US Patent No: 7,942,745

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Game operating device

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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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NINTENDO CO., LTD.KYOTO1526

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ikeda, Akio Kyoto, JP 67 1549
Ito, Kuniaki Kyoto, JP 50 857

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6,184,862 Apparatus for audio dictation and navigation of electronic images and documents 64 1997
6,518,952 System for manipulation and display of medical images 68 2000
 
GATEWAY, INC. (4)
5,421,590 Multiple linked game controllers 146 1993
5,900,867 Self identifying remote control device having a television receiver for use in a computer 218 1995
* 5,724,106 Hand held remote control device with trigger button 318 1996
* D396468 Wireless remote with trackball 58 1996
 
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC (1)
* 2001/0024,973 Laser light sword 62 2000
 
TRENDMASTERS, INC. (1)
5,847,854 Filtered light signal control suitable for toys 51 1996
 
PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC. (1)
* D474763 Handheld remote control 49 2002
 
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH (1)
8,071,252 Interconnector for high-temperature fuel cells 3 2006
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (1)
6,400,996 Adaptive pattern recognition based control system and method 897 1999
 
Spinal Sensor Technologies Limited (1)
6,554,781 Spinal monitor apparatus and method 79 2000
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
6,369,794 Operation indication outputting device for giving operation indication according to type of user's action 184 1999
 
Radica China Ltd. (2)
6,544,124 Handheld steering wheel game controller 91 2001
2004/0048,666 Wireless game device and method for using the same 52 2002
 
SMITH & NEPHEW ROLYAN, INC. (1)
5,484,355 System for therapeutic exercise and evaluation 79 1993
 
LIEBHERR-WERK EHINGEN GMBH (1)
7,044,315 Telescopic boom of a crane 23 2003
 
SONICISLAND SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
7,139,983 Interactive content guide for television programming 141 2001
 
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 68 1992
 
LOGANTREE L P (1)
6,059,576 Training and safety device, system and method to aid in proper movement during physical activity 237 1997
 
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION (1)
6,394,904 Simulation system 66 2000
 
PTD INTERACTIVE, INC. (1)
* D492285 Input device 47 2003
 
APPLE INC. (3)
7,168,047 Mouse having a button-less panning and scrolling switch 25 2002
D495336 Docking station 177 2003
2008/0121,782 Remote control systems that can distinguish stray light sources 45 2006
 
KONAMI CORPORATION (1)
6,540,611 Portable game machine and game-advancing method 82 2000
 
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (2)
6,238,291 Cartridge, game machine and bi-directional communication type game system 138 1998
6,597,342 Game machine controller 80 1999
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
5,598,187 Spatial motion pattern input system and input method 156 1994
 
EMERALD FOREST TOYS, LLC (1)
2003/0069,077 Wave-actuated, spell-casting magic wand with sensory feedback 70 2001
 
KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD. (4)
6,146,278 Shooting video game machine 172 1997
6,110,039 Shooting game machine 151 1998
* 6,347,998 Game system and computer-readable recording medium 124 2000
2004/0147,317 Game apparatus, game method and program 53 2004
 
RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
7,107,168 System for measuring the effect of bearing errors in an active device 63 2003
 
TRITON TECH OF TEXAS, LLC (1)
5,181,181 Computer apparatus input device for three-dimensional information 378 1990
 
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (1)
6,184,863 Direct pointing apparatus and method therefor 176 1998
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (4)
4,578,674 Method and apparatus for wireless cursor position control 173 1983
5,512,892 Hand held control device 92 1994
6,812,881 System for remote communication with an addressable target using a generalized pointing device 76 1999
6,650,313 Method and adapter for performing assistive motion data processing and/or button data processing external to a computer 70 2001
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,682,351 Method and system for monitoring the posture of a user at a training apparatus 76 1999
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
7,173,604 Gesture identification of controlled devices 141 2004
7,301,527 Feedback based user interface for motion controlled handheld devices 82 2004
 
MOTIONLESS KEYBOARD COMPANY (1)
5,178,477 Ergonomic keyboard input device 178 1991
 
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG (1)
2004/0222,969 Positioning unit 60 2003
 
MIACOMET, INC. (1)
5,741,182 Sensing spatial movement 120 1994
 
FORTESCUE CORPRATION (1)
2005/0032,582 Method and apparatus for determining orientation and position of a moveable object 97 2003
 
LOGICO HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED (1)
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 94 2003
 
MOTIVA LLC (1)
7,292,151 Human movement measurement system 116 2005
 
BINARY SERVICES LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,757,360 Hand held computer control device 189 1995
 
SMK-LINK ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (4)
* 5,670,988 Trigger operated electronic device 85 1995
* 6,850,221 Trigger operated electronic device 88 1997
* D410909 Pointing device 54 1997
* D489361 Remote control 56 2002
 
Dazzle Multimedia (1)
D433381 Adapter and adapter stand 100 1999
 
TV ANSWER, INC. (1)
D331058 TV remote control unit 69 1990
 
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. (1)
5,702,305 Electronic game system 93 1996
 
PIXART IMAGING INC. (4)
2006/0148,563 Gaming peripheral apparatus for a gaming computing device 59 2005
2007/0265,076 INTERACTIVE WIRELESS GAME APPARATUS AND WIRELESS PERIPHERAL MODULE 53 2006
2007/0252,815 INTERACTIVE GAME APPARATUS AND GAME CONTROLLER USED IN THE SAME 52 2006
2008/0273,011 Interactive game method and system with sports injury protection 51 2008
 
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (2)
5,138,154 Shaft angle encoder with rotating off-axis interference pattern 157 1990
5,698,784 Vibratory rate gyroscope and methods of assembly and operation 136 1996
 
PINN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (1)
5,703,623 Smart orientation sensing circuit for remote control 176 1996
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA SEGA ENTERPRISES (3)
5,734,807 Image processing devices and methods 109 1995
6,312,335 Input device, game device, and method and recording medium for same 37 1998
6,672,962 Gun-shaped controller and game device 94 2000
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (7)
5,643,087 Input device including digital force feedback apparatus 376 1994
7,102,616 Remote control device with pointing capacity 116 1999
6,757,446 System and process for image-based relativistic rendering 76 2000
6,982,697 System and process for selecting objects in a ubiquitous computing environment 139 2002
6,990,639 System and process for controlling electronic components in a ubiquitous computing environment using multimodal integration 156 2002
7,090,582 Use of multiple player real-time voice communications on a gaming device 125 2003
2004/0193,413 Architecture for controlling a computer using hand gestures 270 2003
 
Kabushikikaisha Wacom (1)
5,561,543 Information input system by attitude detection of manual implement 71 1995
 
INNOVENTIONS INC. (2)
6,466,198 View navigation and magnification of a hand-held device with a display 291 2000
6,933,923 View navigation and magnification of a hand-held device with a display 118 2002
 
KID Interactive, LLC (1)
6,811,491 Interactive video game controller adapter 119 2000
 
KONICA CORPORATION (1)
D328463 Remote control unit 68 1990
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
7,379,566 Optical flow based tilt sensor 312 2006
 
BALANCE INTERNATIONAL INNOVATIONS GMBH (1)
5,919,149 Method and apparatus for angular position and velocity based determination of body sway for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of balance and gait disorders 201 1997
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (2)
6,002,394 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 834 1997
* 6,075,575 Remote control device and method for using television schedule information 336 1997
 
COPPER, JACK (2)
D340042 Handheld computer pointing device 86 1991
5,485,171 Hand held computer input apparatus and method 109 1994
 
MOVIT, INC. (1)
5,679,004 Myoelectric feedback system 76 1995
 
MQ GAMING, LLC (2)
2004/0204,240 Magical wand and interactive play experience 129 2003
7,445,550 Magical wand and interactive play experience 101 2004
 
VTECH ELECTRONICS, LTD. (1)
D503750 Video game console 62 2003
 
FENNER, DAVID FENTON (1)
5,009,501 A remotely controllable position indicator system 47 1989
 
NORTH AMERICAN PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
4,514,600 Video game hand controller 61 1983
 
Sega Toys, Ltd. (1)
5,967,898 Tablet unit 78 1997
 
COMPULINK RESEARCH,INC. (1)
D433413 Biometric scanning aperture for a computer input device 23 1999
 
FENNER INVESTMENTS, LTD. (1)
6,297,751 Low-voltage joystick port interface 46 1998
 
Ambulatory Monitoring, Inc. (1)
6,582,380 System and method of monitoring and modifying human activity-based behavior 73 2001
 
Sega Enterprises, Ltd. (4)
D362870 Video game machine 58 1994
D412940 Video game machine 195 1998
6,752,719 Controller and expansion unit for controller 60 2002
7,081,051 Controller and expansion unit for controller 51 2002
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 9,189,890 Orientating an oblique plane in a 3D representation 0 2011
* 2011/0255,764 ORIENTATING AN OBLIQUE PLANE IN A 3D REPRESENTATION 0 2011
 
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE LIMITED (1)
* 2008/0215,974 Interactive user controlled avatar animations 62 2007
 
IMU SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
* 2009/0185,080 Controlling an electronic device by changing an angular orientation of a remote wireless-controller 1 2009
 
Performance Designed Products LLC (2)
* 8,821,284 Adapter apparatus for a handheld controller 0 2010
* 2011/0275,437 ADAPTER APPARATUS FOR A HANDHELD CONTROLLER 4 2010
 
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. (4)
* 8,177,642 Game control program, game control method, and game device 0 2007
* 2009/0305,787 GAME CONTROL PROGRAM, GAME CONTROL METHOD, AND GAME DEVICE 1 2007
D674354 Controller 0 2010
D651581 Controller 0 2010
 
WIKIPAD, INC. (8)
* 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
8,944,913 Tablet computer with grip rail and game controller 0 2013
8,788,348 Combination game controller and point of sale input device 0 2013
8,529,357 Combination tablet computer and game controller with flexible bridge section 3 2013
9,114,319 Game controller 0 2014
9,126,119 Combination computing device and game controller with flexible bridge section 0 2015
 
Aquimo, LLC (3)
9,101,812 Method and system to analyze sports motions using motion sensors of a mobile device 0 2012
9,050,512 Method and system to analyze sports motions using motion sensors of a mobile device 0 2012
9,022,870 Web-based game platform with mobile device motion sensor input 0 2013
 
PIXART IMAGING INC. (1)
* 2013/0328,772 Handheld Pointing Device 0 2013
 
ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC. (1)
* 2009/0102,789 INPUT APPARATUS AND OPERATION METHOD FOR COMPUTER SYSTEM 0 2008
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 2010/0118,195 REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF, AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS CONTROLLED BY REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE 3 2009
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (9)
8,251,795 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 4 2007
* 8,128,477 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 9 2007
* 2009/0312,095 Wagering Game With Simulated Mechanical Reels 24 2007
* 2009/0280,888 Wagering Game With Simulated Mechanical Reels 17 2007
9,064,372 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels having an overlying image display 0 2007
* 2008/0113,755 WAGERING GAME WITH SIMULATED MECHANICAL REELS HAVING AN OVERLYING IMAGE DISPLAY 26 2007
8,262,457 Wagering game apparatus and method to provide a trusted gaming environment 2 2008
8,403,743 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 1 2008
8,663,009 Rotatable gaming display interfaces and gaming terminals with a rotatable display interface 0 2013
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (4)
* 8,373,661 Input apparatus and operation method thereof 0 2009
* 2011/0032,212 INPUT APPARATUS AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF 0 2009
* 8,477,118 Input apparatus and optical reflection panel module 0 2010
* 2011/0032,188 INPUT APPARATUS AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF 0 2010
 
DELL PRODUCTS L.P. (1)
* 2009/0280,901 GAME CONTROLLER DEVICE AND METHODS THEREOF 10 2008
 
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
 
ELECTRONIC SCRIPTING PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
8,553,935 Computer interface employing a manipulated object with absolute pose detection component and a display 5 2011
9,229,540 Deriving input from six degrees of freedom interfaces 0 2011
9,235,934 Computer interface employing a wearable article with an absolute pose detection component 0 2014
 
MQ GAMING, LLC (31)
8,608,535 Systems and methods for providing an interactive game 25 2005
8,089,458 Toy devices and methods for providing an interactive play experience 34 2008
8,753,165 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 8 2009
8,226,493 Interactive play devices for water play attractions 26 2010
8,708,821 Systems and methods for providing interactive game play 12 2010
8,491,389 Motion-sensitive input device and interactive gaming system 17 2011
8,827,810 Methods for providing interactive entertainment 8 2011
8,169,406 Motion-sensitive wand controller for a game 32 2011
8,184,097 Interactive gaming system and method using motion-sensitive input device 30 2011
8,164,567 Motion-sensitive game controller with optional display screen 30 2011
8,702,515 Multi-platform gaming system using RFID-tagged toys 10 2012
8,248,367 Wireless gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 38 2012
8,373,659 Wirelessly-powered toy for gaming 23 2012
8,475,275 Interactive toys and games connecting physical and virtual play environments 33 2012
8,368,648 Portable interactive toy with radio frequency tracking device 22 2012
8,384,668 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 23 2012
8,531,050 Wirelessly powered gaming device 18 2012
8,888,576 Multi-media interactive play system 3 2012
8,790,180 Interactive game and associated wireless toy 9 2013
8,711,094 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 11 2013
8,814,688 Customizable toy for playing a wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 9 2013
8,758,136 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 8 2013
8,686,579 Dual-range wireless controller 12 2013
9,149,717 Dual-range wireless interactive entertainment device 0 2014
8,913,011 Wireless entertainment device, system, and method 4 2014
8,961,260 Toy incorporating RFID tracking device 3 2014
8,961,312 Motion-sensitive controller and associated gaming applications 3 2014
9,186,585 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 0 2014
8,915,785 Interactive entertainment system 4 2014
9,039,533 Wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 1 2014
9,162,148 Wireless entertainment device, system, and method 0 2014
 
NINTENDO CO., LTD. (7)
8,308,563 Game system and storage medium having game program stored thereon 8 2006
* 8,915,784 Program, information storage medium, and image generation system 1 2007
* 2007/0270,215 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED VIRTUAL CAMERA CONTROL WITHIN 3D VIDEO GAMES OR OTHER COMPUTER GRAPHICS PRESENTATIONS PROVIDING INTELLIGENT AUTOMATIC 3D-ASSIST FOR THIRD PERSON VIEWPOINTS 32 2007
8,384,565 Expanding operating device and operating system 0 2008
* 2010/0007,528 Expanding operating device and operating system 7 2008
8,277,327 Horseback riding simulation 1 2009
* 2013/0058,659 PERIPHERAL DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING THE PERIPHERAL DEVICE 0 2012
 
Camelot Co., Ltd. (1)
* 2010/0203,969 GAME DEVICE, GAME PROGRAM AND GAME OBJECT OPERATION METHOD 9 2008
 
SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLOGY LTD (1)
* 2010/0157,170 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATION OF A TELEVISION WITH A REMOTE CONTROL 1 2007
 
IRONBURG INVENTIONS LTD. (4)
* 8,641,525 Controller for video game console 1 2011
* 2012/0322,553 CONTROLLER FOR VIDEO GAME CONSOLE 0 2011
* 9,089,770 Controller for video game console 0 2013
* 2014/0113,723 Controller for Video Game Console 0 2013
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