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Patent postulated currently shows Apple Pencil paintbrush connection and haptic feedback

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An Apple obvious postulated currently suggests that a destiny chronicle of a Apple Pencil could have an transmutable tip that sees it turn an Apple Paintbrush too.

The obvious also shows how haptic feedback could be used to copy a feeling of regulating opposite implements like pens, pencils, pen pens, and paintbrushes …



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Apple starts by acknowledging a stipulations of a existent Apple Pencil as an artistic implement.

Electronic inclination can embody a hold shade that can yield an immersive multimedia user knowledge when used in communication with an electronic stylus. Despite advancements in program to describe a user’s inputs and commands some-more accurately during a hold screen, a hold shade is incompetent to entirely describe a user’s inputs due to stipulations in a hardware of a electronic stylus. Accordingly, there is a need to urge on a user’s multimedia knowledge by implementing stretchable hit members during a electronic stylus.

It afterwards describes how an transmutable tip could be a solution, with a paintbrush connection measuring a grade of flex in any bristle.

This paper describes several embodiments associated to a unstable electronic device carrying stretchable hit members. More specifically, any of a stretchable hit members is able of exclusively flexing relations to one another, and a hold supportive device can beget a feedback response that is formed on a change in flexure of a stretchable hit members […]

The components can serve embody a sensor joined to a stretchable hit members, a sensor able of (i) detecting a change in flexure of a stretchable hit members in suitability with a contacting, and (ii) responding to a change in flexure by providing a analogous showing signal. The components can serve embody a processor in communication with a sensor and able of receiving a showing signal, a processor able of generating a feedback instruction that is formed on a change in flexure. The components can serve embody a communications section joined to and able of receiving a feedback instruction from a processor, where a communications section responds to a feedback instruction by transmitting a feedback parameter to a electronic device such that a graphical outlay is presented during a arrangement in suitability with a change in flexure.

The diction is as unenlightened as common for a patent, though a definition is clear: a iPad measures a volume of flex in a bristles, and uses that to effectively control a upsurge of ‘paint’ in a image.

Flexible joints in a pencil could be used as choice process of measuring a vigour practical to a screen.

The obvious also describes how haptic feedback could be used to yield synthetic sensations from a use of opposite forms of tip.

As used herein, a tenure “haptic feedback” can impute to simulating a prodigy of hold by requesting force, vibrations, or motions that can be viewed by a nerves within a user’s appendages. As described herein, haptic feedback can engage a transformation, displacement, oscillation, vibration, or alteration of a physique of element (e.g., substrate) from an initial pattern to a mutated pattern in sequence to yield feedback that can be viewed by a user. In some embodiments, a haptic feedback viewed by a user is caused by force being exerted by a haptic feedback member opposite a housing of a electronic device. The haptic feedback can copy a prodigy of hold during a user’s nerves benefaction in a user’s appendages (e.g., fingers, hand, palm, toes, etc.) as good as other physique tools (e.g., lips, nose, etc.).

As always with Apple patents, there’s no proceed to know either an Apple pencil paintbrush tip will ever make it into production, though this positively seems like an proceed that would be appreciated by artists. Let us know your thoughts in a comments.

Via Patently Apple

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