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Application aware smart pen.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114532D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Mar-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Proposed is a software method to extend the usefulness of a smart pen to allow the smart pen to accept pen commands. A smart pen is a pen that records what you write as you write it.

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Application aware smart pen.

The proposed is a software method to extend the usefulness of a smart pen to allow the smart pen to accept pen commands. A smart pen is a pen that records what you write as you write it. A smart pen command would allow you to compose mail, fax, or run a command and have that mail or fax sent or a command run when the pen synchs up with it's server.

As an example the proposed would allow a smart pen to recognize the following as a "mail" command:

mail:to smartpen@smartpen.ibm.com mail:subject smart pen feature
Hi smartpen folks,

In the next update to the smart pen can you let the subject be anywhere before the end of the mail.

- Thanks smart pen user mail:end

The key words mail:to start a new email document and mail:end signifies the end of the document. The server based smart pen software that syncs with the smart pen would have enough information (such as user id and mail gateway) about the user so that email so that email could be sent on behalf of the user.

As an example the proposed would allow a smart pen to recognize the following as a "fax" command:

fax:to 9-1-123-456-7890 fax:who John Doe
Hi John.

In the next update to the smart pen can you let the subject be anywhere before the end of the mail.

- Thanks

Sam Doe fax:end

The key word fax:to start a new fax document and fax:end signifies the end of the document. The server based smart pen software that syncs with the smart pen would have enough information (such as location of the...