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Publication numberUS3588870 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 28, 1971
Filing dateNov 3, 1966
Priority dateNov 3, 1966
Also published asDE1597774B1
Publication numberUS 3588870 A, US 3588870A, US-A-3588870, US3588870 A, US3588870A
InventorsBlaha John F, Kolb Edwin R, Roberts Webster C
Original AssigneeHarris Intertype Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for providing graphical images on cathode-ray tubes
US 3588870 A
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United States Patent [72] Inventors Edwin R. Kolb;

John F. Blaha, Cleveland; Webster C. Roberts. South Euclid. all of Ohio [21] Appl. No. 591,734

[22] Filed Nov. 3, 1966 [45] Patented June 28, 1971 [73] Assignee Harris-lntertype Corporation Cleveland, Ohio [54] APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING GRAPHICAL IMAGES ON CATHODE-RAY TUBES [5 6] References Cited UNlT ED STATES PATENTS 2,765,211 10/1956 Brinst'er et al. 346/107 3,008,372 11/1961 Willey et a1 346/107X 3,150,914 9/1964 Wilson et a1. 346/107 3,218,945 11/1965 O'Brien et a1... 95/45 3,267,454 8/1966 Schaaf 340/324 Primary ExaminerDaryl W. Cook Attorney-Yount & Tarolli ABSTRACT: A phototypesetting method and apparatus utilizing a cathode-ray tube to display characters one at a time 'on the face thereof for photographic recordation employs an optical character disc having formed thereon a font of characters in the form of a plurality of binary bits represented by optical marks. The character disc is used in conjunction with control signals from a control record to form characters of various sizes on the cathode-ray tube. A buffer memory circuit accepts information in parallel form from the control record, converts this information into serial form, stores this information until it can be used by the typesetting system, and then reconverts it to parallel form for utilization by a decoder circuit which provides the signals necessary for the control of various typesetting operations and for the selection of the characters to be displayed. Electronic circuits compensate for the nonlinearities in the cathode-ray tube to permit characters to be formed on the face thereof in properly spaced relation and Without distortion regardless of their position on the tube. Other electronic circuits are employed for the generation of the characters as controlled by the binary bits on the character disc, for control over the cathode-ray tube intensity, and for leading of the photographic recording medium.

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3754459 *Jun 2, 1972Aug 28, 1973Cps Ass IncIdeographic-language input apparatus publication system utilizing same
US4115765 *Feb 17, 1977Sep 19, 1978Xerox CorporationAutonomous display processor
Classifications
U.S. Classification345/26, 345/13, 396/551, 315/383, 345/471
International ClassificationB41B19/01, B41B19/00, B41B27/00, G09G1/06, G09G1/18, G09G1/14, G09G1/10, B41B27/28, G09G1/04, B41B19/08
Cooperative ClassificationG09G1/04, B41B27/28, B41B19/01, B41B19/08, G09G1/18, G09G1/10, B41B27/00
European ClassificationB41B19/08, B41B27/28, B41B27/00, G09G1/04, B41B19/01, G09G1/18, G09G1/10