Method and apparatus for dynamically controlling a remote system's access to shared applications on a host system

  • US 5,727,155 A
  • Filed: 01/29/1997
  • Issued: 03/10/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a conferencing system including a host computer communicatively coupled to a remote computer, a method of controlling said remote computer'"'"'s access to a plurality of applications, said plurality of applications being executed on said host computer and a visual display of said plurality of applications being transferred to said remote computer, said method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) said host computer setting an unlocked access level for said remote computer for select ones of the plurality of applications, wherein said unlocked access level indicates that information input at said remote computer is to be input to said select applications, and wherein said access level for each of the plurality of applications is alterable by said host computer while said host computer is executing said plurality of applications; and

    (b) said host computer changing said unlocked access level to a locked access level for said remote computer for select ones of the plurality of applications, wherein said locked access level indicates that said information input at said remote computer is not to be input to said select applications.

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