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Ribbon Guides For Minimizing Adhesion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049636D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

The present structure provides ribbon guides which project from partitioned ribbon guide rollers and act to prevent ribbon and particularly adhesive correction ribbon from sticking to the rollers.

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Ribbon Guides For Minimizing Adhesion

The present structure provides ribbon guides which project from partitioned ribbon guide rollers and act to prevent ribbon and particularly adhesive correction ribbon from sticking to the rollers.

With reference to the drawing, ribbon 10 is transported through the driving action of roller sets 12 and 13 which respectively rotate in the direction shown around their respective axes 15 and 16. The rollers are spaced from each other to permit separated contact surfaces between rollers and ribbon. Stationary protruding guide fingers 14 facilitate the release of the ribbon from the rollers.

The present structure minimizes the adhesive action of ribbon to rollers resulting from the adhesive character of some of the coating on the ribbon, particularly after the ribbon has been struck by impact means in carrying out a printing or typing operation. By facilitating the release, the structure minimizes the likelihood of ribbon misfeeding or breakage due to adhesion of the ribbon to the transport roller. The design also enhances ribbon stacking into stuffer boxes when such stuffer box ribbon supply structures are utilized.

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