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Thomas G Zimmerman, Jaron Z Lanier: Computer data entry and manipulation apparatus and method. VPL Research, Townsend and Townsend, January 29, 1991: US04988981 (513 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for generating control signals for the manipulation of virtual objects in a computer system according to the gestures and positions of an operator's hand or other body part. The apparatus includes a glove worn on the hand which includes sensors for detecting the gestures of th ...


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Young L Harvill, Jean Jacques G Grimaud, Jaron Z Lanier: Tactile feedback mechanism for a data processing system. Sun Microsystems, B Noel Kivlin, Conley Rose & Tayon PC, November 16, 1999: US05986643 (92 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for providing a tactile stimulus to a part of the body of a physical operator when a virtual operator, created by movements of the physical operator, encounters a virtual object defined by a computer. A signalling unit communicates with the computer and emits a signal when the virtual o ...


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Jaron Z Lanier, Jean Jacques G Grimaud, Young L Harvill, Ann Lasko Harvill, Chuck L Blanchard, Mark L Oberman, Michael A Teitel: Method and system for generating objects for a multi-person virtual world using data flow networks. VPL Research, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, December 24, 1996: US05588139 (84 worldwide citation)

A computer model of a virtual environment is continuously modified by input from various participants. The virtual environment is displayed to the participants using sensory displays such as head-mounted visual and auditory displays which travel with the wearer and track the position and orientation ...


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Jaron Z Lanier, Ann Lasko Harvill, Chuck L Blanchard, Joe L Sparks: Method and apparatus for creating virtual worlds using a data flow network. VPL Research, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, December 24, 1996: US05588104 (41 worldwide citation)

A computer display displays a data flow network as a plurality of interconnected units. An interactive program allows the appearance of the plurality of interconnected units to be changed. The data flow network then is automatically altered to correspond with the visual changes. The interconnected u ...


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Jean Jacques G Grimaud, Jaron Z Lanier, Arthur Abraham, Young Harvill: Method and apparatus for rendering graphical images using parallel processing. VPL Research, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, August 13, 1996: US05546530 (28 worldwide citation)

A distributed animation comprising a plurality of processors wherein each processor is responsible for rendering only a portion of the entire image. After the plurality of processors compute their respective images, the image data is communicated to a buffer. The buffer also receives image data from ...


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Thomas G Zimmerman, Jaron Z Lanier: Computer data entry and manipulation apparatus and method. Sun Microsystems, B Noël Kivlin, Conley Rose & Tayon PC, July 23, 2002: US06424334 (27 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for generating control signals for the manipulation of virtual objects in a computer system according to the gestures and positions of an operator's hand or other body part. The apparatus includes a glove worn on the hand which includes sensors for detecting the gestures ...


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Adrian Travis, Jaron Z Lanier, Joel S Kollin: Virtual image device. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Jeremy Snodgrass, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, June 9, 2015: US09052414 (23 worldwide citation)

This document describes various apparatuses embodying, and techniques for implementing, a virtual image device. The virtual image device includes a projector and a lens configured to generate a virtual image as well as two diffraction gratings, substantially orthogonally-oriented to each other, that ...


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Ann Lasko Harvill, Michael A Teitel, Jaron Z Lanier: Low cost virtual reality system. Sun Microsystems, Conley Rose & Tayon, December 15, 1998: US05850201 (19 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for viewing computer generated images and for tracking the positions of the user's head and hand. One alternative of the apparatus includes a frame element, versatilely mountable, with sensors for the head tracking of a user whose bodily movement is constrained to a small area ...


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David A Levitt, Marc Degroot, Jaron Z Lanier: Method and apparatus for creating sounds in a virtual world by simulating sound in specific locations in space and generating sounds as touch feedback. VPL Research, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, December 24, 1996: US05587936 (14 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for creating sounds in a virtual world. The system provides signal processing capabilities to convert monaural sounds to fully spacialized sound sources. A user of the system wearing a pair of stereo headphones perceives live, computer generated, or recorded sounds as coming f ...


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Thomas G Zimmerman, Jaron Z Lanier: Computer data entry and manipulation apparatus and method. Sun Microsystems, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, B Noël Kivlin, April 17, 2007: US07205979 (12 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for generating control signals for the manipulation of virtual objects in a computer system according to the gestures and positions of an operator's hand or other body part. The apparatus includes a glove worn on the hand which includes sensors for detecting the gestures of th ...