Apparatus systems, and the methods for stimulating movement of a ball in response to a signal generated in an input device moved by a game player

  • US 7,932,908 B1
  • Filed: 10/02/2000
  • Issued: 04/26/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/04/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A ball game apparatus for playing a ball game, said ball game apparatus being configured to operate with a screen of a display device, said ball game apparatus comprising:

  • an input device including a handle to be moved in a three-dimensional space by a game player, to produce a movement for simulating an attempted interception of a ball;

    a first signal-generator incorporated in said input device to output an acceleration correlated signal according to an acceleration upon moving said input device in the three-dimensional space to produce said movement for simulating an attempted interception of a ball, said acceleration correlated signal indicating a plurality of different non-zero acceleration values;

    a second signal-generator incorporated in said input device to output a second signal in response to said accelerated correlation signal; and

    a game processor fordisplaying a ball character on said screen of said display device,receiving said second signal, anddetermining, based on said second signal and a moving timing of said ball character that is a position of said ball character in a depth direction in said screen, a moving direction of said ball character as a parameter for a movement of the ball character after a hit.

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