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Title: Illuminating system and method for specialized and decorative lighting using liquid light guides

Abstract

The present invention comprises an illumination system for specialized decorative lighting including a light source, a flexible plastic tube sheath for distributing the light to a remote location, a transparent liquid core filling the tube that has an index of refraction greater than that of the plastic tube and an arrangement where light coupled from the light source is caused to leak from the liquid light guide at desired locations for the purposes of specialized lighting, such as underwater illumination in swimming pools.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (Yorktown, VA)
  2. (Grafton, VA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SOUTHEASTERN UNIV RESCH ASSN
OSTI Identifier:
871804
Patent Number(s):
5799124
Assignee:
Southeastern Univ. Research Assn., Inc. (Newport News, VA) TJNAF
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
illuminating; method; specialized; decorative; lighting; liquid; light; guides; comprises; illumination; including; source; flexible; plastic; tube; sheath; distributing; remote; location; transparent; core; filling; index; refraction; arrangement; coupled; caused; leak; guide; desired; locations; purposes; underwater; swimming; pools; desired location; liquid core; liquid light; light source; light guide; remote location; plastic tube; light guides; flexible plastic; decorative lighting; /385/362/

Citation Formats

Zorn, Carl J., Kross, Brian J., Majewski, Stanislaw, and Wojcik, Randolph F. Illuminating system and method for specialized and decorative lighting using liquid light guides. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Zorn, Carl J., Kross, Brian J., Majewski, Stanislaw, & Wojcik, Randolph F. Illuminating system and method for specialized and decorative lighting using liquid light guides. United States.
Zorn, Carl J., Kross, Brian J., Majewski, Stanislaw, and Wojcik, Randolph F. Thu . "Illuminating system and method for specialized and decorative lighting using liquid light guides". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871804.
@article{osti_871804,
title = {Illuminating system and method for specialized and decorative lighting using liquid light guides},
author = {Zorn, Carl J. and Kross, Brian J. and Majewski, Stanislaw and Wojcik, Randolph F.},
abstractNote = {The present invention comprises an illumination system for specialized decorative lighting including a light source, a flexible plastic tube sheath for distributing the light to a remote location, a transparent liquid core filling the tube that has an index of refraction greater than that of the plastic tube and an arrangement where light coupled from the light source is caused to leak from the liquid light guide at desired locations for the purposes of specialized lighting, such as underwater illumination in swimming pools.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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