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Secure Data Processing with a Personal Computer Attached Heads Up Visor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123325D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

John, G: AUTHOR

Abstract

The proliferation of mobile computing and the new display screens that allow multi directional viewing increase the potential for unwanted viewing of computer data by other people. The computer user must have the ability to protect their data from other people viewing that data.

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Secure Data Processing with a Personal Computer Attached Heads Up
Visor

   The proliferation of mobile computing and the new display
screens that allow multi directional viewing increase the potential
for unwanted viewing of computer data by other people.  The computer
user must have the ability to protect their data from other people
viewing that data.

   The solution is a heads up visor that is connected to the
personal computer so that the data that would be displayed on the
computer's screen is now displayed on the visor.

   An attachment between the visor and the computer, either
by cable, wire, or fiber, plugs into the computer through either a
jack or some type of cable attachment effectively rerouting the
display data to the visor from the computer's screen.

   The visor is much like a pair of sunglasses in that it
is not opaque but allows the user to see objects in his surroundings
while displaying the computer data upon the visor's view port.

   When the visor is connected to the personal computer the
computer's screen is gray/black (a neutral color).  It is now an
effective background for the user if the user desires to have a blank
background to view the data displayed in the visor.  The user moves
his head so that the displayed data will appear in front of the blank
computer screen background.

   The mouse pointer's location is determined by its
corresponding location on the blank computer screen.  However, the
mouse pointer will be displayed on...