BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
(a) Field of the Invention
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.
(b) Description of the Prior Art
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.
- SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
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.
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.
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.
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.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
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.
FIG. 1 is a perspective exploded view of the tool-displaying device in accordance with the present invention.
FIG. 1A is an enlarged view of a portion of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1B is an enlarged view of another portion of FIG. 1.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the tool-displaying device in accordance with the present invention.
FIG. 3 is a sectional view showing the action of the fixing element to display tool in accordance with the present invention.
FIG. 4 is a perspective exploded view of another preferred embodiment of the tool-displaying device in accordance with the present invention.
FIG. 4A is an exploded view of a portion of FIG. 4.
FIG. 4B is an enlarged view of a portion of FIG. 4.
FIG. 4C is an enlarged view of another portion of FIG. 4.
FIG. 5 is a schematic perspective view showing the installation and utilization of the tool-displaying device of FIG. 4.
FIG. 6 is a sectional view of the present invention.
FIG. 7 is a schematic sectional view showing the releasing of tool from the displaying device in accordance with the present invention.
FIG. 8 is a perspective view of a conventional tool-displaying device.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESENT INVENTION
FIG. 8A is an enlarged exploded view of a portion of FIG. 8.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.