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Luggage foot adjustable in height

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US20030066724A1
US20030066724A1 US09971380 US97138001A US2003066724A1 US 20030066724 A1 US20030066724 A1 US 20030066724A1 US 09971380 US09971380 US 09971380 US 97138001 A US97138001 A US 97138001A US 2003066724 A1 US2003066724 A1 US 2003066724A1
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Shou Chen
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Chen Shou Mao
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C13/00Details; Accessories
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C13/00Details; Accessories
    • A45C13/001Accessories
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C13/00Details; Accessories
    • A45C13/36Reinforcements for edges, corners, or other parts
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C5/00Rigid or semi-rigid luggage
    • A45C5/14Rigid or semi-rigid luggage with built-in rolling means

Abstract

A luggage foot is formed of a fastening body and an adjusting body. The fastening body is fastened with the luggage shell and is provided in the interior with a receiving space which is in turn provided with a retaining slot having a depth head. The adjusting body is provided at one end with a retaining edge having a height head. The adjusting body is rotatably received in the receiving space of the fastening body such that the retaining edge of the adjusting body is retained in the retaining slot of the fastening body, and that other end of the adjusting body is extended out of the receiving space of the fastening body to make contact with a ground surface so as to stabilize the luggage which is rested on the ground surface.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    1. Field of the Invention
  • [0002]
    The present invention relates generally to a luggage, and more particularly to a foot of the luggage.
  • [0003]
    2. Description of Related Art
  • [0004]
    As shown in FIG. 1, a prior art luggage 40 is provided with a foot 10 which is intended to stabilize the luggage 40 on the surface. The luggage 40 is provided with a caster (not shown in the drawing) to facilitate the moving of the luggage 40 on the surface. When the luggage 40 is rested on the surface, the foot 10 serves to stabilize the luggage 40 in conjunction with the caster. However, if the luggage 40 happens to be rested on an inclined surface, the foot 10 is no longer effective in stabilizing the luggage 40 in view of the fact that the foot 10 has a fixed length and can not be adjusted in length. In other words, when the luggage 40 is rested on an inclined surface by the foot 10 and the caster, the luggage 40 is apt to tip over.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0005]
    The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a luggage foot adjustable in length to negotiate an inclined surface on which the luggage is rested.
  • [0006]
    In keeping with the principle of the present invention, the foregoing objective of the present invention is attained by the luggage foot comprising a fastening body and an adjusting body. The fastening body is fastened with the luggage shell and is provided in the interior with a receiving space to accommodate the adjusting body. The receiving space is provided with a retaining slot having a depth head. The adjusting body is provided with a retaining edge having a height head. The luggage foot is adjusted in height by means of the adjusting body in conjunction with the fastening body.
  • [0007]
    The features and the advantages of the present invention will be more readily understood upon a thoughtful deliberation of the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment of the present invention with reference to the accompanying drawings.
  • BRIEF DESCIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0008]
    [0008]FIG. 1 shows an exploded view of a luggage foot of the prior art.
  • [0009]
    [0009]FIG. 2 shows an exploded view of a luggage foot of the preferred embodiment of the present invention.
  • [0010]
    [0010]FIG. 3 shows a schematic view of the luggage foot of the preferred embodiment of the present invention in combination.
  • [0011]
    FIGS. 4-6 are schematic views of the retaining slot of the fastening body and the retaining edge of the adjusting body of the preferred embodiment of the present invention at work.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • [0012]
    As shown in FIGS. 2-6, a luggage foot of the preferred embodiment of the present invention is formed of a fastening body 20 and an adjusting body 30.
  • [0013]
    The fastening body 20 is provided with a fastening side 22 which is fixed with the bottom side of a luggage shell 40. The fastening body 20 is further provided in the interior with a receiving space 21 which is in turn provided with a retaining slot 23 having a depth head, as illustrated in FIGS. 4-6.
  • [0014]
    The adjusting body 30 is a hollow cylindrical body and is disposed partially in the receiving space 21 of the fastening body 20 in conjunction with a position confining rod 43, a spring 42, and a pad 41.
  • [0015]
    The adjusting body 30 is provided at one end with a retaining edge 31 havin a height head, as illustrated in FIGS. 4-6. The ad usting body 30 is rotatably received in the receiving space 21 of the fastening body 20 such that the retaining edge 31 of the adjusting body 30 is retained in the retaining slot 23 of the fastening body 20.
  • [0016]
    In light of the depth head of the retaining slot 23 and the height head of the retaining edge 31, the luggage foot of the preferred embodiment of the present invention can be adjusted in height by turning the adjusting body 30 in relation to the fastening body 20 such that the retaining edge 31 of the adjusting body 30 is retained in the retaining slot 23 of the fastening body 20, as illustrated in FIGS. 4-6. As a result, when the luggage 40 is rested on an inclined surface by the luggage caster and the luggage foot, the luggage 40 is stabilized to prevent from tipping over by adjusting the height of the luggage foot to negotiate the inclined surface.
  • [0017]
    It must be noted here that the receiving space 21 of the fastening body 20 and the adjusting body 30 have a circular cross section. The retaining slot 23 is provided with one or more segments relative to the depth head. The retaining edge 31 is provided with one or more segments relative to the height head.
  • [0018]
    The embodiment of the present invention described above is to be regarded in all respects as being merely illustrative and nonrestrictive. Accordingly, the present invention may be embodied in other specific forms without deviating from the spirit thereof. For example, the luggage foot of the present invention may be formed of two or more adjusting bodies 30. The present invention is therefore to be limited only by the scopes of the following claims.

Claims (4)

I claim:
1. A foot of a luggage, said foot comprising:
a fastening body provided with a fastening side which is fastened to the bottom side of the shell of the luggage, said fastening body further provided in an interior thereof with a receiving space whereby said receiving space is provided with a retaining slot having a depth head; and
an adjusting body of a hollow cylindrical construction and provided at one end with a retaining edge having a height head whereby said adjusting body is rotatably received in said receiving space of said fastening body in conjunction with a position confining rod and a spring such that said retaining edge of said one end of said adjusting body is retained in said retaining slot of said fastening body, and that other end of said adjusting body is extended out of said receiving space of said fastening body.
2. The foot as defined in claim 1, wherein said retaining slot of said fastening body is circularly provided with one or more segments relative to the depth head.
3. The foot as defined in claim 1, wherein said retaining edge of said adjusting body is circularly provided with one or more segments relative to the height head.
4. The foot as defined in claim 1, wherein said receiving space of said fastening body is constructed to receive two or more of said adjusting bodies.
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Cited By (1)

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US7021436B2 (en) * 2003-12-23 2006-04-04 Travelpro International, Inc. Adjustable foot for luggage case with wheels

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US7021436B2 (en) * 2003-12-23 2006-04-04 Travelpro International, Inc. Adjustable foot for luggage case with wheels

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