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Transfer of specific resources to interested applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240208D
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

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Abstract

Frequently, a user of a computer with multiple applications running, may want information to be shared from one application to another. The usual way of doing this is with copy/paste functionality, but this disclosure proposes a more useful solution to this problem, requiring less work by the user, and a better experience.

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Transfer of specific resources to interested applications

Frequently, a user of a computer with multiple applications running, may want information to be shared from one application to another.

    The usual way of doing this is with copy/paste functionality, but this disclosure proposes a more useful solution to this problem, requiring less work by the user, and a better experience.

    The authors are aware of similar systems, such as multiple clipboards, and even clipboards that can hold certain types of content (for example Mac OS can separately store text and styled text, allowing the user to paste in the required type of content), but nothing that constitutes prior art.

Prior Art Search

    A prior art search has been performed, though we don't believe the matches remove the novelty claimed in this disclosure. Patents of interest: http://google.com/patents/US20030078981A1 http://google.com/patents/US20030036960A1 http://google.com/patents/US20020188690A1 http://www.google.com/patents/WO2001080513A2 http://www.outlook-apps.com/product/email-address-collector/

    Extracts email addresses from a number of sources (could potentially be your message chat history folder) and copies them to the clipboard or CSV - which you can then manually import into your email client.

    No direct / real-time link - and could potentially import thousands of email addresses whereas we just want the recent ones particularly.

Search strings used:
- "communicating regular expression matches between applications"

- "passing email addresses to an email client"

- "transfer W/3 email W/3 address"

- "application W/3 transfer W/3 url"

- "application W/3 transfer W/3 string"

    Periodically, message application scans its windows for matches of a predefined regular expression, and passes them to the email client using the email application's public API for this type of data.

    For example, if using messaging, and you ask a colleague for someone's email address, once they share that with you, you will likely want to use it and compose a new email. Once the e...