Methods and apparatus for shifting focus between multiple devices

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6842795
APP PUB NO 20030229731A1
SERIAL NO

10167265

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A system, method, apparatus, means, and computer program code for shifting focus between multiple devices. In some embodiments, a method in accordance with the present invention may include determining a rule regarding when focus shifts from a first device, or an application operating on the first device, to a second device, or an application operating on the second device, and changing focus from the first device to the second device or their respective applications in accordance with the rule. The rule may be based on position or movement of a cursor on a display associated with the first device.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
UNIFY, INC.Not Provided328

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Keller, Jay Sunnyvale, CA 1 35

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