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Hand Held Serial Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065680D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hunt, RE [+details]

Abstract

The hand held serial printer 1 shown in the figure can be used t o print typewriter quality text on objects that can not be placed in a typewriter such as boxes, drawings, structural elements and the like. Text is applied to an object by moving the printer 1 in the direction of the arrow 2. The printer 1 has a rubber tired wheel 4 which has an integral first spur gear 6. When the printer 1 is moved in the direction of the arrow 2 on a surface 8 the tired wheel 4 rotates in the direction shown. The first spur gear 6 engages second spur gear 10. The second spur gear 10 is an integral part of a ribbon drive roller 12 and rotates the ribbon drive roller 12 in the direction opposite that of the tired wheel 4 as shown.