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A system including any number 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 document references or tokens, each of which is associated with an electronic document stored in the database. Documents are distributed from one person to another by transmission of document references or tokens, and a document is sent to a printer by beaming that document's reference or token to an IR transceiver associated with that printer. The portable device is preferably a handheld or wristwatch computer with a graphical display for enabling the user to transfer documents, and the fixed devices preferably include a scanner/copier/printer having its own IR transceiver.

Title
System and method for accessing and distributing electronic documents
Application Number
493376
Publication Number
6144997
Application Date
October 28, 1998
Publication Date
November 7, 2000
Inventor
Michael J Flynn
Cambridge
GB
Michael Lamming
Cambridge
GB
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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