Title:
Reusable Container
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention pertains to a reusable container with a plurality of tear-aiding lines being adequately configured on the panels, thereby separating the container into the foldable panels and compartments while tearing the tear-aiding lines apart. Further, by means of the designed folding lines, the container is directly transformed into a different configuration with unique designs for keeping a good appearance, whereby the present invention aims to be friendly to the environment and reduce the cost on purchasing by being reusable and increase the extra value of products wrapped by the container.



Inventors:
Chen, Chia-sheng (Kaohsiung County, TW)
Application Number:
11/858773
Publication Date:
03/26/2009
Filing Date:
09/20/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
229/116.1
International Classes:
B65D5/36; B65D25/34
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Primary Examiner:
DEMEREE, CHRISTOPHER R
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TW Patent Office (c/o Patent Office of BANG SHIA, Inc. 102 LINDENCREST CT, SUGAR LAND, TX, 77479-5201, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A reusable container comprising: a bottom panel; a plurality of side panels extending from said bottom panel; and a plurality of top panels adjoining to said side panels for an entrance of goods; wherein, a storage space being defined by an encirclement of said bottom panel, said side panels, and said top panels for accommodating goods; a plurality of tear-aiding lines being configured on said bottom panel, said side panels, and said top panels, respectively; said tear-aiding lines being adjoined with each other for dividing said container into a plurality of foldable panels and compartments and being capable to be directly separated from said container.

2. The reusable container as claimed in claim 1, wherein a plurality of folding lines are arranged on said foldable panels.

3. The reusable container as claimed in claim 1, wherein each of said foldable panels is coated with colors thereon.

4. The reusable container as claimed in claim 1, wherein each of said foldable panels is drawn with various figures thereon.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a container, in particular a reusable container which can be straight reused, so as to facilitate to be friendly to the environment and increase the extra value of products wrapped by the container.

2. Description of the Related Art

Typically, a conventional container usually provides with the light materials and lower price for accommodating goods. For instance of FIG. 1, the conventional container 1 comprises a bottom panel 11, a plurality of side panels 12 upwardly extending from the bottom panel 11, and a plurality of top panels 13 joined to the side panels 12; wherein, an interior space 14 is defined by the encirclement of the bottom panel 11 and top panels 13.

Generally, it usually results of difficulties by disposing of the remainder of the conventional container 1 which is useless after taking out the products wrapped therein, thus the container 1 is commonly used for receiving personal articles or for making a recycling and resource recovery instead of being discarded. However, there are still some defects for the aforementioned procedures. That is, for receiving articles, the container 1 can not be folded and usually occupies lots of space by its dimension; for recycling, the container 1 would process into a new formation through the procedure of collecting and separating, which may take some time and cost as well. As a result, the improvement of the conventional container would be required.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

An object of the present invention is to provide a reusable container with a plurality of tear-aiding lines and folding lines for rendering the container to be reusable by straight transforming into a new formation, whereby the present invention is conducive to be friendly to the environment.

Another object is to provide the reusable container which can cooperate with the products, for instance of a cabinet, so as to reduce the cost on purchasing other containers and potentially increase the extra value of products wrapped by the container.

Further object is to provide the reusable container which can be coated with colors or designed by various figures, thus maintaining a good appearance of the new transformation of the container.

The reusable container in accordance with the present invention comprises a bottom panel, a plurality of side panels and top panels. Particularly, the aforementioned panels respectively have a plurality of tear-aiding lines configured thereon, which aims to divide the container into the foldable panels and compartments. Further, by means of the assistance of folding lines and the tear-aiding lines being capable to be directly torn up from the container for resulting of a new formation, the container can be directly reused.

The advantages of the present invention over the known prior art will become more apparent to those of ordinary skilled in the art upon reading the following descriptions in junction with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing a conventional container;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing an original reusable container relating to a first preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a plan view showing the interior surface of the container of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing new transformations by folding up the container of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing an integral combination of FIG. 4 to be disposed into a set of cabinets;

FIG. 6 is a partial schematic view showing a second preferred embodiment that the foldable panels of FIG. 3 coated with colors thereon; and

FIG. 7 is a perspective view showing the integral carton of FIG. 6.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Before the present invention is described in greater detail, it should be noted that the like elements are denoted by the same reference numerals throughout the disclosure.

Referring to FIG. 2, a reusable container 2 of a first preferred embodiment comprises a bottom panel 21, a plurality of side panels 22 extending from the bottom panel 21, and a plurality of top panels 23 adjoining to the side panels 22 for an entrance of goods (not shown in Figures). A storage space 24 is defined by an encirclement of the bottom panel 21, the side panels 22, and the top panels 23 for accommodating goods.

Further referring to FIG. 3, it shows the plan view of the interior surface of the container 2. Particularly, a plurality of tear-aiding lines 25 are configured on the bottom panel 21, the side panels 22, and the top panels 23, respectively; moreover, the tear-aiding lines 25 with rough black lines are adjoined with each other for dividing the container 2 into a plurality of foldable panels 3 and a compartment 4 and can be torn apart from the container 2. One of the foldable panels 3 and a compartment 4 of the present invention are respectively adopted to be formed into a carton 5 and a partition 6 as shown in FIG. 4. Further, a plurality of folding lines 26 with dotted lines are also defined at the interior surface of the container 2, on which various FIG. 28 can be drawn for a good appearance, for instance of an animal icon 28 shown in FIG. 3.

Referring from FIG. 2 through FIG. 3, while in manipulation, users need to unfold the container 2 and expose the interior surface thereof for thoroughly presenting the tear-aiding lines 25 and folding lines 26, which are initially disposed on the bottom panel 21, side panels 22, and top panels 23 of the container 2. Simultaneously, the container 2 is divided into the foldable panels 3 and the compartment 4 by the tear-aiding lines 25 for being directly separated from the container 2. Subsequently, referring to FIG. 4, one of the foldable panels 3 is everted to be fold along the folding lines 26 to expose the blank of the interior surface of the container 2 to the outside and forms a new formation of a carton 5, and the compartment 4 is also torn up along the tear-aiding lines 25 to form a partition 6 for being accurately inserted into the carton 5 and rendering the articles (not shown) to be well arranged therein. Further, FIG. 5 shows the carton 5 with the partition 6 disposed therein is put into a set of cabinets 30, which is originally wrapped by the original container 2 of FIG. 2, such that the carton 5 can be exerted with the cabinets 30. As a result, the present invention is directly reused for reducing the cost on purchasing other containers and potentially increases the extra value of products wrapped by the container 2.

Referring to FIGS. 6 and 7, a second preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises the similar elements as the first embodiment, and which are omitted in the following description. Differently, the container 2 of FIG. 3 can be coated with colors 27 at the interior surface thereof, thus the fordable panel 3 divided by the tear-aiding lines 25 is everted to present the colors 27 at the outer surface thereof as shown in FIG. 7, thereby maintaining a good appearance of the carton 5.

To sum up, the present invention takes advantages of a plurality of tear-aiding lines configured on the panels for dividing the container into the compartments and foldable panels with the folding lines disposed thereon, which aims the container to be transformed into a new formation and promote to be friendly to the environment by being reusable. Further, the transformation of the container can simultaneously maintain a good appearance by coating with colors or drawn with figures thereon and cooperate with the products, thus reducing the cost and potentially increasing the extra value of products wrapped by the container.

While we have shown and described the embodiment in accordance with the present invention, it should be clear to those skilled in the art that further embodiments may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention.