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A Method and System for Stacking Transparent Devices for Multi-layered Application Navigation of Layered Contents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239660D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-21
Document File: 4 page(s) / 97K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for stacking transparent devices for multi-layered application navigation of layered contents.

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A Method and System for Stacking Transparent Devices for Multi -layered Application Navigation of Layered Contents

Disclosed is a method and system for stacking transparent devices for multi-layered application navigation of layered contents.

The method and system is used to view any layered content which can be, but need not be limited to, videos, images and the like through multiple transparent devices. The system software selects any appropriate layer of the content to be displayed on any appropriate device to view the object properly. Here, the effective display area is identified based on the maximized layers. In addition, the user can disable or add layers to the ecosystem and accordingly the content can be re-filtered and adjusted.

Different applications and documents can be assigned to different layers of the display. In any given layer, multiple applications or documents may be assigned. Other applications and documents will be displayed in subsequent layers.

The method and system also uses finger gestures that can be used to move any application or document from a back layer to the top layer or vice versa. While moving the applications/documents from one layer to another layer, a user can visualize the movement of the contents in different layers. The finger gestures can also be used to change transparency levels of the content, which can be displayed differently according to the user requirements. For example, there may be a need to overlay the contents of subsequent display layers.

Figure 1 illustrates an example of multiple transparent display layers.

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Figure 1

As illustrated, a user is allowed to stack three transparent devices. The software installed in the three devices can communicate with each other and accordingly a common display area can be identified. The user is allowed to add or remove one or more devices in the ecosystem at any point of time. Based on the number of displays in the ecosystem, software will readjust the contents in different displays.

Initially, while viewing any layered content, a user can stack multiple transparent devices one above the other. The communication devices have to be in place in each of the transparent displays, in order to communicate with each other. The transparent devices can be configured to a standard size and with standard settings such that they can be physically latched together. The stacked devices can be pre-configured so that the user can specify the master device or the topmost transparent device can be set as the master. Also, the user can specify if a transparent device is allowed to work in a specific manner. In accordance with the configuration, the stacked transparent devices can communicate with each other and accordingly identify relative position among the devices. For example, as shown in Figure 1, device 2 represented with blue color is placed above device 1 represented with black color and device 3 represented with red color is placed abo...