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Printer Chain

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000092812D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bostwick, KV: AUTHOR

Abstract

Continuous chain 10 for a printer utilizes a pair of toothed timing belts 12 and 14. The latter are spaced apart and mounted on spaced pairs of flanged timing pulleys 16, one only is shown, so as to pass through a print zone along a straight section between pulleys 16. These engage the upper and portions of belts 12 and 14 leaving a space between them. Individual type slugs 18 are located in a continuous line in the space between belts 12 and 14. Slugs 18 are secured to the belts by upwardly and downwardly projecting pairs of fingers. These are positioned between adjacent teeth 12a and 14a on the rear of belts 12 and 14 and snugly against the front surfaces of such belts. Guides, not shown, are provided for maintaining slugs 18 in close relation to a platen positioned behind them in the print zone.

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Printer Chain

Continuous chain 10 for a printer utilizes a pair of toothed timing belts 12 and
14. The latter are spaced apart and mounted on spaced pairs of flanged timing pulleys 16, one only is shown, so as to pass through a print zone along a straight section between pulleys 16. These engage the upper and portions of belts 12 and 14 leaving a space between them. Individual type slugs 18 are located in a continuous line in the space between belts 12 and 14. Slugs 18 are secured to the belts by upwardly and downwardly projecting pairs of fingers. These are positioned between adjacent teeth 12a and 14a on the rear of belts 12 and 14 and snugly against the front surfaces of such belts. Guides, not shown, are provided for maintaining slugs 18 in close relation to a platen positioned behind them in the print zone.

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