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Check Pad for Personal Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039893D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Khorasani, E: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Selected check data is automatically stored by positioning a pressure-sensitive digitizing pad containing a microprocessor beneath the check during drafting. These data can then be transferred later to a personal computer for more permanent storage and processing. Referring to the figure, pad 1 containing selected pressure-sensitive digitizer fields 2, such as date, amount and expense category, is placed beneath check 3 being drafted. Handwritten characters are digitized as x and y coordinates, and the data compressed and stored by a microprocessor contained in the pad. The microprocessor includes a central processing unit, program read-only memory and random-access memory for data for the necessary resolution.

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Check Pad for Personal Computer

Selected check data is automatically stored by positioning a pressure-sensitive digitizing pad containing a microprocessor beneath the check during drafting. These data can then be transferred later to a personal computer for more permanent storage and processing. Referring to the figure, pad 1 containing selected pressure-sensitive digitizer fields 2, such as date, amount and expense category, is placed beneath check 3 being drafted. Handwritten characters are digitized as x and y coordinates, and the data compressed and stored by a microprocessor contained in the pad. The microprocessor includes a central processing unit, program read-only memory and random-access memory for data for the necessary resolution. Pad 1 is connected to a computer, such as a personal computer, for subsequent data transfer, and the computer can perform functions of numeral recognition, check sorting and balancing. If desired, a password may be used for security.

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