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Anson Sims, Lawrence T Jones, Ashley G Howden, Robert S Lee: Insect simulating mobile toy having flappable wings. California R & D Center, Jackson Jones & Price, December 29, 1981: US04307533 (77 worldwide citation)

A toy configured to simulate an insect with wings is disclosed. The toy has a main body section to which a tail and a head section are attached to form an insect body. Two wings are rotatably mounted for disposition on both lateral sides of the main body section. A mechanism is provided to cause sim ...


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Hosonuma Naoyasu, Inoue Makoto: Charge system of and charge control method for mobile robot, charge station, mobile robot and its control method. Sony, May 8, 2001: JP2001-121455 (74 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To perform a charge by a charge station a mobile robot driven by a battery to freely move by no route in a work space. SOLUTION: Whether a battery must be charged or not realistically is judged by applying a charge rule to the latest charge log of a mobile robot. The charge log ...


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Funazaki Fumihiro: Mobile robot. Fuji Photo Film, July 4, 2003: JP2003-186539 (70 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To reduce the number of times that an autonomous walking type mobile robot homes to a charging station for charging a battery.SOLUTION: On the mobile robot 1, that has a battery and homes by autonomous walking to the charging station 30 if the state of the storage amount of the ...


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Mamoru Ikezawa, Tetsuo Tsuchiya, Tatsuya Yamazaki: Game machine system. Namco, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, October 15, 2002: US06463859 (68 worldwide citation)

A riding type game machine system includes a vehicle movable along a path with a player riding therein and a plurality of game stages arranged along the path. At least one of the game stages is adapted to perform a contact type game having an input operation performed by the player touching a target ...


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Kyung Cheol An: Motion expressible toy. Jamina Corporation, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, September 24, 2002: US06454626 (54 worldwide citation)

The present invention is related to a motion expressible toy featuring an animal character, and more particularly to a motion expressible toy which is capable of expressing emotion or intention by taking the various kinds of body gesture characterized by the independent and the combined mechanism of ...


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Robert P Felice, Richard Maddocks: Apparatus for actuating a toy. Hasbro, Fish & Richardson P C, August 10, 2004: US06773327 (53 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for a moving a toy appendage includes a moveable device within a toy appendage that is attached to a body of a toy and an actuator connected to the moveable device. The actuator is configured to rotate the moveable device about a drive axis that is fixed relative to the body of the toy. ...


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Tsurumi Shingo: Charging system, charge control method, robot, charger, and charge control program and recording medium. Sony, October 7, 2003: JP2003-285288 (53 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To autonomously charge.SOLUTION: The charger 100 is equipped with two markers including a main marker 119 and a sub marker, and the height of the markers is stored in the robot 1 in advance. When the robot 1 calculates the direction and the distance of the charger 100, first, a ...


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Ingro Ben: Wall climbing devices. Alberts Brezina & Lund, May 14, 1974: US3810515 (50 worldwide citation)

A device adapted to travel up, down or horizontally on the side of vertical walls, having means to adhere to said wall, power means and traction means. In one form of this invention a magnet is employed to cause the device to adhere to a ferrous wall, the magnet being spaced a slight distance from s ...


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Charles J Corris, Charles M Hollingsworth, Witold W Kosicki, Robert T Potter: Remote-control doll assembly. Horsman Dolls, Shenier & O Connor, November 4, 1980: US04231184 (49 worldwide citation)

A remote-control doll assembly in which a high-frequency sound signal produced by squeezing a toy baby bottle actuates an internal motor to raise the arms of the doll and actuates an internal voice mechanism to simulate a crying sound. Insertion of the nipple of the bottle into the mouth of the doll ...