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Away Desktop Solution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238479D
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-27
Document File: 3 page(s) / 386K

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Abstract

Today’s operating systems support a lock screen mode that prevents access to the applications currently running and the opened resources that are used by the user. This mode is widely used by many users to hide or lock their applications under different scenarios. The complete solution of lock mode has evolved somewhat with some of the existing applications such as Facebook, Gmail supporting notifications, content that can be displayed on a locked screen.

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Away Desktop Solution
Today's operating systems support a lock screen mode that prevents access to the applications currently running and the opened resources that are used by the user. This mode is widely used by many users to hide or lock their applications under different scenarios. The complete solution of lock mode has evolved somewhat with some of the existing applications such as Facebook*, Gmail** supporting notifications, and content that can be displayed on a locked screen.

However, there is limited flexibility and extensibility with the current lock mode environment. A few of the limitations of the existing lock mode environment are:


1. The inability to support different Away scenarios.

2. The inability to support different levels of information that might be required by user from applications.

3. The inability to provide access to selective file system resources (example word docs, videos etc.)

4. The inability to provide access to selective applications (example calculator).

5. The inability to support or provide a means to support (for example by means of open extensibility) content from an already long and ever-increasing list of applications.

Examples: 1. Different Away scenarios:
i) A user is sitting in front of the system and locks the system to talk to someone while still sitting in front of system.
ii) The system auto-locks itself because of power/security options as customized by user.

iii) The user is away from the system for a long time but still in a secured environment.

iv) A system in lock mode in a public lab.

2. Different levels of information:
i) In an email client, if notifications are required for all conversations, for a specific conversation or from a specific contact.
ii) Similar types of information for a chat client - notifications for all messages or for messages from selected contact/s.

3. Access to selective information:
i) Selective document or video when going away from a desktop with a want to leave something for a colleague.

ii) In a home environment, leaving a video or spreadsheet open for someone while locking the remaining resources and applications.

4. Access to selective application:
i) A web browser application in a public lab.

ii) A calculator in a residence hall environment.

5. Extensibility:
i) Different users might be interested in different types of data, for example Facebook data, some new currently non-existent website data. There should be some provision for users to create their own application for their demand and thus keep on enhancing this away desktop solution

KEYWORDS PRIOR ART REFERENCE
Difference between prior art and invention

locked screen

forward messages

http://www.google.com/patents/US20120331548?dq=locke

Display dynamic

contents on locked

screens (US

20120331548 A1)

The prior art does not select one or more applications or groups of applications for notifications. The prior art does not provide selection for resources on the device itself.

d+screen+forward+messages&hl=...