Adjustable load, friction feed, quick tear bar mechanism
Plastic film cutter and carton therefor
Portable interactive miniature printer
Cutting blade for cutting sheet materials Patent #: 5984158
ApplicationNo. 695309 filed on 10/25/2000
US Classes:400/621, With web cutter (e.g., tear bar, wire tool, etc.)225/39, With housing for work supply225/42, With mounting means for housing225/91, Blades or severing devices400/693Housing structure
ExaminersPrimary: Hilten, John S.
Assistant: Crenshaw, Marvin P.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB41J 011/26
AbstractDisclosed is a tear bar for a thermal printer mechanism, the thermal printer mechanism including at least a thermal head that is housed in a device housing defining an interior space with a base and surrounding walls and being formed with a window next to one of the surrounding walls, the tear bar comprising: a body portion having a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge opposing the first longitudinal edge; a tear portion extending along the first longitudinal edge at a first angle with respect to the body portion; a support portion extending along the second longitudinal edge at a second angle with respect to the body portion in a direction substantially opposing the tear portion; and a retaining device formed at the support portion; whereby when the body portion rests against the base juxtaposed the window, a channel space is formed between the support portion and the surrounding wall for retaining the thermal printer mechanism therein.