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Atari joystick patent…now that is a classic

Posted by innovativeip on September 14, 2010

Today’s Patent of the Day is U.S. Patent No. 4,349,708, issued September 14, 1982, and entitled “Joystick Control”.

Today's Patent of the Day

It’s hard to believe this patent, assigned to Atari, is almost thirty years old.  And yes, I do remember when these were “state of the art”. 

If you’d like to read the details of how this  joystick is put together, or if you’d just like to take a closer look for a stroll down memory lane, the patent may be downloaded at http://www.innovativeip.us/images/pat4349708.9.14.pdf.  Enjoy!

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