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Spring Clutch Driven - Single Pass Printer Ribbon Cartridge

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041109D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

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An inexpensive spring drive one-way clutch is incorporated within the cartridge for a single pass printer ribbon. This internal clutch, which need operate reliably only for the life of the ribbon, provides overall higher reliability at lower cost than a relatively expensive long life, high reliability external one-way clutch required for a heavy usage printer.