06572012 is referenced by 16 patents.
A point of sale transaction terminal having a flat wall surface containing a signature capture pad and further includes electrical lead lines that surround the capture pad and carry signature related data to an x-y register or the like. A lower cover panel is placed upon a wall that surrounds the capture pad so that the panel physically covers the lead lines. The lower cover panel is secured to the wall surface by a relatively strong bonding material which provides a tight seal between the panel and the wall surface which prevents water and dirt from passing beneath the panel. An upper cover panel having a protective window that is mounted within a frame is placed in registration over the lower cover panel so that the window is centered over the capture pad. The upper cover panel is releasably secured to the lower cover panel by an adhesive so that the upper panel can be easily removed from the assembly and replaced in the event the protective window is worn or damaged.