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Record Sheet Deflector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086864D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Drejza, JE: AUTHOR

Abstract

A record sheet can be inserted about the platen of a printer with greater ease by providing a deflector for the leading edge of the sheet, between its margins, to avoid interference of the sheet with the ink ribbon or type elements.

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Record Sheet Deflector

A record sheet can be inserted about the platen of a printer with greater ease by providing a deflector for the leading edge of the sheet, between its margins, to avoid interference of the sheet with the ink ribbon or type elements.

Referring to Fig. 1, a sheet deflector 1 guides the leading edge 2 of an incoming sheet 3 toward the surface of platen 4. Deflector 1 extends inwardly a distance sufficient to guide edge 2 past ribbon 5 and type element 6. In printers of the daisy-wheel type, the print wheel can be positioned approximately midway along the print line during paper loading to provide an adequate guiding function.

The sHeet deflectors 1 may be an integral part of each type finger 7, as shown in Fig. 2, or a concave disk 8, as shown in Fig. 3. The provision of a deflector reduces the need for a supplemental mechanism which would otherwise be required for opening the throat between the ink ribbon and platen.

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