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Reminder Pen

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103715D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sterrett, WR: AUTHOR

Abstract

The use of portable notebook computers will be in other than conventional office settings. This article enhances prior art to allow precise reminder notification while working in any environment.

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Reminder Pen

       The use of portable notebook computers will be in other
than conventional office settings.  This article enhances prior art
to allow precise reminder notification while working in any
environment.

      Imbed in the pen a vibrator which can receive a signal from the
computer.  The user can set a reminder and the pen will vibrate as
the reminder comes due.  This will enable positive notification even
in non-office surroundings, such as on a moving airliner.
Substitutable Elements:
o  Alternative notification modes could include:
   - Change of color/translucency in part of the pen
   - Blinking of the pen top
o  Advantages:
   - Non-disruptive to others in the area of the user
   - Works in high-noise environments
   - Takes no display space