Sound Hood for Printer Sheetfeed
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
A sound hood rests on a cover of a printer having a sheetfeed to reduce noise during high-speed printing. A sound hood 1 (Fig. 1), which is made of a clear plastic, rests on a cover 2 (Fig. 2) of a printer 3. The sound hood 1 has a skirt 4 (Fig. 1) extending around a portion of the perimeter of the sound hood 1 and lined with an acoustic foam 5. The skirt 4 has each of its ends terminate in a lift tab 6, which makes it possible for an operator to conveniently remove the sound hood 1 for changing a ribbon or a print wheel. The sound hood 1 has surfaces 7 and 8, which are lined with the acoustic foam 5, for meshing with vertical support columns of a sheetfeed 9 (Fig. 2), which is supported by the printer 3. The sound hood 1 has its rear surface 10 designed so that it does not interfere with the paper feed of the sheetfeed 9.