US 9,812,165 B2
Systems and methods for recording haptic data for use with multi-media data
Christopher J. Ullrich, Ventura, CA (US); and Robert Lacroix, San Jose, CA (US)
Assigned to IMMERSION CORPORATION, San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by IMMERSION CORPORATION, San Jose (CA)
Filed on Dec. 19, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/576,589.
Prior Publication US 2016/0180879 A1, Jun. 23, 2016
Int. Cl. H04N 5/77 (2006.01); H04N 5/932 (2006.01); H04N 5/935 (2006.01); G11B 20/10 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G06F 3/03 (2006.01); G01H 9/00 (2006.01); H04N 5/265 (2006.01); H04N 9/79 (2006.01); H04N 9/82 (2006.01); H04N 5/765 (2006.01); H04N 9/80 (2006.01); G11B 27/10 (2006.01); G06F 3/0346 (2013.01)
CPC G11B 20/10527 (2013.01) [G01H 9/00 (2013.01); G06F 3/016 (2013.01); G06F 3/03 (2013.01); H04N 5/265 (2013.01); H04N 5/77 (2013.01); H04N 9/79 (2013.01); H04N 9/8205 (2013.01); G06F 3/0304 (2013.01); G06F 3/0346 (2013.01); G11B 27/10 (2013.01); G11B 2020/10537 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
a controller configured to control a first servomechanism and a second servomechanism;
a recorder configured to move by the first servomechanism, record an audio or a video of a subject of interest from a point-of-view of the recorder, and output a recording of the subject of interest; and
a non-contact sensor associated with the recorder, the non-contact sensor configured to move by the second servomechanism to maintain a same point-of-view as the point-of-view of the recorder and measure a movement or a vibration of the subject of interest from the same point-of-view as the point-of-view of the recorder and at a same time as the recorder recording the audio or the video,
wherein the controller is further configured to transform the movement or the vibration of the subject of interest measured by the non-contact sensor into a tactile data stream for sending to a haptic display device for playback with the recording of the subject of interest by the recorder and providing haptic effects corresponding to the movement or the vibration to the haptic display device in synchronization with the recording.