Method and apparatus for improving child safety and adult convenience while using a mobile ride-on toy

  • US 6,915,871 B2
  • Filed: 02/24/2003
  • Issued: 07/12/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/12/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A toy system to be used by a child or children;

  • said toy system comprising;

    a) a ride-on toy;

    said ride-on toy foot powered, or battery powered, or gasoline powered, or otherwise powered;

    said ride-on toy is equipped with a toy control unit;

    said toy control unit is equipped to perform wireless communication with a wireless remote control unit;

    said wireless communication use an RF (radio frequency) communication, or an IR (infra-red) communication, or any other type of wireless communication;

    b) a wireless remote control unit;

    said wireless remote control unit is equipped to perform wireless communication with said toy control unit;

    said wireless communication use an RF (radio frequency) communication, or an IR (infra-red) communication, or any other type of wireless communication;

    wherein the said toy control unit is further equipped to perform at least one control function over the said ride-on toy;

    and wherein the said wireless remote control unit is further equipped to instruct the said toy control unit, via wireless communication, to perform said control functions;

    and wherein selected essential control function instructions will operate over a distance that is longer than a maximal distance allowed for non essential control function instructions to operate.

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