Patents by Inventor Yu F. Lam

Yu F. Lam has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5281180
    Abstract: A battery-powered doll which cries or laughs, depending upon how it has been stimulated. There is an optical sensor fixed in the mouth of the doll and connected to an integrated circuit located in the torso of the doll. When there is insufficient light striking the sensor, the doll cries through a speaker in the doll's torso. When the doll is subsequently brought into the light to sufficiently expose the sensor, the doll laughs for a short, but variable length of time. There is a first pressure actuated switch positioned in the doll's torso such that it may be actuated by a tickling type of pressure applied to the side of the torso. The doll laughs when this switch is actuated. There is a second pressure actuated switch in the doll's torso which may be activated by pressing the stomach area of the doll. The doll cries in response to actuation of this second switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Inventors: Wing F. Lam, Yu F. Lam