Controller for electronic game machine
United States Patent D567243

Ashida, Kenichiro (Kyoto, JP)
Ibuki, Masato (Kyoto, JP)
Yamamoto, Shinji (Kyoto, JP)
Matsui, Hirokazu (Kyoto, JP)
Suga, Akiko (Kyoto, JP)
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Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Kyoto, JP)
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(IPC1-7): 1402
Field of Search:
D14/356, D14/218, D21/332, 345/156-161, 463/47, D14/496, D21/324, 463/1, 273/148B, D14/388, D14/399, D21/333, 463/36-38, D14/217, D14/432, 273/148R, D14/454-457, D14/400, 345/905, D14/412-416, 463/46, 463/30, D14/401
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Primary Examiner:
Bui, Daniel
Assistant Examiner:
Acker, Keli′ L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

1. The ornamental design for a controller for electronic game machine, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is a front, bottom and right perspective view of a controller for electronic game machine in accordance with our new design;

FIG. 2 is a rear, top and left perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a right side view thereof, a left side view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view thereof.