Patents by Inventor Loc Tien PHAN

Loc Tien PHAN 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: 20190073039
    Abstract: A method for dynamically converting an input signal into a haptic signal that causes a haptic output device to output one or more haptic effects is provided. The method includes generating a plurality of effect objects that are orderable in any order at runtime, receiving an input signal including a data signal and metadata defining an order that the effect objects are applied to the data signal at runtime, applying the effect objects to the data signal based on the order, and sending the haptic signal to the haptic output device. The effect objects applied to the data signal include an effect object that determines a threshold magnitude value by mapping the data signal to one of a plurality of bins, and an effect object that applies a dynamic range compression algorithm to the data signal based on the threshold magnitude value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Satvir Singh Bhatia, Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez, Loc Tien Phan
  • Patent number: 10162416
    Abstract: A system is provided that dynamically converts an input signal into a haptic signal. The system generates effect objects, where an effect object includes an instruction to perform a haptic conversion algorithm on the input signal to convert the input signal into an output signal, and where an order of the effect objects is defined. The system further receives the input signal. The system further applies the effect objects to the input signal in the defined order, where the output signal of an effect object forms the haptic signal. The system further sends the haptic signal to a haptic output device, where the haptic signal causes the haptic output device to output haptic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Satvir Singh Bhatia, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Loc Tien Phan
  • Publication number: 20180268667
    Abstract: A system is provided that controls an offline haptic conversion. The system receives an input from a source. The system further converts the input into haptic signals. The system further encodes the haptic signals. The system further stores the haptic signals within the source, where the haptic signals are combined with the input within the source. Alternately, rather than encoding the haptic signals and storing the haptic signals within the source, the system handles the haptic signals separately, independent of the source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Robert LACROIX, Satvir Singh BHATIA, Jean-Francois BLANCHARD-DIONNE, Stephen D. RANK, Christopher J. ULLRICH, Loc Tien PHAN
  • Patent number: 9997032
    Abstract: A system is provided that controls an offline haptic conversion. The system receives an input from a source. The system further converts the input into haptic signals. The system further encodes the haptic signals. The system further stores the haptic signals within the source, where the haptic signals are combined with the input within the source. Alternately, rather than encoding the haptic signals and storing the haptic signals within the source, the system handles the haptic signals separately, independent of the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lacroix, Satvir Singh Bhatia, Jean-Francois Blanchard-Dionne, Stephen D. Rank, Christopher J. Ullrich, Loc Tien Phan
  • Publication number: 20150070269
    Abstract: A system is provided that dynamically converts an input signal into a haptic signal. The system generates effect objects, where an effect object includes an instruction to perform a haptic conversion algorithm on the input signal to convert the input signal into an output signal, and where an order of the effect objects is defined. The system further receives the input signal. The system further applies the effect objects to the input signal in the defined order, where the output signal of an effect object forms the haptic signal. The system further sends the haptic signal to a haptic output device, where the haptic signal causes the haptic output device to output haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Satvir Singh BHATIA, Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Loc Tien PHAN
  • Publication number: 20140300454
    Abstract: A system is provided that controls an offline haptic conversion. The system receives an input from a source. The system further converts the input into haptic signals. The system further encodes the haptic signals. The system further stores the haptic signals within the source, where the haptic signals are combined with the input within the source. Alternately, rather than encoding the haptic signals and storing the haptic signals within the source, the system handles the haptic signals separately, independent of the source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Robert LACROIX, Satvir Singh BHATIA, Jean-Francois BLANCHARD-DIONNE, Stephen D. RANK, Christopher J. ULLRICH, Loc Tien PHAN