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Louis B Rosenberg, James R Riegel: Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, Paul M Thyfault, August 6, 2002: US06429846 (464 worldwide citation)

A haptic feedback planar touch control used to provide input to a computer. A touch input device includes a planar touch surface that inputs a position signal to a processor of the computer based on a location of user contact on the touch surface. The computer can position a cursor in a displayed gr ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bruce M Schena: Force feedback mouse wheel and other control wheels. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, October 3, 2000: US06128006 (312 worldwide citation)

A force feedback wheel is provided on a mouse or other interface device manipulated by a user. A sensor detects a position of the mouse in a workspace and sends a position signal to a connected host computer indicating that position. A rotatable wheel is mounted upon the manipulandum and rotates abo ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bruce M Schena: High bandwidth force feedback interface using voice coils and flexures. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, September 8, 1998: US05805140 (304 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for interfacing the motion of a user-manipulable object with an electrical or computer system includes a user object physically contacted by a user. A gimbal mechanism is coupled to the user object, such as a joystick or a medical tool, and provides at least two degrees of fre ...


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Chester L Schuler, Seth M Haberman: Method and apparatus for tactilely responsive user interface. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, March 30, 1999: US05889670 (263 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus implementing a user interface device, such as a mouse or trackball, having electronically controllable tactile responsiveness which is flexibly programmable. A user interface device effects positioning of a cursor within a limited area, such as on a display screen, with limits ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Adam C Braun: Method and apparatus for shaping force signals for a force feedback device. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, September 28, 1999: US05959613 (254 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for shaping force signals for a force feedback device. A source wave is provided and is defined by a set of control parameters (including a steady state magnitude, a frequency value and a duration value) and modified by a set of impulse parameters (including an impulse magnitu ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Dean C Chang: Force feedback interface with selective disturbance filter. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, February 1, 2000: US06020876 (247 worldwide citation)

A force feedback interface and method providing a selective disturbance filter for providing selective reduction or elimination of displayed disturbances associated with output force sensations. A force feedback interface device is connected to a host computer that displays a graphical environment. ...


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Evan F Wies, Dean C Chang, Louis B Rosenberg, Sian W Tan, Jeffrey R Mallett: Implementing force feedback over the World Wide Web and other computer networks. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, December 12, 2000: US06161126 (245 worldwide citation)

Force feedback is provided to a user of a client computer receiving information such as a web page over a network such as the World Wide Web from a server machine. The client machine has a force feedback interface device through which the user experiences physical force feedback. The web page may in ...


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Michael D Levin, Kenneth M Martin, Bruce M Schena, Adam C Braun, Louis B Rosenberg: Control knob with multiple degrees of freedom and force feedback. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, November 28, 2000: US06154201 (236 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a control knob on a device that allows a user to control functions of the device. In one embodiment, the knob is rotatable in a rotary degree of freedom and moveable in at least one transverse direction approximately perpendicular to the axis. An actuator is coupled to ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Kenneth M Martin: Tactile mouse device. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, April 3, 2001: US06211861 (236 worldwide citation)

A low-cost tactile feedback mouse device for providing haptic feedback to a user for enhancing interactions and manipulations in a graphical environment provided by a computer. The mouse device includes a sensor device able to detect the movement of the mouse in the planar workspace. An actuator is ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Scott B Brave: Method for providing force feedback to a user of an interface device based on interactions of a controlled cursor with graphical elements in a graphical user interface. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, April 17, 2001: US06219032 (231 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing force feedback to a user operating a human/computer interface device in conjunction with a graphical user interface (GUI) displayed by a host computer system. A physical object, such as a joystick or a mouse, controls a graphical object, such as a cursor, within ...