Powered tree construction

CAFC
  • US 9,119,495 B2
  • Filed: 02/13/2015
  • Issued: 09/01/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An artificial tree comprising:

  • a plurality of tree trunk sections;

    a male end of a first trunk section of the plurality of tree trunk sections, the male end having a central prong and a channel prong, the central prong and the channel prong configured to conduct electricity; and

    a female end of a second trunk section of the plurality of tree trunk sections, the female end having a central void and a channel void, the central void having a central contact device disposed at least partially therein, and the channel void having a channel contact device disposed at least partially therein, the channel contact device disposed around the central void, and the central contact device and the channel contact device configured to conduct electricity;

    wherein the central prong of the male end is configured to engage the central contact device of the female end and the channel prong of the male end is configured to engage the channel contact device of the female end to conduct electricity between the male end of the first trunk section and the female end of the second trunk section; and

    wherein the channel prong of the male end is configured to engage the channel contact device of the female end in a plurality of configurations, each configuration providing a different rotational alignment of the first trunk section with respect to the second trunk section.

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