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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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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 ...


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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, October 5, 2010: US07808488 (77 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 ...


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Michael D Levin, Steven P Vassallo: Haptic shifting devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, September 12, 2006: US07104152 (73 worldwide citation)

A haptic shift device for use in shift-by-wire systems in vehicles. The haptic shift device includes a shift lever manipulatable by a user. At least one sensor detects a position of the shift lever, and a transmission gear of the vehicle is caused to be changed based on the position of the shift lev ...


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Kenneth M Martin, Steven P Vassallo, Alex S Goldenberg, Alexander Jasso, Kollin M Tierling: Method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 17, 2012: US08159461 (71 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 ...


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Steven P Vassallo, Kenneth M Martin: Mechanisms for control knobs and other interface devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, May 2, 2006: US07038667 (70 worldwide citation)

Mechanisms for a control knob or other interface device providing additional degrees of freedom for the knob. One embodiment provides a rotatable knob moveable also in a lateral plane approximately perpendicular to the axis of rotation. A mechanism providing the lateral motion can include a gate mem ...


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Andrew B Hodge, Steven P Vassallo, Alan M Vale, Jonathan I Kaplan, Bradley D Youngs: Height adjustable support for computer equipment and the like. Steelcase Development, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, May 16, 2000: US06062148 (63 worldwide citation)

A counterbalance mechanism for height adjustable computer equipment supports and the like that includes a drive shaft mounted on an associated support for axial rotation. The drive shaft is operably connected with a worksurface to facilitate vertical adjustment of the same within a predetermined ran ...


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Steven P Vassallo, Kenneth M Martin: Mechanisms for control knobs and other interface devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, July 12, 2011: US07978186 (61 worldwide citation)

Mechanisms for a control knob or other interface device providing additional degrees of freedom for the knob. One embodiment provides a rotatable knob moveable also in lateral plane approximately perpendicular to the axis of rotation. A mechanism providing the lateral motion can include agate member ...


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Pedro Gregorio, Neil T Olien, David W Bailey, Steven P Vassallo: Interface apparatus with cable-driven force feedback and grounded actuators. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid & Priest, David B Ritchie, June 6, 2006: US07056123 (58 worldwide citation)

A system for providing realistic sensation within a simulation system by providing tactile (haptic) feedback to a user. The system includes an engageable practice tool that the user engages and a mechanical simulation apparatus coupled to the practice tool. The mechanical simulation apparatus includ ...


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Michael D Levin, Steven P Vassallo: Haptic shifting devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, June 14, 2005: US06904823 (58 worldwide citation)

A haptic shift device for use in shift-by-wire systems in vehicles. The haptic shift device includes a shift lever manipulatable by a user. At least one sensor detects a position of the shift lever, and a transmission gear of the vehicle is caused to be changed based on the position of the shift lev ...