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Display Screen Touch Selection Device that Can be used as a Mouse

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044760D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fallwell, BN: AUTHOR

Abstract

The accompanying illustration shows a touch activated device 1 that can be removably fastened to the viewing screen 2 of a display monitor 3, for use e.g. as a menu choice selector, and also can be used separately as a "mouse" (graphics input device for manual tracing applications).

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Display Screen Touch Selection Device that Can be used as a Mouse

The accompanying illustration shows a touch activated device 1 that can be removably fastened to the viewing screen 2 of a display monitor 3, for use e.g. as a menu choice selector, and also can be used separately as a "mouse" (graphics input device for manual tracing applications).

The device 1 is bonded to a mounting bezel 4 which fastens to the viewing screen enclosure 5 by friction fit. Thus, the user can install the device in the enclosure without special tools or other equipment.

When removed from the screen enclosure, the device can be laid on a table or other suitable surface for graphic tracing applications.

The device includes a transparent screen 1a incorporating touch-responsive switching elements (not shown). These connect, via not shown circuits within the device and external cable 6, to a not shown computer. Pushbutton switch 7 is used to condition the device for its dual modes of operation.

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