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Electronic Writing Tablet for Automobile and Truck Sun Visors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000171777D
Publication Date: 2008-Jun-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

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Abstract

Kent Displays, Inc. has developed an electronic tablet technology, the eTablet, on which images can be written with a pointed stylus such as a finger nail or any pointed stylus. In fact the tablet can be designed so that one can write with a finger tip. The technology makes use of bistable cholesteric materials where by the written image is retained on the eTablet indefinitely until erased. The image can be erased with a simple switch that can be a button that is pushed or the switch can even be voice activated or electronically activated up receipt of some signal. Disclosed in this invention disclosure is the application of the eTablet as a device attached to the sun visor of an automobile or truck. The eTablet may be mechanically part of the sun visor or in fact the entire sun visor may be an eTablet. The eTablet could be designed to be written on with the tip of the finger tip or finger nail or both. In its application, the driver or automobile occupant would simply write information on the visor eTablet with his finger. The information would be available for future use.

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INVENTION DISCLOSURE

Kent Displays, Inc.

343

Portage Blvd.,

Kent

OH 44240

Date: May 8, 2008

1.      Title of Invention:

Electronic Writing Tablet for Automobile and Truck Sun Visors

2.      Names of Inventor:

William Manning of Manning Ventures (document prepared by Bill Doane)

3.      Background of Invention:

The cell phone is often used when in the automobile and truck.  It is used to conduct business as well as pleasure.  However, there are many instances where the cell phone user needs to record information such as a phone number, address, name or other simple piece of information.  While in an automobile it is not convenient have available paper and pen to write down the information.  More significantly, one often does not have two have two hands available to do so.  Either the cell phone occupies one hand or, in the case of hands-free cell phones, while the automobile is in operation one hand is required for the steering wheel. 

4.      Description of Invention:

Kent Displays, Inc. has developed an electronic tablet technology, the eTablet, on which images can be written with a pointed stylus such as a finger nail or any pointed stylus.  In fact the tablet can be designed so that one can write with a finger tip.  The technology makes use of bistable cholesteric materials where by the written image is retained on the eTablet indefinitely until eras...