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Randall B Smith, Carl A Waldspurger: Private regions within a shared workspace. Xerox Corporation, James T Beran, April 21, 1992: US05107443 (287 worldwide citation)

In a shared navigable workspace that is presented at more than one workstation, a region is made private in response to a user request. The user can also indicate the region's level of privacy by indicating levels of access of different users. The private region's contents are displayed only to user ...


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Randall B Smith: Method and apparatus for using RFID tags to determine the position of an object. Sun Microsystems, Park Vaughan & Fleming, June 15, 2004: US06750769 (76 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to determine the position of an object. During operation, the system receives signals from an array of RFID tags at an RFID tag reader, wherein a mask of known size and shape is interposed ...


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Randall B Smith, John C Tang, D Austin Henderson Jr: Method and apparatus for setting a graphical objects position and orientation with viscous dragging. Xerox Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, November 28, 1995: US05471571 (73 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for using a cursor movement device such as a mouse device to position and orient a graphical object or cursor on a computer screen. The movement and orientation of the graphical object on the screen depends directly upon the path of motion of the cursor. The actual movement of ...


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Randall B Smith: Representation of inter-relationships between graphical objects in a computer display device. Sun Microsystems, James D Ivey, April 7, 1998: US05737507 (71 worldwide citation)

Relationships between first one of a number of graphical objects, such as windows, displayed in a computer display device and several others of the graphical objects are displayed to the user in the form of a relationship window in response to an event associated with the first graphical object. The ...


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John C Tang, Randall B Smith: Method and apparatus for generating an audio signature for a data item. Sun Microsystems, Park Vaughan & Fleming, March 11, 2003: US06532477 (56 worldwide citation)

A system generates an audio signature for a data item based on a source identifier associated with the data item. The system receives a source identifier along with a data item and maps the source identifier to the audio signature using a mapping function that allows a user to distinguish the audio ...


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Harold L Shaw, Randall B Smith, Larry E Cunningham, Barry E Rishel, John P Gioannini, Warren B Harkey: Telemetry apparatus and method with digital to analog converter internally integrated within C.P.U.. The Regents of New Mexico State University, Deborah A Peacock, Jeffrey D Myers, July 13, 1993: US05227783 (42 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to a microprocessor based telemetry apparatus and method utilizing a commercially available IBM PC-AT or compatible CPU. Three hardware cards fit in existing slots within the computer chassis. Software is provided to accomplish, in combination with the cards, what has essentia ...


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Randall B Smith: Stationary semantic zooming. Sun Microsystems, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, September 19, 2006: US07109998 (38 worldwide citation)

A system and method for stationary semantic zooming. Stationary semantic zooming allows selected non-spatial rendering attributes, such as level of detail, to be varied according to other specified non-spatial rendering attributes. Stationary semantic zooming allows low importance objects to be rend ...


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Randall B Smith, Helen A Cunningham: Method and apparatus for zooming on non-positional display attributes. Sun Microsystems, Park Vaughan & Fleming, November 5, 2002: US06476829 (21 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for viewing plurality of objects on a display that allows a user to zoom on a non-positional display attribute of the plurality of objects. The system operates by receiving a value for a mapped attribute for an object as well as a value for a ...


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Randall B Smith, Antero K P Taivalsaari: Stationary scrolling for user interfaces. Sun Microsystems, Park Vaughan & Fleming, August 13, 2002: US06433798 (18 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for viewing objects on a display that allows a user to scroll through the objects by varying a non-positional display attribute of the objects. This non-positional display attribute may include attributes such as transparency, fadedness and s ...


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John C Tang, Randall B Smith, D Austin Henderson Jr: Multi-control point tool for computer drawing programs. Xerox Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, June 28, 1994: US05325110 (14 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for using and moving an tool, such as an eraser on a graphical display whose width can be changed. The invention provides a plurality of distinct areas on the tool that can be selected by a user input device, such as a stylus on an electronic tablet or a mouse. Selecting a fir ...