05243149 is referenced by 149 patents and cites 15 patents.

The novel notepad of the invention provides a convenient interface into the capabilities of computer technology from paper based information. The notepad has a form factor similar to a clipboard wherein the board portion includes a digitizing tablet and the clip portion includes an optical scanner. A battery-powered embedded processor and associated peripherals provide for capturing and storing information in a variety of forms including at least scanning information, digitized stylus information and audio annotation. An important feature of the invention is the linking of these different forms of information via software so that while the information is readily available for efficient processing, it is also combinable so as to recreate the annotated document through conventional means.

Title
Method and apparatus for improving the paper interface to computing systems
Application Number
7/866681
Publication Number
5243149
Application Date
April 10, 1992
Publication Date
September 7, 1993
Inventor
David Nahamoo
White Plains
NY, US
Stephen E Levy
Valhalla
NY, US
Frederick Jelinek
Briarcliff Manor
NY, US
Hamed A Ellozy
Bedford Hills
NY, US
Liam D Comerford
Carmel
NY, US
Agent
Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy
Assignee
International Business Machines
NY, US
IPC
G08C 21/00
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