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Segment Deletion of Objects based on Time Characteristics

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104257D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Users desire to eliminate segments of contextual information from an inbasket entry. For example, an inbasket entry may be a forwarded message with multiple appends. It is desireable to delete a segment of the message especially when the message is isochronous. Moreover, it is advantageous to allow the operating system commands to allow deletion of entries of objects from a user's inbasket. Current art requires the user to constantly switch references from inbaskets to operating systems commands. Current art requires users to open entries and perform editing operations.

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Segment Deletion of Objects based on Time Characteristics

      Users desire to eliminate segments of contextual information
from an inbasket entry.  For example, an inbasket entry may be a
forwarded message with multiple appends.  It is desireable to delete
a segment of the message especially when the message is isochronous.
Moreover, it is advantageous to allow the operating system commands
to allow deletion of entries of objects from a user's inbasket.
Current art requires the user to constantly switch references from
inbaskets to operating systems commands.  Current art requires users
to open entries and perform editing operations.

      This invention entails a method by which a user can quickly
delete portions of an inbasket entry within their inbasket.
Moreover, changes in transition states are reflected for the object.
The invention employs a media transition table that allows segments
of designated objects to be deleted from the inbasket.  Parameters
can be specified to the delete command to allow time-varying
constraints of the object to be calculated by a device driver.  For
example, delete 10 minutes of a video presentation within my
inbasket.  The implementation of a device driver allows users to
reference their inbasket via a drive letter.  The device driver can
be designated in an operating system configuration file (config.sys).

      A time-varying profile establishes the isochronous format for
delete requests.  This profile contains i...