Accession Number : ADD005538

Title :   Digital to Graphic Character Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cooke, Gordon R ; Franklin, Kevin T

Report Date : 03 Oct 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : In a device for graphically representing characters encoded in a digital signal, a writing element adapted to sweep across a recording medium at selected intervals is enabled by a timing means to selectively mark the recording medium during a selected series sweeps, and a decoding means receives the digital signal and provides segment select signals, which specify a combination of segments from a group of segments which may graphically represent each of the characters in the digital signal. The outputs of the timing means and the decoding means are coupled to a network of logic elements to generate a signal which is coupled to the writing element, whereby the writing element selectively marks the recording medium during the series of sweeps to form the segments representing each of the characters. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CHARACTER GENERATORS, *DIGITAL SYSTEMS, *SIGNALS, *GRAPHICS

Subject Categories : Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE