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Anthony David DeRose, Michael Kass, Tien Gia Truong: Texture mapping and other uses of scalar fields on subdivision surfaces in computer graphics and animation. Pixar Animation Studios, McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen, March 14, 2000: US06037949 (76 worldwide citation)

Methods for defining smooth scalar fields on arbitrary polygonal meshes which can be consistently carried through the subdivision process involve computing mesh vertices after subdivision to a suitable resolution and computing scalar field values at the vertices corresponding to an arbitrary smooth ...


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Steven Rehkemper, Michael Kass, Bret Gould: Electronic football capable of measuring throwing statistics. Rehco, June 24, 2003: US06582330 (69 worldwide citation)

The electronic football of the present invention is capable of calculating various throwing statistics. The electronic football includes a start switch in communication with a timer means that starts when the start switch is released approximately simultaneously when the football is thrown. Upon imp ...


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Anthony David DeRose, Michael Kass: Realistic surface simulation in computer animation. Pixar Animation Studios, Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn PLLC, October 9, 2001: US06300960 (38 worldwide citation)

Realistic computer generated character animation is achieved by modeling skin or other covering as a separate a quasi-static surface elastically tied to an underlying detailed, articulated model controlled by the animator. The result, automatically incorporates realistic stretching, and sagging, and ...


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Anthony David DeRose, Michael Kass: Hybrid subdivision in computer graphics. Pixar Animation Studios, Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn PLLC, April 24, 2001: US06222553 (21 worldwide citation)

Different limit surfaces are derived from the same initial arbitrary polygon mesh by sequentially combining different subdivision rules. This added freedom allows for the more efficiently modeling of objects in computer graphics including objects and characters with semi-sharp features.


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Steven Rehkemper, Jeffrey Rehkemper, Kerry E Phillips, Ryan Kratz, Peter Greenley, Michael Kass: Interactive role-playing posable toy. Rehco, August 20, 2002: US06435936 (21 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided an interactive posable toy that when positioned in various configurations, emits electronic sounds and/or produces motions indicative of such configurations. The posable toy includes a head pivotally attached to an upper torso. The upper to ...


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David E Baraff, Andrew Witkin, Michael Kass: Global intersection analysis for determining intesections of objects in computer animation. Pixar, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 29, 2005: US06970171 (17 worldwide citation)

A method of globally analyzing intersections between objects in computer animation includes providing objects represented by meshes, with each of the meshes being formed by a set of vertices, where a set of pairs of vertices defines a set of edges of the mesh. All edges of the meshes are checked to ...


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David E Baraff, Andrew Witkin, Michael Kass: Global intersection analysis for determining intersections of objects in computer animation. Pixar, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 8, 2008: US07355600 (12 worldwide citation)

A method of globally analyzing intersections between objects in computer animation includes providing objects represented by meshes, with each of the meshes being formed by a set of vertices, where a set of pairs of vertices defines a set of edges of the mesh. All edges of the meshes are checked to ...


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Anthony David DeRose, Michael Kass: Hybrid subdivision in computer graphics. Pixar Animation Studios, Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Khan PLLC, December 3, 2002: US06489960 (11 worldwide citation)

Different limit surfaces are derived from the same initial arbitrary polygon mesh by sequentially combining different subdivision rules. This added freedom allows for the more efficiently modeling of objects in computer graphics including objects and characters with semi-sharp features.


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Steven Rehkemper, Bret Gould, Peter Greenley, Michael Kass, Jackson Wilson: Dancing figure. Rehco, November 25, 2003: US06652351 (11 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a dancing figure that includes a body defined by a torso, a head, and a pair of arms, and a pair of legs pivotally attached to the torso at a hip region. Each leg includes at least an upper leg section pivotally attached to a lower leg sect ...


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Lance J Williams, Michael Kass: Method and system for reconstructing quantized signals. Apple Computer, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, December 24, 1996: US05587711 (9 worldwide citation)

A method and system for reconstructing quantized signals is described. Non-linear filtering is applied to a quantized signal to distribute quantum changes over their respective time intervals to provide, for example, a smoother reconstructed signal. The quantization bounds are enforced for each refi ...