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Pin Feed Tractor Belt

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053942D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Cornell, RW [+details]

Abstract

Pin-feed tractors are used in printers and the like for moving punched paper through the mechanisms. These tractors in the past have used either a plated steel chain or a polyimide film having pins molded through prepunched holes therein and arranged in an endless loop manner. Means are also provided to rotate the endless loop belt so that the pins are inserted into the prepunched holes in the paper and move the paper.