Title:
Fashion umbrella
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A fashion umbrella comprises: an umbrella shank, a ring around the shank, numerous umbrella ribs connected at the upper end of the shank and extend outwardly to tips, numerous spreaders connected to said ring and extend outwardly in radius configuration and connected to said umbrella ribs. A hollow umbrella handle attached at the lower end of said shank. A battery is housed into hollow handle. Electric wires are housed into the said hollow shank and extend to the tips of said umbrella ribs. Numerous light bulbs are mounted on the tips of said ribs, said light bulbs are connected to said battery through said electric wires, an electric switch is provided to turn said light bulbs ON and OFF. A fiber optic system is mounted on said shank under the canopy of the umbrella; a single cable often contains many separate fiber optic filaments, allowing multiple light signals to be transmitted to tips of said ribs of the fashion umbrella.



Inventors:
Manolis, Pete (New York, NY, US)
Application Number:
10/192798
Publication Date:
01/15/2004
Filing Date:
07/11/2002
Assignee:
MANOLIS PETE
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45B3/02; (IPC1-7): A45B3/02; A45B3/04; E04H15/10
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Primary Examiner:
TRAN, HANH VAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PETE MANOLIS (New York, NY, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A fashion umbrella comprising: (i) a hollow shank; (ii) a ring around said shank; (iii) numerous umbrella ribs; (iv) numerous spreaders; (v) a canopy; (vi) an umbrella hallow handle; (viii) a battery; (ix) numerous electric wires; and (x) a fiber optic system.

2. A fashion umbrella according to claim 1, wherein said numerous light bulbs are mounted on the tips of said umbrella ribs.

3. A fashion umbrella according to claim 1, wherein said umbrella hollow handle houses said battery.

4. A fashion umbrella according to claim 1, wherein said numerous electric wires are housed into said hollow shank and therethrough over said umbrella ribs are connected to said light bulbs.

5. A fashion umbrella according to claim 1, wherein said electric wires extend out of said hollow shank and into said umbrella's hollow handle where they are connected to said battery.

6. A fashion umbrella according to claim 1, wherein said fiber optic system is mounted on said shank under said canopy; a single cable often contains many separate fiber optic filaments, allowing multiple light signals to be transmitted to the tips of said umbrella ribs.

7. A fashion umbrella according to claim 1, wherein said umbrella canopy is made of silk.

8. A fashion umbrella according to claim 1, wherein said umbrella canopy is made of plastic.

9. A fashion umbrella according to claim 1, wherein said umbrella canopy is made of textile.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a new fashion umbrella. This new fashion umbrella comprises: a shank, a ring is moving up and down around said shank which fits telescopically into said ring. Numerous ribs are mounted on the upper end of the shank and extend outwardly to form tips respectively. Numerous spreaders are connected to said ring of the shank, and extend outwardly toward the ribs, each spreader is connected to corresponding rib respectively. A canopy is placed and secured on the outside of said ribs. Also, a handle is connected at the low end of the shank of the fashion umbrella. When the ring of the shank is pulled down toward the handle, the spreaders pull down the ribs, so the fashion umbrella goes to close position. When the ring of shank is pushed up the fashion umbrella opens.

[0002] Numerous small light bulbs are mounted on the tip of each rib, a small battery is housed in the hollow handle of the shank. Numerous thin electric wires are housed inside the hallow shank. These wires connect the battery in the hollow handle with the small light bulbs mounted on the tips of the ribs of the fashion umbrella. An electric switch is provided to turn said light bulbs ON and OFF.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0003] It is an object of the present invention to provide a fashion umbrella with a shank.

[0004] It is another object of the present invention to provide a fashion umbrella with a ring over said shank.

[0005] It is a further object of the present invention to provide a fashion umbrella with ribs connected to the upper end of said shank and extend outwardly to form tips.

[0006] Still it is an object of the present invention to provide a fashion umbrella with spreaders connected to the ring of said shank and extend outwardly in radius configuration and connected to the ribs of the fashion umbrella.

[0007] Still it is another object of the present invention to provide a fashion umbrella with a handle connected to the low end of said shank.

[0008] Still it is a further object of the present invention to provide a fashion umbrella with numerous small light bulbs mounted on the tips of said ribs.

[0009] Yet it is an object of the present invention to provide a fashion umbrella with a battery housed in the hollow hand of said shank.

[0010] Yet it is another object of the present invention to provide a fashion umbrella with electric wires positioned in the hollow shank and connected to said battery in the hollow handle and to the light bulbs on the tips of said ribs.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0011] FIG. 1 is a front and bottom view of a fashion umbrella in open position which comprises: a shank, a handle mounted on the lower end of said shank, a ring is around the shank, said shank fits telescopically into said ring. Numerous ribs connected to the upper end of said shank and extend outwardly to tips. Numerous spreaders are connected to said ring and to the ribs respectively. When the ring is pulled down the fashion umbrella goes to closed position, when the ring is pushed up the fashion umbrella goes to open position. Numerous small light bulbs are mounted on the tips of said ribs. A battery is housed in the hollow handle of the shank and electric wires are housed in the hollow shank which connect said battery in the hollow handle with the light bulbs on the tips of said ribs. An electric switch is provided to turn said light bulbs ON and OFF.

[0012] Also a fiber optic system is mounted on said shank and extends to the tips of said ribs of the fashion umbrella.

[0013] A canopy, which is made of silk, plastic or textile is mounted on the ribs of the fashion umbrella.

[0014] FIG. 2 is a front view of a fashion umbrella in closed position, on which is shown only the handle, the canopy, several light bulbs on the tips of the ribs of the fashion umbrella and a light bulb on the ferrule on the upper end of the shank of the fashion umbrella.

DETAILLED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0015] Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference designate similar parts throughout the various views, FIG. 1 illustrates an exemplary fashion umbrella in which the present invention will have advantageous utility. The fashion umbrella of the present invention comprises: a shank 1, a ring 3 which can move up and down around said shank 1, which said shank fits telescopically into said ring 3. Numerous ribs 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 are mounted on the upper end of said shank 1 and extend outwardly in radius configuration to form tips at their end respectively. Numerous spreaders 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 are connected to said ring 3 of said shank 1 and extend outwardly in radius configuration and connected to said ribs 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 respectively. Canopy 20 is mounted on the outside of said ribs 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19. Also a handle 2 is connected to a lower end of said shank 1 of the fashion umbrella. When the ring 3 of shank 1 moves downward toward handle 2, the spreaders 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 force the ribs 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 respectively to move downward toward the handle 2 to close the fashion umbrella. When the ring 3 moves upward the spreaders 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 force the ribs 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 respectively to move upward to open the fashion umbrella. Numerous small light bulbs 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 are mounted on the tips of ribs 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 respectively. A small battered (not shown) is housed in the hollow handle 2 of shank 1. Numerous electric wires (not shown) are housed in the hollow shank 1, of the fashion umbrella, are connected to said battery in the hollow handle 2 and also they are connected to said small light bulbs 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 mounted on the tips of said ribs 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 respectively. An electric switch is provided to turn the small light bulbs 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 ON and OFF. A fiber optic system is mounted on said shank (not shown) and extends to the tips of said ribs 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of the fashion umbrella. A canopy 20 is mounted on the outside of the ribs 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19. Said canopy 20 is made of silk, plastic or textile.