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Publication numberUS3632880 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 4, 1972
Filing dateApr 23, 1969
Priority dateApr 23, 1969
Publication numberUS 3632880 A, US 3632880A, US-A-3632880, US3632880 A, US3632880A
InventorsGoldman Alan L, Goldschein Gerald
Original AssigneeCognitronics Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Information-announcing system
US 3632880 A
Abstract
An electronic announcing system for announcing the time at predetermined intervals, e.g., 10 seconds, wherein a digital clock is utilized with an audio storage drum in conjunction with a phase state or mode selector and control logic so that an audio readout is gated from the audio storage device every so often to announce the correct time.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification379/71, 968/968, 368/63, 369/22
International ClassificationG04G13/00, H04M3/487
Cooperative ClassificationH04M3/4876, G04G13/00
European ClassificationH04M3/487N4, G04G13/00