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Louis B Rosenberg, Adam C Braun, Bruce M Schena: Safe and low cost computer peripherals with force feedback for consumer applications. Immersion Human Interface, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, November 25, 1997: US05691898 (509 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing safe and low-cost force feedback peripherals for consumer applications. A device microprocessor local to an interface device is coupled to the host by a first interface bus. The microprocessor receives host commands from the host computer on the first interface b ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Adam C Braun, Mike D Levin: Method and apparatus for controlling force feedback interface systems utilizing a host computer. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, March 31, 1998: US05734373 (471 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling and providing force feedback using an interface device manipulated by a user. A microprocessor is provided local to the interface device and reads sensor data from sensors that describes the position and/or other information about a user object moved by the use ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bernard G Jackson: Method and apparatus for controlling human-computer interface systems providing force feedback. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, April 14, 1998: US05739811 (376 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling and providing force feedback using an interface device manipulated by a user. A microprocessor is provided local to the interface device and reads sensor data from sensors that describes the position and/or other information about an object grasped and moved by ...


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Louis B Rosenberg: Method and apparatus for providing passive force feedback to human-computer interface systems. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, June 16, 1998: US05767839 (345 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for interfacing the motion of an object with a digital processing system includes a sensor which has a sensing resolution and detects movement of the object along a degree of freedom. An amount of play less than the sensing resolution exists between the sensor and the object. ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bernard G Jackson: Electromechanical human-computer interface with force feedback. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, November 19, 1996: US05576727 (324 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for use with a computer for providing commands to a computer through tracked manual gestures and for providing feedback to the user through forces applied to the interface. A user manipulatable object is coupled to a mechanical linkage which is, in turn, supportable on a fixed ...


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Louis B Rosenberg: Force feedback interface having isotonic and isometric functionality. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, James R Hickman & Martine Riegel, October 20, 1998: US05825308 (311 worldwide citation)

A force feedback interface having isotonic and isometric control capability coupled to a host computer that displays a graphical environment such as a GUI. The interface includes a user manipulatable physical object movable in physical space, such as a mouse or puck. A sensor detects the object's mo ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bruce M Schena, Richard B Gillespie: Method and apparatus for providing damping force feedback. Immersion Human Interface, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, February 24, 1998: US05721566 (296 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for interfacing the motion of an object with a digital processing system includes a sensor for detecting movement of the object along a degree of freedom. A passive pneumatic or hydraulic damper is coupled to the object to provide a damping resistance to the object along the d ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bruce M Schena, Bernard G Jackson: Method and apparatus for tracking the position and orientation of a stylus and for digitizing a 3-D object. Immersion Human Interface, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, March 3, 1998: US05724264 (270 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for measuring three-dimensional (3-D) coordinates. A 3-D object can be digitized into a mesh representation manipulable by a computer system by tracing a stylus of a probe apparatus over surfaces of the object. The probe apparatus includes an arm having a series of linkages an ...


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Louis B Rosenberg: Computer interface or control input device for laparoscopic surgical instrument and other elongated mechanical objects. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, April 22, 1997: US05623582 (260 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for interfacing the movement of a shaft with a computer includes a support, a gimbal mechanism having two degrees of freedom, and three electromechanical transducers. When a shaft is engaged with the gimbal mechanism, it can move with three degrees of freedom in a spherical coordinate s ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Ramon Alarcon: Control input device for interfacing an elongated flexible object with a computer system. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman & Martine, October 13, 1998: US05821920 (223 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for interfacing an elongated flexible object with an electrical system. The apparatus includes an object receiving portion and a rotation transducer coupled to the object receiving portion adapted to determine the rotational motion of the elongated flexible object when the object is eng ...