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Interactive Communication Between Batch Oriented Terminals

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044974D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Grafe, RJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The present innovation a communication system wherein documents are being exchanged between a pair of communication terminals, e.g., word processor display terminals. If during this communication, it becomes necessary for interactive operators at either terminal to communicate information to the other terminal, the system provides a simple expedient for spontaneously passing information from one terminal to the other. Let's assume that a communication session is going on and documents are being communicated from one terminal to the other. If an interactive operator wants to send a message to the other terminal, the operator presses a request key which presents him with a menu from which he places the operation in the Send Message state.

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Interactive Communication Between Batch Oriented Terminals

The present innovation a communication system wherein documents are being exchanged between a pair of communication terminals, e.g., word processor display terminals. If during this communication, it becomes necessary for interactive operators at either terminal to communicate information to the other terminal, the system provides a simple expedient for spontaneously passing information from one terminal to the other. Let's assume that a communication session is going on and documents are being communicated from one terminal to the other. If an interactive operator wants to send a message to the other terminal, the operator presses a request key which presents him with a menu from which he places the operation in the Send Message state. During this state or condition, his message is placed in the command queue at any position selected by the operator, e.g., the queue front position. After the message is transmitted to the other terminal at the appropriate queue point, the message is displayed on the sending terminal screen and, when received, it is displayed on the receiving terminal screen. Upon the completion of message transmission, the document exchange continues in accordance with the appropriate queue.

The steps in a communication session involving the expedient of the present invention will now be illustrated with reference to Figs. 1-5 which are representations of the display of the transmitting t...