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DIGITAL GRAPHIC MERGE DEVICE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022849D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Mar-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 309K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The system shown and described produces an out put film con- taming both graphics and alphanumeric data. Two types of data are processed separately and optically merged to com~ prise the output film; and the intermediate steps and pro- cesses are accomplished under the control of a computer which is further used to manipulate the alphanumeric data. The input medium is a microform, single images of which are pro- jected into a unit which produces both microform and location data which data is transmitted to the computer for storage; the location data and other input are further converted into computer generated microform images; finally, the two inter~ mediate films are juxtaposed to produce the desired output

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

DIGITAL GRAPHIC MERGE DEVICE
R~ G~ Holliday

Proposed Classification
U~S~Cl. 355/40
mt. Cl. G03b 27/52

The system shown and described produces an out put film con-
taming both graphics and alphanumeric data. Two types of
data are processed separately and optically merged to com~
prise the output film; and the intermediate steps and pro-
cesses are accomplished under the control of a computer which
is further used to manipulate the alphanumeric data. The
input medium is a microform, single images of which are pro-
jected into a unit which produces both microform and location
data which data is transmitted to the computer for storage;
the location data and other input are further converted into
computer generated microform images; finally, the two inter~
mediate films are juxtaposed to produce the desired output
film,

.MERGED IMAGES ONTO FOURTH MICROFORM

Volume 1 Number 3 March 1976 101

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DIGITAL GRAPHIC MERGE DEVICE (Cont~d)

Box 1 is the microform input and represents a device to
drive a step and repeat microform, and also to project
an identified single image from this film into Box 2.

Box 2 represents a camera that accepts the image from
Box 1 and reduces it onto a second microform in a
logical sequence. The location on this microform of
the identified image is recorded in the computer storage.

Box 3 represents a COM device, The computer manipulates
alphanumeric information and prints on a COM...