Browse Prior Art Database

Ribbon Cartridge Carrier Modification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055943D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Purcell, BD [+details]

Abstract

In impact printers utilizing a print wheel, the ribbon cartridge associated with the print wheel must be loaded and unloaded in such a manner that in the final operative stage, the ribbon will move between the print wheel and the platen of the printer. A previous article [*] provides a mechanism for moving the ribbon in or out of juxtaposition with the print wheel while leaving the motor which drives the print wheel optionally in an engaged or in a disengaged position with respect to the print wheel. The present structure provides an alternative simple mechanism for producing essentially the same results.