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Charles H Klieman, John M Stiggelbout, Bruce M Schena: Endoscopic instrument with detachable end effector. Charles H Klieman, Fish & Richardson P C P A, August 11, 1998: US05792165 (647 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having a handle, barrel and detachable end effector is provided. The barrel is generally tubular, with one end being connected to the handle. The end effector is releasably attached to the other end of the barrel, with jaws which may be pivoted, rotated and operated independent ...


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Charles H Klieman, Bruce M Schena, John M Stiggelbout: Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery. Charles H Klieman, Fish & Richardson P C P A, December 10, 1996: US05582617 (615 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having a handle, barrel and working end effector tip is provided. The barrel is generally tubular, with one end being releasably connected to the handle. The end effector is movably attached to the other end of the barrel, and may be positioned and operated independently throug ...


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Charles H Klieman, John M Stiggelbout, Bruce M Schena: Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery. Charles H Klieman, Fish & Richardson P C P A, October 6, 1998: US05817119 (549 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having a handle, barrel and working end effector tip is provided. The barrel is generally tubular, with one end being releasably connected to the handle. The end effector is moveably attached to the other end of the barrel, and may be positioned and operated independently throu ...


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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 (473 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, Bruce M Schena: Force feedback mouse wheel and other control wheels. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, October 3, 2000: US06128006 (301 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, Richard B Gillespie: Method and apparatus for providing damping force feedback. Immersion Human Interface, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, February 24, 1998: US05721566 (287 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for interfacing the motion of an object with a digital processing system includes a sensor for detecting movement of the object along a degree of freedom. A passive pneumatic or hydraulic damper is coupled to the object to provide a damping resistance to the object along the d ...


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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 (273 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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Louis B Rosenberg, Bruce M Schena, Bernard G Jackson: Method and apparatus for tracking the position and orientation of a stylus and for digitizing a 3-D object. Immersion Human Interface, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, March 3, 1998: US05724264 (254 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for measuring three-dimensional (3-D) coordinates. A 3-D object can be digitized into a mesh representation manipulable by a computer system by tracing a stylus of a probe apparatus over surfaces of the object. The probe apparatus includes an arm having a series of linkages an ...


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Erik J Shahoian, Bruce M Schena, Louis B Rosenberg: Haptic interface for laptop computers and other portable devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, November 23, 2004: US06822635 (251 worldwide citation)

A haptic feedback touch control used to provide input to a computer. A touch input device includes a planar touch surface that provides position information to a computer based on a location of user contact. The computer can position a cursor in a displayed graphical environment based at least in pa ...


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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 (218 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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