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9043719 System and method for managing and displaying securities market information  
A message screen display comprises a static non-scrollable display area for display of at least part of a first message, the first message having an associated first message time. The message...
9032307 Computational delivery system for avatar and background game content  
Data defining an avatar is received over a network. A sprite sheet comprising a plurality of sprites is created, using the data defining the avatar. Each sprite includes a partial rendering of the...
9032042 Audio presentation of condensed spatial contextual information  
Aggregated data associated with a geographic area may be obtained. The aggregated data may be dynamically distilled to obtain a presentation set of data based on a dynamically changing geographic...
9015607 Virtual space providing apparatus and method  
Provided is an apparatus and method for providing a virtual space associated with a user. The apparatus may include a storage to store context information of the user of the virtual space, and a...
9013475 Display device, control system, and storage medium storing control program  
According to an aspect, a display device includes a display unit, a detecting unit, and a control unit. The display unit displays a publication. The detecting unit detects an object that performs...
9009605 Temporal control of a virtual environment  
Temporal control of a virtual environment may be provided. Content may be provided for presentation to a user. The content may be provided in a forward sequence. The content may include views of...
9009271 Four dimensional (4D) information distribution system and method  
The present invention provides for a four dimensional (4D) information distribution system and method which allows on-demand and real-time transmission of time-sensitive and useful self-help data...
9003305 Folding and unfolding images in a user interface  
In one embodiment, presenting a folded version of an image in a user interface (UI), the folded version of the image being included in a UI component of the user interface; and in response to a...
9002535 Navigation portals for a remote vehicle control user interface  
An operator control unit has a user interface that allows a user to identify a mode of display and interaction that narrows the user's options for his next interaction with the user interface. The...
9003304 Method and apparatus for moving an avatar in a virtual universe  
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for moving an avatar. A computer renders a first viewport in a computer display. The first viewport may comprise a first...
8997005 Method and system for conducting a chat  
A method and system for conducting a chat session with multiple chat members. The chat system receives chat comments from the chat members. The chat system attempts to identify a topic or subject...
8988452 Color enhancement via gamut expansion  
Systems, apparatus, articles, and methods are described including operations for color enhancement via gamut expansion.
8990707 System and method for group control in a metaverse application  
A metaverse system and method for allowing a user to control a group of avatars in a metaverse application. The metaverse system includes a client computer, a metaverse server, and a group link...
8984402 Visual indication of document size in a virtual rendering  
Methods and a system for an electronic device to allow for indicating a size or scale of a rendering in a three dimensional view. A virtual scene is displayed on a display with a work product that...
8982177 System and method for whiteboard collaboration  
Disclosed is a method and tool for collaborating in a video conference using a non-electronically enhance whiteboard and without the use of electronically enhanced writing and/or pointing tools....
8977959 Visualization of medical conditions in a virtual universe  
This disclosure provides a system and method to enable the diagnosis, prognosis and emulation of medical conditions using virtual world environments. The system and method combines probabilistic...
8977960 System and a method in a computer-enabled environment for establishing and managing separate reputations for a user and his avatar  
A system and a method in a computer-enabled environment are provided. The method includes the following steps: determining a user reputation of a user designator in response to a user rank of the...
8972476 Evidence-based virtual world visualization  
When evidence is received, a determination is made as to whether the evidence is sufficient to determine whether to block transmission of virtual world data to a client device. If it is determined...
8972898 Techniques for representing and navigating information in three dimensions  
Techniques for representing and navigating information in three dimensions are provided. Information content is rendered to at least one side of a three-dimensional representation of a graphical...
8970656 Static and dynamic video calling avatars  
A communication device may include logic configured to detect a request to initiate a video call by the user of the communication device; select an avatar for the video call, wherein the avatar...
8972870 Providing alternative representations of virtual content in a virtual universe  
An invention for automatically reducing a load on a server functioning with a virtual universe is provided. In one embodiment, there is an alternative representation tool, including a detection...
8966380 Apparatus and method for a virtual environment center and venues thereof  
Various aspects of the invention include the creation of a virtual environment. A peer network is constructed with respect to the virtual business environment enables the interaction between peers...
8957914 Method for extending a virtual environment through registration  
A method for providing virtual world functionality to a user of a base virtual world having base virtual world functionality and a base world list of base virtual world users, includes providing a...
8957855 Method for displaying a stereoscopic cursor among stereoscopic objects  
A stereoscopic cursor method comprising: generating a virtual plane based on a variable cursor scene depth of a stereoscopic cursor for a stereoscopic user interface, the stereoscopic user...
8954849 Communication support method, system, and server device  
A method for supporting communication among avatars representing users in a virtual world shared by a plurality of users' client terminals and a server connected with each other through a network....
8954368 Translating paralinguistic indicators  
Paralinguistic indicators are translated at a paralinguistic translation server by receiving from a source a first set of data related to a first paralinguistic indicator that is configured to...
8954431 Smart collaborative brainstorming tool  
Methods and a system are disclosed for a collaborate brainstorming interface that defines a collaboration session with a three dimensional holographic mind map. An intelligent agent guides a...
8947456 Augmented reality process for sorting materials  
Systems and methods for processing materials for a recycling workstream are disclosed. The system may include one or more sorting surfaces on which sortable items may be placed. Illumination...
8943419 System for creating collaborative content  
Embodiments of a system, a method, and a computer-program product (e.g., software) for collaboratively generating content from multiple users is described. This system may allow multiple users to...
8943420 Augmenting a field of view  
The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can enhance an experience associated with indicia related to a local environment. In particular, the architecture can receive an image...
8943421 Customized rule application as function of avatar data  
An avatar behavior rule is customized within a virtual universe environment as a function of individual avatar data. It is determined whether the activity of an avatar is relevant to a behavior...
8941688 Method of providing augmented contents and apparatus for performing the same, method of registering augmented contents and apparatus for performing the same, system for providing targeting augmented contents  
The system for providing targeting augmented contents includes: an augmented metadata generation apparatus that generates augmented metadata designating specific space and time of broadcast...
8938681 Method and system for filtering movements between virtual environments  
In response to a teleport request, teleport destination characteristics are determined and compared against preferences, characteristics and restrictions of an avatar as indicated by metadata or...
8938682 Platform for arranging services between goods manufacturers and content or service providers and users of virtual local community via authorized agents  
A social networking platform having users grouped into multiple groups of residents based on users' geographical areas, each group representing a virtual local community representing the...
8928695 Formatting of one or more persistent augmentations in an augmented view in response to multiple input factors  
Computationally implemented methods and systems include presenting a first augmented view of a first scene from a real environment, the first augmented view to be presented including one or more...
8928589 Virtual keyboards and methods of providing the same  
The present disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing virtual keyboards. In one aspect, a system includes a...
8924880 Methods and systems to facilitate real time communications in virtual reality  
Methods and systems for connecting people for real time communications via a virtual reality environment. One embodiment includes: receiving a call for a real time communication session at a...
8918715 System and method for generating stereoscopic 3D multimedia works from 2D input material  
According to a preferred aspect of the instant invention, there is provided a system and method that allows the user to present standard 2D multimedia data (photo, video) to an audience in a...
8918728 Rule-based content filtering in a virtual universe  
A system that enables individuals or companies to allow an avatar's transits and communications within a virtual universe. The system enables the selection of regions and/or content. Additionally,...
8910058 Performing interactive collaboration within a virtual world  
The present invention provides a system and method for building collaboration work environments within the virtual world through computer generated (and possibly controlled) avatars and other...
8909920 Linking token detection at a single computing platform with a user identification to effectuate modifications in virtual space instances presented via multiple computing platforms  
Token detection at a single computing platform may be linked with a user identification to unlock content and/or effectuate modifications in virtual space instances presented via multiple...
8910043 Modifying spaces in virtual universes  
Methods and arrangements of modifying spaces in virtual universes are discussed. Embodiments include transformations, code, state machines or other logic to receive data from a software agent in a...
8904297 Method and system for providing information in virtual space  
In an information providing system, a virtual three-dimensional space is established by an information management server. A user of a mobile communication terminal moves in the virtual space, and...
8904298 Effectuating modifications within an instance of a virtual space presented via multiple disparate client computing platforms responsive to detection of a token associated with a single client computing platform  
Exemplary implementations may facilitate effectuating modifications within an instance of a virtual space presented via multiple disparate client computing platforms responsive to detection of a...
8893026 System and method for creating and broadcasting interactive panoramic walk-through applications  
The system and method provides for creating, storing and broadcasting interactive panoramic walk-through applications. The combination of images is determined by the array of possibilities for the...
8893049 Creation and prioritization of multiple virtual universe teleports in response to an event  
Useful work or services can be automated or otherwise facilitated or solutions to real world events developed by emulation of a real-world environment (which can contain objects representing...
8892999 Interactive avatar for social network services  
An embodiment is an avatar or avatar environment to visualize data within an athletic performance system or service and/or a social network system or service, for example as part of the Internet....
8893000 Relocation between virtual environments based upon promotional and alert conditions  
Awards of value are awarded to residents of a virtual universe for consenting to be teleported in response to invitations for teleportation. The consent can be made conditional upon any of a...
8887098 Computer Graphics generating apparatus, Computer Graphics generating method, and program  
Disclosed herein is a generating apparatus including a display controller configured, on the basis of computer graphics description data for use in creating a computer graphics virtual space...
8887096 Friends lists with dynamic ordering and dynamic avatar appearance  
Techniques are disclosed for presenting information related to a user's friends within a virtual environment. For example, when a user requests to view a friends list, the virtual environment may...