04594597 is referenced by 79 patents and cites 6 patents.

A thermal printer of the three-pass variety for printing in color featuring a sheet feeder, automatic registration, and ejection of the sheet when printing is complete. A rotatable, cylindrical drum has the print head close adjacent thereto and includes a releasable clamp for receiving the paper from the sheet feeder. The paper is clamped to the drum and the drum rotated past the print head three times, one for each color. The drum is then rotated to release and eject the paper. Sensors are provided to detect and monitor the position of the drum during its printing operation and to monitor the status of the paper supplied to the clamping mechanism.

Title
Thermal printer
Application Number
6/765079
Publication Number
4594597
Application Date
August 13, 1985
Publication Date
June 10, 1986
Inventor
Michael A Shaver
Santa Fe Springs
CA, US
Howard W H Siu
S. San Gabriel
CA, US
Jon S Guy
Garden Grove
CA, US
Dean Yuan Liu
Canoga Park
CA, US
Agent
Wm F Porter Jr
Louis Etlinger
Assignee
Sanders Associates
NH, US
IPC
G01D 15/10
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