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Title:
TAPE CASSETTE AND TAPE UNIT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2002/032680
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The convolution (TO) of a tape (T) of predetermined width is set together with a lower spool in an unextractable manner on the lower surface side of the rotation support (21a) of a tape unit (20). The tape unit (20) has a tape identifying section (30) for identifying the kind, etc. of the tape wound on the tape unit, the tape identifying section (30) is provided with a vertical through-hole (61) serving as a tape width identifying section in such a manner that the configurational position of the through-hole differs each time the tape width differs, and a cassette case main body (32) and a cassette cover (33) are provided with tape detecting sections (50a, 50b) which are capable of setting the tape identifying section (30), with a projection (52) serving as a tape width detecting section corresponding to the vertical through-hole (61) so that only the tape unit (20) on which a printing tape of predetermined width is wound can be set. Therefore, only the tape unit (20) having the tape (T) of predetermined width wound thereon can be stored in predetermined tape cassette (5).

Inventors:
NONOMURA YOSHIHITO (JP)
Application Number:
PCT/JP2001/008410
Publication Date:
April 25, 2002
Filing Date:
September 27, 2001
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BROTHER IND LTD (JP)
NONOMURA YOSHIHITO (JP)
International Classes:
B41J3/407; B41J15/04; B65H16/06; (IPC1-7): B41J15/02; B41J3/36; B41J32/00; B65H16/06
Foreign References:
JPH0789196A1995-04-04
JPH0769497A1995-03-14
JPH07314869A1995-12-05
US6042280A2000-03-28
Other References:
See also references of EP 1336507A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Muto, Katsunori c/o BROTHER TECHNO CORPORATION (15-1 Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-k, Nagoya-shi Aichi, JP)
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