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Interactively programmable toy

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WO2000044460A3
WO2000044460A3 PCT/US2000/002269 US0002269W WO2000044460A3 WO 2000044460 A3 WO2000044460 A3 WO 2000044460A3 US 0002269 W US0002269 W US 0002269W WO 2000044460 A3 WO2000044460 A3 WO 2000044460A3
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Prior art keywords
doll
files
personal
computer
downloaded
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PCT/US2000/002269
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French (fr)
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WO2000044460A9 (en )
WO2000044460A2 (en )
Inventor
Michael C Cartabiano
William J Hudson
Lanette O Pleschutznig
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Michael C Cartabiano
William J Hudson
Lanette O Pleschutznig
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63HTOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS
    • A63H3/00Dolls
    • A63H3/28Arrangements of sound-producing means in dolls; Means in dolls for producing sounds
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63HTOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS
    • A63H2200/00Computerized interactive toys, e.g. dolls

Abstract

A system (10) for reprogramming an interactive doll (30) includes a personal computer (16) associated with the interactive doll (30) that accesses a dedicated web site (20) via a world wide web or internet (22) connection. When the doll (30) is connected to the personal computer (16) the doll (30) provides spoken instructions to the user describing how to select and download files (24). Files are selected from the web site (20) and downloaded through the personal computer (16) to the doll (30). A loader program in the personal computer (16) is executed by an internet browser program when a file of a designated format is downloaded (24). The files (24) are sequentially downloaded into volatile memory in the doll (30) with pointers identifying the beginning of the files (18). Playback of files (18) is determined by user activation of buttons on the doll (30).
PCT/US2000/002269 1999-01-28 2000-01-28 Interactively programmable toy WO2000044460A9 (en)

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US11781699 true 1999-01-28 1999-01-28
US60/117,816 1999-01-28

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US7150028B1 (en) 1999-12-30 2006-12-12 Microsoft Corporation Method and system for downloading, storing and displaying coupon data using the horizontal overscan portion of a video signal
US6556247B1 (en) 1999-12-30 2003-04-29 Microsoft Corporation Method and system for decoding data in the horizontal overscan portion of a video signal
US6704058B2 (en) 1999-12-30 2004-03-09 Microsoft Corporation System and method of adaptive timing estimation for horizontal overscan data
US20020072293A1 (en) * 2000-12-13 2002-06-13 One2Link.Com Inc. Personal computer system having and operating an external animated doll device
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GB0714148D0 (en) 2007-07-19 2007-08-29 Lipman Steven interacting toys
US8939840B2 (en) 2009-07-29 2015-01-27 Disney Enterprises, Inc. System and method for playsets using tracked objects and corresponding virtual worlds

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