Patents by Inventor Mitchell LaBiche

Mitchell LaBiche 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: 4839838
    Abstract: A three-dimensional spatial input apparatus including a series of coplanar, single axis accelerometers configured to provide information on translation along and rotation around a set of orthogonal axes. A preprocessing computer determines the acceleration values output by the accelerometers and converts these values into a series of acceleration, velocity and position values in relation to the axis system, with corrections based on a change in the influence of gravity on the device as it rotates. The values are transmitted to an object control computer which takes appropriate action, including moving a cursor, rotating a displayed object, and controlling remote devices. The spatial input apparatus can have an attached pointer and be used as a three-dimensional digitizer in conjunction with the object control computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Inventors: Mitchell LaBiche, Alvin Derouen