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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 (484 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 (385 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 (350 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 (327 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 (313 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: 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 (261 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 (224 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 ...


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Kenneth M Martin, Mike D Levin, Louis B Rosenberg: Mechanical interface having multiple grounded actuators. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, James R Riegel, October 27, 1998: US05828197 (221 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for interfacing the motion of a user-manipulable object with a computer system includes a user object physically contacted or grasped by a user. A 3-D spatial mechanism is coupled to the user object, such as a stylus or a medical instrument, and provides three degrees of free ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bernard G Jackson: Percussion input device for personal computer systems. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman & Beyer, August 1, 1995: US05438529 (95 worldwide citation)

A percussion system including at least one force transducer developing a variable resistance output based upon a force exerted upon its surface, an interface providing an interface output based upon the analog output of the force transducer, and a digital processing system coupled to the interface. ...


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Rosenberg Louis B, Braun Adam C, Schena Bruce M: Safe and low cost computer peripherals with force feedback for consumer applications. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, HICKMAN Paul L, April 3, 1997: WO/1997/012337 (9 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing safe and low-cost force feedback peripherals for consumer applications. A device microprocessor (26) local to an interface device (14) is coupled to the host (12) by a first interface bus (24). The microprocessor receives host commands from the host computer on t ...