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Publication numberUS20020152571 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/838,116
Publication dateOct 24, 2002
Filing dateApr 20, 2001
Priority dateApr 20, 2001
Publication number09838116, 838116, US 2002/0152571 A1, US 2002/152571 A1, US 20020152571 A1, US 20020152571A1, US 2002152571 A1, US 2002152571A1, US-A1-20020152571, US-A1-2002152571, US2002/0152571A1, US2002/152571A1, US20020152571 A1, US20020152571A1, US2002152571 A1, US2002152571A1
InventorsGiovanni Lee
Original AssigneeChien Chang Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bath ball structure with flower pattern
US 20020152571 A1
Abstract
Bath ball structure with flower pattern, including a bathing body and a string. The bathing body is made of plastic membrane and has an elongated length and a certain width. A number of through holes are evenly distributed over the surface of the plastic membrane with one face having a projection, while the other face having a corresponding recess, whereby the surface of the bathing body serves as a cleaning face with good cleaning effect. Two long sides of the bathing boy are equally inward folded to overlap a substantially middle portion and then thermally fused with the middle portion to form two thermal fusion seams defining therein a hollow section. The bathing body is small section by small section repeatedly folded back and forth to form a semiproduct of the bath ball having multiple crimps. The string is tied and fixed at the center of the semiproduct, after released from hand, the semiproduct automatically resiliently stretches outward to form the bath ball with flower pattern.
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What is claimed is:
1. Bath ball structure with flower pattern, comprising a bathing body and a string, the bathing body being made of plastic membrane and having an elongated length and a certain width, a number of through holes being evenly distributed over the surface of the plastic membrane, one face of the through hole having a projection, while the other face thereof having a corresponding recess, whereby the surface of the bathing body serves as a cleaning face with good cleaning effect, two long sides of the bathing boy being equally inward folded and thermally fused at a middle portion to form thermal fusion seams, the folded sections of the long sides defining therein a hollow section, the bathing body being small section by small section repeatedly folded back and forth to form a semiproduct of the bath ball having multiple crimps, then, the string being tied and fixed at the center of the semiproduct, after released from hand, the semiproduct automatically resiliently stretching outward to form the bath ball with flower pattern.
2. Bath ball structure with flower pattern as claimed in claim 1, wherein the two long sides of the bathing body are inward folded to overlap a portion near the middle portion of the bathing body, the end sections of the folded long sides being thermally fused with the portion to form two thermal fusion seams for preliminary location.
3. Bath ball structure with flower pattern as claimed in claim 1, wherein the two long sides of the bathing body are inward folded to right overlap the middle portion of the bathing body with the end sections of the long sides flushly matching with each other, then the folded end sections being thermally fused with the middle portion to form two thermal fusion seams for preliminary location.
4. Bath ball structure with flower pattern as claimed in claim 1, wherein the two long sides of the bathing body are inward folded to overlap a portion exceeding the middle portion of the bathing body, the end sections of the long sides overlapping each other, the middle of the overlapping sections being thermally fused with the middle portion of the bathing body to form a thermal fusion seam for preliminary location.
5. Bath ball structure with flower pattern as claimed in claim 1, wherein the string being tied and fixed around the center of the semiproduct.
6. Bath ball structure with flower pattern as claimed in claim 1, wherein the string is passed through the center of the semiproduct and wound and tied thereon.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention is related to a bath ball structure with flower pattern. The bath ball structure is very soft so that when a user brushes his/her body with the bath ball, the user will not feel painful and the skin of the user is not subject to scrape. The bath ball is able to provide a certain frictional force sufficient to clean the user's body. After tied by a string, the bath ball naturally has a form of a flower.

[0002]FIG. 1 shows a conventional bath ball composed of several elongated mesh tubes 11 wrapping and overlapping each other layer by layer. The mesh tubes 11 are tied by a string 12 to have a form of a ball. The string 12 facilitates taking the bath ball when used and hanging the bath ball when not used.

[0003] The above bath ball has some shortcomings as follows:

[0004] 1. The mesh tubes 11 are rough so that the bath ball made of such mesh tubes 11 is quite rough. When a user brushes his/her body with the bath ball, the user often feels uncomfortable or painful and the skin of the user is subject to scrape.

[0005] 2. The bath ball made of the elongated mesh tubes 11 simply has a monotonous spherical pattern. Therefore, such bath ball can hardly expedite the purchase desire of the consumers.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] It is therefore a primary object of the present invention to provide a bath ball structure with flower pattern, in which the bathing body of the bath ball is made of plastic membrane so that it is very soft and when a user brushes his/her body with the bath ball, the user will not feel uncomfortable or painful and the skin of the user is not subject to scrape.

[0007] It is a further object of the present invention to provide the above bath ball structure in which a number of through holes are distributed over the surface of the bath ball to form a cleaning face. Therefore, the bath ball is soft, while providing sufficient frictional force against the skin of the user for effectively cleaning the body of the user.

[0008] It is still a further object of the present invention to provide the above bath ball structure in which after tied, the hollow sections of the bathing body will automatically resiliently stretch and expand outward to form a spongy and solid pattern and a beautiful appearance to expedite purchase desire of consumers. In addition, the user can more comfortably wipe his/her body with the bath ball.

[0009] The present invention can be best understood through the following description and accompanying drawings wherein:

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0010]FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a conventional bath ball;

[0011]FIG. 2 is a perspective exploded view of the bath ball structure of the present invention;

[0012]FIG. 3 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the bathing body of the bath ball structure of the present invention;

[0013]FIG. 4 is a perspective view of still another embodiment of the bathing body of the bath ball structure of the present invention;

[0014]FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the semiproduct of the bath ball structure of the present invention;

[0015]FIG. 6 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the semiproduct of the bath ball structure of the present invention; and

[0016]FIG. 7 is a perspective assembled view of the bath ball structure of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0017] Please refer to FIG. 2. The bath ball structure of the present invention includes a bathing body 20 and a string 30 with a certain length and diameter. The bathing body 20 is made of one or more than one plastic membrane and has an elongated length and a certain width. The plastic membranes are tidily stacked. A number of through holes 21 are evenly distributed over each plastic membrane. One face of the through hole 21 has a projection, while the other face thereof has a corresponding recess. Therefore, the surface of the bathing body 20 has a cleaning face with good cleaning effect. Two long sides of the bathing body 20 are equally inward folded to overlap a portion near the middle portion of the bathing body 20. Thereafter, the folded end sections are thermally fused with the portion near the middle portion to form two thermal fusion seams 23 for preliminary location. The folded sections of the long sides define therein a hollow section 24.

[0018]FIG. 3 shows another embodiment of the present invention, in which the two long sides of the bathing body 20 are alternatively equally inward folded to right overlap the middle portion of the bathing body 20 with the ends of the long sides flushly matching with each other. Thereafter, the folded end sections are thermally fused with the middle portion to form two thermal fusion seams 23. The folded sections of the long sides define therein a hollow section 24.

[0019]FIG. 4 shows still another embodiment of the present invention, in which the two long sides of the bathing body 20 are alternatively equally inward folded to overlap a portion exceeding the middle portion of the bathing body 20. The end sections of the long sides overlap each other. Thereafter, the middle of the overlapping sections is thermally fused with the middle portion of the bathing body 20 to form a thermal fusion seam 23. The folded sections of the long sides define therein a hollow section 24.

[0020] When assembled, as shown in FIG. 5, the bathing body 20 is small section by small section repeatedly folded back and forth to form a semiproduct 1 of the bath ball having multiple crimps. Then, the string 30 is tied and fixed around the center of the semiproduct 1. Alternatively, the string 30 is passed through the center of the semiproduct 1 and wound and tied thereon as shown in FIG. 6. After released from hand, the semiproduct 1 will automatically resiliently stretch outward to form the bath ball in form of a flower as shown in FIG. 7. The string 30 facilitates taking the bath ball when used and hanging the bath ball when not used.

[0021] The bath ball of the present invention has the following advantages:

[0022] 1. The bathing body 20 of the bath ball 2 is made of plastic membrane so that it is very soft and when a user brushes his/her body with the bath ball 2, the user will not feel uncomfortable or painful and the skin of the user is not subject to scrape.

[0023] 2. A number of through holes 21 are distributed over the surface of the bath ball 2 to form a cleaning face 22. Therefore, the bath ball 2 is soft, while providing sufficient frictional force against the skin of the user for effectively cleaning the body of the user.

[0024] 3. After tied, the hollow sections 24 of the bathing body 20 will automatically resiliently stretch and expand outward to form a spongy and solid pattern and a beautiful appearance to expedite purchase desire of consumers. In addition, the user can more comfortably wipe his/her body with the bath ball.

[0025] The above embodiments are only used to illustrate the present invention, not intended to limit the scope thereof. Many modifications of the above embodiments can be made without departing from the spirit of the present invention.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/209.1, 15/229.11
International ClassificationA47K7/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47K7/02
European ClassificationA47K7/02
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Apr 20, 2001ASAssignment
Owner name: CHIEN CHANG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:LEE, GIOVANNI;REEL/FRAME:011723/0946
Effective date: 20010326