System and method for simultaneous display of multiple information sources

CAFC
  • US 6,724,403 B1
  • Filed: 10/30/2000
  • Issued: 04/20/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method executed by a device under the control of a program, said device including a memory for storing said program, said method comprising:

  • selecting a plurality of information sources;

    partitioning a visual display of the device into an array of tiles, wherein each tile in said array of tiles is associated with an information source in said plurality of information sources;

    assigning a first refresh rate to a first tile of said array of tiles and a second refresh rate to a second tile of said array of tiles;

    updating information from a first information source in said plurality of information sources presented to said first tile in accordance with said first refresh rate; and

    simultaneously updating information from a second information source in said plurality of information sources presented to said second tile in accordance with said second refresh rate.

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