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Computer Display with Integrated White Board Area

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106553D
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

Brumbaugh, KA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is the addition of a boundary area adjacent to a CRT or other computer display, consisting of material allowing temporary marks to be made and erased. The purpose of this area is to provide the PC user with a free-form area for notes and reminders in a convenient place.

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Computer Display with Integrated White Board Area

      Disclosed is the addition of a boundary area adjacent to a CRT
or other computer display, consisting of material allowing temporary
marks to be made and erased.  The purpose of this area is to provide
the PC user with a free-form area for notes and reminders in a
convenient place.

      The primary embodiment is shown in Fig. 1.  A standard PC CRT
display (1) is enhanced with an enlarged boundary area (2).  The
boundary is overlaid with a "white board" material (3).  The white
board area is made from any of several smooth, non-porous materials.
It may be possible to mode the board area directly from the plastic
used to make the display cowling.  A pen tray (4) is also included.

      Fig. 2 shows an alternate embodiment for use with existing or
new displays.  This unit clips or adheres to the perimeter of an
existing display.

      It is noted that it is also possible to make use of add-on
white board materials in conjunction with other types of computer
equipment including keyboards, tablets, CADAM terminals, and
printers.