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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...
8922369 System and method for conveying status information regarding an electronic faucet  
An electronic faucet has a controller configured to selectively open and close a valve to provide fluid flow through the valve and a passageway of the faucet. The controller is programmed to...
8854178 Enabling authentication and/or effectuating events in virtual environments based on shaking patterns and/or environmental information associated with real-world handheld devices  
Shaking patterns and/or environmental information associated with real-world handheld devices may form a basis for enabling authentication and/or effectuating events in a virtual environment. The...
8847734 Method of giving the user information, portable device, and computer program product  
There is provided a portable device, comprising: control means for monitoring and controlling the operation of the device; and a user interface which comprises alarm means for performing a silent...
8823507 Variable notification alerts  
Approaches in accordance with various embodiments attempt to provide a user with less disruptive event notifications by being aware of a user's context. Before a notification is sent to multiple...
8797152 Haptic actuator apparatuses and methods thereof  
A haptic actuator apparatus and a method of making the same include an ultrasonically vibrating motor and its housing. The housing includes a guide structure coupled to the ultrasonically...
8766788 Transcutaneous energy transfer system with vibration inducing warning circuitry  
An improved alarm device for use in a transcutaneous energy transfer (TET) system is provided. The device includes a processor configured to monitor at least one function of an implanted cardiac...
8742893 Filtered in-box for voice mail, e-mail, pages, web-based information, and faxes  
The present invention is directed to a system for displaying, organizing, and prioritizing the incoming information on a wireless device. Using the present invention the wireless device can...
8730065 System and method for tactile presentation of information  
A system for tactile presentation of information to a pilot of an aircraft. The system comprises a pilot seat, a plurality of tactors, and a controller configured to control the plurality of...
8710966 Methods and apparatus to provide haptic feedback  
Methods and apparatus to provide haptic feedback are disclosed. One example method includes receiving a goal condition at a mobile device, requesting information from a host device using a first...
8648712 Electronic emergency messaging system  
An electronic alert apparatus comprises a radio frequency receiver configured to receive and identify an emergency message preamble that indicates an impending transmission of an emergency message...
8600452 Mobile communications device with distinctive vibration modes  
Systems and methods for providing distinctive vibration alerts are described herein. In different aspects, the methods may include sensing an event and determining a corresponding vibration...
8536981 Warning system for signaling the presence of a radio frequency communication and manufacturing method  
The invention relates to a warning device for signaling the presence of a radio frequency communication. The system includes an indicator perceptible to a user and an activation circuit to sense...
8508955 Electronic apparatus  
According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a casing, a module unit, an installation portion, and a holding portion. The module unit includes an elastic cover member including a...
8493177 System and method of haptically communicating vehicle information from a vehicle to a keyless entry device  
Various systems, devices, and methods for communicating vehicle information from a vehicle to a keyless entry device are provided. The system may include a keyless entry device for communicating...
8482409 System and method for conveying status information regarding an electronic faucet  
An electronic faucet has controller is configured to selectively open and close a valve to provide fluid flow through the valve and a passageway of the faucet. The controller is programmed to...
8466778 Apparatus and method for generating vibration pattern  
An apparatus for controlling a vibration includes a vibration transfer unit; at least one pair of oscillators disposed spaced apart from each other in the vibration transfer unit, and configured...
8410917 Haptic feedback device for a portable terminal  
A haptic feedback device for a portable terminal. The haptic feedback device includes an input member, a vibration member that passes through the input member, and serves as a rotation axis of the...
8410915 Portable terminal device and method of controlling the same  
A portable telephone device (10) includes: a noncontact IC card communication unit (30) that performs a noncontact IC card communication; a vibration alert unit (22) that notifies the user by...
8405522 Lane departure haptic warning with compensation for road-caused vibration  
A method of alerting the driver of a vehicle to a lane departure condition. The method includes operating a lane detection system to detect that the vehicle is experiencing a lane departure...
8400282 Multi-function vibration actuator  
A magnetic circuit including a pole piece, a magnet, and a yoke is supported by using a suspension where outer and inner circumferential portions thereof are connected to each other with a...
8358204 Dynamic tactile interface  
A method and system for exciting a dynamic tactile interface having a plurality of electrodes includes identifying an area within an image that is capable of tactile feedback and identifying a...
8316166 Haptic messaging in handheld communication devices  
Embodiments of the invention relate to methods and systems for providing customized “haptic messaging” to users of handheld communication devices in a variety of applications. In one embodiment, a...
8299905 System for applying tactile stimulation to the controller of unmanned vehicles  
A system 1 for applying tactile stimulation to the controller of a remote vehicle. The system 1 includes one or more sensors 2 disposed on the remote vehicle and configured to measure a physical...
8294557 Synchronous interpersonal haptic communication system  
A method, apparatus and system of synchronous haptic communications between an active user and a passive user through a network is provided. An image from an imaging device is captured of the...
8279053 Apparatus and method for vibrotactile mobile device  
This disclosure relates to a vibrotactile mobile device which induces a tactile sense at various positions in an interface method of operating the mobile device so that a user may intuitively...
8279623 Apparatus for vibrating a portable electronic device  
A portable electronic device includes: a housing, a power pack received in the housing, and an actuator disposed between the power pack and a component of the portable electronic device, the...
8269614 Vibratory assembly for a vehicle  
A vibrator assembly for a vehicle for generating an oscillation of a vehicle part detectable by a person is provided. The vibrator assembly comprising a vehicle part having a supporting structure...
8265308 Apparatus including two housings and a piezoelectric transducer  
An apparatus (100) including two housings and a piezoelectric transducer is disclosed. The apparatus may include a first housing (110), a hinge (115) coupled to the first housing, and a second...
8260367 Motion driven follow-up alerts for mobile electronic device  
A motion driven event alert system and method synchronize output of follow-up event alerts on a mobile electronic device to changes in the state of motion of the device. Generally, the device...
8212657 Vibration assembly for portable electronic device  
A vibrating device for portable electronic device includes a frame, a main circuit board, a motor and a secondary circuit board. The frame defines a recess and a receiving hole. The main circuit...
8203444 Alerting device with supervision  
An alerting system for alerting a user having a transmitter monitoring a predetermined condition (i.e. sound, telephone, door/window access, fire, carbon monoxide, emergency weather alerts, etc.)...
8174371 Portable vibrating device and method of use  
A vibrating device that operates without the need for replacement batteries is disclosed. An apparatus is disclosed for generating electrical power and supplying electrical power to a portable...
8093997 System and apparatus for silent pulsating communications  
A system and apparatus for wireless communications directly between a sender and a receiver using a sending unit and a receiving unit. The sending unit is formed as a glove having a pulse...
8081066 Damage-resistant vibrator assemblies and wireless communications devices incorporating same  
A vibrator assembly includes an electric motor, a shaft driven by the motor, and a cylindrical weight coaxially positioned on the shaft free end, wherein the cylindrical weight has a center of...
8077021 Dynamic tactile interface  
A method and system for exciting a dynamic tactile interface having a plurality of electrodes includes identifying an area within an image that is capable of tactile feedback and identifying a...
8077019 Method of associating groups of classified source addresses with vibration patterns  
In a meeting or group event, people having a portable device, such as a cell phone or pager, may wish to be discretely notified when an important message is received, an urgent call comes in from...
8072317 Haptic solenoid system  
A supporting surface and a touch screen member mounted to a plastic frame having a first vibration transmitting slot and at least two mounting slots. A pair of similar L-shaped poles is mounted in...
8063754 Vehicle state information transmission apparatus using tactile device  
A vehicle state information transmission apparatus includes a warning device for issuing a warning to the driver based on information pertaining to a vehicle state detected by a vehicle state...
8054174 Referee's wireless horn indicator system having sensor alerts  
A referee's wireless horn indicator system having sensory alerts for aiding a referee in accurately officiating a sports event. The system includes a controller and a sensory receiver. The...
8027705 Method and apparatus for providing information during a call and a mobile device including the same  
An apparatus and a method for providing information during a call by delivering the current state and changes of state of a mobile device by tactile information, and which does not interfere with...
8022799 Thin multi-function vibration actuator  
A magnetic circuit unit includes a pole piece, a magnet, and a yoke and a suspension made of a magnetic material. A magnetic gap is formed between an inner circumferential side surface of the...
8022807 Alarm system with two-way voice  
Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator...
7936251 Alerting device and radio communication device having the alerting device  
In a notifying device comprising a notifying unit 2 having incorporated therein a vibrator to be resonated by a drive signal fed thereto, and a signal preparing circuit 5 for feeding the drive...
7911327 Vibration device and method of fabricating the same  
A vibration device is provided. The vibration device includes a case, a vibrator, a coil, and a spring. The vibrator is disposed inside the case and including a magnet, a yoke, and a weight. The...
7912509 Method for automatically switching incoming call signal output mode from vibration to ringtone using vibration detection unit in mobile communication terminal  
A method for automatically switching an incoming call signal output mode in a mobile communication terminal is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of determining whether or not a present...
7902981 Image display device  
An image display device capable of preventing erroneous activation of the theft prevention function is provided. The image display device includes a theft prevention unit having an alarm function...
7898396 Actuating a tactile sensation in response to a sensed event  
Systems and methods for actuating a tactile stimulation in response to detecting a specific event associated with exposure to a particular environmental or physiological condition are described...
7880586 Cooling system for a mobile terminal for wireless communication  
The present invention relates to a cooling system for a mobile terminal for wireless communication comprising a rotating fan (1) for reducing the heat generated by the mobile terminal and at least...
7869588 System and method for providing particularized audible alerts  
A system and method of generating at least two distinctive auditory alerts upon receiving a transmission or telephone call at a device is described. Data indicative of a first plurality of sounds...

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