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Publication numberUS3809203 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1974
Filing dateJan 31, 1972
Priority dateJan 31, 1972
Publication numberUS 3809203 A, US 3809203A, US-A-3809203, US3809203 A, US3809203A
InventorsChida S, Ogawa S, Shinozaki K
Original AssigneeYamura Shinkoseisakusho Kk
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Chinese character (kanji) teleprinter or a chinese character (kanji) punching typewriter or similar apparatus
US 3809203 A
Abstract
A teleprinter apparatus for typeing or tape punching Roman alphabet characters, numbers, and symbols, and Chinese characters includes a platen and means for spacing and rotating the platen and operating the tape punching means. Code unit receiving means is provided for receiving multi-element code units representing characters, symbols, numbers and functions to be carried out by the apparatus, and the apparatus has a plurality of function means responsive to receipt of function code units for driving the apparatus for carrying out the functions represented by the function code units. Conversion function means is provided which is responsive to the receipt of conversion function code units for converting the apparatus from a normal operational state in which it prints Roman characters, numbers and symbols to a Chinese character operational state in which it prints Chinese characters and vice versa. One of said function means is spacing function means for driving the platen spacing means for every two code units received by said code unit receiving means, and this spacing function means is coupled to the conversion function means for actuation when the apparatus is in the Chinese character operational state. The apparatus has printing means for printing characters, symbols and numbers on the platen, and transmission means are coupled to the code unit receiving means for receiving single code units and when they are for characters, numbers and symbols to be printed, transmitting them, further transmission means are coupled to the code unit receiving means for receiving code units corresponding to characters, numbers and symbols, storing them and then transmitting them when the apparatus is in the normal operation state and when the apparatus is in the Chinese character operational state transmitting the second code unit of each pair directly to the printing means. One of said function means is normal printing function means coupled to the further transmission means for causing the further transmission means to store the code unit and transmit it to the printing means. One of said function means is Chinese character printing function means coupled to the further transmission means for coupling the further transmission means directly to the printing means, and one of the function means is tape punching function means for coupling the respective transmission means to the tape punching means.
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United States Patent 1191 Ogawa et a1.

[ CHINESE CHARACTER (KANJI) TELEPRINTER OR A CHINESE CHARACTER (KANJI) PUNCHING TYPEWRITER OR SIMILAR-APPARATUS [75] Inventors: Shimeo Ogawa, Kitakami; Koji Shinozaki, l-Ianamaki; Shinpei Chida, Kitakami, all of Japan [73] Assignee: Yamura Kabushiki Kaisha Shinkoseisakusho, Hanamaki-shi, lwate-ken, Japan 1 '[22] Filed: Jan. 31, 1972 [21] Appl. No.: 221,937

[52] U.S. Cl. 197/] A, 178/25 [51] Int. Cl B4lj 3/50 [58] Field of Search 197/1, 56, 58, 6.2, 17;

178/25, 17 R, 17 A, 17 B, 36,33 R

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,639,017 5/1953 Croucher 197/6.2 x

2,986,256 5/1961 Weaver 197/56 3,035,677 5/1962 Henderson.... 197/56 X 3,217,853 11/1965 Gentilini 197/17 3,373,857 3/1968 Lapointe 197/17 X Primary Examiner-Robert E. Pulfrey Assistant ExaminerR. T. Rader Attorney, Agent, or Firm Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack ABSTRACT senting characters, symbols, numbers and functions to I be carried out by the apparatus, and the apparatus has a plurality of function means responsive to receipt of function code units for driving the apparatus for carrying out the functions represented. by the function code units. Conversion function means is provided which is responsive to the receipt of conversion function code units for converting the apparatus from a normal operational state in which it prints Roman characters, numbers and symbols to a Chinese character operational state in which it prints Chinese characters and vice versa. One of said function means is-spacing function means for driving the platen spacing means for every two code units received by said code unit receiving means, and this spacing function means is coupled to the conversion function means for actuation when the apparatus is in the Chinese character operational state. The apparatus has printing means for printing characters, symbols and numbers on the platen, and transmission means are coupled to the code unit receiving means for receiving single code units and when they are for characters, numbers and symbols to be printed, transmitting them, further transmission means are coupled to the code unit re ceiving means for receiving code: units corresponding .to characters, numbers and symbols, storing them and then transmitting them when the apparatus is in the normal operation state and when the apparatus is in the Chinese character operational state transmitting the second code unit of each pair directly to the printing means. One of said function means is normal printing function means coupled to the further transmission means for causing the further transmission means to store the code unit and transmit it to the printing means. One of said function means is Chinese character printing function means coupled to the further transmission means for coupling the further transmission means directly to the printing means, and one of the function means is tape punching function means for coupling the respective transmission means to the tape punching means.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification400/110, 400/378, 400/141, 400/484, 178/25, 400/70
International ClassificationB41J3/01, B41J3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB41J3/01
European ClassificationB41J3/01