Mount For Plural Web Rolls Patents (Class 400/609)
  • Patent number: 8282296
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Colombi
  • Patent number: 8186896
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a web from a plurality of rolls of serrated bags, includes first and second web printer/web feeders, each adapted to advance and print first and second webs from a first and second roll of serrated bags respectively, the first and second web printer/web feeders including a first and second printer, and a first and second set of nip rollers respectively; first and second accumulator guide plates located downstream of the first and second printers; a set of dispensing nip rollers located downstream of the first and second accumulator guide plates; a web accumulation area; a web sensor for sensing an end of the first or second web; a first and second seal sensing device; a dispensing guide plate located downstream of the web sensor; and a bag handling mechanism for advancing a leading bag to a bag loader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre J. Frost, Gregory E. McDonald, Jason G. Verrett, H. Dean Conner, Julian L. Pruitt
  • Patent number: 7775732
    Abstract: Apparatus supplies a printer used in a POS location or other printer station with paper from two different rolls. A detection device recognizes when the feeding roll is about to run out of paper, whereupon the paper feeding task is automatically switched to the other roll. An operator only needs to service a printer station before both rolls of paper run out in order to prevent a downtime. One embodiment is directed to apparatus for supplying paper to a printer disposed to receive paper from either a first or a second paper roll. The apparatus comprises first and second roller sets corresponding to first and second paper rolls, respectively, each roller set being operable when receiving power to supply paper from its corresponding paper roll to the printer. The apparatus further comprises a single power source, and a power delivery mechanism for adapting the first and second roller sets to receive power from the source during first and second operating modes, respectively, of the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jay Hyuk Kim
  • Patent number: 7387458
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Monteith, Mitchell G. Stern, Clyde N. Tharp
  • Patent number: 7306387
    Abstract: A tape printer includes a holder support member at one side end in a roll sheet holder storage part in a direction substantially perpendicular to a feeding direction. In the holder support member, a mounting piece which is substantially rectangular in section and formed protruding outward on a positioning holding member of a roll sheet holder is fitted. The tape printer further includes a flat portion formed substantially horizontally between a rear edge of an insertion opening through which a roll sheet is inserted into the tape printer. On the flat portion, a front portion of a guide member is placed. At a rear edge of the flat portion in the feeding direction, at plural positions corresponding to various kinds of the roll sheets having different widths, there are formed four second positioning grooves in which part of the guide member is fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Sugimoro, Keiji Seo, Akira Sago, Atsushi Kasugai
  • Patent number: 7278797
    Abstract: A label to be attached to a linear or bar-shaped object is created by printing on a translucent printing tape and cutting off a printed tape part in a width direction of the printing tape. For creating the label, the printed tape part is divided parallel to its longitudinal direction and a print region where printing is performed is set. Printing is performed in the print region and the printed tape part is cut off. This region setting is performed in such a manner that the print region is overlaid with a non-print region, i.e., a non-print part in attaching the label around the object from an edge portion of the printed tape part in its width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, King Jim Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Akaiwa, Nobuyuki Horii
  • Patent number: 7125181
    Abstract: A portable printer device is capable of holding a plurality of paper rolls. The portable printer device comprises a single printing portion which is provided for printing of each of the plurality of paper rolls. A paper roll hold device includes a plurality of paper roll hold portions each of which holds one of the plurality of paper rolls, and includes a plurality of paper passages each of which is provided to deliver a paper from one of the plurality of paper roll hold portions to the printing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Yoshinari Takabatake, Sumio Watanabe, Fumio Sakurai, Yukihiro Mori, Toshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6773180
    Abstract: When images in the order of photographing are printed on papers being conveyed in parallel, the images are allotted to each paper such that the order of an image to be printed in a predetermined order from the leading end of the paper closer to a tray is one smaller than that of the other paper, and the order of images to be printed on each paper gradually increase by twos toward the tail end of each paper. The papers cut with a cutting unit after each image is printed are conveyed with a conveyor belt and piled on the tray in the order of photographing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Noritsu Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Tsuji, Togo Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 6341839
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to the field of ink-jet printers used for color printing of large format articles. This invention is used for improving quality and for increasing the yield of printers and comprises successively applying primary colors, suppressing color aberrations when printing a semi-transparent material on both sides, precisely positioning the head when printing an image on the substrate and eliminating the lines connecting the carriage to the systems supplying control signals, air and inks. To this end, the carriage with the jet heads is moved in one direction along a closed guiding rail which is fitted with a hatched ruler for precise positioning, wherein the heads will thus bypass the substrate on both sides while information is transmitted from the device control unit to the carriage using a radio transceiver. The printer can further be (equipped With two independent and parallel substrate feeding systems for performing a one-sided printing on two substrates at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Inventors: Vladislav Sergeevich Burikov, Alexandr Viktorovich Bokarev, Igor Vyacheslavovich Burikov, Vladimir Vasilievich Kozlov
  • Patent number: 6126343
    Abstract: A printing medium feeding apparatus comprises a conveying belt, on which a roll-shaped printing medium is placed with the lower surface of the roll being in contact therewith to unwind the outer periphery of the roll. With the arrangement, setup of the roll to the feeding apparatus is completed easily by only placing the roll onto the conveying belt, as compared with a construction in which the center of a roll is rotatably supported. It is also possible to omit or simplify a transmission mechanism such as a train of reduction gears that is necessary for the case of central driving. Further, it is also possible to feed a constant amount of length at a constant drive speed irrespective of radius of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Canon Aptex, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsumi Sugiyama, Yoshihiko Kitahara, Masataka Naito, Masatoshi Ikkatai, Tsutomu Harada, Tatsuya Fukushima, Hitoshi Fujimoto, Tsuyoshi Mikoshiba, Takefumi Tamura
  • Patent number: 4564411
    Abstract: An apparatus having a friction-feed and surface-driven roller mechanism for producing laminated labels from a strip of base-tape material and a strip of transparent overlay-tape material. The apparatus is readily mountable to and adapted for use with many different types of typewriters and printers without permanent modification thereto. One embodiment is adapted for use with a typewriter or printer having a rolling platen. Another embodiment is adapted for use with a printer having a fixed platen and sheet-feeding tractor mechanism. Yet another embodiment is adapted for use with a typewriter having a movable, rolling platen. In all embodiments, there is provided a roller mechanism having a frictionally surface-driven feed roller engaging either the typewriter platen or a separate drive roll for pulling the overlay-tape and base-tape material into and through the roller mechanism and pressing the adhesive surface of the overlay-tape material into contact with the base-tape material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Gaylord Bros., Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph C. Holzer
  • Patent number: 4421428
    Abstract: The thermal printer pertinent to the present invention is of the type in which a heat sensitive paper having a coating of heat sensitive material on the upper side and a coating of heat fusible ink on the backside is used. A thermal head is brought into contact with the upper side surface under pressure to transfer the ink coated on the backside of the heat sensitive paper onto a common paper. According to the invention, a feed source of the heat sensitive paper and a feed source of the common paper are provided separately at different positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1983
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Noda, Takayoshi Hanakata