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Title: Manual braille writer

Abstract

A manual-type braille writer that provides for both writing and reading in a normal left-to-right manner. In the preferred form, this braille writer has a clip board type base, and in the preferred embodiment a guide plate assembly can be moved to, and releasable fixed at, selected vertical locations along this base. The guide plate assembly is provided with a plurality of character cells uniformly spaced along rows across the guide plate assembly as well as in uniformly spaced rows. This guide plate assembly has a lower portion to be placed under a sheet of paper positioned on the clip board base and an upper portion to be positioned on top of the sheet. This upper portion is hinged with respect to the lower portion. Each character cell is typically made up of six appropriately spaced pins extending up from the lower portion that are aligned with a rosette-shaped cutout in the upper portion. A stylus member is provided that has a distal end to be fitted into the cutout of the character cell so that a recess in the end thereof presses the writing paper over the pin associated with that recess to produce a braille dot at thatmore » location. When desired, the upper portion can be lifted up so that the text already written can be read or to determine the place for initiating writing when writing has been interrupted.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Lenior City, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
868405
Patent Number(s):
US 5133664
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
manual; braille; writer; manual-type; provides; writing; reading; normal; left-to-right; manner; preferred; form; clip; board; type; base; embodiment; guide; plate; assembly; moved; releasable; fixed; selected; vertical; locations; provided; plurality; character; cells; uniformly; spaced; rows; portion; placed; sheet; paper; positioned; upper; top; hinged; respect; cell; typically; six; appropriately; pins; extending; aligned; rosette-shaped; cutout; stylus; distal; fitted; recess; presses; associated; produce; dot; location; desired; lifted; text; written; determine; initiating; interrupted; guide plate; uniformly spaced; pins extending; preferred embodiment; upper portion; plate assembly; preferred form; braille writer; vertical location; type base; writing paper; /434/

Citation Formats

Hawk, Lawrence S., and Turner, Joe H. Manual braille writer. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Hawk, Lawrence S., & Turner, Joe H. Manual braille writer. United States.
Hawk, Lawrence S., and Turner, Joe H. Wed . "Manual braille writer". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868405.
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title = {Manual braille writer},
author = {Hawk, Lawrence S. and Turner, Joe H.},
abstractNote = {A manual-type braille writer that provides for both writing and reading in a normal left-to-right manner. In the preferred form, this braille writer has a clip board type base, and in the preferred embodiment a guide plate assembly can be moved to, and releasable fixed at, selected vertical locations along this base. The guide plate assembly is provided with a plurality of character cells uniformly spaced along rows across the guide plate assembly as well as in uniformly spaced rows. This guide plate assembly has a lower portion to be placed under a sheet of paper positioned on the clip board base and an upper portion to be positioned on top of the sheet. This upper portion is hinged with respect to the lower portion. Each character cell is typically made up of six appropriately spaced pins extending up from the lower portion that are aligned with a rosette-shaped cutout in the upper portion. A stylus member is provided that has a distal end to be fitted into the cutout of the character cell so that a recess in the end thereof presses the writing paper over the pin associated with that recess to produce a braille dot at that location. When desired, the upper portion can be lifted up so that the text already written can be read or to determine the place for initiating writing when writing has been interrupted.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992},
month = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992}
}

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