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Publication numberUS20070011929 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/182,771
Publication dateJan 18, 2007
Filing dateJul 18, 2005
Priority dateJul 18, 2005
Publication number11182771, 182771, US 2007/0011929 A1, US 2007/011929 A1, US 20070011929 A1, US 20070011929A1, US 2007011929 A1, US 2007011929A1, US-A1-20070011929, US-A1-2007011929, US2007/0011929A1, US2007/011929A1, US20070011929 A1, US20070011929A1, US2007011929 A1, US2007011929A1
InventorsKelly Cheng
Original AssigneeKelly Cheng
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Joint structure of an electronic image frame
US 20070011929 A1
Abstract
This invention relates to improvement of the joint structure of an electronic image frame comprising a panel unit structured with a transparent protective layer and a frame body of which a side is provided with a fixing portion; and an electronic body, connected to the fixing portion of the panel unit, comprises a display corresponding to the transparent protective layer, and at a side of the body more than one wedge corresponding to the fixing portion are provided, while at the other side at least one joint corresponding to the fixing portion is provided. Thus, the panel unit of the frame may be firmly connected to the electronic body and the panel may be easily removed for replacement.
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Claims(4)
1. Improvement of the joint structure of an electronic image frame, comprising:
a panel unit comprising a frame body and a transparent protective layer at the center of frame body of which a side is provided with a fixing portion around; and
an electronic body, connected to the fixing portion of the panel unit, comprising a display corresponding to the transparent protective layer, at a side of the body more than one wedge corresponding to the fixing portion being provided, at the other side at least one joint corresponding to the fixing portion being provided.
2. The improvement of the joint structure of electronic image frame according to claim 1, wherein the other side of the frame body is provided with a pattern section.
3. The improvement of the joint structure of electronic image frame according to claim 1, wherein the joint is a buckle.
4. The improvement of the joint structure of electronic image frame according to claim 1, wherein the joint is a magnetic body.
Description
    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    This invention relates to improvement of the joint structure of an electronic image frame and particular to a virtue that makes a panel unit firmly connects with the electronic body or makes the panel to be taken apart from the electronic body for replacement of the panel with a new one.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    Conventionally, a general electronic image frame, as shown in FIG. 6, is an electronic body 3 of which a side is provided with a display 31 and the other side is provided with a holder 32, on which a slot is provided for a memory card to be inserted in and a switch (not shown) is provided, in which a panel 33 is directly extended or stuck in the display 31 around the electronic body 3, thereby the electronic image frame that provides viewable photos in the memory card being formed.
  • [0003]
    Although the photos in the memory card may be viewed through the above described electronic image frame, because the panel 33 of the frame is directly extended or stuck in the circumference of display 31, the panel 33 cannot be removed for replacement so that it becomes inflexible. Further, if the panel 33 is stuck in the display 31 for a long time, the panel 33 may come off due to hardening of colloid around the panel, and thus the conventional electronic image frame is impractical.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0004]
    Thus, it is an object of this invention that the panel unit of electronic image frame is firmly connected to the electronic body with a fixture of the panel unit and with a fixture and a joint of the electronic body and the panel is easily removed for replacement.
  • [0005]
    In order to achieve the object mentioned above, this invention relates to improvement of the joint structure of the electronic image frame comprising the panel unit structured with a transparent protective layer and a frame body of which a side is provided with a fixing portion; and the electronic body connected to the fixing portion of the panel unit. The electronic body comprises a display corresponding to the transparent protective layer, and at a side of the body more than one wedge corresponding to the fixing portion are provided, while at the other side at least one joint corresponding to the fixing portion is provided.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0006]
    FIG. 1 is a 3D schematic view illustrating the appearance of this invention.
  • [0007]
    FIG. 2 is a 3D exploded view of this invention.
  • [0008]
    FIG. 3 is another 3D exploded view of this invention.
  • [0009]
    FIG. 4 is a schematic view illustrating an assembly status of this invention.
  • [0010]
    FIG. 5 is a schematic view illustrating a removal status of this invention.
  • [0011]
    FIG. 6 is a schematic view illustrating the appearance of a conventional electronic image frame.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • [0012]
    FIGS. 1, 2, and 3 are a 3D schematic view illustrating the appearance of this invention, a 3D exploded view of this invention, and another 3D exploded view of this invention, respectively. As shown in the figures, this invention relates to improvement of the joint structure of an electronic image frame, being structured with a panel unit 1 and an electronic body 2, making the panel unit firmly connects with the electronic body or making the panel to be taken apart from the electronic body for replacement of the panel with a new one.
  • [0013]
    The panel unit 1 comprises a frame body 11 and a transparent protective layer 12 at the center of frame body 11 of which a side is provided with a fixing portion 13 around and the other side is provided with a pattern section 14.
  • [0014]
    The electronic body 2 is connected to the fixing portion 13 of the panel unit 1, comprising a display 21 corresponding to the transparent protective layer 12, a holder 22 located at a side of the electronic body 2, a slot 23 for a memory card, and a switch 24. At a side of the body more than one wedge 25 corresponding to the fixing portion 13 are provided, while at the other side at least one joint 26 corresponding to the fixing portion 13 is provided. The joint 26 is a buckle, magnetic body, or another structure connected to the fixing portion 13. Accordingly, with the above-mentioned structure, improvement of the joint structure of the brand-new electronic image frame is provided.
  • [0015]
    FIG. 4 is a schematic view illustrating an assembly status of this invention. As shown in the figure, when the frame according to this invention is assembled, a side of the wedge 25 of the electronic body 2 is correspondingly located in the fixing portion 13 of the panel unit 1 at an angle of inclination and then the other side of the electronic body 2 is downward pushed with a force so that the joint 26 is correspondingly wedged into the fixing portion 13 of the panel unit 1, thereby the panel unit 1 and the electronic body 2 being assembled together.
  • [0016]
    FIG. 5 is a schematic view illustrating a removal status of this invention. As shown in the figure, when a user wants to remove the panel unit 1 to replace with another one, the user presses the joint 26 and then draws the joint 26 wedged into the fixing portion 13 of the panel unit 1 inward back so as to be taken apart from the fixing portion 13. At this time, the user pulls upward only a side of the electronic body 2 provided with the joint 26 to lift a side of the body 2 at an angle of inclination and then applies an outward tensile force to a side of the body 2. Thus, the wedge 25 may be taken apart from the fixing portion 13 of the panel unit 1 so that the user may replace the panel unit 1 with another one.
  • [0017]
    To sum up, according to this invention, the panel unit of electronic image frame is firmly connected to the electronic body with a fixture of the panel unit and with a fixture and a joint of the electronic body and the panel is easily removed for replacement, and further this invention is made to be improved and practical to meet the requirements of application for protection under patent law.
  • [0018]
    However, in the description mentioned above, only the preferred embodiments according to this invention are provided without limit to this invention and the characteristics of this invention; all those skilled in the art without exception should include the equivalent changes and modifications as falling within the true scope and spirit of the present invention.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/700
International ClassificationA47G1/06
Cooperative ClassificationF16M13/005, F16M11/10, F16M2200/08, F16M11/16, F16M11/105
European ClassificationF16M13/00