Title:
Structure of decorative panel for inserted-in photographs (pictures)
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The invention provides a structure of decorative panel for inserted-in photographs (or pictures), which includes a panel and a plurality of through holes that have different shapes and are located on the surface of the panel. Besides, the size of each through hole is smaller than that of a photo (or picture) or a picture card so that the main body of the photo (or picture) or the picture card can be displayed therein. In addition, a U-shaped receiving slot is provided at the backside of the panel corresponding to the bottom and two lateral sides of one of the through holes, wherein the receiving slot is for a photo (or picture) or a picture card to be inserted in. Finally, a back panel is to be attached to the backside of the panel so that different photos can be easily inserted into and removed from the panel without applying any glue.



Inventors:
Liao, Ching-shin (Taichung, TW)
Application Number:
10/617820
Publication Date:
01/20/2005
Filing Date:
07/14/2003
Assignee:
LIAO CHING-SHIN
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
40/765
International Classes:
A47G1/06; (IPC1-7): A47G1/06
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Primary Examiner:
GREEN, BRIAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Joe McKinney Muncy (Fairfax, VA, US)
Claims:
1. A structure of decorative panel for inserted-in photographs (or pictures), including a panel; a plurality of through holes provided on the surface of the panel, wherein the size of each through hole is smaller than that of a photo (or picture); a U-shaped receiving slot provided at the back of the panel corresponding to the bottom and two lateral sides of the through hole, wherein the receiving slot is for a photo (or picture) to be inserted in without applying any glue so that the other photos (or pictures) can take the place of the existing photo (or picture).

2. The structure of decorative panel for inserted-in photographs (or pictures) as claimed in claim 1, wherein the photo (or picture) can be replaced by a picture card.

3. The structure of decorative panel for inserted-in photographs (or pictures) as claimed in claim 1, wherein the receiving slot can alternately be an L shape and located at the bottom and one lateral side of the through hole.

4. The structure of decorative panel for inserted-in photographs (or pictures) as claimed in claim 1, wherein a back panel can be provided at the backside of the panel to encompass all the photos (or pictures).

5. The structure of decorative panel for inserted-in photographs (or pictures) as claimed in claim 1, wherein the material of the panel can be either one of the following: cardboard, plastic, wood, or metal.

6. The structure of decorative panel for inserted-in photographs (or pictures) as claimed in claim 1, wherein a photo (or picture) frame can be added to the periphery of the panel.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The invention relates to a decorative panel for inserted-in photographs and, more particularly, to a structure of decorative panel that allows photos (or pictures) to be inserted in or removed from the panel easily without damaging the photos (or pictures) and the panels.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Referring to FIG. 1, a conventional photograph panel 1 is provided for a plurality of photos to bond to. Besides, a plurality of through holes 2 with various shapes are provided on the panel 1, wherein the size of each through hole 2 is smaller than that of a photo (or picture) 3 that will be bonded to the bottom face of the through hole 2 of the panel 1. To do the bonding, the first step is to coat some glue on the photo (or picture) 3, and then the photo (or picture) 3 will be bonded to a through hole 2 of the photo panel 1 so that the main body of the photo (or picture) 3 can be displayed appropriately within the through hole 2 with the periphery of the photo (or a picture) 3 being surrounded by the through hole 2 that has a specific shape for decorating. However, a problem may be resulted in when the existing photo (or picture) 3 is to be replaced by another one. A conventional way to handle photograph replacement is to tear the photo (or picture) 3 off of the through hole 2. Unfortunately, the periphery of the torn-off photo (or picture) 3 will be smeared with the old glue. Meanwhile, the panel 1 made of paper material will be peeled off a skin of paper as well. Therefore, after a few peelings, the surface of the panel 1 will become coarse. For this reason, the design of a conventional panel 1 is considered unsuitable for changing photos (or pictures) 3 on it.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The object of the invention is to provide a structure of decorative panel for inserted-in photos (pictures) in order to solve the aforementioned problem. The invention includes a panel and a plurality of through holes, wherein each through hole is located at the front side of the panel with a particular shape to show a photo (or picture) at the front side of the panel; besides, a receiving slot with an upward opening is provided at the back of the decorative panel corresponding to the lateral sides of one of the through holes, allowing a photo or a picture card to be inserted in, and then a back panel that has the same size as the decorative panel is provided attached to the back of the panel so as to complete a decorative panel for inserted-in photos (pictures) or picture cards without applying any glue.

The object and technical contents of the invention will be better understood through the description of the following embodiments with reference to the drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a schematic perspective diagram of a conventional photo (or picture) panel.

FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective diagram of the first embodiment of the invention.

FIG. 3 is a sectional view of a partial assembly of the first embodiment with a photo.

FIG. 4 is a perspective front side view of the first embodiment of the invention.

FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective diagram of another embodiment of the invention.

FIG. 6 is a schematic diagram showing that the first embodiment of the invention is hung on the wall.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIG. 2, the structure of a decorative panel for inserted-in photos (or pictures) of the invention includes a rectangle-shaped panel 10; four through holes 11 with different shapes provided at the front side of the panel 10; a U-shaped receiving slot 12 with an upward opening provided at the back side of the panel 10 corresponding to the bottom and two lateral sides of the through hole 11, wherein the receiving slot 12 is to be inserted in a photo (or picture) 20 or a picture card 30, while the size of the through hole 11 is smaller than that of the photo (or picture) 20 or the picture card 30, as shown in FIG. 3, which allows the main body of the photo (or picture) 20 or the picture card 30 to be displayed within the through hole 11, as shown in FIG. 4; and finally a back panel 40 that is attached and pressed tightly to the back side of the panel 10 so as to encompass the photo (or picture) 20 and the picture card 30.

On the other hand, referring to FIG. 5, the panel 10A is designed as a circular shape, and four differently-shaped through holes 11A are provided on the surface of the panel 10A, wherein an L-shaped receiving slot 12A is provided at the bottom and one lateral side of the circular-shaped through hole 11A. The receiving slot 12A is to be inserted in the photo (or picture) 20 or the picture card 30. The reason to design such L-shaped receiving slot 12A is that the size of the photo (or picture) 20 may not be always unified, and if the width of the photo (or picture) 20 or the picture card 30 is larger than that of the U-shaped receiving slot 12, the L-shaped photo (or picture) 20 or the picture card 30 can accommodate the photo (or picture) 20 or the picture card 30 since one of its lateral sides is open.

When the panel 10 is in use, each receiving slot 12 at the back of the panel 10 can be inserted in with the photo (or picture) 20 or the picture card 30 that can be replaced by another one without applying any glue. Therefore, the objective of freely changing photo displays on the panel 10 can be achieved, and the panel 10 can also be hung on the wall 50 as shown in FIG. 6.

Alternatively, the invention can do without a photo (or picture) frame; that is, pattern designs for framing can be printed on the periphery of the panel 10 for decorating. In this case, the material of the panel 10 can be cardboard, plastic, wood, or metal. On the other hand, a frame can be applied to the panel if it is so desired. However, since the framing technique is not part of the invention, the technique will not be discussed herein.