US Patent No: 6,271,843

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Methods systems and computer program products for transporting users in three dimensional virtual reality worlds using transportation vehicles

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Methods, systems and computer program products are provided which transport a user in a virtual reality environment from a first location to a second location by providing a transportation vehicle that receives the user at the first location, receiving a destination signal from the user which indicates the second location as a destination, transporting the user in the transportation vehicle to the second location independent of any user input, and providing customized information to the user when the user is in the transportation vehicle. The transportation may be inter-world or intra-world. The customized information can take any number of forms such as dynamic visual scenery, audio messages, static visual graphics, video images, or any combination thereof.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC.SANTA MONICA, CA318

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brush, II Abbott Purdy Woodbridge, CT 8 451
Lection, David Bruce Raleigh, NC 41 2160
Schell, David Allen Durham, NC 9 432
Sizer, Kevin Baker Raleigh, NC 2 53

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