Umbrella having a rotation prevention mechanism

  • US 6,418,950 B1
  • Filed: 12/14/2000
  • Issued: 07/16/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/14/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An umbrella comprising:

  • a tube including an upper portion and a lower portion having a handle provided thereon. a whale bone device pivotally secured to said upper portion of said tube and movable between an open position and a folded position, a barrel slidably engaged on said tube, said barrel including a channel formed therein and including a cavity formed therein and communicating with said channel of said barrel, means for coupling said barrel to said whale bone device, two spring-biased catches received in said upper portion and said lower portion of said tube respectively and selectively engageable into said cavity of said barrel when said cavity of said barrel is aligned with either of said catches, and a latch slidably received in said barrel, said latch including an actuator slidably received in said cavity of said barrel for selectively disengaging said catches from said barrel to release said barrel from said tube, said cavity of said barrel having a cross section corresponding to that of said catches for allowing said catches to be snugly fitted in said cavity of said barrel and for preventing said barrel from rotating relative to said tube, and said latch being ring-shaped and being slidably received in said channel of said barrel for slidably receiving said tube therein, and including a knob extendible outward of said barrel.

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