07030837 is referenced by 78 patents and cites 31 patents.

A host computer is provided with a main display unit and an auxiliary display unit. The host computer can free up screen space on the main display screen by routing certain types of display information to the auxiliary display unit for display. Display information can range from notification of events such as receipt of email, appointments, system messages, and information from separate applications. The auxiliary display panel may function as a user interface for audio, video, “push information”, MP3 player or become the hardware equivalent of a multimedia player. The auxiliary display panel may be integrated together with the host computer in the same physical structure or may be part of a standalone display unit that is wired or wirelessly coupled to the host computer.

Title
Auxiliary display unit for a computer system
Application Number
9/556982
Publication Number
7030837 (B1)
Application Date
April 24, 2000
Publication Date
April 18, 2006
Inventor
Manolito E Adan
Woodinville
WA, US
Kenneth V Fry
Seattle
WA, US
Kenneth R Robertson
Redmond
WA, US
Steven T Kaneko
Medina
WA, US
William H Vong
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Banner & Witcoff
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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