|Publication number||US20050161069 A1|
|Application number||US 10/762,454|
|Publication date||Jul 28, 2005|
|Filing date||Jan 23, 2004|
|Priority date||Jan 21, 2004|
|Also published as||CA2456228A1|
|Publication number||10762454, 762454, US 2005/0161069 A1, US 2005/161069 A1, US 20050161069 A1, US 20050161069A1, US 2005161069 A1, US 2005161069A1, US-A1-20050161069, US-A1-2005161069, US2005/0161069A1, US2005/161069A1, US20050161069 A1, US20050161069A1, US2005161069 A1, US2005161069A1|
|Original Assignee||Chung-Cheng Wu|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (6), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
I. Field of the Invention
This invention relates generally to a tent and, more specifically, to a tent in umbrella structure with a switch that is easy to open and convenient to store.
II. Description of the Prior Art
Heretofore, it is known that tents are for people to rest or sleep in the evening while camping outdoors, or a temporary shelter to avoid insects and snakes.
The structure of known tents a, referring to
However in some special occasions, fishing or mountain climbing for example, the camping location might change as needed, the structure of the known tents is too large and not easy to install and store; some tents have springs as supporting poles for easy recovery, however such supporting poles are with elasticity and not able to resist heavy wind for protection.
It is therefore a primary object of the invention to provide a tent that is easy to install and convenient to recovery, store.
In order to achieve the objective set forth, a tent in accordance with the present invention comprises a shaft, a protective cover, a handle and a plurality number of supporting ribs. The shaft consists of a upper shaft and a lower shaft, an indentation is on the upper shaft, a stopper protruding out on the upper shaft is on the indentation; a fixing ring, a runner and a running ring are on the upper shaft; the fixing ring is on top of the upper shaft, the runner is beneath the fixing ring, the running ring is below the runner. The protective cover with a center hole wraps the upper shaft from top and is fixed onto the fixing ring by a cap; the protective cover has the same amount of tip cover corresponding to each tip of the supporting rib; two ropes connecting to the runner and running ring respectively stretch out from the cap on top of the upper shaft and connect to an opening ring and a closing ring respectively; a zipper door is on one side of the protective cover, a ground mats covering ground stretches from the bottom of the zipper door, the ground mats has a tri-directional zipper.
Based on the structure described above, the physical size and height of the present invention depend on the moving length of the runner on the shaft for the maximum inner space and easy for storage; therefore the design of the shaft is subdivided into upper and lower portion; a connector is on the proper location of the rib. When users pull the runner up along the shaft and pull the ribs and stretchers open simultaneously, the protective cover is propped up; the runner is fixed by the stopper to maintain the present invention in open state; when users intend to recover the present invention, they can pull the closing ring connecting to the running ring and have the running ring move up along the upper shaft, the running ring pushes the stopper down into the indentation, the runner moves down by the push from the supporting ribs to have the supporting ribs close inward.
Based on the structure described above, users can pull the opening ring to prop up the supporting ribs, then remove the lower shaft and close the tri-directional zipper; while recovery, users unzip the tri-directional zipper, connect the upper and lower shaft together, then pull the closing ring to close the supporting ribs.
The accomplishment of the above-mentioned object of the present invention will become apparent from the following description and its accompanying drawings which disclose illustrative an embodiment of the present invention, and are as follows:
The shaft 10 consists of a upper shaft 11 and a lower shaft 12, the total length of the shaft 10 after assembly is slightly longer than the supporting ribs 40; an indentation 11 a is on the upper shaft 11, a stopper 11 a 1 protruding out on the upper shaft 11 is on the indentation 11 a; a fixing ring 11 b, a runner 11 c and a running ring 11 d are on the upper shaft 11; the fixing ring 11 b is on top of the upper shaft 1, the runner 11 c is beneath the fixing ring 11 b, the running ring 11 d is below the runner 11 c; two ropes 11 e connecting to the runner 11 c and running ring 11 d respectively stretch out from the cap 11 f on top of the upper shaft 11 and connect to an opening ring 11 c 1 and a closing ring 11 d 1 respectively.
The protective cover 20 is in polygon shape with equal sides and topped with a center hole 21, the protective cover 20 wraps the upper shaft 11 from top and is fixed onto the fixing ring 11 b by the cap 11 f; the protective cover 20 has the same amount of tip cover 22 corresponding to each tip of the supporting rib 40, also has a viscous fastening part 23 corresponding to each of the rib 41; a zipper door 24 is on one side of the protective cover 20, a ground mats 25 covering ground with the size of the opened supporting ribs 40 stretches from the bottom of the zipper door 24, the ground mats 25 has a tri-directional zipper 26.
The handle 30 wraps around the cap 11 f and is fastened on the top of the upper shaft 11. 1 0 The supporting ribs 40 consists of a plurality number of ribs 41 and stretchers 42, a connector 41 a is on the proper location of the rib 41 to make the rib 41 fold outward; the two ends of the rib 41 are connected to the fixing ring 11 b and the tip cover 22 of the protective cover 20 respectively; the two ends of the stretcher 42 are connected to the corresponding rib 41 and the brim of the runner 11 c respectively.
While a preferred embodiment of the invention has been shown and described in detail, it will be readily understood and appreciated that numerous omissions, changes and additions may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.
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