WO2010004073A1 - Tent with integrated lighting system - Google Patents

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WO2010004073A1
WO2010004073A1 PCT/ES2009/070274 ES2009070274W WO2010004073A1 WO 2010004073 A1 WO2010004073 A1 WO 2010004073A1 ES 2009070274 W ES2009070274 W ES 2009070274W WO 2010004073 A1 WO2010004073 A1 WO 2010004073A1
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SOLÀ Pau VIDAL
Rosell Mireia Juan
De La Hoz Santiago Perez
Grau Ferran Soldevila
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Fundación Privada Cetemmsa
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
    • E04H15/00Tents or canopies, in general
    • E04H15/02Tents combined or specially associated with other devices
    • E04H15/10Heating, lighting or ventilating
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
    • E04H15/00Tents or canopies, in general
    • E04H15/32Parts, components, construction details, accessories, interior equipment, specially adapted for tents, e.g. guy-line equipment, skirts, thresholds
    • E04H15/34Supporting means, e.g. frames
    • E04H15/42Supporting means, e.g. frames external type, e.g. frame outside cover

Abstract

The invention relates to a tent including one or more flexible cover sheets (2a, 3b) and supporting elements (1), and having at least one flexible lighting element (3) which is fixed to one of the flexible sheets (2a) using suitable fixing means (31) and connected to a power source (5) by means of electrical conductors (4). According to the invention, the lighting element (3) can provide lighting inside the tent and be unfolded and folded up along with the flexible sheets (2a, 2b) forming the tent during assembly/disassembly. The lighting element (3) can take the form of a flexible electroluminescent sheet, a flexible OLED sheet or a plurality of LEDs arranged on a flexible supporting sheet.

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DESCRIPTION

Tent with integrated lighting system.

Object of the Invention

The present invention relates to a tent with integrated lighting system, more particularly to a tent for the protection of people inside relative to the outer elements and which allows proper visibility of the occupants regardless of the outer light .

Background of the invention.

Stores conventional campaign comprise one or more flexible cover sheets, held by support elements, generally more or less rigid rods and ropes and optionally ground anchor stakes. The flexible sheets are generally few tarpaulins, which prevent the entry of water, cold or wind outside or excessive heat setting effective at natural protection, especially taking into account that these tents are removable for transport . And once disassembled, the flexible sheets or tarpaulins can be folded to occupy a small volume. These sheets are remarkably opaque, due to which in Ia store is not possible to see easily, even in broad daylight.

Is common among campers and other users of tents carry a flashlight or lamp, electric or gas, with Ia that can illuminate the interior of the store. This represents an increase of weight and an increased number of items to carry, and that the optimum placement of the lamp is complicated, since if it rests on the floor does not provide complete illumination, producing shadows by the occupants themselves, by Io that usually hang from an upper hook, which is not always present. In addition, the use of gas lamps in the interior of the store carries considerable risk.

Description of the invention

Tent with integrated lighting system, object of this invention has technical particularities intended to obtain advanced functionality, allowing the inner lighting without transporting

SUBSTITUTE SHEET (RULE 26) flashlights or other apparatus used for lighting externally.

Thus tent Ia comprises at least one flexible light element, fixed at one of the flexible sheets by means of suitable fixing means and associated with a power source by electrical conductors. Said light element is operationally suitable for interior lighting provide Ia tent and folding and unfolding together with the flexible sheets that form Ia tent assembly and disassembly, whichever considerably facilitates transportation.

This shop has great advantages, since being built in the flexible sheets luminous element is not an external element, but when mounted Ia shop is is ready with the light element prepared for use by the energy supplied by Ia source supply. Like, when folding Ia store, the luminous element does not constitute any additional or annoying item to be handled and transported independently.

The light element or elements can be used light of different natures, but presents adequate to permit bending and have a high efficiency of the electrical energy consumed to achieve great autonomy characteristics.

In one embodiment of the invention the light element is constituted by a flexible electroluminescent sheet, a sheet Flexible OLED (organic light-emitting diode or organic light emitting diode) or a plurality of LEDs arranged on a flexible support sheet.

The fixing means comprise a luminous element sewn onto the flexible sheets; in an alternative embodiment, the luminous element is attached by gluing or heat sealing on the flexible sheets of Ia store.

In an alternative embodiment, the luminous element is housed in a sheath that is fixed to the flexible sheets of Ia store conventional fastening means. Thus it is ensured that the application of such conventional fastening means not deteriorate the luminous element.

The conductors of the luminous element or light and the feeding source elements are preferably constituted by a fabric belt provided with electrically conductive wires embedded in Ia same. In one embodiment, the textile tape is integrated into one of the flexible sheets of Ia store with ease, facilitating the handling. In an economical embodiment, the conductors are formed

SUBSTITUTE SHEET (RULE 26) by conventional electrical cables sheathed and provided with adequate connectors.

The power supply in a first embodiment comprises batteries, electric accumulators, either single use, such as conventional or rechargeable dry batteries for continued use after repeated refills. These cells make energy supply packages of different capacities depending on the luminous element used.

The power supply is external to store and disconnectable Ia. Thus, it is possible to feed the light element with several packages of batteries, which can then be exchanged.

It is envisaged that greater autonomy for the feeding source comprises a photovoltaic solar panel, which allows the batteries or recharge batteries during the day for use at night Ia.

This photovoltaic solar panel can be both rigid and flexible, and is fixed by fixing means to the outside of the flexible sheets that form Ia tent. Thus both Ia tent as the set of photovoltaic solar panel and light element is configured in a single folding unit and that can be saved as a shop conventional campaign.

In cases where possible, the feeding source may comprise a transformer module connectable to the tension of the conventional power grid as the power supply post a campsite or a conventional electrical generator. This allows the adequacy of supply of 220 volt AC voltage requirements necessary for the operation of the light element or elements of the current store.

It has also been foreseen that the power supply comprises a network connectable to the electrical charger used to charge the batteries of the feeding source, leaving Ia store list for reuse.

The power supply comprises a control device with a switch that allows the on and off the luminous element at will by the user as need. The control device of the light element, can be disposed in electrical conductors or in the feeding source through switches.

Description of the figures.

SHEET SUBSTITUTE (RULE 26) To complement the description being made and in order to facilitate the understanding of the characteristics of the invention, is attached to the present specification a set of drawings in which, with illustrative and non limitative , it is represented:

Figure 1 shows a schematic view of a tent of the present invention.

Figure 2 shows a perspective view of a tent with a solar panel for recharging the power supply.

PREFERRED EMBODIMENT OF THE INVENTION

As can be seen in the referenced figures, the tent consists of support elements (1), in this case a flexible rods, holding flexible sheets (2a, 2b) waterproof cover, comprising a sheet Flexible (2a) inside and a flexible outer sheet (2b) of added protection.

In the inner face of the flexible sheet (2a) inside are fixed luminous elements (3) in its upper part, by a fixing means (31), in this sewing case, so that Ia light produced by the light elements (3) projects around the inner housing of the store.

These light elements (3) are flexible and are connected by conductors (4) with a power supply (5) Electric. In Figure 1 the conductors (4) as a textile belt with two wires embedded are represented, this textile strip sewn to the flexible sheet (2a) to a point of its periphery, by Ia which is connectable being to a power supply (5).

In Figure 2 shows how this power supply (5) may be a package (51) of rechargeable batteries, associated with a control device (52) with a switch (53) drive.

In said Figure 2 shows as the outer flexible film (2b) protection is fixed a photovoltaic solar panel (54) which is associated with conductors (4) with the package (51) of stacks of the feeding source (5 ) for recharging during the day.

Having sufficiently described the nature of the invention and a preferred embodiment, recorded for the appropriate purposes that the materials, shape, size and arrangement of the elements described can be

SUBSTITUTE SHEET (RULE 26) modified provided this does not involve an alteration of the essential characteristics of the invention claimed below.

SUBSTITUTE SHEET (RULE 26)

Claims

What is claimed
1. Tent with integrated lighting system, of the type comprising one or more flexible sheets (2a, 3b) cover and support elements (1), comprising at least one light element (3) flexible, fixed at one of the flexible sheets (2a) by suitable fixing means (31) and associated with a power source (5) by conductors (4) electric, said luminous element (3) operatively suitable to provide Iâ interior lighting store and possible folding and unfolding together with the flexible sheets (2a, 2b) configured Ia tent assembly and disassembly.
2. Store according to claim 1, wherein the light element (3) is a flexible electroluminescent sheet.
3. Store according to claim 1, wherein the light element (3) is a flexible OLED film.
4. Store according to claim 1, wherein the light element (3) comprises a plurality of LEDs arranged on a flexible support sheet.
5. Store according to claim 1, wherein the fixing means (31) of the light element (3) comprises a sewn on the flexible sheets (2a) of the store.
6. Store according to claim 1, wherein the fixing means (31) of the light element (3) comprise adhesive or heat sealing about the flexible sheets of Ia store.
7. Store according to claim 1, wherein the light element (3) is housed in a sheath that is fixed to the flexible sheets (2a) of the store by conventional means.
8. Store according to claim 1, wherein the conductors
SUBSTITUTE SHEET (RULE 26) (4) they are made of a textile strip fitted electrical wires.
9. Store according to claim 1, wherein the conductors
(4) they consist of sheathed electric cables.
10. Store according to claim 1, wherein the feeding source (5) comprises batteries, electric accumulators.
11. Store according to claim 1, wherein the feeding source (5) is external to store and disconnectable Ia.
12. Store according to claim 1, wherein the feeding source (5) comprises at least one photovoltaic solar panel (54).
13 - Store according to claim 12, wherein the photovoltaic solar panel (54) is fixed by fixing means to the outside of the flexible sheets (2a, 2b) which form Ia tent.
14. Store according to claim 1, wherein the feeding source (5) comprises a transformer module connectable to the tension of the conventional power grid.
15. Store according to claim 10, wherein the feeding source (5) comprises a network connectable to the electric charger.
16. Store according to claim 1, wherein the feeding source (5) comprises a control device (52) with a switch (53).
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