US Patent No: 7,774,155

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Accelerometer-based controller

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Acceleration data which is output from an acceleration sensor is obtained. A rotation motion of an input device around a predetermined direction as a rotation axis is determined by comparing a start point in a two-dimensional coordinate system which is represented by the first acceleration data obtained in a predetermined period, and an end point in the two-dimensional coordinate system which is represented by the last acceleration data obtained in the predetermined period. Coordinate axes of the two-dimensional coordinate system are defined based on components of the two axial directions of the acceleration data, and an origin of the two-dimensional coordinate system represents a value of the acceleration data in the state where no acceleration including the acceleration of gravity acts upon the acceleration sensor. Motion data including at least the determined rotation motion is output.

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NINTENDO CO., LTD.KYOTO1368

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Ikeda, Akio Otake, JP 85 1104
Ito, Kuniaki Kanagawa, JP 74 499
Kuroda, Ryoji Tokyo, JP 21 362
Sato, Kenta Kyoto, JP 90 229
Urata, Masahiro Kyoto, JP 18 335

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NINTENDO CO., LTD. (17)
8,308,563 Game system and storage medium having game program stored thereon 3 2006
8,157,651 Information processing program 2 2006
7,942,745 Game operating device 39 2006
7,931,535 Game operating device 13 2006
8,068,096 Game program and game system 1 2006
8,267,786 Game controller and game system 2 2006
7,927,216 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 33 2006
7,905,782 Game apparatus having general-purpose remote control function 6 2006
8,591,333 Game controller with receptor duplicating control functions 1 2007
7,980,952 Storage medium having information processing program stored thereon and information processing apparatus 0 2007
8,216,070 Computer-readable storage medium storing information processing program and information processing device 0 2008
8,384,565 Expanding operating device and operating system 0 2008
8,313,379 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 5 2010
8,696,462 Game apparatus having general-purpose remote control function 0 2011
8,550,915 Game controller with adapter duplicating control functions 2 2011
8,430,753 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 1 2011
8,708,824 Information processing program 0 2012
 
CREATIVE KINGDOMS, LLC (15)
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8,708,821 Systems and methods for providing interactive game play 0 2010
8,491,389 Motion-sensitive input device and interactive gaming system 7 2011
8,169,406 Motion-sensitive wand controller for a game 19 2011
8,184,097 Interactive gaming system and method using motion-sensitive input device 16 2011
8,164,567 Motion-sensitive game controller with optional display screen 18 2011
8,248,367 Wireless gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 18 2012
8,373,659 Wirelessly-powered toy for gaming 9 2012
8,475,275 Interactive toys and games connecting physical and virtual play environments 11 2012
8,368,648 Portable interactive toy with radio frequency tracking device 9 2012
8,384,668 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 10 2012
8,531,050 Wirelessly powered gaming device 7 2012
8,790,180 Interactive game and associated wireless toy 0 2013
8,711,094 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 0 2013
8,686,579 Dual-range wireless controller 0 2013
 
AiLive, Inc. (6)
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8,251,821 Method and system for interactive control using movable controllers 0 2009
7,917,455 Method and system for rapid evaluation of logical expressions 0 2009
8,051,024 Example-based creation and tuning of motion recognizers for motion-controlled applications 0 2010
7,899,772 Method and system for tuning motion recognizers by a user using a set of motion signals 0 2010
7,953,246 systems and methods for motion recognition with minimum delay 2 2010
 
BLACK & DECKER INC. (5)
8,286,723 Power screwdriver having rotary input control 6 2011
8,418,778 Power screwdriver having rotary input control 3 2012
RE44311 Power tool anti-kickback system with rotational rate sensor 0 2012
RE44993 Power tool anti-kickback system with rotational rate sensor 0 2012
D703017 Screwdriver 0 2013
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (5)
8,791,382 Input device securing techniques 0 2012
8,548,608 Sensor fusion algorithm 9 2012
8,614,666 Sensing user input at display area edge 7 2012
8,780,540 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 0 2013
8,780,541 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 0 2013
 
MQ GAMING, LLC (5)
8,608,535 Systems and methods for providing an interactive game 2 2005
8,753,165 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 0 2009
8,226,493 Interactive play devices for water play attractions 15 2010
8,702,515 Multi-platform gaming system using RFID-tagged toys 0 2012
8,758,136 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 0 2013
 
APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION (1)
8,434,022 System and method for photo-image local distribution 0 2009
 
CYWEE GROUP LIMITED (1)
8,441,438 3D pointing device and method for compensating movement thereof 0 2010
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
8,333,661 Gaming system with saftey features 0 2011
 
IRONBURG INVENTIONS LTD. (1)
8,641,525 Controller for video game console 0 2011
 
LSI CORPORATION (1)
8,310,447 Pointing device housed in a writing device 0 2008
 
NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY (1)
8,655,620 Method and module for measuring rotation and portable apparatus comprising the module 0 2011
 
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
8,292,737 Entertainment system 0 2007
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
8,613,665 Game controller 0 2007
 
TRIGGERMASTER, INC. (1)
8,556,628 Shooting training device 0 2006
 
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8,428,394 System and method for resolving spatial orientation using intelligent optical selectivity 0 2010
8,812,987 Virtual multiple sided virtual rotatable user interface icon queue 0 2012

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