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For feeding web record-medium

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400 - Typewriting machines

400578000 - SHEET OR WEB (E.G., RECORD-MEDIUM FEEDING MECHANISM)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
400621000 With web cutter (e.g., tear bar, wire tool, etc.) 133
400613000 With web supply or takeup or mount therefor (e.g., web cartridge, etc.) 85
400619000 Including web guiding or aligning (e.g., laterally, relative to print-line, etc.) 25
400618000 With web tensioning or braking 20
400617000 By friction-feed means (e.g., reciprocating finger or gripper or pinch roller, etc.) 2
20090022536SOUND BASED MEDIA DRIVE - Various methods and apparatus relating to sensing sounds of a medium being driven and to adjusting driving of the medium as the medium is being driven based upon the sensed sounds are disclosed.01-22-2009
20120230749PRINTER - A printer is configured which includes, a printing head; a first transport mechanism which transports a printing medium along a transport path; a second transport mechanism which transports the printing medium along the transport path between the printing head and the first transport mechanism; a forward transport control unit which executes a forward transport control transporting the printing medium to the printing head side using the second transport mechanism while applying a load to the printing medium using the roller, and printing a coloring agent to the printing medium using the printing head; and a reverse transport control unit which executes a reverse transport control transporting the printing medium to the first transport mechanism side using the second transport mechanism while applying a load which is smaller than that in the forward transport control to the printing medium using the roller.09-13-2012
400612000 Feeding web or sheet in perpendicular directions 1
20110064507Media Inversion System for A Continuous Web Printer - A continuous web inversion system for use in a continuous web imaging device includes a first turn bar positioned to receive a substantially continuous web moving in a first direction with a first surface facing in a printing direction and to flip the web and direct it in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. A second turn bar is positioned to receive the continuous web from the first turn bar to flip the web and direct it in a third direction opposite the first direction. A third turn bar is positioned to receive the continuous web from the second turn bar to flip the web and direct it in the first direction with a second surface of the web facing in the printing direction. The second and the third turn bars are coupled together and supported for translation along an axis perpendicular to the first direction. A sensor is configured to generate a signal indicative of a lateral position of the continuous web exiting the third turn bar. A driver is operably coupled to at least one of the second and the third turn bars to adjust a position of the third turn bar along the axis based on the signal.03-17-2011
400616000 By pin-feed means (e.g., reciprocating pin, etc.) 1
20080298871Pinwheel and printing apparatus having the same - A pinwheel includes a plurality of pins arranged on a circumferential surface thereof with a specific interval for engaging transportation holes of a medium, so that the medium is transported. Each of the pins has a lateral section having a substantially oval shape.12-04-2008
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20090142118Distribution of Printer Paper - The invention relates to the distribution of printer paper via a housing flap of a printer, the housing flap being rotatably mounted about an axle by use of a hinge, and at least one central part of the hinge may be a printing paper opening having at least a width B.06-04-2009
20130084119IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS - There is provided an image recording apparatus including: a first transporting portion with a first transporting path formed to guide a sheet with its recording surface facing upward, a recording portion, a transporting roller, a second transporting portion with a second transporting path, a first flap, a sandwiching member sandwich the sheet between itself and the first flap, and a second flap. The first flap turn between a first position being able to guide the sheet along the first transporting path and a second position spaced downward from the sandwiching member farther than in the first position, and the second flap change between a third position for a third surface to define a guide surface of the second transporting path and a fourth position to open up the second transporting path.04-04-2013
20130084120HYBRID PRINTER-FEEDER MECHANISM - Hybrid printer feeder mechanism, using a commercial printer of any type, such as LED, ink jet, thermal or dot matrix, allowing both single sheet fed input and alternately, continuous and variable width printable medium feedstock, including automated feed and cutting control, with minimal integration of the print engine and feeder.04-04-2013
20100067968RECORDING MEDIUM CONVEYING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A recording medium conveying device includes a first conveying unit that feeds a recording medium from a recording medium storage section to a registration roller, the recording medium storage section being located in a main body of an image forming apparatus; and a second conveying unit that feeds a recording medium from a bypass tray to the registration roller. A conveying roller of the first conveying unit and a conveying roller of the second conveying unit are driven by a driving unit.03-18-2010
20130051891PERFORATED, COMBINED RECEIPT AND LABEL ROLL - A receipt and label roll comprises a core and a web having a longitudinally-extending axis and wound on the core along the axis. The web includes (i) a substrate having a front side and a back side opposite the front side, (ii) a thermally-sensitive coating disposed on the front side of the substrate, (iii) adhesive disposed on a portion of the back side of the substrate along the web axis, and (iv) a release coating disposed on the front side of the substrate along the web axis to prevent the adhesive from sticking to the front side of the substrate when the web is wound on the core. The web further includes (v) a longitudinal weakened structure extending along a direction parallel to the web axis and dividing the web into a first web portion on which the adhesive is disposed and a second web portion which is substantially devoid of adhesive.02-28-2013
20130058697PAPER EDGE CLEANER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE PAPER EDGE CLEANER - A paper edge cleaner in which paper is carried along a paper guide by a paper carrying roller. A grinder grinds both sides of the paper parallel to the paper movement to remove burr from the paper. The paper is supported by a support.03-07-2013
20090047052RECORDING DEVICE - A recording device that records images on both sides of a recording medium using two recording heads suppresses slack in the recording medium and conveys the recording medium reliably. A first recording unit 02-19-2009
20120288317DOCUMENT-FEEDING ROLLER MECHANISM AND PRINTING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A document-feeding roller mechanism includes a feeding roller assembly and a clamping-force adjusting module. The feeding roller includes a roller frame, a first roller unit, and a second roller unit. A document is conveyed by the first and second roller units through a printing module. The clamping-force adjusting module includes a cam unit and a resilient pressing unit. The resilient pressing unit is disposed between the roller frame and the cam unit. When the cam unit is rotated, the biasing force of the resilient pressing unit applied to the roller frame can be adjusted to change the document clamping force of the first and second roller units. Hence, just before a trailing end of the document is separated from the first and second roller units, the document clamping force can be reduced.11-15-2012
20110318081IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a curl forming unit, an endless device, an attracting unit, and an image forming unit. The curl forming unit forms a curl in a recording medium. The endless device holds the recording medium in which the curl is formed by the curl forming unit. The attracting unit applies attraction force for attraction to the surface of the endless device to the recording medium. The image forming unit forms an image on the recording medium held on the surface of the endless device by the attraction force applied by the attracting unit.12-29-2011
20120034010PRINTER - Embodiments described herein are to a printer which includes a platen roller configured to be rotary-driven by a rotary drive source, and a transport roller provided at the upstream side of the platen roller in a paper feeding direction. The transport roller is configured to be rotary-driven by the rotary drive source. The printer further includes a pinch roller configured to be elastically urged against the transport roller. The pinch roller is configured to be rotary-driven by the rotary drive source.02-09-2012
20090297245Web Flow Path - Various embodiments and methods relating to moving a printed upon web along bowed segments of a web path through at least three consecutive turns in a same direction are disclosed.12-03-2009
20110170928ROLL PAPER SUPPLY DEVICE AND PRINTING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A roll paper supply device has a roll paper compartment that stores roll paper with the axis of rotation transverse so that the roll paper can roll thereinside; supply rollers that feed the roll paper from the roll paper compartment in a sheet; and pair of side pressure plates that cover substantially all of the sides of the roll paper and contact part of the sides.07-14-2011
20080232893Method and Device For Printing on the Surface of a Strip-Type Medium - Label printers for labels without a carrier strip are problematic in that the self-adhesive coated surface (09-25-2008
20090311026Method of Printing Onto Web Media - A method for printing onto a web of media is disclosed. The method starts by receiving a configuration. The configuration includes a selection of a length. A blank core is then received into a media loading area, and the web is received in a media path of a printer. The media path extends from the media loading area to a winding area. A printhead is located in the media path for printing onto the web. The web is wound onto the core after the web has been printed on, the length of web wound on the core being according to the length of the configuration.12-17-2009
20110206439ROLL MEDIUM FEEDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING APPARATUS - A roll medium feeding apparatus includes a roll medium accommodating unit including a bearing that supports a shaft member of a roll medium, and a drawer member configured to slide relative to the roll medium accommodating unit. First support surfaces configured to support ends of the shaft member are provided to the roll medium accommodating unit so as to extend in a direction in which the drawer member slides from the bearings, and second support surfaces configured to support the ends of the shaft member are provided to the drawer member so as to intersect with the first support surfaces at an obtuse angle relative to a direction in which the shaft member extends.08-25-2011
20090162125Printer, Printer Feed Drive Method, and Computer Program Therefor - Provided herein is a printer, including a printing head that executes printing in units of columns of dots; a feed roller that feeds a print medium in synchrony with driving of the printing head; a motor that constitutes a drive source for the feed roller; a memory section that memorizes a predicted idling amount, which is the amount of idling predicted to occur when motor drive starts; and a drive control section that controls driving of the printing head and the motor, wherein when printing operation is halted and restarted, the drive control section drives the motor by a first idling amount that is smaller than the predicted idling amount, implements printing based on data for a first dot column to be printed at printing restart, further drives the motor by a subtraction amount that equals the predicted idling amount minus the first idling amount, and then starts printing from first dot column data.06-25-2009
20120070219MEDIA PROCESSING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD FOR A MEDIA PROCESSING DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A media processing device and control method for a media processing device enable accurately setting and detecting the home position of a carriage without using a dedicated sensor. Scales 03-22-2012
20110222948IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS - Image recording apparatus including manual medium insertion tray manually loaded with recording medium, the tray being connected to rear end portion of housing such that the tray is pivotable in vertical direction about horizontal axis of first hinge portion located below first hinge portion provided for image reading device, between its operative position in which the second recording medium is fed to feeding path leading to image recording device, and its retracted position, the tray placed in the operative position having upwardly inclined posture extending outwardly from the rear end portion of the housing, while the tray placed in the retracted position having posture extending generally downwards into accommodating space formed within the housing and on rear side of U-turn sheet transfer path connecting the sheet supply cassette and the feeding path, the tray being pivotable between the operative and retracted positions through rear opening formed in the housing.09-15-2011
20110229241ROLL MEDIUM SUPPORT DEVICE AND RECORDING DEVICE - A roll medium support device includes a shaft member including an insertion part having a rectangular shape in cross section and configured to be inserted through a center hole of a roll medium, a support member having a rectangular first insertion hole through which the insertion part is inserted so that the support member supports the roll medium from a width direction, a rotating member rotatably provided to the support member and having a rectangular second insertion hole through which the insertion part is inserted, a pair of interlocking members extending along long sides of the second insertion hole in the rotating member, and an urging member urging the interlocking members towards each other. A distance between the interlocking members is shorter than a distance between short-side surfaces of the insertion part and longer than a distance between long-side surfaces of the insertion part.09-22-2011
20110222949MEDIUM TRANSPORTING APPARATUS AND RECORDING APPARATUS - A medium transporting apparatus includes a placement section, a transport unit, and a separation unit having an inclined surface, wherein the transport unit includes a transport roller that can be moved in a transport direction, a force to move the transport roller to the upstream side in the transport direction is applied from a medium to the transport roller as a counteracting force against a force for the transport roller to transport the medium to the downstream side in the transport direction, and when the counteracting force becomes larger than a predetermined force, the transport roller is moved to the upstream side in the transport direction by the counteracting force.09-15-2011
20090257809Printing System Having Coupled Media Drive - A printing system is provided having a printhead, a media drive mechanism for driving media to the printhead for printing, and a media cartridge for supplying the media. The cartridge has a rotatable core for a roll of media and a media delivery arrangement having an opening in the cartridge. The media delivery arrangement is arranged to enable a roller of the print media drive mechanism to contact a wound portion of the roll of media so as to feed an unwound portion of the media from the roll to the printhead on demand operation of the roller on the wound portion.10-15-2009
20100226704TRANSPORTING A PRINT MEDIUM - A method for transporting a print medium along a path includes controlling relative rates at which a first drive and a second drive urge the print medium downstream along the path to create a buckle in the print medium. The buckle is formed at a first zone along the path between the first and second drives. With the buckle formed in the print medium, a first operation is performed on the print medium at a second zone along the path upstream from the first zone. At the same time a second operation is performed on the print medium at a third zone downstream along the path from the first zone.09-09-2010
20110129275MEDIA TRANSPORT SYSTEM FILTER MECHANISM - A digital printing system for printing on a continuous web of print media includes a support structure that guides a continuous web of print media under tension through the printing system. The continuous web of print media includes an edge. The support structure includes a first mechanism, a filter mechanism, and a section in which cross track motion of the continuous web of print media is not desired. The first mechanism is affixed to the support structure and includes structure that positions the print media in a cross track direction. The filter mechanism sets an angular trajectory of the print media, is located downstream relative to the first mechanism, and passively filters fluctuations in position of the edge of the continuous web of print media. The section in which cross track motion of the continuous web of print media is not desired is located downstream relative to the filter mechanism.06-02-2011
20110097131PRINTER PLATEN SUPPORT MECHANISM AND ROLL PAPER PRINTER - A platen support mechanism of a printer moves a platen unit of the printer. When moving the platen unit from a closed position to an open position, the platen support mechanism of the printer first moves the platen unit along a straight first path, and then moves the platen unit along a curved second path. A posture of the platen unit is held constant during this time by a six joint linkage mechanism.04-28-2011
20110081188IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes a first transportation unit for transporting a medium; a second transportation unit including a first transportation member and a second transportation member disposed on both sides of a transportation path of the medium on a downstream side of the first transportation unit in a transportation direction of the medium for transporting the sheet supplied from the first transportation unit; and a medium guiding portion disposed between the first transportation unit and the second transportation unit for guiding the medium supplied from the first transportation unit toward the second transportation unit. The medium guiding portion includes a guide surface formed to face the transportation path for guiding the medium toward the first transportation member of the second transportation unit.04-07-2011
20110076083RECORDING MEDIUM SUPPORT APPARATUS AND RECORDING APPARATUS - A support apparatus to support a roll-shaped recording medium with a simple configuration and to enhance a conveyance performance. A recording medium support apparatus for supporting a recording medium rolled around a core tube includes a first fitting portion to be fitted to a first end portion of the core tube, a second fitting portion to be fitted to a second end portion of the core tube, a first rotation shaft to be supported by the first fitting portion via bearings such that the first rotation shaft can be rotated with respect to the first fitting portion, a second rotation shaft to be supported by the second fitting portion via bearings such that the second rotation shaft can be rotated with respect to the second fitting portion, and a supporting unit to support the first and second rotation shafts.03-31-2011
20110150553IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND SHEET FEEDING DEVICE - An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming part; a paper dust collecting roller that collects paper dust from a sheet; a conveying roller that is opposed to the paper dust collecting roller and conveys the sheet; a paper dust removing member that contacts the paper dust collecting roller for removing the paper dust therefrom; a supporting member that extends in a width direction of the sheet; a swing shaft for swinging the supporting member; and a pressing member that presses the supporting member for contacting the paper dust removing member with the paper dust collecting roller. The supporting member includes: a guiding surface that contacts the sheet conveyed along the conveying path for guiding the sheet toward the image forming part along the conveying path; and a paper dust receiving part which receives the paper dust removed by the paper dust removing member.06-23-2011
20110150552Spreader Module for Duplex Continuous Feed Imaging Devices - A modular roll bar assembly for use in a continuous web imaging device includes a plurality of roll bars and a support frame configured to operably support the plurality of roll bars such that the plurality of roll bars define a web path having a non-linear shape with an entrance end and an exit end. The entrance end is configured to receive a substantially continuous web of substrate material, and the plurality of roll bars is configured to guide the continuous web past the exit end. A load cell is operably coupled to the support frame and configured to generate a signal indicative of a down force applied to the support frame. A controller is operably coupled to the load cell to receive the signal and to correlate the down force applied to the support frame indicated by the signal to a tension measurement value for the continuous web.06-23-2011
20080310902Feed Drive Device for Printer and Printer - Provided herein is a feed drive device for a printer including: a feed roller that feeds a print medium in synchronization with drive of a print head; a motor constituting a driving source of the feed roller; a roller reduction gear train that transmits power from the motor to the feed roller; and a reverse rotation preventing mechanism that is incorporated in an input side of the roller reduction gear train and prevents reverse rotation of the feed roller; the reverse rotation preventing mechanism being operated by reverse rotational power of the feed roller reversely input to the roller reduction gear train to prevent reverse rotation of a first gear disposed in an input side of the roller reduction gear train.12-18-2008
20110020043DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRAWING A WEB OF PRINTABLE CARRIER MATERIAL - In a device or method for drawing a web made of a printable substrate material in a printer or copier, the web is directed in a transport gap between a drive roller and a contact pressure roller. The drive roller is driven by a motor via an electrically controllable coupling. The coupling is controlled so that the web is charged with a predetermined draw force by the drive roller. A rotation of the drive roller is detected wherein, given a set operating state with a standstill of the web, the controllable coupling is controlled depending on the detected rotation so that a draw force of the drive roller is reduced until the drive roller comes to a standstill.01-27-2011
20080232894High frequency RFID printer - There is disclosed a printer having a print head and a high frequency magnetic coupler to magnetically couple with high frequency RFID transponders in a web at or near the print head. The coupler couples magnetically to only one transponder at a time that is generally aligned with one or more inductors, and magnetic radiation from the inductor(s) may be at least partly shielded from upstream transponders, and a ground conductor in the upstream side of the coupler diminishes radiation to upstream transponders.09-25-2008
20110135371Printing system architecture with center cross-over and interposer by-pass path - A printing system comprises a paper path architecture for parallel printing using multiple marking engines. The media path configuration enables all the media feed trays to be located in one place, relative to the marking engines. A cross-over module is located between marking engines. The cross-over module can interleave media sheets that are being transported away from a first marking engine with the sheets being transported to the second marking engine. The cross-over module also includes a straight through path that enables media sheets to be transported directly to a finishing device without going through either marking engine. The marking engines include internal duplex loops such that media can be supplied to each engine in alternate groups. A merge module selectively merges the media which can then be further processed in a finishing transition module prior to communication to a finishing device.06-09-2011
20110052297PRINTABLE FORM HAVING SEPARABLE TAPE-INTERCONNECTED SECTIONS PROVIDING IMAGE TRANSFER THEREBETWEEN - A business form is provided for printing within a high-heat printer and transferring an impressed image between portions of the form. The form includes a first portion with a carbonless transfer coating applied to the rear face thereof, and a second portion with a carbonless transfer coating applied to the front face thereof. The portions are positioned in an edge-to-edge relationship adjacent one another, defining a seam therebetween, and are retained in such position with heat-resistant tape. The tape includes a perforation line that extends along the seam to facilitate folding therealong and easy separation of the portions from one another. The portions include indicia areas with preprinted indicia thereon positioned such that when the first portion is folded behind the second portion, the indicia areas and preprinted indicia precisely align and an impressed image created on the second portion is automatically transferred to the first portion. A method of forming the business form is also provided.03-03-2011
20110064506WEB DRIVEN VACUUM TRANSPORT - A web handling module has been developed for horizontally transporting a web under a printer having at least one print head. The web handling module includes a plenum, an air vent coupled to the plenum, the air vent being coupled to an air handler and configured to generate a negative air pressure inside the plenum, a support plate sealingly coupled to the plenum, the support plate having a plurality of apertures configured to allow air to pass through the plurality of apertures, and a porous belt wound about the support plate to form a continuous loop, the porous belt enabling the negative air pressure to couple the porous belt to a web moving over the support plate to rotate the porous belt about the support plate without relative motion occurring between the web and the porous belt.03-17-2011
20120057916PRINT ASSEMBLY AND CORRESPONDING USE - A print assembly including an upstream print unit and a downstream print unit adapted to print, one after the other, a strip to be printed over a print width. Each upstream and downstream print unit defining a print interstice and the two print interstices defining an interstice plane. The two upstream and downstream print units defining a middle line. The print assembly includes a compensator having at least one compensation path between the upstream and downstream print units for a partial strip of the strip to be printed. Each compensation path is longer than a neutral path for a neutral portion of the strip to be printed.03-08-2012
20110091261TRANSPORTED MATERIAL TRANSPORTING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A transported material transporting device including: a power transmission switching mechanism configured to switch the transmission of the power between the intermediate gear and the cam drive gear between a transmitted state and a blocked state; a detection lever provided in the reversing path and configured to detect the presence or absence of the material to be transported which enters the reversing path; and a blocked-state locking mechanism configured to lock the blocked state of the power transmission switching mechanism when the discharging roller is in the released state, wherein the locked state of the blocked-state locking mechanism is released and the power transmission switching mechanism is switched from the blocked state to the transmitted state upon detection of the position of the trailing end of the material to be transported entering the reversing path by the detection lever.04-21-2011
20100247219LABEL PRINTER - A label printer for performing printing on a label temporarily adhered to a pasteboard of a sheet roll includes a main body on which a platen roller and a peeling bar are mounted, an installing part configured to have the sheet roll installed therein, an installing cover configured to close when the sheet roll is installed in the installing part, and a printing head and a peeling roller mounted to the installing cover. The peeling roller is configured to move along a groove formed in the installing cover and contact the platen roller when the installing cover is closed. The peeling bar is configured to peel the label from the pasteboard by bending the pasteboard after the pasteboard is wrapped around the peeling bar and is conveyed between the peeling roller and the platen roller.09-30-2010
20120134732Printing Apparatus - A printing apparatus is provided. The printing apparatus includes a printing unit, a sheet feeder, a discharge unit, a sheet path including a feeding path, a discharge path, and a reversing path, a manual sheet inlet and a manual sheet path for a manually-inserted recording sheet, a detecting unit to detect the manually-inserted recording sheet fed through the manual sheet inlet whilst a double-face printing operation is conducted with a preceding recording sheet, a judging unit to judge as to whether the detecting unit detected the manually-inserted recording sheet, and a conveyer controller unit to convey the preceding recording sheet in the double-face printing operation to the discharge unit without reversing when the judging unit judges that the detecting unit detected the manually-inserted recording sheet.05-31-2012
20120134733PLATEN AND IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS - A platen, which supports the recording paper to be transported, includes a first portion having an upper surface on which an ink discharged from nozzles disposed thereover can be landed, first ribs which are provided to extend in a transport direction in an area of the upper surface and which support the recording paper on an upper side beyond the upper surface, and a second portion which is provided on at least one of an upstream side and a downstream side of the first portion.05-31-2012
20100272491Printing Apparatus And Printing Method - A printer has transportation paths for conveying media in two directions, including a first transportation path P10-28-2010
20120224906PRINTER - Embodiments described herein are to a printer which includes a printer body, a roll receiving unit, a printing unit, and a holding unit. The roll receiving unit is located within the printer body to receive a paper roll. The printing unit includes a platen and a print head facing the platen. The printing unit transfers the print paper being withdrawn from the paper roll receiving unit by the rotation of the platen, and performs a printing operation by the print head. The holding unit holds the paper roll at a predetermined position when the paper roll becomes lighter than a predetermined weight.09-06-2012
20120189370MEDIA PROTECTOR FOR IMAGE-FORMING DEVICE - A system for protecting media in an image-forming device. The system includes a heating element for heating the media, and a media path adjacent to the heating element. The media is transported in the image-forming device along the media path. The system also includes a barrier assembly having one or more non-flammable restraint threads and a spring-tensioned positioner. The restraint threads are mounted between the heating element and the media path, and the spring-tensioned positioner assembly maintains the restraint thread in a fixed position.07-26-2012
20120082501Transport arrangement for printing materials in a printing machine - In a transport arrangement for printing materials in a printing machine, said transport arrangement comprising one rotatably supported first transport roller with a first shaft and a roller body having a first outside diameter and comprising at least one rotatably supported second transport roller with a second shaft and a roller body having a second outside diameter, said second transport roller when viewed in transport direction of the printing material arranged downstream of the first transport roller, a actuating arrangement is provided for the adjustment of the outside diameter of the first or the second transport rollers or both. The actuating arrangement allows the adjustment of the outside diameter in such a manner that the outside diameters of the first or of the second transport rollers or both are at a fixed ratio relative to each other.04-05-2012
20110236114TAPE PRINTING APPARATUS, PARAGRAPH ARRANGEMENT DECIDING METHOD FOR TAPE PRINTING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM FOR SAME - A tape printing apparatus capable of printing plural paragraphs arrayed in a longitudinal direction of a tape, with each paragraph including one or more lines includes: a paragraph creating unit which creates the paragraphs; a feeding quantity setting unit which set a quantity of feeding between the paragraphs in the longitudinal direction of the tape; an arrangement deciding unit which decides an arrangement of each paragraph on the basis of the setting by the feeding quantity setting unit; and a printing unit which prints each paragraph created by the paragraph creating unit on the tape in a manner that realizes the arrangement decided by the arrangement deciding unit.09-29-2011
20110236113MEDIUM-FEEDING DEVICE AND RECORDING DEVICE - A medium-feeding device includes: a feeding unit for feeding a fed medium in a feed direction, a first separating unit provided downstream in the feed direction relative to the feeding unit to separate a multi-fed medium; a second separating unit provided downstream relative to the first separating unit to switch between a compressive holding state in which the multi-fed medium is compressively held, and a released state in which compressive holding is released; and a contact part provided downstream relative to the second separating unit to switch between a protruding state and a retracted state relative to a feed path for guiding the fed medium. The medium-feeding device has a first separating mode, in which separation of the multi-fed medium is performed using the first separating unit, the second separating unit, and the contact part, and a second separating mode, in which separation is performed using the first separating unit.09-29-2011
20120087707PRINTER AND PRINTING METHOD - A printer includes a roll paper body driving mechanism that transports a medium by rotating a roll paper body on which the medium is wound, a first transport mechanism provided downstream of the roll paper body to transport the medium, a print head provided downstream of the first transport mechanism to carry out printing on the medium, a second transport mechanism provided between the roll paper body and the first transport mechanism to transport the medium, and a controller carries out control so that, in a range in which a velocity at which the first transport mechanism transports the media changes, the absolute value of a difference in an amount by which the medium is transported between transport mechanisms is larger between the roll paper body driving mechanism and the second transport mechanism than between the second transport mechanism and the first transport mechanism.04-12-2012
20120288316PRINTER - A printer having an ink drying apparatus is provided. The printer includes a hollow metal cylinder; a heater, disposed in an inner surface and along axial direction of the hollow metal cylinder; a print assembly; a feed roller, to feed a print media towards the print assembly; a support substrate, for supporting the print media, an idle gear, connected with the feed roller assembly and the hollow metal cylinder. The feed roller assembly rolls the idle gear, thereby drives the hollow metal cylinder to roll at same rate as the feed roller assembly and the idle gear. A printing method is also provided.11-15-2012
20120288315MEDIA LOADING DEVICES - A media loading device includes a detachable stiffener that is detachably connected to a leading portion of a soft media and supports the leading portion of the soft media during threading of the soft media through a media path of a printer. A method for loading soft media includes detachably connecting a leading edge of soft media onto a detachable stiffener and placing the detachable stiffener and soft media into a printer. The detachable stiffener and soft media are fed through the media path in the printer.11-15-2012
20100183353Sheet reversing mechanism and image forming apparatus having sheet reversing mechanism - A sheet reversing mechanism for an image forming apparatus including a switchback reverse path for reversing print sheets, including a transfer roller, a drive motor, and a driving force transmission mechanism. The transfer roller transfers a print sheet along the switchback reverse path. The drive motor rotates in a forward direction and in a reverse direction. The driving force transmission mechanism transmits driving force generated by rotation of the drive motor to the transfer roller. The driving force transmission mechanism includes a clutch configured to connect or disconnect transmission of the driving force to the transfer roller.07-22-2010
20130017008IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS - An image recording apparatus according to one aspect comprises: a first tray disposed within an opening of a main body to allow a recording medium to be placed thereon; a second tray disposed above the first tray, the second tray having a second end portion located on a side of the opening; a conveying unit; and a recording unit. The second tray is movable between a first posture and a second posture. When the second tray is in the first posture, a top surface of the second tray in the vicinity of the second end portion is positioned at a predetermined height relative to the first tray. When the second tray moves from the first posture to the second posture, the top surface in the vicinity of the second end portion is moved toward the first tray.01-17-2013
20110158730RECORDING APPARATUS - A recording apparatus includes: a record head which forms an image on a recording medium; a conveyance mechanism which has an outer circumferential surface opposing the record head and conveys the recording medium placed on the outer circumferential surface; and a media attracting unit which causes the recording medium to be attracted onto the outer circumferential surface and includes a first electrode which is provided to oppose an inner circumferential surface of the conveyance belt which surface is opposite to the outer circumferential surface of the conveyance belt, a second electrode which opposes the outer circumferential surface of the conveyance belt and is detached from the outer circumferential surface, and a voltage supply unit which applies a voltage across the first electrode and the second electrode.06-30-2011
20130114987WEB PRESS AND A METHOD OF PRINTING - A web press and method of printing is described.05-09-2013
20130121742RECORDING APPARATUS - A recording apparatus includes: a recording unit that performs recording on a recording medium wound on a roll, the roll including a first flange that is attached to one end and has a shaft hole and a first receiving portion, and a second flange that is attached to the other end and has a shaft hole; a first holder movable along a rotation axis of the roll, the first holder including a first shaft insertable into the shaft hole in the first flange, and a first flange-support surface that is in contact with an outer periphery of the first flange to support the first flange when the first shaft is not fitted in the shaft hole in the first flange and that has a first engaging portion; a second holder including a second shaft insertable into the shaft hole in the second flange.05-16-2013
20110311294IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS - There is provided an image recording apparatus including a transporting path, a recording section, a first and second rollers pinching the recording medium therebetween, a supporting member which rotatably supports the second roller, a holding member which is movable along a transporting direction of the recording medium, a bias applying member which applies a bias on the holding member, in an opposite direction opposite to the transporting direction and a load member which generates a load in the opposite direction, with respect to the recording medium.12-22-2011
20130195535MEDIUM FEEDER AND PRINTER INCLUDING THE SAME - A medium feeder includes a first rotation body; a second rotation body which engages with the first rotation body while overlapping with the first rotation body, and disengages from the first rotation body in response to the presence of the feed target medium nipped between the first and second rotation bodies; a rotation body support member which supports the second rotation body, and is configured to be movable between an advancing position where the second rotation body engages with the first rotation body and a retreating position where the second rotation body disengages from the first rotation body; and a detection unit which detects migration of the rotation body support member to the retreating position.08-01-2013
20130209154LABEL PRODUCING APPARATUS - The disclosure discloses a label producing apparatus. The label producing apparatus includes a cartridge holder, a feeder, a movable blade, a driving roller configured to contact and discharge the label tape, a driven roller provided so that it can advance and retreat between a contact position and a separated position, a motor configured to rotate in a single direction only and generate a driving force of the movable blade, and a rotational movement of the driving roller, a gear mechanism configured to transmit the driving force to the driving roller, and an advancing and retreating adjustment device configured to adjust an movement of the driven roller and the movable blade, associated with a rotation of the motor, the adjustment device advancing and retreating the driven roller and the movable blade so that the driven roller is in the contact position for a predetermined time period after cutting.08-15-2013

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