Title:
Combination Xmas Decoration Item
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A combination decoration item that allows free assembly to improve variability of the product, permit fast and convenient process, and upgrade sense of quality includes multiple sheet members with each member respectively disposed on its both terminals an outer protruding bit; both outer protruding bits are respectively inserted into locating slots disposed in an upper lid and a lower lid; an upper retainer disposed with a locating slot and a lower retainer also disposed with a locating slot are respectively inserted into two inner protruding bits disposed to each sheet member; and two locking pins respectively penetrate through the upper and the lower lids to lock the upper and the lower retainers.



Inventors:
Chen, Tsung-wei (Changhua City, TW)
Application Number:
11/832070
Publication Date:
02/05/2009
Filing Date:
08/01/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47G33/08
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Primary Examiner:
BALDWIN, GORDON
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Rabin & Berdo, PC (Vienna, VA, US)
Claims:
1. A combination Xmas decoration item comprising: an upper locking pin, a ring attached to an upper end of the upper locking pin, a head in a diameter greater than that of a shank of the upper locking pin being disposed to a lower end of the upper locking pin, and a crosscutting being provided in the head; an upper lid provided with a center through hole and multiple locating slots surrounding the central through hole in a number in proportion to that of a sheet member; multiple sheet members containing one or a plurality or cambered surface and provided on outer sides of both terminals an outer protruding bit and on inner sides of both terminals an inner protruding bit; an upper retainer having a central through hole and multiple locating slots surrounding the central through hole in a number in proportion to that of the sheet member; a lower locking pin having at its lower end disposed with a head in a diameter greater than that of a shank of the lower locking pin and a crosscutting in the head, a lower lid having a central through hole and containing multiple locating slots in a number in proportion to that of the sheet member; and a lower retainer having a central through hole and containing multiple locating slots in a number in proportion to that of the sheet member; both outer protruding bits of each sheet member being respectively inserted into their corresponding locating slots disposed in the upper lid and the lower lid; both inner protruding bits of each sheet member being respectively inserted into their corresponding locating slots disposed in the upper retainer and the lower retainer; and the locking pin penetrating the through hole of the upper lid for the head of the locking pin to pass the through hole of the upper retainer to be locked to a lower edge of the upper retainer to firmly secure the upper lid with each and all sheet members; and the lower locating pin penetrating the through hole of the lower lid for the head of the lower locking pin to pass the through hole of the lower retainer and to be locked to an lower edge of the lower retainer to firmly secure each and all sheet members to the lower lid to complete a combination decoration item.

2. The combination Xmas decoration item as claimed in claim 1, wherein each sheet member is made in a style comprised of one or a plurality of continuously folded surface.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Field of the Invention

The present invention is related to a combination Xmas decorating item, and more particularly, to one that is generally applied for arrangement and decoration at home or suspended in a Xmas tree.

(b) Description of the Prior Art

Whereas most of conventional Xmas decoration items are made first into blanks and then surface finished and colored. However, it is very difficult to apply many colors on surface of the decoration item and costs of mold development are higher when sophisticated styles are demanded. How to correct the problems of preventing easy process and lacking in variability when confined by difficulties in achieving demands of colors and versatility is the very topic the present invention seeks to break through.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary purpose of the present invention is to provide a combination decoration item that allows free assembly to change in colors as required so to improve variability of the product, permit fast and convenient process in combination, and upgrade sense of quality of the merchandise.

To achieve the purpose, a combination decoration item of the present invention is essentially comprised of multiple sheet members with each member respectively disposed on its both terminals an outer protruding bit; both outer protruding bits are respectively inserted into a locating slot disposed in an upper lid and another locating slot disposed in a lower lid; an upper retainer disposed with a locating slot and a lower retainer also disposed with a locating slot are respectively inserted into two inner protruding bits disposed at both terminals of each sheet member; and finally two locking pins respectively penetrate through the upper lid and the lower lid to lock the upper and the lower retainers to complete the combination decoration item of the present invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first preferred embodiment of the present invention as combined.

FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the first preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a sheet member of the present invention as illustrated in FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 is a vertical section of the Xmas decoration item of the present invention as illustrated in FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 is an exploded view showing magnified local parts including a body, an upper lid, an upper retainer, and a upper locking pin for of the first preferred embodiment of the present invention taken from FIG. 2.

FIG. 6 is an exploded view showing magnified local parts including the body, the upper lid, the upper retainer, and the upper locking pin of the first preferred embodiment of the present invention taken from FIG. 5 in opposite direction.

FIG. 7 is an exploded view showing magnified local parts including a body, a lower lid, a lower retainer, and a lower locking pin for the lower retainer of the first preferred embodiment of the present invention taken from FIG. 2.

FIG. 8 is an exploded view showing magnified local parts including the body, the lower lid, the lower retainer, and the lower locking pin for the lower retainer of the first preferred embodiment of the present invention taken from FIG. 7 in opposite direction.

FIG. 9 is a schematic view showing a second preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 10 is a schematic view showing a third preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 11 is a schematic view showing a fourth preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 12 is a schematic view showing a fifth preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIGS. 1 through 4, a Xmas decoration item of a first preferred embodiment of the present invention includes an upper locking pin 1, a ring 2 attached to an upper end of the upper locking pin 1, a head 3 in a diameter greater than that of a shank of the upper locking pin 1 is disposed to a lower end of the upper locking pin 1, a crosscutting 4 is provided in the head 3, an upper lid 5 provided with a central through hole 6 and multiple locating slots 7 surrounding the central through hole 6 in a number in proportion to that of a sheet member 8, multiple sheet members 8 containing one or a plurality or cambered surface and provided on outer sides of both terminals an outer protruding bit 9 and on inner sides of both terminals an inner protruding bit 10, an upper retainer 11 having a central through hole 12 and multiple locating slots 13 surrounding the central through hole 12 in a number in proportion to that of the sheet member 8, a lower locking pin 14 having at its lower end disposed with a head 15 in a diameter greater than that of a shank of the lower locking pin 14 and a crosscutting 16 in the head 15, a lower lid 17 having a central through hole 18 and containing multiple locating slots 19 in a number in proportion to that of the sheet member 8, and a lower retainer 20 having a central through hole 21 and containing multiple locating slots 22 in a number in proportion to that of the sheet member 8.

Now referring to FIGS. 2 through 8, upon combining those components into a decoration item, multiple sheet members 8 with each having its cambered surface facing externally are arranged in a fashion of drawing a circle and spaced at intervals as specified if different colors are provided to those sheet members 8; both outer protruding bits 9 of each sheet member 8 are respectively inserted into their corresponding locating slots 7, 19 disposed in the upper lid 5 and the lower lid 17; then both inner protruding bits 10 of each sheet member 8 are respectively inserted into their corresponding locating slots 13, 22 disposed in the upper retainer 11 and the lower retainer 20; and the locking pin 1 penetrates the through hole 6 of the upper lid 5 for the head 3 of the locking pin 1 to pass the through hole 12 of the upper retainer 11 to be locked to a lower edge of the upper retainer 11 thus to firmly secure the upper lid 5 with each and all sheet members 8; then the lower locating pin 14 penetrates the through hole 18 of the lower lid 17 for the head 15 of the lower locking pin 14 to pass the through hole 21 of the lower retainer 20 and to be locked to an lower edge of the lower retainer 20 thus to firmly secure each and all sheet members 8 to the lower lid 17 to complete a combination decoration item.

In practice, the sheet member 8 can be made into many different styles. Certain portion of the sheet member 8 is provided with one or a plurality of cambered surface as illustrated in the first preferred embodiment, or made in another style as illustrated in FIG. 9, or another style yet as illustrated in FIG. 10; or in a style featuring continuously folded surfaces, and both of the upper and the lower locking pins are omitted for the decoration item to be combined with another type of holder as illustrated in FIG. 11; or made in two cambered surfaces as illustrated in FIG. 12.

The present invention by allowing different shape and/or color for each sheet member provides diversified interests in its appearance in a fast combination process without necessity of using any hand tool to help lower production cost and improve production efficiency is indeed a very practical product of innovation.