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shinobi602 02-14-2013 01:30 PM

Sony patent: Playstation..."Eyepad"?
 
Sorry if old, I didn't see anything in a search. Apparently it was filed in July of last year?

[QUOTE]It seems Sony has been working on a variety of controllers for PS4.

This new patent which was filed in 2012, is about something called the ‘PlayStation Eyepad’.

[B]It has the form factor of a tablet and can work in conjunction with cameras that are actually on both sides of the device to generate 3D virtual buttons and more. You can then use it as any other normal controller. It also features a touch-pad, which the PS4 controller was also rumored to have.[/B]

[URL="http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP2557482A2.pdf"]Source[/URL] & [URL="http://www.gamechup.com/new-playstation-eyepad-controller-patent-discovered/"]Source[/URL][/QUOTE]

[QUOTE][0029] Referring now to Figure 2, an input device 1000, [B]hereafter referred to as the EyePad[/B], is typically a panel, tablet or slab-like device comprising one or more illuminated regions 1010, two stereoscopic video cameras 1030A(L,R) and 1030B(L,R), and optionally a touch sensitive surface 1020 (hereafter referred to as a touchpad).[/QUOTE]

Here’s the official description for it:

[QUOTE]An input device for an entertainment device comprises a first main surface, one or more side edges, one or more motion sensors operable to generate motion data, and a wireless communicator for transmitting the motion data to the entertainment device, wherein an elongate illuminated region extends along some or all of one or more of the side edges; in addition the input device may comprise a first stereoscopic camera and a second stereoscopic camera having respective viewpoints located at opposing corners of a first area of the main surface, the field of view of each stereoscopic camera encompassing a first volume of space immediately above the first area, wherein the first and second stereoscopic cameras are operable to generate respective stereoscopic images, from which a first depth map and complementary second depth map may be generated for opposite sides of an object placed within the first volume of space.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE][IMG]http://i.minus.com/jNWFyZFhnab2s.png[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.gamechup.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ps-eyepad-1.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

KillerTravis 02-14-2013 01:31 PM

Looks edgy.

bluelightningduo 02-14-2013 01:31 PM

Exactly what I've been waiting!!!

def sim 02-14-2013 01:31 PM

These two consoles sound zany.

Auto_aim1 02-14-2013 01:32 PM

Pretty poor choice of name.

dhatt1 02-14-2013 01:32 PM

Sounds like something from a Chinese rip company.

ekim 02-14-2013 01:33 PM

Hopefully this will be buried in oblivion in the "just patent" folder.

Dance Inferno 02-14-2013 01:33 PM

[img]http://scorpsportal.com/cms/files/posted_images/2/futurama_killer_app.png[/img]

Tizoc 02-14-2013 01:33 PM

For some reason I was thinking of Snake's eye patch from MGS4 when reading the thread title.

waypoetic 02-14-2013 01:34 PM

It's the PSP all over again - only one nub

Foshy 02-14-2013 01:34 PM

[QUOTE]It has the form factor of a tablet and can work in conjunction with cameras that are actually on both sides of the device[B] to generate 3D virtual buttons and more.[/B] You can then use it as any other normal controller. It also features a touch-pad, which the PS4 controller was also rumored to have.
[/QUOTE]
[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwbO2JvW6lE"]So, like this?[/URL]

Just one of many Sony patents that may or may not be used in the future.

spats 02-14-2013 01:35 PM

[QUOTE=Tizoc;47705424]For some reason I was thinking of Snake's eye patch from MGS4 when reading the thread title.[/QUOTE]

Same here. That could've been cool. :I

WAR recon zero 02-14-2013 01:36 PM

i want one of these, however i don't think it can fight against the Apple and Samsung Behemoth

Dynamite Shikoku 02-14-2013 01:38 PM

Apple gonna sue

Withnail 02-14-2013 01:38 PM

Sony releasing a product called EyePad would be hilarious.

Tobor 02-14-2013 01:39 PM

They can't call a product "EyePad". Lol. Apple lawyers will rip them apart.

Enzon 02-14-2013 01:39 PM

[IMG]http://www.wms.co.uk/sharedimages/Large/D320.jpg[/IMG]

Tenki 02-14-2013 01:40 PM

[QUOTE=Tobor;47705515]They can't call a product "EyePad". Lol. Apple lawyers will rip them apart.[/QUOTE]

LOL I was thinking the same.

leesmapman 02-14-2013 01:41 PM

Metal Gear Solid 4 remake imminent

zomgbbqftw 02-14-2013 01:42 PM

Sounds like a shanzhai iPad.

pixlexic 02-14-2013 01:42 PM

It's a Wacom tablet?

RurouniZel 02-14-2013 01:45 PM

Sony really needs to get a new patent artists. This one sucks.

Binabik15 02-14-2013 01:48 PM

Now patent a holopad.

Skab 02-14-2013 01:50 PM

[IMG]http://www.avforums.com/forums/attachments/metal-gear-solid-ps3/111243d1235866446-who-do-you-think-should-play-snake-movie-mgs41.jpg[/IMG]

?

crinale 02-14-2013 01:52 PM

Play Station iPad confirmed.

U2NUMB 02-14-2013 01:56 PM

I think I actually heard Apple lawyers lick their lips.

FantasticMrFoxdie 02-14-2013 01:56 PM

Can it play Uncharted?

ubersticky 02-14-2013 02:01 PM

Sony Padstation

BAM!

sTeLioSco 02-14-2013 02:05 PM

we wont get a console with a standard controller this gen?
cmooon

big_z 02-14-2013 02:06 PM

[QUOTE=Dynamite Shikoku;47705496]Apple gonna sue[/QUOTE]

jokes on them sony don't have any money.

injurai 02-14-2013 02:08 PM

PlayStation Slate

PlaySlate

Placate

soxinthebox 02-14-2013 02:10 PM

[QUOTE=big_z;47705962]jokes on them sony don't have any money.[/QUOTE]
:lol

Pictures in OP look dodgy as

Beermeister 02-14-2013 02:11 PM

PS4 controller. Believe.

Pai Pai Master 02-14-2013 02:11 PM

SOLID EYE SYSTEM

Omikaru 02-14-2013 02:12 PM

Game Website Headline: "Is this the PS4 controller?"

Article: "No it's not, but it's a probably been filed by lawyers who regularly scour the R&D floors of tech companies all around the world looking for stuff to patent for the hell of it *blahblahblahsnark*"

I've done the work for you, guys.

Keyser Soze 02-14-2013 02:14 PM

This is how my mom spells iPad

amstradcpc 02-14-2013 02:14 PM

Like somebody said this would work better with AR glasses. You would see the 3d objects in fact over your pad, and be able to interact with them thanks to the map the 2 cameras provide.

Frost_Ace 02-14-2013 02:14 PM

Apple sue in 3...2...1

krizzx 02-14-2013 02:15 PM

Everyone seems to be avoiding saying that Sony is (as what may be inevitably so) copying Nintendo.

So now we have smartglass and the "eyepad". I wonder the people who insisted on the controller with a screen in it just being a gimmick and praising the others for not having one will have to say now.

gofreak 02-14-2013 02:18 PM

This was posted in a couple of other threads.

I think the 'eyepad' moniker is just the inventors having a little fun in their patent description...

MAX PAYMENT 02-14-2013 02:25 PM

Shinobi, either you work for the industry...
Or this is how you find news...

[img]http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/3/30014/1318107-sethbriars_hd.jpg[/img]

gofreak 02-14-2013 02:26 PM

[QUOTE=krizzx;47706147]Everyone seems to be avoiding saying that Sony is (as what may be inevitably so) copying Nintendo.

So now we have smartglass and the "eyepad". I wonder the people who insisted on the controller with a screen in it just being a gimmick and praising the others for not having one will have to say now.[/QUOTE]

This patent has nothing to do with remote play (which, you know, Sony's offered on select games for quite a long time on their portables).

It's about having a touchpad on a controller with a depth camera or pair of cameras around the touchpad so that a volume around the trackpad can detect and track objects - like fingers or other smaller objects. If the touchpad happened to be a screen it would be sort of irrelevant to the functionality this patent describes.

Anyway, by the sound of rumours this isn't in the final PS4 controller, the depth-cameras around the touchpad. Maybe it's an idea they were toying with during development of PS4's controller though.

Snaku 02-14-2013 02:27 PM

Are they incapable of a single original idea?

Diddy Kong 02-14-2013 02:31 PM

iOrbis U confirmed

Dennis 02-14-2013 02:33 PM

I see what Sony did there.

GTP_Daverytimes 02-14-2013 02:33 PM

[QUOTE=Snaku;47706384]Are they incapable of a single original idea?[/QUOTE]

The Name is obviously pushing it, but what do mean by them not being capable of a single original idea. The Device itself seems original to me.

Sn4ke_911 02-14-2013 02:34 PM

[QUOTE=MAX PAYMENT;47706354]Shinobi, either you work for the industry...
Or this is how you find news...

[img]http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/3/30014/1318107-sethbriars_hd.jpg[img][/QUOTE]

[url]http://n4g.com/[/url]

Your welcome.

Always-honest 02-14-2013 02:37 PM

Mn, eyephone incoming?

Dennis 02-14-2013 02:42 PM

This will obviously not work because it is too close to Apple iPad.

But there is no reason not to use the word 'pad' but better.

i is a tiny letter but the PlayStation brand can create an image of bigger and better with the

'Sony Maxi Pad'

Mondriaan 02-14-2013 02:44 PM

The name "eyepad" seems to indicate that the engineer responsible for the patent was not really being completely serious. Besides, coming up with actual product names is probably marketing's job.


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