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DUAL LENS COLOR DISPLAYS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006688D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Gary Blitman: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

While reliability and functionality remain the domi- nant factors in the paging market, fashion is rapidly gaining importance to the industry. Pagers today are avail- able in a broad range of styles and colors. Appearance is increasingly becoming a determining factor in pager sales. Although many efforts have been made to pager housing designs to meet the demands of the changing market, little has been done to alter the style of the pager displays.

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MO7WROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 17 December 1992

DUAL LENS COLOR DISPLAYS

by Gary Blitman and Jerrold Pine

   While reliability and functionality remain the domi- nant factors in the paging market, fashion is rapidly gaining importance to the industry. Pagers today are avail- able in a broad range of styles and colors. Appearance is increasingly becoming a determining factor in pager sales. Although many efforts have been made to pager housing designs to meet the demands of the changing market, little has been done to alter the style of the pager displays.

  Future pagers may want to match the color of the pager housing to the displays by incorporating color LCDs. This is an expensive solution due to the increased cost of the displays and the increased LCD inventory required.

  A low cost solution to providing matching LCD and housing colors is to have an LCD assembly with a vari- able single color display that is easily interchangeable (Figures 1 & 2). By incorporating cheap colored lenses or filters instead of expensive LCD modules, inventory costs can be greatly reduced. Additionally, with the state of color laser printers, it is possible to create an on-demand color capability on the factory floor, increas- ing reliability of color matching and further reducing required inventory. Other advantages ofthis method are inexpensive changeouts of scratched or damaged lenses and easily varying style and fashion changes.

BASIC LCD

CLEAR DISPLAY

LENS

Figure I...