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Publication numberUS20050109790 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/720,068
Publication dateMay 26, 2005
Filing dateNov 25, 2003
Priority dateNov 25, 2003
Publication number10720068, 720068, US 2005/0109790 A1, US 2005/109790 A1, US 20050109790 A1, US 20050109790A1, US 2005109790 A1, US 2005109790A1, US-A1-20050109790, US-A1-2005109790, US2005/0109790A1, US2005/109790A1, US20050109790 A1, US20050109790A1, US2005109790 A1, US2005109790A1
InventorsNick Hsu
Original AssigneeNick Hsu
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Window tabs storage case
US 20050109790 A1
Abstract
A window tab storage case has a hollow base, a holding tub received inside the hollow base and a cap mounted on the hollow base. Between the hollow base and the cap, there are openings defined in the window tab storage case. The window tabs are received inside the window tab storage case, and the tabs are taken from the opening.
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Claims(6)
1. A window tab storage case comprising
a hollow base having
an arcuate basal side,
two top side edges,
at least one lip integrally formed on the top side edges to form a cutout, and
a bottom surface,
a holding tub mounted inside the hollow base and having
a top edge,
an outer bottom surface,
at least one second cutout defined in the top edge and facing respectively to the at least one first cutout in the hollow base,
a central cavity defined in the holding tub, and
two lateral cavities defined in the holding tub and beside the central cavity,
multiple window tabs, each window tab respectively received inside one of the lateral cavities and having multiple tabs inside the window tab, and
a top cap mounted on the hollow base and having
a bottom side edge, and
at least one third cutout defined in the bottom side edge and faced respectively to the at least one first cutout in the hollow base to form at least one opening in the window tab storage case, wherein one of the tabs extends from the opening.
2. The window tab storage case as claimed in claim 1, wherein a counterweight is mounted inside the hollow base.
3. The window tab storage case as claimed in claim 2, wherein the hollow base further comprises a longitudinal post formed on an inner bottom surface,
the counterweight further comprises a through hole with a top portion and a bottom portion, the bottom portion receives the longitudinal post of the hollow base, and
the holding tub further comprises a post formed on the outer bottom surface, and the post on the holding tub is inserted into the top portion of the through hole in the counterweight, and a fastener is extended through the post of the holding tub then fixed in the longitudinal post.
4. The window tab storage case as claimed in claim 3, wherein the counterweight has an arcuate bottom surface to abut the inner bottom surface shaped as an arcuate surface of the hollow base.
5. The window tab storage case as claimed in claim 4, wherein the hollow base has two lips respectively formed on the top side edge and formed two first cutouts,
the holding tub has two second cutouts facing respectively to the two first cutouts in the hollow base, and
the top cap has two third cutouts defined in the bottom side edge, wherein the third cutouts are respectively faced to the first cutouts in the hollow base to form a front opening and a rear opening.
6. The window tab storage case as claimed in claim 5, wherein each lateral cavity further comprises two inserted slots communicated respectively with the lateral cavities.
Description
    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    1. Field of the Invention
  • [0002]
    The present invention relates to a window tab storage case, and more particularly to a window tab storage case that can convenient to take a tab.
  • [0003]
    2. Description of Related Art
  • [0004]
    With reference to FIG. 5, a first conventional window tab (70) has a cap (71) and a base (73). The cap (71) is mounted on the base (73) and has a window (not numbered). Tabs (72) are received inside the cap (71) and one of the tabs (72) is extended from the window of the cap (71). The base (73) is often made of paper, and the weight of the whole window tab (70) is low.
  • [0005]
    With reference to FIG. 6, a second conventional window tab (80) is shown and has two caps (81) and a base (83). The caps (81) are mounted on the base (83) and have a window (not numbered), respectively. Each window of the window tab (80) can provide tabs (82), respectively.
  • [0006]
    When using the conventional window tabs (70,80), there are the following disadvantages:
      • 1. The whole window tabs (70,80) are particularly light such that when taking a tab (72,82), a user must use one hand to hold the window tab (70,80) and the other hand to take the tab (72,82) out. However, most of the time, a user is already using one hand to hold documents or an opened book so the way to pick the tab (72,82) is not convenient.
      • 2. The conventional window tab (70, 80) has a small volume, and the small volume window tab is easily lost.
  • [0009]
    To overcome the shortcomings of the conventional window tabs, the present invention provides a window tab storage case to mitigate or obviate the aforementioned problems.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0010]
    The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a window tab storage case that has a hollow base, a holding tub received inside the hollow base, and a cap mounted on the hollow base. Between the hollow base and the cap, there are openings defined in the window tab storage case. The window tabs are received inside the window tab storage case, and the tabs are taken from the opening.
  • [0011]
    Other objectives, advantages and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0012]
    FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a window tab storage case in accordance with the present invention;
  • [0013]
    FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the window tab storage case in FIG. 1;
  • [0014]
    FIG. 3 is a rear perspective view of the window tab storage case in FIG. 1;
  • [0015]
    FIG. 4 is a side plan view in partial section of the window tab storage case in FIG. 1;
  • [0016]
    FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a first conventional window tab storage case in accordance with the prior art; and
  • [0017]
    FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a second conventional window tab storage case in accordance with the prior art.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • [0018]
    With reference to FIGS. 1 to 4, a window tab storage case in accordance with the present invention has a hollow base (10), an optional counterweight (20), a holding tub (30), an optional fastener (40), multiple window tabs (50) and a top cap (60).
  • [0019]
    The hollow base (10) has an arcuate basal side (not numbered), two top side edges (not numbered), at least one lip (not numbered), preferable, there are two lips, an inner bottom surface (not numbered) and an optional post (11). The lip is integrally formed on the top side edge so that formed a cutout. In the present invention, the two lips are also integrally formed on the top side edges, respectively, so that two first cutouts (12) are formed on between the top side edges and opposite to each other. The optional longitudinal post (11) is integrally formed on the inner bottom surface, and a threaded hole (not numbered) is defined inside the longitudinal post (11). The inner bottom surface is shaped as an arcuate surface.
  • [0020]
    The optional counterweight (20) is mounted inside the hollow base (10) and has an arcuate bottom surface (not numbered), a top surface (not numbered), a protrusion (21) and a through hole (22). The protrusion (21) is integrally formed on the top surface of the counterweight (20), and the through hole (22) is defined through the protrusion (21) to the arcuate base. The through hole (22) has a top portion (not numbered) and a bottom portion (not numbered). The arcuate bottom surface of the counterweight (20) is abutted with the inner bottom surface of the hollow base (10), and the post (11) of the hollow base (10) is inserted into the bottom portion of the through hole (22) in the counterweight (20).
  • [0021]
    The holding tub (30) is mounted inside the hollow base (10) and has a top edge (not numbered), an outer bottom surface (not numbered), at least one second cutout (31), a central cavity (33), two lateral cavities (not numbered) and an optional post (34). In the present invention, there are two second cutouts (31). The central cavity (33) is defined in the holding tub (30), and the lateral cavities are also defined in the holding tub (30) and beside the central cavity (33). Each lateral cavity has an insert slot (32) communicated with the lateral cavity, and each insert slot (32) is beside the central cavity (33). The second cutouts (31) are defined in the top edge and faced to the first cutouts (12) in the hollow base (10). The optional post (34) is formed on the outer bottom surface and defines a hole. The post (34) can be received inside the top portion of the through hole (22) in the counterweight (20), and the hole in the post (34) is communicated with the through hole (22) in the counterweight (20).
  • [0022]
    The optional fastener (40) is extended through the hole in the post (34) and then fixed on the threaded hole in the longitudinal post (11).
  • [0023]
    The window tabs (50) are respectively received inside the lateral cavities, and each window tab (50) has a cap (not numbered) and a base (52). The cap with a window (not numbered) is mounted on the base (52) and the base (52) is slightly larger than the cap (52). Tabs (51) are extended from the window in the window tab (50). The window tab (50) is conventional and so not further described hereinafter. When the window tab (50) is mounted inside the lateral cavity, the base (52) is received inside the insert slot (32).
  • [0024]
    The top cap (60) is mounted on the hollow base (10) and has a bottom edge (not numbered) and at least one third cutout (61) defined in the bottom side edge. In the present invention, there are two third cutouts (61) defined on the bottom side edge. When the cap (60) is mounted on the hollow base (10), the third cutouts (61) are faced to the first cutouts (12) to form a front opening (not numbered) and a rear opening (not numbered) in the window tab storage case. The windows of the window tab (50) face to the front opening and the rear opening, so that the tabs (51) can be taken from the openings.
  • [0025]
    When using the window tab storage case in accordance with the present invention, a user can take different size tabs (51) from the front opening or the rear opening. Also, because the hollow base (10) has the arcuate basal side, the window tab storage case will not easily overturn and can return upright by itself if knocked. Furthermore, multiple window tabs (50) can be received inside the window tab storage case in accordance with the present invention, and as the whole window tab storage case is larger than a window tab (50) the storage case will not be easily lost. To add interest, the window tab storage case can be decorated such as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2.
  • [0026]
    The window tab storage case has the following advantages:
      • 1. It provides a convenient way to take the tab. A user can take the tab by using only one hand, and to take different size tab in one window tab storage case depends on the user's need.
      • 2. Because of the large volume of the window tab storage case, it is easy to find where the storage case is. Also, the storage case can be returned upright by itself if knocked because the arcuate basal side of storage case, and thus it is interesting to use the storage case.
  • [0029]
    Even though numerous characteristics and advantages of the present invention have been set forth in the foregoing description, together with details of the structure and function of the invention, the disclosure is illustrative only, and changes may be made in detail, especially in matters of shape, size, and arrangement of parts within the principles of the invention to the full extent indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/34, 221/61, 221/63
International ClassificationB65D83/08
Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/0805
European ClassificationB65D83/08B