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Method for electronic desktop notes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019902D
Publication Date: 2003-Oct-08
Document File: 3 page(s) / 522K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for electronic desktop notes. Benefits include improved functionality, improved user experience, and improved performance.

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Method for electronic desktop notes

Disclosed is a method for electronic desktop notes. Benefits include improved functionality, improved user experience, and improved performance.

Background

         Conventionally, hand-written notes do not correlate with reminders on a PC.

         Sticky notes are sheets of paper with removable adhesive on the back. These sheets are typically several inches square/rectangular in size and are used for hand-written notes and reminders.

General description

         The disclosed method is electronic desktop notes. The method expands the use of the conventional sticky note to the PC desktop with little or no change of user habit. A device and method provide a way for notes to become automatically tracked on the PC while being useful as physical notes.

Advantages

         Some implementations of the disclosed structure and method provide one or more of the following advantages:

•         Improved functionality due to providing electronic desktop notes

•         Improved user experience due to providing a desktop peripheral that operates best in realtime with a user at a PC interface

•         Improved performance due to utilizing emerging wireless and rapid I/O technologies for desktop products

Detailed description

         The disclosed method includes a peripheral device that is based on the conventional sticky note form factor (see Figure 1). The device may be connected to a desktop PC wirelessly or via a wired interface, such as USB. The device records handwriting strokes, which become electronic not...