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Integral Clutch Driven Ribbon Drive System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037404D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bulson, KF Cakerice, LJ Steinberg, SR [+details]

Abstract

The power required to drive a ribbon through a print mechanism is supplied through a clutch assembly integrally mounted in the drive system. The drive shaft may be engaged by any type of clutch including a spring clutch or roller clutch as illustrated in Figures 1 and 2, respectively.