Portable game display and method for controlling same

  • US 6,445,364 B2
  • Filed: 06/28/2001
  • Issued: 09/03/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A device for assisting a computer user in playing a game on a portable electronic device, said portable electronic device have a display output comprising:

  • a portable electronic device having a display output;

    a display device coupled to said display output, said display device including an instantaneous viewing window;

    a visual interface device resident on said portable electronic device, said visual interface device providing a game screen whose size is larger than said instantaneous viewing window provided by said display;

    a tracking device for sensing motion of said portable electronic device, converting a sensory input generated by motion of said portable electronic device into a tracking data, and inputting said tracking data into a signal processing device, said signal processing device resident on said portable electronic device for interpreting said tracking data for determining which portion of said game screen will be displayed within said instantaneous viewing window at a particular point in time; and

    a game screen navigation device responsive to said sensory input, said game screen navigation device useful for assisting said computer user in navigating said game screen;

    whereby said computer user can view any portion of said game screen.

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