Abstract: A real time three dimensional multiple display imaging system has a central processing node and a plurality of remote, virtual camera processors. Each of the virtual cameras has its own predetermined viewpoint and is capable of displaying a scene into a virtual world from that viewpoint. The virtual world and the objects displayed in it are controlled by the central processing node. Geometric and textural data concerning the objects are stored in advance by memories associated with each one of the virtual cameras, thereby reducing the amount of communication bandwidth necessary for real-time animation.
Abstract: A racquet for hitting a projectile has a stem, which is a handle or a shaft with a handle, and a racquet head with a frame extending from the handle and supporting a tensioned string bed defining a sweet spot. The frame has an upper portion on an opposing end of the frame relative to the handle and a longitudinal axis extending from the upper portion to the handle. The string bed includes main strings generally running parallel to the longitudinal axis and cross strings running generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The string bed has an upper end defined at an interior surface of the upper portion and a lower end disposed at an interior surface of a lower end of the frame near the handle. A length is defined from the upper end to the lower end of the string bed. The cross strings are only disposed at most within approximately an upper 70% of the length of the string bed.
Abstract: A license plate cover has a transparent plastic frame and an elastomeric gasket. The frame includes a periphery and an inner side for disposal adjacent to a license plate. The elastomeric gasket is disposed on the inner side near the periphery of the frame. The gasket includes first and second elongate compression ribs which protrude inwardly from the inner side of the frame to different degrees thereby forming a surface that receives a beveled license plate. The elastomer making up the gasket may be furnished with a colorant such that a colored peripheral band is visible through the frame from the front.