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Title: Pointright: a system to redirect mouse and keyboard control among multiple machines

Abstract

The present invention provides a software system, PointRight, that allows for smooth and effortless control of pointing and input devices among multiple displays. With PointRight, a single free-floating mouse and keyboard can be used to control multiple screens. When the cursor reaches the edge of a screen it seamlessly moves to the adjacent screen and keyboard control is simultaneously redirected to the appropriate machine. Laptops may also redirect their keyboard and pointing device, and multiple pointers are supported simultaneously. The system automatically reconfigures itself as displays go on, go off, or change the machine they display.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Palo Alto, CA
  2. Stanford, CA
  3. Mountain View, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
984508
Patent Number(s):
7430721
Application Number:
10/821,685
Assignee:
Tidebreak, inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Johanson, Bradley E, Winograd, Terry A, and Hutchins, Gregory M. Pointright: a system to redirect mouse and keyboard control among multiple machines. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Johanson, Bradley E, Winograd, Terry A, & Hutchins, Gregory M. Pointright: a system to redirect mouse and keyboard control among multiple machines. United States.
Johanson, Bradley E, Winograd, Terry A, and Hutchins, Gregory M. Tue . "Pointright: a system to redirect mouse and keyboard control among multiple machines". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/984508.
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