Patent Number: 7,043,695

Title: Object positioning and display in virtual environments

Abstract: A virtual environment for user interaction, and virtual objects for use therein, the virtual objects having an internal co-ordinate system with natural language definition to allow simplified inter-object relationships. The internal co-ordinate system is used to define docking positions for connecting to other objects to allow logical or natural positional relationships. A dynamically defined menu system allows pop-up menus for simple user entry of required relationships.

Inventors: Elber; Gershon (Haifa, IL), Gertelman; Michael (Haifa, IL), Shaked; Orit (Nofit, IL), Shmueli; Oded (Nofit, IL)

Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.

International Classification: G09G 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018