Immersion continues to develop new ways to use haptics in digital devices for today and tomorrow.

Our strong patent portfolio is the result of our hard work and investment in research and development of haptics across all disciplines. With over 2,200 issued and pending patents, Immersion continues to innovate and grow its portfolio of haptic technologies

Full-text images of issued and published United States patents are available from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office website, and may be located by the patent number listed below on the USPTO’s patent number search page. View Immersion’s Trademarks and Patent Markings.

Patents as of July 1, 2016

U.S. Patents

U.S. Patent No.Issue Date
(MM/DD/YY)
Patent Title
9,373,23306/21/16Interactive Touch Screen Gaming Metaphors with Haptic Feedback
9,368,00506/14/16Sound to Haptic Effect Conversion System Using Mapping
9,360,93706/07/16Systems and Methods for Minimal Haptic Implementation
9,358,68906/07/16Systems and Methods for Minimal Haptic Implementation
9,358,07206/07/16Systems and Methods for Minimally Invasive Surgical Tools with Haptic Feedback
9,357,05205/31/16Developing a Notification Framework for Electronic Device Events
9,354,70405/31/16Low-Requency Effects Haptic Conversion System
9,349,26405/24/16Haptic Effects Broadcasting During a Group Event
9,348,41605/24/16Haptic Feedback Control System
9,335,82305/10/16Systems and Methods for Haptically-Enabled Conformed and Multifaced Displays
9,335,82205/10/16Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Context to Touch Input Haptic Controller
9,330,54705/03/16Haptic Design Authoring Tool
9,330,54405/03/16System and Method for Simulated Physical Interactions with Electrostatic Friction
9,330,54605/03/16System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events From a Digital Audio File
9,323,32604/26/16Electro-Vibrotactile Display
9,323,33204/26/16Force Feedback System Including Multi-Taking Graphical Host Environment
9,317,12004/19/16Multiplexing and Demultiplexing Haptic Signals
9,318,00604/19/16Systems and Methods for Haptic Confirmation Of Commands
9,317,11604/19/16Systems and Methods for Haptically Enhanced Text Interfaces
9,218,07512/22/15Haptically-Enabled System With Braking
9,213,40912/15/15Tilted Dual Stiffness Suspension System
9,213,40812/15/15Generating Haptic Effects While Minimizing Cascading
9,207,76312/08/15Systems and Methods for Providing a Haptic Manipulandum
9,207,76412/08/15Orientation Adjustable Multi-Channel Haptic Device
9,202,35112/01/15Systems and Methods for Haptics In Vibrating Environments and Devices
9,202,35212/01/15Automatic Haptic Effect Adjustment System
9,202,35412/01/15Eccentric Rotating Mass Actuator Optimization for Haptic Effects
9,196,13411/24/15Method and Apparatus for Simulating Surface Features on a User Interface With Haptic Effects
9,196,13511/24/15Constant Haptic Actuator Response Over Variable Supply Voltage
9,197,73511/24/15Haptically Enabled Messaging
9,189,09811/17/15Systems and Methods for Syncing Haptic Feedback Calls
9,174,13411/03/15Peripheral Device With Haptic Diminishment Prevention Component
9,171,48410/27/15Determining Location and Orientation of an Object Positioned on a Surface
8,866,78810/21/15Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback On Mobile Devices
9,164,58710/20/15Haptic Spatialization System
9,158,37910/13/15Haptic Warping System That Transforms a Haptic Signal Into a Collection of Vibrotactile Haptic Effect Patterns
9,152,26410/06/15Piezoelectric Actuator for Haptic Device
9,134,80309/15/15Systems and Methods for Mapping Message Contents to Virtual Physical Properties for Vibrotactile Messaging
9,134,79509/15/15Directional Tactile Feedback for Haptic Feedback Interface Devices
9,116,54608/25/15System for Haptically Representing Sensor Input
9,104,79108/11/15Systems and Methods for Editing a Model of Physical System for a Simulation
9,098,98408/04/15Haptic Effects Broadcasting During a Group Event
9,092,95407/28/15Wearable Haptic Device
9,092,05907/28/15Stream-Independent Sound to Haptic Effect Conversion System
9,063,57106/23/15Systems and Methods for Shifting Sensor Haptic Feedback Function Between Passive and Active Modes
9,063,57006/23/15Haptic Feedback Control System
9,064,38506/23/15Method and Apparatus to Generate Haptic Feedback from Video Content Analysis
9,064,38706/23/15Sound To Haptic Effect Conversion System Using Waveform
9,046,92206/02/15Products and Processes for Providing Multimodal Feedback In a User Interface Device
9,041,64705/26/15Gaming Peripherals with Surface Haptic Sensations
9,035,89905/19/15Systems and Methods for Piezo-Based Haptic Feedback
9,030,42805/12/15Generating Haptic Effects for Dynamic Events
9,019,08704/28/15Synchronization of Haptic Effect Data In a Media Transport Stream
8,992,32203/31/15Interactive Gaming Systems With Haptic Feedback
8,994,51803/31/15Haptic Feedback Generation Based on Resonant Frequency
8,982,06803/17/15Multiple Actuation Handheld Device
8,981,91503/17/15System and Method for Display of Multiple Data Channels on a Single Haptic Display
8,976,11203/10/15Systems and Methods for Transmitting Haptic Messages
8,963,88202/24/15Multi-Touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects
8,947,21502/03/15Encoding Dynamic Haptic Effects
8,947,38702/03/15System and Method for Identifying Users and Selecting a Haptic Response
8,928,58101/06/15Force Feedback System Including Multi-Taking Graphical Host Environment
8,917,23412/23/14Products and Processes for Providing Force Sensations in a User Interface
8,913,02712/16/14Systems and Methods for Providing Haptic Feedback at Multiple Resonance Frequencies
8,909,81712/09/14System and Method for Ordering Haptic Effects
8,902,05012/02/14Systems and Methods for Haptic Augmentation of Voice-to-Text Conversion
8,896,52411/25/14Context-Dependent Haptic Confirmation System
8,898,56411/25/14Haptic Effects With Proximity Sensing
8,890,66611/18/14Piezoelectric Actuator for Haptic Device
8,888,76311/18/14Tool Having Multiple Feedback Devices
8,884,87011/11/14Interactive Painting Game & Associated Controlled
8,884,88411/11/14Haptic Effect Generation With an Eccentric Rotating Mass Actuator
8,878,80611/04/14Haptic Feedback Using Composite Piezoelectric Actuator
8,866,60110/21/14Overdrive Voltage for an Actuator to Generate Haptic Effects
8,866,60210/21/14Systems and Methods for Mapping Message Contents to Virtual Physical Properties for Vibrotactile Messaging
8,860,56310/14/14Haptic Effect Conversion System Using Granular Synthesis
8,854,33110/07/14Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback Utilizing Multi-Actuated Waveform Phasing
8,847,74109/30/14System and Method for Display of Multiple Data Channels on a Single Haptic Display
8,845,66709/30/14Surgical Tool Having a Programmable Rotary Module for Providing Haptic Feedback
8,834,46509/16/14Modular Tool With Signal Feedback
8,838,67109/16/14Defining Force Sensations Associated With Graphical Images
8,830,16109/09/14Methods and Systems for Providing a Virtual Touch Haptic Effect to Handheld Communication Devices
8,823,67409/02/14Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback on Mobile Devices
8,303,79808/12/14System and Method for Shape Deformation and Force Display of Devices
8,803,79608/12/14Products and Processes for Providing Haptic Feedback In a User Interface
8,803,79508/12/14Haptic Communication Devices
8,801,71008/12/14Electrosurgical Sealing Tool Having Haptic Feedback
8,791,79907/29/14Eccentric Rotating Mass Actuator Optimization for Haptic Effects
8,788,25307/22/14Methods and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback In Interacting With Virtual Pets
8,773,24707/08/14Haptic Feedback Device Using Standing Waves
8,773,35607/08/14Method and Appartus for Providing Tactile Sensations
8,761,91506/24/14System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio File
8,754,75706/17/14Automatic Haptic Effect Fitting
8,754,75806/17/14Automatic Haptic Effect Fitting
8,749,50706/10/14Systems and Methods for Adaptive Interpretation of Input from a Touch-Sensitive Input Device
8,749,49506/10/14Multiple Actuation Handheld Device
8,743,05706/03/14Haptic Feedback Using a Keyboard Device
8,745,28406/03/14Haptically Enhanced Interactivity With Interactive Content
8,739,03305/27/14Devices Using Tactile Feedback to Deliver Silent Status Information
8,730,18205/20/14Systems and Methods for Piezo-Based Haptic Feedback
8,721,41605/13/14Systems and Methods for Casino Gaming Haptics
8,717,15205/06/14Sound to Haptic Effect Conversion System Using Waveform
8,717,28405/06/14User Interface Device
8,711,11804/29/14Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback on Mobile Devices
8,698,73604/15/14Handheld Computer Interface With Haptic Feedback
8,700,79104/15/14Synchronization of Haptic Effect Data in a Media Transport Stream
8,688,25104/01/14System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio Signal
8,686,94104/01/14Haptic Feedback Sensations Based on Audio Output from Computer Devices
8,665,24103/04/14Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback from Haptic Textile
8,659,57102/25/14Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback an Mobile Devices
8,660,74802/25/14Control Wheel With Haptic Feedback
8,659,21002/25/14Piezo Based Inertial Bending Actuator for High Definition Haptic Feedback
8,652,04602/18/14Palpation Algorithms for Computer Augmented Hand Tools
8,648,82902/11/14System and Method for Providing Rotational Haptic Feedback
8,638,30801/28/14Haptic Interface for Palpation Simulation
8,639,48501/28/14Systems and Methods for Editing a Model of a Physical System for a Simulation
8,638,30101/28/14Systems and Methods for Transmitting Haptic Messages
8,629,95401/14/14Grommet Suspension Component and System
8,624,86401/07/14System and Method for Display of Multiple Data Channels on a Single Haptic Display
8,624,71401/07/14Virtual Simulator Having an Eddy Current Brake for Providing Haptic Feedback
8,619,03112/31/13System and Method for Low Power Haptic Feedback
8,619,05112/31/13Haptic Feedback System With Stored Effects
8,621,34812/31/13Customizing Haptic Effects on an End User Device
8,610,54912/17/13Systems and Methods for Providing Haptic Feedback at Multiple Resonance Frequencies
8,590,37911/26/13Systems and Methods for Resonance Detection
8,593,40911/26/13Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback Utilizing Multi-Actuated Waveform Phasing
8,593,26911/26/13System and Method for Controlling Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes
8,588,75811/19/13Interfacing a Mobile Device With a Computer
8,587,41711/19/13Systems and Methods for Mapping Message Contents to Virtual Physical Properties for Vibrotactile Messaging
8,581,71011/12/13Systems and Methods for Haptic Confirmation of Commands
8,576,17411/05/13Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes Including at Least One Resonant Mode
8,576,17111/05/13Systems and Methods for Providing Haptic Feedback to Touch-Sensitive Input Devices
8,572,29310/29/13System and Method for Ordering Haptic Effects
8,570,29610/29/13System and Method for Display of Multiple Data Channels on a Single Haptic Display
8,570,16110/29/13Systems and Methods for Haptic Information Preview
8,564,53510/22/13Physical Model Based Gesture Recognition
8,554,40810/08/13Control Wheel With Haptic Feedback
8,551,00210/08/13Spatial Array of Sensors Mounted on a tool
8,552,98210/08/13Position Sensing Methods for Interface Devices
8,542,21609/24/13Multi-touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects
8,542,21609/24/13Multi-touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects
8,542,105 B209/24/13Handheld Computer Interface with Haptic Feedback
8,540,57109/24/13System and Method for Providing Haptic Stimulus Based on Position
8,531,48509/10/13Systems and Methods for Compensating for Visual Distortion Caused By Surface Features on a Display
8,523,74009/03/13Method and Apparatus for Providing Communications with Haptic Cues
8,527,87309/03/13Force Feedback System Including Multi-Tasking Graphical Host Environment and Interface Device
8,519,94708/27/13Control Schemes for Haptic Feedback Interface Devices
8,505,46908/13/13Networked Applications Including Haptic Feedback
8,508,48608/13/13Directional Haptic Effects for a Handheld Device
8,506,369 B208/13/13Programmable Game-Based Haptic Enabled Gun Controller
8,502,79208/06/13Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Effects to a touch Panel
8,502,65108/06/13Interactive touch Screen Gaming Metaphors with Haptic Feedback
8,493,35407/23/13Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback on Mobile Devices
8,493,17707/23/13System and Method of Haptically Communicating Vehicle Information from a Vehicle to a Keyless Entry Device
8,487,87307/16/13Haptic Feedback Device
8,480,40607/09/13Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Medical Procedure Simulation Systems
8,462,11606/11/13Haptic Trackball Device
8,462,12506/11/13Systems and Methods for Shifting Sensor Haptic Feedback Function between Passive and Active Modes
8,469,80606/11/13System and Method for Providing Complex Haptic Stimulation During Input of Control Gestures, and Relating to Control of Virtual Equipment
RE4427706/11/13*Re-Issue: 7,679,611 (03/16/10) - Haptic Stylus Utilizing an Electroactive Polymer
8,451,24505/28/13Multi-touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects
8,441,44405/14/13Actuator for Providing Tactile Sensations and Device for Directional Tactile Sensations
8,441,43705/14/13Haptic Feedback Sensations Based on Audio Output from Computer Devices
8,442,80605/14/13Systems and Methods for Simulations Utilizing a Virtual Coupling
8,441,43305/14/13System and Method for Providing Friction in a Haptic Feedback Device
8,428,32604/23/13Method Systems and Methods for Ultrasound Simulation Using Depth Peeling
8,427,28604/23/13System and Method for Controlling Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes
8,405,61203/26/13Method and Apparatus for Wearable Remote Interface Device
8,390,43903/05/13Method and Apparatus for Generating Mood-Based Haptic Feedback
8,390,59403/05/13Method Feedback Using Composite Piezoelectric Actuator
8,380,56102/19/13Method and Apparatus for Scoring Haptic Devices
8,378,96502/19/13Vibration Actuator with a Unidirectional Drive
8,378,79502/19/13Method and Apparatus for Distributing Haptic Synchronous Signals
8,378,96402/19/13System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio Signal
8,368,64102/05/13Tactile Feedback Man-Machine Interface Device
8,364,34201/29/13Control Wheel with Haptic Feedback
8,362,88201/29/13Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback from Haptic Textile
8,352,64301/08/13Haptically Enhanced Interactivity with Interactive Content
8,351,29901/08/13Apparatus and Method for Providing Condition Based Vibrotactile Feedback
8,342,85301/01/13System for Displaying and Interacting with Palpatable Feature
8,345,01301/01/13Method and Apparatus for Generating Haptic Feedback from Plasma Actuation
8,325,14412/04/12Digital Envelope Modulator for Haptic Feedback Devices
8,316,16611/20/12Haptic Messaging in Handheld Communication Devices
8,315,65211/20/12Haptically Enabled Messaging
8,313,33011/20/12Systems and Methods for Medical tool Auto-Capture
8,279,17210/02/12Hybrid Control of Haptic Feedback for Host Computer and Interface Device
8,279,05210/02/12Systems and Methods for Haptic Confirmation of Commands
8,279,19310/02/12Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback on Mobile Device
8,264,46509/11/12Haptic Feedback for Button and Scrolling Action Simulation in touch Input Devices
8,260,97209/04/12System and Method for Ordering Haptic Effects
8,248,36308/21/12Systems and Methods for Content and Context-Specific Haptic Effects Using Predefined Haptic Effects
8,244,50608/14/12Ultrasound Simulation Apparatus and Method
8,232,96907/31/12Haptic Feedback for Button and Scrolling Action Simulation in touch Input Devices
8,217,76907/10/12Actuating a Tactile Sensation in Response to a Sensed Event
8,216,21207/10/12Providing Haptic Feedback to the Handle of a tool
8,212,77207/03/12Haptic Interface Device and Actuator Assembly Providing Linear Haptic Sensations
8,188,98905/29/12Control Knob with Multiple Degrees of Freedom and Force Feedback
8,188,98105/29/12Haptic Interface for touch Screen Embodiments
8,184,09405/22/12Physically Realistic Computer Simulation of Medical Procedures
8,179,20205/15/12Multiple Pulse Width Modulation
8,180,29605/15/12Providing Haptic Effects to Users in a Short Range Wireless System
8,174,37205/08/12Providing Haptic Feedback on a touch Screen
8,174,51205/08/12Hybrid Haptic Device
8,167,81305/01/12Systems and Methods for Locating a Blood Vessel
8,169,40205/01/12Vibrotactile Haptic Feedback Devices
8,164,57304/24/12Systems and Methods for Adaptive Interpretation of Input from a touch-Sensitive Input Device
8,156,80904/17/12Systems and Methods for Resonance Detection
8,159,46104/17/12Method and Apparatus for Providing Tactile Sensations
8,157,65004/17/12Systems and Methods for Casino Gaming Haptics
8,154,53704/10/12Resistive Actuator with Dynamic Variations of Frictional forces
8,154,51204/10/12Products and Processes for Providing Haptic Feedback in Resistive Interface Devices
8,125,45302/28/12System and Method for Providing Rotational Haptic Feedback
8,125,44202/28/12System and Method for Manipulation of Sound Data Using Haptic Feedback
8,123,66002/28/12Method and Apparatus for Providing Communications With Haptic Cues
8,102,36401/24/12Envelope Modulator for Haptic Feedback Devices
8,103,47201/24/12Method and Apparatus for Compensating for Position Slip in Interface Devices
8,098,23501/17/12Multi-touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects
8,098,23401/17/12Haptic Feedback System With Stored Effects
8,093,99501/10/12Method and Apparatus for Distributing Haptic Synchronous Signals
8,077,14512/13/11Method and Apparatus for Controlling Force Feedback Interface Systems Utilizing a Host Computer
8,073,50112/06/11Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback to Non-Input Locations
8,063,89311/22/11Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
8,063,89211/22/11Haptic Interface for touch Screen Embodiments
8,059,10411/15/11Haptic Interface for touch Screen Embodiments
8,059,10511/15/11Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
8,059,08811/15/11Methods and Systems for Providing Haptic Messaging to Handheld Communication Devices
8,049,73411/01/11Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
8,031,17210/04/11Method and Apparatus for Wearable Remote Interface Device
8,028,43110/04/11Portable Metrology Device
8,031,18110/04/11Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
8,020,09509/13/11Force Feedback System Including Multi-Taking Graphical Host Environment
8,018,43409/13/11Systems and Methods for Providing a Haptic Device
8,013,84709/06/11Magnetic Actuator for Providing Haptic Feedback
8,007,28208/30/11Medical Simulation Interface Apparatus and Method
8,004,39108/23/11Method and Apparatus for Generating Mood-Based Haptic Feedback
8,002,08908/23/11Systems and Methods for Providing a Haptic Device
8,005,65908/23/11Simulation of Coupled Objects
8,004,49208/23/11Interface for Controlling a Graphical Image
8,000,82508/16/11System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio File
7,986,30307/26/11Textures and Other Spatial Sensations for a Relative Haptic Interface Device
7,982,72007/19/11Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,982,71107/19/11Haptic Profiling System and Method
7,979,14607/12/11System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio Signal
7,978,18607/12/11Mechanisms for Control Knobs and Other Interface Devices
7,978,18307/12/11Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,979,79707/12/11Directional Inertial Tactile Feedback Using Rotating Masses
7,973,76907/05/11Localized Haptic Feedback
7,969,41606/28/11Tactile Feedback Man-Machine Interface Device
7,969,28806/28/11Force Feedback System Including Multi-Tasking Graphical Host Environment and Interface Device
7,965,27606/21/11Force Output Adjustment in Force Feedback Devices Based on User Contact
7,952,55905/31/11Haptic Feedback Using Rotary Harmonic Moving Mass
7,946,27105/24/11Haptic Device in a Vehicle and Method Thereof
7,944,43505/17/11Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,938,00905/10/11Haptic Device Testing
7,931,47004/26/11Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Medical Procedure Simulation Systems
7,920,69404/05/11Generation of Consistent Haptic Effects
7,916,12103/29/11Hybrid Control of Haptic Feedback for Host Computer and Interface Device
7,898,39603/01/11Actuating a Tactile Sensation in Response to a Sensed Event
RE4218303/01/11Interface Control
7,890,86302/15/11Haptic Effects with Proximity Sensing
7,889,17402/15/11Tactile Feedback Interface Device Including Display Screen
7,877,24301/25/11Pivotable Computer Interface
7,864,16401/04/11Haptic Interface for Palpation Simulation
7,843,27711/30/10Haptic Feedback Generation Based on Resonant Frequency
7,839,26911/23/10Method and Apparatus for Distributing Haptic Synchronous Signals
7,833,01811/16/10Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Medical Procedure Simulation Systems
7,835,89211/16/10Ultrasound Simulation Apparatus and Method
7,825,90311/02/10Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Effects to a touch Panel
7,821,49810/26/10Interface for Controlling a Graphical Image
7,821,49610/26/10Computer Interface Apparatus Including Linkage Having Flex
7,812,49310/26/10Providing Enhanced Haptic Feedback Effects
7,819,79910/26/10System and Method for Controlling Force Applied to and Manipulation of Medical Instruments
7,815,43610/19/10Surgical Simulation Interface Device and Method
7,818,15310/19/10System and Method for Constraining a Graphical Hand from Penetrating Simulated Graphical Objects
7,808,48810/05/10Method and Appartus for Providing Tactile Sensations
7,806,69610/05/10Interface Device and method for Interfacing Instruments to medical Procedure Simulation Systems
7,797,84909/21/10Portable Metrology Device
7,791,58809/07/10System and Method for Mapping Instructions Associated With Haptic Feedback
7,792,33409/07/10Blood Vessel Location Methods
7,779,16608/17/10Using Haptic Effects to Enhance Information Content in Communications
7,777,71608/17/10Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,768,50408/03/10Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,769,41708/03/10Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback to off-Activating Area
7,765,18207/27/10Haptic Authoring
7,764,26807/27/10Systems and Methods for Providing a Haptic Device
7,765,33307/27/10System and Method for Ordering Haptic Effects
7,755,60207/13/10Tactile Feedback Man-Machine Interface Device
7,742,03606/22/10System and Method for Controlling Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes
7,728,82006/01/10Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,710,39905/04/10Haptic Trackball Device
7,706,00004/27/10Orientation Sensing of a Rod
7,696,97804/13/10Enhanced Cursor Control Using Interface Devices
7,688,31003/30/10Haptic Feedback Using a Keyboard Device
7,679,61103/16/10Haptic Stylus Utilizing an Electroactive Polymer
7,676,35603/09/10System, Method, and Data Structure for Simulated Interaction with Graphical Objects
7,667,68702/23/10Resistive and Hybrid Control Schemes for Haptic Feedback Interface Devices
7,659,47302/09/10System and Method for Providing a Haptic Feedback to a Musical Instrument
7,656,38802/02/10Controlling Vibrotactile Sensations for Haptic Feedback Devices
7,650,81001/26/10Haptic Control Devices
7,639,23212/29/09Systems and Methods for Controlling a Resonant Device for Generating Vibrotactile Haptic Effects
7,636,08012/22/09Networked Applications Including Haptic Feedback
7,626,57912/01/09Sanitizing touch Panel Surface
7,623,11411/24/09Haptic Feedback Sensations Based on Audio Output from Computer Devices
7,605,80010/20/09Method and Apparatus for Controlling Human-Computer Interface Systems Providing Force Feedback
7,602,38410/13/09Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,592,99909/22/09Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,589,71709/15/09Systems and Methods for User Interfaces Designed for Rotary Input Devices
7,573,46108/11/09Physically Realistic Computer Simulation of Medical Procedures
7,567,24307/28/09System and Method for Low Power Haptic Feedback
7,567,23207/28/09Method of Using Tactile Feedback to Deliver Silent Status Information to a User of an Electronic Device
7,564,44407/21/09Force Feedback Mouse Wheel and Knobs
7,561,14207/14/09Vibrotactile Haptic Feedback Devices
7,561,14107/14/09Haptic Feedback Device With Button forces
RE4080806/30/09*Re-Issue: 7,423,631 (09/09/08) - Low-Cost Haptic Mouse Implementation
7,548,23206/16/09Haptic Interface for Laptop Computers and Other Portable Devices
7,535,45405/19/09Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback
7,511,70603/31/09Haptic Devices using Electroactive Polymers
7,505,03003/17/09Medical Device and Procedure Simulation
7,502,01103/10/09Hybrid Control of Haptic Feedback for Host Computer and Interface Device
7,500,85303/10/09Hemispherical High Bandwidth Mechanical Interface for Computer Systems
7,493,36502/17/09Chat Interface with Haptic Feedback Functionality
7,489,30902/10/09Control Knob with Multiple Degrees of Freedom and Force Feedback
7,477,23701/13/09Systems and Methods for Providing a Haptic Manipulation
7,472,04712/30/08System and Method for Constraining a Graphical Hand from Penetrating Simulated Graphical Objects
7,460,10512/02/08Interface Device for Sensing Position and Orientation and Outputting Force Feedback
7,456,82111/25/08User Interface Device
7,453,03911/18/08System and Method for Providing a Haptic Feedback to a Musical Instrument
7,450,11011/11/08Haptic Interface for Laptop Computers and Other Portable Devices
7,447,60411/04/08Method and Apparatus for Compensating for Position Slip in Interface Devices
7,446,75211/04/08Controlling Haptic Sensations for Vibrotactile Feedback Interface Devices
7,432,91010/07/08Haptic Interface Device and Actuator Assembly Providing Linear Haptic Sensations
7,425,67509/16/08System and Method for Manipulation of Sound Data Using Haptic Feedback
7,423,63109/09/08Low-Cost Haptic Mouse Implementation
7,406,94308/05/08Haptic Throttle Devices and Methods
7,404,71607/29/08Interface Apparatus with Cable-Driven Force Feedback and Four Grounded Actuators
7,405,72907/29/08Systems and Methods for User Interfaces Designed for Rotary Input Devices
7,386,41506/10/08System and Method for Increasing Sensor Resolution Using Interpolation
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7,369,11505/06/08Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes Including at Least one Resonant Mode
7,339,57203/04/08Haptic Devices using Electroactive Polymers
7,336,26002/26/08Method and Appartus for Providing Tactile Feedback Sensations
7,336,26602/26/08Haptic Pads for Use With User-Interface Devices
7,327,34802/26/08Haptic Feedback Effects for Control Knobs and Other Interface Devices
7,319,37401/15/08Moving Magnet Actuator
7,308,83112/18/07Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Vascular Access Simulation Systems
7,307,61912/11/07Haptic Interface for Palpation Simulation
7,299,32111/20/07Memory and Force Output Management for a Force Feedback System
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7,289,10610/31/07Method and Apparatus for Palpation Simulation
7,283,12010/16/07Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback Having a Position-Based Component and a Predetermined Time-Based Component
7,283,12310/16/07Textures and other Spatial Sensations for a Relative Haptic Interface
7,280,09510/09/07Hierarchical Methods for Generating Force Feedback Effects
7,265,75009/04/07Haptic Feedback Stylus and other Devices
7,249,95107/31/07Method and Apparatus for Providing an Interface Mechanism for a Computer Simulation
7,245,20207/17/07Systems and Methods for Networked Haptic Devices
7,233,31306/19/07Control Knob with Multiple Degrees of Freedom and Force Feedback
7,233,47606/19/07Actuator Thermal Protection in Haptic Feedback Devices
7,233,31506/19/07Haptic Feedback Devices and Methods for Simulating an Orifice
7,218,31005/15/07Providing Enhanced Haptic Feedback Effects
7,215,32605/08/07Physically Realistic Computer Simulation of Medical Procedures
7,208,67104/24/07Sound Data Output and Manipulation Using Haptic Feedback
7,209,11804/24/07Increasing Force Transmissibility for Tactile Feedback Interface Devices
7,209,02804/24/07Position Sensor with Resistive Element
7,205,98104/17/07Method and Apparatus for Providing Resistive Haptic Feedback Using a Vacuum Source
7,202,85104/10/07Haptic Interface for Palpation Simulation
7,198,13704/03/07Systems and Methods for Providing Passive Haptic Feedback with Positioning Sensing
7,196,68803/27/07Haptic Devices Using Electroactive Polymers
7,182,69102/27/07Directional Inertial Tactile Feedback Using Rotating Masses
7,168,04201/23/07Force Effects for Object Types in a Graphical User Interface
7,161,58001/09/07Haptic Feedback Using Rotary Harmonic Moving Mass
7,158,11201/02/07Interactions Between Simulated Objects With Force Feedback
7,159,00801/02/07Chat Interface with Haptic Feedback Functionality
7,154,47012/26/06Envelope Modulator for Haptic Feedback Devices
7,151,52712/19/06Tactile Feedback Interface Device Including Display Screen
7,151,43212/19/06Circuit and Method for a Switch Matrix and Switch Sensing
7,148,87512/12/06Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,136,04511/14/06Tactile Mouse
7,131,07310/31/06Force Feedback Applications Based on Cursor Engagement with Graphical Targets
7,116,31710/03/06Systems and Methods for User Interfaces Designed for Rotary Input Devices
7,112,73709/26/06System and Method for Providing a Haptic Effect to a Musical Instrument
7,104,15209/12/06Haptic Shifting Devices
7,106,30509/12/06Haptic Feedback Using a Keyboard Device
7,102,54109/05/06Isotonic-Isometric Haptic Feedback Interface
7,096,85208/29/06Haptic Throttle Devices and Methods
7,091,95008/15/06Force Feedback Device Including Non-Rigid Coupling
7,084,85408/01/06Actuator for Providing Tactile Sensations and Device for Directional Tactile Sensations
7,084,88408/01/06Graphical Object Interactions
7,070,57107/04/06Ganiometer-Based Body-Tracking Device
7,061,46706/13/06Force Feedback Device with Microprocessor Receiving Low Levels Commands
7,061,46606/13/06Force Feedback Device Including Single-Phase, Fixed-Coil Actuators
7,056,12306/06/06Interface Apparatus with Cable-Driven Force Feedback and Grounded Actuators
7,054,77505/30/06Digitizing System and Rotary Table for Determining 3-D Geometry of an Object
7,050,95505/23/06Method and Apparatus for Providing Dynamic Force Sensations for Force Feedback Computer Applications
7,038,66705/02/06Mechanisms for Control Knobs and Other Interface Devices
7,024,62504/04/06Mouse Device with Tactile Feedback Applied to Housing
6,995,74402/07/06Device and Assembly for Providing Linear Tactile Sensations
6,987,50401/17/06Interface Device for Sensing Position and Orientation and Outputting Force to a User
6,982,69601/03/06Moving Magnet Actuator for Providing Haptic Feedback
6,982,70001/03/06Method and Apparatus for Controlling Force Feedback Interface Systems Utilizing a Host Computer
6,965,37011/15/05Haptic Feedback Devices for Simulating an Orifice
6,956,55810/18/05Rotary Force Feedback Wheels for Remote Control Devices
6,946,81209/20/05Method and Apparatus for Providing Force Feedback Using Multiple Grounded Actuators
6,937,03308/30/05Position Sensor with Resistive Element
6,933,92008/23/05Data Filter for Haptic Feedback Devices Having Low-Bandwidth Communication Links
6,929,48108/16/05Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Medical Procedure Simulation Systems
6,928,38608/09/05High-Resolution Optical Encoder with Phased-Array Photodetectors
6,924,78708/02/05Interface for Controlling a Graphical Image
6,906,69706/14/05Haptic Sensations for Tactile Feedback Interface Devices
6,904,82306/14/05Haptic Shifting Devices
6,903,72106/07/05Method and Apparatus for Compensating for Position Slip in Interface Devices
6,894,67805/17/05Cursor Control Using a Tactile Feedback Device
6,864,87703/08/05Directional Tactile Feedback for Haptic Feedback Interface Devices
6,833,84612/21/04Control Methods for The Reduction of Limit Cycle Oscillations for Haptic Devices With Displacement Quantization
6,822,63511/23/04Haptic Interface for Laptop Computers and Other Portable Devices
6,817,97311/16/04Apparatus for Controlling Force for Manipulation of Medical Instruments
6,816,14811/09/04Enhanced Cursor Control Using Interface Devices
6,781,56908/24/04Hand Controller
6,762,74507/13/04Actuator Control Providing Linear and Continuous Force Output
6,717,57304/06/04Low-cost Haptic Mouse Implementations
6,715,04503/30/04Host Cache for Haptic Feedback Effects
6,705,87103/16/04Method and Apparatus for Providing an Interface Mechanism for a Computer Simulation
6,707,44303/16/04Haptic Trackball Device
6,704,00103/09/04Force Feedback Device Including Actuator with Moving Magnet
6,704,00203/09/04Position Sensing Methods for Interface Devices
6,703,55003/09/04Sound Data Output and Manipulation Using Haptic Feedback
6,704,68303/09/04Direct Velocity Estimation for Encoders Using Nonlinear Period Measurement
6,701,29603/02/04Strain-Sensing Goniometers Systems, and Recognition Algorithms
6,697,04802/24/04Computer Interface Apparatus Including Linkage Having Flex
6,697,04402/24/04Haptic Feedback Device with Button forces
6,697,04302/24/04Haptic Interface Device and Actuator Assembly Providing Linear Haptic Sensations
6,697,74802/24/04Digitizing System and Rotary Table for Determining 3-D Geometry of an Object
6,693,62602/17/04Haptic Feedback Using a Keyboard Device
6,693,62202/17/04Vibrotactile Haptic Feedback Devices
6,686,91102/03/04Control Knob with Control Modes and Force Feedback
6,686,90102/03/04Enhancing Inertial Tactile Feedback In Computer Interface Devices Having Increased Mass
6,683,43701/27/04Current Controlled Motor Amplifier System
6,680,72901/20/04Increasing Force Transmissibility for Tactile Feedback Interface Devices
6,654,00011/25/03Physically Realistic Computer Simulation of Medical Procedures
6,636,16110/21/03Isometric Haptic Feedback Interface
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6,563,48705/13/03Haptic Feedback for Directional Control Pads
6,564,16805/13/03High-resolution Optical Encoder with Phased-array Photodetectors
6,497,67212/24/02Device and Method for Measuring the Position of Animate Links
6,470,30210/22/02Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Vascular Access Simulation Systems
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6,448,97709/10/02Textures and Other Spatial Sensations for a Relative Haptic Interface Device
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6,437,77108/20/02Force Feedback Device Including Flexure Member Between Actuator and User Object
6,428,49008/06/02Goniometer-Based Body-Tracking Device and Method
6,429,84608/06/02Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
6,424,35607/23/02Command of Force Sensations in a forceback System Using Force Effect Suites
6,413,22907/02/02Force-Feedback Interface Device for the Hand
6,411,27606/25/02Hybrid Control of Haptic Feedback for Host Computer and Interface Device
6,408,25306/18/02Component Position Verification Using a Position Tracking Device
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6,380,92504/30/02Force Feedback Device With Spring Selection Mechanism
6,374,25504/16/02Haptic Authoring
6,366,27304/02/02Force Feedback Cursor Control Interface
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6,304,09110/16/01Absolute Position Sensing by Phase Shift Detection Using a Variable Capacitor
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6,300,93710/09/01Method and Apparatus for Controlling Human-computer Interface Systems Providing Force Feedback for a Computer Interface Device
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6,281,65108/28/01Haptic Pointing Device
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6,256,01107/03/01Multi-Function Control Device with Force Feedback
6,252,58306/26/01Memory and Force Output Management for a Force Feedback System
6,252,57906/26/01Interface Device and Method for Providing Enhanced Cursor Control with Force Feedback
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6,215,47004/10/01User Interface Device Including Braking Mechanism for Interfacing with Computer Simulations
6,211,86104/03/01Tactile Mouse Device
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6,184,86802/06/01Haptic Feedback Control Devices
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00/01312France07/30/04Designing Force Sensations for Computer Applications Including Sounds
0 804 786United Kingdom03/31/04Method and Apparatus for Providing High Bandwidth, Low Noise Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems
0 804 786France03/31/04Method and Apparatus for Providing High Bandwidth, Low Noise Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems
GB2 353 116United Kingdom03/31/04Memory and Force Output Management for a Force Feedback
69632028.2Germany03/31/04Method and Apparatus for Providing High Bandwidth, Low Noise Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems
2,205,361Canada03/16/04Method and Apparatus for Providing Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems Interfaced With Elongated Flexible Objects
69532536.1Germany02/04/04Method and Apparatus for Providing Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems Interfaced with Elongated Objects
69631487.8Germany02/04/04Method and Apparatus for Providing Low Cost Force Feedback and Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems
0 870 296United Kingdom02/04/04Method and Apparatus for Providing Low Cost Force Feedback and Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems
0 803 114France02/04/04Method and Apparatus for Providing Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems Interfaced with Elongated Objects
0 803 114United Kingdom02/04/04Method and Apparatus for Providing Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems Interfaced with Elongated Objects
0 870 296France02/04/04Method and Apparatus for Providing Low Cost Force Feedback and Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems
GB2 387 218United Kingdom01/08/04Force Feedback Joystick Device Including Single-Phase, Fixed-Coil Actuators
GB2 350 170United Kingdom12/31/03Force Feedback Joystick Device Including Single-Phase, Fixed-Coil Actuators
69631144.5Germany12/17/03Digitizing System and Rotary Table for Determining 3-D Geometry of an Object
0 843 808United Kingdom12/17/03Digitizing System and Rotary Table for Determining 3-D Geometry of an Object
0 843 808Spain12/17/03Digitizing System and Rotary Table for Determining 3-D Geometry of an Object
0 843 808The Netherlands12/17/03Digitizing System and Rotary Table for Determining 3-D Geometry of an Object
0 843 808France12/17/03Digitizing System and Rotary Table for Determining 3-D Geometry of an Object
2 387 241BUnited Kingdom11/19/03Actual Control
2 350 698BUnited Kingdom11/12/03Actual Control
2 384 6130United Kingdom09/17/03Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Medical Procedure Simulation
GB2 381 933United Kingdom08/13/03Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Vascular Access Simulation Systems
2,271,129Canada08/12/03Method and Apparatus for Shaping Force Signals for a Force Feedback Device
2 346 9520United Kingdom08/06/03Force Feedback Mouse Button
2 349 7310United Kingdom06/04/03Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Vascular Access Simulation Systems
2 347 9900United Kingdom05/14/03Force Feedback Device Including Actuator with Moving Magnet
2 346 455BUnited Kingdom05/07/03Designing Force Sensations for Computer Applications Including Sound
2 344 9730United Kingdom04/09/03Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Medical Procedure Simulation System
0 974 889Germany03/25/03Safe and Low Cost Computer Peripherals with Force Feedback for Consumer Applications
0 974 889United Kingdom03/25/03Safe and Low Cost Computer Peripherals with Force Feedback for Consumer Applications
0 974 889France03/25/03Safe and Low Cost Computer Peripherals with Force Feedback for Consumer Applications
2,223,289Canada03/25/03Method and Apparatus for Providing Passive Fluid Force Feedback
2,291,226Canada10/22/02Force Feedback Control Wheels and Knobs
GB2 348 352United Kingdom07/31/02Method of Controlling of a Force Feedback Device in a Multi-tasking Graphical Host Environment
2,287,349Canada06/25/02Method and Apparatus for Designing and Controlling Force Sensations in Force Feedback Computer Applications
2 343 4990United Kingdom06/12/02Low Cost Force Feedback Devices
2,237,977Canada05/26/02Method and Apparatus for Providing Low Cost Force Feedback and Mechanical I/O for Computer Systems
2,261,893Canada04/16/02Method and Apparatus for Providing Force Feedback Over a Commuter Network
3 290 436Japan03/22/02Force Feedback and Textures Simulating Interface Device
2,272,379Canada12/11/01Mechanical Interface Having Multiple Grounded Actuators
735 467Australia10/25/01Method and Apparatus for Providing Force Feedback Over a Computer Network
29923933Germany09/16/01Improvements in Haptic Feedback Control Devices
2,075,178Canada07/24/01Force Feedback and Textures Simulating Interface Device
2,210,725Canada05/08/01Method and Apparatus for Providing Passive Force Feedback to Human-Computer Interface Systems
2,233,206Canada04/03/01Safe and Low Cost Computer Peripherals with Force Feedback for Consumer Applications
609 363France01/10/01Actuator Having Electronically Controllable Tactile Responsiveness
609 363United Kingdom01/10/01Actuator Having Electronically Controllable Tactile Responsiveness
P69 231 634.5Germany01/10/01Actuator Having Electronically Controllable Tactile Responsiveness
609 363Italy01/10/01Actuator Having Electronically Controllable Tactile Responsiveness
29922298.5Germany06/30/00Low Cost Force Feedback Pointing Device
69 607 189Germany03/15/00Safe and Low Cost Computer Peripherals with Force Feedback for Consumer Applications
852 770United Kingdom03/15/00Safe and Low Cost Computer Peripherals with Force Feedback for Consumer Applications
852 770France03/15/00Safe and Low Cost Computer Peripherals with Force Feedback for Consumer Applications
852 770Italy03/15/00Safe and Low Cost Computer Peripherals with Force Feedback for Consumer Applications
2,167,304Canada04/21/98Force Feedback Cursor Control Interface