System and method for simultaneous display of multiple information sources

  • US 9,043,712 B2
  • Filed: 06/17/2011
  • Issued: 05/26/2015
  • 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, the device including a memory for storing the program, the method comprising:

  • partitioning a visual display rendered by the device into an array of tiles, wherein each tile in the array of tiles is associated with an information source in a plurality of information sources, wherein content of a second tile of the array of tiles depends upon content of a first tile of the array of tiles;

    assigning a first update rate to the first tile;

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

    updating content of the second tile based on the information updated to the first tile.

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