Global Patent Index - EP 0976057 A1

EP 0976057 A1 2000-02-02 - FEATURE CONSTRAINT BASED DOCUMENT INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DISTRIBUTION

Title (en)

FEATURE CONSTRAINT BASED DOCUMENT INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DISTRIBUTION

Title (de)

SYSTEM ZUR WIEDERAUFFINDUNG UND VERBREITUNG VON DOKUMENTEN BASIEREND AUF DER EINSCHRÄNKUNG VON EIGENSCHAFTEN

Title (fr)

CONTRAINTE D'OPTIONS BASEE SUR LA RECUPERATION ET LA DISTRIBUTION DE REFERENCES DE DOCUMENTS

Publication

EP 0976057 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98917544 A

Priority

  • GB 9708175 A
  • IB 9800757 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9848359A1] A system including any numbe of workstations, file servers, printers and other fixed devices coupled in a network, and a number of portable devices carried by users and coupled to the network by infrared (IR) link. Each portable device emulates its user's personal satchel for documents: the device is programmed to receive transmit and store feature constraints (FCs). The FCs are distributed from one person to another by transmission of IR data packets, and once a network-connected computer, printer or multifunction device has received an FC via IR transceiver associated with it, a search request can be derived from the FC and document references (e.g. WWW URLs) satisfying the FC can be obtained via a search engine. For each URL obtained, the corresponding electronic document can be retrieved from a repository and displayed or printed. The portable device is preferably a handheld or wristwatch computer with a graphical display for enabling the user to transfer FCs, and the fixed devices preferably include a scanner/copier/printer having its own IR transceiver.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 15/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06F 3/12 (2006.01); G06F 15/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 15/0225 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9848359A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9848359 A1 19981029; EP 0976057 A1 20000202; GB 9708175 D0 19970611; JP 2002511165 A 20020409

INPADOC legal status


2009-04-29 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20081101

2003-08-27 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030714

2000-02-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991123

2000-02-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB