Manual Input Recording Patents (Class 360/4)
  • Patent number: 10511713
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing a voice call are disclosed. One example method of operation may include recording at least a portion of a conference call and storing the portion of the conference call in memory. The method may also include processing the portion of the conference call to identify at least one segment of interest and adding the at least one segment of interest to an existing work order associated with a third party application. The method may further provide forwarding the at least one segment of interest to a third party computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: James K. Boutcher, David Scheet, Jeffrey William Cordell
  • Patent number: 10277643
    Abstract: A server, method and apparatus for providing collaboration services are provided. The server includes a memory configured to store computer executable instructions, and a processor configured to process the computer executable instructions to provide a screen including a first area displaying a video of a user and a second area displaying an editable document. The processor is further configured to process the computer executable instructions to receive a selection of a point in time of the video, and provide the editable document in a state corresponding to the selected point in time of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Jae-keun Lee
  • Patent number: 9672827
    Abstract: A conversation model is generated based on a conversation between a plurality of participants. Conversation text associated with the conversation is retrieved. A plurality of conversation model components are identified within the conversation text. A correlation score is determined for each pair of conversation model components representing a measure of relatedness between the pair of conversation model components. Extrapolated conversation model components are identified based on the plurality of conversation model components and the determined correlation scores. The conversation model components, the additional conversation model components, and the correlation scores are then stored as a conversation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Mindmeld, Inc.
    Inventor: Moninder Jheeta
  • Patent number: 9224397
    Abstract: A method of writing a specific time point through a familiar pattern input that can be instantaneously applied to a portion desired to be memorize or highlighted by the user during audio recording. An electronic device according to an embodiment disclosed in the present disclosure may include a storage unit configured to store audio data and the recording information of the audio data; a controller configured to convert an input audio signal into audio data to store the audio data; a display unit configured to display one or more texts based on the execution of a speech-to-text (STT) for the input audio signal; and an input unit configured to receive a specific pattern input or a selection input for part of the texts from the user while receiving the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kyehwan Lee, Younghan Lee, Jaebok Kim, Jungkyu Choi
  • Patent number: 7739431
    Abstract: Keystrokes input by a user are stored in non-volatile memory together with time stamps, creating a record of keystrokes and associated time stamps. At least some of the time stamps are generated and recorded in response to receipt of specific keystroke events, such as a specific keystroke, a specific sequence of keystrokes, a keystroke following an interval of inactivity or an interval of inactivity following a keystroke. The resulting keystroke record may show sessions of keystrokes received, with a start and end time stamp for each session. An alteration record is also provided to track alterations and erasures of the keystroke record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Keyghost Limited
    Inventor: Adam R. Lyness
  • Publication number: 20040095663
    Abstract: A head support mechanism includes a slider for carrying a head at least for performing reproduction of data from a disk, and a holding portion for holding the slider. The holding portion includes: a first portion including a first piezoelectric element; a second portion including a second piezoelectric element; a third portion connected to the first and second portions, the slider being provided on the third portion; and a fixing portion for fixing the first and second portions. At least one of the first and second piezoelectric elements is contracted and expanded in a direction substantially parallel to a surface of the disk, in the presence of an applied voltage so that the slider provided on the third portion is rotated around a predetermined center of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Hideki Kuwajima, Kaoru Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 5878186
    Abstract: A transcription network having linked computer terminals for a court reporter and for examining, defending, and associate attorneys is disclosed. Based on the hardware present, the court reporter terminal automatically selects the most appropriate synchronization and audio and video transcript delivery schemes for the other terminals. A multi-mode synchronization scheme provides for various levels of synchronization of the textual transcript with the audio and video transcripts of the proceeding. A first-in first-out arrangement is provided for controlling the video and audio storage space so that a window of available audio and video can be specifically marked and retrieved for post-proceeding review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Engate Incorporated
    Inventors: James D. Bennett, Lawrence M. Jarvis
  • Patent number: 5701153
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method and system of inserting a timecode into a textual representation of a speech. The system includes a computer, a timecode generator, and videotape recorder. The computer is coupled with the timecode generator and the videotape recorder. The method includes the following steps. The timecode generator generates the timecode at a point in time. The point in time corresponds to a portion of the speech. The videotape recorder stores a video representation of the portion of the speech with the timecode. The computer receives a text data corresponding to the portion of the speech. The computer being responsive to receiving the text data, inserts a representation of the timecode into the text data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Legal Video Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua A. S. Reichek, Avi J. Stackenfeld
  • Patent number: 5581529
    Abstract: A combination including a recording arrangement and a source selection arrangement. The recording arrangement includes at least two different inputs for receiving different types of signals (e.g., analog, digital and/or optical); a recording unit for recording a digital signal on the record carrier; and a switching unit for coupling one of the inputs to the recording unit. (If the input coupled to the recording unit does receive a digital signal, then recording arrangement includes a conversion device for converting that signal to digital form.) The source selection arrangement includes at least two different outputs for supplying different types of signals (e.g., analog, digital and/or optical) to corresponding inputs of the recording arrangement; and a source selection unit for selecting between different signal sources and thereby enabling the signal source selected to supply a signal to one of the outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Rudolf Roth, Reinder Haakma
  • Patent number: 5535063
    Abstract: A note-taking system based on a notepad computer with an integrated audio/video-recorder is described. A document is created or retrieved. As the user types on the keyboard or writes with the stylus or similar input instrument, each character or stroke that is input by the user is invisibly time-stamped by the computer. The audio/video stream is also continuously time-stamped during recording. To play a section of recording back, the user selects part of the note (perhaps by circling it with a stylus) and invokes a "playback selection" command. The computer then examines the time-stamp and "winds" the record to the corresponding place in the audio/video recording, where it starts playing--so that the user hears and/or sees what was being recorded at the instant the selected text or strokes were input. With a graphical user interface, the user may input key "topic" words and subsequently place check marks by the appropriate word as the conversation topic veers into that neighborhood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Michael G. Lamming
  • Patent number: 5530898
    Abstract: A soundless period is detected from audio data stored in a memory medium, and soundless portion data relevant to the detected soundless period is eliminated. Sound portion data following the soundless portion data is stored right after previously stored sound portion data, so that audio data is compressed. When the audio data is reproduced, the soundless portion data is generated during the soundless period, and the original sound is reproduced. Soundless portion data is inserted into an arbitrary portion of the audio data to form a break. This soundless portion data is not stored in the memory medium, but, in a playing mode, the soundless portion data is automatically generated from a designated time for a designated period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Miyake
  • Patent number: 5272571
    Abstract: A stenotype recording system in which keystrokes and audio are simultaneously recorded and stored. Pointers created when operating the stenotype machine link the keystroke input with the audio recording for instantaneous playback during editing. Audio and keystroke input are stored in a mass storage medium for transfer to a computer for transcription. During editing any portions of the record can be instantaneously played back for correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: L. R. Linn and Associates
    Inventors: Lionel A. Henderson, Lester R. Linn, Jr., Louise K. Mizota
  • Patent number: 4835625
    Abstract: An improved cassette tape recorder is provided for storing the time message, generated by the real time clock of the central processing unit, into a tape region between a first record and a second record immediately behind the time message so that it can be digitally displayed everytime it is necessary. The time message includes time data of year, month, day, week, hour, minute and second, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Inventa Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sayling Wen
  • Patent number: 4614983
    Abstract: In an automatic music playing apparatus, musical data entered at a keyboard are temporarily stored in a RAM and are sequentially recorded on a magnetic tape. The RAM has a memory capacity larger than the longest musical data to be recorded on the magnetic tape and has memory areas which are all accessed by a CPU. The musical data is then recorded in a predetermined data area on the magnetic tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryuuzi Usami
  • Patent number: 4615024
    Abstract: Tone data produced by operating a keyboard is stored in a RAM to be saved into a tape recorder through an interface. Of a plurality of music numbers saved in the tape recorder a selected one is loaded into the RAM through the interface. A tone generator converts the tone data from the RAM into a tone signal which is sounded from a loudspeaker. The save and load operations are all controlled by a CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minoru Usui
  • Patent number: 4536804
    Abstract: A magnetic tape recorder is removably secured to an electronic digital information processing apparatus of the portable type for storing digital information and audio information. The digital information stored in the magnetic tape recorder is let out from the magnetic tape recorder in response to commands introduced through a keyboard means included in the electronic digital information processing apparatus and is displayed on a digital display secured on the electronic digital information processing apparatus. In a preferred form, another keyboard means is removably associated with the electronic digital information processing apparatus, whereby many kinds of information can be stored in the magnetic tape recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Kasubuchi, Takeo Hara, Kaoru Ozawa
  • Patent number: 4522428
    Abstract: This invention relates to a plastic identification card. A magnetic encoding panel is printed, preferably by screen printing. This enables the magnetic encoding panel to be applied more economically than with conventional magnetic tapes. The printing of the magnetic encoding panel is applied to a drop out area in the transparent protecting coating, followed by polishing both of the protective coating and the printed magnetic encoding panel. This greatly increases the passes through a reader prior to failure of the magnetic encoding panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1985
    Assignee: British American Bank Note Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Small, Geoff C. Wright
  • Patent number: 4460928
    Abstract: Electronic apparatus for voice output of stored information includes input keys for entering information into the apparatus, a microphone for receiving voice messages, a first memory for storing the information, a second memory for storing signals representative of the voice messages, and a memory control for causing the first memory to store the information and causing the second memory to store a signal representative of a voice message which is entered from the microphone to be associated with the information stored in the first memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Juji Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 4439798
    Abstract: An improved referencing device for identifying for future reference a portion of a data record as it is being recorded for use in combination with a shorthand machine generating electrical output signals corresponding to the keys depressed, a recording medium, and recorder associated with said shorthand machine for making a data record of the signals generated thereby on said recording medium. The referencing device comprises means for generating a reference signal separate and independent from the output signal generated by said shorthand machine and for inputting said reference signal to said data recorder for making a record of the referencing signal on the recording medium. A portion of the data record may then be identified for future reference by the reference signal record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: Stenograph Corporation
    Inventor: Frank Chvojcsek
  • Patent number: 4387296
    Abstract: A lightweight portable utility billing apparatus is described for enabling a utility (private or public) meter reader to: (1) read utility meters of a number of utility customers on a selected route and obtain current meter value information from each customer; (2) record the current meter value information; (3) automatically calculate the customer utility charges; (4) print customer bills containing the calculated charges thereon; and (5) deliver the customer bills to the customer. The apparatus includes a single input/output magnetic tape for mass data storage and an electronic alterable read only memory (EAROM) for storing the utility rate tables. The EAROMS may be readily updated by the magnetic tape. A keyboard, display and impact printer are included as I/O devices with respect to a microprocessor controller that is programmed by an instructional control program stored in a nonvolatile read only memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1983
    Assignee: I-Tron, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Newell, Lary A. Cross
  • Patent number: 4363255
    Abstract: A process and apparatus are provided for recording electric signals corresponding to piano key operation and for reproducing the piano key operation. The process includes switching a discrete frequency oscillator corresponding to each piano key, algebraically adding the outputs of each oscillator, filtering the algebraic sum of the oscillator outputs through a low pass filter, recording the filtered signal, reproducing said filtered signal through a high pass filter, detecting each frequency in the high pass filtered signal, and energizing an electromechanical device so as to actuate the piano key which had switched the discrete frequency oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1982
    Assignee: Sounds Alive System, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary T. Brush
  • Patent number: 4272813
    Abstract: A combined communicating typewriter/dictation system which utilizes a common modem as an interface between an electronic typewriter, a mass media recorder and a communications line. The modem replaces digital logic and audio tones are recorded on the mass media recorder instead of digital tones. When the system is in a local mode, the digital keystroke signals from the typewriter are modulated by the modem and recorded by the mass media recorder. In a communications mode, the recorded keystroke signals are demodulated and then remodulated before transmission over the communications line to eliminate noise and other extraneous signals that tend to increase the error rate of the transmitted signals. When data is received by the system for storage on the mass media recorder, the transmitted data is demodulated and then remodulated by the modem to eliminate noise from the transmitted signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dan M. Howell, Robert A. Kolpek, William M. Schuller
  • Patent number: 4228470
    Abstract: An electronic reminder system is described for recording a plurality of different spoken messages on a record medium, which messages are to be played-back at a specific point-of-time for each message. The system comprises a microphone for recording the spoken messages, a keyboard for inputting data representing the specified point-of-time at which the respective spoken message is to be played-back, a real-time clock for measuring time in a real-time manner and for producing an output corresponding to such real-time measurement, control means controlled by the clock for signaling automatically the arrival of each specified point-of-time at which a recorded spoken message is to be played back, and a speaker for effecting the play-back of the spoken message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1980
    Inventors: Raphael Rahamin, Gabriel Cabelli
  • Patent number: 4205351
    Abstract: A digital data recorder is adapted for receiving a plurality of parallel input data members for defining a single input signal. Any of the input data members may change in identity during the presentation of the single input signal, and the recorder gives priority identity to any input data member which is of the priority identity for any time during the presentation. The recorder produces a serial, digital data output signal comprising a finite sequence of binary data bits in one-to-one correspondence with the parallel input data members, with the binary state of the bit corresponding to the identity of the input member. The serial, digital output signal is suitable for recording on the single channel of a magnetic tape for fully defining the input signal. The recorder is described in detail as adapted for recording the words taken by a shorthand machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1980
    Assignee: Stenograph Corporation
    Inventor: Richard A. Michals
  • Patent number: 4201942
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for conversion of information from a preselected switching array to serial digital data utilizing conventional audio grade communications equipment such as a radio, recorder, and the like. An encoding scheme is utilized which involves amplitude modulation of the information superimposed upon a clock signal. Distortion of the digital signal due to any direct current component is avoided by using a clock signal symmetric about a zero reference. The information portion of the signal is not dependent upon variations in speed of recording media. While not limited thereto, one use of the present invention is to selectively activate any one or more of a number of system components remotely located from a centralized system control station. A series of digital pulses is generated, each one representing the desires status of each remote system component. The series of digital pulses is generated by a series of two position switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1980
    Inventor: Edward W. Downer
  • Patent number: 4197561
    Abstract: A portable data recorder for recording time-related information on tape cassettes. The recorder includes a briefcase shell in which the other components are mounted, a keyboard having a plurality of keys each of which, when depressed, produces a signal, and a plurality of key lines each coupled to a different one of the keys for carrying the signals produced thereby. A multiplexer, under control of a microprocessor, sequentially samples the key lines and transfers to the microprocessor any signals present on the key lines. The microprocessor then records on a cassette recorder data indicating whether or not a signal was present on each of the key lines sampled, and the time of sampling the key lines. The multiplexer successively samples the plurality of key lines so that both the identity of the keys depressed and the time duration of depression of the keys are recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1980
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: John W. G. McMullen, Rex A. Wadham
  • Patent number: 4128851
    Abstract: A manually manipulatable magnetic card encoder containing substantially all of the apparatus and wiring required to encode magnetic spots on a magnetic card key or the like. The encoder is relatively small and includes a housing provided with a pistol grip to facilitate manual manipulation of the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1978
    Inventor: Bruce S. Sedley
  • Patent number: 4123785
    Abstract: A miniature tape recorder intended for ambulatory recording of cardiac signals over a twenty-four-hour interval includes a clock with a visual display and an event marking circuit. Cardiac signals are recorded simultaneously on two tracks on the magnetic tape used by the recorder. The event marking circuit, activated by the patient, interrupts briefly the recording of cardiac signals on one of the tracks to record in its place an event marker signal easily recognizable on playback. The event marking circuit includes a clock circuit, a counter, and logic circuits to generate a burst of exactly eight square pulses of predetermined width, the duration of the burst being one second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1978
    Assignee: Del Mar Avionics
    Inventors: Isaac R. Cherry, Donald L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4047229
    Abstract: A slidable carriage adapted to receive and carry an information bearing credit card along a linear path in traversing registry with respect to an informational read head. A spring and dashpot cooperate with the carriage during movement thereof for limiting the velocity of the carriage to assure proper credit card reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1977
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence P. Kobylarz, Ronald H. Mack
  • Patent number: 3983577
    Abstract: The data processing terminal unit in the form of a point of sale transaction device disclosed herein contains a keyboard for introducing data into the data processing terminal unit and a cassette tape deck which includes a cassette type magnetic tape and a cassette tape recording scheme for data storage. There are provided an E key and an M key on the keyboard for introducing end marking signals (EM signals) which indicates completion of data entry. The EM signals are introduced into the data processing terminal unit when the E key and the M key are depressed successively or simultaneously, thereby preventing erroneous introduction of the EM signals at an undesired time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1974
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Youichi Ito, Kozo Kitamura
  • Patent number: 3972068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for translating tracks of magnetically encoded data on a flexible medium into corresponding visually readable characters. The system comprises a drum of generally cylindrical shape mounted for rotation about an axis. The medium is affixed to an exterior surface of the drum with the magnetically encoded side facing outwardly and is oriented such that the data tracks are substantially perpendicularly aligned with the drum axis. A magnetic read head is mounted to contact the medium surface and is stepped in directions parallel to the drum axis. The drum is designed to provide a zone substantially perpendicular to the areas of rotation where the head does not contact and therefore does not read the medium. Means are provided on the drum so that the head is stepped to a different track when the zone is opposite the head. The electrical outputs of the read head are utilized in the printing out of corresponding visually readable characters on another medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1973
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1976
    Assignee: Joseph R. Andreaggi
    Inventors: Joseph R. Andreaggi, Robert J. Graf, Matthew J. Relis
  • Patent number: 3958270
    Abstract: Machine for marking documents with visually readable printed information on one portion of the document, and with magnetically encoded information on another, magnetizable portion of the document. The magnetically encoded information is read to determine if it was recorded with an error. If it was, printing is prevented so that a document which has an error in the magnetically recorded information is presented as a blank, non-printed document. It is therefore readily apparent that the document is defective and should not and cannot be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1971
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1976
    Assignee: Litton Business Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Graniere, Patrick J. Marshall
  • Patent number: 3956740
    Abstract: An improved portable data entry machine is disclosed, wherein data may be keyed, viewed for accuracy, recorded on magnetic tape, recalled from magnetic tape, and telephonically transmitted for data processing. Improvements include a search feature to locate previously recorded data, an automatically controlled power switching unit to prolong the times that batteries may be used prior to recharging, microcomputer controlled circuitry to prevent attempted data entry under low-battery conditions, an electronic shutdown to prevent cell reversal, a voltage reference technique to minimize the power drain from the batteries, a unique mechanism and circuitry to preclude the inadvertent destruction of data, a low cost modem for communicating entered data to a remote location, an automatic interlock for the tape compartment, a highly effective display technique, a novel high voltage power supply, and an out-of-sequence detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1976
    Assignee: Telxon Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Dale Jones, David Alan Johnson, Carl Taylor Wright, William Sherman Bell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3944796
    Abstract: A conventional stereo tape recorder is used to record a series of reference pulses on each of the two channels or magnetic tape tracks followed in each instance by intermediate event pulses representative of behaviorial phenomena or units. The delay or time interval between reference pulses and event pulses is indicative of the particular behavior that has been observed. An astable or free running multivibrator for each channel provides the reference pulses, whereas a monostable or one-shot multivibrator, which is triggered by its companion astable multivibrator, provides the event pulses. A key-controlled resistance-capacitance circuit connected in the monostable circuitry functions to vary the delay or position of the event pulses with respect to the reference pulses. Individual keys, or combination of keys, are assigned codes representative of the various behaviors and subjects to be observed and recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1976
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 3943526
    Abstract: An automatic timekeeping and accounting unit is provided which has particular utility for use by professional persons such as lawyers, accountants, and the like. The unit of the invention keeps track of the person's working activities during the day, and it also serves to record the time and subject matter of interrupting telephone calls, if the user so desires, along with information relating to other work activities. The unit to be described also includes a simple switch which converts the unit into an electronic calculator for performing additions, divisions, subtractions, multiplications, and other calculations, similar to the commercially available solid state pocket calculators, without affecting its timing capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1976
    Assignee: Chronometrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Albertini, Max Lagomarsino
  • Patent number: 3938185
    Abstract: The data processing terminal unit in the form of a point of sale transaction device disclosed herein contains a cassette tape deck which includes a cassette type magnetic tape for data manipulation and a cassette tape loading member for allowing the entry and withdrawal of the cassette tape in addition to a cassette tape recording scheme. There is provided a deck state sensing arrangement which detects open and closed states of the tape loading member, a tape loading state, the positions of various records included in the cassette tape and so forth. The tape loading member is opened to allow the withdrawal of the cassette tape loaded within the tape recording scheme only after writing end markings into the cassette tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Youichi Ito
  • Patent number: 3936873
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for controlling the discharge of articles from a steel belt conveyor. When articles are placed on the belt at the loading station, the belt is magnetized at a high intensity in a very small area which has a predetermined relationship, longitudinally of the belt, to the position of the article on the belt. The magnetized spot is also positioned transversely of the belt in accordance with the station where the article is to be discharged. At each discharge station there is an arrangement in the form of a plow and means to move the plow to and from the path of articles carried on the belt so as to deflect the articles from the belt. The plow operating mechanism has an electronic control which includes a Hall-effect transducer positioned adjacent the bottom surface of the belt and relatively positioned transversely of the belt along the path of the magnetized spots for that station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1972
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1976
    Assignee: Sandvik Aktiebolag by change of name from Sandvikens, Jernverks Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Stig Allan Junior Alfredsson
  • Patent number: RE35032
    Abstract: An electronic reminder system is described for recording a plurality of different spoken messages on a record medium, which messages are to be played-back at a specific point-of-time for each message. The system comprises a microphone for recording the spoken messages, a keyboard for inputting data representing the specified point-of-time at which the respective spoken message is to be play-back, a real-time clock for measuring time in a real-time manner and for producing an output corresponding to such real-time measurement, control means controlled by the clock for signaling automatically the arrival of each specified point-of-time at which a recorded spoken message is to be played back, and a speaker for effecting the play-back of the spoken message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Inventors: Raphael Rahamin, Gabriel Cabelli