|Publication number||USRE35082 E|
|Application number||US 08/062,508|
|Publication date||Nov 7, 1995|
|Filing date||May 14, 1993|
|Priority date||Nov 26, 1990|
|Also published as||US5059150|
|Publication number||062508, 08062508, US RE35082 E, US RE35082E, US-E-RE35082, USRE35082 E, USRE35082E|
|Original Assignee||S. R. Mickelberg Company, Inc.|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (19), Referenced by (3), Classifications (5), Legal Events (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Conventional toy guns often are designed to generate sound effects simulating actual ballistic explosions or other fanciful sound effects associated with cosmic ray guns. In some cases the sound effects are accompanied by flashes of light generated by light bulbs carried on or within the toy gun.
A toy gun having a vibration-producing mechanism in addition to the ballistic sound effect mechanism and flashing light mechanism, would be an interesting toy which many children might find enjoyable.
The present invention relates to a vibrating and sonic toy gun, and more particularly, to a toy gun having a trigger-controlled vibrating and sonic device designed to make the toy gun more interesting, more life-like and more exciting to children.
This invention may be best understood by making reference to several drawings and specially describing one of the preferred embodiments.
FIG. 1 is a partially sectional view of an embodiment of the present invention, showing the internal structure; and
FIG. 2 is a circuit diagram of electric circuitry used in the FIG. 1 the embodiment of the present invention.
A toy gun having a vibrating and sonic device for toy gun is illustrated in FIG. 1. The gun comprises an on/off switch 1, a DC motor 2, an eccentric cam 3, a sound-generating circuit 4, a megaphone 5, batteries 6 and a number of light bulbs 7 associated together and confined in a hollow chamber 8 of the toy gun. A trigger 9 is pulled to immediately turn on the switch 1 whereby the batteries 6 are electrically connected to the DC motor 2. An eccentric cam 3 is firmly secured onto the shaft of the motor 2. The cam 3 rotates and transmits a vibrational force to the hollow barrel portion of the toy gun 8. The rotational speed of the cam 3 can be reduced by incorporating a speed-reducing gear set in motor 2. The cam action provides a vibrating sensation for the child holding the toy gun. The sound-generating circuit 4, when activated by switch 1, causes the megaphone to emit a chain of sounds such as "Bang! Bang! Bang!" Bulbs 7 are illuminates to provide additional interest and enjoyment.
As illustrated in FIG. 2, the batteries 6 define a power supply for the circuit comprising motor 2, lamps 7, and megaphone 5. When the switch 1 is turned on a signal is generated to trigger off the IC1 which reads the shooting sound stored therein. Through a resistor R2, the megaphone 5 is driven by a transistor Q1 to then generate a train of shouting sounds such as "Bang! Bang Bang!". Sound intensity is adjusted by a resistor VR1.
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|U.S. Classification||446/405, 446/484|
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