Professor Cetin has been awarded his fourth patent.

United States Patent 6,917,867 was granted on July 12, 2005.

The title is “Operator Input Device with Tactile Feedback using force or torque as resistance to the user”

Abstract:

The patent is on the subject of providing operator input devices with tactile feedback using force or torque as resistance to the user. The device is applicable in computer controlled mechanical systems, in particular X-by-wire systems used in automotive applications, construction equipment, fly-by-wire systems and virtual robotic surgery. Earlier patents of Professor Cetin are in the field of computer controller electro-hydraulic systems, with primary applications in energy efficient construction equipment.

Inventors are Professor Sabri Cetin and his graduate students.

The Assignees are Caterpillar Inc. Peoria, IL (US); University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (US) For more information on Prof. Cetin’s other patents, click here.

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