METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR GENERATING TACTILE FEEDBACK FOR GAMES AND SIMULATIONS

  • US 20130165226A1
  • Filed: 12/11/2012
  • Published: 06/27/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/21/1994
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for providing tactile sensation to a user, the apparatus comprising:

  • a hand-held game pad controller configured to be held by both of a user'"'"'s hands simultaneously, the controller including,a first motor and a second motor, each motor including a mass attached to a shaft such that when the shaft rotates vibrations are generated via the rotation of the mass attached on the shaft, wherein the vibrations are transmitted to both hands of the user holding the controller, andcontrol circuitry coupled to and controlling the first and the second motors independently, wherein the control circuitry responds to signals received from a computer, wherein the signals correspond to action executing on the computer, wherein the control circuitry is configured to control the first and the second motors to each have a speed of rotation changeable in real time such that the first and the second motors generate vibrations simultaneously with independent intensities.

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