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Method for a laptop retractable camera EMA display and latch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050013D
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 95K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a laptop retractable camera extended mobile access (EMA) display and latch. Benefits include improved functionality and an improved user experience.

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Method for a laptop retractable camera EMA display and latch

Disclosed is a method for a laptop retractable camera extended mobile access (EMA) display and latch. Benefits include improved functionality and an improved user experience.

Description

              The disclosed method is a video-conferencing camera positioned at the top of the display of a laptop on a hinged mount (A, see Figure 1). When the laptop is closed, the camera docks in a cavity in the base unit (B), which doubles as a latch to hold the lid closed (C). An EMA display can be positioned on the back of the camera unit. The EMA display becomes visible in the exterior of the latch panel when the lid is closed and the camera is stowed.

              The disclosed method significantly reduces the surface area of a laptop when closed by significantly reducing the increased frame area above the visible portion of the display. The method has no impact on the overall thickness (z dimension) of the notebook. Through the articulation of the camera hinge at the top of the display, a degree of adjustment in pitch of the camera is enabled. By positioning the EMA on the back of the camera, the visibility of the display to the user is enhanced when the laptop is in a bag (D, see Figure 2).

Advantages

              The disclosed method provides advantages, including:
•             Improved functionality due to providing a video-conferencing camera on a laptop with an

              EMA display that is viewable when the laptop is close...