Patent Number: 6,253,218

Title: Three dimensional data display method utilizing view point tracing and reduced document images

Abstract: When the user directs to change the view point within a virtual 3-D coordinate space having thereon displayed reduced images as a list of data by successively inputting a view point moving in an arbitrary direction, a trace of the movement of the view point is displayed within the screen. Thus, it has become possible to visualize individual data files in the database and the relationship among each item of the data. Consequently, the user can readily manage the data and retrieve the information he needs.

Inventors: Aoki; Atsushi (Kashiba-shi Nara 639-02, JP), Suzuki; Satoshi (Nara-shi Nara 631, JP), Aitani; Yasuhiro (Yamatokoriyama-shi Nara 639-11, JP), Ono; Atsushi (Yamatokoriyama-shi Nara 639-11, JP), Obuchi; Yasuji (Kitakatsuragi-gun Nara 636, JP), Nakamura; Yoshimasa (Yamatokoriyama-shi Nara 639-11, JP)


International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06T 15/10 (20060101); G06F 007/10 (); G06F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018