Joystick control

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4375631
SERIAL NO

06252710

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A manually-operable joystick is mounted for universal pivoting motion as by means of spherical bearing and journal means and is biased toward a neutral position so as to return automatically thereto upon release of manual constraint.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Ampex CorporationREDWOOD CITY, CA60

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Goldberg, Thomas R Golden, CO 2 65

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4489304 Spring disconnect mechanism for self centering multiple axis analog control stick 35 1983
D305424 Combination drawing pen and enclosure for a computer mouse for generating free hand computer graphics 6 1987
* 5854622 Joystick apparatus for measuring handle movement with six degrees of freedom 144 1997
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (2)
* 8632060 Bumper for manipulator 0 2009
* 2010/0127,439 BUMPER FOR MANIPULATOR 0 2009
 
CTS Corporation (5)
6353430 Gimbal mounted joy stick with z-axis switch 12 1999
6654005 Low profile joy stick and switch 16 2001
7199314 Joystick and switch 3 2005
* 2006/0279,544 Joystick and switch 0 2005
* 2009/0295,724 Adjustable torque joystick 3 2009
 
MPC COMPONENTS CORPORATION (1)
* 6227066 Joystick centering device supporting multiple compound torque profiles 10 1999
 
OMNEX CONTROL SYSTEMS ULC (1)
* 5349881 Multi-axial centering spring mechanism 18 1993
 
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
* 6078247 Multi-direction input device 11 1998
 
OXOON (1)
* 6375522 Motorized nautical recreational vessel 5 1999
 
CROWN EQUIPMENT CORPORATION (1)
* 6082212 Multi-function control handle 7 1998
 
HYDRINO AB, BOX 57 870 52 NYLAND SWEDEN A SWEDISH CORP. (1)
* 4590454 Control assembly 6 1984
 
CASCADE MICROTECH, INC. (36)
7233160 Wafer probe 23 2001
7161363 Probe for testing a device under test 35 2004
7427868 Active wafer probe 22 2004
7420381 Double sided probing structures 3 2005
7656172 System for testing semiconductors 6 2006
7535247 Interface for testing semiconductors 6 2006
7271603 Shielded probe for testing a device under test 35 2006
7449899 Probe for high frequency signals 5 2006
7619419 Wideband active-passive differential signal probe 3 2006
7304488 Shielded probe for high-frequency testing of a device under test 9 2006
7764072 Differential signal probing system 7 2007
7723999 Calibration structures for differential signal probing 3 2007
7403028 Test structure and probe for differential signals 25 2007
7285969 Probe for combined signals 3 2007
7443186 On-wafer test structures for differential signals 6 2007
7504842 Probe holder for testing of a test device 4 2007
7688097 Wafer probe 4 2007
7609077 Differential signal probe with integral balun 4 2007
7453276 Probe for combined signals 6 2007
7518387 Shielded probe for testing a device under test 4 2007
7761983 Method of assembling a wafer probe 3 2007
7495461 Wafer probe 4 2007
7456646 Wafer probe 4 2007
7501842 Shielded probe for testing a device under test 5 2007
7498829 Shielded probe for testing a device under test 5 2007
7417446 Probe for combined signals 6 2007
7489149 Shielded probe for testing a device under test 3 2007
7482823 Shielded probe for testing a device under test 5 2007
7436194 Shielded probe with low contact resistance for testing a device under test 4 2007
7750652 Test structure and probe for differential signals 6 2008
8013623 Double sided probing structures 2 2008
7876114 Differential waveguide probe 13 2008
7759953 Active wafer probe 5 2008
7898281 Interface for testing semiconductors 4 2008
7898273 Probe for testing a device under test 3 2009
7940069 System for testing semiconductors 4 2009
 
MICROSPEED, INC. (1)
* 4490710 Control stick assembly 21 1982
 
Akermans Verstad AB (1)
* 4533899 Joystick controller with improved motion control with plate having bevelled flat edges that correspond to planes of maneuverability 26 1983
 
INVACARE CORPORATION (2)
* 4511825 Electric wheelchair with improved control circuit 61 1982
* 4634941 Electric wheelchair with improved control circuit 52 1985
 
North American Philips Corporation (1)
* 4514600 Video game hand controller 84 1983
 
ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. (4)
6320284 Motor assembly allowing output in multiple degrees of freedom 20 1999
6664666 Motor assembly allowing output in multiple degrees of freedom 21 2001
6909205 Motor assembly allowing output in multiple degrees of freedom 22 2003
* 2004/0124,717 Motor assembly allowing output in multiple degrees of freedom 2 2003
 
Ceramic Magnetics, Inc. (1)
* 4544803 Positional transducer 3 1984
 
TRANSAMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, DBA TTI MEDICAL (1)
* 4721274 Gimbal assembly 24 1985
 
RCA CORPORATION A CORP. OF DE (2)
* 4641123 Joystick control 16 1984
* 4656456 Joystick control circuit 1 1985
 
CATERPILLAR INC. (1)
6631653 System for definable single lever control shift pattern joint 5 2000
 
WOODWARD, INC. (1)
* 9429978 Passive control stick 0 2013
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