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RIBBON CARTRIDGE WITH FEED ROLL DEFLECTOR ASSEMBLY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022972D
Original Publication Date: 1976-May-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 185K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A ribbon cartridge 10 of the ~'stuffed~ fabric ribbon type has a pair of feed rollers 12 and 14 with roller 12 being capstan driven in the usual manner and roller 14 being biased by a leaf spring 16 against the roller 12 and acting as a follower. The rollers are positioned so that the nip therebetween directs incoming ribbon generally diagonally across the cartridge interior to increase the ribbon

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

RIBBON CARTRIDGE WITH FEED ROLL
DEFLECTOR ASSEMBLY
Mario G~ Plaza

Proposed Classification
U~S~C1~ 197/151
mt. Cl. B41j 33/14

A ribbon cartridge 10 of the ~'stuffed~ fabric ribbon type
has a pair of feed rollers 12 and 14 with roller 12 being
capstan driven in the usual manner and roller 14 being
biased by a leaf spring 16 against the roller 12 and acting
as a follower. The rollers are positioned so that the nip
therebetween directs incoming ribbon generally diagonally
across the cartridge interior to increase the ribbon
storage capacity. A pair of deflector members 18 and 20
are respectively coupled to the rollers 12 and 14 for pre~ venting ribbon passing through the nip from again contacting the rollers and binding.

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46 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

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