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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7503008
APP PUB NO 20020196284A1
SERIAL NO

10172934

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Abstract

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The present invention implements, in a data processing environment, many of the attributes of paper Post-it® notes. The note program of the present invention need not be resident in an application program, and the notes of the present invention may be moved directly between windows or between regions without being saved in an intermediate memory, may be easily dispensed either from a note dispenser of a window or on a desktop, may overlap the boundary of a window, may be automatically saved, may be attached to a document within a window so that the note moves with the document, may overlap a boundary of a window, may be resized with the constraint that the note may not be resized off of a window, may be moved across a window boundary, and may be attached to an object, such as a character, a word, a sentence, or paragraph of a document.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYST PAUL, MN8505

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berquist, David T St. Paul, US 11 578
Eisenberg, Peter M Minneapolis, US 37 1370
Grunes, Mitchell B Minneapolis, US 49 2242
Kenner, Martin A Burnsville, US 17 453
Kruse, John M Minneapolis, US 41 2720
Mertens, Timothy A Cottage Grove, US 27 748
Munson, Cindy L Woodbury, US 11 510

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
2001/0032,335 Picture communications system and associated network services 217 2001
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
* 5587560 Portable handwritten data capture device and method of using 140 1995
 
GEAC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, INC. (1)
5165012 Creating reminder messages/screens, during execution and without ending current display process, for automatically signalling and recalling at a future time 97 1989
 
BENHOV GMBH, LLC (1)
6697838 Method and system for annotating information resources in connection with browsing, in both connected and disconnected states 107 2000
 
XEROX CORPORATION (2)
* 5592608 Interactively producing indices into image and gesture-based data using unrecognized graphical objects 124 1993
6766494 Method and system for creating ad-hoc links from free-form ink 67 1998
 
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (1)
7117199 Spatially coding and displaying information 81 2001
 
REMBRANDT SOCIAL MEDIA, LP (1)
6289362 System and method for generating, transferring and using an annotated universal address 139 1998
 
ECRIO, INC. (1)
* 6504956 Method and apparatus for digitally capturing handwritten notes 31 1999
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
2005/0202,833 Radio wave transmission source location specifying system, apparatus and method, information processing apparatus, and computer program therefor 2 2005
 
APPLE INC. (4)
4931783 Method and apparatus for removable menu window 245 1988
* 5202828 User interface system having programmable user interface elements 317 1991
* 5341293 User interface system having programmable user interface elements 245 1992
* 5590256 Method for manipulating notes on a computer display 78 1994
 
CALLAHAN CELLULAR L.L.C. (1)
6675213 Electronic note taking from network web pages 24 2000
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (1)
* 5559942 Method and apparatus for providing a note for an application program 287 1993
 
AVAYA TECHNOLOGY CORP. (1)
4782521 Communication terminal call reminder with automatic dialing 50 1987
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (6)
* 5852436 Notes facility for receiving notes while the computer system is in a screen mode 27 1997
6487569 Method and apparatus for organizing notes on a limited resource computing device 23 1999
6956593 User interface for creating, viewing and temporally positioning annotations for media content 158 1999
7051275 Annotations for multiple versions of media content 67 1999
2002/0099,552 Annotating electronic information with audio clips 137 2001
* 2005/0091,578 Electronic sticky notes 102 2003
 
PROQUEST BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC. (1)
5142662 Electronic publishing system 40 1991
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
6230169 Apparatus with a display magnification changing function of annotation 36 1997
 
GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
4977520 Method to facilitate a reply to electronic meeting invitation in an interactive multi-terminal system employing electronic calendars 157 1988
 
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
6301586 System for managing multimedia objects 281 1997
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 5367623 Information processing apparatus capable of opening two or more windows on screen, one window containing a page and other windows containing supplemental information 93 1991
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (10)
4458331 Interactive display terminal with alternating data processing and text processing sessions with text processing status line operable during data processing session 56 1981
4616336 Independent image and annotation overlay with highlighting of overlay conflicts 116 1983
4626836 Method of scheduling meetings 107 1983
4819191 Electronic calendaring method to establish calendar floating triggers for calendared events and processes 92 1987
4881179 Method for providing information security protocols to an electronic calendar 94 1988
5023851 Method for presenting electronic calendar information in an interactive information handling system 56 1988
* 5146552 Method for associating annotation with electronically published material 318 1990
* 5140677 Computer user interface with window title bar mini-icons 232 1990
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6542165 System, apparatus and method of relating annotation data to an application window 40 1999
 
GLOBAL 360, INC. (3)
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5231578 Apparatus for document annotation and manipulation using images from a window source 85 1990
5161213 Method for black and white image reduction based upon averaging black/white pixel counts of neighboring blocks 44 1991
 
WAVERLY HOLDINGS INC. (1)
* 5809318 Method and apparatus for synchronizing, displaying and manipulating text and image documents 124 1997
 
NOVELL, INC. (1)
4555775 Dynamic generation and overlaying of graphic windows for multiple active program storage areas 358 1982
 
ROSE BLUSH SOFTWARE LLC (1)
6877137 System, method and computer program product for mediating notes and note sub-notes linked or otherwise associated with stored or networked web pages 126 1999
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
6111586 Electronic photo album editing apparatus 73 1997
 
FLASHPOINT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6223190 Method and system for producing an internet page description file on a digital imaging device 110 1998
 
RTImage Ltd. (1)
6687878 Synchronizing/updating local client notes with annotations previously made by other clients in a notes database 315 1999
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
* 5767850 Relocatable menu icon for accessing an application in a graphical user interface 18 1996
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (2)
4752893 Graphics data processing apparatus having image operations with transparent color having a selectable number of bits 108 1985
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2008/0250,338 Method and Apparatus for Screen Object Manipulation 2 2008
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
* 2011/0202,864 APPARATUS AND METHODS OF RECEIVING AND ACTING ON USER-ENTERED INFORMATION 25 2010
 
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (1)
* 8484570 Method and apparatus for screen object manipulation 1 2008
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
9412174 Note recognition for overlapping physical notes 0 2014
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
* 9092115 Computing system with visual clipboard 0 2010
* 2011/0072,344 COMPUTING SYSTEM WITH VISUAL CLIPBOARD 7 2010
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