GB2449934A - A wall mounted rack assembly - Google Patents

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GB2449934A
GB2449934A GB0711098A GB0711098A GB2449934A GB 2449934 A GB2449934 A GB 2449934A GB 0711098 A GB0711098 A GB 0711098A GB 0711098 A GB0711098 A GB 0711098A GB 2449934 A GB2449934 A GB 2449934A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B57/00Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions
    • A47B57/06Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of the shelves
    • A47B57/16Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of the shelves consisting of hooks coacting with openings
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B57/00Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions
    • A47B57/30Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of detachable shelf supports
    • A47B57/40Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of detachable shelf supports consisting of hooks coacting with openings
    • A47B57/402Hooks attached to a member embracing at least two sides of an upright, e.g. an angle bracket
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B57/00Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions
    • A47B57/30Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of detachable shelf supports
    • A47B57/40Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of detachable shelf supports consisting of hooks coacting with openings
    • A47B57/42Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of detachable shelf supports consisting of hooks coacting with openings the shelf supports being cantilever brackets
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B96/00Details of cabinets, racks or shelf units not covered by a single one of groups A47B43/00 - A47B95/00; General details of furniture
    • A47B96/06Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B96/00Details of cabinets, racks or shelf units not covered by a single one of groups A47B43/00 - A47B95/00; General details of furniture
    • A47B96/06Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
    • A47B96/061Cantilever brackets

Abstract

A multipurpose wall-mount rack 1 includes at least two vertical posts 10, each of which is provided on a front side with two longitudinal rows of spaced holes 11; and a plurality of supporting brackets 20 of the same configuration adapted to connect to the vertical posts by inserting respective rear end into the holes on the front side of the vertical posts. The supporting brackets have a plurality of retaining slots 23,24,25 on their upper edges and are configured to support any one of a metal-wire shelf 30, a board-type shelf (60, fig 10), a slide-out basket (67, fig 13) or a suit hanger bar (73, fig 16) thereon. The vertical posts are also provided at two lateral sides with a longitudinal row of spaced holes 12. A box-type container 50 maybe mounted to and between the two vertical posts via two hooking members (51, fig 5) which are hooked at outer hook portions to the lateral holes and engaged at upper slots with two pins (52, fig 5) projecting rearwardly from near two rear upper ends of the box-type container.

Description

MULTIPURPOSE WALL-MOUNT RACK

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a wall-mount rack, and more particularly to a multipurpose wall-mount rack that allows metal-wire shelves, board-type shelves, slide-outbaskets,box_typecontajners, etc. toconnect thereto to thereby provide complete functions for holding different things.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

A general wall-mount rack includes a horizontal crossbar and a plurality of vertical posts. The horizontal crossbar is horizontally fixed to a wall surface high from the ground or floor, and the vertical posts are hung on the crossbar to parallelly space from one another and perpendicular to the ground or floor.

The vertical post is provided on a front side with a rowof holes, into which one or more supportingbrackets may be inserted, so that a metal-wire shelf may be SUPPOrted on two horizontally corresponding supporting brackets on the rack for holding things thereon. US patent Nos. D490697, 3701325, 5110080, etc. disclose wall-mount racks having the abovedescrjbed structure.

The conventional supporting brackets for wall-mount rack are designed to support only one type of member for holding things. For example, the brackets disclosed in US Patent Nos. 3,701,325 and 6,024,333 are designed to support metal-wire shelves only. When it is desired to mount a slide-out basket, for example, on the wall-mount rack, another type of bracket is required. Moreover, the brackets disclosed in US Patent Nos. 3,701,325 and 6,024,333 are designed to support only one metal-wire shelf each. When it is desired to mount two metal-wire shelves side by side at the same height on the wall-mount rack, two brackets are required to locate between the two metal-wire shelves to separately support one of them.

When it is desired to mount a box-type container on thevertical posts, the containerwouldoccupythe holes provided on the front sides of the vertical posts.

Therefore, therearenot holes avai].ableon the vertical posts at the same height as the box-type container for mounting brackets to support other shelves on another side of the vertical posts.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A primary object of the present invention is to provide a multipurpose wall-mount rack, which includes a multipurpose supporting bracket adapted to support metal-wire shelves, board-type shelves, slide-out baskets, suit hanger bars, etc., so that parts for the wall-mount rack can be simplified.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a multipurpose wall-mount rack that allows a box-type container to be mounted between two adjacent vertical posts of the rack without hindering the mounting of other types of shelves or slide-out baskets to the vertical posts adjacent to the box-type container.

To achieve the above and other objects, themultipurpose wall-mount rack according to the present invention includes at least two vertical posts, at least two supporting brackets of the same configuration, and at leastonesheif. Eachoftheverticalpostsjsprovided on a front side with two longitudinal rows of spaced holes and on two lateral sides with one longitudinal row of spaced holes each. The two supporting brackets are separately hooked to two pairs of corresponding holes at the same level on the front sides of the two vertical posts. The shelf is supported at two lateral sides on the two supporting brackets and thereby stably mounted on and between the two vertical posts.

The multipurpose wall-mount rack of the present invention may further include at least one box-type containerandatleasttwohookjflgmembers Thehooking members may be hooked to two corresponding holes at the same level on two opposite inner lateral sides of the two vertical posts. The box-type container is symmetrically provided at two rear lateral ends near a top thereof with two rearward projected pins. The box-type container is hung on the two hooking members by engaging the two pins with the two hooking members and thereby stably mounted on and between the two vertical posts.

The supporting bracket included in the multipurpose wall-mount rack of the present invention may have at least one rail connected to one of two side walls thereof for supporting one lateral wall of a slide-out basket on the rail.

The supporting bracket included in the multipurpose wall-mount rack of the present invention may have a supporting hook connected to a lower side thereof, so that a suit hanger bar may be transversely supported on two such supporting hooks hung from two adjacent supporting brackets for holding suit hangers thereon.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The structure and the technical means adopted by the presentinventiontoachjevetheaboveafldotherobjects can be best understood by referring to the following detailed description of the preferred embodiments and the accompanying drawings, wherein Fig. 1 is an assembled front perspective view of a multipurpose wall-mount rack according to a first embodiment of the present invention; Fig. post and a supporting bracket adopted in the multipurposewalj.-mount rackof thepresent invention; Fig. 3 is a left side view of the supporting bracket shown in Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a fragmentary and enlarged perspective view of the supporting bracket; Fig. 5 is an exploded rear perspective view showing the mounting of a box-type container to two vertical posts of the multipurpose wall-mount rack shown in Fig. Fig. 6 is an enlarged view of the circled area in Fig. 5; Fig. 7isapartiallysectionedviewshowjflgthemouflting of the box-type container to the vertical posts; Fig. 8 is an enlarged view of the circled area in Fig. 7; Fig. 9 is an assembled front perspective view showing to vertical posts of the multipurpose wall-mount rack of the present invention; Fig. 10 is an assembled front perspective view of a multipurpose wall-mount rack according to a second embodiment of the present invention; a P Fig. 11 shows the connection of a board-type shelf to the supporting bracket in the second embodiment of the present invention shown in Fig. 10; Fig. 12 is an exploded perspective view showing one supporting bracket and two rails for connecting to two lateral sides of the supporting bracket; Fig. 13 is an assembled front perspective view showing the use of multiple supporting brackets and rails of Fig. l2tosupportaslide-outbasketonthemu1tjpurpose wail-mount rack of the present invention; Fig. 14 is a sectional view showing the mounting of the slide-out basket on the rail; Fig. 15 is an exploded perspective view showing the supporting bracket and a supporting hook for connecting to a lower side of the supporting bracket; Fig. 16 is an assembled front perspective view showing the use of multiple Supporting brackets and supporting hooks of Fig. 15 to support a suit hanger bar thereon;

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Fig. 17 is a sectional view showing the manner in which a suit hanger bar is supported on the supporting bracket and the supporting hook of the multipurpose wall-mount rack of the present invention; Fig. 18 is an exploded front perspective view showing the connection of two vertical posts for the multipurposewall-mount rackof thepresent invention; and Fig. 19 is an assembled sectioned side view of Fig. 18.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Please refer to Fig. 1. Amultipurposewall_mount rack 1 according to a first embodiment of the present invention includes a horizontal bar 40, at least two vertical posts 10, at least two supporting brackets 20, and at least one metal-wire shelf 30. The supporting brackets 20 are mounted on the vertical posts to support the metal-wire shelf 30 thereon, so that a basic form of the multipurpose wall-mount rack I is provided.

Each of the vertical posts 10 is a U-sectioned post defining a front side, two lateral sides, and a rear open side. Two longitudinal rows of spaced holes 11 are formed on the front side and one longitudinal row of space holes 12 are correspondingly formed on each lateral side of the vertical post 10. The vertical posts 10 are fixed to a wall surface with the rear open side facing toward the wall surface. Moreover, the vertical posts 10 are mounted to the wall surface with a predetermined fixed distance left between them.

The two vertical posts 10 are connected at an upper end to the horizontal crossbar 40, so that the vertical posts 10 are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground or floor, and two holes 11 or 12 correspondingly formed on the two vertical posts 10 are at the same level. Since this is a known skill, it is not described in details herein.

Please refer to Figs. 2 and 3. Each of the supporting brackets 20 includes two side walls 21 and an elongate bottom wall 22 extended between and connected to lower edges of the two side walls 21. The two side walls 21 are parallel to each other and have a horizontal or near horizontal top edge each. The two side walls 21 are correspondingly provided on the top edges with a pluralityof retaining slots23, 24, 25. Themetal-wire shelf 30 includes a plurality of transverse metal bars 31, 32, 33. Themetal-wireshelf3Ojsstablysupported on and between two adjacent supporting brackets 20 by disposing two lateral ends of the transverse metal bars 31, 32, 33 in the retaining slots 23, 24, 25 on two inner side walls 21 of the two adjacent supporting brackets 20. Since each of the two side walls 21 of one supporting bracket 20 may hold one metal-wire shelf thereto, two metal wire shelves 30 may be supported on one supporting bracket 20 at two opposite lateral sides thereof.

The two side walls 21 of the supporting bracket 20 are provided at respective rear end with two vertically spaced hooks 26. The hooks 26 at the rear ends of the two side walls 21 may be extended into and hooked to the holes 11 on the front side of the vertical post 10, so as to hold the supporting bracket 20 to the multipurpose wall-mount rack 1. When the supporting bracket 20 has been fully assembled to the vertical post 10 of the wall-mount rack 1, the top edges of the two side walls 21 are in or close to a horizontal position.

The retaining slots 23, 24, 25 on each of the two side walls 21 of the supporting bracket 20 are adapted to receive one lateral end of the transverse metal bars 31, 32, 33, respectively, of the metal-wire shelf 30, so that the metal wire shelf 30 can be Supported on two supporting brackets 20, and each supporting bracket is able to support two metalwire shelves 30 at two opposite lateral. sides thereof.

An elastic stopper 27 is disposed on the supporting bracket 20 behind the two rearmost retaining slots 23 onthesjdewalls2l soastonormallyblocktworearward openings of the two rearmost retaining slots 23 and prevent the transverse metal bars 31 of the metal-wire shelves 30 from moving out of the retaining slots 23.

The rearmost retaining slots 23 on the side walls 21 of the Supporting bracket 20 have a rearward opening each. The elastic stopper 27 is disposed at a position adapted to block the rearward openings of the retaining slots23, soastostopthemetalbars3lofthemetalwire shelves 30 received in the retaining slots 23 frommoving out of the retaining slots 23 via the rearward openings thereof.

Themetal-wire shelf 30 is formed by welding intersected metal wires together, and includes a plurality of transverse metal bars 31, 32, 33, 34, which are parallel to one another, and are connected at respective two lateral ends to two longitudinal metal bars 35. The transverse metal bars 31 and 34 respectively form a rear and a front edge of the metal- wire shelf 30, and the longitudinal metal bars 35 form two lateral edges of the metal-wire shelf 30. When one lateral end of the transverse metal bars 31, 32, 33 of the metal-wire shelf 30 are sequentially received in the retaining slots 23, 24, 25 on one side wall 21 of the supporting bracket 20, the longitudina1metabr 35 corresponding to that end of the metal bars 31, 32, 33 s pressed preventing the metal wire shelf 30 from sidewardly separating from the supporting bracket 20.

Please refertoFig. 4. The elastic stopper27 includes a reversed U-shaped member 271, and an elastic element 272. The elastic element 272 normally pushes the reversed U-shaped member 271 upward to an elevated position just behind the retaining slots 23 to block the latter. A first rivet 275 immovably fixed on the supporting bracket 20 is extended into a long slot 274 vertically formed on the reversed U-shaped member 271.

A second rivet 276 immovably fixed to the reversed U-shaped member 271 is extended into an L-shaped guide slot 273 formed on the supporting bracket 20, so that the reversed U-shaped member 271 may be moved upward and downward in the L-shaped guide slot 273 via the secondrjvet276. Theelastjcej.ement272lsconflected at two ends to the first and the second rivet 275, 276, such that the reversed U-shaped member 271 may be automatically restored to the elevated position via the elastic element 272.

A top 277 of the reversed U-shaped member 271 is a slightly forward and downward inclined surface. When an end of the transverse metal bar 31 of the metal-wire shelf 30 is pressed against the top 277 of the reversed U-shaped member 271, the metal bar 31 is brought to move forward along the inclined top 277 while presses the whole reversed U-shaped member 17a downward due to the weight of the metal-wire shelf 30, and then automaticallymovesintotheretajfljngslot23 Atthis point, the reversed U-shaped member 271 is automatically elevated by the elastic element 272 to block the rearward opening of the retaining slot 23 again and locate behind the metal bar 31. Meanwhile, the ends of the transverse metal bars 32, 33 of the metal-wire shelf 30 correspondingly sink into the retaining slots 24, 25 on the Supporting bracket 20, making one lateral side of themetal-wire shelf 30 stably held to and supported on the supporting bracket 20.

When the two lateral sides of one metal-wire shelf 30 are separately held to and supported on two adjacent supporting brackets 20, the metal-wire shelf 30 is assembled to the wall-mount rack 1 for use. When it is desired to dismount the metal-wire shelf 30 from the rack 1, simply move the reversed U-shaped member 271 downward with the second rivet 276 located in a lowerendoftheL_shapedgujdeslot273. Atthispoint, the reversed U-shaped member 271 is held to a lowered position, and the transverse metal bar 31 of the metal-wire shelf 30 can be removed from the retaining slot 23 to dismount the metal wire shelf 30 from the wall-mount rack 1.

The retaining slots 24, 25 on the side walls 21 of the supporting bracket 20 are L-shaped slots having an open-topped vertical section and a lower horizontal section. The transverse metal bars 32, 33 of the metal-wire shelf 30 enter the L-shaped retaining slots 24, 25 via the open-topped vertical section thereof.

When the metal-wire shelf 30 is further pushed forward, themetalbars32, 33aremovedintothelowerhorizontal section of the retaining slots 24, 25 to restrict the metal-wire shelf 30 from moving upward.

A front end 28 of each of the side walls 21 of the supporting bracket 20 is adapted to support the front transverse metal bar 34 of the metal-wire shelf 30.

A protrusion 281 is formed closely behind the front end 28 to stop the metal bar 34 from moving rearward, so that the metal-wire shelf 30 assembled to the wall-mount rack 1 is stably located in place.

Please refer to Figs. 5 and 6. The multipurpose wall-mount rack 1 of the present invention may further include at least one box-type container 50, and at least two hooking members 51. The hooking member 51 is a flat member and is formed at an outer side with at least one downward extended hook portion 511 and at a top with an open-topped slot 512. The two hooking members 51 are hung on the two vertical posts 10 by separately extending the hook portions 511 thereof into two sets of holes 12 at the same height on two Opposite inner lateral sides of the two vertical posts 10, as shown in Figs. 7 and 8.

The box-type container 50 includes a square case defining an inner space for holding things therein.

As can be seen from Fig. 5, the box-type container 50 is symmetrically provided at two rear lateral ends near atopthereofw.thtworearwardprQjectedpjfl552 Each of the pins 52 has a free end formed into a diametrically expanded head 53, and the head 53 has an outer diameter larger than a width of the open-topped slot 512 on the hookingmember5].. Thebox-typecontajner5Ojsmouflted to the two vertical posts 10 by resting the two pins 52 in the slots 512 of the two hooking members 51 with the expanded heads 53 located behind the slots 512, as shown in Figs. 7 and 8.

The box-type container 50 has an overall width slightly smaller than and very close to the distance between the two vertical posts 10, so that the container 50 could be stably mounted on and between the two vertical posts 10 with the two opposite inner lateral sides of the two vertical posts 10 fitly bearing against two lateral sides of the box-type container 50.

In the first embodiment of the present invention as showninFig. 1, theinnerspaceofthebox_typecontajner 50 is divided into two compartments. In a second embodiment of the present invention as shown in Fig. 9, the multipurpose wall-mount rack 1 includes a box-type container 50a having a plurality of drawers 54, and another box-type container 50b provided with afrontdoor55. Sincethereisawidechoiceofbox_type containers 50, 50a, 50b providing different spatial designs, the wall-mount rack 1 of the present invention is more convenient and practical for use.

When the box-type container 50 is mounted on the rack 1, only the holes 12 at the inner lateral sides of the two vertical posts 10 are occupied. The holes 11 on the front sides of the vertical posts 10 at the same height of the container 50 are still available for the supporting brackets 20 to connect thereto for supporting other metal-wire shelves 30, as shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 10 shows the use of the supporting brackets 20 of the present invention to support a board-type shelf thereon. Please also refer to Fig. 11. The board-type shelf 60 is provided along each lateral side of a lower bottom surface with three U-shaped metal bars 61 corresponding to the retaining slots 23, 24, 25 on the side walls 21 of the supporting bracket 20.

The U-shaped metal bar 61 includes a horizontal bottom section 62 that is extended in a direction perpendicular to that of the retaining slots 23, 24, 25, and two vertical side sections 63. When the board-type shelf 60 has been mounted to the supporting bracket 20 with the U-shaped metal bars 61 received in the retaining slots23, 24, 25, outeronesoftheverticalsidesections 63 of the U-shaped metal bars 61 are pressed against the inner surface of the side wall 21 to stably hold the board-type shelf 60 to the supporting bracket 20 for use.

Please refer to Figs. 12, 13, and 14. The supporting bracket 20 may have a rail 65 externally connected to either side wall 21 for supporting a slide-out basket 67 thereon. The two side walls 21 of the supporting bracket 20 are correspondingly provided with a rear and a front insertion hole 29 each. The rail 65 is provided at predetermined positions with two L-shaped hook tabs 66 corresponding to the rear and front insertion holes 29 on the side walls 21. The rail 65 may be connected to the supporting bracket 20 simply by inserting the two L-shaped tabs 66 into the two insertion holes 29. The slide-out basket 67 may be supported on and between two rails 65 connected to two adjacentsupportingbrackets2o. Theslide-outbasket 67 is provided at the tops of two lateral side walls with two outward extended portions 68, which are slidably rested on the two rails 65 to thereby hold the slide-out basket 67 to the rails 65.

Please refer to Figs. 15, 16, and 17. The supporting bracket 20 may further have a supporting hook 70 connected to a lower side thereof. For this purpose, the elongated bottom wall 22 of the supporting bracket is provided at a predetermined position with a longitudinally extended narrow slot 201. The supporting hook 70 is provided at a top with an upward projectedtab7l, whichisextendedjnthesamedjrection asthatoftheelongatedbottomwall22, andisconnected only at a near middle portion to the top of the supporting hook 70, so that a front and a rear portion of the tab 71 are longitudinally projected from the near middle portion; and at a lower free end formed with a supporting recess 72. The tab 71 has an overall length longer than that of the narrow slot 201. The supporting hook 70 is connected to the lower side of the supporting bracket by extending the front or the rear portion of the tab 71 through the narrow slot 201 first, and then shifting the tab 71 to one end of the narrow slot 201 to allow extending of the other end portion of the tab 71 into the narrow slot 201, and then, the supporting hook 70 is moved for the two end portions of the tab 71 to rest on an inner side of the narrow slot 201.

A suit hanger bar 73 may be horizontally rested on the Supporting recesses 72 of at least two supporting hooks for holding a plurality of suit hangers (not shown) thereon. Even with the supporting hook 70 provided on the supporting bracket 20, the supporting bracket 20 may still be used to support a metal-wire shelf 30 or a flat board-type shelf 60 thereon.

Please refer to Figs. 18 and 19. Each of the vertical posts 10 is provided at a lower end with two horizontal narrow slits 13 correspondingly formed on the two lateral sides of the vertical post 10, and a receded section 14 immediately below each of the horizontal slits 13. Two aligned vertical posts 10 could be connected end to end by engaging the horizontal slits 13 with a separate coupling bracket 80 to create an increased overall length for the vertical post of the wallmount rack 1.

The coupling bracket 80 includes an upper and a lower horjzontalendwall8l 82, andisprovidedattwolaterai edges of a lower half with a forward extended side wall 83 each. All the end walls 81, 82 and the side walls 83 are extended forward. The receded sections 14 below the slits 13 of the vertical post 10 have a depth slightly largerthanamaterialthicknessofthecouplingbracket 80. It is noted a lower one of the two aligned vertical posts 10 is in an inverted position, and the upper one of the two aligned vertical posts 10 is fixed to a wall surface prior to connecting with the lower vertical post 10. To connect the lower vertical post 10 to the upper one, which has already been fixed to the wall surface, first sidewardly slide the coupling bracket into a gap between the wall surface and the receded sections 14 at the lower end of the upper vertical post 10, so that the horizontal upper end wall 81 of the coupling bracket 80 is located in the horizontal slits 13 of the upper vertical post 10. Then, align the horizontal slits 13 of the lower vertical post 10 with the horizontal lower end wall 82 of the coupling bracket 80, so that the lower vertical post 10 is correctly located below and aligned with the upper vertical post 10. Finally, fix the lower vertical post 10 to the wall surface. At this point, the two forward extended side walls 83 of the coupling bracket 80 are pressed against inner surfaces of the two lateral sides of the lower vertical post 10. Since the vertical post 10 is fixed tothewallsurfacejnaknownmanner itisnotdescribed in details herein.

The multipurpose wall-mount rack according to the present invention needs only one type of supporting bracket that may be used to selectively support any one of a shelf, a slide-out basket, and a suit hanger bar. Therefore, the supporting brackets used with the multipurpose wall-mount rack of the present invention are simplified. Moreover, the provision of holes on two lateral sides of the vertical posts allows the mounting of a box-type container to and between two adjacent vertical posts, allowing the wall-mount rack to have more functions.

Claims (10)

  1. What is claimed is: 1. A multipurpose wall-mount rack, comprising at
    least twoverticalposts, at least two supportingbrackets, and at least one shelf; each of the vertical posts being a U-sectioned post defining a front side, two lateral sides, and a rear open side; two longitudinal rows of spaced holes being formed on the front side and one longitudinal row of space holes being correspondingly formed on each lateral side of the vertical post; and the vertical posts being fixed to a wall surface with the rear open side facing toward the wall surface; each of the supporting brackets being provided at a rear end with two pairs of vertically spaced hooks for extending into and hooking to the holes on the front side of the vertical post, such that the two supporting brackets may be mounted to the two vertical posts at the same height; the supporting bracket including two side walls and an elongate bottom wall extended between and connected to lower edges of the two side walls; the two side walls being correspondinglyprovidedonrespectivetopedgewith a plurality of retaining slots; and an elastic stopper being disposed at the rear end of the supporting bracket so as to block two rearmost ones of the retaining slots on the two side walls; and the shelf including at least two transverse metal bars, which are located on the shelf corresponding to the retaining slots on the side walls of the supporting bracket; the shelf being fixedly supportedonandbetweenthetwosupportiflgbrackets by correspondingly disposing two lateral ends of the transverse metal bars in the retaining slots on two inner ones of the side walls of the two supporting brackets; and the transverse metal bars disposed in the rearmost ones of the retaining slots on the two supporting brackets being stopped by the elastic stoppers from moving out of the rearmost retaining slots.
  2. 2. Themultipurposewall-mountrackasclajmedjflclaim 1, further comprising at least one box-type container and at least two hooking members; the box-type container being a square case having an overall width slightly smaller and very close to a distance left between the two vertical posts, and being symmetrically provided at two rear lateral ends near a top thereof with two rearward projected pins, each of which has a free end formed into a diametrically expanded head; and each of the hooking members being a flat member that is formed at an outer side with at least one downward extended hook portion and at a top with an open-topped slot; and the two hooking members being hung on the two vertical posts by separately extending the hook portion thereof into two holes at the same height on two opposite inner lateral sides of the two vertical posts; and the box-type container being mounted to the two vertical posts by resting the two pins in the slots of the two hooking members with the expanded heads located behind the slots.
  3. 3. The multipurpose wall-mount rack as claimed in claim 1, wherein the two rearmost retaining slots on the two side walls of the supporting bracket have a rearward opening each.
  4. 4. Themultipurposewall_moufltrackasclajffledjflclajfl 1, wherein the elastic stopper includes a reversed U-shaped member and an elastic element, and is movable upward and downward along a guide slot; and the elastic element normally pushes the reversed U-shaped member to an elevated position to locate behind and close the rearmost retaining slots on the supporting bracket.
  5. 5. Themultipurposewall-mountrackasclajmedjnclaim 4, wherein the reversed U-shaped member has a top defining a slightly forward and downward inclined surface.
  6. 6. Themultipurposewall-mountrackasclajmedinclaim 1, wherein the shelf is a metal-wire shelf including a plurality of parallelly arranged transverse metal bars and two longitudinal metal bars separately perpendicularly connected to two lateral ends of the transverse metal bars; and the two lateral ends of the transverse metal bars being located corresponding to and disposed in the retaining slots to be perpendicular to the supporting brackets.
  7. 7. Themultjpurposewall-mountrackasclajmedjnclajm 1, wherein the shelf is a board-type shelf being provided along each lateral side of a lower bottom surface with a plurality of U-shaped metal bars corresponding to the retaining slots on the side walls of the supporting bracket; the U-shaped metal bar including a horizontal bottom section that is extended in a direction perpendicular to that of the retaining slots, andtwovertical side sections; and outer ones of the vertical side sections of the U-shaped metal bars being pressed against the inner surface of the side wall when the board-type shelf has been mounted to the supporting bracket with the U-shaped metal bars received in the retaining slots.
  8. 8. Themultipurpose wall-mount rack as claimed in claim 1, whereinat least oneof thepluralityof retaining slots on the supporting bracket is an L-shaped retaining slot.
  9. 9. Themultipurposewall-mountrackasclajrnedjnclajm 1, further comprising at least one slide-out basket and at least two rails; each of the two rails being provided at predetermined positions with two L-shaped hook tabs, and each of the two side walls of the supporting bracket being correspondingly provided with a rear and a front insertion hole for the L-shaped hook tabs to insert thereinto, such that the rail is connected to the supporting bracket; and the slide-out basket being provided at tops of two lateral side walls thereof with two outward extended portions, which are slidably rested on the two rails connected to two inner ones of the side walls of two adjacent supporting brackets.
  10. 10. The multipurpose wall-mount rack as claimed in claim 1, further comprising at least one suit hanger bar and at least two supporting hooks; each of the supporting hooks being provided at a lower free end with a supporting recess, on which the suit hanger barissupported, andatatopwithanupwardprojected tab, which is extended in the same direction as that of the elongated bottom wall of the supporting bracket; and wherein the elongated bottom wall of the supporting bracket is provided at a predetermined position with a longitudinally extended narrow slot, into which the upward projected tab on the supporting hook is extended to thereby connect the supporting hook to a lower side of the supporting bracket.
    ll.Themultipurposewall-mountrackasclaimedinclaim 10, wherein the upward projected tab on the top of the supporting hook is connected only at a near middle portion to the top of the supporting hook, so that a front and a rear portion of the tab are longitudinally projected from the near middle portion; and the tab has an overall length longer than that of the narrow slot provided on the elongated bottom wall of the supporting bracket.
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