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Ribbon Cartridge Latch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051489D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bullock, RL Purcell, BD Toutant, EE [+details]

Abstract

The present structure provides a relatively simple latch mechanism which is particularly utilizable for the mounting of a ribbon cartridge in a printer. This simple latch mechanism permits the ribbon to be inserted at an angle into the latch and then pivoted into a position perpendicular to the latch with a minimum clearance between the cartridge post in the receiving hole in the latch. This permits an easy one-handed insertion for the ribbon cartridge into the cartridge-supporting mechanism and for a similar removal of the ribbon cartridge.