WO1999024890A3 - An input apparatus for a computer or game - Google Patents

An input apparatus for a computer or game Download PDF

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WO1999024890A3
WO1999024890A3 PCT/US1998/023978 US9823978W WO9924890A3 WO 1999024890 A3 WO1999024890 A3 WO 1999024890A3 US 9823978 W US9823978 W US 9823978W WO 9924890 A3 WO9924890 A3 WO 9924890A3
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game
housing
computer
input apparatus
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Klaus Muerzl
James L Copland
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Sc & T Int Inc
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Priority to US08/968,817 priority
Priority to US8341198A priority
Priority to US09/083,411 priority
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Publication of WO1999024890A2 publication Critical patent/WO1999024890A2/en
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F1/00Details not covered by groups G06F3/00 – G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
    • GPHYSICS
    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09GARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION
    • G09G5/00Control arrangements or circuits for visual indicators common to cathode-ray tube indicators and other visual indicators

Abstract

An input apparatus (10) adapted for use with electronic games and computers (14) in which the entire assembly is housed within a handheld housing. Within the housing unit are sensors (11) which monitor movement of the housing (10) and communicate these movements to the electronic game or computer (14). Movement of the housing is monitored in all directions and distance together with the angle of the housing unit. Communication with the remote computer/game (14) is accomplished using wires, radio frequency, or infra-red transmissions. The housing unit (10) is ideally structured to resemble an item normally associated with the game being played (i.e. a steering wheel for a race game, an airplane's joystick for an air-combat game).
PCT/US1998/023978 1997-11-10 1998-11-10 An input apparatus for a computer or game WO1999024890A2 (en)

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US96881797A true 1997-11-10 1997-11-10
US08/968,817 1997-11-10
US8341198A true 1998-05-22 1998-05-22
US09/083,411 1998-05-22

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AU15217/99A AU1521799A (en) 1997-11-10 1998-11-10 An input apparatus for a computer or game

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US4887966A (en) * 1988-06-30 1989-12-19 Gellerman Floyd R Flight simulation control apparatus
US5440326A (en) * 1990-03-21 1995-08-08 Gyration, Inc. Gyroscopic pointer
US5059958A (en) * 1990-04-10 1991-10-22 Jacobs Jordan S Manually held tilt sensitive non-joystick control box
US5453758A (en) * 1992-07-31 1995-09-26 Sony Corporation Input apparatus
US5394168A (en) * 1993-01-06 1995-02-28 Smith Engineering Dual-mode hand-held game controller
US5526022A (en) * 1993-01-06 1996-06-11 Virtual I/O, Inc. Sourceless orientation sensor
US5512892A (en) * 1994-02-25 1996-04-30 International Business Machines Corporation Hand held control device
US5741182A (en) * 1994-06-17 1998-04-21 Sports Sciences, Inc. Sensing spatial movement
US5528265A (en) * 1994-07-18 1996-06-18 Harrison; Simon J. Orientation-operated cursor control device
US5829745A (en) * 1995-03-28 1998-11-03 Home Arcade Systems, Inc. Video game control unit with self-centering steering wheel

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