Title:
Disc stand
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
In a disc stand device, a pyramid-shaped or cone-shaped support column (2) is provided to be longitudinally placed in an appropriate position. A plurality of slits (4) are provided to align at regular intervals on an elevational side or a ridgeline of the support column (2) along a longitudinal direction of the support column (2). The slits (4) have a depth directed to tilt to form an acute angle against a generating line of the support column (2). Upon inserting the disc plates (5) into the slits (4), the plurality of disc plates (5) overlap partially when viewed from the user side. This enables the user to take out the desired one quickly by visually confirming the title through the gap between the disc plates (5) arranged adjacent vertically or laterally. When the disc plates (5) are applied to computer-related devices, it is possible to significantly improve an efficiency of the clerical work due to the disc plates (5) quickly taken out.



Inventors:
Ito, Takashi (Nagoya-shi, JP)
Application Number:
10/515427
Publication Date:
12/29/2005
Filing Date:
05/26/2003
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
248/131, G9B/33.017
International Classes:
G11B33/04; (IPC1-7): A47F5/02
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Primary Examiner:
NOVOSAD, JENNIFER ELEANORE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (WA) (Washington, DC, US)
Claims:
1. A disc stand device: a support column provided to be longitudinally placed in an appropriate position; a plurality of slits provided to extend laterally and aligned longitudinally at a predetermined intervals on an elevational side or a ridgeline of said support column, each of said slits having a depth directed to tilt to form an acute angle against a generating line of said support column; and a disc plate provided to be removably inserted at one portion into any of said slits.

2. The disc stand device according to claim 1, wherein said support column has rectangular frames at four sides, each of said rectangular frames having a rectangular plate which said slits are provided, said rectangular plate being slidably inserted into said rectangular frame to render said rectangular plate detachable against said rectangular frame.

3. The disc stand device according to claim 1, wherein said support column is arranged in parallel crosses with four rectangular plates, outer elevational sides of two neighboring rectangular plates having said slits.

4. The disc stand device according to claim 1, wherein at least one side of said support column forms a slope surface to be tapered off as approaching upward, and a plurality of stepped portions are provided with said slope surface to have said slits.

5. The disc stand device according to claim 1, wherein said support column is shaped into a truncated-pyramid configuration with the depth of said slits oriented in parallel with the generating line of said support column.

6. The disc stand device according to claim 1, wherein a central shaft is provided in free-wheeling relationship with said support column around said central shaft.

7. The disc stand device according to claim 1, wherein each elevational side of said support column forms a slope surface to be tapered off as approaching upward, and each of said slope surfaces has said slits.

8. The disc stand device according to claim 1, wherein said support column is suspended in free-wheeling relationship with a central shaft provided on said support column.

9. A disc stand device comprising: a support column provided to have a plurality of longitudinal grooves around an elevational side of said support column; rectangular plates, each one side of which is removably inserted into the corresponding grooves, and each of said rectangular plates having slits aligned in a longitudinal direction, a depth of which tilts to form an acute angle against a generating line of said support column; and a disc plate provided to be removably inserted at one portion into any of said slits.

10. The disc stand device according to claim 9, wherein said longitudinal grooves are mortises, and each of said rectangular plates has a tenon slidably fit into the corresponding mortises.

11. The disc stand device according to claim 10, wherein opening sides of said longitudinal grooves are predetermined to be slightly wider so that said rectangular plates move in a reciprocal direction with said tenons as a central axis.

12. A disc stand device comprising: a support column provided to have a plurality of lateral arms in a longitudinal direction, lateral lengths of said arms being progressively longer as approaching downward; a triangular sack secured to each distal end of said lateral arms, a depth of said sack being directed to form an acute angle against a generating line of said support column; and a disc plate provided to be removably inserted at one portion into any of said sacks.

13. A disc stand device comprising: a support column rectangular in cross section; trapezoidal plates each provided at ridgelines of said support column, each slope side of said trapezoidal plates having a plurality of slits laterally extended and aligned in the longitudinal direction at the neighboring trapezoidal plates positioned in parallel each other, said slits having a depth slantwisely directed to form an acute angle against a generating line of said support column; and a disc plate provided to be removably inserted at one portion into any of said slits.

14. A disc stand device comprising: a support column formed into a helically shaped configuration, said support column being diametrically smaller as approaching upward, and having a plurality of slits at predetermined intervals along a helix line of said support column; and a disc plate provided to be removably inserted at one portion into any of said slits.

15. A disc stand device according to any of claims 1-5, wherein a lip plate is provided at an opening periphery of said slits so that said lip plate elastically bends to slidably admit said disc plate thereon when said disc plate is inserted into said slit.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The invention relates to a disc stand device improved to conveniently accommodate and hold many types of disc plates which include a compact disc, a mini disc, a flexible disc, a hard disc, an optical disc, or the like.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Among these types of disc plates, some have been called CD, MD and FD for short, and often used to activate computer-related devices, register or edite contents which the disc plates had once stored. After listening to music, exchanging information or doing clerical work on the computer-related devices, it is common that the disc plates are accommodated into an appropriate box-like drawer or a bookshelf so that the disc plates are taken out conveniently upon reusing the disc plates. Upon accommodating these disc plates, they are arranged to overlap side by side in a latitudinal direction.

For the purpose of convenience, titles are generally labeled on each of the disc plates to easily identify the desired one. The overlapped disc plates, however, obscures the title to make it difficult to find the titles. This requires users to repeatedly take the disc plate out of the drawer or the bookshelf and put it back until they confirm the desired one. Thus, the repetitive taking-out procedures makes selectuion of the disc plates troublesome and time-consuming so as to result in a good efficiency of the clerical work being eroded.

Therefore, it is an object of the invention to overcome the above drawbacks, and provide a disc stand device which is capable of taking out the desired one quickly by visually confirming its title at the time of reusing the disc plate, thus contributing to improving an efficiency of the clerical work when the disc plates are applied to computer-related devices.

DISCLOSURE OF THE INVENTION

(1) According to the present invention, upon inserting the disc plate into the slits, the plurality disc plates overlap partially when viewed from the user side. This enables the user to take out the desired one quickly by visually confirming the title through the gap between the disc plates arranged adjacent vertically or laterally. When the disc plates are applied to computer-related devices, it is possible to significantly improve an efficiency of the clerical work due to the disc plates quickly taken out.

(2) Each of rectangular plates is slidably inserted into the corresponding rectangular frames to render the rectangular plates detachable against the corresponding rectangular frames. Depending on the number of the rectangular plates inserted into the corresponding rectangular frames, it is possible to conveniently adjust the number of the slits, i.e., the mumber of the disc plates.

(3) Due to a geometrical structure that the support column is arranged in parallel crosses with four rectangular plates, it is possible to attract the user's attention so as to advantageously make the user take out the disc plate quickly.

(4) The support column forms a slope surface to be tapered off as approaching upward, and a plurality of stepped portions are provided with the slope surface to have the slits. This makes it possible to accommodate the disc plates more due to an increased area of the slope surface.

(5) The support column is shaped into a truncated-pyramid configuration with the depth of the slits oriented in parallel with the generating line of the support column. This mitigates a lateral interferance between the neighboring disc plates, and preventing the neighboring disc plates from excessively extending vertically so as to insure a space-saving advantage.

(6) Due to the support column arranged in free-wheeling relationship with a central shaft, it is possible to easily find the desired one by rotating the support column around the central shaft when taking out the disc plate.

(7) Due to the support column, each elevational side of which forms a slope surface to be tapered off, it is possible to stabilize the support column, and accommodate the disc plates more due to an increased area of the slope surface.

(8) Due to the support column suspended in free-wheeling relationship with a central shaft provided on the support column, it is possible to easily find the desired one by rotating the support column around the central shaft when taking out the disc plate.

(9) Due to rectangular plates, each one side of which is removably inserted into the corresponding grooves of the support column, it is possible to conveniently adjust the number of the slits, i.e., the number of the disc plates depending on the number of the rectangular plates secured to the support column. By leaving unnecessary rectangular plates removed from the support column, it is possible to render the support column into a space-saving structure.

(10) The longitudinal grooves are mortises, and each of the rectangular plates has a tenon slidably fit into the corresponding mortises. This makes the structure relatively simple and less costly when the rectangular plates is removably attached to the support column.

(11) An opening side of the longitudinal grooves is predetermined to be slightly wider so that the rectangular plates move right and left in a reciprocal direction with the tenons as central axis. This makes it possible to easily find the desired one by moving the rectangular plates around the tenon when selecting the disc plate.

(12) The support column is provided to have a plurality of lateral arms in a longitudinal direction. Lateral lengths of the arms are progressively longer as approaching downward. A triangular sack is secured to each distal end of the lateral arms. A depth of the sack is directed in parallel with the support colum or slantwisely directed to form an acute angle against a generating line of the support column. The disc plate is removably inserted at one portion into any of the sacks.

This reminds the user of a sail-ship structure to attract the user so that the user can get accustomed to the disc stand device very soon.

(13) Trapezoidal plates are provided at ridgelines of the support column, each slope side of the trapezoidal plates has a plurality of slits laterally extended and aligned in the longitudinal direction at the neighboring trapezoidal plates positioned in parallel each other. The slits have a depth directed to tilt to form an acute angle against a generating line of the support column. The disc plate is removably inserted at one portion into any of the slits.

The trapezoidal plates have a structural novelty to attract the user while accommodating the disc plates more due to an increased area of the slope surface.

(14) The support column is formed into a helically shaped configuration and diametrically smaller as approaching upward. The support column has a plurality of slits laterally extended and aligned at predetermined intervals along a helix line of the support column. The disc plate is removably inserted at one portion into any of the slits.

This enables the user to easily take out the disc plate from and insert it into the slit, while at the same time, giving a good appearance and an ornamental effect due to a structural combination of the helical column and the disc plates.

(15) A lip plate is provided at an opening periphery of the slits so that the lip plate elastically bends backward to slidably admit the disc plate when the disc plate is inserted into the slit.

Due to the friction when the disc plate is slidably admitted on the lip plate, it is possible to prevent the lip plate from slipping inadvertently so as to stabilize the disc plate admitted into the slit.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Preferred forms of the present invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a first embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a second embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a third embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a fourth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a fifth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a sixth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a seventh embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to an eighth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a ninth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a tenth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 11 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to an eleventh embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 12 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a twelfth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 13 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a thirteenth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 14 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a fourteenth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 15 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a fifteenth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 16 is a perspective view of a support column taken away from a central shaft;

FIG. 17 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a sixteenth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 18 is a perspective view of a support column taken away from a central shaft;

FIG. 19 is a perspective view of a support column suspended by a lateral bar;

FIG. 20 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a seventeenth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 21 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to an eighteenth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 22 is an exploded perspective view of a support cloumn;

FIG. 23 is a perspective view of a rectangular plate in which disc plates are inserted into slits;

FIG. 24 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a nineteenth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 25 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a twentieth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 26 is a longitudinal cross sectional view of a main portion of the disc stand device;

FIG. 27 is a longitudinal cross sectional view of a main portion of the disc stand device when a disc plate is inserted;

FIG. 28 is a perspective view of a disc stand device according to a twentyfirst embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 29 is a plan view of a main portion of the disc stand device; and

FIG. 30 is a longitudinal cross sectional view of a main portion of the disc stand device.

BEST MODES TO CARRY OUT THE EMBODIMENTS OF THE INVENTION

In the following description of the depicted embodiments, the same reference numerals are used for features of the same type.

Referring to FIG. 1 which shows a disc stand device (A) according to a first embodiment of the invention, the disc stand device (A) is put appropriately around a computer-related apparatus placed on a desk. On a base plate 1, a support column 2 triangular in cross section is provided through a stud 3. A plurality of notch-like slits 4 are provided on each ridgeline of the support column 2 with regular intervals. The slits 4 extend in perpendicular to the ridgeline and alinged in the vertical direction. Each depth of the slits 4 is directed to tilt by a range of 10-70 degrees against a generating line of the support column 2. Into each of the slits 4, a disc plate 5 is arranged to be removably inserted. The disc plate 5 is exemplified by a compact disc (CD), a mini disc (MD), a flexible disc (FD), a digital visual disc (DVD), a floppy disc (FD), optical disc or the like. When the disc plates 5 are rectangular in shape, the disc plates 5 are removably inserted at their cornered portion into the corresponding slits 4.

Upon inserting the disc plates 5 into the slits 4 aligned along the ridgeline of the support column 2, the disc plates 5 overlap partly in a vertical direction with regular intervals. This enables the user to visually recognize titles labeled on the corresponding disc plates 5 through a gap between the neighboring disc plates 5 so as to quickly take out the desired one.

FIG. 2 shows a disc stand device (B) according to a second embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 triangular in cross section is in the form of a truncated-pyramid configuration. The slits 4 are provided with the ridgeline of the support column 2 in the same manner as described in the first embodiment of the invention so that the disc plates 5 are removably inserted at their cornered portion into the corresponding slits 4.

In this instance, a stable pyramidal structure of the support column 2 enables the user to eliminate the base plate 1 and stud 3 so as to directly place support column 2 via its bottom 2S on the desk.

FIG. 3 shows a disc stand device (C) according to a third embodiment of the invention. From the support column 2 circular in cross section, a pluarlity of lateral arms 6 extend horizontally. Lengths of the lateral arms 6 are such that the arms 6 become progressively longer dimensionally as approaching downward. To each distal end of the arms 6, a triangular sack 7 is secured with its open end 7a directed upward. The disc plates 5 are removably inserted at their cornered portions through the open end 7a into the corresponding sacks 7.

FIG. 4 shows a disc stand device (D) according to a fourth embodiment of the invention. The hollow support column 2 square in cross section has four elevational sides in which the slits 4 are provided. The slits 4 horizontally extend to align in the vertical direction. The support column 2 is in free-wheeling relationship with the stud 3 and a central shaft 2A which is coaxially connected to the stud 3. After using the disc plate 5, the disc plate 5 is removably inserted at one cornered portion into the corresponding slit 4.

FIG. 5 shows a disc stand device (E) according to a fifth embodiment of the invention. The fifth embodiment differs from the fourth embodiment of the invention in that the hollow support column 2 square in cross section has four rectangular frames 8 into which a rectangular plate 10 is slidably inserted through a pair of lengthwise rails 9, 9 provided at both longitudinal sides of the rectangular frame 8. The rectangular plates 10 forms the corresponding elevational sides of the support column 2.

As a sixth embodiment of the invention, a hinge 10L is provided on the left rail 9 with the right rail 9 of the front rectangular plate 10 eliminated as shown in FIG. 6, it is possible to arrange the front rectangular plate 10 to open and close against the corresponding frame 8. A plurality of partitions 10M are provided into the support column 2 to vertically divide its inner room Rm so as to form a shelf portion in which disc plates 5 are respectively stored side by side.

FIG. 7 shows a disc stand device (F) according to a seventh embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 is arranged in parallel crosses with four rectangular plates 11, and outer elevational sides 11a of two neighboring rectangular plates 11 have corresponding notches to form the slits 4. After using the disc plate 4, the disc plate 4 is removably inserted at the cornered portion into the corresponding slit 4.

FIG. 8 shows a disc stand device (G) according to an eighth embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 has a square post 2a, four sides of which form a trapeziod-shaped pillar 2b flattend in one piece with the square post 2a. The slits 4 are provided with an outer elevational side of the pillar 2b. The slits 4 extend horizontally from a ridgeline 4a of the pillar 2b and aligned vertically along the ridgeline 4a with regular intervals. The disc plate 4 is removably inserted at one side portion into the corresponding slit 4.

It is to be noted that the support column 2 may be formed by notching elevational sides of the square post 2a to remain the trapeziod-shaped pillar 2b.

FIG. 9 shows a disc stand device (H) according to a ninth embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 triangular in cross section is in the form of a truncated pyramid-shaped configuration. The slits 4 are provided with the ridgeline of the support column 2. Each depth of the slits 4 is in parallel with a generating line of the support column 2 or slantwisely directed to tilt by a range of 10-70 degrees against the generating line of the support column 2. Into each of the slits 4, the disc plate 5 is arranged at the cornered portion to be removably inserted.

FIG. 10 shows a disc stand device (I) according to a tenth embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 square in cross section is in the form of a truncated pyramid-shaped configuration. The slits 4 are provided with the four sides of the support column 2 and extend in the horizontal direction. Into each of the slits 4, the disc plate 5 is arranged at one cornered portion to be removably inserted.

FIG. 11 shows a disc stand device (J) according to an eleventh embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 square in cross section is in the form of a truncated pyramid-shaped configuration. The slits 4 are provided with opposed two sides of the support column 2. The slits 2 extend horizontally inward from both the ridgeline of the support column 2 to removably accommodate the disc plate 4. On an upper end surface of the support column 2, a hook bolt 12 is secured to suspend the support column 2 with the use of a connecting means such as a wire, a web, a cord, a string, a rope or the like.

FIG. 12 shows a disc stand device (K) according to a twelfth embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 square in cross section in the form of a truncated pyramid-shaped configuration. A lateral space Rp is provided by notching the support column 2 to pierce horizontally from the right side to left side. The support column 2 is tapered off at its elevational sides 13 to form a slope surface as approaching upward. The elevational sides 13 has a plurality of stepped portions 13a (e.g., seven steps) aligned in the vertical direction. The slit 4 is provided laterally with each of the stepped portions 13a fully extended from its left end to right end. Each of the slits 4 removably accommodates two disc plates 4 at the right and left side portion.

The structure is such as to increase an accommodation capacity for the disc plates 4, the slits 4 may be provided only with one of the two elevational sides 13 of the support column 2. Partition plates (not shown) may be provided within the lateral space Rp to vertically divide the space Rp so as to store the disc plates 5.

FIG. 13 shows a disc stand device (L) according to a thirteenth embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 square in cross section in the form of a truncated pyramid-shaped configuration. The ridgeline of the support column 2 tilts slantwise (e.g., 40-50 degrees) against the generating line, and the slits 4 laterally extend inward by a predetermined length from the ridgeline of the support column 2. The depth of the slits 4 are oriented in parallel with the generating line or stantwisely directed to form an acute angle against the generating line. The disc plates 5 are removably inserted at their one side into the corresponding slits 4.

FIG. 14 shows a disc stand device (M) according to a fourteenth embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 square in cross section in the form of a truncated pyramid-shaped configuration. The slits 4 are provided on four elevational sides of the support column 2. The depth of the slits 4 are oriented in parallel with the generating line or slantwisely directed to form an acute angle against the generating line. The disc plates 5 are removably inserted at thier cornered portion into the corresponding slits 4.

FIGS. 15 and 16 show a disc stand device (N) according to a fifteenth embodiment of the invention. The hollow support column 2 square in cross section in the form of a truncated pyramid-shaped configuration. The depth of the slits 4 are oriented in parallel with the generating line or slantwisely directed to form an acute angle against the generating line. A boss portion 14 is provided on the upper end surface of the support column 2 to removably fit the central shaft 2A. By removing the support column 2 from the central shaft 2A, it is possible to place the support column 2 via its bottom 15 on the desk as shown in FIG. 16.

FIGS. 17, 18 and 19 show a disc stand device (O) according to a sixteenth embodiment of the invention. The sixteenth embodiment differs from the fifteenth embodiment of the invention in that a right-pyramid notch 16 is provided at the ridgeline portion of the support column 2 to produce a geometrically exotic structure. With the right-pyramid notch 16 thus provided, a right-pyramid shaped block 16a remains at four elevational sides of the support column 2 to form the slits 4.

By removing the support column 2 from the central shaft 2A through the boss portion 14, it is possible to place the support column 2 via its bottom 16A on the desk as shown in FIG. 18. With the use of a wall hanging bar 17, it is possible to hang the support column 2 on the bar 17 as shown in FIG. 19. The wall hanging bar 17 connects a suspension bar 19 through a spherical coupler 18. A lower end of the suspension bar 19 is detachably fit into the boss portion 14.

FIG. 20 shows a disc stand device (P) according to a seventeenth embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 square in cross section has a trapezoid-shaped plate 20 which extends forward from each ridgeline of the support column 2. The slits 4 are provided on laterally neighboring sides 20a of the trapezoid-shaped plate 20 to accommodate the disc plate 5.

FIGS. 21, 22 and 23 show a disc stand device (Q) according to an eighteenth embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 circular in cross section has a plurality of mortises 21 circumferentially provided as longitudinal grooves, each lower end of which is closed. One elevational side of a rectangular plate 22 has a tenon 23 which is slidably inserted into the mortise 21 so that the rectangular plate 22 is detachably mounted on the support column 2. A longitudinal open side of the mortise 21 is slightly expanded to define a wider opening so that the rectangular plate 22 moves in the reciprocal direction with the tenon 23 as a central axis. On the rectangular plate 22, the slits 4 are provided, each depth of which is directed to tilt and forms an acute angle against the lengthwise direction of the rectangular plate 22.

Due to rectangular plates 22, each one side of which is removably inserted into the corresponding mortise 21 of the support column 2, it is possible to conveniently adjust the number of the slits 4, i.e., the number of the disc plates 5 depending on the number of the rectangular plates 22 secured to the support column 2. By leaving unnecessary rectangular plates 22 removed from the support column 2, it is possible to render the support column 2 into a space-saving structure.

FIG. 24 shows a disc stand device (R) according to a nineteenth embodiment of the invention. The support column 2 is formed into a helically shaped configuration, and diametrically smaller as approaching upward. The support column 2 has a plurality of slits 4 at predetermined intervals along a helix line (2j-2m) of the support column 2. The disc plates 5 are removably inserted at thier cornered portion into any of the slits 4.

FIGS. 25, 26 and 27 show a twentieth embodiment of the invention. A rubber lip plate 31 is provided at an opening periphery of the slit 4 by means of a pin 32 so that the lip plate 31 elastically bends backward to slidably admit the cornered portion of the disc plate 5 when the disc plate 5 is inserted into the slit 4, as understood by comparing FIG. 26 with FIG. 27. Due to the friction appeared when the disc plate 5 is slidably admitted on the lip plate 31, it is possible to prevent the lip plate 31 from slipping inadvertently so as to stabilize the disc plate 31 admitted into the slit 4.

FIGS. 28, 29 and 30 show a twentyfirst embodiment of the invention. A rubber lip plate 33 is provided at an opening periphery of the slit 4 on an elevational side of the support column 2. The lip plate 31 elastically bends backward to slidably admit the cornered portion of the disc plate 5 when the disc plate 5 is inserted into the slit 4 as shown in FIGS. 29 and 30.

It is noted that the support column 2 may be formed by bronze, brass, iron, mild steel, aluminum, stainless steel, ceramic material, wood or various types of plastic materials.

The support column 2 may be formed into a poly-pyramidal, elliptical or spindle-shaped configuration. The slits 4 may be alinged with the intervals based on an arithmetic or geometric series. The slits 4 may be differently formed in terms of length to accommodate disc plates of different size. It may be convenient to offer the disc stand device for customers as a novelty when newly opening a merchandize shop or selling new products. While preferred embodiments have been described, variations thereto will occur to those skilled in the art within the scope of the present inventive concepts which are delineated by the following claims.

INDUSTRIAL APPLICABILITY

In a disc stand device, upon inserting disc plates into the slit, the plurality of disc plates are overlapped partially when viewed from the user side. This enables the user to take out the desired one quickly by visually confirming the title through the gap between the disc plate arranged adjacent vertically or laterally. When the disc plates are applied to computer-related devices, it is possible to significantly improve an efficiency of the clerical work due to the disc plate quickly taken out. This accounts that the disc stand device is especially well-suited to the information industries.





 
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