Modular lighted tree

CAFC
  • US 8,936,379 B1
  • Filed: 09/22/2011
  • Issued: 01/20/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/23/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A modular artificial tree, comprising:

  • a first trunk portion having a first elongated trunk body defining a first cavity for receiving a first wiring harness including a first electrical wire and a second electrical wire;

    a second trunk portion having a second elongated trunk body defining a second cavity for receiving a second wiring harness including a first electrical wire and a second electrical wire;

    a first trunk connector insertable into the first trunk body along a central vertical axis, and securable to the first trunk body in at least four rotational alignment positions about the central vertical axis, including at a final insertion position, the first trunk connector being entirely located within the first cavity at the final insertion positiona first electrical contact set including a first electrical contact and a second electrical contact engaged with the first trunk connector and electrically connected to the first electrical wire and the second electrical wire of the first wiring harness, respectively;

    a second trunk connector insertable into the second trunk body along the central vertical axis, and securable to the second trunk body in at least four rotational alignment positions about the central vertical axis, including at a final insertion position;

    a second electrical contact set including a first electrical contact and a second electrical contact engaged with the second trunk connector and electrically connected to the first electrical wire and the second electrical wire of the second wiring harness, respectively; and

    wherein connecting the first and second trunk portions causes the first electrical contact set to be electrically connected to the second electrical contact set.

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