Patents by Inventor Michael Kenneth Sabina

Michael Kenneth Sabina 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: 5825350
    Abstract: Pointing apparatus and method provide for control of cursor movement and selection of elements on a computer screen. Gyroscopic elements within the pointing apparatus indicate yaw and pitch movements in free space, and a mouse ball and mouse ball encoders indicate movement on a surface. Data indicative of the distance and direction the cursor is to be moved is generated from outputs of the gyroscopic elements and the mouse ball encoders. Certain amounts of movement are deemed unintentional, and, if necessary, the pointing apparatus adjusts the data so as not to indicate movement of such amounts. By doing so, the pointing apparatus minimizes unintentional cursor movement caused by instability of the gyroscopes and the inability of a person to hold the pointing apparatus absolutely motionless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignees: Gyration, Inc., Saratoga, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Whipple Case, Jr., Torbjorn Hovden, Gregory Clark Smith, Steven Porter Hotelling, Michael Kenneth Sabina