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Computer Display/Monitor Screen

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113574D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cheok, CK: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A design is disclosed which enhances the visibility of the desktop or tower computers system status to the end users.

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Computer Display/Monitor Screen

      A design is disclosed which enhances the visibility of the
desktop or tower computers system status to the end users.

      The location of the various status light indicators of the
computer systems are hidden from view from the end users most of the
time because of where the computer systems are placed.

      The current design of personal computers are tower models
(standing on the floor) and desktop models (placed on the table).  An
individual is looking at the screen 90% of the time when using the
computer, therefore, the hard disk drive light indicator, diskette
drive light indicator and power on/off light indicator of the
computer should be placed at the bottom of the display screen where
you typically find the power on/off of the display.  This design will
give the user the whole view of all the computer systems light
indicators irrespective of whether the computer system is located, on
the floor(tower) or on the table(desktop).  This display would have
extra wires from the computer system to the display for the status
light indicators.

      This design concept enhances usability by providing clear
informative light indicators of the computer system status to end
users without having the users move their heads to achieve that but
would be just their slight eye movements if needed.