Integrated record control system and method

  • US 4,029,342 A
  • Filed: 03/26/1975
  • Issued: 06/14/1977
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/1975
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A closed-loop feed back system of double checking, updating and accurately recording of data between a central location and a remote location comprising the steps of:

  • at a central location taking a first, overlay member with at least one edge defining a horizontal edge and with one face thereof having an outer row and an inner row generally parallel to said horizontal edge,machine printing humanly readable information on at least one predetermined laterally horizontal position of said inner row and in vertical alignment with a blank portion of said outer row,transmitting said overlay member to a remote location, at said remote location superimposing said overlay member at a laterally horizontally predetermined and vertically selected position on a primary data storage member whereby said blank portion of the overlay member is superimposed over a partially predetermined and partially blank portion of said primary data storage member with transfer means disposed between the blank portion of said face of the overlay member and the top surface of the primary data storage member,entering information related to said first mentioned information in said blank portion of the outer row of the overlay member whereby said second mentioned information is automatically transferred to the said blank portion of the primary data storage member,transmitting the overlay member back to the central location,at the central location taking a second overlay member and machine printing in humanly readable form the information from the outer row of the first overlay member on the inner row of said second overlay member at the laterally horizontal position corresponding to the laterally horizontal position of the information on the outer row of the first overlay member, andtransmitting said second overlay member to the remote location where it is processed corresponding to the processing at the remote location of the first overlay member.

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