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Screen sharing by rotating displayed object on the screen

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014662D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 6 page(s) / 119K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a device for sharing screen by rotating displayed object, which provides better visibility for the people watching a screen from multiple direction. The displayed object-controlling parameters and switching triggers are designed. Fig.1 and Fig.2 show the conventional screen sharing method. Multiple people watching a screen from the same direction, but watching a screen obliquely is hard to see and makes people tired. Fig.3 shows a way to show the screen by turning the unit itself, but one person will have difficulty to watch the screen and moving the unit itself frequently will be prohibited to repeat. Fig.4-(1) shows a way sharing a screen by placing it horizontally between confronting people. But the other people will see the screen upside-down (see Fig.4-(2)). Assuming the person in the right side is a presenter showing the screen and the person in the left side is a listener to be shown the screen, the screen displayed object shall be rotated by 180 degree to show the right setting screen to a customer (see Fig.4-(3)).

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Screen sharing by rotating displayed object on the screen

   Disclosed is a device for sharing screen by rotating displayed object, which provides better visibility for the people watching a screen from multiple direction. The displayed object-controlling parameters and switching triggers are designed.

Fig.1 and Fig.2 show the conventional screen sharing method. Multiple people watching a screen from the same direction, but watching a screen obliquely is hard to see and makes people tired.

Fig.3 shows a way to show the screen by turning the unit itself, but one person will have difficulty to watch the screen and moving the unit itself frequently will be prohibited to repeat.

Fig.4-(1) shows a way sharing a screen by placing it horizontally between confronting people. But the other people will see the screen upside-down (see Fig.4-(2)). Assuming the person in the right side is a presenter showing the screen and the person in the left side is a listener to be shown the screen, the screen displayed object shall be rotated by 180 degree to show the right setting screen to a customer (see Fig.4-(3)).

Fig. 5-(1) shows a screen with a sensor, which makes trigger when a screen slants over and less than 135 degree from it's closed position. The sensing technology to detect the screen position is well known, for example it consists with a mechanically triggered electric switch or an optical sensor. The trigger, caused by the sensor, can be used as a trigger to rotate an object or the entire objects on a screen.

Fig.6 shows a case, four people sharing a screen by four directions, rotating the screen displayed items by 90,180, 270, and any other degree, which will make the object on right setting for the people not watching a screen from the bottom.

Fig. 7-(1) shows a case with opened up screen, and the object is rotated by 180 degree. The presenter on right hand and the listener on the left side use mice, pointing device by detecting the difference, to operate the computer. The mice pointer on the screen moves to the left (forward) when the presenter moves the mice to the left (forward), but the mice pointer on the screen moves to the left (backward) for the listener when the listener moves the mice to the right (forward). The function to adjust the pointing device moving...