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Matthew F Kelly, Bryan M Kelly, Norman B Petermeier, John G Kroeckel, John E Link: Prize redemption system for games. RLT Acquistion, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, October 6, 1998: US05816918 (1140 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a prize redemption system for use with one or more game apparatuses. A game is provided on a game apparatus for a player to play in exchange for monetary input, and prize credits are credited to the player based on the game outcome. A prize selection menu is then displ ...


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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 (486 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 (459 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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Matt Christiano: License management system for software applications. Globetrotter Software Incorporated, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, September 23, 1997: US05671412 (421 worldwide citation)

An improved software license management system in accordance with the present invention is disclosed. A license server initializes a license database by receiving a package license description that includes component license descriptions for component software products in a package. Licenses for sof ...


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Peter E Alley, Walter R Smith: Method for synchronizing and archiving information between computer systems. Apple Computer, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, January 20, 1998: US05710922 (404 worldwide citation)

A method for synchronizing the data between two separate computer systems is described. In a first aspect of the invention, the method includes the step of identifying each record stored in the memory of the first computer system that is intended to be synchronized. The records are identified with a ...


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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 (361 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 (335 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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David A Boulton, Wayne Vucenic, John P Stallings: Method and apparatus for implementing user feedback. DiaCom Technologies, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, July 16, 1996: US05537618 (332 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for implementing user feedback. A user may activate an enter feedback mode command in a computer environment to provide feedback in a feedback interface. A feedback record is created and the user's context within a product, process, service, or issue to which the feedback refe ...


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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 (312 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, Bruce M Schena, Richard B Gillespie: Method and apparatus for providing damping force feedback. Immersion Human Interface, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, February 24, 1998: US05721566 (292 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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