Light control grid for photographer's light source

  • US 5,556,186 A
  • Filed: 09/15/1994
  • Issued: 09/17/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/15/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A light control grid for a photographer'"'"'s light source, the light source having a rigid frame defining an aperture, the grid comprising:

  • a grid of flexible fabric strips having a perimeter bounding the grid on four sides and forming plural connected open ended laterally bounded light channels;

    the grid being formed from plural intersecting and interlocking fabric strips, the fabric strips being formed in first and second sets, strips in each set being parallel to each other, and each strip in each set intersecting the strips of the other set;

    the strips of the first set including pairs of first slots extending transversely to the long direction of the strips, each slot of the pairs of first slots intersecting a different edge of the strips from the other of each pair of first slots and the strips of the second set including complimentary second slots forming openings for receiving material of the strips of the first set between each pair of first slots; and

    the perimeter being formed of a flexible strip of material having means to attach the grid to the rigid frame across the aperture of the light source on each of the four sides of the perimeter of the grid.

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