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Number: 345/474
Name: Computer graphics processing, operator interface processing, and selective visual display systems > Computer graphics processing > Animation > Motion planning or control
Description: Subject matter wherein locations traversed by animation are planned or controlled, particularly where a path is to be maintained or objects on a path are to be avoided.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
5982389 Generating optimized motion transitions for computer animated objects Nov. 9, 1999
5969704 Configurable led matrix display Oct. 19, 1999
5970173 Image compression and affine transformation for image motion compensation Oct. 19, 1999
5966131 Dispersion heuristic for design gallery interfaces Oct. 12, 1999
5963218 Video game with switchable collision graphics Oct. 5, 1999
5952993 Virtual object display apparatus and method Sep. 14, 1999
5946002 Method and system for image animation Aug. 31, 1999
5940051 Display system Aug. 17, 1999
5936639 System for determining motion control of particles Aug. 10, 1999
5933549 Method and apparatus for image editing using key frame image control data Aug. 3, 1999
5929867 Floating keyframes Jul. 27, 1999
5920495 Programmable four-tap texture filter Jul. 6, 1999
5917495 Information presentation apparatus and method Jun. 29, 1999
5907316 Method of and apparatus for displaying halftone images May. 25, 1999
5903271 Facilitating viewer interaction with three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional images in virtual three-dimensional workspace by drag and drop technique May. 11, 1999
5892520 Picture query system using abstract exemplary motions of a pointing device Apr. 6, 1999
5892518 Image generating apparatus with pixel calculation circuit including texture mapping and motion compensation Apr. 6, 1999
5877778 Method and system to generate a complicated computer animation by using a combination of basic motion units Mar. 2, 1999
5877777 Fluid dynamics animation system and method Mar. 2, 1999
5864639 Method and apparatus of rendering a video image Jan. 26, 1999
5856830 Animation display processor Jan. 5, 1999
5852450 Method and apparatus for processing captured motion data Dec. 22, 1998
5838890 Household information system data processor changing an inital image Nov. 17, 1998
5828369 Method and system for displaying an animation sequence for in a frameless animation window on a computer display Oct. 27, 1998
5818462 Method and apparatus for producing complex animation from simpler animated sequences Oct. 6, 1998
5808887 Animation of path planning Sep. 15, 1998
5805784 Computer story generation system and method using network of re-usable substories Sep. 8, 1998
5793382 Method for smooth motion in a distributed virtual reality environment Aug. 11, 1998
5790769 System for editing time-based temporal digital media including a pointing device toggling between temporal and translation-rotation modes Aug. 4, 1998
5784541 System for controlling multiple controllable devices according to a script transmitted from a personal computer Jul. 21, 1998
5777628 Method and apparatus for detecting cache collisions in a two dimensional memory Jul. 7, 1998
5767861 Processing apparatus and method for displaying a moving figure constrained to provide appearance of fluid motion Jun. 16, 1998
5760788 Graphical programming system and method for enabling a person to learn text-based programming Jun. 2, 1998
5757668 Device, method and digital video encoder of complexity scalable block-matching motion estimation utilizing adaptive threshold termination May. 26, 1998
5754189 Virtual environment display apparatus and method May. 19, 1998
5736991 Animation editing apparatus Apr. 7, 1998
5734923 Apparatus for interactively editing and outputting sign language information using graphical user interface Mar. 31, 1998
5734805 Apparatus and method for controlling navigation in 3-D space Mar. 31, 1998
5731821 Computer user interface for step-driven character animation Mar. 24, 1998
5724074 Method and system for graphically programming mobile toys Mar. 3, 1998
5721692 Moving object detection apparatus Feb. 24, 1998
5721950 Method for scheduling I/O transactions for video data storage unit to maintain continuity of number of video streams which is limited by number of I/O transactions Feb. 24, 1998
5717848 Method and apparatus for generating object motion path, method of setting object display attribute, and computer graphics system Feb. 10, 1998
5717846 Method and system for drawing network diagrams Feb. 10, 1998
5706417 Layered representation for image coding Jan. 6, 1998
5692144 Method and system for depicting an object springing back from a position Nov. 25, 1997
5687097 Method and apparatus for efficiently determining a frame motion vector in a video encoder Nov. 11, 1997
5675720 Method of searching for points of closest approach, and preprocessing method therefor Oct. 7, 1997
5671377 System for supplying streams of data to multiple users by distributing a data stream to multiple processors and enabling each user to manipulate supplied data stream Sep. 23, 1997
5657247 Method of playing back a sequence of images, in particular an animated sequence, as received successively in digitized form from a remote source, and corresponding apparatus Aug. 12, 1997

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