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Systems and methods for providing electrostatic haptic effects via a wearable or handheld device

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a computing device with an electrostatic force (“ESF”) haptic output device coupled to a surface of the computing device. The ESF haptic output device comprises a signal electrode that includes an insulation layer and a conductive layer positioned proximate to the insulation layer and... Immersion Corporation

Thin electromagnetic haptic actuator

An electromagnetic haptic actuator comprises a first planar magnetic layer and a second planar magnetic layer. The first planar magnetic layer comprises a first substrate and a first planar conductive coil formed on the first substrate. The second planar magnetic layer comprises a planar magnet and spaced adjacent to the... Immersion Corporation

Systems and methods for performing haptic conversion

Systems and methods for haptic conversion are described. One disclosed method includes the steps of: determining a characteristic of a target user interface device having a target haptic output device, determining a source haptic effect associated with a source user interface device having a source haptic output device; converting the... Immersion Corporation

Systems and methods for controlling multiple displays of a motor vehicle

A method includes displaying information via a first display, displaying information via a second display, controlling the information displayed via the first display and the second display with a controller, and receiving a first input from a user through a user interface. The first input includes a command to change... Immersion Corporation

Haptic actuator incorporating electropermanent magnet

A haptic actuator is presented. The haptic actuator has an electropermanent magnet having a deactivated state and an activated state for a net magnetic field thereof. A layer of ferromagnetic material or magneto-active polymer is located opposite an end of the electropermanent magnet, and is configured to generate a haptic... Immersion Corporation

Haptic peripheral having a plurality of deformable membranes and a motor to move radial pins

A haptic peripheral includes a housing with a frame having a plurality of circumferentially-spaced apart windows, a plurality of deformable membranes positioned within the plurality of circumferentially-spaced apart windows, and a haptic output device disposed within the housing and coupled to the plurality of deformable membranes. The haptic output device... Immersion Corporation

Compensated haptic rendering for flexible electronic devices

A device comprises a housing, a sensor, a controller and an actuator. The sensor is configured to detect a contact force exerted on the housing. The controller is communicatively coupled to the sensor and is configured to determine a change in a haptic effect caused by the contact force. The... Immersion Corporation

Haptic spatialization system

A system is provided that controls a haptic effect experienced at a peripheral device. The system receives a haptic effect definition including haptic data. The system further receives spatialization data including: a distance of the haptic effect; a direction of the haptic effect; or a flow of the haptic effect.... Immersion Corporation

Systems and methods for haptic feedback using laterally driven piezoelectric actuators

Systems and methods for haptic feedback using laterally driven piezoelectric actuators are disclosed. For example, one described apparatus for haptic feedback using laterally driven piezoelectric actuators includes: a base; a touch-sensitive interface comprising an interface surface, the touch-sensitive interface affixed to the base and configured to move in a direction... Immersion Corporation

System for haptically representing sensor input

A haptic representation system is provided that generates a haptic effect in response to sensor input. The sensor input is mapped to a haptic signal. The haptic signal is sent to an actuator configured to receive the haptic signal. The actuator utilizes the haptic signal to generate the haptic effect.... Immersion Corporation

Local haptic actuation system

A haptic actuator device includes a surface with a mechanical property responsive to localized temperature changes. The surface can include a layer or sheet comprising a shape-memory material. The haptic actuator device can further include an actuator configured to selectively deform a plurality of regions in the sheet; and a... Immersion Corporation

Friction modulation for three dimensional relief in a haptic device

A haptic device includes a display configured to display an image, a haptic output device configured to generate a haptic effect to a user when the user interacts with the display, and a processor configured to receive information related to the image displayed on the display. The processor is also... Immersion Corporation

Haptic effect handshake unlocking

A system that unlocks itself or another device or electronic media enters an unlocked mode by playing a predetermined haptic effect and in response receiving a gesture based interaction input from a user. The system compares the interaction input to a stored predefined interaction input and transitions to the unlocked... Immersion Corporation

Spatialized haptic feedback based on dynamically scaled values

A system provides haptic feedback based on media content. The system processes the media content into components including a first component and a second component. The system further determines a first priority value related to the first component and a second priority value related to the second component. The system... Immersion Corporation

Systems and methods for awareness in vehicles using haptic effects

A system for generating haptic effects in a vehicle, wherein the vehicle comprises a seat and a seat belt, is provided. The system comprises one or more haptic output devices positioned at or attached to the seat belt. The system further comprises a processor configured to receive a sensor signal... Immersion Corporation

Haptic effect enabled system using fluid

A haptic effect enabled system generates a haptic effect using an electric potential responsive fluid. A haptic enabled apparatus includes a fluid and a substrate. The fluid is responsive to an electric field. The substrate is at least partially flexible and defines a channel. The fluid is positioned within at... Immersion Corporation

Programmable haptic devices and methods for modifying haptic effects to compensate for audio-haptic interference

A system includes a processor, an audio display, and a haptic peripheral including a haptic output device. The audio display includes a speaker and a headphone connector. The haptic output device is configured to receive a control signal from the processor and output a haptic effect to the haptic peripheral... Immersion Corporation

System and feedforward and feedback with haptic effects

Systems and methods for feedforward and feedback with haptic effects are disclosed. One such system may include a sensor configured to detect an interaction with a touch surface and transmit a sensor signal associated with the interaction; a processor in communication with the sensor, the processor configured to: determine an... Immersion Corporation

Selective control of an electric field to deliver a touchless haptic effect

A haptic system includes a structure having a conductive layer and a reactive layer. The conductive layer is coupled to a power source and the reactive layer is coupled to a switch having a first state and a second state. The power source enables the conductive layer to generate a... Immersion Corporation

Device and controlling haptic signals

A non-transitory computer-readable medium for generating a haptic effect is provided. The computer-readable-medium has computer-executable code that causes a processor to receive a desired haptic effect waveform for the haptic effect, to receive sensor information that indicates at least one of speed, acceleration, and position of the haptic output device,... Immersion Corporation

Enhanced dynamic haptic effects

A system is provided that generates a dynamic haptic effect that includes one or more key frames, where each key frame includes a first interpolant value and a first haptic effect. The system further receives an interpolant value, where the interpolant value is between at least two interpolant values of... Immersion Corporation

Ambient triggered notifications

A method of rendering a haptic effect on a haptic output device is provided based on an ambient environmental stimulus signal received from a sensor. A notification event based on the stimulus signal is determined. A haptic effect is rendered on a haptic output devices based on the notification event.... Immersion Corporation

Systems and methods for deformation and haptic effects

Systems and methods for deformation and haptic effects are disclosed. For example, one method includes the steps of receiving a sensor signal from a sensor, the sensor signal indicating a contact with a device and a location of the contact on the device; determining a deformation effect based on the... Immersion Corporation

Sound to haptic effect conversion system using mapping

A system generates a haptic signal. The system receives an audio signal, pre-processes the audio signal by modifying the audio signal to create a modified audio signal, and maps the modified audio signal to a haptic signal. The system then sends the haptic signal to an actuator to generate one... Immersion Corporation

Braking characteristic detection system for haptic actuator

An actuator evaluation system evaluates one or more characteristics of an actuator usable as a haptic output device. The system can detect an optimal braking frequency of a drive signal that enables the actuator to provide a desired haptic effect in response thereto. The system sequentially applies a plurality of... Immersion Corporation

Systems and methods for recording haptic data for use with multi-media data

A system includes a recorder configured to record audio and/or video of a subject of interest and output a recording of the subject of interest and a non-contact sensor associated with the recorder. The non-contact sensor is constructed and arranged to measure movement and/or vibration of the subject of interest... Immersion Corporation

Haptic functionality for network connected devices

A system provides haptic functionality over a networked system. The system receives information from a first device registered at the networked system and determines a notification to be provided to a user based on the information. The system then selects a second device registered at the networked system and provides... Immersion Corporation

Gesture based input system in a vehicle with haptic feedback

A vehicle haptic feedback system includes a haptic actuator, a detection device, and a controller. The haptic actuator is configured to provide haptic feedback to a vehicle driver. The detection device is disposed in an interior of the vehicle and is configured to capture movements of the vehicle driver and... Immersion Corporation

Methods and apparatuses for endstop diminishment solutions in haptically-enabled controller devices

A haptically-enabled controller device comprising a controller body, a user input element, a haptic actuator, and a transmission component is presented. The user input element has a range of motion that extends from a first position to an end stop position. The haptic actuator is configured to output a force... Immersion Corporation

Multimodal haptic effects

Embodiments generate haptic effects in response to a user input (e.g., pressure based or other gesture). Embodiments receive a first input range corresponding to user input and receive a haptic profile corresponding to the first input range. During a first dynamic portion of the haptic profile, embodiments generate a dynamic... Immersion Corporation

Systems and methods for a texture engine

Systems and methods for a texture engine are disclosed. For example, one disclosed system includes: a processor configured to receive a display signal including a plurality of pixels, determine a haptic effect comprising a texture, and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect to an actuator in communication... Immersion Corporation

Systems and methods for providing enhanced haptic feedback

A system includes a haptic output device constructed and arranged to generate a haptic effect to a user of the system, and a chemical delivery device constructed and arranged to deliver a chemical to the user of the system.... Immersion Corporation

Cloud connected haptic platform

A computer-based method for controlling a haptic actuator over a network is provided. The method includes, at a haptic server, receiving a selection of a haptic actuator connected to a haptic hardware support platform, receiving a selection of a haptic effect driver software package or library, receiving a selection of... Immersion Corporation

Systems and methods for transmitting haptic messages

Systems and methods for transmitting haptic messages are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of: receiving at least one sensor signal from at least one sensor of a mobile device, the at least one sensor signal associated with a movement of the mobile device, determining a message... Immersion Corporation

Real-time haptics generation

One embodiment provides haptic functionality. The embodiment receives an encoded value that encodes an actuator drive value, where the actuator drive value corresponds to a strength of a haptic effect. The embodiment converts the encoded value into a pattern of ON/OFF durations, and plays back the pattern of ON/OFF durations... Immersion Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364154

Systems and methods for providing haptic feedback via a case

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a case configured to mechanically couple with a mobile device and position the mobile device such that the mobile device serves as a display for the case. The system also includes a processor coupled to the case and configured to generate a haptic signal... Immersion Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364155

Systems and methods for a low profile haptic actuator

Systems and methods or a low profile haptic actuator are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for a low profile haptic actuator includes: a moveable surface comprising a first coil, the moveable surface configured to move in a degree of freedom; a fixed surface beneath the moveable surface, the fixed... Immersion Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364190

Haptically enabled overlay for a pressure sensitive surface

Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward electronic devices configured to produce haptic effects, and to haptic enabled film overlays for pressure sensitive surfaces. The systems and methods for haptic enabled film overlays include a processor and a plurality of sensors, a pressure sensitive touch surface coupled to the... Immersion Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365139

Systems and methods for closed-loop control for haptic feedback

Example systems and methods for closed-loop control for haptic feedback are disclosed. One example method includes the steps of outputting a first signal configured to cause a haptic output device to output a haptic effect to a surface; determining one or more first velocities of a surface of an object... Immersion Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354876

Rendering a haptic effect with intra-device mixing

Rendering haptic effects on at least one of a first haptic actuator or a second haptic actuator based on a state of a trigger. In response, the haptic effects are optimized to reflect game play.... Immersion Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357315

Haptic feedback for opportunistic displays

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a computing device in communication with a sensor configured to detect a display device near the sensor, the computing device, or within a field of view of a user of the computing device. The sensor can also be configured to transmit a signal associated... Immersion Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357316

Systems and methods for monitoring insulation integrity for electrostatic friction

Systems and methods for monitoring insulation integrity for electrostatic friction are disclosed. One system may include a touch sensitive interface configured to detect user interaction; an electrostatic haptic output device configured to output one or more electrostatic haptic effects to the touch sensitive interface; a processor in communication with the... Immersion Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357323

System and providing complex haptic stimulation during input of control gestures, and relating to control of virtual equipment

A system is configured to provide haptic stimulation to a user. In one embodiment, the haptic stimulation is provided to the user in conjunction with the performance of one or more control gestures through which the user controls, for example, a game, a real world component or piece of equipment,... Immersion Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351331

Systems and methods for haptic remote control gaming

Systems and methods for haptic remote control gaming are disclosed. In one embodiment a portable multifunction device receives information from a remotely controllable device. The portable multifunction device can be operable as a remote control for the remotely controllable device. The portable multifunction device may be a smartphone, a tablet... Immersion Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351332

Gaming device having a haptic-enabled trigger

A haptic peripheral comprising a housing, a user input element, a position sensor coupled to the user input element, and an actuator located within the housing and coupled to the user input element. The position sensor is configured to detect a position of the user input element and is configured... Immersion Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351334

Orientation adjustable multi-channel haptic device

Embodiments generate haptic effects on a device that is grasped by a user on a first side having a corresponding first haptic output device and on a second side having a corresponding second haptic output device. Embodiments receive a first haptic effect channel and receive a second haptic effect channel.... Immersion Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352356

Low-frequency effects haptic conversion system

Embodiments that generate multiple haptic effects receive a first haptic effect signal having a first priority and corresponding to a first haptic effect, and receive a second haptic effect signal having a second priority and corresponding to a second haptic effect. When the first priority is less than the second... Immersion Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170333788

Haptic peripheral having a haptically-enhanced user input element including a mechanical key and an integrated smart material actuator for providing haptic effects

A haptic peripheral includes a housing and a haptically-enhanced user input element. The haptically-enhanced user input element is configured to receive an input from a user, and includes a mechanical key having a keycap with a user contact surface configured to contact the user and a smart material actuator integrated... Immersion Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336869

Thermally activated haptic output device

A haptic output device is configured to generate a deformation-based haptic effect and a vibration-based haptic effect. The haptic output device includes a shape memory material configured to change a shape thereof when heated and generate the deformation-based haptic effect, and a cooling device configured to cool the shape memory... Immersion Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336871

User interface impact actuator

A system generates a haptic effect that simulates a mechanical button. The system receives a signal that indicates that a user has contacted a user interface of the system. The system includes an impact actuator. In response to the signal, a moving element of the impact actuator contacts the user... Immersion Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322630

Method and providing a haptic monitoring system using multiple sensors

A method and apparatus providing a haptic monitor system capable of generating haptic cues based on sensed information are disclosed. The haptic system includes a sensing device, a digital processing unit, and a haptic generator. The sensing device is configured to selectively sense an individual's or user vital information via... Immersion Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322631

Systems and methods for providing features in a friction display

A touch-enabled device can simulate one or more features in a touch area. Features may include, but are not limited to, changes in texture and/or simulation of boundaries, obstacles, or other discontinuities in the touch surface that can be perceived through use of an object in contact with the surface.... Immersion Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170315618

Method and multi-touch tactile touch panel actuator mechanisms

A method and apparatus of actuator mechanisms for a multi-touch tactile touch panel are disclosed. The tactile touch panel includes an electrical insulated layer and a tactile layer. The top surface of the electrical insulated layer is capable of receiving an input from a user. The tactile layer includes a... Immersion Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170315770

Haptic notification manager

A notification manager is provided that manages notifications for a user. The notification manager detects a notification event and determines a context of the notification event. The notification manager determines a target device for the notification event based on the determined context and one or more available displays. The notification... Immersion Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308169

Systems and methods for providing haptic effects

Systems and methods for providing haptic effects are disclosed. For example, one disclosed system includes a computer-readable medium having program code, the program code including program code defining a haptic widget. The haptic widget includes program code defining a haptic effect; program code defining an interface for the haptic widget;... Immersion Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170300117

Haptically enhanced interactivity with interactive content

Interactive content may be presented to a user that is manipulating a peripheral. One or more state parameters that are related to the position of the peripheral may be determined. The peripheral may be identified from a plurality of possible peripherals. The interactive content may be adjusted based at least... Immersion Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170300118

Method and simulating surface features on a user interface with haptic effects

A haptic effect enabled device for simulating a tactile sensation on a surface. In some cases, the haptic effect enabled device may be a user interface device, and the tactile sensation may be simulated on a surface of the user interface device. The interface device may include a haptic output... Immersion Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170301195

Sound to haptic effect conversion system using multiple actuators

A haptic conversion system is provided that analyzes an audio signal, generates a plurality of haptic signals based on the analysis of the audio signal, and plays the generated plurality of haptic signals through a plurality of actuators to produce one or more haptic effects. The haptic conversion system maps... Immersion Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291104

User interface device provided with surface haptic sensations

A user interface device includes a housing, a user input element supported by the housing, and a haptic output device supported by the housing. The haptic output device is configured to generate a haptic effect at a surface of the user interface device. The surface is part of the housing... Immersion Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293360

Haptic output device and generating a haptic effect in a haptic output device

A haptic output device includes a touch surface, a sensor configured to sense an input at the touch surface, and a controller configured to read the sensor, identify a location of the input, switch from a read mode to a write mode, and write a voltage based on the location... Immersion Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285750

Haptic effect conversion system using granular synthesis

A system is provided that converts an input, such as audio data, into one or more haptic effects. The system applies a granular synthesis algorithm to the input in order to generate a haptic signal. The system subsequently outputs the one or more haptic effects based on the generated haptic... Immersion Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285752

Systems and methods for haptically-enabled conformed and multifaceted displays

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a touch-sensitive surface, which includes: a first surface on a first plane; and a second surface adjacent to the first surface, wherein the second surface is on a second plane different from the first plane. The illustrative system also includes a haptic output device... Immersion Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285753

Haptic devices and methods for providing haptic effects via audio tracks

Embodiments hereof relate a system that includes a processor and a haptic peripheral with a haptic output device. The processor is configured to receive an audio file, or a haptic file generated from the audio file, that includes a first channel having a first set of control parameters to generate... Immersion Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287292

Method and apparatus of converting control tracks for providing haptic feedback

Disclosed are systems and methods for converting a control track designed for use with a number and/or type of haptic output devices to be used with other numbers and/or types of haptic output devices. For example, a computing device may convert the control track into another control track that can... Immersion Corporation

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10/05/17 / #20170287293

Customizing haptic feedback in live events

A method of generating event identifiers includes receiving sensor information from tracked entities. Based on the sensor information for tracked entities, an event can be determined. An event ID can be assigned to the event based on the type of event that was determined. The event ID can be sent... Immersion Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277262

Mobile device configured to receive squeeze input

An electronic device having a user interface device that has a flexible surface, a haptic output device operatively coupled to the flexible surface and configured to cause a deformation of the flexible surface, and a controller in signal communication with the haptic output device. The controller is configured to trigger... Immersion Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277263

Systems and methods for determining haptic effects for multi-touch input

A system of the present disclosure may include a haptic output device configured to output a haptic effect to a touch surface; a touch sensitive input device configured to detect a first user interaction and transmit a first sensor signal, the touch sensitive input device further configured to detect a... Immersion Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277264

User interface device responsive to data tag associated with physical location

A system includes a display configured to display a graphical simulation, a computer configured to run a software program designed to display the graphical simulation on the display, and a stylus constructed and arranged to be manipulated by a user of the system in at least two dimensions to affect... Immersion Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280397

Energy savings mode for silent haptics

A method and system for energy savings with silent haptics is presented. A haptically-enabled device includes a processor that executes a haptic track containing haptic instructions. The haptic track is analyzed to determine the presence of a zero-force interval, also known as a silent haptic. The duration of the zero-force... Immersion Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269686

Electrostatic adhesive based haptic output device

A haptic output device includes a substrate, an array of electrodes disposed on the substrate, and a layer of dielectric material disposed on the array of electrodes. The layer of dielectric material has an exposed outer surface comprising a micro-patterned texture configured to increase adhesion between the exposed outer surface... Immersion Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269689

Systems and methods for object manipulation with haptic feedback

One illustrative computing device disclosed herein includes a sensor configured to detect a user interaction with a physical object and transmit a sensor signal associated with the user interaction. The illustrative computing device also includes a processor in communication with the sensor, the processor configured to: receive the sensor signal;... Immersion Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269690

Systems and methods for surface elements that provide electrostatic haptic effects

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a processor configured to determine an electrostatic force (ESF)-based haptic effect and transmit a haptic signal associated with the ESF-based haptic effect. The illustrative system also includes an ESF controller in communication with the processor, the ESF controller configured to receive the haptic signal,... Immersion Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269693

Systems and methods for multi-output electrostatic haptic effects

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a processor configured to determine a haptic effect, wherein the haptic effect includes a static ESF effect or a confirmation ESF effect; and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect. The illustrative system also includes an ESF controller in communication with the... Immersion Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269694

Eccentric rotating mass actuator optimization for haptic effect

A system that generates a haptic effect using an Eccentric Rotating Mass (“ERM”) actuator determines a back electromotive force (“EMF”) of the ERM actuator during operation of the device and receives a haptic effect signal including one or more parameters, where one of the parameters is a voltage amplitude level... Immersion Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270756

Systems and methods for generating haptic effects associated with transitions in audio signals

Systems and methods for generating haptic effects associated with transitions in audio signals are disclosed. One disclosed system for outputting haptic effects includes a processor configured to: receive a signal; determine a haptic effect based in part on the signal; output a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect; an... Immersion Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255255

Systems and methods for viewport-based augmented reality haptic effects

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a display configured to receive a display signal and output an image, and an image capture device configured to capture an area image and transmit an image signal. The illustrative system also includes a processor in communication with the image capture device and the... Immersion Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255268

Systems and methods for friction displays and additional haptic effects

Systems, methods, and computer program products for providing composite haptic effects are disclosed. One disclosed method includes detecting a touch occurring in a touch area when an object contacts a touch surface and selecting a composite haptic effect to generate in response to the touch, the composite haptic effect including... Immersion Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256144

Systems and methods for haptic surface elements

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes an enclosure configured to define a boundary of a chamber, the chamber including a material, and a flexible layer coupled overtop of the chamber and configured to enclose the chamber. The illustrative system also includes a first actuation device configured to receive a first... Immersion Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257492

Systems and methods for perceptual normalization of haptic effects

Systems and methods for perceptual normalization of haptic effects are disclosed. One system may include a first sensor configured to detect a user interaction with a touch surface and transmit a first sensor signal associated with the user interaction; a second sensor configured to detect a feature associated with the... Immersion Corporation

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08/31/17 / #20170249011

Method and enabling heavy floating touchscreen haptics assembles and passive braking system

A system for amplifying haptic effects provided by a push-pull actuator includes a housing component, a push-pull actuator coupled to the housing component and configured to provide a force and a displacement, a lever component including a lever arm and a fulcrum, and a haptic touch surface coupled to the... Immersion Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249812

Crowd-based haptics

A system produces haptic effects. The system receives input data associated with an event, identifies an element of the event in the input data, generates the haptic effects based on the element of the event, and produces the haptic effects via a haptic output device. In one embodiment, the haptic... Immersion Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242486

Haptically-enabled modular peripheral device assembly

A modular peripheral device assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a handheld controller and an assembly base. The handheld controller includes a first haptic actuator configured to generate a haptic effect at the handheld controller. The assembly base includes an attachment component that is configured to be attachable to and... Immersion Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242488

Systems and methods for haptically-enabled interactions with objects

One illustrative computing device disclosed herein includes a sensor configured to detect a user interaction with a physical object and transmit a sensor signal associated with the user interaction. The illustrative computing device also includes a processor in communication with the sensor, the processor configured to: receive the sensor signal;... Immersion Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243451

Haptic enabled strap for wearable electronic device

A system includes a wearable electronic device and a strap operatively connected to the wearable electronic device. The strap is configured to allow a user to wear the wearable electronic device on a body part. The system also includes an actuator connected to the strap, and a processor in signal... Immersion Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243452

Haptic effects conflict avoidance

A method and system for avoiding haptic effects conflict is presented. A haptic enabled device configured to generate haptic effects associated with a first signature is used by a user. The system detects an additional source of haptic effects and determines a second signature associated with the haptic effects produced... Immersion Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243453

Wearable haptic effects with permissions settings

A system for generating haptic effects receives haptic permissions settings and associates the haptic permissions settings with a range of permitted haptic parameters. The system receives haptic parameters and modifies/filters the haptic parameters based on the range of permitted haptic parameters. The system then generates a haptic signal based on... Immersion Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236387

Keyless entry device for haptic communications

A keyless entry device is provided. The keyless entry device includes a transceiver, a haptic actuator coupled to a drive circuit, and a processor coupled to the transceiver and the drive circuit. The transceiver communicates with a vehicle over a communication channel. The processor determines proximity information between the keyless... Immersion Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228122

Systems and methods for shape input and output for a haptically-enabled deformable surface

One illustrative computing device disclosed herein includes a first sensor configured to detect a position associated with a deformable surface and transmit a sensor signal associated with the position; and a processor in communication with the sensor, the processor configured to: receive the sensor signal; determine a haptic effect based... Immersion Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170220115

Interactivity model for shared feedback on mobile devices

A system that produces a dynamic haptic effect and generates a drive signal that includes a gesture signal and a real or virtual device sensor signal. The haptic effect is modified dynamically based on both the gesture signal and the real or virtual device sensor signal such as from an... Immersion Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170221325

Haptic feedback in a haptically noisy environment

A method for providing haptic feedback is provided for a device that produces haptic noise, such as a power tool with an electric motor that produces noises and vibrations while in operation. An environmental condition of the device can be sensed while the device is being operated and generating haptic... Immersion Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170213430

Sound to haptic effect conversion system using waveform

A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio... Immersion Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203206

Programmable haptic peripheral

A system includes a host computer, a processor, and a haptic peripheral. The haptic peripheral includes a manipulandum movable in at least one degree of freedom, an inertial haptic output device, and a haptic output device. The inertial haptic output device is coupled to the manipulandum, and is configured to... Immersion Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203207

Haptic trigger control system

A system that controls a haptic effect experienced at a trigger is provided. The system receives a haptic effect definition including haptic data. The system further receives trigger data including at least one of: a position of a trigger of a peripheral device; or a range of the trigger of... Immersion Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170206755

Method and system for providing haptic effects based on information complementary to multimedia content

The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for providing haptic effects based on information complementary to multimedia content. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of receiving multimedia data comprising multimedia content and complementary data, wherein the complementary data describes the multimedia content, determining a haptic... Immersion Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170199569

Systems and methods for haptically-enabled neural interfaces

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a processor configured to receive a sensor signal from a neural interface configured to detect an electrical signal associated with a nervous system. The processor is also configured to determine an interaction in with a virtual object in a virtual environment based on the... Immersion Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170192510

Systems and methods for pressure-based haptic effects

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a sensor configured to detect a user interaction with a touch surface and transmit a sensor signal including data associated with a pressure of the user interaction. The illustrative system also includes a processor in communication with the sensor, the processor configured to: receive... Immersion Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170193760

Externally-activated haptic devices and systems

Examples of externally-activated devices and systems are disclosed. One example system includes a first device having an actuation component; and a second device having a haptic output component, wherein: the first device and the second device are configured to be physically separable from each other; the actuation component is configured... Immersion Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170186286

Systems and methods to generate haptic feedback for skin-mediated interactions

A system includes a sensor configured to sense an input at a skin surface, a processor configured to receive an output signal from the sensor and generate a haptic control signal based on the output signal, and a haptic output device configured to generate a haptic effect based on the... Immersion Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170188119

Second screen haptics

A multi-device system includes at least one media server system, a primary viewing device including a display screen, and a secondary device including a haptic output device. The at least one media server system includes a source of audio-video content and haptic content and is configured to transfer the audio-video... Immersion Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170173457

System and outputting a haptic effect based on a camera zoom state, camera perspective, and/or a direction in which a user's eyes are directed

A haptic peripheral system comprising a display, a haptic peripheral device, and a processor is disclosed. The processor is in communication with the display and the haptic peripheral device. The processor is configured to determine a zoom state of a virtual camera of a virtual environment, and to determine at... Immersion Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170173458

Haptic actuators having magnetic elements and at least one electromagnet

A wearable haptic-enabled user interface device comprising a plurality of magnetic elements and at least one electromagnet that are configured to generate a haptic effect at the user interface device by being disposed to generate at least one of an attractive force and a repelling force on each other when... Immersion Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170177083

Haptic peripheral having a plurality of deformable membranes

A haptic peripheral includes a housing with a frame having a plurality of circumferentially-spaced apart windows, a plurality of deformable membranes positioned within the plurality of circumferentially-spaced apart windows, and a haptic output device disposed within the housing and coupled to the plurality of deformable membranes. The haptic output device... Immersion Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170178114

System, device, and providing haptic feedback responsive to transfer of digital content

A system, method, and device for providing haptic feedback is presented. The system comprises a first device, a second device, and a third device. The first device has a first haptic output device, a first processor, and a first wireless communication unit. The second device has a second haptic output... Immersion Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170178470

Systems and methods for multifunction haptic output devices

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a processor configured to determine a haptic effect and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect. The illustrative system also includes a multifunction haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and output the haptic effect. The multifunction haptic output device... Immersion Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170178471

Wearable article having an actuator that performs non-haptic and haptic operations

A wearable haptics-enabled apparatus comprises a wearable article comprising an actuator and an input device. A controller is electrically connected to the actuator and the input device. The controller is configured to selectively transmit operation and haptic drive signals to the actuator, and to generate the haptic drive signal upon... Immersion Corporation








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