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Bottle with mating clip

User interface with recipient status indication

Date/App# patent app List of recent Tactile-related patents
07/24/14
20140208230
 Autocorrect highlight and re-work patent thumbnailnew patent Autocorrect highlight and re-work
Whenever a computing device such as a smart phone automatically corrects and replaces a word entered by the device's user, the computing device can responsively provide some sensory output to the user to signal to the user that the replacement has occurred. Because the user can sense the output, the user can become alerted to the fact of the automatic replacement prior to transmitting, or otherwise making permanent, the text containing the replaced word.
07/24/14
20140207880
 User interface with recipient status indication patent thumbnailnew patent User interface with recipient status indication
A method of providing a user interface with recipient status information, in one aspect, may comprise detecting a message (e.g., online message such as instant messaging, chat, etc.) being initiated by a first user to a second user; gathering information associated with the second user; analyzing the gathered information; predicting a state of the second user based on the analyzing; and determining a notification action based on the predicted state of the second user, the notification action notifying the first user of the second user's state; and presenting a notification comprising one or more of graphical, textual, auditory, or tactile indications or combinations thereof to the first user.. .
07/24/14
20140207878
 User interface with recipient status indication patent thumbnailnew patent User interface with recipient status indication
A method of providing a user interface with recipient status information, in one aspect, may comprise detecting a message (e.g., online message such as instant messaging, chat, etc.) being initiated by a first user to a second user; gathering information associated with the second user; analyzing the gathered information; predicting a state of the second user based on the analyzing; and determining a notification action based on the predicted state of the second user, the notification action notifying the first user of the second user's state; and presenting a notification comprising one or more of graphical, textual, auditory, or tactile indications or combinations thereof to the first user.. .
07/24/14
20140206929
 Multi-sensory therapeutic system patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-sensory therapeutic system
A system for providing multi-sensory therapy including a computer having an audio output and a screen, wherein the computer is configured to provide audio stimulus and visual stimulus, a motion chair, and an actuator coupled to the motion chair, wherein the actuator is configured to cause movement of the motion chair, wherein the motion of the motion chair is configured to provide tactile stimulus, vestibular stimulus and proprioceptive stimulus to a patient seated in the motion chair, wherein the stimuli provided by the computer is provided concurrently with the stimuli provided by the motion chair.. .
07/24/14
20140206220
 Connection system including connector body with integral primary and secondary lock patent thumbnailnew patent Connection system including connector body with integral primary and secondary lock
A connector system including a first connector having a longitudinally extending lock arm defining a lock nib and attached to the first connector. The lock nib is configured to engage a primary lock tab of a second connector when the first and second connectors are in a fully mated position and the lock arm is in a resting position.
07/24/14
20140203953
 Tablet computer with integrated tactile keyboard patent thumbnailnew patent Tablet computer with integrated tactile keyboard
A mobile electronic device such as a tablet computer is provided having flexible display panel that deforms in response to the application of pressure thereto. The tactile response of the display panel is affected by underlying structures.
07/24/14
20140202982
 Bottle with mating clip patent thumbnailnew patent Bottle with mating clip
An improved bottle having a mating clip is disclosed. The bottle includes a guide, preferably located on opposing sidewalls of the bottle, to direct attachment features of a clip toward mating attachment features of a bottle in order to facilitate attachment of the bottle to the clip in a tactile fashion.
07/17/14
20140198046
 Ignoring tactile input based on subsequent input received from keyboard patent thumbnailIgnoring tactile input based on subsequent input received from keyboard
A non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions stored thereon. When executed by at least one processor, the instructions may be configured to cause a computer system to at least monitor for a post-tactile keyboard input within a post-tactile input threshold time after receiving a tactile input device input, ignore the tactile input device input if the post-tactile keyboard input is received within the post-tactile input threshold time after receiving the tactile input device input, and recognize the tactile input device input if the post-tactile keyboard input is not received within the post-tactile input threshold time after receiving the tactile input device input..
07/17/14
20140197937
 Wearable device for noninvasive tactile stimulation patent thumbnailWearable device for noninvasive tactile stimulation
A wearable tactile stimulation device can include a facial mask, an air-suit, and a pair of gloves. A wearable tactile stimulation device can include integrated conduits and nozzles configured to deliver tactile stimulation to portions of a users face, hands, and/or body.
07/17/14
20140196671
 Collapsible tactile maze pet toy patent thumbnailCollapsible tactile maze pet toy
The invention relates to a novel pet toy that utilizes tactile signals to solve the maze puzzle and is collapsible allowing for compaction during play. Soft sides allow for compaction and reconfigurable inner walls create a potentially new and unique trajectory for the solver of the maze.
07/17/14
20140196423
Tactile air filter media
An apparatus and method for a tactile air filter including a filter media composed primarily of glass fibers having a softening finish applied thereto.. .
07/10/14
20140193767
Tactile objects for orthodontics, systems and methods
Methods, systems, and apparatus's for improving orthodontic treatments. In an embodiment, an orthodontic system including a tactile object is provided for modulating an engagement between a tooth attachment and an orthodontic appliance..
07/10/14
20140193353
Novel organopolysiloxane elastomer and use therefor
The present invention relates to an organopolysiloxane elastomer having a silicon-bonded sugar alcohol-modified group and having a crosslinked three-dimensional network structure comprising a carbon-silicon bond in the crosslinking portion. The organomodified organopolysiloxane elastomer of the present invention has, for example, affinity with various oil agents, has excellent viscosity-improving characteristics, gelification characteristics, and emulsification characteristics, imparts excellent tactile sensation—in particular, an excellent tactile sensation characterized by smoothness with a velvet-like thickness—and imparts an excellent sensation during use..
07/10/14
20140192005
Method for presenting tactile sensation and device therefor
The tactile sense presentation device comprises: a plurality of first electrodes covered with an insulating film and arranged on a same plane; a plurality of second electrodes arranged on the plane with tops exposed to outside; and a control unit performing a first operation in parallel with a second operation, wherein the first operation is for applying temporally changing first voltages to a part of the plurality of first electrodes to generate electric fields which are changed by the part of the plurality of first electrodes, and the second operation is for applying temporally changing first electric currents to a part of the plurality of second electrodes to cause the electric currents to flow from the part of the plurality of second electrodes to second electrodes which are different from the part of the plurality of second electrodes via electric conductors.. .
07/10/14
20140192003
Display device and control method thereof
A display device and method for controlling the display device are discussed. In one embodiment, the display device includes a display unit configured to display an object; a tactile feedback unit configured to generate tactile feedback; and a controller configured to: assign first tactile feedback to a first region corresponding to a first object and second feedback to a second region corresponding to a second object; detect a first control input in the first region corresponding to the first object, the first control input controlling the first object displayed on the display unit; generate the first tactile feedback according to properties of the first object; and maintain the first tactile feedback when the first control input is moving from the first region to the second region corresponding to the second object while the first object is controlled by the first control input..
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.
07/10/14
20140191769
Multitouch tactile device with multi frequency and barycentric capacitive detection
The general field of the invention is that of touchscreen devices with projected capacitive detection comprising a matrix touchpad comprising a plurality of conducting rows and of conducting columns, the said pad being linked to electronic control means. The electronic control means generate two periodic emission voltages emitted at two different frequencies.
07/10/14
20140190814
Touch input device with button function
A touch input device with a button function is provided. The touch input device includes a base plate, a touch module, an elastic element, and a triggering element.
07/03/14
20140189556
Augmented i/o for limited form factor user-interfaces
The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can enhance and/or simplify tactile-based i/o transactions in connection with a user-interface (ui) of limited form factor. In particular, the architecture can monitor a position of a selector object such as an operator's finger relative to a ui display as the selector object hovers or moves above the ui display.
07/03/14
20140188194
Method and apparatus to increase tactile senstivity and proprioception in humans
The article is a support to which an electrode pair, a positive and corresponding negative electrode, is attached. Leads are electrically attached to each of the positive and negative electrodes, wherein each lead has an insulated coating.
07/03/14
20140188135
Bio-absorbable micro-clip and applicator for minimal access wound closure
The present disclosure includes a bio-absorbable wound closure clip for wound closure without crushing of the tissue being closed. The bio-absorbable wound closure clip can be used in minimal access surgery as well as on tissue, such as mucosal tissue, where tactile feedback is reduced.
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
20140187649
Novel liquid organo polysiloxane and use therefor
The present invention relates to a liquid organopolysiloxane having fluidity at a temperature of at least 100° c., having a silicon-bonded sugar alcohol-modified group, and having a crosslinked structure comprising a carbon-silicon bond in the crosslinking portion. The liquid organopolysiloxane of the present invention has excellent emulsion characteristics, imparts excellent tactile sensation, and, in particular, when compounded in an external use preparation or a cosmetic composition containing water and oil, takes advantage of the effects of water to suppress oiliness and provide a smooth, thick feeling when applied, a natural feeling to the skin with good compatibility with the skin, excellent moisturizing effects, and an excellent sensation during use without any oily stickiness..
07/03/14
20140184495
Portable device input by configurable patterns of motion
A user-defined motion data pattern is used as input to a handheld computing device. The user-defined motion data pattern can be selectively associated with a corresponding input to the handheld computing device.
07/03/14
20140182770
Tactile relief films, decals and stickers for indicating object characteristics
A system and method of making and using tactile relief stickers, decals or moldings to indicate object characteristics, for example to indicate object color. The system can include a plurality of stickers.
06/26/14
20140176502
Image display apparatus and method
The present invention relates to an image display apparatus and method for displaying a three-dimensional (3d) image capable of interacting with a user, and provides a 3d image display apparatus and method that may interact with a user by reproducing a 3d image, generated by a conventional volume display apparatus, at a position different from a position at which the 3d image is generated, and by modifying and playing the reproduced 3d image based on a motion of the user. Also, the present invention enables the user to realistically interact with the 3d image by stimulating tactile sensation of the user through ultrasound..
06/26/14
20140176455
Touch panel device and method of controlling a touch panel device
An apparatus including: a panel; actuators; a movement input determining unit which calculates movement directions and distances of touch positions, based on time-series information of the touch positions; a display unit; a direction determining unit which determines a direction of an object included in the content item with respect to the display unit; a vibration position determining unit which determines a first touch position closer/closest to the object and one or more second touch positions detected simultaneously; a vibration determining unit which determines a tactile feedback signal presenting a vibration for the first touch position, based on the object direction; a multi-point simultaneous vibration control unit which performs control for presenting the vibration at the first touch position and not presenting the vibration at the second touch positions; and a content control unit which enables display of the content item by scrolling it based on the movement directions and distances.. .
06/26/14
20140176452
System and method for providing tactile feedback
A system and method for providing tactile feedback in a user interface. The system includes a tactile feedback assembly configured to communicate with a user interface of an electronic device.
06/26/14
20140176432
Apparatus and method for providing tactile sensation in cooperation with display device
An apparatus and a method for providing a tactile sensation in cooperation with a display device are disclosed. The disclosed apparatus includes: a display-device communication unit configured to receive information on a virtual image from the display device; a determiner unit configured to determine whether or not a user attempts an interaction with the virtual image by using an image of a user body; and a tactile-sensation provider unit configured to provide a tactile sensation to a preset body part of the user based on a determination result of the determiner unit.
06/26/14
20140175280
Infant stimulation and environment sterilizing device
A cognitive stimulating sterilizing device for providing visual, tactile and, or audible stimulation for infants that also selectively sterilizes select items and the surrounding ambient. This including a housing adapted for removable connection to cribs, changing tables and similar furniture, an ultraviolet light source in the housing for sanitizing items in the housing when closed and the ambient when opened, audio source and compartments for holding and storing select items.
06/19/14
20140171938
Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls
An electrosurgical device is configured for connection to a source of electrosurgical energy and includes a housing and an electrical circuit supported within the housing. The electrical circuit is connectable to the source of electrosurgical energy.
06/19/14
20140171192
Electronic device and method for providing tactile stimulation
A method for providing tactile stimulation is applied in an electronic device. The electronic device includes a touch-sensitive screen and a tactile stimulation multilayer connected to the touch-sensitive screen.
06/19/14
20140171039
Contextually intelligent communication systems and processes
A contextually intelligent communication system and processes acquire and processes data on the current context of a user who is using a connected mobile communication device such as a smart phone or tablet by using various sensors, image recognition or augmented reality residing in the connected device; providing additional data to define the user's current environment; combining the contextual data on the device with the additional data to define the user's complete, relevant context; gathering the user's current context data and updating the device by uploading the data via a wide area mobile network to a contextually intelligent server in the cloud, matching the user's current contextual data with the user's past and historical data and then downloading updated data back to the device, with the updated data including any of a variety of contextually relevant information such as feedback, experiences, recommendations, offers, coupons, advice, tactile feedback, content such as visual and audio representations, augmented reality, and other audio/visual displays to the device of the user that is predictably useful and relevant to the user's current context and future context as the user enters a new context.. .
06/19/14
20140170896
Ecg electrode connector
Disclosed is an ecg electrode lead wire connector which provides improved electrical and mechanical coupling of the ecg electrode press stud to the lead wire, provides enhanced ergonomics to the clinician, and may alleviate patient discomfort associated with the attachment and removal of ecg leads. The connector may be engaged and disengaged with little or no force imparted to the patient or the ecg pad, which significantly minimizes the risk of inadvertent dislodgement of the pad.
06/19/14
20140168114
System and method of dynamically generating a frequency pattern to realize the sense of touch in a computing device
Systems and methods for providing tactile feedback. A method for providing tactile feedback, comprises extracting a plurality of features from a visual representation of a physical object, wherein the extracting is performed using at least one image processing technique, generating a variable frequency pattern corresponding to the extracted features, sending the variable frequency pattern to a computing device, and generating the tactile feedback via the computing device in response to a stimulation applied by a user, wherein the tactile feedback is based on the variable frequency pattern..
06/19/14
20140168111
System and method of dynamically generating a frequency pattern to realize the sense of touch in a computing device
Systems and methods for providing tactile feedback. A method for providing tactile feedback, comprises extracting a plurality of features from a visual representation of a physical object, wherein the extracting is performed using at least one image processing technique, generating a variable frequency pattern corresponding to the extracted features, sending the variable frequency pattern to a computing device, and generating the tactile feedback via the computing device in response to a stimulation applied by a user, wherein the tactile feedback is based on the variable frequency pattern..
06/19/14
20140168110
Tactile input and output device
A tactile input and output device includes: a panel; a touch information obtaining unitobtaining touch positions; an order input determining unit determining setting information; a vibration position determining unit determining a first touch position and a second touch position, the first touch position observed in a spatial order, and corresponding to the determined setting information, and the second touch position being another one of the touch positions than the first touch position; and a multi-point simultaneous vibration control unit controlling the vibration on the panel to provide a predetermined vibration to the first touch position and provide no predetermined vibration to the second touch position.. .
06/19/14
20140168108
Electronic device and method for providing tactile stimulation
A method for providing tactile stimulation is applied in an electronic device. The electronic device includes a touch-sensitive screen and a tactile stimulation multilayer connected to the touch-sensitive screen.
06/19/14
20140168107
Touch sensitive device for providing mini-map of tactile user interface and method of controlling the same
A touch sensitive device includes a touch sensitive panel for providing a tactile user interface including at least one tactile object, a sensor unit configured to detect contact with the touch sensitive panel and generate contact region information of a contact region in which the contact is detected, a tactile feedback unit configured to generate tactile feedback of a mini-map of the tactile user interface in the contact region indicated by the generated contact region information, and a controller configured to control the touch sensitive panel, the sensor unit, the tactile feedback unit and the tactile user interface. The mini-map of the tactile user interface includes a duplicate of the tactile object provided on the touch sensitive panel, and the duplicate of the tactile object indicates a direction from the contact region indicated by the contact region information to the tactile object..
06/19/14
20140168105
Electronic device and method for providing tactile stimulation
A method for providing tactile stimulation is applied in an electronic device. The electronic device includes a touch-sensitive screen and a tactile stimulation multilayer connected to the touch-sensitive screen.
06/19/14
20140168104
Electronic device and method for providing tactile stimulation
A method for providing tactile stimulation is applied in an electronic device. The electronic device includes a touch-sensitive screen and a tactile stimulation multilayer connected to the touch-sensitive screen.
06/19/14
20140168103
Electronic device and method for providing tactile stimulation
A method for providing tactile stimulation is applied in an electronic device. The electronic device includes a touch-sensitive screen and a tactile stimulation multilayer connected to the touch-sensitive screen.
06/19/14
20140168102
Electronic device and method for providing tactile stimulation
A method for providing tactile stimulation is applied in an electronic device. The electronic device includes a touch-sensitive screen and a tactile stimulation multilayer connected to the touch-sensitive screen.
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
20140167890
Electrical switch arrangement and device for controlling an apparatus comprising such an arrangement
An electrical switch arrangement for controlling an electronic apparatus. The arrangement includes a reinforcement member, an electrical switch with tactile effect, a force transmission member which cooperates with the electrical switch with tactile effect, a permanent magnet which acts on a magnetic disc linked to the force transmission member to slow down the displacements of the force transmission member, and an electromagnet with controlled electrical power supply.
06/19/14
20140165796
Electronic torque wrench
A torque wrench for use in driving fasteners is provided. The wrench includes an electronics unit disposed within a housing engaged with the body of the wrench that is capable of sensing and measuring the torque applied to a fastener by the wrench and providing an output of the level of torque to the user.
06/12/14
20140163439
Musical vibration system localized proximate a target artery
The present invention relates to a new and improved wearable (or fastenable, or adhearable) vibration massage system directly localized, focused and engaged upon or overlying a selected target artery of a user. The vibration massage waves are advantageously derived from a “mentally stimulating”, or “cognitively meaningful” soundtrack, of preferably music, whereby a user can simultaneously listen to the soundtrack in real time, thereby providing a synchronized, harmonized tactile and auditory experience.
06/12/14
20140161758
Novel organo polysiloxane elastomer and use therefor
The present invention relates to an organopolysiloxane elastomer having a group having a siloxane dendron structure bonded to a silicon atom, and having a crosslinked structure that includes a carbon-silicon bond in the crosslinking portion, and relates to a glycerin derivative-modified organopolysiloxane elastomer having a siloxane dendron structure bonded to a silicon atom and a hydrophilic group bonded to a different silicon atom from the silicon atom, and having a crosslinked structure that includes a carbon-silicon bond in the crosslinking portion. The organopolysiloxane elastomer of the present invention, for example, has affinity with a variety of oil agents, has excellent structuring properties and gelling characteristics, and further retains excellent tactile sensation, particularly a velvety thick smoothness, and moreover imparts an excellent tactile sensation from initial application to after drying without producing any stickiness at all, and furthermore, provides superior cosmetic effects, such as wrinkle concealing effect (masking effect), and the like..
06/12/14
20140161513
Battery pack release with tactile feedback for cordless power tools
Battery packs include a battery pack housing, at least one battery release member held by the battery housing, a (blind) latch held by the battery pack housing in communication with the battery release member that releaseably locks the battery pack to a device, and a tactile feedback mechanism that is held by the battery pack housing and is in communication with the battery release member. The tactile feedback mechanism generates a tactile feedback that reduces or increases an application force required by a user to manually actuate the at least one release member.
06/12/14
20140160082
Apparatus and method for providing tactile sensation for virtual image
An apparatus and a method for providing a tactile sensation for a virtual image are disclosed. The disclosed apparatus includes: a display unit for displaying an image including a virtual image; an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of a user body; a determiner unit for determining whether or not a user attempts an interaction with the virtual image by using an image acquired by the image acquisition unit; a content analyzer unit for acquiring a time at which a virtual image is shown and position information of the shown virtual image from a displayed content; a tactile-sensation provider unit for providing a tactile sensation to a preset body part of the user based on a determination result of the determiner unit; and a tactile-sensation provision controller for adjusting an ejector nozzle of the tactile-sensation provider unit based on a virtual image showing time and position acquired by the content analyzer unit.
06/12/14
20140160064
User interface and methods
One variation of a method for controlling a dynamic tactile user interface includes: sensing a capacitance value across a portion of a cavity, a tactile layer defining a deformable region and a peripheral region, the peripheral region adjacent the deformable region, and the deformable region cooperating with the substrate to define the cavity; estimating a vertical position of the tactile surface at the deformable region according to the sensed capacitance value across the portion of the cavity; manipulating a fluid pressure within the cavity to modify a vertical position of the tactile surface at the deformable region according to a difference between the estimated vertical position of the tactile surface at the deformable region and a target vertical position of the tactile surface at the deformable region; and sensing an input on the tactile surface according to a change in capacitance value across the portion of the cavity.. .
06/12/14
20140160063
User interface and methods
One variation of a method for controlling a dynamic tactile user interface includes: sensing a first capacitance value across a portion of a cavity in a retracted setting; sensing a second capacitance value across a peripheral region; generating a capacitance map according to the first capacitance value and the second capacitance value; modifying a fluid pressure within the cavity to transition the cavity into an expanded setting, the deformable region elevated above the peripheral region in the expanded setting; sensing a third capacitance value across the portion of the cavity in the expanded setting; updating the capacitance map according to the third capacitance value; and detecting an input on the tactile surface at the deformable region according to a comparison between a sensed capacitance value across the portion of the cavity and the capacitance map.. .
06/12/14
20140160044
Dynamic tactile interface
One variation of a dynamic tactile interface includes: a substrate defining a fluid channel and a fluid conduit fluidly coupled to the fluid channel; a tactile layer comprising a peripheral region and a deformable region, the peripheral region coupled to the substrate, and the deformable region arranged over the fluid conduit, disconnected from the substrate, and operable between a retracted setting and an expanded setting, the deformable region elevated above the peripheral region in the expanded setting; a tube comprising a first end fluidly coupled to the fluid channel and constrained relative to the substrate; a volume of fluid within the tube; and a rotary actuator coupled to the tube remote from the first end and configured to transition the deformable region from the retracted setting to the expanded setting by winding the tube to displace a portion of the volume of fluid within the tube into the fluid channel.. .
06/05/14
20140155690
Touchscreen cunnilingus training simulator
A device and method are provided for simulating cunnilingus by means of a touchscreen device, for training or entertainment purposes. A conductive overlay is provided to add a tactile reference for the user..
06/05/14
20140154656
Tactical combat casualty care training system for hyper-realistic™ emergency medical training
The tactical combat casualty care trainer for hyper-realistic™ emergency medical training (“tccc”) of the present invention includes a tactical combat training device for the purpose of providing an emergency medical services provider hands-on training. The tccc includes an artificial human skeleton having specific anatomical features which provide the trainee or provider with appropriate tactile response analogous to a real human patient, thereby increasing the fidelity of training and improving the skills necessary to conduct procedures such as cricothyrotomy, intrasosseous infusion, cpr and other medical services to human patients.
06/05/14
20140153846
Storage bag with dimple features
A storage bag has first and second closure profiles adjacent to an opening to the interior of the bag. The first and second closure profiles have dimples that are aligned opposite to each other.
06/05/14
20140152611
User interface
One variation of a user interface includes: a substrate defining a fluid channel fluidly coupled to a cavity and including a linear segment parallel to a first direction; a tactile layer including a tactile surface, a deformable region cooperating with the substrate to define the cavity, and an peripheral region coupled to the substrate proximal a perimeter of the cavity; a displacement device coupled to the fluid channel and configured to displace fluid through the fluid channel to transition the deformable region from a retracted setting to an expanded setting, the deformable region tactilely distinguishable from the peripheral region in the expanded setting; a display coupled to the substrate and including a set of pixels arranged in a linear pixel pattern parallel to a second direction nonparallel with the first direction; and a sensor coupled to the substrate and configured to detect an input on the tactile surface.. .
06/05/14
20140152542
Apparatus, system and method for flexible tactile computer input
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for flexible tactile computer input. A surface module may define a pressure-sensitive surface, any physical surface, or a virtual surface of a flexible input device, the surface having a default shape, reshaping the surface in response to physical proximity to one or more external objects, including one or more bodily appendages of a user, and restoring the default shape when the surface is not in physical proximity to the objects.
06/05/14
20140151338
Contactor for dc operation
A contactor for dc operation includes a first and a second contact that are fixed contacts and a contact bridge that has a third and a fourth contact. The contact bridge, in a closed position, provides a tactile contact between a first contact pair, which comprises the first and the third contact, and between a second contact pair, which comprises the second and the fourth contact.
06/05/14
20140150572
Tactile sensor
A tactile sensor includes a first substrate including a plurality of first electrodes, a second substrate including a plurality of second electrodes corresponding to the plurality of first electrodes, and a dielectric substance disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein a second electrode corresponding to any one of the first electrodes is offset in one direction with respect to the any one of the first electrodes while a second electrode corresponding to another first electrode neighboring the any one of the first electrodes is offset in another direction.. .
06/05/14
20140150299
Canine protective boot
A canine boot for protecting the foot, lower leg, and dew claw, and preventing twisting, having ease of mounting on the canine's foot, good tactile feeling of the terrain underfoot, moisture and heat ventilation, and substantial protection for travel over rough and/or hazardous terrain particularly encountered by search and rescue, and service dogs.. .
05/29/14
20140148407
Aqueous gels
The invention provides an aqueous gel comprising: a) from 0.5 to 5 wt % dispersed modified cellulose biopolymer, wherein the modification consists of the cellulose having its c6 primary alcohols oxidised to carboxyl moieties (acid/cooh—) on 10 to 70% of the glucose units and substantially all the remainder of the c6 positions occupied by unmodified primary alcohols; b) a water-soluble or water-miscible organic non-solvent for the modified cellulose biopolymer; c) 0 to 10 wt % non-surfactant electrolyte, and d) water; in which the aqueous gel comprises less than 3 wt % oil phase ingredients. The aqueous gels of the invention offer excellent tactile properties, in particular superior skin feel and reduced stickiness.
05/29/14
20140146005
Display apparatus for sensing touch and providing an electro-tactile feeling and a method of driving the same
A touch tactile display apparatus includes a display panel and a tactile touch portion. The tactile touch portion is configured to sense a touch by a user and provide an electro-tactile feeling to an area in which the touch is sensed.
05/29/14
20140145970
Apparatus and method for controlling displayed object and tactile feedback
A display device and controlling method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes displaying object on display unit, detecting contact with region of displayed object on display unit, detecting first touch input of dragging displayed object in top-bottom or right-left direction by maintaining contact, controlling object in direction of one-way control in response to first touch input, and generating tactile feedback on first touch input, wherein direction of one-way control is set up by initial drag direction of first touch input, wherein object is controlled to correspond to direction component of one-way control included in first touch input, and wherein when first touch input includes first drag performed in direction of one-way control and second drag performed in direction opposite to one-way control direction, tactile feedback on either first drag or second drag is generated..
05/29/14
20140145954
Mouse device operable in sound mode or silent mode
A mouse device is operable in a sound mode or a silent mode. The mouse device includes a casing, a tactile-feel wheel module, a sound button module, a third-axis control module, and a silent button module.


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Tactile topics: Electronic Device, Control Unit, User Interface, Tactile Input, Ratchet Wrench Mechanism, Ratchet Mechanism, Piezoelectric, Attenuation, Flexible Display, Graphical User Interface, Neuromuscular, Voice Recognition, Transmitter, Stimulator, Randomized

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