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Rotary Gate for Fabric Ribbon Stuffer Box Chamber

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052483D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Goff, W [+details]

Abstract

The present structure provides an expedient for fabric ribbon stuffer box chambers which reduces the probability of a ribbon jam at the storage chamber exit point. One of the key problem areas of the art is gating the ribbon from the storage chamber into a desired return path to the print point without the exiting ribbon causing folds of ribbon in the chamber to jam the gate point, thereby increasing ribbon tension to the point of functional failure.