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With web supply or takeup or mount therefor (e.g., web cartridge, etc.)

Subclass of:

400 - Typewriting machines

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

400611000 - For feeding web record-medium

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
400613000 With web supply or takeup or mount therefor (e.g., web cartridge, etc.) 88
20090214282HOUSING AND RECORDING APPARATUS - A housing includes a hollow body case having a communicating portion that communicates the interior and the exterior with each other; a first shaft accommodated in the body case and supporting a recording medium wound into roll form; and a second shaft accommodated in the body case and taking up the recording medium that is let out from the interior of the body case to the exterior from the first shaft via the communicating portion and again introduced from the exterior of the body case into the interior via the communicating portion. The second shaft is movable relative to the body case so that the shortest distance to the inner circumferential surface of the body case increases as the second shaft takes up the recording medium.08-27-2009
20090196671Printing roll release mechanism - A printing roll release and retainer mechanism to facilitate the insertion of a printing roller into a printing head of a thermal printer and to facilitate the locking thereof to the printing head and to facilitate the removal of the printing roller from the printing head wherein a holder is provided for receiving and permitting withdrawal of the printing roller and a pair of oppositely spaced members is provided for to hold the shaft roller.08-06-2009
20090123208Thermal sublimation imaging apparatus and thermal sublimation printer using the same - A thermal sublimation imaging apparatus and a thermal sublimation printer using the same are described. A print head of the thermal sublimation imaging apparatus is fixed, a platen capable of contacting or separating from the fixed print head is lifted up to contact the fixed print head, and an elastic component is used in conjunction to provide a pressure for printing. The platen lays flat in paper feed/reverse mode, and presses downwardly to drive a paper pickup plate to fetch paper. These actions are achieved by a stepper motor together with a sensor through a worm shaft, a worm gear, and at least a gear. Therefore, the number and the cost of the gears are reduced, and the time for switching the printing action is greatly reduced since the switching can be implemented within a very small rotation angle.05-14-2009
20120183342PAPER ROLL FIXING DEVICE OF PRINTER - A paper roll fixing device of a printer includes a first supporting base, a second supporting base, a first fixing member and a second fixing member. The first fixing member comprises a rotatable first fixing slab. The second fixing member comprises a rotatable second fixing slab. When the first fixing slab and the first fixing slab are pushed by a paper roll, the first fixing slab and the first fixing slab are rotated to the position without stopping the paper roll from entering or leaving the space between the first supporting base and the second supporting base. As a consequently, the paper roll can be smoothly introduced into or removed from the paper roll fixing device. By the paper roll fixing device, the paper roll can be introduced into or removed from the paper roll fixing device with a single hand or in a single step.07-19-2012
20100092227PAPER SUPPLY UNIT - Disclosed is a paper supply unit having an improved paper supply structure. The paper supply unit includes a main body having an opening, a cassette configured to be attached to and detached from the main body through the opening. The cassette can include a first holding portion and a second holding portion, each configured to hold printing medium. The second holding portion configured to transfer printing medium from the second holding portion to the first holding portion. The paper supply unit can include a guide device disposed between the first holding portion and the second holding portion when the cassette is mounted in the main body and configured to guide the printing medium in the first holding portion.04-15-2010
20130089366Tape Cartridge and Tape Printer - A tape cartridge 04-11-2013
20090041527Tag Label Producing Apparatus - [Object] To provide a tag label producing apparatus capable of facilitating label production and improving label production reliability.02-12-2009
20110058884TAPE CASSETTE - A tape cassette that includes a cassette case that includes a top case and a bottom case, a tape as a print medium that is mounted within the cassette case, an arm portion that includes a part of a front surface of the cassette case and directs the tape toward an exit along a portion of a predetermined feed path, the portion extending in parallel with the front surface, a latching portion that is provided in the vicinity of an upstream end of the arm portion in a feeding direction of the tape and by which the top case and the bottom case are engaged with each other, and a contact portion that is provided in the vicinity of the exit and that is configured to allow the top case and the bottom case to contact or separate from each other.03-10-2011
20110058883PRINTING MEDIUM FEEDING CASSETTE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - Disclosed are a printing media holder and an image forming apparatus including the same. The printing media holder includes an printing media alignment unit capable of moving bidirectionally toward and away from the printing media loaded on the printing media holder, and includes a release mechanism that releases the printing media alignment unit, to allow the printing media alignment unit to move its position for aligning of print media of different sizes, in response to a force received thereto in any of the bidirectional directions.03-10-2011
20110013962LABEL PRINTER - A cassette device is arranged to be removably mounted to or inserted into a printing device of a weighing scale housing a print-head mechanism and a drive roller. The cassette device includes a feed hub and a take-up hub rotatably mounted to a wall for cooperating with the drive roller. The wall forms a part of or closure for the weighing scale housing. Label roll end sensing, backing paper tension control, print head movement and pressure adjustment, and label feed/print line alignment arrangements are also described.01-20-2011
20090290925PORTABLE PRINTER - There is disclosed a lightweight portable printer having a frame or housing with a print head and a cooperable platen roll mounted in the housing. The housing pivotally mounts a subassembly. The subassembly mounts an electric motor and gearing driven by the motor for driving the platen roll. The subassembly is resiliently urged to press the print head against the platen roll. The printer has a front door which provides access to the inside of the housing. The front door mounts the platen roll, a label delaminator, a pressure roll, a holder for mounting a supply roll of labels or tags, and a latch for latching the door to the housing and for camming the pressure roll into and out of cooperation with the platen roll.11-26-2009
20090232574PRINTER - A printer, which prints by repeatedly reciprocating a rolled recording paper and ejects a printed recording paper, has therein a recording paper storage unit in which the recording paper is temporarily stored. The recording paper storage unit has a configuration formed by at least a part of the periphery of the rolled recording paper or a configuration provided in a space between the rolled paper holder and an ejection slot. This configuration eliminates the need for separately providing a configuration in which a recording paper is set aside when printing a long sheet of printed material and, at the same time, makes the printer smaller.09-17-2009
20090087246MEDIA CARTRIDGE HAVING MEDIA DRIVE COUPLING TO PRINTER - A media cartridge is provided which is arranged to be removably mounted in juxtaposition to a printer and has a casing, a roll of print media rotatably housed in the casing, and a print media delivery arrangement housed in the casing and having a roller. The casing has a door which is arranged to be opened to enable the roll of print media to be contacted by a driven roller mounted to a pivotal carrier of the printer and the roller of the print media delivery arrangement to couple with a drive motor of the printer.04-02-2009
20090103965WEB-FED PRINTING PRESS - A web-fed printing press is disclosed. The press having at least one printing unit for printing at least one printing substrate web, and having at least one processing device for processing the at least one printing substrate web, a control device for controlling the at least one processing device, and a fastening device for arranging the at least one processing device at an arbitrary web feed position between a reel changer of the web-fed printing press and an exit of a folding unit of the web-fed printing press in such a way that the at least one processing device is able to process the printing substrate web on an upper side and/or on a lower side and/or on one or both edges of the same.04-23-2009
20100111586PRINTER AND ROLL PAPER HOLDING MECHANISM - A sidewall supports, in a cantilever state, a sheet holding shaft for holding a label sheet wound in a roll shape and positions a first end face, which is one end face, of the label sheet inserted over the sheet holding shaft. A roll paper holding mechanism that presses a second end face, which is the other end face, of the label sheet, has a first arm, a second arm, and a spring. The first arm projects from the sidewall and rotatably supports the second arm at an end thereof. The spring connects the first arm and the second arm and urges and pulls the second arm. The second arm comes into contact with the second end face of the label sheet in a process of being pulled to rotate and holds the label sheet in conjunction with the sidewall functioning as a reference plane.05-06-2010
20080310903Printer - A printer (12-18-2008
20090129846Printer - A printer having one roller of a transportation roller pair attached to cover renders the mechanism pressing the transportation roller pair together and the damping mechanism used when opening the cover using few parts, compactly, and at low cost. A damper spring 05-21-2009
20100272492Cassette for Use in a Label Printer - A label printer cassette including a supply of print medium a housing configured to house said print medium. The housing has first and second surfaces and a least one side extending between said first and second surface. A cover is provided on one of the sides movable along the length of that one side between a first position in which the print medium is exposed for printing and a second position in which the print medium is protected.10-28-2010
20090148220LABEL PRINTING APPARATUS - A label printing apparatus comprising a cassette receiving bay arranged to receive a cassette; and a cassette positioning mechanism. The cassette positioning mechanism is arranged to move a cassette inserted into the cassette receiving bay into a position in which printing can take place.06-11-2009
20090148221LABEL PRINTING APPARATUS - A label printing apparatus comprising a cassette receiving bay arranged to receive a cassette; and an engagement member. The engagement member is movable between a first position, in which the engagement member is engaged with the cassette, and a second position in which the engagement member is disengaged with the cassette.06-11-2009
20090028622LABEL PRINTER - The printer includes a printing unit 01-29-2009
20080267685Label editing apparatus and label producing apparatus - This disclosure discloses a label editing apparatus comprising a tape attribute information acquisition portion that acquires tape attribute information of a print-receiving tape or of a base tape to be bonded thereto; and a feed setting portion that sets the feeding behavior of the print-receiving tape, based on the tape attribute information, wherein, the label editing apparatus performs editing of a production of a label with print by using a label producing apparatus, the label producing apparatus including: the feeding device; the printing device that performs printing on the print-receiving tape; and a cutter that cuts the print-receiving tape.10-30-2008
20120034011PRINTER AND WINDING ATTACHMENT - A winding attachment which is detachably mounted on a winding shaft and on which a strip-shaped material is wound when the winding attachment mounted on the winding shaft is rotated. The winding attachment includes a winding section on which the strip-shaped material is wound, and an elastic member configured to reduce diameter of the winding section in the radial direction of a rotation axis of the winding shaft if the winding attachment is separated from the winding shaft compared to the diameter in case that the winding attachment is mounted on the winding shaft.02-09-2012
20090087245PRINTING SYSTEM HAVING COUPLED MEDIA CARTRIDGE AND DRIVE MECHANISM - A printing system is provided having a support structure, a print media drive mechanism mounted to the support structure and a media cartridge removably received by the support structure. The media cartridge has a casing housing a roll of print media and a print media delivery arrangement. The casing has a door which is arranged to be opened to enable the print media delivery arrangement to couple with the print media drive mechanism for feeding the print media from the roll. The print media drive mechanism has a pivotal carrier, a first drive motor arranged to impart pivotal drive to the carrier, a primary drive roller mounted to the carrier to engage the roll of print media when the door in the cartridge is open, a second drive motor arranged to impart rotary drive to the primary drive roller, and a third drive motor which engages a drive roller of the print media delivery arrangement.04-02-2009
20120107033IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus having an image forming unit, a pair of frames, and a sheet cassette, is provided. The sheet cassette has a pair of lateral walls, a first engagement portion, and a first joint portion. Space enclosed by the first engagement portion, the first joint portion, and an outer surface of one of the lateral walls is exposed toward an installation side, from which the sheet cassette is installed in the image forming apparatus. The pair of frames has a second engagement portion and a second joint portion. Space enclosed by the second engagement portion, the second joint portion, and an inner surface of the one of the frames is exposed toward a side opposite from the installation side. When the sheet cassette is in an operable position, the first engagement portion is placed in an engagement position to be engaged with the second engagement portion.05-03-2012
20090279934Media Cartridge Having Drive Roller - A media cartridge is provided having a shaft about which media is rotatably wound, a drive roller for drawing the media from about the shaft, and a support member mounting the shaft and drive roller to the cartridge. A groove in the drive roller engages with a lunette of the support member so that the drive roller protrude from the cartridge.11-12-2009
20090290926Media Supply Cartridge For Roll-Fed Printer - A media supply cartridge includes a media case having a molded top half and a molded bottom half, both halves defining arcuate slots; a media roll assembly rotatably provided within the media case, the media roll assembly having a shaft received in the arcuate slots of the media case and a roll of media wound around the shaft; a roller assembly for ejecting blank media from the media roll assembly out of the media case, the roller assembly including a cartridge drive roller and an idler roller; and media roller support moldings provided at each end of the shaft, the media roller support moldings being restrainedly received in locator slots defined in the media case. The shaft is provided with a notch at each end thereof to engage cooperating nibs on each support molding, the engagement of the notches with nibs restraining the shaft from rotating. The media roller support is provided with a pair of resilient extensions extending thereform, the pair of resilient extensions engaging with the roller assembly to bias the cartridge drive roller and the idler roller into close proximity with each other.11-26-2009
20100061790LABEL ROLL HOLDER RETURNING MECHANISM FOR BARCODE PRINTER - A label roll holder returning mechanism is provided for a barcode printer and includes at least one restoration roller, a coiled resilient element, at least two movable rails, and at least two label roll holding elements. The restoration roller is rotatably mounted to a bottom of the barcode printer and has a top portion forming a positive-movement engagement section. The coiled resilient element is received inside the restoration roller to provide a restoration force to the rotation of the restoration roller. The movable rails are set to the bottom of the barcode printer in a substantially parallel manner. Each movable rail has a surface forming at least one counterpart positive-movement engagement section engaging the positive-movement engagement section of the restoration roller. The label roll holding elements are arranged at a top of the barcode printer and are coupled to the movable rails respectively, whereby the label roll holding elements offer the function of outward separating from each other for removing and installing a roll of label and inward approaching each other to clamp and hold the label roll by means of the engagement between the restoration roller and the movable rails and the restoration force thereof. As such, a label roll holder returning mechanism featuring balanced force restoration is provided.03-11-2010
20110268488ROLL PAPER LOADING MECHANISM AND PRINTING DEVICE - The roll paper loading mechanism of a roll paper printer has a left side panel rendered in unison with a roll paper holder. The roll paper holder pivots to the front of the printer in conjunction with the operation opening an access cover. When the access cover is opened completely, the left side panel protrudes through an opening formed in the printer case to the front of the printer. A right side panel disposed to hold the roll paper between it and the left side panel is stationary inside the printer case. A roll paper guide tab that projects to the front of the printer and extends away from the left side panel is formed on the front end of the right side panel.11-03-2011
20080279605Tape Cassette and Tape Printing Apparatus11-13-2008
20110008090TAPE CASSETTE - A tape cassette includes a tape ejecting port for ejecting outside the tape with a separator being adhered to one of surfaces thereof, a tape conveying roller arranged at an upstream side of a tape conveying direction at the tape ejecting port, the tape conveying roller conveying roller pulling out and conveying the tape while getting in contact with the separator being adhered to one surface of the tape, a separator guiding portion for guiding the separator peeled off from the tape inwardly at the tape ejecting port along a peripheral surface of the tape conveying roller and a separator-take-up spool arranged so as to fix thereto a front end of the separator that has been guided inwardly along the peripheral surface of the tape conveying roller from the separator guiding portion and to take up the separator.01-13-2011
20080267684Printing using roll-based print media - A roll-based printer and method of loading the same is presented. The method comprises: sliding a roll of print media onto a print media spindle so that the roll of print media is positioned closer to a first end of the print media spindle than a second end of the print media spindle; loading the spindle onto a supporting assembly so that the spindle is rotatably supported by the supporting assembly and the first end of the print media spindle is at the end of the printer which is opposite to an end of the printer having a media detecting unit for detecting the presence of print media being fed to the printer; feeding the print media to the printer from the loaded spindle; detecting the position of an edge of the print media fed to the printer; and adjusting a starting position of the print head based on the detected position of an edge of the print media.10-30-2008
20090123209PRINTER FOR PRODUCING PRINTER MEDIA WEB IN CONTAINER - A printer is provided for producing printed media web which has a printhead extending at least the width of a media web, drive means to drive the media web past the printhead, and a winding area for removably receiving a container for the printed media web. The drive means is configured to drive the printed media web from the printhead through an opening in a container received in the winding area so that the printed media web is wound onto a rotatable core of the container. The container is closable about the opening so as contain the wound printed media web therein.05-14-2009
20110229242ROLLED PAPER DRIVING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A rolled paper driving apparatus includes supporting rollers that support rolled paper in such a manner that an axis line of the rolled paper extends between the supporting rollers, the rolled paper having a core pipe in a shape of a pile; a driving roller that is pressed onto an inner circumferential surface of the core pipe of the rolled paper and gives force to rotate the rolled paper; a driving force transmission part that rotates the driving roller; and a pressing force adjustment part that adjusts a state of the driving roller being pressed onto the inner circumferential surface of the core pipe of the rolled paper. The driving roller is disposed in the inside of a triangle that has vertexes corresponding to the supporting rollers and a center of the rolled paper, respectively.09-22-2011
20090220291PRINTING CARTRIDGE HAVING OPENING FOR MEDIA DRIVE - A printing cartridge is provided which has a rotatable core for a roll of print media, and a print media delivery arrangement having an opening in the cartridge which is arranged to enable a roller of a print media drive mechanism of a printer to which the cartridge is removably mounted to contact a wound portion of the roll of print media so as to feed an unwound portion of the print media from the roll through the printer on demand operation of the roller on the wound portion.09-03-2009
20120195671PRINTER WEB MEDIUM SUPPLY WITH DRIVE SYSTEM - Web medium supplies for a printer that uses a web medium on a core and printers are provided. In one aspect, the web medium supply has a frame with a first mounting support and second mounting support that are positioned along an axis of rotation. A first core mounting supports the core for rotation around the axis of rotation and a second core mounting supports the core for rotation around the axis of rotation. Rotation of the core is controlled by a first force applied to the first core mounting and a second force applied to the second core mounting that are both less than a third force that is sufficient to drive an alternative core against an inertial load of the core and web from one driven end.08-02-2012
20120195670PRINTER WEB MEDIUM SUPPLY - Web supply systems and printers are provided. In one aspect a web supply system has frame with a first mounting support and second mounting support that are positioned along an axis of rotation and separated by a separation distance during the supply of web, a first core mounting having a first surface that is rotatably supportable by the first mounting support for rotation about the axis of rotation and a first engagement end to provide support for a first end of a core, and; a second core mounting having a second surface that is rotatably supportable by the second mounting for rotation about the axis of rotation and a second engagement end to provide support for a second end of the core. The mountings support a core that has one or more surface at an angle that corresponds to one or more angle of a surface on the mountings.08-02-2012
20100166479TAPE CASSETTE - A tape cassette that includes a box-like housing having a front wall, a top surface and a bottom surface, a wound tape mounted within the housing, a tape guide, and an indicator of the tape type formed in the front wall. The housing directs the tape along a path to an exit, and at least a portion of the path extends parallel to the front wall. The tape guide is spaced downstream of the exit, whereby a section of tape is exposed between the exit and the tape guide. The indicator is formed in the front wall proximal to the exposed section of tape, and includes at least one aperture that extends generally parallel to the top and bottom surfaces and perpendicular to the portion of the path extending parallel to the front wall.07-01-2010
20100166478TAPE PRINTER - A tape printer includes a tape cassette, a cassette housing portion, a feeding device, a printing device, a table storage device, detecting switches, and a tape type identifying device. The tape cassette includes a housing, a tape mounted within the housing, a tape guide, and an indicator of the tape type formed in the front wall of the housing and includes at least one aperture. The detecting switches protrude toward the front wall of the housing, and a part of the detecting switches that opposes a surface portion other than the at least one aperture in the indicator is pressed to thereby detect information indicating a pressing or non-pressing state of each of the detecting switches as identification information. The tape type identifying device identifies, with reference to a tape type table, the tape type associated with the detected identification as the tape type of the tape.07-01-2010
20100166477TAPE PRINTER - A tape printer includes a tape cassette, a cassette housing portion, a feeding device, a printing device, detecting switches, a table storage device, and a tape type identifying device. The tape cassette includes a housing, a tape mounted in the housing, a tape exit, and a type indicator portion provided adjacent to the tape exit and in a specified area of a front surface of the housing. The type indicator portion indicates a tape type and includes vertical information sections extending along a direction orthogonal to a feed direction of the tape and an aperture formed in at least one of the vertical information sections. A part of the detecting switches that opposes a surface portion other than the aperture is pressed to thereby detect identification information. The tape type identifying device identifies the tape type with reference to a tape type table.07-01-2010
20090016797Controlling tension in roll-based print media - An apparatus, method and computer program for controlling the tension in roll-based print media. The apparatus comprises: an encoder arranged to detect an angular displacement of a roll of print media; a processing unit arranged to determine the radius of the roll of print media based on the detected angular displacement of the roll of print media; a motor arranged to apply torque to the roll of print media to create tension in the print media; and a controller arranged to control the torque applied by the motor based on the determined radius of the roll of print media.01-15-2009
20110129276IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes: a recording medium cassette storing recording medium; an image forming unit, a feed unit; an upper frame that supports the image forming unit and the feed unit; and a lower frame in which the recording medium cassette is detachably attached, the upper frame being disposed on the lower frame, and the lower frame having rigidity lower than the rigidity of the upper frame, the lower frame including a rail for guiding the recording medium cassette to a predetermined receiving position, wherein the feed unit has a groove portion formed along a direction parallel to a horizontal direction, the recording medium cassette has a first convex portion which is fitted in the groove portion when the recording medium cassette is attached in the lower frame, the recording medium cassette having a second convex portion which is contact with a portion of the rail of the lower frame.06-02-2011
20130216292ROLL TAPE AND PRINTER - There is provided a roll tape including a core main body portion having a double cylinder construction made up of an outer core portion and an inner core portion, a pair of shaft portions each having an insertion portion which can be fittingly inserted in the inner core portion, an outer shaft which can be fittingly inserted in the outer core portion and a bearing shaft that is thinner than and concentric with the outer shaft and which extends longer in one direction than the outer shaft and a printing tape which is wound around a tape core which has the pair of shaft portions disposed individually on both sides of the core main body portion.08-22-2013
20110085842PRINTING APPARATUS - A printing apparatus includes: a motor which drives a shaft of a roll body in which a medium is wound, in the feeding direction of the medium; a transport roller which transports the medium fed from the roll body; and a control section which supplies electric power for rotating the roll body to the motor, wherein the electric power that the control section supplies to the motor at the time of the start of the feeding of the medium is larger when the diameter of the roll body is R04-14-2011
20110150554TAPE PRINTER - A printing apparatus is provided that has a roller for dispensing adhesive tape and a printing wheel in association with an ink reservoir, the tape being presented with its adhesive surface presented to the printing wheel for the printing to be applied to the adhesive surface; and thence is reversed so that the adhesive surface with the printing can be applied to a substrate.06-23-2011
20080247801Media Supply Cartridge Of A Roll-fed Printer - Provided is a wallpaper printer having a media supply cartridge. The cartridge includes a media case, a media roll assembly rotatably located within the media case, and a roller assembly configured to operatively eject blank wallpaper from the media roll assembly and out of the case for printing with the wallpaper printer.10-09-2008
20110020045PRINTING MEDIUM ROLL CLAMPING SUPPORT OF BARCODE PRINTER - A printing medium roll clamping support is provided for use in a barcode printer and includes at least two bases, each having a top forming at least one connection section and at least two positioning sections, and at least two changeover devices, each having opposite surfaces respectively forming a first positioning ring and a second positioning ring. The bases are respectively and movably fit in tracks defined in a housing of the barcode printer to allow the bases to be selectively moved inward for clamping a roll of printing medium or moved outward for releasing the roll of printing medium. Each changeover device has a bottom forming a pivot joint section and at least two positioning elements. The pivot joint section corresponds to and is rotatably coupled to the connection section of the corresponding base so as to allow for selective rotation of the changeover device by 180 degrees to switch between the first positioning ring and the second positioning ring for clamping rolls of printing medium of different diameters. With the positioning elements fit into the positioning sections, the changeover device is securely retained on the top of the corresponding base.01-27-2011
20110020044PRINTING MEDIUM CLAMP MECHANISM OF BARCODE PRINTER - A printing medium clamp mechanism is provided for use in a barcode printer and includes a housing, at least one swivel arm, at least one resilient element, at least one medium roll clamps, and at least two movable arms. The housing comprises an inner casing arranged therein. The inner casing forms two through slots serving as tracks. The swivel arm is rotatably mounted to a bottom of the inner casing. The resilient element is connected between an end of the swivel arm and the inner casing to provide a biasing force for return rotation of the swivel arm. The medium roll clamps are respectively and movably received in the tracks. The two movable arms have first ends coupled to opposite ends of the swivel arm and opposite, second ends coupled to the medium roll clamps respectively, whereby the two medium roll clamps are coupled in a resilient manner to the swivel arms to be movable along the tracks of the inner casing for outward movement of separating from each other or inward movement of approaching each other and effecting clamping of a roll of printing medium. In this way, when the medium roll clamps are forced to outward move against the resilient biasing force, a roll of printing medium can be received and installed; and when the medium roll clamps are released, they are biased to return and clamp the roll of the printing medium. As such, a printing medium clamp mechanism featuring a resilient returning and clamping force for clamping a roll of printing medium is provided.01-27-2011
20110085841SUBSTRATE CARTRIDGE, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM, CONTROL APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY ELEMENT - In order to provide a substrate cartridge, a substrate processing apparatus, a substrate processing system, a control apparatus, and a method of manufacturing a display element capable of preventing foreign objects from being attached to the substrate, there is provided a substrate cartridge including: a cartridge mainframe that has an opening which a substrate is carried in/out and accommodates the substrate through the opening; a mount portion that is provided in the cartridge mainframe and is detachably connected to an external connecting portion; and a blocking unit that blocks the opening depending on a connection state between the mount portion and an external connecting portion.04-14-2011
20100329767TAPE CASSETTE - A tape cassette that includes a cassette case, a printing tape fed along a specified first feed path, a double-sided adhesive tape fed along a specified second feed path, a cylindrical tape feed roller that guides the double-sided adhesive tape along a section of its outer circumferential surface, a laminated tape restricting member provided on a downstream side of the tape feed roller on the first feed path and the second feed path and at downstream ends of the first feed path and the second feed path where the first feed path and the second feed path overlap each other, and an adhesive tape restricting member disposed to oppose the section of the outer circumferential surface and apart from the outer circumferential surface by a distance that is shorter than a length of the channel of the laminated tape restricting member.12-30-2010
20110076084LABEL PRODUCING APPARATUS - The disclosure discloses a label producing apparatus comprising: a roll housing part that houses a roll winding a print-receiving tape into a roll shape; a feeding roller that feeds out and transports said print-receiving tape from said roll housed in said roll housing part; a printing device that prints desired print on said print-receiving tape fed out from said roll by the feeding of said feeding roller; and a guide device that guides said print-receiving tape fed out from said roll housed in said roll housing part; wherein: said guide device comprises either a first guide part capable of guiding said roll according to roll diameters of different sizes, or a second guide part capable of guiding said roll according to roll widths of different sizes.03-31-2011
20110052298APPARATUS FOR FEEDING, TAKING UP AND DUPLEXING - In one embodiment, an apparatus to feed or take up media comprises a drum axis, a drum connecting to the drum axis, three spindles connecting to the drum, and a reel removably connecting to one of the three spindles. The drum holds the spindles and rotates around the drum axis to position the spindles, each spindle to hold a media roll or a reel to feed or take up media.03-03-2011
20100329766DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRINTING BANNER MEDIA - An apparatus and method for printing banner media utilizing a conventional laser printer wherein no or substantially no modification is required to the paper tray of the laser printer. The apparatus further includes a storage compartment that can be operably coupled with the paper tray. Disposed within the storage compartment is a plurality of rotatably mounted spools having a banner media stored thereon. Additionally, an alternative method of configuring banner media in a conventional paper tray is provided whereby the banner print media is configured in one of a z-fold configuration and a modified z-fold configuration, with the modified z-fold configuration to inhibit creases in the banner print media.12-30-2010
20090175670Label roll rack of barcode printer - A label roll rack is provided for a barcode printer and includes a shaft rod and at least one retention bar. The shaft rod has an end coupled to a housing of the barcode printer to receive a label roll to fit thereon, serving as a support axle for the label roll. The shaft rod forms on surfaces thereof sliding slots extending in a horizontal axial direction. The retention bar has a lower end forming opposite coupling sections each having an inside surface forming a projection, which is fit in the respective sliding slot of the shaft rod to make the retention bar substantially normal to and realizing a retention condition with respect to the shaft rod, wherein the retention bar is movable in the horizontal axial direction for positioning and retaining label rolls of various sizes fit on the shaft rod. The retention bar, when moved to a free end of the shaft rod, is rotatable, with the free end of the shaft rod serving as pivoting center, with respect to the shaft rod to a horizontal axial direction to be coaxial with the shaft rod for easing mounting and dismounting of the label roll onto/from the shaft rod.07-09-2009
20120039651Tape cassette - A tape feed roller 02-16-2012
20090028623Label Printer - A label printer enables drop-in loading of linerless label paper rolls and prevents print defects caused by variation in the label paper transportation and the readhesion of chaff to the label paper. A pair of roll guiding members 01-29-2009
20110064508Image forming apparatus - Disclosed is an image forming apparatus in which a pickup unit is arranged to be movable in association with the detaching/mounting movement of a detachable printing medium cassette. With such a movement of the pickup unit, it is possible to increase the number of printing media that can be stored in the printing medium cassette having a predetermined height.03-17-2011
20120057917CASSETTE FOR USE IN A LABEL PRINTER - A label printer cassette is provided. Said label printer cassette comprises at least one supply of printing medium and a housing. The housing comprises a first surface, a second surface, said second surface being opposite said first surface, and at least one side extending between said first and second surfaces, one side having a switch operating arrangement having a ramped surface which is configured, in use to operate a switch of a label printer.03-08-2012
20120009001TAPE UNIT AND TAPE CASSETTE - A tape unit holds a tape roll that has a wound tape that is a print medium, and is adapted to be mounted in and removed from a cassette case. The tape unit is provided with a holder shaft portion and an indicator portion. The holder shaft portion is inserted into a shaft hole formed in a winding center of the tape roll and rotatably supports the tape roll. The indicator portion is disposed radially outside the tape roll which is supported by the holder shaft portion, and includes at least one hole portion and indicates a type of the tape.01-12-2012
20080298870MEDIA PROCESSING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED SPINDLE - Media rolls, support structures for the media rolls, and media processing systems are provided. A media roll may include an identification transponder having retrievable information regarding the media units and associated media unit transponders wound around a core of the media roll. A support structure may include a spindle for supporting a media roll and include an identification coupler for communicating with the identification transponder. In addition to the spindle having the identification coupler, the media processing systems may include a second coupler for encoding the media unit transponders and a printhead for printing indicia onto the media units. The information retrieved from the identification transponder may be used to adjust one or more encoding and/or printing settings of the systems.12-04-2008
20100172685IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - Disclosed is an image forming apparatus and printing media cassette thereof. The loading position of a loading plate of the printing media cassette can be varied based on the printing medium size by a capacity adjustment unit. The capacity adjustment unit may operate in association with the size adjustment guide so as to define the loading position based on the size of the printing media. The image forming apparatus can include the printing media cassette detachably received in the body thereof.07-08-2010
20110103868MEDIUM SUPPLYING UNIT AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed is a printing media supply unit and an image forming apparatus employing the same for forming an image on the printing medium. A loading plate capable of supporting thereon a supply of the printing media is movably coupled to a detachable loading cassette so as to move in ascending and descending manner depending on the amount of printing media loaded on the loading plate. One of more interfering members are provided on the loading plate so as to move with the loading plate, and may be capable of being sensed by one or more sensing units. A control unit determines the amount of printing media based on the sensing results, which may be different from one sensing unit to another, or based on the combination of such sensing results.05-05-2011
20100047003PRINTER AND EXTRACTABLE MODULE THEREFOR - A printer and a module for supporting a paper roll therefore, the module comprising: a body for housing the roll; a first supporting member for the roll before that the roll is unwound for the printing operation; a second supporting member for the roll, after the roll has been wound at the end of printing operations; and a first engaging member carried by said body and disposable in a first configuration wherein it is coupled with a second engaging member carried by the printer to secure the module on the printer; the first engaging member is further disposable in a second configuration, wherein it is released from the second engaging member to permit the extraction of the module from the printer.02-25-2010
20080304893Magnetic Tape - A supply of image receiving medium for a label printer, said image receiving medium arranged to receive an image and comprising a magnetic layer, wherein said magnetic layer is anisotropic.12-11-2008
20120263514PRINTING APPARATUS, CONVEYANCE APPARATUS, AND CONVEYANCE CONTROL METHOD - This invention has been made to cause a printing apparatus for conveying roll paper and performing printing to simultaneously attain a stable conveyance accuracy and prevent skewed conveyance independently of LF roller driving conditions and disturbance conditions that variously change as the roll paper state changes. For this purpose, a feed motor is used as a load generator for the roll paper. A section from a conveyance operation by the LF roller to the next conveyance operation is divided into a plurality of sub-sections. A feed mechanism is controlled by switching between a feeder load generation section and a feeder load zero section for each sub-section.10-18-2012
20110236115ROLL PAPER PRINTER AND METHOD OF OPENING AND CLOSING A ROLL PAPER PRINTER COVER - A printer has a roll paper compartment that stores roll paper so that it can roll on a horizontal axis of rotation, a roll paper cover that pivots to open and close the roll paper compartment, and a tension roller that is displaced when the roll paper cover pivots open and closed. The roll paper compartment is supported to pivot in the direction in which the roll paper cover rotates when the roll paper cover pivots open or closed. The tension roller is disposed to a position where it urges the roll paper opposite the direction in which the roll paper compartment moves circularly when the roll paper cover pivots in the opening direction.09-29-2011
20110293350PRINTER - A printer that includes a cassette mounting portion into which a tape cassette is mounted and from which is removed a tape cassette in an up-down direction, a printing head that performs printing on the tape, a platen roller that faces the printing head, a roller holder that rotatably supports the platen roller, a sensor that detects the type of the tape, a sensor holder that holds the sensor, and a protective portion that is provided on the roller holder and is provided above the sensor.12-01-2011
20100054837Thermal printer - In order to provide a thermal printer capable of restraining automatically-continued rotation of roll paper after stop of rotation of a platen roller without damaging the roll paper, and of smoothly performing an initial operation of the roll paper, the thermal printer is characterized in that a roll paper holding mechanism (03-04-2010
20080226376PRINTER AND METHOD OF PRINTING - There is disclosed a portable printer and a method of selectively printing on any one of a plurality of label rolls housed in the printer, or on a wide roll housed in the printer.09-18-2008
20130142560TAPE CASSETTE - A tape cassette that includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a front surface and a pair of side surfaces, a tape that is a print medium housed in the housing, a tape exit that discharges, from the housing, the tape guided in the housing along a predetermined feed path, at least a part of the feed path extending parallel to the front surface, and a type indicator portion provided adjacent to the tape exit and in a specified area of the front surface on an upstream side of the tape exit in a feed direction of the tape, the type indicator portion indicating a type of the tape and including vertical information sections and an aperture formed in at least one of the vertical information sections, the vertical information sections being strip-shaped sections extending along a direction orthogonal to the feed direction.06-06-2013
20090148222LABEL PRINTING APPARATUS - A cassette is provided which includes a supply of label material and a brake. The brake has a first position and a second position. In the first position, the supply is clamped by the brake. In the second position, the supply is removable from the cassette.06-11-2009
20130114988Tape Cartridge and Tape Printer - A tape cartridge 05-09-2013
20130236229LABEL PRINTING APPARATUS - A cassette is provided which includes a supply of label material and a brake. The brake has a first position and a second position. In the first position, the supply is clamped by the brake. In the second position, the supply is removable from the cassette.09-12-2013
20130121743TAPE PRINTER - The disclosure discloses a tape printer that includes a cartridge holder, a cartridge sensor, a feeding device, a printing device, a communication device, and a controller. The controller is configured to detect attribute information of a tape cartridge, identify a model of the mounted tape cartridge, and acquire corresponding current model information, acquire latest model information of the tape cartridge, from an information providing device related to the tape cartridge, generate purchase support information based on the acquired current model information and the acquired latest model information, when the tape cartridge of a model indicated by the current model information or the latest model information is newly purchased, and control the printing device so that the generated purchase support information is formed into print on a print-receiving tape.05-16-2013
20100202817ROLL PAPER HOLDING APPARATUS, PRINTING APPARATUS AND HOLDING METHOD OF ROLL PAPER HOLDING APPARATUS - A roll paper holding apparatus includes a pull-out unit which can be pulled out and housed through an opening formed in a printing apparatus main body, a paper holding section which is provided in the pull-out unit and rotatably holds a roll paper in which a paper is wound into a roll shape, a contact body which is provided in the pull-out unit, and is openable and closable to the paper holding section according to a pull-out operation and a housing operation of the pull-out unit with respect to the printing apparatus main body, and an urging section which is provided in the pull-out unit, and urges the contact body opened to the paper holding section in a direction of contacting with a frame forming the opening of the printing apparatus main body when the pull-out unit is pulled out from the printing apparatus main body.08-12-2010
20120093558LABEL PRINTING APPARATUS - A label printing apparatus comprising a cassette receiving bay arranged to receive a cassette; and an engagement member. The engagement member is movable between a first position, in which the engagement member is engaged with the cassette, and a second position in which the engagement member is disengaged with the cassette.04-19-2012
20130259556TAPE FEEDING APPARATUS AND TAPE PRINTING APPARATUS - A tape A tape feeding apparatus has a feeding roller that feeds a tape and a roller accommodation section that has a cylindrical accommodation section inner surface along with a roller outer circumferential surface of the feeding roller, accommodates the feeding roller having a gap with the roller outer circumferential surface, and has a roller opening aperture through which the accommodated feeding roller faces the tape. The feeding roller is rotatably supported at one end section side in a cantilever state and is opened at the other section side.10-03-2013
400613100 Including insertion of leading edge of web 1
20130259557TAPE PLACEMENT APPARATUS, TAPE FEEDING APPARATUS AND TAPE PRINTING APPARATUS - A tape placement apparatus has a roll placement section in which a roll portion Ra of a tape roll is placed in a width direction, a feeding path on which a pulled-out portion Rb of the tape roll is set in the width direction and a set position regulation section that is provided in an outer surface side path formation section forming the feeding path and positionally regulates a width end at an upstream side in a set direction of the pulled-out portion set on the feeding path in the width direction.10-03-2013
400613200 For folded or creased web (e.g., fan-folded web) 1
400613300 With web smoother 1
20120201590SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DECURLING MEDIA IN A PRINTING SYSTEM - Embodiments described herein include an upstream measurement module, a curler downstream of the upstream measurement module, and a print station downstream of the curler. The upstream measurement module includes a transport on which media is tacked to flatten the media and a curl sensor to generate a curl signal corresponding to a media curl of the media on the transport. The curler curls the media in response to the curl signal to reduce a magnitude of the media curl. The print station includes a marking unit to dispose a marking material on the media and a transport to transport the media past the marking unit, wherein the first and second transports apply a substantially equivalent hold down force to the media.08-09-2012
400614000 Including web rewind 3
20110211897PRINTING APPARATUS, SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND SHEET WINDING DEVICE - A device includes a winding rotary member having a cylindrical shape; a holder having a rotating member, which is provided in the vicinity of a cylindrical surface of the winding rotary member, capable of nipping and conveying the sheet; a first driving mechanism configured to rotate the winding rotary member; and a second driving mechanism configured to rotate the rotating member. The winding rotary member rotates with the sheet is nipped with the rotatable holder, whereby the sheet is wound around the winding rotary member.09-01-2011
20120213570VERTICAL PRINTER CONFIGURATION FOR TANDEM PRINTING - Systems are disclosed that provide a vertical configuration for tandem printing. A printer rack allows for one printer to be stacked above another printer in a vertical configuration. When the printers are installed on the printer rack, the printers face in opposite directions so that an output of one of the printers is vertically aligned with an input of the other printer. A paper web may then be fed through one printer for front side printing, and then through the other printer for back side printing. The printer rack includes a web reversing mechanism that reverses a direction of travel of the paper web as the paper web is fed between the printers and eliminates the need for a traditional turning station as commonly used in horizontal tandem printing system configurations.08-23-2012
20110135372BOTH-SIDE RECORDING APPARATUS - A both-side recording apparatus that enables both-side recording on continuous paper using a single recording head, without cutting the continuous paper at an intermediate position, is provided. Reduction in size and costs of the apparatus is achieved by eliminating a conveying path dedicated to both-side recording. The apparatus includes a paper-feeder that feeds continuous paper, a recording head that records an image on the continuous paper, a reversing unit that reverses the continuous paper such that a recording surface of the continuous paper facing the recording head is reversed, and a rewinding mechanism that rewinds the fed continuous paper to the paper-feeder. During both-side recording, recording is performed on the back side of the continuous paper by rewinding the continuous paper by the rewinding mechanism, setting the back side of the continuous paper to oppose the recording head by the reversing unit, and feeding the continuous paper from the paper-feeder.06-09-2011
400615200 For feeding tape in direction of print-line (i.e., transverse feed) 6
20080304894Tape cassette and tape printing system - A tape cassette includes an ink ribbon provided with a base film coated with an ink layer thereon and a film tape provided with a transparent film with an adhesive layer formed on one surface thereof. When an adhesive layer of the film tape and the ink layer of the ink ribbon of the tape cassette into contact at a print position, the ink layer is adhered onto the adhesive layer on condition that the adhesive layer is heated to exhibit self-adhesive properties, and characters and the like are printed on the film tape. Also, an auxiliary sheet medium comes into contact with the adhesive layer. Further, a conveying roller does not come into contact with the adhesive layer.12-11-2008
20080310904Tape Cassette and Tape Printer - On the back side surface of a release paper of a double-sided adhesive tape 12-18-2008
20080310905CASSETTE UNIT AND PRINTING APPARATUS - A cassette unit includes: a cassette case which covers a printing medium and has a feeding opening for passing the printing medium when the printing medium is fed by a feeding roller of a printing apparatus body; a cassette hopper which receives the printing medium and comes in contact with or separates from the feeding roller in a state in which the cassette hopper is mounted in the printing apparatus body; and s shutter which is switched so as to allow the printing medium to pass through the feeding opening or to prevent the printing medium from passing through the feeding opening, the cassette case, the cassette hopper, and the shutter being formed integrally. The cassette hopper is bent in a direction in which the cassette hopper approaches the feeding roller in a first joint portion jointing with the cassette case to engage with a first engagement portion.12-18-2008
20090028624Tape printing apparatus - If a top cover 01-29-2009
20110002725TAPE PRINTER AND TAPE PRINTER CONTROL METHOD - A tape printer which prints an inputted character string on a tape includes: an input unit receiving input of the character string; a detecting unit detecting a keyword which contains a first character string expressing a number from the character string received by the input unit; and a printing unit performing sequential number printing which repeats printing while sequentially changing the first character string when the detecting unit detects the keyword.01-06-2011
20100316427PRINTER - A printer that includes a cassette housing portion into which a tape cassette is detachably installed in a vertical direction, a feeding device that feeds the tape mounted in the tape cassette, a printing head that performs printing on the tape, a platen roller that is located facing the printing head, a roller holder that rotatably supports the platen roller, a mechanical sensor having a switch terminal that is capable of protruding and retracting, a sensor holder that holds the mechanical sensor between the shaft of the roller holder and the platen roller and that is capable of moving independently of the roller holder between a third position and a fourth position, and a determination device that determines the type of the tape based on protrusion and retraction of the switch terminal.12-16-2010

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