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"Method and System for Visualization of Athletes" in Patent Application Approval Process

May 6, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- A patent application by the inventor KENNEDY, Howard (Hamilton Square, NJ), filed on October 15, 2012, was made available online on April 24, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents.

This patent application is assigned to Disney Enterprises, Inc.

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Viewers of some sporting events may have difficulty following rapidly occurring movement. In some events, such as figure skating, diving and snowboarding, it may be desirable to represent the motion of participants in a graphical manner that may make it easier for viewers to follow rapid actions of the participants."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "A method for receiving positional data corresponding to stages of movement of a person within a time interval, determining from the positional data, at each stage of movement, one of: a position, an orientation, and a pose of the person, and based on the one of the position, the orientation, and the pose of the person determined for each stage of movement, generating a visualization graphic, separate from a display of the person, that illustrates one of the positions, orientations, and poses of the person at the stages of movement within the time interval.

"A system having a data source collecting positional data corresponding to stages of a movement of a person within a time interval and a data server. The data server including a a data receiving module receiving the positional data, a calculation module determining, based on the positional data at each of the stages of movement within the time interval, one of a position, an orientation and a pose of the person and graphical processing module generating, based on the one of the position, the orientation, and the pose of the person determined for each stage of movement a visualization graphic, separate from a display of the person, that illustrates the one of the positions, the orientations and the poses of the person at the stages of movement within the time interval.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"FIG. 1 illustrates an exemplary method for rendering a visualization of the motion of athletes according to an exemplary embodiment.

"FIG. 2 illustrates a first exemplary visualization of the motion of an athlete according to the exemplary method of FIG. 1.

"FIG. 3 illustrates a second exemplary visualization of the motion of an athlete according to the exemplary method of FIG. 1.

"FIG. 4A illustrates a third exemplary visualization of the motion of an athlete according to the exemplary method of FIG. 1.

"FIG. 4B illustrates the third exemplary visualization of FIG. 4A with additional graphical features.

"FIG. 5 illustrates a fourth exemplary visualization of the motion of an athlete according to the exemplary method of FIG. 1.

"FIG. 6 illustrates three different views of a fifth exemplary visualization of the motion of an athlete according to the exemplary method of FIG. 1.

"FIG. 7 illustrates an exemplary system for performing the method of FIG. 1 according to an exemplary embodiment."

URL and more information on this patent application, see: KENNEDY, Howard. Method and System for Visualization of Athletes. Filed October 15, 2012 and posted April 24, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=4783&p=96&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140417.PD.&OS=PD/20140417&RS=PD/20140417

Keywords for this news article include: Information Technology, Disney Enterprises Inc., Information and Data Server.

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