Vincent Lévesque

Granted Patent

System and Method for Simulated Physical Interactions With Haptic Effects

Vincent Lévesque, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Amaya Weddle, David Birnbaum

US Patent 9,330,544, filed March 14, 2013, issued May 3, 2016.

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A system of the present disclosure may include a sensor configured to detect user interaction with a touch surface and transmit a sensor signal associated with the user interaction; a processor in communication with the sensor, the processor configured to: determine a position of the user interaction based on the sensor signal, determine a feature associated with the position of the user interaction, control a device associated with the feature, modify a display signal based in part on the user interaction, select a haptic effect to generate based at least in part on user interaction and the position, the haptic effect selected to simulate the feature, and transmit a haptic signal to generate the haptic effect, and a haptic output device in communication with the processor and coupled to the touch surface, the haptic output device configured to receive a haptic signal and output a haptic effect.