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Thomas P Moran, Patrick Chiu, William Van Melle: Apparatus and method for supporting the implicit structure of freeform lists, outlines, text, tables and diagrams in a gesture-based input system and editing system. Xerox Corporation, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, February 25, 2003: US06525749 (320 worldwide citation)

A system features a data input scheme in which the nature of the entered data is irrelevant until the requirement made to perform a function with respect to that data. It is only when it becomes necessary to perform a function with respect to the data that the determination of the nature of the data ...


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Thomas P Moran, Patrick Chiu: Apparatus and method for executing multiple-concatenated command gestures in a gesture based input system. Xerox Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, September 15, 1998: US05809267 (250 worldwide citation)

A graphical editing system is provided which allows a user to draw number of commonly used gestures called primitive command gestures together in essentially one stroke. The primitive gestures are chosen to represent gestural syntax, analogous to a textual command syntax. The primitive gestures are ...


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Thomas P Moran, William J van Melle, Gordon P Kurtenbach, Patrick Chiu: Computer controlled display system using a graphical replay device to control playback of temporal data representing collaborative activities. Xerox Corporation, Richard B Domingo, December 18, 2001: US06332147 (189 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling the playback of a recorded session utilizing a window acting as a player for playing back a timestream for a shared representation media, such as an electronic whiteboard. Timestream and event information for the session is captured by one or more recording devices. Playback ...


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Thomas P Moran, Patrick Chiu, William Van Melle, Gordon Kurtenbach: Apparatus and method for implementing visual animation illustrating results of interactive editing operations. Xerox Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, March 9, 1999: US05880743 (158 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for animating editing changes on a display device is provided. The invention is designed to operate preferably with a graphical editing system that permits both handwritten and typewritten data entry. Both the primary changes made by the user and the contextual changes result ...


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Patrick Chiu, Thomas P Moran, William J Van Melle, Steven R Harrison, Polle T Zellweger: Method and system for indexing and controlling the playback of multimedia documents. Xerox Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, November 16, 1999: US05986655 (135 worldwide citation)

An electronic multimedia document system provides temporal icons that provide indices into a recording of a meeting or presentation. The temporal icons index the times of occurrence of events and beginning times, ending times, and time spans of timestreams. The temporal icons provide complete playba ...


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Lynn D Wilcox, Patrick Chiu, Gene Golovchinsky, William N Schilit, Joseph W Sullivan: Method and apparatus for dynamically grouping a plurality of graphic objects. Fuji Xerox, Xerox Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, March 30, 1999: US05889523 (132 worldwide citation)

When dynamically grouping a plurality of graphic objects, such as displayed on a graphic input display apparatus, a cluster tree is formed for the plurality of graphic objects. The cluster tree is based on a plurality of different types of distance measures. These include a time distance and a spati ...


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Patrick Chiu, Lynn Wilcox, Ashutosh Kapuskar: System and apparatus for notetaking with digital video and ink. Fuji Xerox, Xerox Corporation, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, September 17, 2002: US06452615 (122 worldwide citation)

Media input streams are retrieved by a notetaking device and referenced for playback. The media streams are from microphones, video cameras, and media players present during a notetaking session. Facilities provided by the notetaking device allow a user to capture stills from the media streams, make ...


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Thomas P Moran, Patrick Chiu, William J van Melle, Gordon P Kurtenbach: Method and apparatus for grouping graphic objects on a computer based system having a graphical user interface. Xerox Corporation, Richard B Dominu, January 19, 1999: US05861886 (116 worldwide citation)

A system for creating and manipulating groups of graphic objects using enclosures. A persistent graphic object, such as a closed loop is drawn around a set of graphic objects as an enclosure. When the enclosure is selected the enclosure and the set of graphic objects within are grouped. Besides movi ...


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Thomas P Moran, Patrick Chiu, William Van Melle: Apparatus and method for altering enclosure selections in a gesture based input system. Xerox Corporation, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs, November 28, 1995: US05471578 (114 worldwide citation)

A graphical editing system which allows a user to modify a selection gesture without having to redraw the entire gesture. The system defines a selection with an enclosure that is treated as a graphical object that can be contorted in a style consistent with the specific application. The enclosure ca ...


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Thomas P Moran, William J van Melle, Patrick Chiu: Freeform graphics system having meeting objects for supporting meeting objectives. Xerox Corporation, Richard B Domingo, January 25, 2000: US06018346 (93 worldwide citation)

Meeting support objects for supporting meeting objectives for use in a freeform graphics system. Meeting support objects are representations of dynamic information that is used to support various common activities performed in meetings, such as decision making, assigning action items, agenda trackin ...