Abstract: A computer based presentation system allows a presenter to view on a monitor associated with a computer an image prior to its display on a television monitor or projection system to an audience. The system includes a video frame buffer having an input coupled to a video port of the computer for receiving a video signal generated by the computer. The buffer captures and stores in memory a frame carried by the video signal. An output of the video buffer is connected to a video display adapter for continuously converting the stored image frame to a second video signal for transmission to a television monitor for display to an audience. A command to update the video frame buffer is generated by a hand-held remote and transmitted to a serial port of the computer through a photoelectric sensor housed with the video buffer and video display adapter. The computer signals the video buffer through the serial port to update the contents of its memory with the next image frame carried by the video signal.
Abstract: The present invention includes a remote mouse controller having a disc controller actuable by a user for the infrared remote signalling of all common mouse functional operations. Depression along the edge of the disc controller signals cursor movement and direction operations. Depression in the center of the disc controller signals selection of certain operational features such as the mouse "click", "double click" and "click-and-drag" operations. A plurality of user actuable fixed function and programmable function keys are also provided to facilitate user selection and input of keyboard type data.
February 21, 1995
Date of Patent:
October 8, 1996
Mind Path Technologies, Inc.
Alex L. Tsakiris, David R. Lawson, Martin H. Phillips
Abstract: An electronic presentation system is presented utilizing a wireless remote for controlling a digital computer, one or more display or storage/playback devices and an audience response system. A Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR) program within the digital computer manages the wireless remote. The digital computer running the TSR program enables the wireless remote to operate any applications program, as well as to use the computer to add spontaneously certain special effects to the presentation and to control an audience response system. In addition, the computer downloads into the wireless remote control, via a wireless communications link, data commands and signalling parameters such as modulation scheme and communications protocol with which to enable the wireless remote to generate the correct signalling to operate predefined display or storage/playback device.