Universal tactile feedback system for computer video games and simulations

CAFC
  • US 6,422,941 B1
  • Filed: 09/23/1997
  • Issued: 07/23/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/21/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a computer or video game system, apparatus for providing, in response to signals generated by said computer or video game system, a tactile sensation to a user of said computer or video game system, said apparatus comprising:

  • a flexible pad;

    a plurality of actuators, attached to said pad, for selectively generating tactile sensation; and

    a control circuit, coupled to said plurality of actuators, where said control circuit is responsive to signals that are generated by said computer or video game system, for generating a control signal to control activation of said plurality of actuators, where said signals correspond to action portrayed on said computer or video game system.

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