Title:
Window covering having cloth fixture
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A window covering includes a headrail, a cloth attached to the headrail, and a cloth fixture mounted between the headrail and the cloth to fix the cloth to the headrail. Thus, the second bonding layer attached to the cloth is directly engaged with and disengaged from the first bonding layer which is secured on a fixing plate which is detachably mounted on the headrail, so that the cloth is attached to and removed from the headrail easily and rapidly, thereby facilitating a user washing the cloth.



Inventors:
Lin, Shih-ming (Jiayi, TW)
Application Number:
11/080247
Publication Date:
09/21/2006
Filing Date:
03/15/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04F10/00
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Primary Examiner:
LIN, SAMUEL S
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Mayer & Williams, P.C. (55 Madison Avenue, Suite 400, Morristown, NJ, 07960, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A window covering, comprising: a headrail; a cloth attached to the headrail; a cloth fixture mounted between the headrail and the cloth to fix the cloth to the headrail.

2. The window covering in accordance with claim 1, wherein the cloth fixture includes a fixing plate mounted on the headrail, a first bonding layer secured on the fixing plate, and a second bonding layer secured on the cloth and engaged with the first bonding layer.

3. The window covering in accordance with claim 2, wherein the first bonding layer of the cloth fixture is a hook-pile layer, and the second bonding layer of the cloth fixture is a loop-pile layer.

4. The window covering in accordance with claim 2, wherein the first bonding layer of the cloth fixture is a loop-pile layer, and the second bonding layer of the cloth fixture is a hook-pile layer.

5. The window covering in accordance with claim 2, wherein the first bonding layer of the cloth fixture has a side bonded on a side of the fixing plate.

6. The window covering in accordance with claim 2, wherein the headrail has a side provided with a guide track, and the fixing plate of the cloth fixture is detachably mounted in the guide track of the headrail.

7. The window covering in accordance with claim 6, wherein the fixing plate and the first bonding layer of the cloth fixture are detachably mounted in the guide track of the headrail.

8. The window covering in accordance with claim 1, wherein the cloth fixture is entirely hidden in the headrail and covered by the cloth.

9. The window covering in accordance with claim 1, further comprising an end cap mounted on an end of the headrail and rested on the cloth fixture to prevent the cloth fixture from detaching from the headrail.

10. The window covering in accordance with claim 9, wherein the end cap is mounted on an end of the guide track of the headrail.

11. The window covering in accordance with claim 2, wherein the first bonding layer of the cloth fixture is enclosed around a periphery of the fixing plate and has a hollow inside to allow insertion of the fixing plate.

12. The window covering in accordance with claim 2, wherein the first bonding layer of the cloth fixture has a hollow inside to allow insertion of the fixing plate.

13. The window covering in accordance with claim 1, wherein the window covering is a Venetian blind.

14. The window covering in accordance with claim 1, wherein the window covering is a roman shade.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a window covering, and more particularly to a window covering having a detachable cloth fixture.

2. Description of the Related Art

A conventional window covering comprises a headrail, a cloth attached to the headrail, a first bonding layer bonded on the headrail, and a second bonding layer bonded on the cloth and engaged with the first bonding layer so that the cloth is attached to and removed from the headrail. However, the second bonding layer is closely engaged with the first bonding layer, and the first bonding layer is loosened from the headrail during a long period of time, so that the first bonding layer is easily removed from the headrail by the second bonding layer when removing the cloth from the headrail.

Another conventional window covering in accordance with the prior art shown in FIG. 7 comprises a headrail 6 having a track 61 formed with a plurality of concave points 62 for riveting a bonding strap 63 to prevent the bonding strap 63 from detaching from the headrail 6. However, the bonding strap 63 is fixed on the headrail 6, so that it is necessary to replace the whole headrail 6 when the bonding strap 63 is worn out during a long-term utilization, thereby increasing costs of maintenance.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a window covering, comprising a headrail, a cloth attached to the headrail, and a cloth fixture mounted between the headrail and the cloth to fix the cloth to the headrail.

The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a window covering having a detachable cloth fixture.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide a window covering, wherein the fixing plate of the cloth fixture is mounted in the guide track of the headrail, and the first bonding layer is secured on the fixing plate, so that the first bonding layer is attached to the headrail rigidly and stably, thereby preventing the first bonding layer from detaching from the headrail when removing the cloth from the headrail.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide a window covering, wherein the fixing plate of the cloth fixture can be detached from the guide track of the headrail easily and conveniently, thereby facilitating a user replacing the first bonding layer and the second bonding layer of the cloth fixture.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide a window covering, wherein the second bonding layer is directly engaged with and disengaged from the first bonding layer, so that the cloth is attached to and removed from the headrail easily and rapidly, thereby facilitating the user washing the cloth.

Further benefits and advantages of the present invention will become apparent after a careful reading of the detailed description with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a window covering in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the window covering as shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a partially exploded perspective view of a window covering in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a partially exploded perspective view of a window covering in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a window covering for a Venetian blind in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a window covering for a roman shade in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a conventional window covering in accordance with the prior art.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to the drawings and initially to FIGS. 1 and 2, a window covering in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a headrail 1, a cloth 3 attached to the headrail 1, a cloth fixture 2 mounted between the headrail 1 and the cloth 3 to fix the cloth 3 to the headrail 1, and an end cap 4 mounted on an end of the headrail 1 and rested on the cloth fixture 2 to prevent the cloth fixture 2 from detaching from the headrail 1.

As shown in FIG. 1, the cloth fixture 2 is entirely hidden in the headrail 1 and covered by the cloth 3.

The cloth fixture 2 includes a fixing plate 21 mounted on the headrail 1, a first bonding layer 22 secured on the fixing plate 21, and a second bonding layer 24 secured on the cloth 3 and engaged with the first bonding layer 22.

Preferably, the first bonding layer 22 of the cloth fixture 2 is a hook-pile layer, and the second bonding layer 24 of the cloth fixture 2 is a loop-pile layer.

Preferably, the first bonding layer 22 of the cloth fixture 2 has a side bonded on a side of the fixing plate 21.

The headrail 1 has a side provided with a guide track 11, and the fixing plate 21 of the cloth fixture 2 is detachably mounted in the guide track 11 of the headrail 1. The end cap 4 is mounted on an end of the guide track 11 of the headrail 1. Preferably, the fixing plate 21 and the first bonding layer 22 of the cloth fixture 2 are detachably mounted in the guide track 11 of the headrail 1.

In assembly, the fixing plate 21 of the cloth fixture 2 is mounted in the guide track 11 of the headrail 1, the first bonding layer 22 is secured on the fixing plate 21, and the second bonding layer 24 is secured on the cloth 3. Thus, when the cloth 3 is mounted on the headrail 1, the second bonding layer 24 is directly engaged with the first bonding layer 22, so that the cloth 3 is attached to and removed from the headrail 1 easily and rapidly.

Accordingly, the fixing plate 21 of the cloth fixture 2 is mounted in the guide track 11 of the headrail 1, and the first bonding layer 22 is secured on the fixing plate 21, so that the first bonding layer 22 is attached to the headrail 1 rigidly and stably, thereby preventing the first bonding layer 22 from detaching from the headrail 1 when removing the cloth 3 from the headrail 1. In addition, the fixing plate 21 of the cloth fixture 2 can be detached from the guide track 11 of the headrail 1 easily and conveniently, thereby facilitating a user replacing the first bonding layer 22 and the second bonding layer 24 of the cloth fixture 2. Further, the second bonding layer 24 is directly engaged with and disengaged from the first bonding layer 22, so that the cloth 3 is attached to and removed from the headrail 1 easily and rapidly, thereby facilitating the user washing the cloth 3.

As shown in FIG. 3, the first bonding layer 22 of the cloth fixture 2 is enclosed around a periphery of the fixing plate 21 and has a hollow inside to allow insertion of the fixing plate 21.

As shown in FIG. 4, the cloth fixture 2 includes a first bonding layer 22 secured on the cloth 3, and a second bonding layer 24 secured on the fixing plate 21 and engaged with the first bonding layer 22.

As shown in FIG. 5, the window covering is a Venetian blind having a plurality of slats 5.

As shown in FIG. 6, the window covering is a roman shade.

Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment(s) as mentioned above, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the scope of the present invention. It is, therefore, contemplated that the appended claim or claims will cover such modifications and variations that fall within the true scope of the invention.