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1. US20190232159 - Gaming controller for mobile device and method of operating a gaming controller

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16293609
Application Date 05.03.2019
Publication Number 20190232159
Publication Date 01.08.2019
Grant Number 10716998
Grant Date 21.07.2020
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A63F 13/235
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
20Input arrangements for video game devices
23for interfacing with the game device, e.g. specific interfaces between game controller and console
235using a wireless connection, e.g. infrared or piconet
A63F 13/24
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
20Input arrangements for video game devices
24Constructional details thereof, e.g. game controllers with detachable joystick handles
A63F 13/92
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
90Constructional details or arrangements of video game devices not provided for in groups A63F13/20 or A63F13/25148
92Video game devices specially adapted to be hand-held while playing
A63F 13/23
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
20Input arrangements for video game devices
23for interfacing with the game device, e.g. specific interfaces between game controller and console
A63F 13/22
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
20Input arrangements for video game devices
22Setup operations, e.g. calibration, key configuration or button assignment
CPC
A63F 13/22
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
20Input arrangements for video game devices
22Setup operations, e.g. calibration, key configuration or button assignment
A63F 13/235
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
20Input arrangements for video game devices
23for interfacing with the game device, e.g. specific interfaces between game controller and console
235using a wireless connection, e.g. infrared or piconet
A63F 13/23
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
20Input arrangements for video game devices
23for interfacing with the game device, e.g. specific interfaces between game controller and console
A63F 13/24
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
20Input arrangements for video game devices
24Constructional details thereof, e.g. game controllers with detachable joystick handles
A63F 13/92
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
90Constructional details or arrangements of video game devices not provided for in groups A63F13/20 or A63F13/25, e.g. housing, wiring, connections or cabinets
92Video game devices specially adapted to be hand-held while playing
A63F 2300/209
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2300Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game
20characterised by details of the game platform
209characterized by low level software layer, relating to hardware management, e.g. Operating System, Application Programming Interface
Applicants RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
Inventors Stuart Wells
Anthony P. Casano
Jeffrey Kinsey
Agents Polsinelli PC
Title
(EN) Gaming controller for mobile device and method of operating a gaming controller
Abstract
(EN)

In the present disclosure, a gaming controller for a mobile device is provided. The gaming controller can include a first hardware gaming controller including a first programmable controller and at least one input switch, the at least one input switch of the first hardware gaming controller configured to be manipulated by a user's left thumb and/or fingers to generate a left controller input with the first programmable controller. The gaming controller can include a second hardware gaming controller including a second programmable controller and at least one input switch, the at least one input switch of the second hardware gaming controller configured to be manipulated by a user's right thumb and/or fingers to generate a right controller input with the second programmable controller. The first hardware gaming controller and the second hardware gaming controller are each configured to be removably coupleable with a mobile device, the mobile device including a mobile device processor coupled to a memory module and configured to run a software application. Further, the first hardware gaming controller is configured to be mechanically secured to a side portion of a housing of the mobile device, and the second hardware gaming controller is configured to be mechanically secured to an opposing side portion of the housing of the mobile device. The left controller input and the right controller input can be combined with a virtual controller module to form a virtual gaming controller with a single controller input representation for providing to the software application. A corresponding method for operating a gaming controller is also provided.