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Large Capacity Cartridge for Tickets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000087420D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Charlson, PM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The cartridge 8 includes a ticket bed 10 having a curved portion 10a so that the cartridge 8 when positioned in place on the upwardly slanted upper surface 12a of the using machine 12 does not project farther rearwardly than the rear surface 12b of machine 12.

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Large Capacity Cartridge for Tickets

The cartridge 8 includes a ticket bed 10 having a curved portion 10a so that the cartridge 8 when positioned in place on the upwardly slanted upper surface 12a of the using machine 12 does not project farther rearwardly than the rear surface 12b of machine 12.

The large capacity cartridge can be used as a hopper for tickets in the machine disclosed in U.S. Patent 3,855,457 and more particularly in place of the ticket cartridge disclosed in U.S. Patent 3,887,106.

The cartridge has upstanding side flanges 14 and 16 and an upper portion 18 with spaced top flanges 18a and 18b. Bed 10 terminates in a ticket-retaining flange 10b, and side flanges 14 and 16 terminate in spaced relationship with flange 10b so as to allow tickets, such as those shown in U.S. Patent 3,855,457, to be moved sidewardly out of the cartridge beneath the side flanges 14 and 16. Pad 20 is provided on the exterior surface of bed 10 and coacts with spring 22 by means of which, extending upwardly from machine surface 12a and fixed thereto, cartridge 8 may be retained in place on machine 12.

The bottom opening 24 of cartridge 8 is intended to be identical to the bottom opening of the cartridge in U.S. Patent 3,887,106 and allows the tickets shown in U.S. Patent 3,855,457 to be fed into and out of the cartridge. The distance between flange 10b and pad 20 is intended to be identical with the length of the cartridge disclosed in U.S. Patent 3,887,106 so that cartridg...