Browse Prior Art Database

Touch Sensitive Device for Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057240D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hood, RA Lunde, DM [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a touch screen for interfacing with an operator that makes a selection at the display screen. The logic circuitry is contained within the bezel and the bezel contains means for isolating the components from the hostile environment. Also, a keyboard port eliminates the need for I/O adapter or expansion slot. The touch screen is a touch-sensitive human interface device which mounts over a display screen. The device provides touch selection of displayed menus, lists options as well as data entry without keyboard operation. This type of input device is useful for operators requiring a fast selection input or for inexperienced users requiring much guidance through a self-explained sequence of prompts. (Image Omitted) Fig.