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Title: US5569868: Sound generating book
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Leung, Chun S.; Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

Assignee: Tiger Electronics, Inc., Vernon Hills, IL
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Published / Filed: 1996-10-29 / 1994-08-24

Application Number: US1994000294965

IPC Code: Advanced: G09B 5/06; G10H 1/26; G10H 1/32;
Core: G09B 5/00; more...
IPC-7: G09B 5/00; G10H 1/00; G10H 5/00;

ECLA Code: G09B5/06B; G10H1/26; G10H1/32;

U.S. Class: Current: 084/600; 434/169; 446/397;
Original: 084/600; 434/169; 446/397;

Field of Search: 084/600,471 R,483.1,483.2 040/124.1,455 446/397 206/232

Priority Number:
1994-08-24  US1994000294965

Abstract: A plurality of sensors, including transmitters and receivers, are positioned at various sections of a book for triggering sound generation. In an embodiment of the invention the sensor is a capacitive sensor wherein the transmitter and receiver are capacitive plates allowing electrical signals to be capacitively coupled therebetween when the book pages are in a closed position. The strobing or scanning of the plurality of sensors allows the book, under computer control, to determine the page to which the book is opened and accordingly trigger particularized sounds relating to the appropriate talking section.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Witkowski, Stanley J.;

Maintenance Status: E1 Expired  Check current status

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Family: None

First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. A book for generating sound responsive to the opening of pages therein comprising:
  • a front cover;
  • a back cover;
  • a plurality of pages bound between said front cover and said back cover;
  • a plurality of transmitter and receiver pairs disposed on at least some of the respective pairs of said plurality of pages;
  • said transmitters and said receivers of said pairs being movable between a page closed position and page open position;
  • means for receiving signals transmitted via said transmitters and received via said receivers indicative of a particular pair of pages being open; and
  • means responsive to said receiving means for generating a sound related to the open page pair.

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Forward References: Show 28 U.S. patent(s) that reference this one

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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 4pp US3729837  1973-05 Tarnopolsky et al.   GRAPHICS TEACHING MACHINE
Get PDF - 7pp US3795989  1974-03 Greenberg et al.   EDUCATION APPARATUS
Get PDF - 6pp US3798806  1974-03 Sanford   MUSICAL GREETING CARD
Get PDF - 6pp US4288537  1981-09 Knetzger  Mattel, Inc. Electronic game
Get PDF - 115pp US4403965  1983-09 Hawkins  Texas Instruments Incorporated Electronic teaching apparatus
Get PDF - 7pp US4752230  1988-06 Shimizu  Dainippon Kaiga Co., Ltd. Picture book
Get PDF - 7pp US4778391  1988-10 Weiner   Sound-producing amusement or educational devices
Get PDF - 9pp US4990092  1991-02 Cummings  Tonka Corporation Talking book
Get PDF - 20pp US5087043  1992-02 Billings et al.  Sight and Sound Inc. Interactive audio-visual puzzle
Get PDF - 13pp US5088928  1992-02 Chan   Educational/board game apparatus
Get PDF - 7pp US5127869  1993-07 Hanzawa  K.K. Hanzawa Corporation Sound producing toy
Get PDF - 11pp US5161977  1992-11 Thomas, Jr.   School subject learning aid and tutor
Get PDF - 12pp US5188533  1993-02 Wood   Speech synthesizing indicia for interactive learning
Get PDF - 13pp US5209665  1993-05 Billings et al.  Sight & Sound Incorporated Interactive audio visual work
Get PDF - 7pp US5275285  1994-01 Clegg  Clegg Industries Business card holder with sound generating microchip
Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G96-496982 DERG96-496982

Other References:
  • The My Talking Storybook Library, Copyright 1990 Golden Sound Story, The Walt Disney Company, 1991.

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