ABUSE LEVEL INDICATOR IN PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-02
In today's world of higher end information elec- tronic devices the LCD are getting larger in size and the opportunity for the LCD fracturing in a drop sit- uation is occurring at a higher rate. People are used to the older LCD sizes (smaller) that could be designed with sufficient reliable design margins to survive severe drop conditions. Currently there is no method to collect or store data to indicate the abuse level received by an electronic device for warranty purposes, nor is there a method for the end user to be subliminally educated to reduce the abuse imparted to the electronic device. Therefore the abil- ity to monitor and record customer abuse to personal electronic devices is an ongoing problem.