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Brad A Armstrong: 6 Degrees of freedom controller with capability of tactile feedback. December 31, 1996: US05589828 (264 worldwide citation)

Described and shown is a six degree of freedom physical to electrical converter with capability of tactile feedback, specifically, a human hand operated input controller with the capability of vibration feedback in the handle. Two embodiments, each capable of translating complex three dimensional li ...


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Brad A Armstrong: 3D controller with vibration. Anascape, June 14, 2005: US06906700 (156 worldwide citation)

A hand operated controller or converter structured for allowing hand inputs to be converted or translated into electrical outputs, the controller structured with a plate or platform moveable relative to a base or housing about two mutually perpendicular axes generally parallel to the platform to eff ...


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Brad A Armstrong: Image controller. Anascape, Slater & Matsil L, March 18, 2008: US07345670 (151 worldwide citation)

An image controller structured for allowing inputs to be converted or translated into electrical outputs, one preferred controller structured with at least a sufficient number of sensors to aid in controlling three-dimensional objects and navigating a three-dimensional viewpoint shown by a display. ...


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Brad A Armstrong: Variable sensor with tactile feedback. February 5, 2002: US06344791 (146 worldwide citation)

Structures and methods for using an analog sensor in combination with a user discernable snap-through threshold feedback, the feedback may be created by a dome-cap element of the sensor. The threshold feedback, sensed by a human user's finger, indicates activation and deactivation of the analog ...


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Brad A Armstrong: Computer mouse with enhance control button (s). March 6, 2001: US06198473 (145 worldwide citation)

A desktop operated computer control mouse including a housing, electronic circuitry within the housing, a user manipulable rotatable ball for pointing control, a plurality of finger depressible buttons exposed on the housing and interfacing with sensors electrically connected with the circuitry. At ...


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Brad A Armstrong: Analog controls housed with electronic displays for remote controllers having feedback display screens. February 11, 2003: US06518953 (71 worldwide citation)

A hand-held remote controller for controlling a parent device from a distance, the remote controller including a housing, a general image display in the housing, a proportional sensor for creating a varying value according to varying depression applied by a finger of a human user to a depressible su ...


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Brad A Armstrong: Variable-conductance sensor. December 7, 1999: US05999084 (68 worldwide citation)

A sensor having a housing; two highly conductive elements fixed in-part within the housing and in-part exposed external of the housing; the conductive elements separated from one another within the housing in a normally open arrangement. A resilient dome-cap is positioned within the housing, and in ...


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Brad A Armstrong: Six degrees of freedom graphics controller. October 15, 1996: US05565891 (66 worldwide citation)

A hand manipulated six degree of freedom controller wherein a partially exposed freely rotatable trackball within a carriage is movable in all linear directions relative to a stationary housing. The controller sends information describing rotation of the trackball about three mutually perpendicular ...


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Brad A Armstrong: Game controller with analog pressure sensor(s). August 15, 2000: US06102802 (65 worldwide citation)

A game controller of the type held in two hands simultaneously for controlling electronic games, including a housing, a plurality of depressible surfaces at least in-part exposed on the housing with the depressible surfaces in operational association with electricity manipulating devices contained w ...


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Brad A Armstrong: Analog controls housed with electronic displays. February 19, 2002: US06347997 (58 worldwide citation)

Devices for controlling imagery shown by a display, and including an analog sensor for creating a varying analog value according to varying depression applied by a finger of a human user to the analog sensor. Multiple analog sensors are sometimes utilized. In one preferred embodiment the analog sens ...