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Compensating Drive Up Terminal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000087439D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lynott, JJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

This is an apparatus for adjusting the operator panel of a drive-up terminal to compensate for variations in vehicle size.

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Compensating Drive Up Terminal

This is an apparatus for adjusting the operator panel of a drive-up terminal to compensate for variations in vehicle size.

In drive-up terminals, such as teller stations or self-service banking stations, a wide range of vehicles must be accommodated, ranging in size, say, from sports car 1 to truck or camper 2.

The face of the terminal or bezel is schematically shown in positions 3a and 3b. The bezel contains, for example, the keyboard, magnetic card reader/encoder slot and the instruction display panel (not shown), and is mounted for motor-driven adjustment about an axis and, optionally, longitudinally between positions 3a and 3b. Coactive with the bezel drive is a pressure switch cable 4, light source 5 and photo cell 6.

Pressure switch cable 4 is activated as vehicle 1 or 2 approaches the terminal area, which in turn initiates a sampling sequence of the photo cell 6/light source 5 combinations to detect the hood height. The result of the hood height detection is fed to the bezel motor drive which rotates the bezel to the optimum position for convenient operation of the operator panel by the occupant of vehicle 1 or 2.

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