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5991431 Mouse adapted to scan biometric data  
In the past, contact imaging devices were large and costly. It has been proposed that for contact imaging device adoption for the personal computing market, cost and size must be reduced. In an...
5977953 Mechanic encoder having single conductors ring  
A mechanic encoder having a single conductors ring is provided. The arrangement between the a first and a second conducting fingers and the conductors ring are specially arranged such that the...
5959614 Pointing control system for controlling rotations of an object within a three dimensional view  
The present invention discloses a pointing control system for controlling rotations of an object within a three dimensional view. The three dimensional view comprises first axis and second axes...
5936612 Computer input device and method for 3-D direct manipulation of graphic objects  
A computer input device has a housing and position sensors in the housing which combine a two dimensional translation sensor, such as a rollerball, with a rotatable circular member, such as a...
5926167 Coordinate input device  
A coordinate input device including a housing having an opening, a ball received in the housing so as to be rotatable in any direction, the ball partially projecting through the opening, a pair of...
5920307 System for directly sensing the orientation of a track ball  
A track ball device includes a ball having a pattern of first conductive features and a socket into which the ball rotatably sits, the socket having a pattern of second conductive features. Also...
5890190 Frame buffer for storing graphics and video data  
A single frame buffer system is provided for displaying pixels of differing types according to standard pixel information types. Memory receives the pixel information wherein the pixel associated...
5850210 Display pointing device provided for correlating display cursor locations to physical locations pointed by the display pointing device  
The present invention includes computer display pointing device for controlling a display cursor. The computer display pointing device includes a physical location pointer for pointing to physical...
5831553 Input apparatus for a data processing system  
Input apparatus for a data processing system. An input apparatus, for example a mouse or a track ball, comprises a member which is rotatable by manipulation by a user. The rotation causes a change...
5818427 Control device for pointing  
A control device comprises a rotatable and translatable bar for controlling a pointing device such as a mouse or mouse-pen associated with the control device. A key for the clicking function is...
5815140 Mouse with a movable cleaning member  
A pointing device includes a housing, a ball, and a cleaning member. Part of the ball protrudes from an opening of the housing. The cleaning member is pressed against the ball by a mechanism...
5781172 Data input device for use with a data processing apparatus and a data processing apparatus provided with such a device  
A joystick, mouse, or trackball having a rotationally-symmetrical member. The joystick or the like can be braked by an appropriate control signal from a data processing apparatus such as a...
5764220 Method of detecting contact of mouse with surface and mouse unit using this method  
A mouse unit is used as input means for personal computers and work stations. The mouse unit is used and operated on a broad and plane surface. A proposal has been made that when a mouse is...
5754168 Multiple signalling mouse with faceted surfaces  
A conventional monoplane mouse is constructed to move on a flat surface upon a single plane within which a contained sphere may rotate tangential with the single plane contacting the flat surface....
5751275 Two-- and three--dimensional trackball with coordinate transformations  
An improved trackball includes a nonplanar retainer and tapered sensors. A method is given to measure trackball rotations about nonorthogonal axes and transform these to rotations about standard...
5717427 Optical-reflecting decoder modular design mechanism of mouse  
An optical-reflecting decoder modular design mechanism of mouse which is all components of mouse control circuit to adhere to the PCB using SMT technic, and this PCB is installed on a base which...
5712725 One-hand control unit for controlling movements  
The invention relates to a one-hand control unit for controlling movements in optical instruments. The control unit corresponds in its configuration essentially to a computer mouse and has a mouse...
5696537 Mouse for data entry and control with control of ball friction force  
A mouse system is disclosed for data entry and control and wherein a rolling force of the ball is made adjustable to suit an operator's preference. A friction pad or a magnetic force may be...
5675360 Information processing apparatus having a keyboard with a pointing device  
An information processing apparatus includes a main case body having installed thereon a key group at a key installation region thereof, a track ball and a selection switch (including a right...
5661504 Cursor control device construction  
A cursor control device construction includes a body accommodating a circuit board and having a circular hole in a bottom side for containing a ball which may move freely therein. The body further...
5652604 Hollow track ball and method for manufacturing same  
The present invention provides a hollow track ball which includes a first hemispherical shell having a first annular end having thereon a plurality of positioning studs, and a second hemispherical...
5644127 Rotary encoder and input device using the same  
The present invention includes a light receiving unit having a first and second light receiving element which receive light emitted from a light emitting element via slits formed at a rotary disk...
5625381 Control element constituting a mouse  
A control element constituting a mouse designed to be connected to a cursor visualization assembly comprises: a housing; a mobile ball protruding outside the housing, to be actuated by a user; a...
5619231 Multi-dimensional coordinate input apparatus adapted for simple input operation, and system using the same  
A coordinate input apparatus, such as a mouse, having a hand-operated body to input coordinate information of a work plane. The body includes a bottom portion having first, second, third and...
5604515 Pulse-type driving device  
A pulse-type driving device for driving a plurality of light emitting diodes includes a power source providing a DC voltage, a pointer control circuit including a pulse output terminal for...
5541621 Mouse or trackball system  
A position indicating mouse or trackball device is provided which includes first and second sensors for detecting rotation of the ball, the first and second sensors being arranged orthogonal to...
5504500 User programmable orientation of cursor movement direction  
A user-configurable computer and pointing device combination and method are disclosed. The user establishes a relationship between a direction of rotation of the ball and direction of movement of...
5473345 Device incorporating a mouse, for indicating position on a display screen  
A position indication device, e.g., for controlling the position of a cursor or other object on the screen of a display monitor of an information processing system, includes a position plate that...
5436616 Computer screen cursor pointing device with cleaning alarm  
A pointing device such as a mouse is provided with cleaning time determination circuitry 46, 48, 50 for determining whether the cleaning of its movable portions becomes necessary and the user is...
5414445 Ergonomic pointing device  
An ergonomic pointing device is disclosed and described. Specific criteria, for example height, length, curvature, and relative positions of device elements, such as keys and a high point, define...
5410332 Trackball device with improved ball suspension and adjustable resolution  
A trackball device for controlling a cursor on a display screen employs two rotatable shafts and a single nonrotatable support member in contract with the ball to convert rolling motion of the...
5400054 Manually operable device for indicating position on a display screen  
A position indication device, e.g., for controlling the position of a cursor or other object on the screen of a display monitor of an information processing system, includes a position plate that...
5355147 Ergonomic computer mouse  
A container is arranged for ease of grasping in an ergonomically enhanced manner to minimize fatigue, to include an elliptical housing having an elliptical central opening, with the housing having...
5317336 Mouse yoke assembly for interfacing with a computer  
A mouse yoke assembly for interfacing with a computer through the sensing mechanism of a mouse including a housing and a control member movably supported by the housing. The housing is adapted to...
5311209 Assembled photomechanical mouse structure  
An assembled photomechanical mouse structure including a bottom casing, an upper cover associated with the bottom casing, a circuit board enclosed by the bottom casing and upper cover, a ball...
5298918 Electric circuit for reducing the energy consumption of a pointing device used in combination with a data processing system  
An electric circuit is to be incorporated in a pointing device (such as a computer mouse) which is used in combination with a data processing system (such as a computer) so as to reduce the energy...
5295080 Method of operating a buffer memory to provide a trigger pattern by storing a trigger code in preselected areas of the buffer memory  
Selected memory locations of a buffer memory having an m x n address space are loaded each with a trigger code. First and second data words, in bits and n bits respectively, are used to read the...
5291213 Pen-type computer input device with multiple spheres  
A pen-type computer input device operates in the same fashion as a mouse with the added advantage that the device has the features of a ball point pen having a narrow tip, with a small diameter...
5287120 Coordinate data generating apparatus  
An X-axis counter (101) and a Y-axis counter (102) detect velocities of the movement of a mouse in X-axis and Y-axis directions, respectively. A comparator (103) detects which of the velocities of...
5281958 Pointing device with adjustable clamp attachable to a keyboard  
A pointing device which is removably attachable to a keyboard is disclosed. The pointing device is coupled to an attachment assembly, the attachment assembly being removably and selectively...
5252970 Ergonomic multi-axis controller  
A manually operated ergonomic multi-axis controller such as those used for controlling cursor position along x and y axes and for entering x, y and/or z coordinate information into a computer or...
5248961 Track ball  
The case of a track ball structure has X-axis and Y-axis encoder shafts provided therein and X-axis and Y-axis driven rollers rotatably coupled with said shafts and provided closer to the top...
5223709 Spherical optical encoder for detecting the position and motion about three mutual orthogonal axes  
A position detecting apparatus in the form of a sphere movable about three mutually orthogonal axes and employing optical encoding such as gray scale encoding and detector so positioned that...
5214415 Cursor control assembly with electromagnetic shielding  
A cursor control assembly in which an electrically conducting movable control element (e.g., a ball or roller) is electrically coupled to an electrically conducting housing so that the combination...
5168221 Pivotal magnetic coupling and position sensor  
Two toroidal magnets (221, 22) are coupled to each other by a ferrous spherical spacer (23). The spacer (23) partially engages openings (24, 25) provided in the two magnet surfaces facing each...
5162780 Trackball for data entry and control with optimized ball height  
A trackball system is provided wherein a roller ball is received and supported within a ball retaining assembly. A vertical height of the ball is adjusted relative to the housing by adjusting a...
5132672 Three degree of freedom graphic object controller  
A three degrees of freedom interactive display controller device is disclosed, comprising a hand manipulable housing unit having an opening for the passage of a mouse ball, two motion detectors...
5115227 Input device possessing plural functions  
Disclosed is an input device possessing plural functions comprising a rotating element directed outward in part and free to rotate in arbitrary directions, turning amount detecting means for...
5095302 Three dimensional mouse via finger ring or cavity  
A cursor control/data input device for a computer display system which utilizes a conventional X-Y mouse provided with a third Z with axis data generating mechanism. The mouse may be used with any...
5021771 Computer input device with two cursor positioning spheres  
A cursor control and command input device for use with cathode ray tube displays is disclosed. The apparatus includes two cursor positioning spheres that are rotatably mounted within the reach of...

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