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1. US20070279401 - Hybrid haptic device utilizing mechanical and programmable haptic effects

Office United States of America
Application Number 11479743
Application Date 30.06.2006
Publication Number 20070279401
Publication Date 06.12.2007
Grant Number 08174512
Grant Date 08.05.2012
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06F 3/033
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
033Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor
G06F 3/01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
Applicants Immersion Corporation
Inventors Ramstein Christophe
Tashjian Greg
Grant Danny A.
Agents Squire Sanders (US) LLP
Title
(EN) Hybrid haptic device utilizing mechanical and programmable haptic effects
Abstract
(EN)

System and method for a rotary control in a device that comprises a knob, a shaft supporting the knob and coupled to rotate therewith a base supporting the shaft. A sensor, operationally coupled to the base, is configured to detect an aspect of manipulation of the knob, which may include information relating to position, velocity, acceleration, torque, rate of rotation, time of rotation, or a combination thereof. A mechanical haptic assembly is operationally coupled between the base and the shaft to provide mechanical based haptic effects in response to movement of the knob with respect to the base. A programmable electronic-based actuator is operationally coupled to the knob and provides electronic-based haptic force feedback to the knob.