EP0379439B1 - Rigid or semi-rigid suitcase made of plastics - Google Patents

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EP0379439B1
EP0379439B1 EP19900400151 EP90400151A EP0379439B1 EP 0379439 B1 EP0379439 B1 EP 0379439B1 EP 19900400151 EP19900400151 EP 19900400151 EP 90400151 A EP90400151 A EP 90400151A EP 0379439 B1 EP0379439 B1 EP 0379439B1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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  • La présente invention concerne une valise rigide ou semi-rigide en matière plastique. The present invention relates to a rigid or semi-rigid bag in plastic material.
  • Il est connu, par exemple par le brevet US 2.832.448 de réaliser une valise de ce genre au moyen de deux coques articulées l'une à l'autre, dont les rebords s'emboitent l'un dans l'autre ; It is known, for example US Patent 2832448 to provide a bag of this kind by means of two shells articulated to each other, the flanges fit together one inside the other; il est également connu par le modèle US 211.621 de disposer sur l'une des coques un bandeau métallique et sur l'autre coque une gorge métallique recevant le bandeau; it is also known by the model US 211 621 to dispose of one of the shells and a metal strip on the other shell metal groove receiving fascia; il est également connu par le brevet US 3.497.041 de munir chaque coque d'une nervure périphérique et de disposer entre les deux nervures une ceinture métallique faisant cadre, L'inconvénient de cette disposition est que les deux nervures constituent avec la ceinture métallique une sorte de gorge assez large qui n'est pas très esthétique et dont les rebords présentent des saillies auxquelles ont peut se blesser. it is also known from US Patent 3497041 to provide each shell with a peripheral rib and disposed between the two ribs a metal belt making environment, The disadvantage of this arrangement is that the two ribs form with the metal belt a so rather wide throat that is not very aesthetic and whose edges have projections which may have hurt themselves. En outre la fabrication d'une telle valise est complexe et donc onéreuse. Additionally the production of such case is complex and therefore expensive. Il est également connu de supprimer la ceinture métallique de façon à rendre jointives les deux nervures, mais si cela améliore l'esthéthique de la valise et en simplifie la fabrication, il y a toujours une saillie périphérique qui présente des inconvénients. It is also known to remove the metal belt to make touching the two ribs, but if it improves esthéthique of the bag and simplifies manufacturing, there is always a peripheral projection which has disadvantages.
  • La présente invention a pour objet de permettre de façon simple et donc énonomique la fabrication d'une valise ne comportant aucune aspérité. The present invention is to provide a simple way and thus énonomique manufacturing a suitcase with no roughness. Dans ce but, on réalise la valise en trois éléments assemblés : un élément central et deux coques, l'une soudée à un des côtés de l'élément central et l'autre articulé sur l'autre côté. For this purpose, the bag is made of three elements assembled: a central element and two shells, one welded to one side of the central element and the other articulated on the other side. Le fait de constituer une valise en trois éléments est en soi connu, par exemple par les brevets allemands 21 35 463 ou 20 00 776 et européen 79.395 ; The fact constitute a suitcase three elements is itself known, for example by German patent 21 35 463 or 20 00 776 and 79 395 European; cependant ces dispositifs connus n'ont pas donné satisfaction parce qu'ils étaient ou trop lourds ou insuffisamment résistants. However, these known devices have not been satisfactory because they were either too heavy or insufficiently resistant.
  • Il est également connu du EP 0 120 769, servant de base pour le préambule de la revendication 1, une valise souple comportant un élément ou cadre central auquel sont reliées des enveloppes. It is also known from EP 0120769, serving as a basis for the preamble of claim 1, a flexible bag comprising an element or central part to which are connected envelopes. Ce cadre central présente une gorge périphérique assurant un raidissement général dudit cadre. The central part has a peripheral groove providing a general stiffening said frame.
  • Une telle valise présente une résistance accrue par rapport aux valises souples de type antérieurement connu. Such suitcase exhibits increased strength compared to soft suitcases previously known type.
  • La valise selon l'invention et telle que revendiquée à la revendication 1, est une valise du type comportant un cadre central en une seule pièce en forme d'anneau rigide présentant une gorge de renforcement à section en "U", caractérisée en ce que deux coques rigides sont fixées sur ledit cadre central, l'une de ces deux coques étant articulée sur l'un des côtés du cadre central de façon à pouvoir pivoter d'au moins 180°,et en ce que, au moins sur une portion de la partie supérieure ou devant dudit cadre central, la gorge de renforcement se présente sous la forme d'un logement en creux auquel est solidarisée une pièce de renforcement qui le recouvre de façon à constituer une poutre creuse d'une grande robustesse servant à rigidifier la paroi supérieure ou devant de la valise, cette poutre creuse recevant les mécanismes de fermeture, la poignée centrale et la poignée latérale de la valise. The bag according to the invention and as claimed in claim 1, is a type of bag comprising a central frame in a single piece shaped rigid ring having a reinforcing groove section in "U", characterized in that two rigid shells are fixed on said central frame, one of these two shells being articulated on one side of the center frame so as to be pivotable through at least 180 °, and in that, at least over a portion of the top or front of said central frame, the reinforcing groove is in the form of a hollow housing to which is attached a reinforcing part which covers it so as to constitute a hollow beam of great strength serving to rigidify the top wall or in front of the suitcase, this hollow beam receiving the closure mechanisms, the central handle and the lateral handle of the suitcase.
  • La valise peut également comporter les dispositions suivantes : The bag may also include the following provisions:
    • a- la poutre creuse s'étend sur une portion de la longueur du devant de la valise, ou bien sur toute sa longueur ou même va au-delà jusqu'à une portion des parois latérales ou bouts de la valise; a- the hollow beam extends over a portion of the length of the front of the bag, or over its entire length or even goes beyond to a portion of the lateral walls or ends of the suitcase;
    • b- la pièce de renforcement est disposée en continuité avec les surfaces des deux coques de façon que la valise présente une surface extérieure lisse, sans saillies; b- the reinforcing part is arranged in continuity with the surfaces of the two shells such that the suitcase has a smooth external surface without projections;
    • c- la partie creuse et la pièce de renforcement sont munies de nervures perpendiculaires s'emboitant les unes dans les autres; c- the hollow part and the reinforcing part are provided with perpendicular ribs fitting into each other;
    • d- le cadre central est muni à sa partie inférieure de deux rails destinés à lui permettre de glisser sur les obstacles. d the central frame is provided at its bottom with two rails for allowing it to glide over obstacles.
  • D'autres caractéristiques selon l'invention sont revendiquées dans les revendications 2-14, et apparaîtront à la lecture de la description accompagnée de dessins dans lesquels : Other features of the invention are claimed in the claims 2-14 and will become apparent on reading the description accompanied by drawings in which:
    • La figure 1 est une vue en élévation latérale de la valise selon l'invention; Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the bag according to the invention;
    • La figure 2 représente la valise de la figure 1 ouverte; 2 shows the bag of Figure 1 open;
    • La figure 3 représente une vue en coupe selon AA de la figure 1; 3 shows a sectional view along AA of Figure 1;
    • La figure 4 représente une vue de dessous de la valise des figures 1 à 3; 4 shows a bottom view of the bag of Figures 1 to 3;
    • La figure 5 représente une vue en perspective du cadre central sans les coques; 5 shows a perspective view of the central frame without shells;
    • La figure 6 représente une vue en perspective de la pièce de renfort; 6 shows a perspective view of the reinforcement piece;
    • La figure 7 représente une vue partielle en coupe à échelle agrandie illustrant le devant de la valise et la poutre creuse; 7 shows a partial enlarged section illustrating the front of the bag and the hollow beam;
    • La figure 8 représente une vue partielle à échelle agrandie d'un détail de la figure 2; 8 shows a scale enlarged partial view of a detail of Figure 2;
    • La figure 9 représente une vue en élévation latérale d'une variante de réalisation; 9 shows a view in side elevation of an alternative embodiment;
    • La figure 10 représente une vue correspondant à la figure 9 , la roulette supplémentaire étant escamotée; 10 shows a view corresponding to Figure 9, the further wheel being retracted;
    • La figure 11 représente une vue de détail en perspective et à grande échelle illustrant la roulette supplémentaire; 11 shows a detail in perspective and scale illustrating the additional wheel;
    • Les figures 12 et 13 représentent deux vues de détail en perspective et à grande échelle illustrant la poignée latérale de traction. Figures 12 and 13 show two detailed views in perspective and in larger scale, illustrating the side pull handle.
  • Les termes relatifs aux bagages à main, tels que des valises, étant définis par la norme NF H 48-004, la description de la valise, objet de la présente invention, sera faite ci-après en utilisant la terminologie de ladite norme. The terms relating to hand luggage, such as suitcases, as defined by standard NF H 48-004, description of the case, the object of the present invention will be given below using the terminology of the standard.
  • En se reportant à ces figures, on voit que la valise est constituée par un cadre central, moulé en une seule pièce, auquel est soudée une première coque 2 constituant la cuvette de la valise et auquel est articulée une deuxième coque 3 constituant la couvercle de la valise. Referring to these figures, it is seen that the bag is constituted by a central frame, molded in one piece, to which is welded a first shell 2 constituting the vial from the bag and to which is hinged a second shell 3 constituting the lid the suitcase.
  • Dans l'exemple représenté, les deux coques 2 et 3 sont symétriques, mais l'invention n'est pas limitée à cet exemple précis. In the example shown, the two shells 2 and 3 are symmetrical, but the invention is not limited to this specific example.
  • Comme on le voit à la figure 3, la cadre 1 comporte deux rainures, dans lesquelles viennent s'encastrer les rebords des deux coques 2 et 3. Le rebord de la cuvette 2 est soudé par tout moyen approprié dans la rainure inférieure 4 du cadre central 1 ; As seen in Figure 3, the frame 1 has two grooves, into which are recessed the rims of the two shells 2 and 3. The rim of the bowl 2 is welded by any suitable means in the bottom groove 4 of the framework central one; tandis que le rebord du couvercle 3 vient s'engager dans la rainure supérieure 5 lors de la fermeture et en est dégagée lors de l'ouverture. while the rim of the lid 3 is engaged in the upper groove 5 when the closure and is open at the opening.
  • Il est à noter que le rebord périphérique du couvercle 3 ne comporte aucun bourrelet, nervure de raidissement, bandeau ou autre renfort. It should be noted that the peripheral rim of the lid 3 has no bead, stiffening rib, headband or other reinforcement. La rigidité est obtenue par l'emboitement du couvercle 3 dans le cadre 1. Ceci est obtenu en donnant à la rainure supérieure 5 du cadre une grande profondeur (environ 2,5 cm) pour une largeur faible (environ 0,4 cm) et en rendant légèrement convergeantes les parois de cette rainure 5 de façon à obtenir un effet de serrage au fur et à mesure que le rebord du couvercle 3 s'enfonce dans ladite rainure. The rigidity is obtained by the interlocking of the lid 3 in the frame 1. This is achieved by giving the top groove 5 of the frame a deep (about 2.5 cm) to a small width (about 0.4 cm) and by slightly converging the walls of the groove 5 so as to obtain a clamping effect as and as the rim of the lid 3 sinks into said groove.
  • Sur la figure 5, on voit que le cadre 1 est rectangulaire, constitué en une seule pièce et réalisé en une matière telle qu'il soit rigide. In Figure 5, we see that the frame 1 is rectangular, formed in one piece and made of a material such that it is rigid. De préférence, il est en matière plastique injectée. Preferably, it is injected plastic material. Ce cadre comporte un devant 6, un dos 7 et deux bouts 8 et 9. This frame comprises a front 6, a back 7 and two ends 8 and 9.
  • Selon la présente invention, le devant 6 comporte une partie en creux 10 constituant un logement. According to the present invention, the front 6 comprises a recessed portion 10 constituting a recess. Dans l'exemple représenté, ce creux s'étend non seulement sur toute la longueur du devant 6, mais également sur une portion des deux bouts 8 et 9. Cependant, l'invention n'est pas limitée à ce cas particulier : le creux 10 peut n'occuper qu'une partie de la longueur du devant ou encore ne se trouver que sur le devant sans se prolonger latéralement sur les deux bouts. In the example shown, this hollow extends not only along the entire length of the front 6, but also a portion of both ends 8 and 9. However, the invention is not limited to this particular case: the hollow 10 can occupy only part of the length of the front or only be found on the front without extending laterally over both ends.
  • La figure 6 représente une pièce de renforcement 11, qui est destinée à venir s'emboîter sur le logement en creux 10 de façon à constituer avec lui une poutre creuse. 6 shows a reinforcing piece 11, which is intended to fit onto hollow housing 10 of the so as to form with it a hollow beam. Cette pièce de renforcement 11 comporte deux logements 12 destinés à recevoir les mécanismes de fermeture et une plaque centrale 13 destinée à recevoir la poignée qui permet de porter la valise. This reinforcing member 11 comprises two recesses 12 for receiving the locking mechanisms and a central plate 13 for receiving the handle that allows to carry the bag.
  • Sur la figure 5, on voit que le logement 10 comporte le long de ses deux côtés une pluralité de nervures 14 ; In Figure 5, it is seen that the housing 10 has along its sides a plurality of ribs 14; tandis que sur la figure 6, on voit que la pièce de renforcement comporte deux nervures 15. Les nervures 14 sont perpendiculaires au plan médian de la valise tandis que les nervures 15 sont parallèles à ce plan. whereas in Figure 6 it is seen that the reinforcing piece comprises two ribs 15. The ribs 14 are perpendicular to the median plane of the bag while the ribs 15 are parallel to this plane. Sur la figure 7, on voit que les nervures 14 sont munies de fentes 14a dans lesquelles viennent s'engager les nervures 15 de la pièce de renfort 11. On obtient ainsi une bonne solidarisation de la pièce de renfort 11 et du logement 10, ce qui permet d'obtenir une poutre creuse d'une très grande robustesse. In Figure 7, it is seen that the ribs 14 are provided with slots 14a in which are engaged the ribs 15 of the reinforcing member 11. Thus, a good connection of the reinforcement piece 11 and the housing 10, this which provides a hollow beam of great strength.
  • Comme on peut le voir en comparant les figures 5 et 6, la partie recourbée 11a de la pièce de renfort 11 est moins longue que la partie correspondante 10a du logement 10. Il en résulte que la pièce de renfort ne recouvre que partiellement cette partie 10a. As can be seen by comparing Figures 5 and 6, the bent portion 11a of the reinforcing member 11 is shorter than the corresponding portion 10a of the housing 10. As a result, the reinforcing member only partially covers this part 10a .
  • Cela permet de placer à cet emplacement constituant un logement 10a une poignée 17. Cette poignée est maintenue par un ressort dans la position escamotée représentée à la figure 12. Cette poignée 17 pivote autour d'un axe qui vient s'engager dans deux découpes 18 ménagées dans les deux prolongements 15a des nervures 15. Cette poignée 17 constitue la poignée de traction disposée sur l'un des côtés ou bouts de la valise. This will place on the site constituting a recess 10a a handle 17. This handle is held by a spring into the retracted position shown in Figure 12. The handle 17 pivots about an axis which engages in two cutouts 18 provided in the two projections 15a of the ribs 15. This handle 17 is the pulling handle arranged on one of the sides or ends of the suitcase.
  • En se reportant aux figures 4 et 8, on voit que le dos 7 comporte : deux logement 18 pour deux roues 19, les logements 18 étant ménagés dans les deux coques 2 et 3 ; Referring to Figures 4 and 8 shows that the back 7 comprises two housing 18 to two wheels 19, the housing 18 being provided in the two shells 2 and 3; deux pieds avant 20 et deux pieds arrière 21. Cette partie du cadre 1 comporte une nervure 22 et une charnière 23. La charnière 23 est disposée sur le côté extérieur de la rainure 5 ; two front legs 20 and two rear legs 21. This portion of the frame 1 has a rib 22 and a hinge 23. The hinge 23 is arranged on the outer side of the groove 5; tandis que la nervure 22 est disposée sur le côté extérieur de la rainure 4 (figure 8). while the rib 22 is disposed on the outer side of the groove 4 (Figure 8). La rainure 22 est déterminée de façon que son extrémité définisse avec le rebord externe de la charnière 23, un plan perpendiculaire au plan médian de la valise. The groove 22 is determined so that its end defines with the outer edge of the hinge 23, a plane perpendicular to the median plane of the suitcase.
  • D'autre part, comme on le voit sur les figures 9 et 10 les pieds 20 et 21 font saillie au-delà de ce plan ; On the other hand, as seen in Figures 9 and 10 the feet 20 and 21 project beyond this plane; de sorte que quand la valise est posée verticalement elle repose sur ses pieds. so that when the bag is placed vertically it rests on its feet. Lorsque l'on tire sur la poignée 17, la valise repose sur ses deux roues 19; When one pulls on the handle 17, the case rests on two wheels 19; mais lorsque l'on monte un escalier la nervure 22 et la charnière 23 viennent glisser sur les nez des marches, et jouent alors le rôle de deux patins de glissement. but when up stairs rib 22 and the hinge 23 are sliding on the nose of the steps, and then play the role of two skids. Pour éviter un accrochage lorsque les pieds 21 arrivent en contact avec le nez d'une marche, le rebord avant 21a des pieds arrière 21 est oblique. To avoid a collision when the legs 21 come into contact with the nose of a step, the front edge 21a of the rear legs 21 is oblique.
  • Les figures 9, 10 et 11 sont relatives à une variante selon laquelle on dispose dans la partie 10b du logement 10 opposée à celle où se trouve la poignée de traction, une roulette supplémentaire 24 escamotable dans ledit logement 10. Figures 9, 10 and 11 relate to a variant in which is arranged in the portion 10b of the housing 10 opposite to the one where the pull handle is located, an additional retractable wheel 24 in said housing 10.
  • Cette roulette 24 est portée par une plaque 25 incurvée de façon à recouvrir la partie 10b du logement 10 en prolongement de la pièce de renfort 11. Cette plaque 25 comporte des nervures 26 munies d'orifices 27 recevant l'axe de pivotement de ladite plaque 25 et portant le logement 28 le pivot 29 de la roulette 24. This wheel 24 is supported by a curved plate 25 so as to cover the portion 10b of the housing 10 in extension of the reinforcing part 11. This plate 25 has ribs 26 provided with apertures 27 receiving the pivot axis of said plate 25 and bearing housing 28 the pivot 29 of the wheel 24.
  • La figure 10 montre la roulette 24 en position escamotée la plaque 25 ayant été rabattue ; Figure 10 shows the roller 24 in the retracted position the plate 25 having been folded; la figure 9 montre cette roulette 24 en position sortie. 9 shows the wheel 24 in the extended position. Dans cette position, on peut faire rouler facilement la valise en la tirant ou en la poussant au moyen de la poignée latérale 17 ; In this position, the bag can be easily roll by pulling or by pushing through the side handle 17; la roulette 24 étant montée pivotante autour de l'axe 29 peut être dirigée dans toute direction voulue. the wheel 24 being pivoted about the axis 29 can be directed in any desired direction.
  • Il est à noter que le cadre 1, le logement 10, ainsi que ses parties 10a et 10b, la pièce de renfort 11, et la plaque 25 sont disposés de façon que la surface extérieure de la valise soit lisse et ne présente aucune aspérité. It should be noted that the frame 1, the housing 10 and its 10a and 10b parts, the reinforcing member 11 and the plate 25 are arranged so that the outer surface of the bag is smooth and has no roughness. Dans ce but les éléments de fermeture placés dans les logements 12 sont disposés de façon que leur surface externe soit dans le prolongement de la surface externe de la pièce de renforcement 11. For this purpose the closure elements in the housing 12 are arranged so that their outer surface is in the extension of the outer surface of the reinforcing part 11.
  • Toutes ces dispositions permettent de réaliser de façon peu onéreuse, une valise ne comportant aucune aspérité, légère, et d'une manipulation très aisée. All these provisions help achieve inexpensively, a suitcase containing no asperity, light, and very easy handling.
  • Comme cela est représenté à la figure 3, le cadre central 1 peut avantageusement comporter une aile 30 dirigée vers l'intérieur et disposée, pratiquement à la base de la rainure 5 parallèlement au plan médian de la valise. As shown in Figure 3, the central frame 1 can advantageously comprise a flange 30 directed inwards and arranged substantially at the base of the groove 5 parallel to the median plane of the suitcase. Cette aile constitue un renforcement du cadre 1, un support pour un éventuel plateau de sépration et en quelque sorte un couvercle pour une pochette souple pouvant être placée en dessous et fixée au cadre. This wing is a strengthening of the framework 1, a support for a possible Sepration plate and a kind of cover for a flexible pouch which can be placed under and attached to the frame.
  • En se reportant à la figure 5, on voit que les extrémités du logement 10 sont de préférence obliques : cette disposition permet d'évacuer l'eau qui se serait éventuellement inflitrée en dessous de la plaque de renforcement 11 . Referring to Figure 5, it is seen that the ends of the housing 10 are preferably oblique: this arrangement makes it possible to evacuate water which would possibly inflitrée below the backing plate 11.

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  1. A suitcase of the type including a central frame (1) in a single piece, in the form of a rigid ring having a reinforcing groove of "U"-shaped section, characterised in that two rigid shells are fixed on the central frame (1), one of these two shells (2) being articulated on one of the sides of the central frame so as to be able to pivot through at least 180°, and in that on at least one portion of the upper or front portion (6) of the central frame (1), the reinforcing groove is in the form of a hollow housing (10) to which is joined a reinforcing part (11) which covers it so as to constitute a hollow beam of great strength serving to rigidify the upper or front wall (6) of the suitcase, this hollow beam receiving the closure mechanisms, the central handle and the lateral handle of the suitcase.
  2. A suitcase according to Claim 1, in which the hollow beam extends along the whole length of the front (6) of the suitcase.
  3. A suitcase according to Claim 1, in which the hollow beam extends beyond the front (6) of the suitcase as far as a portion of the two lateral walls or ends (8,9) of the suitcase.
  4. A suitcase according to any one of Claims 1 to 3, in which the hollow beam is constituted in such a way that its upper wall is in continuity with the surfaces of the two shells, in such a way that the suitcase has a smooth external surface without projections.
  5. A suitcase according to any one of Claims 1 to 4, in which the hollow portion of the frame has a plurality of ribs (14) perpendicular to the median plane of the frame, whilst the reinforcing part (11) has at least two ribs (15) parallel to said plane fitted into the ribs (14) of the frame (1).
  6. A suitcase according to Claim 4, in which the locking mechanisms intended to close the suitcase, disposed inside the hollow beam, have an external surface which is in continuity with the external surface of the reinforcing part (11).
  7. A suitcase according to any one of Claims 1 to 6, in which the central frame (1) is provided, in its lower portion, with two sliding runners (22, 23) intended to permit it to slide over obstacles.
  8. A suitcase according to Claim 7, in which one of the runners is constituted by the hinge (23) by means of which one of the two shells (3) is articulated on the central frame (1), whilst the other runner is constituted by a rib (22) joined to the frame (1).
  9. A suitcase according to any one of Claims 1 to 8, in which one of the interior corners of the shells (2,3) has a housing (18) in which is located a caster (19).
  10. A suitcase according to any one of the preceding claims, characterised by the fact that the central frame (1) has a groove (5) in which the edge of the cover (3) engages, this groove (5) having a large depth with respect to its width and slightly converging walls so as to grip round the edge of the cover when it is closed.
  11. A suitcase according to any one of the preceding claims, characterised by the fact that the hollow beam has, opposite to the housing (10a) receiving the pulling handle (17), a housing (10b) receiving an additional retractable caster (24).
  12. A suitcase according to Claim 11, in which the retractable caster is carried by a plate (25) which can be folded back and is articulated about a shaft (29) which permits it to pivot in all directions.
  13. A suitcase according to any one of the preceding claims, in which the frame (1) is equipped with an internally directed wing (30), parallel to the median plane of the suitcase so as to constitute : a reinforcement of the frame : a support for a possible separation plate and a cover for a flexible pouch.
  14. A suitcase according to any one of the preceding claims, characterised by the fact that the ends of the housing (10) of the frame (1) are oblique so as to evacuate water which could infiltrate therein.
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