US Patent No: 4,451,911

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Interactive communicating toy figure device

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An electronic toy doll including electronic control circuitry responds to selection of one of a plurality of switches on the doll housing and selects associated vocal messages. The control circuitry includes a stored program of instructions and also permits a problem-solution mode of operation where the user is given a message selected by a weighted probability of the occurrence of a problem and then the doll responds according to how the user correctly or incorrectly responds to the various switch response operations possible.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MATTEL, INC.EL SEGUNDO, CA1368

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Klose, George J Lomita, CA 4 155
Rosenthal, Janice E Manhattan Beach, CA 6 112
Schneider, Thomas G Venice, CA 2 101
Schroeder, Robert F Long Beach, CA 4 102

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BRITISH AEROSPACE PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
4,352,664 Simulator having two independently servo-controlled projection systems 44 1979
 
MCCOY, BRYAN (1)
4,267,551 Multi-mode doll 24 1978
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,230,323 Automatic record player 8 1978
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4,193,210 Automatic memory trainer 8 1978
4,249,338 Doll with sound generator and plural switch means 54 1979

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4,840,602 Talking doll responsive to external signal 177 1987
6,149,490 Interactive toy 90 1998
6,544,098 Interactive toy 17 1999
6,537,128 Interactive toy 10 1999
6,514,117 Interactive toy 25 1999
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REALITYWORKS, INC. (7)
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6,454,571 Infant simulator 4 2001
8,414,346 Infant simulator 1 2003
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7,275,975 Toy vehicle with on-board electronics 2 2006
 
THE ARISTOTLE CORPORATION (2)
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BANDAI NAMCO GAMES INC. (1)
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Cal R&D, Inc. (1)
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Nakashou Giken Limited Company (1)
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Pragmatic Designs, Inc. (1)
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT GROUP, THE (1)
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REHCO, LLC (1)
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RICH SKY ELECTRONICS LIMITED (1)
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ROBERT W. JEFFWAY JR. (1)
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Sega Enterprises, Ltd. (1)
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SEGA TOYS, LTD. (1)
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Takara Co., Ltd. (1)
5,324,225 Interactive toy figure with sound-activated and pressure-activated switches 51 1991
 
The Dow Chemical Company (1)
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UBS AG, STAMFORD BRANCH (1)
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VLADAGIN, YURY V. (1)
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WORLDS OF WONDER, INC. (1)
4,696,653 Speaking toy doll 96 1986
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (14)
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4,986,792 Violin musical toy 5 1990
5,184,971 Toy telephone recorder with picture actuated recording and playback 38 1991
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6,046,670 Interchangeable sound effect device 5 1998
6,101,366 Sound belt for diapers 10 1999
D483818 Interactive stuffed toy 3 2003