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Braille Embossing Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047935D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Loeber, NC: AUTHOR

Abstract

A controller is illustrated for a Braille embossing printer that is attached to a personal computer. Specifically, Braille embossing devices are of known types which push selected plungers against the back of the paper, impressing the paper into mating dies. The controller includes a translator card 10 containing a variety of Braille codes 11 for converting the usual printer character selection 12 to the chosen Braille code on line 13. Line length 14 and vertical spacing 15 are also modified to allow for the larger Braille cells. Impact control 16 is provided to modify embossing force depending on the number of dots in each Braille cell.

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Braille Embossing Printer

A controller is illustrated for a Braille embossing printer that is attached to a personal computer. Specifically, Braille embossing devices are of known types which push selected plungers against the back of the paper, impressing the paper into mating dies.

The controller includes a translator card 10 containing a variety of Braille codes 11 for converting the usual printer character selection 12 to the chosen Braille code on line 13. Line length 14 and vertical spacing 15 are also modified to allow for the larger Braille cells. Impact control 16 is provided to modify embossing force depending on the number of dots in each Braille cell.

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