Scuf Gaming Patents

Over 5 years ago, Scuf Gaming created a new market space for professional, customized gaming controllers/input devices... the birth of the SCUF controller. The SCUF was invented to increase hand use and reduce latency, this was achieved by adding several functional features, which go toward improving your gameplay by displaying more dexterity in a safe and ergonomic way.

The SCUF controller has several features, which are covered by 36 granted patents, and another 69 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area.

The patents below relate to hand held input devices, used for controlling video games or other interactive systems including Console, PC, Mobile and VR. The various IP ranges from a plurality of additional detachable controls located on the back of the controller, to individual elongated members to mounting plates which can activate magnetic switches, sensors or microswitches to adjustable trigger and stop mechanism, to mention just a few.

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Patents

Input Device
U.S. Pat. No. 8641525
U.S. Pat. No. 9089770
U.S. Pat. No. 8480491
U.S. Pat. No. D667892
U.S. Pat. No. D721139
U.S. Pat. No. D728030
U.S. Pat. No. D730451

Invention Protected
Paddle & Back Control System
Paddle & Back Control System
Hair trigger and trigger stop Area
Paddle & Back Control System
Paddle & Back Control System
Trigger stop System
Grips Handle Control Area

US granted utility and design patents
8,641,525
9,089,770
8,480,491
9,308,450
9,308,451
9,352,229
9,289,688
9,492,744
9,308,450
9,308,451
9,550,116
D667,892
D721,139
D728,030
D730,451
D733,802
D748,734
D777,260
D780,759
D780,180
D780,760

European
018,798,59-0001
025,081,76-0001
025,081,76-0002
025,081,76-0003
025,081,76-0004
025,081,76-0005
025,081,76-0006
003351246-0001
003351246-0002
003351246-0003
003351246-0004

China
ZL201430252105.7
ZL201430252083.4

Japan
1541943
1544226
1544227

Some of our Patent Press Releases

3rd February 2017 - USPTO Issues Scuf Gaming Five Additional Patents, Taking SCUF Total to an Impressive Twenty-Nine Issued Patents
CEO & Founder of Scuf Gaming, Duncan Ironmonger says, “As we evolve and further innovate in the input device space, our IP becomes an increasingly important factor of our roadmap and product development. With inventions and designs extending well into the future, our focus remains around improving the user experience. This passion and focus is core to our DNA and what helps drive us to develop the next era of gaming input devices. Since creating a new market space six years ago, our dedication and innovation to support the modern day demands of advanced gaming grows stronger – get ready for an exciting twelve months ahead!”

6th June 2016 - Scuf Gaming Technology Protected In Countless Ways as USPTO Issues Yet Another Patent Taking the Total to 21 - Ironmonger says "This is Possibly our Most Important Patent Milestone to Date Because of How it Helps Lock Down and Protect our Inpur Device Strategy for Console, PC, Mobile, Tablet and VR"
Five (5) years after inventing several additional core functions for a Gaming Controller and creating a new market space for professional controller/ input devices, Scuf Gaming through Ironburg Inventions (Invention/ Patent Subsidiary) talks more openly about its mid-term product strategy, as its count is extended to twenty-one (21) issued patents. On 31st May 2016 the USPTO issued Utility Patent No 9,352,229 B2, which relates to a hand held input device for controlling video games or other interactive systems with a plurality of additional detachable controls located on the back of the controller, ranging from individual elongated members to mounting plates which can activate magnetic switches, sensors or microswitches.

4th May 2016 - Scuf Gaming Continues to Concrete Its Controller Innovation Position After Being Issue Two Further Utility Patents
Scuf Gaming through Ironburg Inventions (Invention/ Patent Subsidiary) has been issued two (2) additional Gaming Controller Utility Patents by the USPTO taking its patent count to twenty (20) issued patents; the first Utility Patent No 9,308,450 B2, which relates to a game controller for controlling video games or other electronic interactive system, having an adjustable trigger system for calibration or customized control of trigger action, named and referred to as Adjustable Hair Trigger, and the second Utility Patent No. 9,308,451 B2 which independently relates to a game controller for controlling video games or other interactive systems, having a stopping block to limit the actuator movement of the trigger body, named and referred to as Adjustable Trigger Stop by Scuf Gaming who is commonly known for their innovative trigger and paddle technology in the gaming industry.

8th April 2016 - SCUF Granted Yet Another Game Changing Utility Patent
Scuf Gaming through Ironburg Inventions (the “Invention/ Patent subsidiary”) has been issued yet another very important Gaming Controller Utility Patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,289,688 by the USPTO, which relates to enabling the user to employ the middle and little fingers of the hand to control Triangular Cross-sectional functions of the reverse of a controller. Included in the patent are conduits for lateral support of elongated back functions (eg paddles or flippers) and also a locking mechanism and switch mechanism to the rear panel.

15th October 2015 - Scuf Gaming Licenses Its Technology to Microsoft and Becomes official and Exclusive Xbox 3rd Party Controller Partner for Professional Gaming
Scuf Gaming (together with its patent subsidiary, Ironburg Inventions, Ltd) “SCUF” announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft Corporation, providing Microsoft the rights to use SCUFs intellectual property, patents and innovations. Under the terms of the agreement Scuf Gaming will also become the exclusive 3rd party accessories partner for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.

5th February 2014 - SCUF Utility Patent Issued for Controller Back Functions/Paddles
Scuf Gaming through Ironburg Inventions (Invention/ Patent subsidiary) is issued Gaming Controller Utility Patent; No 8,641,525 by USPTO, which relates to the activation of functions controlled on the reverse of a controller, named and referred to as Paddles by Scuf Gaming and now commonly known as such by the Gaming industry.

23th July 2013 - Scuf Gaming announces the issuance of another US Patent
Scuf Gaming & Ironburg Inventions (Invention/ Patent subsidiary) announces the issuance of another US Patent; No 8,480,491 which relates to the adjustable trigger system for calibration or customized control of trigger action on a Gaming controller.