Resources Contact Us Home
Printer that incorporates a binding apparatus for binding sheets

Image Number 10 for United States Patent #6863105.

A printer includes a roller assembly for feeding sheets of print media along a feed path. A print head is positioned downstream of the roller assembly for carrying out a printing operation on the sheets of print media. An adhesive application mechanism is positioned downstream of the print head and includes first and second aligned adhesive applicators that are positioned on opposite sides of the feed path and are configured to apply adhesive simultaneously to the sheets of media as the sheets pass between the applicators along the feed path, such that the sheets each have aligned strips of adhesive on respective sides. A support structure positioned downstream of the adhesive application mechanism defines a floor onto which sheets to be bound are conveyed and a wall that extends from the floor to define a stop for the sheets that are fed onto the floor. A binding mechanism is arranged on the support structure and is displaceable with respect to the support structure to act on each sheet fed into the support structure such that the sheets are adhered together with the strips of adhesive.

  Recently Added Patents
Wine cellar alarm system
Method of forming micropattern, method of forming damascene metallization, and semiconductor device and semiconductor memory device fabricated using the same
Spreading technique applied to broadband mobile communications by satelite relying on DVB-RCS
Mass spectrometry device and method using ion-molecule reaction ionization
Controlling ring-back tone output prior to a communication connection in mobile terminal
Closed cell culture system
Early kill removal graphics processing system and method
  Randomly Featured Patents
Ultrasonic fusing (ultra-fuse) process
Multi-layer circuit assembly and process for preparing the same
Carbon black
Apparatus and method for using a telephone while navigating
Substituted 2,4-diamino-1,3,5-triazines as herbicides
Edger with improved rotary blade driving device
Scanning probe microscope and method of observing sample using the same
Display table for golf balls
Synthesis and purification of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB)
Apparatus for internally testing a plurality of interconnected pipe sections