Title:
Shadebrella
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An umbrella with a center support shaft, an umbrella canopy that has a rectangular shape and five supporting ribs, which simultaneously opens and closes the canopy. The ribs are connected in the shape of the letter “I” with the center rib joined to the pivot by use of screws at one end and a two inches diameter circular opening which slips over the telescopic stem of the umbrella to complete it's assembly.



Inventors:
Ludka, Ina C. (Sunny Isles, FL, US)
Application Number:
10/073576
Publication Date:
08/22/2002
Filing Date:
02/12/2002
Assignee:
LUDKA INA C.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45B11/00; A45B17/00; A45B23/00; (IPC1-7): A45B11/00; A45B17/00; A45B23/00; A45B25/00
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Primary Examiner:
CANFIELD, ROBERT
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
INA C. LUDKA (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US)
Claims:
1. What I claim as my invention is the ability of my rectangular umbrella to transform from an umbrella to a privacy wall.

Description:

REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING, A TABLE, OR A COMPUTER PROGRAM LISTING APPENDIX

[0001] No table or computer listing used.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] Shadebrella is an umbrella that was born out of the need for practical shade. While sitting on my patio one summer after approximately 2:00 P.M. I realize that the western sun was becoming unbearable and was limiting my use to my patio. In trying to recapture the use to that part of my home I designed a unit that would not only pivot to a ninety degree angle but could become a privacy wall once the sun went down.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0003] Shadebrella is a center gravity rectangular umbrella. The canvas frame of the umbrella is designed like the letter “I”, measuring 4′×6′ that can be pivoted three hundred and sixty degrees and extend between four and eight feet in height and six feet in width as a vertically privacy wall. The canvas can be removed for cleaning or replacement. To fold umbrella loosen wing-nuts located at the upper and lower center of canvas frame, both the upper wings of frame will gravitate down, the bottom wings should be rotated upwards to allow for a more compact unit when closed, measuring four feet in length and six inches in diameter for easy storage and transportation.

[0004] This umbrella can be manufactured in three different sizes, beach, patio and cafe it's versatility will become a vital part of many homes, restaurants, cafe' and trips to the beach.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWING

[0005] FIG. 1 is a perspective front view of Shadebrella

[0006] FIG. 2A is an elevation view of FIG. 1

[0007] FIG. 2B is an elevated vertical position “privacy wall”

[0008] FIG. 2C is an elevated ninety degree position

[0009] FIG. 2D is a lower vertical position “privacy wall”

[0010] FIG. 3 is an elevated open position

[0011] FIG. 4 is a elevated closing position

[0012] FIG. 5 is a front view of the pivot attached to umbrella frame

[0013] FIG. 6 is a back view of the pivot

DETAIL DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0014] FIG. 1 shows the umbrella in its elevated position with it's three components, the frame, the pivot and the stem connected in an upright front view position. The frame is constructed with ⅛″×2″×6′ aluminum strips. The pivot consist of two rotating teeth male and female nuts that are held together with a wing bolt and nut which allows for easy assembly and disassembly.

[0015] FIG. 2A demonstrate the same position as FIG. 1

[0016] FIG. 2B shows the umbrella in an elevated vertical position which will provide a privacy wall between the two areas where it is situated. FIG. 2C will allow the umbrella to remain in this stationary position blocking all sun from 2:00 p.m. until sunset. FIG. 2D in it's lower vertical position forms a wall which will provide privacy to a 4′×6′ area. FIG. 3 is a front of FIG. 2B FIG. 4 is demonstrating the manner in which the umbrella is closed for storage.

[0017] FIG. 5 is a front view of the pivot, the arrow to the right of the wing-nut is illustrating the direction in which the pivot can be moved, 180 degrees in either direction. FIG. 6 shows the back view of the pivot and it's ability to rotate 180 degrees.





 
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