Title:
Retractable umberella jacket structure
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A retractable umbrella jacket structure which can be assembled and disassembled comprising a water-guiding plug, water-collection collar and umbrella jacket, screw ring, the water-guiding plug allowing the tip of the umbrella to pass through and being secured, and the water-guiding plug passed through the water-collection collar, and the umbrella jacket being a plurality of tapered mounting rings, characterized in that the top end of the water-collection collar is mounted with a hollow screw seat, after the first mounting ring is mounted onto the water-collection collar, screwed ring is secured to the screw seat such that the umbrella jacket is engaged at the water-collection jacket, and if the screwed ring is removed, the umbrella jacket is disengaged from the water-collection jacket, and the hollow screw seat of the water-collection jacket is mounted with a spring and a water-discharging valve, the water discharging valve is a hollow cap extended with a teeth-like valve rod having an inverted hook at the top end of the valve rod, and the inverted hook passes through the through hole of a partition board at the top of the hollow screw seat and a water-leakage pad is mounted, and the extension of spring causes the through hole is blocked by the water leakage pad.



Inventors:
Chen, Tsung-tai (Taipei City, TW)
Chen, Tsung-cheng (Taipei City, TW)
Chen, Tsung-heng (Taipei City, TW)
Application Number:
09/796515
Publication Date:
10/04/2001
Filing Date:
03/02/2001
Assignee:
CHEN TSUNG-TAI
CHEN TSUNG-CHENG
CHEN TSUNG-HENG
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
135/33.2, 135/33.4, 135/33.41, 135/34.2, 135/48, 135/16
International Classes:
A45B25/24; A45B25/28; (IPC1-7): A45B1/00; A45B3/00; A45B5/00; A45B15/00; A45B25/18
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Primary Examiner:
MAI, LANNA
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Tsung-Tai Chen (Taipei, TW)
Claims:

I claim:



1. An umbrella jacket structure which can be assembled and disassembled comprising a water-guiding plug, water-collection collar and umbrella jacket, screw ring, the water-guiding plug allowing the tip of the umbrella to pass through and being secured, and the water-guiding plug passed through the water-collection collar, and the umbrella jacket being a plurality of tapered mounting rings, characterized in that the top end of the water-collection collar is mounted with a hollow screw seat, after the first mounting ring is mounted onto the water-collection collar, screwed ring is secured to the screw seat such that the umbrella jacket is engaged at the water-collection jacket, and if the screwed ring is removed, the umbrella jacket is disengaged from the water-collection jacket, and the hollow screw seat of the water-collection jacket is mounted with a spring and a water-discharging valve, the water discharging valve is a hollow cap extended with a teeth-like valve rod having an inverted hook at the top end of the valve rod, and the inverted hook passes through the through hole of a partition board at the top of the hollow screw seat and a water-leakage pad is mounted, and the extension of spring causes the through hole is blocked by the water leakage pad.

2. An umbrella jacket structure as set forth in claim 1, wherein the bottom end of the hollow cap is provided with a plurality of water-discharging holes for discharging of water.

3. An umbrella jacket structure as set forth in claim 1, wherein the inner wall of the mounting ring of the umbrella jacket is provided with a plurality of vertical protruded ribs and the height of thereof is gradually lower from the bottom to the top, and the external wall of the bottom edge of the mounting ring is provided with an externally protruded ring, and the externally protruded ring and the vertical protruded stripe provide fiction, to increase degree of sealing when each mounting ring is connected to next mounting ring.

4. An umbrella jacket structure as set forth in claim 3, wherein the bottom end of the protruded stripe is provided with a protrusion and the height of the protrusion is higher than the height of the stripe.

5. An umbrella jacket structure as set forth in claim 4, wherein the inner wall ring of the bottom end edge of the mounting ring is provided with a plurality of arch-shaped protruded blocking ring and the blocking ring and the protrusion are used to clip the external protruded ring.

6. An umbrella jacket structure as set forth in claim 1, wherein the bottom edge of the water-collection collar is provided with an external protruded ring and the ring is positioned between the protrusion of the first knot mounting jacket and the blocking ring.

7. An umbrella jacket structure as set forth in claim 1, wherein the water-guiding plug is a stopper having a blocking block and the bottom of the block is provided with a conic jacket having a center hole allowing the tip of the umbrella to pass through.

8. An umbrella jacket structure as set forth in claim 3, wherein the surface of the stopper has a plurality of vertical grooves allowing the collected water to be discharged.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. (a) Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to a retractable umbrella jacket structure, which can be assembled and disassembled function, and in particular, an umbrella jacket which is used to collect water in the rainy day when the umbrella is folded to enter a shade or a room so that no water is dripping off to wet the floor.

[0003] 2. (b) Description of the Prior Art

[0004] Conventional umbrella jacket comprises a plurality of segments of mounting rings in tapered shape and are retractable but in engaged with one another. The umbrella jacket normally cannot be detached form the tip of the umbrella and this jacket provides an excellent function in a rainy day to collect water when the umbrella is folded. But, in a sunny day, this umbrella jacket on the umbrella being not needed destroys the aesthetic appearance of the umbrella. Taiwan Patent Publication No. 258873 relates to a retractable safety umbrella jacket with water collection function and light reflection function. In this conventional structure, the umbrella jacket and the umbrella are combined together and both elements cannot be separated from each other. This conventional umbrella jacket is permanently mounted onto the tip of the umbrella and cannot be removed even if the jacket is not needed.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to a retractable umbrella jacket structure which can be assembled and disassembled comprising a water-guiding plug, water-collection collar and umbrella jacket, screw ring, the water-guiding plug allowing the tip of the umbrella to pass through and to secure thereon, and the water-guiding plug passed through the water-collection collar, and the umbrella jacket being a plurality of tapered mounting rings, characterized in that the top end of the water-collection collar is mounted with a hollow screw seat, after the first mounting ring is mounted onto the water-collection collar, screwed ring is secured to the screw seat such that the umbrella jacket is engaged at the water-collection jacket, and if the screwed ring is removed, the umbrella jacket is disengaged from the water-collection jacket, and the hollow screw seat of the water-collection jacket is mounted with a spring and a water-discharging valve, the water discharging valve is a hollow cap extended with a teeth-like valve rod having an inverted hook at the top end of the valve rod, and the inverted hook passes through the through hole of a partition board at the top of the hollow screw seat and a water-leakage pad is mounted, and the extension of spring causes the through hole is blocked by the water leakage pad.

[0006] Yet another object of the present invention to provide a retractable umbrella jacket structure, wherein the bottom end of the protruded stripe is provided with a protrusion and the height of the protrusion is higher than the height of the stripe.

[0007] A further object of the present invention to provide a retractable umbrella jacket structure, wherein the bottom end of the hollow cap is provided with a plurality of water discharging holes for discharging of water.

[0008] Other object and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0009] FIG. 1 is a perspective exploded view of the umbrella jacket, and the water-collection collar of the umbrella of the present invention.

[0010] FIG. 2 is the application of umbrella jacket with the umbrella in accordance with the present invention.

[0011] FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing the retraction of the umbrella jacket and the extension of the umbrella of the present invention.

[0012] FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing the extension of umbrella when there is no umbrella jacket in accordance with the present invention.

[0013] FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view of the water-collection collar of the present invention.

[0014] FIG. 6 is a sectional view of the umbrella with the umbrella jacket, wherein water has not been discharged.

[0015] FIG. 7 is a sectional view of the umbrella with the umbrella jacket, wherein water has been discharged.

[0016] FIG. 8 is a cross-section view of the discharging valve of the present invention.

[0017] FIG. 9 is a perspective view of the single mounting jacket of the umbrella of the present invention.

[0018] FIG. 10 is a schematic view showing the retraction of the umbrella jacket of the present invention.

[0019] FIG. 11 is a schematic view showing the umbrella jacket being retracted.

[0020] FIG. 12 is a schematic view showing the umbrella being within the umbrella jacket of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

[0021] Referring to FIG. 1, there is shown a perspective exploded view of the umbrella jacket of the present invention. As shown in the figure, the umbrella tip 41 of the umbrella 4 can be inserted into the center hole 61 of the water-guiding plug 6. The stopper 62 located on the top end of the guiding plug 6 can be inserted into the bottom section of the water-collection collar 1 and is secured by a plurality of protruded ribs 18 provided at the inner wall of the water-collection collar 1. The water-collection collar 1 can pass through the umbrella jacket 2 formed from a plurality of multiple segments of mounting rings 21. A screw ring 3 is mounted to the hollow screw seat 11 at the top end of the water-collection collar 1 such that the umbrella jacket 2 cannot be dislocated from the water-collection collar 1 and is combined with the umbrella 4 as a unit, which is shown in FIG. 2. When the multiple segments of the mounting rings 2 are extended, the entire umbrella 4 is enclosed within the umbrella jacket 2.

[0022] FIG. 3 shows the retraction of the mounting rings 21 into a single unit before the umbrella 4 is opened.

[0023] As shown in FIG. 4, when the umbrella jacket 2 is not in use, the screw ring is released and the umbrella jacket 2 can be removed from the water-collection collar 1, and the water-collection collar 1 is retrained at the umbrella tip 41. The umbrella fabric of the umbrella 4 is opened to provide its function to block sunlight.

[0024] FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the water-collection collar. As shown in the figure, the hollow screw seat 11 is provided with a water-discharging valve 12 and an extended spring 13. The discharging valve 12 has a teeth-like valve rod 122 extended from the hollow cap 121, and the valve rod 122 has a neck portion 123 and a conic shaped inverted hook 124. The bottom section of the hollow cap 121 is provided with a plurality of water discharging holes 125. The spring 13 is located at the outer surrounding of the teeth-like valve rod 122 and located within the hollow cap 121. The top portion of the screw seat 11 is a partition board 14 having a through hole 15. A leakage proof pad 16 is provided on the partition board 14 and the conic inverted hook 124 of the water discharging valve 12 is located behind the through hole and the pad 16. The pad 16 is located at the neck portion 123. At this instance, the water-discharging valve 12 is secured at the hollow screw seat 11, as shown in FIG. 6. FIG. 6 is a schematic view showing the collection of water in the water-collection collar. The guiding plug 6 has a stopper 62 to mount the plug 6 onto the hole of the water-collection collar 1. The surface of the stopper 62 is provided with a plurality of vertical guiding grooves 63 and the collected water will flow downward. A plurality of blocking blocks 64 on the stopper 62 is used to block the hole, and the conic jacket 65 on the blocking block 64 is used to adapt the umbrella tip. The water-discharging valve 12 is located at the bottom end of the water-collection collar 1. The extension of the spring 13 causes the cap 121 to protruded outside the hollow screw seat 11 and at the same time, the inverted hook 124 urges the pad 16 and blocks the hole 15. Thus, the collected water 5 in the water-collection collar 1 cannot be drained out through the hole 15.

[0025] FIG. 7 is a sectional view of the umbrella with the umbrella jacket, wherein water has been discharged. The user presses the water-discharging valve 12 downward to the ground, and the discharging value 12 moves upward. The inverted hook 124 and the pad 16 do not block the hole 15, and the collected water 5 can be discharged through the hole 15. Due to the vertical teeth-shaped grooves 122a (refer to FIG. 8), the collected water 5 will flow downward along the teeth-shaped grooves 122a, and finally, the water is discharged through the water-discharging hole 125 at the bottom of the hollow cap 121.

[0026] FIG. 9 is the structural view of the mounting rings 21. The mounting ring 21 is one segment of the umbrella jacket, which is a conic (tapered) shape. The inner wall of the mounting ring 21 has a plurality of vertical protruded stripes 211, and the height of the protruded stripes 211 is gradually becoming lower from bottom to the top. The inner wall ring at the top edge of the mounting ring 21 is provided with a protruded ring 213, and the inner wall ring of the bottom edge is provided with a plurality of arch-shaped protruded blocking block 214. The external wall of the bottom edge is mounted with a ring of external protruded ring 215.

[0027] Referring to FIG. 10, there is shown the retraction of the mounting ring 21. In the preferred embodiment, two mounting rings 21 are employed. When the upper mounting ring 21 is to be retracted into the lower mounting ring 21, the vertical protruded stripe 211 will rub against the external protruded ring 215 until the external protruded ring 215 passes beyond the protrusion 212′, that is, it is positioned between the protrusion 212′ and the blocking block 214′, as shown in FIG. 11. On the other hand, when the mounting rings 21 are to be extended, the upper and the bottom mounting ring 21 are extended, as shown in FIGS. 6 and 7. The external protruded ring 215 is blocked by the inner protruded ring 213′ of the mounting ring 21 and extension further of the mounting ring is blocked.

[0028] FIG. 12 is a schematic view showing the retraction of the umbrella jacket 2. The bottom edge of water-collection collar 1 is an external protruded ring 17 and the external protruded ring 17 is positioned between the protrusion 212 and the blocking block 214, and the inner protruded ring 213 at the top end of the first mounting ring 21 is blocked by the screw ring such that the first mounting ring 21 will not dislocate from the water collection collar 1. If the screw ring 3 is removed from the screw seat 11 of the top end of the water-collection collar 1, the top end of the first mounting ring 21 will not be blocked and therefore, the first ring 21 can be dislocated from the water-collection collar 1.

[0029] While the invention has been described with respect to preferred embodiment, it will be clear to those skilled in the art that modifications and improvements may be made to the invention without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Therefore, the invention is not to be limited by the specific illustrative embodiment, but only by the scope of the appended claims.