Title:
Gazebo
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention discloses a gazebo including a boundary frame comprising a plurality of standing posts, boundary fences interconnected with each other to form boundary area; a canopy assembly comprising a central hub, a plurality of awning arms radially and outwardly extended from the central hub, a fabric awning substantially supported by the awning arms in a tension manner, and a plurality of retaining arms having an arc-shape extended along peripheral edges of the fabric awning to retain the fabric awning in shape; a plurality of coupling joints for coupling the canoply assembly to the top of the standing posts respectively, wherein two free ends of each of said retaining arms are detachably coupled at two coupling joints at two neighboring corners of the boundary frame respectively to substantially retain the fabric awning in an edge-to-edge tension manner with respect to the boundary area of the boundary frame.



Inventors:
Chen, Lian-shun (Chia Yi Hsien, TW)
Application Number:
11/144107
Publication Date:
12/21/2006
Filing Date:
06/02/2005
Assignee:
JRA Furniture Industries, LLC
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04H15/18
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Primary Examiner:
FREGA, JOHN M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DAVID AND RAYMOND PATENT FIRM (MONTEREY PARK, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A gazebo, comprising: a boundary frame comprising a plurality of standing posts, a plurality of boundary fences, and a plurality of interconnecting joints provided at side edges of said boundary fences respectively to detachably interconnect the boundary fences with standing posts in an edge-to-edge manner to define a boundary area therewithin; a canopy assembly comprising a central hub, a plurality of awning arms radially and outwardly extended from said central hub, a fabric awning substantially supported by said awning arms in a tension manner, and a plurality of retaining arms having an arc-shape extended along peripheral edges of said fabric awning to retain said fabric awning in shape, wherein each of said awning arms, having a predetermined curvature, has an inner pivot end pivotally connected to said central hub and an outer coupling end radially extended therefrom; and a plurality of coupling joints, which are provided on top of said standing posts respectively, detachably connecting said outer coupling ends of said awning arms with said boundary fences to support said fabric awning above said boundary area of said boundary frame, wherein two free ends of each of said retaining arms are detachably coupled at said two coupling joints at two neighboring corners of said boundary frame respectively to substantially retain said fabric awning in an edge-to-edge tension manner with respect to said boundary area of said boundary frame; wherein said gazebo is adapted to interconnect with another said gazebo that said interconnecting joints are connecting to said boundary fences of said two gazebos to expand said boundary area which is shaded under said two fabric awnings.

2. The gazebo, as recited in claim 1, wherein each of said coupling joints comprises a cap body having three engaging slots for said outer coupling end of said respective awning arm and said two free ends of said two respective retaining arms slidably inserting into said three engaging slots respectively, and a cap locker provided at each of said standing posts to detachably mount said cap body on top of said respective standing post.

3. The gazebo, as recited in claim 2, wherein said cap locker has two guiding holes formed on said cap body and a sidewall of said respective standing post respectively and comprises a V-shaped resilient element having a biasing end and an actuating end, wherein said resilient element is disposed in said respective standing post at a position that said biasing end of said resilient element is substantially biased against an interior wall of said respective standing post while said actuating end of said resilient element is slidably extended to an exterior of said respective standing post through said two guiding holes to securely lock up said cap body on said respective standing post.

4. The gazebo, as recited in claim 1, wherein said canopy assembly further comprises a plurality of ventilation screens and a plurality of interconnectors extended along said peripheral edges of said fabric awning to affix said ventilation screens respectively so as to enclose said boundary area within said fabric awning and said fabric screens for enhancing air ventilation of said boundary area, wherein said gazebo is adapted to interconnect with another said gazebo that said two fabric awnings are interconnected via said interconnectors in an edge-to-edge manner to expand said boundary area which is shaded under said two fabric awnings.

5. The gazebo, as recited in claim 3, wherein said canopy assembly further comprises a plurality of ventilation screens and a plurality of interconnectors extended along said peripheral edges of said fabric awning to affix said ventilation screens respectively so as to enclose said boundary area within said fabric awning and said fabric screens for enhancing air ventilation of said boundary area, wherein said gazebo is adapted to interconnect with another said gazebo that said two fabric awnings are interconnected via said interconnectors in an edge-to-edge manner to expand said boundary area which is shaded under said two fabric awnings.

6. The gazebo, as recited in claim 1, wherein said canopy assembly further comprises a plurality of foldable arms radially extended from said center hub, wherein each of said foldable arms has an inner end pivotally connected to said center hub and an outer end detechably coupled at said respective retaining arm to substantially support said fabric awning in a tension manner.

7. The gazebo, as recited in claim 3, wherein said canopy assembly further comprises a plurality of foldable arms radially extended from said center hub, wherein each of said foldable arms has an inner end pivotally connected to said center hub and an outer end detechably coupled at said respective retaining arm to substantially support said fabric awning in a tension manner.

8. The gazebo, as recited in claim 5, wherein said canopy assembly further comprises a plurality of foldable arms radially extended from said center hub, wherein each of said foldable arms has an inner end pivotally connected to said center hub and an outer end detechably coupled at said respective retaining arm to substantially support said fabric awning in a tension manner.

9. The gazebo, as recited in claim 6, wherein each of said foldable arms has a predetermined curvature bending inwardly and each of said awning arms is bending outwardly to create a wavy tensional surface of said fabric awning.

10. The gazebo, as recited in claim 7, wherein each of said foldable arms has a predetermined curvature bending inwardly and each of said awning arms is bending outwardly to create a wavy tensional surface of said fabric awning.

11. The gazebo, as recited in claim 8, wherein each of said foldable arms has a predetermined curvature bending inwardly and each of said awning arms is bending outwardly to create a wavy tensional surface of said fabric awning.

12. The gazebo, as recited in claim 1, wherein each of said interconnecting joints comprises at least a first connector sidewardly extended from said side edge of said respective boundary fence and at least a corresponding second connector which is sidewardly extended from said side edge of said neighboring boundary fence and is detachably coupled with said first connector so as to interconnect said two corresponding boundary fences in a edge-to-edge manner, wherein said gazebo is adapted to interconnect with another said gazebo that said first connector of said boundary fence of said first gazebo is detechably coupled with said second connector of said boundary fence of said second gazebo to combine said two boundary areas together so as to expand said boundary area.

13. The gazebo, as recited in claim 5, wherein each of said interconnecting joints comprises at least a first connector sidewardly extended from said side edge of said respective boundary fence and at least a corresponding second connector which is sidewardly extended from said side edge of said neighboring boundary fence and is detachably coupled with said first connector so as to interconnect said two corresponding boundary fences in a edge-to-edge manner, wherein said gazebo is adapted to interconnect with another said gazebo that said first connector of said boundary fence of said first gazebo is detechably coupled with said second connector of said boundary fence of said second gazebo to combine said two boundary areas together so as to expand said boundary area.

14. The gazebo, as recited in claim 11, wherein each of said interconnecting joints comprises at least a first connector sidewardly extended from said side edge of said respective boundary fence and at least a corresponding second connector which is sidewardly extended from said side edge of said neighboring boundary fence and is detachably coupled with said first connector so as to interconnect said two corresponding boundary fences in a edge-to-edge manner, wherein said gazebo is adapted to interconnect with another said gazebo that said first connector of said boundary fence of said first gazebo is detechably coupled with said second connector of said boundary fence of said second gazebo to combine said two boundary areas together so as to expand said boundary area.

15. The gazebo, as recited in claim 11, wherein each of said awning arms has an upper tubular portion and a lower tubular portion detechably coupling with said upper portion in an end-to-end manner such that each of said awning arms is adapted to be folded up to reduce a length thereof from said inner pivot end to said outer coupling end.

16. The gazebo, as recited in claim 14, wherein each of said awning arms has an upper tubular portion and a lower tubular portion detechably coupling with said upper portion in an end-to-end manner such that each of said awning arms is adapted to be folded up to reduce a length thereof from said inner pivot end to said outer coupling end.

17. The gazebo, as recited in claim 1, wherein each of said awning arms has an upper tubular portion and a lower tubular portion detechably coupling with said upper portion in an end-to-end manner such that each of said awning arms is adapted to be folded up to reduce a length thereof from said inner pivot end to said outer coupling end.

18. The gazebo, as recited in claim 11, wherein each of said awning arms has an upper tubular portion and a lower tubular portion detechably coupling with said upper portion in an end-to-end manner such that each of said awning arms is adapted to be folded up to reduce a length thereof from said inner pivot end to said outer coupling end.

19. The gazebo, as recited in claim 16, wherein each of said awning arms has an upper tubular portion and a lower tubular portion detechably coupling with said upper portion in an end-to-end manner such that each of said awning arms is adapted to be folded up to reduce a length thereof from said inner pivot end to said outer coupling end.

20. The gazebo, as recited in claim 1, wherein each of said retaining arms has two side tubular portions detechably coupling with each other in an end-to-end manner such that each of said retaining arms is adapted to be folded up to reduce a size thereof.

21. The gazebo, as recited in claim 11, wherein each of said retaining arms has two side tubular portions detechably coupling with each other in an end-to-end manner such that each of said retaining arms is adapted to be folded up to reduce a size thereof.

22. The gazebo, as recited in claim 19, wherein each of said retaining arms has two side tubular portions detechably coupling with each other in an end-to-end manner such that each of said retaining arms is adapted to be folded up to reduce a size thereof.

23. The gazebo, as recited in claim 1, wherein said boundary frame further comprises a plurality of ground adjusting stands rotatably mounted to bottom ends of said standing posts respectively, wherein each of said ground adjusting stands is adapted to selectively adjust a distance of said bottom end of said respective standing post to adjust said boundary frame in a ground level.

24. The gazebo, as recited in claim 11, wherein said boundary frame further comprises a plurality of ground adjusting stands rotatably mounted to bottom ends of said standing posts respectively, wherein each of said ground adjusting stands is adapted to selectively adjust a distance of said bottom end of said respective standing post to adjust said boundary frame in a ground level.

25. The gazebo, as recited in claim 19, wherein said boundary frame further comprises a plurality of ground adjusting stands rotatably mounted to bottom ends of said standing posts respectively, wherein each of said ground adjusting stands is adapted to selectively adjust a distance of said bottom end of said respective standing post to adjust said boundary frame in a ground level.

26. The gazebo, as recited in claim 22, wherein said boundary frame further comprises a plurality of ground adjusting stands rotatably mounted to bottom ends of said standing posts respectively, wherein each of said ground adjusting stands is adapted to selectively adjust a distance of said bottom end of said respective standing post to adjust said boundary frame in a ground level.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

1. Field of Invention

The present invention relates to an outdoor entertaining structure, and more particularly to a gazebo having an interconnected base frame for sustaining a dome-type canopy so as to selectively enlarge and adjust the shelter area of such gazebo.

2. Description of Related Arts

Nowadays, more and more people wish to extend there living space into the garden to enjoy fresh air and to have a pleasant outdoor place for social gatherings. Gazebo is considered as a kind of auxiliary or relaxing building to provide such recreational place, and more importantly, to offer an aesthetic appearance in the private gardens and public sites, such as villas, beaches, hotels, and apartments. For most users, gazebo is an optimal place to avoid direct exposure of hot sunshine, and a joyful place to enjoy social life. In short, a gazebo is utilized as a reminder of a relaxing place, a place to write, a place to reflect, a focal point of a garden.

Traditionally, gazebos are made of redwood or other sort of hard woods. As a result, once a gazebo was built, it would be impossible to move or change the location of such gazebo. Furthermore, because of the geometrical design of the common gazebo structure, the constructing costs are unexceptionally costly; thus restricting its affordability to common consumers. Even though the traditional gazebos are elegant and aesthetically appealing, they are not appropriate for a party or a social gathering in a garden. This is due to the fact that the traditional gazebos are of small sizes and designed like a pavilion which is preferably supposed to accommodate a small group of people. However, on the other hand, building a very large gazebo would be rather costly and cumbersome.

To solve this dilemma, temporary and assembled gazebos have been introduced into the market for recreational purposes. Numerous types and styles of gazebos having tent structures are known. Those flexible or collapsible gazebos share a common characteristic that the supporting frame is made up a plurality of propping poles for stretching out a flexible fabric, such as canvas, so as to define a sheltered space under the canvas, wherein the supporting frame could be defined to have a collapsible position for storage and an erected position for supporting the fabric. Or otherwise, every two propping poles are X shaped to define the base frame for supporting the flexible fabric to define the shelter space.

In other words, the gazebo structures with above mentioned structure just look like temporary tents. It is noted that the propping poles could be bent or made of resilient materials for bearing certain tension. On the other hand, various conventional fastening means have been used to couple the flexible fabric and the propping poles in position. For example, rings, fabric sleeves, clips, straps, snappers, screws, and bolts have been known within the art for coupling the fabric to the top ends of the supporting frame so as to define a dome-style temporary tent.

In short, people utilize collapsible frame to stretch and sustain fabric to generate a temporary gazebo. However, such kind of temporary gazebo looks like a temporary tent, rather than an elegant gazebo. Furthermore, without a plurality of handy tools, assembling and disassembling such temporary gazebo are time consuming and laborious as well.

Another temporary gazebo structure is canopy shaped gazebo, which has often been used to create sheltered space for entertaining purposes. Compared with tent shaped gazebo, canopy shaped gazebo are typically used to define an enlarged sheltered areas, such as a food service canteen, a portable dance floor, a public rain shelter, or a small-scale casino.

Unlike the tent gazebo, wherein the fabrics are coupled to top ends of the propping poles, the canopy gazebo employs flexible fabric overlying and wrapping the supporting frame by directly stretching the fabric to the ground or other bases and retaining such canopy in tension by cables, ropes, stakes, and the like. As a result, for those canopy gazebos, which are thoroughly wrapped up by the fabric, at least one access door is defined for contacting to the outside.

Needless to say, the canopy gazebo could provide an enlarged shelter area for social gathering. Unfortunately, its appearance is still far from elegant, therefore not being suitable to be disposed within a private garden. People residing inside the gazebo are separated by the overlaid canopy thus being restricted from breathing the outside fresh air. As a result, people would rather choose stay in the house. Furthermore, once the canopy gazebo is erected and assembled, it is not adapted to be moved and its size is fixed.

That is to say, no matter which style of temporary gazebo is chosen, the flexibility of the gazebo could not be satisfied. The sheltered space defined by the temporary gazebo is limited, with no aesthetical appearance concerned at all.

SUMMARY OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

A primary object of the present invention is to provide a gazebo, which is defined to provide a flexible sheltered area, while the ascetical appearance and elegance of traditional gazebo could be preserved.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a gazebo comprising a plurality of pre-built panels interconnected with each other so as to define a flexible sheltered area. As a result, the present invention is possible to combine small, standard gazebos supporting frame into a single, large, user friendly and weather-tight gazebo with a solid cost saving.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a gazebo, wherein no cumbersome canopy are required to directly bound to the ground by tension means for overlaying the gazebo supporting frame, instead, resilient roofing frame are provided for stretching and sustaining the fabric so as to define such gazebo into a dome shaped roof.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a gazebo, wherein the roofing member could be coupled to the supporting frame quickly, easily, flexibly, without requiring precise alignment or positioning maneuverability, and more importantly, ensuring the stretched fabric not to be damaged.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a gazebo allowing free movement under the gazebo roof without the interference of the supporting frame or ground poles.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a gazebo not only providing a sheltering area, but also preventing insects and mosquitoes in a ventilating manner.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a gazebo equipped with elevation-adjusting function, so that the gazebo could be set up at an uneven premise.

Accordingly, to achieve above mentioned objects, the present invention provides a gazebo, comprising:

a boundary frame comprising a plurality of standing posts, a plurality of boundary fences, and a plurality of interconnecting joints provided at side edges of the boundary fences respectively to detachably interconnect the boundary fences with the standing posts in an edge-to-edge manner to define a boundary area therewithin;

a canopy assembly comprising a central hub, a plurality of awning arms radially and outwardly extended from the central hub, a fabric awning substantially supported by the awning arms in a tension manner, and a plurality of retaining arms having an arc-shape extended along peripheral edges of the fabric awning to retain the fabric awning in shape, wherein each of the awning arms, having a predetermined curvature, has an inner pivot end pivotally connected to said central hub and an outer coupling end radially extended therefrom; and

a plurality of coupling joints, which are provided on top of the standing posts respectively, detachably connecting the outer coupling ends of the awning arms with the boundary fences to support the fabric awning above the boundary area of said boundary frame, wherein two free ends of each of said retaining arms are detachably coupled at said two coupling joints at two neighboring corners of said boundary frame respectively to substantially retain the fabric awning in an edge-to-edge tension manner with respect to the boundary area of the boundary frame;

wherein the gazebo is adapted to interconnect with another said gazebo that the interconnecting joints are connecting to the boundary fences of the two gazebos to expand the boundary area which is shaded under the two fabric awnings.

These and other objectives, features, and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following detailed description, the accompanying drawings, and the appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a gazebo of the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is another perspective view of the above gazebo of the preferred embodiment of the present invention, illustrating two or more gazebos interconnected to expand the boundary area.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the boundary fences of the above gazebo according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention, showing adjacent boundary fences are capable of being pivotally coupled together.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the canopy assembly of the above gazebo according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention, illustrating the structure how awning arms, center hubs and retaining arms interconnected with each other in a tension manner for ensuring the canopy assembly coupled to the boundary frame via the coupling joints.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the above gazebo of the preferred embodiment of the present invention, illustrating the coupling joints are provided at corner portions of the gazebo for detachably and respectively receiving awning arms and retaining arms in position.

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the above gazebo of the preferred embodiment of the present invention, showing the ventilation screen interconnected to the peripheral edges of the awning fabric.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 6, a gazebo according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention is illustrated. The gazebo 1 comprises a boundary frame 10 comprising a plurality of standing posts 11, a plurality of boundary fences 12, and a plurality of interconnecting joints 13 provided at side edges 121 of the boundary fences 12 respectively to detachably interconnect the boundary fences 12 with standing posts 11 in an edge-to-edge manner to define a boundary area 2 therewithin.

The gazebo 1 further comprises a canopy assembly 20 comprising a central hub 21, a plurality of awning arms 22 radially and outwardly extended from the central hub 21, a fabric awning 23 substantially supported by the awning arms 22 in a tension manner, and a plurality of retaining arms 24 having an arc-shape extended along peripheral edges of the fabric awning 23 to retain the fabric awning 23 in shape, wherein each of the awning arms 22, having a predetermined curvature, has an inner pivot end 221 pivotally connected to the central hub 21 and an outer coupling end 222 radially extended therefrom.

In addition, the gazebo 1 comprises a plurality of coupling joints 30, which are provided on top of the standing posts 11 respectively, detachably connecting the outer coupling ends 222 of the awning arms 22 with the boundary fences 12 to support the fabric awning 23 above the boundary area 2 of the boundary frame 10, wherein two free ends 241 of each of the retaining arms 24 are detachably coupled at the two coupling joints 30 at two neighboring corners of the boundary frame 10 respectively to substantially retain the fabric awning 23 in an edge-to-edge tension manner with respect to the boundary area 2 of the boundary frame 10.

It is noted that the gazebo is adapted to interconnect with another said gazebo that the interconnecting joints 13 are connecting to the boundary fences 12 of the two gazebos 1 to expand the boundary area 2 which is shaded under combined fabric awnings 23.

Here, the boundary assembly 10 is adapted to layout a predetermined size of groundwork. Unlike conventional collapsible gazebo structure, which employs a plurality of upright poles for defining a premise, the gazebo 1 of the present invention utilizes a plurality of pre-built boundary fences 12 interconnected with each other for circumscribing a variable premise as shown in FIG. 2. That is to say, each of the boundary panels 12 is capable of pivotally connecting with adjacent boundary fence 12 so as to form a continuous panel chain. By purposely folding two neighboring boundary fences 12, such continuous panel chain could be juxtaposed or folded into a variety of shapes. Compared with conventional gazebos, the gazebo 1 of the present invention enable the gazebo to be adjustable in size and shape, thus ensuring the gazebo could be employed to accommodate a social gathering, or be applied under different terrains.

As shown in FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, the boundary fence 12 of the present invention is embodied as a series of panels interconnected with each other for defining the boundary area 2, wherein each of the interconnecting joints 13 comprises a pair of connectors 131 respectively defined on two side edges 121, the connector of the interconnecting joints 13 is adapted to be pivotally coupled with another connector of the adjacent boundary fence 12, so that neighboring boundary fences 12 are capable of interconnecting with each other to form a fence chain.

That is to say, each of the connectors 131 comprises at least a first connector 132 sidewardly extended from the side edge 121 of respective boundary fence 12 and at least a corresponding second connector 133 which is sidewardly extended from the side edge 121 of a neighboring boundary fence 12 and is detachably coupled with the first connector 132 so as to interconnect two corresponding boundary fences 12 in a edge-to-edge manner, wherein the gazebo 1 is adapted to interconnect with another the gazebo that the first connector 132 of the boundary fence 12 of the first gazebo is detechably coupled with the second connector 133 of the boundary fence 12 of the second gazebo to combine two boundary areas 2 together so as to expand the groundwork premise. In other words, each of the boundary fences 12 of the gazebo 1 is identically shaped and designed, so that a user is able to selectively combine at least two gazebos together according to his mind.

Preferably, the first connector 132 and the second connector 133 are respectively provided at opposing sides of a boundary fence 12 for a simple and convenient engagement between neighboring boundary fences 12. According to the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the first connector 132 and the second connector 133 could be embodied as conventional hinge structure respectively defined on two sides of each boundary fence 12. The first connector 132 comprises an engaging socket integrally projected from a side edge of the boundary fence 12 as a first lug and the second connector 133 comprises an engaging inserter integrally extended from another side of the same boundary fence 12 as a second lug which is correspondingly matching the engaging socket in size and shape, so that by inserting the engaging inserter of the boundary fence 12 into the engaging socket of an adjacent boundary fence 12, any two boundary fences 12 are capable of pivotally coupling together to form an extended fence chain. It is noted that at least one engaging inserter and one engaging socket are provided at the standing post 11 as well, so that the boundary fence could be conveniently and removeably attached onto the standing posts 11.

Moreover, there is a side cap 122 provided at a top portion of such side edge 121 of the boundary panel 12, so that after two neighboring boundary panels 12 are pivotally coupled together to form a panel chain, the jointing seam of two neighboring boundary panels 12 could be covered by such side cap 122 for achieving an aesthetical effect.

As a result, the boundary frame assembly 10 could be defined into a variety of sizes and shapes, for example, a rectangular shape, a polygonal shape, a delta shape, etc. By releaseably attaching or detaching boundary fences 12 together and posing the standing post 11 into corners, the boundary area 2 occupied by the boundary frame 10 could be adjusted responsible to different locations and requirements.

It is worth to mention that such first connector 132 and the second connector 133 could be defined on the standing post 11 for interconnecting with adjacent boundary fences. Or otherwise, the standing post 11 could be defined to have a pair of wing fences 111 radially expended from the standing post 11 to detachably coupling to the boundary fences 12, wherein the first connector 132 and the second connector 133 are respectively provided at outer edge of such wing fences 111.

Here, the central hub 21 and the awning arms 22 of the canopy assembly 20 are adapted to define a roof crown spanning across the boundary frame 10, so that after the fabric awning 23 is stretched onto the roof crown, the boundary area 2 could be substantially sheltered beneath the roof crown.

According to the preferred embodiment of the present invention, each of the coupling joints 30 comprises a cap body 31 having three engaging slots 311 for the outer coupling end 222 of the respective awning arm 22 and the two free ends 241 of the two respective retaining arms 24 slidably inserting into the three engaging slots respectively, and a cap locker 32 provided at each of the standing posts 11 to detachably mount the cap body 31 on top of the respective standing post 11.

Preferably, the cap locker 32 has two guiding holes 321 formed on the cap body 31 and a sidewall 112 of the respective standing post 11 respectively and comprises a V-shaped resilient element 322 having a biasing end 3221 and an actuating end 3222, wherein the resilient element 322 is disposed in the respective standing post 11 at a position that the biasing end 3221 of the resilient element 322 is substantially biased against an interior wall 113 of the respective standing post 11 while the actuating end 3222 of the resilient element 322 is slidably extended to an exterior of the respective standing post 11 through two guiding holes 321 to securely lock up the cap body 31 on the respective standing post 11.

Here, two free ends 241 of the retaining arm 24 respectively inserted into the engaging slots 311 of the cap body 31 for expanding the space of the roof crown. Preferably, the awning arms 22 and the retaining arms 24 are bendable and made of resilient materials, so that the awning arms 22 and the retaining arms 24 could be bent to define an arch shape. Since the size and shape of the boundary assembly 10 is variable, the plurality of retaining arms 24 and the awning arms 22 are supposed to be bent into varying manners to define a desirable roof crown for correspondingly matching the size of the boundary assembly 10.

That is to say, the bendable retaining arms 24 could be laterally disposed along the continuous fence chain after two gazebos combined together, and the awning arms 22 are bent diagonally spanning the boundary assembly 10. In other words, the laterally disposed retaining arms 24 are defined as peripheral edges of the roof crown of the canopy assembly 20, whereas the diagonally spanned awning arms 22 with the central hub 21 are arched and shaped to be functioned as crossbeam of the canopy assembly 20.

Moreover, the fabric awning 23 is stretched onto the roof crown in a tension manner for reinforcing the roof crown, and more importantly, defining a sheltered area 2 beneath the roof crown. According to the present invention, the awning fabric 23 is tightly attached on the perimeter of the roof crown, i.e. the laterally disposed retaining arms 24 for wrapping up the roof crown in a dome shape. The diagonally disposed awning arms 22 are not only functioned as a crossbeam for prop up a dome shaped roof, but also are utilized as reinforcement bar for ensuring the awning fabric 23 overlappedly and tightly coated onto the roof crown in a stretchable manner.

According to the present invention, the canopy assembly 20 further comprises a plurality of foldable arms 25 radially extended from the center hub 21, wherein each of the foldable arms 25 has an inner end 251 pivotally connected to the center hub 21 and an outer end 252 detechably coupled at respective retaining arm 24 to substantially support the fabric awning in a tension manner. Moreover, each of the foldable arms 25 has a predetermined curvature bending inwardly and each of the awning arms 22 is bending outwardly to create a wavy tensional surface of the fabric awning 23. As shown in FIG. 4, the outer end 252 is defined as C-shape clipper, so that a user could easily clip such foldable arm 25 onto the retaining arm 24 in a detachable manner. And more importantly, by purposely and downwardly bending the foldable arm 25, the fabric awning 23 could be tightly wrapped onto the roof crown since the awning arms 22 are upwardly curved. That is to say, every other arm extended from the central hub 21 are curved in same orientation. Such wavy stretched fabric awning ensures the canopy assembly 20 overlay onto the roof crown in a stable manner.

In other words, such wavy formation of the canopy assembly 20 enables the overall structure of the gazebo 1 firm and securable. In other words, the inwardly curved foldable arms 25 would strengthen the tension force applied on the awning fabric 23, which is overlying onto the roof crown. The alternately disposed outwardly curved awning arms 22 and the inwardly curved foldable arms 25 enable the roof crown formed as an uneven wavy shape. There is no saggy awning fabric 23 would be wrapped onto such surface. As a result, under a rainy circumstance, the roof crown would easily lead the water discharged away. On the other hand, such structure would definitely withstand a strong wind without supplementing with extra fixing means, such as fixing rod, ground anchor, etc.

What is more, the canopy assembly 20 further comprises a plurality of ventilation screens 26 and a plurality of interconnectors 27 extended along the peripheral edges of the fabric awning 23 to affix the ventilation screens 26 respectively so as to enclose the boundary area 2 within the fabric awning 23 and the fabric screens 26 for enhancing air ventilation of the boundary area 2, wherein the gazebo 1 is adapted to interconnect with another said gazebo that two fabric awnings 23 are interconnected via the interconnectors 26 in an edge-to-edge manner to expand the boundary area 2 which is shaded under the combined fabric awnings 23.

Preferably, the ventilation screens 26 are functioned as mosquito nets or wind-proof curtain, wherein the interconnectors 27 are provided at edges of the ventilation screens 26 and the peripheral edges of the awning fabric 23 for downwardly expending the awning fabric 23 into the ground so as to enclose the gazebo 1 in decent manner. Here, the interconnectors 27 could be embodied as conventional fasteners, such as zippers, Velcro loop-and-hook fasteners, a series of snappers, and so on.

The gazebo 1 of the present invention further comprises a plurality of ground adjusting stands 40 rotatably mounted to bottom ends of the standing posts 11 respectively, wherein each of the ground adjusting stands 40 is adapted to selectively adjust a distance of the bottom end of respective standing post 11 to adjust the boundary frame 10 in a ground level.

Moreover, the boundary fence 12 of the boundary assembly 10 comprises at least a footing 125 defined on the lower end of each boundary fence, so that after the boundary fences were interconnected with each other, such footings 125 and the ground adjusting stands 40 would enable the boundary assembly 10 automatically and readily erected onto a ground in a stable manner.

Here, the boundary fences 12 could be embodied as a variety of decorative styles, and the height of each boundary fence could be varied depending on different applications. On the other hand, the first connector 122 and the second connector 123 could be defined as many other forms, such as tongue and groove connection, or sliding channel patterns. In short, the boundary fence of the present invention is applied as temporary rails or decorative boards for supporting a crown shaped canopy assembly 20. Needless to say, the boundary assembly 10 could be disintegrated as individual panels for storage and shipment. Compared with prior art, a user could integrate the boundary fences, rather than pre-setting the posts.

Finally, it is worth to mention that each of the awning arms 22 has an upper tubular portion 223 and a lower tubular portion 224 detachably coupling with the upper portion in an end-to-end manner such that each of the awning arms 22 is adapted to be folded up to reduce a length thereof from the inner pivot end 221 to the outer coupling end 222.

Accordingly, each of the retaining arms 24 has two side tubular portions detechably coupling with each other as well in an end-to-end manner such that each of the retaining arms 24 is adapted to be folded up to reduce a size thereof. To sum up, the awning arms 22 and the retaining arms 24 of the present invention are stretchable and length adjustable, by telescoping in or out two portions of the awning arm 22 and the retaining arm 24, the size of the roof crown could be determined by the user. When one or more such gazebos 1 are combined, the user could purposely and selectively adjust the length of such awning arms 22 and the retaining arms 24 to achieve an ultimate effect.

Conclusively, a user could selectively assemble the boundary assembly 10 conveniently by interconnecting the boundary fences 12 and the standing posts 11 with each other for circumscribing a boundary area 2. Afterwards, he could mount the coupling joints 30 onto each standing posts 11 for receiving the awning arms 22 and the retaining arms 24 with an optimal length to form the roof crown with a central hub 21. Finally, by stretching out the awning fabric 23 onto such roof crown, the gazebo 1 of the present invention is accomplished.

One skilled in the art will understand that the embodiment of the present invention as shown in the drawings and described above is exemplary only and not intended to be limiting.

It will thus be seen that the objects of the present invention have been fully and effectively accomplished. Its embodiments have been shown and described for the purposes of illustrating the functional and structural principles of the present invention and is subject to change without departure form such principles. Therefore, this invention includes all modifications encompassed within the spirit and scope of the following claims.