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Title: US4257612: Optoelectronic amusement device
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Villa, Alvaro J.; Northridge, CA

Assignee: Walt Disney Productions, Burbank, CA
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Published / Filed: 1981-03-24 / 1978-12-13

Application Number: US1978000968910

IPC Code: Advanced: F41G 3/26; F41J 5/02; A63F 9/02;
IPC-7: A63F 9/02; F41J 5/08;

ECLA Code: F41G3/26C1E; F41J5/02; K63F9/02S;

U.S. Class: Current: 463/005; 463/051;
Original: 273/310;

Field of Search: 035/025 273/101,101.1 307/096,132

Priority Number:
1978-12-13  US1978000968910
1976-08-27  US1976000718369

Abstract:     An optoelectronic amusement device has a transmitter that emits pulses of a controlled pulse train duration, pulse rate and pulse width, and at a frequency of at least about 1800 hertz. A receiver is employed which is sensitive to the pulse rate and frequency of the transmitter. The transmitter is incorporated into a firearm replica for a shooting gallery and the receiver is a target displaying a visible light source which is extinguished for a predetermined time period when energy from the transmitter strikes the target.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Fulwider, Patton, Rieber, Lee & Utecht ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Hum, Vance Y.;

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Application Number Filed Patent Pub. Date  Title
US1976000718369 1976-08-27    1979-04-24  Optoelectronic communications system


       
Parent Case:     This is a continuation-in-part of U.S. Pat. application Ser. No. 718,369 filed Aug. 27, 1976, now U.S. Pat. No. 4,150,824.

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I claim:     1. An optoelectronic transmitter means for use in an amusement park shooting gallery, said transmitter means emitting infrared energy and being mounted in a firearm replica, said transmitter means including:
  • transducer means for converting electrical input energy into infrared energy, said transducer means being mounted in said replica to emit said infrared energy along a barrel of said replica;
  • lens means mounted in said barrel for focusing said infrared energy into a narrow beam which emanates from said barrel;
  • pulse generating means for generating electrical input energy including frequency gating means for gating pulses at a predetermined pulse rate of at least about 1800 hertz frequency to said transducer means, said pulse generating means being selectively enabled by a manual trigger signal, said pulse generating means including a monostable multivibrator triggered by an oscillator; and
  • pulse train duration control means connected to said pulse generator means for operating said pulse generator means only for a predetermined time duration, said pulse train duration control means including a resistor-capacitor timing circuit with its output connected to the inputs of a NOR gate, the output of the NOR gate being connected to said pulse generator means whereby the charging of said capacitor to a predetermined voltage causes said NOR gate to change state.


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