FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The invention relates to a storage device for cables more particular a storage device for domestic application
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
Storage devices for cables are known. A particular commercially successful storage device comprises two opposite flange parts connected by a separate intermediate connection part. The intermediate connection part functions as reel for winding the cable while the flange part, having a relatively large dimension, function to fully enclose the cable. The flange parts are made from a deformable material and biassed to a comb shape. The dimensions of the comb and the length of the intermediate connection part are such that the extremities of the flange parts attach each other if no cable is present.
Although commercially successful, it is difficult to obtain such cable storage devices. Assembly is complicated. For assembly it would be advantageous if the separate intermediate connection part could be easily brought into engagement with both flange parts. However, this would also mean that it would be relatively easy for the user to separate the flange part from the intermediate connecting part. This is not desirable and because of that there is a very tight fit between the intermediate part and the flange part. In contrast to the flange part, the intermediate part is made from a rigid polymer material.
At the connection between the connection part and the flange part, the flange part should be thickened to obtain sufficient strength to be clamped around the connection part. This means that additional plastic material is used and the thickness at the centre of the storage is “double” i.e. comprises the intermediate part overlayed by the thickened flange part.
The invention aims to provide a storage device which can easily be produced and preferably be produced in one step by injection moulding.
It is a further aim of the invention to provide a storage device which has a larger storage capacity at the same outer dimensions.
It is a yet further aim of the invention to provide a storage device comprising less plastic material.
It is another aim of the subject invention to provide a storage device made from plastic materials which are usual in the art.
A further aim of the invention is to provide a storage device wherein the connection between the connection part and the flange part is ensured under all circumstances.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
According to one aspect of the invention, a storage device for a cable is provided comprising two spaced flange parts connected by an intermediate connecting part, wherein said connecting part and said flange part are integrally moulded.
According to a further aspect of the invention the flange parts are comb shaped and have two stable positions, the first position in which the cavity of the comb is directed to the opposed flange part and a second position in which the cavity of the comb is directed away from the opposed flange part.
According to a further aspect of the invention, the flange parts and the connection part comprise an elastomeric plastic material.
According to a further aspect of the invention one of said flange parts is provided with a recess at its circumference.
According to a further aspect of the invention one of said flange parts comprises a circumferential bead.
According to a further aspect of the invention the storage device is realized in a one step by injection moulding.