ApplicationNo. 06/615380 filed on 05/30/1984
US Classes:446/302, Phonograph, tape, or wire360/79, RECORDER CONTROL OF AN EXTERNAL DEVICE369/64, With electrical information signal processing369/70, For control of diverse art device428/16, Fauna434/308, AUDIO RECORDING AND VISUAL MEANS446/219, HAVING CHEMILUMINESCENT LIGHT SOURCE, OPTIC FIBER, MIRROR, OR LENS446/297, Having sounding means446/299, Phonograph, tape, or wire446/408, Simulated musical instrument, radio, camera, or television deviceD14/164Cartridge or cassette type
ExaminersPrimary: Hafer, Robert A.
Assistant: Muir, D. Neal
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA63H 3/00 (20060101)
A63H 3/28 (20060101)
AbstractA player for a pre-recorded sound magnetic tape package in a cartridge or a cassette format in which each package is united with a three-dimensional character thematically related to the recording and animated thereby. The character is provided with eye and mouth openings covered by translucent elements. Housed in the character are light guides extending from the eye and mouth elements to a common optical inlet. When the package is inserted in the player to effect actuation thereof, the character is then at an erect position thereabove and the optical inlet is then in registration with a light outlet on the player behind which is a light bulb connected to the audio output thereof. As the recorded sound is reproduced, the light emitted by the bulb is modulated in accordance therewith. The resultant light pulses are conveyed by the guides to the eye and mouth elements to impart animation to the character in synchronism with the reproduced sound.