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Symmetrical Buss Lines for User Interface Overlay

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106457D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brigida, DJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation that permits smaller and uniform display borders for products using an interface overlay that have space limitations. The implementation uses buss lines which border the overlay on two adjacent sides enabling either non-uniform or large display borders.

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Symmetrical Buss Lines for User Interface Overlay

      Described is a hardware implementation that permits smaller and
uniform display borders for products using an interface overlay that
have space limitations.  The implementation uses buss lines which
border the overlay on two adjacent sides enabling either non-uniform
or large display borders.

      The concept described herein provides a means whereby buss
lines can be split in situations where space limitations are
extremely important and where large display borders enhance the
appearance.  The objective is obtained by equally splitting the buss
lines on each of two parallel sides.  Since the buss lines on each
axis are on different layers, the split lines can be joined together
again at the end of the overlay and consolidated into one tall
connector.  Fig. 1 shows the standard buss lines, and Fig. 2 shows
the use of the symmetrical buss lines equally split on each of the
two parallel sides.