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Cell Terminal Buffer Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095560D
Original Publication Date: 1964-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hansen, RL: AUTHOR

Abstract

A pneumatic information storage system must be capable of stopping, holding and advancing an information carrying unit 1 on demand.

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Cell Terminal Buffer Station

A pneumatic information storage system must be capable of stopping, holding and advancing an information carrying unit 1 on demand.

Unit 1 enters the pneumatic buffer through aperture 3 in lower end plate 2 which has been positioned by a lower pneumatic actuator. The piston effect of unit 1 acting upon the upper end plate 4 causes unit 1 to decelerate. Information unit 1 is prevented from falling out of the pneumatic buffer by a ball detent.

When unit 1 is to be advanced out of the pneumatic buffer, the lower pneumatic actuator is actuated to close the lower portion of the pneumatic buffer. The upper pneumatic actuator is actuated to align the aperture 5 of plate 4 with the output pneumatic tube. Air is fed in through the initial eject nozzle to cause unit 1 to move past the main eject nozzle. At this time the air from the main eject nozzle propels unit 1 out of the pneumatic buffer.

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