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Publication numberUS20060053549 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/937,276
Publication dateMar 16, 2006
Filing dateSep 10, 2004
Priority dateSep 10, 2004
Publication number10937276, 937276, US 2006/0053549 A1, US 2006/053549 A1, US 20060053549 A1, US 20060053549A1, US 2006053549 A1, US 2006053549A1, US-A1-20060053549, US-A1-2006053549, US2006/0053549A1, US2006/053549A1, US20060053549 A1, US20060053549A1, US2006053549 A1, US2006053549A1
InventorsChuan-An Wei
Original AssigneeChuan-An Wei
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Water faucet
US 20060053549 A1
Abstract
A water faucet includes a main body. The main body comprises a water outlet and a water control. An outer cover is mounted close to either the water outlet or the water control. The outer cover comprises a rib to protect the water control from being dismantled. Both the main body and the outer cover comprise fasteners corresponding to each other. The outer cover may be replaceable at any time. The outer cover further comprises a circular through to accommodate a decorative strip therein or comprises a transparent chamber having water inlets and a water outlet to accommodate either colorful balls or reeds.
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Claims(11)
1. A water faucet comprising a main body having a water outlet, and characterized in that:
said main body comprising an outer cover close to said water outlet.
2. The water faucet, as recited in claim 1, wherein said main body comprises a water control close to said water outlet, said outer cover being mounted close to said water control.
3. The water faucet, as recited in claim 2, wherein said outer cover comprises a rib to prevent said water control from being dismantled.
4. The water faucet, as recited in claim 1, wherein said main body comprises fasteners close to said water control and said outer cover comprises fasteners corresponding to said fasteners of said main body for connection of said outer cover and said main body.
5. The water faucet, as recited in claim 4, wherein said fasteners of said main body and said fasteners of said outer cover are holes and pins, respectively.
6. The water faucet, as recited in claim 5, wherein said holes comprise sleeves for insertion of said pins.
7. The water faucet, as recited in claim 4, wherein said fasteners of said main body and said fasteners of said outer cover comprise threads corresponding to each other.
8. The water faucet, as recited in claim 1, wherein said outer over further comprises a circular through to accommodate a decorative strip.
9. The water faucet, as recited in claim 1, wherein said outer cover comprises a transparent chamber having water inlets and a water outlet.
10. The water faucet, as recited in claim 9, wherein said chamber comprises visual elements between said water inlets and said water outlet.
11. The water faucet, as recited in claim 9, wherein said chamber comprises sound elements between said water inlets and said water outlet.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

This invention relates to a water faucet, in particular a water faucet comprises a main body having a water outlet, a water control close to the water outlet, and an outer cover close to either the water outlet or the water control to protect the water control from being dismantled.

2. Description of the Prior Art

A conventional water faucet uses a knob as a switch to turn on and off the faucet and to control the water volume. The knob operated by many people may carry germs and pass to the next operator.

Therefore, a water faucet with a control under the water outlet was derived. However, the control is threaded to the water outlet and is easy to be dismantled. Due to the incident, an integral faucet is developed. But this design must replace the whole set when any part is broken. Further, this newly designed water faucet uses plastic material, which is less strong in structure than metal material. If an operator pushes rough, the control may be broken after a certain times.

In view of this, the present inventor has derived the present invention to improve the shortcomings.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is the primary advantage of the present invention to provide a water faucet, which is secure to protect the water faucet from being dismantled.

It is another advantage of the present invention to provide a water faucet, which is easy to repair and to exchange parts.

It is a further advantage of the present invention to provide a water faucet, which is easy to operate and lasts longer.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the first embodiment the present invention;

FIG. 3 is an exploded view of a second embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is an exploded view of a third embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is an exploded view of a fourth embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view of an outer control of the fourth embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 7 is an exploded view of a fifth embodiment of the present invention, and

FIG. 8 is cross-sectional view of an outer control of the fifth embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

As shown in FIG. 1, the present invention relates to an outer cover 1 and is incorporated with a main body 2. The main body 2 has a water outlet (not shown in the drawings) with a water control 3 secured thereto.

The main body 2 is provided with the outer cover 1 close to either the water outlet or the water control 3 to protect the water control 3 from being dismantled.

The outer cover 1 and the main body 2 may either be welded together when installed on the public area or be dismantled when installed at home. The outer cover 1 also works as a protection of the water control 3 from a direct contact with the operator, in particular to protect the water control 3 from being damaged by a rough operator.

The outer cover 1 comprises a rib 11, a through hole 12, a pair of fasteners 13, a groove 14 and a washer 15, as shown in FIG, 2. The fasteners 13 are pins. The main body 2 comprises fasteners 21 corresponding to the fasteners 13 of the outer cover 1. The fasteners 21 of the main body 2 are holes having elastic sleeves 211 therein. The main body 2 and the outer cover 1 are connected together by means of connection of the fasteners 21 and 13. The rib 11 protects the water control 3 from being dismantled illegally. The center portion of the outer cover 1 has the through hole 12 for a push rod of the water control 3 to extend there through. The groove 14 is sealed with the washer 15 to maintain the outer cover 1 attached to the main body 1 securely.

As shown in FIG. 3, an outer cover 1A comprises a rib 11A, a through hole 12A, a fastener 13A, a groove 14A and a washer 15A. A main body 2A comprises a fastener 21A. The fastener of 21A of the main body 2A and the fastener 13A of the outer cover 1A comprise threads corresponding with each other.

As shown in FIG. 4, an outer cover 1B comprises a rib 11B, a through hole 12B, fasteners 13B, a groove 14B and a washer 15B. The fasteners 13B are pins. The main body 2 comprises fasteners 21 corresponding to the fasteners 13B of the outer cover 1B. The fasteners 21 of the main body 2 are holes having elastic sleeves 211B therein. The main body 2 and the outer cover 1B are connected together by means of connection of the fasteners 21 and the fasteners 13B. The rib 11B protects the water control 3 from being dismantled. The outer cover 1B has the through hole 12B at the center portion for a push rod of the water control 3 to extend there through. Further, the outer cover 1B has a circular trough 16B to accommodate a decorative strip 17B therein. The decorative strip 17B is made of silicon and is replaceable.

As shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, an outer cover 1C comprises a rib 11C, a through hole 12C, fasteners 13C, a groove 14C and a washer 15C. The fasteners 13C are pins. The main body 2 comprises fasteners 21 corresponding to the fasteners 13C of the outer cover 1C. The fasteners 21 of the main body 2 are holes having elastic sleeves 211C therein. The main body 2 and the outer cover 1C are connected together by means of connection of the fasteners 21 and the fasteners 13C. The rib 11C protects the water control 3 from being dismantled. The outer cover 1C has the through hole 12C at the center portion for a push rod of the water control 3 to extend there through. The outer cover 1C has a transparent chamber 18C. The chamber 18C comprises water inlets (the fasteners 13C), a water outlet 182C, and visual elements 181C (color balls of flakes) to produce visual effects.

As shown in FIGS. 7 and 8, an outer cover 1D comprises a rib 11D, a through hole 12D, fasteners 13D, a groove 14D and a washer 15D. The fasteners 13D are pins. The main body 2 comprises fasteners 21 corresponding to the fasteners 13D of the outer cover 1D. The fasteners 21 of the main body 2 are holes having elastic sleeves 211D therein. The main body 2 and the outer cover 1D are connected together by means of connection of the fasteners 21 and the fasteners 13D. The rib 11D protects the water control 3 from being dismantled. The outer cover 1D has the through hole 12D at the center portion for a push rod of the water control 3 to extend there through. The outer cover 1D has a transparent chamber 18D. The chamber 18D comprises water inlets (the fasteners 13D), a water outlet (182D), and sound elements 181D (reeds) to produce sound effects.

From the aforesaid, the first embodiment, as shown in FIG. 1, the outer cover 1 can be installed to the public area and protects the water control 3 from being dismantled. As shown in FIGS. 4 to 6, the outer covers 1B, 1C, 1D can protect the water control 3 from being dismantled accidentally, and may function as a decorative device.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification4/675
International ClassificationE03C1/04
Cooperative ClassificationE03C1/0404
European ClassificationE03C1/04D