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Interactive Work Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000070251D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Judd, ID Minshull, JF [+details]

Abstract

A general purpose interactive work station is shown in the figure including a display screen 1, for example, gas panel, liquid crystal or CRT display, on which data supplied over a communications link from a remote CPU may be displayed. The data is received by a host adapter 2 in segment-encoded form in which individual segments represent by their shape and the coordinate positions of their end points either complete individual images, for example, alphanumeric characters, or image strokes, each forming an integral part of a complete image. In the latter case, the complete image is represented by a string of interconnected segments supplied as a segment list, each of which is identified by an absolute starting address together with subsequent incremental deviation from the start position.