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.KYOTO1290

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ikeda, Akio Otake, JP 84 993
Ito, Kuniaki Kanagawa, JP 72 424
Kuroda, Ryoji Tokyo, JP 21 297
Sato, Kenta Kyoto, JP 82 194
Urata, Masahiro Kyoto, JP 18 274

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NINTENDO CO., LTD. (16)
8,308,563 Game system and storage medium having game program stored thereon 2 2006
8,157,651 Information processing program 2 2006
7,942,745 Game operating device 32 2006
7,931,535 Game operating device 12 2006
8,068,096 Game program and game system 1 2006
8,267,786 Game controller and game system 1 2006
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8,591,333 Game controller with receptor duplicating control functions 0 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 3 2010
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LSI CORPORATION (1)
8,310,447 Pointing device housed in a writing device 0 2008
 
NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY (1)
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SONY CORPORATION (1)
8,613,665 Game controller 0 2007
 
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8,556,628 Shooting training device 0 2006
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8,702,515 Multi-platform gaming system using RFID-tagged toys 0 2012
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