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Easy hang shower curtain

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Title: Easy hang shower curtain.
Abstract: The present invention provides a new design for a shower curtain which is easy to hang by the user. The shower curtain of the present invention comprises an elongated flap panel which runs the length of the top of the unit and folds over the shower curtain rod and fastens to itself. Notably, appropriately positioned along the top and bottom of this panel extension is a series of corresponding snap fasteners. Although the fastening means illustrates the use of snaps, other fastening means are also useful for this invention. Other fastening means include, but are not limited to: plastic snaps, hook and loop fasteners, and a plastic “Zip-Lock™” type fastener, for example. ...


USPTO Applicaton #: #20090272502 - Class: 160330 (USPTO) - 11/05/09 - Class 160 
Flexible Or Portable Closure, Partition, Or Panel > Hanging Or Drape Type

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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20090272502, Easy hang shower curtain.

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CLAIM OF PRIORITY

This patent application claims priority under 35 USC 119 (e) (1) from U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 61/124,402, filed Apr. 16, 2008, of common inventorship herewith entitled, “Easy Hang Shower Curtain.”

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

This invention pertains to the field of shower curtains, and more specifically to the field of shower curtains with improved hanging means.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Several designs for shower curtains have been put forth by the prior art.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,191,922 to Wade describes a Two-on-one snap, self-installing and supporting curtain and valance assembly.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,345,624 to Brown III, describes an adjustable shower curtain positioning arm.

U.S. Pat. No. 2,840,155 to Stern describes an alternative embodiment of a shower curtain.

SUMMARY

OF THE INVENTION

It is an object of the present invention to provide a design for a shower curtain which is easy to hang by the user.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows the shower curtain of the present invention in place on a shower curtain rod.

FIG. 2 shows the fastening means of the shower curtain of the present invention being fastened.

FIG. 3 shows the fastening means of the shower curtain of the present invention completely fastened.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

OF THE INVENTION

Perhaps nothing is so calming at the end of a hectic day than soaking in a hot bath. Lighting a scented candle, filling the tub with fragrant bath salts and laying back while a current of warm water circulates around the body; spending a few moments of quiet time relaxing in the bathtub can truly refresh the body, mind and spirit. Similarly, standing underneath a cool shower can be revitalizing and invigorating, particularly after an intense workout. Letting the water stream over the body while pulsating jets gently massage the back, neck and shoulders,—standing beneath the flowing water of a shower head can be a relaxing experience. Regardless of whether one is enjoying a long soak in a warm bath, or simply jumping in the shower to clean up after football practice, the first thing most people do upon climbing into the bath is close the shower curtain. Shower curtains are extremely practical devices designed to provide bathers privacy when bathing. Most importantly, a shower curtain, tucked within the walls of a bathtub, can prevent streaming water from running onto the floor when one is taking a shower.

Although there is little dispute that a shower curtain is a practical and necessary bath accessory, use of one is not always without drawbacks. Particularly, the means of installing them to shower rods can be time consuming, frustrating, and even costly. Common shower curtains are affixed to rods via a set of independent snap hooks, with each individual hook stretched around the rod before being looped through a series of grommets, peppered along the top of the curtain.

Tedious, this process can leave one exhausted by the time it is completed. In addition, when the shower curtain needs to be cleaned, each hook must be carefully removed from each grommet and the unit replaced in the same manner as installation. Struggling with the snap hooks can also be a painful endeavor, as these high-tensiled instruments can easily pinch the fingers when installing or removing a curtain.

In contrast, the shower curtain of the present invention folds over the shower curtain rod and fastens to itself. Although the fastening means illustrates the use of snaps, other fastening means are also useful for this invention. Other fastening means include, but are not limited to: plastic snaps, hook and loop fasteners, and a plastic “Zip-Lock™” type fastener, for example.



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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20090272502 A1
Publish Date
11/05/2009
Document #
12386304
File Date
04/16/2009
USPTO Class
160330
Other USPTO Classes
245911
International Class
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Drawings
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