Remote-control doll assembly
Doll with sound generator and plural switch means
Interactive communicating toy figure device
Speaking toy doll
Dolls or similar toys
Talking doll responsive to external signal
Interactive talking toy
Appendage motion responsive doll
Interactive doll system
ApplicationNo. 084664 filed on 05/26/1998
US Classes:434/267, Anatomical representation434/238, Behavior or performance display (e.g., board for showing completed chores, etc.)446/297Having sounding means
ExaminersPrimary: Martin-Wallace, Valencia
Assistant: Fleming, David A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG09B 023/28
AbstractA doll simulating infant behavior includes sensors that detect care given to the doll, such as feeding, rocking, and neglect or abuse, and provide inputs to a microcontroller which operates on a behavioral state machine to produce infant behaviors that are expected of a human infant in response to similar care. The doll includes a head portion having an opening for a mouth having sensors in communication with a programmable microcontroller. The sensors include a feed-switch, motion sensors, and an impact sensor. LED eyes, a speaker, and a bi-colored blinking LED provide the doll's heartbeat and overall health. The microcontroller is programmed to receive inputs from the plurality of sensors and the feed-switch, and causes the doll to undergo a plurality of behavioral cycles such as sleeping, hunger, feeding, crying, wailing, colic and burping. During each behavioral cycle, the microcontroller transitions through a plurality of states and updates a plurality of timers to count preset time limits as well as adaptive time limits that are responsive to care given to the doll during previous cycles. The timers control the length of time in each state, the transition between cycles, and provide inputs to the indicators such as the speaker and the LEDs, thereby simulating the behavior of an infant during each cycle and providing the caretaker with behavior that corresponds, in part, to care administered to the doll.