Immersion Marks Patent Milestone with Over 600 Patents Issued
Innovations in haptic-enabled user interfaces broaden powerful portfolio
"With nearly 20 years of innovation at its core, Immersion's growing
patent portfolio is fundamental in creating engaging touchscreen
experiences with haptics," explains
Some of Immersion's most recent patents cover the output of haptic effects based on sensing a user's input on a touchscreen and the association of an event with a haptic effect in a multi-tasking environment. These patents belong to patent families with a number of granted and pending patents:
U.S. Patent No. 7,969,288— "Force Feedback System Including Multi-Tasking Graphical Host Environment and Interface Device" covers the association of an event with a haptic effect in a multi-tasking environment.
U.S. Patent No. 7,978,183 and U.S. Patent No. 7,982,720 — "Haptic Feedback for Touchpads and Other Touch Controls" cover the output of haptic effects associated with a graphical user interface (GUI) on a touchscreen display.
"As the industry leader in haptics, Immersion has the unique expertise
to envision and design next-generation touchscreen interfaces," explains
For more information on Immersion's global patent portfolio, visit http://www.immersion.com/licensing/patents/index.html.
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