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1. WO2020112856 - HANDHELD CONTROLLERS WITH DETACHABLE OVERLAYS

Publication Number WO/2020/112856
Publication Date 04.06.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/063376
International Filing Date 26.11.2019
IPC
A63F 13/24 2014.01
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
20Input arrangements for video game devices
24Constructional details thereof, e.g. game controllers with detachable joystick handles
A63F 13/214 2014.01
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
20Input arrangements for video game devices
21characterised by their sensors, purposes or types
214for locating contacts on a surface, e.g. floor mats or touch pads
G06F 3/0354 2013.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
033Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor
0354with detection of 2D relative movements between the device, or an operating part thereof, and a plane or surface, e.g. 2D mice, trackballs, pens or pucks
CPC
A63F 13/214
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
21characterised by their sensors, purposes or types
214for locating contacts on a surface, e.g. floor mats or touch pads
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
A63F 2300/1068
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
1068being specially adapted to detect the point of contact of the player on a surface, e.g. floor mat, touch pad
G06F 3/03547
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
033Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor
0354with detection of 2D relative movements between the device, or an operating part thereof, and a plane or surface, e.g. 2D mice, trackballs, pens or pucks
03547Touch pads, in which fingers can move on a surface
Applicants
  • VALVE CORPORATION [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • PALMER, Austin
  • YOO, Cheang, Tad
  • HENSLEY, Brian, David
  • GOERZ, Michael, J.
  • DALTON, Scott
  • CAMPBELL, Ian
  • BJORDHAL, Christopher, Lee
  • BELLINGHAUSEN, Jeffrey, Peter
Agents
  • HARTMAN, Robert, G.
Priority Data
16/201,78227.11.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) HANDHELD CONTROLLERS WITH DETACHABLE OVERLAYS
(FR) DISPOSITIFS DE COMMANDE PORTATIFS AVEC MASQUES AMOVIBLES
Abstract
(EN)
Described herein are, among other things, handheld controllers that include one or more touchpads (i.e., touch-sensitive controls) configured to detachably couple to one or more overlays that effectively transform the respective touchpad into a different control. For instance, one example handheld controller may include a circular trackpad that is configured to detect a position of a finger on a top surface of the trackpad. This position may be used to control a cursor or avatar, for scrolling, or for any other type of command. In general, most or all of the top surface may be usable by a user for providing input to the controller and/or a remote system coupled to the controller. As described herein, however, one or more different overlays may detachably couple to a housing of the controller and/or the trackpad itself to effectively change the use of the trackpad.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne, entre autres, des dispositifs de commande portatifs qui comprennent un ou plusieurs pavés tactiles (c’est-à-dire, des commandes tactiles) configurés pour être couplés de façon amovible à un ou plusieurs masques qui transforment efficacement le pavé tactile respectif en une commande différente. Par exemple, un exemple de dispositif de commande portatif peut comprendre un pavé tactile circulaire qui est configuré pour détecter une position d’un doigt sur une surface supérieure du pavé tactile. Cette position peut être utilisée pour commander un curseur ou un avatar, pour un défilement, ou pour tout autre type de commande. En général, la plupart ou la totalité de la surface supérieure peut être utilisable par un utilisateur pour fournir une entrée au dispositif de commande et/ou un système distant couplé au dispositif de commande. Selon la présente invention, un ou plusieurs masques différents peuvent être couplés de façon amovible à un boîtier du dispositif de commande et/ou au pavé lui-même pour modifier efficacement l’utilisation du pavé tactile.
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