Dual pressure inflatable structure and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8578657
APP PUB NO 20080313969A1
SERIAL NO

11997297

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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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The Elumenati, LLCMILWAUKEE, WI3

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colucci, D'nardo Milwaukee, US 12 189
Hooker, Clayton C Marshall, US 3 17
McConville, David M Asheville, US 3 17

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