05197003 is referenced by 112 patents and cites 33 patents.

An apparatus for creating a realistic feel for a simulated gearshift includes a simulated gearshift for a simulated transmission in a simulated vehicle and has a gearshift lever and a simulated shift pattern for simulating the look and movements through an actual shift pattern of an actual gearshift in a actual vehicle. A pivoting mechanical coupling couples the gearshift lever to a housing for allowing the gearshift lever to pivot about at least two axes. A solenoid is coupled to the pivoting mechanism and has a control signal input for receiving a control signal that controls the amount of force applied to the pivoting mechanism to cause resistance to movement by the shift lever along at least one of the axes. A control computer generates to apply an amount of force to the pivoting mechanical coupling which simulates the actual forces which would be felt by said operator in making the corresponding movement of the gearshift in an actual vehicle.

Title
Gearshift for a vehicle simulator having a solenoid for imposing a resistance force
Application Number
561086
Publication Number
5197003
Application Date
April 7, 1992
Publication Date
March 23, 1993
Inventor
Jacques D Aknin
San Carlos
CA, US
Erik J Durfy
Los Gatos
CA, US
Max L Behensky
Hayward
CA, US
Rick L Moncrief
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Atari Games Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G09B 9/04
G09B 9/02
G05B 13/04
G06F 15/44
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