07031875 is referenced by 279 patents and cites 74 patents.

Systems are arranged to provide a user information which relates to objects of interest. A user may point a hand held device toward an object to address it. The device determines which objects are being addressed by making position and attitude measurements and further a reference and search of a database containing preprogrammed information relating to objects. Information relating to objects determined as objects presently being addressed is thereafter presented at a user interface. Devices of these systems include a point reference, a direction reference, a position determining support, attitude determining support, a computer processor and database, and a user interface. Methods of systems include the steps of addressing an object, determining position and attitude, searching a database, and presenting information to a user.

Title
Pointing systems for addressing objects
Application Number
9/769012
Publication Number
7031875 (B2)
Application Date
January 24, 2001
Publication Date
April 18, 2006
Inventor
Joseph Page
La Jolla
CA, US
Jeffrey Alan Jay
Petaluma
CA, US
Peter Malcolm Ellenby
San Francisco
CA, US
John Ellenby
San Francisco
CA, US
Thomas William Ellenby
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Page Lomr Associates
Assignee
Geo Vector Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G01C 17/00
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