Title:
Cabinet with guiding assembly
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A cabinet with a guiding assembly, comprises a cabinet body having a receiving space; a first end and a second end being at two opposite ends of the cabinet body; the first end being openable; a lateral wall of the first end being installed with a slide track and a fixed track for locating the outer frame; the slide track being turnable outwards and being pivotally connected to a driven portion; an inner wall of the receiving space of the cabinet body being installed with a recessed track for engaging the inner frame; an outer frame which is turnable outwards; an inner frame installed in the cabinet body; the inner frame being movable. When the outer frame moves outwards, the slide track is turned outwards, the inner frame moves from the first end toward the second end by the guiding of the driven portion.



Inventors:
Yang, Jui-lien (Taichung City, TW)
Application Number:
11/604144
Publication Date:
05/29/2008
Filing Date:
11/27/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
312/238
International Classes:
A47B88/00
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Primary Examiner:
ZAGARELLA, SALVATORE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jui-lien, Yang (235 Chung - Ho, Box 8-24, Taipei, omitted)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A cabinet with a guiding assembly, comprising: a cabinet body having a receiving space; a first end and a second end being at two opposite ends of the cabinet body; the first end being openable; a lateral wall of the first end being installed with a slide track and a fixed track for locating the outer frame; the slide track being turnable outwards and being pivotally connected to a driven portion; an inner wall of the receiving space of the cabinet body being installed with a recessed track for engaging the inner frame; an outer frame which is turnable outwards; an inner frame installed in the cabinet body; the inner frame being movable; and wherein when the outer frame moves outwards, the slide track is turned outwards, the inner frame moves from the first end toward the second end by the guiding of the driven portion.

2. The cabinet with a guiding assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein the outer frame is installed with a hanging rod or a supporting frame.

3. The cabinet with a guiding assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein the inner frame is installed with a hanging rod or a supporting frame.

4. The cabinet with a guiding assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein an outer end of the slide track is pivotally installed to the first end of the cabinet body by using a pivotal portion.

5. The cabinet with a guiding assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein the fixed track is a cambered section.

6. The cabinet with a guiding assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein an outer side of the slide track has a shaft; and the driven portion includes a sliding trench and a connecting rod; the sliding trench has a long trench for installing the shaft of the slide track and the connecting rod is pivotally rotatably and bendable and is connected to the inner frame.

7. The cabinet with a guiding assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein the cabinet body is a body of a clothes cabinet.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to cabinets, and particularly to a cabinet with a guiding assembly, wherein more spaces are provided and the operation for taking objects in the cabinet is convenient.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

With referring to FIG. 8, a prior art clothes cabinet 90 is illustrated. The cabinet has a set of movable doorplates 91 which may moves linearly along tracks or opened outwards around pivoted shafts. The cabinet space 92 inside the doorplates 91 serves for locating objects, such as clothes. In the prior art, the doorplates 91 must be opened for locating objects. All the door plates 91 are possible opened and thus a front portion of each door plate 91 can not be located with other object, otherwise it is inconvenient to open the door plate 91 with objects locating at a front end thereof, even the objects at the backside of the door plate 91 is very difficult to take out.

Referring to FIG. 9, it is illustrated that two clothes cabinets 90 are placed as an L shape. However this way causes that one doorplate 91 is shielded by another cabinet. Thus the object at the backside of the shield doorplate 91 is difficult to be taken out.

With referring to FIG. 10, another prior art clothes cabinet 93 is illustrated, wherein a round frame is installed within the cabinet for locating many objects. However this prior art way occupies a greater space. The cost is high and the assembly work is complicated. Thus from above discuss, it is known that the prior art has the defect that the space is limited. It is not suitable for the current life style because in many area, such as in city, people often has insufficient space for locating objects.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly, the primary object of the present invention is to provide a cabinet with a guiding assembly, wherein more spaces are provided and the operation for taking objects in the cabinet is convenient.

To achieve above objects, the present invention provides a cabinet with a guiding assembly which comprises a cabinet body having a receiving space; a first end and a second end being at two opposite ends of the cabinet body; the first end being openable; a lateral wall of the first end being installed with a slide track and a fixed track for locating the outer frame; the slide track being turnable outwards and being pivotally connected to a driven portion; an inner wall of the receiving space of the cabinet body being installed with a recessed track for engaging the inner frame; an outer frame which is turnable outwards; an inner frame installed in the cabinet body; the inner frame being movable. When the outer frame moves outwards, the slide track is turned outwards, the inner frame moves from the first end toward the second end by the guiding of the driven portion.

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 a schematic perspective view of the cabinet with a guiding assembly of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a schematic view showing that the cabinet with a guiding assembly of the present invention is used to receive objects.

FIGS. 3 to 6 are schematic views showing the uses of the present invention.

FIG. 7 is a schematic perspective view of the cabinet with a guiding assembly of the present invention, where the outer frame being pulled out.

FIGS. 8 to 10 are schematic views showing the operation of the prior art structure.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

In order that those skilled in the art can further understand the present invention, a description will be provided 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.

In the following, a clothes cabinet is used as an example, however the present invention can be used to other cabinet structure.

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, the structure of the present invention is illustrated. The present invention has the following elements.

A cabinet body 10 has a receiving space 11 at an interior thereof. A first end 111 is at a left side of the cabinet body 10 and a second end 112 is at a right side of the cabinet body 10. The first end 111 is an open end. The user can get an object in the cabinet body 10. The second end 112 may be an open end or a close end. The user can place other objects in front of the second end 112. This will not affect the function of the present invention.

An inner lateral wall 12 of the first end 111 of the receiving space 11 is installed with a slide track 121 and a fixed track 122 for locating an outer frame 20. An outer end of the slide track 121 has a pivotal portion 123 which is pivotally installed to the lateral wall 12. The pivotal portion 123 is turnable. An upper side of the slide track 121 is installed with a shaft 124. The shaft 124 and a driven portion 40 are used to guide an inner frame. One section of the fixed track 122 is formed as a cambered section 125 for guiding the movement of the outer frame 20 so as to slightly shift the outer frame 20 to the second end 112. Thus only a small space is necessary for receiving the outer frame 20 which is pulled outwards and the outer frame 20 can be turned out easily.

An inner wall 13 at a deep portion of the receiving space 11 is installed with a set of set of recessed tracks 131. The recessed tracks 131 are installed from the first end 111 to the second end 112. The recessed tracks 131 serve for locating the inner frame 30.

The outer frame 20 serves for receiving objects. The outer frame 20 can be formed as a hanging rod 21 for hanging clothes 50, or the outer frame 20 may have other forms. The outer frame is installed between the slide track 121 and the fixed track 122. In a storage state, the outer frame 20 is placed in the receiving space 11 of the cabinet body 10. In use, the outer frame 20 is pulled out and is turned outwards along the pivotal portion 123 to be out of the receiving space 11 for taking the object therein.

The inner frame 30 serves for locating objects. The inner frame 30 may be a form of a hanging rod 31 or other forms. The inner frame 30 is guided by a driven portion 40. When the outer frame 20 moves to be out of the receiving space 11, the inner frame 30 moves from the first end 111 toward the second end 112 along the recessed tracks 131. Thus the user can take objects on the inner frame 30 from the opened first end 111.

The driven portion 40 includes a sliding trench 41 and a connecting rod 42. The sliding trench 41 has a long trench 411 for installing the shaft 124 of the slide track 121 and the connecting rod 42 is pivotally rotatably and bendable and is connected to the inner frame 30.

Referring to FIGS. 3 to 7, in storage state, the outer frame 20 is at the first end 111 and the inner frame 30 is at the second end 112. In use, the outer frame 20 serves to guide the inner frame 30. When the outer frame 20 is pulled out, as illustrated in FIG. 4. The outer frame 20 is movable along the slide track 121 and the fixed track 122 toward the receiving space 11. When the outer frame 20 is pulled out from the receiving space 11, as illustrated in FIG. 5, it is turnable along the pivotal portion 123 so that the slide track 121 drives the sliding trench 41 of the driven portion 40 and the connecting rod 42 bends. Thus as illustrated in FIG. 6, the inner frame 30 displaces from the first end 111 to the second end 112 along the slide track 131. Finally, see FIG. 7, when the outer frame 20 is pulled out of the first end 111, the inner frame 30 is at the position of the first end 111. Thus the user can take the objects in the outer frame 20 or the inner frame 30 conveniently.

In use, it is only necessary that the first end 111 is opened, and the second end 112 may be opened or closed. The objects on the second end 112 can be taken out. Thus other objects can be placed before the second end 112. The space is saved.

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.