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Anthony Vernon Walker Smith, Alistair Ian Sutherland, Arnaud Lemoine, Sean Mcgrath: Hand gesture recognition system and method. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, October 3, 2000: US06128003 (612 worldwide citation)

Noise problems in processing small images or large-granularity images are reduced by representing hand images as rotational vectors calculated using a real-valued centroid. The hand region is therefore sectored independently of pixel quantization. Color segmentation is used to identify hand-color re ...


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Samuel M Goldwasser, David A Talton, R Anthony Reynolds, Theodore A Bapty: Three dimensional medical image display system. Dynamic Digital Displays, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, April 12, 1988: US04737921 (273 worldwide citation)

A real-time three-dimensional display device particularly suited for medical imaging is disclosed. The device includes a plurality of individual processing elements each having an image memory for storing a mini-image of a portion of the object as viewed from any given direction and a merge control ...


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Rex A McCaskill, John S Wang: Graphic highlight adjacent a pointing cursor. International Business Machines, C Lamont Whitham, October 6, 1987: US04698625 (231 worldwide citation)

A technique is disclosed which facilitates the selection by a user of a graphic object on a display screen. Selection is by means of a pointing cursor which is moved about the display screen by means of a pointing device having a select button. When the pointing cursor is brought within a predetermi ...


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Irene H Hernandez, Carol S Himelstein, John S Wang: Method of editing graphic objects in an interactive draw graphic system using implicit editing actions. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard E Cummins, James H Barksdale, August 11, 1987: US04686522 (207 worldwide citation)

A method is described for editing graphic objects in an interactive draw graphic system which selectively displays a menu of available editing actions in response to operation of one mouse button by the operator and allows the operator to cursor select the specific edit action from the menu to be ma ...


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Garland Stern: Three dimensional animation. New York Institute of Technology, Martin Novack, July 15, 1986: US04600919 (188 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is directed to an improved method and apparatus for generating a sequence of video frames representative of three-dimensional animation. A plurality of key frames are stored, each key frame including a common figure having one or more joints, and each joint having associated therewith ...


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Michael D Doyle: Method and apparatus for identifying features of an image on a video display. Richard C Auchterlonie, July 11, 1989: US04847604 (179 worldwide citation)

A computer graphic interface allows a user to obtain descriptive information concerning a feature of a displayed image by pointing to the location of the feature. Conversely, the user may enter descriptive textual information, and the locations of responsive features are indicated. The data processi ...


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Masashi Ueda, Ryohei Komiya: Multi-window display control system. Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Oliff & Berridge, March 30, 1999: US05889517 (156 worldwide citation)

A multi-window display control system includes a display area setting device for setting a first display area in the display area on a physical screen and setting a second display area in another area, different than the first display area. A display controller controls display of an active window o ...


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Brian Astle: Cursor controlled page selection in a video display. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Joseph J Laks, Sammy S Henig, May 6, 1986: US04587520 (156 worldwide citation)

A teletext system in which viewer function selection is accomplished by superposing a cursor on one of the displayed function words. The teletext/videotext receiver includes a ROM for storing page selection control symbols and a RAM for storing symbols and related addresses corresponding to all disp ...


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William L Thomas: Teletext interface for digital storage medium having synthetic video generator. Zenith Radio Corporation, Jack Kail, July 12, 1983: US04393376 (154 worldwide citation)

A teletext interface is coupled between a television receiver and a medium storing a plurality of digitally encoded signals each representing a selected text/graphics character intended for transmission as a corresponding synthetic video signal during the active scanning intervals of a television si ...


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Keith R Slavin, Donald Craig: Touch controlled zoom of waveform displays. Tektronix, Francis I Gray, July 5, 1988: US04755811 (152 worldwide citation)

Touch controlled zoom of a waveform display uses a touch screen for the display surface. Function buttons for moving or expanding the waveform display and for determining the axis of such movement or expansion operate in conjunction with a rotary encoder. Expansion, or zoom, is accomplished by conta ...