Title:
Folder with detachable illumination device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A folder has a detachable illumination device disposed on an upper cover of the folder so that the illumination device, such as a lamp, can be momentarily inserted into a specific power socket to provide illumination, or can be detached and placed in a predetermined slot formed on an inner surface of the folder to facilitate the carrying. Thus, the folder can break the limitation in use in various occasions where no sufficient light source is provided, and can thus enhance the utility and the convenience thereof.



Inventors:
Chang, Chun Yuan (Taipei, TW)
Application Number:
11/790931
Publication Date:
10/30/2008
Filing Date:
04/30/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47B19/00
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Primary Examiner:
PAYNE, SHARON E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Chun Yuan Chang (Taipei, TW)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A folder, comprising: an upper cover, on which a socket and a switch are disposed; and a detachable illumination device, which may be retracted into a predetermined slot on an inner surface of the folder and may be momentarily inserted into the socket for illumination.

2. The folder according to claim 1, wherein the socket and the switch are disposed on a left side and a right side of the upper cover, respectively.

3. The folder according to claim 1, wherein both the socket and the switch are disposed on a left side and a right side of the upper cover.

4. The folder according to claim 1, wherein a power supply device is disposed on an inner surface of the upper cover.

5. The folder according to claim 1, wherein the predetermined slot for accommodating the illumination device is formed on one side of the folder.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(1) Field of the Invention

The invention relates to a folder having a detachable illumination device, and more particularly to a folder having the nimble use property and the convenience in carrying and writing, and a detachable illumination lamp to overcome the limitation of the insufficient light source and thus to obtain the wider utility function.

(2) Description of the Prior Art

A typical folder is used to make a user carry a sheet or a document easily and to make the user write, record or inventory various article lists conveniently and momentarily. For example, the warehouse keeper can inventory and record the purchased and sold product and the vehicles, the administrative secretary can momentarily write the conference record, or the salesman may visit the customer and write down the talk and the specification. In other words, whether the function of the folder is designed to satisfy the user's requirement is the main reason of influencing the consumer's purchasing will.

The currently available folder has two box plates combined together to form an inner space for accommodating the sheet or stationery. Thus, the user can carry on the essential documents to facilitate the writing and recording.

The above-mentioned folder in use may satisfy the requirements of some users, but its function is designed to facilitate the carrying and writing. If the user cannot get the sufficient illumination for writing in a specific occasion, such as a warehouse, a darker meeting room or a night traffic tool, due to the influence of the environment, the convenience and the comfort for the user to write data provisionally are inevitably influenced seriously. Thus, the condition has to be improved.

In other words, the current folder, either having the gripper to facilitate the writing or not, is not designed under the consideration of the sufficient light ray. The place where the consumer uses the folder may be limited due to the problem of the light ray. Thus, the original function of facilitating the carrying and writing may be lost. Consequently, the will of the consumer in purchasing the folder is inevitably decreased. If this drawback can be overcome, the design of the folder may become perfect to satisfy the user's requirement and thus to increase the purchasing will of the consumer.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In view of the problems of the current folder, the prevent inventor starts to make the research and development according to the experiences in stepping into the associated industry, and thus develops a folder with a detachable illumination device. The main object is that the detachable illumination device may be attached to an upper cover of the folder, on which the writing may be made. Thus, the auxiliary illumination can be provided to facilitate the writing operation when the poor environment has the insufficient light source. The troubles of carrying and installing another illumination device can be avoided, and the utility efficiency of the folder can be further enhanced.

Another object of the invention is to make the illumination device be rapidly inserted into or removed from the folder according to the structural composition and design, and to obtain the stable detachable manipulation in use. In addition, a switch for controlling the lighting time of the illumination device is provided to save the power and enhance the efficiency in use effectively.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a baffle in the folder. The illumination device may be placed in a predetermined slot, in which an engaging member presses against the illumination device to fix the illumination device tightly. Thus, the illumination device may be easily placed, and it is possible to prevent the illumination device from being damaged due to the shake and impact when the folder is being carried, and thus to ensure the completeness of the overall product.

To achieve the above-identified objects, the invention provides a folder having a gripper, a socket and a switch aside the gripper. An insertion terminal of an illumination device is connected to the socket so that the folder can be illuminated. Also, a spatial allocation of a predetermined baffle on an inner surface of a bottom plate of the folder enables the illumination device to be fixed in the slot tightly. Thus, the illumination device may be attached or retracted according to the used condition to ensure the security of the folder and achieve the utility value in the industry.

Further aspects, objects, and desirable features of the invention will be better understood from the detailed description and drawings that follow in which various embodiments of the disclosed invention are illustrated by way of examples.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a pictorial view showing a folder with a detachable illumination device according to the invention.

FIG. 2 is an exploded schematic illustration showing the folder of the invention.

FIG. 3 is a schematic illustration showing internal members in the folder of the invention.

FIG. 4 shows an embodiment of the folder with the detachable illumination device according to the invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The present invention will be apparent from the following detailed description, which proceeds with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein the same references relate to the same elements.

FIG. 1 is a pictorial view showing a folder 10 with a detachable illumination device according to the invention. FIG. 2 is an exploded schematic illustration showing the folder of the invention. As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the folder 10 of the invention includes a bottom plate 12 and an upper cover 11. A hinge 14 is disposed at a connection portion between the bottom plate 12 and the upper cover 11 and connects the bottom plate 12 to the upper cover 11, and a fastening member 13 for fastening the upper cover 11 to the bottom plate 12 is disposed at a rear end of the upper cover 11. In addition, a gripper 15 is disposed at a top end of the upper cover 11, and a socket 17 and a switch 16 are disposed on one side of the gripper. An illumination device 20 has an insertion terminal 23 to be inserted to the socket 17 for connection. The switch 16 can control the illumination efficiency of the folder 10. Also, the illumination device 20 has a flexible tube 22, which may be bent or stretched to control a lamp shell 21 to direct the lighting direction and position.

FIG. 3 is a schematic illustration showing internal members in the folder of the invention. As shown in FIG. 3, a predetermined power supply device 30 is disposed at a front end position of an inner surface of the upper cover 11. The power supply device 30 is composed of a battery box 31 and a battery box cover 32, and a battery 33 transfers the electric power to a switch terminal 36 and a socket terminal 35 corresponding to the switch 16 and the socket 17 through conductive wires 34. Also, a baffle 38 is disposed on an inner surface of the bottom plate 12 to divide the space into a predetermined slot 37 for accommodating the illumination device 20 and a slot for accommodating a sheet 40. An engaging member 39 in the slot 37 can tightly press and thus fix the illumination device 20, and a notch is formed on the baffle 38 so that the user can take the illumination device 20 conveniently.

FIG. 4 shows an embodiment of the folder with the detachable illumination device according to the invention. As shown in FIG. 4, the folder 10 may have two sets of sockets 17 and switches 16 on two sides of the gripper 15 on the upper cover 11 so that the connection position of the illumination device 20 can be changed and the folder is suitable for the user who is used to write data with his/her left/right hand and wants to install the illumination device 20 at the proper position.

As mentioned hereinabove, the folder having the detachable illumination device can overcome the inconvenience in writing data caused by the insufficient light ray for illuminating the current folder. Thus, a rapid and stable illumination member can be provided in order to increase the will of the user in purchasing this product.

In summary, the folder having the detachable illumination device according to the invention can accommodate the documents and facilitate the provisional writing, and can be connected to the detachable illumination device, which may be quickly detached and easily carried. The invention has improved the used efficiency due to the limitation of the location, and the excellent utility and industrial value can be obtained. In addition, the trouble induced by the conventional folder can be effectively solved.

New characteristics and advantages of the invention covered by this document have been set forth in the foregoing description. It is to be expressly understood, however, that the drawings are for the purpose of illustration only and are not intended as a definition of the limits of the invention. Changes in methods, shapes, structures or devices may be made in details without exceeding the scope of the invention by those who are skilled in the art. The scope of the invention is, of course, defined in the language in which the appended claims are expressed.