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Number: 400/229
Name: Typewriting machines > Including interposed inking device (e.g., ribbon) for record-medium > Ribbon-feeding mechanism > Mounted with movable type-face-carrier or type-head-carrier
Description: Subject matter wherein the ribbon* is attached to a type-face-carrier* or is attached to a type-head-carrier* either of which carriers moves relative to a stationary record-medium* for imprinting the character* symbols along the print-line*, whereby the ribbon moves with either the type-face-carrier or the type-head-carrier.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7448813 Heat transfer printing device and printing method Nov. 11, 2008
6965391 Thermal transfer ribbon actuation device for printing machines Nov. 15, 2005
6478486 Printer with ribbon advance mechanism Nov. 12, 2002
5975777 Printing apparatus with a shuttle for moving the printing ribbon Nov. 2, 1999
5906444 Bi-directional thermal printer and method therefor May. 25, 1999
5586828 Printer with printing hammer Dec. 24, 1996
5429443 Thermal transfer printer with ink ribbon feed controller Jul. 4, 1995
5302036 Multi-color ribbon cassette position adjusting apparatus Apr. 12, 1994
5127751 Printing apparatus with improved work of ink ribbon replacement Jul. 7, 1992
5090827 Mechanism for moving thermal head on carriage Feb. 25, 1992
5030967 Constant tension device for a thermal transfer printer Jul. 9, 1991
4986677 Electronic typewriter having improved paper and ink feed mechanisms selectively driven by a single reversible motor Jan. 22, 1991
4955738 Printer with disengageable ribbon feed Sep. 11, 1990
4952084 Head position controller for thermal printer Aug. 28, 1990
4921363 Thermal transfer printer having independent carriage scanning mechanism and ribbon winding motor May. 1, 1990
4908632 Thermal printing apparatus Mar. 13, 1990
4874262 Printer having pivotable ribbon guide Oct. 17, 1989
4836698 Invertible ribbon cartridge Jun. 6, 1989
4787763 Printing ribbon positioning apparatus and method of operation thereof Nov. 29, 1988
4777533 Image forming apparatus Oct. 11, 1988
4758966 Thermal printing apparatus and method Jul. 19, 1988
4758108 Printing apparatus with carriage drive utilized to feed print and erase ribbons and/or to feed the print ribbon and shift the erase ribbon Jul. 19, 1988
4750881 Easily assembled carriage mechanism of printer Jun. 14, 1988
4750008 Thermal transfer printer Jun. 7, 1988
4747715 Vacuum buffered ribbon transport system May. 31, 1988
4715735 Dual mode printing apparatus with multiple print ribbon cassettes Dec. 29, 1987
4711591 Printer for printing by ink transfer Dec. 8, 1987
4712115 Thermal-transfer printer Dec. 8, 1987
4707154 Printer Nov. 17, 1987
4693619 Stepping motor operated positioning device for a ribbon lifter in a printer Sep. 15, 1987
4687357 Ink ribbon cassette for use in printer Aug. 18, 1987
4657418 High capacity ribbon supply arrangement Apr. 14, 1987
4653944 Character selecting mechanism for a serial printer Mar. 31, 1987
4652154 Thermal printer operative in three modes including direct printing, printing with black ink ribbon cassette, and printing with color ink ribbon cassette Mar. 24, 1987
4650351 Thermal printer Mar. 17, 1987
4651165 Recorder Mar. 17, 1987
4641149 Thermal transfer printer Feb. 3, 1987
4641150 Thermal printer Feb. 3, 1987
4639880 Ribbon feed system of combined printer Jan. 27, 1987
4632582 Ribbon feed mechanism providing a constant relative velocity between ribbon and print head Dec. 30, 1986
4621270 Multi-color printer Nov. 4, 1986
4619537 Ribbon feed with ink depletion compensation Oct. 28, 1986
4616945 Correction feed mechanism in a correction tape cartridge Oct. 14, 1986
4611937 Ribbon feed mechanism for a printer Sep. 16, 1986
4609299 Printing apparatus Sep. 2, 1986
4606662 Single stepping motor ribbon and correction feed and lift system Aug. 19, 1986
4596480 Ribbon feed mechanism for printer Jun. 24, 1986
4588316 Optically controlled multi-color impact printer May. 13, 1986
4564303 Nontiltable, straight line path ribbon cartridge shifting means for multicolor ribbon including MICR ink Jan. 14, 1986
4563692 Head and ribbon driving mechanism for thermal printer Jan. 7, 1986

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