US Patent No. 9,460,634

SYSTEMS FOR AND METHODS OF DIGITAL RECORDING AND REPRODUCTION OF TACTILE DRAWINGS


Patent No. 9,460,634
Issue Date October 04, 2016
Title Systems For And Methods Of Digital Recording And Reproduction Of Tactile Drawings
Inventorship Michael Rosen, Burlington, VT (US)
Michael Coleman, South Burlington, VT (US)
Joshua Coffee, South Burlington, VT (US)
William David Banks, Saratoga Springs, NY (US)
Kristin Leigh Funabashi, Brookline, MA (US)
Rebecca Risko, Ferndale, MI (US)
Akie Hashimoto, Durham, NC (US)
Keegan Jennings Brown, Roxbury, MA (US)
Katherine Accomando, Beverly, MA (US)
Assignee University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, VT (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,460,634

1. A method for digitizing and reproducing an original tactile feature formed on a first tactile drawing medium, comprising:
moving a stylus over a path on the first tactile drawing medium to form a tactile feature thereon;
digitally recording the path of the moving stylus to generate digital path data, wherein digitally recording the path includes
detecting the path using a receiver adapted to receive signals either reflected from or transmitted by the stylus; and

reproducing the original tactile feature on a second tactile drawing medium operably disposed in a tactile printer, based
on the original digital path data.