Title:
Tower-type sunshade
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A tower type sunshade is disclosed, in which a conical roof tent can be formed in a simple manner without using any minor beams. The tower type sunshade according to the present invention includes four posts 1 and four lateral rods 2 respectively connected through four f-shaped connectors 3 to the four posts. Four major beams 4 are connected to the upper tips of the f shaped connectors 3 and to an X shaped connector 3a in the diagonal directions to form an X shaped contour. A tubular supporting rod 5 of a certain length is connected vertically to the upper tip of the X shaped connector 3a, and a roof tent cloth 6 having a peak part 6a is installed thereon, the peak part 6a being fitted to the upper tip of the tubular supporting rod 5. A securing rod 7 having a flange 7a is installed, the lower tip of the securing rod 7 being fitted into the upper tip portion of the tubular supporting rod 5. The lower edges 6c of the roof tent cloth 6 are secured to the respective posts 1, whereby a conical tower-type sunshade T is formed in a simple manner and in an aesthetically desirable form without using any minor beams.



Inventors:
Seo, Chun Sik (Seoul, KR)
Application Number:
09/860543
Publication Date:
11/21/2002
Filing Date:
05/21/2001
Assignee:
SEO CHUN SIK
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
135/99, 135/121, 135/123, 135/124, 135/135, 135/98
International Classes:
E04H15/58; (IPC1-7): E04H15/04; E04H15/26; E04H15/28; E04H15/34; E04H15/36; E04H15/44
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Primary Examiner:
WILKENS, JANET MARIE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FITZPATRICK CELLA HARPER & SCINTO (30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK, NY, 10112, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A tower type sunshade comprising: four tubular posts 1; four lateral rods 2 respectively connected through four f-shaped connectors 3 to the four posts 1; four major beams 4 connected to upper tips of the f shaped connectors 3 and to an X shaped connector 3a in diagonal directions to form an X shaped contour; a tubular supporting rod 5 of a certain length connected vertically to an upper tip of the X shaped connector 3a; a roof tent cloth 6 having a peak part 6a, the peak part 6a being fitted to an upper tip of the tubular supporting rod 5; a securing rod 7 having a flange 7a, a lower tip of the securing rod 7 being fitted into an upper tip portion of the tubular supporting rod 5; and lower edges 6c of the roof tent cloth 6 being secured to the respective posts 1, whereby a conical tower-type sunshade T is formed.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a tower type sunshade in which a conical roof tent can be formed in a simple manner without using any minor beams.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] The conventional sunshades which are installed on the elevated riverside of a river or the like are constituted as follows. That is, a plurality of minor beams are welded on the upper end portion of a supporting post, and a roof tent is installed over the plurality of the minor beams, so that users can enjoy the open sight by sitting beneath the roof tent.

[0003] In this sunshade, however, the minor beams are arranged in a radiative form, and the roof tent forms a plurality of furrows between the minor beams, with the result that the sunshade is aesthetically undesirable. Further, the installation cost for the minor beams is high, and therefore, the overall cost of the sunshade is increased. Further, assembling and disassembling are almost impossible, and therefore, if the water level of the river rises during the rainy seasons, the sunshade is immersed into water.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0004] The present invention is intended to overcome the above described disadvantages of the conventional technique.

[0005] Therefore it is an object of the present invention to provide a tower type sunshade in which a conical roof tent can be formed in a simple manner without using any minor beams.

[0006] In achieving the above object, the tower type sunshade according to the present invention includes: four posts; four lateral rods respectively connected through four f-shaped connectors to the four posts; four major beams connected to the upper tips of the f shaped connectors and to an X shaped connector in the diagonal directions to form an X shaped contour; a tubular supporting rod of a certain length connected vertically to the upper tip of the X shaped connector; a roof tent cloth having a peak part, the peak part being fitted to the upper tip of the tubular supporting rod; a securing rod having a flange, the lower tip of the securing rod being fitted into the upper tip portion of the tubular supporting rod; and the lower edges of the roof tent cloth being secured to the respective posts, whereby a conical tower type sunshade is formed in a simple manner and in an aesthetically desirable form without using any minor beams.

[0007] The structure of this sunshade is very strong, and the roof tent is firmly supported by the four major beams and the tubular supporting rod, so that the sunshade would not fall even in a strong wind. Further, compared with the conventional sunshade using a plurality of minor beams, the sunshade of the present invention is economically advantageous. Further, in raining seasons, the sunshade can be disassembled by detaching the posts, the lateral rods, the major beams and the like, so that the sunshade can be stored away in a suitable place.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0008] The above object and other advantages of the present invention will become more apparent by describing in detail the preferred embodiment of the present invention with reference to the attached drawings, in which:

[0009] FIG. 1 is a partly cut-away perspective view of the sunshade according to the present invention;

[0010] FIG. 2 is a side sectional view of the sunshade according to the present invention;

[0011] FIG. 3 is an enlarged sectional view showing the coupling between the major beam and the tubular supporting rod according to the present invention; and

[0012] FIG. 4 is an enlarged sectional view showing the coupling between the peak part of the roof tent cloth and the securing rod.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0013] As shown in FIG. 1, the tower type sunshade according to the present invention includes: four posts 1; four lateral rods 2 respectively connected through four f-shaped connectors 3 to the four posts; four major beams 4 connected to the upper tips of the f shaped connectors 3 and to an X shaped connector 3a in the diagonal directions to form an X shaped contour; a tubular supporting rod 5 of a certain length connected vertically to the upper tip of the X shaped connector 3a; a roof tent cloth 6 having a peak part 6a, the peak part 6a being fitted to the upper tip of the tubular supporting rod 5; a securing rod 7 having a flange 7a, the lower tip of the securing rod 7 being fitted into the upper tip portion of the tubular supporting rod 5; and lower edges 6c of the roof tent cloth 6 being secured to the respective posts 1, whereby a conical tower type sunshade T is formed in a simple manner and in an aesthetically desirable form without using any minor beams.

[0014] As shown in FIG. 3, within each of the insertion holes of the connectors 3a and 3a, there is installed an elastic clip c. Accordingly, if members f such as the tubular posts 1, the lateral rods 2, the major beams 4 are fitted into the insertion holes of the connectors 3a and 3a, then the elastic clip c is firmly coupled to a coupling hole h of each of the members f. When detaching the members f from the connectors 3 and 3a, if the member is pulled out of the insertion hole while pressing down a button b, then the member can be pulled out in a simple manner like in an umbrella.

[0015] As shown in the drawing, the X shaped connector 3a has a vertical insertion pipe 3b which has a closed bottom, and therefore, if the supporting rod 5 is inserted into the vertical pipe 3b of the X shaped connector 3a, then the supporting rod 5 firmly supports the roof tent cloth 6 even in a strong wind.

[0016] Reference code 8 of FIG. 1 indicates an installation pipes which are buried into the ground to support the tubular posts 1.

[0017] When installing the sunshade, the installation pipes 8 are buried into ground in advance, and then, the lower ends of the posts 1 of the sunshade structure T are insertion-coupled into the installation pipes 8. Between the posts there is no shielding cloth, but there is only the completely open space. Therefore, the users of the sunshade can enjoy a pleasant open sight in four directions.

[0018] Further, the four posts 1 are firmly assembled by the lateral rods 2 and the major beams 4, while the roof supporting rod 5 supports the peak of the roof tent cloth 6. Further, this structure is further strengthened by the tensile strength of the roof tent cloth 6. Accordingly, even in a strong wind, the roof tent cloth 6 will not collapse, and the open spaces between the four posts 1 make the strong wind pass through smoothly, with the result that the safety of the sunshade is further ensured.

[0019] Further, the flange 7a of the securing rod 7 closely covers the peak part 6a of the roof tent cloth 6, and therefore, water will not leak down when rain falls.

[0020] When disassembling the sunshade structure T, the procedure is carried out in a reverse manner.

[0021] First, the securing rod 7 is detached from the supporting rod 5, and then, the roof tent cloth 6 is removed. Then the roof supporting rod 5 is detached from the insertion pipe 3b of the X shaped connector 3a. Then the major beams 4 and the lateral rods 2 are detached from the f shaped connectors 3, and then, the posts 1 are detached from the installation pipes 8. The disassembled structure is bound into a small bundle, and stored away in a suitable place.

[0022] According to the present invention as described above, the posts are coupled with the lateral rods by using the f shaped connectors, and the major beams are coupled to the f shaped connectors. Then the supporting rod is installed, and the roof tent cloth is installed. Then the securing rod is fitted. Thus the installation of the sunshade is simple, and no tools are needed in installing the sunshade.

[0023] Further, the aesthetical feature is desirable even without using any minor beams, and therefore, the manufacturing cost for the sunshade of the present invention is decreased.

[0024] Further, the structure of the sunshade is very firm to the degree that even a strong wind cannot make the sunshade structure collapse. Therefore the safety of the sunshade is improved.

[0025] Further, the assembling and disassembling of the sunshade are easy, and therefore, any unskilled person can install the sunshade at a riverside or at an open field.