Vincent Lévesque

Granted Patent

Haptic Effects Conflict Avoidance

Vincent Lévesque

US Patent 9,881,467, filed February 22, 2016, issued January 30, 2018.

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A method and system for avoiding haptic effects conflict is presented. A haptic enabled device configured to generate haptic effects associated with a first signature is used by a user. The system detects an additional source of haptic effects and determines a second signature associated with the haptic effects produced by the source. The system determines a preferred set of haptic configurations and modifies either the first or second signature based on the preferred set of haptic configurations to achieve a minimal conflict between the first and second signatures.