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Ornamental display assembly

Imported: 23 Feb '17 | Published: 22 Oct '02

Yu-Kai Chen

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

Disclosed is an ornamental display assembly which includes a base, first and second coaxially arranged support members, a common drive mechanism mounted on the base and coupled to the first and second coaxially arranged support members, wherein the drive mechanism includes a music box mechanism and a rotating device, a first ornament supported and driven by the first support member, and a second ornament coupled with the second support member. When the common drive mechanism is actuated, the first support member is rotated by the rotating device while the second support member is rotated by the drive mechanism, thereby respectively causing the first and second ornaments to rotate in different manners. Alternatively, the ornamental display assembly further includes a following device disposed between the first support member and the rotating device for being coupled with the first support member and the rotating device to cause the first support member to rotate in a direction opposite to that of the second support member.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a preferred embodiment of a transmission mechanism for a music box ornament according to the present invention;

FIG. 2

a is a bottom view of the first support member shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 2

b is a top view of the first support member shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3

a is a top view of the support plate shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3

b is a bottom view of the support plate shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a schematic diagram showing the first preferred embodiment of transmission mechanism assembled with a music box according to the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a schematic diagram showing the second preferred embodiment of transmission mechanism assembled with a music box according to the present invention;

FIG. 6

a is an exploded view of the third preferred embodiment of transmission mechanism assembled with a music box according to the present invention;

FIG. 6

b shows the assembled diagram of FIG. 6

a;

FIG. 7

a is an exploded view of the fourth preferred embodiment of transmission mechanism assembled with a music box according to the present invention; and

FIG. 7

b shows the assembled diagram of FIG. 7

a.

Claims

1. A transmission mechanism for a music box having a plurality of ornaments coupled thereon, comprising:

2. The transmission mechanism of claim 1 further comprising a following device disposed on said drive mechanism and between said first support member and said rotating device for being coupled with said first support member and said rotating device to cause said first support member to rotate in a direction opposite to that of said second support member.

3. The transmission mechanism of claim 2 wherein an outer diameter of a lower end of said second support member is slightly less than an inner diameter of an axle hole of said first support member such that said first support member is freely driven by said following device when said other end of said second support member is inserted through said axle hole of said first support member.

4. The transmission mechanism of claim 2 further comprising a support plate mounted on said drive mechanism and having two lugs extending from one surface thereof corresponding to two holes of said drive mechanism, respectively, for securing said support plate on said drive mechanism, and a lug extending out of the other surface thereof for rotatably securing said following device thereon.

5. The transmission mechanism of claim 2 wherein said following device is a following gear and said rotating device is an active gear, both of which are engaged with each other.

6. The transmission mechanism of claim 5 wherein said active gear is mounted on said drive mechanism by a pin inserted through a hole in said active gear into an axle hole of said drive mechanism.

7. The transmission mechanism of claim 5 wherein said first support member includes:

8. The transmission mechanism of claim 7 wherein said axle gear, said flange, and said axle journal are integrally formed together.

9. The transmission mechanism of claim 1 wherein said other end of said second support member is connected to a rotating shaft of said drive mechanism by being screwed onto said rotating shaft.

10. An ornamental display assembly comprising:

11. The ornamental display assembly according to claim 10 wherein said second support member has one end connected to a rotating shaft of said common drive mechanism for causing the rotation of said first support member about an axis of rotation.

12. The ornamental display assembly according to claim 10 wherein said common drive mechanism further includes a following device disposed between said rotating device and said first support member to cause said first support member to rotate in a direction opposite to that of said second support member.

13. The ornamental display assembly of claim 12 wherein said following device is a following gear and said rotating device is an active gear, both of which are engaged with each other.

14. The ornamental display assembly of claim 13 wherein said first support member includes:

15. The ornamental display assembly of claim 14 wherein said axle gear, said flange, and said axle journal are integrally formed together.

16. The ornamental display assembly of claim 12 further comprising a support plate mounted on said drive mechanism and having two lugs extending from one surface thereof corresponding to two holes of said drive mechanism, respectively, for securing said support plate on said drive mechanism, and a lug extending out of the other surface thereof for rotatably securing said following device thereon.

17. The ornamental display assembly according to claim 12 further comprising:

18. The ornamental display assembly according to claim 17 wherein said first decorative object is one of a decorative cover and a decorative plate.

19. The ornamental display assembly according to claim 18 wherein said first support member has a flange for supporting said first decorative object.

20. The ornamental display assembly according to claim 19 wherein said first decorative object is adhered to said flange of said first support member.

21. The ornamental display assembly according to claim 18 further comprising an additional cover with a plurality of openings, which is covered outside said decorative cover and coupled with said base to show any pattern on said decorative cover via said plurality of openings as said decorative cover is rotated.

22. The ornamental display assembly according to claim 18 further comprising a housing with a plurality of openings, which is disposed around said decorative cover and coupled with said base to show any pattern on said decorative cover via said plurality of openings as said decorative cover is rotated.

23. The ornamental display assembly according to claim 18 further comprising an immobile housing disposed around said decorative plate and coupled with said base.