Second-person avatars

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9436276
APP PUB NO 20100218094A1
SERIAL NO

12392538

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The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can provide for a second-person avatar. The second-person avatar can rely upon a second-person-based perspective such that the avatar is displayed to appear to encompass all or portions of a target user. Accordingly, actions or a configuration of the avatar can serve as a model or demonstration for the user in order to aid the user in accomplishing a particular task. Updates to avatar activity or configuration can be provided by a dynamic virtual handbook. The virtual handbook can be constructed based upon a set of instruction associated with accomplishing the desired task and further based upon features or aspects of the user as well as those of the local environment.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA31583

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Arcas, Blaise H Aguera y Seattle, US 4 11
Bar-Zeev, Avi Redmond, US 55 1261
Kimchi, Gur Bellevue, US 128 2829
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 147 2257
Szabo, Jason Redmond, US 2 6

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
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REACTRIX SYSTEMS (1)
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NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (1)
* 2004/0002,634 System and method for interacting with a user's virtual physiological model via a mobile terminal 54 2002
 
REALITYBRIDGE, INC. (1)
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ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED (1)
* 2009/0325,701 GAMING SYSTEM 8 2009
 
OUTLAND RESEARCH, LLC (1)
* 2006/0262,120 Ambulatory based human-computer interface 105 2006
 
APPLE INC. (1)
* 2008/0297,589 EYE GAZING IMAGING FOR VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS 55 2007
 
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB (1)
* 2009/0106,672 VIRTUAL WORLD AVATAR ACTIVITY GOVERNED BY PERSON'S REAL LIFE ACTIVITY 19 2007
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0087,263 Voice-controlled navigation device utilizing wireless data transmission for obtaining maps and real-time overlay information 13 2000
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 2010/0218,094 SECOND-PERSON AVATARS 6 2009
 
MICROVISION, INC. (1)
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720 DEGREES LLC (1)
* 2009/0181,737 Video Game Controller 4 2007
 
Impulse Technology Ltd. (1)
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