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Publication numberUS20080128420 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/773,604
Publication dateJun 5, 2008
Filing dateJul 5, 2007
Priority dateDec 4, 2006
Publication number11773604, 773604, US 2008/0128420 A1, US 2008/128420 A1, US 20080128420 A1, US 20080128420A1, US 2008128420 A1, US 2008128420A1, US-A1-20080128420, US-A1-2008128420, US2008/0128420A1, US2008/128420A1, US20080128420 A1, US20080128420A1, US2008128420 A1, US2008128420A1
InventorsKuang-Pin Wang
Original AssigneeKuang-Pin Wang
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Box structure
US 20080128420 A1
Abstract
A box structure includes a receiving box with an opening side having thereon an opening and forming therein a receiving space; slide bases respectively installed on two opposite lateral sides of the receiving box 1, wherein the two opposite lateral sides are close to the opening side of the receiving box; a plurality of first resisting portions raised on the slide bases; and a cover body, wherein two opposite ends of the cover body are extended respectively to form slide portions capable of sliding on the slide bases, and at least a second resisting portion for being resisted by the first resisting portion is raised on the cover body. When being used, the slide portions of the cover body penetrate through the slide slots formed on the receiving box, and the second resisting portion is capable of moving stepwisely on the first resisting portions for opening or closing the receiving box.
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1. An improved box structure, comprising:
a receiving box including an opening side having thereon an opening and forming therein a receiving space;
two slide bases respectively installed on two opposite sides of said opening side, wherein a plurality of first resisting portions are raised on each of said slide bases; and
a cover body, installed thereon two slide portions for sliding on said slide bases, wherein said two slide portions are respectively installed on two ends of a surface of said cover body and said two ends are opposite to said slide bases respectively, and at least a second resisting portion for being resisted by said first resisting portion is raised on a side of said cover body opposite to said opening of said receiving box.
2. An improved box structure according to claim 1, wherein a blocker is extended from an end of each of said slide bases for stopping one of said corresponding slide portions; and on each of said slide portions, a withstanding portion is extended from an end of said slide portion for withstanding a movement of said slide portion while said slide portion is moving on one of said corresponding slide bases.
3. An improved box structure according to claim 1, wherein a slice is vertically extended from said cover body wherein said slice and said slide portions are installed on different sides of said cover body, and a through hole is formed on said slice for hanging said receiving box on a hook.
4. An improved box structure according to claim 1, wherein a plurality of ribs having different types are installed within an internal face of said receiving space for partitioning said receiving space into partitions of different sizes for receiving articles with different sizes.
5. An improved box structure according to claim 1, wherein said first and second resisting portions respectively include stoppers for stopping a relative movement between said receiving box and said cover body.
6. An improved box structure according to claim 1, wherein said second resisting portion is a receiving hole for resisting a motion of said first resisting portion.
7. An improved box structure according to claim 1, wherein a bendable fixer is extended from a side of said cover body for being fixed on a side of said receiving box corresponding to said fixer to fix said cover body on said receiving box.
8. An improved box structure according to claim 1, wherein a fixing aperture is formed on said receiving box for receiving therein said fixer.
Description
FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a box structure, and more particularly to structures respectively installed on an opening side of a receiving box and one side of a cover body, wherein both structures are capable of sliding relatively so that the receiving box can be opened or closed by a stepwise movement of the cover body and the receiving box while the cover body is mounted on the receiving box.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

A common receiving box structure is shown in FIG. 10. The box is formed by a cover 9 and a receiving box 8. A plurality of raised portions 81 are formed on the outer surface of the receiving box 8. On the other hand, other raised portions 91 are also formed within the inner surface of the cover 9 for being resisted by the raised portion 81. Furthermore, a slice 92 is disposed on the top surface of the cover 9, having a through hole 921 for hanging.

When it is necessary to take articles out of the above-mentioned box structure, the cover 9 and the receiving box 8 must be separated firstly. However, such a box structure, having to separate the cover and box, often suffers the problems of difficulty in taking out the article received therein and losing the cover.

Furthermore, the slice 92 is utilized by the user to hang the box on a hook. However, after a period of usage, the receiving box 8 will be prone to fall off from the cover 9 due to the weight of itself and the articles received therein, which creates inconvenience in usage. Such a box structure is not suitable for receiving relatively heavy articles (such as nails of nailer). Therefore, for increasing convenience in usage, another structure is desired.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A primary object of the present invention is to provide a box structure for solving the above-mentioned problems. Structures and resisting portions are respectively installed on a receiving box and a cover body for enabling them to slide relatively. Accordingly, the receiving box can be opened or closed by a stepwise movement between the cover body and the receiving box while the cover body is mounted on the receiving box. Therefore, the received article can be conveniently taken out without fully opening the cover body.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a slice with a through hole on the top surface of the cover body, so that the user can easily hang the box on a hook. Furthermore, the separation of the cover and the box caused by the weight of the box or the received articles and the poor box connection structure can be prevented in the present invention. Therefore, convenience regarding the usage of the box is obtained.

For achieving the above-mentioned objects, the present invention provides a receiving box including an opening side having thereon an opening and forming therein a receiving space; slide bases respectively installed on two opposite sides of the opening side; a plurality of first resisting portions raised from the slide bases; and a cover body, having slide portions respectively formed on two ends of a surface of the cover body opposite to the slide bases, and the slide portions are used for the cover body to slide on the slide bases; and at least a second resisting portion raised on a surface of the cover body opposite to the opening of the receiving box for being resisted by the first resisting portion.

BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a preferred embodiment according to the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment according to the present invention illustrating a usage status of the embodiment;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view schematically illustrating a slide base of another embodiment according to the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view schematically illustrating the ribs installed within the receiving box of an embodiment according to the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view schematically illustrating resisting portions equipped with stoppers in an embodiment according to the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a cutaway view schematically illustrating the connection status of the stoppers of an embodiment according to the present invention;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view schematically illustrating the second resisting portions formed by receiving holes in an embodiment according to the present invention;

FIG. 8 is a perspective view schematically illustrating a fixer and a fixing structure for properly close the cover body on the receiving box of an embodiment according to the present invention;

FIG. 9 is a perspective view schematically illustrating a fixer and a fixing structure for properly close the cover body on the receiving box of an embodiment according to the present invention, wherein the fixer is fixed on the receiving box; and

FIG. 10 is a perspective view schematically illustrating an appearance of a conventional box structure.

DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Please refer to FIGS. 1 to 10. In these drawings, the invention has been described in terms of what is presently considered to be the preferred embodiments, and it is to be understood that the invention needs not be limited to the disclosed embodiments.

The improved box structure of the present invention, referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, includes a slide structure and a resisting portion mounted between two components, so that each of the components can move in a stepwise manner. Moreover, the two connecting components are a receiving box and a cover body.

Refer to FIG. 1, wherein an opening side 11 is defined on the receiving box 1. The opening side 11 includes an opening and forms therein a receiving space 12. Slide bases 13 are installed on two opposite lateral sides of the receiving box 1 near the opening side 11. In the current embodiment, each of the slide bases 13 is formed by hollowing a portion of the receiving box 1 to form a slide slot 14. A plurality of first resisting portion 131 is raised on each of the slide bases 13. Each of the slide bases 13 further includes a blocker 132.

Slide portions 21 capable of sliding on the slide base 13 are extended from two opposite ends of one surface of the cover body 2. At least a second resisting portion 22, capable of being resisted by the first resisting portion 131, is raised from a surface of the cover body 2 opposite to the first resisting portion 131. The second resisting portions 22 shown in the drawings are only examples of the embodiment and it should be noted that not all the second resisting portions are indicated in the drawings. The previous descriptions about the number and positions of the second resisting portion 22 should not be used to limit the invention. Each of the slide portions 21 is extended on one of its ends to form a withstanding portion 211. A slice 23 having a through hole 231 is extended from the top surface of the cover body 2, so that the receiving box 1 can be hanged on a hook.

The above-mentioned structure disclosed by the present invention is formed by penetrating the slide portions 21 of the cover body 2 through the slide bases 13 of the receiving box 1, and combining the components with each other through the first and second resistant portions 131 and 22. The above-mentioned blocker 132 can be used to stop the corresponding slide portion 21, while the withstanding portion 211 can be used to withstand the corresponding slide base 13. When it is to open or close the cover body 2, the first resisting portion 131 can be moved in a stepwise manner along with the second resisting portion 22 for facilitating the operation of taking out articles stored within the receiving box. The slice 23 is configured to be hanged on a hook (not shown) without separating the receiving box 1 and the cover body 2.

Referring to FIG. 2, when being used, articles (such as the nails of the nailer with different sizes) are put within the receiving space.

Of course, there are still many other preferred embodiments of the present invention that are different from each other in a few details. Refer to FIG. 3 that indicates the second embodiment of the present invention, wherein an opening side 11A is defined on the receiving box 1A. The opening side 11A includes an opening and a receiving space 12A formed therein. Slide bases 13 are respectively extended from two opposite sides of the receiving box 1A near the opening side 11A. A plurality of first resisting portions 131A are raised on each of the slide bases 13A. A blocker 132A is further formed on the slide base 13A.

Slide portions 21A suitable to slide on the slide bases 13A are extended from two opposite ends of a surface of the cover body 2A. At least a second resisting portion 22A, capable of being resisted by the first resisting portion 131A, is raised from a surface of the cover body 2A opposite to the first resisting portion 131A. The second resisting portions 22A shown in the drawings are only examples of the embodiment, and it should be noted that not all the second resisting portions are indicated in the drawings. The previous descriptions about the number and positions of the second resisting portion 22A should not be used to limit the invention. Each of the slide portions 21A is extended on one of the ends respectively to form a withstanding portion 211A. A slice 23A having a through hole 231A is extended from the top surface of the cover body 2A, so that the receiving box 1A can be hanged on a hook.

Therefore, such a slide base structure extended from the receiving box also includes all the effects of the previous embodiment.

Furthermore, referring to FIG. 4, in a third embodiment of the present invention, all of the structures are similar to those of the first embodiment except that a plurality of ribs 15B are mounted within the internal face 121B of the receiving box 1 to partition the receiving space 12. The partitions of the receiving space can be adjusted by different installations of the ribs 15B, so as to receive articles with different sizes in the receiving space (such as the nails of the nailer with different sizes). Furthermore, the structure of the ribs can be diversified into any other forms, which can still achieve all of the effects of the invention, and all the diversifications are in the scope of the present invention.

A fourth embodiment of the present invention is indicated in FIGS. 5 and 6. It can be observed in the drawings that the fourth embodiment is different from the first embodiment in that a stopper 16C is mounted on one end of each of the first resisting portions 131 away from the withstanding portion 132. Furthermore, another stopper 24C is mounted on one end of the second resisting portion 22 away from the withstanding portion 211. A cutaway view illustrating the combination of the stoppers 16C and 24C are shown in FIG. 6. When the cover body is fully opened, the stoppers 16C and 24C are facing and stopped by each other, and thus the cover body 2 will not be separated from the receiving box 1. Accordingly, the receiving box 1 having the stoppers 16C and 24C can not only achieve the above-mentioned effects of the first embodiment, but also prevent the cover body from separating from the receiving box.

Another resisting structure is illustrated in FIG. 7, in which each of the second resisting portions 22D of the cover body 2 is a receiving hole opposite to the first resisting portion 131. While in use, the receiving hole 22D can receive the first resisting portion 131 and resist the motion of the first resisting portion 131, thereby achieving the same effects of the first embodiment.

FIGS. 8 and 9 indicate a fixing structure for ensuring the cover body 2 to be fixed on the receiving box 1 when the receiving box 1 is closed. A bendable fixer 21E is extended from the bottom edge of one side of the cover body 2. The fixer 21E can be bent and stuck within the fixing aperture 11E formed on the receiving box 1 and corresponding to the fixer 21E, so as to fix the cover body 2 on the receiving box 1 effectively and prevent the cover body 2 from loosening.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/345.1
International ClassificationB65D43/12
Cooperative ClassificationB65D51/242, B65D43/12, B65D43/20
European ClassificationB65D43/12, B65D51/24B, B65D43/20