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INTERFACE DISPLAY SENSITIVE COPIER USER INTERFACE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025866D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Current Control Display interfaces on feature rich Low and Mid Volume copiers may appear complex to the average user. Operating instructions, feature selections, and system status information tend to be applied to machine surfaces in a linear sequential fashion resulting in long, complex control display clusters.

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LREROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

INTERFACE DISPLAY SENSITIVE Proposed Classification COPIER USER INTERFACE US. C1.355/14R Ruediger W. Knodt Int. C1. G03g 15/00

Current Control Display interfaces on feature rich Low and Mid Volume copiers may appear complex to the average user. Operating instructions, feature selections, and system status information tend to be applied to machine surfaces in a linear sequential fashion resulting in long, complex control display clusters.

This problem is alleviated by layering information components described above on displays such as DC Plasma, Vacuum Fluorescent or Liquid Crystal Displays. Feature access controls are positioned adjacent and surrounding the display thus providing access to specific functional display areas in a grid fashion where feature choices reside in either graphic "ON or OFF" format or in software for pixel displays.

This type of user interface can be produced within lower cost parameters, reduces space requirements by about 5096, and is more suitable for future automated copier systems.

Volume 13 Number 4 July/August 1988 213

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  XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 13 Number 4 July/August 1988

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