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Craig Michael Ciesla, Micah B Yairi: User interface system and method. Tactus Technology, Jeffrey Schox, May 15, 2012: US08179375 (65 worldwide citation)

The user interface system of the preferred embodiments includes a sheet that defines a surface on one side and at least partially defines a cavity on an opposite side; a volume of a fluid contained within the cavity; a displacement device that modifies the volume of the fluid to expand the cavity, t ...


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Craig Michael Ciesla, Micah B Yairi: User interface system. Tactus Technology, Jeffrey Schox, April 10, 2012: US08154527 (65 worldwide citation)

The user interface system of the preferred embodiment includes: a layer defining a surface, a substrate supporting the layer and at least partially defining a cavity, a displacement device coupled to the cavity and adapted to expand the cavity thereby deforming a particular region of the surface, a ...


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Craig Michael Ciesla, Micah B Yairi: User interface system. Tactus Technology, Jeffrey Schox, June 12, 2012: US08199124 (59 worldwide citation)

A user interface system of one embodiment includes a layer defining a surface; a substrate supporting the layer and at least partially defining a cavity; a displacement coupled to the cavity that expands the cavity, thereby deforming a particular region of the surface; and a touch sensor coupled to ...


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Craig Michael Ciesla, Micah B Yairi: User interface system. Tactus Technology, Jeffrey Schox, May 15, 2012: US08179377 (54 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Craig Michael Ciesla, Micah B Yairi, Nathaniel Mark Saal: Method for adjusting the user interface of a device. Tactus Technologies, Jeffrey Schox, August 14, 2012: US08243038 (52 worldwide citation)

A method adjusting a user interface experience for a device that includes providing a user interface to retrieve a user input, providing a tactile interface layer that defines a surface and includes a volume of fluid and a displacement device 10 that manipulates the volume of fluid to deform a parti ...


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Craig Michael Ciesla, Micah B Yairi, Nathaniel Mark Saal: User interface enhancement system. Tactus Technologies, Jeffrey Schox, June 26, 2012: US08207950 (49 worldwide citation)

A user interface enhancement system that includes a sheet that defines a surface and at least partially defines a fluid vessel arranged underneath the surface, a volume of fluid contained within the fluid vessel that cooperates with the sheet to transmit an image through the sheet without substantia ...


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Craig Michael Ciesla, Micah B Yairi, Nathaniel Mark Saal: Method for actuating a tactile interface layer. Tactus Technology, Jeffrey Schox, November 19, 2013: US08587541 (35 worldwide citation)

A method for actuating a tactile interface layer for a device that defines a surface with a deformable region, comprising the steps of detecting a gesture of the user along the surface of the tactile interface layer that includes a movement of a finger of the user from a first location on the surfac ...


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Craig Michael Ciesla, Micah B Yairi, Nathaniel Mark Saal: User interface system and method. Tactus Technology, Jeffrey Schox, Peter Miller, January 6, 2015: US08928621 (34 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the user interface system comprises: A tactile layer defining a tactile surface touchable by a user and plurality of deformable regions operable between a retracted state, wherein the deformable regions are flush with an undeformable region of the tactile layer; and an expanded sta ...


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Micah B Yairi, Todd A Culver, Craig M Ciesla: User interface and methods. Tactus Technology, Jeffrey Schox, June 23, 2015: US09063627 (33 worldwide citation)

One variation of a method for controlling a dynamic tactile user interface includes: sensing a first capacitance value across a portion of a cavity in a retracted setting; sensing a second capacitance value across a peripheral region; generating a capacitance map according to the first capacitance v ...


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Craig Michael Ciesla, Micah B Yairi, Nathaniel Mark Saal: Method for adjusting the user interface of a device. Tactus Technology, Jeffrey Schox, Peter Miller, November 19, 2013: US08587548 (30 worldwide citation)

A method adjusting a user interface experience for a device that includes providing a user interface to retrieve a user input, providing a tactile interface layer that defines a surface and includes a volume of fluid and a displacement device 10 that manipulates the volume of fluid to deform a parti ...