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Subject: Controller Patents
Like most industries, patents play a huge part in the video game world.  There's some interesting stuff to learn from these patents too.  Here are some interesting patents I found:

Nintendo Wii Nunchuk
Nintendo Wii gun attachment
Nintendo portable touch-screen system - the DS, obviously.  Interesting image.
rotation-sensing cartridge for GBA - used in Yoshi Topsy Turvy, and others I think.
Too much detail on the Wiimote expansion plug
The Wiimote

While not strictly a controller, these are interesting:
UV-sensing GBA cartridge, likely used for Konami's Boktai RPG.
The GameBoy Micro

What other interesting controller patents are out there?
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