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Publication numberWO2015015428 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/IB2014/063534
Publication date5 Feb 2015
Filing date30 Jul 2014
Priority date1 Aug 2013
Publication numberPCT/2014/63534, PCT/IB/14/063534, PCT/IB/14/63534, PCT/IB/2014/063534, PCT/IB/2014/63534, PCT/IB14/063534, PCT/IB14/63534, PCT/IB14063534, PCT/IB1463534, PCT/IB2014/063534, PCT/IB2014/63534, PCT/IB2014063534, PCT/IB201463534, WO 2015/015428 A1, WO 2015015428 A1, WO 2015015428A1, WO-A1-2015015428, WO2015/015428A1, WO2015015428 A1, WO2015015428A1
InventorsMark WOODROFFE
ApplicantWoodroffe Mark
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Touch communications device and method
WO 2015015428 A1
Abstract
The present invention discloses a means and method that applies known mechanical, electrical and other pre-developed components that enables the composition, transmission, receipt, storage, and duplication of a unique and personal touch interaction from a sender to a recipient or multiple users within established and/or future communication networks. Primarily to convey an emotional and or sensual thought derived personalized touch interaction from a sender and recipient or multiple users. In real time, transmitting a unique, personalized, and emotional touch from a one or more senders in one location to be received by one or more recipients in another location or locations virtually anywhere worldwide where there exist established communication networks.
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  1. A touch communications device, to be used with or integrated into an existing device or incorporated into the design of a new device intended for the purpose of transmitting and receiving a touch over a great distance through a connected communications network or combination of connected communications networks, the device comprising of:
    a. a pressure sensitive touchpad or touchscreen/interface;
    b. an electronic power source supplied from the device in which this device is incorporate within;
    c. a processor;
    d. a read/write memory bank
    characterized by using the electrostatic haptic feedback method for replicating the touch communication interaction.
  2. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the transmitting means comprises a Bluetooth transmitter.
  3. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the transmitting means comprises a wireless fidelity transmitter.
  4. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the transmitting means comprises a tri-band cellular transmitter.
  5. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the transmitting means comprises a quad-band cellular transmitter.
  6. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the transmitting means comprises a satellite transmitter.
  7. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the transmitting means comprises a radio transmitter.
  8. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the transmitting means comprises a wireless data transmitter.
  9. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the transmitting means comprises a wired data transmitter.
  10. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the receiving means comprises a Bluetooth receiver.
  11. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the receiving means comprises a wireless fidelity receiver.
  12. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the receiving means comprises a tri-band cellular receiver.
  13. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the receiving means comprises a quad-band cellular receiver.
  14. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the receiving means comprises a satellite receiver.
  15. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the receiving means comprises a radio receiver.
  16. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the receiving means comprises wireless data receiver.
  17. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the receiving means comprises a wired data receiver.
  18. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which the read/write memory bank serves a buffer for temporary data storage, whereas;
    a. a touch communication message is being created the data is temporally buffered as the data is being instantaneously transmitted while connected to a data communications network or combination of data communications networks; and
    b. if a touch communication message is being created and there is no connection to a data communications network, the touch communication message is temporally stored awaiting conversion to a standard message service on a cellular network or if a cellular network is not used or unavailable the data is temporally stored until a suitable communications network is established.
  19. The touch communications device of claim 1 in which works in conjunction with software applications, whereas;
    a. the software applications manage a list of contacts;
    b. manage the transfer of data between locally connected network devices;
    c. manage the operations derived from the touch communication message to vary the voltages of the electrostatic charges on the electrostatic haptic feedback surface; and
    d. manage the selection and operation of enhancement textures.
  20. The touch communication device of claim 1 is intended as a wearable apparatus.
  21. The touch communication device of claim 1 is intended as a non-wearable apparatus.
Description
Touch communications device and method

The present invention relates to a human emotion thought pattern conversion and transmitting and receiving device and method. More particularly a touch communication device and used as a personal communication device for transmitting the sense of close to real touch between people over great distances in real time.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

Communication has evolved over the years (i.e., smoke signals, jungle drums, telegraph, radio telephone and now cell phones) to increase our ability, desire and practical need to communicate afar. Furthermore there are many examples of electronic devices that communicate with each other by known methods such as wireless analog and digital generated commands through established cellular networks.

For example computers and mobile phones send signals to each other according to the given commands digitally encrypted by the user that in turn is transmitted to other devices.

It therefore is the main claim and as written that a device has been developed to create a type of communication that is not verbal but is still able to put across the intended message. The present invention discloses a means and method for communication by a personalized touch interaction over great distances.

An example, patent number US 5,719,561 uses a form of tactile communication for the physically impaired, more specifically the blind, as claimed by Gilbert R. Gonzales. The disadvantage of the aforementioned patent and others cited is that these devices rely on a memory storage bank to recall a predefined operation to recreate a predefined, non-personal, and predictable outcome. For example in the above mentioned patent, if a user were to draw the letter “A” on the touchpad of the device, the processor recognizes and locates the letter “A” in the memory storage bank, retrieve the corresponding operation command and the user would feel the letter “A” as Braille. No matter how many times the user draws the letter “A” the end user will feel the exact same outcome every time. The present invention differs from the aforementioned patent and others cited by not utilizing any memory storage bank to recall any predefined operation to carry out the replication of the touch communication experience. The memory used will be used as a buffer temporary storage to record the touch movement(s) before being processed to be sent to an end user or users.

The present invention relies on recording the path or paths of movement(s), pressures, and timings detected by a pressure sensitive touchpad or touchscreen.

Research shows there does not yet exist a communication device which assembles touch communication in such a manner that is non-predetermined, personalized, and instantaneous.

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The present invention discloses a means and method of creating a touch communication interaction, transmission of a touch communication interaction, receiving of a touch communication interaction, storing and replication of a touch communication interaction, enabling touch communication between devices within a connected communications network infrastructure.

The present invention nominates the combined use of a number of prior arts. The mentioned prior arts are for the sole purpose to disclose or aid in the creation of, transmitting of, receiving of, storing of and replication of a touch communication interaction.

The method used for creating a personalized touch communication interaction involves a user to interact with a pressure sensitive touchpad/touchscreen by applying a force on it.

The user applies a force on the pressure sensitive touchpad/touchscreen in any direction, path, shape, and or pattern for any desired amount of time. The applied force and movement on the surface of the pressure sensitive touchpad/touchscreen makes up the touch communication interaction that the user personally desired to construct at that given time to convey to another user or users. This interaction is effectively comprised of varying directional movements, varying downward pressures, and the timing of all movement(s) and pressures. Effectively represented for example as, movement + pressure + time = touch communication interaction. Each of these variants combines to create a near infinite possibility of different touch.

The present invention is characterized by using the electrostatic haptic feedback method for replicating the touch communication interaction. There are other methods available such as electromagnetic, pneumatics, hydraulics and various types of actuation, and piezoelectric materials. All of these methods, after investigation were found to have undesired traits or effects, in particular too bulky, unwanted noise, big volume of moving parts, high power consumption for a small device, unable to replicate in a full range of touch. The electrostatic haptic feedback method is able to replicate the real feel of not only directional movement on the X and Y coordinates but also the sense of force or depth in the 3rd or Z coordinate. This method uses a very thin, very transparent film that can be applied to many surfaces such as glass or plastics. The electrostatic haptic feedback method is silent, thin, consumes little energy, has no moving parts, and is able to replicate applied force in the required manner under this invention. This translates into low production cost, no or low maintenance, low wear and tear, and greater realistic touch replication. This all makes it far easier to integrate into other devices or use as a standalone device, faster production, and cheaper production costs making it far more commercially viable. Using this method results in a near impossibility for a user to ever replicate the same interaction more than once. Each and every touch communication interaction created is completely unique from each other and completely personalized.

The means nominated to replicate a touch communication interaction is by a adopting and integrating prior art that uses a variation of electrostatic haptic feedback based on Coulomb’s Law. A variation in small voltages between the positive electrostatic charges on the surface emulates different textures when in contact with the negative charge of a user’s skin. Utilizing this prior art technology allows for the feeling of a user’s fingers to be felt on the recipient’s skin. Software programmed replicates the feeling of the human finger. This touch of the human finger that created by this prior art technology moves across the screen against the recipient’s skin in the exact same directional movement(s), replicate the same pressures, and timings of the movement(s) and pressures. These directional movement(s) and pressures is felt on the recipient’s skin as if the user that created the touch communication interaction was there with the recipient touching their skin. This prior art technology is to aid in providing a non-mechanical, noiseless, effective, and accurate feedback. The inventor makes no claims to the aforementioned prior art technology. In addition the current software to operate the electrostatic haptic feedback does such in a way to emulate a static object that when a user moves their skin across the surface in the location of a screen where the object appear, the user can feel the size, shape, and texture of the object. In the present invention, this software is modified to instead emulate a moving object or objects on a surface, the device and the user’s skin that is in contact with the surface on the device remains stationary. This results in the electrostatic haptic feedback emulating an object or object moving against the user’s skin.

The methods and means nominated for transmission and receiving the touch communication interaction is by way of a connected communications network, over one or several types of communication networks. For example, but not limited to, two users of a separate touch communication device with Bluetooth technology onboard would communicate as follows;

For example, the transmitting touch communication device with Bluetooth technology paired to a cellular phone with Bluetooth technology would transmit the touch communication interaction via Bluetooth to the paired cellular phone;

The cellular phone would have an application running to accept, process, and transmit the touch communication interaction over the cellular network in real time send via data, for example 3G or 4G data transfer;

The cellular network would then route the touch communication interaction to the desired recipient’s cellular phone;

The recipient’s cellular phone would then accept the touch communication interaction and an application running on the cellular phone would accept, store, process, and prepare to transmit the touch communication interaction;

The application on the cellular phone would then transmit the touch communication interaction via Bluetooth to a paired touch communication device with Bluetooth technology.

Many other networks could be used separately or in combination with each other. For example, but not limited to, Bluetooth, Wireless Fidelity, Digital Living Network Alliance, various cellular networks, various radio frequencies, and other known or future wireless or hard wired communication networks, including fiber optics or other similar technologies.

A component to be used with or integrated into a device or a device that is designed to incorporate the component comprised of a number of prior art inventions to include a pressure sensitive touchpad or pressure sensitive touchscreen, processor, memory storage bank, transmitter, receiver, electrostatic haptic pad, power source and other components to be described in greater detail.

General operation from creation of a touch communication interaction to end user feeling of the touch replication is as follows;

The user of device 1 applies a force on the pressure sensitive touchpad/touchscreen and creates the desired touch communication interaction as described earlier;

As the user is creating the touch communication interaction the pressure sensitive touchpad/touchscreen is detecting the directional movements, varying pressures of the movements, timing of the movements and pressures;

In real time the processor is receiving the input data from the pressure sensitive touchpad/touchscreen;

In real time the processor assigns a value to every movement, pressure and timing of those movements and pressures;

As each value is assigned, the processor sends each value in sequence to a memory storage bank(s) to be temporally stored as the touch communication interaction is instantaneously transmitted in real time;

As the user of Device 1 creates the touch communication interaction, the touch communication interaction is transmitted in real time;

In real time the touch communication interaction is transmitted via a connected communications network or combination of connected communications networks and or in conjunction with a software application combination of software applications;

After the touch communication interaction has been processed and routed through the connected communications network(s) it is transmitted to the intended device, in this example it would be Device 2;

Device 2 then receives the touch communication interaction in real time via a connected communications network or combination of connected communications networks and or in conjunction with a software application or combination of software applications

Once device 2 has received the signal it can then reciprocate or send a return message in the same manner.

The touch communication interaction is then stored temporally in the memory storage bank(s), as a buffer in sequence, as the device receives the touch communication interaction in real time;

The processor instantaneously reads the values stored in the memory storage bank(s), the buffer memory;

The processor then sends the operation commands to the electrostatic haptic pad to carry out the touch communication interaction in real time, replicating the same exact movement, sense of pressure, and timing of the touch of the user of Device 1.

This process will be the same for any touch communication interaction being transmitted via any active connected data communication network or combination of active connected data communication networks configured to work in tandem. This process may be effected in certain countries or in areas of certain countries when transmitting over a cellular communication network when data network, such as 3G and 4G, do not have full area coverage or not available currently due to lack of network infrastructure.

If the device, when transmitting the touch communication message via a cellular network, detects that there is not an active connected data communications network, such as 3G or 4G, the interaction data will be saved in full in the buffer memory storage bank;

After a determined time of the pressure sensitive touchpad/touchscreen being inactive, the touch communication interaction will be converted and transmitted via the cellular communication network as a standard message service;

When the intended device receives the touch communication interaction in the form of a standard message service, it will be converted back to the original format;

After the conversion to the original format is complete, the process continues as normal.

This alternate transmission method will not be transmitted instantaneously in real time but rather as a recorded message. This method is only meant as an alternative means for users of touch communication devices to communicate in areas where cellular data communication networks do not have adequate coverage, no coverage, or not economically affordable for the general public in certain countries.

Enhancements to the touch communication interaction could be applied during the replication process through the use of software applications. The software application installed directly within the device or host network connected device, for example but not limited to, installed on a Bluetooth paired cellular phone, network connected computer, or network connected tablet computer. This software application would allow for the manipulation of the electrostatic haptic feedback to create the sensation of a multitude of textures. One example of this application could be that a user intends a touch communication interaction to be sent in anger, the software application could be used to manipulate the electrostatic haptic feedback to create the feel of sand paper instead of the feel of a human finger.

This device being used or incorporated into other devices can serve as a communication device through many different mediums, for example but not limited to, social networking (Facebook and Twitter), internet video calling (Skype), online video chat rooms, mass media events, live streaming video (YouTube, a speech, or performance), interaction in video games between players and future uses. The device may be incorporated to receive different radio signals to allow, for instance, a famous singer to send a touch to all his/her fans attending a concert or watching on television. Transmission via standard radio waves would only provide one way interaction, unlike the other methods which are a two way interaction.

The present invention could be incorporated into various electronic and non electronic devices including watch, mobile phone, and jewelry, gloves, sleeves and patches for various uses. Users of the present invention will include parents, friends, lovers, blinds etc. For instance, incorporating the present invention in a watch would be useful where phones’ dialing or sending messages (i.e. SMS) are not a practical option, A further possible use could be as a “nudge” to tell that someone’s mobile is ringing. This would work in the home where people don’t usually carry their phone meaning if it rings while it’s in another room people won’t miss the call which often happens. The watch/device would be on their wrist and could be connected to a corresponding mobile to nudge or tap them as means of informing them the mobile is being called.

Fig. 1 is a diagram explaining the transmission and receiving of a touch communication interaction via Bluetooth paired with a cellular phone;

Fig. 2 is a diagram explaining the transmission and receiving of a touch communication interaction via cellular network on a standalone touch communications device;

Fig. 3 is a diagram explaining the transmission and receiving of a touch communication interaction wireless fidelity network;

Fig. 4 is a diagram explaining the transmission and receiving of a touch communication interaction via wireless communication through a personal computer;

Fig. 5 is a diagram explaining the transmission and receiving of a touch communication interaction via a wired communications network;

Fig. 6 is an isometric cut away view of the device;

Fig. 7 depicts a top view of the device incorporated into a wrist wearable apparatus for touch communication interaction;

Fig. 8 depicts a top view of the device incorporated into a watch like apparatus for touch communication interaction;

Fig. 9 depicts a front view of the device incorporated into a cellular phone for touch communication interaction;

Fig. 10 depicts a back view of the device incorporated into a cellular phone for touch communication interaction;

Fig. 11 depicts a left side view of the device incorporated into a cellular phone for touch communication interaction; and

Fig. 12 depicts the device incorporated into a pad like apparatus for touch communication interaction.

Detailed Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a diagram explaining the transmission and receiving of a touch communication interaction data between two touch communication devices 1 and 6 via Bluetooth, paired with a cellular phone 2 and 5. Touch communication device 1 emits, in real time, the touch communication interaction data transmitted via Bluetooth to a paired cellular phone 2. The Bluetooth paired cellular phone 2 receives, in real time, the touch communication interaction data via Bluetooth. This touch communication interaction data is then collected by an installed software application. The software application then processes, in real time, the touch communication interaction data, prepares the data to be sent to the intended target touch communication device, FIG. 1 depicts the target as touch communication device 2 5. Then the cellular phone 2 transmits the touch communication interaction data via a cellular data network infrastructure 3. The touch communication interaction data is then routed through the cellular network infrastructure 3 and 4. The touch communication interaction data is then transmitted, in real time, from the appropriate cellular network tower 4 to the cellular phone 5 that is paired to the intended target touch communication device 6. The cellular phone 5 then receives the touch communication interaction data, in real time. The installed software application, on the cellular phone 6, instantaneously processes the touch communication interaction data, then transmits, in real time, via Bluetooth the touch communication interaction data to the paired touch communication device 6.

FIG. 2 is a diagram explaining the transmission and receiving of a touch communication interaction data via cellular network 8 and 9 between two standalone touch communications devices 7 and 10. In real time, as the touch communication interaction data is being created on the touchpad/touchscreen/user interface, the data is sequentially and instantaneously processed by an installed software application. The touch communication interaction data is then prepared to be sent, in real time, to the intended target touch communication device 10. The touch communication device 7 then transmits, in real time, the touch communication interaction data via a cellular data network infrastructure 8 and 9. The touch communication interaction data is then transmitted, in real time, from the appropriate cellular network tower 9 to the intended target touch communication device 10. The touch communication device 10 then receives the touch communication interaction data, in real time. The installed software application, on the touch communication device 10, instantaneously processes the touch communication interaction data.

FIG. 3 is a diagram explaining the transmission and receiving of a touch communication interaction data between two standalone touch communication devices 11 and 16 via a wireless fidelity network 12 and 15. In real time, as the touch communication interaction data is being created on the touchpad/touchscreen/user interface, the data is sequentially and instantaneously processed by an installed software application. The touch communication interaction data is then prepared to be sent, in real time, to the intended target touch communication device 16. The touch communication device 11 then transmits, in real time, the touch communication interaction data via wireless fidelity signal. The touch communication interaction data is then received, in real time, by the wireless fidelity router 12. The touch communication interaction data is then sent via the router 12 to the internet provider 13. The internet service provider then routes the touch communication interaction data over the World Wide Web to the internet service provider 14 that the intended touch communication device 16 is connected. The internet service provider 14 then routes the touch communication interaction data to the IP address to the router 15 that the intended touch communication device 16 is connected. The wireless fidelity router 15 then transmits the touch communication interaction data via wireless fidelity signal to the connected touch communication device 16. The touch communication device 16 then receives the touch communication interaction data, in real time. The installed software application, on the touch communication device 16, instantaneously processes the touch communication interaction data.

FIG. 4 is a diagram explaining the transmission and receiving of a touch communication interaction data between two standalone touch communication devices 17 and 22 via wireless communication through a personal computer 18 and 22. In real time, as the touch communication interaction data is being created on the touchpad/touchscreen/user interface, the data is sequentially and instantaneously processed by an installed software application. The touch communication interaction data is then prepared to be sent, in real time, to the intended target touch communication device 22. The touch communication device 17 then transmits, in real time, the touch communication interaction data via wireless radio signal. The touch communication interaction data is then received, in real time, by the wireless radio universal serial bus adaptor on the personal computer 18. The touch communication interaction data is then sent via the router to the internet provider 19. The internet service provider then routes the touch communication interaction data over the World Wide Web to the internet service provider 20 that the intended touch communication device 22 is connected. The internet service provider 20 then routes the touch communication interaction data to the IP address to the router that the intended touch communication device 22 is connected. The router then transfers the touch communication interaction data to the personal computer 21 that the intended touch communication device 22 is connected. The personal computer 21 then through the wireless radio universal serial bus adaptor transmits the touch communication interaction data via wireless radio signal to the connected touch communication device 22. The touch communication device 22 then receives the touch communication interaction data, in real time. The installed software application, on the touch communication device 16, instantaneously processes the touch communication interaction data.

FIG. 5 is a diagram explaining the transmission and receiving of a touch communication interaction data between two standalone touch communication devices 23 and 30, through personal computers 25 and 28, via a wired communications network. In real time, as the touch communication interaction data is being created on the touchpad/touchscreen/user interface, the data is sequentially and instantaneously processed by an installed software application. The touch communication interaction data is then prepared to be sent, in real time, to the intended target touch communication device 30. The touch communication device 23 then transmits, in real time, the touch communication interaction data via universal serial bus cable 24. The touch communication interaction data is then received, in real time, by the universal serial bus port on the personal computer 25. The touch communication interaction data is then sent via the router to the internet provider 26. The internet service provider then routes the touch communication interaction data over the World Wide Web to the internet service provider 27 that the intended touch communication device 30 is connected. The internet service provider 27 then routes the touch communication interaction data to the IP address to the router that the intended touch communication device 30 is connected. The router then transfers the touch communication interaction data to the personal computer 28 that the intended touch communication device 30 is connected. The personal computer 28 then through the universal serial bus port transmits the touch communication interaction data via universal serial bus cable 29 to the connected touch communication device 30. The touch communication device 30 then receives the touch communication interaction data, in real time. The installed software application, on the touch communication device 30, instantaneously processes the touch communication interaction data.

FIG. 6 is an isometric cut away view of the device. The pressure sensitive touchpad/touchscreen 52, the surface for user interaction. The data/power cable 53, for the transfer of power to the pressure sensitive touchpad/touchscreen 52, and also the transfer of data from the pressure sensitive touchpad/touchscreen 52. The electrostatic haptic feedback surface 61, is the outer layer of the electrostatic haptic feedback pad 60, serves as the surface to contact a humans skin for the purpose of replicating a touch sensation by manipulating electrostatic charges. The circuit board 59, containing all of the necessary components for electronic operation including, a processor 56 and read/write memory storage banks 58. The power connection 57, from the power source into the circuit board 59. The data transfer cable 55, for data transfer to and from the circuit board 59. Void 54 for the use of other components, as in the components of the host device, for example cellular phone.

FIG. 7 depicts a top view of the device incorporated into a wrist wearable apparatus for touch communication interaction. The wrist wearable apparatus comprises a display 32, for displaying time, date, contact name, and a multitude of other suitable information. The pressure sensitive touchpad/touchscreen 33, the surface for user interaction. A strap 34, consisting of one or more pieces, the strap may contain a fastener or elastic in nature, and made of a suitable material for the application.

FIG. 8 depicts a top view of the device incorporated into a wrist wearable apparatus for touch communication interaction. The wrist wearable apparatus comprises of a housing 36, made of a suitable material for containing within the working components, including the components necessary for touch communication interaction as described within the contents of this patent document. A strap 37, consisting of one or more pieces, the strap may contain a fastener or elastic in nature, and made of a suitable material for the application. The electrostatic haptic feedback surface 35, this surface is where the touch replication is created.

FIG. 9 depicts a front view of the device incorporated into a cellular phone for touch communication interaction. The cellular phone housing 38, constructed of a suitable material for containing the components of the cellular phone within, including the components necessary for touch communication interaction. The pressure sensitive touchscreen 39 serves as the user interface for the creation of touch communication interaction.

FIG. 10 depicts a back view of the device incorporated into a cellular phone for touch communication interaction. The cellular phone housing 40, constructed of a suitable material for containing the components of the cellular phone within, including the components necessary for touch communication interaction. The electrostatic haptic feedback surface 41, this surface is where the touch replication is created.

FIG. 11 depicts a left side view of the device incorporated into a cellular phone for touch communication interaction. The pressure sensitive touchscreen 43 serves as the user interface for the creation of touch communication interaction. The cellular phone housing 44, constructed of a suitable material for containing the components of the cellular phone within, including the components necessary for touch communication interaction. The electrostatic haptic feedback surface 42, this surface is where the touch replication is created.

FIG. 12 depicts the device incorporated into a pad like apparatus for touch communication interaction. The universal serial bus plug 45, for connecting the pad like apparatus into a data transfer port. The universal serial bus cable 46 and 47, one end of the cable 47 is connected to the pad like apparatus, and the other end of the cable 46 contains the universal serial bus plug 45. The pressure sensitive touchpad 49 serves as the user interface for the creation of touch communication interaction. The pad apparatus housing 48 and 50, constructed of a suitable material for containing the components of the pad apparatus within, including the components necessary for touch communication interaction. The electrostatic haptic feedback surface 51, this surface is where the touch replication is created.

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Classifications
International ClassificationG06F3/0488, G06F3/01
Cooperative ClassificationG06F3/04883, G06F3/016
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