GB2429697A - Charging cradle for an electrical device - Google Patents

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GB2429697A
GB2429697A GB0517882A GB0517882A GB2429697A GB 2429697 A GB2429697 A GB 2429697A GB 0517882 A GB0517882 A GB 0517882A GB 0517882 A GB0517882 A GB 0517882A GB 2429697 A GB2429697 A GB 2429697A
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
    • H02J7/00Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
    • H02J7/0042Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries characterised by the mechanical construction
    • H02J7/0044Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries characterised by the mechanical construction specially adapted for holding portable devices containing batteries
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D33/00Details of, or accessories for, sacks or bags
    • B65D33/14Suspension means
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D5/00Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
    • B65D5/42Details of containers or of foldable or erectable container blanks
    • B65D5/44Integral, inserted or attached portions forming internal or external fittings not used, see subgroups
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D85/00Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R33/00Coupling devices specially adapted for supporting apparatus and having one part acting as a holder providing support and electrical connection via a counterpart which is structurally associated with the apparatus, e.g. lamp holders; Separate parts thereof
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/02Constructional features of telephone sets
    • H04M1/04Supports for telephone transmitters or receivers
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/02Constructional features of telephone sets
    • H04M1/04Supports for telephone transmitters or receivers
    • H04M1/06Hooks; Cradles
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/02Constructional features of telephone sets
    • H04M1/15Protection of telephone cords; Guiding telephone cords; Winding-up telephone cords
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R13/00Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
    • H01R13/72Means for accommodating flexible lead within the holder

Abstract

The invention provides a charging cradle for an electrical device, e.g. a mobile telephone, formed from a blank 4 or a planar pattern of pliable material, eg. plastic. The planar pattern is provided with fold lines 22-28 slits 38 and flaps 16 to facilitate to formation of a three dimensional configuration that includes a pocket for the mobile telephone and a recess for a trailing wire of a charger used therewith. The blank is provided with two sets of holes 40,42 corresponding to the holes of an electrical socket that are adapted, in use, to be arranged in overlapping relationship for receiving the pins of a plug that supports the cradle against the socket.

Description

Improvements in a Charging Cradle for an Electrical Device This invention

is concerned with improvements in or relating to a charging cradle for an electrical device.

By electrical device, where used herein, it is meant a mobile telephone, or any other device, e.g. a shaver, which has to be subjected to periodic charging in order to be operable.

Charging mobile telephones or the like devices can be difficult, especially when an electrical socket is not on a desk or is at an inconvenient disposition on a wall.

It has been common practice to place the charging plug into a socket and connect it to a mobile telephone with the connecting wire trailing over a work surface or on the floor.

This is obviously cumbersome and in some instances quite inconvenient because of the lack of working space, etc. A charging cradle of a simple box-like configuration is disclosed in United Kingdom Patent Application No. GB 2374485A. However, the cradle is just a stand-alone receptacle and does not include a tidy for receiving a trailing connector wire.

It is one of the objects of the present invention to overcome or at least mitigate the disadvantages met if locating a mobile telephone, etc. adjacent an electrical socket for charging purposes.

Thus, the present invention conveniently provides a cradle adapted in use to support an electrical device for charging from an electrical sccket, the cradle being formed from a planar pattern into a three dimensional form comprising a pocket for accommodating an electrical device.

Preferably, the cradle also comprises a recess for storage of a wire of a charger plug.

The planar pattern is conveniently of rectangular shape with a tab portion extending outwardly from one longitudinal edge portion thereof.

Preferably, the planar pattern also comprises fold lines for delineating the configuration of the cradle when formed into a three dimensional form.

Conveniently, the planar pattern may also comprise a slit adjacent a cradle forming area of the planar pattern and a scored flap on said tab portion, whereby, when the planar pattern is formed into a cradle, the flap is received in the slit to secure the cradle in a three dimensional form.

Conveniently, the cradle of the last five preceding paragraphs may also comprise two sets of holes adapted in use of the cradle to be arranged in overlapping relationship for receiving socket pins of a charger for an electrical device, the charger thereby holding the cradle and its contents adjacent an electrical socket when the socket pins are inserted in the socket.

Preferably, the planar pattern is made from any pliable material.

Conveniently, the planar pattern is made from plastic, cardboard, fabric, or a combination of such materials.

There now follows by way of example a detailed description of the invention, which description is to be read with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:- Figure 1 is a plan view of a planar pattern; and, Figure 2 is a left hand upper perspective view of a cradle formed from the planar pattern of Figure 1.

The present invention provides a cradle 2, see Figure 2, for holding an electrical device, for example a mobile telephone, not shown, while it is being charged up using a conventional charger.

The cradle 2 is formed from a planar pattern 4 of plastic, see Figure 1, which planar pattern is generally rectangular in plan with longitudinal sides 6 an 8 some three times longer than opposite ends 10 and 12 thereof.

The planar pattern 4 comprises a depending tab portion 14, see especially Figure 1, which tab portion 14 has a scored flap 16 towards an end 18 of the tab portion 14 for a purpose to be described hereinafter.

In order to facilitate the folding of the planer pattern 4 into a three dimensional form, fold lines 22,24,26 and 28 are provided,, which fold lines extend across the pattern 14 between opposite sides 6 and 8 thereof see Figure 1.

The planar pattern further comprises slits 30 and 32 and a further fold line 34, see Figure 1, which facilitate the formation of a recess 36 for a purpose to be described.

The planar pattern 4 also comprises a slit 38 to the left of the tab portion 14, see Figure 1, for a purpose to be described herein.

The planar pattern further comprises two sets of holes 40 and 42 corresponding to the holes of a three pin electrical socket, the purpose of which holes 40 and 42 will be described hereinafter.

In order to form the cradle 2 of the present invention, the planar pattern 4 is folded as shown in Figure 2 with the fold lines 22, 24,26 and 28 defining a pocket 44 for receiving a mobile telephone, not shown. The bottom of the pocket 44 is closed by the tab portion 14 with the flap 16 thereof being received in the slit 38.

The slits 30 and 32 and the fold line 34 facilitate the formation of the recess 36 for accommodating the wire of an electrical charger, not shown.

The integrity and strength of the cradle is enhanced by the sets of holes 40 and 42, which are arranged in overlapping relationship and facilitate the positioning of the cradle 2 adjacent an electrical socket when the three pins of an electrical charger are inserted there through and into the holes of a three pin electrical socket, not shown.

It will be readily appreciated that the planar pattern 4 may be made from any pliable material other than plastic, for example, it may be made from cardboard, fabric, or a combination of such materials.

Claims (10)

1. A cradle adapted in use to support an electrical device for charging from an electrical socket, the cradle being formed from a planar pattern into a three dimensional form comprising a pocket for accommodating an electrical device.
2. A cradle according to Claim 1, characterised in that the cradle also comprises a recess for storage of a connecting wire of a charger for the electrical device.
3. A cradle according to either one of Claims I and 2, characterised in that the planar pattern is of rectangular shape with a tab portion extending outwardly from one longitudinal edge portion thereof.
4. A cradle according to any one of Claims I to 3, characterised in that the planar pattern comprises fold lines for delineating the configuration of the cradle when formed into a three dimensional shape.
5. A cradle according to any one of Claims 3 and 4, characterised in that the planar pattern also comprises a slit adjacent a cradle forming portion of the planar pattern and a scored flap on the tab portion whereby, when the planar pattern is formed into a cradle, the flap is received in the slit to secure the cradle in its three dimensional form.
6. A cradle according to any one of Claims I to 5, characterised in that the planar pattern is provided with two sets of holes adapted in use to be arranged in overlapping relationship for receiving the pins of a charger for an electrical device, the charger thereby holding the cradle against an electrical socket.
7. A cradle according to any one of Claims I to 6, characterised in that the planar pattern is made from any pliable material.
8. A cradle according to Claim 7, characterised in that the planar pattern is made from plastic, cardboard, fabric, or a combination of such pliable materials.
9. A planar pattern substantially as herein described with reference to Figure 1.
10. A cradle substantially as herein described with reference to Figure 2.
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WO2008095494A1 (en) * 2007-02-07 2008-08-14 Nina Vincents Support device for an electrical appliance
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AU5778701A (en) * 2000-08-10 2002-02-14 Stuart Wallace Packing element
GB2381987A (en) * 2002-03-06 2003-05-14 James Horgan Mobile phone cradle and charger cable tidy
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US5344004A (en) * 1993-05-13 1994-09-06 Deflecto Corp. Fold-up display container
GB2364832A (en) * 2000-07-14 2002-02-06 Anthony Strand Support for small electrical appliance
AU5778701A (en) * 2000-08-10 2002-02-14 Stuart Wallace Packing element
GB2381987A (en) * 2002-03-06 2003-05-14 James Horgan Mobile phone cradle and charger cable tidy
WO2004110228A1 (en) * 2003-06-13 2004-12-23 Jorge Manzanares Bermudez Bracket for domestic-use articles

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US8960500B2 (en) 2006-03-06 2015-02-24 The Coca-Cola Company Dispenser for beverages including juices
US9415992B2 (en) 2006-03-06 2016-08-16 The Coca-Cola Company Dispenser for beverages having a rotary micro-ingredient combination chamber
US10280060B2 (en) 2006-03-06 2019-05-07 The Coca-Cola Company Dispenser for beverages having an ingredient mixing module
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