Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing semi-transparent lampshades from the unsaturated resin. A mold of the lampshade to be completed is produced first, then a first layer of the unsaturated resin to the inner side of the mold is painted. Thereafter, a layer of glass fiber to the first layer of the unsaturated resin is stuck. Again, a second layer of the unsaturated resin to the glass fiber layer is painted. Finally, the lampshade from the mold after the material is solidified is removed.
Abstract: A lamp shade slip cover is a continuous loop of material constructed from a flexible panel having a first surface, a second surface, a top edge, a bottom edge and opposed first and second sides. The first and second sides have respective first and second side edges. The first and second side edges are joined to one another along a vertical seam. The vertical seam comprises a five-layer stack consisting of a single fold of the first side (having two layers) and a double fold of the second side (having three layers).
Abstract: A method for making a lampshade (1, 30) of the type which comprises at least one support ring (3, 4) and a side wall (5) secured to the support ring (3, 4) by a ligature (7), wherein the support ring (3, 4) comprises a plurality of ligature receiving means (16, 40, 44) at spaced apart locations along the support ring (3, 4), and a plurality of spaced apart apertures (15) are formed in the side wall (5) adjacent the support ring method comprising the steps of inserting respective portions of the ligature (7) sequentially into the wall apertures (15), and securing the respective portions of the ligature (7) to the ligature receiving means (16, 40, 44) on the support ring (3, 4).
October 7, 1998
Date of Patent:
February 20, 2001
Dominic Anthony Hackett, Joseph Patrick Hackett
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a removable lampshade cover and method therefor. The removable lampshade cover is comprised of a tubular band of material having a top opening and a bottom opening, which band of material may be in any shape--including cylindrical or conical--to correspond to the shape of an existing lampshade. In one embodiment, the lampshade cover is circumscribed at its top by an elastic band, for releasably attaching to the top of an existing lampshade. In a second embodiment, the lampshade cover is also circumscribed at its bottom by an elastic band, so that the lampshade cover may be releasably attached to both the top and the bottom of an existing lampshade.
Abstract: A lampshade made of a sheet of aluminum which is shaped by photochemical etching to form a one piece blank having six trapezoidally shaped side wall panels connected to one another in sequence in side-by-side relationship by fold lines, a plurality of locking tabs extending out from the side wall panel at one end of the sequence, an auxiliary panel extending out from the side wall panel at the other end of the sequence, and a plurality of locking slots formed on the auxiliary panel for engagement by the locking tabs to hold together the side wall panels at the ends of the sequence so as to form the lampshade.
Abstract: A flat blank of stiff, foldable paper or paperboard is folded to form a multi-sided luminary with a top in the shape of truncated, open top pyramid. One end of each of the sides includes a trapezoidal panel extending therefrom, the longest base of the trapezoidal panel being substantially the same length as and foldably secured to the adjacent end of the corresponding side. Each of the sides of the luminary include one or more cutouts giving the appearance of a seasonal symbol. The bottom is closed and, in a preferred embodiment, includes a seat therein for retaining a light source such as a candle.
Abstract: A substantially flat blank of flexible plastic is provided in the shape of a major segment of a circle. Locking means is formed at opposed end portions of the segment, so that on being assembled, the blank is imitative of a lampshade.
Abstract: A method of covering a lampshade with pleated fabric to enhance its decorative value. The pleated fabric is attached to elastic bands circumferentially, at predetermined markings, so that when applied onto the lampshade, the pleats are evenly spaced, which is essential in a decorative item. This method has the distinct advantages of ease of application and consistently reproducible results.