Title:
Assembled pole
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An assembled pole, which is capable of easy disassembly into its component parts. The assembled pole may be used for recreational structures, such as gazebos or awnings.



Inventors:
Zhao, Falin (Linhai City, CN)
Application Number:
11/240118
Publication Date:
08/10/2006
Filing Date:
09/30/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04C3/30
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Primary Examiner:
QUAST, ELIZABETH A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DLA PIPER LLP (US) (Reston, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed:

1. An assembled pole comprising: a pole having a top end and a bottom end; a plurality of fender boards, each of said fender boards having a top side, a bottom side, and vertical sides; a plurality of fender corner boards interconnecting said plurality of fender boards, each of said fender corner boards having a top side, a bottom side, and recesses into which said vertical sides of said fender boards are engaged; and a base board; wherein said bottom end of said pole is joined to said base board, said bottom sides of said plurality of fender boards are adjacent to said base board, and said bottom sides of said plurality of said fender board comers are adjacent to said base board

2. The assembled pole of claim 1, wherein a portion of said pole remains exposed between said top sides of said fender boards and said top end of said pole.

3. An assembled pole comprising: a pole having a top end and a bottom end; a plurality of fender boards, each of said fender boards having a top side, a bottom side, and vertical sides; a plurality of fender corner boards interconnecting said plurality of fender boards, each of said fender corner boards having a top side, a bottom side, and recesses into which said vertical sides of said rectangular fender boards are engaged; a base board; a first guide board having a top side and a bottom side and a hole; a second guide board having a top side and a bottom side and a hole; a cover board having a top side and a bottom side and a hole; a second fender board having a top side, a bottom side, and a hole; and a sheath having a top end and a bottom end, wherein said pole is threaded through said holes of said first guide board, said second guide board, said cover board, and said second fender board and through said sheath, said bottom end of said pole is joined to said base board, said bottom sides of said plurality of fender boards are adjacent to said base board, and said bottom sides of said plurality of said fender board comers are adjacent to said base board, said top sides of said plurality of fender boards are adjacent to said bottom side of said first guide board, and said top sides of said plurality of said fender corner boards are adjacent to said bottom side of said first guide board, said bottom side of said cover board is adjacent to said top side of said first guide board, said top side of said cover board is adjacent to said bottom end of said sheath, said top end of said sheath is adjacent to said bottom side of said second fender board, and said top side of said second fender board is adjacent to said bottom side of said second guide board.

4. The assembled pole of claim 3, wherein a portion of said pole remains exposed between said top side of said second guide board and said top end of said pole.

5. The assembled pole of claim 3, wherein said first guide board is joined to said pole, and said second guide board is joined to said pole.

Description:

This application claims priority to Chinese Patent Application No. 200520068651.0, filed Jan. 27, 2005, which is hereby incorporated by reference.

FIELD OF INVENTION

This invention relates generally to components of covered structures and in particular to poles and related components.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

The various kinds of covered leisure structures currently used for outdoor activities, such as gazebos and awnings, for example, mainly consist of tops and frames, and the frames are formed by poles, skeletons and crossbeams. The poles are usually made of aluminum alloy materials, the configurations of which are considerably simple. These structures primarily serve functionality, and transportation and packaging costs can be very high for single poles of greater sizes.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

An assembled pole comprising a pole having a top end and a bottom end; a plurality of fender boards, each of said fender boards having a top side, a bottom side, and vertical sides; a plurality of fender corner boards interconnecting said plurality of fender boards, each of said fender corner boards having a top side, a bottom side, and recesses into which said vertical sides of said fender boards are engaged; and a base board, wherein said bottom end of said pole is joined to said base board, said bottom sides of said plurality of fender boards are adjacent to said base board, and said bottom sides of said plurality of said fender board comers are adjacent to said base board.

An assembled pole comprising a pole having a top end and a bottom end; a plurality of fender boards, each of said fender boards having a top side, a bottom side, and vertical sides; a plurality of fender corner boards interconnecting said plurality of fender boards, each of said fender corner boards having a top side, a bottom side, and recesses into which said vertical sides of said fender boards are engaged; a base board; a first guide board having a top side, a bottom side, and a hole; a second guide board having a top side, a bottom side, and a hole; a cover board having a top side, a bottom side, and a hole; a second fender board having a top side, a bottom side, and a hole; and a sheath having a top end and a bottom end,

wherein said pole is threaded through said holes of said first guide board, said second guide board, said cover board, and said second fender board and through said sheath,

said bottom end of said pole is joined to said base board,

said bottom sides of said plurality of fender boards are adjacent to said base board, and said bottom sides of said plurality of said fender board comers are adjacent to said base board,

said top sides of said plurality of fender boards are adjacent to said bottom side of said first guide board, and said top sides of said plurality of said fender corner boards are adjacent to said bottom side of said first guide board,

said bottom side of said cover board is adjacent to said top side of said first guide board,

said top side of said cover board is adjacent to said bottom end of said sheath,

said top end of said sheath is adjacent to said bottom side of said second fender board, and

said top side of said second fender board is adjacent to said bottom side of said second guide board.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF FIGURES

FIG. 1 is a diagram of an embodiment of an assembled pole.

FIG. 2 is a diagram of an embodiment of the components of the assembled pole of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating connections between an embodiment of rectangular fender boards and a fender corner board.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The present invention relates to an assembled pole, which is capable of easily disassembling into its component parts for efficient and convenient shipping and usage. The assembled pole may be used in covered structures, such as gazebos and awnings, for example, with gazebos being particularly preferred.

In one embodiment, referring to FIG. 2, components of an assembled pole are: pole 2, rectangular fender boards 7, fender corner boards 8, base board 9, first guide board 6, cover board 5, sheath 4, fender board 3, and second guide board 1. Pole 2 is shown as having a square shape, but may be round or any suitable shape. Four rectangular-shaped fender boards 7 and four fender corner boards 8 are shown by way of example only in FIG. 2, but any shapes or numbers of fender boards or fender corner boards may be utilized. Similarly, sheath 4 is shown as cylindrical, but is not limited to any particular shape, nor are the shapes of base board 9, first guide board 6, cover board 5, fender board 3, and second guide board 1 limited to those illustrated in FIG. 2.

Referring to FIG. 3, a preferred embodiment for connecting fender boards and fender corner boards is illustrated. Fender corner board 8 contains recesses 8-1 into which sides 7-1 of fender boards 7 may be engaged, thereby interconnecting the fender boards.

In a preferred method for assembling the components, referring to FIG. 2, first join bottom end of pole 2 to base board 9, preferably using screws (although any fastening means may be employed). Next join fender boards 7 with fender corner boards 8 to form a pen into which pole 2 is slotted. Thread first guide board 6 and position therewith fender boards 7 and fender corner boards 8, and then thread cover board 5 over first guide board 6. Next thread sheath 4, followed by fender board 3, and second guide board 1. First guide board 6 and second guide board 1 may be joined to pole 2, preferably using screws (although any fastening means may be employed). FIG. 1 illustrates the fully assembled pole.