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Pengcheng Jia: Broadband power combining device using antipodal finline structure. Cap Wireless, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, Khaled Shami, May 8, 2007: US07215220 (159 worldwide citation)

A broadband power combining device includes an input port, an input waveguide section, a center waveguide section formed by stacked wedge-shaped trays, an output waveguide section, and an output port. Each tray is formed of a wedge-shaped metal carrier, an input antipodal finline structure, one or m ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Scott B Brave: Providing force feedback to a user of an interface device based on interactions of a user-controlled cursor in a graphical user interface. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, David B Ritchie, April 3, 2007: US07199790 (154 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 ...


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Bruce M Schena: Haptic devices using electroactive polymers. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, March 4, 2008: US07339572 (150 worldwide citation)

Haptic feedback device and method for using an electroactive polymer (EAP) actuator to provide haptic feedback force sensation to a user. The device includes a sensor that detects the a user's touch on a touch surface and an electroactive polymer actuator responsive to input signals from the sensor ...


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Bruce M Schena: Haptic devices using electroactive polymers. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, David B Ritchie, March 27, 2007: US07196688 (148 worldwide citation)

Haptic feedback interface devices using electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators to provide haptic sensations and/or sensing capabilities. A haptic feedback interface device is in communication with a host computer and includes a sensor device that detects the manipulation of the interface device by th ...


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Brian Yen: Apparatus and method for pattern delivery of radiation and biological characteristic analysis. Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, Aaron Wininger, June 19, 2007: US07233817 (126 worldwide citation)

The present invention uses a high signal to noise ratio method and apparatus to analyze a characteristic of a biological object, such as blood glucose level. The method and apparatus can also have surgical applications, such as coagulation or ablation of a pattern on a biological object.


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Kollin M Tierling, Adam C Braun, Alex Goldenberg: Providing enhanced haptic feedback effects. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, May 15, 2007: US07218310 (111 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for providing high strength, low frequency tactile sensations using an inertial actuator in a haptic feedback interface device, such as an actuator driving an oscillating inertial mass. A commanded low frequency is modulated or combined with a higher frequency at which the tacti ...


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Louis B Rosenberg: Physically realistic computer simulation of medical procedures. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, David B Ritchie, May 8, 2007: US07215326 (110 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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Arthur F Dickerson, Rick West: Photovoltaic DC-to-AC power converter and control method. Xantrex Technology, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, January 15, 2008: US07319313 (106 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of control for converting DC (direct current) power from a solar photovoltaic source to AC (alternating current) power. A novel DC-to-AC power converter topology and a novel control method are disclosed. This combination of topology and control are very well suited for photov ...


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Danny Grant: Method and apparatus for providing haptic feedback having a position-based component and a predetermined time-based component. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, October 16, 2007: US07283120 (101 worldwide citation)

A manipulandum includes a sensor and an actuator. The sensor is configured to output a position signal when the manipulandum is moved from the first position to the second position. Additionally, the actuator is configured to output haptic feedback having a position-based component and a predetermin ...


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Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez, Danny Grant, Vincent Hayward: Haptic devices having multiple operational modes including at least one resonant mode. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, May 6, 2008: US07369115 (95 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises a signal source, a driver and an electro-mechanical transducer. The signal source is configured to output a haptic feedback signal. The driver is configured to receive the haptic feedback signal and output a drive signal. The electro-mechanical transducer is configured to rece ...