Title:
Expanding filing box having a sorting function and facilitating a user placing and taking out files
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A filing box includes two side boards, and a plurality of expandable file pouches mounted between the two side boards and each having an inside formed with a receiving partition. The receiving partition of each of the expandable file pouches has an open top portion that is cut in an upwardly inclined manner to define an upwardly inclined plane. Thus, the receiving partition of each of the expandable file pouches defines an upwardly inclined plane so that each of the files is partially exposed outwardly from the inclined plane of the receiving partition of the respective expandable file pouch, thereby facilitates a user placing and taking out the files.



Inventors:
Su, Ken-jui (Ta-Li City, TW)
Application Number:
11/725050
Publication Date:
09/18/2008
Filing Date:
03/16/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D27/00
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Primary Examiner:
PICKETT, JOHN G
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Mayer & Williams, P.C. (Morristown, NJ, US)
Claims:
1. A filing box, comprising: two side boards; a plurality of expandable file pouches mounted between the two side boards and each having an inside formed with a receiving partition; wherein the receiving partition of each of the expandable file pouches has an open top portion that is cut in an upwardly inclined manner to define an upwardly inclined plane.

2. The filing box in accordance with claim 1, further comprising a plurality of sorting pockets each mounted on a respective expandable file pouch.

3. The filing box in accordance with claim 1, wherein each of the expandable file pouches is mounted between the two side boards by heat fusing.

4. The filing box in accordance with claim 1, wherein each of the expandable file pouches is mounted between the two side boards by stitching.

5. The filing box in accordance with claim 1, wherein each of the two side boards is made of a plastic material.

6. The filing box in accordance with claim 1, wherein each of the expandable file pouches is made of a plastic sheet.

7. The filing box in accordance with claim 1, wherein the receiving partition of each of the expandable file pouches is an individual receiving space.

8. The filing box in accordance with claim 1, wherein the receiving partition of each of the expandable file pouches has a closed bottom portion, a closed front edge and a closed rear edge.

9. The filing box in accordance with claim 1, wherein the inclined plane of the receiving partition of each of the expandable file pouches has a height gradually increased from a front edge to a rear edge of each of the expandable file pouches.

10. The filing box in accordance with claim 2, wherein each of the sorting pockets is mounted on the open top portion of the receiving partition of the respective expandable file pouch.

11. The filing box in accordance with claim 10, wherein each of the sorting pockets is located adjacent to an uppermost position of the receiving partition of the respective expandable file pouch.

12. The filing box in accordance with claim 2, wherein each of the sorting pockets receives a sorting label therein.

13. The filing box in accordance with claim 12, further comprising a plurality of files each received in the receiving partition of the respective expandable file pouch and each partially exposed outwardly from the inclined plane of the receiving partition of the respective expandable file pouch.

14. The filing box in accordance with claim 13, wherein each of the files corresponds to a respective sorting label.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a filing box and, more particularly, to an expanding filing box to receive and store files.

2. Description of the Related Art

A conventional filing box 40 in accordance with the prior art shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 has an inside formed with a receiving space 41 to receive a plurality of files 45. The receiving space 41 is defined by a front panel 42, a rear panel 43, two side panels 44 and a bottom board (not shown). However, the files 45 received in the receiving space 41 of the filing box 40 are not divided or sorted, so that the user cannot find the wanted file 45 easily, thereby causing inconvenience to the user.

Another conventional filing box 50 in accordance with the prior art shown in FIGS. 7 and 8 comprises two side boards 51, and a plurality of expandable file pouches 52 mounted between the two side boards 51 and each having an inside formed with a partition 53 to receive a file or document 54. However, the file 54 is fully hidden the respective partition 53, so that the user cannot place or take out the files 54 easily and conveniently and cannot identify the files 54 quickly, thereby causing inconvenience to the user.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a filing box, comprising two side boards, and a plurality of expandable file pouches mounted between the two side boards and each having an inside formed with a receiving partition. The receiving partition of each of the expandable file pouches has an open top portion that is cut in an upwardly inclined manner to define an upwardly inclined plane.

The primary objective of the present invention is to provide an expanding filing box having a sorting function.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide an expanding filing box that facilitates a user placing and taking out files.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide a filing box, wherein each of the sorting pockets is mounted on the receiving partition of the respective expandable file pouch to receive a sorting label, so that each of the files corresponds to a respective sorting label, thereby facilitates the user sorting and finding the files.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide a filing box, wherein the receiving partition of each of the expandable file pouches defines an upwardly inclined plane so that each of the files is partially exposed outwardly from the inclined plane of the receiving partition of the respective expandable file pouch, thereby facilitates a user placing and taking out the files.

Further benefits and advantages of the present invention will become apparent after a careful reading of the detailed description with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING(S)

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a filing box in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a front view of the filing box as shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a top plan operational view of the filing box as shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a schematic operational view of the filing box as shown in FIG. 1 in use.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a conventional filing box in accordance with the prior art.

FIG. 6 is a schematic operational view of the conventional filing box as shown in FIG. 5 in use.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of another conventional filing box in accordance with the prior art.

FIG. 8 is a schematic operational view of the conventional filing box as shown in FIG. 7 in use.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to the drawings and initially to FIGS. 1-3, an expanding filing box in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises two side boards 10 and 20, a plurality of expandable file pouches 30 mounted between the two side boards 10 and 20 and each having an inside formed with a receiving partition 31, and a plurality of sorting pockets 32 each mounted on a respective expandable file pouch 30.

Each of the two side boards 10 and 20 is made of a hard material, such as plastic material or the like. Each of the two side boards 10 and 20 has a face formed with a drawing slot 11 and 21.

Each of the expandable file pouches 30 is made of a plastic sheet. Each of the expandable file pouches 30 is mounted between the two side boards 10 and 20 by heat fusing or stitching. The receiving partition 31 of each of the expandable file pouches 30 is an individual receiving space. The receiving partition 31 of each of the expandable file pouches 30 has a closed bottom portion, a closed front edge and a closed rear edge. The receiving partition 31 of each of the expandable file pouches 30 has an open top portion that is cut in an upwardly inclined manner to define an upwardly inclined plane 34 which has a height gradually increased from the front edge to the rear edge of each of the expandable file pouches 30.

Each of the sorting pockets 32 is mounted on the open top portion of the receiving partition 31 of the respective expandable file pouch 30 and located adjacent to an uppermost position of the receiving partition 31 of the respective expandable file pouch 30 to receive a sorting label 33.

In operation, referring to FIGS. 1-4, when a user's fingers are inserted into the drawing slots 11 and 21 of the two side boards 10 and 20 to pull the two side boards 10 and 20 outwardly as shown in FIG. 3, the expandable file pouches 30 are expanded by pulling the two side boards 10 and 20 outwardly, so that the receiving partitions 31 of the expandable file pouches 30 are expanded to receive files 1 as shown in FIG. 4. At this time, the receiving partition 31 of each of the expandable file pouches 30 defines an upwardly inclined plane 34 so that each of the files 1 is partially exposed outwardly from the inclined plane 34 of the receiving partition 31 of the respective expandable file pouch 30 as shown in FIG. 4, thereby facilitates a user placing and taking out the files 1. In addition, each of the sorting pockets 32 is mounted on the receiving partition 31 of the respective expandable file pouch 30 to receive a sorting label 33, so that each of the files 1 corresponds to a respective sorting label 33, thereby facilitates the user sorting and finding the files 1. When not in use, the two side boards 10 and 20 are pressed inwardly to compress the expandable file pouches 30 and to fold the filing box so as to reduce the volume of the filing box to the minimum, thereby facilitating storage of the filing box.

Accordingly, each of the sorting pockets 32 is mounted on the receiving partition 31 of the respective expandable file pouch 30 to receive a sorting label 33, so that each of the files 1 corresponds to a respective sorting label 33, thereby facilitates the user sorting and finding the files 1. In addition, the receiving partition 31 of each of the expandable file pouches 30 defines an upwardly inclined plane 34 so that each of the files 1 is partially exposed outwardly from the inclined plane 34 of the receiving partition 31 of the respective expandable file pouch 30 as shown in FIG. 4, thereby facilitates a user placing and taking out the files 1.

Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment(s) as mentioned above, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the scope of the present invention. It is, therefore, contemplated that the appended claim or claims will cover such modifications and variations that fall within the true scope of the invention.