Party balloon with illumination device

  • US 8,297,778 B2
  • Filed: 02/11/2008
  • Issued: 10/30/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/09/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A party balloon comprising:

  • an expansible membrane with an inlet port that allows entry of gas upon inflation;

    an illumination device mounted inside the balloon to an inner surface of said expansible membrane at a location on said inner surface which is opposite from said inlet port, said illumination device comprising a housing, a light emitting device mounted in said housing and at least one battery power source mounted in said housing, said at least one battery power source being for powering said light emitting device, said housing of said illumination device having a projection extending outwards from said housing;

    a clip or O-ring fitted over said projection from outside the balloon and attaching said housing of said illumination device to said inner surface of said membrane at a location opposite said inlet port, said housing being supported in its position opposite said inlet port by the expansible membrane only, and said housing not connected to any other support means;

    a strip of insulating material releasably disposed between said at least one battery and said light emitting device;

    wherein said strip of insulating material extends through said inlet port to an outer end region of said strip of material, which outer end region is of enlarged width;

    wherein when said strip of insulating material is withdrawn from between said at least one battery and said light emitting device, said illumination device and said balloon light up.

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