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Holographic Labeling for Small Computer Systems and Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111204D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Keller, RJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation to provide holographic labeling for small computer systems, or devices, so that required information can easily be read.

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Holographic Labeling for Small Computer Systems and Devices

      Described is a hardware implementation to provide holographic
labeling for small computer systems, or devices, so that required
information can easily be read.

      With the advent of smaller and smaller machines and devices,
the location and size of labels which display required information,
particularly safety labels, has become limited.  The task is even
more formidable when multiple languages are required.  The
traditional method of making labels smaller and the print style
smaller has reached the visual resolution threshold.  In the case of
safety labels, large yellow labels are often hidden from sight
requiring observers to search for t   he labels and obscuring the
need to be alerted to a potential safety hazard.  In the case of
other label types, contrast printing normally dictates black printing
on a white background.  In this case, a large white background
becomes detracting from a designers point of view.  Other colors can
be used, but the problem remains the same.  In small machines or
devices, flat areas large enough to firmly attach a printed type of
label are often not available.

      The concept described herein involves the use of a compact
system label that would normally be used for safety labeling, or in
situations where large quantities of user information must be
displayed.  The label would be used in locations that are too small,
or in areas that are mismatched...