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.KYOTO1620

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ikeda, Akio Kyoto, JP 73 1646
Ito, Kuniaki Kyoto, JP 54 937
Kuroda, Ryoji Kyoto, JP 17 622
Sato, Kenta Kyoto, JP 63 502
Urata, Masahiro Kyoto, JP 14 584

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6,243,658 Tilt prediction for total station 62 2000
 
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (2)
5,517,183 Accelerometer method and apparatus for integral display and control functions 69 1992
5,736,970 Accelerometer method and apparatus for integral display and control functions 52 1994
 
AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION (3)
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6,415,223 Interruption-free hand-held positioning method and system thereof 114 2000
6,725,173 Digital signal processing method and system thereof for precision orientation measurements 73 2001
 
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6,331,841 Image display system 50 2000
D473942 Remote control apparatus for industrial endoscope 59 2001
 
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6,181,329 Method and apparatus for tracking a hand-held writing instrument with multiple sensors that are calibrated by placing the writing instrument in predetermined positions with respect to the writing surface 120 1997
6,084,577 Pen-shaped handwriting input apparatus using accelerometers and gyroscopes and an associated operational device for determining pen movement 91 1998
6,686,954 Apparatus and method for correction of a deviation of digital camera 67 1999
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6,069,594 Computer input device with multiple switches using single line 133 1996
2004/0152,515 Cordless game controller system 53 2003
 
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (2)
6,998,966 Mobile communication device having a functional cover for controlling sound applications by motion 87 2003
2005/0210,419 Gesture control system 99 2005
 
Control4 Corporation (1)
D524298 Hand-held remote control 65 2004
 
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6,933,861 Key-operating device for a hand-held video game apparatus 63 2002
 
Venture Technologies, Inc. (1)
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5,900,867 Self identifying remote control device having a television receiver for use in a computer 229 1995
5,724,106 Hand held remote control device with trigger button 332 1996
D396468 Wireless remote with trackball 61 1996
 
ROBERTSHAW CONTROLS COMPANY (2)
4,761,540 Electrically operated appliance controls and methods of making the same 52 1987
4,918,293 Electrically operated appliance controls and methods of making the same 61 1988
 
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2001/0024,973 Laser light sword 65 2000
 
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5,624,117 Game machine controller 148 1995
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
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6,544,124 Handheld steering wheel game controller 96 2001
6,836,751 Optical controller 53 2002
6,572,108 Game pad controller 59 2002
2004/0048,666 Wireless game device and method for using the same 56 2002
 
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5,484,355 System for therapeutic exercise and evaluation 85 1993
 
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HITACHI, LTD. (1)
5,369,580 Yawing-momentum detecting apparatus for a vehicle, a detecting method thereof, and motion controlling apparatus for a vehicle, utilizing the detecting apparatus 71 1992
 
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D495336 Docking station 182 2003
 
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6,718,280 Measurement device for determining the three-dimensional orientation of a body relative to a reference direction 51 2002
 
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UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (2)
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6,597,342 Game machine controller 84 1999
 
EMERALD FOREST TOYS, LLC (1)
2003/0069,077 Wave-actuated, spell-casting magic wand with sensory feedback 73 2001
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
5,202,844 Computer having integral type hand writing input/display device and keyboard 73 1991
5,490,058 Modulating controller for controlling two operation terminals 52 1993
5,598,187 Spatial motion pattern input system and input method 169 1994
 
KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD. (3)
6,146,278 Shooting video game machine 180 1997
6,110,039 Shooting game machine 155 1998
6,347,998 Game system and computer-readable recording medium 130 2000
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC (1)
5,676,673 Position tracking and imaging system with error detection for use in medical applications 498 1996
 
RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
7,107,168 System for measuring the effect of bearing errors in an active device 66 2003
 
SANSHIN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,175,481 Adjusting device for a remote control system 54 1991
 
TRITON TECH OF TEXAS, LLC (1)
5,181,181 Computer apparatus input device for three-dimensional information 391 1990
 
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (1)
6,184,863 Direct pointing apparatus and method therefor 187 1998
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
4,578,674 Method and apparatus for wireless cursor position control 179 1983
5,512,892 Hand held control device 95 1994
6,650,313 Method and adapter for performing assistive motion data processing and/or button data processing external to a computer 76 2001
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
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FUJITSU LIMITED (7)
5,541,860 Small size apparatus for measuring and recording acceleration 92 1995
6,753,888 DISPLAY INTERFACE METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND A COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE STORING A PROGRAM, FOR CONTROLLING A COMPUTER TO PERFORM DISPLAYING A PLURALITY OF OBJECTS AND PERFORMING AN OPERATION FOR DUPLICATING OR MOVING AT LEAST ONE OF THE OBJECTS 55 2000
7,173,604 Gesture identification of controlled devices 167 2004
7,301,527 Feedback based user interface for motion controlled handheld devices 87 2004
2005/0212,752 Selective engagement of motion input modes 71 2004
2005/0212,753 Motion controlled remote controller 110 2004
2005/0212,760 Gesture based user interface supporting preexisting symbols 150 2004
 
MOTIONLESS KEYBOARD COMPANY (1)
5,178,477 Ergonomic keyboard input device 190 1991
 
I-O DISPLAY SYSTEMS LLC (1)
5,991,085 Head-mounted personal visual display apparatus with image generator and holder 234 1996
 
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2004/0227,725 User controlled device for sending control signals to an electric appliance, in particular user controlled pointing device such as mouse of joystick, with 3D-motion detection 100 2003
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (2)
6,084,315 System for operating a control device in a motor vehicle 51 1998
6,836,705 Method and device for the control and/or the determination of a version of a controller in a system 53 2003
 
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5,068,645 Computer input device using an orientation sensor 92 1990
5,363,120 Computer input device using orientation sensor 118 1993
 
BINARY SERVICES LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,757,360 Hand held computer control device 204 1995
 
SMK-LINK ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (4)
5,670,988 Trigger operated electronic device 88 1995
* 6,850,221 Trigger operated electronic device 91 1997
D410909 Pointing device 57 1997
D489361 Remote control 59 2002
 
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6,183,365 Movement measuring device, electronic game machine including movement measuring device, and method of playing game machine 118 1998
6,426,719 Position measurement apparatus that detects location by receiving external signals 120 2000
 
Rudell; Elliot A. (1)
6,200,219 Toy vehicles with integral motion sensitive game display 86 1998
 
TV INTERACTIVE DATA CORPORATION (1)
5,339,095 Multi-media pointing device 209 1991
 
Minolta Co., Ltd. (1)
5,841,409 Image display apparatus 62 1996
 
Dazzle Multimedia (1)
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TV Answer, Inc. (1)
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2006/0148,563 Gaming peripheral apparatus for a gaming computing device 62 2005
2007/0265,076 INTERACTIVE WIRELESS GAME APPARATUS AND WIRELESS PERIPHERAL MODULE 56 2006
2007/0252,815 INTERACTIVE GAME APPARATUS AND GAME CONTROLLER USED IN THE SAME 55 2006
2008/0273,011 Interactive game method and system with sports injury protection 54 2008
 
New York Life Insurance Company (2)
5,138,154 Shaft angle encoder with rotating off-axis interference pattern 164 1990
5,698,784 Vibratory rate gyroscope and methods of assembly and operation 144 1996
 
PINN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (1)
5,703,623 Smart orientation sensing circuit for remote control 189 1996
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises (2)
5,734,807 Image processing devices and methods 112 1995
6,672,962 Gun-shaped controller and game device 100 2000
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (7)
5,643,087 Input device including digital force feedback apparatus 387 1994
7,102,616 Remote control device with pointing capacity 127 1999
6,757,446 System and process for image-based relativistic rendering 82 2000
6,982,697 System and process for selecting objects in a ubiquitous computing environment 146 2002
6,990,639 System and process for controlling electronic components in a ubiquitous computing environment using multimodal integration 165 2002
7,090,582 Use of multiple player real-time voice communications on a gaming device 130 2003
2004/0193,413 Architecture for controlling a computer using hand gestures 298 2003
 
Kabushikikaisha Wacom (1)
5,561,543 Information input system by attitude detection of manual implement 74 1995
 
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6,466,198 View navigation and magnification of a hand-held device with a display 314 2000
6,933,923 View navigation and magnification of a hand-held device with a display 128 2002
 
KID INTERACTIVE, LLC (1)
6,811,491 Interactive video game controller adapter 127 2000
 
Konica Corporation (1)
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7,379,566 Optical flow based tilt sensor 339 2006
 
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6,002,394 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 870 1997
6,075,575 Remote control device and method for using television schedule information 350 1997
 
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6,201,554 Device control apparatus for hand-held data processing device 233 1999
 
COPPER, JACK (2)
D340042 Handheld computer pointing device 90 1991
5,485,171 Hand held computer input apparatus and method 114 1994
 
Sextant Avionique (1)
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2004/0204,240 Magical wand and interactive play experience 139 2003
7,445,550 Magical wand and interactive play experience 104 2004
 
MOVIT, INC. (1)
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VTECH ELECTRONICS, LTD. (1)
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SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC (5)
2006/0256,081 SCHEME FOR DETECTING AND TRACKING USER MANIPULATION OF A GAME CONTROLLER BODY 118 2006
2006/0287,086 SCHEME FOR TRANSLATING MOVEMENTS OF A HAND-HELD CONTROLLER INTO INPUTS FOR A SYSTEM 114 2006
2006/0287,087 METHOD FOR MAPPING MOVEMENTS OF A HAND-HELD CONTROLLER TO GAME COMMANDS 112 2006
2007/0021,208 OBTAINING INPUT FOR CONTROLLING EXECUTION OF A GAME PROGRAM 122 2006
2007/0265,075 ATTACHABLE STRUCTURE FOR USE WITH HAND-HELD CONTROLLER HAVING TRACKING ABILITY 75 2006
 
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6,650,029 Remotely controllable electrical switching apparatus 57 2000
 
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6,582,380 System and method of monitoring and modifying human activity-based behavior 78 2001
 
Sega Enterprises, Ltd. (4)
D362870 Video game machine 61 1994
D412940 Video game machine 201 1998
6,752,719 Controller and expansion unit for controller 63 2002
7,081,051 Controller and expansion unit for controller 54 2002
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MAXWELL FOREST PTY LTD (1)
9,361,618 Gesture-based device 0 2014
 
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* 8,428,394 System and method for resolving spatial orientation using intelligent optical selectivity 0 2010
* 2011/0293,182 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESOLVING SPATIAL ORIENTATION USING INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SELECTIVITY 2 2010
9,007,302 Device and user interface for visualizing, navigating, and manipulating hierarchically structured information on host electronic devices 3 2012
9,377,863 Gaze-enhanced virtual touchscreen 0 2013
9,377,865 Zoom-based gesture user interface 0 2013
9,128,981 Phone assisted ‘photographic memory’ 0 2015
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
* 2011/0275,424 PERSONAL HYGIENE SYSTEM 0 2010
 
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
* 8,292,737 Entertainment system 0 2007
 
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. (2)
* 8,310,447 Pointing device housed in a writing device 0 2008
* 2010/0127,978 POINTING DEVICE HOUSED IN A WRITING DEVICE 0 2008
 
SONY CORPORATION (3)
8,613,665 Game controller 0 2007
* 2007/0218,994 Game Controller 4 2007
9,084,934 Game controller with pulse width modulation position detection 0 2013
 
Black & Decker Inc. (11)
8,286,723 Power screwdriver having rotary input control 16 2011
8,418,778 Power screwdriver having rotary input control 11 2012
RE44311 Power tool anti-kickback system with rotational rate sensor 0 2012
RE45112 Power tool anti-kickback system with rotational rate sensor 0 2012
RE44993 Power tool anti-kickback system with rotational rate sensor 0 2012
9,321,155 Power tool having switch and rotary input control 0 2012
9,321,156 Power tool having rotary input control 0 2013
9,211,636 Power tool having rotary input control 0 2013
9,199,362 Power tool having rotary input control 1 2013
9,266,178 Power tool having rotary input control 0 2013
D703017 Screwdriver 0 2013
 
CYWEE GROUP LIMITED (2)
* 8,441,438 3D pointing device and method for compensating movement thereof 1 2010
* 2011/0163,950 3D POINTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING MOVEMENT THEREOF 5 2010
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
* 2008/0088,583 Method and apparatus for moving list on picture plane 4 2007
* 2013/0174,099 ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THEREOF 0 2012
 
APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION (2)
* 8,434,022 System and method for photo-image local distribution 0 2009
* 2010/0281,394 System and Method for Photo-Image Local Distribution 4 2009
 
APPLE INC. (14)
8,959,013 Virtual keyboard for a non-tactile three dimensional user interface 0 2011
8,933,876 Three dimensional user interface session control 8 2011
8,872,762 Three dimensional user interface cursor control 3 2011
9,285,874 Gaze detection in a 3D mapping environment 0 2012
* 2012/0202,569 Three-Dimensional User Interface for Game Applications 25 2012
8,881,051 Zoom-based gesture user interface 1 2012
9,030,498 Combining explicit select gestures and timeclick in a non-tactile three dimensional user interface 1 2012
9,218,063 Sessionless pointing user interface 0 2012
9,122,311 Visual feedback for tactile and non-tactile user interfaces 1 2012
9,201,501 Adaptive projector 0 2012
9,158,375 Interactive reality augmentation for natural interaction 0 2012
9,229,534 Asymmetric mapping for tactile and non-tactile user interfaces 0 2013
9,342,146 Pointing-based display interaction 0 2013
9,035,876 Three-dimensional user interface session control 0 2013
 
NINTENDO CO., LTD. (29)
8,308,563 Game system and storage medium having game program stored thereon 10 2006
8,157,651 Information processing program 4 2006
7,942,745 Game operating device 69 2006
7,931,535 Game operating device 29 2006
* 8,068,096 Game program and game system 2 2006
* 2007/0257,884 Game program and game system 44 2006
8,267,786 Game controller and game system 4 2006
7,927,216 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 64 2006
7,905,782 Game apparatus having general-purpose remote control function 11 2006
8,591,333 Game controller with receptor duplicating control functions 1 2007
* 9,211,475 Game device and storage medium storing game program for performing a game process based on data from sensor 0 2007
* 2008/0242,385 Game device and storage medium storing game program 9 2007
* 7,980,952 Storage medium having information processing program stored thereon and information processing apparatus 3 2007
* 8,216,070 Computer-readable storage medium storing information processing program and information processing device 1 2008
* 2009/0209,344 Computer-readable storage medium storing information processing program and information processing device 1 2008
8,384,565 Expanding operating device and operating system 0 2008
* 2010/0007,528 Expanding operating device and operating system 7 2008
8,834,271 Game controller and game system 7 2008
8,313,379 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 11 2010
8,696,462 Game apparatus having general-purpose remote control function 0 2011
8,550,915 Game controller with adapter duplicating control functions 5 2011
* 2011/0195,785 GAME CONTROLLER 22 2011
9,011,248 Game operating device 0 2011
8,430,753 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 2 2011
8,708,824 Information processing program 0 2012
RE45905 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 0 2013
8,858,336 Game apparatus having general-purpose remote control function 0 2014
9,044,671 Game controller and game system 0 2014
9,227,138 Game controller and game system 0 2014
 
AILIVE INC. (11)
* 2010/0113,153 Self-Contained Inertial Navigation System for Interactive Control Using Movable Controllers 30 2008
8,655,622 Method and apparatus for interpreting orientation invariant motion 1 2008
* 2010/0004,896 Method and apparatus for interpreting orientation invariant motion 41 2008
* 2009/0221,368 Method and system for creating a shared game space for a networked game 202 2009
8,251,821 Method and system for interactive control using movable controllers 1 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 2 2010
7,899,772 Method and system for tuning motion recognizers by a user using a set of motion signals 2 2010
* 7,953,246 systems and methods for motion recognition with minimum delay 5 2010
* 2011/0109,548 Systems and methods for motion recognition with minimum delay 3 2010
9,261,968 Methods and systems for dynamic calibration of movable game controllers 0 2013
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (28)
9,201,185 Directional backlighting for display panels 3 2011
9,274,642 Acceleration-based interaction for multi-pointer indirect input devices 0 2011
9,354,748 Optical stylus interaction 0 2012
9,134,807 Pressure sensitive key normalization 8 2012
9,134,808 Device kickstand 10 2012
8,854,799 Flux fountain 24 2012
8,791,382 Input device securing techniques 29 2012
8,548,608 Sensor fusion algorithm 49 2012
8,947,353 Photosensor array gesture detection 4 2012
9,256,089 Object-detecting backlight unit 2 2012
9,158,384 Flexible hinge protrusion attachment 8 2012
9,360,893 Input device writing surface 0 2012
8,850,241 Multi-stage power adapter configured to provide low power upon initial connection of the power adapter to the host device and high power thereafter upon notification from the host device to the power adapter 24 2012
8,614,666 Sensing user input at display area edge 43 2012
9,047,207 Mobile device power state 18 2012
9,111,703 Sensor stack venting 4 2012
9,039,531 Rumble motor movement detection 0 2013
8,830,668 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 27 2013
8,780,540 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 24 2013
8,780,541 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 35 2013
8,903,517 Computer device and an apparatus having sensors configured for measuring spatial information indicative of a position of the computing devices 25 2013
9,304,949 Sensing user input at display area edge 1 2013
8,873,227 Flexible hinge support layer 26 2014
9,075,566 Flexible hinge spine 16 2014
9,176,900 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 8 2014
8,947,864 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 25 2014
9,176,901 Flux fountain 9 2014
9,268,373 Flexible hinge spine 7 2015
 
Ewig Industries Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd. (1)
* 2010/0171,635 System And Method For Motion-Sensitive Remote Control For Audio-Visual Entertainment System 7 2009
 
NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY (2)
* 8,655,620 Method and module for measuring rotation and portable apparatus comprising the module 2 2011
* 2012/0173,189 METHOD AND MODULE FOR MEASURING ROTATION AND PORTABLE APPARATUS COMPRISING THE MODULE 0 2011
 
IRONBURG INVENTIONS LTD. (4)
* 8,641,525 Controller for video game console 2 2011
* 2012/0322,553 CONTROLLER FOR VIDEO GAME CONSOLE 2 2011
* 9,089,770 Controller for video game console 0 2013
* 2014/0113,723 Controller for Video Game Console 0 2013
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
* 2010/0026,530 METHOD OF GENERATING KEY CODE IN COORDINATE RECOGNITION DEVICE AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME 0 2007
 
Microsoft Technology Holding, LLC (1)
8,991,473 Metal alloy injection molding protrusions 7 2014
 
EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC (2)
* 8,966,400 User movement interpretation in computer generated reality 0 2010
* 2011/0302,536 USER MOVEMENT INTERPRETATION IN COMPUTER GENERATED REALITY 1 2010
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
* 2012/0179,035 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH MOTION SENSING 2 2011
 
IMU SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
* 2009/0185,080 Controlling an electronic device by changing an angular orientation of a remote wireless-controller 1 2009
 
AFA MICRO CO. (1)
* 2010/0289,743 LASER POINTER AND GESTURE-BASED INPUT DEVICE 5 2009
 
WIKIPAD, INC. (5)
9,005,026 Game controller for tablet computer 0 2012
8,944,912 Combination game controller and information input device for a tablet computer 0 2012
8,812,987 Virtual multiple sided virtual rotatable user interface icon queue 1 2012
9,114,319 Game controller 0 2014
9,126,119 Combination computing device and game controller with flexible bridge section 0 2015
 
PERCEPTIVE DEVICES, LLC (1)
9,013,264 Multipurpose controller for electronic devices, facial expressions management and drowsiness detection 0 2012
 
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. (1)
* 2013/0278,081 Accelerometer-Controlled Master Power Switch for Electronic Devices 2 2012
 
MQ Gaming, LLC (33)
8,608,535 Systems and methods for providing an interactive game 28 2005
8,089,458 Toy devices and methods for providing an interactive play experience 37 2008
8,753,165 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 10 2009
8,226,493 Interactive play devices for water play attractions 28 2010
8,708,821 Systems and methods for providing interactive game play 14 2010
8,491,389 Motion-sensitive input device and interactive gaming system 18 2011
8,827,810 Methods for providing interactive entertainment 10 2011
8,169,406 Motion-sensitive wand controller for a game 35 2011
8,184,097 Interactive gaming system and method using motion-sensitive input device 32 2011
8,164,567 Motion-sensitive game controller with optional display screen 32 2011
8,702,515 Multi-platform gaming system using RFID-tagged toys 12 2012
8,248,367 Wireless gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 44 2012
8,373,659 Wirelessly-powered toy for gaming 25 2012
8,475,275 Interactive toys and games connecting physical and virtual play environments 39 2012
8,368,648 Portable interactive toy with radio frequency tracking device 24 2012
8,384,668 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 25 2012
8,531,050 Wirelessly powered gaming device 20 2012
8,888,576 Multi-media interactive play system 5 2012
8,790,180 Interactive game and associated wireless toy 11 2013
8,711,094 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 13 2013
8,814,688 Customizable toy for playing a wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 11 2013
8,758,136 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 10 2013
9,272,206 System and method for playing an interactive game 0 2013
8,686,579 Dual-range wireless controller 14 2013
9,149,717 Dual-range wireless interactive entertainment device 1 2014
8,913,011 Wireless entertainment device, system, and method 6 2014
8,961,260 Toy incorporating RFID tracking device 5 2014
8,961,312 Motion-sensitive controller and associated gaming applications 5 2014
9,186,585 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 1 2014
8,915,785 Interactive entertainment system 6 2014
9,039,533 Wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 2 2014
9,162,148 Wireless entertainment device, system, and method 1 2014
9,320,976 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 0 2015
 
INTEL CORPORATION (2)
* 8,333,661 Gaming system with saftey features 0 2011
* 2011/0230,263 GAMING SYSTEM WITH SAFTEY FEATURES 6 2011
 
TriggerMaster, Inc. (3)
8,556,628 Shooting training device 1 2006
9,151,564 Firearm trigger pull training system and methods 0 2010
8,911,235 Shooting training device 0 2013
 
Rafi GmbH & Co., KG (1)
* 2008/0311,993 Device for generating control signals that can be evaluated electrically 2 2008
* Cited By Examiner

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