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Operator Guidance System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074693D
Original Publication Date: 1971-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Thorpe, AC: AUTHOR

Abstract

An operator guidance system in which a plurality of serially arranged images, each containing coded control data and associated instructional data, are serially scanned by a selective decoding device, which causes a display of associated instructional data on a screen, whenever predetermined coded data is detected. The images are carried on a film 24 supported on a circular carrier 25 which is mounted for rotation by a stepping motor 26. The projection subsystem includes a spherical mirror 20, a lamp 21, a condensing lens 22, a magnifying lens 23, a mirror 24M and a screen 18. A plug panel 16 overlies a portion of the screen 18 and contains twenty-one discrete areas which can be selectively illuminated under control of a coded portion of the film 24.

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Operator Guidance System

An operator guidance system in which a plurality of serially arranged images, each containing coded control data and associated instructional data, are serially scanned by a selective decoding device, which causes a display of associated instructional data on a screen, whenever predetermined coded data is detected. The images are carried on a film 24 supported on a circular carrier 25 which is mounted for rotation by a stepping motor 26. The projection subsystem includes a spherical mirror 20, a lamp 21, a condensing lens 22, a magnifying lens 23, a mirror 24M and a screen 18. A plug panel 16 overlies a portion of the screen 18 and contains twenty-one discrete areas which can be selectively illuminated under control of a coded portion of the film 24. The selective detector 15 is inserted in the appropriate opening in the plug panel 16, and is activated any time that the screen in registration with the opening within which it resides is illuminated under control of the coded portion of the film 24. The displayed instructional data is utilized for guiding the human operator in the performance of one or more functions. When the required function or functions have been completed, scanning is resumed either automatically or under operator control until a next predetermined coded data is detected by means 15, 16. At this time, the above process is again repeated. The scanning process continues until the last image in the serial string has been...