Patent Number: 7,786,889

Title: Atmosphere device with user interface for light and fragrance control

Abstract: The present invention relates to an atmosphere device (1) with a user interface (3) for controlling the setting of a lighting unit (2a) and/or a fragrance unit (2b) of the atmosphere device (1), thus determining the atmosphere conditions in a room. The user interlace (3) is based on a system comprising a detecting device (4) and transponders (6). By bringing the transponders (6) within the range of detection by the detecting device (4), the transponders (6) will send a return signal, which signal controls the settings of the atmosphere device (1). Each transponder (6) is programmed to control a particular color or a specific light intensity and/or a particular odor spectrum and intensity.

Inventors: Van Der Poel; Lucas L. D. (Eindhoven, NL), Sala Camps; Cristina (Eindhoven, NL)

Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

International Classification: G08B 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018