Cyandia, Inc. (Syracuse, NY)
What is a Patent for Methods and devices for interfacing with different information forms across multiple types of computing devices
1. The Field of Invention
The embodiments of the present invention relate generally to the convergence of information based on user preferences and, more specifically, to apparatus and methods of interacting with multiple information forms across various types of computing devices and platforms.
2. Description of Related Art
Digital content has made huge advancements in several areas, such as video, text, pictures live streaming of video, remote interaction with devices, 3D graphic visualization of objects, and digital audio.
Many content interaction metaphors were created through the various evolutions of the interfaces of devices across platforms, including mobile devices, desktops laptops, laptop screens as well as mobile phones. Users must acknowledge that different devices require the right expertise for each format in order to make them useful. The utility of information has grown and similar content is accessible from different devices, but using different access methods and metaphors.
The Internet’s first browsers were a solution for creating the concept of a “window” or “portal” onto personalizable content to manage the proliferation and growing quantity of electronic information. Some consumer interfacetechnologies have focused on simplification and ease of use. These technologies (ex. Google.RTM. Google.RTM. Apple.RTM. These technologies are mostly text- or 2-dimensional (“2D”)-centric.
The use of 3D visualization techniques is restricted to a narrow range of applications, with the majority of them being in the technical Computer Aided Design (“CAD”) fields. These fields are where skilled users receive special training and are able to manipulate specialized applications. 3D gamingtechnologies are now affordable and easily available for high-end visualization of sound, animation, and other forms of data. But, they do not have business applications due to their primary focus on the player/user’s point of reference. Gaming technologies can treat objects in the 3D framework as visual references. They do not work well with complex or cross-platform information management systems.
Therefore, there is an urgent need for a solution to address the above and other problems.
Certain aspects of the present invention provide a system, a method and computer program program for interacting with multiple information forms across multiple types of computers, including interactive displays and communication devices without the limitations of prior systems. A system, method, and computer program product in accordance with the present invention may employ a universal grid of channels to engage in context relevant interactions with any type of content and the content’srepresentation as a selectable item, such as a graphic, picture, video, and the like.
Computer-readable storage media is provided to enable interaction with multiple types of information across various computing devices, according to an aspect of the invention. The computer-readable storage media may include computer-readable instructionsconfigured to cause one or more computer processors to execute the operations including authenticating a user, establishing a channel grid framework for the user on a first platform where the channel grid framework provides access to a first computerapplication displayed on a display device as a channel. Computer-readable instructions may be contained in computer-readable media. The instructions are set to trigger three to four processors to execute the operations. This includes deploying the channel that was created on the channel grid framework of the first platform framework to a different platform and then performing a copy operation to the channel, and setting up a run-time app of the original application on the second platform.
Alongside other benefits, aspects, characteristics, and features will become apparent when you look at the accompanying diagrams. There are many other possibilities for the embodiments of this invention. Details can also be changed without affecting the spirit or scope of the invention. Accordingly, the drawingsand descriptions below are to be regarded as illustrative in nature and not to be considered as limiting.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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