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Richard Marks: System and method for providing a real-time three-dimensional interactive environment. Sony Computer Entertainment, Martine Penilla Group, December 6, 2011: US08072470 (320 worldwide citation)

An invention is provided for affording a real-time three-dimensional interactive environment using a three-dimensional camera. The invention includes obtaining two-dimensional data values for a plurality of pixels representing a physical scene, and obtaining a depth value for each pixel of the plura ...


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Richard Marks: Man-machine interface using a deformable device. Sony Computer Entertainment, Martine Penilla & Gencarella, September 5, 2006: US07102615 (150 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment a method for triggering input commands of a program run on a computing system is provided. The method initiates with monitoring a field of view in front of a capture device. Then, an input object is identified within the field of view. The detected input object is analyzed for chan ...


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Gary M Zalewski, Richard Marks, Xiadong Mao: Method and system for applying gearing effects to multi-channel mixed input. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Martine Penilla & Gencarella, June 24, 2008: US07391409 (102 worldwide citation)

A method and system for interactive interfacing with a computer gaming system is provided. The method includes providing an input device, where the input device is configured to convey mutlti-channel mixed input data that is to be interpreted by the computer gaming system. The method includes identi ...


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Gary M Zalewski, Richard Marks, Xiadong Mao: Method and system for applying gearing effects to inertial tracking. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Martine Penilla & Gencarella, April 1, 2008: US07352359 (85 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for interactive interfacing with a computer gaming system are provided. A method includes providing an input device, where the input device is configured to convey inertial data that is to be interpreted by the computer gaming system. The method then identifies an action to be pe ...


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Richard Marks: User input device and method for interaction with graphic images. Sony Computer Entertainment, Martine Penilla & Gencarella, July 4, 2006: US07071914 (71 worldwide citation)

A device and method for effecting movement, responsive to user input, of an object on a graphical display are disclosed. An input device comprises a component for capturing video images, an input image processor that generates an output signal responsive to motion from the video images, and an outpu ...


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Bobby Ledford, Richard Marks, Chuck Paul, Ben Sorrell: System and method for enterprise-wide business process management. Total System Services, King & Spalding, November 9, 2004: US06817008 (69 worldwide citation)

Implementing a business process management system across an entire enterprise. An exemplary computer-based system for implementing business processes can access data existing on one or more of the computer platforms of an enterprise to implement workflows by a workflow engine. A business process can ...


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Richard Marks, Anton Mikhailov, Ennin Huang, Gary M Zalewski: Control device for communicating visual information. Sony Computer Entertainment, Martine Penilla Group, October 16, 2012: US08287373 (66 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for interfacing a control device with a computer program executing at a base computing device are presented. The method generates a visual cue at a spherical section of the control device and captures an image of the visual cue using an image capture device connected to the base ...


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Gary M Zalewski, Richard Marks, Xiadong Mao: Scheme for translating movements of a hand-held controller into inputs for a system. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, November 20, 2012: US08313380 (54 worldwide citation)

One embodiment provides a method for use in providing input to a system that includes the steps of determining position information for a controller for the system, comparing the determined position information for the controller with predetermined position information associated with commands, and ...


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Gary Zalewski, Richard Marks, Xiadong Mao: Method and apparatus for use in determining an activity level of a user in relation to a system. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, August 24, 2010: US07782297 (46 worldwide citation)

Methods and techniques for use in the operation of a game apparatus or other system for determining an activity level of a user in relation to the game apparatus or other system. A machine-readable medium having embodied thereon instructions for performing such methods and techniques is also include ...


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Gary M Zalewski, Richard Marks, Xiadong Mao: Method and system for applying gearing effects to acoustical tracking. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Martine Penilla & Gencarella, April 1, 2008: US07352358 (41 worldwide citation)

A method and system for enabling dynamic user interactivity between user actions and actions to be performed by a computer program is provided. The system includes a computing system and an acoustic detection analyzer that is coupled to or executed by the computing system. The system also includes a ...