|Title of Invention||
WIRE COLLECTION BOX
|Abstract||A wire collection box, comprising: a lower plate: four lateral plates, each of the four lateral plates having a side thereof being joined to the lower plate, and at least one of the four lateral plates having a plurality of vertical wire passages with an upper opening at each of the wire passages; and a wire plate, being disposed on the lower plate, providing an extension receptacle for taking external electricity, having at least ad set of outlets and being attached with a plurality of wire taken -in parts, which at least form a wire take-in group for the wire being located at one of the take in parts and wound around the wire take- in group and passing through one of the wire passages for supplying electricity or transmitting signals.|
|Full Text||FORM 2
THE PATENTS ACT, 1970 [39 OF 1970]
COMPLETE SPECIFICATION [SEE SECTION 10]
WIRE COLLECTION BOX
4F NO 51, YUAN-HSIN ROAD, HSICHIH CITY, TAIPEI HSIEN, TAIWAN..
The following specification particularly describes the nature of the invention and the manner in which it is to be performed:-
WIRE COLLECTTION BOX
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
1. Field of the Invention:
The present invention relates to a wire collection box, and particularly to an
electric wire box, which can take in collected electric wires to avoid the electric wires
being scattered in a mess.
2. Description of Related Art:
It is known that the electrical power is utilized all the time in our daily life and
the more the electrical products are developed, the more the electrical power is
needed. In fact, the chance to taking the electricity or to transmit signals is increased
largely since the personal computers with the peripheries have been developed. Of course, it is another chance to consume the electricity power due to the office equipment and the home electrical appliance being developed as well except the personal computers.
Accordingly, electric wires for transmitting the power or the signals are
needed increasingly in company with the increasing power use. Usually, the outlets provided in a house or a building are sufficient for actual needs so that it is necessary to utilizes extension receptacles and each of the extension receptacles is a mode of single input with multiple outputs. That is, there are multiple outlets for being inserted
with plugs of electric products. Taking a personal computer system as an example, it
is quite often that the an extension receptacle is used for being inserted with plugs of the main unit, the printer, the mouse, the scanner, the modem, the keyboard,.the speakers, the monitor and so on, respectively in addition to part of the periphery received the power or the signal from the computer. Mostly, the electrical wires and
the signal lines with plugs are required to perform such connections. Besides,
electrical appliances in the kitchen need the wire connections as well except the preceding example.
Furthermore, the power and the signal connections as foregoing are often
kept inserted continuously such that the wires in the area of the power or the signal
connections are scattered in a mess and become a foul place. Moreover, it is perplex
to a user or a repairman while he has to look for the right wire and the right plug and
conducts the maintenance or the repair of the electric equipment.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The crux of the present invention resides in that a wire collection box is
disclosed to include a lower plate, four lateral plates and a wire plate. Each of the four
lateral plates has a side thereof being joined to the lower plate and at least one lateral
plate has a plurality of vertical wire passages with an upper opening at each of the
wire passages. The wire plate is disposed on the lower plate and provides an
extension receptacle for taking external electricity. The extension receptacle has at
least a set of outlets. Further, the wire plate is attached with a plurality of wire take-in
parts, which at least form a wire take-in group for the wire being located at one of the take-in parts and wound around the wire take in group and passing through one of the wire passages for supplying electricity or transmitting signals.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
The present invention can be more fully understood by reference to the
following description and accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a wire collection box of the present invention;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one of wire holders in the wire collection box shown in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a plan view illustrating arrangement of all the wire holders in the wire collection box of the present invention;
Fig. 4 is a perspective view illustrating wire outlets on the wire collection box shown in Fig. 1;
Fig. 5 is a sectional view of a fixture for the wire collection box of the present
Fig. 6 is a sectional view of another embodiment of the fixture;
Fig. 7 is a perspective view illustrating a wound wire in the wire collection box; and
Figs. 8-1 and 8-2 are top and front views of a wiring disk.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
Referring to Figs. 1 to 6, a wire collection box of the present invention basically is a box, which includes a lower plate 1, four lateral plates 2 and a wire plate 4. Further, an upper lid 3 (not shown) and a fixture 5 can be included optionally.
Wherein, the lower plate 1 is flat for being attached to foreign area or fixedly
attached with the wire plate 4 so that a plurality of piercing holes 11 are arranged therein. In order to be passed through by an outer disposed power switch, a switch opening 12 is provided at the lower plate 1. In case of the upper lid being provided, it is not necessary to havejhe switch opening 12. In addition, heat dissipation holes or
grooves can be punched for increasing the cooling effect. The heat dissipation holes
or grooves are known art so that no details will be described further.
The lateral plates 2 enclose the surrounding of the box and at least one of the lateral plates 2 is provided with at least a wire passage 21 as an inlet or an outlet of a
wire. It is preferable that two of the lateral plates 2 are provided with the wire passage
21 respectively as an inlet for an external power source line or a signal input line and
an outlet for an output line or an output signal line being connected to an electric
apparatus. The lateral plates 2 can be fixedly attached to the lower plate 1 or pivotally
hinged to the upper lid 3. But, these are belonged to conventional art and no any
detail will be described further. The wire passage 21 is a vertical slot with an enlarged
lower circular end as shown in Fig. 4 so that two or more electric wires can be
received in the circular end. In order to hide and protect the power line, a shield sheet
22 with a central split along the vertical slot and a central cross split portion at the
circular end can be added by way of adhesive, insertion or the like.
The upper lid 3 has a size thereof equivalent to the lower plate 1 to cover the box. In case of the box being mounted facing up, the upper lid 3 can be omitted.
The wire plate 4 as shown in Fig. 3 has fixedly attached with an extension receptacle 41 and the extension receptacle has at least one outlet 411 with a switch
412. The switch 412 can be connected to an external power source with a lead wire
through the wire passage 2. In order to take in and arrange the electric wires, a plurality of take-in parts such as wire holders 42 are upright located at the wire plate 4 and certain wire holders 42 can be specified as different shapes and sizes of wire wound areas such as a square area, a circle area, a rectangle area and etc. such that
each wire is wound as a specific area without confusion. Each of the wire holders 42
as shown in Fig. 2 can be made as a bent strip with a trumpet top. Alternatively, each
of the take-in part can be a step wire spool disk as shown in Fig. 8. The step wire
spools are equivalents of the wire holders in function so that no details will be
The fixture 5 is used for the wire collection box of the present invention being
clamped to an external object such as the tabletop and it is not required to use the fixture 5 while the wire collection box is mounted to a wall as it is mentioned above.
The fixture 5 is an integral bent plate with a spacing 51 for being inserted with the
tabletop and a through hole 52 is provided in the fixture 5 for a screw 53 passing
through and fastening to the tabletop. The fixture 5 can be made with an L shape or
an inversed L shape to meet different situations. This is belonged to the conventional
art so that no details will be described further.
Referring to Fig. 7, an external wire A enters the wire collection box and the extension receptacle 41 can be off and on by way of controlling the switch 412. When the outlets 411 are inserted to connect externally, select a wire holder 42 to be passed through the wire and then the wire is wound around the wire holder group including the wire holder 42 passed by the wire Finally, the wire passes through one of the wire holders in the group and extends outward via the wire passage. In this way, the excessive part of the wire can be collected and arranged properly during the wire being connected outward for offering power to an external device such as a computer. Hence, in case of all the outlets 411 being inserted with electrical wires, all the wires can be arranged in order as well without mess. The preceding statement is only an example for using the collect box of the present invention and other take-in parts different from the wire holders can also achieve the identical function as well.
If the wire collection box has to be fixed in an office, the fixture 5 is very
suitable for clamping the wire collection box securely. The embodiment illustrated in
Fig. 1 has all the four lateral plates 2 thereof provided with wire passages 21 so that
outgoing wires can be led outward along many different directions.
The switch 412 of the extension receptacle 41 can be arranged to expose via the switch opening 12 in the lower plate 1 or disposed in the wire collection box depending on the designed layout.
It is appreciated that the wire collection box according to the present invention
can collect wires in the box systematically and the wires in the box can be wound
orderly in spite of the limited space in the box. Hence, it is possible to avoid the occurrence of wires being scattered and being in a mess done by the conventional way and to avoid the phenomenon fo unsafe resulting from non-arranged wires.
While the invention has been described with reference to the preferred embodiments thereof, it is to be understood that modifications or variations may be easily made without departing from the spirit of this invention, which is defined by the appended claims.
1. A wire collection box, comprising:
a lower plate:
four lateral plates, each of the four lateral plates having a side thereof being joined to the lower plate, and at least one of the four lateral plates having a plurality of vertical wire passages with an upper opening at each of the wire passages; and
a wire plate, being disposed on the lower plate, providing an extension receptacle for taking external electricity, having at least ad set of outlets and being attached with a plurality of wire taken -in parts, which at least form a wire take-in group for the wire being located at one of the take in parts and wound around the wire take- in group and passing through one of the wire passages for supplying electricity or transmitting signals.
2. The wire collection box as defined in claim 1, wherein each of the wire passages is attached with a shield sheet with a central split.
3. The wire collection box as defined in claim 1, wherein each of the wire passages is longitudinal or L shape with an enlarged circular lower end.
4. The wire collection box as defined in claim 1, wherein an upper lid can be added as a cover.
5. The wire collection box as defined in claim 1, wherein lateral plates are hinged to the lower plate so as to be moved pivotally
6. The wire collection box as defined in claim 1, wherein the lower plate or one of the lateral plates are provided with a switch hole for a switch exposing outward and being operated externally.
7. The wire collection box as defined in claim 1, wherein the lower plate and the
wire plate are provided with air apertures.
8. The wire collection box as defined in claim 1, wherein the wire take-in parts, comprise wire holders made of an integrally bent metal strip or high molecular strip with a top thereof being a shape of trumpet.
9. The wire collection box as defined in claim 1, wherein the wire take-in parts are step wire spool disks and each of the step wire spool disks are capable
of being wound with different wires in different step portions thereof.
Dated this 16th day of JUNE 2003
CHANGE CHIEN-HUA By his Advocates, Patent & Trade Mark Consultants
Shyam Sunder Iyer Advocate, Patent Agent & Trademark Consultant Of TAS&CO.
|Indian Patent Application Number||640/MUM/2003|
|PG Journal Number||42/2008|
|Date of Filing||18-Jun-2003|
|Name of Patentee||CHANG CHIEN-HUA|
|Applicant Address||4F NO 51, YUAN-HSIN ROAD, HSICHIH CITY, TAIPEI HSIEN, TAIWAN.|
|PCT International Classification Number||B65H 75/02|
|PCT International Application Number||N/A|
|PCT International Filing date|