Title:
Combined Computer Case
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A combined computer case is provided which includes two first panels opposing to each other, at least three support posts respectively located round the first panels and perpendicular to the first panels, and at least three side panels. Each side panel is provided between two neighboring support posts. Each first panel has at least three connecting portions for corresponding to the other first panel. Each support post has first connecting sheets on both ends thereof for corresponding to the first connecting potions of the first panels. The first panels, the support posts and the side panels are pillar or planar components, and respectively act as minimum units of a cubic computer case. In assembly, the first connecting sheets respectively connect with the first panels to form a support frame of a computer case. Finally the side panels are assembled to complete assembly of the computer case.



Inventors:
Lee, Cheng-ping (Jhonge City, TW)
Application Number:
12/123058
Publication Date:
11/19/2009
Filing Date:
05/19/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47B57/00
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Primary Examiner:
TRAN, HANH VAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. (Fairfax, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A combining computer case comprising: two first panels opposing to each other, and each first panel having at least three connecting portions for corresponding to the other first panel; at least three support posts being respectively located round the first panels and perpendicular to the first panels, each support post having a first connecting sheet on both ends thereof for corresponding to the first connecting portions of the first panels; and at least three side panels, each side panel being located between two neighboring support posts.

2. The combining computer case as claimed in claim 1, wherein each support post defines positioning grooves, positioning grooves of two neighboring support posts respectively corresponding to each other, and wherein both sides of the side panels respectively snap into the positioning grooves.

3. The combining computer case as claimed in claim 2, wherein the positioning grooves are arranged perpendicular to the first panels.

4. The combining computer case as claimed in claim 3, wherein each support post defines two positioning grooves, and extending lines of the two positioning grooves of each support post intersect.

5. The combining computer case as claimed in claim 4, wherein the extending lines of the two positioning grooves of each support post intersect at a right angle.

6. The combining computer case as claimed in claim 1, wherein four support posts are respectively located on sides of the first panels, and are arranged in such a way that any three support posts form apexes of a right triangle.

7. The combining computer case as claimed in claim 1, wherein each support post forms a plurality of anti-slippery patterns on a peripheral thereof.

8. The combining computer case as claimed in claim 1, wherein the first connecting portions comprise at least a first through hole in a first panel, and the first connecting sheets define at least a second through hole for corresponding to the first through hole.

9. The combining computer case as claimed in claim 1, wherein the first connecting sheets are perpendicular to the support posts.

10. The combining computer case as claimed in claim 1, further comprising at least a second panel located between the two first panels, the second panel forming at least three second connecting portions, the support posts respectively forming at least a second connecting sheet for corresponding to the second connecting portions of the second panel.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a combined computer case, and in particular to a combined computer case which receives a computer host and associated computer components therein.

(b) Description of the Prior Art

A conventional computer case is typically used to accommodate a computer host and associated components therein. In general, a computer host and associated computer components are fixed in appropriate positions within the computer case. The computer host is demanded to prohibit against damage by external impact when it is working. Accordingly, the computer case must be designed to be solid and encapsulated.

The conventional computer case is mainly composed of a unitarily formed frame for accommodating a computer host and associated computer components therein, and is cubic with panels on all sides. Since the conventional computer case is mainly composed of a unitarily formed frame, the panels can not be detached and stored easily. Such a conventional computer case has to occupy a certain space during the whole period of shipment, offering for sale and carrying by a buyer. The unitary structure requires sufficient space in every carrying process, resulting in waste of gasoline, and hindering from reduction of carrying cost.

Moreover, when the computer case is idle, it still occupies limited space in a warehouse, correspondingly increasing storage cost and further troubling buyers' carrying.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

An object of the present invention is to provide a combined computer case which saves space for carrying and storage and facilitates rapid assembly.

The combined computer case of the present invention comprises two first panels opposing to each other, at least three support posts, and at least three side panels. Each side panel is provided between two neighboring support posts. Each first panel has at least three connecting portions adjacent to the other first panel. The support posts are respectively located round the first panels and perpendicular to the first panels. Each support post has first connecting sheets on both ends thereof for corresponding to the first connecting portions of the first panels.

The combined computer case is mainly composed of pillar components and planar components, therefore occupying minimum space for carrying and storage and expediting assembly.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a combined computer case according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a partially exploded view of the combined computer case of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 schematically shows a computer host and associated components being assembled in the combined computer case.

FIG. 4 schematically shows a computer host and associated components being assembled in the combined computer case in another manner.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a combined computer case according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is an assembled view of the combined computer case of FIG. 5.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIGS. 1-4, a combined computer case in accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention comprises a coupe of first panels 1, a second panel 2, four support posts 3 and four side panels 4.

The first panels 1 are disposed in horizontal direction, and are opposing to each other. First connecting portions 11 are respectively formed on the first panels 1. In one embodiment, each first panel 1 defines two first through holes 111 adjacent to and opposing to each other.

The second panel 2 is located between the first panels 1, and forms two cavities with the two first panels 1. The second panel 2 forms second connecting portions 21. In one embodiment, the second panel 2 defines two first connecting holes 211.

Four support posts 3 are respectively disposed on sides of the first panels 1, and are respectively perpendicular to the first panels 1. The four support posts 3 are arranged in such a way that any three support posts 3 may form apexes of a right triangle. Each support post 3 has first connecting sheets 31 on both ends thereof. The first connecting sheets 31 correspond to the first connecting portions 11 of the first panels 1, and are perpendicular to the support posts 3. In one embodiment, the first connecting sheets 31 define second through holes 311 for corresponding to the first through holes 111 Each support post 3 has a second connecting sheet 32 for corresponding to the second connecting portions 21 of the second panel 2. In one embodiment, the second connecting sheet 32 defines two second connecting holes 321 for corresponding to the first through holes 211 of the second connecting portions 21.

Each support post 3 defines two positioning grooves 33 perpendicular to the first panels 1. Extending lines of the two positioning grooves 33 of each support post 3 intersect at a right angle. Positioning grooves 33 of two neighboring support posts 3 respectively correspond to each other. Each support post 3 forms a plurality of anti-slippery patterns 34 on a peripheral thereof.

The four side panels 4 are respectively disposed between to neighboring support posts 3. Each side panel 4 forms sliding portions 41 at both sides thereof for snapping into the positioning grooves 33 of the support post 3.

A plurality of screw units 5 respectively either extends through the first through holes 111 and the second through holes 311, or extends through the first connecting holes 211 and the second connecting holes 321.

The first panels 1, the second panel 2, the support posts 3 and the side panels 4 are respectively pillar or planar components, and respectively act as minimum units of a cubic computer case. In order to facilitate carrying and storage, in assembly the first connecting sheets 31 on both ends of the support posts 3 are respectively connected with the first connecting portions 11 of the first panels 1. In one embodiment, the screw units 5 extend through the first through holes 111 and the second through holes 311 for combining the first panels 1 and the first connecting sheets 31, thereby forming a support frame of a computer case. The second panel 2 partitions between the first panels 1. The second connecting portions 21 of the second panel 2 are respectively connected to the second connecting sheet 32. The screw units 5 extend through the first connecting holes 211 and the second connecting holes 321 for positioning the second panels 2. Therefore, space between the first panels 1 is partitioned into two cavities for receiving a computer host and associated computer components therein. The sliding portions 41 of the side panels 4 slide to snap into the positioning grooves 33 of adjacent support posts 3. Thus a cubic and encapsulated computer case is assembled.

Referring to FIGS. 5 and 6, a computer case according to a second embodiment of the present invention is cubic, and comprises two first panels 1, four support posts 3 and side panels 4. The first panels 1 are located in vertical direction and are opposing to each other. The support posts 3 are located horizontally round the first panels 1. Sliding portions 41 of the side panels 4 snap into positioning grooves 33 of the support posts 3, forming a cubic computer case. Each support post 3 forms a plurality of anti-slippery patterns 34 on a peripheral thereof. The present invention has the following advantages:

The first panels 1, the second panel 2, the support posts 3 and the side panels 4 of the combined computer case are respectively pillar or planar components, and therefore minimum space is required to pack, carry and store the detached computer case. As a result, the shipment amount increases and the shipment cost decreases.

The users can assemble such a combined computer case quickly according to practical demand, and partition space between the first panels 1 with the second panel 2 for receiving a computer host and associated computer components therein.

The anti-slippery patterns 34 on the support posts 3 effectively aid users to hold the support posts 3 during assembly and disassembly.

It is understood that the invention may be embodied in other forms without departing from the spirit thereof. Thus, the present examples and embodiments are to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, and the invention is not to be limited to the details given herein.