Title:
Decorative toolbox
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A decorative toolbox includes a box body and a lid, and the box body and lid separately have a connecting member disposed at a corresponding edge of a rear side; and the box body fixes different tools into latch grooves of a disposing baseboard, and a corresponding side of the connecting member has a latch groove, and the bottom board has a support hole. The lid includes a containing space, a frame and a hook, and the containing space is disposed at an external surface of the lid for containing a corresponding ornament. The toolbox is an ornament hung on a wall of a room to decorate the interior environment, and the photo or picture can be changed according to personal moods, seasons or holidays, and the toolbox can facilitate the access and storage of tools.



Inventors:
Wang, Ching-yuan (Taipei, TW)
Application Number:
11/482752
Publication Date:
01/10/2008
Filing Date:
07/10/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/373
International Classes:
B65D73/00; B65D85/28
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Primary Examiner:
STEPHENS III, JOSE S
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BACON & THOMAS, PLLC (625 SLATERS LANE FOURTH FLOOR, ALEXANDRIA, VA, 22314-1176, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A decorative toolbox, comprising a box body, a lid, a connecting member disposed at a corresponding edge of a rear side of said box body and a disposing baseboard having a plurality of different tool latch grooves in said box body; characterized in that: said box body includes a latch groove disposed on a lateral side of said box body and a support hole disposed at the bottom of said box body; said lid has a containing space, a frame and a hook, and said containing space is a space enclosed by said frame and disposed at an external surface of said lid for containing a corresponding ornament; and said hook is latched with a latch groove of said box body for closing said toolbox.

2. The decorative toolbox of claim 1, wherein said box body and said lid are made of metal or wood.

3. The decorative toolbox of claim 1, wherein said latch groove of said box body includes a latch or a lock member.

4. The decorative toolbox of claim 1, wherein said frame of said lid has an artistic appearance or an embossment.

5. The decorative toolbox of claim 1, wherein said hook of said lid is a buckle.

6. The decorative toolbox of claim 1, wherein said ornament is a landscape picture, a famous painting, or a copy of an enlarged picture having a memorial value.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a toolbox, and more particularly to a decorative toolbox that inlays a landscape picture, a famous painting or an enlarged photo and users can change the inlaid photo or picture according to personal moods, seasons or holidays, and the toolbox can be hung in a room for decoration.

2. Description of the Related Art

In general, most families have tools for performing simple repairs, maintenance, and work, but a general family does not have a dedicated toolbox, and the tools are placed in an unseen place as one pleases. If it is necessary to use a tool, users may have difficulty to locate the desired tool. Some people put tools in a small wooden box or a plastic bag, but such arrangement adversely affects the interior environment. Since tools are not recommended to be put at anywhere in a room, therefore they are usually piled in a storeroom or an unseen corner. As a result, users may forget where they put the tools or simply lose the tools. It is inconvenient for users to access the tools, and thus causing some sort of inconvenience or trouble to users.

Referring to FIG. 1, a prior art toolbox 100 comprises a lid 101, a box body 102 and a tool disposing layer 103, and the toolbox 100 is usually made of metal or wood, and thus it is heavy and not good looking at all. The design of the prior art toolbox 100 focuses on the capacity and portability of the toolbox and seldom takes the stylish design into consideration. If a toolbox is not used, it is necessary to store the toolbox in a storeroom to prevent its adverse effect to the interior environment. Although the prior art toolbox 100 can store tools, it is inconvenient to store and access tools.

In view of the foregoing shortcomings of storing a toolbox, the present invention provides a toolbox with an artistic frame, and a landscape picture, a famous painting or an enlarged photo can be inlaid onto the toolbox to form a decorative handcraft, and the toolbox can be hung in a room for decorating a room, and the invention also facilitates the storage and access of tools.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a decorative toolbox that inlays a landscape picture, a famous painting or an enlarged photo onto the toolbox and the decorative toolbox is hung on a wall of a room to decorate the room and provides a convenient way of storing and accessing tools.

To achieve the foregoing objective, a decorative toolbox of the invention comprises a box body, a lid, a connecting member disposed at a corresponding edge of a rear side of said box body and a disposing baseboard having a plurality of different tool latch grooves in the box body, characterized in that the box body includes a latch groove disposed on a lateral side of the box body and a support hole disposed at the bottom of the box body; the lid has a containing space, a frame and a hook, and the containing space is disposed at an external surface of the lid for containing a corresponding ornament.

The advantage of the present invention resides on that the toolbox is an ornament hung on a wall of a room to decorate the interior environment, and the photo or picture can be changed according to personal moods, seasons or holidays, and the toolbox facilitates the access and storage of tools.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a traditional toolbox;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is an exploded view of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a box body and lid of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a bottom view of the present invention; and

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of an application of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The structure, technical measures and effects of the present invention will now be described in more detail hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings that show various embodiments of the invention.

Referring to FIGS. 2 to 5, a decorative toolbox of a preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a box body 1, a lid 2 and an ornament 3. The box body 1 and the lid 2 (usually made of metal or wood) separately have a connecting member 4 (which is a hinge in this embodiment) disposed on the corresponding edge of a rear side and connected with each other, and the box 1 and lid 2 can be opened or closed by turning the connecting member 4. The box body has a latch groove 11 on a lateral side; and the box body 1 includes a disposing baseboard 12 having different tool grooves, and the bottom board has a plurality of support holes 13 (as shown in FIG. 5). The lid 2 includes a containing space 21, a frame 22 and a hook 23 (as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4). The containing space 21 is disposed at the external surface of the lid 2 and corresponding to the ornament 3. The frame 22 comes with an artistic appearance or embossment, and the hook 23 is a buckle, and the ornament 3 is a landscape picture, a famous painting or a copy of an enlarged photo having memorial values. The ornament 3 is fixed into the containing space 21 disposed on the surface of the lid 2 (as shown in FIG. 3) by a plurality of fixtures 31 (which are screws in this embodiment).

Referring to FIG. 6, common tools are latched into the corresponding tool latch grooves on the disposing baseboard 12 and covered by the lid 2. The box body 1 and the lid 2 are integrally engaged by a hook 23 and a latch groove 11, and the box body 1 can be hung onto a wall of a room or an appropriate panel of furniture. Several nails or hooks are nailed at the corresponding positions of the support holes 13 at the bottom board of the box body 1, and then the support holes 13 are latched into the corresponding nails or hooks. Of course, the lid 2 can be opened to facilitate hanging the box body 1 as shown in the figure. After the toolbox is hung, the lid 2 is fixed onto the box body 1. The toolbox hung on a wall becomes an indoor ornament for decorating the room, and the inlaid photo or picture can be changed according to personal moods, seasons and holidays, and such toolbox also facilitates the storage and access of tools.

The present invention provides a feasible solution, and a patent application is duly filed accordingly. However, it is to be noted that the preferred embodiments disclosed in the specification and the accompanying drawings are not intended to limit the invention. To the contrary, it is intended to cover various modifications and similar arrangements and procedures, and thus the scope of the appended claims should be accorded the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and similar arrangements and procedures.