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Mark S Pierce, Milton H Loper III, Dennis D Harper, David S Akers, Samuel Lee: Vehicle simulator including cross-network feedback. Atari Games Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 5, 1994: US05299810 (392 worldwide citation)

A vehicle simulator has tandem surfaces for supporting first and second users, who "drive" respective first and simulated vehicles through a simulated space. A solenoid is mounted underneath each surface for selectively impacting the associated surface to give the user the sensation of having his si ...


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Bonnie J Smithson, Jacques D Aknin, Gerald J Lichac, Rick L Moncrief, Wade O Winblad: System and method for bicycle riding simulation. Atari Games Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 31, 1993: US05240417 (375 worldwide citation)

A system for simulating bicycle riding which incorporates a conventionally-appearing bicycle physically maneuverable by a system user. Front and rear bicycle wheels are provided solely for visual authenticity. The simulating system provides electrical communication between mechanical maneuvering of ...


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Max L Behensky, Rick L Moncrief, Erik J Durfey, Milton H Loper III: Control device such as a steering wheel for video vehicle simulator with realistic feedback forces. Atari Games Corporation, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, September 3, 1991: US05044956 (284 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for simulating the forces acting on the steering wheel or other control device of a vehicle. The apparatus uses an electrical motor coupled to a steering wheel in the preferred embodiment. The electrical motor is driven by a computer running software which received data regar ...


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Robert J Mical, David S Morse, David L Needle: Invertible hand-held electronic game apparatus. Atari Corporation, Michael L Sherrard, Robert B Chickering, November 13, 1990: US04969647 (278 worldwide citation)

An invertible, hand-held, electronic game apparatus having a manually engageable housing, a display screen mounting in the housing, an electronic circuit electrically connected to drive the display screen, and a control switch assembly mounted for manipulation by at least one hand of the player whil ...


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Milton H Loper III: Shaker control device. Atari Games Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 20, 1993: US05203563 (187 worldwide citation)

A device for causing the steering wheel of a video-based vehicle simulator to selectively vibrate during predetermined periods of the video sequence includes a frame which is rigidly attached to the steering wheel. A cylindrical electrical motor is mounted on the frame, and a first shaft is attached ...


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Rick L Moncrief: Modular display simulator and method. Atari Games Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 4, 1994: US05275565 (170 worldwide citation)

A vehicle simulator has three video monitors which display three respective windows, i.e., sectors, of a simulated space. Each of the monitors is held in a respective housing, and each housing is mounted on the simulator. Also, a respective video controller is associated with each monitor, and each ...


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Rick L Moncrief, Erik J Durfey, Max L Behensky: Strain gauge pressure-sensitive video game control. Atari Games Corporation, Ronald C Fish, May 26, 1992: US05116051 (169 worldwide citation)

A pressure-sensitive control device for a simulated vehicle in a video game or simulator. In the preferred embodiment a brake pedal control device is implemented having a strain gauge which senses the strain in the material of the brake pedal. This strain is amplified by a differential amplifier hav ...


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George E Logg: Multi-player, multi-character cooperative play video game with independent player entry and departure. Atari Games Corporation, Ciotti & Murashige Irell & Manella, April 19, 1988: US04738451 (159 worldwide citation)

A multi-player, multi-character video game where the game rules force the players to cooperate in negotiating the maze at least until the characters reach a portion of the maze where a specific objective is located. Certain limited resources to change the attributes of the characters or to increase ...


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Norman S Copperman, Wade O Winblad: Vehicle simulator with realistic operating feedback. Atari Games, November 29, 1994: US05368484 (136 worldwide citation)

A driver training system for a user of a simulated vehicle. The system includes input devices for controlling the simulated vehicle, a video display having three dimensional graphics, a computer, modeling software for determining position information based on the input devices, atmospheric effects s ...


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Peter Lipson: Baseball simulation system. Atari Games Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 25, 1995: US05435554 (135 worldwide citation)

A system and method for simulating a baseball game. The present invention includes means for controlling the direction of a hit through timing and joystick control. The pitch of the ball is controlled in vertical and horizontal directions to provide a three-dimensional control effect. The quality an ...