ApplicationNo. 06/352917 filed on 02/26/1982
US Classes:434/310, Carrier used with image projector369/230, Power cueing (i.e., engage/disengage)434/316, With code on audio carrier for controlling operation of apparatus434/321, Operation of apparatus controlled by listener's response to question or problem434/324, Image projector included in examining means434/335By means including electrical component
ExaminersPrimary: Pinkham, Richard C.
Assistant: Picard, Leo P.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG09B 5/00 (20060101)
G09B 5/06 (20060101)
AbstractAn improved audio-visual apparatus for projecting visual information segments carried by a transparency holder in an audio-visual cartridge, and for reproducing corresponding narrative and control information recorded on a movable storage medium carried by the cartridge. The apparatus includes an optical projector for projecting a selected one of the visual information segments onto a screen and a first drive mechanism for supporting the holder and selectively driving it to align specified visual segments with the optical projector. A second drive mechanism supporting the storage medium and selectively moving it independently of the holder to permit reproduction of recorded information is provided, and a playback device is mounted in operative relationship with the storage medium to produce signals corresponding to the stored information. Control information reproduced from the storage medium is fed to a microprocessor which is responsive thereto selectively to operate the first and second drive mechanisms while narrative information is fed to a loudspeaker, whereby selected visual displays and accompanying corresponding audible narrative are produced in predetermined sequences. Manual control selectors is also provided to permit operator response to and modification of the audio-visual program.
Field of SearchAUDIO RECORDING AND VISUAL MEANS
Common carrier for visual means and audio recording
Carrier used with image projector
With code on image carrier for controlling operation of apparatus
With code on audio carrier for controlling operation of apparatus
Listener's voiced response recorded
Operation of apparatus controlled by listener's response to question or problem
Image projector included in examining means
And light detector
By means including electrical component