Patents by Inventor Lutz Kucher

Lutz Kucher has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5923317
    Abstract: A two-handed game controller has a single dual analog/digital x-y directional pad mounted on the top which can perform either analog or digital functions. A mode switch on the controller allows an operator to select either analog or digital control settings. The controller also has a button grouping located within a concave recess. Each button within the recess has a downward slanting top maintained at an elevation a specified distance from the controller, thereby allowing for easy actuation by a gliding, rolling or sliding motion of a user's thumb or finger. The controller also has semicircular sides and 3-dimensionally tapered hand-grips, facilitating grip from virtually any size hand, from child to adult. Digital triggers are mounted on both the top and bottom of the controller and are configured to perform the same functions, allowing table-top use. Furthermore, the controller has a tripod-like structure with slip-resistant grips providing stability on a table-top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Thrustmaster, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Sayler, Eric Y. Park, I-Chiang Sun, Henry Y. Chin, Sohrab Vossoughi, Lutz Kucher
  • Patent number: D382580
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: In Focus Systems, inc.
    Inventors: William F. Dresselhaus, Gene D. Yanku, Sohrab Vossoughi, Lutz Kucher, Brian G. Heintz
  • Patent number: D408394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Thrustmaster, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Y. Chin, I-Chiang Sun, Lutz Kucher, David J. Sayler