Method and apparatus for displaying information during an instant messaging session

  • US 7,669,134 B1
  • Filed: 05/02/2003
  • Issued: 02/23/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/02/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for displaying information related to a communication session, comprising:

  • displaying information relating to data produced by a plurality of participants to the communication session on a first display unit, wherein the information produced by a first participant of the plurality of participants is displayed at a first position on the first display unit;

    receiving data from at least one of the remaining participants of the plurality of participants by the communication session; and

    displaying information relating to data received from the at least one of the remaining participants of the plurality of participants, on the first display unit, wherein the information received from the at least one of the remaining participants of the plurality of participants is displayed at a separate position for each said remaining participant of the plurality of participants on the first display unit, wherein the respective separate positions relating to each of the plurality of participants are all non-random, horizontal-spatially distinct and chronologically arranged.

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