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1. (WO2018034722) THREE- AXIS MOTION JOYSTICK
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CLAIMS

I claim:

1. A controller, comprising:

a fixed position mounting base;

440 a first flange having a first end and second end at right angles to each other, said first end of said first flange rotatably connected to said fixed position mounting base;

a second flange having a first end and second end at right angles to each other, said first end of said second flange rotatably connected to said second end of said first flange;

a generally U-shaped third flange having a mid-region and first and second ends, said mid-445 region rotatably connected to second end of said second flange, and a joystick formed between said first and second ends of said third flange.

2. The controller of claim 1, wherein a yaw sensor measures rotation of said first flange with respect to said fixed position mounting base.

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3. The controller of claim 2, wherein a pitch sensor measures rotation of said second flange with respect to said first flange.

4. The controller of claim 3, wherein a roll sensor measures rotation of said third flange and 455 said joystick with respect to said second flange.

5. The controller of claim 4, wherein said first and second ends of said third flange are substantially perpendicular to said second end of said second flange, and said second end of said first flange and said first end of said second flange are at right angles to each other.

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6. The controller of claim 1, wherein rotation of said joystick with respect to said second flange causes a vehicle to turn left or right, and wherein rotation of said first flange with respect to said fixed position mounting base causes said vehicle to turn left or right to a lesser degree per degree of rotation than said rotation of said joystick with respect to said second flange.

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7. The controller of claim 1, wherein rotation of said first flange with respect to said fixed position mounting base causes a vehicle to turn left or right, and wherein rotation of said joystick

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with respect to said second flange causes said vehicle to turn left or right to a lesser degree per degree of rotation than said rotation of said first flange with respect to said fixed position

470 mounting base.

8. The controller of claim 1, wherein rotation of said second flange with respect to said first flange causes said vehicle to accelerate or decelerate.

475 9. The controller of claim 1, wherein:

at least one of said first flange, said second flange, said third flange, and said mounting base includes a hollow; and

at least one linkage connecting two of said first flange, said second flange, said third flange, and said mounting base, or at least one motor for generating torque and at least one sensor 480 for measuring degree of rotation, is disposed in said hollow.

10. A controller, comprising:

a fixed position mounting base;

a substantially U-shaped first flange having a mid-region and having a flange extension 485 extending from one end thereof, said mid-region rotatably connected to said fixed position mounting base;

a second flange having first and second ends, said first end of second flange and said flange extension of said first flange being rotatably connected;

a joystick rotatably connected to said second end of said second flange.

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11. The controller of claim 10, wherein said mid-region of said first flange is rotatably connected to said fixed position mounting base via a curved rack and pinion mechanism.

12. The controller of claim 11, wherein a roll sensor measures rotation of said first flange with 495 respect to said fixed position mounting base.

13. The controller of claim 12, wherein a pitch sensor measures rotation of said second flange with respect to said first flange.

500 14. The controller of claim 13, wherein a yaw sensor measures rotation of said joystick with respect to said second flange.

15. The controller of claim 10, wherein rotation of said first flange with respect to said fixed position mounting base causes a vehicle to turn left or right, and wherein rotation of said joystick

505 with respect to said second flange causes said vehicle to turn left or right to a lesser degree per degree of rotation than said rotation of said first flange with respect to said fixed position mounting base.

16. The controller of claim 10, wherein rotation of said second flange with respect to said first 510 flange causes said vehicle to accelerate or decelerate.

17. The controller of claim 10, wherein rotation of said joystick with respect to said second flange causes a vehicle to turn left or right, and wherein rotation of said first flange with respect to said fixed position mounting base causes said vehicle to turn left or right to a lesser degree per

515 degree of rotation than said rotation of said joystick with respect to said second flange.