Title:
Joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed are joined in such a manner that the joints are covered with the upper corner piece so as not to spoil the appearance of the upper corner piece; the upper corner piece includes an inner and an outer wall portions at each of two end portions thereof, internal rooms between the inner and the outer wall portions, and an internal sleeve portion securely disposed between the internal rooms; the rod parts include two transverse rod parts; the transverse rod parts are each pivoted to one coupling piece, which is held in one said internal room of the upper corner piece, and securely joined to the sleeve portion of the upper corner piece; the rod parts include an upright rod part, which is securely joined to the sleeve portion of the upper corner piece at an upper end.



Inventors:
Cheng, Pao-hsien (Tainan Hsien, TW)
Application Number:
11/822884
Publication Date:
01/15/2009
Filing Date:
07/11/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47D7/00
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Primary Examiner:
SANTOS, ROBERT G
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROSENBERG, KLEIN & LEE (3458 ELLICOTT CENTER DRIVE-SUITE 101, ELLICOTT CITY, MD, 21043, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed, wherein: the upper corner piece comprises an inner and an outer wall portions at each of two end portions thereof; the upper corner piece has internal rooms between the inner and the outer wall portions; the upper corner piece has a sleeve portion between the internal rooms in said two end portions; the rod parts include two transverse rod parts; the transverse rod parts being each pivoted to one coupling piece, which is held in one said internal room of the upper corner piece, and securely joined to the sleeve portion; and the rod parts include an upright rod part, which is securely joined to the sleeve portion of the upper corner piece.

2. The joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed as claimed in claim 1, wherein the upper corner piece comprises single part, and is angled to have an angle portion, and the sleeve portion is arranged in the angle portion.

3. The joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed as claimed in claim 1, wherein: the sleeve portion has two hooking holes thereon, which each face one of the internal rooms of the upper corner piece; the sleeve portion has two fixing holes thereon, which each face one of the internal rooms; each of the coupling pieces has an end wall portion, a hooking portion on an outer side of the end wall portion, and a connecting hole on the end wall portion thereof; and the coupling pieces are securely joined to the sleeve portion in the upper corner piece with the hooking portions being each hooked over a corresponding said sleeve portion hooking hole, and with fixing elements being passed through the connecting holes of the coupling pieces and the fixing holes of the sleeve portion.

4. The joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed as claimed in claim 3, wherein the sleeve portion of the upper corner piece has a propping portion protruding from a lower end thereof.

5. The joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed as claimed in claim 1, wherein each of the coupling pieces has two lateral wall portions, a receiving gap intervening between the lateral wall portions, and a pivotal hole on each of the lateral wall portions; the transverse rod parts being each pivoted to a corresponding said coupling piece by means of a pivotal element passed through the pivotal holes of the lateral wall portions.

6. The joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed as claimed in claim 1, wherein: the sleeve portion has two grooves thereon, which each face one of the internal rooms of the upper corner piece; and each of the coupling pieces has an upright end wall portion, and a protruding portion sticking from the upright end wall portion; the protruding portions of the coupling pieces being inserted in the grooves of the sleeve portion respectively.

7. The joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed as claimed in claim 6, wherein: the sleeve portion has fixing holes on the grooves thereof; the upright rod part has through holes thereon, which face the fixing holes of the sleeve portion respectively; the coupling pieces have through connecting holes thereon, which face the fixing holes of the sleeve portion respectively; and fixing elements are passed through the through holes of the upright rod part, the through connecting holes of the coupling pieces, and the fixing holes of the sleeve portion so as to secure the coupling pieces to the sleeve portion as well as the upright rod part.

8. The joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed as claimed in claim 1, wherein the sleeve portion has a fitting groove with a curved surface, and the upright part has a fitting portion, which is inserted in the fitting groove of the sleeve portion.

9. The joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed as claimed in claim 1, wherein each of the coupling pieces has an upright end wall portion, two connecting wall portions projecting from two sides of the end wall portion, and a pivotal hole on each of the connecting wall portions; the transverse rod parts being each pivoted to a corresponding said coupling piece by means of a pivotal element passed through the pivotal holes of the connecting wall portions.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the invention

The present invention relates to a joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed, more particularly one, which prevents the joints between the upper corner piece and the rod parts from being exposed, and allows the rod parts to be easily separated from the upper corner piece for maintenance, repair and replacement of cloth and mesh members and the joints of the mesh bed.

2. Brief Description of the Prior Art

FIG. 10 is an exploded perspective view of a traditional joining structure of an upper corner piece 91 and upright and transverse rod parts 93 and 92 of a baby mesh bed. The upper corner piece 91 comprises single part, and is angled to have an angle portion. The upper corner piece 91 has a receiving section 911 inside the angle portion, and holding rooms on two sides of the angle portion. The upright rod part 93 is inserted in and securely joined to the receiving section 911 of the upper corner piece 91. The transverse rod parts 92 are each held in a corresponding said holding room at a first end with a pivotal hole, and pivoted on a pivotal element 921 passed through the pivotal hole thereof as well as connecting holes of the upper corner piece 91. Therefore, the transverse rod parts 92 can be angularly displaced relative to the upper corner piece 91.

The above structure has the following drawbacks: the pivotal elements 921 stick out from two sides of the upper corner pieces at two ends thereof to spoil the appearance of the upper corner piece. And, in assembly, it will take some much time to adjust position of the transverse rod parts 92 in order for the pivotal holes of the transverse rod parts 92 to face corresponding connecting holes on the upper corner piece 91 to allow the pivotal elements 921 to pass through. Therefore, the above structure is relatively slow to assemble.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is a main object of the present invention to provide an improvement on a joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of a baby mesh bed to overcome the above problems.

A mesh bed according to an embodiment of the present invention; the upper corner piece includes an upper corner piece, and rod parts. The upper corner piece comprises an inner and an outer wall portions at each of two end portions thereof, internal rooms between the inner and the outer wall portions, and an internal sleeve portion securely disposed between the internal rooms. The rod parts include two transverse rod parts; the transverse rod parts are each pivoted to one coupling piece, which is held in one said internal room of the upper corner piece, and securely joined to the sleeve portion of the upper corner piece by means of fixing elements. The rod parts include an upright rod part, which is also securely joined to the sleeve portion of the upper corner piece at an upper end by means of the fixing elements.

Therefore, the joints between the upper corner piece and the rod parts of the mesh bed are covered with the upper corner piece instead of being exposed, without spoiling the appearance of the upper corner piece. And, after the fixing elements have been loosened, the upright rod part and the coupling pieces with the transverse rod parts can be separated from the upper corner piece in order for cloth and mesh members and the joints of the mesh bed to be repaired, maintained, and replaced.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will be better understood by referring to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first preferred embodiment of a baby mesh bed of the present invention,

FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of the first embodiment,

FIG. 3 is a lateral sectional view of the joining structure of FIG. 2 under assembly,

FIG. 4 is a lateral section of the joining structure shown in FIG. 2,

FIG. 5 is a horizontal section of the joining structure in FIG. 2,

FIG. 6 is an exploded perspective view of the joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of the second embodiment,

FIG. 7 is a lateral section of the joining structure shown in FIG. 6,

FIG. 8 is a horizontal section of the joining structure in FIG. 6,

FIG. 9 is another horizontal sectional view of the joining structure of an upper corner piece and rod parts of the second embodiment, and

FIG. 10 is an exploded perspective view of the prior art.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, a first preferred embodiment of a baby mesh bed of the present invention includes an upper corner piece 1, an upright rod part 2, and two transverse rod parts 4.

The upper corner piece 1 comprises single part, and is angled. The upper corner piece 1 includes inner and outer wall portions 11 and 12, and an internal room 13, which intervenes between the inner and the outer wall portions 11 and 12, and extends to two ends of the upper corner piece 1. The upper corner piece 1 includes a sleeve portion 14 in an intermediate angle portion of the internal room 13 thereof. The sleeve portion 14 has a bottom opening, and two hooking holes 141 thereon, which each face one of said two open ends of the internal room 13 of the upper corner piece 1. The sleeve portion 14 further has two fixing holes 142 thereon, which each face in the same direction as a corresponding said hooking hole 141. The sleeve portion 14 further has a propping portion 143 protruding from a lower end thereof.

The upright rod part 2 is held in the sleeve portion 14 of the upper corner piece 1 at an upper end thereof, and has two fixing holes 21, which each face a corresponding said fixing hole 142 of the sleeve portion 14.

Each of the transverse rod parts 4 has a pivotal hole (not numbered) at a first end thereof, and is pivoted to a coupling piece 3; each coupling piece 3 has two lateral wall portions 32, a receiving gap 31 intervening between the lateral wall portions, and a pivotal hole 321 on each of the lateral wall portions 32, as shown in FIG. 5; each coupling piece 3 further has an end wall portion 34, which is between the lateral wall portions 32, and which has a hooking portion 341 on an outer side, and a connecting hole 342 below the hooking portion 341. Each of the transverse rod parts 4 is pivoted to a respective said coupling piece 3, with the first end thereof being held in the receiving gap 31 of the coupling piece 3, and with a pivotal element 33 being passed through the pivotal holes 321 of the coupling piece 3 as well as the pivotal hole of the transverse rod part 4.

In assembly, referring to FIG. 2 to FIG. 5, each of the coupling pieces 3 with a corresponding said transverse rod part 4 is held in one of two end portions of the internal room 13, and securely joined to the sleeve portion 14 of the upper corner piece 1 with the hooking portion 341 being passed through a corresponding said hooking hole 141 and hooked over the sleeve portion 14, and with a fixing element 35 being passed through the connecting hole 342 of the coupling piece 3, the fixing hole 142 of the sleeve portion 14 of the upper corner piece 1, and the fixing hole 21 of the upright rod part 2 in sequence; thus, the coupling pieces 3 are propped against the propping portion 143 of the sleeve portion 14 of the upper corner piece 1 at lower ends thereof to help to hold the coupling pieces 3 and the transverse rod parts 4. Therefore, the transverse rod parts 4 pivot on the upper corner piece 1.

Therefore, after the fixing elements 35 have been loosened by means of a tool, the upright rod part 2 and the coupling pieces 3 with the transverse rod parts 4 can be easily separated from the upper corner piece 1 in order for cloth and mesh members and the joints of the baby mesh bed to be repaired, maintained, and replaced with a new one.

Shown in FIG. 6 is a second preferred embodiment of a baby mesh bed of the present invention. The mesh bed includes an upper corner piece 5, an upright rod part 6, and two transverse rod parts 8.

The upper corner piece 5 comprises single part, and is angled. The upper corner piece 5 includes inner and outer wall portions 51 and 52, and an internal room 53, which intervenes between the inner and the outer wall portions 51 and 52, and extends to two ends of the upper corner piece 5. The upper corner piece 5 includes a sleeve portion 54 in an intermediate angle portion of the internal room 53 thereof. The sleeve portion 54 has a bottom opening, and two grooves 541 thereon, which each face one of said two open ends of the internal room 53 of the upper corner piece 5. The sleeve portion 54 further has a fixing hole 542 on each of the grooves 541 thereof. The sleeve portion 54 further has a fitting groove 543, which intervenes between the grooves 541 on an upper portion thereof, and has a curved surface.

The upright rod part 6 is positioned around the sleeve portion 54 of the upper corner piece 5 at an upper end thereof. The upright rod part 6 has two through holes 61, which each face a corresponding said fixing hole 542 of the sleeve portion 54. The upright rod part 6 further has a fitting portion 62 on an inner side of a corner thereof, which is inserted in the fitting groove 543 of the sleeve portion 541 of the upper corner piece 5.

Each of the transverse rod parts 8 has a pivotal hole (not numbered) at a first end thereof, and is pivoted to a coupling piece 7; each coupling piece 7 has an upright end wall portion 71, two connecting wall portions 72 projecting from two sides of the end wall portion 71, and a pivotal hole 721 on each of the connecting wall portions 72, as shown in FIG. 6; each coupling piece 7 further has a protruding portion 74 sticking rearwards from a rear side of the upright end wall portion 71 thereof, which protruding portion 74 is in the shape of a “T”, and which has a through connecting hole 741 thereon. Each of the transverse rod parts 8 is pivoted to a respective said coupling piece 7, with the first end thereof being received between the connecting wall portions 72 of the coupling piece 7, and with a pivotal element 73 being passed through the pivotal holes 721 as well as the pivotal hole of the transverse rod part 8.

In assembly, referring to FIGS. 7, 8, and 9, each of the coupling pieces 7 with a corresponding said transverse rod part 8 is positioned in one of two end portions of the internal room 53, with the protruding portion 74 being inserted in a corresponding said groove 541 of the sleeve portion 54 of the upper corner piece 5. Next, the upright rod part 6 is positioned around the sleeve portion 54 of the upper corner piece 5 at the upper end thereof, with the fitting portion 62 thereof being inserted in the fitting groove 543 of the sleeve portion 541. And, fixing elements 75 are passed through the through holes 61 of the upright rod part 6, the through connecting holes 741 of the coupling pieces 74, and the fixing holes 542 of the sleeve portion 54 of the upper corner piece 5 so as to secure the coupling pieces 7 to the sleeve portion 54 as well as the upright rod part 6. Therefore, the transverse rod parts 8 pivot on the upper corner piece 5.

Therefore, after the fixing elements 75 have been loosened by means of a tool, the upright rod part 6 and the coupling pieces 7 with the transverse rod parts 8 can be easily separated from the upper corner piece 5 in order for cloth and mesh members and the joints of the mesh bed to be repaired, maintained, and replaced with a new one.

From the above description, it can be seen that the present invention has the following advantages:

1. The joint between the upper corner piece and each of the rod parts is covered with the upper corner piece instead of being exposed. Therefore, the appearance of the whole upper corner piece isn't spoiled.

2. The upper corner piece and the transverse rod parts of the first preferred embodiment are coupled together by means of the coupling pieces, which are securely joined to the sleeve portion of the upper corner piece with the hooking portions being hooked over the hooking holes of the sleeve portion and with the fixing elements being passed through the coupling pieces and the sleeve portion. Therefore, after the fixing elements have been loosened, the upright rod part and the coupling pieces with the transverse rod parts can be separated from the upper corner piece in order for cloth and mesh members and the joints of the mesh bed to be repaired, maintained, and replaced.

3. Furthermore, according to the first embodiment, the fixing elements can be easily passed through the connecting holes of the coupling pieces and the fixing holes of the sleeve portion of the upper corner piece because the connecting holes will face corresponding said fixing holes automatically when the hooking portions of the coupling pieces are hooked over the hooking holes of the sleeve portion.

4. According to the second preferred embodiment, the upper corner piece has the internal sleeve portion, and is coupled to the transverse rod parts by means of the coupling pieces, which are securely joined to the sleeve portion of the upper corner piece with the fixing elements being passed through the coupling pieces and the sleeve portion. And, the upright rod part is also securely joined to the internal sleeve portion by means of the fixing elements. Therefore, after the fixing elements have been loosened, the upright rod part and the coupling pieces with the transverse rod parts can be separated from the upper corner piece.