Ribbon core and spindle

  • US 6,109,801 A
  • Filed: 03/18/1999
  • Issued: 08/29/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/18/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A ribbon spool and spindle assembly comprising:

  • a spindle comprising;

    at least one rib having a shoulder;

    at least one latch, the latch having a sloped side; and

    a spool comprising;

    at least one slot for engaging the rib, the slot having an outwardly angled insertion channel for guiding the latch to the slot as the spool is inserted on the spindle;

    a lock ridge;

    the latch being adapted to engage between the lock ridge and the rib shoulder upon insertion of the spool in order to lock the spool in place, the latch sloped side being adapted to allow the latch to disengage the rib so that the spool may be manually pulled off of the spindle.

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