Vincent Lévesque

Granted Patent

Haptic Feedback In A Haptically Noisy Environment

Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Vincent Lévesque, Jamal Saboune, Danny Grant, Robert Lacroix, Abdelwahab Hamam

US Patent 9,659,468, filed September 16, 2015, issued May 23, 2017.

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A method for providing haptic feedback is provided for a device that produces haptic noise, such as a power tool with an electric motor that produces noises and vibrations while in operation. An environmental condition of the device can be sensed while the device is being operated and generating haptic noise. A haptic noise characteristic of the device can be determined. A haptic drive signal based on the environmental condition and haptic noise characteristic can be generated. The haptic drive signal can be applied to a haptic output device associated with the device.