayed from coming off. To enable the partition bars quickly connected with the two vertical bars 1 therebetween, the thickness of the assembly panel 321 is smaller than the gap between the two wing panels 11, and the connecting procedure will be described later.

The partition part 4 is a T shape frame provided with a slide plate 41 on its top to be snapped into the embedded groove 211 of the upper cross beam 21 and/or into the slide groove 312 of the support beam 31, and with a vertical panel 42 extending downward, wherein the thickness of the slide plate 41 is equal to or less than that of the embedded groove 211 and the slide groove 312, such that the slide plate 41 may slide longitudinally therein to flexibly accommodate different widths of objects and to complete longitudinal partitions. Referring to FIG. 6, the bottom of the partition 42 extends to form an elastic portion 43, symmetrical or non-symmetrical, on both ends so as to clamp objects of different widths, single or double CD case for example.

The objects 5, CD case, book, poster, for example, may be displayed or exhibited. The object 5 is inclined and its one end is put into the accommodating space 215 (or the accommodating space 313 of one partition bar 3) of the upper cross beam 21. Then, the other end of the object 5 is put into the top of another partition bar 3, and the object 5 is restrictively positioned between the upper cross bar 21 and the partition bar 3 by the corresponding arrangement of the front and rear side walls of the accommodating space 215 or 313 and the stopper 315 of the partition bar 3; alternatively, the object 5 is restrictively positioned between two partition bars 3, and the partition panel 42 of the partition part 4 partitions the accommodating space 215 or 313 into two partitions, so as to receive objects from both sides, and elastic portion 43 exerts a butting push on the object 5 such that different widths of objects may be firmly positioned therein.

Referring to FIG. 7, when a plurality of partition bars 3 is mounted between the two vertical bars 1, the first partition bar 3 is first inclined to be positioned between the two vertical bars 1, and the two edge connecting parts 32 are vertically positioned in the guide rail 12 of the two vertical bars 1. Then, the first partition bar 3 is rotated so as to render the two clip grooves 324 of the edge connecting part 32 gradually enclosing the wing panel 11. Thus the assembly of one partition bar 3 onto the two vertical bars 1 is completed. A screw is put through the through hole 326 to butt against the protruding rib 131 to form locking engagement and to be positioned in place. The second partition bar 3 is moved to an appropriate position according to the height of the object displayed and the aforementioned operation is followed to complete the assembly of a plurality of the partition bars 3 between the two vertical partition bars 1 in sequence. Further, the lower accommodating space 313 of the partition bars 3 faces downward, and the space between the accommodating space 313 and the stopper 315 of another partition bar 3 beneath may be used for displaying objects. Further, two corners on one diagonal of the assembly panel 321 and the clip tenon 325 are chamfered and the other two corners are right angles, such that the distances from the respective corner to the center are different. Therefore, when the partition bar 3 is rotated, the right angles butt against the wing panel 11 to be positioned in place and maintain a perpendicular relationship with the vertical bar 1.

With the aforementioned description and assembly, the configuration of the assembled unit body is shown in FIG. 8. To render the display structure equipped with the functions of continuation and connection, the cross bars 2 over and below the vertical bar 1 are longitudinally inserted with an axle connection plate 6, respectively, on which is disposed with an axle 61 to be connected with a bearing 62, ball bearing for example, to expand the application of the present invention.

FIGS. 9 and 10 show one end of the display structure according to the present invention using the axle connection plate 6 to pivotally connect with the respective pivotal plate 8 extending from each end of the decorative panel 7. Also, the pivotal plate 8 can be further connected with another unit body of the display structure according to present invention, such that the three unit bodies may be placed in a fan shape to show different styles of the unit body.

FIGS. 11a and 11b show that the present invention using different shapes and structures of the pivotal plates 8a, 8b, 8c, and 8d to be movably connected with the unit body of the display structure to show different effects and styles, rendering the display structure according to the present invention applied for displaying in different style.

FIGS. 12a and 12b show the exploded perspective view and perspective assembly view of another embodiment of the edge connecting part 32 according to the present invention, respectively, wherein the assembly panel 321 and the insert tenon 322 of the edge connecting part 32 are separately arranged. The insert tenon 322 is connected with a linking plate 327 disposed on the edge of the edge connecting part 32; a clip tenon 325 is protrudingly provided on the front of the linking plate 327 so as to connect with the tenon groove 328 provided on the rear of the assembly panel 321, and a clip groove 324 is formed therebetween. Upon assembling, the aforementioned procedure is followed to mount the edge connecting part 32 between the two vertical bars 1, and a conventional connecting device, a screw for example, is inserted into the tenon hole 329 of the clip tenon 325 and is then screwed into the through hole 326 on the assembly panel 321, such that, during the process of tightening the screw, the assembly panel 321 moves toward the insert tenon 322 and thus the clip groove 324 is narrowing until the assembly panel 321 is clampingly fastened with the two wing panels and butted against the protruding rib 131 to form a locking engagement.

Consequently, by putting the prevention into practice, users may adjust the partition height of the partition bars according to the objects displayed by the two wing panels of the vertical bar. Also, different thicknesses of the objects displayed may be securingly positioned by the plurality of the partition parts disposed in the slide groove of the partition bar. Consequently, the present invention can achieve the aim of flexible display, making it the most promising one of its kind.

While the invention has been described with reference to the a preferred embodiment thereof, it is to be understood that modifications or variations may be easily made without departing from the spirit of this invention, which is defined by the appended claims.