Title:
Magnetic fast extendable tray for displaying
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A magnetic fast extendable tray for displaying is disclosed. The tray comprises a top hood, an upper sliding mount, a main frame and a plurality of plates. A plurality of magnetic components is mounted to the main frame and the plates so that the plates are attracted to the main frame. The plates are extendable to display with articles.



Inventors:
Chen, Tsan-yao (Taipei City, TW)
Application Number:
10/745490
Publication Date:
07/07/2005
Filing Date:
12/29/2003
Assignee:
CHEN TSAN-YAO
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
211/189
International Classes:
A47F5/10; (IPC1-7): A47F5/00
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Primary Examiner:
CHAVCHAVADZE, COLLEEN MARGARET
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Leong C. Lei (Walnut Creek, CA, US)
Claims:
1. A magnetic fast extendable tray for displaying having a top hood, an upper sliding mount, a main frame and a plurality of plates characterized in that: the top hood connected to the upper sliding mount and the top hood having a blocking plate to urge the downward depressing of the sliding mount; the sliding mount is a hollow frame structure having a top end connected to the top hood and the main body of the mount is positioned within the hollow body of the main frame which attracts to each other by way of magnetic attraction, the sliding mount is provided with a distance allowing upper and down sliding, and each bottom face of the sliding mount has a corresponding magnetic component, and each plate is also provided with a magnetic component to provide repulsion; the main frame is a hollow body having a top portion mounted with the sliding mount and having a magnetic component to attract the magnetic component at the sliding mount, each of the face of the main frame is mounted with a railing slot for the insertion of the plates and the corners of the main fame is provided with notches which can place articles; and the plate is provided with magnetic component to attract with corresponding magnetic components at the sliding mount, and each plate is also provided with notches and a linking arm to connect with the main frame.

2. The extendable tray for displaying of claim 1, wherein the number of plates depends on the configuration of the main frame.

3. The extendable tray for displaying of claim 1, wherein the bottom portion of the main frame is a rotating disc.

4. The extendable tray for displaying of claim 1, wherein the distance between the magnetic components at the sliding mount and the main frame is that the two components are attracted without dropping.

5. The extendable tray for displaying of claim 1, wherein the hood is mounted with lighting devices.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Technical Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a displaying tray, and in particular, to a tray which comprises a plurality of plates and a main frame, wherein the tray can be extended. The present invention employs a plurality of magnetic components mounted to the related structure of the tray.

(b) Description of the Prior Art

Conventional tray has a plurality of layers and these layers are usually fixed which cannot be extended to display with more articles. Some conventional trays make use of magnetic components on the structure but it is only limited to the door structure.

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a magnetic fast extendable tray for displaying which not only mitigate the above drawbacks but also provides a layer display capacity.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a magnetic fast extendable tray for displaying having a top hood, an upper sliding mount, a main frame and a plurality of plates characterized in that the top hood connected to the upper sliding mount and the top hood having a blocking plate to urge the downward depressing of the sliding mount; the sliding mount is a hollow frame structure having a top end connected to the top hood and the main body of the mount is positioned within the hollow body of the main frame which attracts to each other by way of magnetic attraction, the sliding mount is provided with a distance allowing upper and down sliding, and each bottom face of the sliding mount has a corresponding magnetic component, and each plate is also provided with a magnetic component to provide repulsion; the main frame is a hollow body having a top portion mounted with the sliding mount and having a magnetic component to attract the magnetic component at the sliding mount, each of the face of the main frame is mounted with a railing slot for the insertion of the plates and the corners of the main frame is provided with notches which can place articles; and the plate is provided with magnetic component to attract with corresponding magnetic components at the sliding mount, and each plate is also provided with notches and a linking arm to connect with the main frame.

Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a magnetic fast extendable tray for displaying, wherein each of the displaying plate can be extended at the same time.

Still another object of the present invention is to provide a magnetic fast extendable tray for displaying, wherein the number of plates can be increased or decreased depending on the configuration of the main frame.

Yet a further object of the present invention is to provide a magnetic fast extendable tray for displaying, wherein the installation of the tray does not require tools or other supplementary devices.

The foregoing object and summary provide only a brief introduction to the present invention. To fully appreciate these and other objects of the present invention as well as the invention itself, all of which will become apparent to those skilled in the art, the following detailed description of the invention and the claims should be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Throughout the specification and drawings identical reference numerals refer to identical or similar parts.

Many other advantages and features of the present invention will become manifest to those versed in the art upon making reference to the detailed description and the accompanying sheets of drawings in which a preferred structural embodiment incorporating the principles of the present invention is shown by way of illustrative example.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a perspective exploded view showing each component in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a schematic sectional view of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a schematic view showing the mounting of magnetic components to the corresponding main frame of the magnetic component in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a schematic view showing mounting of two magnetic components onto the main frame of the magnetic component of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a schematic view showing the extension of the tray in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view after extension in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 8 is a top view of another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 9 is a top view of a further preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

The following descriptions are of exemplary embodiments only, and are not intended to limit the scope, applicability or configuration of the invention in any way. Rather, the following description provides a convenient illustration for implementing exemplary embodiments of the invention. Various changes to the described embodiments may be made in the function and arrangement of the elements described without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, the main body of the tray in accordance with the present invention comprises a hood 1, an upper sliding mount 2, a main frame 3 and a plurality of plates 4. As shown in FIG. 1, it is a preferred configuration of the tray in accordance with the present invention. The hood 1 is connected to the sliding mount 2 and the blocking plate 11 at the hood 1 is used an urging function when the sliding mount 2 is depressed. The hood 1 can be mounted with lighting device.

As shown in FIG. 2, the upper sliding mount 2 is a hollow frame structure having a top end connected to the hood 1 so that the entire sliding mount 2 is positioned within the hollow body of the main frame 3. There are magnetic components 21, 31 on the sliding mount 2 and the main frame 3 and are attracted to each other. The top portion of the sliding mount 2 is provided with sufficient distance to allow movement. The upper section of the sliding mount 2 and the main frame 3 are attracted by way of magnetic components 21, 31 at corresponding positions. When the sliding mount 2 is inserted into the hollow body of the main frame 3, it is positioned by the attraction force of the magnet components. When the sliding mount 2 is depressed, the magnetic component 21 will not move away from the main frame 3, as shown in FIG. 4. Thus there are corresponding magnetic component 22 positioned at the plate 4 and the middle section of the plate 4 is provided with a magnetic component 41 to repel magnetic component 23, as shown in FIG. 3.

As shown in FIG. 2, the number of plates depends on the shape of the main frame 3, for instance FIG. 8 (triangular) and FIG. 9 (hexagonal). The plate 4 and the main frame 3 are attached together. The plate 4 can be either in extended form or in a closing form When the sliding mount 2 is depressed to move, the magnetic component 22 will move and repel the magnetic component 23 so that the plate 4 is pushed away, as shown in FIG. 7.

Each plate 4 is provided with notch 42 when it is extended, and the top and middle position of the plate 4 is a lining arm 43 which is pivotally connected to the main frame 3 such that the plate 4 is extended about the linking arm 43.

As shown in FIG. 2, the main frame 3 has a rotating disc 30 at the bottom of the frame 3 and is also provided with magnetic component 31. The main frame 3 is provided with railing slot 32 corresponding to the linking arm 43 for the storage of the linking arm 43. Each corner of the main frame 3 is provided with rows of notches 33 which is in horizontal position with that of the notches 42 of the plate, as shown in FIGS. 6 and 7.

It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other types of methods differing from the type described above.

While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claim, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention.