Is patent US 8011122 B2, a Novelty Video Device and Method, valid or could this patent be easily circumvented?
To my understanding the underlying components and software could be completely different from what the Assiognee company, Americhip, is using in its products.
To my reading this patent is for a video module attached to a piece of card stock. The description seems very general. Is there any way to circumvent the patent?
Any knowledge would be greatly appreciated, as you can see I do not know much about patents. Thanks
An apparatus comprising:
at least a first page and a second page that are movable between a closed position and an open position;
wherein the second page comprises an electronic module having a circuit, the electronic module comprising:
- at least one chip for storing data and for controlling the electronic module;
- a video screen in data communication with the at least one chip;
- a slide tongue extending from the first page to the second page, wherein movement of the first page from the closed position to the open position moves the slide tongue and closes the electronic module circuit such that a first video is shown on the video screen;
- at least first and second push button switches in electrical communication with the chip mounted on the second page, wherein closing of the first push button switch causes a second video to be played on the video screen and closing of the second push button switch causes a third video to be played on the video screen, wherein the first, second and third videos are stored on the chip contemporaneously.