Patent Issued for Musical Action Response SystemDisney Enterprises, Inc.NewsRx.com
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Disney Enterprises, Inc. (Burbank, CA) has been issued patent number 8382589, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors.
The patent's inventor is Koo, Chang Hoh (Glendale, CA).
This patent was filed on September 16, 2010 and was cleared and issued on February 26, 2013.
From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "Embodiments of the invention relate generally to computer games and, more particularly, to a framework for associating visual elements with musical scores in computer games.
"In-home computer games and computer game systems have become mainstream consumer products. Such systems allow a user to play computer games at home on a standard television set or on a handheld device that the user may carry with the user. Typically, in-home computer game systems include a console that reads computer game code from a storage device (e.g., a CD-ROM disc or cartridge) and transmits video to a television screen for display. Computer game systems also typically include a controller device that allows the user playing the computer game to provide inputs to the computer game to manipulate the characters or other features of the game.
"Generally, the designer of the computer game will create a computer-rendered world in which the computer game characters or other features may interact. For example, many computer games allow a player to maneuver an avatar (e.g., a sprite or character) through a computer-rendered world to accomplish a set of tasks. Other computer games allow the player to control a vehicle or airplane through a computer-rendered world. In two-dimensional computer games, characters may move in two dimensions (e.g., up and down on the screen or left and right), while in three-dimensional computer games, characters are typically allowed to move in three dimensions in the computer-rendered world."
Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "Embodiments of the invention provide a computer-implemented method, computer-readable storage medium, and system for performing an operation that includes playing back a musical score accompanying a virtual environment of a computer game. The operation also includes receiving user input to the computer game; moving a visual element in the virtual environment of the computer game, in response to the received user input; and altering playback of the musical score accompanying the virtual environment, based on the movement of the visual element and according to predefined choreography data associating the movement of the visual element with the playback of the musical score, wherein the altering is not pre-scripted."
For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: Koo, Chang Hoh. Musical Action Response System. U.S. Patent Number 8382589, filed September 16, 2010, and issued February 26, 2013. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=100&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=4983&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20130226.PD.&OS=ISD/20130226&RS=ISD/20130226
Keywords for this news article include: Disney Enterprises Inc.
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