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RIBBON CARTRIDGE WITH TAKEUP ASSISTING RIB

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022824D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 364K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Referring to Figure 1, a ribbon cartridge 10 includes a supply reel 18 having a central hub 20 about which is wound a supply of ribbon 21 bearing a desired marking material, such as ink or the like, Hub 20 has a central tubular portion 22 including a cylindrical opening 24 therethrough for receiving a fixed shaft 26 in relatively movable relation so that hub 20 is freely rotatable about shaft 26, Shaft 26 extends upwardly from, and the lower end of tubular portion 22 is adapted to contact, a plat-~ form 28 which projects upwardly from the interior surface

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

RIBBON CARTRIDGE WITH TAXE~ UP ASSISTING RIB
N, G, Plaza

Proposed Classification
U.S. Cl, 197

mt. Cl, B41j

Referring to Figure 1, a ribbon cartridge 10 includes a
supply reel 18 having a central hub 20 about which is
wound a supply of ribbon 21 bearing a desired marking
material, such as ink or the like, Hub 20 has a central
tubular portion 22 including a cylindrical opening 24
therethrough for receiving a fixed shaft 26 in relatively
movable relation so that hub 20 is freely rotatable about
shaft 26, Shaft 26 extends upwardly from, and the lower
end of tubular portion 22 is adapted to contact, a plat-~
form 28 which projects upwardly from the interior surface

30 of bottom portion 16 of the cartridge housing.

Cartridge 10 further includes a take~up reel 36 which
is mounted in housing 12 at a location spaced both
vertically and horizontally from the location of the
supply reel 18, Take~upreel 36 includes a hub 38
about which ribbon 21 removed from the supply reel is
wound. A capstan assembly 90 and pulley arrangement 40

cooperate to transfer ribbon 21 from the supply reel

F/G~I PiG. 2

45Volume 1 Number 2 February 1976

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RIBBON CARTRIDGE WITH TAKE~UPASSISTING RIB (Cont~d)

onto the take~up reel,

Referring to Figure 2, the interior surface 126 of the
top portion of the ribbon cartridge includes a plurality

of ribs 121 a-~c extending radially from a central raised
hub 130 formed about opening 42,...