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Thomas J Dougherty, S Joy Mountford, Jesse L Dorogusker, James H Boyden, Philip A van Allen, Daniel E Cummings, Brygg A Ullmer: Methods and systems for providing human/computer interfaces. Interval Research Corporation, Hickman Stephens & Coleman, June 20, 2000: US06076734 (991 worldwide citation)

The present invention teaches a variety of methods and systems for providing computer/human interfaces. According to one method, the user interfaces with an electronic device such as a computer system by engaging a sensor with desired regions of an encoded physical medium. The encoded physical mediu ...


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Katerina H Nguyen: Method and apparatus for real-time gesture recognition. Electric Planet, Hickman Stephens & Coleman, June 6, 2000: US06072494 (686 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for providing a gesture recognition system for recognizing gestures made by a moving subject within an image and performing an operation based on the semantic meaning of the gesture. A subject, such as a human being, enters the viewing field of a camera connected to ...


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Matthew F Kelly, Bryan M Kelly, Norman B Petermeier, John G Kroeckel, John E Link: Prize redemption system for games. RLT Acquisition, Hickman Stephens & Coleman, January 18, 2000: US06015344 (574 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a prize redemption system for use with one or more game apparatuses. A game is provided on a game apparatus for a player to play in exchange for monetary input, and prize credits are credited to the player based on the game. A prize selection menu is displayed by the g ...


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Edward Gottsman, Adam Brody: System, method and article of manufacture for advanced mobile bargain shopping. AC Properties, Hickman Stephens Coleman & Hughes, October 17, 2000: US06134548 (564 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed that facilitates web-based comparison shopping in conventional, physical, non-web retail environments. A wireless phone or similar hand-held wireless device with Internet Protocol capability is combined with a miniature barcode reader (installed either inside the phone or on a ...


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Edwin B Brownrigg, Thomas W Wilson: Wireless network system and method for providing same. CommUnique, Hickman Stephens Coleman & Hughes, March 28, 2000: US06044062 (407 worldwide citation)

A wireless network system includes a server having a server controller and a server radio modem, and a number of clients each including a client controller and a client radio modem. The server controller implements a server process that includes the receipt and the transmission of data packets via t ...


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Peter Eiba: Playing device system. Hickman Stephens Coleman and Hughes, September 12, 2000: US06117013 (346 worldwide citation)

A playing device system can be used by a number of players with various playing devices at a distance from each other. Each of these devices can be connected to a common host computer via a remote data transmission system and they are controlled by a random symbol generator which determines a winnin ...


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Charles R Kellner: Method and apparatus for unencumbered capture of an object. Electric Planet, Hickman Stephens Coleman Hughes, August 8, 2000: US06101289 (343 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for providing an unencumbered capture by a computer system of an object in real-time. An object is placed in a displayer having an appropriate blue-screen surface which is positioned in the view of a camera connected to a computer. The camera captures a frame of an ...


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Matthew F Kelly, Bryan M Kelly, Norman B Petermeier, John G Kroeckel, John E Link: Skill based prize games for wide area networks. RLT Acquisitions, Hickman Stephens & Coleman, December 28, 1999: US06007426 (321 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a prize redemption system for use with one or more game apparatuses. The prize redemption system includes a server in communication with the game apparatuses to form a wide area network that may include the Internet. A game is provided on a game apparatus for a player ...


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Andrew Kunz: Interactive computer vision system. Electric Planet, Hickman Stephens Coleman & Hughes, October 10, 2000: US06130677 (296 worldwide citation)

A system and method for permitting a subject to interact with an electronic image. In one embodiment, the present invention obtains a first electronic image of a scene including the subject. An alpha image of the subject is generated. From the alpha image a characteristic of the subject is determine ...


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Theodor Holm Nelson: Many-to-many payments system for network content materials. Hickman Stephens Coleman & Hughes, May 2, 2000: US06058381 (240 worldwide citation)

A payment method (100) suitable for network (10) transactions in merchandise (12) between purchasers (14) and vendors (18), employing the services of guarantors (16) which issue vouchers (20) for payment. The vendors (18) offer the merchandise (12) on the network (10) as URLs (50), which optionally ...