Title:
Paper sculpture plank assembly
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A paper sculpture plank assembly includes a first paper plank having multiple strip portions by perforated lines, each strip portion connected to another strip portion of the first paper plank via first stubs formed between side faces of each one strip portion and the first paper plank and a second paper plank divided into multiple plates by perforated lines, each plate connected to another plate of the second paper plank via multiple second stubs formed between side faces of each one plate and the second paper plank.



Inventors:
Hsieh, Yi-chung (Taipei, TW)
Fann, Yang-shiang (Sanchung City, TW)
Application Number:
10/933278
Publication Date:
03/23/2006
Filing Date:
09/03/2004
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04B1/00
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Primary Examiner:
FERNSTROM, KURT
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROSENBERG, KLEIN & LEE (ELLICOTT CITY, MD, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A paper sculpture plank assembly comprising: a first paper plank having multiple strip portions defined by perforated lines, each strip portion connected to a base of the first paper plank via first stubs formed between side faces of each one strip portion and the base of the first paper plank; and a second plank divided into multiple plates by perforated lines, each plate connected to a base of the second paper plank via multiple second stubs formed between side faces of each one plate and the base of the second paper plank.

2. The paper sculpture plank assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein each of the strip portions is divided into a first area, a second area and a third area respectively having a length different from the others.

3. A paper sculpture plank assembly comprising: a second paper plank divided into multiple plates by perforated lines in the second paper plank, each plate connected to a base of the second paper plank via multiple second stubs formed between side faces of each one plate and the base of the second paper plank; a third paper plank divided into multiple strips by perforated lines in the third the paper plank, each strip connected to the base of the third the paper plank via at least two diagonally situated third stubs formed between side faces of the strip and the base of the third paper plank, each strip having at least two through holes; and a buckle element comprising a head to extend through aligned through holes from the strips and a nut to secure the strips on the head by secure engagement with the head, thereby after the strips and plates are secured by extension of the head and the secured engagement between the nut and the head, different configurations to form different shapes are accomplished.

4. The paper sculpture plank assembly as claimed in claim 3, wherein the buckle element further has a neck and a wedged end formed on a free end of the neck and the nut has an extension hole defined to abut a periphery of the wedge end.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a paper sculpture plank assembly, and more particularly to a paper sculpture plank assembly providing the user planks of different dimensions such that the user is able to readily accomplish work.

2. Description of Related Art

When people are doing art works such as paper sculpture, different paper planks have to be carefully prepared in advance such that the following assembly work will be much easier and the pace of doing the work is facilitated. People all know that “Preparation is the key to success”, but most people do not pay too much attention to the preparation process, especially, when the work involves cutting and trimming planks. Furthermore, when the cutting and trimming are done by pre-school children, the danger and potential hazard to the body is beyond description.

To overcome the shortcomings, the present invention tends to provide an improved paper sculpture assembly to mitigate the aforementioned problems.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary objective of the present invention is to provide an improved paper sculpture plank assembly to facilitate the sculpturing process and minimize the potential danger to the user.

Other objects, advantages and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a first paper plank;

FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of a first embodiment of a second paper plank;

FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of a third paper plank;

FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of a buckle element of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view of a second embodiment of the second paper plank;

FIG. 6 is an exploded perspective view of a third embodiment of the second paper plank;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a model table accomplished by using the first paper plank and the second paper plank; and

FIG. 8 is a perspective view showing a model dragon is accomplished by using the combination of the first paper plank, the second paper plank, the third paper plank and the buckle element.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

With reference to FIGS. 1, 2 and 3, it is noted that the paper plank assembly in accordance with the present invention includes a first paper plank (10), a second paper plank (20) and a third paper plank (30).

The first paper plank (10) has a base and is divided into several strip portions (11) by perforated lines (12). Each strip portion (11) is connected to the base of the first paper plank (10) by first stubs (13) equi-spatially sandwiched between side faces of each one strip portion (11) and the first paper plank (10) such that when in use, an operator is able to break the bondage between each of the strip portions (11) and the first paper plank (10) to separate the strip portions (11) from the first paper plank (10). In this embodiment, it is noted that each strip portion (11) has a first area (110), a second area (111) and a third area (112) respectively having a length different from the others so that the user is able to choose whether the entire length of the strip portion (11) is used or one (even two) portion is adopted to make strips along the perforated lines (12).

The second paper plank (20) has a base and is divided into multiple plates (21) by perforated lines (not numbered). Each plate (21) is connected to the base of the second paper plank (20) by at least two second stubs (22) such that when the second paper plank (20) is used, the user is able to break the bondage between the plates (21) as often as required.

The third paper plank (30) includes a base and multiple strips (31) connected to the base of the third paper plank (30) by at least two diagonally situated third stubs (33) sandwiched between side faces of the strips (31) and the base such that when the strips (31) are used, the operator is able to break the bondage between the strips (33) and the third paper plank (30). Each strip (31) has at least two through holes (32) defined through the strip (31).

Furthermore, with reference to FIG. 4, the paper sculpture plank assembly of the present invention includes multiple buckle elements (40) each having a head (41) and a nut (42). The head (41) has a neck (410) and a wedged end (411) formed on a free end of the neck (410). The nut (42) has an extension hole (420) defined to correspond to and abut a periphery of the wedged end (411) after the wedged end is extended through the through holes (32) of the strips (31). When the buckle element (40) is employed, the head (41) is able to extend through aligned through holes (32) of multiple strips (30) and plates (20) to form any required configuration.

With reference to FIGS. 5 and 6, it is also noted that the second paper plank (20) may have plates (21′, 21″) of different widths according to different requirements.

With reference to FIGS. 7 and 8, it is noted that a table or a dragon is accomplished by the combination of the strip portions (11) and the plate (21′) or the combination of the first paper plank (10), the second paper plank (20, 20′), the strips (30) and the buckle elements (40). Because how the combination of the strip portions (11) and the plate (21′) or the combination of the first paper plank (10), the second paper plank (20, 20′), the strips (31) of the third paper plank (30) and the buckle elements (40) is not the focus of the present invention, detailed description thereof is not disclosed for brevity.

It is to be understood, however, that even though numerous characteristics and advantages of the present invention have been set forth in the foregoing description, together with details of the structure and function of the invention, the disclosure is illustrative only, and changes may be made in detail, especially in matters of shape, size, and arrangement of parts within the principles of the invention to the full extent indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.