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Conveniently Replaceable Electronic Data Storage Module for a Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053534D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Simi, VM Zbrozek, JD [+details]

Abstract

A data storage module is adapted to be coupled to supply data to the controller of a printer without external electrical terminals. Light and magnetic fields are employed to transfer data, clock and power signals. The resulting module is sturdy and eliminates the possibility of unintended exposure of either the operator or the delicate module electronics to electrical potentials.