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William T Freeman, Craig D Weissman: Hand gesture machine control system. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Robert K Tendler Esq, January 14, 1997: US05594469 (830 worldwide citation)

A system for the control from a distance of machines having displays incls hand gesture detection in which the hand gesture causes movement of an on-screen hand icon over an on-screen machine control icon, with the hand icon moving the machine control icon in accordance with sensed hand movements to ...


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William T Freeman: Hand gesture control system. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Dirk Brinkman, December 14, 1999: US06002808 (433 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for rapidly recognizing hand gestures for the control of computer graphics, in which image moment calculations are utilized to determine an overall equivalent rectangle corresponding to hand position, orientation and size, with size in one embodiment correlating to the width of ...


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Carol Strohecker, Barbara Barros: System for designing graphical multi-participant environments. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Dirk Brinkman, August 8, 2000: US06100896 (306 worldwide citation)

A system for generating a virtual reality environment applies principles of urban planning. Participants interact with the system by designating or anging certain objects or characteristics of the environment. The environment includes designation of districts having similar scenic characteristics. P ...


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John H Howard: Method and apparatus for reconciling different versions of a file. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Robert K Tendler Esq, February 4, 1997: US05600834 (297 worldwide citation)

In a distributed file environment, a system for safely updating a file wiut risk of losing work performed at one site due to work performed on the file at another site uses a journal or log at each site which is updated after a file is modified. This log is compared with the logs from other sites be ...


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Andrew R Golding: Automobile navigation system with dynamic traffic data. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Dirk Brinkman, August 3, 1999: US05933100 (270 worldwide citation)

A system located in an automobile provides personalized traffic information nd route planning capabilities. This system uses equipment which is becoming standard in automobiles, such as on-board navigation systems and cellular telephones. On-board navigation systems use global positioning system (GP ...


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Tohei Nitta, Darrin B Jewell, Marilyn A Walker: Hand held computer control device. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Robert K Tendler, May 26, 1998: US05757360 (242 worldwide citation)

A compact convenient hand-held, accelerometer-based computer control device s utilized to control on-screen animated characters presented by a computer-driven display in which the movement, persona, or style of the character is controlled through movement of the device in a predetermined pattern whi ...


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Andrew B Mor: Haptic device. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Dirk Brinkman, July 11, 2000: US06088020 (188 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided to extend the number of active degrees of freedom of haptic interface to provide the user with the feel of a tool which is cantilevered over obstacles or which experiences frictional drag along its shaft. This is accomplished by providing two additional active degrees of freedo ...


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William T Freeman, Michael E Leventon: System for reconstructing the 3-dimensional motions of a human figure from a monocularly-viewed image sequence. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Dirk Brinkman, September 5, 2000: US06115052 (184 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for reconstructing the 3-dimensional motions of a hu figure from a monocularly viewed image sequence in which a statistical approach is used coupled with the use of a set of motion capture examples to build a gaussian probability model for short human motion sequences. In a simp ...


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Marilyn Walker: Continuously variable control of animated on-screen characters. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Dirk Brinkman, June 6, 2000: US06072467 (161 worldwide citation)

A compact convenient hand-held, accelerometer-based computer control device is utilized to control on-screen animated characters presented by a comer-driven display in which the movement, persona, style, and voice of the character is controlled. The control device detects accelerations which are use ...


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Dwight Allan Meglan, Frederick Marshall Morgan, Jeffrey Michael Wendlandt: Master/slave system for the manipulation of tubular medical tools. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Dirk Brinkman, August 1, 2000: US06096004 (161 worldwide citation)

A master/slave system is used for performing a surgical procedure such as theterization of cardiac or peripheral vasculature. Movements of catheters or similar tools within a patient are remotely controlled by a surgeon, and the surgeon receives haptic or tactile feedback caused by the movement of t ...