Title:
Illuminating walking stick
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An illuminating walking stick includes an elongated rod provided at a top with a T-shaped handle, wherein the T-shaped handle is formed with a longitudinal chamber provided at a front end with a lighting assembly and at a rear end with a switch electrically connected with the lighting assembly by two electrical wires, so that the lighting assembly will be turned on or off by controlling the switch.



Inventors:
Yuan, Su Mao (Taipei City, TW)
Application Number:
09/880809
Publication Date:
12/19/2002
Filing Date:
06/15/2001
Assignee:
YUAN SU MAO
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
135/910, 135/66
International Classes:
A45B3/04; A45B9/02; (IPC1-7): A45B1/00; A45B3/00; A45B3/02; A45B3/04; A45B5/00; A45B7/00; A45B9/00; E04H15/10
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Primary Examiner:
TRAN, HANH VAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Mao, Yuan SU. (PO Box 82-144, TAIPEI, TW)
Claims:

I claim:



1. An illuminating walking stick comprising an elongated rod provided at a top with a T-shaped handle, wherein said T-shaped handle is formed with a longitudinal chamber provided at a front end with a lighting assembly and at a rear end with a switch electrically connected with said lighting assembly by two electrical wires, so that said lighting assembly will be turned on or off by controlling said switch.

2. An illuminating walking stick comprising an elongated rod provided at a top with a T-shaped handle, wherein said T-shaped handle is formed with a longitudinal chamber having a blind end, a lighting assembly is fitted into said chamber, and said lighting assembly is provided with a rotatable lampshade which serves as a switch for controlling said lighting assembly.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] This invention is related to a walking stick and in particular to one which can give light as required by the user.

[0003] 2. Description of the Prior Art

[0004] As shown in FIG. 1, the conventional walking stick 10 generally includes an elongated rod 12 which is provided at the top with a handle 11, so that one may use it to assist in walking. However, when a user walks at night or in the dark, she or he has to carry a flashlight with her or him so as to ensure her or his safety thereby causing much inconvenience in use.

[0005] Therefore, it is an object of the present invention to provide an illuminating walking stick which can obviate and mitigate the above-mentioned drawbacks.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] This invention is related to an improvement in the structure of a walking stick.

[0007] It is the primary object of the present invention to provide a walking stick which includes an elongated rod provided at a top with a T-shaped handle, wherein the T-shaped handle is formed with a longitudinal chamber provided at a front end with a lighting assembly and at a rear end with a switch electrically connected with the lighting assembly by two electrical wires, so that the lighting assembly will be turned on or off by controlling the switch, whereby the walling stick can be used as a flashlight thus ensuring the safety of the user.

[0008] The foregoing object and summary provide only a brief introduction to the present invention. To fully appreciate these and other objects of the present invention as well as the invention itself, all of which will become apparent to those skilled in the art, the following detailed description of the invention and the claims should be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Throughout the specification and drawings identical reference numerals refer to identical or similar parts.

[0009] Many other advantages and features of the present invention will become manifest to those versed in the art upon making reference to the detailed description and the accompanying sheets of drawings in which a preferred structural embodiment incorporating the principles of the present invention is shown by way of illustrative example.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0010] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a prior art walking stick;

[0011] FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the present invention;

[0012] FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the present invention;

[0013] FIG. 4 is a sectional view of the present invention;

[0014] FIG. 5 illustrates a second preferred embodiment of the present invention; and

[0015] FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the second preferred embodiment.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0016] For the purpose of promoting an understanding of the principles of the invention, reference will now be made to the embodiment illustrated in the drawings. Specific language will be used to describe same. It will, nevertheless, be understood that no limitation of the scope of the invention is thereby intended, alterations and further modifications in the illustrated device, and further applications of the principles of the invention as illustrated herein being contemplated as would normally occur to one skilled in the art to which the invention relates.

[0017] Referring to FIGS. 2, 3 and 4, the illuminating walking stick 20 according to the present invention comprises an elongated rod 21 provided at the top with a T-shaped handle 22. The T-shaped handle 22 is formed with a longitudinal chamber 23 provided at the front end with a lighting assembly 24 and at the rear end with a switch 25 electrically connected with the lighting assembly 24 by two electrical wires 26, so that the lighting assembly 24 will be turned on or off by controlling the switch 25.

[0018] FIGS. 5 and 6 illustrate a second preferred embodiment of the present invention. As illustrated, the walking stick has a T-shaped handle 22A which is formed with a chamber 23A which is blind at one end thereof. A lighting assembly 24A is fitted within the chamber 23A. The lighting assembly 24A has a rotatable lampshade 241A which serves as a turning switch at the outer end so that the lighting assembly 24 can be turned on or off by turning the lampshade 241A. The rotatable lampshade 241A which serves as a turning switch is well in the art and has no need to be described here in detail.

[0019] It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other types of methods differing from the type described above.

[0020] While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claim, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention.





 
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