Global Patent Index - EP 0999487 A2

EP 0999487 A2 20000510 - Analogue joystick

Title (en)

Analogue joystick

Title (de)

Analoger Steuerknüppel

Title (fr)

Mannette de commande analogique

Publication

EP 0999487 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99402674 A

Priority

US 18749298 A

Abstract (en)

A joystick assembly (10) having a non-preferential displacement characteristic. The joystick assembly (10) includes a shaft member (12) mounted for pivotal movement relative to a support platform (20) throughout a plurality of angular positions. The support platform (20) is adapted for placement in a video game cabinet in custom or retrofit applications. A plurality of springs (24) connected to the shaft member (12) serve to bias the shaft member in a neutral position which in alternative embodiments comprises a side-detent position and a center-detent position. In a preferred embodiment, the non-preferential displacement characteristic is achieved by pre-loading the springs (24). In one embodiment, the springs (24) are generally parallel to the support platform (20) at a depth which does not exceed the depth of the shaft member (12), thus enabling the joystick assembly to be mounted within a relatively small space. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

G05G 9/047

IPC 8 full level

G05G 9/047 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G05G 9/047 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

None

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0999487 A2 20000510; CA 2288550 A1 20000506

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 99402674 A 19991027; CA 2288550 A 19991104