Global Patent Index - EP 1011974 A4

EP 1011974 A4 2000-06-28 - PRINTING APPARATUS

Title (en)

PRINTING APPARATUS

Title (de)

DRUCKGERÄT

Title (fr)

APPAREIL D'IMPRESSION

Publication

EP 1011974 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97946274 A

Priority

  • US 9718977 W
  • US 2878096 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9817475A1] This invention is a printer in which loading of print media (52) is greatly facilitated, and in which modular construction is used in order to substantially reduce the number of parts normally needed of this type of printer. The printer includes a base (10) and an associated cover (12) that encloses an interior region of the printer. The cover (12) is movable between opened and closed positions, and mounts a spring biased platen roller (40), which is engaged with a printhead (50) fixed in the base when the cover (12) is closed. A cutter mechanism (15), including a fixed blade (15a) mounted to the cover (12) and a reciprocating blade (15b) mounted in the base (10) also separates whenever the cover (12) is opened in order to further facilitate print media loading. The printhead (50) is secured to a printhead mounting and control module (54) which also includes components and circuitry needed to drive the printhead (50).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B41J 2/00; B41J 3/36; B41J 11/20; B41J 11/26; B41J 11/48; B41J 13/02; B41J 29/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 3/36 (2006.01); B41J 11/20 (2006.01); B41J 11/70 (2006.01); B41J 15/04 (2006.01); B41J 29/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 11/20 (2013.01); B41J 3/36 (2013.01); B41J 11/70 (2013.01); B41J 15/042 (2013.01); B41J 29/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IE IT LI NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9817475 A1 19980430; CA 2269061 A1 19980430; EP 1011974 A1 20000628; EP 1011974 A4 20000628

INPADOC legal status


2003-11-05 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030503

2000-06-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990517

2000-06-28 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20000209

2000-06-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IE IT LI NL PT SE

2000-06-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IE IT LI NL PT SE