Notebook computer with reversible cover for external use of membrane switch screen

CAFC
  • US 5,283,862 A
  • Filed: 04/16/1993
  • Issued: 02/01/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/11/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A portable computer unit comprising:

  • (a) a portable computer housing;

    (b) computer means positioned in said housing;

    (c) flat panel display means interfaced to said computer means;

    (d) a transparent data entry array interfaced to said computer means and overlayed on said display means; and

    (e) closure panel means having said display means and said array mounted thereon on one side and reversibly hingedly connected to said housing in such a manner as to enable said closure panel means to be pivotally positioned in a first position in overlying relation to said housing with said display means facing away from said housing for use of said data entry array and alternatively to be pivotally positioned in a second position in overlying relation to said housing with said display means facing toward said housing, said computer housing means and said closure panel means incorporating electrical connecting means adapted to electrically connect said display means and said data entry array to said computer means in both said first and said second positions.

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