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Mechanism Providing Hard Copy From Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039083D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Glestad, ES: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Liquid display flat panel 10 is hingedly mounted to desk copier 12 so that panel 10 may be swung downwardly on the copying surface 14 of copier 12 for the purpose of copying the data illustrated on panel 10. Liquid crystal display panel 10 may be one manufactured, for example, by Sharp Corporation of Osaka, Japan or Kyocera International of San Diego, California, and preferably is one of the high resolution type having 640 x 200 pixels of information displayed on it, for example. Panel 10 is shown hinged to copier 12 by means of hinge 16 having hinge pin 18, and a direct current motor and control 20 is mechanically connected between panel 10 and copier 12 by means of rigid arms 22 and 24 which allow the motor 20 to be effective to swing the viewing face of panel 10 downwardly onto the copy face 14 of copier 12.

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Mechanism Providing Hard Copy From Computer

Liquid display flat panel 10 is hingedly mounted to desk copier 12 so that panel 10 may be swung downwardly on the copying surface 14 of copier 12 for the purpose of copying the data illustrated on panel 10. Liquid crystal display panel 10 may be one manufactured, for example, by Sharp Corporation of Osaka, Japan or Kyocera International of San Diego, California, and preferably is one of the high resolution type having 640 x 200 pixels of information displayed on it, for example. Panel 10 is shown hinged to copier 12 by means of hinge 16 having hinge pin 18, and a direct current motor and control 20 is mechanically connected between panel 10 and copier 12 by means of rigid arms 22 and 24 which allow the motor 20 to be effective to swing the viewing face of panel 10 downwardly onto the copy face 14 of copier 12. Associated personal computer 26 has LCD display panel 28 which may be of the same type as panel 10, and it is possible by connecting electrical circuitry 20 to display the data shown on panel 28 also on panel 10 and which data is the product of the computing function of computer 26. Panel 10 in its upright position allows visual inspection of the data to be printed by copier 12, and direct current motor (DCM) 20 is energized in order to swing panel 10 downwardly onto the copying surface 14 of copier 12 so that the data illustrated on panel 10 may be copied by copier 12. The mechanism thus is capable of providing...