Elmer C. Lupton - Charlestown MA
Steven B. Leeb - Belmont MA
George B. Hovorka - Rockport MA
Deron Jackson - San Jose CA
Billie L. Bentzen - Berlin MA
Talking Lights, LLC - Boston MA
A communications network comprised of a source of information to be transmitted in the form of a signal, one or more transmitters which emit light suitable for illumination and including means for modulating the light with the information signal, a medium such as a fluid through which the light passes, and one or more receivers for receiving the light and demodulating the signal to obtain the information. A user for the information may be a device, such as a computer or a compact disk player, or it may be a person, perhaps with some form of sensory or mental impairment. The information may be encrypted, may provide directional guidance, such as to a user moving in a vehicle, and/or may be transmitted simultaneously over multiple channels. Various types of visible light assemblies may be employed, with varying power inputs and outputs.