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The user interface system of one embodiment of the invention includes a sheet that defines a surface on one side and at least partially defines a first cavity and a second cavity on an opposite side; a fluid network coupled to the first and second cavities; a displacement device coupled to the fluid network that displaces fluid within the fluid network and expands both the first and second cavities concurrently, thereby deforming a first and a second particular region of the surface; and a touch sensor coupled to the sheet and adapted to sense a user touch proximate the first and second particular regions of the surface. The user interface system of another embodiment of the invention includes a displacement device coupled to the fluid network that displaces fluid within the fluid network and selectively expands one of the first and second cavities.

Title
User interface system
Application Number
12/652704
Publication Number
8179377 (B2)
Application Date
January 5, 2010
Publication Date
May 15, 2012
Inventor
Micah B Yairi
Palo Alto
CA, US
Craig Michael Ciesla
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Jeffrey Schox
Assignee
Tactus Technology
CA, US
IPC
G09B 21/00
G08B 6/00
G06F 3/041
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