Title:
FOOTPAD
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A footpad includes an anti-slip pad and a fixing member. The anti-slip pad provides an inner recess. The fixing member has a base corresponding to the inner groove, extending outward a plurality of holding pawls from a lateral side of the base and the holding pawls are disposed at the circumference edge of the lateral side equidistantly in a way of spacing apart a gap from each other. The fixing member is capable of being inserted into the inner recess and the holding pawls are capable of engaging with the base of a product such as the telephone set, the stationery or the office article easily without loosening to perform the function of resisting slip.



Inventors:
Tsai, Chien-sheng (Banciao, TW)
Lu, Li-hao (Sinjhuang, TW)
Application Number:
11/945439
Publication Date:
05/28/2009
Filing Date:
11/27/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47G29/00
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Primary Examiner:
GARFT, CHRISTOPHER
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
G. LINK CO., LTD. (MINOOKA, IL, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A footpad comprising: an anti-slip pad having an open side and a closed and providing an inner recess; and a fixing member having a base corresponding to said inner groove, extending outward a plurality of holding pawls from a lateral side of said base and said holding pawls being disposed on the circumference edge of said lateral side equidistantly in a way of spacing apart a gap from each other.

2. The footpad as defined in claim 1, wherein each of said holding pawls have a respective holding end projecting outward horizontally.

3. The footpad as defined in claim 2, wherein said holding end has an inverted-hook shape with a truncated tip, which has a horizontal side and a vertical side.

4. The footpad as defined in claim 1, wherein said anti-slip pad is made of soft plastics.

5. The footpad as defined in claim 4, wherein said closed end has a rough surface for resisting slip.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a footpad, and, more particularly, to a footpad, which provides holding pawls to engage with a base of the telephone set, the stationery or the office article easily firmly for resisting slip.

2. Description of Related Art

Currently, the 3C products, which include the computer product such as the keyboard, the printer and etc., the communication product such as the telephone set, and the consumer product, various stationeries and the office articles usually provide footpads at the bases thereof for increasing anti-slip. But, the conventional footpads are mostly adhered to the preceding products and they easily move away due to friction to the contact surface.

Referring to FIGS. 1 to 3, the conventional footpad 1 includes an anti-slip pad 11 and a detachable protective paper 2. The anti-slip pad 11 is coated with a layer of adhesive glue 12 at a lateral side thereof. The detachable protective paper 2 is easily peered off the anti-slip pad 11 to expose the adhesive glue 12 such that the adhesive glue 12 can adhere to the base 21′ of telephone set 2′. However, the adhesive glue 12 is apt to become deteriorated and losses its adherence after a period of time. As a result, the anti-slip pad 11 is easy to move away and it is incapable of performing the task of slip resistance. Further, it is inconvenient that the detachable protective paper 2 has to be made to cover the adhesive glue 12 during fabricating the footpad 1 and has to be torn off before the footpad 1 is in use.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The main object of the present invention is to provide a footpad in which a recess of the anti-slip pad is joined to a fixing member and a plurality of holding pawls extend outward from the fixing member such that it is assembled easily and no adhesive glue is required.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a footpad with a rough surface in different sizes and in different shapes for enhancing function of slip resistance.

To achieve the objects, a footpad according to the present invention comprises an anti-slip pad and a fixing member. The anti-slip pad provides an inner recess. The fixing member has a base corresponding to the inner groove extending outward a plurality of holding pawls from a lateral side of the base and the holding pawls being disposed on the circumference edge of said lateral side equidistantly in a way of spacing apart a gap from each other. The fixing member is capable of being inserted into the inner recess and the holding pawls are capable of engaging with the base of a product such as the telephone set, the stationery or the office article easily without loosening to perform the function of resisting slip.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

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, in which:.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the conventional footpad;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view illustrating the anti-slip pad of the conventional footpad shown in FIG. I being detached from the detachable protective paper;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view illustrating the anti-slip pad of the conventional footpad being adhered to the bottom of a telephone set;

FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of a footpad according to the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a footpad according to the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a sectional view of a footpad according to the present invention illustrating the footpad being attached to a product:

FIG. 7 is a perspective view illustrating the footpad of the present invention being attached to the bottom of the telephone set; and

FIG. 8 is a perspective view illustrating the footpad of the present invention with a different shape.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to FIGS. 4 to 7, a footpad 3 in accordance with the present invention comprises an anti-slip pad 31 and a fixing member 32. The anti-slip pad 31 is circular with an open side and a closed side and provides an inner circumferential recess 311. The closed side of the anti-slip pad 31 has a rough outer surface 312. The fixing member 32 provides a circular base 321 corresponding to the inner circumferential recess 311 of the anti-slip pad 31 such that the circular base 321 is placed in the inner circumferential recess 311. The fixing member 32 further provides a plurality of holding pawls 322 extending outward from a lateral side of the circular base 321 and are disposed on the circumference edge of the lateral side equidistantly in a way of spacing apart a gap 323 from each other. Each of the holding pawls 322 has an inverted-hook-shaped holding end 3221 with a truncated tip, which has a horizontal side and a vertical side.

In practice, the holding pawls 322 of the footpad 3 are capable of inserting into a receiving space 211 of a base 21 of a product such as the telephone set, the stationery or the office article for the respective holding end 3221 exactly engaging a groove 212 in the receiving space 211 without loosening.

In addition, the footpad 3 of the invention can be made in different sizes and shapes to meet a variety of demands. FIG. 8 shows a large size ellipse shaped footpad 3 instead of circular shaped footpad 3 shown in FIG. 7 for increasing friction.

Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiments, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.