Title:
Curtain rod assembly with lights
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A curtain rod assembly includes an inner tube retractably inserted in an outer tube, and a first light source is connected with a first cap on an end of the inner tube. The outer tube has a second cap connected to an end thereof and a second light source is connected to the second cap. A locking sleeve is located between the inner and outer tubes so as to secure the inner tube relative to the outer tube. A first wire extends through the inner tube and connected between the first and second light sources. The second cap is electrically connected with a plug via a second wire so as to provide electric power to activate the first and second light sources.



Inventors:
Chen, Yu-hsiu (Hong Kong, TW)
Application Number:
11/511245
Publication Date:
03/06/2008
Filing Date:
08/29/2006
Assignee:
SOYEE INVESTMENTS LIMITED
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47H1/08
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Primary Examiner:
CARIASO, ALAN B
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
YU-HSIU CHEN (Taipei, TW)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A curtain rod assembly comprising: an inner tube having a first cap connected to a first end of the inner tube, a first light source connected to the first cap, and an outer tube having a second cap connected to a first end thereof and a second end of the inner tube retractably inserted into a second end of the outer tube, a locking sleeve connected to the first end of the inner tube and located between the inner and outer tubes so as to secure the inner tube relative to the outer tube, a second light source connected to the second cap, a first wire extending through the inner tube and connected between the two respective light sources, the second cap electrically connected with an adaptor via a second wire.

2. The assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein the first wire has two terminal units on the two ends thereof and the two respective light sources are connected with the two terminal units.

3. The assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein each of the two respective light sources includes a resistance, a tube, a threaded connector, a frame and a light bulb connected to the frame.

4. The assembly as claimed in claim 3, wherein the light bulb is a Light Emitting Diode.

5. The assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein a decoration member is connected to the cap and the light source is received in the decoration member.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(1) Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a shower curtain or panel rod assembly which has Light Emitting Diodes connected on two ends thereof.

(2) Description of the Prior Art

A conventional shower curtain or panel rod generally is a fixed length metal or wood rod or a retractable tube assembly which can be used in different length. The conventional rod is decorated with color or patterns printed thereon, or decorated with decoration heads on two ends of the rod. Collars are then movably mounted on the rod so as to be connected with the curtain or panel. For customers, there are not too many options for the conventional rods because the decoration patterns or heads on the rods do not attract people's attention when connected with the curtain or panel. During night, the conventional curtain rods do not have their own light source and all the decoration patterns and decoration heads cannot be seen.

The present invention intends to provide a curtain or panel rod with Light Emitting Diodes connected on two ends thereof, so that the rod can be decorated by the Light Emitting Diodes of different colors in the dark area and the Light Emitting Diodes provide a certain level of illumination feature.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a curtain rod assembly that comprises an inner tube having a first cap connected to a first end of the inner tube and a first light source is connected to the first cap. A second cap is connected to a first end of an outer tube and a second end of the inner tube is retractably inserted into a second end of the outer tube. A locking sleeve is connected to the first end of the inner tube and located between the inner and outer tubes so as to secure the inner tube relative to the outer tube. A second light source is connected to the second cap. A first wire extends through the inner tube and is connected between the two respective light sources. The second cap is electrically connected with a plug via a second wire.

The present invention will become more obvious from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings which show, for purposes of illustration only, a preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded view to show the curtain rod assembly of the present invention;

FIG. 1A is an enlarged drawing of area A in FIG. 1;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view to show the curtain rod assembly of the present invention;

FIG. 3 shows the parts of the first and second light sources;

FIG. 4 shows a circuit diagram of each of the first and second light sources;

FIG. 5 shows that the rod is connected to a wall by support members and collars are mounted on the rod assembly to be connected with a curtain, and

FIG. 6 shows each of the light sources are connected with a decoration member.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIGS. 1 to 4, the curtain rod assembly 1 of the present invention comprises an inner tube 2 which is retractably inserted into an outer tube 3. A first cap 21 is connected to a first end of the inner tube 2 by screws 211 and a first light source 22 is connected to the first cap 21.

The outer tube 3 has a second cap 210 connected to a first end thereof by screws 211 and a second end of the inner tube 2 is retractably inserted into a second end of the outer tube 3. A locking sleeve 4 is connected to the first end of the inner tube 2 and located between the inner and outer tubes 2, 3 so as to secure the inner tube 2 relative to the outer tube 3. The inner tube 2 can be pulled relative to the outer tube 3 to have a desired length before being installed. A second light source 220 is connected to the second cap 210. A first wire 20 extends through the inner tube 2 and is connected between the first and second light sources 22, 220. The second cap 210 is electrically connected with an adaptor 31 via a second wire 30 so as to provide electric power to the first and second light sources 22, 220.

The first wire 20 has two terminal units 212 on the two ends thereof and the first and second light sources 22, 220 are connected with the two terminal units 212. Each of the first and second light sources 22, 220 includes a resistance 224, a tube 225, a threaded connector 221, a frame 222 and a light bulb 223 such as a Light Emitting Diode connected to the frame 222. It is noted that the number of the light bulbs 223 can be multiple and the color of the light bulbs 223 can be different or the same.

As shown in FIG. 5, the rod assembly 1 is connected to a wall by two support members 5 which are fixed on the wall and the rod assembly 1 is supported by two respective hook portions of the two support members 5. Collars 32 are mounted on the rod assembly 1 and the curtain or panel is then connected with the collars 32. The first and second light sources 22, 220 are activated during night to provide illumination and special decoration feature.

FIG. 6 shows that two cage-like decoration members 33 are respectively connected to the first and second caps 21, 210 and the first and second light sources 22, 220 are received in the decoration members 33.

While we have shown and described the embodiment in accordance with the present invention, it should be clear to those skilled in the art that further embodiments may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention.