ApplicationNo. 06/010940 filed on 02/09/1979
US Classes:446/354Human figure having movably attached arm or leg portion moved by motive power means
ExaminersPrimary: Peshock, Robert
Assistant: Foycik, Michael J. Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA63H 11/00 (20060101)
A63H 11/18 (20060101)
AbstractA doll capable of raising itself in a natural realistic manner from a generally prone position on a supporting surface to either a sitting position or a standing position. The doll includes a pair of legs pivotally mounted on the doll's torso for movement about their respective axes in a timed sequence and a drive mechanism including a motor and a pair of cams which control the timed leg movements. In operation, the doll is placed in a prone face down position on a suitable supporting surface with its legs aligned with the torso in a generally horizontal position. Upon activation of the drive mechanism, one leg is pivoted downwardly approximately 150° to a position generally alongside the torso and then remains in that position while the second leg is brought forward to a position in generally parallel alignment adjacent the opposite side of the torso. Continued energization of the drive mechanism causes the torso to pivot upwardly to a sitting position. The head of the doll is movable between two positions to determine the shutoff time of the drive mechanism. In its forward tilted position, the drive mechanism is shut off when the doll assumes a sitting position. The rearward position of the head permits the drive mechanism to continue to operate until the doll reaches a standing position.