04318245 is referenced by 125 patents and cites 9 patents.

Vocalizing apparatus for use in a doll which has a synthesizer for producing speech sounds. The synthesizer is controlled by a digital controller having a memory which stores information representing a vocabulary of infant-like sounds. A motion detector, which may be in the form of a gravity-actuated switch, activates the controller so as to cause the synthesizer to produce a pattern of sound simulating happy infant sounds when the doll is moved and when it is cuddled, and fussing or crying sounds when it is thereafter not moved for a time. The electronic apparatus is shut down if the doll is left unmoved for a time after it no longer emits the fussing sounds but is automatically activated when again it is moved. The vocalizing apparatus is provided in a self-contained package, removable for laundering.

Title
Vocalizing apparatus
Application Number
6/114219
Publication Number
4318245
Application Date
January 22, 1980
Publication Date
March 9, 1982
Inventor
Arthur D Moore
Stittsville
CA
Russell W Brown
Nepean
CA
Michael O Hirtle
East Aurora
NY, US
Roger H Stowell
East Aurora
NY, US
Agent
Cumpston & Shaw
Assignee
The Quaker Oats Company
IL, US
IPC
A63H 3/28
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