Pointing device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7489296
APP PUB NO 20050068135A1
SERIAL NO

10986859

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A pointing device including a base section, an operating section shiftably supported on the base section, a magnet carried on one of the base section and the operating section, and a magneto-electro transducer carried on the other of the base section and the operating section at a location close to the magnet. The operating section includes a first part securely holding one of the magnet and the magneto-electro transducer and supported on the base section shiftably in a desired horizontal direction relative to the base section, and a second part connected to the first part and elastically biasing the first part toward a home position in a horizontal shifting range during a period when the first part is horizontally shifted along the base section. The second part of the operating section is provided integrally with a major portion substantially surrounding an entire circumference of the first part, a first connecting portion connected to the first part at one end of the major portion and a second connecting portion connected to the base section at another end of the major portion; the major portion exerting an even elastic biasing force irrespective of a shifting direction of the first part on the base section.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITEDTOKYO556

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kiryu, Koichi Iiyama , JP 52 526
Kobayashi, Kazuo Iiyama , JP 327 4588
Nakamura, Shuji Tokyo , JP 416 11974
Nishino, Takeshi Tokyo , JP 38 415

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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* 8994666 Tactile touch-sensing interface system 30 2010
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* 9030281 Magnetic trigger mechanism and associated control method 0 2014
 
BLACKBERRY LIMITED (2)
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NIPPON SOKEN, INC. (2)
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JOYTACT PTE LTD (2)
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COACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
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INNOCHIPS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (1)
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LENOVO INNOVATIONS LIMITED (HONG KONG) (2)
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LINAK A/S (2)
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FM MARKETING GMBH (1)
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MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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