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US6765496: Light controller with sensitivity control

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Mervin A. Dayan ·
Assignee(s) Roadmaster (USA) Corp. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Robert F. Zielinski, Esq. · Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, LLP ·
Primary Examiner Donnie L. Crosland ·
Application Number US9999153
Filing date 10/30/2001
Issue date 07/20/2004
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 01/25/2022
Patent term adjustment 87
U.S. Classifications 340/903  · 381/59  · 381/58  · 381/56  · 844/64.R  · 362/86  · 367/199  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB2
International Classifications 367197-199 · 340902 · 340903 · 340904 · 381 56 · 381 58 · 381 59 · 84464 A · 84464 R · 362 86 · 362253 · 362276 · 362811 ·
7 Claims, 6 Drawings


Abstract

A light control device and method are provided for receiving an audible signal from an audio speaker and outputting a light control signal, whereby the light control signal controls the illumination of a light source placed near the audio speaker.

Independent Claims | See all claims (7)

  1. 1. A light control device for controlling a visual display of a light source comprising: a transducer for receiving an audible signal produced by a remote speaker and creating an output signal based upon the audible signal; and a light controller for receiving the output signal and forming a light control signal to adjustably control the light source, wherein the light controller includes selectable operation modes, including a first mode in which the light control signal is operable to turn the light source on continuously and at a substantially steady luminescence, a second mode in which the light control signal is operable to turn the light source off, and a third mode in which the light control signal is operable to turn the light source on and off in response to the audible signal.
  2. 5. A method of controlling at least one light source, comprising: receiving an audible signal from an audio speaker; creating a sensitivity-adjusted signal based upon the audible signal, wherein the sensitivity-adjusted signal is responsive to a volume of the audible signal; and outputting a light control signal in relation to the sensitivity-adjusted signal whereby the at least one light source is controlled in response to the light control signal, wherein outputting the light control signal includes selecting a mode of operation from a first mode in which the light control signal is operable to turn the light source on continuously and at a substantially steady luminescence, a second mode in which the light control signal is operable to turn the light source off, and a third mode in which the light control signal is operable to turn the light source on and off in response to the audible signal.

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