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Smear Control for Scrolling Displays

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051870D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Gatrell, M Youmans, DM Young, JER [+details]

Abstract

Scrolling of images or blocks of text across a CRT display screen incorporating a medium-to-long persistence phosphor leaves a trail or smear of after-image which is annoying to the operator and hinders the reading of the displayed information. The problem is alleviated by providing the screen with a low intensity background illumination automatically invoked during the scrolling operation.