Resistance force generator for use in a game machine

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6784561
APP PUB NO 20030127863A1
SERIAL NO

10295215

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A resistance force generator generates, in accordance with game information, a resistance force corresponding to an input operation on a trigger of an operation device which inputs information to a main unit of a game machine. The resistance force generator has a container that accommodates a magnetic powder, rotating vanes which are provided inside the container and rotate based on the input operation of the trigger, and an electromagnet which generates a magnetic field inside the container in accordance with game information.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.TOKYO974

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ootori, Yasuhiro Kanagawa-ken, JP 18 96

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* 7679204 Power device 1 2005
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