|Publication number||US20080041802 A1|
|Application number||US 11/976,225|
|Publication date||Feb 21, 2008|
|Filing date||Oct 23, 2007|
|Priority date||Jul 20, 2005|
|Also published as||US7523832, US20070017886, US20080041800, US20080041801|
|Publication number||11976225, 976225, US 2008/0041802 A1, US 2008/041802 A1, US 20080041802 A1, US 20080041802A1, US 2008041802 A1, US 2008041802A1, US-A1-20080041802, US-A1-2008041802, US2008/0041802A1, US2008/041802A1, US20080041802 A1, US20080041802A1, US2008041802 A1, US2008041802A1|
|Original Assignee||Jui-Chien Kao|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (2), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The present invention is a divisional application claiming the benefit of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/185,000 filed on Jul. 20, 2005.
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to a suspension display rack for hand tools, and more particularly to a suspension display rack on which the hand tools can be arranged with a freely arranged distance between the tools.
2. Description of Related Art
A conventional tool display rack comprises a base, multiple seats respectively mounted on the base to abut or grip blades of screwdrivers, and a board mounted on the base to press against handles of the screwdrivers. Each seat has an abutting means and a handling means thereby cooperating with the board to securely fasten the screwdrivers to the rack.
However, with the fixed distance of the adjacent seats, each seat only retain one kind of the screwdriver such that the conventional suspension rack can not hang screwdrivers with different specifications. Furthermore, the seats are securely mounted on the base and can not be separated from the base such that the quantity of the seats can not be changed and therefore, the conventional suspension display rack is not versatile.
Therefore, the invention provides a suspension display rack for hand tools to mitigate or obviate the aforementioned problems.
The main objective of the present invention is to provide a suspension display rack for hand tools, on which the hand tools can be arranged and hung with free distances among the tools.
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.
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The rail (10) is formed as a substantially C-like longitudinal back-strip (11) with two hooks (12) i.e.;, an upper hook and a lower hook symmetrical with the upper hook formed in a same direction on the back-strip (11). Two arcuate longitudinal grooves (121) are respectively defined at joints where the hooks (12) meet the back-strip (11). Two securing members (13) such as holes are respectively defined in opposed ends of the back-strip (11) whereby the rail (10) can be secured to a surface such as wall via two screws being respectively extended through the securing members (13). In the first preferred embodiment of the present invention, the securing members (13) are two oval holes and two screws can be respectively inserted into the oval holes to fasten the rail (10) to a surface.
The multiple sliding blocks (20A) each has a base (21) and a seat (22A) to position tools such as screwdrivers (60). The seat (22A) is formed as a substantially U-shaped body (20A) with two angled lateral plates joined by an upright wall at a distal end of the lateral plates. The base (21) is formed with distal ends of the lateral plates opposed to the upright wall whereby a central space is defined. The lateral plates are mirror images of the other and each defines a through hole (221 A) having two opposed notches (222A) defined in a periphery of the through hole (221A). Each lateral plate has an angled end formed opposite to the upright wall. Distal tips of the angled ends are formed as bulbous rods (211) configured to mate with the arcuate grooves (121) of the rails (12). The base (21) is somewhat V-shaped such that a central portion is closer to the upright wall than the bulbous rods (211).
In the first preferred embodiment of the present invention, the spaced sliding blocks (20A) are slidably mounted on the rail (10) with free distance and the quantity of the sliding blocks (20A) can be increased or decreased. Furthermore, the seat (22A) can be solid instead of defining the central space yet the through hole (221A) is singular extending from the top of the seat (22A) to the bottom of the seat (22A). With reference to
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The length of the sheet (30) is the same as the length of the rail (10) and two openings (31) are defined in a top end of the sheet (30) so that the sheet (30) can be hung on a proper location. At least one fastener (70) is inserted into each oval hole and then into a bottom end of the sheet (30) and therefore, the rail (10) is securely mounted on the sheet (30). The fins (32) are perpendicular to the sheet (30) and are above the rail (10), and an arcuate cut-out (321) is defined in each fin (32) and opposed to the sheet (30). The quantity of the fins (32) is the same as that of the sliding blocks (20A) and two upright slots (33) are respectively defined in two opposed ends of the sheet (30) and above the fins (32).
Multiple even-spaced U-like recesses (42) are respectively defined in the bridge-like board (40), and two fork-like members (41) are respectively formed in two opposed ends of the bridge-like board (40) and detachably mated with the slots (33) so that the bridge-like board (40) can be securely mounted on the sheet (30) and the U-like recesses (42) are mounted above the fins (32).
When the suspension rack for hand tools is used for hanging the screwdrivers (60), the screwdrivers (60) are respectively downwardly inserted into the notches (222A) and the through holes (221A). Furthermore, each U-like recess (42) has a periphery that is pressed against the handle and a middle portion of each screwdriver (60). The outer circumference of each U-like recess is smaller than that of the handle, and inclined against the arcuate cut out (321) so that the screwdriver (60) can not be upwardly pulled out of the through hole (221 A) thus achieving a theft-proof effect.
When the bridge-like board (40) is separated from the slots (33) and the tip of each screwdriver (60) aligns with the through hole (221 A), the screwdrivers (60) can be taken out of the through hole (221A). Furthermore, when the fasteners (70) are respectively taken out of the oval holes, the rail (10) can be hung on the proper location for use due to the oval holes being mated with the fasteners, and screwdrivers (60) can be slidably mounted along the rail (10) due to the sliding blocks (20A) for flexible usage.
It is to be understood, however, that 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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|International Classification||A47F7/00, A47F5/08|
|Cooperative Classification||A47F5/0807, B25H3/04, A47F7/0028|
|European Classification||A47F5/08B, A47F7/00C1, B25H3/04|