Patents by Inventor MANSOOR ALGHOONEH

MANSOOR ALGHOONEH 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: 20190079583
    Abstract: One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a computing device with a haptic actuation element coupled to a touch surface of the computing device and an inner surface of a housing of the computing device. The touch surface is connected to the housing via a coupler. The haptic actuation element includes a first magnetic element coupled to one of the touch surface or the inner surface and a second magnetic element coupled to the other of the touch surface or the inner surface. The second magnetic element is positioned proximate to the first magnetic element to generate attractive or repulsive forces between the magnetic elements. The haptic actuation element also includes an electrical coil disposed around one or both of the first or second magnetic elements and the electrical coil can receive a current and generate an electromagnetic force between the magnetic elements based on the current to output a haptic effect to the touch surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Mansoor Alghooneh, Vahid Khoshkava, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Neil T. Olien, Robert A. Lacroix
  • Patent number: 10210978
    Abstract: A haptic actuator having a base structure, a beam rotatably attached to the base structure by an axial member, a first coil portion, and a second coil portion is presented. The beam has a first end that includes a first magnet with magnetic poles having a first polarity, and a second end that includes a second magnet with magnetic poles having a second, opposite polarity. The first coil portion and the second coil portion are configured to generate magnetic field lines. The magnetic poles of the first magnet and the magnetic poles of the second magnet are aligned to be parallel with a central axis of the first coil portion or the second coil portion when the beam is in an equilibrium position. The beam is configured to rotate via the axial member in response to electrical current being passed through the first coil portion or the second coil portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Mansoor Alghooneh, Mohammadreza Motamedi
  • Publication number: 20190023089
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for determining tire leak rate are disclosed. In one example implementation, a method includes receiving, by a processing device, temperature data, pressure data, tire characteristics, and an estimated leak rate associated with the tire. The method further includes calculating, by the processing device, a temperature normalized fused pressure after fusing the temperature data and the pressure data. The method further includes determining, by the processing device, the tire leak rate based at least in part on a decay of the temperature normalized fused pressure over time. The method further includes providing, by the processing device, an alert to an operator of the vehicle that a leak is detected based at least in part on a comparison between the tire leak rate and a leak rate threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Amin Abdossalami, Joseph K. Moore, Liviu Serbu, Fahim Javid, Mansoor Alghooneh
  • Patent number: 10185441
    Abstract: One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a sensor configured to detect a gesture and transmit an associated sensor signal. The gesture includes a first position at a distance from a surface and a second position contacting the surface. The system also includes a processor in communication with the sensor and configured to: receive the sensor signal from the sensor, and determine one or more haptic effects based at least in part on the sensor signal. The one or more haptic effects are configured to provide substantially continuous haptic feedback throughout the gesture. The processor is also configured to generate one or more haptic signals based at least in part on the one or more haptic effects, and transmit the one or more haptic signals. The system includes a haptic output device for receiving the one or more haptic signals and outputting the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Vincent Levesque, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Mansoor Alghooneh, William Rihn
  • Publication number: 20190012886
    Abstract: A haptic effect enabled system generates a haptic effect using an electric potential responsive fluid. A haptic enabled apparatus includes a fluid and a substrate. The fluid is responsive to an electric field. The substrate is at least partially flexible and defines a channel. The fluid is positioned within at least a portion of the channel. A portion of the substrate proximal to the fluid is stiffer than a portion of the substrate spaced from the fluid, thereby creating a haptic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mansoor ALGHOONEH, Vahid KHOSHKAVA, Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Mohammadreza MOTAMEDI
  • Publication number: 20190004606
    Abstract: Systems and methods or a low profile haptic actuator are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for a low profile haptic actuator includes: a moveable surface comprising a first coil, the moveable surface configured to move in a degree of freedom; a fixed surface beneath the moveable surface, the fixed surface comprising a second coil coupled underneath the first coil; a suspension coupled to the fixed surface and the moveable surface and configured to suspend the moveable surface; and a controller coupled to the first coil and the second coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Billington, Kaniyalal Shah, Daniel Parker, Mansoor Alghooneh, Vahid Khoshkava, William Rihn
  • Publication number: 20180374321
    Abstract: A haptic actuator comprising a base and a haptic transducer at least partially suspended by the base. The haptic transducer comprises a substrate and a smart material operably connected to the substrate. The smart material has resonance in response to an electrical signal having a determined frequency, and the resonance causes the haptic transducer to vibrate and deliver a haptic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Mansoor ALGHOONEH, Vahid KHOSHKAVA, Juan Manuel CRUZ HERNANDEZ, Neil OLIEN, Robert A. LACROIX
  • Publication number: 20180326454
    Abstract: Examples of devices, systems, and methods for self-healing actuation systems for haptic systems in portable electronic devices are disclosed. In one example, a flexible display in a smartphone, tablet, or phablet has soft, thin electroactive polymer actuators bonded to the flexible display. These actuators contain or are coated with a self-healing material. Depending on the self-healing material used, the soft, thin electroactive polymer actuators can autonomously or non-autonomously self-heal when physical damage or electrical breakdown occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Mansoor Alghooneh
  • Publication number: 20180321787
    Abstract: One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a sensor configured to detect a gesture and transmit an associated sensor signal. The gesture includes a first position at a distance from a surface and a second position contacting the surface. The system also includes a processor in communication with the sensor and configured to: receive the sensor signal from the sensor, and determine one or more haptic effects based at least in part on the sensor signal. The one or more haptic effects are configured to provide substantially continuous haptic feedback throughout the gesture. The processor is also configured to generate one or more haptic signals based at least in part on the one or more haptic effects, and transmit the one or more haptic signals. The system includes a haptic output device for receiving the one or more haptic signals and outputting the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Vincent Levesque, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Mansoor Alghooneh, William Rihn
  • Patent number: 10109162
    Abstract: A haptic effect enabled system generates a haptic effect using an electric potential responsive fluid. A haptic enabled apparatus includes a fluid and a substrate. The fluid is responsive to an electric field. The substrate is at least partially flexible and defines a channel. The fluid is positioned within at least a portion of the channel. A portion of the substrate proximal to the fluid is stiffer than a portion of the substrate spaced from the fluid, thereby creating a haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mansoor Alghooneh, Vahid Khoshkava, Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez, Mohammadreza Motamedi
  • Publication number: 20180286189
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to haptic feedback systems that include multi-stable materials for providing haptic feedback to a user. Such haptic feedback systems are useful in structural materials, such as elements of wearables or accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Mohammadreza MOTAMEDI, Mansoor ALGHOONEH, Vahid KHOSHKAVA, Vincent LEVESQUE, Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Jamal SABOUNE
  • Publication number: 20180275759
    Abstract: Haptic feedback is provided by rendering haptic effects on a haptically-enabled device that includes a front screen, a back cover coupled to the front screen, and a haptic output device attached to or formed within the front screen or the back cover. The haptic output device is configured to render a high-definition (HD) vibratory haptic effect, a low-frequency vibratory haptic effect, and a deformation haptic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Mansoor Alghooneh, Robert Lacroix, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Neil Olien, Vahid Khoshkava
  • Publication number: 20180276959
    Abstract: A flexible haptic actuator and corresponding method. The flexible haptic actuator comprises a core formed with a flexible material. The core defines a volume and is bendable. An electrical conductor is coiled around the core and is bendable. A casing surrounds the electrical conductor and at least a part of the core. The casing includes a plurality of flexible sections and a plurality of stiff sections. The casing is bendable. A haptic mass is suspended in the volume, the haptic mass being at least partially formed with a magnetic material. The haptic mass is movable in the volume in response to the electrical conductor generating a magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Mansoor Alghooneh
  • Patent number: 10073525
    Abstract: Systems and methods or a low profile haptic actuator are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for a low profile haptic actuator includes: a moveable surface comprising a first coil, the moveable surface configured to move in a degree of freedom; a fixed surface beneath the moveable surface, the fixed surface comprising a second coil coupled underneath the first coil; a suspension coupled to the fixed surface and the moveable surface and configured to suspend the moveable surface; and a controller coupled to the first coil and the second coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Billington, Kaniyalal Shah, Daniel Parker, Mansoor Alghooneh, Vahid Khoshkava, William Rihn
  • Patent number: 10037660
    Abstract: A flexible haptic actuator and corresponding method. The flexible haptic actuator comprises a core formed with a flexible material. The core defines a volume and is bendable. An electrical conductor is coiled around the core and is bendable. A casing surrounds the electrical conductor and at least a part of the core. The casing includes a plurality of flexible sections and a plurality of stiff sections. The casing is bendable. A haptic mass is suspended in the volume, the haptic mass being at least partially formed with a magnetic material. The haptic mass is movable in the volume in response to the electrical conductor generating a magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Mansoor Alghooneh
  • Publication number: 20180211751
    Abstract: A haptic actuator having a base structure, a beam rotatably attached to the base structure by an axial member, a first coil portion, and a second coil portion is presented. The beam has a first end that includes a first magnet with magnetic poles having a first polarity, and a second end that includes a second magnet with magnetic poles having a second, opposite polarity. The first coil portion and the second coil portion are configured to generate magnetic field lines. The magnetic poles of the first magnet and the magnetic poles of the second magnet are aligned to be parallel with a central axis of the first coil portion or the second coil portion when the beam is in an equilibrium position. The beam is configured to rotate via the axial member in response to electrical current being passed through the first coil portion or the second coil portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Mansoor Alghooneh, Mohammadreza Motamedi
  • Patent number: 10019875
    Abstract: A haptic actuator comprising a base and a haptic transducer at least partially suspended by the base. The haptic transducer comprises a substrate and a smart material operably connected to the substrate. The smart material has resonance in response to an electrical signal having a determined frequency, and the resonance causes the haptic transducer to vibrate and deliver a haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mansoor Alghooneh, Vahid Khoshkava, Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez, Neil T. Olien, Robert A. Lacroix
  • Publication number: 20180190085
    Abstract: A flexible haptic actuator and corresponding method. The flexible haptic actuator comprises a core formed with a flexible material. The core defines a volume and is bendable. An electrical conductor is coiled around the core and is bendable. A casing surrounds the electrical conductor and at least a part of the core. The casing includes a plurality of flexible sections and a plurality of stiff sections. The casing is bendable. A haptic mass is suspended in the volume, the haptic mass being at least partially formed with a magnetic material. The haptic mass is movable in the volume in response to the electrical conductor generating a magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Mansoor Alghooneh
  • Publication number: 20180190086
    Abstract: A haptic actuator comprising a base and a haptic transducer at least partially suspended by the base. The haptic transducer comprises a substrate and a smart material operably connected to the substrate. The smart material has resonance in response to an electrical signal having a determined frequency, and the resonance causes the haptic transducer to vibrate and deliver a haptic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Mansoor Alghooneh, Vahid Khoshkava, Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez, Neil T. Olien, Robert A. Lacroix
  • Patent number: 9990078
    Abstract: One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a sensor configured to detect a gesture and transmit an associated sensor signal. The gesture includes a first position at a distance from a surface and a second position contacting the surface. The system also includes a processor in communication with the sensor and configured to: receive the sensor signal from the sensor, and determine one or more haptic effects based at least in part on the sensor signal. The one or more haptic effects are configured to provide substantially continuous haptic feedback throughout the gesture. The processor is also configured to generate one or more haptic signals based at least in part on the one or more haptic effects, and transmit the one or more haptic signals. The system includes a haptic output device for receiving the one or more haptic signals and outputting the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Vincent Levesque, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Mansoor Alghooneh, William Rihn