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Submitted by Smurf1 671d ago | news

New PlayStation Eyepad Controller patent discovered

It seems Sony has been working on a variety of controllers for PS4. (Dev, PS3, PS4, Sony, Tech)

Snookies12  +   671d ago
Lol, the "Eyepad"...
Smurf1  +   671d ago
I think it's a cool name. The PDF states that it will work with PS3 and any new console.
jujubee88  +   671d ago
It usually says that to throw people off or just patent it's usage.
This is almost certainly going to be used for a next gen PS console (if it comes out).

Edit: Also, I do not think the document actually called it the 'Eyepad'.

... But it sounds better than the lookytablet (which is would I would like to call it!) :)
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jujubee88  +   671d ago
Thanks to neogaf, I found out it was called "EyePad" in the .pdf,

"...hereafter reffered to as the EyePad..."

:D

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
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MaxXAttaxX  +   671d ago
EyeToy....EyePad
Makes sense.
Enemy  +   671d ago
Apple closing in for a lawsuit!
GribbleGrunger  +   671d ago
lol, yeah, I love it when a company has a sense of humour. They must have chuckled to themselves in the board room when naming this.
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miyamoto  +   671d ago
funny you mentioned that

Originally called the iToy (short for "interactive toy") by the London branch, the webcam was later renamed to the EyeToy by Phil Harrison.
SilentNegotiator  +   671d ago
I doubt that they would use that name for a final product.

Here we go....Playstation haters are here in full force (not you, Snookies), once again pretending that Nintendo invented the patent (tablets with controller bits, yeah, that didn't exist before Wii U /s) and acting like every patent is a Ps4 feature or something launching on Ps3 tomorrow.

Don't these guys ever get sick of kidding themselves?
Playstation haters are boringly predictable.
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Neonridr  +   671d ago
lol, so are we going to now say that Sony was developing this long before Nintendo? I mean how many times do they have to come out with a strikingly "similar" product to a previously released Nintendo peripheral before we can call them copiers?
SilentNegotiator  +   670d ago
No, I'm saying that Nintendo didn't invent the idea.

Oh noes! Sony is copying the company with an unoriginal idea!

And besides, all half-credible rumors are saying that the Ps4 will have a small touch PAD, not a touch SCREEN. I know some of you would love to see Sony "copy" a "Nintendo invented" idea so that you can continue on about SONY HAZ NO ORIGINAL IDEARS, but that's 95% likely not even the case.
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xtremeimport  +   671d ago
I like the Vita because it has physical buttons as well as the option to touch. I use the touch to navigate the live screen but basically when it comes to games, i've always preferred the physical buttons. I hate games on the iphone because of that reason. touch just isnt as responsive and always feels kinda awkward.
Mounce  +   671d ago
Not to confuse 'eye' with 'i' in any way, of course :P Tehe.
Knight_Crawler  +   670d ago
The Playstation Eye Pad LMFAO!

What next Sony Eye Tunes.

Poor Sony, being at the bottom in every department must have them going mad.
StraightPath  +   670d ago
Wii u?

Sony copying once again
Snookies12  +   670d ago
It's not copying if you can do it better... That's just innovating. You take an idea and build upon it. If it sucks, by all means call it a copy, or a rip-off.
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EZMickey  +   670d ago
@Snookies12 Actually it is still copying, regardless of whether it's done better or worse, it's still copying/imitating/mimicking.

Ironically if you look at the Move next to the Wii, Sony didn't "innovate", they just imitated but used better technology than Wii's controls and somehow Wii was still more successful by a ludicrous amount.

Even by your own logic (where did you come up with that anyway?), it's still copying because commercially they didn't do any better :/
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   670d ago
Apple will try to sue them for making it sound like Ipad lol
badz149  +   670d ago
When will people learn that not all patent will go into production? This will be just like millions of other patents...remain as a patent or a lawsuit weapon!
wishingW3L  +   671d ago
Sony are on a roll patenting everything they can.
MattyG  +   671d ago
Companies tend to patent a lot of things, even if they have no intention of ever making them. Just in case, you know?
MultiConsoleGamer  +   671d ago
Sony tablet controller confirmed.

It's move all over again.

In before "chicken and egg" arguments over Move and Wiimote tech.
Azurite  +   671d ago
Why bother if you know better?
jimbobwahey  +   671d ago
Nothing is confirmed you idiot.
dafegamer  +   671d ago
So you're saying that the Wii U controller is not an IPad?
ginsunuva  +   671d ago
not sure if stupid...
dafegamer  +   671d ago
@ginsunuva sorry but nintendo didnt innovate the tablett, nor a touchscreen
SilentNegotiator  +   671d ago
That's right, Nintendo invented Tablets with controller bits on it. There TOTALLY wasn't a bunch of devices doing that before Nintendo.
/s

And worst of all, you actually suggest that this confirms a tablet controller for the Ps4. When will you people learn that 90% of patents aren't used?
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1Victor  +   671d ago
I agree with you silentNegotiator this is a move to block apple from using dual cameras for 3D video/pictures and allow Sony to came out with a 3D tablet
quantae06  +   671d ago
Nintendo were the first company to make a touchscreen controller on a video game console though.
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SilentNegotiator  +   670d ago
@quantae06

Except the devices with touchscreens AND controller parts WERE the controllers to that hardware.

So, no, Nintendo really weren't the first to do that for a controller.
Qrphe  +   671d ago
Just like blocking used games was confirmed in the PS3 by that patent years ago.
Monkeycan8  +   671d ago
I do have to say the tech for the "Move" was shown/recorded before the Wii was announced.

But i'm not sure when Nintendo patented or made up the Wii's motion controls.

If anyone knows let me know.
Neonridr  +   671d ago
2001 is when Nintendo first started their design. In that year, Nintendo licensed a number of motion-sensing patents from Gyration Inc, who they used to help build the Wiimote.
Monkeycan8  +   671d ago
awesome!

Thank You Neon.
Cocozero  +   671d ago
I miss the days when Sony used to innovate and not copy.

They could have at least thought of a better name to make it less obvious
Monkeycan8  +   671d ago
Do you say anything that isn't trolling?
THC CELL  +   671d ago
Hahaha according to Samsung apple stole the iPhone idea off Sony, god people are just stupid. Sony was inspired and made something that might be better..
subtenko  +   671d ago
What exactly is Sony copying? Having a tablet? Dude, do you know who Sony is? They are a massive electronics companies dating back to years ago. They DO innovate! But with things like computers, if one company makes a computer, it would be stupid if someone else couldnt make their own computer without being bugged by people like you saying "hey you copied them!"

You made an account on N4g but you wernt the first one; you copied them.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   671d ago
Wow, way to rip off Nintendo AND Apple in one dell swoop. Really? EyePad?? WOW!
SneeringImperialist  +   671d ago
Lol you cretin.
delboy  +   671d ago
Actually I like the above design, I mean copy.
Laughing so hard at Sony boys.
zebramocha  +   671d ago
@delboy copy of what? The design would look like a square or rectangle because there are no other shape common among electronic devises.

@delboy it's just a patent,this doesn't confim they are coming out with a tablet controller but look at how it may work with future products.
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delboy  +   671d ago
@zebramocha

Yep a square, but even then you can't copying it.
Look at apple vs samsung lawsuit, same would happen to Sony.
It's a Ipad, look at it. Lol
007Bond  +   671d ago
yeah those fanboys damn well know it's a cheap copy yet they still argue it's great haha!
KevPC  +   671d ago
by that logic even the wiiu controller is a copy
Ippiki Okami  +   671d ago
"Yep a square, but even then you can't copying it.
Look at apple vs samsung lawsuit, same would happen to Sony.
It's a Ipad, look at it. Lol"

....yeah just like the sony xperia tablet Z or S. WOW. You casual nintendrones are absolute morons.
naqib2710  +   671d ago
you sure? i thought because ps eye + pad=eyepad and not because iPad...
subtenko  +   671d ago
Lol your comment straight out mentioned apple XD Nintendo ripped off Apple trying to be apple in this case but it's not working out for them like they hoped it would.
dafegamer  +   671d ago
rip off nintendo and apple? How does that work sir?
damn the sony hate from delusional trolls is frustrating
Qrphe  +   671d ago
>Apple patents iPad
>Sony patents tablet controller
>copying

Son, I don't think you know what a patent means
Bathyj  +   671d ago
Eyepad?

Theres gotta be a lawsuit there.

Anyone remember Futuramas Eyephone?
EverydayGuy  +   671d ago
I have no idea where Sony is going with these patents.
uuaschbaer  +   671d ago
I thought it said Eyepatch controller...
NateCole  +   671d ago
Sony had the Eye Toy out before. DOubt they will go with EyePad though. They will go with either the PS or xperia brand.
Neonridr  +   671d ago
So can we now start a discussion where Sony fanboys who previously said the Wii U gamepad was ridiculous looking and a terrible design for a console are now going to promote this "eyepad" and say it's awesome?
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Studio-YaMi  +   670d ago
I'm saving judgment over this till I see what it can do and it's a patent after all,nothing is confirmed yet you know ?
joefrost00  +   671d ago
Actually Microsoft invented the pad
With the tablet pc in 2000
Just didn't do well
Apple does the same thing with the ipad they ripped from Microsoft
And then MS does the surface and people got the nerve to say they are biting off apple
Classic morons lol
Rai  +   671d ago
with sony changing controllers, I hope they allow me to sync my PS3 controllers if I don't need to use it for a game.
whoyouwit04  +   671d ago
so they are stilling from Nintendo again when will sony ever get their own ideas.
PygmelionHunter  +   671d ago
*sigh* Here we go again... Get your popcorn folks, they're not gonna let this one go by anytime soon, if they confirm this, it'll be the Move vs Wii Remote, chicken and egg case all over again...
pedroyamato  +   671d ago
playstation U
Drainage  +   670d ago
bahahaahhah SONY hahaha
shinkiro  +   670d ago
all of you guys telling people that this tablet controller is a wiiu rip-off haven't even read the article. nowhere is it mentioned that this tablet has a screen. they are just calling it an input device(the screen is an output device you retards). this device has 3D-depth censor that can map the shape of any object placed in the space infront of it.

so basically its a kinect rip-off. albeit in a very small scale, since its operational volume is much smaller than the kinect, but that also gives it a high degree of accuracy. this thing should be able to map the whole hand accurately, including the finger.
finger tracking is not possible with the current kinect. leaked documents reveal that the kinect 2.0 will only register the thumb motion. on the plus side, the kinect can track the whole body at once
this eyepad can detect the shape of other small scale objects as well, but that is also possible with the kinect.

i guess next-gen will be an upgrade for assholes who used to send pictures of their junks to girls. this time they can send a fully 3 dimensional model of their junks.
TongkatAli  +   670d ago
Hahahahan soooooo many people above your comment failed.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_b...
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shinkiro  +   670d ago
i know, right? should have posted this sooner.

maybe i'll write an article about this idiocy and then submit it to N4G

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