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When it comes to gauging the influence of a patented technology and the strength of a company or companies that use it, there are few better indicators than the number of citations that technology receives.

Touch simulation, also known as force-feedback, haptic feedback or force reflection, refers to the technique of adding the sense of touch to human/computer interaction. This is achieved by computer software and hardware that literally impart physical forces upon the user's hand. 3D Systems' Geomagic Sensable 3D Touch™ technology does this in a high-fidelity manner unmatched by any other supplier.

Geomagic and our inventors have fundamental patents on the touch simulation concept and some of the most frequently referenced patents in the industry. Geomagic's intellectual property position is built upon the patents for software and hardware that underlie the OpenHaptics™ Toolkit and the PHANTOM® haptic interface.

Innovation has also stretched into the domain of digital design, 3D texturing and advanced voxel modeling. This work is embodied by the many patents that have been granted from the FreeForm family of organic CAD tools.

3D Systems Geomagic continues to invest heavily in intellectual property and has a number of other seminal patents in process. Our on-going mission is to expand our patent portfolio to include state-of-the-art 3D touch and voxel modeling technology. Our superior innovations continue to assist the design and development community to bring products to market faster.

 
 

Sensable Patent Registry

Any 3-DOF, 4-DOF or 5-DOF haptic device

5625576

 

Haptic Interaction with Geometric Models in a Virtual World

5898599, 6405158, 6853965

 

Canadian Patent: 2172825
European Patent Convention, France, Germany, Italy, UK: 0721615B1
Japanese Patent: 4550945, 4705928

PHANTOM Premium 1.0, 1.5, 3.0 and HF (High Force) models

5625576, 5587937

PHANTOM Premium 6-DOF models

5587937

PHANTOM Desktop

5625576, 6417638, 6879315, 6985133, 7714836

PHANTOM Omni

5625576, D510739, 7411576

Japanese Patent: 4866735
Chinese Patent: ZL 2004 8 0035445.8

PHANTOM Device Driver

7714836

OpenHaptics

5898599, 6405158, 6853965, 6084587, 7800609, 6111577, 6369834, 7225404, 6191796, 7990374

Canadian Patent: 2172825
European Patent Convention, France, Germany, Italy, UK: 0721615B1
Japanese Patent: 4550945, 4705928

FreeForm Plus

5898599, 6405158, 6853965, 7319466, 6111577, 6369834, 7225404, 6421048, 6552722, 6792398, 6831640, 7102635, 7259761, 7864173, 7889195, 6671651, 7103499, 6867770, 7212203, 6958752, 7710415, 7889209, 7095418, 7400331, 7382378, 7808509, 7626589, 7149596

Canadian Patent: 2172825
European Patent Convention, France, Germany, Italy, UK: 0721615B1
Japanese Patent: 4550945, 4705928

FreeForm, ClayTools,

5898599, 6405158, 6853965, 7319466, 6111577, 6369834, 7225404, 6421048, 6552722, 6792398, 6831640, 7102635, 7259761, 7864173, 7889195, 6671651, 7103499, 6867770, 7212203, 6958752, 7710415, 7889209, 7095418, 7400331, 7382378, 7808509, 7626589

Canadian Patent: 2172825
European Patent Convention, France, Germany, Italy, UK: 0721615B1
Japanese Patent: 4550945, 4705928