US20060042673A1 - Tent assembly with a curtain track - Google Patents

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US20060042673A1
US20060042673A1 US10932783 US93278304A US2006042673A1 US 20060042673 A1 US20060042673 A1 US 20060042673A1 US 10932783 US10932783 US 10932783 US 93278304 A US93278304 A US 93278304A US 2006042673 A1 US2006042673 A1 US 2006042673A1
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Chuen-Jong Tseng
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47HFURNISHINGS FOR WINDOWS OR DOORS
    • A47H13/00Fastening curtains on curtain rods or rails
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47HFURNISHINGS FOR WINDOWS OR DOORS
    • A47H13/00Fastening curtains on curtain rods or rails
    • A47H13/04Fastening curtains on curtain rods or rails by hooks, e.g. with additional runners
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
    • E04H15/00Tents or canopies, in general
    • E04H15/32Parts, components, construction details, accessories, interior equipment, specially adapted for tents, e.g. guy-line equipment, skirts, thresholds

Abstract

A tent assembly includes a tent body, a flexible cover, and a curtain track. The curtain track includes a transverse rod mounted on the tent body, a guide rail sleeved removably on the transverse rod, and a plurality of hooks, each of which is coupled slidably to the guide rail and is connected detachably to the flexible cover.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    1. Field of the Invention
  • [0002]
    The invention relates to a tent assembly, more particularly to a tent assembly with a curtain track.
  • [0003]
    2. Description of the Related Art
  • [0004]
    A tent is typically used for camping. Nowadays, the tent is used as a portable garage as well. The tent includes a tent frame with a cover-supporting member that is fixed thereto, a canvas stretched over the tent frame so as to define an entrance, and a flexible cover connected to the cover-supporting member and operable so as to cover and uncover the entrance.
  • [0005]
    The conventional tent is disadvantageous in that assembly of the cover to the cover-supporting member is inconvenient to conduct.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0006]
    Therefore, the object of the present invention is to provide a curtain track that can overcome the aforesaid drawback of the prior art.
  • [0007]
    According to one aspect of the present invention, a tent assembly comprises a tent body, a flexible cover, and a curtain track. The tent body includes a skeleton frame, and a canvas stretched over the skeleton frame so as to define an entrance of the tent body. The entrance has a top side. The flexible cover is operable so as to selectively cover and uncover the entrance of the tent body. The curtain track supports the flexible cover, and includes a transverse rod, a guide rail, and a plurality of hooks. The transverse rod is mounted on and is disposed at the top side of the entrance of the tent body. The guide rail is sleeved removably on the transverse rod. Each of the hooks is coupled slidably to the guide rail, and is connected detachably to the flexible cover.
  • [0008]
    According to another aspect of the present invention, a curtain track, which supports a flexible cover, comprises a transverse rod, a guide rail, and a plurality of hooks. The guide rail is sleeved removably on the transverse rod. Each of the hooks is coupled slidably to the guide rail, and is adapted to be connected detachably to the flexible cover.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0009]
    Other features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent in the following detailed description of the preferred embodiments with reference to the accompanying drawings, of which:
  • [0010]
    FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the first preferred embodiment of a tent assembly according to the present invention;
  • [0011]
    FIG. 2 is a fragmentary exploded perspective view of the first preferred embodiment to illustrate how a transverse rod is mounted on a canvas of a tent body;
  • [0012]
    FIG. 3 is a fragmentary side view of the first preferred embodiment to illustrate how a guide rail is sleeved on the transverse rod;
  • [0013]
    FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the first preferred embodiment to illustrate a state where a flexible cover is in a folded position;
  • [0014]
    FIG. 5 is a fragmentary exploded perspective view of the second preferred embodiment according to the present invention; and
  • [0015]
    FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the second preferred embodiment to illustrate a state where the flexible cover is in an extended position.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • [0016]
    Before the present invention is described in greater detail, it should be noted that like elements are denoted by the same reference numerals throughout the disclosure.
  • [0017]
    Referring to FIGS. 1 to 3, the first preferred embodiment of a tent assembly according to this invention is shown to include a tent body 3, a flexible cover 4, and a curtain track 6.
  • [0018]
    The tent body 3 includes a skeleton frame 31, and a canvas 32 stretched over the skeleton frame 31 so as to define an entrance 30 of the tent body 3. The entrance 30 has a top side, and left and right sides.
  • [0019]
    The flexible cover 4 is operable so as to selectively cover and uncover the entrance 30 of the tent body 3.
  • [0020]
    The curtain track 6 supports the flexible cover 4, and includes a transverse rod 61, a guide rail 62, and a plurality of hooks 63.
  • [0021]
    The transverse rod 61 has a circular cross-section, and is mounted on and is disposed at the top side of the entrance 30 of the tent body 3. In particular, as best shown in FIG. 2, the transverse rod 61 is mounted on the tent body 3 such that an end portion of the canvas 32 is formed with a loop and is wrapped around the transverse rod 61.
  • [0022]
    The guide rail 62 is sleeved removably on the transverse rod 61. In particular, as best shown in FIG. 2, the guide rail 62 defines an upper groove 621 that opens upwardly, and that extends along the length of the guide rail 62. As best shown in FIG. 3, the guide rail 62 receives removably the transverse rod 61 therein. It is noted that the upper groove 621 in the guide rail 62 has a C-shaped cross-section.
  • [0023]
    Each of the hooks 63 is coupled slidably to the guide rail 62 and is connected detachably to the flexible cover 4. In particular, as best shown in FIG. 2, the guide rail 62 further defines a lower groove 622 that opens downwardly and that extends along the length of the guide rail 62. As best shown in FIG. 3, each of the hooks 63 has an enlarged head portion 631 disposed slidably in the lower groove 622, and a hook portion 632 that extends from the enlarged head portion 631 and that is disposed externally of the lower groove 622. The flexible cover 4 is fastened to the hook portions 632 of the hooks 63.
  • [0024]
    In operation, when it is desired to uncover the entrance 30 of the tent body 3, the flexible cover 4 is drawn back on the right (or left) side of the entrance 30 of the tent body 3, as illustrated in FIG. 4. On the other hand, when it is desired to cover the entrance 30 of the tent body 3, the flexible cover 4 is extended along the length of the guide rail 62.
  • [0025]
    Referring back to FIG. 2, the guide rail 62 has opposite front and rear ends. The curtain track 6 further includes an extended segment 64 that extends downwardly from the rear end of the guide rail 62, thereby preventing movement of the hook portions 632 of the hooks 63 beyond the rear end of the guide rail 62, whereby swaying of the flexible cover 4 toward the entrance 30 of the tent body 3, due to wind, is minimized.
  • [0026]
    FIG. 5 illustrates the second preferred embodiment of a tent assembly according to this invention. In this embodiment, the transverse rod 61 is mounted on the tent body 3 such that the transverse rod 61 is connected to a cross bar 311 of the skeleton frame 31 through a pair of couplers 312 (only one of the couplers 312 is shown). Each coupler 312 includes an upper ring sleeved on the cross bar 311 and a lower ring sleeved on the transverse rod 61.
  • [0027]
    FIG. 6 illustrates the tent assembly in a state where the entrance 30 of the tent body 3 is covered by the flexible cover 4.
  • [0028]
    It is noted that, in an alternative embodiment, two flexible covers are used. Since the operation of each of the flexible covers is similar to those described hereinabove in connection with the flexible cover of the previous embodiment, a detailed description of the same will be dispensed with herein for the sake of brevity.
  • [0029]
    It has thus been shown that the tent assembly of this invention includes a tent body 3, a flexible cover 4, and a curtain track 6. The curtain track 6 includes a transverse rod 61 mounted on a tent body 3, a guide rail 62 sleeved removably on the transverse rod 61, and a plurality of hooks 63, each of which is coupled slidably to the guide rail 62 and is connected detachably to the flexible cover 4.
  • [0030]
    While the present invention has been described in connection with what is considered the most practical and preferred embodiments, it is understood that this invention is not limited to the disclosed embodiments but is intended to cover various arrangements included within the spirit and scope of the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and equivalent arrangements.

Claims (8)

  1. 1. A tent assembly comprising:
    a tent body including
    a skeleton frame, and
    a canvas stretched over said skeleton frame so as to define an entrance of said tent body, said entrance having a top side;
    a flexible cover operable so as to selectively cover and uncover said entrance of said tent body; and
    a curtain track supporting said flexible cover and including
    a transverse rod mounted on and disposed at said top side of said entrance of said tent body,
    a guide rail sleeved removably on said transverse rod, and
    a plurality of hooks, each of which is coupled slidably to said guide rail and is connected detachably to said flexible cover.
  2. 2. The tent assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein said guide rail defines an upper groove that opens upwardly, that extends along the length of said guide rail, and that receives removably said transverse rod therein.
  3. 3. The tent assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein said guide rail further defines a lower groove that opens downwardly and that extends along the length of said guide rail, each of said hooks having an enlarged head portion disposed slidably in said lower groove, and a hook portion that extends from said enlarged head portion and that is disposed externally of said lower groove.
  4. 4. The tent assembly as claimed in claim 3, wherein said guide rail has opposite front and rear ends, said curtain track further including an extended segment that extends downwardly from said rear end of said guide rail for preventing said hook portions of said hooks from being moved beyond said rear end of said guide rail.
  5. 5. A curtain track for supporting a flexible cover, comprising:
    a transverse rod;
    a guide rail sleeved removably on said transverse rod; and
    a plurality of hooks, each of which is coupled slidably to said guide rail and is adapted to be connected detachably to the flexible cover.
  6. 6. The curtain track as claimed in claim 5, wherein said guide rail defines an upper groove that opens upwardly, that extends along the length of said guide rail, and that receives removably said transverse rod therein.
  7. 7. The curtain track as claimed in claim 5, wherein said guide rail defines a lower groove that opens downwardly and that extends along the length of said guide rail, each of said hooks having an enlarged head portion disposed slidably in said lower groove, and a hook portion that extends from said enlarged head portion and that is disposed externally of said lower groove.
  8. 8. The curtain track as claimed in claim 7, wherein said guide rail has opposite front and rear ends, said curtain track further comprising an extended segment that extends downwardly from said rear end of said guide rail for preventing said hook portions of said hooks from being moved beyond said rear end of said guide rail.
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