Patent No. 5,076,029

Issued: December 31, 1991

Inventor: Frederick J. Sevilla, 920 S. Coleman, Mesa, Ariz. 85210

Floating Shade 

A sun shade is formed from two sheets of a tough, yet flexible material which have been cut to an appropriate shape and size, and sealed together at the edges to form a flat, balloon-like structure. A plurality of interconnecting flow channels or buoyant cells are stitched into the sheets to enable the structure to retain its shape without bulging. A conventional fill valve is provided for filling the space between the sheets with helium or another suitable gas. The shade is anchored above a selected surface using cables or other flexible connectors.

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