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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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Frederic H Moll, Daniel T Wallace, Robert G Younge, David F Moore, Michael R Zinn, Kenneth M Martin, Gunter D Niemeyer: Methods using a robotic catheter system. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, December 14, 2010: US07850642 (256 worldwide citation)

A methods using a robotic catheter system to perform a procedure on a patient includes generating a control signal corresponding to movement of a master input device, and moving a plurality of drive elements of an instrument driver in response to the control signal, the drive elements operatively co ...


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Daniel T Wallace, Frederic H Moll, Robert G Younge, Kenneth M Martin, Gregory J Stahler, David F Moore, Daniel T Adams, Michael R Zinn, Gunter D Niemeyer: Robotic catheter system. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, July 5, 2011: US07972298 (246 worldwide citation)

A robotic catheter system includes a controller with a master input device. An instrument driver is in communication with the controller and has a guide instrument interface including a plurality of guide instrument drive elements responsive to control signals generated, at least in part, by the mas ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Kenneth M Martin: Tactile mouse device. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, April 3, 2001: US06211861 (246 worldwide citation)

A low-cost tactile feedback mouse device for providing haptic feedback to a user for enhancing interactions and manipulations in a graphical environment provided by a computer. The mouse device includes a sensor device able to detect the movement of the mouse in the planar workspace. An actuator is ...


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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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Kenneth M Martin, Mike D Levin, Louis B Rosenberg: Mechanical interface having multiple grounded actuators. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, James R Riegel, October 27, 1998: US05828197 (221 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for interfacing the motion of a user-manipulable object with a computer system includes a user object physically contacted or grasped by a user. A 3-D spatial mechanism is coupled to the user object, such as a stylus or a medical instrument, and provides three degrees of free ...


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Kenneth M Martin, Louis B Rosenberg: Haptic feedback for directional control pads. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, May 13, 2003: US06563487 (182 worldwide citation)

A haptic feedback control device coupled to a host computer and outputting forces to a user of the control device. The control device includes a housing, a direction pad capable of being contacted by the user in at least two different locations to provide two different directional signals to the hos ...


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Erik J Shahoian, Kenneth M Martin, Bruce M Schena, David F Moore: Vibrotactile haptic feedback devices. Immersion Corporation, February 17, 2004: US06693622 (144 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for controlling magnitude and frequency of vibrotactile sensations for haptic feedback devices. A haptic feedback device, such as a gamepad controller, mouse, remote control, etc., includes a housing grasped by the user, an actuator coupled to the housing, and a mass. In some em ...


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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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Kenneth M Martin, Steven P Vassallo, Alex S Goldenberg, Alexander Jasso, Kollin Tierling: Method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, February 26, 2008: US07336260 (130 worldwide citation)

Products and processes for providing tactile sensations to input devices or electronic devices are provided. Input devices include mechanical input devices (such as, for example, mechanical switches) and non-mechanical input devices (such as, for example, touchpads). Tactile feedback is provided by ...