Title:
Hanging cabinet
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Disclosed is a hanging cabinet which includes a cabinet body that defines therein a plurality of storage compartments each having an opening and a sloping bottom wall sloping backwardly downwards from the respective opening toward the respective inner side, a swivel hook provided at the top side of the cabinet body for hanging, and a plurality of pockets symmetrically provided at two opposite lateral sides of the cabinet body.



Inventors:
Wang, Wen-tsan (Taipei, TW)
Application Number:
11/334416
Publication Date:
07/19/2007
Filing Date:
01/19/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47F5/08
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Primary Examiner:
RAMSEY, JEREMY C
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LEONG C. LEI (WALNUT CREEK, CA, US)
Claims:
1. A hanging cabinet comprising: a cabinet body, said cabinet body having two side panels and defining a plurality of storage compartments between said two side panels, said storage compartments each having an opening and a sloping bottom wall sloping backwardly downwards from the respective opening toward a respective inner side thereof; and a plurality of pockets provided at said side panels at an outer side.

2. The hanging cabinet as claimed in claim 1, wherein said cabinet body and said pockets are respectively formed of flexible sheet materials.

3. The hanging cabinet as claimed in claim 2, wherein said storage compartments are symmetrically provided at front and rear sides of said cabinet body.

4. The handing cabinet as claimed in claim 3, wherein said pockets are symmetrically provided at said two side panels at an outer side.

5. The hanging cabinet as claimed in claim 1, wherein said pockets slope downwardly backwards from a respective front opening thereof toward an inner side thereof.

6. The hanging cabinet as claimed in claim 1, wherein said pockets are respectively arranged in horizontal.

7. The hanging cabinet as claimed in claim 4, wherein said pockets slope downwardly backwards from a respective front opening thereof toward an inner side thereof.

8. The hanging cabinet as claimed in claim 4, wherein said pockets are respectively arranged in horizontal.

9. The hanging cabinet as claimed in claim 3, wherein said pockets are respectively affixed to said side panels of said cabinet body with stitches.

10. The hanging cabinet as claimed in claim 3, wherein said pockets are respectively fastened to said side panels of said cabinet body with hook and loop materials.

11. The hanging cabinet as claimed in claim 3, wherein said pockets are respectively fastened to said side panels of said cabinet body with snaps.

12. The hanging cabinet as claimed in claim 1, wherein said cabinet body has a hanging plate provided at a top side thereof, a holder frame fixedly provided at said hanging plate, and a swivel hook pivoted to said holder frame for hanging.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Technical Field of the Invention

The present invention relates a cabinet and more particularly, to a hanging cabinet that can be hung inside a wardrobe or on an overhead place to keep clothes or other things.

(b) Description of the Prior Art

Due to limited house space, people may hang a hanging cabinet on the back side of the door panel of the door of the kitchen or a wall inside a room for keeping small items. A conventional hanging cabinet is known comprising a body shell formed of tough and flexible sheet material (for example, canvass) and arranged around the top, bottom left and right sides, and a plurality of partition members arranged in the body shell at different elevations to divide the holding space of the body shell into having a plurality of front-open compartments for keeping things. A top opening may be formed in the top side of the body shell for the mounting of a hanger for hanging on a hanging rod inside a wardrobe or at a wall. Hook and loop materials may be used to secure the hanging cabinet to a hanging rod inside a wardrobe or at a wall. According to the aforesaid conventional design, the front-open compartments of the hanging cabinet each have a flat bottom wall that is kept in horizontal. Storage items may protrude over the front side of the front-open compartments, destructing the sense of beauty of the hanging cabinet. Further, storage items may fall out of the front-open compartments when the hanging cabinet is vibrated accidentally, Further, after installation of the hanging cabinet, the user cannot rotate the hanging cabinet through 360-degrees. This limitation narrows the application of the hanging cabinet.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary purpose of the present invention is to provide a hanging cabinet, which keeps storage items in a neat status. It is another object of the present invention to provide a hanging cabinet, which prevents storage items from falling out accidentally. It is still another object of the present invention to provide a hanging cabinet, which has added side storage space for holding things.

To achieve these and other objects of the present invention, the hanging cabinet comprises a cabinet body, which defines therein a plurality of storage compartments each having an opening and a sloping bottom wall sloping backwardly downwards from the respective opening toward the respective inner side, and a plurality of pockets symmetrically provided at two opposite lateral sides of the cabinet body. The pockets may be fastened to the cabinet with stitches, hook and loop materials, or snaps. Further, a swivel hook is provided at the top side of the cabinet body for hanging. By means of the swivel hook, the hanging cabinet can be hung on a rod member inside a wardrobe and freely rotated through 360-degrees.

The foregoing object and summary provide only a brief introduction to the present invention. To fully appreciate these and other objects of the present invention as well as the invention itself, all of which will become apparent to those skilled in the art, the following detailed description of the invention and the claims should be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Throughout the specification and drawings identical reference numerals refer to identical or similar parts.

Many other advantages and features of the present invention will become manifest to those versed in the art upon making reference to the detailed description and the accompanying sheets of drawings in which a preferred structural embodiment incorporating the principles of the present invention is shown by way of illustrative example.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a hanging cabinet according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of an alternate form of the hanging cabinet according to the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of another alternate form of the hanging cabinet according to the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a schematic side plain view of the hanging cabinet according to the present invention.

FIG. 5A is schematic front plain view of the top hook according to the present invention.

FIG. 5B is a side view of the top hook according to the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The following descriptions are of exemplary embodiments only, and are not intended to limit the scope, applicability or configuration of the invention in any way. Rather, the following description provides a convenient illustration for implementing exemplary embodiments of the invention. Various changes to the described embodiments may be made in the function and arrangement of the elements described without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, a hanging cabinet in accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention is shown comprising a cabinet body 1 made out of a tough and flexible sheet material (for example, canvass). The cabinet body 1 has two vertical side panels 11, a vertical middle partition panel 12 connected between the two vertical side panels 11 on the middle, and a plurality of transverse partition panels 13 respectively symmetrically connected between the two vertical side panels 11 at two opposite sides of the vertical middle partition panel 12 at different elevations. Each transverse partition panel 13 defines with the two vertical side panels 11 and the vertical middle partition panel 12 a storage open chamber 10 for keeping things. One or a number of small vertical partition panels 17 may be installed in each storage open chamber 10 to divide the respective storage open chamber 10 into multiple small storage open chambers (see FIG 1). Further, each transverse partition panel 13 slopes downwardly backwards toward the vertical middle partition panel 12 at a sloping angle, for example, 45-degrees. Therefore, each storage open chamber 10 has a sloping bottom wall sloping downwardly inwards toward the inner side to prevent falling of storage items upon vibration of the hanging cabinet accidentally. The transverse partition panels 13 may be arranged in parallel. Alternatively, the transverse partition panels 13 can be set at different sloping angles. Further, the partition panels 13 can be fixedly fastened to the vertical side panels 11 and the vertical middle partition panel 12 with stitches, hook and loop materials, snaps, or any of a variety of fastening means.

Further, a covering 14 is prepared from a flexible sheet material (canvass, meshed cloth) and fixedly fastened to the outer side of each vertical side panel 11 of the cabinet body 1 and stitched with transverse seam lines 142 and vertical seam lines 143, thereby forming a plurality of pockets 141 for keeping things. The transverse seam lines 142 can be made sloping in one direction as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, or in horizontal as shown in FIG. 3.

Further, the side bag 14 can be fastened to the cabinet body 1 with hook and loop materials, snaps, or any suitable fastening means.

Further, a hanging plate 15 is provided at the top side of the vertical middle partition panel 12. The hanging plate 15 has a top hook 2 for hanging on a rod member 3.

Referring to FIGS. 5A and 5B, the top hook 2 is pivotally coupled to a holder frame 23 that is fastened to a rod 16 at the top side of the hanging plate 15. Bending a metal plate member into a predetermined shape, having a through hole 231, makes the holder frame 23. Before bending the metal plate member into shape to form the holder frame 23, the hook 2 is inserted through the through hole 231 with the expanded endpiece 21 thereof stopped at one side of the metal plate member. Further, a washer 22 is mounted on the hook 2 and stopped between the expanded endpiece 21. After insertion of the hook 2 through the through hole 231, the metal plate member is bent into shape around the rod 16 at the top side of the hanging plate 15. When installed, the top hook 2 can be rotated through 360-degrees relative to the hanging plate 15.

Referring to FIG. 4 and FIGS. 1-3 again, because the storage open chambers 10 and the pockets 141 respectively downwardly slope toward the respective inner side, storage items can be well kept inside the storage open chambers 10 and the pockets 141 and will not fall out of the storage open chambers 10 or the pockets 141 when the hanging cabinet is oscillated or shaken by an external force accidentally.

It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other types of methods differing from the type described above.

While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claim, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention. I claim: