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Publication numberUS20030141211 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/059,300
Publication dateJul 31, 2003
Filing dateJan 31, 2002
Priority dateJan 31, 2002
Publication number059300, 10059300, US 2003/0141211 A1, US 2003/141211 A1, US 20030141211 A1, US 20030141211A1, US 2003141211 A1, US 2003141211A1, US-A1-20030141211, US-A1-2003141211, US2003/0141211A1, US2003/141211A1, US20030141211 A1, US20030141211A1, US2003141211 A1, US2003141211A1
InventorsChang Tsai
Original AssigneeTsai Chang Chi
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Structure of a tool-displaying device
US 20030141211 A1
Abstract
An improved structure of a tool-displaying device having a suspension rack body and a plurality of fixing elements for tools of a mounting set is disclosed. The inner edge face of the suspension rack body is spaced apart with a parallel straight rod for the arrangement of the fixing elements so that a plurality of sleeves of the mounting set can be rotated upward for accessing, the bottom face of the body is extended to a bottom plate having the side end being formed into a protruded blocking edge, a press rod is provided between the fixing elements and the body to prevent safe packaging of the sleeve or the tools, and the two ends of the press rod are directly mounted to through holes provided on the body.
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I claim:
1. An improved structure of a tool-displaying device having a suspension rack body and a plurality of fixing elements for tools of a mounting set, characterized in that the inner edge face of the suspension rack body is spaced apart with a parallel straight rod for the arrangement of the fixing elements so that a plurality of sleeves of the mounting set can be rotated upward for accessing, the bottom face of the body is extended to a bottom plate having the side end being formed into a protruded blocking edge, a press rod is provided between the fixing elements and the body to prevent safe packaging of the sleeve or the tools, and the two ends of the press rod are directly mounted to through holes provided on the body.
2. The improved structure of a tool-displaying device of claim 1, wherein the straight rod is cylindrical in shape and the rod surface is provided with appropriate positioning side surface.
3. The improved structure of a tool-displaying device of claim 1, wherein the body corresponding to the straight rod is provided with equally distributed holes for insertion of the straight rod to be mounted therein.
4. The improved structure of a tool-displaying device of claim 1, wherein the protruded blocking edge of the extended bottom plate side end is higher than the center shaft line of the sleeve arrangement and the blocking edge face is close to the external end of the insertion tool.
5. The improved structure of a tool-displaying device of claim 1, wherein the two ends of the press rod for insertion are designed into an inverted hook, facilitating mounting of tools.
6. An improved structure of a tool-displaying device having a suspension rack body and fixing elements for tools of a mounting set, characterized in that the inner edge face of the suspension rack body is spaced apart with a parallel straight rod for the arrangement of the fixing elements so that the sleeves of the mounting set can be rotated upward for accessing, the internal of the fixing element is hollow having a packing member such that the fixing element is rotated at a specific angle, the rod face of the element triggers the packing member to either tightening or loosening so as to tighten the inserted tool or loosening the tool, a press rod is provided between the fixing element and the body to provide safe packaging of the sleeve or the tools, and the two ends of the press rods are directly mounted to the through holes provided on the body.
7. The improved structure of a tool-displaying device of claim 6, wherein the packing member is an independent structure or two halves of the structure and in combination with the V or Y-shape rod such that the rotating of the fixing member can trigger the straight rod face to tightly pack the tool or to loosen the tool at a specific direction.
8. The improved structure of a tool-displaying device of claim 6, wherein the straight rod is a cylindrical shape and the rod surface is provided with an appropriate positioning side surface.
9. The improved structure of a tool-displaying device of claim 6, wherein the body corresponding to the straight rod is provided with a plurality of equally distributed holes for the insertion of the straight rod to be mounted therein.
10. The improved structure of a tool-displaying device of claim 6, wherein the protruded blocking edge of the extended bottom plate side end is higher than the center shaft line of the sleeves arrangement and the blocking edge face is close to the external end of the insertion tool.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] (a) Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates generally to a tool-displaying device, and in particular, to a tool-displaying device which allows conveniently accessing of tools and provides anti-thief function.

[0003] (b) Description of the Prior Art

[0004]FIGS. 8 and 8A shows a conventional tool-displaying device having a suspension rack body 30 and an inverted T-shape insertable rail 31 located at one side thereof for the arrangement of a plurality of sleeves 32 onto a plurality of fixing elements 33 connected to the rail 31. The fixing elements 33 allow all sizes of sleeve 32 to be inserted thereto. As the entire sleeve 32 is an open-typed insertable set without auxiliary fixing member, and therefore the insertion of sleeve 32 is incomplete and/or stealing of sleeves 32 may frequently occur. As a result, a direct insertion auxiliary element for mounting to the interior of the fixing element 33 is designed so that after the sleeve 32 has been inserted to the fixing element, the T-shape auxiliary member is inserted from the external to the fixing element 33 such that prior to the removal of the auxiliary member, the sleeve 32 is prevented from dislocation by the T-shape structure. This conventional art has been disclosed in Taiwan Utility Patent No. 86220421.

[0005] However, due to different sizes of the sleeves 32 and difference radius of holes of the sleeves 32, a number of different lengths of T-shaped auxiliary members are needed in order to match the sleeve 32. This will increase the cost of production in making of molds for different sizes or length of the T-shaped auxiliary members. In addition, the shaft of the auxiliary member is elongated and thin; the shape of the member is easily deformed. Furthermore, it is rather laborious to cut each of the fastening head of the auxiliary member in order to access or to remove the inserted tools. In view of the above, it is an object of the present invention to provide an improved structure of a tool-displaying device, which mitigates the above drawbacks.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide an improved structure of a tool-displaying device, wherein the suspension rack body is a straight rod for fixing elements to be mounted thereto, allowing rotatable movement of the fixing elements so as to access tool positioned at the fixing elements, and under the supplement of the auxiliary device, such as one side of a frame board and a press rod, a secured tool to the fixing elements is prevented from dislocation or removal.

[0007] Yet another object of the present invention is to provide an improved structure of a tool-displaying device, wherein the interior of the fixing element is provided with a packing element, together with the design of rotating angle, tools or sleeves are automatically fasten to the fixing element, and in addition, a press rod is mounted at one side of the fixing element and therefore the rotational movement of the displayed tools is prevented.

[0008] The foregoing object and summary provide only a brief introduction to the present invention. To fully appreciate these and other objects of the present invention as well as the invention itself, all of which will become apparent to those skilled in the art, the following detailed description of the invention and the claims should be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Throughout the specification and drawings identical reference numerals refer to identical or similar parts.

[0009] Many other advantages and features of the present invention will become manifest to those versed in the art upon making reference to the detailed description and the accompanying sheets of drawings in which a preferred structural embodiment incorporating the principles of the present invention is shown by way of illustrative example.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0010]FIG. 1 is a perspective exploded view of the tool-displaying device in accordance with the present invention.

[0011]FIG. 1A is an enlarged view of a portion of FIG. 1.

[0012]FIG. 1B is an enlarged view of another portion of FIG. 1.

[0013]FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the tool-displaying device in accordance with the present invention.

[0014]FIG. 3 is a sectional view showing the action of the fixing element to display tool in accordance with the present invention.

[0015]FIG. 4 is a perspective exploded view of another preferred embodiment of the tool-displaying device in accordance with the present invention.

[0016]FIG. 4A is an exploded view of a portion of FIG. 4.

[0017]FIG. 4B is an enlarged view of a portion of FIG. 4.

[0018]FIG. 4C is an enlarged view of another portion of FIG. 4.

[0019]FIG. 5 is a schematic perspective view showing the installation and utilization of the tool-displaying device of FIG. 4.

[0020]FIG. 6 is a sectional view of the present invention.

[0021]FIG. 7 is a schematic sectional view showing the releasing of tool from the displaying device in accordance with the present invention.

[0022]FIG. 8 is a perspective view of a conventional tool-displaying device.

[0023]FIG. 8A is an enlarged exploded view of a portion of FIG. 8.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

[0024] The following descriptions are of exemplary embodiments only, and are not intended to limit the scope, applicability or configuration of the invention in any way. Rather, the following description provides a convenient illustration for implementing exemplary embodiments of the invention. Various changes to the described embodiments may be made in the function and arrangement of the elements described without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

[0025] Referring to FIGS. 1 to 3, the displaying device of the present invention has a body 10 and a parallel straight rod 11 spaced apart with the edge facing the body 10, allowing insertion of fixing elements 12 to the straight rod 11. The rod 11 can be an elongated circular structure and the surface thereof is provided with positioning side face, allowing movement of the fixing elements 12 after these elements 12 have been inserted to the straight rod 11. In accordance with the present invention, in order to appropriately enhance the rigidity of the straight rod 11, a plurality of insertion slots 13 are provided at the corresponding side face of the body 10, allowing the positioning of fixing rings 21. To avoid dislocation of or inappropriately accession to the displayed tool 14 positioned at the fixing elements after the tool 14 or sleeve has been inserted, the bottom face of the body 10 is extended with a bottom plate 15 so that the side end thereof is formed into a protruded blocking edge 16, and the edge face should be at least higher than the arranged center axial line of the sleeves 14, and the blocking edge 16 is so close to the external edge face of the tool 14. This is to avoid unnecessarily accession to the tool and prevent an inserted tool being stolen. After the sleeves 14 are packaged, a press rod 17 is placed between the fixing element 12 and the body 10 so as to avoid the rotation of the fixing element 12 and therefore the entire sleeves 14 are safely packaged. The top end of the press rod 17 can be directly inserted into the through hole 18 provided at the top and bottom end of the body 10, and the inverted-hook end 171 is then engaged thereto and the objective of anti-thief provided by the present device is obtained. To access by a consumer, one end of the press rod 17 is cut, the sleeve 14 can be rotated upward to a certain angle and an inserted tool can be accessed.

[0026] Referring to FIGS. 4 to 7, the interior of the fixing element 12 is hollow structure and is used for the fitting with a packing element 20. When the straight rod 11 is turned to a specific angle, the packing element 20 will correspondingly urge tighter or be released from tightening so that the sleeve 14 can be tightened preventing the sleeve 14 from dislocation.

[0027] In accordance with the present invention, the entire packing element 20 can be formed independently or the fixing element 12 can be made into a plastic structure having V or Y-shaped rod connected at the middle section thereof such that after the insertion of the fixing element 12, the V-shaped or Y-shaped end can be extended to the straight rod 11 and in contact with the straight rod 11. Due to the differences of contact position of the fixing element 12 and the straight rod 11, positioning by way of urging and packing can be obtained, and the objective of fixing by means of the sleeve 14 is obtained. In packaging, after the sleeves 14 have been arranged and inserted, the press rod 17 is released, the entire fixing element 12 cannot be rotated to release the engaging operation, the entire sleeve 14 or the inserted tool are thus secured. After the entire tool has been purchased, the bottom end of the press rod 17 can be cut and the entire press rod 17 can be removed. The sleeve 14 can be easily rotated and released at the other direction, allowing accession. In view of the above, when in use, the user can access to the rotating protruded structure of the sleeve 14, and after the tool has be removed, the sleeve 14 can be inserted back to the original position.

[0028] While the invention has been described with respect to preferred embodiments, it will be clear to those skilled in the art that modifications and improvements may be made to the invention without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Therefore, the invention is not to be limited by the specific illustrative embodiment, but only by the scope of the appended claims.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/378
International ClassificationB65D73/00, B25H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D73/0064, B25H3/003
European ClassificationB65D73/00E, B25H3/00B