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“Magic Eye” –like Pattern on Windows For Unshared Programs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000127436D
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-30
Document File: 1 page(s) / 21K

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Related People

Christopher MacGregor, et al.: INVENTOR

Abstract

Consider Microsoft NetMeeting, wherein a user can "share" (allow to be seen by other participants) either their entire desktop, or only selected programs. In the latter mode, when the computer whose programs are shared has in the foreground a window that has not been shared, all other participants see a monotonous pattern displayed in place of the real contents of the window. This monotonous pattern is vaguely reminiscent of the "Magic Eye" stereoscopic images, wherein what appears to be a pattern of random dots actually contains an image which is visible if you refocus your eyes at a point several feet or more beyond the actual display location. The idea is to actually use such an image, rather than a repeating pattern.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Sony Corporation

                                                                                                                                                                Sony Electronics Inc.

IPD Case #50U7098.00

Title:

“Magic Eye” –like Pattern on Windows For Unshared Programs

Description of the Invention:

Consider Microsoft NetMeeting, wherein a user can "share" (allow to be seen by other participants) either their entire desktop, or only selected programs.  In the latter mode, when the computer whose programs are shared has in the foreground a window that has not been shared, all other participants see a monotonous pattern displayed in place of the real contents of the window.  This monotonous pattern is vaguely reminiscent of the "Magic Eye" stereoscopic images, wherein what appears to be a pattern of random dots actually contains an image which is visible if you refocus your eyes at a point several feet or more beyond the actual display location.  The idea is to actually use such an image, rather than a repeating pattern.

Inventor:

Christopher MacGregor, et al.

Invention Disclosure:

This invention tries to address the issue of the monotonous pattern that is typically used,...