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Smarter Apparatus and Methods For Cognitive Printing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000255238D
Publication Date: 2018-Sep-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

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Smarter Apparatus and Methods for Cognitive Printing

Our core idea is to provide an intelligent agent that will keep track of the schedule of a user, his/her daily exercise needs, and recommend a printer that will cater to those exercise needs. The secondary aspect of our idea is to identify the confidentiality of a document and recommend to the user:

a. Where the document should be printed, and, b. Whether that target printing facility/printer is company-specific or a generic printer.

The intelligent agent we referenced above will then auto-select the printing facility/printer based on confidentiality of the document and the current location of user in the context of his/her exercise needs.

There are several contextual reasons for our idea. First, document printing is still very prevalent across the world. Even though digital documents are increasingly replacing paper-based documents, people still prefer printing the same document to be able to read at leisure or during their commute/travel. Second, reading a document on a computer consumes power and at any given point of time, there might be several persons reading them on different computer workstations esp. at the same office location which wastes a lot of electricity. Therefore, our idea seeks to make the interfaces that currently deliver this user experience smarter and more efficient.

There are 2 stated novelties in the idea:

1. Identifying if the information on a document is confidential when a print request is made and alerting the user so that appropriate measures such as secure printing can be adopted.

2. Using this opportunity to identify a printer location in an enterprise/office environment to support the exercise regimen of the user by linking with wearables so that his/her daily exercise goals are met.

The following steps describe the process for the implementation of the idea/invention:

Step 1: Every printer will have an intelligent agent that will keep track of...