MULTI-TOUCH MOUSE IN GAMING APPLICATIONS

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20110195781A1
SERIAL NO

12701150

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Keyboards, mice, joysticks, customized gamepads, and other peripherals are continually being developed to enhance a user's experience when playing computer video games. Unfortunately, many of these devices provide users with limited input control because of the complexity of today's gaming applications. For example, many computer video games require a combination of mouse and keyboard to control even the simplest of in-game tasks (e.g., walking into a room and looking around may require several keyboard keystrokes and mouse movements). Accordingly, one or more systems and/or techniques for performing in-game tasks based upon user input within a multi-touch mouse are disclosed herein. User input comprising one or more user interactions detect by spatial sensors within the multi-touch mouse may be received. A wide variety of in-game tasks (e.g., character movements, character actions, character view, etc.) may be performed based upon the user interactions (e.g., a swipe gesture, a mouse position change, etc.).

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30895

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Benko, Hrvoje Seattle, US 79 1012
Chen, Billy Bellevue, US 50 481
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 2143
Rosenfeld, Daniel A Seattle, US 11 164

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AT&T MOBILITY II LLC (1)
* 2011/0039,602 Methods And Systems For Interacting With Content On A Mobile Device 69 2009
 
APPLE INC. (5)
* 7168047 Mouse having a button-less panning and scrolling switch 31 2002
* 2007/0152,966 Mouse with optical sensing surface 28 2006
* 2008/0163,130 GESTURE LEARNING 69 2007
* 2009/0273,570 MULTI-TOUCH SENSOR PATTERNS AND STACK-UPS 51 2008
* 2010/0117,963 Generating Gestures Tailored to a Hand Resting on a Surface 4 2008
 
PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD. (1)
* 2011/0109,552 MULTI-TOUCH MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MOUSE 18 2010
 
PERCEPTIVE PIXEL INC. (1)
* 2008/0179,507 MULTI-TOUCH SENSING THROUGH FRUSTRATED TOTAL INTERNAL REFLECTION 81 2007
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (6)
* 2008/0165,132 RECOGNIZING MULTIPLE INPUT POINT GESTURES 122 2007
* 2010/0265,178 CAMERA-BASED MULTI-TOUCH MOUSE 10 2009
* 2010/0245,246 DETECTING TOUCH ON A CURVED SURFACE 32 2009
* 2010/0242,274 DETECTING TOUCH ON A CURVED SURFACE 16 2009
* 2011/0080,341 Indirect Multi-Touch Interaction 15 2009
* 2011/0227,947 Multi-Touch User Interface Interaction 22 2010
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC RESEARCH LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
* 2007/0257,891 Method and system for emulating a mouse on a multi-touch sensitive surface 146 2006
 
NVIDIA CORPORATION (1)
* 2011/0009,195 CONFIGURABLE REPRESENTATION OF A VIRTUAL BUTTON ON A GAME CONTROLLER TOUCH SCREEN 9 2009
 
SMK-LINK ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0097,229 Game and home entertainment device remote control 91 2002
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IMMERSION CORPORATION (3)
* 8576171 Systems and methods for providing haptic feedback to touch-sensitive input devices 4 2010
* 2012/0038,582 Systems and Methods for Providing Haptic Feedback to Touch-Sensitive Input Devices 19 2010
9134797 Systems and methods for providing haptic feedback to touch-sensitive input devices 0 2013
 
LOGITECH EUROPE S.A. (1)
9489061 Method and system for power conservation in a multi-zone input device 0 2011
 
Logiteh Europe S.A. (1)
9367146 Input device with multiple touch-sensitive zones 0 2011
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