Global Patent Index - EP 1086437 A1

EP 1086437 A1 2001-03-28 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORING REFERENCE CODES IN A WRITING INSTRUMENT AND FOR RETRIEVING INFORMATION IDENTIFIED BY THE REFERENCE CODES

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORING REFERENCE CODES IN A WRITING INSTRUMENT AND FOR RETRIEVING INFORMATION IDENTIFIED BY THE REFERENCE CODES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND ANORDNUNG ZUM SPEICHERN VON REFERENZDATEN IN EINEM SCHREIBGERÄT UND ZUR WIEDERAUFFINDUNG VON INFORMATIONEN DIE ANHAND DER REFERENZDATEN GEKENNZEICHNET SIND

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE STOCKAGE DE CODES DE REFERENCE DANS UN INSTRUMENT D'ECRITURE ET D'EXTRACTION D'INFORMATIONS IDENTIFIEES PAR LES CODES DE REFERENCE

Publication

EP 1086437 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99928747 A

Priority

  • US 9913679 W
  • US 8989198 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9966441A1] An interactive data transfer system and method is provided. In embodiments of the invention, the data transfer system includes a computing device, and a data well for interfacing with an elongate instrument, the elongate instrument having a data transfer end with a data transfer tip. The data well has a housing with an opening for receiving the data transfer tip of the elongate instrument. The data well also has a communications port operatively coupled to the computing device to provide data to the computing device, and the data well has a data communication device contained in the housing for interfacing with the data transfer tip when the data transfer end of the elongate instrument is received in the opening. The computing device is programmed to receive data from the data well. The received data includes data indicative of at least one address on a global communications network. The computer device is also programmed, upon receipt of the at least one address, to launch an application to retrieve information related to the at least one address from the global communications network and transmit such information to the computing device.

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

G06F 17/60; G06F 17/30; G06K 7/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/0354 (2013.01); G06F 13/00 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06K 7/10 (2006.01); G06K 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06K 17/0022 (2013.01); G06F 3/002 (2013.01); G06F 3/03545 (2013.01); G06K 7/10881 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9966441A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9966441 A1 19991223; AU 4574099 A 20000105; CA 2337178 A1 19991223; CN 1311883 A 20010905; EP 1086437 A1 20010328; JP 2002518750 A 20020625; TW 480419 B 20020321

INPADOC legal status


2004-07-07 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031231

2001-07-18 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010601

2001-06-27 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: BUCKLEY, JOHN, E.

2001-06-27 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: PETERSON, THOMAS, H.

2001-06-27 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: LINDERSON, PAUL, E.

2001-06-27 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: MERCURIO, FRANK

2001-06-27 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: SOUTHWORTH, ROBERT, O.

2001-06-27 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: HOGAN, BOB

2001-06-27 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: CUDDY, NANCY

2001-03-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010119

2001-03-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IE