Title:
Supporting/hanging device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention discloses a supporting/hanging device having a base disposed at the bottom of a supporting/hanging object and including operating components of the supporting/hanging object, a pivotal groove disposed separately on both sides of the back of the base and having a hinge for being selectively turned pivotally or fixed into a position; and a rack formed by bending a long bar and having a size smaller than the external profile of the supporting/hanging object, and both open ends of the rack are coupled to the hinge.



Inventors:
Tsang, Ching-ming (Taoyuan County, TW)
Application Number:
11/263918
Publication Date:
01/11/2007
Filing Date:
11/02/2005
Assignee:
Hanspree, Inc.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47B19/00; F16M11/00; F16M11/10; F16M13/02; H05K5/02
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Primary Examiner:
EPPS, TODD MICHAEL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TROXELL LAW OFFICE PLLC (Falls Church, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A supporting/hanging device, comprising: a base, disposed at the bottom of a supporting/hanging object and including components operated by said supporting/hanging object, a pivotal groove separately disposed on both sides of the back of said base, and a hinge installed in said pivotal groove for selectively turning and fixing said base; and a rack, formed by bending a bar object and having a size smaller than the external profile of said supporting/hanging object, and both open ends of said race being coupled to said hinge.

2. The supporting/hanging device of claim 1, further comprising at least one fixing means which is a fixing plate with its bottom extended to an extended plate and forming a hanging gap not smaller than the external diameter of said rack with said fixing means, and said fixing means includes a component to be fixed to a desired hanging position.

3. The supporting/hanging device of claim 1, wherein said rack is formed by bending a tubular body.

4. The supporting/hanging device of claim 1, wherein said rack is formed by bending a solid cylindrical body.

5. The supporting/hanging device of claim 1, wherein said rack includes a binder installed at the linear section other than an end section of said rack.

6. The supporting/hanging device of claim 1, wherein said rack includes a distal cover disposed on an end section of said rack.

7. The supporting/hanging device of claim 1, wherein said rack is a loop formed by extending an end of said rack symmetrically and linearly, and extended backward and curvedly bent, and then extended linearly.

8. The supporting/hanging device of claim 1, wherein said fixing means includes a L-shape wing plate separately extended from both sides of a main body and a hole for fixing a hanging position.

9. The supporting/hanging device of claim 1, comprising two fixing means.

10. The supporting/hanging device of claim 1, wherein said supporting/hanging object is a television.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a supporting/hanging device, and more particularly to a dual-use device that provides a support function when the device is turned downward and a hanging function when the device is turned upward, and the device can be connected to a fixing means to have a better hanging effect.

2. Description of the Related Art

Hanging and supporting devices are used extensively in our daily life, and more particularly for the information products or electric appliances. Related prior art hanging and supporting devices used for the products such as monitors, televisions, stereos are common examples, since these products require a support when they are placed on a tabletop or a floor, or they are hung on a wall for their applications.

In addition to the functions, the hanging and supporting devices also take appearance to fit the texture of different products into consideration. After all, the hanging and supporting devices accompany an installed supporting/hanging object all the time. Therefore, the hanging and supporting device serving as an accessory should not be overlooked.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In view of the shortcomings of the present invention, the inventor of the present invention based on years of experience of the electronic and electric appliance related industry to conduct extensive researches and finally invented a supporting/hanging device in accordance with the present invention.

Therefore, it is a primary objective of the present invention to provide a supporting/handing device comprising a base 1 disposed at the bottom of a supporting/hanging object, a rack 2 disposed on the base at a predetermined angle and capable of turning to an angle of 90 degrees, and/or at least one fixing means 3.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will now be described in more detail hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings that show various embodiments of the invention, in which:

FIG. 1 is a side view of a supporting/hanging device of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a front view of a supporting/hanging device of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is an exploded view of a supporting/hanging device with a fixing means of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a schematic view of a supporting/hanging device installed with a fixing means of the present invention; and

FIG. 5 is a schematic view of adjusting the angle of a supporting/hanging device according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to the figures, a base 1 is disposed at the bottom of the supporting/hanging object for performing different functions including but not limited to the installation of audio outputs and control keys. However, these are prior arts, and will not be described here.

A pivotal groove 11 is disposed separately and proximate to both sides of the base 1 for receiving a rack 2, and a stagnant hinge (not shown in the figure) is installed therein for rotating or fixing the rack 2 after the rack 2 is installed. The stagnant hinge is a prior art including but not limited to a rotary axle of a notebook computer.

Referring to the figures again, the rack 2 is in a curved tubular or cylindrical form and has both ends pivotally coupled to the foregoing hinge and linearly extended backward towards the middle and bent into a slightly curved arc shape and integrally coupled to provide a loop. The overall size of the rack 2 is smaller than the supporting/hanging object, and its linear section other than the ends is sheathed with a sleeve 22 for providing convenient operations and supports. The ends of the rack 2 can be connected to the hinge by sheathing or screwing to provide a pivotal rotation of the end with the hinge with respect to the base 1. Further, the connecting section is preferably hidden or gives an artistic look, and thus an end cover 23 may be installed.

Referring to FIG. 1, the rack 2 is turned pivotally and fixed in a horizontal position to constitute a status of supporting the supporting/hanging object. If a user or a viewer is standing at the front side, the rack 2 disposed at the back side will not be seen. In FIG. 2, the rack 2 is folded and turned pivotally at about 90 degrees, so that the gap between the rack 2 and the supporting/hanging object can be reduced greatly.

Referring to FIG. 3, the supporting/hanging device of the present invention further comprises at least one fixing means 3 which is a fixing plate 31 with its bottom extended to form a tubular or cylindrical extended plate 33, and a hanging gap 32 is formed between the fixing plate 31 and the extended plate 33. In this embodiment, both sides of the fixing plate 31 are extended to a L-shaped wing plate 34 extended perpendicular to the direction different from the extended plate and includes a hole for fixing a hanging position including but not limited to a wall surface. In this embodiment, two fixing means 3 are used.

In FIG. 4, the rack 2 of the present invention is installed into the hanging gap 32, and thus the supporting/hanging object is in a hanging status. The rack 2 and the fixing means 3 cannot be viewed from the front side, and thus maintaining a simple and neat appearance of the supporting/hanging device.

In FIG. 5, the present invention is used for hanging the supporting/hanging device on the wall, and thus the supporting/hanging object is stagnantly maintained at an adjusted angle by the rack 2 to fit the viewing angle. Therefore, a viewer cannot see the back of the supporting/hanging device of the present invention with an angle of elevation.

Therefore, the implementation of the present invention can achieve the sheltering effect. Since the present invention features simple components, easy operations and an elegant appearance, therefore the supporting/hanging objects can be held with an artistic appearance, which is a major breakthrough of the supporting/hanging devices.

In summation of the description above, the invention complies with the requirements of the patent application and is submitted for patent application. However, the description and its accompanied drawings are used for describing preferred embodiments of the present invention, and it is to be understood that the invention is not limited thereto. To the contrary, it is intended to cover various modifications and similar arrangements and procedures, and the scope of the appended claims therefore should be accorded the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and similar arrangements and procedures.