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9041521 Floor-based haptic communication system  
The present relates to a system for providing vibration feedback to at least one foot. The system comprises at least one rigid surface for receiving the at least one foot, one vibrotactile...
9041520 Haptic information presentation system and method  
A system and method are disclosed in which in a conventional non-grounding man-machine interface having no reaction base on the human body and for giving the existence of a virtual object and the...
9035899 Systems and methods for piezo-based haptic feedback  
Systems and methods for piezo-based haptic feedback are disclosed. For example, one described apparatus for piezo-based haptic feedback includes a polymer matrix, and a piezoelectric actuator at...
9030305 Method for expressing haptic information using control information, and system for transmitting haptic information  
Provided is a method for expressing haptic information using control information, and a system for transmitting haptic information. In the method for expressing haptic information using control...
9030050 Voltage amplifier  
In an embodiment, a voltage amplifier is provided. In this voltage amplifier, a DC/DC boost converter converts an input DC voltage to an output DC voltage, which is higher than the input DC...
9030306 Apparatus and method for 3 degree of freedom (3DOF) tactile feedback  
A 3 degree of freedom (3DOF) tactile feedback apparatus and method are provided. The 3DOF tactile feedback apparatus may include a movable unit that may move in at least one direction to be in...
9030307 Apparatus for generating haptic feedback  
An apparatus for generating haptic feedback, includes: multiple haptic units placed on a first portion of a body; and a control unit placed on a second portion, near the first portion, of the...
9024738 Apparatus, systems and methods for mitigating vibration of an electronic device  
According to one aspect, an electronic device that includes a vibrating element adapted to vibrate the electronic device, at least one sensor operable to detect the presence of an audible...
9024737 Electronic device case for providing tactile feedback and operating method thereof  
Disclosed are an electronic device case for providing tactile feedback and an operation method thereof. The electronic device case for providing tactile feedback, includes: a communication...
9019087 Synchronization of haptic effect data in a media stream  
Haptic information in a series of frames of a media file is identified and time stamps corresponding thereto are determined in accordance with information embedded in a tag either preceding or...
9019089 User interface for an SST  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for assisting a user of a Self-Service Terminal (SST). The apparatus provides a user interface for an SST, comprising a media slot for...
9019088 Modulation of haptic feedback  
The subject disclosure is directed towards a technology by which a device includes one or more haptic feedback mechanisms that may be operated in a controlled manner to output amplitude-controlled...
9013420 Display device, display program, and display method  
A display device includes a display section displaying instruction information to be instructed to users in an instruction information display region provided corresponding to the instruction...
9008859 Navigation instructions using low-bandwidth signaling  
Navigation instructions using low-bandwidth signaling are supported in an alternative user interface that may be utilized as either a full replacement or as an enhancement to conventional...
9007219 Sleep-disrupting apparatus for a vehicle  
A sleep disrupting apparatus disposed in a vehicle includes a processor and at least one vibration generator. The vibration generator is connected to the processor and is located in the vehicle in...
9000899 Body-worn device for dance simulation  
A body-worn device configured in size and shape to be worn by a user, the body-worn device comprising a tactile feedback actuator configured to supply tactile feedback to the user, wherein said...
9000898 Electrohydraulic controller feedback system and method  
An electrohydraulic controller feedback system and method including an electrohydraulic operator controller and a feedback mechanism is disclosed. An operator controls a machine hydraulic function...
8995678 Tactile-based guidance system  
A tactile-based guidance system incorporating tactors in headgear, such as a hat, helmet, or hood. Tactors may provide tactile sensations at different places about the head to convey information...
8988235 Force indicating attachment strap for an orthotic  
An improved orthotic has a strap that secures the orthotic to a wearer, and comprises a tension indicator coupled to the strap. The tension indicator includes a first element disposed to produce a...
8988202 Method and apparatus for processing virtual world  
In an apparatus and method for processing a virtual world, haptic information regarding a virtual object in the virtual world, the haptic information corresponding to sensed information, is...
8981941 Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program  
There is provided an information processing apparatus including a matter extracting unit extracting a predetermined matter from text information, an action pattern specifying unit specifying one...
8981914 Portable haptic force magnifier  
An improved system for magnifying forces perceived by an operator performing delicate procedures with a tool. The system senses forces between the tip and handle of the tool and actuates forces...
8981915 System and method for display of multiple data channels on a single haptic display  
A system that produces a haptic effect and generates a drive signal that includes at least two haptic effect signals each having a priority level. The haptic effect is a combination of the haptic...
8976012 Touch panel assembly with haptic effects and method of manufacturuing thereof  
An assembly for providing haptic effects includes a panel adapted to be mated to another structure, a frame placed around and spaced apart from the panel, at least one flexible coupling to connect...
8976013 Contact type tactile feedback apparatus and operating method of contact type tactile feedback apparatus  
A contact type tactile feedback apparatus and operational method of the contact type tactile feedback apparatus is provided. The contact type tactile feedback apparatus may enable an object to be...
8970355 Methods and systems for use in indicating directions finding systems  
An article is worn by a user. A plurality of indicating devices are coupled to the article. A processing unit is communicatively coupled to the plurality of indicating devices. The processing unit...
8963696 Apparatus for performing key control with reduced key matrix pin count  
An apparatus for performing key control includes an integrated circuit (IC) arranged to detect a key press according to some input/output signals of a key matrix, where the input/output signals...
8963695 Haptic alert device having a linear vibrator  
A vibrator designed to be integrated into a portable electronic device as part of a haptic alert device has a linear electric motor that is coupled to actively drive a moveable weight in...
8963842 Integrated hardware and software user interface  
An integrated user interface has a sensory surface operable to receive a selection signal from a user and send a corresponding command signal within a software system. The integrated user...
8957768 Operation apparatus  
An operation apparatus includes a base, a sensing unit, a plurality of plates, and a drive mechanism. The base has a surface. The sensing unit includes at least three pressure-sensitive detection...
8957558 Linear vibration generator  
A linear vibration generator is disclosed. The linear vibration generator in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes a stationary part, which has a polygonal-prism-shaped...
8952796 Enactive perception device  
An enactive perception device includes the ability to receive information. The information received can be either sensory information or other data. The received information can then be converted...
8952797 Tactile alerting mechanism for portable communications device  
A portable communications device, such as a mobile phone, includes a novel tactile alerting mechanism capable of alerting the user of an incoming communication or other event. In some embodiments,...
8953779 Piezoelectric user interface  
An apparatus includes a touchscreen keypad and one or more devices that generate a tactile response to a user of the apparatus when a key in the keypad is pressed. In order accomplish a simple...
8947216 Encoding dynamic haptic effects  
A system is provided that encodes one or more dynamic haptic effects. The system defines a dynamic haptic effect as including a plurality of key frames, where each key frame includes an...
8947237 Physiological data acquisition utilizing vibrational identification  
The present invention utilizes an accelerometer (included within a wireless physiology monitoring device or as part of a separate device such as, but not limited to a smartphone, e.g., iPhone, or...
8941475 Method and apparatus for sensory stimulation  
An apparatus for producing an electrosensory sensation to a body member (120). The apparatus comprises one or more conducting electrodes (106), each of which is provided with an insulator (108)....
8941474 Real time automatic headcount system  
A real time automatic headcount system is configured with a portable transmitter operated by a crisis coordinator and operable to output an alert signal which is received by a plurality of...
8941603 Touch sensitive display  
The present solution relates to a device (800) comprising a touch sensitive display (111). The device (800) further comprises a receiving unit (701) configured to receive image data. The device...
8941476 Tactile based performance enhancement system  
A system is disclosed for communicating tactile messages to a user, such as a racecar driver, yacht crewmember, or other athlete. The system can include a tactile vest having tactile activators...
8942892 Haptic feedback system for vehicle seating  
A vehicle seating system includes a vehicle seat and a seat control motor coupled to the vehicle seat. The seat control motor is configured to move the vehicle seat to an occupant-desired...
8922368 Device and method for conditionally transmitting data  
The device (31) of the invention comprises a receiver (33) for receiving from a further device (41) an identifier identifying a person in the vicinity of the device, warning means (35) for...
8922355 Haptic feedback device using electro-rheological fluid  
Embodiments described herein generally relate to haptic feedback devices. In some examples, a haptic feedback device is described. An example haptic feedback device may include a first layer...
8922354 External haptic generator for portable electronic devices  
An external haptic generator for creating haptic feedback in portable electronic devices and more particularly, an external haptic generator in a vehicle providing a secure mount and creating...
8917167 Haptic device  
System, method and device to generate user tactile feedback using working fluid inside a sealed vessel, which is vaporized causing a rapid pressure/volume change, then the fluid condenses,...
8917168 Panel device  
A panel device 10, which is capable of increasing vibration amplitude of a panel without increasing power consumption of a piezoelectric element, includes a panel 11 rectangular in shape and...
8912892 Autonomous and controllable systems of sensors and methods of using such systems  
An autonomous and controllable system of sensors and methods for using such a system of sensors are described.
8912693 Broadband linear vibrator and mobile terminal  
A broadband linear vibrator that is small sized and yet capable of generating a greater vibrating force and outputting various broadband vibrations, and a mobile terminal capable of outputting...
8914075 Electronic device including actuator and method of controlling same for providing tactile output  
A method of controlling an electronic device includes detecting receipt of an input, determining a response number in response to receipt of the input, and actuating an actuator of the electronic...
8902050 Systems and methods for haptic augmentation of voice-to-text conversion  
Systems and methods for providing voice-to-text haptic augmentation in a user interface are disclosed. For example, one disclosed system for converting audible speech information to a haptic...