The assignee for this patent, patent number 8770782, is
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The invention relates to an illumination device and, more particularly, to an illumination device capable of being controlled by blow.
"So far an illumination device is considered a necessity by a lot of people. In general, the illumination device can be switched on/off by pressing a corresponding button switch or a remote controller manually. When both hands of a user are busy, the user cannot switch on/off the illumination device accordingly. Furthermore, the heat dissipating area of a heat sink within the illumination device cannot increase due to appearance and space limitations, such that the life of electronic components within the illumination device may decrease due to accumulated heat. Moreover, since the conventional illumination device cannot emit light during power failure, it is very inconvenient for the user."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "An objective of the invention is to provide an illumination device capable of being controlled by blow.
"Another objective of the invention is to provide an illumination device equipped with a cover made of ceramic material for the purpose of heat dissipation.
"Another objective of the invention is to provide an illumination device equipped with a power storage module for supplying power to the illumination device during power failure.
"According to one embodiment of the invention, an illumination device capable of being controlled by blow comprises a casing, a light emitting module, a driving circuit board and a blow sensing module. At least one air hole is formed on a periphery of the casing. The light emitting module is disposed on a top of the casing. The driving circuit board is disposed in the casing and electrically connected to the light emitting module. The blow sensing module is disposed in the casing, electrically connected to the driving circuit board, and used for sensing blow through the at least one air hole. The driving circuit board controls the light emitting module to emit light in different brightness according to a number of blows sensed by the blow sensing module.
"In this embodiment, the illumination may further comprise a cover, wherein the cover has an opening, the casing is disposed in the cover and a part of the casing is exposed within the opening. The casing may be made of metal material and the cover may be made of ceramic material. The casing contacts the cover partially so as to conduct heat generated by the light emitting module from the casing to the cover and then dissipate the heat out of the illumination device through the cover.
"In this embodiment, the illumination device may further comprise a power storage module disposed in the casing, electrically connected to the driving circuit board, and used for supply power to the driving circuit board during power failure. The driving circuit board can switch on the light emitting module in full brightness or switch off the light emitting module according to the number of blows sensed by the blow sensing module during power failure.
"As mentioned in the above, the illumination device of the invention utilizes the blow sensing module to sense blow and controls the light emitting module to emit light in different brightness according to the number of blows sensed by the blow sensing module. Furthermore, the illumination device of the invention may be equipped with a cover made of ceramic material for the purpose of heat dissipation, such that the life of electronic components within the illumination device can increase. Moreover, the illumination device of the invention may be equipped with a power storage module so as to enable the illumination device to work normally during power failure.
"These and other objectives of the present invention will no doubt become obvious to those of ordinary skill in the art after reading the following detailed description of the preferred embodiment that is illustrated in the various figures and drawings."
For more information, see this patent: Ye, Zhi-Ting; Chen, Chin-Liang; Lin, Ming-Chuan; Chen, Tsung-Wen. Illumination Device Capable of Being Controlled by Blow. U.S. Patent Number 8770782, filed
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