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1. WO2007040499 - ERGONOMICALLY CONFIGURABLE VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER

Publication Number WO/2007/040499
Publication Date 12.04.2007
International Application No. PCT/US2005/034438
International Filing Date 23.09.2005
IPC
A63F 13/00 2006.01
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
CPC
A63F 13/06
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
02Accessories
06using player-operated means for controlling the position of a specific area display
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 13/24
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 2300/1043
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
10characterized by input arrangements for converting player-generated signals into game device control signals
1043being characterized by constructional details
Applicants
  • INTEC, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • HUSSAINI, Saied [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • IACOVELLI, Marc [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • JOHNSTON, Matthew [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • HUSSAINI, Saied
  • IACOVELLI, Marc
  • JOHNSTON, Matthew
Agents
  • JOHNSTON, Matthew
Priority Data
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) ERGONOMICALLY CONFIGURABLE VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER
(FR) TABLETTE DE COMMANDE DE JEU VIDÉO À ERGONOMIE CONFIGURABLE
Abstract
(EN)
An ergonomically configurable hand-held video game controller for interaction with a computer gaming unit. The video game controller comprises an configurable control members which may be selectively positioned relative to the main housing to accommodate preferred ergonomic positions for custom preferences of a user. In one embodiment, a particular operational device such as a trackball may be shifted from the right side of the controller to the left side to accommodate left and right handed users. A moveable modular assembly may also be replaceable to unlimited configurations of a single control unit.
(FR)
Cette invention concerne une tablette de commande de jeu vidéo portative à ergonomie configurable pour l’interaction avec une unité de jeu sur ordinateur. La tablette de commande de jeu vidéo comprend des dispositifs de commande configurables que l’utilisateur peut placer de manière sélective par rapport au boîtier principal pour en personnaliser l’ergonomie selon ses préférences. Dans un mode de réalisation, un dispositif particulier, tel qu’une boule de commande, peut être déplacé du côté droit de la tablette au côté gauche pour tenir compte du fait que l’utilisateur est droitier ou gaucher. Un ensemble modulaire mobile peut également être remplaçable par de multiples configurations d’une seule unité de commande.
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