Accelerometer-based controller

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7774155
APP PUB NO 20090005166A1
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12222787

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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.KYOTO1786

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Ikeda, Akio Kyoto, JP 79 1945
Ito, Kuniaki Kyoto, JP 57 1190
Kuroda, Ryoji Kyoto, JP 17 782
Sato, Kenta Kyoto, JP 63 619
Urata, Masahiro Kyoto, JP 14 737

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8418778 Power screwdriver having rotary input control 12 2012
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8881051 Zoom-based gesture user interface 3 2012
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9218063 Sessionless pointing user interface 1 2012
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9459758 Gesture-based interface with enhanced features 0 2013
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9342146 Pointing-based display interaction 0 2013
9035876 Three-dimensional user interface session control 0 2013
 
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8157651 Information processing program 4 2006
7942745 Game operating device 87 2006
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8696462 Game apparatus having general-purpose remote control function 0 2011
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8858336 Game apparatus having general-purpose remote control function 2 2014
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7917455 Method and system for rapid evaluation of logical expressions 0 2009
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9201185 Directional backlighting for display panels 4 2011
9274642 Acceleration-based interaction for multi-pointer indirect input devices 0 2011
9389679 Application programming interface for a multi-pointer indirect touch input device 0 2011
9354748 Optical stylus interaction 1 2012
9460029 Pressure sensitive keys 2 2012
9134807 Pressure sensitive key normalization 14 2012
9134808 Device kickstand 17 2012
8854799 Flux fountain 30 2012
8791382 Input device securing techniques 35 2012
8548608 Sensor fusion algorithm 58 2012
8947353 Photosensor array gesture detection 5 2012
9256089 Object-detecting backlight unit 3 2012
9158384 Flexible hinge protrusion attachment 13 2012
9360893 Input device writing surface 5 2012
8850241 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 30 2012
8614666 Sensing user input at display area edge 52 2012
9047207 Mobile device power state 24 2012
9111703 Sensor stack venting 10 2012
9039531 Rumble motor movement detection 0 2013
9426905 Connection device for computing devices 3 2013
8830668 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 33 2013
8780540 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 30 2013
8780541 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 43 2013
8903517 Computer device and an apparatus having sensors configured for measuring spatial information indicative of a position of the computing devices 31 2013
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9304949 Sensing user input at display area edge 7 2013
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8873227 Flexible hinge support layer 33 2014
9075566 Flexible hinge spine 23 2014
9176900 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 14 2014
8947864 Flexible hinge and removable attachment 32 2014
9618977 Input device securing techniques 0 2014
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9619071 Computing device and an apparatus having sensors configured for measuring spatial information indicative of a position of the computing devices 0 2014
9465412 Input device layers and nesting 2 2014
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Ewig Industries Macao Commercial Offshore Limited (1)
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NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY (2)
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REMOTE TELEPOINTER, LLC (1)
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LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
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Microsoft Technology Holding, LLC (1)
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MEDIBOTICS LLC (1)
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EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC (2)
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9126119 Combination computing device and game controller with flexible bridge section 0 2015
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8753165 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 20 2009
8226493 Interactive play devices for water play attractions 38 2010
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8827810 Methods for providing interactive entertainment 19 2011
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8164567 Motion-sensitive game controller with optional display screen 43 2011
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8248367 Wireless gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 63 2012
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8475275 Interactive toys and games connecting physical and virtual play environments 56 2012
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9468854 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 0 2015
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9630062 System and method for a motion sensing device which provides a visual or audible indication 0 2016
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Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Feb 10, 2018
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Feb 10, 2022
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00