Endless Type Band Patents (Class 101/105)
  • Patent number: 10953678
    Abstract: A present disclosure relates to a stamp for applying to a surface. The stamp includes a stamp type unit. The stamp type unit includes a die bracket, a first elastic element, a second elastic element, and a bearing bracket. The bearing bracket includes a type band and operatively associated with the first elastic element, the second elastic element and the die bracket. The first elastic element and the second elastic element are disposed between the die bracket and the bearing bracket in a manner that the type band is level with respect to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Wen-Jer Shih
  • Patent number: 10226623
    Abstract: A physiotherapeutic device comprises a skin soaker for soaking a portion of the user's skin with a liquid when the device is attached to the user. The soaker comprises a tub for receiving the liquid and a resilient seal at a brim of the tub for sealing engagement with the skin to prevent leak of the liquid. The device also has an electrical stimulator comprising a first electrode and a second electrode for contacting the skin to stimulate tissues under the soaked portion of the skin. The soaked portion of the skin extends between the electrodes and the electrodes are isolated from the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Jianqiao Yang
  • Patent number: 9710680
    Abstract: A tool for creating mechanical stamps that produce machine-readable optical labels. The tool selects an initial element of a list of two-dimensional labels. The tool selects a pixel difference to apply to a two-dimensional label for the initial element. The tool selects a cardinality for bits in one or more bytes to encode. The tool determines whether a cardinality of a bit difference for each element compared to the initial element equals the selected bit difference cardinality. The tool determines whether a pixel difference between a two-dimensional label for each element and the two-dimensional label for the initial element equals the selected pixel difference. The tool selects one or more elements from the list of two-dimensional labels to create one or more mechanical stamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Marc Fiammante
  • Patent number: 8695496
    Abstract: The invention describes an insert element (1) for a stamp, with several setting wheels (9) disposed adjacent to one another which are rotatably mounted on a shaft (7) of an insert body (2). The setting wheels (9) are designed to support typeface belts (10). The typeface belts (10) are covered at least in the region of the setting wheels (9) by a cover element (12) which in turn has end regions (19, 20) spaced apart from one another in the direction of the shaft (7) and is provided with slots (13) through which setting wheel circumferences (11) extend. In order to couple the cover element (12) with the insert body (2), at least one coupling mechanism (15) is provided, which comprises respective co-operating coupling elements (16, 17) on the insert body (2) and on the cover element (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Ortner
  • Patent number: 8408126
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp includes a frame made of metal and having two side walls which are interconnected by an upper cover wall, and an actuating bow made of metal, which in use is downwardly movable relative to the frame against a spring force. The actuating bow has two legs protruding from an upper web, which are displaceable along the side walls of the frame and coupled with a type unit arranged to be upwardly and downwardly displaceable and turnable within the frame. Two parallel guide webs laterally abutting on the respective bow leg, which is rectangular in elevation and narrower as compared to the frame side wall, are latchingly attached to the outer side of each side wall of the frame in the upper region thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 8240248
    Abstract: Provided is an endless printing belt which is capable of reducing ink leakage from a back surface, reducing a loss of ink due to volatilization in the case of applying volatile ink, ensuring a smooth feeding action of the printing belt to achieve accurate positioning of a printing portion, and enhancing belt strength so as to suppress deformation of the belt. In an endless printing belt mainly made of thermoplastic resin provided with interconnected cells, a surface of the belt constitutes a surface for a printing surface, a side surface is rendered ink-impermeable, and a back surface of the belt includes an ink-impermeable portion and an ink-permeable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Yamahachi Kemikaru Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Toyama
  • Patent number: 7954428
    Abstract: An endless print belt for rotary stamp in which a plurality of print sections are disposed and spaced-out between each other on a surface of a print belt main body, with at least the print surface of the print section being formed of porous material, wherein a groove in the width direction is formed at an intermediate position of each spaced-out part. Preferably, the spaced-out part is formed such that the surface thereof is in a non-porous state and both ends of the groove are formed into a bund part, for preventing ink from running out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Ishikawa, Hirofumi Kondo, Shogo Ichise, Takahiro Higuchi, Taketoshi Ota
  • Patent number: 7954427
    Abstract: In a rotary stamp with master stamp incorporating a master stamp having an oblong hole from which a desired print section of a rotary stamp is exposed in the bottom part of a grip case containing the rotary stamp, a thin melt-processed laminated belt produced by treating the superficial layer of a laminated belt foundation composed of porous thermoplastic resin belt base and an ink circulation reinforced rear fabric such that only a print section is left in a porous state while the other part of the belt is melt processed into anon-porous state that is used as an endless print belt, with the oblong hole in the master stamp formed in a size which allows the belt to pass along a bridge part without the surfaces making contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Ishikawa, Hirofumi Kondo, Shogo Ichise, Takahiro Higuchi, Taketoshi Ota
  • Patent number: 7654198
    Abstract: A type unit (3) for a self-inking stamp (1) with at least one type band (32) placed over a drive wheel (33-36), the drive wheel being rotatably mounted in two legs (30) of a bearing member (28) and provided with an adjustment wheel (38), and with a hood-shaped cover (48) which includes at least one slot (51) for the passage of a circumferential part of the adjustment wheel (38) of the drive wheel (33-36) as well as snap-in elements (47) in the region of its free ends and which covers the at least one type band (32) in the region of the drive wheel (33-36) in a position releasably fastened by snapping in on the bearing member (28), wherein the two legs (30) of the bearing member (28) each have two projecting snap-in noses (44) on their outer side that faces away from the type band (32), and the cover (48) includes two cantilevering extensions (50) on each one of its two front sides, as snap-in elements (47) for snapping engagement with the snap-in noses (44) of the bearing member (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co., KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Publication number: 20090183643
    Abstract: A roller imprinting apparatus avoiding the drawbacks of deformation of the imprinting apparatus, incomplete imprint and side collapse upon mold stripping is disclosed to include a plurality of transmission rollers respectively spaced from one another at a distance, an imprinting belt extending around the transmission rollers and carrying one or a number of imprint structures and defining a imprinting zone and adapted for imprinting the imprint structures in a substrate, and a curer disposed corresponding to the imprinting zone and adapted for curing the substrate being imprinted with the imprinting belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Sen-Yeu Yang, Sue-Wen Xu, Jing-Tang Wu, Bin-Da Chan, Tzu-Chien Huang
  • Patent number: 7024994
    Abstract: A hand stamp is disclosed. The hand stamp comprises a frame including dove-tailed ribs which flare outwardly along at least one side thereof. The dove-tailed ribs of the frame are arranged within corresponding shaped grooves of a case, thus obtaining secure mounting of the case on the frame while facilitating relative slidable movement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: M&R Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick W. Dour
  • Patent number: 6935231
    Abstract: A stamp, comprising a stamping case; a rail provided inside said stamping case, having a locus of making a U-turn on a stamping surface of a stamp; and a strip belt for sliding along said rail by being engaged with the rail, attached a plurality of stamping surfaces at predetermined intervals and provided with a tab protruding outside of said stamping case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Taisei Plas Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Naritomi
  • Patent number: 6931989
    Abstract: A device for selecting print characters of endless printing bands in a printer that, when restricting the rotation of endless printing bands for preventing fouling of display characters, can avoid excessive rotational force from acting on the endless printing bands and enable selection of desired print characters in cases where, for example, the endless printing band is for full-periphery printing or half-periphery printing. Both half-periphery printing capability and full-periphery printing capability can be implemented by providing regulating blocks capable of rotation as print pressure bearing members, the device is characterized in that selection of print characters is restricted by engagement of drive projections of an endless printing band and an elastic section of a movable stopper member and that, in the case where no drive projection engages with the elastic section, selection of print character is made possible and a regulating block receives the print pressure on the print character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Tadao Kashiwaba, Tadashi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6857360
    Abstract: A printer (15) for hand-labeling devices (1) has printing bands (57) bearing print types (17). Each band is positively guided around a selector wheel (53) and around a counter-pressure element (55) spaced apart from the wheel. Selected types (17) are set into printing position on the counter-pressure element (55) by rotation of the selector wheel (53). The selector wheel (53) has engagement recesses (60) into which a stop member elastically engages when a printing position is reached, thereby fixing the selector wheel (53), and hence the printing band (57), in the printing position. The stop member is provided as a comb-shaped stop spring (66) having individual teeth or elastic tongues (61a thru 61x), with one elastic tongue being associated with each selector wheel (53).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems International GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Heckmann
  • Patent number: 6834584
    Abstract: A compact hand stamp is disclosed. The hand stamp may include a platen and corresponding marking structure that can be moved between a rest position, where a design on the marking structure is remote from a surface to be imprinted and is arranged at an angle of about 90 degrees with respect to the surface, and a printing position where the design of the marking structure is in contact with the surface to be imprinted. The hand stamp may also include a platen having reinking ports and a cover mounted for slidable movement over the reinking ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: M&R Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony D. MacNeil
  • Publication number: 20040045456
    Abstract: A stamp, comprising a stamping case; a rail provided inside said stamping case, having a locus of making a U-turn on a stamping surface of a stamp; and a strip belt for sliding along said rail by being engaged with the rail, attached a plurality of stamping surfaces at predetermined intervals and provided with a tab protruding outside of said stamping case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventor: Masanori Naritomi
  • Patent number: 6698344
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp with upper stroke inking. The stamp (1) comprises a supporting plate (5) for fixed stamp characters (7), and this supporting plate has a central aperture (8) in which further stamp characters (9) provided on a separate, supporting insert (11) are arranged. The insert (11) is connected with the supporting plate (5) via an adapter (12) into which it is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung-Skopek GmbH Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Publication number: 20030047091
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a device for selecting print characters of endless printing bands in a printer that, when restricting the rotation of endless printing bands 7 for preventing fouling of display characters 7B, can avoid excessive rotational force from acting on the endless printing bands 7 themselves and enable selection of desired print characters 7A in cases where, for example, the endless printing band 7 is for full-periphery printing or half-periphery printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Tadao Kashiwaba, Tadashi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6216588
    Abstract: A character wheel, particularly for a numbering machine, comprises a character wheel disc having a plurality of printing portion mounting surfaces formed at an interval from each other in a circumferential direction on an outer peripheral surface of the character wheel disc and an engaging groove formed to at least one of portions between the respective printing portion mounting surfaces and a flexible character wheel band mounted to the outer peripheral surface of the character wheel disc. The character wheel band is formed with engaging projections formed at both longitudinal ends thereof and the engaging projections are engaged with the engaging groove formed to the character wheel disc so that the flexible character wheel band is mounted to the character wheel disc therearound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: Kazunosuke Makino
  • Patent number: 5992312
    Abstract: There is disclosed a self-inking stamp having a pivotable character unit including fixed stamp characters arranged on a supporting plate and settable stamp units arranged on at least one loop-shaped character band, the loop-shaped character band being guided over an adjustment wheel, rotatably mounted on a central body of the character unit and associated to the character band, and over a supporting ledge supporting that stamp character of the character band which is intended for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 5950535
    Abstract: There is disclosed a self-inking stamp having a pivotable character unit including fixed stamp characters arranged on a supporting plate and settable stamp characters arranged on at least one loop-shaped character band, the loop-shaped character band being guided over an adjustment wheel, rotatably mounted on a central body of the character unit and associated to the character band, and over a supporting ledge supporting that stamp character of the character band which is intended for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 5852973
    Abstract: A portable, manually actuated mail bar code stamp including a hand-held, portable housing and an adjustable bar code printing assembly situated within the housing. The printing assembly is adapted to allow the printing of indicia on an envelope. The indicia includes a plurality of linear protrusions that are spaced and parallel with respect to each other. The linear protrusions have a first length and a second length thereby representing a coded equivalent of a zip code and routing number for facilitating the delivery of mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Inventor: Ronald P. Kessler
  • Patent number: 5850787
    Abstract: A stamping device with top inking has a frame (6) that receives a stamp (3) guided in lateral parts (6') of the frame and capable of being moved by a pivoting mechanism (5,7,8) between an ink-receiving position in which the stamp is in contact with an inking pad (2) and a printing position by means of a U-shaped actuator bow (21) coupled to the stamp and capable of being moved by hand with respect to the frame against the force of a spring. The frame that contains the stamp and the reversing mechanism (4) is mounted in a substantially parallelepiped outer housing (1) made of plastic. Both lateral parts of the outer housing (1) have slots (24) for the legs (21') of the frame and cavities (15) for compression springs (16) or the legs (21') of the actuating bow that in turn is mounted in an outer frame (22) made of plastic and provided with lateral parts (22') that also extend into both compression spring-receiving cavities (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Trodat-Werke Walter Just Ges. m.b.H.
    Inventor: Wolfgang Pichler
  • Patent number: 5718169
    Abstract: There is disclosed a self-inking stamp having a pivotable character unit including fixed stamp characters arranged on a supporting plate and settable stamp units arranged on at least one loop-shaped character band, the loop-shaped character band being guided over an adjustment wheel, rotatably mounted on a central body of the character unit and associated to the character band, and over a supporting ledge supporting that stamp character of the character band which is intended for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 4951565
    Abstract: A printing mechanism is described having a plurality of type carriers (12, 34) which at their outer peripheral face carry in one region printing types and in another region indicator types (44). The printing types can be brought by turning the type carriers (12, 34) into a printing position. The turning travel of the type carriers (12, 34) can be limited with the aid of stop means (100, 102, 104, 106, 110). By means of a setting means (32, 20, 24) which can be brought by axial displacement into a drive connection with each of the type carriers (12, 34) each type carrier (12, 34) can be turned. A torque limiting means (96) permits transfer of a limited torque between a first component (32) and a second component (20) of the setting means. A securing means (68, 72) serves for axially fixed connection of the first component (32) to the second component (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Esselte Meto International GmbH
    Inventor: Heinrich Volk
  • Patent number: 4850273
    Abstract: A printer is disclosed for marking packages or objects having a printing drum, which is carried by a return mechanism, with an ink supply for applying ink to the printing drum. The return mechanism includes a base plate which is rotatable about a central axis and an eccentric member which is constrained to move in a circular path on rotation of the base plate. A spring acts on the eccentric member so as to bias the member to a predetermined position in order to bias the base plate and the printing drum to a corresponding initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: Nichol International Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Barry J. Nichol
  • Patent number: 4843960
    Abstract: A type carrier set (10) for a stamp printing mechanism is described which comprises a plurality of type carriers (12) which carry print types (22) at their outer surface in consecutive fields (16). The type carriers (12) are disposed parallel adjacent each other in the order necessary for use in the stamp printing mechanism. The adjacently disposed type carriers (12) are connected together by connecting webs (28) adapted to be sheared off. In the method according to the invention for assembly the stamp printing mechanism using a type carrier set according to the invention in which the type carriers are endless bands, the type bands connected together are separated from each other consecutively in each case on turning for the first time of the setting shaft by shearing off the connecting webs (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Esselte Meto International GmbH
    Inventors: Gottfried Ernst, Friedrich Oess
  • Patent number: 4838158
    Abstract: An apparatus for marking an article has a frame within which a printing carriage is rotatably mounted. The carriage has two fulcrum assemblies which slide in channels on the frame. A drive mechanism moves the carriage from a marking position to a position where ink is applied to selected printing characters on the carriage. The carriage is moved to a third position where the fulcrum assemblies are released from the channels to rotate the carriage to facilitate changing the printing characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: United Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven F. Marshall, Richard E. Haden, Jr., Darrell R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4802409
    Abstract: A printing mechanism is described comprising a plurality of type carriers (12, 34) which on their outer peripheral face carry in one region printing types and in another region indicator types (44). The printing types can be brought into a printing position by turning the type carriers (12, 34). A setting means (32, 20, 24) including an actuating knob (32) can be brought into a drive connection with each of the type carriers (12, 34) for rotation thereof. Stop means (100, 102, 104, 106, 110) limit the turning travel of the type carriers (12, 34). Detent elements (96) hold the actuating knob against rotation relative to the type carrier (12, 34) which is in drive connection with the setting means (32, 20, 24), with a detent moment governed by the spring hardness of the detent elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: Esselte Meto International GmbH
    Inventors: Heinrich Volk, Ulf Koch
  • Patent number: 4726290
    Abstract: An endless printing band (1) consists preferably of rubber or synthetic rubber and in its production is cut from a hose-like blank by cuts extending along its edge. Said printing band (1) has in the one region of its outer side visually readable characters (3) and in an opposite region laterally inverted raised printable characters (5). In the region of the readable characters (3) on the inner side (11) of the printing band (1) inwardly projecting cams (6) are provided for the advance of the band while the inner side (7) of the region comprising the printable characters (5) is smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Esselte Meto International GmbH
    Inventors: Heinrich Volk, Karl Harter
  • Patent number: 4694745
    Abstract: An endless printing band (1) consists preferably of rubber or synthetic rubber and in its production is cut from a hose-like blank by cuts extending along its edge. Said printing band (1) has in the one region of its outer side visually readable characters (3) and in an opposite region laterally inverted raised printable characters (5). In the region of the readable characters (3) on the inner side (11) of the printing band (1) inwardly projecting cams (6) are provided for the advance of the band while the inner side (7) of the region comprising the printable characters (5) is smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Assignee: Esselte Meto International GmbH
    Inventors: Heinrich Volk, Karl Harter, Fritz Dotter
  • Patent number: 4679500
    Abstract: A printing mechanism (10) includes a plurality of setting wheels (16) which are rotatably mounted about a common axis and with which endless printing bands (20) are in drive connection which carry in a region of their length at the outer surface printing types (22) and in another region of their length carry at the outside indicating types (24). The printing bands (20) are led round the setting wheels (16) and a deflection edge (18) spaced therefrom. By turning the setting wheels (16) said bands are adjustable. In another region of their length they are provided at the inner surface with teeth (50) for engaging in corresponding recesses (52) in the setting wheels. A setting shaft (42) carrying an actuating knob (48) can be brought into a drive connection with the setting wheels (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Esselte Meto International GmbH
    Inventor: Heinrich Volk
  • Patent number: 4662276
    Abstract: A printing mechanism (10) is descirbed which comprises a plurality of setting wheels (16) rotatably mounted on a common axis. With these settings wheels (16) type carriers (20) carrying printing types in one peripheral region and indicator types in another peripheral region are in a drive connection. A setting shaft (42) carrying an actuating knob (48) and adapted to be brought into a drive connection with each of the setting wheels (16) is arranged rotatably and axially displaceably. Stop means limit the rotation angle of the setting wheels (16). The actuating knob (48) and the setting shaft (42) are in connection with each other via a slip coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventor: Kurt Schrotz
  • Patent number: 4611537
    Abstract: There is disclosed a printing band print head having a one-piece, dimensionally accurate, mounting block with integral end plates, the mounting block having a cradle for rotatably supporting drive wheels, printing bands with long printing characters and short human readable characters, a selector cooperable with any selected drive wheel, the selector being easy to assemble and including a knob connected to a selector shaft, an indicator axially shiftable as a unit with the selector, the selector shaft being rotatable with respect to the indicator, a sleeve on the shaft, and the sleeve having detent means and driver means. Printing bands coupled to the drive wheels pass about direction changing means and a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul H. Hamisch, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4603628
    Abstract: A self-inking stamping device of the type which inverts as it travels between inking and printing positions upon movement of an actuating member. A stamping insert is pivoted on the actuating member and comprises a frame which is provided with a fixed printing plate and a stamping belt unit movably mounted in the frame of the stamping insert and comprising a plurality of juxtaposed parallel endless stamping belts, which are longitudinally adjustable relative to each other and carry type protruding through an aperture of the printing plate. The stamping belt unit is adjustable by a screw mechanism in a direction which is normal to the plane of the printing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Inventor: Walter Just
  • Patent number: 4586432
    Abstract: A printing mechanism is described which comprises a plurality of setting wheels (16) mounted coaxially on a sleeve (28). With the setting wheels type bands (20) carrying printing types (22) are in a drive connection. In the sleeve (28) a setting shaft (42) is arranged rototably and axially displaceably. In the sleeve a slot (30) extending in the axial direction is disposed through which a tooth (36) disposed on the setting shaft engages in radial recesses (46) in the hub region of the setting wheels. A detent means comprising detent recesses in the inner region of the sleeve, into which an axially immovable detent element (54) engages, defines axial detent positions of the setting shaft. In the sleeve at least one further slot extending in the axial direction is disposed. The detent recesses are disposed in the inner region of the sleeve in a plurality of axial rows and in each row they have a different detent spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventor: Heinrich Volk
  • Patent number: 4584938
    Abstract: There is disclosed a printing band print head having a one-piece, dimensionally accurate, mounting block with integral end plates, the mounting block having a cradle for rotatably supporting drive wheels, printing bands with long printing characters and short human readable characters, a selector cooperable with any selected drive wheel, the selector being easy to assemble and including a knob connected to a selector shaft, an indicator axially shiftable as a unit with the selector, the selector shaft being rotatable with respect to the indicator, a sleeve on the shaft, and the sleeve having detent means and driver means. Printing bands coupled to the drive wheels pass about direction changing means and a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Karn
  • Patent number: 4583457
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing mechanism comprising a plurality of setting wheels (16) which are mounted coaxially on a sleeve (28) and with which type carriers (20) carrying printing types (22) are in a drive connection. In the sleeve (20) a setting shaft (42) is disposed axially displaceably and rotatable therewith. Disposed on the setting shaft is at least one tooth (36, 38, 40) projecting through a slot (30, 32, 34) extending in the axial direction in the sleeve (42). This tooth (36, 38, 40) can be brought by axial displacement of the setting shaft (42) into engagement with radial recesses (46) in the setting wheels (16) disposed in the hub region of the setting shaft (42). The slot (30, 32, 34) formed in the sleeve (28) is open in the axial direction at one end of the sleeve (42) and closed at the other end and at the end of the sleeve (28) at which the slot (30, 32, 34 ) is open a spreading or expansion means (60) is disposed which keeps the sleeve internal diameter constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventor: Heinrich Volk
  • Patent number: 4524686
    Abstract: There is disclosed a print head and method of making same, in which the print head has spaced first and second side plates connected by guide members. The side plates support mounting blocks which mount drive wheels for printing bands. The mounting blocks are strongly connected to the first side plate but are weakly connected to the second side plate and the guide members are strongly connected to the second side plate and weakly connected to the second side plate for ease of assembly and disassembly. Selectors pass through openings in the second side plate. An indicator coupled to each selector is guided by a pair of the guide members. The selector is selectively engageable with any drive wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1985
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Karn
  • Patent number: 4510862
    Abstract: A strip assembly for a printing device having an endless type band frictionally driven by drive and idler pulleys between print hammers and a platen comprises a wear strip and wiper strip attached together at a common end. The wiper strip has a wiper portion extending from the point of attachment which terminates in a scraper edge. A retention device mounted in proximity with the drive pulley comprises means connectable to the common end to hold said wear strip under tension and said wiper strip in spring loaded condition with the scraper edge in contact with the drive surface of the drive pulley for cleaning wear strip residue and other deposits from the pulleys and the type band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard C. Alt, Joseph Pinter
  • Patent number: 4337698
    Abstract: A set of flexible endless printing bands are arranged in two rows spaced in tandem relation for simultaneously printing two lines of characters. Each band in each row is supported by a corresponding indexing gear which includes a thin flange portion projecting outwardly between adjacent bands. A row of corresponding idle gears is disposed between the rows of printing bands, and each idle gear connects the two indexing gears supporting a corresponding set of bands in the two rows. A band indexing mechanism is axially movable within one row of indexing gears and provides for simultaneously indexing each set of corresponding printing bands. Each endless printing band may be molded with a series of long pads each supporting a numerical printing character and integrally connected by thin flexible link portions and short pads carrying visually readable characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1982
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 4334470
    Abstract: There is disclosed a print head for printing two lines of data. Relatively thin spacers separate adjacent drive wheels and adjacent portions of the printing bands. A relatively thick spacer is disposed adjacent sets of printing bands of at least one line so that the printing bands print two spaced-apart fields of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul H. Hamisch, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4284004
    Abstract: A type character selecting mechanism for use in a printing head which is equipped with a plurality of juxtaposed endless bands bearing type characters on their outer surfaces. The mechanism includes a plurality of juxtaposed selecting gears engageable with the corresponding endless bands for turning the same. Each of the selecting gears is formed on its inner side with a series of internal teeth. A selecting shaft is axially slidable through coaxial holes of the gears and is rotatable. The selecting shaft has a locking member at its inner end which is engageable with the internal teeth of one of the gears for locking the same in position. The type characters borne on the two outer bands are semi-fixed; the type characters borne on the remaining inner bands are changeable. The selecting gears for turning the outer bands have their internal teeth angularly displaced from internal teeth of the selecting gears for turning the remaining inner bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato Kenkyusho
    Inventor: Yo Sato
  • Patent number: 4259901
    Abstract: A truncated cone shaped guide extends downwardly from the imprinter of a conventional price marking stamp for guiding and locating the imprinter upon the top surface of a bottle cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Inventor: Leonard A. Kidd
  • Patent number: 4226180
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a hammer actuated printer comprising a printing drum, a plurality of type carrying belts secured around the printing drum, and a plurality of hammers for depressing a paper toward a selected type carried on the type carrying belts. A plurality of separator strips are formed on the printing drum surface for separating the type carrying belts from each other. The separator strips have a height higher than that of the types carried by the type carrying belts, thereby precluding the paper from coming in contact with types which are not selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1980
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirotoshi Matsui
  • Patent number: 4176604
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus for printing labels in spaced relation on a continuous moving web which apparatus includes a printing roller, a wick supplying ink to the roller and a spring plate member underlying the wick pressing the same against the roller, the improvement herein consisting of the plate member having a multiplicity of spring like fingers at its free end, the individual fingers engage and apply pressure against the underside of the wick for a uniform inking engagement of the wick with the non-uniform printing surface of the printing roller to print uniformly inked labels on the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1979
    Inventors: Roger D. Eagen, Clarence E. Vogel
  • Patent number: 4170938
    Abstract: A multi-line printing head for being mounted on a portable label printing machine, or the like: The printing head comprises printing devices and a housing for detachably supporting the printing devices; each printing device comprises: a pair of elongated frames; a plurality of large-diameter rotation wheels pivotally mounted to the upper portions of the frames and carrying stamp belts; an H-shaped member pivotally secured to the lower portions of the frames and being pivotable relative to the frames; the H-shaped member carrying a plurality of small-diameter rotation pieces; stamp belts supported by the rotation wheels and by the rotation pieces; on the opposed inside surfaces of side walls of the housing are formed printing device support means; in one embodiment, those support means comprise vertically extending inwardly projecting ridges which vertically and closely support the H-shaped members of the printing devices; in another embodiment, those support means comprise closely spaced vertically oriented g
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato Kenkyusho
    Inventor: Yo Sato
  • Patent number: 4163422
    Abstract: There is disclosed a compact print head utilizing printing bands, coaxial drive wheels, a single selector for the drive wheels and support structure by which two or more lines of data can be printed on a record or other suitable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1979
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul H. Hamisch, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4064802
    Abstract: A rotary stamp comprises an upper frame including printing members formed on endless belts and a lower frame including another printing member and when the upper frame is pressed down, the printing members of the endless belts are located on a plane common with the other printing member of the lower frame and printing is accomplished simultaneously by these printing members, vertical slots are formed on the side plates of the upper frame and spring means having projections capable of being engaged with these slots and sliding along these vertical slots are disposed in the lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1977
    Inventor: Takaji Funahashi
  • Patent number: 4041859
    Abstract: The invention relates to a marking machine, comprising a carriage, reciprocatively movable relative to a label or the like on a pressure distributing pad, the carriage having a plurality of endless type bands consisting of type plates which are united to each other via flexible portions and running over at least one guiding pulley and a backing plate, which is substantially parallel to and opposite the pressure distributing pad, each type band comprising an elastic portion which is provided with a first area with consecutive type plates with individual symbols and a second area with the same type plates and symbols, said second area coacting with a window arranged in a cover plate over the type bands, so that a type plate disposed on the backing plate corresponds to a type plate lying at the window, the cover plate having longitudinal slots, one for each type band, there being an operating means projecting through the slot for displacing the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Inventor: Uno K. Gillstrom