Picture display device with associated audio message

  • US 6,393,401 B1
  • Filed: 12/06/2001
  • Issued: 05/21/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/06/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A picture display apparatus adapted for and displaying at least one picture of a person and playing back at least one audio message associated with the person in a manner that the at least one audio message may be heard by persons in proximity to the apparatus, comprising:

  • a picture frame/holding element adapted to display the at least one picture and having at least one location for displaying the at least one picture;

    an audio storage/clocking circuit, wherein the audio storage/clocking circuit stores electrical representations of the at least one audio message associated with the person, wherein the electrical representations of the at least one audio message are input to the audio storage circuit via an input port, wherein the at least one audio message is played through a speaker in response to clocking signals that clock the electrical representations of the at least one audio message from a storage circuit;

    at least one touch sensitive switch coupled to the audio storage/clocking circuit for initiating the playing of audio messages stored in the audio storage/clocking circuit; and

    a speaker coupled to the audio storage/clocking circuit for playing the at least one audio message, wherein the at least one audio message associated with the person is played through the speaker in response to activation of one of the at least one touch sensitive switch while the picture of the person is viewable.

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