Patents by Inventor Satvir Singh BHATIA

Satvir Singh BHATIA 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: 20190107891
    Abstract: A system receives a multiplexed signal with two or more different types of haptic signals encoded therein. Each type of haptic signal represents a haptic effect for different types of haptic output devices. The system determines a target haptic output device located on a haptic playback device. The system demultiplexes the multiplexed signal into at least the type of haptic signal corresponding to the target output device. The system provides the demultiplexed haptic signal to the target haptic output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen D. RANK, Satvir Singh BHATIA, Arnab SEN, Juan Manuel CRUZ HERNANDEZ
  • Patent number: 10241580
    Abstract: A system provides overlaid haptic effects. The system determines a primary content and a primary haptic effect associated with the primary content. The system also determines a secondary content and a secondary haptic effect associated with the secondary content. Subsequently, the system outputs the secondary content concurrently with the primary content, and also outputs the secondary haptic effect concurrently with the primary haptic effect on at least one haptic output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Birnbaum, Abraham Alexander Dauhajre, Paige Raynes, Satvir Singh Bhatia
  • 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: 10209776
    Abstract: Embodiments generate haptic effects on a device that is grasped by a user on a first side having a corresponding first haptic output device and on a second side having a corresponding second haptic output device. Embodiments receive a first haptic effect channel and receive a second haptic effect channel. Embodiments determine that the first side is more tightly grasped by the user than the second side. Embodiments then, based on the determining, assign the first haptic effect channel to the first haptic output device and assign the second haptic effect channel to the second haptic output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Birnbaum, Satvir Singh Bhatia, Stephen D. Rank
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180373334
    Abstract: A system provides overlaid haptic effects. The system determines a primary content and a primary haptic effect associated with the primary content. The system also determines a secondary content and a secondary haptic effect associated with the secondary content. Subsequently, the system outputs the secondary content concurrently with the primary content, and also outputs the secondary haptic effect concurrently with the primary haptic effect on at least one haptic output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: David BIRNBAUM, Abraham Alexander DAUHAJRE, Paige RAYNES, Satvir Singh BHATIA
  • Publication number: 20180373337
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods of providing haptic feedback based on media content and one or more external parameters used to customize the haptic feedback. The system may modify or otherwise alter haptic feedback that is determined using the media content alone. In other words, the system may use both the media content and the external parameters to determine haptic feedback that should be output to the user or others. The external parameters may include, for example, sensor information, customization information, and/or other external parameters that may be used to customize the haptic feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Ali MODARRES, Christopher J. ULLRICH, Jean Francois DIONNE, Loc PHAN, Satvir Singh BHATIA, Stephen D. RANK
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10152126
    Abstract: A system receives a multiplexed signal with two or more different types of haptic signals encoded therein. Each type of haptic signal represents a haptic effect for different types of haptic output devices. The system determines a target haptic output device located on a haptic playback device. The system demultiplexes the multiplexed signal into at least the type of haptic signal corresponding to the target output device. The system provides the demultiplexed haptic signal to the target haptic output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen D. Rank, Satvir Singh Bhatia, Arnab Sen, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10085069
    Abstract: A method includes receiving digital content data including audio data and/or video data, generating haptic data using at least some of the received digital content data, encoding the haptic data for efficient transmission over a communication network, multiplexing the encoded haptic data with the received digital content data, embedding information for decoding the encoded haptic data in metadata of the multiplexed data stream, and sending the multiplexed data stream over the communication network. The method may include analyzing the haptic data to determine at least one characteristic of the haptic data, and the encoding the haptic data may include encoding, based on the determined characteristic, the haptic data to meet a pre-defined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Loc Phan, Satvir Singh Bhatia, Stephen D. Rank, Christopher J. Ullrich, Jean Francois Dionne, Hugues Antoine Oliver
  • 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: 10078368
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods of providing haptic feedback based on media content and one or more external parameters used to customize the haptic feedback. The system may modify or otherwise alter haptic feedback that is determined using the media content alone. In other words, the system may use both the media content and the external parameters to determine haptic feedback that should be output to the user or others. The external parameters may include, for example, sensor information, customization information, and/or other external parameters that may be used to customize the haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Modarres, Christopher J. Ullrich, Jean Francois Dionne, Loc Phan, Satvir Singh Bhatia, Stephen D. Rank
  • 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: 20180210552
    Abstract: A system is provided that converts an input into one or more haptic effects using segmenting and combining. The system receives an input. The system further segments the input into a plurality of input sub-signals. The system further converts the plurality of input sub-signals into a haptic signal. The system further generates the one or more haptic effects based on the haptic signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Jamal SABOUNE, Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Satvir Singh BHATIA
  • Patent number: 10007346
    Abstract: A system provides overlaid haptic effects. The system determines a primary content and a primary haptic effect associated with the primary content. The system also determines a secondary content and a secondary haptic effect associated with the secondary content. Subsequently, the system outputs the secondary content concurrently with the primary content, and also outputs the secondary haptic effect concurrently with the primary haptic effect on at least one haptic output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Birnbaum, Abraham Alexander Dauhajre, Paige Raynes, Satvir Singh Bhatia
  • 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: 20180068537
    Abstract: A system provides haptic feedback based on media content. The system processes the media content into components including a first component and a second component. The system further determines a first priority value related to the first component and a second priority value related to the second component. The system further compares the first priority value with the second priority value. The system further generates a first control signal and a second control signal based on the comparison, where the first control signal is configured to cause a first haptic feedback to be output and the second control signal is configured to cause a second haptic feedback to be output that is the same or different than the first haptic feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventor: Satvir Singh BHATIA
  • Patent number: 9898084
    Abstract: A system is provided that generates a dynamic haptic effect that includes one or more key frames, where each key frame includes a first interpolant value and a first haptic effect. The system further receives an interpolant value, where the interpolant value is between at least two interpolant values of at least two key frames. The system further determines the dynamic haptic effect from the interpolant value. The system further distributes the dynamic haptic effect among a plurality of actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henry Da Costa, Eric Gervais, Satvir Singh Bhatia
  • Patent number: 9898085
    Abstract: A system is provided that converts an input into one or more haptic effects using segmenting and combining. The system receives an input. The system further segments the input into a plurality of input sub-signals. The system further converts the plurality of input sub-signals into a haptic signal. The system further generates the one or more haptic effects based on the haptic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Jamal Saboune, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Satvir Singh Bhatia
  • Publication number: 20180046252
    Abstract: A system is provided that generates a dynamic haptic effect that includes one or more key frames, where each key frame includes a first interpolant value and a first haptic effect. The system further receives an interpolant value, where the interpolant value is between at least two interpolant values of at least two key frames. The system further determines the dynamic haptic effect from the interpolant value. The system further distributes the dynamic haptic effect among a plurality of actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Henry DA COSTA, Eric GERVAIS, Satvir Singh BHATIA