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1. US6201196 - Joystick assembly

Office United States of America
Application Number 08945916
Application Date 22.05.1998
Publication Number 6201196
Publication Date 13.03.2001
Grant Number 6201196
Grant Date 13.03.2001
Publication Kind B1
IPC
G09G 5/08
GPHYSICS
09EDUCATING; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
GARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION
5Control arrangements or circuits for visual indicators common to cathode-ray tube indicators and other visual indicators
08Cursor circuits
H01H 25/00
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
25Switches with compound movement of handle or other operating part
G05G 9/047
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
GCONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY
9Manually-actuated control mechanisms provided with one single controlling member co-operating with two or more controlled members, e.g. selectively, simultaneously
02the controlling member being movable in different independent ways, movement in each individual way actuating one controlled member only
04in which movement in two or more ways can occur simultaneously
047the controlling member being movable by hand about orthogonal axes, e.g. joysticks
CPC
G05G 9/047
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
GCONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY
9Manually-actuated control mechanisms provided with one single controlling member co-operating with two or more controlled members, e.g. selectively, simultaneously
02the controlling member being movable in different independent ways, movement in each individual way actuating one controlled member only
04in which movement in two or more ways can occur simultaneously
047the controlling member being movable by hand about orthogonal axes, e.g. joysticks
G05G 2009/04729
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
GCONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY
9Manually-actuated control mechanisms provided with one single controlling member co-operating with two or more controlled members, e.g. selectively, simultaneously
02the controlling member being movable in different independent ways, movement in each individual way actuating one controlled member only
04in which movement in two or more ways can occur simultaneously
047the controlling member being movable by hand about orthogonal axes, e.g. joysticks
04703Mounting of controlling member
04722elastic, e.g. flexible shaft
04729melastomeric
G05G 2009/04762
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
GCONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY
9Manually-actuated control mechanisms provided with one single controlling member co-operating with two or more controlled members, e.g. selectively, simultaneously
02the controlling member being movable in different independent ways, movement in each individual way actuating one controlled member only
04in which movement in two or more ways can occur simultaneously
047the controlling member being movable by hand about orthogonal axes, e.g. joysticks
0474characterised by means converting mechanical movement into electric signals
04762Force transducer, e.g. strain gauge
Applicants WERGEN GERHARD
Inventors Wergen, Gerhard
Agents Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P.
Title
(EN) Joystick assembly
Abstract
(EN)

A single-axis or multi-axis joystick assembly which is operative with a minimal amount of input force or displacement. As such, the joystick assembly is especially suited for those with severe motor handicaps who have limited movement in their extremities. The joystick assembly includes a housing and a handle operatively mounted to the housing for movement relative thereto. The handle operatively engages a sensor which generates an output signal when an input force is applied to the handle. The output signal is proportional to the input force. Preferably, the sensor is a piezoelectric pressure transducer.

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