Patent Number: 8,719,718

Title: Digital paper-enabled products and methods relating to same

Abstract: A digital paper-enabled product includes digital paper with a digital pattern that spatially cooperates with one or more features or boundaries printed on the pattern. More specifically, a system cooperating with the product may include spatial information systems that manage the features or boundaries and communicates with a writing instrument that was used to effect changes to the digital paper-enabled product. In one embodiment, the digital paper-enabled product may take the form of a sheet of digital paper bearing a digital pattern and where action icons (e.g. user intended actions) and/or features (e.g. such as map features) or a spatial reference frame are printed onto the digital pattern and where at least one action palette is printed onto the digital pattern, correlated therewith, and usable to effect changes to the product. Other embodiments include a method of making the digital-enabled product, a method of processing information obtained from the digital paper-enabled product, and a method of using the digital paper-enabled product.

Inventors: Erikson; Erik M. (Seattle, WA), Wesson; R. Matthews (Portland, OR), Smith; Ira (Seattle, WA), McGee; David (Bainbridge Island, WA), Cohen; Phil (Bainbridge Island, WA), Schmid; Philipp (Mercer Island, WA), Robin; Michael (Redmond, WA), Arthur; Alex A. (Seattle, WA), Barthelmess; Paulo (Fremont, CA)


International Classification: G06F 3/048 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018