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1. (WO2010075622) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING A USER'S PRESENCE TO BE EXPERIENCED BY LARGE NUMBERS OF USERS IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/075622 International Application No.: PCT/CA2009/000382
Publication Date: 08.07.2010 International Filing Date: 27.03.2009
IPC:
H04L 12/16 (2006.01) ,G06F 19/00 (2006.01)
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12
Data switching networks
02
Details
16
Arrangements for providing special services to substations
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
19
Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications
Applicants:
NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED [CA/CA]; 2351 Boulevard Alfred-Nobel St. Laurent , Québec H4S 2A9, CA (AllExceptUS)
HYNDMAN, Arn [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
REICHE, Albert [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
SAURIOL, Nicholas [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
Inventors:
HYNDMAN, Arn; CA
REICHE, Albert; CA
SAURIOL, Nicholas; CA
Agent:
BEHMANN, Curtis B.; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
MEASURES, Jeffrey M.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
ALLARD, Louis; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
BARRANS, J. David; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
BRITT, Katherine R.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
CHAKRAPANI, Mukundan; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
COLLARD, Christine J.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
CONN, David L.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
DE KLEINE, Geoffrey; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
DE KOCK, Elbie R.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
HENDERSON, Neil; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
HOWG, Jason L.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
HUNG, Shin; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
KENEFORD, L. Brooke; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
FRITZ, Joachim T.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
KINSMAN, L. Anne; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
LEDWELL, Jennifer; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
MARSMAN, Kathleen E.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
PAXTON, John E.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
RAOUL, Jennifer M.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
RAPAPORT, Lesley; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
SCHISLER, Mark; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
SILVER, Gail C.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
SOJONKY, Andrew D.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
TAMER, Ibrahim; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
WEBB, Tim E.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
WHITT, Michael R.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
WONG, Jeffrey W.; Borden Ladner Gervais Llp World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100 Ottawa , Ontario K1P 1J9, CA
Priority Data:
12/345,92630.12.2008US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING A USER'S PRESENCE TO BE EXPERIENCED BY LARGE NUMBERS OF USERS IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT À UN UTILISATEUR PRÉSENT DANS UN ENVIRONNEMENT VIRTUEL D'ÊTRE VISIBLE POUR UN GRAND NOMBRE D'UTILISATEURS
Abstract:
(EN) A method and apparatus for enabling interaction with a large number of participants in a three dimensional computer-generated virtual environment is provided. In one embodiment, a participant in a three dimensional computer-generated virtual environment is able to simultaneously exist in multiple areas of a sliced virtual environment or in multiple instances of an instanced virtual environment. In this embodiment, the user's Avatar is replicated across the multiple regions/instances to simultaneously appear to users supported by multiple servers. Since users on multiple servers are able to see and hear the replicated Avatar, the virtual environment may be used to present information to a larger number of users than would be able to see the presenter's Avatar in the virtual environment hosted by a single virtual environment server.
(FR) L'invention concerne un procédé et un appareil permettant une interaction avec un grand nombre de participants dans un environnement virtuel tridimensionnel généré par ordinateur. Dans un mode de réalisation, un participant présent dans un environnement virtuel tridimensionnel généré par ordinateur peut exister simultanément dans plusieurs zones d'un environnement virtuel en tranches ou dans plusieurs instances d'un environnement virtuel instancié. Dans ce mode de réalisation, l'avatar de l'utilisateur est répliqué à travers les multiples régions/instances afin d'apparaître simultanément pour les utilisateurs pris en charge par plusieurs serveurs. Comme des utilisateurs de serveurs multiples peuvent voir et entendre l'avatar répliqué, l'environnement virtuel peut être utilisé pour présenter des informations à un nombre d'utilisateurs capables de voir l'avatar du présentateur plus grand que dans l'environnement virtuel hébergé par un serveur unique d'environnement virtuel.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)