It took 2 1/2 years, but now no one can get away with ripping off Nintendo’s plastic Z-shaped Wii sensor bar stand.
Were you working on a stand for the Nintendo Wii’s sensor bar? If so, stop.
On April 7, 2009, Nintendo received a 14-year approval for a patent for their “Base Stand for Sensor Bar.” They filed for this patent in November 2, 2006. Seven men in Koyoto, Japan share credit for this invention, which is described as an “ornamental design for a base stand for sensor bar.”
This patent may provoke many questions, including: Do people even use the sensor bar’s stand? …and… Given the duration of the patent, would it scuttle any possible plans for a sensor bar for PlayStation 4, 5 and 6?