Patent finds

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  1. Sienar

    Sienar Robust Member

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  2. madhatter256

    madhatter256 Illustrious Member

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    Lol. HOw are you supposed to hold it?
     
  3. Sienar

    Sienar Robust Member

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  4. Funkstar De Luxe

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    Yeah, keep posting!
     
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    One time I found this wierd patent Nintendo made. Have you guys seen those "floating display" LED clocks? You know, the kind that has this arm with a column of LED's on it, and the arm swings back and forth rapidly. The LED's blink in a specific way so that it apears that a display of the time is floating in the air. A similar concept is the kind of top that has LED's on it. When you spin the top, the LED's blink in a certain way so that a message appears while it's spinning.

    Well Nintendo filed a patent for a wand with similar technology. It was a wand with a vertical columns of LED's of multiple colors. When you wave the wand back and forth, an image is produced. The patent suggested that the image could be changed or controlled by something. I can't remember if it sounded like it was supposed to be a peripheral for a game console, or a seperate toy.
     
  7. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    I can't see the images. All I keep getting is this picture.
    [​IMG]

    Yakumo
     
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  8. Funkstar De Luxe

    Funkstar De Luxe Fiery Member

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    And you couldn't link to or resize that image?
     
  9. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    the image wasn't that big when displayed through IE. I've made it smaller now.

    Yakumo
     
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    Barc0de Mythical Member from Time Immemorial

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    I get the same message, but no image. Help me see it and you shall have candy.
     
  11. PrOfUnD Darkness

    PrOfUnD Darkness Familiar Face

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    The patent's link expires after a while, just tell us the patent number :)
     
  12. Sienar

    Sienar Robust Member

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    None of the have been resized, so I'm using links

    First, some odd nintendo controller and what appears to be an arcade cabinate for it(possibly demo station?)
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-28.jpg
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-36.jpg

    Next, a series of PSX controller variations. And I have a ton more I could put into a zip archive for anyone interested
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-37.jpg
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-41.jpg
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-55.jpg
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-49.jpg

    Funny Dual Analog variant
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-67.jpg

    Sony handhelds
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-6.jpg
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-77.jpg
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-80.jpg

    Unusual sega controller
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-108.jpg
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/SantheSienar/DImg-106.jpg

    And I have alot more, plus ton's of stuff I have yet to go through

    I've been ill over the past few days, hence my delay in posting and responding. If you have any further inquries as to patent #'s or similarly filed patents, please be patient.

    Also, I've just started to look throught the japanese patent archives.
     
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  13. babu

    babu Mamihlapinatapai

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    that looks like patents for the Nintendo Super System (think it's called so)
    http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8894
    http://www.localarcade.com/arcade_art/details.php?image_id=861
    http://www.quarterarcade.com/Game.aspx/5889
     
  14. Sienar

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    Xbox controller filled in 2008. The inventor also has his name on just about every 360 accessory patent.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Funky design but that D-pad looks like it could be nasty on the thumb thanks to the raised area around it.

    Yakumo
     
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    This Sega controller is a very interesting thing. I wondering was it for Saturn or for Dreamcast.
     
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    Skaarg Enthusiastic Member

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    I always love seeing old scrapped designs like this. Couldn't find a patent, but I always loved these old Dreamcast controllers:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Weinflames

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    I would love a zip file. I could have a look at those designs in a more confortable way. It kinda annoys me go through all the tabs using an internet browser.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    A little up after the forum maintenance for Sienar to read my previous post :)
     

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