Method and apparatus for per-user customization of applications shared by a plurality of users on a single display

  • US 5,561,811 A
  • Filed: 11/10/1992
  • Issued: 10/01/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/10/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer system for entering simultaneous and sequential input events for at least one application program under the control of multiple users and for displaying a visual response of said application program to said input events on a shared display, each of said users having a unique identity;

  • said system comprisinga plurality of input devices connected to a single computer for entering simultaneous and sequential input events under user control, each of said input devices having a unique identity that is linked with any input events that are entered thereby;

    means for revokably registering different ones of said users with different ones of said input devices, whereby the identity of each input device that has a user registered therewith is linked with the identity of its registered user;

    means for linking any input events from input devices that have users registered therewith with prespecified, individualized preferences of the respective registered users of such input devices, andmeans for translating input events from input devices that have registered users into commands that said application program executes in accordance with the preferences of the registered users of the respective input devices.

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