Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7728820
APP PUB NO 20040075676A1
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10615986

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A haptic feedback planar touch control used to provide input to a computer. A touch input device includes a planar touch surface that inputs a position signal to a processor of the computer based on a location of user contact on the touch surface. The computer can position a cursor in a displayed graphical environment based at least in part on the position signal, or perform a different function. At least one actuator is also coupled to the touch input device and outputs a force to provide a haptic sensation to the user contacting the touch surface. The touch input device can be a touchpad separate from the computer's display screen, or can be a touch screen. Output haptic sensations on the touch input device can include pulses, vibrations, and spatial textures. The touch input device can include multiple different regions to control different computer functions.

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IMMERSION CORPORATIONSAN JOSE, CA660

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Riegel, James R Santa Clara, US 22 1772
Rosenberg, Louis B San Jose, US 323 23496

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