Patents

Our Solar Inflatable Technology

In 2010, LuminAID Co-Founders Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta prototyped and developed the first solar inflatable light. They filed their first provisional patent in June 2010 to cover the idea of integrating a solar circuit to an inflatable shape. LuminAID owns multiple domestic and international utility patent applications on file, some of which can be located using publicly available patent databases. 

Innovation is at the core of LuminAID. LuminAID technology is protected by one or more of the following patents. In addition, LuminAID owns other pending patent applications. 

LuminAID has been issued and granted the following patents:

Publication Number
Country
Inventors
Name
Date Filed

UNITED STATES

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable solar-powered light

01-May-12

LuminAID has the following patent applications pending worldwide: 
 

Application Number

Country

Inventors

Name

Date Filed

61/356274

UNITED STATES

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable Solar Light

18-Jun-10

13/163239

UNITED STATES

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable Solar Light

17-Jun-11

2012378999

AUSTRALIA

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable Solar-Powered Light

25-Oct-12

201280072931.1

CHINA

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable Solar-Powered Light

25-Oct-12

12875772.1

EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable Solar-Powered Light

25-Oct-12

15109836.2

HONG KONG

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable Solar-Powered Light

25-Oct-12

2015-510245

JAPAN

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable Solar-Powered Light

25-Oct-12

PCT/US12/61848

PCT

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable Solar-Powered Light

25-Oct-12

10-2014-7033620

SOUTH KOREA

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable Solar-Powered Light

25-Oct-12

14/397722

UNITED STATES

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable Solar-Powered Light

29-Oct-14

14/643519

UNITED STATES

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork

Inflatable Solar-Powered Light

10-Mar-15

 

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 in 2011 for the background information on how we started LuminAID.

We acknowledge that there are other companies selling inflatable solar lanterns. Whenever there is a unique idea, there are bound to be copies and counterfeits. We invest a great deal of energy in making the best products and integrating new technologies, and our technology is designed to be high quality and high performing. Copycat products are made out of PVC (a material that is harmful to your health and the environment), cheaply made, and prone to breaking, so we use the highest quality components and pay close attention to design details to make sure our products last. We believe that if we are putting our products in large volume into the world, they should be of the highest quality and environmentally friendly. We have a 1-Year, No-Questions-Asked Full Warranty.

If you purchased a counterfeit or copy, please email info@luminaid.com.

We believe that invention, entrepreneurship, and innovation are intimately linked to the protection of intellectual property and the legal enforcement of patent protection. At LuminAID, we stand behind the originality, authenticity, integrity, and uniqueness of our products and hope our customers will join us in supporting the power of innovation through patent protection of new technologies and ideas. 

Thank you,
Anna, Andrea, and the LuminAID team

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