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Harold G Alles, Peter S Kubik: Deformable touch sensitive surface. AT&T Bell Laboratories, David H Tannenbaum, September 17, 1985: US04542375 (148 worldwide citation)

A touch sensitive device is arranged with substantially parallel surfaces inside which light from a synchronized source, such as a CRT, can become trapped by total internal reflection. The screen is fitted with photodetectors which respond to the entrapment of light within the surfaces. The device i ...


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Jean Pierre Nikolovski: Device and method for locating a locally deforming contact on a deformable touch-sensitive surface of an object. Commissariat à l énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt L, April 14, 2015: US09007348 (4 worldwide citation)

A device for locating a locally deforming contact on a deformable touch-sensitive surface of an object includes at least one transmitting transducer and at least one receiving transducer configured to respectively transmit and capture elastic mechanical waves propagating in the deformable touch-sens ...


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Vahid Khoshkava, Vincent Levesque, Jamal Saboune, Abdelwahab Hamam, Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez, Liwen Wu: Systems and methods for haptic surface elements. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 20, 2018: US09898903 (2 worldwide citation)

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes an enclosure configured to define a boundary of a chamber, the chamber including a material, and a flexible layer coupled overtop of the chamber and configured to enclose the chamber. The illustrative system also includes a first actuation device con ...


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Vahid Khoshkava, Vincent Levesque, Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez: Systems and methods for multifunction haptic output devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, January 23, 2018: US09875625

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a processor configured to determine a haptic effect and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect. The illustrative system also includes a multifunction haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and output the hapt ...


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Jean Pierre Nikolovski: Device and method for locating a locally deforming contact on a deformable touch-sensitive surface of an object. Commissariat a l energie atomique et aux ene alt, August 9, 2012: US20120200517-A1

A device for locating a locally deforming contact on a deformable touch-sensitive surface of an object includes at least one transmitting transducer and at least one receiving transducer configured to respectively transmit and capture elastic mechanical waves propagating in the deformable touch-sens ...


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Nikolovski Jean Pierre: Dispositif et procede de localisation dun contact localement deformant sur une surface tactile deformable dun objet (FR), Device and method for locating a locally deforming contact on a deformable touch-sensitive surface of an object (EN). COMMISSARIAT À L ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES, Bonnet Michel, February 10, 2011: WO/2011/015733

The invention relates to a device (10) for locating a locally deforming contact on a deformable touch-sensitive surface (18) of an object (14), comprising at least one transmitting transducer (E1, E2) and at least one receiving transducer (R1, R2) designed to respectively transmit and capture elasti ...


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Systems and Methods for Position-Based Haptic Effects. June 15, 2017: US20170168630-A1

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a sensor configured to detect a gesture and transmit an associated sensor signal. The gesture includes a first position at a distance from a surface and a second position contacting the surface. The system also includes a processor in communication w ...


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Systems and Methods for Multifunction Haptic Output Devices. June 22, 2017: US20170178470-A1

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a processor configured to determine a haptic effect and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect. The illustrative system also includes a multifunction haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and output the hapt ...


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Systems and Methods for Haptic Surface Elements. September 7, 2017: US20170256144-A1

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes an enclosure configured to define a boundary of a chamber, the chamber including a material, and a flexible layer coupled overtop of the chamber and configured to enclose the chamber. The illustrative system also includes a first actuation device con ...