US Patent No: 5,223,776

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Six-degree virtual pivot controller

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An active virtual pivot hand controller using motors to control reflective forces and torques. Degree of freedom parameters, stops, and reflective force rates may be easily modified without altering hardware. The location of the virtual pivot of the hand controller may be likewise readily changed.

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HONEYWELL INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN1127
ER-WE-PA DAVIS-STANDARD GMBH40699 ERKRATH, DE0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Blomberg, Jon M Mound, MN 1 247
DeMers, Robert E Roseville, MN 13 403
Lowry, David J Minneapolis, MN 1 247
Marshall, Jr William C Columbia Heights, MN 1 247
Radke, Kathleen M Plymouth, MN 2 348

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The Warner & Swasey Company (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 4,569,244 Control lever with automatic return to original position 13 1983
 
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AS REPRESENTED BY THE CANADIAN COMMERICAL CORPORATION THE (1)
* 4,555,960 Six degree of freedom hand controller 66 1983
 
AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC (1)
* 5,007,300 Multi-axis hand controller 197 1990
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.) (1)
* 4,990,842 Operation control method and device for construction machine 2 1990
 
FMC CORPORATION (1)
* 4,738,417 Hand operated control 36 1987
 
PARKER INTANGIBLES INC. (1)
* 4,680,465 Multi-axis force controller 9 1984
 
Saab-Scania Aktiebolag (2)
* 4,531,080 Controller 35 1983
* 4,574,651 Control stick unit 48 1983
 
ALTMAN STAGE LIGHTING CO., INC. (1)
* 4,706,006 Dual-axis tactile feedback light control device 15 1986
 
RCA Corporation (1)
* 4,641,123 Joystick control 16 1984
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
* 4,477,043 Biodynamic resistant control stick 190 1982
 
Honeywell Inc. (1)
* 4,962,448 Virtual pivot handcontroller 101 1988
 
Woodward; William R. (1)
* 4,660,828 Reactive control apparatus 62 1983
 
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
* 4,420,808 Multi-axis force stick, self-trimmed aircraft flight control system 84 1982
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
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* 2003/0040,361 Method and apparatus for generating tactile feedback via relatively low-burden and/or zero burden telemetry 3 2002
8,328,638 Method and apparatus for generating tactile feedback via relatively low-burden and/or zero burden telemetry 0 2007
8,308,558 Universal tactile feedback system for computer video games and simulations 7 2008
* 2009/0069,081 Universal Tactile Feedback System for Computer Video Games and Simulations 9 2008
* 8,366,549 Controller 0 2011
* 2012/0021,834 Controller 0 2011
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
9,274,014 Sensor assembly and method for measuring forces and torques 0 2014
 
SIMBIONIX LTD. (4)
9,501,955 Endoscopic ultrasonography simulation 0 2002
7,850,456 Surgical simulation device, system and method 14 2004
8,500,451 Preoperative surgical simulation 2 2008
8,543,338 System and method for performing computerized simulations for image-guided procedures using a patient specific model 0 2009
 
OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH (1)
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
7,345,672 Force feedback system and actuator power management 16 2004
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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (9)
* 6,111,577 Method and apparatus for determining forces to be applied to a user through a haptic interface 302 1996
5,898,599 Force reflecting haptic interface 113 1996
6,405,158 Force reflecting haptic inteface 51 1999
6,369,834 Method and apparatus for determining forces to be applied to a user through a haptic interface 66 1999
7,225,404 Method and apparatus for determining forces to be applied to a user through a haptic interface 25 2001
6,853,965 Force reflecting haptic interface 44 2001
7,480,600 Force reflecting haptic interface 42 2004
* 2005/0222,830 Force reflecting haptic interface 26 2004
* 2007/0268,248 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING FORCES TO BE APPLIED TO A USER THROUGH A HAPTIC INTERFACE 5 2007
 
IMMERSION CORPORATION (188)
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5,459,382 Method and system for providing a tactile virtual reality and manipulator defining an interface device therefor 243 1994
* 5,731,804 Method and apparatus for providing high bandwidth, low noise mechanical I/O for computer systems 186 1995
* 5,721,566 Method and apparatus for providing damping force feedback 318 1995
* 5,739,811 Method and apparatus for controlling human-computer interface systems providing force feedback 380 1995
* 5,629,594 Force feedback system 367 1995
* 5,805,140 High bandwidth force feedback interface using voice coils and flexures 304 1995
* 5,734,373 Method and apparatus for controlling force feedback interface systems utilizing a host computer 501 1995
6,219,032 Method for providing force feedback to a user of an interface device based on interactions of a controlled cursor with graphical elements in a graphical user interface 214 1995
* 5,889,670 Method and apparatus for tactilely responsive user interface 291 1996
* 5,701,140 Method and apparatus for providing a cursor control interface with force feedback 174 1996
* 5,691,898 Safe and low cost computer peripherals with force feedback for consumer applications 524 1996
* 6,028,593 Method and apparatus for providing simulated physical interactions within computer generated environments 232 1996
* 5,828,197 Mechanical interface having multiple grounded actuators 227 1996
* 5,959,613 Method and apparatus for shaping force signals for a force feedback device 239 1996
* 5,825,308 Force feedback interface having isotonic and isometric functionality 348 1996
* 5,880,714 Three-dimensional cursor control interface with force feedback 165 1997
* 6,057,828 Method and apparatus for providing force sensations in virtual environments in accordance with host software 129 1997
* 6,050,718 Method and apparatus for providing high bandwidth force feedback with improved actuator feel 105 1997
7,024,625 Mouse device with tactile feedback applied to housing 24 1997
* 5,999,168 Haptic accelerator for force feedback computer peripherals 195 1997
* 5,907,487 Force feedback device with safety feature 129 1997
* 6,037,927 Method and apparatus for providing force feedback to the user of an interactive computer simulation 120 1997
* 6,020,876 Force feedback interface with selective disturbance filter 256 1997
* 6,147,674 Method and apparatus for designing force sensations in force feedback computer applications 142 1997
* 5,831,408 Force feedback system 172 1997
* 6,131,097 Haptic authoring 151 1997
* 5,929,846 Force feedback interface device including grounded sensor system 141 1997
6,246,390 Multiple degree-of-freedom mechanical interface to a computer system 67 1997
6,169,540 Method and apparatus for designing force sensations in force feedback applications 146 1997
* 6,078,308 Graphical click surfaces for force feedback applications to provide user selection using cursor interaction with a trigger position within a boundary of a graphical object 190 1997
* 6,100,874 Force feedback mouse interface 168 1997
6,252,579 Interface device and method for providing enhanced cursor control with force feedback 96 1997
* 6,154,198 Force feedback interface apparatus including backlash and for generating feel sensations 129 1997
* 6,020,875 High fidelity mechanical transmission system and interface device 95 1997
* 6,166,723 Mouse interface device providing force feedback 124 1997
6,300,936 Force feedback system including multi-tasking graphical host environment and interface device 161 1997
6,486,872 Method and apparatus for providing passive fluid force feedback 91 1998
6,271,833 Low cost force feedback peripheral with button activated feel sensations 83 1998
* 6,128,006 Force feedback mouse wheel and other control wheels 320 1998
6,219,033 Method and apparatus for controlling force feedback interface systems utilizing a host computer 43 1998
6,300,937 Method and apparatus for controlling force feedback for a computer interface device 101 1998
* 6,104,382 Force feedback transmission mechanisms 107 1998
* 6,061,004 Providing force feedback using an interface device including an indexing function 157 1998
* 6,088,019 Low cost force feedback device with actuator for non-primary axis 133 1998
6,946,812 Method and apparatus for providing force feedback using multiple grounded actuators 24 1998
RE37528 Direct-drive manipulator for pen-based force display 8 1998
6,400,352 Mechanical and force transmission for force feedback devices 25 1998
6,201,533 Method and apparatus for applying force in force feedback devices using friction 20 1998
8,508,469 Networked applications including haptic feedback 2 1998
6,215,470 User interface device including braking mechanism for interfacing with computer simulations 28 1998
* 6,154,201 Control knob with multiple degrees of freedom and force feedback 213 1998
6,281,651 Haptic pointing devices 64 1998
6,256,011 Multi-function control device with force feedback 161 1998
6,285,351 Designing force sensations for computer applications including sounds 79 1999
* 6,046,727 Three dimensional position sensing interface with force output 57 1999
6,243,078 Pointing device with forced feedback button 159 1999
6,876,891 Method and apparatus for providing tactile responsiveness in an interface device 89 1999
6,348,911 Force feedback device including safety switch and force magnitude ramping 68 1999
* 2002/0024,501 Mouse Device with Tactile Feedback Applied to Housing 3 1999
6,292,170 Designing compound force sensations for computer applications 67 1999
6,195,592 Method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations using an interface device 88 1999
6,424,356 Command of force sensations in a forceback system using force effect suites 78 1999
6,252,583 Memory and force output management for a force feedback system 39 1999
RE40341 Controller 1 1999
6,278,439 Method and apparatus for shaping force signals for a force feedback device 61 1999
6,781,569 Hand controller 35 1999
* 6,104,158 Force feedback system 130 1999
6,288,705 Interface device and method for providing indexed cursor control with force feedback 45 1999
6,310,605 Force feedback interface with selective disturbance filter 28 1999
6,639,581 Flexure mechanism for interface device 98 1999
RE42183 Interface control 2 1999
6,343,349 Memory caching for force feedback effects 43 1999
6,342,880 Force feedback system including multiple force processors 64 1999
6,704,001 Force feedback device including actuator with moving magnet 45 1999
6,366,272 Providing interactions between simulated objects using force feedback 139 1999
6,271,828 Force feedback interface devices providing resistance forces using a fluid 96 1999
6,705,871 Method and apparatus for providing an interface mechanism for a computer simulation 40 1999
RE37374 Gyro-stabilized platforms for force-feedback applications 31 1999
6,380,925 Force feedback device with spring selection mechanism 11 2000
6,259,382 Isotonic-isometric force feedback interface 43 2000
6,366,273 Force feedback cursor control interface 26 2000
6,437,771 Force feedback device including flexure member between actuator and user object 76 2000
7,113,166 Force feedback devices using fluid braking 72 2000
7,039,866 Method and apparatus for providing dynamic force sensations for force feedback computer applications 29 2000
6,275,213 Tactile feedback man-machine interface device 147 2000
6,292,174 Enhanced cursor control using limited-workspace force feedback devices 93 2000
6,762,745 Actuator control providing linear and continuous force output 16 2000
6,704,002 Position sensing methods for interface devices 9 2000
6,850,222 Passive force feedback for computer interface devices 57 2000
7,038,667 Mechanisms for control knobs and other interface devices 45 2000
6,801,008 Force feedback system and actuator power management 31 2000
6,374,255 Haptic authoring 72 2000
6,956,558 Rotary force feedback wheels for remote control devices 22 2000
6,686,911 Control knob with control modes and force feedback 106 2000
6,411,276 Hybrid control of haptic feedback for host computer and interface device 62 2000
7,106,313 Force feedback interface device with force functionality button 55 2000
6,697,044 Haptic feedback device with button forces 47 2000
6,697,048 Computer interface apparatus including linkage having flex 33 2000
7,199,790 Providing force feedback to a user of an interface device based on interactions of a user-controlled cursor in a graphical user interface 120 2001
7,253,803 Force feedback interface device with sensor 53 2001
7,136,045 Tactile mouse 66 2001
* 2001/0010,513 Tactile mouse 6 2001
6,580,417 Tactile feedback device providing tactile sensations from host commands 32 2001
6,424,333 Tactile feedback man-machine interface device 146 2001
7,023,423 Laparoscopic simulation interface 36 2001
6,469,692 Interface device with tactile feedback button 68 2001
6,894,678 Cursor control using a tactile feedback device 23 2001
7,158,112 Interactions between simulated objects with force feedback 70 2001
7,168,042 Force effects for object types in a graphical user interface 79 2001
7,061,467 Force feedback device with microprocessor receiving low level commands 57 2001
* 2003/0063,064 Force effects for object types in a graphical user interface 7 2001
* 7,557,794 Filtering sensor data to reduce disturbances from force feedback 3 2001
7,131,073 Force feedback applications based on cursor engagement with graphical targets 76 2001
6,654,000 Physically realistic computer simulation of medical procedures 23 2001
6,987,504 Interface device for sensing position and orientation and outputting force to a user 24 2002
* 2004/0252,100 Interface device for sensing position and orientation and outputting force to a user 0 2002
* 2002/0063,685 Interface device for sensing position and orientation and outputting force to a user 4 2002
7,812,820 Interface device with tactile responsiveness 3 2002
7,038,657 Power management for interface devices applying forces 32 2002
* 2002/0126,091 Power management for interface devices applying forces 7 2002
7,265,750 Haptic feedback stylus and other devices 59 2002
* 2002/0097,223 Haptic feedback stylus and othef devices 10 2002
6,904,823 Haptic shifting devices 50 2002
7,191,191 Haptic authoring 65 2002
* 2002/0109,708 Haptic authoring 14 2002
* 7,091,950 Force feedback device including non-rigid coupling 13 2002
7,148,875 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 149 2002
7,236,157 Method for providing high bandwidth force feedback with improved actuator feel 70 2002
* 2003/0090,460 Method and apparatus for providing high bandwidth, realistic force feedback including an improved actuator 4 2002
6,982,700 Method and apparatus for controlling force feedback interface systems utilizing a host computer 17 2003
7,728,820 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 71 2003
7,636,080 Networked applications including haptic feedback 3 2003
* 2007/0279,392 Networked applications including haptic feedback 18 2003
7,327,348 Haptic feedback effects for control knobs and other interface devices 15 2003
7,215,326 Physically realistic computer simulation of medical procedures 83 2003
7,102,541 Isotonic-isometric haptic feedback interface 63 2003
* 2004/0100,440 Control knob with multiple degrees of freedom and force feedback 7 2003
8,830,161 Methods and systems for providing a virtual touch haptic effect to handheld communication devices 1 2003
8,803,795 Haptic communication devices 1 2003
8,316,166 Haptic messaging in handheld communication devices 4 2003
7,209,117 Method and apparatus for streaming force values to a force feedback device 60 2003
7,821,496 Computer interface apparatus including linkage having flex 2 2004
* 2004/0164,959 Computer interface apparatus including linkage having flex 12 2004
7,561,141 Haptic feedback device with button forces 14 2004
7,432,910 Haptic interface device and actuator assembly providing linear haptic sensations 73 2004
7,027,032 Designing force sensations for force feedback computer applications 47 2004
* 2005/0128,186 Haptic feedback device with button forces 51 2004
7,944,433 Force feedback device including actuator with moving magnet 1 2004
7,249,951 Method and apparatus for providing an interface mechanism for a computer simulation 66 2004
7,710,399 Haptic trackball device 14 2004
7,423,631 Low-cost haptic mouse implementations 13 2004
RE40808 Low-cost haptic mouse implementations 8 2004
7,696,978 Enhanced cursor control using interface devices 4 2004
* 2005/0057,509 Enhanced cursor control using interface devices 4 2004
7,456,821 User interface device 0 2004
* 2006/0117,258 User interface device 9 2004
8,059,088 Methods and systems for providing haptic messaging to handheld communication devices 5 2005
8,077,145 Method and apparatus for controlling force feedback interface systems utilizing a host computer 8 2005
7,978,186 Mechanisms for control knobs and other interface devices 47 2005
* 2006/0012,584 Mechanisms for control knobs and other interface devices 17 2005
7,605,800 Method and apparatus for controlling human-computer interface systems providing force feedback 46 2006
8,441,444 System and method for providing directional tactile sensations 2 2006
8,527,873 Force feedback system including multi-tasking graphical host environment and interface device 0 2006
7,944,435 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 48 2006
7,889,174 Tactile feedback interface device including display screen 7 2006
7,489,309 Control knob with multiple degrees of freedom and force feedback 50 2006
* 2007/0152,988 Control knob with multiple degrees of freedom and force feedback 4 2006
* 2008/0055,241 Systems and Methods for Haptic Feedback Effects for Control Knobs 9 2007
8,368,641 Tactile feedback man-machine interface device 42 2007
8,188,981 Haptic interface for touch screen embodiments 6 2007
8,059,104 Haptic interface for touch screen embodiments 47 2007
8,031,181 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 69 2007
8,063,893 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 50 2007
8,049,734 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch control 46 2007
7,982,720 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 75 2007
7,978,183 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 49 2007
8,059,105 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 75 2008
8,212,772 Haptic interface device and actuator assembly providing linear haptic sensations 43 2008
9,492,847 Controlling haptic sensations for vibrotactile feedback interface devices 0 2008
8,188,989 Control knob with multiple degrees of freedom and force feedback 42 2008
* 2009/0079,712 Control Knob With Multiple Degrees of Freedom and Force Feedback 11 2008
8,184,094 Physically realistic computer simulation of medical procedures 0 2009
8,542,105 Handheld computer interface with haptic feedback 2 2009
8,072,422 Networked applications including haptic feedback 4 2009
8,462,116 Haptic trackball device 0 2010
9,280,205 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 0 2013
9,227,137 Handheld computer interface with haptic feedback 0 2013
 
NEUROARM SURGICAL LTD. (5)
8,005,571 Microsurgical robot system 20 2006
8,396,598 Microsurgical robot system 2 2006
9,220,567 Microsurgical robot system 0 2007
8,170,717 Microsurgical robot system 8 2008
8,041,459 Methods relating to microsurgical robot system 14 2008
 
Prince Industries, Inc. (1)
* 9,323,283 Operator controlled electrical output signal device with variable feel and hold feedback and automated calibration and learnable performance optimization 0 2014
 
IMMERSION MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,323,837 Method and apparatus for interfacing an elongated object with a computer system 39 1999
 
CYBERNET HAPTIC SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
6,433,771 Haptic device attribute control 39 1997
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 5,643,087 Input device including digital force feedback apparatus 404 1994
 
OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE IP GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 7,500,407 Torque sensor 7 2005
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (2)
8,052,185 Robot hand with humanoid fingers 15 2009
* 2010/0259,057 ROBOT HAND WITH HUMAN-LIKE FINGERS 20 2009
 
DAIMLER AG (1)
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MPC Products Corporation (1)
6,459,228 Dual input servo coupled control sticks 18 2001
 
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (2)
* 7,490,530 Haptic feedback input device 3 2005
* 2005/0259,075 Haptic feedback input device 3 2005
 
Oceaneering International, Inc. (1)
7,466,099 Multi-mode manipulator arm and drive system 3 2007
 
University of Washington (1)
6,437,770 Flat-coil actuator having coil embedded in linkage 23 1999
 
Canadian Space Agency (1)
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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (7)
8,056,432 Active control stick assembly 0 2008
8,327,715 Force sensor apparatus 3 2009
* 2011/0000,318 FORCE SENSOR APPARATUS 8 2009
8,316,725 Force sensor 2 2010
9,003,899 Force sensor 1 2012
8,806,964 Force sensor 0 2012
9,003,897 Temperature compensated force sensor 1 2012
 
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6,191,796 Method and apparatus for generating and interfacing with rigid and deformable surfaces in a haptic virtual reality environment 112 1998
6,421,048 Systems and methods for interacting with virtual objects in a haptic virtual reality environment 66 1999
6,552,722 Systems and methods for sculpting virtual objects in a haptic virtual reality environment 53 1999
6,792,398 Systems and methods for creating virtual objects in a sketch mode in a haptic virtual reality environment 52 1999
6,985,133 Force reflecting haptic interface 43 1999
6,958,752 Systems and methods for three-dimensional modeling 28 2001
6,867,770 Systems and methods for voxel warping 14 2001
* 2002/0089,500 Systems and methods for three-dimensional modeling 6 2001
6,671,651 3-D selection and manipulation with a multiple dimension haptic interface 44 2002
* 2003/0128,208 Systems and methods for sculpting virtual objects in a haptic virtual reality environment 6 2003
7,103,499 3-D selection and manipulation with a multiple dimension haptic interface 11 2003
* 2005/0197,800 3-D selection and manipulation with a multiple dimension haptic interface 5 2003
7,411,576 Force reflecting haptic interface 12 2003
D510739 Computer interface 5 2003
7,889,209 Apparatus and methods for wrapping texture onto the surface of a virtual object 10 2003
7,626,589 Haptic graphical user interface for adjusting mapped texture 11 2003
* 2005/0128,210 Haptic graphical user interface for adjusting mapped texture 22 2003
* 2005/0128,211 Apparatus and methods for wrapping texture onto the surface of a virtual object 38 2003
7,102,635 Systems and methods for sculpting virtual objects in a haptic virtual reality environment 26 2004
* 2005/0001,831 Systems and methods for sculpting virtual objects in a haptic virtual reality environment 5 2004
7,149,596 Apparatus and methods for modifying a model of an object to enforce compliance with a manufacturing constraint 10 2004
* 2005/0154,481 Apparatus and methods for modifying a model of an object to enforce compliance with a manufacturing constraint 4 2004
7,864,173 Systems and methods for creating virtual objects in a sketch mode in a haptic virtual reality environment 10 2004
* 2005/0062,738 Systems and methods for creating virtual objects in a sketch mode in a haptic virtual reality environment 43 2004
7,212,203 Systems and methods for voxel warping 11 2005
* 2005/0248,568 Systems and methods for voxel warping 2 2005
7,710,415 Systems and methods for three-dimensional modeling 5 2005
7,714,836 Force reflecting haptic interface 6 2005
7,259,761 Systems and methods for sculpting virtual objects in a haptic virtual reality environment 12 2006
7,800,609 Method and apparatus for generating and interfacing with a haptic virtual reality environment 6 2008
8,994,643 Force reflecting haptic interface 1 2008
8,576,222 Systems and methods for interfacing with a virtual object in a haptic virtual environment 4 2011
8,174,535 Apparatus and methods for wrapping texture onto the surface of a virtual object 3 2011
8,456,484 Apparatus and methods for wrapping texture onto the surface of a virtual object 2 2012
 
Wittenstein AG (2)
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* 2006/0186,848 Device for steering a vehicle 0 2003
 
DEERE & COMPANY (1)
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Honeywell Inc. (1)
* 5,414,620 Synthetic friction algorithm for a hand control element 10 1993
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (2)
6,184,868 Haptic feedback control devices 161 1998
7,319,466 Method and apparatus for generating and interfacing with a haptic virtual reality environment 7 2000
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI (1)
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ELCKON LIMITED (1)
8,063,892 Haptic interface for touch screen embodiments 46 2007
 
Lectronix, Inc. (1)
D678848 Center console single hand controller 1 2010
 
IMMERSION CORPORATION DELAWARE (2)
* 6,067,077 Position sensing for force feedback devices 94 1998
8,552,982 Position sensing methods for interface devices 0 2003
 
DAEWOO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
* 6,128,970 Force feed back manipulator employing wires and spools 1 1996
* 5,850,759 Force feed back manipulator with six degrees of freedom 0 1996
* Cited By Examiner