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Light Emitting Diode Editing Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068191D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Fackler, CM Johnson, OD [+details]

Abstract

The present structure relates to displays which vibrate a single line of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) while selectively turning such LEDs on and off during the vibration to produce a multiple line character display out of a single line of LEDs. The article of O.D. Johnson and E.R. Williams, Jr. entitled "Drive for Vibrating LED Display" appearing in the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin 21, 4768-4770 (May 1979), describes a structure in which the line of vibrating LEDs is cantilevered on a leaf spring which is counterbalanced by a second leaf spring on which, it is indicated, a second row of LEDs may be optionally mounted.