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Gregory R Kucala: Method and apparatus for synchronizing information on two different computer systems. Palm Computing, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 10, 1998: US05727202 (539 worldwide citation)

Many users of handheld computing devices or "palmtops" also own personal computers (PCs) running applications that manage data similar to the data carried in the palmtops. In such cases, the users are likely to want the data on the palmtop to be synchronized with the data on the PC. A method and app ...


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Jeffrey C Hawkins: External light source for backlighting display. Palm Computing, Fish & Richardson P C, August 27, 1996: US05550715 (48 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for backlighting a transflective display within a hand-held computing device. An external light source and a power supply, dedicated to the light source, shines light through an input in a side of a computing device. The light which shines through the input is directed through ...


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David Kammer, Jesse Donaldson, Neal Osborn: Handheld computer system and method to detect and identify a peripheral device. Palm Computing, Wagner Muribito & Hao, February 18, 2003: US06523073 (29 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system and method that facilitates extendible identification of various peripheral devices coupled to a hand held computer. In one embodiment of a present invention peripheral device identification system and method, an initial pulse of an interrupt signal received by the ...


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David Kammer, Steve Elliot, Rich Karstens: Technique for handling undesired data over a limited bandwidth channel. Palm Computing, Wagner Murabito & Hao, March 26, 2002: US06363082 (17 worldwide citation)

A technique for handling undesired data over a limited bandwidth channel. Specifically, one embodiment in accordance with the present invention operates within an electronic system or device (e.g., personal digital assistant) which can be coupled to a networking environment. An embodiment of the pre ...


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Hawkins Jeffrey C, Sipher Joseph K, Marianetti Ron Ii: Multiple pen stroke character set and handwriting recognition system. Palm Computing, April 23, 1997: EP0769175-A1

A pen-based computer text input system capable of interpreting a special predefined set of single stroke glyphs (101). Each input stroke is identified with one of three characters: (1) pre-character modifier strokes, (2) character or symbol strokes, or (3) post-character modifier strokes. Pre-charac ...


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Hawkins Jeffrey C, Sipher Joseph K, Marianetti Ron Ii: Multiple pen stroke character set and handwriting recognition system. Palm Computing, LAND John F, January 18, 1996: WO/1996/001453

A pen-based computer text input system capable of interpreting a special predefined set of single stroke glyphs (101). Each input stroke is identified with one of three characters: (1) pre-character modifier strokes, (2) character or symbol strokes, or (3) post-character modifier strokes. Pre-charac ...


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Hawkins Jeffrey C: Data input system for pen-based computers. Palm Computing, LAND John, May 11, 1994: WO/1994/010678

A data input system (3) ideally suited for pen-based portable computers (1) having a limited writing area. A user selects a pre-defined data display field (11), whereupon an enlarged ink input field (14) is displayed. The user may select whether the ink input is to be saved as an ink data type, or r ...


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Hawkins Jeffrey C: Method and apparatus for editing electronic ink. Palm Computing, KONRAD William K, July 21, 1994: WO/1994/016408

A method and apparatus for editing electronic ink for pen-based computers in which the ink is represented in stroke form. The invention implements a 'backspace' ink function, similar to the backspace key on a keyboard. In the preferred embodiment, selecting a 'backspace' ink icon (60) with the pen ( ...