05236265 is referenced by 38 patents and cites 25 patents.

The present invention relates to a portable printer suitable for hand-carrying and transporting, and provides a portable printer which is easily carried and transported and provides less possibility of damage to the printing mechanism, and comprises a plurality of casings 1, 2, a printing mechanism 10 housed in the casing 1, 2 for performing a printing of a paper 100, and connecting means 3 for connecting the plurality of casings 1, 2 by mating wider surfaces 1a and 2a among outer surfaces of the casings 1, 2 when a printing of the paper 100 by the printing mechanism 10 is performed, and when a printing is not performed, the relative positional relationship of the plurality of casings 1, 2 can be varied to form an essentially flat configuration overall. With this construction, when a printing of the paper 100 is performed by the printing mechanism 10, the plurality of casings 1 and 2 are connected by mating the wider surfaces 1a and 2a of the outer surfaces of the casings 1 and 2 by the connecting means, and when a printing is not performed, the relative positional relationship of the plurality of casings 1, 2 is changed so that the plurality of casings 1, 2 form an essentially flat configuration overall. In either case, the printing mechanism 10 is housed within the casing and is not externally exposed.

Title
Portable printer with variable housing configurations
Application Number
7/836292
Publication Number
5236265
Application Date
February 28, 1992
Publication Date
August 17, 1993
Inventor
Isao Nakamura
Fukushima
JP
Masaki Okuyama
Fukushima
JP
Tomoyuki Nagamine
Fukushima
JP
Masayoshi Otsuka
Date
JP
Yukio Saito
Fukushima
JP
Agent
Staas & Halsey
Assignee
Fujitsu Isotec
JP
IPC
B41J 3/36
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