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US20100136880A1
US20100136880A1 US12/565,772 US56577209A US2010136880A1 US 20100136880 A1 US20100136880 A1 US 20100136880A1 US 56577209 A US56577209 A US 56577209A US 2010136880 A1 US2010136880 A1 US 2010136880A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09BEDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
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A replica eye includes an eyeball, a first simulating member, a plurality of second simulating members, and a plurality of first light sources. The eyeball is dome-shaped and includes a light-transmitting area for transmitting light. The first simulating member includes a simulating end facing the light-transmitting area. The simulating end viewed from the light-transmitting area is a first color. Each second simulating member includes a first end facing the simulating area. The first ends surround the simulating end. Each first light source is capable of irradiating the corresponding second simulating member. When the plurality of first light sources is turned on, the first ends of the plurality of second simulating members viewed from the light-transmitting area are a second color similar to or the same with the first color.

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    BACKGROUND
  • 1. Technical Field
  • The present disclosure relates to replicas of human organs, and particularly to a replica of an eye.
  • 2. Description of Related Art
  • Replica toy figures simulate the actions of living creatures, such as walking and jumping. Because eyes can be so expressive in living creatures, they have received much attention in the effort to allow replicas to simulate feelings.
  • However, most replica of eyes only open and shut which is not very expressive. Therefore, what is needed, are more expressive replica eyes.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is an isometric view of a replica eye in accordance with an exemplary embodiment.
  • FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the replica eye of FIG. 1.
  • FIG. 3 is an exploded view of the replica eye of FIG. 1 but viewed from a reverse perspective to FIG. 2.
  • FIG. 4 is a schematic view of the replica eye of FIG. 1 in a first state.
  • FIG. 5 is a schematic view of the replica eye of FIG. 1 in a second state.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Referring to FIGS. 1-3, a replica eye 10 includes a dome-shaped eyeball 100, a rectangular circuit board 500, a cylindrical first simulating member 600, a plurality of cylindrical second simulating members 200, a first fixing member 300, and a second fixing member 400.
  • The eyeball 100 has a circular light-transmitting area 102 capable of transmitting light. The light-transmitting area 102 is arranged on the front of the eyeball 100. In the embodiment, the light-transmitting area 102 is a transparent area. In other embodiments, the eyeball 100 may define an opening in the front of the eyeball 100 instead of the transparent area. A circular rim 104 protrudes from the periphery of the back of the eyeball 100.
  • A plurality of first light sources 502 is arranged on one side of the circuit board 500 facing the eyeball 100. In the embodiment, each first light source 502 may be a light-emitting diode (LED).
  • The first simulating member 600 includes a simulating end 602 facing the light-transmitting area 102 and a fixing end 604 opposite to the simulating end 602. The simulating end 602 is a first color.
  • Each second simulating member 200 includes a first end 202 facing the light-transmitting area 102 and a second end 204 opposite to the first end 202. The first ends 202 are parallel to each other and combined to form multiple rings tightly surrounding the first simulating member 600. The second ends 204 are attached to the corresponding first light sources 502. In the embodiment, each second simulating member 200 may be a light-guiding tube. In other embodiments, each second simulating member 200 may be other light-guiding members.
  • The first fixing member 300 is used for positioning the plurality of the second simulating members 200. The first fixing member 300 is barrel-shaped and tightly surrounds the plurality of the second simulating members 200. The first fixing member 300 defines a channel 302 for receiving the plurality of the second simulating members 200 and an annular fixing slot 304 formed on an inner surface of the first fixing member 300. The fixing slot 304 is connected with the channel 302 and formed on one end of the first fixing member 300 facing the eyeball 100. The rim 104 of the eyeball 102 is insertable into the fixing slot 304 such that the eyeball 100 is fastened to the first fixing member 300.
  • The second fixing member 400 is a hollow cuboid. The second fixing member 400 defines a circular first opening 402 in a first surface of the second fixing member 400 facing the eyeball 100, and a rectangular second opening 404 in a second surface opposite to the first surface. The other end of the first fixing member 300 extends through the first opening 402 to be partially received in the second fixing member 400. The circuit board 500 passes through the second opening 404 to be received in the second fixing member 400.
  • In use, the simulating end 602 simulates an unchangeable portion of a pupil. The first ends 202 of the plurality of second simulating members 200 simulate a changeable portion of the pupil. The plurality of first light sources 502 is used for emitting light in a second color similar to or the same with the first color.
  • When the plurality of first light sources 502 is turned on, the emitted light in the second color irradiates the second simulating member 200, the first ends 202 of the second simulating members 200 viewed from the light-transmitting area 102 change from an original color to the second color, such that the pupil composed of the simulating end 602 and the first ends 202 of the second simulating member 200 are increased, dilation of the pupil occurs.
  • When the plurality of first light sources 502 is turned off, the first ends 202 of the second simulating members 200 viewed form the light-transmitting area 102 return to the original color, such that the pupil only composed of the simulating end of the first simulating member 600 is decreased, contraction of the pupil occurs.
  • In addition, a size of the pupil is determined by how many of the first light sources 502 emit light. In this way the replica eye 10 is able to dilate or contract in manner realistically simulating a living eye.
  • In other embodiments, the first simulating member 600 may be a light-guiding member. Correspondingly, a second light source (not shown) is arranged on the circuit board 500 for irradiating the first simulating member 600. The fixing end 604 is attached to the second light source. When the second light source irradiates the first simulating member 600, the simulating end of the first simulating member 600 viewed from the light-transmitting area 102 is the first color.
  • It is to be understood, however, that even though information and advantages of the present embodiments have been set forth in the foregoing description, together with details of the structures and functions of the present embodiments, the disclosure is illustrative only; and that changes may be made in detail, especially in matters of shape, size, and arrangement of parts within the principles of the present embodiments to the full extent indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.

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1. A replica eye, comprising:
an eyeball having a dome-shaped, the eyeball comprising a light-transmitting area for transmitting light;
a first simulating member comprising a simulating end, the simulating end facing the light-transmitting area; the simulating end viewed from the light-transmitting area capable of being a first color;
a plurality of second simulating members, each of which comprising a first end facing the simulating area, the first ends surrounding the simulating end; and
a plurality of first light sources, each of which capable of being controlled to emit light for irradiating the corresponding second simulating members, and when at least a part of the plurality of first light sources is turned on, at least a part of the first ends of the plurality of second simulating members viewed from the light-transmitting area are a second color similar to or the same with the first color.
2. The replica eye according to claim 1, wherein the first ends of the plurality of the second simulating members are parallel and combined to form multiple rings surrounding the first simulating member.
3. The replica eye according to claim 2, wherein each second simulating member is a light-guiding tube.
4. The replica eye according to claim 1, further comprising a circuit board, the plurality of first light sources being arranged on the circuit board.
5. The replica eye according to claim 1, wherein each first light source is a LED.
6. The replica eye according to claim 1, wherein the simulating end of the first simulating member is the first color.
7. The replica eye according to claim 1, wherein the first simulating member is a light-guiding member, the replica eye further comprising a second light source for irradiating the first simulating member, when the second light source irradiates the first simulating member, the simulating end viewed from the light-transmitting area is a first color.
8. The replica eye according to claim 1, further comprising a first fixing member, the first fixing member being barrel shaped and surrounding the plurality of the second simulating members for positioning the plurality of the second simulating members.
9. The replica eye according to claim 8, wherein the first fixing member defines a channel for receiving the plurality of the second simulating members and an annular fixing slot formed on an inner surface of the first fixing member, the eyeball comprises a rim; the rim engages with the fixing slot such that the eyeball is fastened to the first fixing member.
10. The replica eye according to claim 1, further comprising a second fixing member, the second fixing member being a hollow cuboid, the second fixing member defining a circular first opening in a first surface of the second fixing member facing the eyeball and a rectangular second opening in a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first opening for receiving the plurality of the second simulating members, the second opening for receiving the plurality of the light source.
11. A replica eye, comprising:
an eyeball having a dome-shaped, the eyeball comprising a light-transmitting area for transmitting light;
a cylindrical first simulating member comprising a simulating end, the simulating end facing the light-transmitting area, the simulating end viewed from the light-transmitting area capable of being a first color for simulating an unchangeable portion of a pupil;
a plurality of light-guiding tubes, each of which comprising a first end facing the simulating area and a second end opposite to the first end, the first ends being parallel to each other and combined to form multiple rings surrounding the simulating end for simulating a changeable portion of the pupil; and
a plurality of first light sources, each of which being attached to the corresponding second end and capable of irradiating light beam to a corresponding light-guiding tube;
wherein when at least a part of the plurality of first light sources is turned on, at least a part of the first ends of the plurality of light-guiding tubes viewed from the light-transmitting area are a second color similar to or the same with the first color, such that the pupil composed of the simulating end and the at least part of the first ends of the light-guiding tubes are increased, thereby a dilation of the replica is replicated.
12. The replica eye according to claim 11, further comprising a circuit board, the plurality of first light sources being arranged on the circuit board.
13. The replica eye according to claim 11, wherein each first light source is a LED.
14. The replica eye according to claim 11, wherein the simulating end of the first simulating member is the first color.
15. The replica eye according to claim 11, wherein the first simulating member is a light-guiding member, the replica eye further comprising a second light source for irradiating the first simulating member, when the second light source irradiates the first simulating member, the simulating end viewed from the light-transmitting area is a first color.
16. The replica eye according to claim 11, further comprising a first fixing member, the first fixing member being barrel shaped and surrounding the plurality of the second simulating members for positioning the plurality of the second simulating members.
17. The replica eye according to claim 16, wherein the first fixing member defines a channel for receiving the plurality of the second simulating members and an annular fixing slot formed on an inner surface of the first fixing member, the eyeball comprises a rim; the rim engages with the fixing slot such that the eyeball is fastened to the first fixing member.
18. The replica eye according to claim 11, further comprising a second fixing member, the second fixing member being a hollow cuboid, the second fixing member defining a circular first opening in a first surface of the second fixing member facing the eyeball and a rectangular second opening in a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first opening for receiving the plurality of the second simulating member, the second opening for receiving the plurality of the light sources.
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