05811930 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 21 patents.

An electroluminescent lamp unit includes a flat deformable substrate of preselected size having smaller sheet-form flexible electroluminescent lamps secured face-to-face at preselected positions on a surface of the substrate, the lamps connected with conductive traces on the substrate. The flat substrate with secured lamps can be deformed into a desired shape to provide a relatively inexpensive and reliable electroluminescent lamp unit applicable for a wide variety of applications. The flexible electroluminescent lamps of the unit can be individually addressable and may have different colors or intensities. A method of manufacture of such units employs surface mount technology in an automated version, pick and place robots select and place the lamps as instructed, followed by ultrasonic welding or mechanical or adhesive fastening.

Title
Electroluminescent lamp devices and their manufacture
Application Number
991295
Publication Number
5811930
Application Date
October 15, 1996
Publication Date
September 22, 1998
Inventor
Harold T Munson
Woodbury
MN, US
Dee Lynn Johnson
Woodbury
MN, US
Rodney T Eckersley
Tempe
AZ, US
Ralph McGuigan
Phoenix
AZ, US
Walter J Paciorek
Phoenix
AZ, US
Douglas T Wheeler
Tempe
AZ, US
Robert J Krafcik
Phoenix
AZ, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
Durel Corporation
AZ, US
IPC
G09G 3/12
G09F 13/22
H01J 63/04
H01J 1/62
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