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Post by Stig Arne By » Sat, 05 Mar 2011 20:40:04


Who said posts on Usenet newsgroups cannot be contributing!

When I recently was surfing the Internet, I discovered that one of my
old posts has been used as a reference in a United States Patent
assigned to Honda Motor Co. in Japan!

This is seen in the following partial excerpt from a text only version
of the patent document:

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SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING ELECTRONIC MAIL CONTAINING
LOCATION INFORMATION

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United States Patent # 7085629
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US Patent Publication:
   Publication No. US 7085629 B1 published on 01-Aug-2006
   Application No. US 09/124754 filed on 29-Jul-1998

Assignee:
   HONDA MOTOR CO LTD
   Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
   Tokyo, Japan

Inventors:
   Gotou, Shinichirou (Wako, Japan)
   Imai, Takeshi (Wako, Japan)
   Ikegami, Masayuki (Wako, Japan)
   Sawada, Hideshi (Wako, Japan)
   Youfu, Toshihide (Wako, Japan)

Abstract (English):
   The system for transmitting and receiving electronic mail of the
   present invention, comprises: a text input means for entering a text
   of the electronic mail to be transmitted; an extracting means for
   extracting a character string to specify a place from the text
   inputted by the text input means; an adding means for adding
   information to the electronic mail, the information corresponding to
   the place specified by the extracted character string; a text display
   means for displaying the text in the electronic mail; and a map
   display means for displaying map information indicating the specified
   place corresponding to the information added to the electronic mail.

Classifications:
   US National (5):
      701/1; 701/23; 701/24; 707/E17.018; 709/203
   International (23):
      G01C21/00; G05D1/00; G01C21/34; G01C21/36; G01C22/00; G06F13/00;
      G06F15/16; G06F17/30; G06Q10/00; H04L12/54; H04L12/58; H04Q7/38;
      G01C21/00; G05D1/00; G01C21/34; G01C22/00; G06F13/00; G06F15/16;
      G06F17/30; G06Q10/00; H04L12/54; H04L12/58; H04Q7/38
   Field of Search (11):
      345/751; 709/100-108; 395/200.36; 709/200; 701/208; 701/23-24;
      701/200; 701/1; 709/218; 709/203; 718/100-108

Patent References (12):
   JP7028813     Jan-1995
   US5559707     Sep-1996; DeLorme et al.; Computer aided routing system
   JP200375527   Dec-1996
   US5664126     Sep-1997; Hirakawa et al.; Human interface system for
                 communicating networked users
   JP09231263    Sep-1997
   JP10107833    Apr-1998
   JP10134042    May-1998; Map display device for hyper text structure
   US5930474     Jul-1999; Dunworth, et al.; Internet organizer for
                 accessing geographically and topically based
                 information
   US5983161     Nov-1999; Lemelson, et al.; GPS vehicle collision
                 avoidance warning and control system and method
   US6028537     Feb-2000; Suman, et al.; Vehicle communication and
                 remote control system
   US6209026     Mar-2001; Ran, et al.; Central processing and combined
                 central and local processing of personalized real-time
                 traveler information over internet/intranet
   JP2003075527  Mar-2003

Other References (1):
   Jan-1997:     Author:  Stig Arne Bye
                 Title:   GPS and email - New product from Magellian
                 Source:  Newsgroup rec.sport.snowmobiles

Examiners:
   Primary:      An, Meng-al T.
   Assistants:   Tang, Kenneth

Attorney or Agent:
   Arent Fox PLLC

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Regards,

Stig Arne Bye



Snail-Mail ..:  Axel Borgens veg 4, NO-9900 Kirkenes, Norway
Homepage ....:  UNDER CONSTRUCTION:  http://stigbye.footballclubs.io
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     Located just about 70N 30E - Almost at the top of the world!

 
 
 

WOW!!!!!

Post by Stig Arne By » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 02:00:47

Quote:



> > Who said posts on Usenet newsgroups cannot be contributing!

> > When I recently was surfing the Internet, I discovered that one of my
> > old posts has been used as a reference in a United States Patent
> > assigned to Honda Motor Co. in Japan!

> > This is seen in the following partial excerpt from a text only version
> > of the patent document:
> > <snip>

>     How did you ever find that?
>         David

It was occassionally while searching one of the many online patent
databases for patent informations about something else.

This is a website which require a registered user account (which I have
registered) to access the patent information database, but I did also
discover three open patent websites with basically the same information
(although presented differently) by entering the following search phrase
into a Google search window:

   "Stig Arne Bye" patent 7085629

Regards,

Stig Arne Bye



Snail-Mail ..:  Axel Borgens veg 4, NO-9900 Kirkenes, Norway
Homepage ....:  UNDER CONSTRUCTION:  http://stigbye.footballclubs.io
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     Located just about 70N 30E - Almost at the top of the world!

 
 
 

WOW!!!!!

Post by repairman5 » Sat, 05 Mar 2011 21:00:59

You just never know !
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