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Record Correlating System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079685D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kolpeck, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

High-speed variable-text printer 10 simultaneously prints hard copy sheets 11 and records the text in machine readable form on a magnetic record card 12. Input data for controlling printer 10 may come from a variety of local and remote sources 13, such as typewriters, tape readers, etc. To facilitate correlation of record cards 12 with corresponding hard copy sheets 11, unrecorded cards 12 in supply hopper 14 are provided with a human readable identification number 15, and a machine readable version 16 of the same identification number.

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Record Correlating System

High-speed variable-text printer 10 simultaneously prints hard copy sheets 11 and records the text in machine readable form on a magnetic record card 12. Input data for controlling printer 10 may come from a variety of local and remote sources 13, such as typewriters, tape readers, etc. To facilitate correlation of record cards 12 with corresponding hard copy sheets 11, unrecorded cards 12 in supply hopper 14 are provided with a human readable identification number 15, and a machine readable version 16 of the same identification number.

As a new card 12 is fed into recording position, its machine readable identification 16 is automatically read and stored. During printing of the sheet 11, the stored identification information is accessed by the printer 10 to cause printing of the identification number 15' in a margin of the sheet 11. The recorded card 12 is deposited in output hopper 17.

Sheets 11 in printer output tray 18 and the cards 12 in output hopper 17 are readily correlated, by comparison of identification numbers 15 and 15'.

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