Method and apparatus for producing a combined data stream and recovering therefrom the respective user input stream and at least one additional input signal

  • US 6,219,730 B1
  • Filed: 06/20/1998
  • Issued: 04/17/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/20/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A user input apparatus operatively coupled to a computer via a communication means additionally receiving at least one input signal, comprising:

  • user input means for producing a user input stream;

    input means for producing the at least one input signal;

    converting means for receiving the at least one input signal and producing therefrom an input stream; and

    encoding means for synchronizing the user input stream with the input stream and encoding the same into a combined data stream transferable by the communication means.

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