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Operating arrangement

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07/24/14
20140208204
 Friction modulation for three dimensional relief in a haptic device patent thumbnailFriction modulation for three dimensional relief in a haptic device
A haptic device includes a display configured to display an image, a haptic output device configured to generate a haptic effect to a user when the user interacts with the display, and a processor configured to receive information related to the image displayed on the display. The processor is also configured to create a friction based haptic effect map associated with the image displayed on the display, and generate a signal to the haptic output device to output the haptic effect when the user interacts with the display when the image is displayed on the display, the haptic effect being configured to simulate a feel of the image in three dimensions..
07/24/14
20140207268
 Operating arrangement patent thumbnailOperating arrangement
An operator control device includes an operator control element configured to provide haptic feedback to an operator. The operator control element is activatable by an input member of the operator and has: a first planar component; and a second planar component oriented in parallel with the first planar component, the first and second planar components being movable relative to one another.
07/24/14
20140207010
 Cardiovascular haptic handle system patent thumbnailCardiovascular haptic handle system
Cardiac tissue motion characteristics acquired by novel cardiac sensors are analyzed and processed for the derivation of physiological indices. The indices are output to a hand held local or remote volumetric haptic display and enable an operator to obtain motion related dynamic characteristics of cardiac tissues.
07/24/14
20140205260
 Haptic sensation recording and playback patent thumbnailHaptic sensation recording and playback
A system includes a video recorder configured to record video data, a sensor configured to sense movement of an object and output sensor data representative of the movement of the object, a transformer configured to transform the sensor data into a haptic output signal, a haptic output device configured to generate a haptic effect to a user based on the haptic output signal, a display configured to display a video, and a processor configured to synchronize the video data and the haptic output signal, and output the video data to the display and the haptic output signal to the haptic output device so that the haptic effect is synchronized with the video displayed on the display.. .
07/17/14
20140200666
 Adjustable toric intraocular lens patent thumbnailAdjustable toric intraocular lens
An adjustable astigmatism-reducing intraocular lens includes a toric optic with a long axis. The optic is rotationally coupled to haptics, and a plurality of struts extend between the optic and the haptics.
07/17/14
20140200589
 Pre-loaded iol insertion system patent thumbnailPre-loaded iol insertion system
A system for easily transferring an intraocular lens (iol) from an inserter into a patient's eye. The system includes an inserter handpiece with a holding station for receiving or storing an iol.
07/17/14
20140198130
 Augmented reality user interface with haptic feedback patent thumbnailAugmented reality user interface with haptic feedback
A device may be configured to provide feedback based on an augmented reality environment. The device may comprise, for example, a processor configured to receive a control signal from an augmented reality device and a feedback device configured to provide a feedback based on the received control signal.
07/17/14
20140198069
 Portable terminal and method for providing haptic effect to input unit patent thumbnailPortable terminal and method for providing haptic effect to input unit
A portable terminal and a method for providing a haptic effect to an input unit are provided. The method includes displaying at least one object on a touch screen, detecting a touch input by the input unit with respect to the object displayed on the touch screen, determining a preset mode based on the detected touch input of the input unit, and transmitting a control signal corresponding to a predetermined haptic pattern based on the preset mode to the input unit..
07/17/14
20140198068
 Method for providing haptic effect in portable terminal, machine-readable storage medium, and portable terminal patent thumbnailMethod for providing haptic effect in portable terminal, machine-readable storage medium, and portable terminal
A portable terminal and a method for providing a haptic effect in the portable terminal are provided. The method includes displaying an application on a touch screen, detecting a touch in a haptic providing region set by a user, and providing a haptic effect corresponding to the haptic providing region in response to the detected touch..
07/17/14
20140197938
 Operator control device patent thumbnailOperator control device
An operator control device has an operating element with haptic feedback. The operating element has a touch-sensitive operator control area and is operated through an input element.
07/17/14
20140197936
Flexure, apparatus, system and method
An actuator module is disclosed. The actuator module includes an actuator having at least one elastomeric dielectric film disposed between first and second electrodes.
07/10/14
20140195906
Customizing haptic effects on an end user device
Systems, methods, and associated software are described herein for enabling a regular user of an end user device, such as a cellular telephone, to customize parameters associated with haptic effects applied to the user by the end user device. In one implementation, among several, a method described herein includes enabling a user of an end user device to access software adapted to design or modify haptic effects of the end user device.
07/10/14
20140192247
Method for controlling camera operation based on haptic function and terminal supporting the same
A method for providing camera operations using a haptic function, and an electronic device implementing the same are provided. The method of operating the electric device includes receiving, by an electronic device including a camera, an input to activate the camera; receiving a request to output guidance information for assisting with photographing with the camera; determining haptic feedback corresponding to the guidance information; and outputting the determined haptic feedback..
07/10/14
20140192020
Active gripper for haptic devices
An active gripper for a haptic device including a parallel kinematics structure providing at least three degrees of freedom including three translational degrees of freedom, wherein the gripper comprises a first contact surface being adapted for contact by a first portion of a hand of a user, a second contact surface being adapted for contact by a second portion of the user's hand, which hand's second portion being moveable in relation to the hand's first portion, and a moveable member arranged between the first contact surface and the second contact surface and being adapted to actively move the first contact surface and the second contact surface in relation to each other.. .
07/10/14
20140191997
Method and localized haptic response system provided on an interior-facing surface of a housing of an electronic device
A housing for an electronic device allows a haptic feedback response that is localized to a specific area on a back panel of the housing of the electronic device. For example, a user holding the mobile electronic device may directly receive haptic feedback in his/her fingers that are supporting the back side of the mobile electronic device.
07/10/14
20140191973
Thin profile user interface device and method providing localized haptic response
Electromechanical polymer (emp) actuators are used to create haptic effects on a user interface deface, such as a keyboard. The keys of the keyboard may be embossed in a top layer to provide better key definition and to house the emp actuator.
07/03/14
20140189354
Systems and methods for digital multimedia capture using haptic control, cloud voice changer, and protecting digital multimedia privacy
Provided are computer implemented methods and systems for multimedia capture and encrypting. According to the method, a first user input is received.
07/03/14
20140188225
Intervertebral cage expandable in steps
An intervertebral fusion implant for fusion of two adjacent vertebrae, comprising a base piece and a cover piece, which are each designed to bear on a facing end plate of one of the adjacent vertebrae, wherein the cover piece is adjustable in height with respect to the base piece, wherein a ratchet mechanism, provided between base piece and cover piece, effects a stepped adjustment of height and secures an adopted height against reversal. In this way, a defined expansion can be achieved that is dependent on the number of actuations.
07/03/14
20140188123
Back loaded iol insertion cartridge
A rear-loaded injector cartridge for an intraocular lens (iol) having a proximal opening that provides a haptic slot. The haptic slot receives a leading haptic of an iol loaded therein, and temporarily retains the leading haptic while the optic of the iol is inserted into a holding area of the cartridge.
07/03/14
20140187935
Ultrasound system and method of controlling the same
An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and a method of controlling the same is provided. The apparatus haptically outputs a bio-signal or a movement signal of a target object so that a state of the target object can be felt through tactile sense.
07/03/14
20140187114
Elastic nonwovens with improved haptics and mechanical properties
The present invention is an extensible nonwoven comprising a polyolefin elastomer fiber wherein the surface of the fiber further comprises an inorganic filler or pdms or combinations thereof, wherein the inorganic filler, if present, has d-90 particle size of 5 microns or less.. .
07/03/14
20140186567
Trim part with an airbag cover and a method for manufacturing a trim part
The method relates to a trim part with an airbag cover, in particular for use in a motor vehicle, comprising a carrier and a haptics layer which are weakened along a tear line delimiting the airbag cover, and a decor layer of leather which covers the carrier and the haptics layer, wherein additionally a reinforcement layer is arranged between the haptics layer and the decor layer. According to the invention, the decor layer and the reinforcement layer have a constant thickness.
07/03/14
20140184497
Interactivity model for shared feedback on mobile devices
A system that produces a dynamic haptic effect and generates a drive signal that includes a gesture signal and a real or virtual device sensor signal. The haptic effect is modified dynamically based on both the gesture signal and the real or virtual device sensor signal such as from an accelerometer or gyroscope, or by a signal created from processing data such as still images, video or sound.
06/26/14
20140180582
Apparatus, method and techniques for wearable navigation device
An apparatus, method and other techniques for a wearable navigation device are described. For example, an apparatus may comprise a wristband comprising a plurality of haptic feedback devices arranged around a circumference of the wristband and logic to wirelessly receive navigation information from a computing device and to output the navigation information using one or more of the plurality of haptic feedback devices, the output comprising a mechanical representation of the navigation information.
06/26/14
20140180410
Intraocular lens or lens system to provide monofocal vision at multiple pre-defined focal points
An accommodative intraocular lens is described that provides monofocal vision at multiple pre-defined focal points during accommodation. The intraocular lens includes a lens element having a series of stacked optics that can be formed utilizing multiple different materials, each of which can have a different stiffness.
06/26/14
20140180406
Accommodating intraocular lens
A dynamic accommodative intraocular lens is provided in which a central lens portion of the intraocular lens undergoes dynamic change in curvature to adjust focus from distant objects to those nearby in response to natural accommodative actions of the patient's eye. The intraocular lens utilizes fluid movement from flexible fluid reservoirs defined along or adjacent haptic elements of the intraocular lens, which are engaged and compressed by the accommodating movements of the ciliary body of the patient's eye to cause expansion and flattening of the intraocular lens to adjust the optic power of the lens..
06/26/14
20140180405
Curvature changing accommodative intraocular lens
A curvature changing accommodative intraocular lens is provided in which the anterior surface of the intraocular lens undergoes dynamic change in curvature to focus light from distant objects to those nearby. The lens utilizes fluid movement from bladders defined as junctions between haptic elements and lens element or bladders positioned between the haptic elements and lens element periphery to change the curvature..
06/26/14
20140180404
Curvature changing accommodative intraocular lens
A curvature changing accommodative intraocular lens for implantation into the eye of a patient includes a lens body having a base lens which has a base lens power, and a haptic structure including haptic elements projecting from the base lens. An actuator is placed into engagement with the lens body, and includes actuator haptic elements.
06/26/14
20140180290
Systems and methods for haptic control of a surgical tool
A surgical system includes a surgical tool associated with a virtual haptic interaction point such that movement of the virtual haptic interaction point corresponds to movement of the surgical tool. The surgical system further includes a processing circuit to establish a virtual entry boundary and activate a haptic object, which constrains the surgical tool after the haptic interaction point crosses the virtual entry boundary..
06/26/14
20140178642
Coated glass or glass ceramic substrate with haptic properties
A coated glass or glass ceramic substrate with a local-area and/or full-area layer having haptic properties is provided. The layer has a haptically perceptible texture and includes texturing inorganic and/or polysiloxane-based particles that are fixed on the substrate by a layer-forming material.
06/26/14
20140176661
System and method for surgical telementoring and training with virtualized telestration and haptic holograms, including metadata tagging, encapsulation and saving multi-modal streaming medical imagery together with multi-dimensional [4-d] virtual mesh and multi-sensory annotation in standard file formats used for digital imaging and communications in medicine (dicom)
The invention relates generally to a medical apparatus and method of using the same for receiving and transmitting streaming medical imagery and audio signals in real time, and allowing remote operators to annotate and telestrate with same. The invention acquires streaming medical imagery and audio signals through a telestreamer input device, allowing users to electronically collaborate, generally by telestrating, annotating, and sketching image overlays on streaming medical imagery.
06/26/14
20140176478
Operating device
An operator control apparatus has an operator control element with haptic feedback. The operator control element has an input area and can be operated by an operator using an input member.
06/26/14
20140176474
Integrated haptic control apparatus and touch sensitive display
The provision of a haptic input with an integrated touch screen input is disclosed. One disclosed embodiment provides a control apparatus for an electronic device.
06/26/14
20140176472
Haptic feedback method, haptic feedback apparatus, electronic device and stylus
The present invention discloses a haptic feedback method, a haptic feedback apparatus, an electronic device and a stylus the haptic feedback method applicable to an electronic device including a touch input unit includes: when an operation is performed on the touch input unit by an operating object, obtaining a first parameter indicating the type of the operating object; determining a feedback parameter of a force feedback unit at least based on the first parameter, wherein the force feedback unit is arranged on the touch input unit or the operating object; and controlling the force feedback unit based on the feedback parameter to generate and output to a user a feedback force corresponding to the type of the operating object.. .
06/26/14
20140176462
Haptic feedback devices
In one of its aspects the technology disclosed herein concerns a haptic feedback device (20, 20′, 20″). The haptic feedback device comprises a stationary frame (40); a carrier (42) configured for at least one degree of motion relative to the stationary frame; a user interface (44) mounted on the carrier and configured to receive a human impulse; a set (46) of pole pieces; and, a suspension system (48).
06/26/14
20140176415
Dynamically generating haptic effects from audio data
Haptic effects are dynamically generated for content presentation on a device through analysis of the content. During content playback, audio data for the content may be analyzed to determine low frequency audio data.
06/19/14
20140172093
Intraocular lens
A variable focus intraocular lens comprises an optic coupled to at least one haptic at a rigid flexion that sets a non-zero angle between the optic and the haptic.. .
06/19/14
20140172092
Presbyopia-correcting iol using curvature change of an air chamber
An accommodative intraocular lens (iol) system is disclosed for insertion into an eye to provide accommodative vision, the system including a deformable air chamber filled with a transparent, low refractive index medium disposed between the first and second optics; and at least one haptic connected to the air chamber and configured to facilitate a change in the curvature of at least one surface of the chamber, such that when the lens system is positioned in an eye, cilliary muscle movements can alter the curvature of the air chamber and vary the overall lens power of the system.. .
06/19/14
20140171776
Seamlessly embedded heart rate monitor
This is directed to an electronic device having an integrated sensor for detecting a user's cardiac activity and cardiac electrical signals. The electronic device can include a heart sensor having several leads for detecting a user's cardiac signals.
06/19/14
20140171471
Hair care products with anti-dandruff agents and cationic plant-based surfactants
Compositions for treating keratinic fibers, in particular human hair, that exhibit, in addition to conditioning properties as well as the shine and haptics of keratinic fibers, in particular human hair, impart an improved effect with regard to the removal of dandruff on the keratinic fibers.. .
06/19/14
20140168124
Method and apparatus for controlling haptic feedback of an input tool for a mobile terminal
An apparatus and method are provided for controlling haptic feedback of an input tool for a mobile terminal. The method includes detecting, by the mobile terminal, a hovering of the input tool over an object displayed on a touch screen display of the mobile terminal; identifying a property of the object; and transmitting, to the input tool, a control signal for haptic feedback corresponding to the property of the object..
06/19/14
20140168091
System and method for identifying users and selecting a haptic response
A touchscreen generates two or more displays that are visible at different viewing angles, e.g., one is visible only from the driver's seat of a car and the other is visible only from the passenger seat of the car. The displays occupy overlapping areas on the display surface such that input controls for the first display may overlap with input controls for the second display.
06/19/14
20140168073
Methods and systems for haptic rendering and creating virtual fixtures from point clouds
Methods, articles of manufacture, and devices related to generating haptic feedback for point clouds are provided. A computing device receives depth data about an environment.
06/19/14
20140167942
User interfaces and associated methods
Enable the provision of differential haptic feedback based on the particular spatial interaction between a plurality of user interface elements of a graphical user interface.. .
06/19/14
20140167941
Haptic system with increased lra bandwidth
A method of generating a haptic effect on a linear resonance actuator (“lra”) having a resonant frequency includes receiving a haptic effect signal for the haptic effect, where the haptic effect comprises a desired frequency that is off-resonant from the lra. The method further includes generating a first sine wave at the desired frequency and generating a second sine wave at or near the resonant frequency.
06/19/14
20140167940
Method of converting audio signal to haptic signal and apparatus thereof
Disclosed are a method and an apparatus of efficiently converting audio signal to haptic signal. A method of converting audio signal into haptic signal, performed in a haptic signal converting apparatus, may include obtaining perceptive characteristic information of the audio signal from the audio signal provided; obtaining perceptive characteristic information of the haptic corresponding to the obtained perceptive characteristic information of the audio signal; and converting the perceptive characteristic information of the haptic into a haptic signal.
06/19/14
20140167939
Haptic accessory and methods for using same
A method for providing tactile feedback comprises displaying a visual representation of a physical object having at least one haptic property, generating time-varying data associated with the at least one haptic property from the visual representation, sending the time-varying data to a computing device including a feedback apparatus electrically connected to the computing device, and generating the tactile feedback via the feedback apparatus in response to a pressure on the feedback apparatus applied by a user.. .
06/19/14
20140167938
Haptic accessory and methods for using same
A method for providing tactile feedback comprises displaying a visual representation of a physical object having at least one haptic property, generating time-varying data associated with the at least one haptic property from the visual representation, sending the time-varying data to a computing device including a feedback apparatus electrically connected to the computing device, and generating the tactile feedback via the feedback apparatus in response to a pressure on the feedback apparatus applied by a user.. .
06/19/14
20140165770
Gripping element and gripper input module for a haptic input system
A gripping element for arrangement on an adapter element in order to form a gripper input module for a haptic input system for controlling an object, including a receptacle for holding at least two fingers of a user therein, wherein, at least in one portion, the receptacle has a functional connection to at least one sensor means, and at least one connection element for arranging the gripping element on the adapter element, wherein the receptacle is configured such that movement information of a movement of at least one finger of the user in the receptacle can be detected by the sensor means and hence the movement information can be transmitted for controlling the at least one object. There is also disclosed a corresponding adapter element, a gripper input module consisting of a gripping element and adapter element, and also to a haptic input system and medical instrument system..
06/12/14
20140163154
Polypropylene compounds with enhanced haptics and methods of making same
Polypropylene compositions with enhanced haptics and a process for making the same are disclosed comprising a blend of reactor tpo, and filler. The compositions may further comprise homopolymer polypropylene, random copolymer polypropylene, polyamide 6, ethylene-c4-8 α-olefin plastomer, plastomer propylene-ethylene copolymer, sebs triblock thermoplastic elastomer, maleic anhydride grafted pp, anti-scratch additives, antioxidants, uv stabilizers, and colorants.
06/12/14
20140160050
Method and system for providing haptic effects based on haptic context information
The present disclosure is generally directed to a method for providing haptic effects based on haptic context data including receiving haptic context information associated with a user interface, receiving an input signal associated with a user interaction with the user interface; and determining a haptic effect based in part on the haptic context information and input signal; and outputting a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect.. .
06/12/14
20140160034
Enhanced dynamic haptic effects
A system is provided that generates a dynamic haptic effect that includes one or more key frames, where each key frame includes a first interpolant value and a first haptic effect. The system further receives an interpolant value, where the interpolant value is between at least two interpolant values of at least two key frames.
06/12/14
20140160031
Quadratic converter minimizing driver size for piezo haptics
A converter and switch mode power supply providing a high voltage signal. Generally described, the converter reduces the driver size required to generate high voltages.
06/05/14
20140154655
Dental implant surgical training simulation system
A bone implant surgery system is used for simulating a dental surgical procedure having a display that shows placing a simulated bone implant at a simulated implant site on a living body by using a simulated surgical tool holding the simulated bone implant. At least one hand-held haptic device is used to control the surgical tool and at least one controller is specifically configured to cause movement of the surgical tool on the display based on motions of the haptic device and to cause haptic feedback to a user holding the haptic device depending on the position of the surgical tool on the display.


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