(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication
(54) BASE STATION MOVEMENT DETECTION AND COMPENSATION
(75) Inventor: Gary M. Zalewski, Oakland, CA
MARTINE PENILLA & GENCARELLA, LLP 710 LAKEWAY DRIVE, SUITE 200 SUNNYVALE, CA 94085 (US)
(73) Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment
America Inc., Foster City, CA (US)
(21) Appl.No.: 12/463,360
(22) Filed: May 8, 2009
(51) Int. CI.
A63F 9/24 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 463/39
Method and systems for processing interactive communication received from input devices, which interface with a computer program that executes at a computer, are provided. The method includes receiving input data from a first input device and a second input device at a base station that is interfaced with the computer. The first and second input devices are movable independently of one another to interactively interface with the computer program. The method tracks a position of the first and second input devices through the base station and identifies a near-identical change in position of the tracked position of the first and second input devices. The method then sets a flag upon identifying the near-identical change in position. The flag is processed by the computer program to set an action to take during interactivity with the computer program. In one example, the base station includes an inertial sensor that can confirm movement. If movement is confirmed, the flag is processed to take the action, as defined within the computer program.