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Compound-Action Belt Tensioner

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059293D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-16

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bulson, KF [+details]

Abstract

This invention provides a unique path of motion of a belt tensioning device for a printer that results in an adequate range of motion in an area confined by physical constraints of the printer, in order to apply proper tension to a drive belt despite differences in belt length and pulley diameter which normally occur due to manufacturing tolerances.