US 9,808,712 B2
System that converts between wireless operation and wired operation
Richard Lum, Redmond, WA (US); and Wei Guo, Sammamish, WA (US)
Assigned to Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed by Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed on Aug. 19, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/242,248.
Application 14/281,460 is a division of application No. 12/748,071, filed on Mar. 26, 2010, granted, now 8,727,882, issued on May 20, 2014.
Application 15/242,248 is a continuation of application No. 14/281,460, filed on May 19, 2014, granted, now 9,427,660, issued on Aug. 30, 2016.
Application 12/748,071 is a continuation of application No. 10/769,431, filed on Jan. 30, 2004, granted, now 7,753,788, issued on Jul. 13, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2017/0043246 A1, Feb. 16, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A63F 13/20 (2014.01); A63F 13/235 (2014.01); A63F 13/49 (2014.01); H04W 84/22 (2009.01); H04W 76/02 (2009.01); A63F 13/40 (2014.01)
CPC A63F 13/235 (2014.09) [A63F 13/06 (2013.01); A63F 13/10 (2013.01); A63F 13/20 (2014.09); A63F 13/49 (2014.09); H04W 76/028 (2013.01); H04W 84/22 (2013.01); A63F 2300/1025 (2013.01); A63F 2300/1031 (2013.01); A63F 2300/636 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method implemented by a gaming controller comprising:
monitoring, at the gaming controller, power supply data associated with a gaming controller power supply;
detecting, based at least in part on the monitoring, a condition that suggests switching from a wireless mode of operation to a wired mode of operation during use of the gaming controller;
sending, based on the condition and to a gaming console, data corresponding to the condition that suggests switching from the wireless mode of operation to the wired mode of operation;
transitioning from the wireless mode of operation to the wired mode of operation; and
based at least in part on transitioning from the wireless mode of operation to the wired mode of operation, sending a session identification to the gaming console thereby causing the gaming console to re-associate the gaming controller with saved data, the saved data being generated during the use of the gaming controller before the transitioning from the wireless mode of operation to the wired mode of operation.