WO2007130872A3 - Method and apparatus for use in determining lack of user activity, determining an activity level of a user, and/or adding a new player in relation to a system - Google Patents

Method and apparatus for use in determining lack of user activity, determining an activity level of a user, and/or adding a new player in relation to a system

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WO2007130872A3
WO2007130872A3 PCT/US2007/067697 US2007067697W WO2007130872A3 WO 2007130872 A3 WO2007130872 A3 WO 2007130872A3 US 2007067697 W US2007067697 W US 2007067697W WO 2007130872 A3 WO2007130872 A3 WO 2007130872A3
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user
apparatus
game
activity
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PCT/US2007/067697
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Phil Harrison
Gary M Zalewski
Richard Marks
Xiadong Mao
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Sony Comp Entertainment Us
Phil Harrison
Gary M Zalewski
Richard Marks
Xiadong Mao
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F13/00Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
    • A63F13/40Processing input control signals of video game devices, e.g. signals generated by the player or derived from the environment
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F13/00Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
    • A63F13/02Accessories
    • A63F13/06Accessories using player-operated means for controlling the position of a specific area display
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F13/00Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
    • A63F13/10Control of the course of the game, e.g. start, progess, end
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F2300/00Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game
    • A63F2300/10Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game characterized by input arrangements for converting player-generated signals into game device control signals
    • A63F2300/1087Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game characterized by input arrangements for converting player-generated signals into game device control signals comprising photodetecting means, e.g. a camera
    • A63F2300/1093Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game characterized by input arrangements for converting player-generated signals into game device control signals comprising photodetecting means, e.g. a camera using visible light

Abstract

A method for use in operation of a game apparatus or other system for determining a lack of user activity (800) in relation to the game apparatus includes obtaining a time series of samples containing information usable to determine activity of a user in relation to a predetermined object (802), processing the time series to determine whether the user is currently inactive in relation to the predetermined object (804), and, when the step of processing the time series determines that the user is currently inactive, providing a first signal to the game apparatus for use in controlling the operation of the game apparatus (806). A time series of samples may also be obtained containing information usable to determine an activity level of a user of the game apparatus (822). A method for use in operation of a game apparatus may include adding a new player to a game already in progress in response to a determination that one of a plurality of predetermined objects is currently active after determining that it was inactive. Machine-readable mediums having embodied thereon instructions for performing such methods and techniques are also included, as well as an example systems for implementation.
PCT/US2007/067697 2002-07-27 2007-04-27 Method and apparatus for use in determining lack of user activity, determining an activity level of a user, and/or adding a new player in relation to a system WO2007130872A3 (en)

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