Stephen Wilson    Animated device

United States Patent 4,299,041    Nov. 10, 1981  



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Abstract

A device in the form of a greeting card, display card, or the like, for producing a visual and/or a sound effect which includes a panel member or the like onto which is applied pictorial and/or printed matter in association with an effects generator, an electronic circuit mounted on the panel member but not visible to the reader of the matter but to which the effects generator is connected, and an activator on the panel member which, when actuated, causes triggering of the electronic circuit to energize the effects generator.


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Inventors: Wilson; Stephen H. (2008 N. Seminary, Chicago, IL 60614).

Appl. No.: 077,334

Filed: Sept. 20, 1979

Intl. Cl.: G09F 1/00, G09F 13/00

U.S. Cl.:

40/124.1; 40/442; 40/465; 40/486;

40/902; 40/906; 362/ 98

Current U.S. Class:

40/124.1

Field of Search:

40/124.1, 427, 442, 459, 460, 463,

465, 464, 486, 541, 553, 152.2, 902,

906; 35/9 D, 35 D; 362/98, 99, 800,

802, 806, 812; 340/712, 365 P;

434/327, 332, 335, 337, 338, 339

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References Cited [Referenced By:]

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U.S. Patent Documents

1,490,295 Apr., 1924 Stephens 40/124.1 X

2,607,145 Aug., 1952 Pope 362/812 X

2,826,844 Mar., 1958 Leika 40/902 X

3,015,895 Jan., 1962 Stall 35/ 9D

3,517,937 Jun., 1970 Glass et al. 40/152.2 X

3,562,922 Feb., 1971 Friedman et al. 35/ 9D

3,588,491 Jun., 1971 Franc 362/200

3,621,268 Nov., 1971 Neckarhausen et 340/365P X

al.

3,622,771 Nov., 1971 Franc 362/810 X

3,699,668 Oct., 1972 Tesar 35/ 9D

3,740,543 Jun., 1973 Franc 46/ 35

3,761,913 Sept., 1973 Williams 40/463 X

3,795,063 Mar., 1974 Nelson 35/ 9D X

3,798,806 Mar., 1974 Sanford 40/124.1

4,055,014 Oct., 1977 Schmidt et al. 40/457 X

4,102,067 Jul., 1978 Tarrant 40/455

4,107,462 Aug., 1978 Asija 40/457 X

4,169,970 Oct., 1979 Opiela et al. 40/455 X

4,195,431 Apr., 1980 Neufeld 40/152.2 X

4,209,824 Jun., 1980 Kaufman 362/ 98

Primary Examiner: Mancene; Gene

Assistant Examiner: Skillington; G. Lee

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Kaufman; David D.

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5 Claims, 9 Drawing Figures

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