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Digital scent movie projector with sound channel

Posted on March 30th, 2008

I came across this patent that was filed back in 2006:

Title: Digital scent movie projector with sound channel
Document Type and Number: United States Patent 20080043204
Kind Code: A1

Abstract:

A Digital Scent Movie Projector with Sound Channels. Its features include: A Digital Movie Projector, A sense of smell signal converter and a set of scent making devices. A digital movie projector uses a full frequency sound channel as its passageway to transmit sense of smell digital signal or adding a sense of smell digital signal transmission passageway besides the several full frequency and a low frequency sound channel. After being processed by the sense of smell signal converter the sense of smell signal is transmitted into the scent making devices. The scent making devices uses the scent transmission passageway to transmit the scent of the scent can into the pressure-reducing valve and sound muffler, with help of the air compressor and the controlling valve. And finally the scent is released into the cinema from the scent outlet devices installed under or by the audience seats. With this proposal and without any modification to a digital movie projector, the sense of smell signal can be programmed into digital movies and can be projected utilizing one of the full frequency sound channels of a digital movie projector. Therefore it enables the film arts to break the monopoly of traditional film and truly realizes the trinity enjoyable effect of sense of sight, hearing and smell.

Inventors: Guo, Yixin (Ronkonkoma, NY, US)
Application Number: 11/588154
Filing Date: 10/27/2006

More info can be found here: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2008/0043204.html

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  1. Julie said,

    on August 17th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Thats amazing…. I wonder how they came up with that technology.I wonder if it will work with any film, or requires a specially made movie only for that projector…?

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