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Self-Fastening Interposer Strip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102523D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Blizinski, TW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a self-fastening interposer strip which is used when printing bar code on fully formed impact printers. The interposer is used to improve print quality on bar code by making the effective print hammer face wider which eliminates gaps in the bar code print-outs.

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Self-Fastening Interposer Strip

       Disclosed is a self-fastening interposer strip which is
used when printing bar code on fully formed impact printers.  The
interposer is used to improve print quality on bar code by making the
effective print hammer face wider which eliminates gaps in the bar
code print-outs.

      The self-fastening is accomplished by forming tabs 11 on the
interposer 10 which lock into slots 13 on the forms guide 14 of a
printer.  With the tabs 11 creating a positive fastener, a great deal
of time and money can be saved by eliminating extra fasteners and the
need for hand tools.

      Tabs 11 of interposer 10 act as positive locators when
installed in the mounting slots 13 in forms guide 14.  The tabs 11
are offset to the thickness of the forms guide 14 and are over formed
to give spring- locking action.  Flap 15 is also formed to prevent a
forms catch point in the printers paper path as well as adding
additional stability. The entire fastening scheme is achieved by
proper forming from a sheet of KAPTON* material.
*  Trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.