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Publication numberUS20040099384 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/301,689
Publication dateMay 27, 2004
Filing dateNov 22, 2002
Priority dateNov 22, 2002
Publication number10301689, 301689, US 2004/0099384 A1, US 2004/099384 A1, US 20040099384 A1, US 20040099384A1, US 2004099384 A1, US 2004099384A1, US-A1-20040099384, US-A1-2004099384, US2004/0099384A1, US2004/099384A1, US20040099384 A1, US20040099384A1, US2004099384 A1, US2004099384A1
InventorsChieh-Yuan Wu
Original AssigneeChieh-Yuan Wu
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Art wall painting curtain structure
US 20040099384 A1
Abstract
An art wall painting curtain structure includes a plurality of supports, an operating cord rotator, a rotating base, a curtain cloth and a plurality of roller tubes. The tip of the curtain cloth is engaged in a roller tube, and the two ends of the roller tube are moveably and pivotally provided the operating cord rotator and the rotating base, respectively. Upon being further connected to the L-shape supports, the art wall painting curtain according to the invention can be fastened to the wall. The bottom of the curtain cloth is engaged in another roller tube. As the curtain cloth is manually painted an elegant oil painting artwork, when the curtain cloth is drawn downed, it not only can serve as an artwork, but also a sunshade.
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Claims(4)
1. An art wall painting curtain structure, comprising a plurality of supports, an operating cord rotator, a rotating base, a curtain cloth, and two roller tubes; wherein the tip of the curtain cloth is connected to a roller tube, the two ends of the roller tube are moveably and pivotally provided the operating cord rotator and the rotating base, respectively; and upon connection with the supports, the art wall painting curtain structure can be fastened on the wall; characterized in that:
the curtain cloth is manually painted an elegance oil painting artwork, so that when the curtain cloth is drawn down, it can serve as a pleasing wall painting, as well as a sunshade.
2. The art wall painting curtain structure according to claim 1, wherein the bottom of the curtain cloth is engaged in a roller tube.
3. The art wall painting curtain structure according to claim 1, wherein the operating cord rotator includes a positioning base, a liner, a rotor, a plurality of pinions, a positioning washer, a spring washer, a sprocket, a chain and a positioning knob, all being combined together and fastened to the support by screws.
4. The art wall painting curtain structure according to claim 1, wherein the rotating base includes a positioning base, a holding washer and a mobile portion, all being combined together and fastened to the support by screws.
Description
    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    The present invention relates to an art wall painting curtain structure which basically includes a curtain cloth being manually painted an oil painting artwork and an operating cord rotator for adjusting the length of the curtain cloth. Accordingly, the invention in its entirety not only can serve as a sunshade, but also a vivid and vigorous oil painting artwork to improve the indoor atmosphere.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIOR ART
  • [0002]
    Generally, windows are required in constructions and buildings for the purposes of better natural lighting and ventilation. Besides, to keep good eyesight, the windows would preferably be made of clear and transparent materials such as glass.
  • [0003]
    However, when the burning sun shines through the windows, it is necessary to use a curtain for shading the severe sunshine, prevent the temperature indoor from rising high, and avoid people living in the house from feeling too hot and uncomfortable. Accordingly, there exists a need for the curtain to achieve the purposes of sunshade or maintaining personal privacy. For conventional curtain devices, as the color(s) of the curtain cloth appear(s) monochromatic, plain or complicated, when the curtain is spread out, it appears dull or boring eyesight without brining any help in enhancing the atmosphere indoor.
  • [0004]
    In the other way, to improve the aesthetic feeling and perception in life, people used to hang beautiful and elegant paintings on the walls. The contents and style of the paintings may be natural sightseeing, scenic spots of historical significances, figures, flowers and birds, impressionistic, realistic, etc., depending on personal fancy.
  • [0005]
    In view of the above, the inventor has combined the conventional dull curtain and the art paintings in the present invention, which can serve as both a sunshade and a vivid art painting in order to release the daily pressure of people and enhance the utility of the curtain.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0006]
    The primary object of the invention is to provide an art wall painting curtain structure, wherein the curtain cloth is manually painted a vivid oil painting artwork, so that the curtain according to the invention not only can serve as a sunshade, but also can show an elegant oil painting artwork when it is fully spread out. The invention may greatly enhance the effect of interior decoration, and aesthetic effect as well.
  • [0007]
    The secondary object of the invention is to provide an art wall painting curtain structure, wherein the operating cord rotator may allow the curtain cloth to be curled up and drawn down freely, so that the length of the curtain can be adjusted with the curtain steadily held instead of sliding down.
  • [0008]
    Another object of the invention is to provide an art wall painting structure, which is manually painted a vivid oil painting artwork. While the curtain cloth can be changed anytime, the view of the window may be various and present different aesthetic effect.
  • [0009]
    The art wall painting curtain structure according to the invention includes a plurality of supports, an operating cord rotator, a rotating base, a curtain cloth and roller tubes, etc. The curtain cloth is manually painted a vivid oil painting artwork and is combined with an upper roller tube and a lower roller tube on its tip and bottom, respectively. The two ends of the upper roller tube are moveably and pivotally provided an operating cord rotator and a rotating base, respectively. The operating cord may be linked with the rotator so as to remotely control the rotation of the rotator in a proper distance. The rotating base is provided a mobile portion, which can be engaged with the upper roller tube so that the oil painting curtain cloth can be changed freely and conveniently to vary the style of the interior decoration. The supports are fastened to the operating cord rotator and the rotating base, respectively, thereby the curtain according to the invention can be held on the wall. When the curtain cloth is drawn down, it appears an elegant oil painting artwork which is visually enjoyable; meanwhile the curtain may serve as a sunshade as well.
  • [0010]
    One can better understand the invention by reading the following descriptions along with the accompanied drawings.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0011]
    [0011]FIG. 1 is a front view of the invention.
  • [0012]
    [0012]FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the invention.
  • [0013]
    [0013]FIG. 3 is an exploded view of the invention.
  • [0014]
    [0014]FIG. 3A is an exploded view of the operating cord rotator according to the invention.
  • [0015]
    [0015]FIG. 3B is an exploded view of the rotating base according to the invention.
  • [0016]
    [0016]FIG. 4 is a sectional view of the operating cord rotator according to the invention.
  • [0017]
    [0017]FIG. 5 is a sectional view of the rotating base according to the invention.
  • [0018]
    [0018]FIG. 6 is a schematic view showing the connection between rotating base and the upper roller tube.
  • DESIGNATED NUMBER OF THE ELEMENTS
  • [0019]
    [0019]1 . . . art wall painting curtain
  • [0020]
    [0020]10 . . . curtain cloth
  • [0021]
    [0021]11 . . . oil painting artwork
  • [0022]
    [0022]15 . . . upper roller tube
  • [0023]
    [0023]16 . . . lower roller tube
  • [0024]
    [0024]151, 161 . . . narrow receiving space
  • [0025]
    [0025]162 . . . plug
  • [0026]
    [0026]20 . . . operating cord rotator
  • [0027]
    [0027]21 . . . positioning base
  • [0028]
    [0028]211 . . . prolonged hole
  • [0029]
    [0029]212 . . . slot
  • [0030]
    A . . . engaging portion
  • [0031]
    [0031]22 . . . liner
  • [0032]
    [0032]221 . . . teeth
  • [0033]
    [0033]222 . . . engaging protrusion
  • [0034]
    [0034]223 . . . screw hole
  • [0035]
    [0035]224 . . . slot
  • [0036]
    [0036]23 . . . rotor
  • [0037]
    [0037]231 . . . engaging protrusion
  • [0038]
    [0038]232 . . . positioning pillar
  • [0039]
    [0039]24 . . . pinion
  • [0040]
    [0040]25 . . . positioning washer
  • [0041]
    [0041]26 . . . spring washer
  • [0042]
    [0042]27 . . . sprocket
  • [0043]
    [0043]271 . . . ring groove
  • [0044]
    [0044]28 . . . chain
  • [0045]
    [0045]29 . . . positioning knob
  • [0046]
    [0046]30 . . . rotating base
  • [0047]
    [0047]31 . . . positioning base
  • [0048]
    [0048]311 . . . positioning pillar
  • [0049]
    [0049]312 . . . slot
  • [0050]
    [0050]32 . . . holding washer
  • [0051]
    [0051]321 . . . engaging groove
  • [0052]
    [0052]322 . . . positioning protrusion
  • [0053]
    [0053]323 . . . protruding point
  • [0054]
    [0054]33 . . . mobile portion
  • [0055]
    [0055]331 . . . positioning hole
  • [0056]
    [0056]332 . . . contact arc surface
  • [0057]
    B . . . engaging portion
  • [0058]
    [0058]40, 41 . . . support
  • [0059]
    [0059]401, 411 . . . screw hole
  • [0060]
    [0060]402 . . . central hole
  • [0061]
    [0061]403, 413 . . . screw
  • [0062]
    [0062]404, 414 . . . screw hole
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS
  • [0063]
    As shown in FIG. 1, the curtain cloth 10 of the art wall painting curtain 1 according to the invention appears a beautiful oil painting artwork 11 after being spread out. The art wall painting curtain 1 can serve as a sunshade and provide aesthetic effect.
  • [0064]
    As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the invention primarily includes a curtain cloth 10, an upper roller tube 15 and a lower roller tube 16, an operating cord rotator 20, a rotating base 30, a plurality of supports 40, 41; wherein the shade cloth 10 is manually painted an oil painting artwork 11 of fancy and special subjects (as shown in FIG. 1). The tip of the curtain cloth 10 is engaged in an upper roller tube 15, whereas the bottom of the curtain cloth 10 is engaged in a lower roller tube 16. Said upper and lower roller tubes are long tubes provided on a side thereof a slot. And narrow receiving spaces 151, 161 are provided in the respective inner tubes, so that the bottom end of the curtain cloth 10 can be folded to a blunt end and inserted into and held in the narrow receiving spaces 151, 161. The two ends of the lower roller tube 16 may be provided plugs 162 to smooth and beautify the outer-appearance thereof. The two ends of the upper roller tube 15 are respectively provided an operating cord rotator 20 and a rotating base 30, both of which are fastened to the supports 40, 41. The supports 40, 41 may be L-shape plates, on the horizontal bottom of which is provided prolonged screw holes 401, 411.
  • [0065]
    Further refer to FIGS. 3, 3A and 4, the operating cord rotator 20 according to the invention includes a positioning base 21, a liner 22, a rotor 23, a plurality of pinions 24, a positioning washer 25, a spring washer 26, a sprocket 27, a chain 28 and a positioning knob 29. A prolonged hole 211 is provided on an end of the positioning base 21. And a slot 212 is provided along the extended axial height of the positioning base 21 such that the engaging portion A may have a flexible size in its outer diameter.
  • [0066]
    A boring hole (not shown) with a longer diameter than the prolonged hole 211 is provided on the center of the liner 22. While teeth 221 are provided on the inner ring of the liner 22, a plurality of engaging protrusions 222 and screw holes 223 are provided on the end surface of the liner 22. And two slots 224 are provided on the sides of the lower end of the liner 22 for the chain to pass through. An engaging protrusion 231 having the same overall size as the prolonged hole 211 is provided on the center of a disk surface of the rotor 23, whereas three positioning pillars 232 are provided on the other side the disk.
  • [0067]
    A plurality of pinions 24 sheathe the positioning pillars 232 and then engage with the teeth 221 of the inner ring of the liner 22. A positioning washer 25, a spring washer 26 and a sprocket 27 are combined and connected one by one in a stack form. The chain 28 may be engaged with the sprocket 27. A ring groove 271 is provided on one side of, and a positioning knob 29 is inserted into the sprocket 27 in order to be positioned in the central hole 402 of the supports 40. A plurality of screws 403 screw through the screw holes 404 of the supports 40 to the screw holes 223 of the liner 22 such that the components in-between can be held together in the liner 22.
  • [0068]
    As shown in FIGS. 3, 3A, 5 and 6, the rotating base 30 according to the invention is basically composed of a positioning base 31, a holding washer 32 and a mobile portion 33. The position base 31 has substantially the same configuration as that of the position base 21, wherein a positioning pillar 311 protrudes from a side of the positioning base 31, and a slot 312 is provided along the extended axial height of the positioning base 31 such that the engaging portion B may have a flexible size in its outer diameter.
  • [0069]
    The holding washer 32 is a disk combined with a block which has a engaging groove 321 and a positioning protrusion 322, as well as a plurality of protruding points 323 and screw holes (not shown) on the other side of the disk. The mobile portion 33 being an arc-shape has a positioning hole 331 and a contact arc surface 332 in order to combine with the holding washer 32 into a circle.
  • [0070]
    Now return to FIG. 3, the holding washer 32 can be fixed by screwing a plurality of screws 413 through to the screw holes 414, thereby the positioning pillar 311 of the positioning base 31 can slide into and be positioned in the engaging groove 321 when the mobile portion 33 is lifted up.
  • [0071]
    Accordingly, when pulling a chain 28 down, the operating cord rotator 20 rotates and subsequently drives the upper roller tube 15 to rotate, so that the whole oil painting curtain cloth 20 is being curled up, and to curtain height, the operating cord rotator 26 will stop and be held by the spring washer 26 provided therein.
  • [0072]
    Concluded above, the invention has yet been seen in the markets. And, unlike the prior art, the invention has combined an oil painting artwork and a sunshade, which not only can provide the aesthetic effect, but also can serve as useful sunshade. The improved utilities according to the invention are obvious and definite; therefore the inventor has claimed the invention as a patent as it deserves.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification160/321
International ClassificationE06B9/40, E06B9/68, E06B9/78, B44D3/18
Cooperative ClassificationE06B9/40, E06B9/78, B44D3/18, E06B9/68
European ClassificationE06B9/40, B44D3/18, E06B9/68, E06B9/78