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Icons which Relate to Computation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105174D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hanna, P: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The icons in the figures are used in IBM* software, such as Consumer Transaction/2* (CT/2*), on personal computers running OS/2* Presentation Manager*. CT/2 is an integrated development facility for designing, editing, testing, constructing, and running transactions for financial institutions, such as banks. Icons may advantageously include color features, although color is not shown in the figures.

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Icons which Relate to Computation

      The icons in the figures are used in IBM* software, such as
Consumer Transaction/2* (CT/2*), on personal computers running OS/2*
Presentation Manager*.  CT/2 is an integrated development facility
for designing, editing, testing, constructing, and running
transactions for financial institutions, such as banks.  Icons may
advantageously include color features, although color is not shown in
the figures.

      The Programmed Operator Icon in Fig. 1 indicates means for
setting up automated communication sessions between a workstation and
a host computer.  Visually, the icon includes a series of binary
digit symbols positioned above a keyboard symbol.

      The Totals Icon in Fig. 2 indicates means for providing a
summary of teller and branch transactions, including computing cash
on hand and statistical information.  Visually, the icon includes two
vertically aligned "X" symbols, a horizontal line positioned beneath
the "X" symbols, and a "?" symbol positioned beneath the horizontal
line, thereby representing a computation.

      The Counters Icon in Fig. 3 indicates means for displaying a
count of certain items, such as number of transactions, customers,
and journal entries.  Visually, the icon includes an abacus symbol.

* Trademark of IBM Corp.