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RIBBON LIFT GUIDE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023397D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-30

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A ribbon lift guide is provided for use with a daisy wheel type print element for a serial printer. The ribbon lift guide comprises a generally circularly shaped flexible disc 70 coupled to the hub 8 of the composite print wheel 13 and is positioned on the side of the print wheel 13 containing the print surface of the character slug 2. Disc 70 lies in a plane parallel to a plane formed by the spokes 4. An annular or ring member 72 is coupled to the disc 70 and positioned between the disc 70 and spokes 4 of the print wheel l3- Ring 72 stabilizes the position of disc 70 during the rotation of print wheel 13 and during the printing operation. Ring 72, formed from foam plastic, also acts as a damper for spokes 4 after the printing operation with the particular character slug 2 attached to the spoke.