Dyson patents a robot that climbs stairs and opens boxes

Dyson has filed an application with the UK Patent Office, which describes the designs of the robots. A premium vacuum cleaner company has developed devices capable of climbing stairs and opening drawers. The documents describe a three-axis design with wheels arranged in a star shape, as well as a robotic arm capable of holding a… Continue reading Dyson patents a robot that climbs stairs and opens boxes

EA will open its patents to developers to make games more accessible

Electronic Arts will open five of its patents to developers, designed to make games available to a wider audience, including players with visual, speech, hearing and cognitive impairments. Among these patents is a signaling system already in use in Apex legends, inviting players to use quick commands to communicate. And the ping system, also used… Continue reading EA will open its patents to developers to make games more accessible

Tencent patents its own Switch-style handheld game console

China corporation Tencent received a patent for a PC video game console. The application for it was submitted in October and approved only now. Images attached to this document show renders of a portable device with a screen reminiscent of the popular Nintendo Switch… However, the button icons indicate that the Chinese console is based… Continue reading Tencent patents its own Switch-style handheld game console

In the footsteps of PlayStation 5: Microsoft patents Xbox controller recoil mechanics similar to DualSense

Corporation Microsoft patented Force-Feedback Trigger – new trigger recoil system for the controller Xbox… Apparently, it will be similar to the one implemented in the gamepad DualSense for Playstation 5… The patent describes how the Force-Feedback Trigger works. The triggers are said to provide measurable resistance to the user’s pulling in certain scenarios while playing.… Continue reading In the footsteps of PlayStation 5: Microsoft patents Xbox controller recoil mechanics similar to DualSense

OPPO foldable smartphones patents found with unusual block design

OPPO has not yet released a foldable smartphone, but has long patented the design of such devices. Until now, almost all of them were standard, and they didn’t have much to brag about. But now the company has filed four different patents demonstrating smartphones that can be folded multiple times, with a unique block structure.… Continue reading OPPO foldable smartphones patents found with unusual block design

Sony patents a lone player companion robot

The network found a mention of a new patent Sony, which describes a companion that responds to emotions and gameplay. The gaming division of the company filed an application with the U.S. Patent Office in April 2018. Her description says that the robot will join the user during the game and will watch him, showing… Continue reading Sony patents a lone player companion robot