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Supporting rod assembly providing luminous decorating effect

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Chzh-Lin Jao

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A supporting rod assembly includes a supporting rod made of a transparent plastic material through integral injection molding and having a row of air bubbles formed therein during the injection molding, and at least one receiving head connected to an end of the supporting rod. A light-emitting device having at least one light-emitting diode (LED) is received in the receiving head, such that light emitted from the LED is projected onto the end of the supporting rod to produce gradually changed brightness degrees and color shades along the supporting rod, and thereby creates a luminous decorating effect for an article on which the supporting rod assembly is used. Alternatively, a plurality of light-conducting strips may be embedded in the supporting rod when it is injection-molded. The LED may be conveniently turned on with a vibration-actuated, sound-actuated, or light-actuated switch.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The structure and the technical means adopted by the present invention to achieve the above and other objects can be best understood by referring to the following detailed description of the preferred embodiments and the accompanying drawings, wherein

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a towel rack using the supporting rod assembly of the present invention;

FIG. 1A is a fragmentary exploded perspective view of the towel rack of FIG. 1;

FIG. 1B is a fragmentary sectioned front view of the towel rack of FIG. 1;

FIG. 2 shows the supporting rod assembly of the present invention is used as part of a mirror frame;

FIG. 3 shows the supporting rod assembly of the present invention is used as a shelf upright;

FIG. 4 shows the supporting rod assembly of the present invention is used as part of a clock holder;

FIG. 5 shows the supporting rod assembly of the present invention is used as part of a picture frame;

FIG. 6 shows the supporting rod assembly of the present invention is used as a handle;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a brush using the supporting rod assembly of the present invention as a grip thereof;

FIG. 7A is an exploded perspective view of FIG. 7;

FIG. 7B is a fragmentary vertical sectional view of the grip of the brush of FIG. 7; and

FIG. 7C is a cross sectional view of the grip of the brush of FIG.

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Claims

1. A supporting rod assembly providing luminous decorating effect, comprising a supporting rod and two receiving heads;

2. The supporting rod assembly providing luminous decorating effect as claimed in claim 1, wherein distances between two said air bubbles adjacent to each other may be differently designed.

3. The supporting rod assembly providing luminous decorating effect as claimed in claim 1, wherein both of said two receiving heads have one said light-emitting device received therein.

4. The supporting rod assembly providing luminous decorating effect as claimed in claim 1, wherein said supporting rod has a plurality of axially extended light-conducting strips embedded therein when said supporting rod is injection-molded, and light emitted from said light-emitting device and projected onto said outer end of said supporting rod being transmitted through said light-conducting strips to provide a luminous decorating effect for said supporting rod assembly.