Our Solar Inflatable Technology
At LuminAID Lab, we are dedicated to protecting our trademarks and international patent applications for our solar inflatable technology.
LuminAID Lab’s Cofounders, Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta, first developed the solar, LED inflatable technology in 2010 and are inventors on domestic and international patent applications that cover a broad range of inflatable shapes, applications, and uses. LuminAID owns multiple domestic and international utility patent applications on file, some of which can be located using publicly available patent databases. Please see links below for the first published application. The LuminAID is our first application of the solar, LED inflatable technology and we are excited to continue to develop an extensive product line for different customer needs. If you are interested in learning more about our company background and story, please read our About page or check out our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the background information on how we started LuminAID.
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US Patent Publication # US 2012/0120642 A1
PCT Patent Publication #: WO2013165462 A1
The LuminAID Light
Two weeks after the Haiti Earthquake, Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta developed the original LuminAID Solar Inflatable Light. The idea was to create a pack-flat light that could be cost-effectively shipped in emergency situations. For every 8 small conventional flashlights by volume, you can pack and ship approximately 50 LuminAID Lights. The inflatable material diffuses the LED light, reduces the glad, is 100% waterproof, and can be printed with patterns and logos.
The LuminAID and Humanitarian Relief Aid
One of LuminAID Lab’s ultimate goals is to make portable lighting an essential part of the supplies commonly sent as part of disaster relief aid. In addition to food, water, and shelter, light can greatly add to the well-being of victims of a natural disaster or crisis. Renewable lighting can aid those in situations where batteries are scarce and the electricity grid is disabled both immediately after a disaster and over an extended period of time. Over the past year, our company has worked to put thousands of lights on the ground after emergency situations.