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Ticket Attaching Guide Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000081027D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 3 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Davis, WM: AUTHOR

Abstract

This guide assembly facilitates the manual attaching of pressure sensitive tickets 40 to a standard IBM eighty column card 30; and the guide assembly includes two main components namely a stationary card holder 10 and a pivotal ticket guide 20.

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Ticket Attaching Guide Assembly

This guide assembly facilitates the manual attaching of pressure sensitive tickets 40 to a standard IBM eighty column card 30; and the guide assembly includes two main components namely a stationary card holder 10 and a pivotal ticket guide 20.

Holder 10 is made up of a flat bed 11 which is set at approximately a 60 degree angle from the horizontal. Side guides 12 are integrally molded with bed 11 and position eighty column document card 30, left to right. A series of spring loaded pressure pads 13 project through holes in bed 11, one at the lower edge of each position where a ticket 40 may be placed. The base of holder 10 has means to attach the device to a table or bench, such as utilizing screws 14 or by adhesive.

Pivotal ticket guide 20 has several elements which are integrally molded to it to provide a low-cost method of controlling critical tolerances, namely, bottom edge stops 21 and lower and upper placement guide rails 22 and 23. Guide 20 may be made of a zinc die casting or a glass filled engineering plastic, such as polycarbonate to provide the desired dimensional stability.

In use, the user opens the device by pulling on e of the tabs 24 on guide 20 to pivot guide 20 upwardly on the support pins 27. The operator can then drop an eighty column card 30 onto bed 11 between side guides 12. Because of the 60 degree angle of bed 11, card 30 will drop until it stops against the two bottom edge stops 21. Stops 21 are about 1/8 inch wide and are located about one inch from each end of card 30 to provide a 2 point card guide. The user then closes guide 20 by pushing one of tabs 24. A heavy leaf spring 15 drops into a cutout 25 on cam 26 moveable with guide 20 to keep guide 20 tightly against bed 11. In this closed position, lower and upper ticket placement guide rails 22 and 23 press against the inserted 80 column card 30. Pressure pads 13 push against the back of card 30 to insure tight contact between rails 22 and 23 and card 30.

The user then can take a ticket 40 and by bumping it lightly against either of the guide rails 22 and 23, can achieve an accurate horizontal positioning of ticket 40 on card 30. Th...