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Cartridge Loading Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090206D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barkhuff, ED: AUTHOR

Abstract

Up to twelve cartridges 10 are carried in hopper 12 for subsequent loading into a reading device as indicated at 14. Hopper 12 includes sidewalls 16 and 18 and pusher plate 20. The latter is carried on longitudinally movable carriage 22, that carries flat coil springs 24 and 26, attached as shown at 28, for loading the pusher plate, when it is withdrawn to the left in the drawing, to admit cartridges.

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Cartridge Loading Device

Up to twelve cartridges 10 are carried in hopper 12 for subsequent loading into a reading device as indicated at 14. Hopper 12 includes sidewalls 16 and 18 and pusher plate 20. The latter is carried on longitudinally movable carriage 22, that carries flat coil springs 24 and 26, attached as shown at 28, for loading the pusher plate, when it is withdrawn to the left in the drawing, to admit cartridges.

Extension 30 of carriage 22 is connected to belt 32 carried on pulleys 34 and
36. Pulley 34 is connected to shaft 38. The latter has mounted on it ratchet wheel 40 and centrifugal governor mechanism 42. Pawl 44 and pawl driver 46 are arranged adjacent ratchet wheel 40.

In operation, after withdrawal of pusher 20 to admit cartridges 12 and upon release of such pusher, governor 42, acting through shaft 38 and belt 32, prevents pusher 20 from flying back under the urging of springs 24 and 26. This control of the otherwise high speed attainable by pusher 20, prevents potential damage to cartridges 10 and to the operator's fingers. To remove the spring force of pusher 20 and adjacent cartridges from a cartridge 10 in the loading area 14 and thus permit the cartridge to drop freely, at an appropriate time, driver 46 causes pawl 44 to engage ratchet 40, driving it as indicated by direction arrow
48. This causes shaft 38, belt 32 and pusher 20 to be displaced sufficiently to permit the cartridge 10 to drop.

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