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Fixed Job Scheduler

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086860D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mertens, PH: AUTHOR

Abstract

In certain applications such as scheduling maintenance it is necessary to pick certain cards or documents at specified intervals. For example, in a factory which has a number of machines, one would have a maintenance document for each machine and each machine would require maintenance at specified intervals. Each week (or each day) it is desirable to pick out the documents relating to machines which require maintenance on that particular week (or day).

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Fixed Job Scheduler

In certain applications such as scheduling maintenance it is necessary to pick certain cards or documents at specified intervals. For example, in a factory which has a number of machines, one would have a maintenance document for each machine and each machine would require maintenance at specified intervals. Each week (or each day) it is desirable to pick out the documents relating to machines which require maintenance on that particular week (or day).

Shown above is a device for picking selected documents 7 out of a group of documents at specified times. Each document 7 is held in a document holder 10. For simplicity of illustration, only five document holders 10 are shown; however, in most applications there would be a large number of document holders 10.

As shown in Figure 2, each document holder 10 has a plurality of positions 11 for pins on the bottom and a plurality of positions 12 for pins on the side. The bottom of each document holder has 10 positions 11 where a pin can be placed and the side of each document holder has six positions 12 where a pin can be placed. The pin positions 11 on the bottom represent units digits and the pin positions 12 on the sides represent tens digits. The example shown in Figure 2 has a pin 13 located in the third units position and a pin 14 located in the third tens position.

A plurality of actuator bars 15 are located on the bottom of the unit. One actuator bar 15 coincides with each potential pin positi...