Computer interface device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5503040
SERIAL NO

08151348

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A computer interface device includes a gimbal mounted handle having a plurality of input members for effectively communicating navigation and command signals to a computer. This invention provides a user with six degrees of freedom for navigation within a virtual reality world while simultaneously enabling a user to enter a series of commands in order to effectively communicate a user's intentions to a computer to effect a change within a virtual reality world.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Binagraphics, Inc.ROCHESTER, MI0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Wright, Forrest S Rochester, MI 14 265

Cited Art Landscape

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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Saab-Scania Aktiebolag (1)
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Microwriter Limited (1)
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SPAR AEROSPACE LIMITED (1)
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HONEYWELL INC. (4)
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* 4962448 Virtual pivot handcontroller 103 1988
* 4951521 Gimbal module 18 1989
* 5142931 3 degree of freedom hand controller 203 1991
 
Binagraphics, Inc. (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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* 2008/0180,272 Control System for an Aircraft 5 2007
* 7783384 Ambidextrous robotic master controller 27 2007
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9183560 Reality alternate 28 2011
 
SCHAEFF, INCORPORATED (1)
* 5655411 Dual axis carriage assembly for a control handle 11 1995
 
Kraft Telerobotics, Inc. (1)
* 2008/0033,597 Ambidextrous robotic master controller 0 2007
 
REALITY QUEST CORP. (2)
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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (4)
9045219 Hand controller assembly 0 2008
8262479 Rotational joint assembly and method for constructing the same 1 2008
* 2009/0314,116 ROTATIONAL JOINT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING THE SAME 1 2008
* 2009/0319,097 HAND CONTROLLER ASSEMBLY 3 2008
 
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS (1)
* 9415867 Control member provided with a blade collective pitch lever and yaw control means, and an aircraft 0 2014
 
BLUE LEAF I.P., INC. (1)
* 6148593 Multifunctional handle for controlling an agricultural combine 16 1999
 
YAMAHA CORPORATION (1)
6417837 Coordinate input device 10 1997
 
BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (1)
* 9562581 Spring tension adjustment mechanism 0 2014
 
HDT EXPEDITIONARY SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
* 8881616 High degree of freedom (DoF) controller 1 2011
* 2011/0219,899 HIGH DEGREE OF FREEDOM (DoF) CONTROL ACTUATOR 2 2011
9575504 High degree of freedom (DOF) controller 0 2014
 
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
 
CATERPILLAR SARL (1)
D444468 Joy-stick 3 1999
 
HSBC Bank USA, N.A. (1)
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MOOG INC. (1)
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DANFOSS POWER SOLUTIONS INC. (1)
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CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED (2)
* 8576980 Apparatus and method for acquiring sectional images 0 2008
* 2010/0046,695 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING SECTIONAL IMAGES 0 2008
 
Bosch Rexroth D.S.I. (1)
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Scherer, Patrick L. (1)
* 7793890 Control system for an aircraft 4 2007
 
CATERPILLAR INC. (10)
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* 2006/0021,819 Work machine tool control console 11 2004
7712571 Ergonomic machine control console 6 2006
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* 2009/0090,208 Joystick offset controls 6 2007
D581418 Joystick attachment 3 2007
8212770 Joystick assembly for improved machine control 9 2009
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* 2010/0221,163 METHOD TO SEQUESTER CO2 AS MINERAL CARBONATE 4 2009
 
AUTODESK, INC. (1)
* 6115028 Three dimensional input system using tilt 186 1996
* Cited By Examiner