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United States Patent D658,179
Ikeda ,   et al. April 24, 2012

Game controller with multi-positional state controller element

Claims


CLAIM The ornamental design for a game controller with multi-positional state controller element, as shown and described.
Inventors: Ikeda; John (Seattle, WA), Ledbetter; Carl L. (Mercer Island, WA), Bristol; Peter (Redmond, WA)
Assignee: Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA)
Appl. No.: D/368,839
Filed: August 30, 2010

Current U.S. Class: D14/401 ; D14/454; D21/333
Current International Class: 1402
Field of Search: D14/217,218,356,388,399-401,412-416,432,434,454-457,496 D21/324,332,333 463/1,30,36-38,46,47 345/156-161,905

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Other References

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, 1 color sheet, Microsoft, 2005. cited by other .
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Primary Examiner: Reid; Stella
Assistant Examiner: Hill; Keli L
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

Description



FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a game controller showing our new design with a controller element in a first positional state;

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front side view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a rear side view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a left view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a right view thereof;

FIG. 8 is a bottom view thereof;

FIG. 9 is a front perspective view thereof with the controller element in a second positional state;

FIG. 10 is a rear perspective view thereof;

FIG. 11 is a top view thereof;

FIG. 12 is a front side view thereof;

FIG. 13 is a rear side view thereof;

FIG. 14 is a left view thereof;

FIG. 15 is a right view thereof;

FIG. 16 is a bottom view thereof;

FIG. 17 is an enlarged front perspective view of a region of the game controller containing the claimed portion take from the angle as shown in FIG. 1 in the first positional state;

FIG. 18 is an enlarged rear perspective view of the region of the game controller shown in FIG. 17 taken from the angle as shown in FIG. 2 with the controller element in the first positional state;

FIG. 19 is a top view of the region of the game controller shown in FIG. 17 with the controller element in the first positional state;

FIG 20 is an enlarged front perspective view of a region of the game controller containing the claimed portion taken from the angle as shown in FIG. 9 with the controller element in the second positional state;

FIG 21 is an enlarged rear perspective view of the region of the game controller shown in FIG. 20 taken from the angle as shown in FIG. 10 with the controller element in the second positional state; and,

FIG. 22 is a top view of the region of the game controller shown in FIG. 20 with the controller element in the second positional state.

The broken lines shown are included for the purpose of illustrating the unclaimed portions of the article and form no part of the claim.

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