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Inventory Control and Stock Information Terminal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000076625D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jacobsen, RR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The above-shown inventory control terminal operates as follows. For inventory look-up, the display key is depressed and part number entered via the keyboard 10 to input register 12. At the same time, the part number is displayed on the cathode-ray tube display 14. The display key gates the disk position control 18 to search the disk storage 20. Records in the disk storage 20 are passed to the read register 22. A part number compare 24 is made by comparing the part number portion of the record in the read register 22 with the part number in the input register 12. When a compare is made, the contents of the read register 22 read from the disk 20 are gated to the input register 12 and displayed on display 14.

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Inventory Control and Stock Information Terminal

The above-shown inventory control terminal operates as follows. For inventory look-up, the display key is depressed and part number entered via the keyboard 10 to input register 12. At the same time, the part number is displayed on the cathode-ray tube display 14. The display key gates the disk position control 18 to search the disk storage 20. Records in the disk storage 20 are passed to the read register 22. A part number compare 24 is made by comparing the part number portion of the record in the read register 22 with the part number in the input register 12. When a compare is made, the contents of the read register 22 read from the disk 20 are gated to the input register 12 and displayed on display 14. At this time, the device will have displayed the part number, the stock location, the quantity in stock, and the cost of the item.

When there is a change in the stocking location, quantity in stock, or cost, the new information is entered into the input register 12 via the keyboard 10 and is also displayed on display 14. If the information is correct and needs to be stored, the record key on the keyboard 10 is depressed, and the information in the input register 12 is written on the disk 20. A search for the location to be updated on the disk 20 is conducted utilizing the input register 12, the read register 22, and the comparator 24. After the updated information supposedly written with that which was actually w...