Patrick Industries has been granted a patent for a lighting system that uses backlighting to create decorative patterns on surfaces like boat decks or spas. The system involves a base structure, surface covering with voids, and light sources to illuminate the surface. The translucent material used includes EVA foam, PE foam, and EPDM. GlobalData’s report on Patrick Industries gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Patrick Industries, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Patrick Industries's grant share as of January 2024 was 69%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Lighting system for creating decorative patterns on surfaces

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Patrick Industries Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11814142B2) discloses a novel lighting system designed to create a visually appealing effect. The system comprises a base structure made of transparent or translucent material, a surface covering also made of translucent material, and at least one light source positioned to illuminate the base structure. The surface covering includes open surface voids that allow light energy to pass through, creating the desired visual effect. The translucent material of the surface covering includes options such as EVA foam, PE foam, and EPDM, providing flexibility in material choice for the system.

Furthermore, the patent details various configurations and applications of the lighting system, including its adaptability for use in structures like boats, automobiles, jet skis, and pools. The system can be customized with multiple light sources, such as light-emitting diodes, and controlled for both wavelength and intensity. Additionally, the system's design ensures watertight enclosure, making it suitable for marine applications. The patent also highlights the system's compatibility with mobile devices for user input and control, as well as its ability to respond to audio signals for dynamic lighting effects. Overall, the patented lighting system offers a versatile and innovative solution for creating visually striking lighting effects in various settings.

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