Lamp and alarm clock with gradually increasing light or sounds

  • US 6,236,622 B1
  • Filed: 05/01/1999
  • Issued: 05/22/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/01/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for gradually increasing and decreasing light and sounds, comprising:

  • a. a lighting fixture having at least one lamp for emitting light in a wake-up cycle and in a sleep cycle;

    b. said lighting fixture having at least one speaker for emitting sound in the wake-up cycle and in the sleep cycle;

    c. a programmable wake-up cycle control for setting and controlling a wake-up cycle including a light control for setting a time period when said wake-up cycle control activates a light mode and gradually increases a lamp brightness emitted from said at least one lamp;

    a programmable sound control for setting and controlling a time when said wake-up cycle control activates a sound mode and gradually increases a sound intensity emitted from said at least one speaker; and

    a programmable sound selector for selecting one of multiple pre-set sounds for the sound mode of the wake-up cycle;

    d. a programmable sleep cycle control for setting and controlling the sleep cycle including said light control for setting a time period when the sleep cycle control activates the light mode and gradually decreases the lamp brightness emitted from said at least one lamp;

    a programmable sound control for setting and controlling a time period when said sleep cycle control activates the sound mode and gradually decreases the sound intensity emitted from said at least one speaker; and

    a programmable sound selector for selecting one of multiple pre-set sounds for the sound mode of the sleep cycle; and

    e. an electrical circuit connected to said wake-up cycle control and to said sleep cycle control for supplying electrical power thereto.

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