Combined data input terminal and acoustic coupler

- Canon


FIG. 1 is a front view of a combined data input terminal and acoustic coupler showing our new design; the rear being a mirror image;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a side elevational view as seen from the left of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a side elevational view as seen from the right of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view thereof, the terminal and coupler being separated;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view thereof on a slightly reduced scale, the telephone being shown in broken lines for illustrative purposes only.

The rear view is omitted as it is symmetrical with the front view.

Referenced Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

4162373 July 24, 1979 Ingber

Other references

  • Computer Design, 4/79, p. 829, Norand.RTM., Sprint 100.TM., Order Entry Terminal with Coupler. Datamation, 5/80, p. 255, Nixdorf Computer with Telephone Coupler. IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, vol. 10, No. 3, 8/67, p. 188, Wallet Terminal Keyboard with Acoustic Coupler.

Patent History

Patent number: D273111
Type: Grant
Filed: Jul 28, 1981
Date of Patent: Mar 20, 1984
Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo)
Inventors: Takashi Hirata (Yokohama), Kunio Hirose (Yokohama), Hirohiko Katayama (Kawasaki)
Primary Examiner: Susan J. Lucas
Law Firm: Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Application Number: 6/287,867


Current U.S. Class: D14/101; D14/57; D14/66; D14/107