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Timothy R Pryor: Method for providing human input to a computer. Larson & Taylor, November 9, 1999: US05982352 (461 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method for providing human input to a computer which allows a user to interact with a display connected to the computer. The method includes the steps of placing a first target on a first portion of the user's body, using an electro-optical sensing means, sensing data relate ...


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Timothy R Pryor, Peter Smith: Man machine interfaces and applications. Douglas E Jackson, Stites & Harbison PLLC, May 9, 2006: US07042440 (452 worldwide citation)

Affordable methods and apparatus are disclosed for inputting position, attitude (orientation) or other object characteristic data to computers for the purpose of Computer Aided Design, Painting, Medicine, Teaching, Gaming, Toys, Simulations, Aids to the disabled, and internet or other experiences. P ...


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Timothy R Pryor, Peter Smith: Man machine interfaces and applications. Larson & Taylor, April 13, 2004: US06720949 (318 worldwide citation)

Affordable methods and apparatus are disclosed for inputting position, attitude (orientation) or other object characteristic data to computers for the purpose of Computer Aided Design, Painting, Medicine, Teaching, Gaming, Toys, Simulations, Aids to the disabled, and internet or other experiences. P ...


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Timothy R Pryor: Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics. Stites & Harbison PLLC, Ross F Hunt Jr, August 1, 2006: US07084859 (286 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are new methods and apparatus particularly suited for applications in a vehicle, to provide a wide range of information, and the safe input of data to a computer controlling the vehicle subsystems or “Telematic” communication using for example GM's “ONSTAR” or cellular based data sources. ...


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Timothy R Pryor: Man machine interfaces for entering data into a computer. Larson & Taylor, December 28, 1999: US06008800 (226 worldwide citation)

An optical method and apparatus for computer input, most typically man-machine interfaces, particularly of the class known as "touch screens" and "digitizers," are based on surface distortion imaging, i.e., magnified optical imaging of a surface temporarily distorted by the input data of interest su ...


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Timothy R Pryor: Method for providing human input to a computer. Douglas E Jackson, Stites & Harbison PLLC, August 29, 2006: US07098891 (186 worldwide citation)

A method for providing human input to a computer which allows a user to interact with a display connected to the computer. A first target is placed on a first portion of the user's body, whereby an electro-optical sensor senses data related to the location of the first target and data related to the ...


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Timothy R Pryor: Robot tractors. Diffracto, Larson and Taylor, November 13, 1984: US04482960 (176 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an electro-optical and microcomputer based method and apparatus for automatically guiding tractors and other farm machinery for the purpose of automatic crop planting, tending and harvesting. Also disclosed are means for automatic picking, excavating and other off-road uses in relativel ...


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Timothy R Pryor: Robot tractors. Diffracto, Larson and Taylor, September 6, 1988: US04769700 (151 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an electro-optical and microcomputer based method and apparatus for automatically guiding tractors and other farm machinery for the purpose of automatic crop planting, tending and harvesting. A target is preferably located at one boundary of the field which serves as a reference. The po ...


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Timothy R Pryor: Camera based man machine interfaces. Douglas E Jackson, Stites & Harbison PLLC, July 20, 2004: US06766036 (136 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are new forms of computer inputs particularly using TV Cameras, and providing affordable methods and apparatus for data communication with respect to people and computers using optically inputted information from specialized datum's on objects and/or natural features of objects ...


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Timothy R Pryor, Bernard Hockley, Nick Liptay Wagner, Omer L Hageniers, W J Pastorius: Method and apparatus for electro-optically determining the dimension, location and attitude of objects including light spot centroid determination. Diffracto, Larson and Taylor, November 17, 1992: US05164579 (125 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for optically determining the dimension of part surfaces. Particular embodiments describe optical triangulation based coordinate measurement machines capable of accurate measurement of complex surfaces, such as gear teeth and turbine blades. Other embodiments provide highly us ...



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