04571699 is referenced by 52 patents and cites 10 patents.

The operation of a document distribution network having one or more input work stations, a linking network with one or more nodes and one or more output work stations, is controlled by a job control sheet. The job control sheet is partitioned into a plurality of control zones. Each zone contains dedicated marked sense information for controlling the input work stations, the network nodes and the output work stations. The input work station includes a marked sense recognition device which coacts with the job control sheet to identify the presence or absence of the control zones. Marked sense information which is associated with the input station control zones is extracted and utilized to control the input work station. The marked sense information which is associated with network nodes control zone is encoded and transmitted with identifying marks to the network nodes for further processing. The marked sense information which is associated with the output station control zone is extracted, encoded and is transmitted to the network node. The network node routes the information to the output work station.

Title
Optical mark recognition for controlling input devices, hosts, and output devices
Application Number
6/384708
Publication Number
4571699
Application Date
June 3, 1982
Publication Date
February 18, 1986
Inventor
Teddy A Rehage
Longmont
CO, US
Jagdish M Nagda
Boulder
CO, US
Larry L Honomichl
Boulder
CO, US
Alexander Herzog
Boulder
CO, US
Agent
Joscelyn G Cockburn
Carl M Wright
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
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