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Title: Lighted display devices for producing static or animated visual displays, including animated facial features

Abstract

An illuminated display device with a base member with a plurality of cavities therein. Illumination devices illuminate the cavities and emit light through an opening of the cavities in a pattern, and a speaker can emit sounds in synchronization with the pattern. A panel with translucent portions can overly the base member and the cavities. An animated talking character can have an animated mouth cavity complex with multiple predetermined mouth lighting configurations simulative of human utterances. The cavities can be open, or optical waveguide material or positive members can be disposed therein. Reflective material can enhance internal reflectance and light emission.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SNL-A (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1124607
Patent Number(s):
8,647,167
Application Number:
12/907,692
Assignee:
SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Heilbron, Valerie J, Clem, Paul G, and Cook, Adam Wade. Lighted display devices for producing static or animated visual displays, including animated facial features. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Heilbron, Valerie J, Clem, Paul G, & Cook, Adam Wade. Lighted display devices for producing static or animated visual displays, including animated facial features. United States.
Heilbron, Valerie J, Clem, Paul G, and Cook, Adam Wade. Tue . "Lighted display devices for producing static or animated visual displays, including animated facial features". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1124607.
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title = {Lighted display devices for producing static or animated visual displays, including animated facial features},
author = {Heilbron, Valerie J and Clem, Paul G and Cook, Adam Wade},
abstractNote = {An illuminated display device with a base member with a plurality of cavities therein. Illumination devices illuminate the cavities and emit light through an opening of the cavities in a pattern, and a speaker can emit sounds in synchronization with the pattern. A panel with translucent portions can overly the base member and the cavities. An animated talking character can have an animated mouth cavity complex with multiple predetermined mouth lighting configurations simulative of human utterances. The cavities can be open, or optical waveguide material or positive members can be disposed therein. Reflective material can enhance internal reflectance and light emission.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {2}
}

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