|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||362/32 ; 362/62 ; 362/101 ; 362/293|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 104 인용 특허 : 0|
An enhanced hose for use in fuel transfer and the like. Embedded within the hose\s body are fiber-optic fibers in which light is transmitted. At predefined locations on the hose, selected portions of said fiber-optic fibers are exposed and structured to permit light to escape. Structuring of the fiber-optic fibers to permit light to escape is done by: terminating the fiber at that point, removing the cladding on the fiber at that point, or by creating a radical bend in the fiber. The intensity of the light escaping from the fiber-optic fibers is easily c...
An illuminated hose comprising: a) a combination including, 1) a hose member having a first end and a second end, said hose member also having an interior wall and an exterior wall, and, 2) a plurality of fiber-optic fibers embedded between said interior wall and said exterior wall of said hose member, a first end of said fiber-optics fibers extending from said exterior wall of said hose member substantially at said first end of said hose member, said fiber-optic fibers further being selectively exposed at predefined locations on said exterior wall of sa...