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Alex S Goldenberg, Steven P Vassallo, Kenneth M Martin, Adam C Braun: Haptic feedback effects for control, knobs and other interface devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, October 21, 2003: US06636197 (284 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides haptic sensations for a haptic feedback device and especially for a rotational device such as a knob. Force effects such as a hill force effect and barrier force effect allow easier selection of menu items, menus, values, or other options by the user. Force models are ...


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Kenneth M Martin, Steven P Vassallo, Alex S Goldenberg, Alexander Jasso, Kollin Tierling: Method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, February 26, 2008: US07336260 (130 worldwide citation)

Products and processes for providing tactile sensations to input devices or electronic devices are provided. Input devices include mechanical input devices (such as, for example, mechanical switches) and non-mechanical input devices (such as, for example, touchpads). Tactile feedback is provided by ...


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Danny A Grant, Kollin M Tierling, Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez, Alex S Goldenberg: System and method for controlling haptic devices having multiple operational modes. Immersion Corporation, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, June 22, 2010: US07742036 (101 worldwide citation)

A haptic device having a plurality of operational modes, including a first operational mode and a second operational mode is provided. The first operational mode is associated with a frequency range. The second operational mode is associated with a frequency range that is different from the frequenc ...


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Kenneth M Martin, Steven P Vassallo, Alex S Goldenberg, Alexander Jasso, Kollin Tierling: Method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, October 5, 2010: US07808488 (77 worldwide citation)

Products and processes for providing tactile sensations to input devices or electronic devices are provided. Input devices include mechanical input devices (such as, for example, mechanical switches) and non-mechanical input devices (such as, for example, touchpads). Tactile feedback is provided by ...


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Kenneth M Martin, Steven P Vassallo, Alex S Goldenberg, Alexander Jasso, Kollin M Tierling: Method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 17, 2012: US08159461 (71 worldwide citation)

Products and processes for providing tactile sensations to input devices or electronic devices are provided. Input devices include mechanical input devices (such as, for example, mechanical switches) and non-mechanical input devices (such as, for example, touchpads). Tactile feedback is provided by ...


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Adam C Braun, Louis B Rosenberg, David F Moore, Kenneth M Martin, Alex S Goldenberg: Directional tactile feedback for haptic feedback interface devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, March 8, 2005: US06864877 (66 worldwide citation)

Directional haptic feedback provided in a haptic feedback interface device. An interface device includes at least two actuator assemblies, which each include a moving inertial mass. A single control signal provided to the actuator assemblies at different magnitudes provides directional inertial sens ...


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Alex S Goldenberg, Adam C Braun, Paul D Batcheller: Actuator thermal protection in haptic feedback devices. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, David B Ritchie, June 19, 2007: US07233476 (66 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for providing thermal protection for actuators used in haptic feedback interface devices. An average energy in the actuator over a predetermined period of time is determined, and the maximum allowable current level in the actuator is reduced if the average energy is determined t ...


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Alex S Goldenberg, Ramon Alarcon: Controlling haptic sensations for vibrotactile feedback interface devices. Immersion Corporation, Thelen, David B Ritchie, November 4, 2008: US07446752 (42 worldwide citation)

Controlling haptic sensations from a vibrotactile feedback device connected to a computer. The vibrotactile device includes an actuator having a rotatable mass, and receives information, which causes a periodic control signal to be produced. The control signal controls the actuator to rotate the mas ...


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Alex S Goldenberg, Randall L Schlesinger, Eric A Schultheis: Apparatus and method for sensing force. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, December 27, 2011: US08083691 (37 worldwide citation)

A medical system comprises a medical probe including an elongated probe body, a lumen extending within the probe body, an axially flexible section, and a push-pull rod slidably disposed within the lumen. The system comprises a ditherer mechanically coupled to the rod for cyclically displacing it axi ...


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Kollin M Tierling, Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez, Alex S Goldenberg, Danny A Grant: System and method for mapping instructions associated with haptic feedback. Immersion Corporation, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, September 7, 2010: US07791588 (31 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of the invention provides a system and method for mapping instructions associated with haptic feedback. An apparatus having a controller including an effect mapper is disclosed. The controller is configured to receive effect instructions from at least one application. The effect mapper ...