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Actuator and Stylus Coupling Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093533D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wheeler, JN: AUTHOR

Abstract

In the area of input terminals, where handwritten character recognition is desired, there is a need for quickly and easily coupling the marking stylus to a free-moving actuator such that the operator has a minimum of restraint. A telautographic system is shown including a marking stylus 10 and free-moving actuator 12. The combination of two permanent magnets, a radial one 14 on stylus 10, the other a longitudinal one 16 on actuator 12, so positioned that when stylus 10 is brought into close relationship with the actuator 12, they are attracted to each other by the magnets in a controlled relationship. This enables the stylus 10 to be coupled to actuator 12 without having to guide it to a hole or coupling clamp. All that is required is to move stylus 10 in juxtaposition with actuator 12.

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Actuator and Stylus Coupling Device

In the area of input terminals, where handwritten character recognition is desired, there is a need for quickly and easily coupling the marking stylus to a free-moving actuator such that the operator has a minimum of restraint. A telautographic system is shown including a marking stylus 10 and free-moving actuator 12. The combination of two permanent magnets, a radial one 14 on stylus 10, the other a longitudinal one 16 on actuator 12, so positioned that when stylus 10 is brought into close relationship with the actuator 12, they are attracted to each other by the magnets in a controlled relationship. This enables the stylus 10 to be coupled to actuator 12 without having to guide it to a hole or coupling clamp. All that is required is to move stylus 10 in juxtaposition with actuator 12.

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