Patent Number: 6,295,056

Title: Modulating the dimensions of environmentally related and proportionally sized displayed objects to conform selected object dimensions to limitations of a defined display space

Abstract: A computer controlled user interactive display system with an implementation for displaying within a defined display space a plurality of objects having dimensions proportionally representative of physical parameters of elements respectively represented by said objects, but this system is provided with a further implementation for nonlinearly modulating at least one dimension of at least one of said displayed objects so as to conform the object dimension to the dimensional limitations of the defined display space without affecting the dimensional status of the object with said modulated dimension relative to the other objects.

Inventors: Morgan; Scott Anthony (Austin, TX), Mullaly; John Martin (Austin, TX), Swearingen; Craig Ardner (Austin, TX), Tannenbaum; Alan Richard (Austin, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines

International Classification: G06T 3/40 (20060101); G06F 015/20 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018