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Printer Bezel Throat Tear Bar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037804D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-30
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Burton, RL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a printer bezel in which the rear edge of the throat serves as a tear bar.

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Printer Bezel Throat Tear Bar

Disclosed is a printer bezel in which the rear edge of the throat serves as a tear bar.

A known printer, with friction paper feed system, is subject to paper jams if the user attempts to remove the document while it is in motion before the printing operation is complete. The paper may be torn internal to the bezel, causing the paper to jam against the inner surface of the bezel, or the paper may be pulled out of alignment within the printer, causing the paper to jam in the transport against the side of the printer.

The Figure shows a bezel in which the rear of the throat opening is a relatively sharp edge. It is apparent that if the paper is pulled upward with any force, it will tear off.

Disclosed anonymously.

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