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Braille Embossing and Printing Element

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000081523D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Loeber, NC: AUTHOR

Abstract

This Braille embossing and printing element is arranged for embossing and printing on the obverse of the paper, whereby both the blind and the sighted see the characters in the proper attitude and order.

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Braille Embossing and Printing Element

This Braille embossing and printing element is arranged for embossing and printing on the obverse of the paper, whereby both the blind and the sighted see the characters in the proper attitude and order.

A conventional multiaxis printing typewriter is arranged for selective operation with a conventional platen and with a conventional Braille styli bank 10, having a multiple of embossing styli of which two, 11 and 13, are shown and the contingent portion of an intermediate stylus 12 is indicated. The bank 10 is moved into place for embossing after the platen, not shown, is moved away. A paper web 16 is fed over the styli bank 10 in conventional manner. A multiaxis printing element assembly 18 is arranged in the machine in conventional manner for such assemblies. The assembly 18 shown is fitted with an embossing die 2O having six shallow bores, of which three 21, 22, 23 are indicated. The other three lie behind in this figure. The die 20 forces the web 16 onto the selected pin(s) 1x as the assembly 18 embosses the paper in Braille coding for tactile recognition. The styli are set one character at a time as the assembly 18 progresses across the web 16. Alternately, all styli for a given line may be set before the assembly 18 moves across the web 16.

For proof reading the text and the like by the sighted, the machine is arranged for printing alphameric characters on one case shift. For proofing in Braille the assembly 18 is arra...