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Storage Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097142D
Original Publication Date: 1962-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rehwald, W: AUTHOR

Abstract

In the mechanical storage device, spring wires are used as the movable storage elements.

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Storage Device

In the mechanical storage device, spring wires are used as the movable storage elements.

Storage disc 1 rotates in synchronism with the cam shaft of the machine. Disc 1 is provided with a hub 8 and an outer rim on each side. Each hub is provided with twenty-four radial grooves 9 having clamped in them twelve V- shaped storage springs 2. In addition, springs 2 are guided in grooves 3 provided in the outer rims. Each groove 3 has a stepped side wall. Thus, springs 2 seat either on the bottom of their respective grooves or on a stepped portion, assuming either of two stable positions.

The rotating storage wires successively move past readout contact 4, guide plate 5 and input levers 7 which are actuated by magnet armatures 6. If an armature 6 is attracted, the input lever 7 moves into the path of the next spring 2. This is deflected into its basic storage position. That storage spring in its storage position will, with its bent end, operate readout contact 4. Then, it is raised again by the wedge-shaped guide plate 5 into its position on the stepped portion of the guide groove, i. e., inoperative position. By establishing an electrical connection of the readout contacts to the input magnets, the contents of the storage device are regenerated.

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