(19)
(11)EP 3 095 610 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
04.11.2020 Bulletin 2020/45

(21)Application number: 15756108.5

(22)Date of filing:  04.08.2015
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
B41J 2/32(2006.01)
B26D 7/00(2006.01)
B26D 1/00(2006.01)
B41J 29/13(2006.01)
B41J 11/70(2006.01)
B26D 1/01(2006.01)
B41J 29/02(2006.01)
B65H 35/06(2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/KR2015/008136
(87)International publication number:
WO 2016/153124 (29.09.2016 Gazette  2016/39)

(54)

PRINTER IN WHICH OPENING OR CLOSING DIRECTION OF COVER IS SAME AS CUTTING DIRECTION OF PAPER

DRUCKER MIT ÖFFNUNG ODER SCHLIESSUNG DER ABDECKUNG IN DERSELBEN RICHTUNG WIE DIE SCHNITTRICHTUNG VON PAPIER

IMPRIMANTE DANS LAQUELLE UNE DIRECTION D'OUVERTURE OU DE FERMETURE DE COUVERCLE EST LA MÊME QU'UNE DIRECTION DE COUPE DE PAPIER


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 26.03.2015 KR 20150042633

(43)Date of publication of application:
23.11.2016 Bulletin 2016/47

(73)Proprietor: J.Stephen Lab., Ltd
Gyeonggi-do 18103 (KR)

(72)Inventor:
  • SIM, Myeong Heum
    Seoul 07270 (KR)

(74)Representative: Ter Meer Steinmeister & Partner 
Patentanwälte mbB Nymphenburger Straße 4
80335 München
80335 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 2 108 517
EP-A1- 2 749 429
JP-A- 2002 241 005
KR-U- 950 000 806
US-A1- 2009 035 044
EP-A1- 2 193 892
JP-A- 2002 167 090
KR-B1- 100 418 055
US-A1- 2002 056 354
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    TECHNICAL FIELD



    [0001] The present invention relates to a printer, and more particularly, to a printer having the same cover opening/closing direction as a paper cutting direction in which the opening/closing direction of a cover disposed on a front of the printer is the same as a paper cutting direction of a cutting unit disposed inside the printer.

    BACKGROUND ART



    [0002] Generally, a printer is classified into a dot printer, a laser printer, and a thermal printer using thermal paper, wherein the thermal printer has been used recently in many fields. Here, the thermal printer is a kind of the printer in which the thermal paper is printed using a chemical reaction by heat emitted from a thermal print head (TPH) while the thermal paper passes by the thermal print head. In particular, the thermal printer has been used widely due to its simple internal structure and convenient portability. In the case of a general thermal printer a roll type-paper is used and the paper is housed in the printer.

    [0003] Further, the paper housed in the printer is transferred and discharged outside the thermal printer when the paper is printed.

    [0004] According to a printer of the prior art, it is common that the paper discharging direction is orientated upward and a cover of the printer is also opened/closed upward, and the paper discharging direction is orientated toward a front of the printer and the cover of the printer is also opened/closed frontward. Here, the paper may be jammed in the printer when the paper is drawn out, and at this time it is difficult to handle the jam of the paper since a cutting direction of a cutting unit inside the printer is perpendicular to the opening/closing direction of a cover of the printer.

    [0005] Further, the gear portions for transferring a driving force to a roller portion for drawing out the paper are provided on the cover and the inside of the printer, respectively, so that the gear portions may be meshed each other and damaged.

    [0006] EP 2 193 892 A1 describes a thermal printer in which printing is performed on a recording sheet drawn out of a paper roll, and then this recording sheet is appropriately cut to thereby be used as a ticket, receipt, or the like. That is, the thermal printer mainly includes a casing, an open-close door provided openable and closable with respect to the casing, a main body unit incorporated into the casing, and a detachable unit assembled to the open-close door.

    [0007] EP 2 108 517 A1 relates to a label printer. An upper blade is attached, via an upper blade holder, to an upper cover for opening and closing an upper portion of a body frame. The upper cover is supported to be freely rotatable by a support shaft provided in the rear side of the body frame. A cut printing medium is output from a discharge port.

    [0008] US 2002/056354 A1 relates to a printer which includes a base, a cover, and a cutter unit. The cover is rotatable around an axis.

    [0009] EP 2 749 429 A1 relates to a thermal printer which includes a casing, a printer cover, a platen unit, and a head unit. The printer is designed so that, when the printer cover undergoes a closing operation, a slight gap is provided between the leading end of the printer cover and the casing. Recording paper is discharged by being upwardly pulled out from the inside of the casing with use of this gap.

    DISCLOSURE


    TECHNICAL PROBLEM



    [0010] The present invention has been proposed to solve the problems described above, and an object of the present invention is to provide a printer in which a paper cutting direction of a cutting unit inside the printer is to be identical to the opening/closing direction of a cover so that it is easy to handle the jammed paper.

    [0011] Further, another object of the present invention is to provide a method for preventing the damage to the gear portion when the cover is opened/closed, by separating the gear portion and the roller portion from the cover.

    [0012] The objects of the present invention are not limited to the objects described above, and other objects not described above will be obvious to the persons having an ordinary knowledge in this field from the following descriptions.

    TECHNICAL SOLUTION



    [0013] The objects of the present invention are solved by the features of the independent claims.

    [0014] According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a printer including: a housing in which a receiving space is formed, on an upper part of which a discharging port through which paper is discharged is formed, and which includes a cover that is openable/closable frontward; a cutting unit that is provided in the receiving space and cuts the paper discharged through the discharging port in the opening/closing direction of the cover; and a discharging unit for discharging the paper from the housing.

    [0015] Here, the printer may further include a heat sensing print head provided inside the cover for inputting characters on the paper.

    [0016] In addition, the discharging unit includes: a driving portion for generating the driving force; a gear portion that transmits the driving force from the driving portion and is provided independently from the cover; and a roller portion that draws out the paper from the housing using the driving force transmitted from the driving portion.

    [0017] The cover is provided on a front of the printer, a hinge is provided on a lower part of the cover and the cover includes a stopper for defining the rotation range of the cover toward a front of the printer.

    [0018] The hinge is provided on a lower part of the cover, and the cover includes a damper for controlling the opening/closing speed of the cover.

    [0019] In this case, the cutting unit may be provided at a location corresponding to the area of the cover while the cover is closed.

    ADVANTAGEOUS EFFECTS



    [0020] The printer having the same cover opening/closing direction as the paper cutting direction according to the present invention results in the following beneficial effects.

    [0021] First, since a paper discharging port is disposed differently from the position of a cover, the paper cutting unit and the cover opening/closing directions are set to be identical and thus it is possible to minimize user's effort for removing jammed paper when the paper is jammed in the printer.

    [0022] Second, according to the present invention it can prevent the failure of the gear portion by being meshed with the cover in advance when the cover of a printer is opened/closed.

    [0023] The effects of the present invention are not limited to the effects described above, and other effects not described above will be obvious to the persons having an ordinary knowledge in this field from the following descriptions.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



    [0024] The above and other features of the present invention will now be described in detail with reference to certain exemplary embodiments thereof illustrated the accompanying drawings which are given hereinbelow by way of illustration only, and thus are not limitative of the present invention, and wherein:

    FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a printer housing where a discharging portion is formed in a printer according to an embodiment of the present invention;

    FIG. 2 is a perspective view illustrating the internal parts of a printer according to an embodiment of the present invention;

    FIG. 3 is a perspective view illustrating a state where a cover is opened in the printer according to an embodiment of the present invention;

    FIG. 4 is a perspective view illustrating a state where a cutting direction of a cutting unit provided in the housing is the same as an opening direction of a cover of a printer according to an embodiment of the present invention;

    FIG. 5 is a perspective view illustrating a state where a discharging unit and a cutting unit including a driving portion, a gear portion, and a roller portion are separated from a cover inside the housing of a printer according to an embodiment of the present invention, and a state where a heat sensing print head is provided on the cover; and

    FIG. 6 is a perspective view illustrating a state where a cutting unit provided on the housing is disposed below the most-upper end of a cover disposed on a front of a printer according to an embodiment of the present invention.


    BEST MODE FOR THE INVENTION



    [0025] Exemplary embodiments of the present invention will be described below in more detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. However, it will be easily appreciated by those skilled in the art that the accompanying drawings are merely illustrated to more easily disclose the content of the present invention, but the scope of the present invention is not limited to the scope of the accompanying drawings.

    [0026] The terms used herein are simply used to describe certain embodiments and are not intended to limit the present invention. Unless otherwise defined, singular expression in-eludes plural expressions.

    [0027] As used herein, terms such as "comprise" or "have" specify the presence of embodied features, numbers, steps, operations, elements, parts or a combination of them, and should be understood not to preclude presence or addition of one or more other features, numbers, steps, operations, components, parts or a combination of them.

    [0028] Firstly, an embodiment of a printer having the same opening/closing direction of a cover 500 as the paper cutting direction will be described in detail referring to FIGS. 1 to 5.

    [0029] Here, FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a printer housing where a discharging portion is formed in a printer according to an embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 2 is a perspective view illustrating the internal parts of a printer according to an embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 3 is a perspective view illustrating a state where a cover is opened in the printer according to an embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 4 is a perspective view illustrating a state where a cutting direction of a cutting unit provided in the housing is the same as an opening direction of a cover of a printer according to an embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 5 is a perspective view illustrating a state where a discharging unit and a cutting unit including a driving portion, a gear portion, and a roller portion are separated from a cover inside the housing of a printer according to an embodiment of the present invention, and a state where a heat sensing print head is provided on the cover.

    [0030] As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the printer having the same opening/closing direction of a cover 500 as the paper cutting direction according to an embodiment of the present invention may include a housing 100, a discharging port 130, a cutting unit 200, a discharging unit 300, and a cover 500.

    [0031] In the present embodiment, the housing 100 has a predetermined size of a receiving space therein.

    [0032] Here, the discharging port 130 through which paper can be discharged from the inside of the housing 100 is formed on an upper part of the housing 100.

    [0033] The discharging port 130 formed on the housing 100 serves as an exit through which paper is discharged from the inside thereof and thus a width of the discharging port 130 may be formed wider than a width of the paper.

    [0034] That is, a paper roll is provided inside the housing 100 and the paper may be drawn out through the discharging port 130 formed on an upper part of the printer.

    [0035] Here, when the paper existing inside the housing 100 is drawn out through the discharging port 130, the paper is come out by a discharging unit 300 provided inside the housing 100, and the description thereof will be made later.

    [0036] Meanwhile, the cutting unit 200 is arranged around the discharging port 130 within the housing 100 to be able to cut the paper when the paper is come out in a predetermined length.

    [0037] The cutting unit 200 has a blade of a knife at a part thereof, which protrudes toward the cover 500, so that the paper may be cut while the paper is discharged through the discharging port 130.

    [0038] At this time, the blade of a knife may have a saw tooth structure, and the shape and configuration may be varied without limitation.

    [0039] Here, the direction of cutting the paper by the cutting unit 200 is set as a forward direction to which the cover 130 is opened/closed, and it is the same as the opening direction of the cover 500.

    [0040] The configuration that the opening direction of the cover 500 is the same as the cutting direction of the cutting unit 200 will be described later.

    [0041] In the present embodiment, the discharging unit 300 may include a gear portion 310, a driving portion 330, and a roller portion 350.

    [0042] The driving force generated from the driving portion 330 that is provided inside the housing 100 is transmitted through the gear portion 310, the driving force transmitted through the gear portion 310 moves the roller portion 350, and the paper meshed with the roller portion is drawn out to the discharging port 130 through the rotation of the roller portion 350.

    [0043] In detail, the rotation energy is generated from a drivable motor-type driving portion 330 and when a first gear 310a connected to the driving portion 330 is rotated, the gear tooth formed on the first gear 310a and the gear tooth formed on a second gear 310b and a third gear 310c are meshed to rotate, and also the gear tooth formed on a fourth gear 310d is also meshed to rotate and thus the paper is discharged through the discharging port 130.

    [0044] As a result, the paper residing inside the housing 100 may be drawn out through the discharging port 130 by the discharging unit 300, and the paper drawn out through the discharging unit 300 is cut by the cutting unit 200.

    [0045] Here, the number and shape of each respective gear portion are not limited. However, it shall be understood that the number and shape of the gear portion are set and formed enough to transmit the driving force generated from the driving portion 330 to the roller portion 350.

    [0046] If all of the gear portions 310 of the discharging unit 300 are not provided inside the housing 100 and are provided on the cover 500 and the housing 100, respectively to transmit the driving force, there is a discomfort that the cover is to be opened/closed so that the gear portions 310 are meshed with each other whenever a user opens/closes the cover, and the gear teeth of the gear portions 310 formed on the cover 500 and housing 100, respectively are not meshed with each other, and thereby the gear portion 310 may be easily damaged. Accordingly, the gear portions 310 are provided inside the housing 100 to solve the problems described above.

    [0047] Meanwhile, the material for the gear portion 310 provided inside the housing 100 may be varied.

    [0048] According to an embodiment of a printer having the same cover opening/closing direction as the paper cutting direction, the cover 500 may be provided on a front of the printer and opened/closed frontward.

    [0049] The operation of the cover 500 and constitutional elements thereof will be described in detail referring to FIGS. 3 and 4.

    [0050] As described above, the opening direction of the cover 500 may be the same as the paper cutting direction by the cutting unit 200.

    [0051] That is, the paper to be drawn out from the inside of the printer is cut through the cutting unit 200 provided on an internal upper part of the housing 100, wherein the direction of the external force required for cutting the paper may be the same as the opening direction of the cover 500.

    [0052] According to a printer of a prior art, when the paper is discharged upward, the cover 500 is opened/closed upward, and when the paper is discharged frontward, the cover 500 is opened/closed frontward.

    [0053] In the prior art, as the paper discharging direction is the same as the cover opening/closing direction, there is an inconvenience of directly handling the paper jammed between the paper and cover when cutting the paper by the cutting unit 200.

    [0054] To reduce such an inconvenience, in the present invention, the cover 500 is provided on a front of a printer so that the opening/closing direction of the cover 500 is to be the same as the cutting direction of the cutting unit 200, thereby enabling a user to cope with the occurrence of jam more conveniently when the paper is jammed.

    [0055] That is, according to the printer of the present invention, by making the cutting direction of the cutting unit 200 and the opening/closing direction of the cover 500 the same regardless of the discharging direction of the paper discharged from the printer, it is possible to rapidly remove the paper only by opening the cover 500 when the paper is jammed in the printer.

    [0056] As a result, while the paper is cut by the cutting unit 200, if the paper is jammed between the cutting unit 200 and the discharging port 130, the paper is pulled out toward the opening direction of the cover 500 when the cover 500 is opened, thereby solving the paper jam.

    [0057] By using the printer having the same opening/closing direction of the cover 500 as the paper cutting direction according to the present invention, including the configuration as described above, it is possible to achieve the effect of preventing the gear portion 310 from being damaged and more conveniently solving the paper jam when occurs. A heat sensing print head 400 may be provided on the cover 500 of the printer according to an embodiment of the present invention.

    [0058] Here, when the print head 400 is used as the heat sensing print head, a heat sensing paper is used as a print paper, which refers to a method of inputting characters on the paper by a chemical reaction by heat emitted from the heat sensing print head 400 when the heat sensing paper passes by the heat sensing print head 400, characters may be input on the paper.

    [0059] At this time, when a user closes the cover 500, the heat sensing print head 400 becomes adjacent to the roller portion 350 provided on the housing 100 and characters may be input on the paper while the paper passes by the heat sensing print head 400 by the roller portion 350.

    [0060] That is, the heat sensing print head 400 is provided on the cover 500 that is openable/closable and provided on a front of the printer and the discharging unit 300 and the cutting unit 200 are provided inside the housing 100, thereby more easily coping with the paper jam when occurs and preventing the gear portion 310 from being damaged when the cover 500 is opened/closed.

    [0061] Subsequently, a stopper and a damper provided on the cover 500 in a printer having the same opening/closing direction of the cover 500 as the paper cutting direction according to an embodiment of the present invention, will be described in detail.

    [0062] Specifically, a hinge is provided on a lower part of the printer cover 500 to be able to be opened/closed. Therefore, an upper part of the cover 500 is spaced from the housing 100 of the printer and a lower part of the cover 500 is rotatably connected to the housing 100 such that the cover may be opened/closed.

    [0063] Here, the opening/closing direction of the cover 500 and the constitutional element thereof are described above, and thus the detailed descriptions thereof will be omitted.

    [0064] The cover 500 may have a configuration opened/closed frontward around the lower part thereof as an axis and in this case the stopper may define an opening/closing range of the cover 500.

    [0065] For example, since it is possible to replace the paper inside the housing 100 or solve the paper jam while the upper part of the cover 500 is opened frontward around the hinge provided on a lower part of the cover 500 as an axis, it is not necessary to rotate at 360 degree the cover 500 around the hinge as an axis.

    [0066] In other words, the extent necessary for the user, namely since the cover 500 needs only to open enough to see the cutting unit 200 residing at an upper part of the housing 100 using the printer, the stopper may be provided on the cover 500. Further, the stopper may define the movement of the cover 500 to prevent the cover 500 from being damaged due to the frequent opening/closing of the cover.

    [0067] Further, according to an embodiment of the present invention, a damper may be provided on the cover 500. Therefore, as described above, a user may control the opening/closing speed of the cover 500 by using the damper unit, if necessary, when the cover 500 is opened/closed.

    [0068] For example, a user may open the cover 500 when he/she replaces the paper inside the printer or the paper jam occurs, however when the cover 500 is opened at a high speed, the impact due to the high speed is applied to the hinge to causes damage to the cover.

    [0069] Further, the damper may be provided for preventing a user from being injured due to an abrupt operation of the cover 500.

    [0070] Subsequently, referring to FIG. 6, the cutting unit 200 in the printer having the same opening/closing direction of the cover 500 as the paper cutting direction according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described.

    [0071] FIG. 6 is a perspective view illustrating a state where a cutting unit 200 provided on the housing 100 is disposed below the most-upper end of the cover 500 when the cover 500 is opened, which is disposed on a front of a printer having the same opening/closing direction of the cover 500 as the paper cutting direction according to an embodiment of the present invention.

    [0072] As shown in FIG. 6, the cutting unit 200 provided on the housing 100 may be disposed at a controllable height when a user opens the cover 500.

    [0073] For example, if the cutting unit 200 is not disposed at the height controllable by a user, since there is a difficulty in handling the printer in which the paper jam occurs, the cutting unit 200 as described above may be disposed at the controllable height when a user opens the cover 500 in the printer while the paper jam occurs.

    [0074] Accordingly, the cutting unit 200 may be provided on a location corresponding to the area of the cover 500 while the cover 500 is closed.

    [0075] While the present invention has been described with respect to the specific embodiments, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as defined in the following claims. Therefore, the described embodiments should be considered as being illustrative, not as being restrictive, whereby the present invention may be modified within the scope of the appended claims.


    Claims

    1. A printer comprising:

    a housing (100) in which a receiving space is formed,

    wherein a discharging port (130) is formed on an upper part of the housing (100) through which paper is upwardly discharged,

    wherein the housing (100) further includes a cover (500) provided on a front of the printer and that is openable frontward by a rotation of the cover (500);

    a cutting unit (200) provided in the receiving space and provided for cutting the paper in a tangential direction of the opening direction of the cover (500),

    a discharging unit (300) for discharging the paper from the housing (100),

    wherein a hinge is provided on a lower part of the cover (500), and

    wherein the cover (500) includes a stopper for defining the rotation range of the cover (500) to a front of the printer,

    characterized in that a lower portion of the cover (500) is spaced apart from a bottom surface of the printer, wherein the cover (500) includes a damper for controlling the opening/closing speed of the cover (500).


     
    2. The printer of the claim 1, further comprising a heat sensing print head (400) provided inside the cover (500) for inputting characters on the paper.
     
    3. The printer of the claim 1, wherein the discharging unit (300) comprises:

    a driving portion (330) for generating the driving force;

    a gear portion (310) that transmits the driving force from the driving portion (330) and is provided independently from the cover (500); and

    a roller portion (350) that draws out the paper from the housing (100) using the driving force transmitted from the gear portion (310).


     
    4. The printer of the claim 1, wherein the cutting unit (200) is provided at a location corresponding to the area of the cover (500) while the cover (500) is closed.
     
    5. The printer of the claim 1, wherein the cutting unit (200) provided on the housing (100) is disposed below the most-upper end of a cover (500).
     
    6. The printer of the claim 1, wherein the cutting unit (200) includes a blade of a knife at a part thereof, which protrudes toward the cover (500) for cutting paper while the paper is discharged through the discharging port (130).
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Drucker, der Folgendes umfasst:

    ein Gehäuse (100), in dem ein Aufnahmeraum gebildet ist,

    wobei an einem oberen Teil des Gehäuses (100) eine Ausgabeöffnung (130) gebildet ist, durch die Papier nach oben ausgegeben wird,

    wobei das Gehäuse (100) ferner eine Abdeckung (500) enthält, die auf einer Vorderseite des Druckers vorgesehen ist und die durch eine Drehung der Abdeckung (500) nach vorn geöffnet werden kann;

    eine Schneideinheit (200), die in dem Aufnahmeraum vorgesehen ist und die dafür vorgesehen ist, das Papier in einer Tangentialrichtung der Öffnungsrichtung der Abdeckung (500) zu schneiden,

    eine Ausgabeeinheit (300) zum Ausgeben des Papiers aus dem Gehäuse (100),

    wobei an einem unteren Teil der Abdeckung (500) ein Scharnier vorgesehen ist, und

    wobei die Abdeckung (500) einen Anschlag enthält, um den Drehbereich der Abdeckung (500) gegenüber einer Vorderseite des Druckers zu definieren,

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass ein unterer Abschnitt der Abdeckung (500) von einer unteren Oberfläche des Druckers beabstandet ist, wobei die Abdeckung (500) einen Dämpfer enthält, um die Öffnungs-/Schließgeschwindigkeit der Abdeckung (500) zu steuern.


     
    2. Drucker nach Anspruch 1, der ferner einen Wärmeabtastdruckkopf (400) umfasst, der innerhalb der Abdeckung (500) vorgesehen ist, um Zeichen auf dem Papier einzugeben.
     
    3. Drucker nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Ausgabeeinheit (300) Folgendes umfasst:

    einen Antriebsabschnitt (330) zum Erzeugen der Antriebskraft;

    einen Zahnradabschnitt (310), der die Antriebskraft von dem Antriebsabschnitt (330) überträgt und der unabhängig von der Abdeckung (500) vorgesehen ist; und

    einen Walzenabschnitt (350), der das Papier unter Verwendung der von dem Zahnradabschnitt (310) übertragenen Antriebskraft aus dem Gehäuse (100) herauszieht.


     
    4. Drucker nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Schneideinheit (200) an einem Ort vorgesehen ist, der dem Bereich der Abdeckung (500) entspricht, während die Abdeckung (500) geschlossen ist.
     
    5. Drucker nach Anspruch 1, wobei die an dem Gehäuse (100) vorgesehene Schneideinheit (200) unter dem obersten Ende einer Abdeckung (500) angeordnet ist.
     
    6. Drucker nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Schneideinheit (200) in einem Teil davon eine Klinge eines Messers enthält, die in Richtung der Abdeckung (500) vorsteht, um Papier zu schneiden, während das Papier durch die Ausgabeöffnung (130) ausgegeben wird.
     


    Revendications

    1. Imprimante comportant :

    un boîtier (100) dans lequel un espace de réception est formé,

    dans laquelle un orifice d'évacuation (130) est formé sur une partie supérieure du boîtier (100) à travers lequel du papier est évacué vers le haut,

    dans laquelle le boîtier (100) inclut en outre un couvercle (500) agencé sur un avant de l'imprimante et qui peut être ouvert vers l'avant par une rotation du couvercle (500) ;

    une unité de coupe (200) agencée dans l'espace de réception et permettant de couper le papier dans une direction tangentielle à la direction d'ouverture du couvercle (500),

    une unité d'évacuation (300) pour évacuer le papier à partir du boîtier (100),

    dans laquelle une charnière est agencée sur une partie inférieure du couvercle (500), et

    dans laquelle le couvercle (500) inclut une butée pour définir la plage de rotation du couvercle (500) jusqu'à un avant de l'imprimante,

    caractérisée en ce qu'une portion inférieure du couvercle (500) est espacée d'une surface inférieure de l'imprimante, dans laquelle le couvercle (500) inclut un amortisseur pour commander la vitesse d'ouverture/fermeture du couvercle (500).


     
    2. Imprimante selon la revendication 1, comportant en outre une tête d'impression thermosensible (400) agencée à l'intérieur du couvercle (500) pour entrer des caractères sur le papier.
     
    3. Imprimante selon la revendication 1, dans laquelle l'unité d'évacuation (300) comporte :

    une portion d'entraînement (330) pour générer la force d'entraînement ;

    une portion d'engrenage (310) qui transmet la force d'entraînement à partir de la portion d'entraînement (330) et est agencée indépendamment du couvercle (500) ; et

    une portion de rouleau (350) qui extrait le papier du boîtier (100) en utilisant la force d'entraînement transmise à partir de la portion d'engrenage (310).


     
    4. Imprimante selon la revendication 1, dans laquelle l'unité de coupe (200) est agencée à un emplacement correspondant à la zone du couvercle (500) lorsque le couvercle (500) est fermé.
     
    5. Imprimante selon la revendication 1, dans laquelle l'unité de coupe (200) agencée sur le boîtier (100) est disposée sous l'extrémité la plus haute d'un couvercle (500).
     
    6. Imprimante selon la revendication 1, dans laquelle l'unité de coupe (200) inclut une lame d'un couteau sur une partie de celle-ci, qui fait saillie vers le couvercle (500) pour couper le papier lorsque le papier est évacué à travers l'orifice d'évacuation (130).
     




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