Pointing device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7595712
APP PUB NO 20050068134A1
SERIAL NO

10986858

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A pointing device including an operating section shiftably supported on a base section, a magnet carried on the base section or the operating section, and a magneto-electro transducer carried on the other close to the magnet. A first part securely holding one of the magnet and the magneto-electro transducer and shiftably supported on the base section in a horizontal direction relative to the base section, and a second part connected to and elastically biasing the first part towards a home position in a horizontal shifting range when the first part is horizontally shifted along the base section. The second part integrated with a major portion surrounding a circumference of the first part that has a first connecting portion connected to the first part and a second connecting portion connected to the base section, and exerting an even elastic biasing force irrespective of a shifting direction of the first part.

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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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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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SONOVA AG (1)
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FUJITSU TAKAMISAWA COMPONENT LIMITED (1)
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Curtiss Wright Flight Systems Inc. (1)
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Sony Electronics Inc. (1)
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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (1)
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Akermans Verstad AB (1)
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ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. (3)
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LEAR CORPORATION (1)
* 6897391 Electric membrane switch with seven contact positions 11 2004
 
Nagano Fujitsu Component Limited (4)
2005/0068,134 Pointing device 11 2004
2005/0093,822 Pointing device 9 2004
2005/0099,391 Pointing device 10 2004
2005/0088,411 Pointing device 7 2004
 
MARTIN-DECKER TOTCO, INC. (1)
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TYCO ELECTRONICS LOGISTICS AG (1)
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
4885490 Non-contact positioning device 12 1988
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WACOH CORPORATION (1)
6373265 Electrostatic capacitive touch sensor 105 2000
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5380222 Connector for circuit boards, and device using same 18 1993
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 6326948 Input device 49 1998
 
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (2)
6956559 Character input apparatus 36 2001
6859198 Force feedback functioning manual input device and onboard instrument control system having it 31 2001
 
LINDE MATERIAL HANDLING GMBH (1)
6109130 Control lever 16 1998
 
VINA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6356256 Graphical user interface for display of statistical data 28 1999
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (1)
5959557 Autoclavable remote hand control 20 1997
 
ANASCAPE, LTD. (2)
6285356 Displacement joystick with compression-sensitive sensors 20 1999
6906700 3D controller with vibration 135 2000
 
WICO, LLC (1)
4492830 Joystick with single-leaf spring switch 20 1983
 
ES BETA, INC. (1)
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FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED (8)
* 5432530 Pointing device and method of control of same 42 1993
5504502 Pointing control device for moving a cursor on a display on a computer 76 1995
* 6266046 Pointing device for moving and positioning a pointer on a display of a computer 33 1997
6515650 Input device for use in a computer system 10 1999
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* 6707446 Pointing device 13 2001
6831629 Pointing device 164 2002
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MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (2)
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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GRAYHILL, INC. (1)
* 2016/0077,543 MULTIFUNCTION JOYSTICK APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR USING SAME 0 2014
 
Anywire Corporation (2)
* 8836457 Contactless switch structure 0 2011
* 2013/0206,556 CONTACTLESS SWITCH STRUCTURE 0 2011
 
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH (2)
* 8822853 Electrical switch having six switch positions and vehicle seat having said switch 1 2010
* 2012/0073,939 ELECTRICAL SWITCH HAVING SIX SWITCH POSITIONS AND VEHICLE SEAT HAVING SAID SWITCH 1 2010
 
Memsor Corporation (2)
* 8289278 Pointing device and method of enabling a pointing device to generate a control signal 0 2010
* 2010/0302,149 POINTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF ENABLING A POINTING DEVICE TO GENERATE A CONTROL SIGNAL 0 2010
 
Bosch Rexroth D.S.I. (2)
* 7893372 Remote control for a mobile machine, in particular a heavy construction machine, agricultural or handling machine 0 2006
* 2008/0302,648 Remote Control for a Mobile Machine, in Particular a Heavy Construction Machine, Agricultural or Handling Machine 1 2006
 
HOSIDEN CORPORATION (2)
* 8344834 Input apparatus 16 2010
* 2011/0175,692 INPUT APPARATUS 1 2010
 
SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (2)
* 8373975 Protective cover, key assembly using the same and portable electronic device using the key assembly 11 2010
* 2011/0228,493 PROTECTIVE COVER, KEY ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE KEY ASSEMBLY 3 2010
 
DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP. (3)
* 9064651 Keyswitch 4 2012
9099261 Keyswitch 2 2014
9343247 Keyswitch 1 2015
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (2)
8869067 Operating device, control panel, and image forming apparatus including same 0 2010
* 2010/0177,361 OPERATING DEVICE, CONTROL PANEL, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME 3 2010
 
TRW AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS & COMPONENTS GMBH (2)
* 9530585 Switching device 0 2011
* 2013/0284,577 SWITCHING DEVICE 0 2011
 
FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL KFT. (2)
* 9082559 Capacitive switches 0 2013
* 2013/0206,569 CAPACITIVE SWITCHES 0 2013
 
SEESCAN, INC. (2)
* 9423894 Magnetically sensed user interface devices 0 2011
* 2017/0134,024 MAGNETICALLY SENSED USER INTERFACE DEVICES 0 2016
* Cited By Examiner

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