Function indicator system for electric fireplace

  • US 9,459,010 B2
  • Filed: 11/08/2011
  • Issued: 10/04/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/06/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for displaying the control settings for an electric fireplace, the system comprising:

  • an electric fireplace comprising a simulated fuel source and a projection screen;

    a function indicator module for creating a non-video visual status display of the electric fireplace'"'"'s control settings on the projection screen, wherein the non-video visual status display comprises projected light;

    a controller communicatively connected to the function indicator module;

    a heater power control feature to turn on and off power to the heater;

    a heater disabling feature operable to selectively create the simulated flame effect without operating the heater, the heater disabling feature being separate and distinct from the heater power control feature;

    a power source; and

    a light source to create a simulated flame effect on the projection screen;

    wherein the simulated fuel source is constructed from natural or artificial materials.

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