US Patent No. 10,724,709

COORDINATED EFFECTS SYSTEM FOR AN AUTOMATED LUMINAIRE


Patent No. 10,724,709
Issue Date July 28, 2020
Title Coordinated Effects System For An Automated Luminaire
Inventorship Pavel Jurik, Prostredni Becva (CZ)
Josef Valchar, Prostredni Becva (CZ)
Assignee Robe Lighting s.r.o., Roznov pod Radhostem (CZ)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,724,709

1. A coordinated effects system, comprising:a first prism system comprising a first plurality of prisms,
the first prism system configured to be moved to first and second positions, in the first position a selected one of the first plurality of prisms being positioned in a light beam passing through the first prism system, and in the second position all of the first plurality of prisms being removed from the light beam passing through the first prism system,
the first prism system further comprising a first stepper motor and a first sensor, the first stepper motor configured to rotate the selected one of the first plurality of prisms, and the first sensor configured to detect an orientation of the selected one of the first plurality of prisms in the first position;
a second prism system optically coupled to the first prism system and comprising a second plurality of prisms,
the second prism system configured to be moved to third and fourth positions, in the third position a selected one of the second plurality of prisms being positioned in the light beam passing through the first prism system, and in the fourth position all of the second plurality of prisms being removed from the light beam passing through the first prism system,
the second prism system further comprising a second stepper motor and a second sensor, the second stepper motor configured to rotate the selected one of the second plurality of prisms, and the second sensor configured to detect an orientation of the selected one of the second plurality of prisms in the third position; and
a control system coupled to the first and second stepper motors and the first and second sensors and configured to use the first and second sensors to control, simultaneously and in a coordinated manner, rotation directions, rotation speeds, and rotational positions of the selected one of the first plurality of prisms and the selected one of the second plurality of prisms.