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Title: US5026152: Enhanced cinema system
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Sharkey, Steven D.; Bethesda, MD 20817

Assignee: None

Published / Filed: 1991-06-25 / 1989-02-15

Application Number: US1989000310574

IPC Code: Advanced: A63J 25/00; F21S 8/00; A63J 5/02;
Core: A63J 99/00;
IPC-7: G03B 21/32;

ECLA Code: A63J25/00; K63J5/02L; R21W131/406;

U.S. Class: Current: 352/085; 352/043; 352/086; 359/443;
Original: 352/085; 352/043; 352/086; 350/117;

Field of Search: 352/043,85,86 350/117

Priority Number:
1989-02-15  US1989000310574

Abstract:     An enhanced cinema system for use with a movie screen using a fog-like gas released from a plurality of retractable shafts having slits. The plurality of shafts may spin to generate a fog effect with the fog-like gas escaping from the slits. A movie projector may project a movie onto the movie screen, and signals may cause a laser beam of light to interact with the movie and fog-like gas in front of the movie screen. Programmable lighting panels may be mounted on the side walls of the movie theater and in response to a lighting signal from the movie projector, activate lights in the programmable lighting panels during a movie. The enhanced cinema system may further include a remote location coupled to the enhanced cinemas, for distributing programs through a communications channel or other medium, for having a globally controlled system for various movies and effects.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: David B. Newman, Jr. & Associates ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Hayes, Monroe H.;

Maintenance Status: E2 Expired  Check current status

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Family: None

First Claim:
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I claim:     1. An enhanced cinema system comprising:
  • a movie screen;
  • means for generating a fog-like gas;
  • a plurality of retractable shafts mounted in front of said movie screen and coupled to said generating means, said plurality of retractable shafts having slits;
  • means coupled to said plurality of retractable shafts for spinning said plurality of retractable shafts, wherein the fog-like gas flows from said generating means through said plurality of retractable shafts and escapes from the slits of said plurality of retractable shafts;
  • movie means responsive to a movie film for generating an interact signal and a lighting signal, and for projecting a movie onto said movie screen;
  • means coupled to said movie means and responsive to the interact signal for generating a beam of light for interacting with the movie projected onto said movie screen;
  • programmable lighting panels having a plurality of lights; and
  • control means coupled to said programmable lighting panels and said movie means, and responsive to the lighting signal, for activating the lights in said programmable lighting panels during the movie.


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