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Automatic tuning of haptic effects

A system that generates haptic effects receives input media that includes audio data, video data, or sensory data. The system automatically generates a haptic effect track from the input media. ... Immersion Corporation

Synchronization of haptic effect data in a media transport stream

A method for synchronizing haptic effects with at least one media component in a media transport stream includes identifying a series of video frames containing imaging information and/or a series of audio frames containing sound information in the media transport stream; identifying a series of haptic frames containing force feedback information in the media transport stream; and synchronizing the force feedback information in response to the imaging information and/or sound information.. . ... Immersion Corporation

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

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

Adjustable haptic wearables

This disclosure relates to wearable articles, including wearable suits, etc., for providing haptic feedback to a user. The wearable articles suitably include adjustable interaction elements that can be fluidly connected to a liquid or gas supply, and can also include a haptic actuator. ... Immersion Corporation

Inertial haptic actuators having a cantilevered beam and a smart material

A haptic actuator comprising a base and a haptic transducer at least partially suspended by the base. The haptic transducer comprises a substrate and a smart material operably connected to the substrate. ... Immersion Corporation

Flexible haptic actuator

A flexible haptic actuator and corresponding method. The flexible haptic actuator comprises a core formed with a flexible material. ... Immersion Corporation

Haptic controller

An advanced haptic gamepad is provided. A controller having a plurality of surfaces, and a haptic output device located within its housing and coupled to an isolated deformable region disposed at one of the plurality of surfaces is provided. ... Immersion Corporation

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 the sensor signal; determine, based on the sensor signal, a pressure level; determine a user interface level based at least in part on the pressure level; perform a function associated with the user interface level and the user interaction; determine a haptic effect based at least in part on the user interface level and the user interaction; generate a haptic signal based at least in part on the haptic effect; and transmit the haptic signal. ... Immersion Corporation

Haptic effect generation for space-dependent content

Systems and methods for authoring and encoding haptic effects are provided for space-dependent content, such as 360-degree videos, three-dimensional videos, or virtual or augmented reality contents. The systems and methods can generate one or more haptic layers for encoding or modifying haptic effects for the content.. ... Immersion Corporation

Systems and methods for distributing haptic effects to users interacting with user interfaces

A system includes a user interface configured to receive an input from a user of the system, a sensor configured to sense a position of a user input element relative to the user interface, and a processor configured to receive an input signal from the sensor based on the position of the user input element relative to the user interface, determine a haptic effect based on the input signal, and output a haptic effect generation signal based on the determined haptic effect. A haptic output device is configured to receive the haptic effect generation signal from the processor and generate the determined haptic effect to the user, the haptic output device being located separate from the user interface so that the determined haptic effect is generated away from the user interface.. ... Immersion Corporation

System and method for a haptically-enabled deformable surface

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a first haptic output device configured to receive a first haptic signal and output a first haptic effect to a deformable surface and a second haptic output device configured to receive a second haptic signal and output a second haptic effect to the deformable surface. The illustrative system further includes a processor coupled to the first haptic output device and the second haptic output device, the processor configured to: determine an event, determine a first haptic effect and a second haptic effect based at least in part on the event, transmit a first haptic signal associated with the first haptic effect to the first haptic output device, and transmit a second haptic signal associated with the second haptic effect to the second haptic output device.. ... Immersion Corporation

Unitary sensor and haptic actuator

A bi-functional apparatus for sensing touch and delivering a haptic signal. The bi-functional apparatus comprises first and second electrodes. ... Immersion Corporation

Haptic feedback using a field of view

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a computing device in communication with a display device and a sensor. The display device is configured to display a plurality of content and the sensor is configured to detect a field of view of a user of the computing device relative to the display device. ... Immersion Corporation

Pressure-sensitive suspension system for a haptic device

Embodiments hereof are directed to a haptic device having a pressure-sensitive suspension system. The haptic device includes a housing, a touch surface component mounted to the housing to be movable relative thereto, and a haptic actuator for providing haptic feedback to the touch surface component. ... Immersion Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174408

Automatic fitting of haptic effects

A system is provided that automatically generates one or more haptic effects from source data, such as audio source data. The system fits the one or more haptic effects to the source data by analyzing the source data and identifying one or more haptic effects that are the most similar to the source data. ... Immersion Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173312

Systems and methods for using textures in graphical user interface widgets

Systems and methods for using textures in graphical user interface widgets are disclosed. For example, one disclosed system includes: a processor configured to: receive an interface signal from a touch-sensitive interface associated with a display area; receive a display signal associated with the display area, the display signal comprising a plurality of pixels associated with one or more colors; assign a haptic value to each color; determine a texture associated with a group of the plurality of pixels by determining the haptic value associated with the group of the plurality of pixels; determine a selected actuator by selecting a first actuator if the haptic value is less than a threshold and selecting a second actuator if the haptic value is greater than or equal to the threshold; and transmit a haptic signal configured to cause the selected actuator to output a haptic effect configured to simulate the texture.. ... Immersion Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173311

Haptic authoring tool using a haptification model

A system for authoring one or more haptic effects using a haptic effect authoring tool receives a haptification model that is based on a predetermined haptic effect style. The system receives an input that includes at least one of audio and video and a plurality of events. ... Immersion Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180169521

Video gameplay haptics

A video game system records video gameplay by a player interacting with an endpoint, such as a game controller. The recording includes recording a haptic track of haptic effects generated on the endpoint during the gameplay and recording a video track of video generated during the gameplay. ... Immersion Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167656

Systems and methods for immersing spectators in sporting event and evaluating spectator-participant performance

Systems and methods enable sporting event spectators to do more than just observe an online or live contest with the spectators' engagement being limited to group messaging with other spectators (and possibly also the game stars/participants) during an event. The present invention provides a new level of participation for spectators. ... Immersion Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180165927

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 attracted towards the surface in response to the haptic effect; in response to the first velocities decreasing to approximately zero, discontinuing output of the first signal; determining one or more second velocities of a surface of an object rebounding away from the surface in response to the discontinuing output of the first signal; in response to the second velocities decreasing to approximately zero, determining a responsiveness of the surface of the object to the haptic effect; and outputting a second signal based on the responsiveness.. ... Immersion Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180165926

Automatic haptic generation based on visual odometry

Examples of devices, systems, and methods to automatically generate haptics based on visual odometry are disclosed. In one example, a video having a plurality of frames is received and an optical flow estimate between a first frame from the plurality of frames and a second frame from the plurality of frames is created. ... Immersion Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164896

Audio enhanced simulation of high bandwidth haptic effects

A system generates haptic effects using at least one actuator and at least one speaker. The system receives a high definition (“hd”) haptic effect signal and a corresponding audio signal if audio is to be played. ... Immersion Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164887

Automatic haptic generation based on color features and motion analysis

Examples of devices, systems, and methods to automatically generate haptics based on visual color features and motion analysis are disclosed. In one example, a video having a plurality of frames is received and masked frames for the video are generated by applying a color mask to the plurality of frames. ... Immersion Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164886

Systems and methods for proximity-based haptic feedback

One illustrative device disclosed herein includes a proximity sensor capable of detecting a non-contact interaction with a touch-sensitive device and outputting a first sensor signal. The device also includes a touch sensor for detecting a touch on the touch-sensitive device and outputting a second sensor signal. ... Immersion Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164885

Systems and methods for compliance illusions with haptics

Systems and methods for compliance illusions with haptics are disclosed. One illustrative system described herein includes a user interface device including: a sensor configured to detect a gesture; a haptic output device configured to output haptic effects; and a processor coupled to the sensor and the haptic output device, the processor configured to: receive a sensor signal from the sensor; determine a user interaction in mixed reality; determine a haptic effect based in part on the sensor signal and the user interaction; and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect to the haptic output device.. ... Immersion Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180161671

Haptic surround functionality

A system provides haptic surround functionality. The system determines a location of a virtual event in a virtual environment. ... Immersion Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158291

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 effect based at least in part on the complementary data, and outputting the haptic effect while playing the multimedia content.. ... Immersion Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158290

Smart material for haptic feedback

This disclosure relates to haptic actuators, and suitably haptic actuators based on repulsion and attraction between a coil and a magnet. Such haptic actuators are useful in structural materials, such as elements of wearables or accessories.. ... Immersion Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180157327

Systems and methods for haptically-enabled curved devices

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a curved device that includes a curved outer housing. The illustrative system also includes a sensor configured to detect a user interaction with the curved device and transmit a sensor signal associated with the user interaction. ... Immersion Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151281

Magneto-sensitive elastomers for haptic feedback

This disclosure relates to systems and haptic actuators, and suitably haptic actuation resulting from the response to a magnetic field of magnetic particles within an elastomeric material. Such systems and haptic actuators are useful in structural materials, including as elements of wearables or accessories, as well as in other applications and devices where haptic feedback is desired.. ... Immersion Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151035

Targeted haptic projection

A system provides haptic functionality. The system determines a location of a body area of a user relative to a location of a haptic device that includes an ultrasound emitter. ... Immersion Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150140

Eccentric rotating mass actuator optimization for haptic effects

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 as a function of time. Based on the determined back emf, the system determines if the erm actuator is spinning and varies the voltage amplitude level based on the back emf to generate a varied haptic effect signal, where the varying includes, when the erm actuator is determined to be spinning, reducing the voltage amplitude level compared to when the erm actuator is determined to not be spinning. ... Immersion Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144480

Method and apparatus to generate haptic feedback from video content analysis

A system includes an image capture device configured to capture images, and a processor programmed with one or more computer program modules. When executed, the one or more computer program modules are configured to receive the images captured by the image capture device, generate a control signal for a haptic output device as the images are received, synchronize the images and the control signal, and output a video with the synchronized images and the control signal.. ... Immersion Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143692

Method and apparatus for generating mood-based haptic feedback

A method and apparatus for generating mood-based haptic feedback are disclosed. A haptic system includes a sensing device, a digital processing unit, and a haptic generator. ... Immersion Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143689

Method and apparatus for providing multi-point haptic feedback texture systems

A method and apparatus for generating haptic surface texture with a deformable surface layer are disclosed. The haptic device includes a flexible surface layer, a haptic substrate, and a deforming mechanism. ... Immersion Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143688

Devices and methods for modifying haptic effects

Devices and methods for modifying haptic effects are provided. The devices may include computer systems and haptic enabled devices. ... Immersion Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143685

Handheld interface device having a plurality of electrostatic friction (esf) electrodes

A handheld interface device configured to provide an electrostatic friction (esf) effect is provided. The device comprises a plurality of more than two electrodes, with each electrode being separately disposed at a respective portion of an outer surface of the interface device. ... Immersion Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140945

Programmable game-based haptic enabled gun controller

Various systems, game controllers, and methods for simulating various objects such as weapons are provided. For example, a game controller may include a trigger, a processor within the body that receives a trigger signal when the trigger is activated by the user. ... Immersion Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138831

Control of contact conditions for static esf

Examples of devices, systems, and methods of controlling one or more contact conditions of an insulated static electrostatic force electrode are disclosed. One example device has an insulated static electrostatic force electrode and a flexible suspension attached to insulated the static electrostatic force electrode. ... Immersion Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137782

Virtual tool manipulation system

In the field of virtual reality, virtual tool manipulation systems and related methods and software are described in the present disclosure. One implementation of a virtual tool manipulation system, among others, comprises a motion tracking system configured to generate motion information related to the position of a part of a user's body. ... Immersion Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137720

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. ... Immersion Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136774

Method and devices for displaying graphical user interfaces based on user contact

Method and devices for displaying graphical user interface configurations based detected user contact are disclosed. Method and apparatus for provided embedded transaction modules are disclosed. ... Immersion Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136732

Systems and methods for visual processing of spectrograms to generate haptic effects

Systems and methods for visual processing of spectrograms to generate haptic effects are disclosed. In one embodiment, a signal comprising at least an audio signal is received. ... Immersion Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136731

System and method for ordering haptic effects

A signal associated with multiple haptic effects is received, each haptic effect from the multiple haptic effects being associated with a time slot from multiple time slots. Each haptic effect from the multiple haptic effects is associated with an effect slot from multiple effect slots at least partially based on the time slot associated with that haptic effect. ... Immersion Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136726

Systems and methods for haptically-enhanced smart home architectures

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for haptically-enhanced smart home architectures. For example, one disclosed method includes determining a building component condition of a building component; determining an interaction with a control device in the building, the control device associated with the component of the building and comprising a haptic output device; determining a haptic effect based on the building component condition; and transmitting a signal to the haptic output device to cause the haptic output device to output the haptic effect.. ... Immersion Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130320

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 haptic signal and responsively output a first haptic effect by changing a characteristic of the material to deform the flexible layer. ... Immersion Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130319

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. ... Immersion Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129291

Automatic remote sensing and haptic conversion system

A system is provided that automatically converts an input into one or more haptic effects in near real-time. The system senses the input in near real-time. ... Immersion Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129290

Automated haptic setting generation

A system and method of generating a set of preferred haptic settings for a user based on haptic settings chosen by other similar users is presented. The method includes maintaining a database of haptic software applications with associated haptic configuration settings. ... Immersion Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180126265

Haptic peripheral having a deformable substrate configured for amplified deformation

A haptic peripheral includes a housing, a deformable substrate coupled to the housing to be moveable thereto, and a smart material actuator coupled to a surface of the deformable substrate. The smart material actuator produces a force that deforms the deformable substrate relative to the housing in response to the control signal from a processor to thereby provide a haptic effect to a user of the haptic peripheral. ... Immersion Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180126264

Gaming device with haptic effect isolated to user input elements

A user input device includes a housing, a user input element adapted to be operated by a user and configured to send a signal to a processor when operated by the user, and an actuator coupled to the user input element. The actuator is configured to receive a control signal from the processor and output a haptic effect to the user input element in response to the control signal from the processor. ... Immersion Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124475

Systems and methods for enhanced television interaction

Systems and methods for enhanced television interaction are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes receiving notification information, the notification information indicating an event associated with video content displayed by a television device; determining a haptic effect associated with the notification information; generating and transmitting a haptic signal to a haptic output device, the haptic signal configured to cause the haptic output device to output the haptic effect.. ... Immersion Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123437

Electromagnetic haptic actuator with high definition capability

A haptic actuator having a housing, a moveable mass, and first, second, and third electromagnets is disclosed. The first electromagnet is fixed to the housing. ... Immersion Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122197

Dynamic haptic generation based on detected video events

A method or system that receives input media including at least video data in which a video event within the video data is detected. Related data that is associated with the detected video event is collected and one or more feature parameters are configured based on the collected related data. ... Immersion Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120939

Smart material for electrostatic haptic feedback

This disclosure relates to a smart material for providing haptic feedback, as well as haptic actuators, and suitably haptic actuation resulting from electroactive materials. Such haptic actuators are useful in structural materials, including as elements of wearables or accessories.. ... Immersion Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108227

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. ... Immersion Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180107276

Contextual pressure sensing haptic responses

A method of generating haptic effects includes detecting an input of pressure applied to a device using a gesture and determining a level associated with the gesture based on the pressure input, as well as determining a selection of an item at the level based on the gesture and a context associated with the item at the level, along with generating a contextual haptic effect comprising haptic parameter based on the context of the item at the level.. . ... Immersion Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102030

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. ... Immersion Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101232

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 the conductive layer is electrically coupled to a voltage supply to receive an amount of voltage for generating an esf haptic effect, which can include a dynamic esf haptic effect or a static esf haptic effect. ... Immersion Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096570

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. ... Immersion Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095590

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 a setting of the first display or the second display and/or the information being displayed via the first display or the second display. ... Immersion Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093178

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 source haptic effect to a target haptic effect, the conversion based at least in part on the characteristic of the target haptic output device, and generating a haptic signal associated with the target haptic effect, the haptic signal configured to cause the target haptic output device to output the target haptic effect. ... Immersion Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081445

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 includes a motor, a converter, and a plurality of radially-extending pins. ... Immersion Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074592

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. ... Immersion Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074591

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 lateral to the interface surface; and a piezoelectric actuator mounted to the base and to the touch-sensitive interface and configured to receive a haptic signal and output a force in a direction lateral to the interface surface.. ... Immersion Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074589

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. ... Immersion Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074585

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. ... Immersion Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068537

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. ... Immersion Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067561

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 mode if the interaction input substantially matches the stored predefined interaction input.. ... Immersion Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067560

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 configured to create a friction based haptic effect map associated with the image displayed on the display, and generate a signal to the haptic output device to output the haptic effect when the user interacts with the display when the image is displayed on the display, the haptic effect being configured to simulate a feel of the image in three dimensions.. ... Immersion Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180066636

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. ... Immersion Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180061195

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. ... Immersion Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180061191

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. ... Immersion Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180056867

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. ... Immersion Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053385

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. ... Immersion Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052556

System and method for 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 operation available on a device, the operation associated with a first user interaction; determine a simulated texture associated with the operation; output a haptic signal associated with the simulated texture; determine whether to perform the operation based on a second user interaction; and a haptic output device in communication with the processor and coupled to the touch surface, the haptic output device configured to receive a haptic signal and simulate a texture on the touch surface based in part on the haptic signal.. ... Immersion Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047260

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. ... Immersion Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180046252

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 at least two key frames. ... Immersion Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180046251

Device and method for 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, and to generate a control signal for the haptic effect based on the desired haptic effect waveform and the at least one of the speed, acceleration, and position of the haptic output device, wherein the control signal causes a profile of the haptic effect to substantially match the desired haptic effect waveform, such that matching between the profile of the haptic effect and the desired haptic effect waveform is made more similar by basing the control signal on the at least one of the speed, acceleration, and position of the haptic output device.. ... Immersion Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040211

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. ... Immersion Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039302

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 contact and the location of the contact, the deformation effect configured to cause a change in a shape of the device; and outputting the deformation effect to a deformation device configured to change the shape of the device.. ... Immersion Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033459

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 from substantially the same perspective and at the same time as the recorder. ... Immersion Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033262

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. ... Immersion Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027520

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. ... Immersion Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018020

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. ... Immersion Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180015933

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. ... Immersion Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180011539

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 with the processor, the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal and output the haptic effect.. ... Immersion Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180011538

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. ... Immersion Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005497

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. ... Immersion Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004295

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 to be displayed in a user interface based at least in part on the at least one sensor signal, and causing the message to be displayed.. ... Immersion Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004291

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 a haptic effect, creating a haptic command message including haptic actuator drive values, and transmitting the haptic command message to the haptic hardware support platform over the network. ... Immersion Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000429

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

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 attracted towards the surface in response to the haptic effect; in response to the first velocities decreasing to approximately zero, discontinuing output of the first signal; determining one or more second velocities of a surface of an object rebounding away from the surface in response to the discontinuing output of the first signal; in response to the second velocities decreasing to approximately zero, determining a responsiveness of the surface of the object to the haptic effect; and outputting a second signal based on the responsiveness.. ... 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 plurality of sensors and configured to detect a user interaction, and an overlay including a tactile user interface and a plurality of haptic output devices, the overlay being configured to provide a haptic effect in response to the user interaction.. ... 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 surface comprising a second coil coupled underneath the first coil; a suspension coupled to the fixed surface and the moveable surface and configured to suspend the moveable surface; and a controller coupled to the first coil and the second coil.. ... 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 based at least in part on a characteristic of the case. ... Immersion Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357323

System and method for 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, and/or other entity. ... 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 touch sensitive interface and the electrostatic haptic output device, the processor configured to: determine an operating condition associated with the electrostatic haptic output device; determine a corrective action associated with the operating condition; and apply the corrective action.. ... 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 with the display device to a processor in communication with the sensor. ... 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

12/07/17 / #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 priority, embodiments generate an interaction parameter using the second haptic effect signal. ... 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 / #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 to send the position to a processor. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 material and generate the vibration-based haptic effect.. ... 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 onto the user contact surface of the keycap. ... Immersion Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330577

Adaptive audio codec system, method and article

An encoder includes a low-pass filter to filter input audio signals. The low-pass filter has fixed filter coefficients. ... Immersion Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330575

Adaptive audio codec system, method and article

An adaptive noise shaping filter flattens signal components below a threshold frequency range in a filtered signal to be encoded. An encoder generates quantized signals based on a difference signal and includes an adaptive quantizer and a decoder. ... Immersion Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330574

Adaptive audio codec system, method and article

A decoder generates decoded signals based on quantized signals. The decoder includes an inverse quantizer and a predictor circuit. ... Immersion Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330572

Adaptive audio codec system, method and article

An encoder generates quantized signal words based on a difference signal. The encoder includes an adaptive quantizer. ... 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

11/09/17 / #20170322630

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Immersion Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310532

Method and device to assist with decision-making

A method to assist with decision making, according to which a plurality of information sources, presumed to be useful for analyzing a situation, are recorded in a database of a device, including a digital processing system with display means and interface means in order to perform interactions on information containers and/or on contents of the information containers, presented to the operators in visual form by the display means. Every interaction of an operator with an information container is stored by the digital processing system and is interpreted so as to identify an operation on the corresponding information sources. ... 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. ... Immersion Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293674

Method and device for connecting a group of information items

A method according to which a group of information sources referenced in a database of containers and information sources is connected. Information containers are displayed on display means and controlled via interface means, implementing a device which allows the operators to perform operations on the information containers. ... Immersion Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293360

Haptic output device and method of 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 of the input to generate an electrostatic output.. . ... 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. ... Immersion Corporation

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. ... 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 be applied to other types and/or numbers of haptic output devices. ... 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 a first haptic effect and a second channel having a second set of control parameters to generate a second haptic effect and to output a control signal that includes the first and second sets of control parameters for the haptic effect. ... 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 configured to receive a haptic signal and output a haptic effect. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 the graphical simulation. The stylus includes an actuator configured to output a haptic effect to the user upon receiving a control signal from the computer.. ... 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 second user interaction and transmit a second sensor signal, wherein at least part of the first user interaction occurs at the same time as the second user interaction; a processor in communication with the sensor, the processor configured to: receive the first sensor signal and the second sensor signal; determine a haptic effect based in part on the first user interaction and the second user interaction; transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect to the haptic output device.. . ... 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 the haptic output device to cause the deformation of the flexible surface based on a simulated physical behavior of a virtual element represented on the user interface.. ... 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 audio output device configured to receive the signal and output an audible effect; and a haptic output device in communication with the processor and coupled to the touch surface, the haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and output the haptic effect.. ... 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 as a function of time. Based on the determined back emf, the system determines if the erm actuator is spinning and varies the voltage amplitude level based on the back emf to generate a varied haptic effect signal, where the varying includes, when the erm actuator is determined to be spinning, reducing the voltage amplitude level compared to when the erm actuator is determined to not be spinning. ... 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 processor, the esf controller configured to receive the haptic signal, determine an esf signal based at least in part on the haptic signal, and transmit the esf 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, determine an esf signal based at least in part on the haptic signal, and transmit the esf signal. ... 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; determine a characteristic of the physical object based on the sensor signal; determine a haptic effect associated with the characteristic; and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect. ... 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 and a contact surface in contact with the exposed outer surface. ... 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 touch surface and transmit a second sensor signal associated with the feature; a processor in communication with the first sensor and the second sensor, the processor configured to: determine a first haptic effect based on the user interaction; determine a modified haptic effect based in part first haptic effect and on the feature; output a haptic signal associated with the modified haptic effect; and a haptic output device in communication with the processor and coupled to the touch surface, the haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and output the modified haptic effect to the touch surface.. ... 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 haptic signal and responsively output a first haptic effect by changing a characteristic of the material to deform the flexible layer. ... 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 at least one surface-based haptic effect and at least one other effect. ... 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 display, the processor configured to: receive the image signal; determine a virtual object based in part on the image signal; determine the display signal based in part on the image signal, wherein the display signal includes data associated with the virtual object; determine a haptic effect based at least in part on the virtual object; and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect. ... 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. ... Immersion Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249011

Method and apparatus for 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 lever arm via an output interface. The push-pull actuator is via an actuator mount. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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; determine a characteristic of the physical object based on the sensor signal; and determine a function based at least in part on the user interaction and the characteristic. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 at least in part on the sensor signal; and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect. The illustrative computing device also includes a haptic output device in communication with the processor, the haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and output the haptic effect.. ... 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 noise. ... 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 accelerometer or gyroscope, or by a signal created from processing data such as still images, video or sound. ... 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 data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal. ... 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 effect based at least in part on the complementary data, and outputting the haptic effect while playing the multimedia content.. ... Immersion Corporation








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