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(12) Brevet: (11) CA 2809626
(54) Titre français: STRUCTURE D'ECLAIRAGE TRIDIMENSIONNEL UTILISANT LA TECHNIQUE DE LA PHOTOACTIVITE
(54) Titre anglais: THREE-DIMENSIONAL LIGHTING STRUCTURE UTILIZING LIGHT ACTIVE TECHNOLOGY
(51) Classification internationale des brevets (CIB):
  • F21V 33/00 (2006.01)
  • A47G 33/08 (2006.01)
  • F21V 8/00 (2006.01)
(72) Inventeurs (Pays):
  • LOHNEIS, PAUL E. (Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
(73) Titulaires (Pays):
  • LOHNEIS, PAUL E. (Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
(71) Demandeurs (Pays):
  • LOHNEIS, PAUL E. (Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
(74) Agent: FINLAYSON & SINGLEHURST
(45) Délivré: 2017-10-24
(22) Date de dépôt: 2013-03-15
(41) Mise à la disponibilité du public: 2013-09-16
Requête d’examen: 2016-05-11
(30) Licence disponible: S.O.
(30) Langue des documents déposés: Anglais

(30) Données de priorité de la demande:
Numéro de la demande Pays Date
13/421,916 Etats-Unis d'Amérique 2012-03-16
13/421,921 Etats-Unis d'Amérique 2012-03-16

Abrégé français

La présente invention concerne une structure et un procédé destinés à léclairage tridimensionnel utilisant la technologie de la photoactivité. La structure possède une ou plusieurs feuilles à double face pliables, souples et non rigides dune matière photoactive formées de deux feuilles à faces opposées de la matière photoactive placées dos à dos et conçues pour émettre de la lumière des côtés avant et arrière de la au moins une feuille à double face de la matière photoactive. Une structure déclairage tridimensionnelle pliable est formée des feuilles à double face de la matière photoactive et dun élément de pliage. Un élément dalimentation électrique offre une alimentation au circuit et est couplé à la pluralité des éléments déclairage des deux feuilles à faces opposées de la matière photoactive. Un élément de fixation couplé aux feuilles à double face de la matière photoactive à un point dattache retient de manière amovible la forme tridimensionnelle.


Abrégé anglais

A structure and method for three-dimensional lighting using light active technology. The structure has one or more non-rigid, flexible, foldable double-faced sheet of light active material formed of two opposedly facing sheets of light active material arranged back- to-back and configured to emit light from front and back sides of the at least one double- faced sheet of light active material. A collapsible three-dimensional lighting structure is formed of the double-faced sheet(s) of light active material and a folding element. A power supply element provides power to the circuitry and is coupled to the plurality of lighting elements of the two opposedly facing sheets of light active material. A fastening element coupled to the double- faced sheets of light active material at a fastening point removably retains the three-dimensional form.


Note : Les revendications sont présentées dans la langue officielle dans laquelle elles ont été soumises.


What is claimed is:

1. A three-dimensional lighting structure, comprising:
at least one non-rigid, flexible, foldable double-faced sheet of light active
material comprised of
two opposedly facing sheets of light active material arranged back-to-back and
configured to
emit light from front and back sides of the at least one double-faced sheet of
light active material,
with each sheet of the two opposedly facing sheets of light active material
having a plurality of
lighting elements that are sandwiched between two or more laminate layers and
that comprise
emissive electroluminescent material and having circuitry coupled to the
plurality of light
elements within;
at least one folding element of the at least one double-faced sheet of light
active material, with a
collapsible three-dimensional lighting structure formed of the at least one
double-faced sheet of
light active material and the at least one folding element;
a power supply element to provide power to the circuitry coupled to the
plurality of lighting
elements of the two opposedly facing sheets of light active material of the at
least one double-
faced sheet of light active material; and
a fastening element coupled to the at least one double-faced sheet of light
active material at at
least one fastening point of the at least one double-faced sheet of light
active material, wherein
the collapsible three-dimensional lighting structure is removably retained in
a three-dimensional
form by the fastening element.
2. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein the two opposedly facing
sheets of light active
material comprise a plurality of organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting
elements.
3. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein the two opposedly facing
sheets of light active
material comprise a plurality of inorganic light emitting diode (ILED)
lighting elements.
4. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein the fastening element
comprises a bead chain.
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5. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein the fastening element
comprises a clip element.
6. The lighting structure of claim 5, wherein the clip element further
comprises:
a substantially u-shaped unitary body portion having two opposedly positioned
lateral
ends; and
first and second dimplet portions, the first dimplet portion positioned along
a first interior
surface at a first lateral end of the unitary body portion and the second
dimplet portion positioned
along a second interior surface at a second lateral end of the unitary body
portion in oppositional
proximity to one another.
7. The lighting structure of claim 5, wherein the fastening element
comprises an end clip
having a plurality of grooves into which corresponding ones of a plurality of
edges of the at least
one sheet of light active material fit snugly.
8. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein the fastening element is a
self-adhesive
adhesive element.
9. The lighting structure of claim 1, further comprising a folding element
retention element
that retains in position a fold of the at least one double-faced sheet along
the at least one folding
element.
10. The lighting structure of claim 9, wherein the folding element
retention element
comprises a heat or laser weld of the at least one double-faced sheet along
the at least one folding
element.
11. The lighting structure of claim 9, wherein the folding element
retention element
comprises a mechanical attachment along the at least one folding element.
12. The lighting structure of claim 11, wherein the mechanical attachment
comprises staples
along the at least one folding element.
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13. The lighting structure of claim 11, wherein the mechanical attachment
comprises glue
along the at least one folding element.
14. The lighting structure of claim 11, wherein the mechanical attachment
comprises a self-
adhesive fastener along the at least one folding element.
15. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein the three-dimensional
lighting structure is
formed from one double-faced sheet of light active material comprising first
and second
opposedly facing sheets of light active material arranged back-to-back and
configured to emit
light from front and back sides of the one double-faced sheet of light active
material, the first and
second opposedly facing sheets of light active material housing the plurality
of lighting elements,
having a plurality of folding elements, and the power supply element is a
single power cord that
provides power to the plurality of lighting elements.
16. The lighting structure of claim 15, wherein the fastening element
further comprises:
a tab portion formed along an edge of the one double-faced sheet of light
active material;
a slot portion of the one double-faced sheet to receive the tab portion when
the one
double-faced sheet is folded along the at least one folding element to mate
the tab portion to the
slot portion.
17. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein the three-dimensional
lighting structure
comprises a plurality of double-faced sheets of light active material each
formed of first and
second opposedly facing sheets of light active material arranged back-to-back
and configured to
emit light from front and back sides of the double-faced sheet of light active
material, with each
of first and second opposedly facing sheets of light active material having a
plurality of lighting
elements and configured to be powered by a power cord of the power supply
element.
18. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein removal of the fastening
element permits the at
least one double-faced sheet of the light active material of the three-
dimensional lighting
structure to collapse into a substantially two-dimensional form.
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19. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein a back of each of the two
opposedly facing
sheets of light active material are attached to form the at least one double-
faced sheet of light
active material.
20. A method of creating a three-dimensional lighting structure,
comprising:
folding at least one non-rigid, flexible, foldable double-faced sheet of light
active
material formed of two opposedly facing sheets of light active material
arranged back-to-back
and configured to emit light from front and back sides of the at least one
double-faced sheet of
light active material along at least one folding element to create a
collapsible three-dimensional
lighting structure, with each of the two opposedly facing sheets of light
active material
comprising a plurality of lighting elements that are sandwiched between two or
more laminate
layers and that comprise emissive electroluminescent material and each of the
two opposedly
facing sheets of light active material having circuitry coupled to the
plurality of light elements;
and
removably retaining the three-dimensional lighting structure by activating a
fastening
element to retain the three-dimensional lighting structure created by folding
the at least one
double-faced sheet of light active material along the at least one folding
element.
21. The method of claim 20, further comprising:
providing power to the circuitry coupled to the plurality of lighting elements
of the two
opposedly facing sheets of light active material of the at least one double-
faced sheet of light
active material.
22. The method of claim 20, powering the lighting elements of the two
opposedly facing
sheets of light active material of the at least one double-faced sheet with a
power supply element.
23. The method of claim 20, further comprising:
collapsing the three-dimensional lighting structure into a substantially two-
dimensional
form by de-activating the fastening element.
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24. A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional lighting structure,
comprising:
providing at least one non-rigid, flexible, foldable double-faced sheet of
light active
material formed of two opposedly facing sheets of light active material
arranged back-to-back
and configured to emit light from front and back sides of the at least one
double-faced sheet of
light active material, with each of the two opposedly facing sheets of light
active material
comprising a plurality of lighting elements that are sandwiched between two or
more laminate
layers and that comprise emissive electroluminescent material and each of the
two opposedly
facing sheets of light active material having circuitry coupled to the
plurality of light elements;
providing the at least one non-rigid, flexible, foldable double-faced sheet of
light active
material with at least one folding element along which the at least one non-
rigid, flexible,
foldable double-faced sheet of light active material are foldable; and
providing a fastening element to removably retain a collapsible three-
dimensional
lighting structure created when the at least one double-faced sheet of light
active material are
folded along the at least one folding element.
25. The method of claim 24, further comprising:
sealing the edges of the at least one non-rigid, flexible, foldable double-
faced sheet of
light active material.
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Titre Date
(22) Dépôt 2013-03-15
(41) Mise à la disponibilité du public 2013-09-16
Requête d'examen 2016-05-11
(45) Délivré 2017-10-24

Taxes périodiques

Description Date Montant
Dernier paiement 2017-02-22 50,00 $
Prochain paiement si taxe applicable aux petites entités 2018-03-15 100,00 $
Prochain paiement si taxe générale 2018-03-15 200,00 $

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Historique des paiements

Type de taxes Anniversaire Échéance Montant payé Date payée
Dépôt 200,00 $ 2013-03-15
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 2 2015-03-16 50,00 $ 2015-03-06
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 3 2016-03-15 50,00 $ 2016-02-23
Requête d'examen 400,00 $ 2016-05-11
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 4 2017-03-15 50,00 $ 2017-02-22
Final 150,00 $ 2017-09-08

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Page couverture 2013-09-23 2 49
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Correspondance 2013-04-29 2 56
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Poursuite-Amendment 2016-07-06 7 206
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