System and method for a motion sensing device which provides a visual or audible indication

  • US 9,555,292 B2
  • Filed: 07/11/2016
  • Issued: 01/31/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/25/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A toy device for using a received wireless Radio Frequency (RF) signal for amusement of a person or a pet, the device comprising:

  • an electric motor for affecting physical movement of the device;

    a signaling component attached for signaling to a person or a pet;

    a wireless receiver for receiving the wireless RF signal;

    software and a processor for executing the software, the processor coupled to the electric motor, the signaling component, and the wireless receiver for activating or controlling the electric motor and the signaling component in response to the received wireless RF signal;

    a rechargeable battery for powering the device;

    a battery charger connected for induction-based contactless charging of the rechargeable battery; and

    a ball-shaped enclosure housing the battery, the processor, the electric motor, and the signaling component,wherein the battery charger comprises, or consists of, an induction coil for inductively receiving AC power carried in an electromagnetic field of the wireless Radio Frequency (RF) signal, and for charging the rechargeable battery from the received AC power.

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