Title:
Hanging Decoration Structure with Transmission Unit
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit includes a casing and a transmission unit. The casing is formed by engaging two hollow hemispheres, and the top of one of the hemispheres has a through hole for passing a hanging element, and the bottom of another hemisphere has at least one through hole, and connectors at both ends of the transmission unit are stored into the casing, and a conducting wire of the transmission unit is passed through the through hole of the other hemisphere, so that the transmission unit can be stored into the hanging decoration to make it easy for users to carry.



Inventors:
Lin, Wei-tang (Taipei City, TW)
Hsiao, Cheng-chung (Jhonghe City, TW)
Application Number:
11/470616
Publication Date:
03/06/2008
Filing Date:
09/06/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D85/00
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Primary Examiner:
ACKUN, JACOB K
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HDLS Patent & Trademark Services (CENTREVILLE, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit, comprising: a casing, being substantially in a hollow shape and comprising an upper casing and a lower casing engaged with each other; a hanging element, coupled onto the upper casing; and a transmission unit, contained in the casing and having a first connector and a second connector thereon and coupled to conducting wires of the first connector and the second connector.

2. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 1, wherein the upper casing and the lower casing are engaged with each other by rotating the upper and lower casings.

3. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claims 1, wherein the upper casing has a hanging ring disposed around the periphery of the upper casing, and the hanging element passes through the hanging ring.

4. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claims 1, wherein the upper casing has a through hole disposed around the periphery of the upper casing, and the hanging element passes through the through hole.

5. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claims 1, wherein the lower casing has at least one through hole disposed on the bottom of the lower casing.

6. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 5, wherein the conducting wire of the transmission unit is passed into the through hole of the lower casing and exposed from the casing.

7. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claims 1, wherein the lower casing has an opening and a snap-on cover corresponding to the opening thereon.

8. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 7, wherein the snap-on cover is pivotally coupled to the lower casing.

9. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 7, wherein the snap-on cover is integrated with the lower casing.

10. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 7, wherein the snap-on cover further comprises a latch.

11. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 1, wherein the hanging element is a string.

12. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 1, wherein the first connector and the first connector are USB interfaces.

13. A hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit, comprising: a casing, being substantially in a hollow shape, and having at least one through hole, an opening, and a snap-on cover corresponding to the opening thereon; a hanging element, coupled to the casing; and a transmission unit, contained in the casing, and having a first connector and a second connector disposed thereon and coupled to conducting wires of the first connector and the second connector.

14. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 13, wherein the casing has at least one through hole disposed at the top of the casing, and the hanging element passes through the through hole.

15. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 13, wherein the casing has at least one hanging ring disposed at the top of the casing, and the hanging element passes through the hanging ring.

16. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 13, wherein the casing has at least one through hole disposed at the bottom of the casing, and the conducting wire of the transmission unit is passed through the through hole and exposed from the casing.

17. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 13, wherein the snap-on cover has a latch.

18. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 13, wherein the hanging element is a string.

19. The hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit of claim 13, wherein the first connector and the first connector are USB interfaces.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a hanging decoration, and more particularly to a handing decoration with a storage feature.

2. Description of Prior Art

As science and technology advance continuously, novel high-tech products are introduced constantly. Electronic devices, particularly notebooks, personal digital assistants or mobile phones have become indispensable. In view of the diversified electronic products, figuring out a way for the data transmission between different electronic products becomes an important subject to manufacturers in the related industry.

At present, most data transmissions between electronic products adopt common transmission specifications which were set up by the majority in the field as a standard for data exchanges and transmissions between various kinds electronic products, and these specifications include universal serial bus (USB) interface, storage device transmission interface (USB OTG) or IEEE1394. Although various electronic products come with different transmission interfaces or specifications, transmission units with different connectors are basically used as a bridge for connecting two electronic products.

Generally, a transmission cable and its peripherals are bundled into a package when the product is sold, but users usually pay very little or no attention to the application of these transmission cables. To simplify people's carry, these transmission cables usually become one of the discarded items, and thus users cannot find the cable when needed. This obstructs live information and causes inconveniences. Besides, most transmission cables do not have a direct protector for installation; it is not easy to carry. An organization for cables is rather troublesome; furthermore, the connectors are affected easily by dusts or liquids which will destroy their functions straightly. Therefore, finding a solution for the foregoing shortcomings becomes a subject to the persons skilled in the art.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In view of the foregoing shortcomings, the inventor of the present invention based on years of experience in the related industries, conducted experiments and modifications finally came out a hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit in accordance with the present invention.

The present invention is to overcome the foregoing shortcomings and avoid existing deficiencies through the design of hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit, so that the transmission unit with a transmission interface connector can be stored in the hanging decoration. The invention provides not only a convenient way for carrying, but also protects the connector of the transmission unit from damage.

The present invention provides a hanging decoration structure with a transmission unit, and the structure comprises a casing and a transmission unit, wherein the casing is comprised of two hollow hemispheres, top of the upper hemisphere has a through hole for passing through a hanging element, and top of bottom hemisphere has at least one hole, two connectors on ends of the transmission unit respectively are gathered in the casing, a conducting wire of the transmission unit passes through hole of one hemisphere. The invention can store the transmission unit into the hanging decoration, and thus making it easy for carrying.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The features of the invention, believed to be novel, are set forth with particularity in the appended claims. The invention itself however may be understood the best by reference to the following detailed description, which describes certain exemplary embodiments of the invention, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is an exploded view of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of a structure of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a schematic view of an operation of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a schematic view of another operation of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a schematic view of a further operation of the present invention;

FIG. 7 is a schematic view of a structure of another preferred embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 8 is a schematic view of a structure of a further preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The technical characteristics, features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent in the following detailed description of the preferred embodiments with reference to the related drawings. However, the drawings are provided for reference and illustration only and are not intended to limit the scope of the invention.

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2 for an exploded view and a perspective view of the present invention, a preferred embodiment of a hanging decoration structure comprises a casing 1 and a transmission unit 2, wherein the casing 1 is hollow and comprised of identical upper casing 11 and bottom casing 12 engaged with each other. In this embodiment, the upper casing 11 and bottom casing 12 are connected by turning the upper and bottom casings 11, 12. The top of the upper casing 11 has a through hole 111 for passing through a hanging element 3 (as shown in FIG. 2) which is a string in this embodiment. Further, the top of the bottom casing 12 also has at least one through hole 121, and this embodiment adopts two through holes 121. A side of the lower casing 12 has an opening 122, and a snap-on cover 13 pivotally coupled to the bottom casing 12, and the snap-on cover 13 has a latch 131 for latching a panel of the lower casing 12 and fixing the position of the snap-on cover 13, and the snap-on cover 13 could be integrally coupled with the lower casing 12. Finally, both ends of the transmission unit 2 separately have a first connector 21 and a second connector 22, and the first connector 21 and the second connector 22 are connectors having a same interface or different interfaces. In this embodiment, the first connector 21 is a USB2.0 connector, and the second connector 22 is a USB1.0 connection, and a conducting wire 23 is connected to the connectors 21, 22 on both ends, and the connectors 21, 22 are stored in the casing 1. The conducting wire 23 is stored in the through hole 121 at the bottom of the lower casing 12, such that the conducting wire 23 is exposed from the casing 1 to substantially form a circular object for hanging a hanging decoration as shown in FIG. 2.

Referring to FIGS. 3 and 4 for a cross-sectional view of a structure and a schematic view of an operation in accordance with the present invention respectively, the hanging decoration of the invention provides a hanging function by connecting the hanging decoration to a hanging element 3 of the hanging decoration casing 1 and hanging the handing decoration at a position coupled to the hanging element 3 such as a purse or a wrist or a mobile phone buckle 4 of an embodiment as shown in FIG. 4.

Referring to FIG. 5, a user can pull the connectors 21, 22 on both ends of the transmission unit 2 directly out from the snap-on cover 13 of the lower casing 12 and then connect the connectors 21, 22 directly to the two electronic products such as a computer and a PDA for transmitting data, if the user wants to use the transmission unit 2 stored in the hanging decoration casing 1. This embodiment also can separate the casing 1 into two hemispheres 11, 12 from the middle of the casing 1, and the transmission unit 2 can be removed from the lower casing 12 and connected to the two electronic products as shown in FIG. 6.

Further, the top of the upper casing 11 has a through hole 111 for passing a hanging element 3, or the top of the upper casing 11 has a hanging ring 112 for passing the hanging element 3 in accordance with another preferred embodiment as shown in FIG. 7.

Referring to FIG. 8 for a cross-sectional view of another preferred embodiment of the present invention, the casing 1 of the invention is formed integrally, and a surface of the casing 1 has an opening 14 for providing a transmission unit 2 stored into or removed from the casing 1. In the meantime, the opening 14 has a corresponding snap-on cover 13, and the snap-on cover 13 is formed integrally with the casing 1 in accordance with this embodiment. The snap-on cover 13 is pivotally coupled to the casing 1, and the snap-on cover 13 has a latch 131 for latching the casing 1 to fix the position of the snap-on cover 13.

The present invention is illustrated with reference to the preferred embodiment and not intended to limit the patent scope of the present invention. Various substitutions and modifications have suggested in the foregoing description, and other will occur to those of ordinary skill in the art. Therefore, all such substitutions and modifications are intended to be embraced within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.





 
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