US Patent Application No: 2008/0313,969

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Dual Pressure Inflatable Structure and Method

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Embodiments include an inflatable support structure enclosing a region fillable by a fluid at a positive pressure above an atmospheric pressure. A flexible screen is attached to the support structure, a region between the flexible screen and the support structure fillable by a fluid at a negative pressure below the atmospheric pressure that holds the flexible screen in a shape suitable for image projection. A method according to embodiments includes inflating an inflatable support structure with a fluid at a positive pressure above an atmospheric pressure and removing fluid from a region between the support structure and a flexible screen attached to the support structure to hold the flexible screen in a shape suitable for image projection with the fluid at the negative pressure below the atmospheric pressure between the flexible screen and the support structure.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE ELUMENATI, LLCMILWAUKEE, WI3

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colucci, D'nardo Milwaukee, WI 12 178
Hooker, Clayton C Marshall, NC 3 15
McConville, David M Asheville, NC 3 15

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WHATRU HOLDING, LLC (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (14)
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* 4,819,389 Inflatable tent 22 1987
* 5,127,722 Projection screen device 13 1990
* 5,487,400 Self-inflating tents 31 1994
* 5,566,512 Inflatable storage chamber 14 1994
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* 6,061,969 Inflatable greenhouse 12 1998
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* 6,606,826 Inflatable work shelter 5 2001
* 6,897,832 Inflatable multi-function parabolic reflector apparatus and methods of manufacture 17 2002
* 6,929,016 Inflatable tent 6 2003
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* 2005/0068,618 Inflatable projection/imaging screen structure 0 2004
 
Spironef Technologies (1)
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SCHERBA INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
* 7,878,877 Inflatable educational structure 7 2008
 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (2)
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TEIJIN LIMITED (1)
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KONICA MINOLTA PLANETARIUM, INC. (13)
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* 6,231,189 Dual polarization optical projection systems and methods 20 1996
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* 6,128,130 Visually seamless projection screen and methods of making same 13 1997
* 6,530,667 Optical projection system including projection dome 19 2000
* D436469 Workstation 17 2000
* D440794 Display station 7 2000
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* D495306 Display station and three-dimensional display ceiling 3 2003
 
EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (1)
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OL SECURITY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
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L'GARDE, INC. (1)
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Team Worldwide Corporation (1)
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LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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VIRETEK (1)
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ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
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HARRIS CORPORATION (1)
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SOCIETE CIVILE D'EXPLOITATION DES BREVETS ET PROCEDES SPIRONEF (1)
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Sanderson & Co. (1)
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RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
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Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbH (1)
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Spitz, Inc. (2)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 9,169,632 Building support structure 0 2012
* 2013/0061,536 Building Support Structure 0 2012
 
STRATA PRODUCTS WORLDWIDE, LLC (2)
* 2008/0106,137 Refuge chamber and method 6 2007
8,794,711 Refuge chamber and method 0 2012
 
Warwick Mills, Inc. (2)
* 7,963,075 Inflatable barrier 8 2006
* 2007/0113,486 INFLATABLE BARRIER 5 2006
 
HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, THE (2)
* 7,941,974 Inflatable shelter for use in hostile environment 2 2007
* 2008/0120,919 INFLATABLE SHELTER FOR USE IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT 1 2007
* Cited By Examiner