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Magnetically Latched Floating Platen

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038055D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Ballance, MK Hatley, JA Musits, B [+details]

Abstract

A magnetically latched floating platen, in a wire matrix serial printer, prevents platen movement when printing on thin documents (single sheets) and is effectively unlatched by insertion of a heavy document (passbook).