IMMERSION CORPORATION TERMS OF USE

Welcome to the Immersion Internet Web Site (the “Site”).  By accessing the Site, you agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) our Privacy Policy, and our Trademarks and Logo Usage Policy (collectively “Conditions of Use”). We may revise any or all of the Conditions of Use at any time without notice to you. In the case of any violation of these Conditions of Use, Immersion reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for such violations.  These Rules apply to all visits to the Immersion Site.
  1. Limited License to Use of Materials on the Site.
    You may download, view, copy and print materials, including but not limited to documents and graphics, information and data, you access from the Site (“Content”) subject to the following: (a) Content may be used solely for personal, informational, non-commercial purposes; and (b) Content may not be modified or altered in any way. Except where your use constitutes “fair use” under United States copyright law, you may not otherwise use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, post, transmit or distribute any Content from this Site in whole or in part without the express authorization of Immersion.  In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copy of Content shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices in the same form and manner as on the original.  Except as specified above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary right of Immersion or any third party.  This permission terminates automatically without notice if you breach any of these Terms of Use.  Upon termination, you will immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Content.
  2. Restrictions on Use of the Site and Content.
    Prohibited Acts.  Concerning your use of the Site or any Content, you agree not to knowingly: (i) use any device, software or technique to interfere with or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site; (ii) post or transmit to the Site any unlawful, fraudulent, harassing, libelous, or obscene information of any kind; (iii) post or send to the Site any information that contains a virus, bug, or other harmful item; (iv) publish, perform, distribute, prepare derivative works, copy, reverse engineer, or use the Content (other than as expressly permitted herein); (v) post or transmit into or on the Site any information in violation of another party’s copyright or intellectual property rights; (vi) take any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Immersion’s infrastructure; (vii) redeliver any of the Content using “framing,” hyperlinks, or other technology without Immersion’s express written permission; or, (viii) use any device or technology to provide repeated automated attempts to access password-protected portions of the Site.
  3. Limited License to Use Software.
    Any use of software and accompanying documentation you download from the Site is governed by the terms of a written software license agreement between you and Immersion.  The terms of such applicable license agreement are (i) those accompanying the software file or (ii) those pursuant to a License Agreement executed by Immersion.  All right, title and interest not expressly granted is reserved to Immersion.
  4. Compliance with Applicable Laws; Export Control Laws.
    You agree to comply with all applicable governmental laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations (including unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising) regarding your use of the Site.  All information available on the Site is subject to U.S. export control laws and may also be subject to the laws of the country where you reside. You agree to comply strictly with all U.S. export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required.
  5. Intellectual Property.
    The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on this Site are the property of Immersion or other third parties.  You are not permitted to use these Marks without the prior written consent of Immersion or such appropriate third party. All Content on the Site is (and shall continue to be) owned exclusively by Immersion or other third parties owners, and is protected under applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress, and/or other proprietary rights, and the copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such Content or any part of the Site is prohibited.  Under no circumstances will you acquire any ownership rights or other interest in any Content by or through your use of the Site. If Immersion removes any Content from this site, all licenses granted with respect to the removed Content are immediately terminated.
  6. Access to Password Protected/Secure Areas.
    Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Site is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Site shall be subject to prosecution.
  7. Passwords and Security.
    You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) you are given to access the Site, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s).  You agree to notify Immersion immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s).
  8. Termination of Your Use.
    You agree that Immersion may, in its sole discretion, at any time terminate your access to the Site and any account(s) you may have in connection with the Site. Access to the Site may be monitored by Immersion.
  9. General Disclaimer.
    Although Immersion has attempted to provide accurate information on the Site, Immersion assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information.  Immersion may change the products or services mentioned at any time without notice.  Mention of non-Immersion products or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.  EXCEPT WHERE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE, THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THEREIN, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. IMMERSION EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE.  IMMERSION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY IMMERSION PRODUCT, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE ON CONTENT, EVEN IF IMMERSION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE AND/OR CONTENT IS TO CEASE ALL OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE.  To the extent required by law in other jurisdictions, certain of the above liability limitations or warranty exclusions may not apply to you. The parties agree that the warranties and the liability of Immersion would in such case be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
  10. Disclosure; Forward-Looking Statements.
    Some of the information on this Site may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Immersion.  We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than the statements of historical fact, are statements that may be deemed forward-looking statements, including any projections of earnings, revenues, or other financial matters; any statements of the plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations; proposed products or services; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; and statements of belief or assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Immersion’s actual results might differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties associated with Immersion’s business which include, but are not limited to, delay in or failure to achieve commercial demand for Immersion’s expanded technology offerings or a delay in or failure to achieve the acceptance of force feedback as a critical user experience in new and existing markets for our business segments.  We refer you to the documents Immersion files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically, Immersion’s most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, and Form 10-Q/A.
  11. Links to Third Party Sites.
    This Site may contain links to third party Internet sites.  Your access to any other site linked to this Site is at your own risk, and Immersion is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on these sites.  Immersion provides these links merely as a convenience, and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement of any kind.
  12. General.
    Immersion may make improvements and/or changes in the products, services, programs and prices described in this Site at any time without notice.  Any action related to these Terms of Use will be governed by California law and controlling United States federal law.  No choice of law rules of any jurisdiction will apply.  These Terms of Use represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Site and prevail over any prior, contemporaneous, conflicting or additional communications.  Immersion has the right to revise these Terms of Use at any time without notice by updating this posting. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Immersion.
  13. Open Source Notices.
    Immersion products may contain software from the open source community that must be licensed under the specific license terms applicable to such software. For more information, please see immersion.com/open-source-notices.
  14. Contacting Immersion.
    If you have questions regarding these Terms of Use, please send an e-mail using our online form. If you have questions regarding Immersion products or Immersion company information, please send an e-mail using our online form.

IMMERSION CORPORATION PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated February 6, 2018

This Privacy Policy is made available to you in order to make you aware of how Immersion Corporation (“Immersion”) collects, uses, and shares information collected via your visit to the Immersion.com, go.Immersion.com, touchsensecloud.com, or immersiontouch.cn website (collectively, the “Sites”), and other information collected via use of Immersion products (“Products”) (together with the Sites, the “Services”).  By using the Services, you are consenting to the information collection, use, and sharing practices described in this Privacy Policy.

1. Personal Information. “Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual, such as your name, telephone number, mailing address, or email address.  We may need to collect and process these types of Personal Information in order to provide the requested Services to you, or because we are legally required to do so. If you do not provide the information that we request, we may not be able to provide you with the requested Services.

2. Collection of Personal Information. We and our service providers may collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:

• Through the Services: We may collect Personal Information through the Services, e.g., when you sign up for a newsletter, download software, receive Immersion haptic effects on your mobile device, or make a purchase.

• From Other Sources: We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, social media platforms (including from people with whom you are friends or otherwise connected) and from other third parties.

If you provide us with any Personal Information relating to other people, you are representing that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

3. Use of Personal Information. Immersion uses Personal Information for its legitimate business interests, including the following:

• To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, complete your transactions, and provide you with related customer service;

• To verify compliance with your agreements with us, log software licenses granted, track software downloaded from the Site, and track use of other Products;

• To send administrative information to you, such as changes to our terms, conditions and policies, as well as marketing communications that we believe may be of interest;

• For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, developing new products, enhancing, improving or modifying our Services, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and operating and expanding our business activities.

4. Disclosure of Personal Information. Immersion may disclose Personal Information to its affiliated entities for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. Immersion Corporation is the party responsible for the management of the jointly-used Personal Information. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information to third-party service providers that provide services on our behalf, such as website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other services.

5. Additional Uses and Disclosures of Personal Information. Immersion may use and disclose Personal Information as allowed or required by applicable law, including uses and disclosures that are necessary or advisable to: (a) protect the rights, safety, security or property of users of our Services, the public, or Immersion or others; and (b) conform to legal or regulatory requirements. In addition, Immersion may use, disclose or transfer your information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

6. Product Analytic Data. Immersion may collect certain data when you use a Product (“Product Analytic Data”), including a Product incorporated into a third-party application, product or service (a “Third Party App”). Product Analytic Data may include your IP address, your country and language, information about your device (such as brand, model, operating system and component types), the Product used (such as name, version and settings of the Product), the Third-Party App running the Product, usage of the Product (such as which Product content was played, how much of the Product content was played, whether that Product content was downloaded/streamed or resided in the device, and whether the Product functionality was muted or at what volume it played), and the date and time that such information was gathered.  Immersion also may assign a number to identify your device, derived from one or more unique device identifiers.  This identification number is different from any built-in identification number for your device (such as your International Mobile Equipment Identity (“IMEI”)) and does not reveal to Immersion any such built-in identification number.

7. Other Information. “Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual, such as demographic information and other information provided by or collected from you that does not reveal your specific identity, and information that has been aggregated in a manner that it no longer reveals your specific identity.  If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, we may use and disclose it for the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information as detailed in this Privacy Policy.  Otherwise, we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we combine Other Information with Personal Information, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

8. Other Information Collected Through the Site. We and our service providers may collect Other Information through our Site in a variety of ways, including:

• Through your browser or device. Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, and Internet browser type and version. We use this information to ensure that the Site functions properly.

• Using cookies. Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer that you are using. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, referring website address, time spent on the Site, pages visited, language preferences, and other anonymous traffic data.  We and our service providers use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to authenticate users and control access to restricted areas of the Site, to display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience. We also gather statistical information about use of the Site in order to continually improve its design and functionality, understand how it is used and assist us with resolving questions about the Site. We do not currently respond to browser do-not-track signals. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow you to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website. You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.  If, however, you do not accept cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Site.

• Using pixel tags and other similar technologies. Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Site (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Site and response rates.

• Website analytics. We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about use of the Site and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, apps and online resources.  You can learn about Google’s practices by going to https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and exercise Google’s opt out by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

• IP Address. Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Site, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited.  Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications and other services.  We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and administering the Site.  We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address.

9. Third-Party Services.  This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any website or service to which the Services link or any Third-Party App.  The inclusion of a link on the Services does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates.

10. Security of Your Personal Information. Immersion is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information that you provide to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

11. Reviewing and Correcting Your Personal Information.  If you would like to request to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict or delete Personal Information that you have previously provided to us, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your Personal Information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you may send a request to us by using the contact details in the “Contacting Us” section below.  We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.

• In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.  We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

• Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion (e.g., when you download our software, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Information provided until after you cease using such software). There may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed.

12. Marketing Communications. If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out by using the unsubscribe link contained in each such email.  We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.  Please note that if you opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt-out.

13. Retention Period. We will retain your Personal Information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained.  The criteria used to determine our retention periods include: (i) the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you; (ii) the length of time we provide the Services to you; (iii) whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject; or (iv) whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

14. Jurisdictional Issues and Cross-Border Transfers.  Because Immersion Corporation operates globally, we make information we gather available to our worldwide business units.  Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, including the United States, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country.  If you use our Services from the European Economic Area (“EEA”), for example, the personal data we collect may be transferred outside the EEA for use by Immersion Corporation and its affiliates for any of the purposes described above.

15. Sensitive Information. We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background) on or through the Site or otherwise to us.

16. Updates to this Privacy Policy. We may change this Privacy Policy.  The “LAST UPDATED” legend at the top of this Privacy Policy indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised.  Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Services.  Your use of the Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

17. Contacting Us. Immersion Corporation, located at 50 Rio Robles, San Jose, California 95134, is the company responsible for collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.  If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@immersion.com, or Immersion Corporation, c/o Legal Department, 50 Rio Robles, San Jose, California 95134.  Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include credit card or other sensitive information in your emails to us.

18. Additional Information for Individuals in the EEA. If you are located in the EEA, you may also:

• contact us at Immersion Software Ireland Limited, 3rd Floor, Ulysses House, Foley Street, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland with any questions about this Privacy Policy, and

• lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority competent for your country or region.

Tell us what you think.  Immersion welcomes your comments on our Privacy Policy.

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Trademark Usage Policy

Immersion, the Immersion logo and TouchSense are registered trademarks of Immersion Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Please refer to the Trademark usage policy for further information on Immersion’s Trademarks and terms of use.

Immersion Logo

Immersion   and  immersion hand icon

Immersion’s brands, marks, names, and logos are among the company’s most important and valuable corporate assets. Please refer to our list of Trademarks and Patent Markings.

This Immersion Trademark and Logo Usage Policy is applicable to Immersion Corporation, and all Immersion organizations worldwide (collectively, “Immersion”), and to Immersion resellers, developers, customers, advertising agencies, consultants, professional writers and editors, licensees and to third parties making reference to Immersion Trademarks.

The Immersion Trademark and Logo Usage Policy sets forth the authorized policies for using or referring to Immersion brands, trademarks, product and service names, logos and slogans.

IMMERSION’S TRADEMARK RIGHTS

As the owner of its trademarks, Immersion has the exclusive right to use its trademarks, as well as the right to stop others from using its trademarks improperly or without authorization.

Identification of Immersion products or services is the sole permissible use of Immersion trademarks and logos.  The following is a non-exhaustive list of impermissible uses of Immersion trademarks and logos:

  • No Immersion trademark or logo may be incorporated into or used as part of a third party’s own logo, company name, product logo or otherwise.
  • No Immersion trademark or logo may be used in any way that is likely to be confusing, misleading or deceptive as to the true identity or source of products, services, materials, courses or programs.
  • No mark that is misleadingly similar in design or appearance to any Immersion mark or infringes on Immersion trademark rights may be used.
  • No Immersion trademark or logo may be used in any manner that is likely to disparage, dilute or negatively affect Immersion’s reputation.
  • No Immersion trademark or logo may be used in a way that is likely to imply that the user, its products, or its services are endorsed by, sponsored or affiliated with Immersion, without written permission from Immersion.

Immersion will pursue its legal rights against those who engage in any of the aforementioned activities or any other activities that infringe on Immersion trademark rights.

PROPER USE OF TRADEMARKS AND SYMBOLS

You may refer to Immersion products and services by their associated Immersion trademarks and service marks, so long as such references (a) are truthful, fair, and not misleading, and (b) comply with this Policy.

  1. Use trademarks only as adjectives.  Because trademarks are adjectives rather than nouns or verbs, a trademark may not be used alone.  Always use a trademark as an adjective immediately preceding the noun applicable to the product.
    Correct: The mobile device is enhanced with TouchSense® technology.
    Incorrect: The mobile device is enhanced with TouchSense®.
  2. When referencing Immersion as a company, the Immersion name may be used as a proper noun.  An exception to the “use as an adjective only” rule exists where the reference to Immersion is a reference to the company.  The Immersion name may, in that instance, be used as a trade name; no trademark symbol is needed when referring to the company.
    Correct: Today, Immersion announced the release of a new product.
  3. Trademarks may not be used in the plural or the possessive. Because trademarks are not nouns, they must never be used in the plural.
    Correct: ActiveFORCE Reference Designs.
    Incorrect: ActiveFORCEs.
  4. Trademarks must not be used in the possessive.
    Correct: The TouchSense® product is an application …
    Incorrect: TouchSense®’s product …
  5. Immersion trademarks may not be shortened, abbreviated or made into acronyms.
    Correct: “TouchSense® Product.”
    Incorrect: “TS.” and “TchSne.”

PROPER TRADEMARK ATTRIBUTION

Include a trademark notice when referring to a trademark.  Place an appropriate trademark notice symbol (® or ™) adjacent to the first and most prominent reference to the trademark.  Do not add a space between the trademark name and the symbol.  The symbol should be in superscript or subscript. In the absence of those symbols, a parenthetical notation such as (TM) is acceptable.

Correct: Immersion TouchSense® Haptic Enabling Kit for Mobile OEMS

Incorrect: TouchSense Haptic Enabling Kit for Mobile OEMS

Use the appropriate trademark symbol.  When referring to Immersion trademarks, use the “™” or “®” symbol in accordance with the status of the particular Immersion product or service.  Refer to the webpage entitled “Immersion Trademarks” to determine the correct symbol for the particular trademark being used.

Use the trademark legend.  In addition to applying the appropriate symbol to the trademark being used, third parties must attribute all Immersion Trademarks in an appropriate trademark legend.  The legend may be printed in small print, however, it must be large enough to be legible.  Permissible locations to place the legend include but are not limited to, the end of a document, on the back of a package or on the bottom of a web page.

Use the following standard trademark legend in all material referencing any Immersion trademark:

“Immersion, [insert all other trademarks, product names, service names, program names, etc., that are referred to or displayed in the document] are trademarks or registered trademarks of Immersion Corporation in the United States and other countries.”

USE OF IMMERSION LOGOS

Immersion logos may only be shown independently.  A logo may not be used in the context of a written description.  Additionally, Immersion logos may only be used in accordance with the Immersion Corporate Style Guide available upon request from your Immersion representative, and as may be amended in Immersion’s sole discretion from time to time

THIRD PARTY USE OF IMMERSION TRADEMARKS

Business affiliates and alliance members of Immersion, licensees, and other third parties are limited to specific, approved uses of Immersion trademarks.  Third parties must use Immersion trademarks within the parameters outlined below. Unauthorized or improper use of Immersion trademarks may infringe on Immersion’s trademark rights.

  1. Immersion trademarks may not be used in third party company or product names without a written trademark license agreement.
  2. A licensed third party shall not use any other trademark or service mark in close proximity to any of the Immersion Trademarks or combine marks in either case so as to effectively create a unitary composite mark, without the prior written approval of Immersion; provided, however, nothing herein shall prevent such licensed third party from preparing and distributing marketing materials in which the Immersion Trademarks and the licensed third party’s marks appear on the same page or slide as discrete marks.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, each use of Immersion’s Trademarks is subject to Immersion’s pre-approval, such approval to be withheld at its sole discretion.
  3. Prior to publication or release, written approval by Immersion must be received by all third parties of advertising and/or marketing collateral or other materials that use Immersion trademarks or logos.  Except as provided within this Policy, Immersion’s third party affiliates may not use any Immersion trademark as part of their own logo or company name or in third party advertising, product packaging, Web site or other promotional materials. As such, neither domain names nor metatags in third party Web sites may use or include Immersion trademarks or logos without Immersion’s advance written consent.Additionally, without Immersion’s advance written consent, third parties may not hyperlink or deeplink to Immersion Web pages, unless the third party provides clear and unmistakable notice that the end user is exiting that Web site and entering the Immersion Web site.  The sole circumstance under which deeplinking is permissible is when a need for information on Immersion products, programs, services or technologies exists on the third party Web site.
  4. Proper references to Immersion products by third parties are permissible. To refer to Immersion products and services, third parties may use Immersion trademarks but only if used properly: Use the trademarks as adjectives and accompany the trademarks with the appropriate trademark symbol and legend.  For further guidance, please refer to Section 2 of this policy entitled “Proper Use of Trademarks and Symbols.”

THIRD PARTY USE OF IMMERSION LOGOS

Immersion logos may be used only when licensed from Immersion Corporation.  If a company or individual has a valid written license agreement in effect with Immersion, that company or individual must use the logo in accordance with the specifications described in the license agreement.  Those guidelines are license-specific, and will not be addressed in this general policy.  In the event that the terms of an individual license and this policy conflict, the terms of the individual license shall govern.  A logo licensee whose license does not describe limitations on use of the logo should follow the guidelines found in Section 2.

DISCLAIMER

No information contained in this Immersion Trademark and Logo Usage Policy is intended to serve as legal advice.  If you have questions regarding your legal rights or duties, please consult your own attorney.

Immersion reserves the right to change this policy at any time, without notice.

U.S. and International Patents

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 2,900 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 March 31, 2018

U.S. Patents

9,652,94505/16/17Method and System For Providing Haptic Effects Based on Information Complementary to Multimedia Content  
992870103/27/18Method and System For Providing Haptic Effects Based on Information Complementary to Multimedia Content
992870003/27/18Method and Apparatus for Controlling Generation of Electrostatic Friction for Plurality of Electrodes
992869603/27/18Externally-Activated Haptic Actuator Devices and Systems
991920803/20/18Video Gameplay Haptics
992165603/20/18Eccentric Rotating Mass Actuator Optimization for Haptic Effects
992160903/20/18Systems and Methods for Deformation and Haptic Effects
992164903/20/18Electrostatic Haptic Based User Input Elements
992165303/20/18Haptic Authoring Tool Using a Haptification Model
992165003/20/18Systems and Methods for Haptically-Enabled Curved Devices
992165503/20/18Interactive Touch Screen Gaming Metaphors with Haptic Feedback
99128423/6/2018Synchronization of Haptic Effect Data in a Media Transport Stream
99104963/6/2018Systems And Methods For Mapping Message Contents To Virtual Physical Properties For Vibrotactile Messaging
99111963/6/2018Method And Apparatus to Generate Haptic Feedback From Video Content Analysis
99104953/6/2018AUTOMATIC REMOTE SENSING AND HAPTIC CONVERSION SYSTEM
99112923/6/2018Smart textile for haptic
991119603/06/18Method And Apparatus to Generate Haptic Feedback From Video Content Analysis
991284203/06/18Synchronization of Haptic Effect Data in a Media Transport Stream
991049603/06/18Systems And Methods For Mapping Message Contents To Virtual Physical Properties For Vibrotactile Messaging
991129203/06/18Smart textile for haptic
991049503/06/18Automatic Remote Sensing and Haptic Conversion Systems
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9,519,34612/13/16Low-Frequency Effects Haptic Conversion System
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9,448,626 09/20/16 Sound to Haptic Effect Conversion System Using Amplitude Value
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9,448,713 09/20/16 Electro-Vibrotactile Display
9,443,401 09/13/16 Automatic Remote Sensing and Haptic Conversion System
9,437,087 09/06/16 Method and System for Haptic Data Encoding and Streaming
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9,430,042 08/30/16 Virtual Detents Through Vibrotactile Feedback
9,411,423 08/09/16 Method and Apparatus for Haptic Flex Gesturing
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9,330,54705/03/16Haptic Design Authoring Tool
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9,207,76412/08/15Orientation Adjustable Multi-Channel Haptic Device
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8,982,06803/17/15Multiple Actuation Handheld Device
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8,963,88202/24/15Multi-Touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects
8,947,38702/03/15System and Method for Identifying Users and Selecting a Haptic Response
8,947,21502/03/15Encoding Dynamic Haptic Effects
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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
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8,884,87011/11/14Interactive Painting Game & Associated Controlled
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
8,830,16109/09/14Methods 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
8,801,71008/12/14Electrosurgical Sealing Tool Having Haptic Feedback
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
8,791,79907/29/14Eccentric Rotating Mass Actuator Optimization for Haptic Effects
8,788,25307/22/14Methods and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback In Interacting With Virtual Pets
8,773,35607/08/14Method and Appartus for Providing Tactile Sensations
8,773,24707/08/14Haptic Feedback Device Using Standing Waves
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
8,686,94104/01/14Haptic Feedback Sensations Based on Audio Output from Computer Devices
8,688,25104/01/14System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio Signal
8,665,24103/04/14Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback from Haptic Textile
8,660,74802/25/14Control Wheel With Haptic Feedback
8,659,57102/25/14Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback an Mobile Devices
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
8,638,30101/28/14Systems and Methods for Transmitting Haptic Messages
8,639,48501/28/14Systems and Methods for Editing a Model of a Physical System for a Simulation
8,638,30801/28/14Haptic Interface for Palpation Simulation
8,629,95401/14/14Grommet Suspension Component and System
8,624,71401/07/14Virtual Simulator Having an Eddy Current Brake for Providing Haptic Feedback
8,624,86401/07/14System and Method for Display of Multiple Data Channels on a Single Haptic Display
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
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8,593,26911/26/13System and Method for Controlling Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes
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8,593,40911/26/13Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback Utilizing Multi-Actuated Waveform Phasing
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8,570,29610/29/13System and Method for Display of Multiple Data Channels on a Single Haptic Display
8,564,53510/22/13Physical Model Based Gesture Recognition
8,551,00210/08/13Spatial Array of Sensors Mounted on a tool
8,554,40810/08/13Control Wheel With Haptic Feedback
8,540,57109/24/13System and Method for Providing Haptic Stimulus Based on Position
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
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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
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8,505,46908/13/13Networked Applications Including Haptic Feedback
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8,502,79208/06/13Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Effects to a touch Panel
8,493,17707/23/13System and Method of Haptically Communicating Vehicle Information from a Vehicle to a Keyless Entry Device
8,493,35407/23/13Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback on Mobile Devices
8,487,87307/16/13Haptic Feedback Device
8,480,40607/09/13Interface Device and Method for Interfacing Instruments to Medical Procedure Simulation Systems
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8,462,11606/11/13Haptic Trackball Device
8,451,24505/28/13Multi-touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects
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8,441,44405/14/13Actuator for Providing Tactile Sensations and Device for Directional Tactile Sensations
8,442,80605/14/13Systems and Methods for Simulations Utilizing a Virtual Coupling
8,441,43705/14/13Haptic Feedback Sensations Based on Audio Output from Computer Devices
8,427,28604/23/13System and Method for Controlling Haptic Devices Having Multiple Operational Modes
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8,405,61203/26/13Method and Apparatus for Wearable Remote Interface Device
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8,378,79502/19/13Method and Apparatus for Distributing Haptic Synchronous Signals
8,378,96502/19/13Vibration Actuator with a Unidirectional Drive
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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
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8,279,05210/02/12Systems and Methods for Haptic Confirmation of Commands
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
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8,232,96907/31/12Haptic Feedback for Button and Scrolling Action Simulation in touch Input Devices
8,216,21207/10/12Providing Haptic Feedback to the Handle of a tool
8,217,76907/10/12Actuating a Tactile Sensation in Response to a Sensed Event
8,212,77207/03/12Haptic Interface Device and Actuator Assembly Providing Linear Haptic Sensations
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8,184,09405/22/12Physically Realistic Computer Simulation of Medical Procedures
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8,123,66002/28/12Method and Apparatus for Providing Communications With Haptic Cues
8,125,44202/28/12System and Method for Manipulation of Sound Data Using Haptic Feedback
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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
8,031,18110/04/11Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
8,028,43110/04/11Portable Metrology Device
8,031,17210/04/11Method and Apparatus for Wearable Remote Interface Device
8,018,43409/13/11Systems and Methods for Providing a Haptic Device
8,013,84709/06/11Magnetic Actuator for Providing Haptic Feedback
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8,002,08908/23/11Systems and Methods for Providing a Haptic Device
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8,005,65908/23/11Simulation of Coupled Objects
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8,000,82508/16/11System and Method for Automatically Producing Haptic Events from a Digital Audio File
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7,982,72007/19/11Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,978,18307/12/11Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,978,18607/12/11Mechanisms for Control Knobs and Other Interface Devices
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7,979,79707/12/11Directional Inertial Tactile Feedback Using Rotating Masses
7,973,76907/05/11Localized Haptic Feedback
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
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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
7,835,89211/16/10Ultrasound Simulation Apparatus and Method
7,825,90311/02/10Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Effects to a touch Panel
7,821,49610/26/10Computer Interface Apparatus Including Linkage Having Flex
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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
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7,779,16608/17/10Using Haptic Effects to Enhance Information Content in Communications
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7,768,50408/03/10Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
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
7,742,03606/22/10System 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
7,688,31003/30/10Haptic 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
7,567,23207/28/09Method of Using Tactile Feedback to Deliver Silent Status Information to a User of an Electronic Device
7,567,24307/28/09System and Method for Low Power Haptic Feedback
7,561,14207/14/09Vibrotactile Haptic Feedback Devices
7,561,14107/14/09Haptic Feedback Device With Button forces
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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
7,493,36502/17/09Chat Interface with Haptic Feedback Functionality
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
7,446,75211/04/08Controlling Haptic Sensations for Vibrotactile Feedback Interface Devices
7,447,60411/04/08Method and Apparatus for Compensating for Position Slip in 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
7,405,72907/29/08Systems and Methods for User Interfaces Designed for Rotary Input Devices
7,404,71607/29/08Interface Apparatus with Cable-Driven Force Feedback and Four Grounded Actuators
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
7,327,34802/26/08Haptic Feedback Effects for Control Knobs and Other Interface Devices
7,336,26602/26/08Haptic Pads for Use With User-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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7,283,12310/16/07Textures and other Spatial Sensations for a Relative Haptic Interface
7,283,12010/16/07Method and Apparatus for Providing Haptic Feedback Having a Position-Based Component and a Predetermined Time-Based Component
7,280,09510/09/07Hierarchical Methods for Generating Force Feedback Effects
7,265,75009/04/07Haptic Feedback Stylus and other Devices
7,245,20207/17/07Systems and Methods for Networked Haptic Devices
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
7,209,02804/24/07Position Sensor with Resistive Element
7,209,11804/24/07Increasing Force Transmissibility for Tactile Feedback Interface Devices
7,208,67104/24/07Sound Data Output and Manipulation Using Haptic Feedback
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
7,161,58001/09/07Haptic Feedback Using Rotary Harmonic Moving Mass
7,159,00801/02/07Chat Interface with Haptic Feedback Functionality
7,154,47012/26/06Envelope Modulator for Haptic Feedback Devices
7,151,43212/19/06Circuit and Method for a Switch Matrix and Switch Sensing
7,151,52712/19/06Tactile Feedback Interface Device Including Display Screen
7,148,87512/12/06Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
7,136,04511/14/06Tactile Mouse
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
7,106,30509/12/06Haptic Feedback Using a Keyboard Device
7,104,15209/12/06Haptic Shifting Devices
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
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
6,937,03308/30/05Position 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
6,904,82306/14/05Haptic Shifting Devices
6,906,69706/14/05Haptic Sensations for Tactile Feedback Interface 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
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6,817,97311/16/04Apparatus for Controlling Force for Manipulation of Medical Instruments
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
6,707,44303/16/04Haptic Trackball Device
6,703,55003/09/04Sound Data Output and Manipulation Using Haptic Feedback
6,704,00203/09/04Position Sensing Methods for Interface Devices
6,704,00103/09/04Force Feedback Device Including Actuator with Moving Magnet
6,704,68303/09/04Direct Velocity Estimation for Encoders Using Nonlinear Period Measurement
6,701,29603/02/04Strain-Sensing Goniometers Systems, and Recognition Algorithms
6,697,04302/24/04Haptic Interface Device and Actuator Assembly Providing Linear Haptic Sensations
6,697,04402/24/04Haptic Feedback Device with Button forces
6,697,74802/24/04Digitizing System and Rotary Table for Determining 3-D Geometry of an Object
6,697,04802/24/04Computer Interface Apparatus Including Linkage Having Flex
6,693,62602/17/04Haptic Feedback Using a Keyboard Device
6,693,62202/17/04Vibrotactile Haptic Feedback Devices
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
6,564,16805/13/03High-resolution Optical Encoder with Phased-array Photodetectors
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6,437,77108/20/02Force Feedback Device Including Flexure Member Between Actuator and User Object
6,429,84608/06/02Haptic Feedback for touchpads and Other touch Controls
6,428,49008/06/02Goniometer-Based Body-Tracking Device and Method
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
6,408,25306/18/02Component Position Verification Using a Position Tracking Device
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6,366,27304/02/02Force Feedback Cursor Control Interface
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6,323,83711/27/01Method and Apparatus for Interfacing an Elongated Object With a Computer System.
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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
6,300,93810/09/01Multi-cylinder Control Device for Computers & Other Electronic Apparatus
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6,256,01107/03/01Multi-Function Control Device with Force Feedback
6,243,07806/05/01Pointing Device with Force Feedback Button
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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
6,195,61802/27/01Component Position Verification Using a Probe Apparatus
6,184,86802/06/01Haptic Feedback Control Devices
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6,057,82805/02/00Method and Apparatus for Providing Force Sensations in Virtual Environments in Accordance With Host Software
6,050,96204/18/00Goniometer-Based Body-Tracking Device and Method
6,046,72704/04/00Three Dimensional Position Sensing Interface With Force Output
6,042,55503/28/00Force-Feedback Interface Device for the Hand
6,037,92703/14/00Method and Apparatus for Providing Force Feedback to the User of an Interactive Computer Simulation
6,020,96702/01/00Differential Displacement Optical Sensor
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5,880,71403/09/99Three-Dimensional Cursor Control Interface With Force Feedback
5,857,98601/12/99Interactive Vibrator for Multimedia
5,821,92010/13/98Control Input Device for Interfacing an Elongated Flexible Object With a Computer System
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5,438,52908/01/95Percussion Input Device for Personal Computer Systems
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TouchSense Technology Licensed from Immersion Corporation.

Haptic Development Platform

Immersion Haptic Development Platform may be covered under one or more of the following United States Patents: 6424356, 7154470, 7218310, 7623114, 7639232, 7656388, 7765333, 7779166, 7821493, 7979146, 8000825, 8102364, 8260972, 8441437, 8572293, 8686941, 8688251, 8761915 and 8909817.  Additional patents pending.

TouchSense Technology for Spinning Mass Tactile Feedback Devices

TouchSense Technology for Spinning Mass Tactile Feedback Devices protected by one or more of the following United States Patents: 7327348, and 7978186. Additional patents pending.

TouchSense Technology for Touch Surfaces

TouchSense Technology for Touch Surfaces, including touch screens and touch pads, may be covered under one or more of the following United States Patents: 6429846, 7148875, 7336260, 7592999, 7602384, 7768504, 7728820, 7777716, 7808488, 7944435, 7969288, 7978183, 7982720, 8031181, 8049734, 8059105, 8063893, 8159461, 8279193, 8493354, 8570296, 8581710, 8624864, 8659571, 8711118, 8749507, 8773356, 8823674, 8847741, 8866788, 8981915, 9268403 and 9280205.  Additional patents pending.

Immersion TouchSense Technology for Mobile OEMS (Formerly known as TS3000™ or TouchSense 3000 Software)

Immersion TouchSense Technology for Mobile OEMs may be covered under one or more of the following United States Patents: 7154470, 7218310, 7369115, 7639232, 7656388, 7765333, 7821493, 7979146, 8000825,  8102364, 8260972, 8279193, 8572293, 8576174, 8619051, 8659571, 8688251, 8761915, 8773356, 8909817 and 9213408.  Additional patents pending.

TS2000™ Software

Immersion TS2000 software may be covered under one or more of the following United States Patents: 7154470, 7218310, 7369115, 7639232, 7656388, 7765333, 7791588, 7821493, 7821498, 8098234, 8102364, 8260972, 8572293, 8576174, 8619051, 8773356 and 8909817. Additional patents pending.

TS1000™ Software

Immersion TS1000 software may be covered under one or more of the following United States Patents: 7218310, 7369115, 7548232, 7639232, 7656388, 7821493, 7825903, 8059104, 8098234, 8502792 and 8576174.  Additional patents pending.

Other trademarks include:

  • Cathsim
  • Feel the Game
  • Immersion Studio
  • TouchSense Technology
  • TouchWare