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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 (520 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 (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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Alex S Goldenberg, Steven P Vassallo, Kenneth M Martin, Adam C Braun: Haptic feedback effects for control, knobs and other interface devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, October 21, 2003: US06636197 (284 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides haptic sensations for a haptic feedback device and especially for a rotational device such as a knob. Force effects such as a hill force effect and barrier force effect allow easier selection of menu items, menus, values, or other options by the user. Force models are ...


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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 (263 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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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 (242 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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Adam C Braun, Jonathan L Beamer, Louis B Rosenberg, Dean C Chang: Force feedback system including multi-tasking graphical host environment and interface device. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, October 9, 2001: US06300936 (166 worldwide citation)

A force feedback system provides components for use in a force feedback system including a host computer and a force feedback interface device. An architecture for a host computer allows multi-tasking application programs to interface with the force feedback device without conflicts, where a single ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Adam C Braun, Bruce M Schena: Force feedback device with safety feature. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, May 25, 1999: US05907487 (141 worldwide citation)

A force feedback interface device including a safety feature. The interface device includes a sensor that senses the position of a user object along a degree of freedom and provides a sensor signal indicating the position of the user object to a host computer. An actuator of the device applies a for ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Adam C Braun, Bruce M Schena: Low cost force feedback interface with efficient power sourcing. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, July 27, 1999: US05929607 (138 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing low cost force feedback using efficient power sourcing. A power storage device may be included in a force feedback interface device for storing power provided by an input signal. For example, the power storage device can be a capacitor. The interface device also ...


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Adam C Braun, Louis B Rosenberg, Kenneth M Martin: Textures and other spatial sensations for a relative haptic interface device. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, Paul M Thyfault, September 10, 2002: US06448977 (135 worldwide citation)

A low-cost haptic feedback device that provides spatially-based sensations such as textures in correlation with a displayed graphical environment. The device includes a housing, a sensor device, and an actuator for applying a force to the user. A local processor reports relative sensor data to the h ...


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Michael D Levin, Kenneth M Martin, Bruce M Schena, Adam C Braun, Louis B Rosenberg: Control knob with control modes and force feedback. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, February 3, 2004: US06686911 (122 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 ...