Title:
MULTIFUNCTION BADMINTON UNIT
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A multifunction badminton unit includes a badminton racket and a badminton. The badminton racket is provided with plural luminous elements, a control switch and a buzzer mutually connected by an electric wire, and the head of the badminton is also provided with plural luminous elements, a control switch and a buzzer connected together by an electric wire. The control switches of the badminton racket and the badminton head are respectively actuated to start a cell to produce electric energy to be transmitted by the electric wire to the buzzer or to the luminous elements for giving out sounds or light. In addition, the nets of the badminton racket are coated with fluorescent paint. Thus, the badminton can conveniently be played at night or at a dim place by means of light of the luminous elements or the fluorescent paint and the sounds of the buzzer.



Inventors:
Liao, Hsin-chang (Nei-bu Village, TW)
Application Number:
11/944444
Publication Date:
06/12/2008
Filing Date:
11/22/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
473/524, 473/570, 473/579
International Classes:
A63B49/00
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Primary Examiner:
CHIU, RALEIGH W
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SINORICA, LLC (Germantown, MD, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A multifunction badminton unit comprising a badminton racket and a badminton, said badminton racket composed of a hitting face having its lower side extending downward and formed with a hollow handle, said hitting face having its outer circumferential wall embedded with a plurality of luminous elements, said hollow handle of said badminton racket provided therein with a control switch, said control switch connected with a buzzer and a switch button, said badminton composed of a head and a plurality of feathers fixed on the inner circumferential edge of said head of said badminton, said head of said badminton installed with a badminton control switch, said badminton control switch disposed thereon with plural luminous elements, a buzzer and a switch button.

2. The multifunction badminton unit as claimed in claim 1, wherein said switch button of said hollow handle is a movable press member controlled to make electrical connection with a cell to enable said luminous elements and said buzzer of said badminton racket to give light and sounds.

3. The multifunction badminton unit as claimed in claim 1, wherein said switch button of said hollow handle is a movable pull member controlled to be electrically connected with a cell for enabling said luminous elements and said buzzer of said badminton racket to give out light and sounds.

4. The multifunction badminton unit as claimed in claim 1, wherein said switch button of said badminton control switch is a movable press member controlled to make electrical connection with a cell for enabling said luminous elements and said buzzer of said badminton to give out light and sounds.

5. The multifunction badminton unit as claimed in claim 1, wherein said switch button of said badminton control switch is a movable pull member controlled to be electrically connected with a cell to enable said luminous elements and said buzzer of said badminton to give out light and sounds.

6. The multifunction badminton unit as claimed in claim 1, wherein said control switch of said badminton racket is positioned at a lower portion of said hollow handle.

7. The multifunction badminton unit as claimed in claim 1, wherein said control switch of said badminton racket is provided in a connecting rod of said hollow handle.

8. The multifunction badminton unit as claimed in claim 1, wherein said hitting face of said badminton racket is coated thereon with fluorescent paint.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

This invention relates to a badminton unit, particularly to one including a badminton racket and a badminton respectively provided with luminous elements and a buzzer for giving out light and sounds so that badminton can conveniently be played at night or at a place with insufficient light.

2. Description of the Prior Art

As commonly known, badminton is one of the most popular sports liked by most people because badminton can be played at a small plane place, and playing badminton can be self-adjusted in playing time as well in exertion according to player's stamina. Badminton is usually played during the day with sufficient sunlight, seldom played at night or at a place with insufficient light unless good illuminating equipment is provided for use. However, good illuminating equipment specially used for sports is only installed at a special playground or in a special ball playing court, and no special lighting for playing ball is provided in a common park and a plaza. Badminton is small in size so it can hardly be played at night or at a dim place.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The objective of this invention is to offer a multifunction badminton unit including a badminton racket and a badminton. The badminton racket is provided with a plurality of luminous elements, a control switch and a buzzer connected to one another by an electric wire. The head of the badminton is also disposed with plural luminous elements, a control switch and a buzzer mutually connected by an electric wire. The control switches of the badminton racket and the badminton head are respectively driven to start a cell to produce electric energy to be transmitted by the electric wires to the buzzer or the luminous elements for giving out sounds or light. Further, the nets of the badminton racket are coated thereon with fluorescent paint. By so designing, the badminton can conveniently be played at night or at a dim place by means of the light of the luminous elements or the fluorescent paint and the sound of the buzzer.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

This invention will be better understood by referring to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a front view of a badminton racket in the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view of the badminton racket in the present invention;

FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of a badminton in the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a control switch of a badminton head in the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view of the control switch of the badminton head in the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a front view of the location of the control switch of the badminton racket in the present invention; and

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view of the location of the control switch of the badminton racket in the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

A preferred embodiment of a multifunction badminton unit in the present invention, as shown in FIGS. 1-7, includes a badminton racket 1 and a badminton 2.

The badminton racket 1 consists of a hitting face 12 having its outer circumferential wall disposed with lots of luminous elements 16 spaced apart and having its nets applied thereon with fluorescent paint if necessary. The hitting face 12 has its lower end extending downward and formed with a hollow handle 11 provided in the interior with an electric wire 17 having its opposite ends respectively connected with the luminous elements 16 on the outer circumferential wall of the hitting face 12 and with a control switch 13 in the hollow handle 11. Thus, when the switch button 14 of the control switch 13 is started, electric energy can be transmitted to the luminous elements 16 for emitting light. In addition, the control switch 13 in the hollow handle 11 is provided with a cell holder 18 for receiving a cell 19 therein, and the switch button 14 is to control the cell 19 to produce electric energy. The control switch 13 is further provided thereon with a buzzer 15 for giving out sounds when the cell 19 produces electric energy.

The badminton 2 is composed of a head 21 and a plurality of feathers 22 fixed on the inner circumferential edge of the head 21. A badminton control switch 23 is installed at a location between the interior of the head 21 and the feathers 22, disposed thereon with luminous elements 16 for emitting light, a buzzer 15 for giving out sounds, a cell holder 18 for placing a cell 19 therein, and a switch button 14 for controlling the cell 19 to produce electricity. The luminous elements 16 and the buzzer 15 are connected with each other and then connected to the switch button 14 on the badminton control switch 23 to be controlled by the switch button 14 to give out or stop giving out light and sounds.

In using and operating of the badminton racket, after the cell 19 is positioned in the cell holder 18 in the hollow handle 11 of the badminton racket 1, the switch button 14 on the control switch 13 is started to let the cell 19 produce electric energy. Synchronously, the electric energy produced by the cell 19 will be transmitted by the electric wire 17 to both the buzzer 15 on the control switch 13 and the luminous elements 16 on the outer circumferential wall of the hitting face 12 for giving out light and sounds.

In using and operating of the badminton, after the cell 19 is received in the cell holder 18 in the badminton control switch 23, the switch button 14 on the badminton control switch 23 is started to let the cell 19 in the badminton control switch 23 generate electric energy. Simultaneously, the electric energy will be transmitted through the electric wire 17 to both the luminous elements 16 and the buzzer 15 on the badminton control switch 23 for giving out light and sounds.

While the preferred embodiment of the invention has been described above, it will be recognized and understood that various modifications may be made therein and the appended claims are intended to cover all such modifications that may fall within the spirit and scope of the invention.





 
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