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Christopher Ullrich, Ali Modarres, Pedro Gregorio, Cheryl Shimek: Surgical stapler having haptic feedback. Immersion Corporation, Medler Ferro PLLC, September 3, 2013: US08523043 (102 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool system includes a surgical tool for cutting and stapling tissue and a tactile feedback system integrated onto a handle of the tool that generates relevant feedback in at least the form of haptic effects to the user. The tactile feedback alerts the user of tissue properties, i.e., the ...


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Danny A Grant, Pedro Gregorio, Robert A Lacroix: Haptic effects with proximity sensing. Immersion Corporation, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, February 15, 2011: US07890863 (77 worldwide citation)

A method of generating haptic effects on a device includes detecting the presence of an object near an input area of the device and generating a haptic effect on the device in response to the presence detection.


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Pedro Gregorio, Henry DaCosta, Herve Thu Timone: Systems and methods for user interfaces designed for rotary input devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, October 3, 2006: US07116317 (67 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for providing visual navigation cues in user interfaces for use with rotary input devices are described. One described method comprises causing a plurality of graphical objects to be displayed in an arc. The curvature of the arc is configured to convey the ordinal relationship fo ...


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Pedro Gregorio: Haptic throttle devices and methods. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid & Priest, David B Ritchie Esq, August 29, 2006: US07096852 (67 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes a sensor configured to be coupled to a throttle interface. The sensor is configured to output a sensor signal associated with a condition of the throttle interface. A first brake element has a first friction surface and a second brake element has a second friction surface. The ...


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Neil T Olien, Pedro Gregorio: Products and processes for providing haptic feedback in resistive interface devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, April 21, 2009: US07522152 (63 worldwide citation)

Products and processes for providing haptic feedback in a user interface are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment of an apparatus comprises a first element comprising a first surface, a second element comprising a second surface, and an actuator configured vary a force between the first and second su ...


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Danny A Grant, Pedro Gregorio, Robert W Heubel, Christophe Ramstein: Haptic feedback for button and scrolling action simulation in touch input devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 11, 2012: US08264465 (60 worldwide citation)

A planar touch control is used to provide input to a computer and haptic feedback is provided thereto. A touch control includes a touch input device with a planar touch surface that inputs a position signal to a processor associated with the computer based on a location of user implemented contact o ...


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Pedro Gregorio, Neil T Olien, David W Bailey, Steven P Vassallo: Interface apparatus with cable-driven force feedback and grounded actuators. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid & Priest, David B Ritchie, June 6, 2006: US07056123 (58 worldwide citation)

A system for providing realistic sensation within a simulation system by providing tactile (haptic) feedback to a user. The system includes an engageable practice tool that the user engages and a mechanical simulation apparatus coupled to the practice tool. The mechanical simulation apparatus includ ...


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Pedro Gregorio, David Bailey, Robert Cohen, Rich Cunningham, Neil Olien: Haptic feedback devices and methods for simulating an orifice. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, David B Ritchie, June 19, 2007: US07233315 (55 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises an input device and an actuator. The input device has an interface portion. The interface portion defines a selectively adjustable orifice having a range of sizes. The interface portion defines a plane and a longitudinal axis. An actuator is coupled to the interface portion of ...


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Neil T Olien, Pedro Gregorio: Products and processes for providing haptic feedback in resistive interface devices. Immersion Coporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 10, 2012: US08154512 (49 worldwide citation)

Products and processes for providing haptic feedback in a user interface are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment of an apparatus comprises a first element comprising a first surface, a second element comprising a second surface, and an actuator configured vary a force between the first and second su ...


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Pedro Gregorio, Vincent Hayward, Christophe Ramstein: Hand controller. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, August 24, 2004: US06781569 (45 worldwide citation)

A hand controller arm assembly provides for the sensing of the position of a handle at the end of an arm in the X and Y direction through supporting linkages, and in the Z direction through a hinge which permits the arm to rotate upwardly. The joints of this controller may be actuated to provide hap ...