Game controller with structural bridge

CAFC
  • US 9,855,498 B2
  • Filed: 07/28/2017
  • Issued: 01/02/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/20/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A combination comprising:

  • a computing device, comprising an electronic display screen;

    a pair of confinement structures, the pair of confinement structures interacting with the computing device and adjacent at least two opposing sides of the computing device, but not more than three sides of the sides of the computing device, the at least two opposing sides of the computing device support the electronic display screen, each of the pair of confinement structures comprising a communication link, each of the communication links configured for electronic communication with the computing device;

    a rigid structural bridge disposed between the pair of confinement structures, the rigid structural bridge comprising a passageway between the pair of confinement structures, the passageway promotes electrical communication between the communication link of a first confinement structure of the pair of confinement structures and the computing device, the passageway further promotes electrical communication between the communication link of a second confinement structure of the pair of confinement structures and the computing device;

    fastening mechanisms, the fastening mechanisms secures the first confinement structure to the rigid structural bridge, the fastening mechanisms further secure the second confinement structure to the rigid structural bridge; and

    a pair of control modules, each control module of the pair of control modules interacting with a corresponding confinement structure of the pair of confinement structures, each control module in electronic communication with the communication link of its corresponding confinement structure, each of the pair of control modules providing input module apertures, each input module aperture secures an instructional input device, wherein said input module apertures are adjacent each of the at least two opposing sides of the computing device, and wherein the input device is a separate and distinct structure from the pair of confinement structures, forming no structural portion of the pair of confinement structures, and in which each of the pair of confinement structures are separate and distinct structures from the structural bridge, forming no structural portion of the structural bridge.

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