Video control gloves

  • US 4,613,139 A
  • Filed: 12/10/1984
  • Issued: 09/23/1986
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/1984
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Apparatus for providing switch-closure control signal inputs to a joystick control port of a video console or the like, such control port being of predetermined configuration in which signal inputs consist of electrical closure between a common terminal at said port and one or more signal terminals, said apparatus comprisinga first glove having a thumb portion and four finger portions separate from each other and from said thumb portion,a second glove having a thumb portion and at least one separate finger portion,electrical contact means affixed to each of said thumb and finger portions of said first glove adjacent to the tips thereof and to said thumb portion and said one finger portion of said second glove adjacent to the tips thereof, such that physical contact between a thumb portion of one of said gloves and one or more of said finger portions of the corresponding glove obtains electrical connection between the corresponding contacts on said portions,a connector constructed for removable mating engagement with a control port, said connector having common and signal terminals for individual mating engagement with common and signal terminals of a control port,first connection means individually electrically connecting said contacts on said finger portions of said first gloves to signal terminals of said connector,second connection means electrically connecting said contact on said thumb portion of said first glove to said common terminal at said connector, said second connection means including resistance means connected in series between said connector common terminal and said contact on said thumb portion,third connection means electrically connecting said contact means on said finger portion of said second glove to a signal terminal on said connector, andfourth connection means electrically connecting said contact on said thumb portion of said second glove to said resistance means such that said resistance means is connected in series between said connector common terminal and the contacts on the thumb portions of both said gloves.

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