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U.S. Patents as of October 1, 2014

Immersion has over 1650 issued or pending patents in the U.S. and other countries. All U.S. Patents as of October 1, 2014 are listed below.

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U.S. Patent No. Issue Date
(DD/MM/YY)
Title
5,184,319 02/02/93 force Feedback and Textures Simulating Interface Device
5,185,561 02/09/93 torque Motor as a Tactile Feedback Device in a Computer System
5,220,260 06/15/93 Actuator Having Electronically Controllable Tactile Responsiveness
5,235,868 08/17/93 Mechanism for Generating Control Signals
5,389,865 02/14/95 Method and System for Providing a Tactile Virtual Reality and Manipulator Defining an Interface Device Therefor
5,414,337 05/09/95 Actuator Having Electronically Controllable Tactile Responsiveness
5,438,529 08/01/95 Percussion Input Device for Personal Computer Systems
5,459,382
B1 5,459,382*
10/17/95
06/09/98*
Method and System for Providing a Tactile Virtual Reality and Manipulator Defining an Interface Device Therefor
*Re-Examined
5,482,056 01/09/96 Determination of Thumb Position Using Measurements of Abduction and Rotation
5,559,412 09/24/96 Actuator Having Electronically Controllable Tactile Responsiveness
5,576,727 11/19/96 Electromechanical Human-Computer Interface With force Feedback
5,589,854 12/31/96 touching Feedback Device
5,592,401 01/07/97 Accurate, Rapid, Reliable Position Sensing Using Multiple Sensing Technologies
D377,932 02/11/97 Mechanical Digitizing Arm Used to Input Three Dimensional Data Into a Computer
5,623,582 04/22/97 Computer Interface or Control Input Device for Laparoscopic Surgical Instrument and Other Elongated Mechanical Objects
5,629,594 05/13/97 force Feedback System
5,631,861 05/20/97 force Feedback and Textures Simulating Interface Device
5,666,138 09/09/97 Interface Control
5,676,157 10/14/97 Determination of Kinematically Constrained Multi-Articulated Structures
5,691,898 11/25/97 Safe and Low Cost Computer Peripherals With force Feedback for Consumer Applications
5,701,140 12/23/97 Method and Apparatus for Providing a Cursor Control Interface With force Feedback
5,721,566 02/24/98 Method and Apparatus for Providing Damping force Feedback
5,724,264 03/03/98 Method and Apparatus for Tracking the Position and Orientation of a Stylus and for Digitizing a 3-D Object
5,731,804 03/24/98 Method and Apparatus for Providing High Bandwidth, Low Noise Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems
5,734,373 03/31/98 Method and Apparatus for Controlling force Feedback Interface Systems Utilizing a Host Computer
5,739,811 04/14/98 Method and Apparatus for Controlling Human Interface Systems Providing force Feedback
5,754,023 05/19/98 Gyro-stabilized Platforms for force Feedback Applications
5,767,839 06/16/98 Method and Apparatus for Providing Passive Human-Computer Interface Systems
5,769,640 06/23/98 Method and System for Simulating Medical Procedures Including Virtual Reality and Control Method and System for Use Therein
5,805,140 09/08/98 High Bandwidth force Feedback Interface Using Voice Coils and Flexures
5,821,920 10/13/98 Control Input Device for Interfacing an Elongated Flexible Object With a Computer System
5,825,308 10/20/98 force Feedback Interface Having Isotonic and Isometric Functionality
5,828,197 10/27/98 Mechanical Interface Having Multiple Grounded Actuators
5,857,986 01/12/99 Interactive Vibrator for Multimedia
5,880,714 03/09/99 Three-Dimensional Cursor Control Interface With force Feedback
5,907,487 05/25/99 force Feedback Device With Safety Feature
5,929,607 07/27/99 Low Cost force Feedback Interface With Efficient Power Sourcing
5,930,741 07/27/99 Accurate, Rapid, Reliable Position Sensing Using Multiple Sensing Technologies
5,929,846 07/27/99 force Feedback Interface Device Including Grounded Sensor System
5,956,484 09/21/99 Method and Apparatus for Providing force Feedback Over a Computer Network
5,959,613 09/28/99 Method and Apparatus for Shaping force Signals for a force Feedback Device
5,999,168 12/07/99 Haptic Accelerator for force Feedback Computer Peripherals
6,015,473 01/18/00 Method for Producing a Precision 3-D Measuring Apparatus
6,020,875 02/01/00 High Fidelity Mechanical Transmission System and Interface Device
6,020,876 02/01/00 force Feedback Interface With Selective Disturbance Filter
6,020,967 02/01/00 Differential Displacement Optical Sensor
6,024,576 02/15/00 Hemispherical, High Bandwidth Mechanical Interface for Computer Systems
6,028,593 02/22/00 Method and Apparatus for Providing Simulated Physical Interactions Within Computer Generated Environments
6,037,927 03/14/00 Method and Apparatus for Providing force Feedback to the User of an Interactive Computer Simulation
6,042,555 03/28/00 force-Feedback Interface Device for the Hand
6,046,727 04/04/00 Three Dimensional Position Sensing Interface With force Output
6,050,718 04/18/00 Method and Apparatus for Providing High Bandwidth force Feedback With Improved Actuator Feel
6,050,962 04/18/00 Goniometer-Based Body-Tracking Device and Method
6,057,828 05/02/00 Method and Apparatus for Providing force Sensations in Virtual Environments in Accordance With Host Software
6,061,004 05/09/00 Providing force Feedback Using an Interface Device Including an Indexing Function
6,067,077 05/23/00 Position Sensing for force Feedback Devices
6,078,308 06/20/00 Graphical Click Surfaces for force Feedback Applications to Provide User Selection Using Cursor Interaction with a Trigger Position Within a Boundary of a Graphical Object
6,078,876 06/20/00 Method and Apparatus for Tracking the Position and Orientation of a Stylus and for Digitizing a 3-D Object
D427635 07/04/00 Surgical Simulation System
6,088,017 07/11/00 Tactile feedback man-machine interface device
6,088,019 07/11/00 Low Cost force Feedback Device With Actuator for Non-Primary Axis
6,100,874 08/08/00 force Feedback Mouse Interface
6,101,530 08/08/00 force Feedback Provided Over a Computer Network
6,104,379 08/15/00 forearm-Supported Exoskeletal Hand-Tracking Device
6,104,382 08/15/00 force Feedback Transmission Mechanisms
6,106,301 08/22/00 Interventional Radiology Interface Apparatus and Method
6,110,130 08/29/00 Exoskeleton Device for Directly Measuring Fingertip Position and Inferring Finger Joint Angle
6,125,337 09/26/00 Probe Apparatus and Method for Tracking the Position and Orientation of a Stylus and Controlling a Cursor
6,125,385 09/26/00 force Feedback Implementation in Web Pages
6,128,006 10/03/00 force Feedback Mouse Wheel and Other Control Wheels
6,134,506 10/17/00 Method and Apparatus for Tracking the Position and Orientation of a Stylus and for Digitizing a 3-D Object
6,147,674 11/14/00 Method and Apparatus for Designing force Sensations in force Feedback Computer Applications
6,148,280 11/14/00 Accurate, Rapid, Reliable Position Sensing Using Multiple Sensing Technologies
6,154,198 11/28/00 force Feedback Interface Apparatus Including Backlash and for Generating Feel Sensations
6,154,201 11/28/00 Control Knob With Multiple Degrees of Freedom and force Feedback
6,161,126 12/12/00 Implementing force Feedback Over the World Wide Web and Other Computer Networks
6,166,723 12/26/00 Mouse Interface Device Providing force Feedback
6,169,540 01/02/01 Method and Apparatus for Designing force Sensations in force Feedback Applications
6,184,868 02/06/01 Haptic Feedback Control Devices
6,191,774  02/20/01 Mouse Interface for Providing force Feedback
6,195,618 02/27/01 Component Position Verification Using a Probe Apparatus
6,201,533 03/13/01 Method and Apparatus for Applying force Feedback Devices Using Friction
6,211,861 04/03/01 Tactile Mouse Device
6,215,470 04/10/01 User Interface Device Including Braking Mechanism for Interfacing with Computer Simulations
6,219,032 04/17/01 Method for Providing force Feedback to a User of an Interface Device Based on Interactions of a Controlled Cursor with Graphical Elements in a Graphical User Interface
6,219,033 04/17/01 Method and Apparatus for Controlling force Feedback Interface Systems Utilizing a Host Computer
6,232,891 05/15/01 force Feedback Interface Device Having Isometric Functionality
6,243,078 06/05/01 Pointing Device with force Feedback Button
6,246,390 06/12/01 Multiple Degree-of-Freedom Mechanical Interface to a Computer System
6,252,579 06/26/01 Interface Device and Method for Providing Enhanced Cursor Control with force Feedback
6,252,583 06/26/01 Memory and force Output Management for a force Feedback System
6,256,011 07/03/01 Multi-Function Control Device with force Feedback
6,259,382 07/10/01 Isotonic-Isometric force Feedback Interface
6,271,828 08/07/01 force Feedback Interface Devices Providing Resistance forces Using a Fluid
6,271,833 08/07/01 Low Cost force Feedback Peripheral with Button Activated Feel Sensations
6,275,213 B1 08/14/01 Tactile Feedback Man-Machine Interface Device
6,278,439 08/21/01 Method and Apparatus for Shaping force Signals for a force Feedback Device
6,281,651 08/28/01 Haptic Pointing Device
6,285,351 09/04/01 Designing force Sensations for Computer Applications Including Sounds
6,288,705 09/11/01 Interface Device and Method for Providing Indexed Cursor Control with force Feedback
6,292,170 09/18/01 Designing Compound force Sensations for Computer Applications
5,754,023
*RE37374
05/19/98 *09/18/01 Gyro-Stabilized Platforms for force Feedback Applications
*Re-Issue
6,292,174 09/18/01 Enhanced Cursor Control Using Limited-Workspace force Feedback Devices
6,300,936 10/09/01 force Feedback System Including Multi-tasking Graphical Host Environment and Interface Device
6,300,937 10/09/01 Method and Apparatus for Controlling Human-computer Interface Systems Providing force Feedback for a Computer Interface Device
6,300,938 10/09/01 Multi-cylinder Control Device for Computers & Other Electronic Apparatus
6,304,091 10/16/01 Absolute Position Sensing by Phase Shift Detection Using a Variable Capacitor
6,310,605 10/30/01 force Feedback Interface with Selective Disturbance Filter
6,317,116 11/13/01 Graphical Click Surfaces for force Feedback Applications to Provide Selection of Functions Using Cursor Interaction With a Trigger Position of a Graphical Object
6,323,837 11/27/01 Method and Apparatus for Interfacing an Elongated Object With a Computer System.
6,342,880 01/29/02 force Feedback System Including Multiple force Processors.
6,343,349 01/29/02 Memory Caching for force Feedback Effects.
6,348,911 02/19/02 force Feedback Device Including Safety Switch and force Magnitude Ramping
6,353,850 03/05/02 force Feedback Provided in Web Pages.
6,353,427 03/05/02 Low Cost force Feedback Device With Actuator for Non-primary Axis.
6,366,272 04/02/02 Providing Interactions Between Simulated Objects Using force Feedback
6,366,273 04/02/02 force Feedback Cursor Control Interface
6,374,255 04/16/02 Haptic Authoring
6,380,925 04/30/02 force Feedback Device With Spring Selection Mechanism
6,396,232 05/28/02 Haptic Pointing Devices
6,400,352 06/04/02 Mechanical and force Transmission for force Feedback Devices
6,408,253 06/18/02 Component Position Verification Using a Position Tracking Device
6,411,276 06/25/02 Hybrid Control of Haptic Feedback for Host Computer and Interface Device
6,413,229 07/02/02 force-Feedback Interface Device for the Hand
6,424,333 07/23/02 Tactile Feedback Man-machine Interface Device
6,424,356 07/23/02 Command of force Sensations in a forceback System Using force Effect Suites
6,429,846 08/06/02 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
6,428,490 08/06/02 Goniometer-Based Body-Tracking Device and Method
6,437,771 08/20/02 force Feedback Device Including Flexure Member Between Actuator and User Object
6,445,284 09/03/02 Electro-mechanical Transducer Suitable for Tactile Display and Article Conveyance
6,448,977 09/10/02 Textures and Other Spatial Sensations for a Relative Haptic Interface Device
6,469,692 10/22/02 Interface Device With Tactile Feedback Button
6,470,302 10/22/02 Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Vascular Access Simulation Systems
6,486,872 11/26/02 Method and Apparatus for Providing Passive Fluid force Feedback
6,497,672 12/24/02 Device and Method for Measuring the Position of Animate Links
6,563,487 05/13/03 Haptic Feedback for Directional Control Pads
6,564,168 05/13/03 High-resolution Optical Encoder with Phased-array Photodetectors
6,580,417 06/17/03 Tactile Feedback Device Providing Tactile Sensations from Host Commands
6,636,161 10/21/03 Isometric Haptic Feedback Interface
6,636,197 10/21/03 Haptic Feedback Effects for Control, Knobs and Other Interface Devices
6,639,581 10/28/03 Flexure Mechanism for Interface Device
6,654,000 11/25/03 Physically Realistic Computer Simulation of Medical Procedures
6,661,403 12/09/03 Method and Apparatus for Streaming force Values to a force Feedback Device
6,680,729 01/20/04 Increasing force Transmissibility for Tactile Feedback Interface Devices
6,683,437 01/27/04 Current Controlled Motor Amplifier System
6,686,901 02/03/04 Enhancing Inertial Tactile Feedback In Computer Interface Devices Having Increased Mass
6,686,911 02/03/04 Control Knob with Control Modes and force Feedback
6,693,622 02/17/04 Vibrotactile Haptic Feedback Devices
6,693,626 02/17/04 Haptic Feedback Using a Keyboard Device
6,697,043 02/24/04 Haptic Interface Device and Actuator Assembly Providing Linear Haptic Sensations
6,697,044 02/24/04 Haptic Feedback Device with Button forces
6,697,048 02/24/04 Computer Interface Apparatus Including Linkage Having Flex
6,697,748 02/24/04 Digitizing System and Rotary Table for Determining 3-D Geometry of an Object
6,697,086 02/24/04 Designing force Sensations for force Feedback Computer Applications
6,701,296 03/02/04 Strain-Sensing Goniometers Systems, and Recognition Algorithms
6,703,550 03/09/04 Sound Data Output and Manipulation Using Haptic Feedback
6,704,001 03/09/04 force Feedback Device Including Actuator with Moving Magnet
6,704,002 03/09/04 Position Sensing Methods for Interface Devices
6,704,683 03/09/04 Direct Velocity Estimation for Encoders Using Nonlinear Period Measurement
6,705,871 03/16/04 Method and Apparatus for Providing an Interface Mechanism for a Computer Simulation
6,707,443
03/16/04 Haptic Trackball Device
6,715,045 03/30/04 Host Cache for Haptic Feedback Effects
6,717,573 04/06/04 Low-cost Haptic Mouse Implementations
6,750,877 06/15/04 Controlling Haptic Feedback for Enhancing Navigation in a Graphical Environment
6,762,745 07/13/04 Actuator Control Providing Linear and Continuous force Output
6,781,569 08/24/04 Hand Controller
6,816,148 11/09/04 Enhanced Cursor Control Using Interface Devices
6,817,973 11/16/04 Apparatus for Controlling force for Manipulation of Medical Instruments
6,822,635 11/23/04 Haptic Interface for Laptop Computers and Other Portable Devices
6,833,846 12/21/04 Control Methods for The Reduction of Limit Cycle Oscillations for Haptic Devices With Displacement Quantization
6,850,222 02/01/05 Passive force Feedback for Computer Interface Devices
6,859,819 02/22/05 force Feedback Enabled Over a Computer Network
6,864,877 03/08/05 Directional Tactile Feedback for Haptic Feedback Interface Devices
6,894,678 05/17/05 Cursor Control Using a Tactile Feedback Device
6,903,721 06/07/05 Method and Apparatus for Compensating for Position Slip in Interface Devices
6,904,823 06/14/05 Haptic Shifting Devices
6,906,697 06/14/05 Haptic Sensations for Tactile Feedback Interface Devices
6,924,787
08/02/05 Interface for Controlling a Graphical Image
6,928,386
08/09/05 High-Resolution Optical Encoder with Phased-Array Photodetectors
6,929,481
08/16/05 Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Medical Procedure Simulation Systems
6,933,920
08/23/05 Data Filter for Haptic Feedback Devices Having Low-Bandwidth Communication Links
6,937,033
08/30/05 Position Sensor with Resistive Element
6,946,812
09/20/05 Method and Apparatus for Providing force Feedback Using Multiple Grounded Actuators
6,956,558
10/18/05 Rotary force Feedback Wheels for Remote Control Devices
6,965,370
11/15/05 Haptic Feedback Devices for Simulating an Orifice
6,982,696 01/03/06 Moving Magnet Actuator for Providing Haptic Feedback
6,982,700 01/03/06 Method and Apparatus for Controlling force Feedback Interface Systems Utilizing a Host Computer
6,987,504 01/17/06 Interface Device for Sensing Position and Orientation and Outputting force to a User
6,995,744 02/07/06 Device and Assembly for Providing Linear Tactile Sensations
7,023,423 04/04/06 Laparoscopic Simulation Interface
7,024,625 04/04/06 Mouse Device with Tactile Feedback Applied to Housing
7,027,032 04/11/06 Designing force Sensations for force Feedback Computer Applications
7,038,657 05/02/06 Power Management for Interface Devices Applying forces
7,038,667 05/02/06 Mechanisms for Control Knobs and Other Interface Devices
7,039,866 05/02/06 Method and Apparatus for Providing Dynamic force Sensations for force Feedback Computer Applications
7,050,955 05/23/06 Method and Apparatus for Providing Dynamic force Sensations for force Feedback Computer Applications
7,054,775 05/30/06 Digitizing System and Rotary Table for Determining 3-D Geometry of an Object
7,056,123 06/06/06 Interface Apparatus with Cable-Driven force Feedback and Grounded Actuators
7,061,466 06/13/06 force Feedback Device Including Single-Phase, Fixed-Coil Actuators
7,061,467 06/13/06 force Feedback Device with Microprocessor Receiving Low Levels Commands
7,070,571 07/04/06 Ganiometer-Based Body-Tracking Device
7,084,854 08/01/06 Actuator for Providing Tactile Sensations and Device for Directional Tactile Sensations
7,084,884 08/01/06 Graphical Object Interactions
7,091,948 08/15/06 Design of force Sensations for Haptic Feedback Computer Interfaces
7,091,950 08/15/06 force Feedback Device Including Non-Rigid Coupling
7,096,852 08/29/06 Haptic Throttle Devices and Methods
7,102,541 09/05/06 Isotonic-Isometric Haptic Feedback Interface
7,104,152 09/12/06 Haptic Shifting Devices
7,106,305 09/12/06 Haptic Feedback Using a Keyboard Device
7,106,313 09/12/06 force Feedback Interface Device with force Functionality Button
7,112,737 09/26/06 System and Method for Providing a Haptic Effect to a Musical Instrument
7,113,166 09/26/06 force Feedback Devices Using Fluid Braking
7,116,317 10/03/06 Systems and Methods for User Interfaces Designed for Rotary Input Devices
7,131,073 10/31/06 force Feedback Applications Based on Cursor Engagement with Graphical Targets
7,136,045 11/14/06 Tactile Mouse
7,148,875 12/12/06 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,151,432 12/19/06 Circuit and Method for a Switch Matrix and Switch Sensing
7,151,527 12/19/06 Tactile Feedback Interface Device Including Display Screen
7,154,470 12/26/06 Envelope Modulator for Haptic Feedback Devices
7,158,112 01/02/07 Interactions Between Simulated Objects With force Feedback
7,159,008 01/02/07 Chat Interface with Haptic Feedback Functionality
7,161,580 01/09/07 Haptic Feedback Using Rotary Harmonic Moving Mass
7,168,042 01/23/07 force Effects for Object Types in a Graphical User Interface
7,182,691 02/27/07 Directional Inertial Tactile Feedback Using Rotating Masses
7,193,607 03/20/07 Flexure Mechanism for Interface Device
7,196,688 03/27/07 Haptic Devices Using Electroactive Polymers
7,198,137 04/03/07 Systems and Methods for Providing Passive Haptic Feedback with Positioning Sensing
7,199,790 04/03/07 Providing force Feedback to a User of an Interface Device Based on Interactions of a User-Controlled Cursor in a Graphical User Interface
7,202,851 04/10/07 Haptic Interface for Palpation Simulation
7,205,981 04/17/07 Method and Apparatus for Providing Resistive Haptic Feedback Using a Vacuum Source
7,208,671 04/24/07 Sound Data Output and Manipulation Using Haptic Feedback
7,209,028 04/24/07 Position Sensor with Resistive Element
7,209,117 04/24/07 Method and Apparatus for Streaming force Values to a force Feedback Device
7,209,118 04/24/07 Increasing force Transmissibility for Tactile Feedback Interface Devices
7,215,326 05/08/07 Physically Realistic Computer Simulation of Medical Procedures
7,218,310 05/15/07 Providing Enhanced Haptic Feedback Effects
7,233,313 06/19/07 Control Knob with Multiple Degrees of Freedom and force Feedback
7,233,315 06/19/07 Haptic Feedback Devices and Methods for Simulating an Orifice
7,233,476 06/19/07 Actuator Thermal Protection in Haptic Feedback Devices
7,236,157 06/26/07 Method for Providing High Bandwidth force Feedback with Improved Actuator Feel
7,245,202 07/17/07 Systems and Methods for Networked Haptic Devices
7,249,951 07/31/07 Method and Apparatus for Providing an Interface Mechanism for a Computer Simulation
7,253,803 08/07/07 force Feedback Interface Device with Sensor
7,265,750 09/04/07 Haptic Feedback Stylus and other Devices
7,280,095 10/09/07 Hierarchical Methods for Generating force Feedback Effects
7,283,123 10/16/07 Textures and other Spatial Sensations for a Relative Haptic Interface
7,283,120 10/16/07 Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback Having a Position-Based Component and a Predetermined Time-Based Component
7,289,106 10/31/07 Method and Apparatus for Palpation Simulation
5,754,023
*RE39906
05/19/98
*11/6/07
Gyro-Stabilized Platforms for force Feedback Applications
*Re-Issue
7,299,321 11/20/07 Memory and force Output Management for a force Feedback System
7,307,619 12/11/07 Haptic Interface for Palpation Simulation
7,308,831 12/18/07 Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Vascular Access Simulation Systems
7,319,374 01/15/08 Moving Magnet Actuator
7,327,348 02/26/08 Haptic Feedback Effects for Control Knobs and Other Interface Devices
7,336,260 02/26/08 Method and Appartus for Providing Tactile Feedback Sensations
7,336,266 02/26/08 Haptic Pads for Use With User-Interface Devices
7,339,572 03/04/08 Haptic Devices using Electroactive Polymers
7,369,115 05/06/08 Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes Including at Least one Resonant Mode
RE40341 05/27/08 Controller
7,386,415 06/10/08 System and Method for Increasing Sensor Resolution Using Interpolation
7,404,716 07/29/08 Interface Apparatus with Cable-Driven force Feedback and Four Grounded Actuators
7,405,729 07/29/08 Systems and Methods for User Interfaces Designed for Rotary Input Devices
7,406,943 08/05/08 Haptic Throttle Devices and Methods
7,423,631
*RE40808
09/09/08
*06/30/09
Low-Cost Haptic Mouse Implementation
*Re-Issue
7,425,675 09/16/08 System and Method for Manipulation of Sound Data Using Haptic Feedback
7,432,910 10/07/08 Haptic Interface Device and Actuator Assembly Providing Linear Haptic Sensations
7,439,951 10/21/08 Power Management for Interface Devices Applying forces
7,446,752 11/04/08 Controlling Haptic Sensations for Vibrotactile Feedback Interface Devices
7,447,604 11/04/08 Method and Apparatus for Compensating for Position Slip in Interface Devices
7,450,110 11/11/08 Haptic Interface for Laptop Computers and Other Portable Devices
7,453,039 11/18/08 System and Method for Providing a Haptic Feedback to a Musical Instrument
7,456,821 11/25/08 User Interface Device
7,460,105 12/02/08 Interface Device for Sensing Position and Orientation and Outputting force Feedback
7,472,047 12/30/08 System and Method for Constraining a Graphical Hand from Penetrating Simulated Graphical Objects
7,477,237 01/13/09 Systems and Methods for Providing a Haptic Manipulation
7,489,309 02/10/09 Control Knob with Multiple Degrees of Freedom and force Feedback
7,493,365 02/17/09 Chat Interface with Haptic Feedback Functionality
7,502,011 03/10/09 Hybrid Control of Haptic Feedback for Host Computer and Interface Device
7,500,853 03/10/09 Hemispherical High Bandwidth Mechanical Interface for Computer Systems
7,505,030 03/17/09 Medical Device and Procedure Simulation
7,511,706 03/31/09 Haptic Devices using Electroactive Polymers
7,535,454 05/19/09 Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback
7,548,232 06/16/09 Haptic Interface for Laptop Computers and Other Portable Devices
7,557,794 07/07/09 Filtering Sensor Data to Reduce Disturbances from force Feedback
7,561,141 07/14/09 Haptic Feedback Device With Button forces
7,561,142 07/14/09 Vibrotactile Haptic Feedback Devices
7,564,444 07/21/09 force Feedback Mouse Wheel and Knobs
7,567,232 07/28/09 Method of Using Tactile Feedback to Deliver Silent Status Information to a User of an Electronic Device
7,567,243 07/28/09 System and Method for Low Power Haptic Feedback
7,573,461 08/11/09 Physically Realistic Computer Simulation of Medical Procedures
7,589,717 09/15/09 Systems and Methods for User Interfaces Designed for Rotary Input Devices
7,592,999 09/22/09 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,602,384 10/13/09 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,605,800 10/20/09 Method and Apparatus for Controlling Human-Computer Interface Systems Providing force Feedback
7,623,114 11/24/09 Haptic Feedback Sensations Based on Audio Output from Computer Devices
7,626,579 12/01/09 Sanitizing touch Panel Surface
7,636,080 12/22/09 Networked Applications Including Haptic Feedback
7,639,232 12/29/09 Systems and Methods for Controlling a Resonant Device for Generating Vibrotactile Haptic Effects
7,650,810 01/26/10 Haptic Control Devices
7,656,388 02/02/10 Controlling Vibrotactile Sensations for Haptic Feedback Devices
7,659,473 02/09/10 System and Method for Providing a Haptic Feedback to a Musical Instrument
7,667,687 02/23/10 Resistive and Hybrid Control Schemes for Haptic Feedback Interface Devices
7,676,356 03/09/10 System, Method, and Data Structure for Simulated Interaction with Graphical Objects
7,679,611 03/16/10 Haptic Stylus Utilizing an Electroactive Polymer
7,688,310 03/30/10 Haptic Feedback Using a Keyboard Device
7,696,978 04/13/10 Enhanced Cursor Control Using Interface Devices
7,701,438 04/20/10 Design of force Sensations for Haptic Feedback Computer Interfaces
7,706,000 04/27/10 Orientation Sensing of a Rod
7,710,399 05/04/10 Haptic Trackball Device
7,728,820 06/01/10 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,742,036 06/22/10 System and Method for Controlling Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes
7,755,602 07/13/10 Tactile Feedback Man-Machine Interface Device
7,765,182 07/27/10 Haptic Authoring
7,765,333 07/27/10 System and Method for Ordering Haptic Effects
7,764,268 07/27/10 Systems and Methods for Providing a Haptic Device
7,769,417 08/03/10 Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback to off-Activating Area
7,768,504 08/03/10 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,777,716 08/17/10 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,779,166 08/17/10 Using Haptic Effects to Enhance Information Content in Communications
7,792,334 09/07/10 Blood Vessel Location Methods
7,791,588 09/07/10 System and Method for Mapping Instructions Associated With Haptic Feedback
7,797,849 09/21/10 Portable Metrology Device
7,808,488 10/05/10 Method and Appartus for Providing Tactile Sensations
7,806,696 10/05/10 Interface Device and method for Interfacing Instruments to medical Procedure Simulation Systems
7,815,436 10/19/10 Surgical Simulation Interface Device and Method
7,818,153 10/19/10 System and Method for Constraining a Graphical Hand from Penetrating Simulated Graphical Objects
7,812,493 10/26/10 Providing Enhanced Haptic Feedback Effects
7,821,496 10/26/10 Computer Interface Apparatus Including Linkage Having Flex
7,819,799 10/26/10 System and Method for Controlling force Applied to and Manipulation of Medical Instruments
7,821,498 10/26/10 Interface for Controlling a Graphical Image
7,825,903 11/02/10 Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Effects to a touch Panel
7,833,018 11/16/10 Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Medical Procedure Simulation Systems
7,835,892 11/16/10 Ultrasound Simulation Apparatus and Method
7,839,269 11/23/10 Method and Apparatus for Distributing Haptic Synchronous Signals
7,843,277 11/30/10 Haptic Feedback Generation Based on Resonant Frequency
7,843,424 11/30/10 Method and Apparatus for Designing force Sensations in force Feedback Computer Applications
7,864,164 01/04/11 Haptic Interface for Palpation Simulation
7,877,243 01/25/11 Pivotable Computer Interface
7,890,863 02/15/11 Haptic Effects with Proximity Sensing
7,889,174 02/15/11 Tactile Feedback Interface Device Including Display Screen
7,898,396 03/01/11 Actuating a Tactile Sensation in Response to a Sensed Event
RE42183 03/01/11 Interface Control
7,916,121 03/29/11 Hybrid Control of Haptic Feedback for Host Computer and Interface Device
7,920,694 04/05/11 Generation of Consistent Haptic Effects
7,931,470 04/26/11 Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Medical Procedure Simulation Systems
7,938,009 05/10/11 Haptic Device Testing
7,944,435 05/17/11 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,946,271 05/24/11 Haptic Device in a Vehicle and Method Thereof
7,952,559 05/31/11 Haptic Feedback Using Rotary Harmonic Moving Mass
7,965,276 06/21/11 force Output Adjustment in force Feedback Devices Based on User Contact
7,969,416 06/28/11 Tactile Feedback Man-Machine Interface Device
7,969,288 06/28/11 force Feedback System Including Multi-Tasking Graphical Host Environment and Interface Device
7,973,769 07/05/11 Localized Haptic Feedback
7,978,183 07/12/11 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,978,186 07/12/11 Mechanisms for Control Knobs and Other Interface Devices
7,979,146 07/12/11 System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio Signal
7,979,797 07/12/11 Directional Inertial Tactile Feedback Using Rotating Masses
7,982,711 07/19/11 Haptic Profiling System and Method
7,982,720 07/19/11 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,986,303 07/26/11 Textures and Other Spatial Sensations for a Relative Haptic Interface Device
8,000,825 08/16/11 System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio File
8,002,089 08/23/11 Systems and Methods for Providing a Haptic Device
8,004,391 08/23/11 Method and Apparatus for Generating Mood-Based Haptic Feedback
8,004,492 08/23/11 Interface for Controlling a Graphical Image
8,005,659 08/23/11 Simulation of Coupled Objects
8,007,282 08/30/11 Medical Simulation Interface Apparatus and Method
8,013,847 09/06/11 Magnetic Actuator for Providing Haptic Feedback
8,018,434 09/13/11 Systems and Methods for Providing a Haptic Device
8,020,095 09/13/11 force Feedback System Including Multi-Taking Graphical Host Environment
8,028,431 10/04/11 Portable Metrology Device
8,031,172 10/04/11 Method and Apparatus for Wearable Remote Interface Device
8,031,181 10/04/11 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
8,049,734 11/01/11 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
8,059,088 11/15/11 Methods and Systems for Providing Haptic Messaging to Handheld Communication Devices
8,059,104 11/15/11 Haptic Interface for touch Screen Embodiments
8,059,105 11/15/11 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
8,063,892 11/22/11 Haptic Interface for touch Screen Embodiments
8,063,893 11/22/11 Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
8,072,422 12/06/11 Networked Applications Including Haptic Feedback
8,073,501 12/06/11 Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback to Non-Input Locations
8,077,145 12/13/11 Method and Apparatus for Controlling force Feedback Interface Systems Utilizing a Host Computer
8,093,995 01/10/12 Method and Apparatus for Distributing Haptic Synchronous Signals
8,098,234 01/17/12 Haptic Feedback System With Stored Effects
8,098,235 01/17/12 Multi-touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects
8,102,364 01/24/12 Envelope Modulator for Haptic Feedback Devices
8,103,472 01/24/12 Method and Apparatus for Compensating for Position Slip in Interface Devices
8,123,660 02/28/12 Method and Apparatus for Providing Communications With Haptic Cues
8,125,442 02/28/12 System and Method for Manipulation of Sound Data Using Haptic Feedback
8,125,453 02/28/12 System and Method for Providing Rotational Haptic Feedback
8,154,537 04/10/12 Resistive Actuator with Dynamic Variations of Frictional forces
8,154,512 04/10/12 Products and Processes for Providing Haptic Feedback in Resistive Interface Devices
8,156,809 04/17/12 Systems and Methods for Resonance Detection
8,157,650 04/17/12 Systems and Methods for Casino Gaming Haptics
8,159,461 04/17/12 Method and Apparatus for Providing Tactile Sensations
8,164,573 04/24/12 Systems and Methods for Adaptive Interpretation of Input from a touch-Sensitive Input Device
8,167,813 05/01/12 Systems and Methods for Locating a Blood Vessel
8,169,402 05/01/12 Vibrotactile Haptic Feedback Devices
8,174,372 05/08/12 Providing Haptic Feedback on a touch Screen
8,174,512 05/08/12 Hybrid Haptic Device
8,179,202 05/15/12 Multiple Pulse Width Modulation
8,180,296 05/15/12 Providing Haptic Effects to Users in a Short Range Wireless System
8,184,094 05/22/12 Physically Realistic Computer Simulation of Medical Procedures
8,188,981 05/29/12 Haptic Interface for touch Screen Embodiments
8,188,989 05/29/12 Control Knob with Multiple Degrees of Freedom and force Feedback
8,212,772 07/03/12 Haptic Interface Device and Actuator Assembly Providing Linear Haptic Sensations
8,216,212 07/10/12 Providing Haptic Feedback to the Handle of a tool
8,217,769 07/10/12 Actuating a Tactile Sensation in Response to a Sensed Event
8,232,969 07/31/12 Haptic Feedback for Button and Scrolling Action Simulation in touch Input Devices
8,244,506 08/14/12 Ultrasound Simulation Apparatus and Method
8,248,363 08/21/12 Systems and Methods for Content and Context-Specific Haptic Effects Using Predefined Haptic Effects
8,260,972 09/04/12 System and Method for Ordering Haptic Effects
8,264,465 09/11/12 Haptic Feedback for Button and Scrolling Action Simulation in touch Input Devices
8,279,052 10/02/12 Systems and Methods for Haptic Confirmation of Commands
8,279,172 10/02/12 Hybrid Control of Haptic Feedback for Host Computer and Interface Device
8,279,193 10/02/12 Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback on Mobile Device
8,313,330 11/20/12 Systems and Methods for Medical tool Auto-Capture
8,316,166 11/20/12 Haptic Messaging in Handheld Communication Devices
8,315,652 11/20/12 Haptically Enabled Messaging
8,325,144 12/04/12 Digital Envelope Modulator for Haptic Feedback Devices
8,342,853 01/01/13 System for Displaying and Interacting with Palpatable Feature
8,345,013 01/01/13 Method and Apparatus for Generating Haptic Feedback from Plasma Actuation
8,351,299 01/08/13 Apparatus and Method for Providing Condition Based Vibrotactile Feedback
8,352,643 01/08/13 Haptically Enhanced Interactivity with Interactive Content
8,364,342 01/29/13 Control Wheel with Haptic Feedback
8,362,882 01/29/13 Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback from Haptic Textile
8,368,641 02/05/13 Tactile Feedback Man-Machine Interface Device
8,378,795 02/19/13 Method and Apparatus for Distributing Haptic Synchronous Signals
8,378,964 02/19/13 System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio Signal
8,378,965 02/19/13 Vibration Actuator with a Unidirectional Drive
8,380,561 02/19/13 Method and Apparatus for Scoring Haptic Devices
8,390,439 03/05/13 Method and Apparatus for Generating Mood-Based Haptic Feedback
8,390,594 03/05/13 Method Feedback Using Composite Piezoelectric Actuator
8,405,612 03/26/13 Method and Apparatus for Wearable Remote Interface Device
8,427,286 04/23/13 System and Method for Controlling Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes
8,428,326 04/23/13 Method Systems and Methods for Ultrasound Simulation Using Depth Peeling
8,441,433 05/14/13 System and Method for Providing Friction in a Haptic Feedback Device
8,441,437 05/14/13 Haptic Feedback Sensations Based on Audio Output from Computer Devices
8,441,444 05/14/13 Actuator for Providing Tactile Sensations and Device for Directional Tactile Sensations
8,442,806 05/14/13 Systems and Methods for Simulations Utilizing a Virtual Coupling
8,451,245 05/28/13 Multi-touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects
7,679,611
* RE44277
03/16/10 *06/11/13 Haptic Stylus Utilizing an Electroactive Polymer
*Re-Issue
8,462,116 06/11/13 Haptic Trackball Device
8,462,125 06/11/13 Systems and Methods for Shifting Sensor Haptic Feedback Function between Passive and Active Modes
8,469,806 06/11/13 System and Method for Providing Complex Haptic Stimulation During Input of Control Gestures, and Relating to Control of Virtual Equipment
8,480,406 07/09/13 Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Medical Procedure Simulation Systems
8,487,873 07/16/13 Haptic Feedback Device
8,493,177 07/23/13 System and Method of Haptically Communicating Vehicle Information from a Vehicle to a Keyless Entry Device
8,493,354 07/23/13 Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback on Mobile Devices
8,502,651 08/06/13 Interactive touch Screen Gaming Metaphors with Haptic Feedback
8,502,792 08/06/13 Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Effects to a touch Panel
8,505,469 08/13/13 Networked Applications Including Haptic Feedback
8,506,369 B2 08/13/13 Programmable Game-Based Haptic Enabled Gun Controller
8,508,486 08/13/13 Directional Haptic Effects for a Handheld Device
8,519,947 08/27/13 Control Schemes for Haptic Feedback Interface Devices
8,523,740 09/03/13 Method and Apparatus for Providing Communications with Haptic Cues
8,527,873 09/03/13 force Feedback System Including Multi-Tasking Graphical Host Environment and Interface Device
8,531,485 09/10/13 Systems and Methods for Compensating for Visual Distortion Caused By Surface Features on a Display
8,540,571 09/24/13 System and Method for Providing Haptic Stimulus Based on Position
8,542,105 B2 09/24/13 Handheld Computer Interface with Haptic Feedback
8,542,216 09/24/13 Multi-touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects
8,542,216 09/24/13 Multi-touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects
8,551,002 10/08/13 Spatial Array of Sensors Mounted on a tool
8,552,982 10/08/13 Position Sensing Methods for Interface Devices
8,554,408 10/08/13 Control Wheel With Haptic Feedback
8,564,535 10/22/13 Physical Model Based Gesture Recognition
8,570,161 10/29/13 Systems and Methods for Haptic Information Preview
8,570,296 10/29/13 System and Method for Display of Multiple Data Channels on a Single Haptic Display
8,572,293 10/29/13 System and Method for Ordering Haptic Effects
8,576,171 11/05/13 Systems and Methods for Providing Haptic Feedback to Touch-Sensitive Input Devices
8,576,174 11/05/13 Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes Including at Least One Resonant Mode
8,581,710 11/12/13 Systems and Methods for Haptic Confirmation of Commands
8,587,417 11/19/13 Systems and Methods for Mapping Message Contents to Virtual Physical Properties for Vibrotactile Messaging
8,588,758 11/19/13 Interfacing a Mobile Device With a Computer
8,590,379 11/26/13 Systems and Methods for Resonance Detection
8,593,269 11/26/13 System and Method for Controlling Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes
8,593,409 11/26/13 Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback Utilizing Multi-Actuated Waveform Phasing
8,610,549 12/17/13 Systems and Methods for Providing Haptic Feedback at Multiple Resonance Frequencies
8,619,031 12/31/13 System and Method for Low Power Haptic Feedback
8,619,051 12/31/13 Haptic Feedback System With Stored Effects
8,621,348 12/31/13 Customizing Haptic Effects on an End User Device
8,624,864 01/07/14 System and Method for Display of Multiple Data Channels on a Single Haptic Display
8,624,714 01/07/14 Virtual Simulator Having an Eddy Current Brake for Providing Haptic Feedback
8,629,954 01/14/14 Grommet Suspension Component and System
8,638,301 01/28/14 Systems and Methods for Transmitting Haptic Messages
8,638,308 01/28/14 Haptic Interface for Palpation Simulation
8,639,485 01/28/14 Systems and Methods for Editing a Model of a Physical System for a Simulation
8,648,829 02/11/14 System and Method for Providing Rotational Haptic Feedback
8,652,046 02/18/14 Palpation Algorithms for Computer Augmented Hand Tools
8,659,210 02/25/14 Piezo Based Inertial Bending Actuator for High Definition Haptic Feedback
8,659,571 02/25/14 Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback an Mobile Devices
8,660,748 02/25/14 Control Wheel With Haptic Feedback
8,665,241 03/04/14 Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback from Haptic Textile
8,686,941 04/01/14 Haptic Feedback Sensations Based on Audio Output from Computer Devices
8,688,251 04/01/14 System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio Signal
8,698,736 04/15/14 Handheld Computer Interface With Haptic Feedback
8,700,791 04/15/14 Synchronization of Haptic Effect Data in a Media Transport Stream
8,711,118 04/29/14 Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback on Mobile Devices
8,717,152 05/06/14 Sound to Haptic Effect Conversion System Using Waveform
8,717,284 05/06/14 User Interface Device
8,717,287 05/06/14 Design of force Sensations for Haptic Feedback Computer Interfaces
8,721,416 05/13/14 Systems and Methods for Casino Gaming Haptics
8,730,182 05/20/14 Systems and Methods for Piezo-Based Haptic Feedback
8,739,033 05/27/14 Devices Using Tactile Feedback to Deliver Silent Status Information
8,743,057 06/03/14 Haptic Feedback Using a Keyboard Device
8,745,284 06/03/14 Haptically Enhanced Interactivity With Interactive Content
8,749,495 06/10/14 Multiple Actuation Handheld Device
8,749,507 06/10/14 Systems and Methods for Adaptive Interpretation of Input from a Touch-Sensitive Input Device
8,754,757 06/17/14 Automatic Haptic Effect Fitting
8,754,758 06/17/14 Automatic Haptic Effect Fitting
8,761,915 06/24/14 System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio File
8,773,247 07/08/14 Haptic Feedback Device Using Standing Waves
8,773,356 07/08/14 Method and Appartus for Providing Tactile Sensations
8,788,253 07/22/14 Methods and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback In Interacting With Virtual Pets
8,791,799 07/29/14 Eccentric Rotating Mass Actuator Optimization for Haptic Effects
8,303,798 08/12/14 System and Method for Shape Deformation and Force Display of Devices
8,801,710 08/12/14 Electrosurgical Sealing Tool Having Haptic Feedback
8,803,796 08/12/14 Products and Processes for Providing Haptic Feedback In a User Interface
8,803,795 08/12/14 Haptic Communication Devices
8,823,674 09/02/14 Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback on Mobile Devices
8,830,161 09/09/14 Methods and Systems for Providing a Virtual Touch Haptic Effect to Handheld Communication Devices
8,838,671 09/16/14 Defining Force Sensations Associated With Graphical Images
8,845,667 09/30/14 Surgical Tool Having a Programmable Rotary Module for Providing Haptic Feedback
8,847,741 09/30/14 System and Method for Display of Multiple Data Channels on a Single Haptic Display

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