Patents by Inventor Herve Thu Timone

Herve Thu Timone has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190051125
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that analyzes an audio signal, generates a plurality of haptic signals based on the analysis of the audio signal, and plays the generated plurality of haptic signals through a plurality of actuators to produce one or more haptic effects. The haptic conversion system maps the generated plurality of haptic signals to the plurality of actuators based on one or more audio characteristics of the audio signal. Each generated haptic signal includes one or more haptic parameters, and is played at its mapped actuator to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Henry DA COSTA, Herve Thu TIMONE, Robert HEUBEL, Stephen RANK, Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Danny GRANT
  • Publication number: 20190005782
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal. The haptic signal is applied to the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal, where the actuator utilizes the haptic signal to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Satvir Singh BHATIA, Kanav GANDHI, Christopher J. ULLRICH, Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Herve Thu TIMONE, Jason Hoi Fun LAU
  • Patent number: 10074246
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that analyzes an audio signal, generates a plurality of haptic signals based on the analysis of the audio signal, and plays the generated plurality of haptic signals through a plurality of actuators to produce one or more haptic effects. The haptic conversion system maps the generated plurality of haptic signals to the plurality of actuators based on one or more audio characteristics of the audio signal. Each generated haptic signal includes one or more haptic parameters, and is played at its mapped actuator to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henry Da Costa, Herve Thu Timone, Robert Heubel, Stephen Rank, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Danny Grant
  • Patent number: 10055950
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal. The haptic signal is applied to the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal, where the actuator utilizes the haptic signal to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satvir Singh Bhatia, Kanav Gandhi, Christopher J. Ullrich, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Herve Thu Timone, Jason Hoi Fun Lau
  • Publication number: 20180191927
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing haptic effects with at least one media component in a media transport stream includes identifying a series of video frames containing imaging information and/or a series of audio frames containing sound information in the media transport stream; identifying a series of haptic frames containing force feedback information in the media transport stream; and synchronizing the force feedback information in response to the imaging information and/or sound information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Robert A. LACROIX, Andrianaivo Rabemiarisoa, Henrique D. Da Costa, Herve Thu Timone, Stephen D. Rank, Christopher J. Ullrich
  • Patent number: 9912842
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing haptic effects with at least one media component in a media transport stream includes identifying a series of video frames containing imaging information and/or a series of audio frames containing sound information in the media transport stream; identifying a series of haptic frames containing force feedback information in the media transport stream; and synchronizing the force feedback information in response to the imaging information and/or sound information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert A. Lacroix, Andrianaivo Rabemiarisoa, Henrique D. Da Costa, Herve Thu Timone, Stephen D. Rank, Christopher J. Ullrich
  • Publication number: 20170301195
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that analyzes an audio signal, generates a plurality of haptic signals based on the analysis of the audio signal, and plays the generated plurality of haptic signals through a plurality of actuators to produce one or more haptic effects. The haptic conversion system maps the generated plurality of haptic signals to the plurality of actuators based on one or more audio characteristics of the audio signal. Each generated haptic signal includes one or more haptic parameters, and is played at its mapped actuator to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Henry DA COSTA, Herve Thu TIMONE, Robert HEUBEL, Stephen RANK, Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Danny GRANT
  • Publication number: 20170213430
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal. The haptic signal is applied to the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal, where the actuator utilizes the haptic signal to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Satvir Singh BHATIA, Kanav GANDHI, Christopher J. ULLRICH, Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Herve Thu TIMONE, Jason Hoi Fun LAU
  • Publication number: 20170150013
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing haptic effects with at least one media component in a media transport stream includes identifying a series of video frames containing imaging information and/or a series of audio frames containing sound information in the media transport stream; identifying a series of haptic frames containing force feedback information in the media transport stream; and synchronizing the force feedback information in response to the imaging information and/or sound information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Robert A. LACROIX, Andrianaivo RABEMIARISOA, Henrique D. DA COSTA, Herve Thu TIMONE, Stephen D. RANK, Christopher J. ULLRICH
  • Patent number: 9615002
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing haptic effects with at least one media component in a media transport stream includes identifying a series of video frames containing imaging information and/or a series of audio frames containing sound information in the media transport stream; identifying a series of haptic frames containing force feedback information in the media transport stream; and synchronizing the force feedback information in response to the imaging information and/or sound information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert A. Lacroix, Andrianaivo Rabemiarisoa, Henrique D. Da Costa, Herve Thu Timone, Stephen D. Rank, Christopher J. Ullrich
  • Patent number: 9606627
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal. The haptic signal is applied to the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal, where the actuator utilizes the haptic signal to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Satvir Singh Bhatia, Kanav Gandhi, Christopher J. Ullrich, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Herve Thu Timone, Jason Hoi Fun Lau
  • Patent number: 9448626
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal. The haptic signal is applied to the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal, where the actuator utilizes the haptic signal to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Herve Thu Timone, Jason Hoi Fun Lau
  • Publication number: 20150241975
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal. The haptic signal is applied to the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal, where the actuator utilizes the haptic signal to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Satvir Singh BHATIA, Kanav GANDHI, Christopher J. ULLRICH, Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Herve Thu TIMONE, Jason Hoi Fun LAU
  • Patent number: 9064387
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal. The haptic signal is applied to the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal, where the actuator utilizes the haptic signal to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Satvir Singh Bhatia, Kanav Gandhi, Christopher J. Ullrich, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Herve Thu Timone, Jason Hoi Fun Lau
  • Publication number: 20140226068
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing haptic effects with at least one media component in a media transport stream includes identifying a series of video frames containing imaging information and/or a series of audio frames containing sound information in the media transport stream; identifying a series of haptic frames containing force feedback information in the media transport stream; and synchronizing the force feedback information in response to the imaging information and/or sound information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert A. LACROIX, Andrianaivo RABEMIARISOA, Henrique D. DA COSTA, Herve Thu TIMONE, Stephen D. RANK, Christopher J. ULLRICH
  • Publication number: 20140152429
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal. The haptic signal is applied to the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal, where the actuator utilizes the haptic signal to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Satvir Singh BHATIA, Kanav GANDHI, Christopher J. ULLRICH, Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Herve Thu TIMONE, Jason Hoi Fun LAU
  • Patent number: 8717152
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal. The haptic signal is applied to the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal, where the actuator utilizes the haptic signal to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Satvir Singh Bhatia, Kanav Gandhi, Christopher J. Ullrich, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Herve Thu Timone, Jason Hoi Fun Lau
  • Patent number: 8700791
    Abstract: Haptic information in a series of frames of a media transport stream is identified and time stamps corresponding thereto are determined in accordance with a master time code signal embedded in the media transport stream. Each media transport stream frame containing haptic information is subsequently assigned a time stamp so that it will be used to activate an actuator at a proper time responsive to the time stamp to generate a haptic effect in accordance with the haptic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Lacroix, Andrianaivo Rabemiarisoa, Henrique D. da Costa, Herve Thu Timone, Stephen D. Rank, Christopher J. Ullrich
  • Publication number: 20140002376
    Abstract: An electronic device for triggering an action based on a shortcut gesture. The electronic device may include a user interface, a haptic device, and a controller in signal communication with the user interface and the haptic device. The user interface may be configured to receive a touch gesture at its surface. The controller is configured to determine a recognition level of the touch gesture as the touch gesture is being received. It is configured to trigger the haptic device to generate a haptic effect at the user interface based on the recognition level, and it is configured to trigger an application action associated with the touch gesture if the recognition level exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hugues-Antoine Oliver, Herve Thu Timone
  • Publication number: 20120206246
    Abstract: A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal. The haptic signal is applied to the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal, where the actuator utilizes the haptic signal to generate the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Herve Thu TIMONE, Jason Hoi Fun LAU