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Diskette Label Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060047D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Posselt, EA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The label of a magnetic recording diskette is printed by a nonimpact thermal printer. During printing, the diskette is supported at the printing interface by a roller whose surface is of nonuniform resilience. This roller compensates for variations in thickness of the diskette, as caused by the discontinuities in the diskette's internal wiper liner. Fig. 1 is a top view and Fig. 2 is a front view (absent gate 17) of a tray which receives diskettes, one at a time, from a program writer (not shown). As diskette 10 enters tray 11, its presence is sensed by sensor 13. This sensor operates to energize motor 14 and solenoid 20 (Fig. 2). Solenoid 20, when energized, drops idler roller 21 down onto the top of the diskette, trapping the diskette against roller 15.

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Diskette Label Printer

The label of a magnetic recording diskette is printed by a nonimpact thermal printer. During printing, the diskette is supported at the printing interface by a roller whose surface is of nonuniform resilience. This roller compensates for variations in thickness of the diskette, as caused by the discontinuities in the diskette's internal wiper liner. Fig. 1 is a top view and Fig. 2 is a front view (absent gate 17) of a tray which receives diskettes, one at a time, from a program writer (not shown). As diskette 10 enters tray 11, its presence is sensed by sensor 13. This sensor operates to energize motor 14 and solenoid 20 (Fig. 2). Solenoid 20, when energized, drops idler roller 21 down onto the top of the diskette, trapping the diskette against roller 15. Motor 14, when energized, turns drive roller 15, to cause the diskette to be aligned against surface 16, as the diskette is driven against a then- closed gate 17. Fig. 3 shows the diskette aligned against gate 17. Optical sensor 30 (Fig. 4) senses that the diskette has arrived at gate 17. As a result, solenoids 31 and 60 are energized. Solenoid 31, when energized, causes thermal printhead 32 to be lowered down onto the diskette, as shown in the side view of Fig. 4. Solenoid 60, when energized, causes gate 17 to open. At the same time, solenoid 20 (Fig. 2) is deenergized, and roller 21 returns to its upper position. Motor 14 is also deenergized at this time. Fig. 5 is a side view, like Fig....