Patent Number: 8,823,807

Title: Methods and apparatus for enhanced reality messaging

Abstract: The present invention provides a method for delivering an enhanced reality message. The method includes sending a medium containing a code or indicia corresponding to a recorded video to a recipient, said video including an altered "green screen" background. A web server is operated to send the recorded video including the altered "green screen" background to a recipient's computer when the corresponding code or indicia is received from the client computer. The method also includes superimposing the recorded, altered video over an image acquired by a webcam of the recipient's computer, and to position the recorded video on the display screen dependent upon the location of a special marker on an object seen by the webcam.

Inventors: Schinker; Robert (Commerce Township, MI)


International Classification: H04N 5/225 (20060101); H04N 9/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018