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United States Patent Application 20180249825
Kind Code A1
WANG; CHI-CHOU September 6, 2018

EASILY FOLDABLE AND EXPANDABLE CLOTHES HANG RACK

Abstract

An easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack pivotally set by a plurality of rods via a fixing base with an unlimited shape of triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon and etc. to easily fold and expanded rotably. The rods may be divided into two sections at least to and fold and assemble connectively via the connectors. A fixing stripe may be used to limit the rods in an expanded form to use as a clothes hang rack. The rods may be disassembled separately to decrease the volume during the transportation and storage at home.


Inventors: WANG; CHI-CHOU; (Taipei, TW)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

WANG; CHI-CHOU

Taipei

TW
Family ID: 1000002944410
Appl. No.: 15/785437
Filed: October 17, 2017


Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A47B 43/00 20130101; A47B 61/003 20130101
International Class: A47B 43/00 20060101 A47B043/00; A47B 61/00 20060101 A47B061/00

Foreign Application Data

DateCodeApplication Number
Mar 2, 2017TW106202911

Claims



1. An easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack is composed of a plurality of rods, which is characterized in that: the rods are pivotally assembled connectively via a fixing base with an unlimited shape of triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon and etc., wherein each rod may be rotably expanded or folded with respect to each other; and a plurality of fixing strips are used to limit the expanded form of the rods, and the rods can be disassembled separately to decrease the volume for being convenient to transport and store at home.

2. The easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack according to claim 1, wherein the fixing base is set with a first axial hole going through two opposite sides and a second axial hole going through another two opposite sides, where the first axial hole and the second axial hole can located at the same or different height.

3. The easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack according to claim 1, wherein a first rod and a second rod are axially set on two opposite sides of a fixing base to make the first rod and the second rod rotate to expand or fold with respect to the base, and a third rod and a fourth rod are axially set on another two opposite sides of the fixing base to make third rod and the fourth rod rotate to expand or fold with respect to the base.

4. The easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack according to claim 3, wherein the rods can be set as two-sectional or multi-sectional rods respectively to easily form the complete rods via a plurality of connectors.

5. The easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack according to claim 3, wherein the cross sections of the rods may be rectangular, round, or any other geometric shape.

6. The easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack according to claim 3, wherein the rods can be set as two-sectional or multi-sectional rods respectively to easily form the complete rods via a plurality of connectors.

7. The easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack according to claim 6, the sidewalls upper than the pivotal positions of the rods are further set at least one insert hole to insert one end of a hanging bar to complete the whole assembled structure.

8. The easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack according to claim 7, wherein the hanging bar is a curved hook.
Description



(a) TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a clothes hang rack in the furniture field, and more particularly, to a clothes hang rack being easily expanded rotably to hang clothes. And the rods may be divided into several sections to assemble connectively and disassemble separately to be convenient for transportation and storage at home.

(b) DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIOR ART

[0002] The ordinary furniture hang rack is set by a plurality hanging rods with a height different to the surroundings to hang clothes. And, a base with a larger volume or the heavier weight is normally set on the bottom to maintain the stability of the hang rack. In addition to that, the conventional clothes hang rack is a in a fixed form wholly, which is not convenient to transport or store at home.

[0003] Therefore, how to solve the aforementioned problem and disadvantage are the major concern of the related companies in this area and the inventor of the present invention.

[0004] To solve the aforementioned disadvantage of the conventional clothes hang rack which is not convenient to transport or store at home, some known improved clothes hang racks are designed to the forms being expandable or foldable.

[0005] However, the known expandable or foldable clothes hang racks need to be operated in a complexed fixing mechanism to fix the expanded or folded forms. Such that, the whole operation is not convenient enough.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] The major objective of the present invention is to provide an easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack, the rods of the present invention may be assembled connectively and disassembled separately to decrease the volume, so as to solve the problem of the conventional clothes hang rack which is not convenient to transport and store at home because of the structural shortage.

[0007] One feature of the present invention is that the clothes hang rack is composed of paired rods pivotally set on two opposite sides of a fixing base respectively with an unlimited shape of triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon and etc. Therefore, the rods may be easily folded and expanded rotably. And a fixing stripe may be used to limit the rods in an expanded form to use as a clothes hang rack. The rods may be sectionally assembled connectively and disassembled separately to decrease the volume during being transported and stored at home.

[0008] Another feature of the present invention is that the rods may be divided into two sections at least, and a plurality of fixing bases may be used to easily assemble and disassemble the rods to decrease the volume of the hang rack during transportation and storage at home.

[0009] The technical means of the easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack according to the present invention is to compose a plurality of rods pivotally assembled connectively via a fixing base, wherein each rod may be rotably folded or expanded with respect to each other.

[0010] The easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack of the present invention comprises: a first rod and a second rod axially set on two opposite sides of a fixing base to make first rod and the second rod rotate to expand or fold with respect to the base, a third rod and a fourth rod axially set on another two opposite sides of the fixing base to make the third rod and the fourth rod rotate to expand or fold with respect to the base; and a plurality of fixing strips with the particular lengths respectively, wherein the both ends of the fixing strips are respectively fixed at two adjacent rods to limit the expanded form of the rods.

[0011] Furthermore, the cross sections of the rods according to the present invention may be rectangular, round, or any other geometric shape.

[0012] Furthermore, the rods of the present invention may be designed as two-sectional or multi-sectional rods respectively to easily form the complete rods via a plurality of connectors.

[0013] Moreover, the fixing strips are preferably fixed at the lower positions of the rods to limit the largest area of the expanded form of the rods to provide enough stable support for the clothes hang rack.

[0014] In Addition, the sidewalls upper than the pivotal positions of the rods may set at least one insert hole to insert one end of the hanging bar to complete the whole assembled structure according to the present invention.

[0015] The hanging bar may be a straight bar or a curved hook.

[0016] Through the structure of the easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack according to the present invention, a user can easily rotate the rods on two opposite sides to expand and use by using two hands. On the other hand, the rods may be rotated in an opposite direction. Such of that, both of the operation and usage of the hang rack according to the present invention are very convenient.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0017] FIG. 1 is a perspective-view exterior diagram to show the expanded condition of the clothes hanger according to the present invention.

[0018] FIG. 2 is a partial perspective-view decomposition diagram to show the structure and relation of the first to fourth rods and the fixing base according to the present invention.

[0019] FIG. 3 is a front-view plane diagram to show the expanded condition of the clothes hanger according to the present invention.

[0020] FIG. 4 is a top-view plane diagram to show the expanded condition of the clothes hanger according to the present invention.

[0021] FIG. 5 is the side-view plane diagram of FIG. 3.

[0022] FIG. 6 is a schematic diagram to show the condition that the rods of the clothes hanger according to the present invention are folded to a straight-line condition.

[0023] FIG. 7A and FIG. 7B are the partial enlarged decomposition plane schematic diagram to show the rods of the present invention are divided into several sections connected by a connector.

[0024] FIG. 8 is a partial perspective-view decomposition diagram to show the structure and relation of the first to fourth rods and the fixing base according to the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0025] The following descriptions are exemplary embodiments only, and are not intended to limit the scope, applicability or configuration of the invention in any way. Rather, the following detailed description provides a convenient illustration for implementing exemplary embodiments of the invention. Various changes to the described embodiments may be made in the function and arrangement of the elements described without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

[0026] Please refer to FIG. 1, FIG. 2, and FIG. 8, which is the easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack according to the present invention. It is clearly shown in the figures that the clothes hang rack of the present invention is assembled by a plurality of rods 1A.about.1D to pivotally connect via a fixing base 2 with an unlimited shape of triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon and etc., wherein each rod may be rotably folded or expanded with respect to each other. Hereafter, the rectangle fixing base 2 is used as a typical example of present invention for even rods of 4, 6, 8 and etc.

[0027] Concretely speaking, the clothes hang rack comprises: a fixing base 2; a first rod 1A; a first axial hole 2A, and two adjacent perpendicular faces which are went through each other on two opposite sides and crossed over at the same or different height, which are shown in FIG. 2 and FIG. 8.

[0028] The material of the fixing base 2 with unlimited shape of triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon and etc. may adopt the wood, bamboo, metal, plastic, or any possible proper material.

[0029] The first rod 1A, the second rod 1B, the third rod 1C, and the fourth rod 1D of the present invention are the elements used as the branch rods, which the first rod 1A and the second rod 1B are relatively set a first pivotal hole 1A1 and a second pivotal hole 1B1 at roughly the middle positions corresponding to a first axial hole 2A of the fixing base 2.

[0030] And, a first pivotal axis 4A is further set through the first pivotal hole 1A1, the first axial hole 2A, and the second pivotal hole 1B1 to pivotally connect the first rod 1A and the second rod 1B on the two opposite sides of the fixing base 2, which arrangement can make the first rod 1A and the second rod 1B rotate relatively to the fixing base 2 to form a cross-form as shown in FIG. 3 and FIG. 4.

[0031] The third rod 1C and the fourth rod 1D are relatively set a third pivotal hole 1C1 and a fourth pivotal hole 1D1 at roughly the middle positions corresponding to a second axial hole 2B of the fixing base.

[0032] And, a second pivotal axis 4B is further set through the third pivotal hole 1C1, the second axial hole 2B, and the fourth pivotal hole 1D1 to pivotally connect the third rod 1C and the fourth rod 1D on another two opposite sides of the fixing base 2, which arrangement can make that the third rod 1C and the fourth rod 1D rotate relatively to the fixing base 2 to form a cross-form as shown in FIG. 5.

[0033] Therefore, the user may quickly expand the whole clothes hang rack through the cross-forms of the first to fourth rods 1A.about.1D relative to the fixing base 2, so as to form four fixing points supported on the ground.

[0034] Because the length of the first to fourth rods 1A.about.1D is too long, so as to increase the volume during the transport and occupy more storage space when being stored at home, the first to fourth rods 1A.about.1D of the present invention may be respectively designed as the two-sectional rods or the multi-sectional rods. And as shown in FIG. 7A and FIG. 7B, a connector 6 may be provided to easily assemble connectively and dissemble separately for the sectional rods.

[0035] Wherein, the connector 6 may be divided into a connector 6A of an inner sleeve type or a connector 6B of an outer sleeve type. When being connected to use, the connector 6A of an inner sleeve type may be separately placed into the inner hole of the sectional first to fourth rods 1A.about.1D to compose the complete first to fourth rods 1A.about.1D as shown in FIG. 7A. Alternatively, the sectional first to fourth rods 1A.about.1D may be separately sleeved into the connector 6B of an outer sleeve type as shown in FIG. 7B.

[0036] When being stored at home, the sectional first to fourth rods 1A.about.1D and the connector 6 may be dissembled separately to decrease the length and volume as shown in FIG. 7A and FIG. 7B.

[0037] For limiting the bottom of the first to fourth rods 1A.about.1D not to unlimitedly expand outwardly to collapse the whole clothes hang rack, a fixing Strip 5 of the present invention may be utilized in the lower ends of the first to fourth rods 1A.about.1D.

[0038] To explain in detail, the fixing Strip 5 of the present invention is utilized to connect the lower ends of two adjacent rods, which the both ends of the fixing Strip 5 are respectively fixed at two adjacent rods.

[0039] As a result, the lower ends of the first to fourth rods 1A.about.1D will be limited not to continuously expand owing to the length limitation of the fixing Strip 5 when expanding to a particular angle as shown in FIG. 4. Therefore, the area surrounded by the lower ends of the first to fourth rods 1A.about.1D will be limited to a certain range to provide enough stable support for the clothes hang rack.

[0040] Besides, the upper end of the rods of the present invention may set a plurality of hanging bars 3 to hang clothes. Preferably, the bars 3 are disposed on the sides of the rods in an upward inclination.

[0041] The shape of the hanging bars 3 may be straight, hook which is not shown in the figures, or any other particular shape.

[0042] When the clothes hang rack of the present invention is not to use, the rods may be rotated in an opposite direction relative to the fixing base 2 to overlap with the fixing base 2 as shown in FIG. 6.

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