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1. (WO1998002865) ERGONOMIC APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO OR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/002865 International Application No.: PCT/US1997/009095
Publication Date: 22.01.1998 International Filing Date: 20.05.1997
IPC:
G05G 9/047 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
05
CONTROLLING; REGULATING
G
CONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY
9
Manually-actuated control mechanisms provided with one single controlling member co-operating with two or more controlled members, e.g. selectively, simultaneously
02
the controlling member being movable in different independent ways, movement in each individual way actuating one controlled member only
04
in which movement in two or more ways can occur simultaneously
047
the controlling member being movable by hand about orthogonal axes, e.g. joysticks
Applicants: SCHOCH, Paul, T.[US/US]; US
SCHOCH, Marvin, G.[US/US]; US
Inventors: SCHOCH, Paul, T.; US
SCHOCH, Marvin, G.; US
Agent: DRUMMOND, William, H. ; Drummond & Duckworth Suite 500 4590 MacArthur Boulevard Newport Beach, CA 92660, US
Priority Data:
08/650,34520.05.1996US
Title (EN) ERGONOMIC APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO OR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
(FR) DISPOSITIF ERGONOMIQUE POUR COMMANDER DU MATERIEL VIDEO OU INFORMATIQUE
Abstract:
(EN) An apparatus is provided for ergonomically controlling video or computer functions or the like. A vertical control stick (10) provides means for producing and transmitting signals to a computer. A first signal means is interconnected with the control stick (10) such that movement of the stick forward from a neutral stick position (30) causes a first set of signals to a computer. Similarly, a second signal means is interconnected with the stick such that movement of the control stick (10) rearward from the neutral stick position (30) causes a second set of signals to a computer. A rotatable collar (45) is annularly disposed on the outer surface of the stick (10) such that the collar (45) may be manually rotated about the longitudinal axis of the stick (10) in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions from a neutral collar position. A console (80) having a control panel (100) with one or more controls (110) is mounted on an upper end of the control stick (10).
(FR) L'invention concerne un dispositif permettant de commander de manière ergonomique des fonctions vidéo, informatiques ou similaires. Un levier de commande vertical (10) comporte un système permettant de produire des signaux et de les transmettre à un ordinateur. Un premier système de signaux est interconnecté avec le levier de commande (10), de façon que le déplacement de celui-ci vers l'avant depuis une position neutre (30) provoque la transmission à l'ordinateur d'une première série de signaux. De façon similaire, un second système de signaux est interconnecté avec le levier, de façon que le déplacement de celui-ci vers l'arrière depuis la position neutre (30) provoque la transmission à l'ordinateur d'une seconde série de signaux. Un collier rotatif (45) est disposé en anneau à la surface externe du levier (10), de façon à pouvoir être tourné manuellement autour de son axe longitudinal, aussi bien dans le sens horaire que dans le sens anti-horaire depuis une position neutre du collier. Une console (80) comportant un panneau de commande (100) avec une ou plusieurs commandes (110) est fixée sur l'extrémité supérieure du levier (10).
Designated States: CA, CN, JP, KR, MX, RU
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)