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Toshiba Patents Pressure Sensitive Vibration Motor

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Oct 12, 2005, 5:13 PM   by (staff)

Toshiba has applied for a US patent on a phone that can adjust how much it vibrates. The invention requires a pressure sensor, placed between the two halves of a slider / clamshell / spinner phone which would determine how hard the two parts are being pushed together. If the two halves are being pushed together quite hard, the phone vibrates less, assuming the handset must be in a tight pocket. As the pressure decreases from the phone being stored in looser pockets or bags, the vibration increases in strength. Toshiba already has patented this in Japan, however no phones have been announced with variable vibration as of yet.

more info at New Scientist »
more info at USPTO »

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maokh

Oct 13, 2005, 1:39 PM

Tight pants

Sounds like the Toshiba PR department had nothing other than tight pants on their mind.

I dont really sport tight pants...is this really even a problem?
maokh said:
Sounds like the Toshiba PR department had nothing other than tight pants on their mind.

I dont really sport tight pants...is this really even a problem?


My Brazilian low cut jeans might pose a prob...
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muchdrama

Oct 13, 2005, 9:00 AM

Oh, good Lord!

Just put a strong vibration motor into EVERY phone for God's sake!
That could however present a problem... Imagine watching the news one night:

"And in local news, a woman driving on I-44 today caused a 16 car pile up when he cell phone rang in her pocket, causing her to have an orgasim and loose control of her v...
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knx2

Oct 13, 2005, 12:22 PM

Yet another worthless feature

This is another feature we just do not need. I want to feel the vibe. If it is a low vibe I will not be able to feel it. This is just another feature to mark up the price on. Rolling Eyes
 
 
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