Sensor hub for a print ribbon supply roll and method

  • US 6,152,625 A
  • Filed: 07/27/1999
  • Issued: 11/28/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/27/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A sensor hub for a print ribbon supply roll including a roll core, the sensor hub comprising:

  • a sleeve shaped to attach to the roll core of the print ribbon supply roll;

    a pin-receiving plate secured to said sleeve and including a plurality of apertures; and

    a plurality of pins permanently secured in selected ones of said apertures, said pins being arranged in the selected ones of said apertures according to a print ribbon type to thereby identify the print ribbon type.

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