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Publication numberUS20050279341 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/869,948
Publication dateDec 22, 2005
Filing dateJun 18, 2004
Priority dateJun 18, 2004
Publication number10869948, 869948, US 2005/0279341 A1, US 2005/279341 A1, US 20050279341 A1, US 20050279341A1, US 2005279341 A1, US 2005279341A1, US-A1-20050279341, US-A1-2005279341, US2005/0279341A1, US2005/279341A1, US20050279341 A1, US20050279341A1, US2005279341 A1, US2005279341A1
InventorsKiosky Chung
Original AssigneeKiosky Chung
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foldable barbecue grill
US 20050279341 A1
Abstract
A barbecue grill includes a frame, two support racks pivotally mounted on two ends of the frame, and a stretcher detachably mounted on the frame and urged between the two support racks to support the two support racks at an upright state by restriction of the stretcher. Thus, the two support racks of the barbecue grill are folded when not in use so as to save the space of storage. In addition, the barbecue grill is expanded and partially folded easily and conveniently, thereby facilitating a user operating the barbecue grill.
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Claims(14)
1. A barbecue grill, comprising:
a frame;
two support racks pivotally mounted on two ends of the frame; and
a stretcher detachably mounted on the frame and urged between the two support racks to support the two support racks at an upright state by restriction of the stretcher.
2. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 1, wherein the frame is provided with two upright first support posts located at a first side of the frame and two upright second support posts located at a second side of the frame, and each of the two support racks includes a first support bar pivotally mounted on a respective one of the two first support posts of the frame, and a second support bar pivotally mounted on a respective one of the two second support posts of the frame.
3. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 2, wherein the first support bar of each of the two support racks has a lower end pivotally mounted on an upper end of the respective first support post of the frame, and a first pivot gap is defined between the lower end of the first support bar of each of the two support racks and the upper end of the respective first support post of the frame.
4. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 3, wherein the upper end of each of the two first support posts of the frame is formed with two first pivot holes, and the lower end of the first support bar of each of the two support racks is formed with a first pivot seat formed with two first pivot bores pivotally mounted on the two first pivot holes of the upper end of the respective first support post of the frame.
5. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 3, wherein the stretcher has two ends each formed with an insert inserted into the first pivot gap between the lower end of the first support bar of each of the two support racks and the upper end of the respective first support post of the frame to push the two support racks, so that the two support racks are disposed at an upright state and cannot be pivoted inward relative to the frame.
6. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 2, wherein the second support bar of each of the two support racks has a lower end pivotally mounted on an upper end of the respective second support post of the frame, and a second pivot gap is defined between the lower end of the second support bar of each of the two support racks and the upper end of the respective second support post of the frame.
7. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 6, wherein the upper end of each of the two second support posts of the frame is formed with two second pivot holes, and the lower end of the second support bar of each of the two support racks is formed with a second pivot seat formed with two second pivot bores pivotally mounted on the two second pivot holes of the upper end of the respective second support post of the frame.
8. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 6, further comprising an auxiliary stretcher mounted between the two support racks.
9. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 8, wherein the auxiliary stretcher has an arc-shaped profile.
10. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 8, wherein the second support bar of each of the two support racks has a mediate portion formed with a snapping hole, and the auxiliary stretcher has two bent ends each formed with a snapping plate snapped into the snapping hole of the second support bar of each of the two support racks.
11. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 8, wherein the auxiliary stretcher is provided with a support bar having two ends each formed with an insert inserted into the second pivot gap between the lower end of the second support bar of each of the two support racks and the upper end of the respective second support post of the frame to support the two support racks, so that the two support racks are disposed at an upright state and cannot be pivoted inward relative to the frame.
12. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 2, wherein each of the two support racks further includes a connecting bracket mounted between the first support bar and the second support bar.
13. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 1, wherein the two support racks are pivoted inward relative to the frame when the stretcher is removed from the two support racks.
14. The barbecue grill in accordance with claim 8, wherein the two support racks are pivoted inward relative to the frame when the auxiliary stretcher is removed from the two support racks.
Description
    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    1. Field of the Invention
  • [0002]
    The present invention relates to a barbecue grill, and more particularly to a foldable barbecue grill.
  • [0003]
    2. Description of the Related Art
  • [0004]
    A conventional barbecue grill comprises a frame, and two support racks fixed on two ends of the frame by bolts and nuts so that the two support racks are disposed at an upright state. However, the conventional barbecue grill has a fixed structure after assembly and cannot be dismantled easily and conveniently, thereby causing inconvenience to a user in package, storage and transportation of the conventional barbecue grill.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0005]
    The present invention is to mitigate and/or obviate the disadvantage of the conventional barbecue grill.
  • [0006]
    The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a barbecue grill that is folded when not in use so as to save space of storage.
  • [0007]
    Another objective of the present invention is to provide a barbecue grill that is expanded and folded easily and conveniently, thereby facilitating a user operating the barbecue grill.
  • [0008]
    A further objective of the present invention is to provide a barbecue grill that is folded easily, thereby facilitating package, transportation and storage of the barbecue grill.
  • [0009]
    In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a barbecue grill, comprising:
  • [0010]
    a frame;
  • [0011]
    two support racks pivotally mounted on two ends of the frame; and
  • [0012]
    a stretcher detachably mounted on the frame and urged between the two support racks to support the two support racks at an upright state by restriction of the stretcher.
  • [0013]
    Further benefits and advantages of the present invention will become apparent after a careful reading of the detailed description with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0014]
    FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a barbecue grill in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention;
  • [0015]
    FIG. 2 is a partially exploded perspective view of the barbecue grill as shown in FIG. 1;
  • [0016]
    FIG. 3 is a partially enlarged view of the barbecue grill as shown in FIG. 2;
  • [0017]
    FIG. 4 is a partially enlarged view of the barbecue grill as shown in FIG. 2;
  • [0018]
    FIG. 5 is a partially exploded perspective view of the barbecue grill as shown in FIG. 1;
  • [0019]
    FIG. 6 is a partially enlarged view of the barbecue grill as shown in FIG. 5;
  • [0020]
    FIG. 7 is a partially enlarged view of the barbecue grill as shown in FIG. 5;
  • [0021]
    FIG. 8 is a partially enlarged view of the barbecue grill as shown in FIG. 5;
  • [0022]
    FIG. 9 is a perspective view of the barbecue grill in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention;
  • [0023]
    FIG. 10 is a partially enlarged view of the barbecue grill as shown in FIG. 9;
  • [0024]
    FIG. 11 is a perspective view of the barbecue grill in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention;
  • [0025]
    FIG. 12 is a partially enlarged view of the barbecue grill as shown in FIG. 11; and
  • [0026]
    FIG. 13 is a schematic plan operational view of the barbecue grill as shown in FIG. 1.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • [0027]
    Referring to the drawings and initially to FIGS. 1-12, a barbecue grill in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a frame 10, two support racks 20 pivotally mounted on two ends of the frame 10, and a stretcher 40 detachably mounted on the frame 10 and urged between the two support racks 20 to support the two support racks 20 at an upright state.
  • [0028]
    The frame 10 is a rectangular box and has four corners provided with two upright first support posts 15 located at a first side of the frame 10 and two upright second support posts 17 located at a second side of the frame 10.
  • [0029]
    Each of the two support racks 20 includes a first support bar 21 pivotally mounted on a respective one of the two first support posts 15 of the frame 10, a second support bar 25 pivotally mounted on a respective one of the two second support posts 17 of the frame 10, and a connecting bracket 24 mounted between the first support bar 21 and the second support bar 25.
  • [0030]
    The first support bar 21 of each of the two support racks 20 has a lower end pivotally mounted on an upper end of the respective first support post 15 of the frame 10, and a first pivot gap 30 (see FIG. 6) is defined between the lower end of the first support bar 21 of each of the two support racks 20 and the upper end of the respective first support post 15 of the frame 10.
  • [0031]
    In addition, the upper end of each of the two first support posts 15 of the frame 10 is formed with two first pivot holes 16 (see FIG. 3), and the lower end of the first support bar 21 of each of the two support racks 20 is formed with a first pivot seat 22 formed with two first pivot bores 23 pivotally mounted on the two first pivot holes 16 of the upper end of the respective first support post 15 of the frame 10.
  • [0032]
    The second support bar 25 of each of the two support racks 20 has a lower end pivotally mounted on an upper end of the respective second support post 17 of the frame 10, and a second pivot gap 32 (see FIG. 5) is defined between the lower end of the second support bar 25 of each of the two support racks 20 and the upper end of the respective second support post 17 of the frame 10.
  • [0033]
    In addition, the upper end of each of the two second support posts 17 of the frame 10 is formed with two second pivot holes 18 (see FIG. 2), and the lower end of the second support bar 25 of each of the two support racks 20 is formed with a second pivot seat 26 formed with two second pivot bores 27 pivotally mounted on the two second pivot holes 18 of the upper end of the respective second support post 17 of the frame 10.
  • [0034]
    The stretcher 40 has two ends each formed with an insert 45 (see FIG. 7) inserted into the first pivot gap 30 (see FIGS. 9 and 10) between the lower end of the first support bar 21 of each of the two support racks 20 and the upper end of the respective first support post 15 of the frame 10 to push the two support racks 20, so that the two support racks 20 are disposed at an upright state and cannot be pivoted inward relative to the frame 10.
  • [0035]
    The barbecue grill further comprises an auxiliary stretcher 50 mounted between the two support racks 20. Preferably, the auxiliary stretcher 50 has an arc-shaped profile to enhance the aesthetic quality of the barbecue grill.
  • [0036]
    The second support bar 25 of each of the two support racks 20 has a mediate portion formed with a snapping hole 28 (see FIG. 2), and the auxiliary stretcher 50 has two bent ends each formed with a snapping plate 51 (see FIG. 4) snapped into the snapping hole 28 of the second support bar 25 of each of the two support racks 20.
  • [0037]
    The auxiliary stretcher 50 is provided with a support bar 55 (see FIG. 11) having two ends each formed with an insert 56 (see FIG. 12) inserted into the second pivot gap 32 between the lower end of the second support bar 25 of each of the two support racks 20 and the upper end of the respective second support post 17 of the frame 10 to support the two support racks 20, so that the two support racks 20 are disposed at an upright state and cannot be pivoted inward relative to the frame 10.
  • [0038]
    When in use, the insert 45 of the stretcher 40 is inserted into the first pivot gap 30 between the lower end of the first support bar 21 of each of the two support racks 20 and the upper end of the respective first support post 15 of the frame 10 to push the two support racks 20, and the insert 56 of the support bar 55 of the auxiliary stretcher 50 is inserted into the second pivot gap 32 between the lower end of the second support bar 25 of each of the two support racks 20 and the upper end of the respective second support post 17 of the frame 10 to support the two support racks 20, so that the two support racks 20 are disposed at an upright state as shown in FIG. 1, and cannot be pivoted inward relative to the frame 10 by restriction of the stretcher 40 and the support bar 55 of the auxiliary stretcher 50.
  • [0039]
    As shown in FIG. 13, when not in use, the stretcher 40 and the support bar 55 of the auxiliary stretcher 50 are removed from the two support racks 20 to release the two support racks 20, so that the two support racks 20 are freely pivoted inward relative to the frame 10, thereby folding the two support racks 20 onto the frame 10 to save the space of storage.
  • [0040]
    Accordingly, the two support racks 20 of the barbecue grill are folded when not in use so as to save the space of storage. In addition, the barbecue grill is expanded and partially folded easily and conveniently, thereby facilitating a user operating and folding the barbecue grill. Further, the barbecue grill is folded easily, thereby facilitating package, transportation and storage of the barbecue grill.
  • [0041]
    Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment(s) as mentioned above, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the scope of the present invention. It is, therefore, contemplated that the appended claim or claims will cover such modifications and variations that fall within the true scope of the invention.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification126/9.00R, 126/25.00R, 126/40
International ClassificationA47J37/07, F24C1/16
Cooperative ClassificationA47J37/0704, A47J2037/0777
European ClassificationA47J37/07B