06144375 is referenced by 502 patents and cites 14 patents.

A method and apparatus for interactively viewing a real-world environment. The viewer includes a user interface having a first window for displaying a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional model of the real world environment. The viewer further includes a plurality of other viewing areas for displaying and querying for views of the real-world environment. The viewer includes a content-based event timeline that graphically depicts multi-media events satisfying user queries. Several methods can be used to select an event for display. For example, the user can select an event by selecting the event representation from the timeline. Alternatively, the user can select an event by querying the system for selected objects, viewing angles, input devices, etc. The viewer synchronizes and links together all of the multi-media data types associated with a selected event. Thus, when the user selects an event, the viewer displays all of the multi-media information (such as audio/video and textual information) that is associated with the selected event.

Title
Multi-perspective viewer for content-based interactivity
Application Number
9/134188
Publication Number
6144375
Application Date
August 14, 1998
Publication Date
November 7, 2000
Inventor
Arun L Katkere
San Diego
CA, US
Don Yamato Kuramura
San Diego
CA, US
Ryan B McKinley
Orinda
CA, US
Asquith A Bailey
San Diego
CA, US
Terry Randolph Hicks
San Diego
CA, US
Ramesh C Jain
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Jaquez & Associates
Agent
Martin J Jaquez Esq
Assignee
Praja
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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