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Automatic Document Search in a Resistive Ribbon Printhead Having Scanner Capability

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041118D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Quinn Jr., PA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Identification of a document stored in memory is obtainable when using a resistive ribbon printhead without an operator having to recall and/or record the file identification of the document. This is accomplished through providing the file identification on a page of the document in a machine readable code that the electrodes of the resistive ribbon printhead can read when in a scanning mode.

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Automatic Document Search in a Resistive Ribbon Printhead Having Scanner Capability

Identification of a document stored in memory is obtainable when using a resistive ribbon printhead without an operator having to recall and/or record the file identification of the document. This is accomplished through providing the file identification on a page of the document in a machine readable code that the electrodes of the resistive ribbon printhead can read when in a scanning mode.

After a document is typed and ready to be stored in the memory of an electronic typewriter having a resistive ribbon, a file identification (name or number) is assigned by the operator to the document so that the document can be recalled for revision at a later time. When the document is ready to be printed out, the resistive ribbon printhead prints the file identification in machine readable code at a predetermined location on a page of the document.

When the document is returned to the operator for revision, insertion of the document into the typewriter with the electrodes of the resistive ribbon printhead employed as a scanner results in reading of the previously printed document's file identification. After a search of the memory, the document is displayed on the screen for further revision.

This enables storing and recall of the document without the operator having to remember and/or record the file identification of the specific document.

Disclosed anonymously.

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