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Touch Sensitive Utility Flip-Out Display Screen for Monitors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022210D
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

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Related People

Thomas Poslinski: INVENTOR

Abstract

A high-resolution miniature display that slides out of a monitor can be used as a multipurpose utility display for computer applications.

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         Sony Corporation

         Sony Electronics Inc.

         IPD Case #50S5033

Title:

Touch Sensitive Utility Flip-Out Display Screen for Monitors

Abstract:

A high-resolution miniature display that slides out of a monitor can be used as a multipurpose utility display for computer applications.

Inventor:

Thomas Poslinski

Description of the Invention:

1.      There are many applications on the market that provide floating utility windows for input that block the primary work area. With a miniature flip-out screen, directly mounted to a PC Monitor or a laptop screen, a user application can redirect a floating utility window to this secondary screen. Multiple attachment ports can be provided by a manufacture to provide future expansion by adding multiple miniature flip-out screens for multiple utility displays. Other extremely useful applications of this invention are the ability for the user to redirect entire applications to the screen that can enhance the PC experience. For example, an MP3 player can be exported to the screen for easy access to the controls. With a touch screen option, user input can be accepted by applications. For example, a telephone touch pad can be provided for telemarketers. With multiple flip-out screens, PC Games can utilize these screens for virtual surround screen capabilities. These flip-out screens can be of varying size depending on the application.

2.      The flip-out miniature display is attached to a PC monitor or a laptop monitor either as a permanent feature of a monitor...