07942745 is referenced by 112 patents and cites 588 patents.

A game operating device (controller) includes a longitudinal housing, and a holding portion held by hand to be wrapped by its palm it is formed in the housing. A direction switch is provided on an upper surface at a position where it can be operated by thumb of the hand holding the holding portion, and a start switch and a select switch are provided backward thereof. An X button 46 and a Y button are further arranged in line on the upper surface of the housing. An imaging information arithmetic unit is provided at a front end of the housing in a longitudinal direction in such a manner that an imaging device thereof is exposed from a front-end surface. A concave portion is formed on a lower surface at a position corresponding to the direction switch. The concave portion includes a valley and two inclined surfaces. An A button capable of being operated by index finger of the hand holding the holding portion is provided on the backward inclined surface. By processing an image signal obtained by imaging an infrared ray from LED modules by the imaging device, it is possible to obtain an operation signal varying according to a position and/or attitude of the controller.

Title
Game operating device
Application Number
11/446187
Publication Number
7942745 (B2)
Application Date
June 5, 2006
Publication Date
May 17, 2011
Inventor
Kuniaki Ito
Kyoto
JP
Akio Ikeda
Kyoto
JP
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
Assignee
Nintendo
JP
IPC
G06F 19/00
G06F 17/00
A63F 13/00
A63F 9/24
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