Game operating device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7942745
APP PUB NO 20070060391A1
SERIAL NO

11446187

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and a Y button are further arranged in line on the upper surface of the housing. An imaging information arithmetic unit is provided at a front end of the housing in a longitudinal direction in such a manner that an imaging device thereof is exposed from a front-end surface. A concave portion is formed on a lower surface at a position corresponding to the direction switch. The concave portion includes a valley and two inclined surfaces. An A button capable of being operated by index finger of the hand holding the holding portion is provided on the backward inclined surface. By processing an image signal obtained by imaging an infrared ray from LED modules by the imaging device, it is possible to obtain an operation signal varying according to a position and/or attitude of the controller.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NINTENDO CO., LTD.KYOTO1763

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ikeda, Akio Kyoto, JP 79 1898
Ito, Kuniaki Kyoto, JP 57 1147

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8888576 Multi-media interactive play system 14 2012
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8711094 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 21 2013
8814688 Customizable toy for playing a wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 20 2013
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8913011 Wireless entertainment device, system, and method 14 2014
8961260 Toy incorporating RFID tracking device 13 2014
8961312 Motion-sensitive controller and associated gaming applications 13 2014
9186585 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 9 2014
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