US 9,811,177 B2
Electronic writing device
Nako Yoshimura, Nagoya (JP); and Yoshihiko Sugimura, Nagoya (JP)
Assigned to Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken (JP)
Filed by Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken (JP)
Filed on Mar. 31, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/673,931.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-096819 (JP), filed on May 8, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0324020 A1, Nov. 12, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 3/033 (2013.01); G06F 3/0354 (2013.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/0354 (2013.01) [G06F 3/03545 (2013.01); G06K 9/00416 (2013.01); G06K 9/00442 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic writing device comprising:
a position acquiring portion configured to acquire a plurality of pieces of positional information of a writing instrument that moves along with a writing action performed by an operator on a medium configured to receive writing by said writing instrument;
a data creating portion configured to create image data corresponding to writing contents on said medium written with said writing instrument using said plurality of pieces of positional information acquired by said position acquiring portion;
a communication device configured to transmit said image data created by said data creating portion so as to be stored in an external storage device;
a holding member configured to hold said medium to be written, said medium to be written including, in each page, a storage instruction entry column for instructing storage in the external storage device, the holding member configured to hold said medium to be written in a spread state with a first page on a first side and a second page on a second side in a horizontal direction;
a writing determining portion configured to determine whether or not said writing action has been performed by said operator on each of said first page and said second page of said medium to be written held by said holding member, based on an acquisition result by said position acquiring portion;
an entry determining portion configured to determine whether or not said storage instruction entry column included in each page of said medium to be written held by said holding member has been filled in, based on the acquisition result by said position acquiring portion;
an image data specifying portion configured to, in a case where said writing determining portion determines that said writing action has been performed on at least one of said first page and said second page, and further said entry determining portion determines that either one of a first storage instruction entry column included in said first page and a second storage instruction entry column included in said second page has been filled in, specify said image data based on said positional information corresponding to said writing action performed on said at least one page in a unit of one page or two pages, depending on which of the storage instruction entry columns or both have been filled in, as a storage target in said external storage device; and
a transmission control portion configured to control said communication device triggered by said entry determining portion detecting entry in said storage instruction entry column to perform transmission for storing said image data specified by said image data specifying portion as said storage target, in said external storage device,
wherein the image data specifying portion is configured to, in a case where only one of the first storage instruction entry column and the second storage instruction entry column corresponding to one of the first page and the second page, respectively, has been filled in, determine whether the writing action includes writing on the other of the first page and the second page.