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Number: 400/247
Name: Typewriting machines > Including interposed inking device (e.g., ribbon) for record-medium > Means auxiliary to ribbon mechanism (e.g., shield, guide, etc.)
Description: Subject matter wherein the transfer-medium* is a ribbon*, and wherein significance is attributed to a device used in conjunction with the ribbon, but which device does not itself effect the imprint of a character* or function* of the typewriter, or which device is not provided for in any of the subclasses indented under subclass 191.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
400/248 Including guide for ribbon 245
400/249 Including indicator for depletion of ribbon (e.g., bell, sign, etc.) 124
400/250 Including tool for inserting ribbon 27

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8172471 Ribbon cartridge for printing May. 8, 2012
RE43228 Tape cassette for use with a printing device Mar. 6, 2012
RE43185 Tape cassette for use with a printing device Feb. 14, 2012
RE43164 Tape cassette for use with a printing device Feb. 7, 2012
RE43133 Tape-shaped label printing device Jan. 24, 2012
8092105 Image generating apparatus Jan. 10, 2012
RE43022 Tape-shaped label printing device Dec. 13, 2011
7942594 Ribbon cartridge and printing apparatus May. 17, 2011
7824119 Transaction printer Nov. 2, 2010
7726892 Donor cartridge for thermal printer Jun. 1, 2010
RE41354 Tape-shaped label printing device May. 25, 2010
7651287 Printer device having ink ribbon cartridge with protection plate for thermal head Jan. 26, 2010
7324124 Printer and method for detecting donor material Jan. 29, 2008
7223032 Fixing element capable of rotatably fixing a ribbon roller in a ribbon cartridge May. 29, 2007
7128483 Ribbon cassette with ink ribbon slack prevention mechanism Oct. 31, 2006
7077587 Tape printing apparatus with tape cassette guide members Jul. 18, 2006
6975343 Preventing crease formation in donor web in dye transfer printer that can cause line artifact on print Dec. 13, 2005
6874725 Hub and detectable spool Apr. 5, 2005
6814830 Hot-stamping foil tape cassette and foil-peeling mechanism for hot-stamping device and peeling method for hot-stamping foil a control method for hot-stamping foil tape cassette Nov. 9, 2004
6768503 Preventing crease formation in donor web in dye transfer printer that can cause line artifact on print Jul. 27, 2004
6762783 Preventing crease formation in donor web in dye transfer printer that can cause line artifact on print Jul. 13, 2004
6734888 Apparatus and method for determining mismatch involving availability of dye donor and receiver supplies in thermal printer May. 11, 2004
6715946 Ink ribbon cartridge and printing device Apr. 6, 2004
6709179 Tape-shaped label printing device Mar. 23, 2004
6695496 Dot printer Feb. 24, 2004
6666598 Ribbon cassette, ribbon cartridge using ribbon protector, and printer using ribbon cassette and ribbon cartridge Dec. 23, 2003
6595710 Image forming device and ink sheet cartridge mounted on the image forming device Jul. 22, 2003
6520696 Tape supply cartridge Feb. 18, 2003
6520697 Ink ribbon cassette Feb. 18, 2003
6503007 Printer ribbon motion detection system Jan. 7, 2003
6428222 Sensor for identifying marks on a ribbon Aug. 6, 2002
6352380 Cassette Mar. 5, 2002
6290408 Ribbon cassette with friction mechanism Sep. 18, 2001
6152625 Sensor hub for a print ribbon supply roll and method Nov. 28, 2000
6089767 Ribbon cassette with coaxial spools on common shaft and ribbon wiping means Jul. 18, 2000
6089769 Line printer hammerbank cover with spaced apart thickened sections Jul. 18, 2000
6059469 Printer device and printing method May. 9, 2000
6023284 Method and apparatus for the maximization of print quality in a multipass thermal printer ribbon Feb. 8, 2000
5988901 Ribbon cassette and pancake accommodated in the ribbon cassette Nov. 23, 1999
5936653 Thermal transfer printing mechanism and facsimile device Aug. 10, 1999
5923357 Line thermal printer Jul. 13, 1999
5918992 Tape cartridges Jul. 6, 1999
5885015 Dye donor ribbon cartridge having a shield and method for use in a printer Mar. 23, 1999
5762430 Ribbon cassette Jun. 9, 1998
5727888 Printer and a composite cassette including a tape cassette and a ribbon cassette used in the printer Mar. 17, 1998
5718031 Method for reinker reservoir pad insertion Feb. 17, 1998
5713676 Ink ribbon cassette having flexible spacers Feb. 3, 1998
5672015 Apparatus and method for printing Sep. 30, 1997
5613785 Dot impact printer having a ink ribbon loading means Mar. 25, 1997
5607244 Thermal printer with paper and ribbon separator Mar. 4, 1997

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