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.KYOTO1416

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Ikeda, Akio Otake, JP 90 1188
Ito, Kuniaki Kanagawa, JP 74 545
Kuroda, Ryoji Tokyo, JP 22 399
Sato, Kenta Kyoto, JP 93 271
Urata, Masahiro Kyoto, JP 18 371

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NINTENDO CO., LTD. (19)
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 42 2006
7,931,535 Game operating device 15 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 37 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
8,834,271 Game controller and game system 0 2008
8,313,379 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 6 2010
8,696,462 Game apparatus having general-purpose remote control function 0 2011
8,550,915 Game controller with adapter duplicating control functions 3 2011
8,430,753 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 1 2011
8,708,824 Information processing program 0 2012
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8,164,567 Motion-sensitive game controller with optional display screen 20 2011
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8,051,024 Example-based creation and tuning of motion recognizers for motion-controlled applications 0 2010
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8,608,535 Systems and methods for providing an interactive game 6 2005
8,753,165 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 0 2009
8,226,493 Interactive play devices for water play attractions 17 2010
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8,286,723 Power screwdriver having rotary input control 6 2011
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