Tape printer having a cutter with a guide mechanism

  • US 6,074,113 A
  • Filed: 09/23/1998
  • Issued: 06/13/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/18/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A tape cassette that accommodates a printable tape and is suitable for being detachably received in a tape printing device having a tape cassette receiving member therein, said tape cassette comprising:

  • a housing having a wall portion which is arranged to support a length of the tape in face to face contact while the length of tape is cut in a central area during a cutting operation performed with a cutting mechanism of said tape printing device, with the wall portion supporting the tape on both sides of the cut central area; and

    at least one guideway provided in said wall portion of said cassette beyond where the tape is supported by the wall portion, with the guideway being arranged for receiving a pin that is connected to the cutting mechanism to align and connect the cutting mechanism and cassette.

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