06126343 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 30 patents.

A printing medium feeding apparatus comprises a conveying belt, on which a roll-shaped printing medium is placed with the lower surface of the roll being in contact therewith to unwind the outer periphery of the roll. With the arrangement, setup of the roll to the feeding apparatus is completed easily by only placing the roll onto the conveying belt, as compared with a construction in which the center of a roll is rotatably supported. It is also possible to omit or simplify a transmission mechanism such as a train of reduction gears that is necessary for the case of central driving. Further, it is also possible to feed a constant amount of length at a constant drive speed irrespective of radius of the roll.

Title
Printing medium feeding apparatus using a specialized conveyor belt to control the printing medium tensioning
Application Number
401788
Publication Number
6126343
Application Date
July 1, 1997
Publication Date
October 3, 2000
Inventor
Takefumi Tamura
Tokyo
JP
Tsuyoshi Mikoshiba
Sagamihara
JP
Hitoshi Fujimoto
Sagamihara
JP
Tatsuya Fukushima
Kawasaki
JP
Tsutomu Harada
Tokyo
JP
Masatoshi Ikkatai
Yokohama
JP
Masataka Naito
Kawasaki
JP
Yoshihiko Kitahara
Yokohama
JP
Katsumi Sugiyama
Kawasaki
JP
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
Canon Aptex
JP
IPC
B41J 15/04
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