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Card Registration Sensing Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000092605D
Original Publication Date: 1966-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Graham, JE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In this card registration and sensing device, as a card is driven into the sensing station in the direction indicated by the arrow, it encounters a spring arm to which is attached a flag. Continued driving of the card causes the flag to move into a second position thus removing it from the light path between a light source, photocell combination. The latter produces a signal indicating that the card is at an initial registration position. This signal causes the drive to be disengaged. Disengagement of the drive allows the spring to which the flag is attached to flip the card back to final registration position against the card stop. When the card is seated against the stop at the final registration position, its arrival is indicated by a second signal from the photocell.

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Card Registration Sensing Device

In this card registration and sensing device, as a card is driven into the sensing station in the direction indicated by the arrow, it encounters a spring arm to which is attached a flag. Continued driving of the card causes the flag to move into a second position thus removing it from the light path between a light source, photocell combination. The latter produces a signal indicating that the card is at an initial registration position. This signal causes the drive to be disengaged. Disengagement of the drive allows the spring to which the flag is attached to flip the card back to final registration position against the card stop. When the card is seated against the stop at the final registration position, its arrival is indicated by a second signal from the photocell.

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