Three dimensional experience for thick and thin clients

  • US 6,704,791 B1
  • Filed: 02/24/2000
  • Issued: 03/09/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/24/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • first producing first information indicative of lower resolution information about an item;

    second producing second information indicative of higher resolution information about said item, said higher resolution information including three dimensional information about said item;

    sending at least one of said first and/or second information over a network to a client and displaying said information on said client, such that a first client with less information handling capability receives only said first information, and a second client with a second information handling capability greater than said first information handling capability receives both said first information and said second information;

    sending and displaying textual information about the item, to be displayed on both said first client and said second client;

    allowing a three dimensional representation of said item that is based on said information, to be rotated; and

    wherein said textual information stays readable in all positions of rotation.

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