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Dictation Apparatus With Insertion Feature

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091809D
Original Publication Date: 1968-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Davidge, RV: AUTHOR

Abstract

The apparatus enables insertion and playback of additional dictated material in proper sequence with previously dictated material. A common record media is used. The dictator records on belt 1, at A, by speaking into microphone 2, at B, which also controls machine functions. Button 3 is moved to the upper record REC position and dictate bar 4 is depressed to drive belt 1. Left read-record head assembly 5 is driven by leadscrew 6 from the left margin of belt 1 for recording or playback of original material. Right read-record head assembly 7 is driven by leadscrew 8 from the right margin of belt 1 for recording or playback of material to be inserted.

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Dictation Apparatus With Insertion Feature

The apparatus enables insertion and playback of additional dictated material in proper sequence with previously dictated material. A common record media is used. The dictator records on belt 1, at A, by speaking into microphone 2, at B, which also controls machine functions. Button 3 is moved to the upper record REC position and dictate bar 4 is depressed to drive belt 1. Left read-record head assembly 5 is driven by leadscrew 6 from the left margin of belt 1 for recording or playback of original material. Right read-record head assembly 7 is driven by leadscrew 8 from the right margin of belt 1 for recording or playback of material to be inserted.

Button 9 has three positions, Left-Auto-Right, to select left assembly 5, select left and right assemblies automatically under tone control, and select right assembly 7 respectively. A drive selection arrangement is at C and includes clutch control assembly 10 normally engaged to drive leadscrew 6 and head assembly 5. Magnet 11, when energized, attracts armature 12 which rotates assembly 10 from leadscrew 6 and engages it with leadscrew 8 to drive head assembly 7. A circuit for tone and drive control is at D.

In a typical sequence, the dictator records on belt 1 with left assembly 5. When finished, the dictator moves button 3 to the center listen LIS position. The dictator can backspace to review REV by moving button 3 to the lower position. Head assembly 5 is returned all the...