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Esselte N.V. Patents
Assignee:
Esselte N.V.
Address:
Sint-Niklass, BE
No. of patents:
54
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D383486 Label printer September 9, 1997
7097372 Refillable tape cassette August 29, 2006
The present invention relates to a refillable tape cassette for accomodating a supply of printable tape. In order to avoid the need for different tape cassettes for different tape widths the tape cassette is capable of selectively housing supplies of tapes of different widths. Altern
6674543 Manually positioned printer with an alignment means January 6, 2004
A printer with a housing arranged to be manually positioned on an image receiving medium. In order to allow easy alignment, a window is provided such that the print face is visible through the window. A controller of the printer is operable to detect markings on an image receiving medium
6572290 Tape printer June 3, 2003
A tape printer comprising a tape receiving portion for receiving a supply of tape on which an image is to be printed; printing means for printing an image on said tape; cutting means for cutting at least partially said tape; and a cutter operation arrangement for manually operating said
6503005 Hand-held tape printing device January 7, 2003
The present invention refers to a tape printing device for hand-held operation, having a housing with a first part and a second part, wherein the first part of the housing comprises a surface with a keyboard with keys for inputting desired characters to be printed onto an image recei
6499840 Multi-functional printer December 31, 2002
The invention relates to a printer including a scanning mechanism provided in a housing, a mounting mechanism for releasably mounting a print head to the scanning mechanism, and an aperture. The scanning mechanism is arranged to move within the housing. The aperture is provided within th
6485208 Printing device November 26, 2002
A printing device for printing labels that includes a display; a user input means for inputting an image to be printed by the printing device and for selecting a required label length; and a control means operable to determine the length of the image input via the user input means, and i
6481905 Printer with failsafe features November 19, 2002
A portable printer which can print on a variety of surfaces is disclosed. The printer has a number of failsafe features which improve its operation and the quality of print. In particular, printing is inhibited in a certain number of situations. Alternatively or additionally, a maintenan
6467523 Laminating apparatus October 22, 2002
The invention relates to a laminating apparatus for sealing or sealing in flat material with the aid of at least one plastic laminating film coated with an adhesive. The laminating apparatus includes a laminating unit and a deposition unit. Lamination is performed as the material passes
6435744 Tape printing device and tape cassette August 20, 2002
In order to improve and facilitate the peeling operation of a tape printing device of the type employing a tape cassette, a tape cassette (100) with an angled peel slot (110) is disclosed. The corresponding peel plunger (76) of the tape printing device is moving into the peel slot (110)
6422797 Binding element for binding a stack of documents comprised of loose sheets July 23, 2002
The present invention relates to a binding element for binding a stack of documents comprised of loose sheets, having a spine piece and two side pieces, the side pieces being arranged essentially perpendicular to the spine piece. The binding element is made of a shape memory material or
6398432 Printer with failsafe features June 4, 2002
A portable printer which can print on a variety of surfaces is disclosed. The printer has a number of failsafe features which improve its operation and the quality of print. In particular, printing is inhibited in a certain number of situations. Alternatively or additionally, a maintenan
6380965 Tape printing apparatus April 30, 2002
The invention relates to a tape printing apparatus for printing an image on an image receiving tape. In order to detect characteristics of the tape thus avoiding representation means on a tape cassette, it is proposed to have detecting means for detecting-markings provided on the image
6367993 Printer system April 9, 2002
A portable printer is provided which provides active cooperation between a computer and the portable printer unit. A number of different features are introduced into the printing unit which allow greater responsiveness from the computer responsive to actions taken at the printer unit.
6351275 Printer with background images February 26, 2002
A printing device comprising user input means having function setting means for selectively instigating a background text state and an edit state and character selection means for selecting characters or symbols to be printed, a label memory for holding label data in the form of characte
6339982 Cutting mechanism and a printing device with automatic cut January 22, 2002
A cutting mechanism having a movable carriage and two cutters. Each cutter has an anvil that opposes a blade, and one of these is a roller that rolls against the other for progressively biasing material against the blades, producing cuts through the material. The rollers are rotatably mo
6332725 Tape printing apparatus and tape holding cases December 25, 2001
The invention relates to a tape holding case housing a supply of image receiving tape and includes an angled surface to bend the surface of the tape approximately 90.degree., the angled surface being provided upstream of the printing position of the tape. The tape holding case also inclu
6152623 Tape printing apparatus and tape holding cases November 28, 2000
The invention refers to a tape printing apparatus (2) used with tape cassettes (20, 220, 243, 260, 443). In order to make insertion and removal easier, the tape cassette is provided with a surface controlling the position of a printhead (22, 222, 322, 422) and/or a platen. When the c
6092946 Tape printing apparatus and tape holding case with a sliding switch July 25, 2000
The invention relates to a combination of a printing device and a tape holding case (10). The printing device comprises a zone for receiving the tape holding case (10) and a slide switch (32) in said zone. The slide switch (32) is movable between at least first and second positions c
6079889 Label printing apparatus June 27, 2000
A label printing apparatus for printing characters on a label. The apparatus includes a controller operable to perform various functions, such as (1) recalling stored common font data for each character selected and being operable to apply a scaling factor to the font data to produce
6074151 Binding apparatus for paper files June 13, 2000
The invention is directed to a binding apparatus for the binding of paper piles, comprising a punching unit for the punching of holes in a paper pile and a binding unit for the closing of a wire ring binder having a plurality of teeth which engage in the holes of the paper pile in a
6074113 Tape printer having a cutter with a guide mechanism June 13, 2000
A tape printing device which receives a tape cassette that accommodates a printable tape. The tape cassette includes a housing having a wall portion which is arranged to support the tape during a cutting operation which is performed with a cutting mechanism of the tape printing device. T
6017159 Tape printing apparatus January 25, 2000
The invention is directed to a tape printing apparatus having a cassette receiving bay adapted to receive a cassette which contains an image receiving tape, with a print head and a platen roll being relatively movable into an operative position ready for printing. At least one of the
6014921 Printing device with an automatic cutting mechanism January 18, 2000
A cutting mechanism having a movable carriage and two cutters. Each cutter has an anvil that opposes a blade, and one of these is a roller that rolls against the other for progressively biasing material against the blades, producing cuts through the material. The rollers are rotatably mo
6000895 Device for opening a binding element December 14, 1999
The present invention is directed to a device for opening a binding element for receiving perforated sheets, the binding element comprising a spine and a plurality of relatively spaced ring elements arranged side by side, with the free ends of the ring elements resiliently engaging the b
5988969 Device for limiting the force exerted on an actuating mechanism November 23, 1999
The present invention is directed to a device for limiting the force exerted on an actuating mechanism for a binding device and/or a perforating/punching device, with the actuating mechanism being comprised of a rotary shaft coupled to the corresponding movable part of the binding an
5980140 Tape printing apparatus and tape holding case having cooperative surface November 9, 1999
A tape printing apparatus arranged to be used with a tape holding case. The case holds a first supply of image receiving tape and a second supply of laminating tape. An opening is provided between the first and second tape supplies. A printing mechanism is arranged to print an image onto
5967679 Label printing apparatus October 19, 1999
A label printing apparatus having an input device for determining a predetermined label length and selecting one or more of plurality of characters for composing a label having one or more lines of characters in the length; a memory for storing font data defining the plurality of cha
5967675 Printing apparatus October 19, 1999
The present invention relates to a label printer that has a plurality of keys for defining a label to be printed. Such keys include keys for defining the format of the label. The label printer also includes a display for displaying an image of the label, a printing unit for printing
5957596 Speed control of a label printing apparatus September 28, 1999
The present invention relates to a label printing apparatus for printing image data onto a tape. The label printing apparatus has a memory for storing image data to be printed onto the tape, a print head for recording the image data dot wise onto the tape in subsequent printing cycles, a
5885012 Printing apparatus March 23, 1999
The present invention relates to a label printer that has a plurality of keys for defining a label to be printed. Such keys include keys for defining the format of the label. The label printer also includes a display for displaying an image of the label, a printing unit for printing
5857790 Tape printer capable of printing frames with different shapes January 12, 1999
A tape printing device for printing frames with complicated shapes on a label. The device includes a mechanism for inputting a plurality of characters, selecting a frame from a plurality of frames of different shape, and generating print data for the characters and the selected frame
5857789 Tape printer for bar code printing January 12, 1999
The invention relates to a printer which can print both text and bar code data on an elongated web-like tape. The printer is provided with a display having a first display mode in which both text data and bar code data are displayed. A bar code display unit is provided to advise the user
5857788 Thermal printing device with direct thermal cassette January 12, 1999
A set of tape holding cases including at least two cases of a first type and at least two cases of a second type, with the cases of the first type housing image receiving tape of respectively different tape parameters and cases of the second type housing image transfer tape of respective
5826995 Cassette for a thermal printer October 27, 1998
A tape holding case is described for use with a thermal printing device which allows for more efficient cutting and feeding of tape. The cassette has a slot into which a cutting blade can pass which avoids the use of an anvil for cutting. Moreover, the cassette can have a stepped portion
5826994 Tape printing apparatus October 27, 1998
A tape printing device comprises a print head, means for causing relative movement between an image receiving tape and the print head, and control circuitry for controlling the print head. The print head has a set of selectively activable printing elements arranged along a longitudinal a
5816721 Drive system for a printing apparatus having text size based feed speed control October 6, 1998
The present invention relates to a label printing method and apparatus which includes a housing providing a zone for receiving printing tape on which an image is to be printed, a data input device for inputting information defining the image to be printed as a label, a printing mecha
5816717 Label printing apparatus with character string matching October 6, 1998
A method of recalling stored labels is disclosed in which target data is provided by a user so that only labels having label data matching the target data are displayed.
5813779 Printing apparatus having user keys September 29, 1998
A printing device (2) for printing an image receiving medium has a printing mechanism and a keyboard (4) having a plurality of data entry keys (6) for entering data for controlling the printing mechanism and a user key (16). Storage means for holding data accessible in response to the da
5775864 Clamping device for positioning documents in a thermal binding apparatus July 7, 1998
The present invention relates to a clamping device for positioning of a sheaf of documents during the heating and/or cooling phase in a thermal binding apparatus, whereby the thermal binding apparatus at its (upper) cover portion is provided with an opening which extents into the interio
5752778 Printing apparatus May 19, 1998
A printing device (2) for printing an image on an image receiving medium which includes a controller for generating a control signal defining the value of at least one parameter for controlling the device which has at least one characteristic in accordance with which a desired value of t
5733051 Label printing apparatus March 31, 1998
A label printing device is disclosed in which font data for a plurality of characters is stored. Characters are derived from the font data for displaying and printing in sizes determined by appropriate scaling factors. In this way, characters derived for printing have the same propor
5718528 Cutting mechanism February 17, 1998
A cutting mechanism for a printing apparatus is described. The cutting mechanism is particularly suitable for tape printers. In the cutting mechanism, one of a cutting blade and an anvil is mounted for rolling motion with respect to the other so that as the rolling motion occurs a cu
5700098 Printing device December 23, 1997
A printing device is described which can provide extended functions while nevertheless remaining portable and inexpensive. This is achieved by providing an interface which is connected to a controller of the printing device and which is adapted to be connected to one of a selection of
5695705 Method for making tape cutting apparatus December 9, 1997
There is described a blade assembly particularly for performing a tab cut in a label. The blade assembly comprises a blade received in an injection moulded plastics holder. The holder has shoulders on either side of the blade to assist in locating it and spacing it from a label to be cut
5685651 Printing device November 11, 1997
A printing device includes a portable body having support means within which is defined a print face. The support means is capable of abutment against a surface on which an image is to be printed so that the print face is exposed to the surface and defines a region over which print is to
5658083 Cassette for a thermal printer August 19, 1997
A tape holding case is described for use with a thermal printing device which allows for more efficient cutting and feeding of tape. The cassette has a slot into which a cutting blade can pass which avoids the use of an anvil for cutting. Moreover, the cassette can have a stepped portion
5610648 Thermal printing device March 11, 1997
A thermal printing device is capable of printing labels in a plurality of colours. When printing in a particular colour has been completed, further movement of image receiving tape is prevented so that an image transfer ribbon of a different colour can be exchanged for the first image tr
5608443 Drive system for a thermal label printer March 4, 1997
A label printing apparatus receives a cassette holding printing tape on which an image is to be printed. The apparatus also has a printing mechanism which includes a thermal printhead having a group of printing elements to which pixel data defining the image to be printed is passed s
5605087 Tape cutting apparatus February 25, 1997
A tape cutting apparatus which provides for cutting a multi-layered tape through only one layer of the tape. The apparatus includes a cutting device with a cutting blade wherein the cutting device is actuated by a drive mechanism and the position of the cutting device is controlled by a
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