Vincent Lévesque

Granted Patent

Systems and Methods for Providing Haptic Feedback for Remote Interactions

Vincent Lévesque, Ali Modarres, Danny Grant, Jean Francois Dionne, David Birnbaum

US Patent 10,613,627, filed May 12, 2014, issued April 7, 2020.

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A system includes a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The first electronic device includes a sensor configured to sense or property experienced by the first electronic device, and a transmitter configured to transmit a signal based on output from the sensor. The second electronic device is in signal communication with the first electronic device. The second electronic device includes a receiver configured to receive the transmitted signal, a detector configured to determine an object that a user of the second device is focusing on, a processor configured to generate a haptic signal representative of the transmitted signal if it is determined that the object the user is focusing on corresponds with a location of the first electronic device, and a haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and generate a haptic effect to the user.