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Max L Behensky, Rick L Moncrief, Erik J Durfey, Milton H Loper III: Control device such as a steering wheel for video vehicle simulator with realistic feedback forces. Atari Games Corporation, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, September 3, 1991: US05044956 (279 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for simulating the forces acting on the steering wheel or other control device of a vehicle. The apparatus uses an electrical motor coupled to a steering wheel in the preferred embodiment. The electrical motor is driven by a computer running software which received data regar ...


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Per K Hansen: Optical pointing device. Selectech, Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, September 3, 1991: US05045843 (256 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an optical pointing device which preferably uses infrared light as a source and a camera as a detector. Movements of the camera with respect to the light source which remains fixed are sensed in the detector portion of the camera to determine the direction in which t ...


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Chungte W Chen: Optical element employing aspherical and binary grating optical surfaces. Hughes Aircraft Company, William J Streeter, W K Denson Low, September 3, 1991: US05044706 (235 worldwide citation)

An optical element (12) has aspherical (14) and binary grating (16) optical surfaces. In the preferred embodiment, the optical element (12) is a positive meniscus optical element made of germanium having a useful spectral bandpass in the infrared wavelength region. A telescope (100) includes a first ...


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James E Jaskie, Curtis D Moyer: Configurable optical filter or display. Motorola, Stuart T Langley, September 3, 1991: US05044736 (230 worldwide citation)

A configurable display comprising a distributed Bragg reflector having a plurality of flexible, compressible polymer layers is provided. The polymer layers are transparent and comprise alternating layers of differential index of refraction material so that a reflective surface is formed at each inte ...


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David E Wachob: CATV subscriber apparatus with intelligent remote control. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, September 3, 1991: US05046093 (209 worldwide citation)

Subscriber apparatus for a cable television system or the like comprises a converter/descrambler and a programmable remote control. All authorization data for premium services and features a subscriber is entitled to receive are stored in the remote control. Program/interface apparatus is provided t ...


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Steven Messenger: Wireless local area network. Telesystems SLW, Mirek A Waraksa, September 3, 1991: US05046066 (208 worldwide citation)

A local area network permits wireless transfer of digitized data among data processing machines in the interior of a building. The network includes a base station which may commonly be associated with shared network resources such as a host computer, print servers and file servers and a plurality of ...


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Miguel A Castillo, Javier E Castaneda, Eric Glemser: Catheter having highly radiopaque, flexible tip. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, September 3, 1991: US05045072 (201 worldwide citation)

A flexible plastic catheter defines a flexible, distal tip. In accordance with this invention, the distal tip comprises a plastic formulation containing sufficient radiopaque agent to be substantially more radiopaque and preferably softer than portions of the catheter proximal to the tip. Thus, the ...


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Jack Beery: Television receiver having memory control for tune-by-label feature. Thomas A Boshinski, September 3, 1991: US05045947 (198 worldwide citation)

A television control system is for selecting a television channel corresponding to a preassigned channel tuning designation. A tuner receives multi-channel input signal, and in response to a processor signal, tunes out all but one selected channel. A memory stores at least one operator-assigned chan ...


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Paul T Lin, Howard P Wilson: Pad array carrier IC device using flexible tape. Motorola, John A Fisher, Jasper W Dockrey, September 3, 1991: US05045921 (187 worldwide citation)

An electronic pad array carrier IC device for mounting on a printed circuit board (PCB) or flex circuit substrate has a thin, flexible "tape" substrate having a plurality of traces. The substrate may be a polyimide or other material that can withstand relatively large lateral mechanical displacement ...


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Samir F Idriss: Constant pressure implantable pump reservoir. Infusaid, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, September 3, 1991: US05045064 (183 worldwide citation)

An implantable device uses shape memory alloy (SMA) as the driver to compress a reservoir thereby providing a constant pressure source fluid delivery device. The SMA may form either the reservoir itself by appropriate shaped sheets or it may form bands around a flexible reservoir member. The reservo ...