US Patent No: 7,728,820

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Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls

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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, CA638

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Riegel, James R Santa Clara, US 22 1649
Rosenberg, Louis B San Jose, US 322 22386

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IMMERSION CORPORATION (14)
8,830,161 Methods and systems for providing a virtual touch haptic effect to handheld communication devices 1 2003
8,803,795 Haptic communication devices 1 2003
8,316,166 Haptic messaging in handheld communication devices 4 2003
8,059,088 Methods and systems for providing haptic messaging to handheld communication devices 5 2005
8,188,981 Haptic interface for touch screen embodiments 6 2007
8,059,104 Haptic interface for touch screen embodiments 47 2007
8,063,893 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 50 2007
8,049,734 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch control 46 2007
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8,059,105 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 75 2008
9,492,847 Controlling haptic sensations for vibrotactile feedback interface devices 0 2008
9,280,205 Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls 0 2013
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APPLE INC. (1)
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JOHNSON ELECTRIC S.A. (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (7)
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8,922,503 User interface system 2 2010
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9,367,132 User interface system 0 2011
9,013,417 User interface system 0 2011
8,970,403 Method for actuating a tactile interface layer 6 2011
8,587,541 Method for actuating a tactile interface layer 19 2011
8,928,621 User interface system and method 6 2011
8,704,790 User interface system 1 2011
9,274,612 User interface system 2 2012
8,570,295 User interface system 1 2012
8,553,005 User interface system 0 2012
8,456,438 User interface system 2 2012
9,075,525 User interface system 0 2012
8,947,383 User interface system and method 0 2012
9,116,617 User interface enhancement system 8 2012
8,587,548 Method for adjusting the user interface of a device 16 2012
8,922,510 User interface system 2 2012
9,098,141 User interface system 0 2013
9,063,627 User interface and methods 4 2013
9,052,790 User interface and methods 0 2013
8,717,326 System and methods for raised touch screens 1 2013
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9,229,571 Method for adjusting the user interface of a device 0 2013
8,723,832 Method for actuating a tactile interface layer 0 2013
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