Title:
Retrievable combinational house
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A retrievable combinational house comprising a main body to store following items, at least one motor to expand and retrieve the combination, at least one floor part, at least one wall part and at least one roof part; when the combination expands, the motor expands the roof part, the wall part and the floor part in series to double the area, while retrieval, the motor retrieves the floor parts, the wall parts and the roof parts in reverse order into the main body.



Inventors:
Lin, Sheng-i (Taipei City, TW)
Application Number:
11/205103
Publication Date:
04/06/2006
Filing Date:
08/17/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04B1/346; E04B1/343; E04B1/344
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Primary Examiner:
FIGUEROA, LUZ ADRIANA
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TROXELL LAW OFFICE PLLC (FALLS CHURCH, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A retrievable combinational house comprising: a main body is a hollow shell body to accommodate following items; at least one motor is applied to expand, retrieve the combination and is installed on topside of said main body; at least one floor part is stored inside said main body and connects to said motor; at least one wall part is stored inside said main body and connects to said motor; and at least one roof part is stored inside said main body and connects to said motor; while expansion, said motor expands said roof part, said wall part and said floor part in series to double the area, while retrieval, said motor retrieves said floor parts, said wall parts and said roof parts in reverse order into said main body.

2. The retrievable combinational house recited in claim 1, wherein said main body is a container.

3. The retrievable combinational house recited in claim 1, wherein said motors are installed on both of said main body and apply hydraulic or air pressure to expand or retrieve said floor part, said wall part and said roof part.

4. The retrievable combinational house recited in claim 1, wherein said floor part further comprises a floor with one end fixed on one end of said wall part with a square iron and to be the floor of the combination after all parts are expanded; and a floor stand with one end connected to said motor and fixed onto said floor part with said square iron, the other end of the floor stand is fixed onto said floor with said square iron to expand or retrieve said floor part.

5. The retrievable combinational house recited in claim 1, wherein said wall part further comprises an outer wall stored inside said main body, one end of said outer wall connects to said floor part with said square iron, the other end is fixed onto said roof part, said outer wall is the wall of the combination after expansion; and a wall stand with one end of fixed to said main body by said square iron, and then connected to said motor, the other end is fixed to said outer wall by said square iron to expand or retrieve said wall part.

6. The retrievable combinational house recited in claim 1, wherein said roof part further comprises a roof stored inside said main body with one end fixed onto one side of said wall part by said square iron, said roof is the roof after the combination expands; a first roof rack with one end fixed onto the outside said roof by said square iron, an axis area is on said first roof rack, the other end of said first roof rack is fixed onto the bottom of said main body by said square iron; and a second roof rack with one end fixed onto the top of said main body and then connected to said motor, the other end is fixed onto said first roof rack by said square iron, when the combination opens or retrieves, said motor brings said second roof rack and have said first roof rack stretch or bend on said axis area site to expand or retrieve said roof part.

7. The retrievable combinational house recited in claim 5, wherein said wall part consists of at least one door or at least one window.

8. The retrievable combinational house recited in claim 4, wherein said floor stands are made square tubes.

9. The retrievable combinational house recited in claim 5, wherein said wall stands are made of square tubes.

10. The retrievable combinational house recited in claim 6, wherein said first roof rack sand said second racks are made of square tubes.

11. The retrievable combinational house recited in claim 4, 5 or 6, wherein said square irons contain an inner circle with a 60 mm diameter.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

I. Field of the Invention

This invention relates generally to a combinational house and, more specifically, to a retrievable combinational house hat is expandable to increase the available space and retrievable.

II. Description of the Prior Art

Heretofore, it is known that combinational or container houses with the advantages of low cost and mobility, they are seen in construction sites, farms and much temporary construction. However, the known combinational houses have firm structure, after assembly, the superficial area is fixed and cannot be altered; the construction and disassembly is very complex; the known container houses are usually modified from a 20′ or 40′ container, the superficial area is fixed, if users want to increase to area, they can only align several containers together, the application is not very convenient and occupies too much area, these containers are very difficult to handle after end of application.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is therefore a primary object of the invention to provide a retrievable combinational house that is expandable for more useful space and is retrievable for less storage space.

In order to achieve the objective set forth, a retrievable combinational house in accordance with the present invention comprises a main body, at least one motor, at least one floor part, at least one wall part and at least one roof part; when the combination expands, the motor expands the roof part, the wall part and the floor part in series to double the area, while retrieval, the motor retrieves the floor parts, the wall parts and the roof parts in reverse order into the main body.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The accomplishment of the above-mentioned object of the present invention will become apparent from the following description and its accompanying drawings which disclose illustrative an embodiment of the present invention, and are as follows:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an application view of a further embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is another application view of a further embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is third application view of a further embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is fourth application view of a further embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is fifth application view of a further embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 7 is sixth application view of a further embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view of a further embodiment of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to FIG. 1, the present invention comprises a main body 10, at least one motor 20, at least one floor part 30, at least one wall part 40 and at least one roof part 50. The function of each component is described as following:

The main body 10 is a hollow shell body, a container in reality, when the main body 10 retrieves, it stores at least one motor 20, at least one floor part 30, at least one wall part 40 and at least one roof part 50.

The motor 20 is applied to expand and retrieve the combination, the motor 20 is installed on one topside of the main body 10; two motors 20 are in this application example, however, the number of the motors 20 applied is not limited to two. The motor 20 applies hydraulic or air pressure to expand or retrieve the floor part 30, the wall part 40 and the roof part 50.

At least one floor part 30 is stored inside the main body 10 and connects to the motor 20 to be expanded and retrieved by the motor 20; at least one wall part 40 is stored inside the main body 10 and connects to the motor 20 to be expanded and retrieved by the motor 20; and at least one roof part 50 is stored inside the main body 10 and connects to the motor 20 to be expanded and retrieved by the motor 20. When users apply the present invention, the motor 20 expands the roof part 50, the wall part 40 and the floor part 30 in series to double the area; this application example includes two roof parts 50, corresponding wall parts 40 and floor parts 30, the area available with the floor parts 30 is nearly triple; when users retrieve the combination, the motor 20 retrieves the floor parts 30, the wall parts 40 and the roof parts 50 in reverse order. The wall part 40 consists of at least one door 43 or at least one window 44.

Referring to FIG. 2, an application example of the floor part 30. As shown in FIG, the floor part 30 further comprises a floor 31 and a floor stand 32. The floor 31 is stored inside the main body 10, one end of the floor 31 is fixed on one end of the wall part 40 with a square iron 60, however the fixing point is not limited to the end of the wall part 40; the floor 31 is the floor of the combination after all parts are expanded; one end of the floor stand 32 connects to the motor 20 and is fixed onto the floor part 40 with a square iron 60, the other end of the floor stand 32 is fixed onto the floor 31 with a square iron 60 to expand or retrieve the floor part 30. The square iron 60 further contains a inner circle 61 to combine and fix related components, the diameter of the inner circle is 60 mm, but is not limited to this length.

Referring to FIG. 3, an application example of the wall part 40. As shown in FIG, the wall part 40 further comprises an outer wall 41 and a wall stand 42. The outer wall 41 is stored inside the main body 10, one end of the outer wall 41 connects to the floor part 30 with a square iron 60, the other end is fixed onto the roof part 50, the outer wall 41 is the wall of the combination after expansion; one end of the wall stand 42 is fixed to the main body 10 by a square iron 60, then connects to the motor 20, the other end is fixed to the outer wall 41 by a square iron 60 to expand or retrieve the wall part 40.

Referring to FIG. 4, an application example of the roof part 50. As shown in FIG, the roof part 50 further comprises a roof 51, a first roof rack 52 and a second roof rack 54. The roof 51 is stored inside the main body 10 with one end fixed onto one side of the wall part 40 by a square iron 60, the roof 51 can be the roof after the combination expands; one end of the first roof rack 52 is fixed onto the outside the roof 51 by a square iron 60, an axis area 53 is on the first roof rack 52, the other end of the first roof rack 52 is fixed onto the bottom of the main body 10 by a square iron 60; one end of the second roof rack 54 is fixed onto the top of the main body 10 and then connects to the motor 20, the other end is fixed onto the first roof rack 52 by a square iron 60; when the combination opens or retrieves, the motor 20 brings the second roof rack 54 and have the first roof rack 52 stretch or bend on the axis area 53 site to expand or retrieve the roof part 50. The first and second roof rack 52, 54 are square tubes in this example; however they are not limited to be square tubes.

Referring to FIG. 5, an application example of the floor part 30, the wall art 40 and the roof part 50. As shown in FIG, when the floor part 30, the wall art 40 and the roof part 50 expand, the motor 20 opens the roof part 50, the wall part 40 and the floor part 30 in order, the motor 20 brings the second roof rack 54 and has the first roof rack 52 stretch at the axis area 53 to expand the roof part 50; then the motor 20 drives the wall stand 42 to stretch the wall 41; finally the motor 20 drives the floor stand 32 to stretch the floor 31 to finish the expansion; while retrieval, the motor 20 retrieves the floor part 30, the wall part 40 and the roof part 50 into the main body 10 in reverse order.

Referring to FIG. 6, an application example of the floor part 30 and the wall art 40. As shown in FIG, when the floor part 30 and the wall art 40 retrieve, the motor 20 drives the floor stand 32 and has the floor 31 bend upward to be in parallel with the outer wall 41, then the motor 20 drives the wall stand 42 to have the outer wall 41 move inward; since the floor 31 is fixed onto the outer wall 41 by the square iron 60, the floor 31 moves inward along with the outer wall 41 and is retrieved inside the main body 10.

Referring to FIG. 7, an application example of the roof part 50. As shown in FIG, after the floor part 30 and wall part 40 are retrieved, the roof part 50 is retrieved in turn; the motor 20 drives the second roof rack 54 and has the first roof rack 52 bend at the axis area 53, the second roof rack 54 keeps moving in to have the roof 51 bend downward by the square iron 60 until the roof 51 in parallel with the outer wall 41, the roof part 50 is retrieved inside the main body 10 completely.

Referring to FIG. 8, an application example of the floor part 30, the wall art 40 and the roof part 50. As shown in FIG, while completes retrieval, the roof part 50, the wall art 40 and the floor part 30 are in line from outside to inside and on both sides of the main body 10, some space in the middle of the main body 10 is available, when the space is sufficient, the combination does not have to be expanded, the combination is expanded when more space is needed.

While a preferred embodiment of the invention has been shown and described in detail, it will be readily understood and appreciated that numerous omissions, changes and additions may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.