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Publication numberUS20050028330 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/633,496
Publication dateFeb 10, 2005
Filing dateAug 5, 2003
Priority dateAug 5, 2003
Publication number10633496, 633496, US 2005/0028330 A1, US 2005/028330 A1, US 20050028330 A1, US 20050028330A1, US 2005028330 A1, US 2005028330A1, US-A1-20050028330, US-A1-2005028330, US2005/0028330A1, US2005/028330A1, US20050028330 A1, US20050028330A1, US2005028330 A1, US2005028330A1
InventorsBen Hsu
Original AssigneeChing Feng Blinds Ind. Co., Ltd.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Side hook for shower curtain
US 20050028330 A1
Abstract
A side hook for a shower curtain is mainly made up of a fixing clip having a base with a double-sided adhesive tape applied thereon disposed at one side thereof, and an arc flexible plate disposed at the other side thereof wherein a clamping passage is defined at the bottom ends of the base and the arc flexible plate there-between, and fixing teeth are correspondingly protruded at the inner side of both the base and the arc flexible plate respectively in clamping abutment. In practical use, the lateral sides of a shower curtain are pushed through the clamping passage of the fixing clip to be clamped tight by the fixing teeth therein for secure location of the shower curtain in closing manner. Besides, the fixing clip can also have a flexible plate with an arc slope and a plane section extending at one side thereof. Fixing teeth are protruded at the inner side of the plane section thereof in clamping abutment with the base thereof for precise location of the shower curtain thereof.
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1-4. (Canceled)
5. A side hook for a shower curtain comprising:
a) a base;
b) a flexible plate having a first surface resiliently pressing against a first surface of the base;
c) a flat connector portion connecting a first end of the base and a first end of the flexible plate, the flat connector portion extending perpendicularly from the first surface of the base; and
d) a clamping passage located between a second end of the base and a second end of the flexible plate,
wherein an edge of the shower curtain is inserted into the clamping passage and removably secured between the base and the flexible plate.
6. The side hook according to claim 5, wherein the flexible plate is a curved flexible plate.
7. The side hook according to claim 6, further comprising a plurality of first teeth extending from a first surface of the curved flexible plate and resiliently engaging the first surface of the base.
8. The side hook according to claim 7, further comprising a plurality of second teeth extending from the first surface of the base and meshing with the plurality of first teeth.
9. The side hook according to claim 6, further comprising a double-sided adhesive tape located on a second surface of the base.
10. The side hook according to claim 5, wherein the flexible plate includes an arched section and at least one flat section.
11. The side hook according to claim 10, further comprising a plurality of teeth located on the at least one flat section and extending from the first surface of the flexible plate, the plurality of teeth resiliently engaging the first surface of the base, wherein the first surface of the base is flat.
12. The side hook according to claim 10, further comprising a double-sided adhesive tape located on a second surface of the base.
Description
    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    The present invention is related to a side hook for a shower curtain, mainly made up of a fixing clip having a base with double-sided adhesive tape applied thereon disposed at one side thereof, and an arc flexible plate disposed at the other side thereof wherein a clamping passage is defined at one end of the base and the arc flexible plate, and fixing teeth are protruded at the corresponding inner side of the base and the arc flexible plate respectively in clamping abutment; whereby, via the clamping design of the fixing clip, a shower curtain is easily and securely located in closing manner without any other holes further processed at both lateral sides thereof, economically saving the cost of processing to boost the economical efficiency of the side hook structure thereof.
  • [0002]
    Please refer to FIG. 1. A conventional side hook for a shower curtain is mainly made up of a closing body 10 having a fastening face 11 disposed at one side thereon to be properly attached to both sides of a shower curtain 20 thereby. The periphery of the fastening face 11 thereof is fixedly welded to both sides of the shower curtain 20 via ultrasonic waves. And, a multiple of suction cups 12 are securely fixed at the other side of the closing body 10 thereof. In practical use, both lateral sides of the shower curtain 12 are drawn towards walls at both sides thereof and fixed thereto via the suction cups 12 of the closing body 10 to locate the shower curtain 20 thereof in closing manner.
  • [0003]
    There are some drawbacks to such conventional side hook for a shower curtain. First, the closing body 10 is welded onto both sides of the shower curtain 20 via ultrasonic waves, during which folding gaps 13 may be produced at the periphery of the fastening face 11 thereof. It not only mars the overall look of the shower curtain 20 in display, but also causes the imprecise fastening of the closing body 10 thereof and thus the chance of the defectives produced therewith. Second, the suction cups 12 attached at one side of the closing body 10 are also fixed thereto via ultrasonic waves in welding art, which, tedious and time-consuming, may boost the costs of materials and processing thereof.
  • [0004]
    Please refer to FIG. 2. Another conventional side hook for a shower curtain is mainly made up of a shower curtain 20′ having a through hole 21′ of proper size disposed properly at both lateral sides thereof respectively, and a fixing body 30 having a sleeve rod 31 with a stop ring 311 disposed at one side thereof. At the center of the sleeve rod 31 thereof is pivotally disposed a limiting ball 321 and a rotary J-shaped hook 32 to be led through the through hole 21′ of the shower curtain 20′ in hooking engagement therewith. The other side of the fixing body 30 is provided with a fixing seat 33 to be attached properly to walls disposed at both sides of the shower curtain 20′ for locating the shower curtain 20′ thereto in closing manner.
  • [0005]
    There are some disadvantages to the second conventional side hook for shower curtain. Most of all, the J-shaped hook 32 of the fixing body 30 is led through the through hole 21′ thereof to locate the shower curtain 20′ thereto. Thus, the shower curtain 20′ must be further processed to provide the through hole 21′ at both lateral sides thereof respectively for hooking location thereof, which uneconomically increases the costs of processing and materials.
  • SUMMARY OF THE PRESENT INVENTION
  • [0006]
    It is, therefore, the primary purpose of the present invention to provide a side hook for a shower curtain, mainly made up of a fixing clip having a base with double-sided adhesive tape applied thereon disposed at one side thereof, and an arc flexible plate disposed at the other side thereof wherein the fixing clip can be easily and properly applied in horizontal or vertical directions onto walls disposed at both lateral sides of a shower curtain via the double-sided adhesive tape thereof to locate the shower curtain in closing manner.
  • [0007]
    It is, therefore, the secondary purpose of the present invention to provide a side hook for a shower curtain wherein fixing teeth are protruded at the corresponding inner side of the base and the arc flexible plate thereof respectively in clamping abutment to securely locate the shower curtain thereto without any other holes further processed at both lateral sides thereof, economically saving the cost of processing to boost the economical efficiency of the side hook structure thereof.
  • [0008]
    It is, therefore, the third purpose of the present invention to provide a side hook for a shower curtain; whereby, via the fixing teeth of the base and the arc flexible plate thereof, the shower curtain is precisely clamped by the fixing clip at both lateral sides thereof for secure location thereto without coming off there-from easily.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0009]
    FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a conventional side hook for a shower curtain in assembly.
  • [0010]
    FIG. 2 is a diagram showing another conventional side hook for a shower curtain in practical use.
  • [0011]
    FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the present invention.
  • [0012]
    FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the present invention applied in horizontal direction in practical use.
  • [0013]
    FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the present invention applied in vertical direction in practical use.
  • [0014]
    FIG. 6 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • [0015]
    Please refer to FIG. 3. The present invention is related to a side hook for a shower curtain, mainly made up of a fixing clip 40 having a base 41 with a double-sided adhesive tape 411 applied thereon disposed at one side thereof, and an arc flexible plate 42 disposed at the other side thereof. A clamping passage 43 is disposed at the space defined by the bottom ends of the base 41 and the arc flexible plate 42 there-between, and fixing teeth 412, 421 are protruded at the corresponding inner side of the base and the arc flexible plate thereof respectively in clamping abutment.
  • [0016]
    In practical use, two fixing clips 40 are properly applied onto walls 51 disposed at both sides of a bath tub 50 via the double-sided adhesive tape 411 of the base 41 thereof. According to the location of the walls 51 thereof, the fixing clips 40 are attached either horizontally to the walls extending in straight line at both sides of the bath tube 50 as shown in FIG. 4, or vertically to the walls at right angles with the bath tub 50 as shown in FIG. 5. A shower curtain 20″ is drawn towards the walls 51 with both lateral sides thereof pushed through the clamping passage 43 defined by the base 41 and the arc flexible plate 42 thereof and clamped tight by the fixing teeth 412, 421 of the base and the arc flexible plate 42 therein to securely locate the shower curtain 20″ at both lateral sides in closing manner. Thus, via the clamping design of the base 41 and the arc flexible plate 42 thereof, the shower curtain 20″ is easily and quickly located without any other holes further processed at both sides thereof, economically saving the cost of processing to achieve the economical efficiency of the side hook structure thereof. Besides, both lateral sides of the shower curtain 20″ are securely clamped tight by the fixing teeth 412, 421 thereof, ensuring the precise location of shower curtain 20″ onto the fixing clips 40 in closing manner without easily coming off there-from.
  • [0017]
    Please refer to FIG. 6. The fixing clip 40 can also have a flexible plate 42′ with an arc slope and a plane section 421′ extending at one side thereof. A clamping passage 43′ is disposed at the bottom space defined by the base 41 and the plane section 421′ thereof, and fixing teeth 422′ are protruding at the inner side of the plane section 421′ thereof correspondingly matched to the base 41 in clamping abutment.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/555
International ClassificationA47K3/38
Cooperative ClassificationA47K3/38, Y10T24/44855
European ClassificationA47K3/38
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Aug 5, 2003ASAssignment
Owner name: CHING FENG BLINDS IND. CO., LTD., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:HSU, BEN;REEL/FRAME:014369/0572
Effective date: 20030627