Qualcomm had 12 patents in gaming during Q1 2024. Qualcomm Inc has developed audio and haptic signal processing systems and methods that involve generating haptic drive signals based on input audio signals. By deriving data components from the audio signal and selecting gains for different frequency ranges, the system can produce gain adjusted haptic drive components to drive a haptic actuator and create desired mechanical behavior. GlobalData’s report on Qualcomm gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Qualcomm grant share with gaming as a theme is 8% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Audio and haptic signal processing (Patent ID: US20240045505A1)

The patent filed by Qualcomm Inc. describes a method and system for generating haptic drive signals based on input audio signals. The method involves deriving data components from the audio signal that indicate the behavior of the audio speaker across different frequency ranges. These data components are then used to determine haptic drive components, with gains selected for each frequency range. The gain-adjusted haptic drive components are combined to create a haptic drive signal that produces a desired mechanical behavior in the haptic actuator when driven by the signal. The system includes processors that carry out these steps, allowing for user-selectable gains and synchronization between audio and haptic outputs.

Overall, the invention outlined in the patent aims to enhance the user experience by synchronizing audio and haptic feedback, providing customizable haptic drive signals based on audio input, and optimizing the mechanical behavior of haptic actuators. By utilizing data components derived from the audio signal and applying user-selectable gains, the system can generate haptic signals that accurately reflect the desired mechanical behavior in response to audio stimuli. Additionally, the system includes features for adjusting time delays between audio and haptic outputs, further improving the overall user experience.

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