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Rotating Head Magnetic Stripe Ticket Recorder and Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000081912D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Price, GE: AUTHOR

Abstract

This ticket making machine is capable of issuing a single ticket without waste of ticket stock.

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Rotating Head Magnetic Stripe Ticket Recorder and Printer

This ticket making machine is capable of issuing a single ticket without waste of ticket stock.

Roll ticket stock 11 rests on two belts 12 which ride on pulleys 14. The pulley and belt system is driven through a shaft 16.

A not shown motor with a gear box drives the shaft 16 through a belt. A switch 18 controls the motor which drives the shaft 16. A thin-spring leaf 20 over which the ticket stock rides controls the switch 18, for feeding stock smoothly to a head and cutter unit 22. Drive capstans (not visible except for one capstan 24) drive the ticket stock 11 through the head and cutter unit 22 and past a printer assembly 23. When more stock 11 is needed the switch 18 is operated and more stock is driven out.

The magnetic recording is done by rotating electromagnetic transducers within the head and cutter unit 22. Printing of the stock 11 is accomplished by the wire printer assembly 23. A ribbon 28 and ribbon cartridge 30 are shown. A light source 32 is used with light fibers and photodevices, not shown, to control the electronics.

Recording is confined to a predetermined magnetic stripe on the ticket. After recording, the data is read bark and verified in an associated data processor. If the data is correctly recorded, the wire printer assembly 23 is actuated at the proper phase relationship for printing the same data on the corresponding ticket. If incorrect recording is sensed, the printer assembly is...