Four years after filing, SCUF gets utility patent for anti-friction rings, taking total to 150 granted & pending patents

ATLANTA– (BUSINESS WIRE) -Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, through its patent subsidiary, Ironburg Inventions, has protected another key feature of gaming controllers with the recently issued US patent (#10,441,881).

This latest patent protects anti-friction rings in the thumbstick control area. The anti-friction rings have been designed to be customizable and removable, they have reduced the size, shape and design. Replaceable anti-friction rings are a necessary feature for exporting professionals and competitive gamers two to performance advantages the rings offer.

With this new patent, Scuf Gaming now has 96 granted patents and designs, with an additional 54 pending patent applications.

“At 2011, we redefined the way gamers use their controllers by inventing the back control functions, adjustable hair triggers, and trigger stops. "Since then, SCUF has been focused on improving several controller functional areas," said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Founder of Scuf Gaming. “One such area is the thumbstick control region which is essential to peak performance and accuracy. By inventing the replaceable anti-friction rings, SCUF has created a solution to ensure you are able to swap out and locked, while providing a low level of friction between the thumbsticks and the controller body. With this patent, we are delighted with the innovation and investment of another key area of ​​the controller. "

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About Scuf Gaming

Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, provides superior accessories and customized gaming controllers for consoles and PCs that are used by top professional gamers as well as casual gamers. Built to specification, SCUF controllers offer custom built-in design and increase hand use and improve gameplay. SCUF controller features are covered by 96 granted patents, and another 54 pending applications, focusing on four key areas of the controller: the back control functions, the trigger control mechanisms, the thumbstick control area and the side-mounted configurable SaxTM button placements.

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