Apparatus and methods of the remote address of objects

  • US 6,396,475 B1
  • Filed: 08/27/1999
  • Issued: 05/28/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/27/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Methods of remotely addressing objects comprising the steps:

  • i determining attitude of a directional reference;

    ii determining position of a point reference;

    iii forming a map image in accordance with said determined position and attitude;

    iv querying a database to determine which objects are included objects;

    v querying a database to determine which objects are addressed objects;

    vi if more than one object is being addressed, designating one of the addressed objects as a selected object;

    vii if exactly one object is being addressed, designating that object as a selected object; and

    viii forming a composite image comprising the map image, graphical representations of addressed and selected objects, and a present state icon which is indicative of determined position and attitude.

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