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Teleprocessing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097316D
Original Publication Date: 1962-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

French, WK: AUTHOR

Abstract

The system includes a plotting device in combination with a data processor having one possible use as an educational terminal.

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Teleprocessing System

The system includes a plotting device in combination with a data processor having one possible use as an educational terminal.

The system has a plotting board 1, a pen 2 which is mechanically connected through idler arm 3 to x and y axes motor positioning devices 4 and 5. Motors 4 and 5 are coupled through associated position sensors 4A and 5A and function generators 4B and 5B to data processor 6. Data processor 6 can be associated with more than one of these systems.

The system operates in a transmit mode in which pen 2 is automatically caused to trace characters or patterns on board 1. It operates in a receive mode where a human agency freely directs pen 2 and the resulting characters or patterns are applied to processor 6.

A third type operation is the multipath constraint mode. In this, the operator is permitted to transcribe only certain symbols, being continually constrained in their form in accordance with a prescribed pattern 7. The constraint is put on pen 2 via motors 4 and 5 in cooperation with sensors 4A and 5A, generators 4B and 5B and processor 6.

The operator can place pen 2 down in only certain places determined by the lines of pattern 7, and is then permitted to move only in certain directions from the starting point. When the operator tends to direct pen 2 in the improper direction, motors 4 and 5 exert a restraining force which prevents such digression.

In addition to printing, handwriting in script may also be constrained, th...