Corsair Gaming has been granted a patent for a hand-held controller designed for gaming consoles or computing devices. The controller features top controls for the index fingers, thumb sticks for the thumbs, and a removable buffer to enhance user experience. GlobalData’s report on Corsair Gaming gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Corsair Gaming, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Corsair Gaming's grant share as of February 2024 was 72%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Removable thumb stick buffer for hand held game controller

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Corsair Gaming Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11872478B2) discloses a hand-held controller designed for a games console or other computing device. The controller features an outer case with top controls for the user's index finger and thumb sticks on the front surface. These thumb sticks are mounted on an actuator mechanism that allows movement in both the x and y directions. A unique aspect of the design includes buffers that prevent the thumb sticks from contacting the outer case when moved to their travel limits within case apertures. The buffers are removably mounted within the case apertures, providing a smooth and controlled user experience.

Furthermore, the patent also covers an input apparatus for a computing device, which shares similar features with the hand-held controller. This input apparatus includes top controls for the user's index fingers, thumb sticks with actuator mechanisms for movement, and buffers to prevent contact with the outer case. The fastening system for the buffers allows for easy interchangeability and is designed to provide stability during operation. The design also incorporates self-centering analogue sticks for precise control. Overall, the patent highlights innovative features aimed at enhancing user interaction and comfort while operating gaming consoles or computing devices.

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