07039723 is referenced by 59 patents and cites 167 patents.

An image data manipulation system is described in which users located remotely from an image data storage library may participate in a collaborative image data rendering and evaluation session. The system includes the exchange of state parameters between the client computer of a user controlling the image rendering, the session driver, and a server computer which relays updated state parameters to other client computers participating in a session. The state parameters are used to update the view on each users computer to keep all the displays of the participants in synch with that of the session driver. The server processes extensive image rendering task for which the remote clients are not equipped and transmits newly-processed image data to the clients as appropriate. One embodiment for educational applications utilizes pre-stored image data sets which eliminates the need to transmit large blocks of image data over a network during a collaborative session.

Title
On-line image processing and communication system
Application Number
9/945479
Publication Number
7039723 (B2)
Application Date
August 31, 2001
Publication Date
May 2, 2006
Inventor
Yi Sun
Brookfield
WI, US
Hui Hu
Waukesha
WI, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A
Assignee
HInnovation
WI, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
View Original Source