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System and Method to Separate and then Connect Touch-Pen-Written Text to Content Below

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241276D
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 125K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a system and method to separate and then connect touch-pen-written text to associated content as presented on an electronic reading device. The novel system allows two input modes on a touch device: finger control and pen control. The system anchors a note written by the pen on a page such that a subsequent collection of notes links to the original page.

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System and Method to Separate and then Connect Touch-Pen-Written Text to Content Below

While reading or viewing interesting information on a mobile device, a user might also like to make notes about the content without moving away from the current context. A method is needed to allow a user to make notes about the content without interference from a keyboard or other tap interactions. A user needs to continue reading and directly annotate on top of or near to the text .

Additionally, the user needs a mechanism to retrieve the original page that is related to the notes , to review the original note context.

Current systems provide note-taking capabilities through an application on a device (e.g., tablet; however, using the feature is cumbersome and requires that the user leaves the interface of the book (e.g., an e-book) and goes to the notes application user interface (UI). Having to perform multiple tap interactions interrupts the user's line of thought; the user forgets the exact context or forgets what the note needs to convey.

The novel contribution is a system and method to separate and then connect touch -pen-written text to content below as presented on an electronic reading device. The novel system supports two input modes on a touch device. For standard mobile navigation, finger control is used. For writing notes, the pen is the input mechanism. The system anchors a note written by the pen on a page such that a subsequent collection of notes links to the original page.

The steps for implementation of a preferred embodiment follow :


1. User A is reading an interesting book on a mobile device


2. User A navigates the e-book application with finger touches, and sometimes clicks a link in the e-book to navigate to the...