Ticket Machines Patents (Class 101/66)
  • Patent number: 4417517
    Abstract: An apparatus with a printer for a printing paper strip includes a paper feed guide having an outlet on one side of a platen, a paper discharge guide having an inlet on the other side of the platen, a unit frame attached to an apparatus housing to be able to rock between an open position where the paper discharge guide is exposed and a closed position where the paper discharge guide is covered and the printing paper strip is allowed to be guided, a drive roller provided to the apparatus housing located on the other side of the platen, a pinch roller mechanism provided to the unit frame and having a pinch roller which goes away from the drive roller when the unit frame is located in the open position, and approaches the driver roller when the unit frame is located in the closed position, and a rotation drive mechanism for rotating the drive roller to carry the printing paper strip from the paper feed guide to the paper discharge guide via the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1983
    Assignee: Tokyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Matsuda, Nobuaki Matsukura, Masataka Suzuki, Tsugio Narushima
  • Patent number: 4387645
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing mechanism, particularly for labelling devices, with an adjustable printing attachment, an inking rocker arm 20 and 108 which can be swung out and is swung out of its movement path on moving the printing attachment and a transfer roller 2, which inks the set type of the printing attachment said transfer roller 2 cooperating with a supply roller 4 arranged on a roller holder 6 and 106 freely rotatable about a spindle parallel to the transfer roller spindle 16. The roller holder 6 is pivotably mounted about the spindle 16 of transfer roller 2 and has laterally outwardly projecting projections 12, which engage on the guide rails 8 arranged on the sidewalls 18 of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Gunter Holland-Letz, Klaus Dasting
  • Patent number: 4381705
    Abstract: A ticket handling system for use in a ticket preparation system that includes a signal processor for providing print signals to indicate information to be printed on the tickets and write signals to indicate information to be encoded on the tickets; a printer for printing information on ticket stock in response to the print signals; and a transducer for encoding information on the ticket stock in response to the write signals. The ticket handling system includes a feeder module including a feed system for feeding a strip of ticket stock; a cutter module; a cutting device for cutting ticket blanks of a given length from the fed end of the strip; a printer module including the printer means for printing ticket information on the ticket blanks in response to the print signals; and a transport module including the transducer for encoding ticket information on the ticket blanks in response to the write signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1983
    Assignee: Cubic Western Data
    Inventors: John B. Roes, Guy M. Kelly, Robert F. Case, Chandler R. Deming
  • Patent number: 4287824
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for printing games such as poker hands on two-piece frustoconical containers with four cards up and one down on the container sidewall and a hole card or draw card on the bottom of the container. The sidewalls are formed from blanks printed in a sequence by four, five, six and seven-around printing cylinders, all of which impress one card identity indicia on each printed cup blank on a strip of stock passed through the array of cylinders. A strip of bottom blanks each bearing a single card identity are printed in sequence by an eleven-around printing cylinder and the sidewall blanks and bottom blanks are assembled in the printed sequence to provide at least 4,620 cups all bearing poker hands with no two cups bearing identical hands. None of the card identity indicia on the several rolls is repeated. A total of thirty-three different indicia is used in the present method and apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Assignee: Maryland Cup Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick T. Boyle
  • Patent number: 4240862
    Abstract: A printing system for a boarding pass and/or a baggage tag comprises an operating unit; a housing; a control unit in the housing receiving instructions from the operating unit; and two printing units in the housing controlled with the control unit. One printing unit includes: a roll of printing paper strip; a feeding mechanism for drawing out the paper strip; guide members for the strip; a dotting printer for printing characters on the strip; a cutting unit for cutting the strip after being printed; and an ejecting mechanism for ejecting the printed and cut printing paper strip as a boarding pass or a baggage tag from the housing. The other printing unit includes: a roll of a second printing paper strip, and a similar feeding mechanism, guide members, dotting printer, cutting unit, and an ejecting mechanism for ejecting the printed and cut second printing paper strip as a baggage tag from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1980
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshige Ishiyama
  • Patent number: 4197797
    Abstract: A modular high speed printing system for printing alphabetic and numerical information upon individual items or documents fed individually or in series through the modules. A feeder module performs accounting functions as to the number of documents processed, provides multiple or single mode document feeding and is adjustable to accommodate different size documents. The system also includes one or more printing modules for printing machine readable repetitive data, machine readable consecutive data, repetitive alphanumeric information and consecutive numeric information. A document receiver module adjustable to different size forms is also provided. The printing modules employ common document drive systems including an adjustable document end stop to permit horizontal placement of the information on the document. Vertical positioning of the information on the document is accomplished by means of adjusting the print mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: Wilson P. Rayfield, Norman H. Preston, Ronald W. Ferguson, Frederick H. Dear, Henry M. Korytkowski, Frank L. Muster, Ward L. Karns
  • Patent number: 4196665
    Abstract: A ticket printing machine having reversible means for propelling a ticket between two points. The machine has a printing head which is movable transversely to the track of the ticket in a plane parallel to the plane of the ticket. The printing head is driven in steps across the track of the ticket. The arrival of the ticket at either of the two points gives rise to an output signal. Upon the occurrence of such a signal, the ticket is driven in a direction opposite to that at which it arrived at the point and is propelled back toward the other point. The printing head is operative during the traverse of the ticket in either direction to print a line of printing. In addition, when an output signal is generated denoting the arrival of the ticket at one of the points, the printing head is advanced one step across the ticket in readiness for the next line of printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1980
    Assignee: The Marconi Company Limited
    Inventors: Neville Rogers, Eric A. Blount, Henry M. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 4094244
    Abstract: A hand-held label marking device prints selected bar code character information on labels by scribing selected code bars upon one area of a moving label juxtaposed with a printing medium and prints corresponding alpha-numeric character information upon another area of the label by impacting the label and printing medium against selected print elements, thereby establishing a standard symbol, such as that currently prescribed in the United States by the Universal Product Code. Further alpha-numeric information is printed upon a further area of the label by a reciprocating printing mechanism in the same device to provide consumer-readable price information. A compact arrangement of component parts enables the printing of a full range of bar code character information in accordance with a compact symbol standard such as the zero-suppression symbol standard of the Universal Product Code, together with the corresponding alpha-numeric character information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Assignee: Dymo Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Edwards, Cecil G. Olson
  • Patent number: 4041863
    Abstract: A precision hand-held label imprinter and dispenser includes a compact case or frame with a projecting handle and an applicator roller located remote therefrom, together with a dialable imprinter and platen assembly arranged so that a trigger lever associated with the handle may be manually acutated in one direction to imprint label stock (tape) by driving the platen across an imprinter in an engaged condition to force the printing medium and label stock thereagainst and operates in the opposite direction to separate the imprinter and platen and to simultaneously advance the printing medium and to advance the printed label stock to the applicator roller. Through a series of connected drive elements with the trigger lever, the device times the several functions so that accurate reproductions with high resolution of the dialed imprint information on each label is assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Assignee: Vidac Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Mullen, Boone K. McReynolds, Herbert D. Pace
  • Patent number: 4040345
    Abstract: A mechanism for handling a ticket, as for a public transportation system or the like, in which the ticket has a known original value that is updated after each use by a printed visual readout and a magnetically recorded coded record. The mechanism receives a ticket and advances it through an initial stage in which the magnetic record is read and updated. The ticket then advances to a printer, where a single high speed stepper motor drives the ticket and the multiple character print drum, the stepped advance being in increments of character line spacing. At the appropriate line position, the advance drive is disengaged and the new value is printed while the ticket is stationary, after which the drive is engaged to eject the ticket. The action is very rapid and a ticket can be processed in considerably less than one second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1977
    Assignee: Cubic-Western Data
    Inventors: Ralph Delta Adams, Charles Junior Ingram
  • Patent number: 4027586
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for printing a scannable bar code pattern is described. A high speed bar code printer produces a line spacing distance to a preselected value so that a plurality of identical horizontal lines of vertically oriented code bars may be printed in vertical overlapped relation so as to form a single vertically heightened bar code. This taller bar code pattern is more easily and efficiently scanned with the optical read head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1973
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1977
    Assignee: Pitney-Bowes, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 4019617
    Abstract: A printing device including a printing station for printing on labels which may be in visually and machine readable formats, comprises rotatable typewheels and pressure rollers which can be brought into engagement for printing on the label while advancing it through the printing station. Drive means coupled to the typewheels and pressure rollers continually rotate the wheels and rollers at the same peripheral speed during and after engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1977
    Assignee: Svenska Dataregister AB
    Inventors: Gosta R. Englund, Ernst C-G Lindelow
  • Patent number: 3931761
    Abstract: A process and printer are described for the rapid printing of documents, wherein the paper is continuously moved in front of static pinpoint printing heads covering the entire section of the printing surface, transverse to the direction of movement of the paper, and the printing heads are controlled by coded pulses. The printed document is legible by the naked eye and at the same time directly assimilable by machine. Certain characters may be selected, and simultaneously printed on the documents. Printing may be done by electric-spark perforation of an opaque conductive support tape, and thereafter examined by observation in transparency of the illuminated perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1973
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1976
    Inventors: Andre Carrus, Pierre A. Carrus, Jacques H. Carrus