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Molded Printer Platen

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055137D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Souliere, EG Wustrau, R [+details]

Abstract

The present structure involves a molded platen for a typewriter or impact printer which comprises a central metallic shaft of core 10 about which there has been molded a low density polyurethane foam body 12 covered by an extruded or molded solid polyurethane sleeve 11 which is of a high density to provide good printing results. The low density body 12 acts as a cushioning structure between sleeve 11 and shaft 10 and as an acoustical barrier.