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Backlit Notepad

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004508D
Publication Date: 2000-Dec-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 16K

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Abstract

Electroluminescents are an inexpensive, low energy and reliable light source for low light demands. Electroluminescence technology offers a highly efficient light source applicable for many solutions. There are numerous manufactures of electroluminescent systems able to configured to various applications. Applications have been developed for use in areas ranging from watches to nightlights. New applications could offer creative and advantageous solutions to existing problems.

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Backlit Notepad

Electroluminescents are an inexpensive, low energy and reliable light source for low light demands. Electroluminescence technology offers a highly efficient light source applicable for many solutions. There are numerous manufactures of electroluminescent systems able to configured to various applications.

Applications have been developed for use in areas ranging from watches to nightlights. New applications could offer creative and advantageous solutions to existing problems.

How to illuminate a notepad?

In many situations, the need to take be able to write in low-light is required. Conventional methods for lighting a writing pad is awkward and can be distracting. A low-level light integrated into the notepad would reduce some of the shortcomings. What is needed is a way to illuminate a notepad.

The present invention is a backlit notepad where the light is supplied by an electroluminescent element on which a plurality of translucent papers or transparencies would lay. The user then writes on the paper and with a dark or non-translucent marker. When the page is full the next paper or transparency may be utilized.

Figure 1 illustrates an electroluminescent backlit notepad 100 including a three-ring binder 110 in which an electroluminescent light 120 is mounted. Electroluminescent light 120 is powered by a battery pack 130. A stack of translucent paper 140 lies on top of electroluminescent light 120 so that it is backlit.