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Number: 400/225
Name: Typewriting machines > Including interposed inking device (e.g., ribbon) for record-medium > Ribbon-feeding mechanism > Including electrically powered drive means (e.g., solenoid, stepping motor, etc.)
Description: Subject matter wherein movement of the ribbon* is accomplished with the help of force derived from electrical energy.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7791627 Printer Sep. 7, 2010
7688010 Systems and methods for controlling spooling of linear material Mar. 30, 2010
7265771 Printer capable of detecting status of unutilized ribbon Sep. 4, 2007
7168871 Ribbon takeup device and printer with ribbon takeup device Jan. 30, 2007
7150572 Tape drive and printing apparatus Dec. 19, 2006
7052194 Apparatus and method for controlling a ribbon transport mechanism May. 30, 2006
6965391 Thermal transfer ribbon actuation device for printing machines Nov. 15, 2005
6517268 Printer and method of controlling it Feb. 11, 2003
6431774 Printer, control method for the same, and data storage medium for recording the control method Aug. 13, 2002
6174096 Printing apparatus Jan. 16, 2001
6149326 Hot stamper foil tape cartridge with reflector pads Nov. 21, 2000
6082914 Thermal printer and drive system for controlling print ribbon velocity and tension Jul. 4, 2000
6065883 Franking apparatus and printing means thereof May. 23, 2000
6036382 Ribbon transport mechanism having driven pivoting carrier beam and method of using Mar. 14, 2000
6034708 Ribbon drive for a thermal demand printer Mar. 7, 2000
5971634 Method of printing Oct. 26, 1999
5961230 Printer with a device for controlling the velocity of the ribbon Oct. 5, 1999
5921689 Method of calibrating a ribbon winding mechanism for a printing apparatus Jul. 13, 1999
5820280 Printer with variable torque distribution Oct. 13, 1998
5820277 Printer Oct. 13, 1998
5803625 Bar code printing device Sep. 8, 1998
5795084 Method and apparatus for low cost thermal printing Aug. 18, 1998
5743661 Imaging device Apr. 28, 1998
5711623 Ink ribbon recording apparatus Jan. 27, 1998
5700096 Printer and method of printing using the same Dec. 23, 1997
5685653 Method and system for controlled inking of printer ribbons Nov. 11, 1997
5649774 Method and apparatus for improved low cost thermal printing Jul. 22, 1997
5647679 Printer for printing on a continuous print medium Jul. 15, 1997
5593238 Method and apparatus for controlling transport of thermal transfer ribbon Jan. 14, 1997
5547183 Imaging device Aug. 20, 1996
5542769 Printer such as a printer for printing self-adhesive labels having a ribbon drive Aug. 6, 1996
5533819 Character by character thermal recording device with ink sheet feed control Jul. 9, 1996
5482388 Detent mechanism and gear changeover apparatus in a recording apparatus Jan. 9, 1996
5445464 Ink ribbon usage in a multicolor image recording apparatus Aug. 29, 1995
5433539 Control of media movement using a periodic calibration method and apparatus Jul. 18, 1995
5425587 Printer with end of print data ribbon control Jun. 20, 1995
5424762 Color printer capable of utilizing a jointed color ink sheet Jun. 13, 1995
5415481 Feeding of ink ribbon based on shapes of a plurality of previously printed characters May. 16, 1995
5399031 Assisting movement of dye receiver past thermal print head Mar. 21, 1995
5366303 Printer ribbon motor controller Nov. 22, 1994
5333960 Device and method for displaying a residual amount of cartridge ribbon for a color video printer Aug. 2, 1994
5313071 Ribbon advance monitor May. 17, 1994
5294203 Ink ribbon feed Mar. 15, 1994
5293530 Thermal transfer recording apparatus and facsimile apparatus using the aforesaid apparatus Mar. 8, 1994
5281038 Apparatus and method for printing including a ribbon advancing slide mechanism Jan. 25, 1994
5230574 Recording apparatus having a compound movement print head Jul. 27, 1993
5209587 Ink ribbon feed May. 11, 1993
5181788 Ribbon saving control mechanism Jan. 26, 1993
5169248 Feed arrangement for a typing and/or correction ribbon for typewriters, and linear motor use therein Dec. 8, 1992
5162815 Thermal printing apparatus with tensionless donor web during printing Nov. 10, 1992

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