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Method and System for Enabling Data Transfer Across One Or More Multi-Touch-Enabled Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198594D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for enabling data transfer across one or more multi-touch-enabled devices. The method identifies gestures made by a user on a multi-touch-enabled device to determine data that the user has selected to be transferred among other multi-touch-enabled devices. The data thus selected by the user is associated with an identification key of the user. Subsequently, the user performs gestures on other multi-touch-enabled device for completing the transfer of the data.

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Method and System for Enabling Data Transfer Across One Or More

Multi-Touch-Enabled Devices

Disclosed is a method and system for enabling data transfer across one or more multi-touch-enabled devices. The method identifies gestures made by a user on a multi-touch-enabled device to determine data that the user has selected to be transferred among other multi-touch-enabled devices. The data thus selected by the user is associated with an identification key of the user. Subsequently, the user performs gestures on other multi-touch-enabled device for completing the transfer of the data.

In an embodiment, a user may select item, program, or piece of data from a list of data using gestures such as a multiple-finger plucking gesture. For example, a user may highlight text representing a phone number from a document. In response to the selection of data, the system associated an identification key of the user. The identification key of the user may be retrieved from a short-range Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader embedded within the multi-touch-enabled device reading an RFID tag that the user wears as a badge or piece of jewelry. In another embodiment, the identification key may be retrieved through another device that is in physical contact with the user's skin, such as a ring, bracelet, or other piece of jewelry skin. This device embeds a small chip capable of encoding and transmitting the identification key through skin conductance.

Subsequently, the user may drop/add the data to into a data container or a set of data which is marked as "to be transferred"...