MICROIMAGE RECORDER
 Inventor: Delmar R. Johnson, Barrington, 111.
 Assignee: Bell & Howell Company, Chicago, 111.
 Appl. No.: 787,812
 Filed: Oct. 15,1985
 Int. CI." G03B 27/30
 U.S. a 355/100; 355/28;
 Field of Search 355/27, 28, 29, 54,
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Primary Examiner—Monroe H. Hayes
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Neal C. Johnson; Stanley J.
Tomsa; Philip C. Peterson
A self-contained COM (Computer Output on Microfilm) microimage recorder provides completed microfiche records of computer generated images. A master film strip travels a path including exposure, developing and duplication stations. An optics assembly at the exposure station exposes a pattern of numerous images provided serially by a cathode ray tube onto an image area of the master film strip. The entire image area is developed by heat at the developing station. A duplicate film strip moves along a path merging with the master film path at the duplication station where an entire pattern of images is duplicated onto an image area of the duplicate film strip from a developed image area of the master film strip. Duplicate film image areas are cut from the end of the strip as individual microfiche records and exit from the recorder as completed records after being developed and cleared.
32 Claims, 12 Drawing Figures