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SMART Technologies Inc. Granted U.S. Patent for Erasing on an Electronic WriteboardU.S. patent 6,326,954 is fifth patent issued to SMART in 2001 (January 02, 2002)
U.S. Patent No. 6,326,954 is directed to the method for erasing writing on an electronic writeboard. It includes the steps of describing an eraser as a mask and monitoring movement of the eraser over the electronic writeboard. When the mask overlaps with writing on the electronic writeboard, the writing is erased. The shape of the mask is adjusted to compensate for the speed at which the eraser is moved over the electronic writeboard.
SMART now has several patents covering the intellectual property embodied in SMART Board technology, most recently U.S. Patent No. 6,320,597, issued November 20, 2001, which is directed to the steps involved in the editing of objects representing writing on an electronic writeboard. Technology embodied in other SMART products is the subject of additional patent applications now pending in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe.
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