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US20060037880A1
US20060037880A1 US10/921,803 US92180304A US2006037880A1 US 20060037880 A1 US20060037880 A1 US 20060037880A1 US 92180304 A US92180304 A US 92180304A US 2006037880 A1 US2006037880 A1 US 2006037880A1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
    • B25HWORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, e.g. FOR MARKING-OUT WORK; STORAGE MEANS FOR WORKSHOPS
    • B25H3/00Storage means or arrangements for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work tools or instruments
    • B25H3/003Holders for drill bits or the like

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A tool box includes a case, a partition pivotally coupled in the case movable to a protrusive and conical manner and a upper lid coupled on one side wall of the case for opening or closing. The partition has a second plate which has one end pivotally coupled on one end of the case, and a first plate which has a pulling bar at the bottom of one end thereof to move the first plate and the second plate in the protrusive and conical manner. The case has slots on the bottom side of another end thereof with a first latch member and a second latch member formed on the upper edge to anchor the pulling bar on a flattened position and a moved position.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to a tool box that has a partition with one end pivotally coupled on one end of the box and an opposing end coupled with a pulling bar on the bottom thereof that is movable to push and raise the partition in a protrusive manner to facilitate fetching of tools and is hangable to a wall when not in use to save space.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • Conventional tool boxes generally have a plurality of different troughs or housing compartments in a case to hold tools or tool heads. Problems often occur when they are in use or carried, notably:
  • 1. The conventional tool box has fixed troughs in varying forms. The tools or tool heads have to be removed or stored on fixed location. It is inconvenient and wastes time. The tool box also must have a certain space size to accommodate the fixed troughs. As a result, the tool box is not easy to carry, and searching tools or tool heads takes a lot of time.
  • 2. Another type of conventional tool box has housing compartments or partitioned spaces to hold the tools or tool heads. The tools or tool heads are cluttered in the tool box. Fetching the required tools is difficult, and searching time increases and people's working efficiency decreases. Moreover, the tool box has some specific size requirements. In the situations in which the worker has to climb to a higher or steep location to work, the tool box cannot be carried. Operation becomes more difficult and troublesome.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • In view of the aforesaid disadvantages, the present invention aims to provide a tool box that has a pulling bar movable to push a first plate and a second plate of a partition to a protrusive manner to facilitate fetching of tools or tool heads, and also save tool searching time.
  • The primary object of the invention is to provide a tool box that has the second plate of the partition pivotally coupled on one end of the tool box and the first plate of the partition having a pulling bar located on the bottom of one end thereof. The tool box has a slot on each of two side walls with a first latch member and a second latch member located thereon engageable with the pulling bar to anchor the flattened or moved partition to facilitate tool fetching.
  • Another object of the invention is to provide a round aperture on the tool box and a upper lid for hanging on a hanger so that the tool box may be carried as desired regardless of the working conditions and environments to improve working efficiency, and reduce searching time for the tools or tool heads, and working time, and also may be hung on a wall through a hanger to use space more effectively.
  • The foregoing, as well as additional objects, features and advantages of the invention will be more readily apparent from the following detailed description, which proceeds with reference to the accompanying drawings.
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  • FIG. 1A is a perspective view of the present invention.
  • FIG. 1B is a cross section taken on line 1B-1B of FIG. 1A.
  • FIG. 1C is a cross section taken on line 1C-1C of FIG. 1A.
  • FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the invention holding tools in a protrusive manner.
  • FIG. 3 is a schematic view of the invention with the partition in a moved condition.
  • FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the invention equipped with a hanger.
  • FIG. 5 is a schematic view of the invention hung on a wall.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • Please referring to FIGS. 1A, 1B and 1C, the tool box 1 according to the invention mainly includes a case 10, a partition 11 and a upper lid 12.
  • The case 10 has a first side wall 100 coupling with the upper lid 12, a second side wall 101 on the opposite side with a latch bore 102 formed in the center, one end with stubs 103 and retaining lugs 1030 located thereon, and another end with slots 104 formed on two sides. The stubs 103 are pivotally coupled with the partition 11. The slots 104 have respectively a first latch member 105 and a second latch member 106 formed on the upper edge in a bulged manner to form a first latch notch 107 and a second latch notch 108 at two ends of the slot 104. One side of the case 10 has a first aperture 109 to hang on a hanging bar 30 of a hanger 3 (referring to FIGS. 4 and 5).
  • The partition 11 has a flute 110 in the center to divide the partition 11 into a first plate 111 and a second plate 112. The second plate 112 has two holes 1120 on one side to couple with the stubs 103. On the top surface of the first plate 111 and the second plate 112, there are corresponding first holding spacers 113 and second holding spacers 114 that have troughs 115 and 116 formed on the upper end alternately. The troughs 115 and 116 are interposed by smaller notches 1150 and 1160 to hold the handgrips 20 and 20 a of tools 2 and 2 a in a staggered manner (referring to FIG. 2). One bottom edge of the first plate 111 has a pulling bar 117 engageable with the first latch notch 107 and the second latch notch 108 to anchor the partition 11 in a flattened position or a moved position.
  • The upper lid 12 is hollow and has two pair of corresponding side 120, 121, 122 and 123. The first side 120 is coupled with the first side wall 100 of the case 10 to allow the upper lid 12 to be opened or closed. The second side 121 has a plate 124 extended downwards in the center to form a coupling member 125 mating the latch bore 102 of the case 10. The lid 12 further has a second aperture 126 formed on one side corresponding to the first aperture 109 of the case to couple with the hanging bar 30 of the hanger 3 (referring to FIGS. 4 and 5).
  • Refer to FIGS. 1A and 2, for assembly, pivotally couple the holes 1120 of the second plate 112 with the stubs 103 of the case 10, wedge the pulling bar 117 of the first plate 111 in the slot 104 in the first latch notch 107 to be latched by the first latch member 105 to flatten the partition 11 for holding the tools when not in use. Move the pulling bar 117 to the second latch notch 108 and latched by the second latch member 106 to push and anchor the partition 11 in a protrusive manner to facilitate tool fetching when in use. Hence the partition 11 may be raised to make fetching of the tools easier when in use or flattened to hold the tools in a storing condition when not in use by moving the pulling bar 117 in the slot 104 and anchoring on desired locations.
  • Referring to FIG. 2, the handgrips 20 and 20 a of tools 2 and 2 a may be held in a staggered manner on the alternated troughs 115 and 116 of the holding spacers 113 and 114 on the first and second plates 111 and 112. When the first and second plates 111 and 112 are flattened in the case 10, the pulling bar 117 is wedged in the first latch notch 107 and latched by the first latch member 105 to anchor the first and second plates 111 and 112 in the case 10.
  • Referring to FIG. 3, when in use and the operator wants to fetch tools 2 and 2 a held on the first and second plates 111 and 112, open the upper lid 12, move the pulling bar 117 away from the first latch notch 107 and the first latch member 105, move the pulling bar 117 towards the second latch notch 108. As the stubs 103 at one end of the case 10 serve as the turning axis, the first plate 111 and the second plate 112 may be pushed to become a protrusive and conical manner with the edge of the second plate 112 bucking against the retaining lugs 1030 until the pulling bar 117 sliding through the slot 104 and wedged in the second latch notch 108 and latched by the second latch member 106 and anchored. The hand grips 20 and 20 a of the tools 2 and 2 a held in a staggered manner in the alternated troughs 113 and 114 and notches 1150 and 1160 may be fetched readily for use without much searching or fumbling. Hence idling time is reduced and working efficiency improves.
  • Referring to FIGS. 4 and 5, the apertures 109 and 126 formed on the case 10 and upper lid 12 may be coupled with the hanging bar 30 extended from a lower side of the hanger 3. The hanger 3 may be hung on a wall 4, or be hung on a construction site or on the belt of operator when in use. It is easy to carry and dispose, and can save a lot of time for the operator.
  • In summary, the invention, by moving the pulling bar 117 in the slot 104 to wedge in the first latch notch 107 and second latch notch 108, and latched by the first latch member 105 and second latch member 106, allows the first plate 111 and second plate 112 to be anchored on a flattened position or a protrusive and conical position in the case 10 to facilitate selection and fetching of the tools 2 and 2 a. It provides significant improvements over the conventional tool boxes.

Claims (10)

1. A tool box comprising a case, a partition pivotally coupled in the case movable to a protrusive and conical manner and a upper lid coupling on a first side wall of the case;
wherein the partition has a second plate which has one end pivotally coupled on one end of the case and a first plate which has a pulling bar on the bottom of another end movable to push the first plate and the second plate to the protrusive and conical position, the case having slots on the bottom side of another end that have respectively a first latch member and a second latch member to anchor the pulling bar on a flattened position and a moved position.
2. The tool box of claim 1, wherein the case has a second side wall opposing the first side wall forming a latch bore in the center, and stubs and retaining lugs located on the one end thereof.
3. The tool box of claim 2, wherein the first latch member and the second latch member are spaced from two ends of the slot to form respectively a first latch notch and a second latch notch.
4. The tool box of claim 2, wherein the case has a first aperture in the center of one side to hang on a hanging bar of a hanger.
5. The tool box of claim 1, wherein the partition has a flute in the center to divide the partition into the first plate and the second plate, the second plate having two holes on one side to couple with the stubs of the case.
6. The tool box of claim 5, wherein the first plate and the second plate have respectively first holding spacers and second holding spacers that have troughs alternately formed thereon, every two neighboring troughs are interposed by a smaller notch.
7. The tool box of claim 5, wherein the pulling bar is latched in the first latch notch at the flattened position and latched in the second latch notch at the moved position.
8. The tool box of claim 1, wherein the upper lid has a hollow interior and two pairs of opposing sides, one side being coupled with the first side wall of the case, another side has a plate extended downwards from the center thereof.
9. The tool box of claim 8, wherein the plate has a coupling member on an outer side mating the latch hole of the case.
10. The tool box of claim 8, wherein the upper lid has a second aperture corresponding to the first aperture of the case to hang on a hanging bar of a hanger.
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US20060278635A1 (en) * 2005-05-25 2006-12-14 Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. Tool box having latching device
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GB2441760B (en) * 2006-09-15 2008-08-06 Tong Lee Ind Co Ltd Toolbox
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