Camera based orientation for mobile devices

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7946921
APP PUB NO 20060287083A1
SERIAL NO

11134950

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In an exemplary embodiment, an on-board camera is used as a controller for a hand-held game device. Control information is provided to a game application via video captured by the camera. As the hand-held device is moved, features of the captured video are tracked. The relative motion between the tracked features and the hand-held device is translated into control information for the game application. Aspects of the game application are rendered on a display of the hand-held game device in accordance with the control information. For example, from a third person perspective, viewing a game character from overhead, rotation of the hand-held game device can be translated into rotation of the character. From a first person perspective, seeing the game through the eyes of the game character, rotation of the hand-held game device can be translated into observing various challenges coming from different directions.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA29776

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hsu, Feng-Hsiung Cupertino, US 30 385
Ofek, Eyal Shun Yi District, CN 141 1902

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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
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NYKO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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Sprint Spectrum L.P. (1)
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DIGENETICS, INC. (1)
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TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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KINETICOR, INC. (3)
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DELL PRODUCTS L.P. (1)
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DIGIMARC CORPORATION (1)
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Microsoft Technology Licesning, LLC (1)
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