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Damian M Lyons: System and method for permitting three-dimensional navigation through a virtual reality environment using camera-based gesture inputs. Philips Electronics North America, Gregory L Thorne, January 30, 2001: US06181343 (488 worldwide citation)

A system and method for permitting three-dimensional navigation through a virtual reality environment using camera-based gesture inputs of a system user. The system comprises a computer-readable memory, a video camera for generating video signals indicative of the gestures of the system user and an ...


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Ying Huang, Ramakrishna Desiraju, Christophe Begue, Omer Bakkalbasi, Lap Mui Ann Chan, Krishnakumar Bhaskaran, Awi Federgruen, Raymond J Krasinski, Peter Boey: Decision support system for the management of an agile supply chain. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Gregory L Thorne, September 14, 1999: US05953707 (462 worldwide citation)

A decision support system for the management of an agile supply chain that provides an architecture including a server side and a client side. The server side includes a decision support system database that interfaces with a model engine that performs analysis of the data to support planning decisi ...


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Ying Huang, Ramakrishna Desiraju, Christophe Begue, Omer Bakkalbasi, Lap Mui Ann Chan, Krishnakumar Bhaskaran, Awi Federgruen, Yossi Aviv, Raymond J Krasinski, Peter Boey: Decision support system for the management of an agile supply chain. Philips Electronics North America, Gregory L Thorne, November 21, 2000: US06151582 (454 worldwide citation)

A decision support system for managing an agile supply chain including a server side and a client side. The server side includes a decision support system database that interfaces with a model engine that performs analysis of the data to support planning decisions. The server side also includes a se ...


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Srinivas Gutta, Eric Cohen Solal, Miroslav Trajkovic: Automatic system for monitoring person requiring care and his/her caretaker. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Gregory L Thorne, November 22, 2005: US06968294 (393 worldwide citation)

A monitoring system for an infant, child, invalid, or other person requiring care uses computer vision and hearing, and inputs of other modalities, to analyze the status of a caretaker and/or cared-for person and its environment. The conditions are classified as normal or alarm conditions and an inf ...


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Damian M Lyons, Thomas G Murphy: Method, system, and program for gesture based option selection. Philips Electronics North America, Gregory L Thorne, September 4, 2001: US06283860 (339 worldwide citation)

The system displays on a screen a set of options that are selectable by a user. The user standing in front of the screen points at a desired option and a camera of the system takes an image of the user while pointing. The system calculates from the pose of the user in the image whether the user is p ...


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Karen I Trovato, Paul Rankin, Carolyn Ramsey: System creating chat network based on a time of each chat access request. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Gregory L Thorne, July 23, 2002: US06425012 (292 worldwide citation)

When a person requests access to a chat session, the time of the request is used to determine which chat room the person is placed. Other parameters are used to determine the surrounding factors, or context, within which the person initiated the request, such as the particular television program tha ...


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Judith F M Masthoff: Method for enabling a user to fetch a specific information item from a set of information items, and a system for carrying out such a method. U S Phi ips Corporation, Gregory L Thorne, April 10, 2001: US06216133 (273 worldwide citation)

A user of a system comprising a large set of information items, for example a multimedia database, is assisted by an agent in searching the set. The agent has a given affinity for the information items and selects a specific information item from the set in conformity with said affinity. On the basi ...


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Larry J Eshelman, Srinivas Gutta, Daniel Pelletier, Hugo J Strubbe, John Milanski: Automatic system for monitoring independent person requiring occasional assistance. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Gregory L Thorne, August 26, 2003: US06611206 (230 worldwide citation)

Briefly, an alarm system monitors conditions of an independent person, yet one requiring some supervision, such as an elderly person living alone at home. The system monitors a variety of independent signals and combines them to recognize subtle cues that may indicate there will be a need for interv ...


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Damian M Lyons: System and method for permitting three-dimensional navigation through a virtual reality environment using camera-based gesture inputs. Philips Electronics North America, Gregory L Thorne, February 27, 2001: US06195104 (222 worldwide citation)

A system and method for constructing three-dimensional images using camera-based gesture inputs of a system user. The system comprises a computer-readable memory, a video camera for generating video signals indicative of the gestures of the system user and an interaction area surrounding the system ...


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Hugo J Strubbe, Larry J Eshelman, Srinivas Gutta, John Milanski, Daniel Pelletier: User interface/entertainment device that simulates personal interaction and charges external database with relevant data. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Gregory L Thorne, September 21, 2004: US06795808 (211 worldwide citation)

An interaction simulator, such as a chatterbot, is connected with an external database, such as an electronic program guide. The information gathered during interaction, particularly conversational, is parsed and used to augment the database data. The interaction simulator may be guided by the data ...