Computer controlled display system using a timeline to control playback of temporal data representing collaborative activities

  • US 5,717,869 A
  • Filed: 11/03/1995
  • Issued: 02/10/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/03/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer controlled display system for controlling the replay of temporal data representing a session captured on one or more capture devices, said computer controlled display system coupled to one or more players capable of replaying said temporal data, said computer controlled display system comprising:

  • a display;

    session input means for receiving temporal data, said temporal data including one or more captured timestreams and events;

    timeline generation circuitry coupled to said input means, said timeline generation circuitry for generating display information for displaying an event menu and corresponding visual indicators on a timeline on said display, each of said visual indicators corresponding to an event and representing a temporal index into said session;

    a selection device for enabling a user to select a visual indicator displayed on said display; and

    synchronization means for synchronizing said one or more players to commence playback at a point in time associated with a selected visual indicator.

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