05181181 is referenced by 430 patents and cites 24 patents.

A mouse which senses six degrees of motion arising from movement of the mouse within three dimensions. A hand-held device includes three accelerometers for sensing linear translation along three axes of a Cartesian coordinate system and three angular rate sensors for sensing angular rotation about the three axes. Signals produced by the sensors are processed to permit the acceleration, velocity and relative position and attitude of the device to be conveyed to a computer. Thus, a person may interact with a computer with six degrees of motion in three-dimensional space. Computer interface ports and unique address identification ensure proper communication with the computer regardless of the orientation of the mouse.

Title
Computer apparatus input device for three-dimensional information
Application Number
7/588824
Publication Number
5181181
Application Date
September 27, 1990
Publication Date
January 19, 1993
Inventor
Brian J Glynn
Merritt Island
FL, US
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis
Assignee
Triton Technologies
VA, US
IPC
G09G 1/00
G01P 15/00
G01P 7/00
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