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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 (474 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 (447 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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Louis B Rosenberg, James R Riegel: Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, Paul M Thyfault, August 6, 2002: US06429846 (408 worldwide citation)

A haptic feedback planar touch control used to provide input to a computer. A touch input device includes a planar touch surface that inputs a position signal to a processor of the computer based on a location of user contact on the touch surface. The computer can position a cursor in a displayed gr ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bernard G Jackson: Method and apparatus for controlling human-computer interface systems providing force feedback. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, April 14, 1998: US05739811 (352 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 an object grasped and moved by ...


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Louis B Rosenberg: Method and apparatus for providing passive force feedback to human-computer interface systems. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, June 16, 1998: US05767839 (329 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for interfacing the motion of an object with a digital processing system includes a sensor which has a sensing resolution and detects movement of the object along a degree of freedom. An amount of play less than the sensing resolution exists between the sensor and the object. ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bernard G Jackson: Electromechanical human-computer interface with force feedback. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, November 19, 1996: US05576727 (305 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for use with a computer for providing commands to a computer through tracked manual gestures and for providing feedback to the user through forces applied to the interface. A user manipulatable object is coupled to a mechanical linkage which is, in turn, supportable on a fixed ...


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Louis B Rosenberg: Force feedback interface having isotonic and isometric functionality. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, James R Hickman & Martine Riegel, October 20, 1998: US05825308 (302 worldwide citation)

A force feedback interface having isotonic and isometric control capability coupled to a host computer that displays a graphical environment such as a GUI. The interface includes a user manipulatable physical object movable in physical space, such as a mouse or puck. A sensor detects the object's mo ...


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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 (275 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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