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Pub. No.:    WO/2012/044423    International Application No.:    PCT/US2011/049355
Publication Date: 05.04.2012 International Filing Date: 26.08.2011
F21V 3/00 (2006.01), G02B 5/02 (2006.01), G02B 5/08 (2006.01)
Applicants: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY [US/US]; 3M Center Post Office Box 33427 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55133-3427 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
HARMS, Michael, R. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
BEHYMER, Lance, E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
WILHELM, Justin, W. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SMEENK, Lars, A. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SMITH, Mark, H. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
AGUIRRE, Luis, A. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
BIERBAUM, Felix, B. [DE/US]; (US) (For US Only).
STENSVAD, Karl, K. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: HARMS, Michael, R.; (US).
BEHYMER, Lance, E.; (US).
WILHELM, Justin, W.; (US).
SMEENK, Lars, A.; (US).
SMITH, Mark, H.; (US).
AGUIRRE, Luis, A.; (US).
BIERBAUM, Felix, B.; (US).
STENSVAD, Karl, K.; (US)
Agent: ADAMSON, Trisha, D.; 3M Center Office of Intellectual Property Counsel Post Office Box 33427 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55133-3427 (US)
Priority Data:
12/895,941 01.10.2010 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Disclosed is an expandable envelope that comprises a light directing film this both transmits and reflects light. In its inflated form and along with a light source, the envelope forms a light balloon that due to the light directing film provides directed light to an area surrounding the balloon.
(FR)La présente invention concerne une enveloppe expansible comprenant un film dirigeant la lumière transmettant et réfléchissant la lumière. Dans sa forme gonflée et conjointement à une source de lumière, l'enveloppe forme un ballon de lumière qui, sous l'effet du film dirigeant la lumière, fournit une lumière dirigée à une zone entourant le ballon.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)