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(12) Demande de brevet: (11) CA 2809629
(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:
(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. Cette structure comporte une ou plusieurs feuilles de matière photoactive, chacune de ces feuilles comportant des éléments éclairants. La structure comporte en outre un ou plusieurs éléments à pliage, le long desquels les feuilles de matière photoactive peuvent se plier de façon à créer une structure déclairage tridimensionnelle possédant un élément central situé sur le côté arrière de la structure déclairage tridimensionnelle. Il est alors possible dutiliser un élément dalimentation électrique pour alimenter en électricité les éléments éclairants. Un élément de fixation permet de fixer ensemble les feuilles de matière photoactive aux points de fixation de façon à conserver la structure déclairage tridimensionnel obtenue en pliant les une ou plusieurs feuilles de matière photoactive. La structure déclairage tridimensionnelle peut être fixée à une surface en attachant lélément central directement à la surface ou en attachant lélément central à un support sensiblement rigide qui se fixe à la surface.


Abrégé anglais

A structure and method for three-dimensional lighting using light active technology. The structure has one or more sheets of light active material, with each sheet having lighting elements. The structure additionally has one or more folding elements along which the sheets of light active material are foldable to create a three-dimensional lighting structure having a center element located at a back side of the three- dimensional lighting structure. A power supply element can then be used to provide power to the lighting elements. A fastening element fastens together the sheets of light active material at fastening points to retain the three-dimensional lighting structure created by folding the one or more sheets of light active material. The three-dimensional lighting structure may be attached to a surface by attaching the center element directly to the surface or by attaching the center element to a substantially rigid backing that attaches to the surface.


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 sheet of light active material,
with each sheet 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 sheet of light active
material, with a collapsible
three-dimensional lighting structure formed of the at least one 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 at least one sheet of light active material;
a fastening element coupled to the at least one sheet of light active material
at at least one
fastening point of the at least one sheet of light active material, wherein
the collapsible three-
dimensional lighting structure is removably retained in a three-dimensional
form by the fastening
element; and
a center element of the three-dimensional lighting structure to which the at
least one sheet of
light active material and fastening element are coupled and located at a back
side of the three-
dimensional lighting structure.
2. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein the at least one sheet of
light active material
comprise a plurality of organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting elements.
3. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein the at least one sheet 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 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 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.
13. The lighting structure of claim 11, wherein the mechanical attachment
comprises glue
along the at least one folding element.
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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 sheet 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 sheet of light active material;
a slot portion of the one sheet to receive the tab portion when the one 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 sheets of light active material, with each sheet 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 17, wherein the center element is a
substantially rigid
backing of the three-dimensional lighting structure.
19. The lighting structure of claim 18, wherein the center element is a
substantially rigid
sheet of light active material of the plurality of sheets of light active
material to which other non-
rigid, flexible, foldable sheets of the plurality of sheets of light active
material are coupled.
20. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein removal of the fastening
element permits the at
least one sheet of the light active material of the three-dimensional lighting
structure to collapse
into a substantially two-dimensional form.
21. The lighting structure of claim 1, wherein the center element is
coupled to a substantially
rigid backing configured to mount the three-dimensional lighting structure on
a surface.

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22. The lighting structure of claim 1, further comprising:
a substantially rigid backing to which the center element of the three-
dimensional lighting
structure is coupled, the substantially rigid backing configured to mount the
three-dimensional
lighting structure on a surface.
23. A method of creating a three-dimensional lighting structure,
comprising:
folding at least one non-rigid, flexible, foldable sheet of light active
material along at
least one folding element to create a collapsible three-dimensional lighting
structure having a
center element located at a back side of the three- dimensional lighting
structure, with each sheet
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 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 sheet
of light active material along the at least one folding element.
24. The method of claim 23, wherein the fastening element is coupled to the
center element
of the collapsible three-dimensional lighting structure.
25. The method of claim 23, further comprising mounting the center element
of the three-
dimensional lighting structure to a surface.
26. The method of claim 25, further comprising:
coupling the center element of the three-dimensional lighting structure to a
substantially
rigid backing, the substantially rigid backing configured to mount to the
surface.
27. The method of claim 25, the center element of the three-dimensional
lighting structure a
substantially rigid sheet of light active material to which the at least one
non-rigid, flexible,
foldable sheet of light active material is coupled and configured to couple
the three-dimensional
lighting structure to the surface.
28. The method of claim 23, further comprising:

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providing power to the circuitry coupled to the plurality of lighting elements
of the at
least one sheet of light active material.
29. The method of claim 23, powering the lighting elements of the at least
one sheet with a
power supply element.
30. The method of claim 23, further comprising:
collapsing the three-dimensional lighting structure into a substantially two-
dimensional
form by de-activating the fastening element.
31. A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional lighting structure,
comprising:
providing at least one non-rigid, flexible, foldable sheet of light active
material, with each
sheet 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
having circuitry coupled to the plurality of light elements;
providing the at least one non-rigid, flexible, foldable sheet of light active
material with
at least one folding element along which the at least one non-rigid, flexible,
foldable sheet of
light active material are foldable to create the three-dimensional lighting
structure having a
center element located at a back side of the three- dimensional lighting
structure; and
providing a fastening element to removably retain a collapsible three-
dimensional
lighting structure created when the at least one sheet of light active
material are folded along the
at least one folding element.
32. The method of claim 31, further comprising:
sealing the edges of the at least one non-rigid, flexible, foldable sheet of
light active
material.
33. The method of claim 31, further comprising:
mounting the center element of the three-dimensional lighting structure to a
surface.
34. The method of claim 33, further comprising:

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coupling the center element of the three-dimensional lighting structure to a
substantially
rigid backing, the substantially rigid backing configured to mount to the
surface.
35.
The method of claim 33, the center element of the three-dimensional lighting
structure a
substantially rigid sheet of light active material to which the at least one
non-rigid, flexible,
foldable sheet of light active material is coupled and configured to couple
the three-dimensional
lighting structure to the surface.

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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

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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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