GB2485840A - A golf club shaped computer game controller - Google Patents

A golf club shaped computer game controller Download PDF

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GB2485840A
GB2485840A GB1020160.6A GB201020160A GB2485840A GB 2485840 A GB2485840 A GB 2485840A GB 201020160 A GB201020160 A GB 201020160A GB 2485840 A GB2485840 A GB 2485840A
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Dimitar Poynarov
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Abstract

A computer game controller designed for use with a Wii (RTM) and shaped like a golf club. The device may have a grip which is similar to that on an actual golf club. There may be a number of interchangeable heads for the club which employ a push and lock mechanism. One of these heads may be formed in the shape of a driver and have a ball bearing inside it suspended by springs to allow motion in two dimensions. The arrangement simulates a whip sensation felt when swinging a golf club.

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The Club Description

The Wii Golf Club Handset is an accessory for the wireless Nintendo Wii games console. It is designed for keen golfers to accurately simulate the feel' of a real golf club whilst playing the Wii in their own home. The handset is integrated for use with most golf games on the Wii, including Wii Sports Golf and Tiger Woods PGA Tour series from EA Sports. This product is for use to effectively improve a golfer's game.

The handset is powered as a standard Wii remote using two AA batteries.

The battery cover is found on the back of the main body, with easy release and access to the batteries. The sensor is positioned at the base of the main body at the back of the handset, with best sight of the console sensor bar to accurately pick up the movement of the handset through the swing.

The handle of the handset has a real golf grip over it making it feel realistic, and is full-scale to give room for the preferred ten-finger or interlocking grip. The remote operating buttons are integrated into the handle such that it is easy to operate the handset and play the game, whilst keeping a comfortable grip. The menu and navigation buttons are situated on the main body of the handset.

There are three interchangeable club heads designed to give the look of the real clubs, and an accurate feel of the different types of club required to play each shot made during a round. The Iron and Putter have a fixed mass built into both heads. giving the impression of a full-scale and accurate weighted club despite the handset's smaller size. The Wood Head has a small ball bearing mass suspended inside the shell of the head that is free to move in two dimensions. This degree of freedom simulates the whip' sensation experienced during the swing of a real club but inside the restricted space of a living room. The internal details of this assembly are shown below. The assembly consists of a ball which slides in a capsule resisted by springs. This capsule is then able to pivot within the club head, again resisted by springs, such that the ball is balanced in mid position in the capsule, the capsule being balanced in mid position also.

This enables the whip to be generated in a direction determined by the operators swing.

The Club Description

The easy-release mechanism to remove the Club Heads is actuated by a push button at the base of the main body. The head is released and then removed from the end of the shaft, allowing the required alternate club head to replace it.

The club is considerably shorter than a standard club allowing full swing to be achieved in a domestic environment.

The device incorporates all the existing features of a Wii remote including the motion plus features.

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WO1995035135A1 (en) * 1994-06-17 1995-12-28 Sports Sciences, Inc. Sensing spatial movement
US20030073492A1 (en) * 1997-01-30 2003-04-17 Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises. Input device, game device, and method and recording medium for same
CN201040185Y (en) * 2007-02-05 2008-03-26 周建正 Game machine golf handle
GB2452584A (en) * 2007-12-07 2009-03-11 Prism Technology Limited Video game glowing accessory
WO2010031041A2 (en) * 2008-09-15 2010-03-18 Mattel, Inc. Video game system with safety assembly and method of play
US20100279771A1 (en) * 2009-04-23 2010-11-04 Gerard Lambert Block Video Game Controller Attachment Apparatus
WO2011017580A2 (en) * 2009-08-07 2011-02-10 Bad Chicken, Llc Interactive sports gaming device

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WO1995035135A1 (en) * 1994-06-17 1995-12-28 Sports Sciences, Inc. Sensing spatial movement
US20030073492A1 (en) * 1997-01-30 2003-04-17 Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises. Input device, game device, and method and recording medium for same
CN201040185Y (en) * 2007-02-05 2008-03-26 周建正 Game machine golf handle
GB2452584A (en) * 2007-12-07 2009-03-11 Prism Technology Limited Video game glowing accessory
WO2010031041A2 (en) * 2008-09-15 2010-03-18 Mattel, Inc. Video game system with safety assembly and method of play
US20100279771A1 (en) * 2009-04-23 2010-11-04 Gerard Lambert Block Video Game Controller Attachment Apparatus
WO2011017580A2 (en) * 2009-08-07 2011-02-10 Bad Chicken, Llc Interactive sports gaming device

Non-Patent Citations (1)

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