Title:
Structure object placement box
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An improved structure object placement box, in terms of structural design, the present invention consists of a frame base and a frame plate that are insertionally conjoined, furthermore, recessed slots and protruding points aligned with the matching insertion tabs and the insertion slots are disposed in the four side panels constituting the structural arrangement of each object placement box, the recessed slots and the protruding points utilized for assembly to adjacent object placement boxes or insertional conjoinment to the insertion tabs and insertion slots of adjacent object placement boxes to stack or assemble them into different utilization states, thereby accommodating individual creativity for a range of interchangeable assembly, including the assembly of frame bases and frame plates of different colors to provide for various visual variations in color. As such, the present invention increases object placement box versatility and applications to achieve optimal industrial practical value and utility.



Inventors:
Chen, Chih-yung (Changhua Hsien, TW)
Application Number:
11/169652
Publication Date:
01/04/2007
Filing Date:
06/30/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D21/02
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Primary Examiner:
GROSSO, HARRY A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Rabin & Berdo, PC (Vienna, VA, US)
Claims:
1. An improved structure object placement box, the structural arrangement of which includes: a frame base of sheet metal construction consisting of two perpendicular side panels, with an insertion section of appropriate width having a predetermined quantity of insertion slots extending perpendicularly from the outer lateral ends of said two side panels, and wherein a predetermined quantity of outwardly facing insertion tabs are punched out along the surface of one side panel and a suitable quantity of outwardly oriented protruding points are punch formed along the other said side panel and, additionally, a bottom panel is assembled and welded across one end of said two side panels with a projecting conjoinment tab bent along the edge of said bottom panel, thereby enabling assembly and welding to said two side panels; a frame plate of sheet metal construction consisting of two perpendicular side panels having inwardly formed insertion tabs disposed in line with said insertion slots of said insertion sections, said insertion tabs and said insertion slots thereby enabling the conjoinment of said frame plate to said frame base, the other said side panel also having a suitable quantity of inwardly formed slots; as such, said frame base and said frame plate constituting the object placement box are assembled by utilizing said slots and saide protruding points as well as said insertion tabs and said insertion slots of four said side panels, thereby accommodating user requirements or individual preferences and creativity in that stacking and assembly into different utilization states achieves the practical value of versatility and changeability.

2. An improved structure object placement box as claimed in claim 1 wherein said frame base has a recessed catch slot disposed at the open section of the projecting conjoinment tab along the edge of its said bottom panel and aligned with protruding catch sections of said frame plate side panels that enables the insertion and stable conjoinment of said frame base and said frame plate.

3. An improved structure object placement box as claimed in claim 1 wherein said frame base has a hanging hole disposed in its said bottom panel that provides for the wall mounted display of the object placement box.

4. An improved structure object placement box as claimed in claim 1 wherein said frame bases and said frame plates are of different colors, thereby enabling object placement boxes of multiple color variations.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1) Field of the Invention

The invention herein relates to an improved structure object placement box wherein the object placement box consists of frame bases and frame plates that are insertionally assembled, which in addition to stacking in an unassembled state to reduce packaging and shipping dimensions provides for different color frame base and frame plate assembly, enabling different color frame base and frame plate assembly configurations and various colorful visual variations, while the use of slots and protruding points aligned with matching insertion tabs and the insertion slots on the four side panels accommodates different user requirements or individual preferences and creativity in that they can be stacked and assembled into different utilization states, thereby achieving the practical value of versatility and changeability.

2) Description of the Prior Art

Conventional CD cases or optical disk and other small articles are often randomly scattered on table tops due to the non-availability of suitable containers. Besides resulting in untidy tables and unattractive appearance, retrieval involves extensive searching that is troublesome and inconvenient. In response, manufacturers have developed containing boxes for the storage and ordering of such small articles, enabling consistent compartmentalization and ending messy placement that enhances overall visual attractiveness as well as facilitates searching and retrieval.

As a result, the prior art structure of such containers are usually of plastic construction that has relatively poor material feel and, furthermore, a stacking assembly embodiment that has utilization state shortcomings. Since plastic is fragile and susceptible to pressure, stacked utilization states typically lead to container breakage which constitutes a major utilization drawback. In view of this, the applicant of the invention herein research and developed an object placement box of metal construction, utilizing sheet metal that is contoured under pressure and welded into object placement boxes which replace the conventional plastic container boxes, which not only substantially increases overall material feel, but at the same time provides greater structural strength that does not break under pressure or deform due to stacking. Furthermore, the exterior surfaces undergo baked enamel treatment to enable visual attractiveness and a more modern appearance.

However, such metal object placement boxes have a shortcoming in that after fabrication into a permanent structural arrangement, they cannot be disassembled and, therefore, are of fixed physical size. As a result, their packaging shipping, and storage dimensions require extremely large spaces and material, resulting in increased packaging and shipping costs that affect overall profit, which does not comply with economic benefit concerns in terms of industrial utility and thus requires a solution to effect improvement.

Additionally, since said structure consists of pressure contoured sheet metal that is permanently welded into conjoinment, since only a single color baked enamel can be applied during the baked enamel treatment of the exterior surfaces, there is a color variation drawback, and since only a single color stacking embodiment is possible, the utilization state lacks creativity and changeability that adversely affects practical utility, which also requires improvement.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In view of the existent, uncorrected shortcomings of prior art metal object placement boxes, the applicant of the invention herein undertook research and improvement and, based on many years of experience and technical expertise gained while engaged in the related fields, developed the improved structure of the present invention, the primary objective of which is the design of the structural assembly, wherein the frame bases and frame plates are of two-component insertional design such that in an unassembled state, packaging and shipping dimensions are reduced.

Another objective of the invention herein is to provide a structural assembly design that accommodates user requirements and creativity to support assembly into different utilization states to achieve changeable embodiments.

Yet another objective of the invention herein is to provide a structural assembly design which utilizes the respective production of frame base and frame plate insertional assemblies such that different color or different color assembly enables multiple color visual variation.

To achieve the disclosed objectives, the structural design of the invention herein features object placement box consisting of frame bases and frame plates that are insertionally assembled, which in addition to stacking in an unassembled state to reduce packaging and shipping dimensions provides for different color frame base and frame plate assembly, enabling different color frame base and frame plate assembly configurations and various colorful visual variations, while the use of slots and protruding points aligned with matching insertion tabs and the insertion slots on the four side panels accommodates different user requirements or individual preferences and creativity in that they can be stacked and assembled into different utilization states, thereby achieving the practical value of versatility and changeability.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded drawing of the invention herein.

FIG. 2 is an exploded drawing of the invention herein before assembly.

FIG. 3 is an isometric drawing of the invention herein when assembled together.

FIG. 4 is a drawing of the assembled structure of the invention herein.

FIG. 5 is an isometric drawing of the most preferred embodiment of the invention herein in a utilization state.

FIG. 6 is an isometric drawing of another most preferred embodiment of the invention herein in a utilization state.

FIG. 7 is an isometric drawing of yet another most preferred embodiment of the invention herein in a utilization state.

FIG. 8 is an isometric drawing of still another most preferred embodiment of the invention herein in a utilization state.

FIG. 9 is an isometric drawing of the most preferred embodiment as displayed for exhibit.

FIG. 10 is an isometric drawing of the most preferred embodiment as displayed for exhibit.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Concerning the structural arrangement, technological means, and functionality of the invention herein, the brief description of drawings are followed by the detailed description of the preferred embodiments.

Referring to FIG. 1, the exploded drawing of the invention herein; FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, the exploded and isometric drawings of the invention herein; and FIG. 4, the drawing of the assembled structure of the invention herein, the structural design of the object placement box of the present invention is comprised of a frame base 10 and a frame plate 20 that are insertionally assembled, wherein:

Said frame base 10 is of sheet metal construction and consists of two perpendicular side panels 11 and 12, with an insertion section 13 and 14 of appropriate width having a predetermined quantity of insertion slots 131 and 141 extending perpendicularly from the outer lateral ends of the two side panels 11 and 12, and wherein a predetermined quantity of insertion tabs 111 are punched out along the surface of one side panel 11, each said insertion tab 111 facing outward in a separated state, and a suitable quantity of outwardly oriented protruding points 121 are punch formed along the other side panel 12 and, additionally, a bottom panel 15 is assembled in place and welded across one end of the two side panels 11 and 12 with a projecting conjoinment tab 16 bent along the edge of the bottom panel 15, thereby enabling assembly and welding to the two side panels 11 and 12; a recessed catch slot 161 disposed at the open section of the conjoinment tab 16, and a hanging hole 151 also disposed in the bottom panel 15.

Said frame plate 20 is of sheet metal construction and consists of two perpendicular side panels 21 and 22 having inwardly formed insertion tabs 211 and 221 disposed in line with the insertion slots 131 and 141 of the insertion sections 13 and 14, said insertion tabs 211 and 221 and the insertion slots 131 and 141 thereby enabling the conjoinment of the frame plate 20 to the frame base 10, the other side panel 22 also having a suitable quantity of inwardly formed slots 222, and protruding catch sections 23 at the two side panels 21 and 22 are aligned with the conjoinment tab 16 recessed catch slot 161 of the frame base 10.

As such, given the disclosed structural design of the frame base 10 and the frame plate 20, the assembly of the object placement box consists of sleeving the frame plate 20 in the direction of the frame base 10 bottom panel 15 over the two side panels 11 and 12 and extended perpendicularly onto the insertion sections 13 and 14, the frame plate 20 is then pushed forward such that the frame plate 20 insertion tabs 211 and 221 engage the frame base 10 insertion section 13 and 14 insertion slots 131 and 141, while the frame plate 20 protruding catch sections 23 engage the conjoinment tab 16 recessed catch slots 16 of the frame base 10 bottom panel 15, thereby enabling the rapid utilization of the frame base 10 and frame plate 20 to insertionally assemble the object placement box of the invention herein, and since the frame base 10 and the frame plate 20 are a two-component assembly, frame bases 10 and frame plates 20 of different color can be assembled into dual-color object placement boxes, thereby overcoming the single-color visual limitation of existent object placement boxes and, at the same time, due to the assembly design of the object placement box of the invention herein, their ex-factory packaging and shipping is such that the frame bases 10 and frame plates 20 can be stacked in an unassembled state to reduce packaging and shipping dimensions, thereby significantly lowering packaging and shipping costs.

Furthermore, referring to FIG. 5, FIG. 6, FIG. 7, FIG. 8, FIG. 9, and FIG. 10, in addition to providing for different color assembly and tonal variations, the assembly design of the frame base 10 and frame plate 20 of the object placement box of the invention herein, the slots 222 and the protruding points 121 aligned with the matching insertion tabs 111 and the insertion slots 212 on the four side panels 11, 12, 21, and 22 constituting the structural arrangement of each object placement box enables the utilization of the slots 222 and the protruding points 121 on adjacent object placement boxes for vertical stacking, or adjacent object placement box insertion tabs 11 and insertion slots 222 can be insertionally connected horizontally to effectively assembly at different heights and, as such, to suit different user requirements or individual preferences and creativity, a plurality of object placement boxes can be thereby stacked or assembled into different utilization shapes (as shown in FIG. 5, FIG. 6, FIG. 7, and FIG. 8) to provide for versatile and changeable arrangements, and as for display arrangement, in addition to level placement on tables and cabinets, the hanging hole 151 disposed in the bottom panels 15 can be utilized for wall-mounted display arrangements (as shown in FIG. 9 and FIG. 10), achieving practical value that is a solution for space limitations.

Given said description, the object placement boxes of the invention herein is based on an improved structural design wherein the object placement box frame bases 10 and frame plates 20 are insertionally assembled which in addition to reducing packaging and shipping dimension in their stacked, unassembled state also provides for different color frame base 10 and frame plate 20 assembly configurations and various colorful visual variations, while the use of the slots 222 and the protruding points 121 aligned with the matching insertion tabs 111 and the insertion slots 212 on the four side panels 11, 12, 21, and 22 accommodates different user requirements or individual preferences and creativity in that they can be stacked and assembled into different utilization states, thereby achieving the practical value of versatility and changeability.

In summation of the foregoing section, the improved structure object placement box of the invention herein utilizes a frame base 10 and frame plate 20 assembly structure that not only effectively decreases packaging dimensions to lower packaging and shipping costs, but provides for different color assembly and tonal variations, while also accommodating different user requirements or individual preferences and creativity in that they can be stacked and assembled as desired into different utilization states, effectively addressing the utilization problems and shortcomings of existent object placement boxes to achieve even more versatility and changeability which generally possesses optimal industrial practical value and supports applications without disadvantages in an advanced original design which is lawfully submitted in application for patent rights.