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System for interfacing an automatic processing machine with a stack of
documents which it is processing
A stack of documents are transported one-at-a-time, under control of an automatic machine. A machine readable card is inserted between preselected documents in...
Embossed character reader
Device and method for reading indicia embossed, punched or impressed in a sheet of base material, such as credit-type cards and the like. The reader employs a...
Machine and process for reading cards containing medical specimens
Medical specimens suspected of containing certain microorganisms are introduced into cards containing wells having culture media therein. A reduction in the...
Hand-held data processing terminal
A small lightweight hand-held data processing terminal is provided with several visible field display registers, one entry register, and a keyboard. When used by...
On-line/off-line automated banking system
An automated banking system, which comprises at least one remote transaction and cash dispensing unit interconnected with a central unit via a communication...
Utility meter readout system
A portable automatic billing and printing device which provides for an automatic calculation and printout of a customer bill for utilities such as water, gas and...
Novelty postcard and method
A novelty postcard and method wherein a thermocontractive plastic plate is initially adhered to a backing sheet in the form of a postcard. The thermocontractive...
Novel products including I.D. cards or I.D. credit cards and laminar assemblies useful in preparing same. Essentially, the invention resides in the discovery...
Process for testing microparticle response to its environment
A differential light scattering photometer is disclosed for testing samples of bacteria in suspension. A plurality of cuvettes containing the samples are placed...
Adjustable width document reader
A document reader, for reading paper cards and other types of discrete documents, having means for adjusting the reader to accommodate different width documents....
Process for preparing an identification card
A process for preparing identification cards which comprises spreading bonding material on a substrate, placing a transparent film over the coated substrate,...
Method and apparatus for embossing cards and sheets
An electronically controlled embossing machine for embossing alpha-numeric characters on flexible sheets such as, for example, plastic or metal credit cards or...
Off-line, one-level/on-line, two-level timeshared automated banking
An automated banking system is responsive to data on a customer's card and customer responses to messages which the system displays. The system includes a...
Adaptable mark/hole sensing arrangement for card reader apparatus
Card reader apparatus having efficient means for reading information carried by paper cards or the like in the form of punched holes, marks, or both holes and...
Automatic embossing system
Automatic card embossing apparatus includes a rotatable embossing wheel carrying about its periphery punch and die pairs for all characters available for...
Photographic printing method
A method of photographic printing comprising making at least one exposure of a simulation of a properly exposed neutral gray card for a film to be printed,...
Method of and means for scrambling and descrambling speech at audio
Processing an input audio-frequency analog signal, for example, speech, which is to be passed through a communication channel, includes performing an n-level...
Aluminum surface treatment to enhance adhesion in a given direction
A thin sheet of electrical grade aluminum is secured to a thin substrate sheet of epoxy/fiberglass or polyimide/fiberglass to form a multilayer card. This card...
Data storage and retrieval system
A data storage and retrieval system facilitates interface between a human operator and a digital processing system or computer, by first manually selecting...
Automatic product-dispensing system
An automatic fuel-dispensing system for dispensing fuel at unattended fueling sites includes a number of fuel pumps capable of dispensing different types of...
Pay television system, method and apparatus
An improved pay TV method and apparatus is disclosed, characterized in that the program to be broadcast is encoded to effect electrical inversion of selected...
Modular block unit for input-output subsystem
A modular interface unit to serve as a building block in the framework of an Input-Output Subsystem of a digital data processing system. The unit, designated as...
A transfer-printing process and apparatus for transfer-printing from a master card onto a work piece. The process starts by manual insertion of the master card...
Data recording microform camera
A microform data acquisition processing and storage system in which data is fed from a computer, tape or cards to a cathode ray tube from whence an image...
Method for processing staple fibers on a roller card unit
In a staple fiber card unit composed of a main cylinder and at least one work roller and clearing roller, the output of the unit is maximized by driving the work...
Card reader system with improved interface
A card reader system providing for a plurality of card reader units to be interfaced commonly to a single central processing unit, each card reader unit having...
A modular read-write and read-only memory unit capable of employing both direct and indirect decimal and symbolic addressing, a central processing unit capable...
Sensitive pH indicator
Process of preparing reduced aniline blue pH indicator for use in detecting presence of microorganisms in culture media. The process involves reducing aniline...
Offset card feed apparatus
Card feeding apparatus for feeding the lowermost card from a stack of cards to an off-set station from which the card is fed to a processing station. A feed...
Automatic asynchronous fluid processing apparatus
Apparatus for processing fluids such as blood or the like for ascertaining physical and/or chemical properties thereof. Samples to be processed are contained in...
Homicide board game
A board game apparatus wherein each player is a detective who, through a multitude of clues, attempts to find the murderer through a process of elimination of...
Process of producing slivers for open-end spinning
A process of producing slivers for open-end spinning of wool or synthetic yarn and being characterized by eliminating the necessity for repeated doublings and...
Method of preparing NC tapes
A method for preparing NC (numerical control) tapes for use with numerical control machine tools wherein the information required for preparing the NC tapes is...
Combined card and board game apparatus
Combined card and board game apparatus is disclosed in the preferred embodiment for simulating the various stages of the legal process of a criminal case. The...
A transporter apparatus for movement of plastic blister members to a conveyor for processing, i.e., for receiving an article in a pocket of the same and a...
Apparatus for feeding tags
A method and apparatus adapted for processing tags, cards, or the like are disclosed herein. The apparatus preferably comprises a magazine for storing a...
Reading machine for punched document cards
A processing machine, particularly a reader, for punched document cards including a hopper for a deck of the document cards, pick rolls disposed beneath the...
Credit card carriers and methods of manufacture
Single-sheet, multi-panel carriers for receiving and retaining credit cards during credit card issue and mailing procedures. Cards may be inserted in the...
Arrangement for controlling seizure of a connector
A prior art crossbar switching system provides a test frame connector which may be seized by a marker for the purpose of causing a trouble data record to be made...
Programmable calculator employing algebraic language
An adaptable programmable calculator is provided by employing a modular read-write and read-only memory unit capable of being expanded to provide the calculator...
Device for applying pressure to stacked articles
A device for applying pressure to a stack of flat items such as sheets, cards, plates or the like, which device is primarily intended for use in an apparatus...
Data processing card holder
System for on-line processing of banking transactions
A branch banking system for on-line processing of banking transactions which is responsive to customer-initiated and teller-initiated operations and comprises a...
Credit card verifier
A low cost credit card verifier for use in conjunction with a time-shared central processing unit (CPU) or computer in a credit card verification system in which...
Apparatus for reading optical codes
A reader for optically encoded information such as a credit card having an embossed data track includes an array of radiant energy transmitting elements and a...
Mill fiber treatment apparatus
Fibers enter a textile mill at bale breaking equipment where fibers are distributed onto an open conveyor, and possibly blended, for transmittal to processing...
Data entry system
A data recording system by means of which data can be typed on a form and subsequently automatically punched into the same or a different form. A typewriter is...
N/C machine paging, status and report system
A system for continuously, automatically sensing the setting of operator controlled switches that denote: (1) the need for operator assistance [CALL]; and, (2)...
Credit card verifier
A credit card having information stored thereon in the form of a matrix of apertures formed through the credit card in a predetermined order, and a verifier...
Card cage assembly
An improved card cage assembly used in data processing equipment to hold printed wire boards containing electrical circuitry. The improved assembly has a rear...