WO2002034540A1 - Tape cassette - Google Patents

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WO2002034540A1
WO2002034540A1 PCT/JP2001/009061 JP0109061W WO0234540A1 WO 2002034540 A1 WO2002034540 A1 WO 2002034540A1 JP 0109061 W JP0109061 W JP 0109061W WO 0234540 A1 WO0234540 A1 WO 0234540A1
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cassette
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Yoshihito Nonomura
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Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J15/00Devices or arrangements of selective printing mechanisms, e.g. ink-jet printers, thermal printers, specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in continuous form, e.g. webs
    • B41J15/04Supporting, feeding, or guiding devices; Mountings for web rolls or spindles
    • B41J15/044Cassettes or cartridges containing continuous copy material, tape, for setting into printing devices

Abstract

A tape cassette, comprising a cassette case body (32), wherein locking holes (34, 34) are provided on a rear wall (32a) across a storage part (41) for a tape unit (20), a tape extraction part (36) is formed on both sides of a front wall (32b) generally parallel with the rear wall (32a) so as to surround a recessed space (38) for disposing a printing part therein, an elongated locking hole (39) is formed in an intermediate wall (29) facing the recessed space (38), and locking parts (35, 35) locked to the locking holes (34, 34) and an elastically locking hook body (40) locked to the elongated locking hole (39) are provided on a cassette cover (33), whereby the detachable cassette cover covering the upper opening part of the cassette case body (32) for replaceably storing the tape unit (20) therein can be prevented from being inadvertently removed from the cassette case body even if the outer peripheral wall of the cassette case body is touched manually.

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Technical field

The present invention is used in the tape printer to create a character with a tape, the tape Interview knitted formed by winding the printing tape around Tapes pool relates arrangement of exchangeable tape cassette relative to the cassette case body, and more particularly, skein Ttokesu detachable ¾j ability cassette lid for covering the open top portion of the body is related structure to prevent removal inadvertently. BACKGROUND

Conventionally, when considering the intended use of the characters with the tape created by the tape printer, and it is necessary print tape having a plurality of types of tape width, re of the cassette case when the printing tape is used up from the viewpoint of resource saving overlooking the use ¾, the applicant previously proposed, in Japanese Patent Laid-7- 2 5 1 2 3 JP, tape Interview knit previously set a new print tape when the tape is used up together with a configuration can refill cassette case body, it can hold a plurality of types of Tepuyuni' Bok to one force set Bok casing body corresponding to the print tape having a plurality of types of tape width, 'each in this case providing the tape width Determination member tape Interview knit is disclosed. . '

Then, the case, and configured to be detachably mounted to the cassette lid to the upper surface opening portion of the cassette case body, as a locking means, a plurality of locking the rear wall of the outer peripheral wall of the cassette cases body while drilling the hole, therewith the parallel front wall to form between the locking groove of the pair of projections. The trailing edge of the cassette lid, a downward locking claw disengaging the locking hole provided in the front edge of the cassette lid, and a downward bend, a knob portion provided continuously to the upper end of the bent portion the resilient locking member consisting provided, the base portion of the elastic engagement member is engaged disengaged configuration has been shown to open into the locking groove. Disclosure of the Invention

However, in the prior art, upon exchange of the tape unit, when retrieving the tape cassette from the housing part of the tape printing apparatus, since the outer periphery of the Tepukase' Bok performs an operation of picking up a finger, inevitably upper cassette lid consisting of of the outer peripheral edge to be pinched with the fingers. At this time, since the elastic engaging member is arranged on one of the outer peripheral edge of the cassette lid, it will be picking this carelessly, but the cassette lid deviates from the cassette case body, Kasettoke Ichisu body becomes a state of being left in the housing part of the tape printer, there is a problem that handling of the tape cassette becomes inconvenient. '

Further, even when carrying a tape cassette, wherein the portion of the elastic engagement member Interview - from easily touch The one is accidentally, the cassette lid will open, a problem that Tepuyu knits fall off in a It was. '

The present invention has been made to solve the conventional problems, tapes arranged at a position the user one elastic locking portion freely available cassette lid detachable from the cassette Tokesu body is not touched carelessly It shall be the object of the present invention to provide a power set. door. .

The tape cassette of the present invention to achieve the above object, a replaceable tape one Puyunitto the print tape is being wound around the cassette case body, removable to self be able to accommodated between the cassette Tsu circuiting lid configured as a hook member disengaging with respect to the cassette case body in the tape cassette used in the tape printer comprising providing a cassette lid, the cassette case body, the inner diameter portion Ri by the outer peripheral wall to form a full recessed space fitting part of the tape printer side, the intermediate wall facing the concave-shaped space is one having a locking portion for locking the hook body. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Figure 1 is a plan view of a tape printing device shown by closing the cover piece of the tape cassette housing portion.

Figure 2 is an exploded perspective view of the tape cassette.

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the tape cassette when opening the cassette lid. The 4 A view is a plan view of the cassette lid, the 4 B Figure is a plan view of the cassette case body. . '.

The 5 A view is a plan view of the tape unit, the 5 B Figure is a bottom view of the tape unit.

6 is a side view of the tape Interview knit taken off the lower spool. 7 is a respective cross-sectional view of a rotating support and the winding portion of the tape under spray Ichiru in the tape unit.

Eighth, VI II Te second view of a state in which covering the cassette lid Puyunitto - a VI II taken along line enlarged cross-sectional view..

The 9 A view is an enlarged perspective view from below of the resilient stop hook body, the 9 B Figure is an enlarged perspective view of the locking slot and the resilient stop hook body serving as a second locking hole.

The first 0 Figure, in another embodiment, and shows a state where the instrumentation wearing tape printer tape cassette. BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION.

Next, reference theory is bright in detail with the accompanying drawings based on an embodiment embodying the present invention. Plan view of a tape Printout device 1 in the state Figure 1 is a closed housing cover 6 of the cassette housing portion 8, FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of a tape force 'set, FIG. 3 is a state that sets tape Yunitto it is a perspective view of the cassette case body. In Figure 1, on the upper surface of the main body 1 a of the tape printer 1, such as characters a wire carrier Lac evening type across multiple lines, document de Isseki (code data) from the composed text for creating character input keys, print keys for commanding printing of text, up and down cursor on the liquid crystal display 3, a cursor key to move to the left and right, and the execution of the line feed command and various kinds of processing, control keys, etc. are provided for commanding the selection and Kipo one de section 2, cassette housing portion 8 for accommodating the tape cassette 5 to the liquid crystal de Isupurei. 3 and described later for displaying the input character or the like is arranged at Kipodo section 2, the cassette housing part 8 housing cover 6 for covering is pivotally supported to be opened and closed on the end after the main body 1 a. Note that, as shown in FIG. 1, on the left side of the cassette housing part 8, the printed tape is placed the tape force Potter 7 for cutting at a portion which is discharged from the discharge port 1 b of the main body 1 a, its press operation Potan 7 a is located at a site deviation after left side of the main body 1 a.

Further, the cassette yield 鈉部 8, the tape feed roller shaft 9 and Ripon winding shaft which is rotated via a suitable drive mechanism (both not shown) from the deep feed mode Isseki placement in the body 1 a 1 0 and are erected. However, this Ripon 卷取 shaft 1 0, a built-in ink ribbon, for the purpose of winding the Inkuripo emissions in conventional tape cassettes used in performing the printing characters and the like onto the film tape through the Inkuripon there is, in the tape cassette 5 according to the present embodiment, Inkuripon and 卷取 Ri spool has not been built, to use the print tape T of the printing capable thermosensitive coloring of characters, etc. without the use of Inkuripon from it, the ribbon take-up shaft 1 0 is not involved in the feeding operation of the print tape T. The tape feed roller shaft 9 positioned obliquely forward of Inkuripon winding shaft 1 0 (keyboard section 2 side) is erected to fit the tape feeding. Roller 1 1 in the tape cassette 5. Further, in front of the cassette housing part 8, head 1 2 is fixed to the mono circle for printing characters and the like on Printout tape T. The platen roller 1 3 a and the feeding auxiliary port one la 1 3 b for pressing the print tape T to head 1 2 and the feeding roller 1 1 to the thermal is attached to the roller holder (not shown) , 該Ro one Rahoruda is detachably arranged with respect Tepukase Tsu bets 5.

At the rear of the cassette housing part 8 (right side behind the first view), a but seven micro switch not shown, a tape type and for detecting the tape width tape - flop type detection unit (shown not) is provided, the tape type detecting unit cooperates with the tape identification part 3 0 of the tape portion to be detected 5 0 a, 5 O b and tape Interview knit 2 0 provided on the tape cassette 5 discussed later tape width or tape type of the print tape T accommodated in the tape cassette 5 Te (tape color and a transparent semi-transparent, color can be a character such as color, another such tape material) is intended to detect.

Incidentally, the shielding portion 5 1 below for each micro switch detects whether the contact (pushing), to detect the tape type of the tape width of the print tape T by the combination of the ON-OFF signal it is intended. Incidentally, the tape type detecting section, instead of the micro switch may be used an optical sensor or a magnetic sensor such as a photosensor. '

Incidentally, this control of the configured tape printer 1, CPU, R_〇_M, CGR_〇_M, and are executed by the electronic control unit such as a microcomputer consisting of R AM, bus. R_〇 M are those stores various programs, print control program for the tape printer 1 controls various programs required for the are stored. Then, CPU serves to execute various operations in accordance with the various programs stored in such R OM. In addition, the R OM, a number for each of the characters such as characters, outline de Isseki defining the contour of each character (outline data) by each font (Goshi' click system font, Mincho ^ font, etc.) Ru stored corresponding to the code data expired classified into. The outline data dot pattern data I menu based on: is expanded.

Further, the CGR OM are Dottopa evening one down de Isseki is stored corresponding to each character input from the keyboard section 2, the dot pattern data is read out from the CGR OM, its Dottopa evening one down de Isseki LCDs 7 dot pattern is displayed on the basis of. Furthermore, R AM is intended for keeping temporarily stores various operation results calculated by the CPU, the text memory in the R AM, image buffer, various memories such as a print buffer is set vignetting ing.

Keys-board 2 and the print tape for detecting the width of T via said tape type detection section output interface, also, the liquid crystal display 3, each of the controller de-spray controller via the output interface It is connected to, when the character or the like via the character input keys of Kipo one de unit 2 is input, and a monitor the document data is sequentially stored in the text memory, dot / \ ° evening based on Ichin generation control Purodaramu and a display control program, dot patterns corresponding to the input character or the like is displayed on the liquid crystal display 3. Further, the thermal head 1 2 is driven via a drive circuit (not shown) to print the dot pattern data is transferred to the print buffer from the image buffer, the print tape through the tape feed motor driving circuit in synchronism with It performs a feed control for T. 'Then, based on FIG. 2 to 9, it describes the configuration of the tape cassette 5 accommodated in the cassette housing portion 8 of the tape printer 1 configured as described above. Exploded perspective view of FIG. 2 Tepukase. Tsu bets 5, FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the tape cassette 5 housing a tape Interview knit 2 0 while the outer cassette lid 3 3. Tape cassette 5 basically includes a cassette case main body 3 2, a cassette lid 3 3 that is detachable with respect thereto, song tape among covered with cassette lid 3 3 of the cassette case body 3 2 and a lead-out section 3 6 and the feeding roller 1 1 and the like covers the upper side of the tape feed unit or the like which is arranged an auxiliary cover member 3 1 Tokyo. These are each made of a synthetic resin injection molded article. In FIGS. 2 and 4 B view, the front portion of the shape of the locking slot 3 9 like cassette case body 3 2 below for bright Shimesuru, remove the tape feed opening one la 1 1 and the auxiliary cover member 3 1 It is shown Te. .

Cassette case body 3 2, the upper is made of a substantially rectangular casing which is open on both sides the position of the wall 3 2 a after such cassette case body 3 2, a pair of engagement of the first locking hole stop hole 3 4, S 4 are bored. Each of these locking holes of 3 4, each locking claw 35 projecting from the downwardly from the rear edge of the cassette lid 3 3 to be described later is engaged.

Further, from the right side position of the front wall 3 2 b in the cassette case main body 3 2 leftward, tape one flop drawer section 3 6 Gar has been the body to provided behind of the tape pull-out section 3 6 the head guide section 3 7 guard has been the body to ^ kicked to support one circle. The thermal head guide portion 3 7 is formed in plan view "U" shape, the thermal head 1 2 in the recessed space 3 8 of "U" shape is disposed. The intermediate wall 2 9 is a rear side of the recessed space 3 8, locking slot 3 9 are formed as a second locking hole (FIG. 2, reference FIGS. 3 and 9 B view). Enlarged perspective view as can be seen from the 9 B view, a front view substantially rectangular depth HI in width W 1, the upper opened engaging Tomechoana 3 9 the upper end of the cassette case a pair of left and right locking pieces 3 '9 a extending substantially horizontally in the body direction, 3 9 a guard are bodies manner provided. The locking slot 3 9 resilient stop hook body 4 0 formed on the cassette lid 3 3 which will be described later in (FIG. 2, the 4 A view, cf. 9 A view and a 9 B view) is engaging It is. Furthermore, between the head draft internal 3 7 and the cassette case body 3 2 of the left side wall to the thermal, the Te Ichipu feed port one La erected from the bottom wall of the cassette housing portion 8 of the tape printer 1 engageable tape feed port one la 1 1 to the shaft 9 is disposed (FIG. 1, the irradiation the 4 B sloppy). In the cassette case body 3 2, tape unit housing portion 4 1 (Fig. 2, the 4 B see figure) for accommodating a tape Interview knit 2 0 in the left rear position is provided with a tape unit 2 0 Maki times part T 0 is rotatably received in such Tepuyuni' preparative housing portion 4 1.

. In order to smoothly guide the print tape T that is wound 2 0 wound tape Interview knit into the thermal until head guide part 3 7, from the cassette case main body 3 and second bottom wall flat plane arc-shaped tape guide wall 4 2, 4 3 are protruded (Fig. 2, Section 4 B view). Further, in its two tape guide walls .4 2, 4 a pair of formed 3 across the rectangular hole 4 4, 4 5, although not shown, a light emitter that is erected on the force Said housing section 8 and so as to detect the presence or absence of the print tape T that passes through the photo sensor fits comprising a light receiver, the immediately before the tape guide wall 4 2, 4 3.

In addition, the right rear of the cassette case main body 3 2 and the cassette lid 3 3, the tape portion to be detected 5 the shielding portion 5 1 of the tape one flop particular portion 3 0 of the tape Interview knit 2 0 it later is Hamama connexion set 0 a, 5 O b is provided. The Te - embodiment of the flop detected part 5 0 a, 5 0 b consists 7 Tsunomaru hole is protruded shielding portion 5 1 of such round bar those circle selectively fitted. Further, in the cassette case main body 3 2 side of the tape portion to be detected 5 0 a, sets projection 5 2 such as round bar to determine the set position of the tape Interview knit 2 0 is to project upward (FIG. 2 , Section 4 B view).

Figure 2, Figure 3, as shown in 5 A diagram and a 5 B view like, a tape unit 2 0 includes a print tape T wound pipe 5 3 wound, the upper indicia shaped tape T a support 2 1 supporting lifting, and a lower spool 2 2 Metropolitan to disable leaves the winding portion tO of the print tape T and fitted from the lower side of the winding tube 3. The synthetic resin support 2 1, plate-shaped rotating support 2 1 a for supporting and opposed to the upper side of the winding portion T 0 of the print tape T is, the maximum radius of the winding portion T 0 It is slightly larger extended from separator evening 5 4 larger radius of resin film. Its to the tip portion of the rotating support 2 1 a, the a connecting portion 5 5 that connexion bent suited to the lower edge in the width direction of the print tape T, followed by the 該連 portion .5 5 Tape It is molded specified portion 3 0 and gar body basis. . The in coupling parts 5 5, the width direction of the lower edge of the printing tape Ichipu T which unwound from the winding unit TO, cross section for guiding toward the pair of tape guide wall 4 2, 4 3 substantially U-shaped guide grooves 5 5 a is formed (FIG. 2, Section 3 囪).

Meanwhile, the cassette case main body 3 2 of the bottom surface of the tape Interview knit accommodating portion 4 1, radially and seven ribs 4 1 a is formed to project ', when the tape Interview knit 2 0 is stored in the tape Interview knit accommodating portion 4 1, printing winding portion T 0 of the tape T is placed on the rib 4 on 1 a. The print tape T drawn from the wound portion TO is, for traveling without moving up and down in the width direction, and the bottom surface of the guide groove 5 5 a and the upper surface of the rib 4 1 a high substantially the same as will to be, the portion forming the bottom surface of the guide groove 5 5 a is thinned. Therefore, in order to reinforce the portion forming the bottom surface of the guide groove 5 5 a, on the back side of the guide groove 5 5. a, protrusions 5 5 b projecting downward are formed, the guide grooves 5 5 It is increasing the thickness of the portion that form the bottom of a.

Then, when the tape Interview knit 2 0 is stored in the tape Interview knit accommodating portion 4 1, wherein the protruding portion 5 5 b and a position facing the projecting portion 5 5 b is fitted, escape down hole 4 6 is inserted is Haka ing. Incidentally, the state where protrusions 5 5 b is inserted into the hole 4 6 escape, become a bottom surface of the guide groove 5 5 a rib 4 1 a top surface of the tape Interview knit accommodating portion 4 1 is substantially the same height, wound print tape Ding drawn from section tO is, travels toward the no guide grooves 5 5 a move up and down in the width direction of it. Further, the lower surface and the lower surface of the projecting portion 5 5 b of the force set the case body 3 2. form the same plane, collision detecting portion 5 5 b does not protrude from the lower surface of the cassette case main body 3 2.

Lower spool wherein the lower surface of the rotating support 2 1 a is a whole convex seat 5 6 fitted to an inner periphery of the winding tube 3 and downwardly projecting, on the outer periphery of the convex seat 5 6, to be described later 2 locking holes 5 7 locking claw 2 4 a is locked to definitive two multiple is (in the embodiment four) formation (Figure 7, reference Figure 8 and Figure 9). On the other hand, FIG. 7, as shown in Figure 8 and Figure 1 0, four in the plurality (embodiment on the inner wall surface of the cylindrical portion 2 4 that protrudes upwardly from the crocodile 2 3 in the lower spool 2 2 projecting from the can inward claws 2 4 a) of, by inserting the cylindrical portion 2 4 卷管 within 5.3 of the winding unit tO, Kakukakaritometsume 2 4 wherein the a respective locking hole 5 7 a by locking, both in summer and a irremovably state, the winding portion T 0 of the print tape T will be and undetachable supported rotatable relative to the cylindrical portion 2 4. Note that by multiple drilled open groove 2 5 upward in the cylinder portion 2 4 upper, can with the locking claw 2 4 a is locked to the each engaging hole 5 7, the tubular portion 2 4 the upper end so that narrowed to 弹性 manner.

Also, of the support 2 1 of the tape Interview knit 2 0, the said plate-like rotation supporting portion 2 1 a, an observation window 5 9 extends ^ Ru in the winding radial convolutions portion TO of the printing tape T provided. In embodiments, as visible to E down de of the print tape T wound around the winding tube 3, one end of the observation window 5 9 (radius inboard end) to the part near the outer peripheral edge of the convex seat portion 5 6 extended, also (when unused state) winding radius greatest when the winding portion tO also urine can be observed that extends the connecting portion 5 5 direction.

Then, the upper plate portion 3 3 a of the cassette lid 3 3, wherein the plate-shaped rotation support portion 2 1 a full support 6 0 fitted immovably is provided, the observation window 5 9 from the support 6 0 of are those whole is configured to appear, in the embodiment, 'a rotation support portion 2 1 a is formed in a non-circular shape, the rotating support' some or all of the 2 1 a is mallet Ritohama the round hole-shaped support portion 6 0 is for drilling. Another embodiment of a support portion 6 0, rotating support 2. upwardly projecting only a part of the 1 a, so that the protrusion fits, above the upper plate portion 3 3 a of the cassette lid 3 3 forming the supporting section 6 0 recessed les may be the support 6 0 2-color molding of a transparent material. Further, the with drilled the engagement hole (not shown) to the rotation support portion 2 1 a, the lower surface of the upper plate portion 3 3 a, provided an engaging protrusion for engaging the engagement hole watermark hole of the same shape in the same position as the observation window 5 9 (not shown) may the be provided. In any case, from the outside of the cassette lid 3 3, it is important to ensure that the whole of the observation window 5 9 appear.

5 緣 After the cassette lid 3 3 of the upper plate portion 3 3 a is a rear wall of the cassette case main body 3 2

3 is a first peripheral edge along 2 a, The trailing edge, the locking hole 3 4 pair 'as the first locking hole, 3 4 pair of locking claws 35 which engages and disengages against, 35 is butt set downward. Also, I can be understood from the detailed view shown in 9 A view and a 9 B Figure urchin, the front edge of the upper plate portion 3 3 a is zero the recessed space 3 8 adjacent to the inside of the tape pull-out section 3 6 a second outer peripheral edge along the intermediate wall 2-9 facing to, 弹性 engaging hook body 4 0 provided in the leading edge, and a downward bent plate portion 4 0 a, and elastic members 4 0 bent upwardly from the lower end consists of a knob piece 4 0 c was prospectively projected from the upper end of the elastic piece 4 0 b, the left and right edges of the upper end portion of the elastic piece 4 0 b, the pair of locking pieces 3 9 a, 3 9 substantially rectangular engaging groove 4 which engages and disengages the a 0 d, 4 0 01 months 5 dents shaped 'have been made. Then, the one that slightly greater than the elastic piece 4 0 b width width W 1 of the dimension W 2 of the previous remarks himself locking slot 3 9, the one engaging groove 4 0 d,

4 0 size between d is slightly smaller than the width W 1 'of the locking slot 3 9,

'When said upper end of the elastic piece 4 0 b is in a state away downward bent plate portion 4 0 a, said at a pair of locking grooves 4 0 d, 4 0 d, a pair of the locking slot 3 9 are those that can be engaged with the locking piece 3 .9 a, 0 3 9 a, is brought close to the upper end side of the elastic piece 4 0 b downward bent plate portion 4 0 a picking the tab 4 0 c, locking It is configured to be released engagement with the locking groove 4 O .d is disengaged from the piece 3 9 a. . 'In the above configuration, when closing the cassette lid 3 3 against the force Ttokesu body 3 2, 弹性 engaging hook body 4 0: not located on the outer peripheral wall 5 of the cassette case main body 3 2, thermal to located within recessed space 3 8 to place the head 1 2, Te • - because it is surrounded by up drawer unit 3 7, when grabbing the tape cassette 5 by the user fingers, inadvertently said there is no necessity to touch the intermediate wall and elastic latching hook body 4 0 the tab 4 0 c, etc., the cassette lid 3 3 that is unexpectedly detached rather name does not fall off the tape unit 2 0 contents.

In a state accommodating the tape cassette 5 in the tape housing portion 8, the support to single circle head 1 2 is positioned in the concave space 3 within 8, the tab 4 of the elastic latching hook body 4 0 0 c since it is impossible to touch directly, disconnected cassette lid 3 3, fear disappears that tape Interview knit 2 0 is possible, however.

When housing the tape cassette 5 to Te Ichipu housing portion 8, the tape identifying unit 3 bar shaped shielding portion 5 1 provided vertically on the lower surface of the 0 in the support 2 1 in Tepuyuni' DOO 2 0, Te Ichipu selectively presses each micro sweep rate Tutsi type detector. In other words,. Based on on-off signal outputted from the micro switch for detecting the combination of the number and location of the plurality of shielding portions 5 1, the Tepuyu knit 2 0 Te of the print tape T that is mounted it is those that can detect the type of the Ichipu width Ya tape.

Incidentally, the also projecting shielding portion 5 1 of the same location and number on the upper surface of the tape identification part 3 0, by fitting the shield K 5 1 tape detected portions 5 0 b in the cassette lid 3 3 avoids tilting the support 2 1 in the tape unit 2 0, to positional deviation. Since the conceivable combinations shielding portion 5 1 is not present, leave bored positioning holes 6.1 on the tape one flop particular portion 3 0, sets of Te one Puyunitto 2 0 to tape Interview knit accommodating portion 4 1 sometimes, the hole .6 1 decided this position, the normal position without rattling tape Interview knit 2 0 by letting upwardly engaged with the set projection 5 2 projecting from the cassette case main body 3 2 side of the tape portion to be detected 5 0 a It can be set to. (FIG. 2, Section 4 B view).

When housing the tape cassette 5 that is configured as above to Kazetto accommodating portion 8 of the tape printer 1, head 1 2 head guide unit 3 to the thermal to mono circle which is fixed to the cassette housing part 8 7 is disposed in a recessed guide portion 3 in 8. Here, support head 1 2 one circle becomes to be disposed inwardly of the tape cassette 5, a plurality of heating elements provided service to single circle on head 1 2, as the since the printing tape T is wound toward the thermosensitive coloring layer on the inside around the lower spool 2 2, it is intended to be facing in contact with the heat-sensitive coloring layer of the printing tape T.

Then, during operation of the tape printer 1, together with the platen opening one la 1 3 a is in contact with the head 1 2 mono- Mar, tape feed auxiliary port one la 1 3 b is tape feed roller 1 It is brought into contact 1 and. Thus, yield in the tape Interview knit accommodating portion 4 1 of the cassette case main body 3 2. Accommodated by the print tape T drawn from the tape Interview knit 2 0 is the cooperation of the tape feed roller 1 1 throat tape feed auxiliary roller 1 3 b , together with the drawn T is guided smoothly to the tape pull-out section 3 6 through the respective tape guide walls 4 2, 4 3, head 1 2 and the thermal at the concave guide portion 3 8 of mono thermal head guide portion 3 7 platen the cooperation of the roller 1 3 a, in which print characters and the like are performed on the heat-sensitive coloring layer of the printing tape T. Thereafter, the printing has been printed tape T such as characters, the tape feed roller 1 1 and the tape feed assist roller 1 3 b in cooperation with tape one flop discharge portion lb Karate - discharged to the outside of the flop printer 1 It is.

The print tape τω characters and the like on the thermosensitive coloring layer is printed Te with characters, such as

- By flop it is created, or the remaining amount of the print tape Τ wound pipe 5 3 wound has decreased less, were either One Nakuna, wound at the location of the observation window 5 9 from the upper side of the cassette lid 3 3 ffi can simply visually simply by viewing the radius of the rotating portion tO. If shaped tape T has come without being replaced a new print tape T of unused tape unit 2 0 formed by convolutions.

In this case, first, remove a tape cassette 5 from the cassette housing portion 8. Next Ide, press the tab 4 the resilient stop hook body 4 0 in the cassette lid 3 3, a 0 c in the inner diameter direction of the skein Ttokesu body 3 2, engagement of the Kakaritomechoana 3 9 in the cassette case main body 3 2 the removed, about the point of the cassette case main body 3 2 after the wall 3 2 a side of the locking hole 3 4 Remove the locking pawl 35 by upward pivoting of the cassette lid 3 3, the cassette lid 3 3 removed from the cassette case body 3 2. Thereafter, tape Interview knit printing support 2 1 tape T is used up with the lower spool 2 2 removed from Tepuyuni Tsu Bok housing portion 4 1, tape Interview knitted 2 0 for the new exchange made by turning the print tape T of the unused winding It is stored in the storage unit 4 1.

'Then, the upper surface of the cassette case main body 3 2 is released from the cassette lid 3 3 has been removed, the user grasps the upper end in the width direction of the print tape T, the winding portion T (printing from pull the tape T, the guide grooves 5 5 & tape unit 2 0, the tape guide wall 4 2, 4 3 and the tape pull-out section 3 6 via the print tape Τ the infeed, further, the tip of the print tape Τ is fed to a position opposite the tape feed port one la 1 1.

'At this time, by the support 2 1 and the lower spool 2 2, wound around part T 0 of the winding tube 3 and the printing tape one-flop T is mounted to and rotatable integrally impossible out, moreover, the support member 2 1, from being formed in the tape specifying portion 3 0 gar body, the exchange tape unit 2 0, the tip of the print tape Τ to the feeding port one la 1 1 facing the position after feeding, it is returned to the original position of the tape cassette 5 (the cassette housing portion 8 of the tape one flop printer 1), automatically kinds of Te Ichipu like also becomes possible to identify in the tape printer 1 side.

As described in detail above, in the tape cassette 5 according to this embodiment, when replacing the tape Puyunitto 2 0, and can reuse the cassette case main body 3 2 and the cassette lid 3 3, is possible to reduce the running costs it can.

The tape in the present embodiment, the cassette lid 3 3 is mounted to cover the Kasettoke Ichisu body 3 2 from above, in that state, that is on the cassette lid 3 3 which is located above the tape unit 2 0 It has been described about the case to be attached to the printing apparatus 1, as shown in the first 0 Figure, housing the Tepuyuni' Bok 2 0 Tepuyu knit 4 1, was attached to cover the cassette lid 3 3 from above , it may be configured to mount the vertical when mounted on the tape printing apparatus 1 in reverse. This case will be resilient stop hook body 4 0 located below the user the tab 4 0 c in a state in which the cassette cases main body 3 2 is attached to the tape printer 1. Manipulates and lid opening cassette lid 3 3 results in the • 5 impossible to replace the tape Interview knit 2 0, by exchanging tape Interview knit 2 0 in state shape Kasettoke Ichisu body 3 2 is attached to the tape printer 1 meandering and pungency of the print tape T that has been generated in the incomplete mounting state of the tape Interview knit 2 0 can and reliably prevent child.

Further, in this embodiment, the knob piece 4 0 c of the elastic latching hook body 4 0, the cassette 0 case body 3. flush pot cassette lid 3 3 cassette lid 3 3 while closed against 2 It was configured so that, by extending the elastic piece 4 0 b downward, likewise the cassette case main body 3 and second locking slot 3 9 and locking pieces 3 9 a, 3 9 a 'also formed in the lower by the cassette lid 3 3 while closing, the tab 4 0 c is - may be configured so as to be located downwardly away from the cassette lid 3 3. Again, it becomes impossible to 5 users one can exchange Tepuyuni' preparative 2 0 and lid opening the cassette lid 3 3 Use the tab 4 0 c, incomplete mounting state of the tape Interview knit 2 0 meandering and pungency of the print tape T in has occurred can be reliably prevented.

Further, the print tape T in the embodiment forms a thermal onset 0 color layer on one side of the base tape, that having a sticking was formed by constituting a release paper over the other surface ho adhesive layer. . Further, the print tape T is wound tube 5 3 wound with its thermosensitive coloring layer ¾ inside. Thus, discoloration of the coloring layer can be prevented. Then, adhered to the upper surface of the flange 2 3 in the adhesive wound portion T 0 rotation supporting portion 2 1 a of the lower surface and the lower spool 2 2 that Okemasu oozing from both end faces of the tape width direction to the support 2 1 wearing 5 to become impossible smooth rotation during withdrawal of the printing tape T, the

PET can be prevented by the arrangement of the separator evening 5 4 such as (polyethylene terephthalate evening rate resin film). The present invention is not limited to the above embodiments, and various improvements without departing from the scope of the. Present invention, it is Certainly I5paiita C variations are possible, Mel.

For example, in this embodiment, is provided with the cassette lid 3 3, the cassette lid 3 3 is not necessarily required, the cassette case body 3 2 and may be a Mino configuration of the tape unit 2 0, The tape rotating support unit 2 0 2 1 a and the cassette lid 3 3 force may be integral to become configured.

Further, in the present embodiment, a configuration in which the cassette lid 3 3 is separation from the cassette case main body 3 2, the cassette lid 3 3 connected to the cassette case main body 3 2 by a known hinge mechanism, the cassette case body to open and close with respect to 3 2, but may have a configuration that does not separate from the power set the case body 3 2. Industrial Applicability

As described above, the tape cassette of the present invention, a replaceable tape unit printing tape is wound, and a cassette case body, and configured to removably self allows housed between the cassette lid, in a tape cassette for use with the hook body to escape hand engagement to said Kasettoke Ichisu body tape printer comprising providing a cassette lid, the cassette case body, the tape printer side to the inner diameter portion from the outer peripheral wall parts forms a whole recessed space fitted, the intermediate wall facing the concave-shaped space is one having a locking portion for locking the hook body. Therefore, since it is less even when the cassette case body 'user one got his finger touches the concave space or intermediate wall when carrying the tape cassette alone finger hook body located in between walls without touching, an effect that has never cassette lid comes off inadvertently. If you remove the cassette lid may by removing the hook body by inserting your finger into the concave-shaped space. In the state mounted on the tape printing apparatus, since the states and ing the parts of the tape printer side is fitted into the recessed space, the part is in the way, can not touch the hook body, again skein, , 'you will not be able to remove me, not the exchange of tape unit, a user

- erroneous use an effect that is lost '

Claims

The scope of the claims
1. Printing tape has a tape Ichipu retract and unit for replaceably accommodating the tape Interview knit wound, the tape cassette used in the tape printing apparatus,
An outer peripheral wall, and a peripheral wall inner formed inside relative to the outer peripheral wall, and a cassette case body having a shape made the engaging portion in said peripheral wall,
An engagement portion engaged with the locking portion, and a cassette Tsu circuiting lid for covering the cassette case body.
2. · Said peripheral wall, a tape cassette according to claim 1, characterized in 'that to said outer peripheral wall formed in the tape accommodating portion.
3. The force set Bok case body has a space portion between the outer peripheral wall and the inner wall, the locking portion is disposed at a position facing the outer peripheral wall through said space tape cassette according to claim 1, characterized in that.
4. The Kasettoke Ichisu body has a case bottom at a position facing the cassette lid, said case bottom, mounting Pukasetto tape cassette in said tape printing device is provided to the tape printer in a state of being mounted tape cassette according to claim 1, wherein "be placed on the surface.
5. The cassette case body has a case bottom at a position facing the cassette lid, the engagement portion of the cassette lid, provided in the tape printer in a state where the tape cassette is mounted in the previous remarks himself tape printer E mounting of the tape cassette to claim 1, characterized in that located on the tape cassette mounting surface side which is.
6. The cassette lid, in a state where the tape cassette is loaded into the tape printer, the tape cassette according to claim 5, characterized in that it is placed on the tape cassette mounting surface.
7. Wherein said engaging portion of the cassette lid is made of an elastic locking hook body, said cassette Tokesu the cassette lid by engaging with the locking portion of the main body is positioned at a position covering the cassette body tape according to claim 1, cassette Bok. -
8. The engaging portion is made of resilient stop hook body having a knob piece, in a state where the tape force set is mounted on the tape printing apparatus, said knob member is positioned on the surface side mounting said tape cassette Tepukase Tsu Bok of claim 5, wherein. .
9. The cassette lid, 'tape cassette according to claim 1, wherein that you be detachably attached to the cassette case body.
1 0. Constituting an exchangeable tape unit printing tape is wound, and a cassette case body, so as to detachably be able to accommodated between the cassette lid
And, the engagement disengaging disengagement member in tape one tape cassette used in the tape printer comprising providing a cassette lid to the cassette case body,
Said cassette case body has a first circumferential wall, wherein to form the whole space part fitting of the tape printer side of the first peripheral wall Tepuyuni' preparative housing portion, the second wall facing the said space, the engagement tape cassette, characterized in that it comprises a locking portion for locking the disengaging member.
1 1. The engaging member Tepukase' Bok of claim 1 0, characterized in that it consists of the hook body.
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1 2. The space is made concave space, the cassette case to the companion is across the housing part of the tape unit, the first locking hole provided in one of the first peripheral wall, a .1 peripheral wall of the other side the, so as to surround the recessed space where the printing unit is arranged to form a tape draw-out portion on the one first wall substantially parallel shape. The concave space and pair a second locking hole formed in the second-wall that 峙, the cassette lid, and the locking portion for locking the first locking hole, the second locking hole tape cassette according to claim 1 1, wherein the digits set a resilient stop hook body for locking.
1 3. Plan view shape of the cassette lid closed and the first peripheral edge along a first wall of the one, and a second peripheral edge along the second wall facing the said recessed space adjacent to the tape pull-out unit and, the second peripheral edge, said resilient locking hooks #: tape cassette according to claim 1 2, characterized in that is provided.
1 4. The exchangeable tape unit printing tape is wound, the cassette and the 5 case body, configured to removably self allows housed between the cassette lid, engaged to the cassette case body in te one Pukase bets used the hook body to the tape printer ing provided on the cassette lid to escape,
The said cassette case body, to form a full recessed space fitting the tape printer side. Parts of the inner diameter portion from the outer peripheral wall, the intermediate wall facing the concave-shaped space, locking the full 10 click member tape cassette, characterized in that it comprises a locking portion for.
1 5. Wherein the Kasettoke Ichisu body, across the housing part of the tape unit, the first locking hole provided in one of the outer peripheral wall surface, on the other outer peripheral wall surface side, the printing unit is arranged
So as to surround the recessed space which is' to form the tape draw-out portion on the one outer peripheral wall surface substantially parallel shape, in the intermediate wall facing the said concave space, the second locking hole is formed, 15 to the cassette lid the a locking portion for locking the first locking hole, the tape of claim 1 4 in serial mounting, characterized in that a resilient locking hooks for locking the second locking hole cassette. .
1 6. Plan view shape of the cassette lid, a first peripheral edge. Along the outer peripheral wall surface of the one, along the intermediate wall facing the said recessed space adjacent to the tape pull-out unit
20 second and an outer peripheral edge, the second outer peripheral edge, a tape cassette according to claim 1 5, characterized in that the bullet 'Namakakaritome hook body is provided.
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