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Display System Using Coded Laminae

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095703D
Original Publication Date: 1964-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mouchon, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

This device displays data which is in the alphanumeric form. All various possible characters are each set on a lamina. The movement of a lamina is controlled by a keyboard or received signal, with complementary devices as relays. In this system, for each display position B, there are display laminae 1, there being as many laminae as there are different characters to be displayed. There are also coding laminae 2. These control the selection of the laminae 1 corresponding to the characters to be displayed. The number and form of laminae 2 as well as the form of laminae 1 depend upon the code selected, here the 1, 2, 4, 8 code.

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Display System Using Coded Laminae

This device displays data which is in the alphanumeric form. All various possible characters are each set on a lamina. The movement of a lamina is controlled by a keyboard or received signal, with complementary devices as relays. In this system, for each display position B, there are display laminae 1, there being as many laminae as there are different characters to be displayed. There are also coding laminae 2. These control the selection of the laminae 1 corresponding to the characters to be displayed. The number and form of laminae 2 as well as the form of laminae 1 depend upon the code selected, here the 1, 2, 4, 8 code.

With such an arrangement, various kinds of controls are possible. In particular, all display positions can be controlled by only one keyboard, only the four coding bars 4 of which are shown. For this purpose, cam k, lever k', and a group of four coding levers are provided on a carrier C which is moved opposite the display positions. During the movement of carrier C, cam k is still driven.

At a given moment, cam k drives lever k' which operates coding levers 3 through spring R'. If bars 4 allow it, the coding levers turn to the right (f) and position laminae 2 of the display position opposite which the carrier has stopped. Lever A' continues to rotate. Urged by spring R, part A drives one display lamina 1 down, that for which movement is still possible, depending upon the position of laminae 2.

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