Patent Number: 7,102,628

Title: Data steering flip pen system

Abstract: A computing system includes a handwriting input device and a computing device, the handwriting input device including an electronic pen input device having a first tip that emits a signal having a first characteristic and second tip that emits a signal having second characteristic; a detector for detecting the characteristic of the emitted signal; and a controller, interfaced with the computing device, for selectively interpreting the emitted signal as handwriting or as control information for the computing device based on the detected characteristic of the emitted signal.

Inventors: LeKuch; Scott (New York, NY), Inoue; Ken (Elmsford, NY), Dumarot; Dan Peter (Cornwall, NY), Seminara; Mary R. (Ossining, NY), Kesavarapu; Sreenivasulu (Terrytown, NY), Karidis; John Peter (Ossining, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G09G 3/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018