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Publication numberCN101758672 B
Publication typeGrant
Application numberCN 200910262676
Publication date12 Mar 2014
Filing date25 Dec 2009
Priority date25 Dec 2008
Also published asCA2748177A1, CA2748177C, CN101758672A, CN101758673A, CN101758673B, CN103753972A, CN103753972B, CN103753978A, CN103753979A, CN103753979B, CN103753980A, CN103753980B, CN103862894A, CN103862894B, DE102009059956A1, EP2202080A1, EP2202080B1, EP2370264A1, EP2370264B1, EP2752298A2, EP2752298A3, EP2752299A2, EP2752299A3, EP2752300A2, EP2752300A3, EP2752301A2, EP2752301A3, US8382389, US8651756, US9498997, US9498998, US9511609, US9511610, US9511611, US9522556, US9539838, US9566812, US9656496, US9656497, US9682584, US20100166477, US20100166480, US20130142560, US20130315644, US20140199108, US20140204170, US20140205341, US20140205342, US20140205343, US20140205344, US20140205345, US20140205346, US20140205347, US20140205348, US20140205349, US20140205352, US20140205353, US20140320581, WO2010073601A1
Publication number200910262676.7, CN 101758672 B, CN 101758672B, CN 200910262676, CN-B-101758672, CN101758672 B, CN101758672B, CN200910262676, CN200910262676.7
Inventors山口晃志郎, 长江强, 今牧照雄, 加藤雅士, 堀内誉史, 佐乡朗, 入山靖广, 柴田康弘
Applicant兄弟工业株式会社
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: SIPO, Espacenet
带式打印机 The tape printer translated from Chinese
CN 101758672 B
Abstract  translated from Chinese
一种带式打印机,包括带盒(30),其包括收容带的盒壳体(31)。 A tape printer comprising tape cassette (30), comprising a housing accommodating cassette tape (31). 臂指示器部设置在盒壳体(31)的臂前表面(35)上。 Arm indicator portion provided on the arm front surface (35) of the housing box (31). 臂指示器部包括沿与带供给方向正交的方向延伸的竖向信息部分和在竖向信息部分的至少一个中形成的孔口,并且指示带类型。 Arm indicator portion includes a direction orthogonal to the supply direction of the belt extending vertical information section and at least one aperture formed in the vertical information section and indicates the tape type. 人们可以通过视觉检查孔口是否形成在竖向信息部分的每一个中来识别带类型。 One can by visual inspection whether the opening is formed in each of the identified tape type vertical information section. 带式打印机(1)的压板保持器包括在与安装在盒收容部(8)中的带盒(30)的臂指示器部相对应的位置的检测开关(210)。 The tape printer (1) comprising a platen holder and the arm indicator portion mounted on the cassette housing portion (8) of the tape cassette (30) corresponding to a position detecting switch (210). 带式打印机(1)可以基于检测开关(210)的检测结果识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带类型。 (1) The test results can be identified by visual inspection to identify the same tape type tape printer based on a detection switch (210).
Claims(17)  translated from Chinese
1.一种带式打印机,包括: 带盒,所述带盒包括: 壳体,所述壳体具有顶面、底面、前表面和一对侧面; 带,所述带是被安装在所述壳体中的打印介质; 带出口,所述带出口将在所述壳体中沿预定供给路径引导的所述带从所述壳体排出,所述供给路径的至少一部分平行于所述前表面延伸;和类型指示器部,所述类型指示器部设置为邻近所述带出口,并且设置在所述带出口的沿所述带的供给方向的上游侧的所述前表面的特定区域中,所述类型指示器部指示所述带的带类型, 盒收容部,所述带盒被安装在所述盒收容部中并且能够从所述盒收容部拆除; 供给装置,所述供给装置将所述带从安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述壳体沿所述路径供给; 打印装置,所述打印装置在由所述供给装置供给的所述带上执行打印; 可动构件,所述可动构件能够在第一位置和第二位置之间移动,所述第一位置靠近安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述前表面,并且所述第二位置与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述前表面成间隔; 多个检测开关,所述多个检测开关设置在所述可动构件上,所述多个检测开关在与所述带盒相对于所述盒收容部的安装和拆除方向大致正交的方向上并且朝向安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述壳体的所述前表面突出,并检测用于识别安装在所述壳体中的所述带的带类型的识别信息; 表格存储装置,所述表格存储装置存储带类型表格,在所述带类型表格中识别信息条目每一个均与带类型关联;和带类型识别装置,所述带类型识别装置参考所述带类型表格识别与由所述多个检测开关检测出的所述识别信息相关联的带类型作为安装在所述壳体中的所述带的带类型, 其中: 所述类型指示器部包括多个竖向信息部分和形成在所述多个竖向信息部分中的至少一个竖向信息部分中的孔口,所述多个竖向信息部分是沿与所述供给方向正交的方向延伸的多个带状部分;并且所述多个检测开关中的与表面部对置的一部分检测开关被按压,从而检测指示所述多个检测开关中的每一个检测开关的按压状态或非按压状态的信息作为识别信息,其中所述表面部是形成在安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述多个竖向信息部分中的所述至少一个竖向信息部分中的除所述孔口以外的表面部。 A tape printer comprising: a cassette, the cassette comprising: a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a front surface and a pair of side; belt, the belt is mounted on the the case of print media; at least a portion of the belt parallel exports, exports will guide the belt along a predetermined path in the housing supply with discharge from the housing, the supply path to the front surface extension; and a type indicator portion, the type indicator portion is set to a specific region of the belt adjacent the outlet, and is disposed on an upstream side of the feeding direction of the tape along the tape outlet of said front surface, tape type indicator portion indicating the type of the tape cassette accommodating portion, the tape cassette is mounted in the cartridge housing portion and the cartridge can be removed from the accommodating portion; supplying means, said supply means to the said tape mounted along the path from the cassette receiving portion of the housing of the tape cassette supplying; printing means, said printing means by said supplying means supplying the belt to perform printing; can movable member, the movable member is movable between a first position and a second position, said first position close to the front surface of the mounting in the cassette accommodating portion of the tape cassette, and the first The mounting surface of the second position in the cassette housing portion of the tape cassette into intervals before; a plurality of detecting switches, the plurality of detecting switches provided in the movable member, the plurality of detecting switches with respect to the tape cassette mounting and removing direction of the cartridge accommodating portion substantially orthogonal to a direction toward the mounting and the housing in the cassette receiving portion of the tape cassette of the front surface of the projecting and for detecting the tape type of the tape mounted in the identification information identifying said housing; table storage means, said storage means stores a table with the type of table, identification information on the tape type table entries each They are associated with a tape type; and a tape type identifying means identifying the tape type with reference to the tape type table means identifying the tape type associated with the identification information detected by the plurality of switches is detected as installed in the housing with a type of the tape, wherein: the type indicator portion includes a plurality of vertical information section and at least one vertical information section formed in the plurality of vertical information section of the orifice, The plurality of vertical information section is supplied to said plurality of band-shaped portions extending in a direction orthogonal to the direction; and said plurality of detecting switches are pressed and the surface portion opposing part of the detection switch, thereby detecting information indicating the plurality of detecting switches each detection switch is pressed or non-pressed state as the state of the identification information, wherein the surface portion is mounted in the cassette accommodating portion of the tape in the cassette is formed a plurality of vertical information section of the vertical surface portion of the at least one opening in addition to the information part of the outside.
2.如权利要求1所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述可动构件包括调整所述带盒的竖向运动的调整件; 所述带盒还包括参考孔口,所述参考孔口是与所述带的带类型无关地设置在所述前表面的所述特定区域中的孔口, 所述类型指示器部包括在所述多个竖向信息部分中位于所述供给方向上的最下游侧的第一竖向信息部分; 所述参考孔口的沿所述供给方向的上游侧的端部位于所述第一竖向信息部分的上游侧; 所述多个检测开关设置在所述可动构件上,且设置在与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述类型指示器部相对应的位置;并且所述调整件设置在所述可动构件上,且设置在与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述参考孔口相对应的位置,并且当所述可动构件在所述第一位置时所述调整件插入所述参考孔口中。 2. The tape printer according to claim 1, wherein: said movable member of said tape cassette comprising adjusting the vertical movement of the adjusting member; said tape cassette further comprises a reference aperture, said aperture is a reference opening the tape type of the tape provided independently of the front surface of the specific area, the type indicator portion comprises most of the feeding direction in the plurality of vertical information sections first vertical information section downstream side; end portion along the feeding direction of the reference aperture on the upstream side of the upstream side of the first vertical information section; said plurality of detecting switches provided in the the movable member, and is disposed in the cartridge mounting portion of said housing of said tape cassette type indicator portion corresponding positions; and said adjusting member is provided on the movable member, and is provided mounted on the cartridge with the receiving portion of the tape cassette opening corresponding to the reference position, and the movable member when the adjusting member in said first position of said reference insertion aperture .
3.如权利要求2所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述类型指示器部至少包括指示所述带的带宽度的带宽度指示器部;并且所述多个检测开关中的与所述带宽度指示器部对置的一部分检测开关被选择性地按压,从而检测带宽度信息,所述带宽度信息是与所述带宽度相关的信息。 3. The tape printer according to claim 2, wherein: the type indicator portion includes at least the width indicator portion indicating the tape width; and said plurality of detecting switches and the tape width indicator portion opposed to part of the detection switch is selectively depressed, thereby detecting the width information, the width information is information related to the width.
4.如权利要求3所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述带宽度指示器部包括所述多个竖向信息部分中的所述第一竖向信息部分和第二竖向信息部分,所述第二竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧第二靠近所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分; 在所述第一竖向信息部分和所述第二竖向信息部分中的至少一个竖向信息部分中形成所述孔口; 在所述第一竖向信息部分和所述第二竖向信息部分中的每一个竖向信息部分中是否形成所述孔口的组合指示所述带宽度;并且所述多个检测开关中的与所述第一竖向信息部分和所述第二竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关被选择性地按压,从而检测所述带宽度信息。 The tape printer according to claim 3, wherein: the width indicator portion includes a plurality of vertical information section of the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section, the said second vertical information section toward the upstream side of the feeding direction of the second vertical information section outlet positioned near the belt; in the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section at least one vertical information section formed in the opening; in the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section of each of the vertical information section is formed by a combination of the orifices of instruction said width; and said plurality of detection switches are selectively presses the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section of the opposing part of the detection switch, thereby detecting the tape width information .
5.如权利要求3所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述多个竖向信息部分包括布置成至少三列的竖向信息部分; 所述带宽度指示器部包括所述多个竖向信息部分中的所述第一竖向信息部分、第二竖向信息部分和最上游竖向信息部分,所述第二竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧第二靠近所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分,所述最上游竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧最远离所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分; 在所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分和所述最上游竖向信息部分中的至少一个竖向信息部分中形成所述孔口; 在所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分和所述最上游竖向信息部分中的每一个竖向信息部分中是否形成所述孔口的组合指示所述带宽度;并且所述多个检测开关中的与所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分和所述最上游竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关被选择性地按压,从而检测所述带宽度信息。 5. The tape printer according to claim 3, wherein: the plurality of vertical information section includes vertical information section is arranged at least three columns; the width indicator portion includes the plurality of vertical information portion of the first vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section, the second vertical information section toward an upstream side of the feeding direction of the belt near the second outlet positioning the vertical information section, the most upstream vertical information section of the outlet is positioned toward the upstream vertical information section of the side farthest from the feed direction of the tape; in the first vertical information section, the first at least one orifice forming the most upstream vertical information section of the vertical information section and the second vertical information section; in the first vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the the most upstream vertical information section of each of the vertical information section is formed in the aperture width of the indicating composition; and the plurality of detecting switches of the first vertical information section, the The second vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section opposite detection switch portion is selectively pressed to thereby detect the tape width information.
6.如权利要求3所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述类型指示器部包括指示打印模式是正像还是镜像的打印模式指示器部;并且所述多个检测开关中的与所述打印模式指示器部对置的一部分检测开关被选择性地按压,从而检测打印模式信息,所述打印模式信息是与所述打印模式相关的信息。 6. A tape printer according to claim 3, wherein: the type indicator portion includes information indicating the print mode is the mirror image of the positive or print mode indicator portion; and the plurality of detecting switches and the print mode indicator detecting portion opposed to a portion of the switch is selectively pressed to thereby detect print mode information, said printing mode information is information related to the print mode.
7.如权利要求6所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述多个竖向信息部分包括布置成至少三列的竖向信息部分; 所述打印模式指示器部包括所述多个竖向信息部分中的第三竖向信息部分,所述第三竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧第三靠近所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分; 在所述第三竖向信息部分中是否形成所述孔口指示所述打印模式是正像还是镜像;并且所述多个检测开关中的与所述第三竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关被选择性地按压,从而检测所述打印模式信息。 7. A tape printer according to claim 6, wherein: the plurality of vertical information section includes vertical information section is arranged at least three columns; the print mode indicator portion includes the plurality of vertical information a third vertical information section portion, the third vertical information section toward an upstream side of the feeding direction positioned near the outlet of the third vertical information section of the tape; in the third vertical information section whether the aperture is formed is a positive indication of the printed pattern or image; and the plurality of detecting switches in the third vertical information section and the opposing part of the detection switch is selectively pressed to thereby detect the said printing mode information.
8.如权利要求7所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述带宽度指示器部包括所述多个竖向信息部分中的所述第一竖向信息部分和第二竖向信息部分,所述第二竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧第二靠近所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分; 在所述第一竖向信息部分和所述第二竖向信息部分中的至少一个竖向信息部分中形成所述孔口; 在所述第一竖向信息部分和所述第二竖向信息部分中的每一个竖向信息部分中是否形成所述孔口的组合指示所述带宽度;并且所述多个检测开关中的与所述第一竖向信息部分和所述第二竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关被选择性地按压,从而检测所述带宽度信息。 8. The tape printer according to claim 7, wherein: the width indicator portion includes a plurality of vertical information section of the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section, the said second vertical information section toward the upstream side of the feeding direction of the second vertical information section outlet positioned near the belt; in the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section at least one vertical information section formed in the opening; in the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section of each of the vertical information section is formed by a combination of the orifices of instruction said width; and said plurality of detection switches are selectively presses the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section of the opposing part of the detection switch, thereby detecting the tape width information .
9.如权利要求7所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述多个竖向信息部分包括布置成五列的竖向信息部分; 所述带宽度指示器部包括所述多个竖向信息部分中的所述第一竖向信息部分、第二竖向信息部分和最上游竖向信息部分,所述第二竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧第二靠近所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分,并且所述最上游竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧最远离所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分; 在所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分和所述最上游竖向信息部分中的至少一个竖向信息部分中形成所述孔口;并且在所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分和所述最上游竖向信息部分中的每一个竖向信息部分中是否形成所述孔口的组合指示所述带宽度;并且所述多个检测开关中的与所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分和所述最上游竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关被选择性地按压,从而检测所述带宽度信息。 9. The tape printer according to claim 7, wherein: the plurality of vertical information section includes vertical information section is arranged in five columns; the width indicator portion includes the plurality of vertical information section In the first vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section, the second vertical information section is feeding direction toward the upstream side of the second outlet is located close to the band vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section is export orientation vertical information section upstream direction toward the supply side farthest from the tape; in the first vertical information section, the first Two vertical information section and at least one vertical portion of the most upstream vertical information section of the information forming the aperture; and in the first vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the said most upstream vertical information section of each of the vertical information section is formed in the opening combination indicates that the width; and the plurality of detecting switches and the first vertical information section, the said second vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section on the opposite part of the detection switch is selectively pressed to thereby detect the tape width information.
10.如权利要求5、7到9中任一项所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述多个竖向信息部分中的相邻竖向信息部分以等间隔布置;并且与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述多个竖向信息部分相对应地,所述多个检测开关在处于所述第一位置的所述可动构件的左右方向上以等间隔布置。 10. The tape printer according to 5,7 to any one of claims 9, wherein: the plurality of vertical information section adjacent vertical information section are arranged at equal intervals; and installed in the relative to the plurality of vertical information section of the cassette housing portion of the tape cartridge correspondingly, the plurality of detecting switches is in the first position of said movable member in the lateral direction are arranged at equal intervals.
11.如权利要求2到9中任一项所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述类型指示器部包括多个横向信息部分,所述多个横向信息部分是平行于所述带的所述供给方向延伸的多个带状部分,并且所述多个横向信息部分在与所述供给方向正交的方向上布置; 所述参考孔口的上端位于所述多个横向信息部分的上方; 在所述多个竖向信息部分中的每一个竖向信息部分中的多个重叠区域中的至少一个重叠区域是否包括孔口的组合指示所述带类型,所述多个重叠区域是所述多个竖向信息部分和所述多个横向信息部分彼此交叉和重叠的区域;所述调整件在所述可动构件中位于所述多个检测开关的上方;并且所述多个检测开关设置在与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述多个竖向信息部分中的每一个竖向信息部分中的所述多个重叠区域中的所述至少一个重叠区域相对应的位置。 11. The tape printer 2 according to any one of claims 9, wherein: the type indicator portion includes a plurality of lateral information section, the plurality of lateral information section of the tape is parallel to the a plurality of strip-like portions extending in the feeding direction, and the plurality of lateral information section in the direction orthogonal to the feeding direction are arranged; the upper end of the reference aperture is positioned above the plurality of lateral information sections; in whether at least one of the plurality of overlapping regions plurality of vertical information section in the overlap region of each of the vertical information section includes an aperture in the combination indicates the tape type, the plurality of overlapping regions is more than the a plurality of vertical information section and the lateral information section cross each other and the overlapping regions; said adjustment member positioned above the plurality of detecting switches in the movable member; and the plurality of detecting switches provided in at least one of said plurality of overlapping area information portion vertically overlapping region of each of the vertical information section and the mounting of the cartridge in the housing portion of the tape cassette of the plurality of corresponding Location.
12.如权利要求2到9中任一项所述的带式打印机,其中: 所有所述多个竖向信息部分位于所述参考孔口的沿所述供给方向的上游侧的端部的沿所述供给方向的下游侧;并且所有所述多个检测开关在所述可动构件中位于所述调整件的沿所述供给方向的上游侧的端部的沿所述供给方向的下游侧。 Along the end portion of the upstream side of all of the plurality of vertical information section located along said reference orifice feeding direction: 12. 2 tape printer according to any one of claims 9, wherein The feeding direction downstream side; and all of the plurality of detecting switches located downstream along the feeding direction of the end portion of the adjusting member along the feeding direction upstream side of the movable member.
13.如权利要求2到9中任一项所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述带盒还包括带引导部,所述带引导部设置于所述带出口的在所述供给路径上的下游侧,并且所述带引导部引导从所述带出口排出且露出的所述带; 设有所述类型指示器部的所述前表面的所述特定区域在所述供给方向上的长度等于或小于带露出长度,所述带露出长度是所述带出口和所述带引导部之间的距离,并且所述带露出长度是露出的带的长度; 所述壳体的所述顶面和所述底面的每一个都具有在左右方向上较长的矩形形状; 盒中心线和参考线之间的距离在所述带露出长度的18%到24%的范围内,所述盒中心线是所述壳体在所述左右方向上的中心线,并且所述参考线是沿着与所述带的所述供给方向正交的方向的虚拟线,且所述参考线指示设置所述参考孔口的位置; 所述第一竖向信息部分的至少一部分在所述盒中心线的沿所述带供给方向的下游侧,且所述第一竖向信息部分的所述至少一部分定位成使得离开所述盒中心线的距离在所述带露出长度的14%到20%的范围内; 所述调整件在所述可动构件中位于与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述参考线相对应的位置;并且所述多个检测开关中的至少一个检测开关位于与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述第一竖向信息部分的所述至少一部分相对应的位置。 13. The tape printer 2 according to any one of claims 9, wherein: the tape cassette further includes a tape guide portion of the tape guide portion provided on the tape at the supply outlet path a downstream side, and the tape guide portion for guiding said tape from said tape outlet and is exposed; said indicator portion provided with the type of the front surface of the length of a particular region in the feeding direction is equal to or less than the length of the belt is exposed, the exposed length of the belt from the exit and the tape guide portion between the tape and the tape with the exposed length of the exposed length; the top surface of the housing and The bottom surface of each of the right and left direction has a rectangular shape long; the distance between the reference line and the centerline of the cartridge in the tape is exposed within a range of 18% to 24% of the length of the cassette center line is The housing in the lateral direction of the center line, and the reference line is a virtual line along the feeding direction of the tape perpendicular direction, and the reference line indicating the reference hole provided mouth position; at least a portion downstream of the cartridge along the centerline of the tape feeding direction side of the first vertical information section, and the vertical information section of the first portion is positioned such that at least a left The distance between the center line in the tape cassette is exposed in the range of 14% to 20% of the length; the adjusting member is located in said movable member with said cartridge mounted in the housing portion of the tape cassette the position corresponding to the reference line; and the plurality of detecting switches of the at least one detection switch is installed in the cassette housing portion of the tape cassette of the first vertical information section of at least a portion corresponding to the position.
14.如权利要求2到9中任一项所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述带盒还包括带引导部,所述带引导部设置于所述带出口的在所述供给路径上的下游侧,并且所述带引导部引导从所述带出口排出且露出的所述带; 设有所述类型指示器部的所述前表面的所述特定区域在所述供给方向上的长度等于或小于带露出长度,所述带露出长度是所述带出口和所述带引导部之间的距离,并且所述带露出长度是露出的带的长度; 所述第一竖向信息部分的至少一部分定位成使得离开所述带出口的距离在所述带露出长度的30%到36%的范围内;并且所述多个检测开关中的至少一个检测开关位于与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述第一竖向信息部分的所述至少一部分相对应的位置。 14. The tape printer 2 according to any one of claims 9, wherein: the tape cassette further includes a tape guide portion of the tape guide portion provided on the tape at the supply outlet path a downstream side, and the tape guide portion for guiding said tape from said tape outlet and is exposed; said indicator portion provided with the type of the front surface of the length of a particular region in the feeding direction is equal to or less than the length of the belt is exposed, the exposed length of the belt is the belt guide exit and the distance between the belt and the belt is exposed length is the length of the belt is exposed; the at least first vertical information section It is positioned such that the distance from a portion of the tape outlet of the tape is exposed in a range of 30% to 36% of the length; and the plurality of detecting switches of the at least one detection switch is installed in the cassette housing portion a position corresponding to at least a portion of the first vertical information section of the tape of the cartridge.
15.如权利要求13所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述多个竖向信息部分中的相邻竖向信息部分的沿所述左右方向的中心线之间的距离在所述带露出长度的7%到10%的范围内;并且所述多个检测开关分别布置在与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述多个竖向信息部分的沿所述左右方向的所述中心线相对应的位置。 15. The tape printer as claimed in claim 13, wherein: the distance between the center line of the plurality of vertical information section adjacent vertical information sections along the horizontal direction between the exposed length of the tape in the range of 7% to 10%; and the plurality of detecting switches are respectively arranged at the mounting in the direction of the cassette accommodating portion of the tape cassette of the plurality of vertical information sections of the right and left direction a position corresponding to the center line.
16.如权利要求14所述的带式打印机,其中: 所述多个竖向信息部分中的相邻竖向信息部分的沿所述左右方向的中心线之间的距离在所述带露出长度的7%到10%的范围内;并且所述多个检测开关分别布置在与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述多个竖向信息部分的沿所述左右方向的所述中心线相对应的位置。 16. The tape printer according to claim 14, wherein: the distance between the center line of the plurality of vertical information section adjacent vertical information sections along the horizontal direction between the exposed length of the tape in the range of 7% to 10%; and the plurality of detecting switches are respectively arranged at the mounting in the direction of the cassette accommodating portion of the tape cassette of the plurality of vertical information sections of the right and left direction a position corresponding to the center line.
17.如权利要求1到9中任一项所述的带式打印机,其中在所述类型指示器部中包括的所述孔口是穿透所述前表面的通孔或从所述前表面朝向所述壳体的内侧凹入的凹部。 17. The tape printer 1 according to any one of claims 9, wherein said type indicator comprises a portion of said aperture is a through hole penetrating from the front surface or the front surface recessed toward the inside of the housing recess.
Description  translated from Chinese

带式打印机 The tape printer

技术领域 Technical Field

[0001] 本发明涉及一种带式打印机,该带式打印机构造成在其中以可移除方式收容带盒并且在该带盒中包含的带上执行打印。 [0001] The present invention relates to a tape printer, the tape printing apparatus in which the tape cassette can be removably accommodated in the tape cassette and the tape contained perform printing.

背景技术 Background

[0002] 已知带式打印机用打印头在从带盒拉出的带上执行打印字符,诸如字母等,带盒安装在该带式打印机的盒收容部中。 [0002] Known tape printer with print head is pulled out from the cassette tape to print characters, such as letters, etc., the tape cassette installed in the cassette housing portion of the tape printer. 带式打印机可以使用不同结构和宽度的多种带类型,因此需要为带式打印机准备多种带盒以收容多种带类型。 The tape printer can use a variety of different types of structures and band width, so you need a variety of cassette tape to accommodating multiple types of tape printer.

[0003] 例如日本专利特开平No4-133756和日本专利N0.3543659中公开的打印机,用设置在盒收容部的检测开关,根据相应于带类型形成的盒检测器,检测安装在盒收容部中的带盒的类型。 [0003] For example, Japanese Patent Laid-Open Japanese Patent N0.3543659 printer No4-133756 and disclosed by the detection switch provided in the cassette housing portion, according to the tape type corresponding to the form of cassette detector detects installed in the cassette housing portion The type of tape cartridge. 带盒在底面的一部分上具有盒检测部,在该部分通孔和非通孔形成与带的类型相应的图案。 Tape cartridge has a cartridge detection unit in a part of the bottom surface of the corresponding pattern in the type of the portion of the through holes and non-through hole is formed and the band. 当带盒安装到盒收容部中时,被不断地向上推压的每个检测开关与盒检测部的通孔或非通孔对置。 When the tape cassette is mounted to the cartridge housing portion, is continuously pushed upward pressure detection switch and each through-hole or non-through-hole of the cartridge detecting portion opposed. 带式打印机通过检测哪些检测开关被按压和哪些检测开关没被按压来识别带盒的类型。 The tape printer detection switch is pressed and which have not been pressed to identify the type of cassette which is detected by the detection switch.

发明内容 DISCLOSURE

[0004] 形成在盒检测部中的通孔的图案基本上仅为了使带式打印机检测带的类型而设计。 [0004] formed in the cassette detection portion of the pattern through holes so basically only the printer detects the type of tape with the design. 因此,根据带的类型随意分配不同图案。 Thus, depending on the type of random assignment with different patterns. 换言之,通孔图案不形成为根据规则它们可被从外观上识别的图案。 In other words, the through-hole pattern is not formed according to rules that they can be identified from the appearance of the pattern. 因此,人们难以视觉识别带的类型。 Therefore, it is difficult to visually identify the type of belt.

[0005] 本发明的一个目标是允许通过视觉检查带盒的外观来识别带类型,以及提供一种带式打印机,对于带类型,其能够获得与通过视觉检查识别相同的检测结果。 [0005] An object of the present invention to allow visual inspection by the appearance of the tape cartridge to identify the tape type, and there is provided a tape printer, the tape type, which can be obtained by visual inspection and the test results to identify the same.

[0006] 根据本发明,一种带式打印机包括:带盒、盒收容部、供给装置、打印装置、多个检测开关、表格存储装置和带类型识别装置。 [0006] According to the present invention, a tape printer comprising: a tape cassette, the cassette accommodating section, feeding means, the printing means, a plurality of detecting switches, a table storage means and a tape type identifying means. 所述带盒包括:壳体,所述壳体具有顶面、底面、前表面和一对侧面;带,所述带是被安装在所述壳体中的打印介质;带出口,所述带出口将在所述壳体中沿预定供给路径引导的所述带从所述壳体排出,所述供给路径的至少一部分平行于所述前表面延伸;和类型指示器部,所述类型指示器部设置为邻近所述带出口,并且设置在所述带出口的沿所述带的供给方向的上游侧的所述前表面的特定区域中,所述类型指示器部指示所述带的带类型。 Said cartridge comprising: a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a front surface and a pair of side; belt, the belt is a print medium is mounted in the housing; and with the outlet, the band The tape outlet to guide along a predetermined feed path in said housing from the housing is discharged, at least a portion of said supply path extending parallel to the front surface; and a type indicator portion, the type indicator tape type of the tape portion disposed adjacent the outlet, and is provided in a particular area of the front surface of the upstream side of the feeding direction of the tape outlet of the tape, the type indicator portion indicating the tape . 所述带盒被以可移除方式安装到所述盒收容部中。 The tape cassette is removably mounted to the cartridge housing portion. 所述供给装置将所述带从安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述壳体沿所述路径供给。 Wherein said supplying means along said path from said housing mounted on the cassette housing portion of the tape in the tape supply cartridge. 所述打印装置在通过所述供给装置供给的所述带上执行打印。 Said printing means by said supplying means supplying the belt to perform printing. 所述多个检测开关朝向安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述壳体的所述前表面突出,并检测用于识别安装在所述壳体中的所述带的带类型的识别信息。 The front surface of the housing toward the plurality of detecting switches mounted on the cassette housing portion of the tape cassette protrudes, and for detecting the identification strip mounted in said housing with type of identification information. 所述表格存储装置存储带类型表格,在所述带类型表格中识别信息条目每一个均与带类型关联。 The table storage means for storing the tape type table, identification information entry in the tape type table are each associated with a type of belt. 所述带类型识别装置参考带类型表格来识别与由所述多个检测开关检测出的所述识别信息关联的带类型作为安装在所述壳体中的所述带的带类型。 The tape type identifying means with reference to the tape type table identified by said plurality of detecting switches detect the tape type associated with the identification information as the tape mounted in the housing of the tape type. 所述类型指示器部包括多个竖向信息部分和在所述多个竖向信息部分中的至少一个竖向信息部分中形成的孔口。 The type indicator portion includes a plurality of vertical information section and at least one aperture formed in the vertical information section of the plurality of vertical information section. 所述多个竖向信息部分是沿与所述供给方向正交的方向延伸的多个带状部分。 The plurality of vertical information section is a plurality of strip portions along a direction perpendicular to the feeding direction extends. 所述多个检测开关中的与表面部对置的一部分检测开关被按压从而检测指示所述多个检测开关中的每一个检测开关的按压状态或非按压状态的信息作为识别信息,其中所述表面部是除形成于安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述多个竖向信息部分中的所述至少一个竖向信息部分中的所述孔口以外的表面部。 The plurality of detecting switches and a part of the surface portion opposite the detection switch is pressed so that the information indicative of the plurality of detecting switches detect each detection switch is pressed or non-pressed state as the state of the identification information, wherein surface portion is other than the opening of said plurality of vertical information section of the form to be installed in the cassette housing portion of the tape cassette of the at least one vertical information section of the surface portion.

[0007] 人们可以仅通过观察带盒的类型指示器部和通过视觉检查多个竖向信息部分中的哪一个中形成孔口来识别带的带类型。 [0007] It may be identified with the type of tape cassette only by observing the type indicator portion and a plurality of vertical information by visual inspection section in which the opening is formed. 在带式打印机中,在安装了带盒的情况下,多个检测开关中的与表面部对置的一部分检测开关被选择性地按压,其中所述表面部是除形成在类型指示器部的多个竖向信息部分的至少一个中的孔口以外的表面部。 In the tape printer, in the case where the tape cassette is installed, the plurality of detecting switches and a part of the surface portion opposite the detection switch is selectively depressed, wherein said surface portion is formed in addition to the type indicator portion At least the surface portion of one of the plurality of vertical information outside opening portions. 因此,带式打印机基于多个检测开关的检测结果可以识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带类型。 Accordingly, the tape printer based on the detection result of the plurality of detection switches can be identified by visual inspection to identify the same tape type.

[0008] 带式打印机还包括:可动构件,所述可动构件包括所述多个检测开关和调整所述带盒的竖向运动的调整件,并且可在第一位置和第二位置之间移动,所述第一位置靠近安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述前表面,并且所述第二位置与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述前表面成间隔。 [0008] The tape printer further comprising: a movable member, the movable adjustment member includes a plurality of detecting switches and adjusting the vertical movement of the cassette, and movable between a first position and a second position moving between a first position close to the cassette housing portion is mounted in the front surface of the tape cassette, and the second position in the cartridge mounting portion of the housing of the tape cassette the aforementioned surface spaced. 另外,所述带盒还可以包括:参考孔口,所述参考孔口是与所述带的带类型无关地设置在所述前表面的所述特定区域中的孔口,所述类型指示器部可包括在所述多个竖向信息部分中位于所述供给方向上的最下游侧的第一竖向信息部分;所述参考孔口的沿所述供给方向上的上游侧的端部位于所述第一竖向信息部分的上游侦U。 Further, the tape cassette may further comprise: a reference aperture, said aperture is a reference to the tape type of the tape with an aperture disposed in the front surface of the particular area regardless of the type of indicator portion may include a first vertical information section located most downstream side in the feeding direction of the plurality of vertical information sections; the end portion on the upstream side along the feeding direction of the reference aperture situated on Investigation of the upstream portion of the first vertical information U. 此外,所述多个检测开关可在与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述类型指示器部相对应的位置设置在所述可动构件中;并且所述调整件可在与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述参考孔口相对应的位置设置在所述可动构件中,并且当所述可动构件在所述第一位置时所述调整件插入所述参考孔口中。 Further, the plurality of detecting switches may be installed in the cassette housing portion of the tape cassette of the type indicator portion provided at a position corresponding to the movable member; and the adjustment member may in installed in the cassette housing portion of the tape cassette opening corresponding to the reference position is set at the time of the movable member, and when the movable member in said first position of the adjustment member is inserted into the reference aperture.

[0009] 在这种情况下,人们可以利用参考孔口的在带供给方向上的上游侧的端部作参考点来限制第一竖向信息部分的位置。 [0009] In this case, one can use a reference orifice in the tape feeding direction upstream side end portion as a reference point to restrict the position of the first vertical information section. 因此,人可以更容易检查多个竖向信息部分的每一个中有无孔口。 Therefore, people can more easily check the presence or absence of each of a plurality of vertical information section of the orifice. 在带式打印机中,由于多个检测开关和调整件设置在可动构件中,所以仅通过移动可动构件,多个检测开关可与类型指示器部对置,并且调整件可插入参考孔口从而调整带盒的竖向运动。 In the tape printer, since a plurality of detecting switches and a regulating member provided on the movable member, it is only by moving the movable member, the plurality of detecting switches can be opposed to the type indicator portion, and the adjustment member can be inserted into the reference aperture thereby adjusting the vertical movement of the tape cassette.

[0010] 所述类型指示器部可至少包括指示所述带的带宽度的带宽度指示器部,并且所述多个检测开关中的与所述带宽度指示器部对置的一部分检测开关可以被选择性地按压从而检测带宽度信息,所述带宽度信息是与所述带宽度相关的信息。 [0010] The type indicator portion may include at least indicative of the tape width indicator portion width, and the plurality of detecting switches and the width indicator portion opposed to a portion of the detection switch is selectively pressed to thereby detect tape width information, the width information is information related to the width.

[0011] 在这种情况下,人们可以仅通过视觉检查带宽度指示器部来识别带宽度,在带类型包括的各种要素中,带宽度是最重要的要素之一。 [0011] In this case, it can only be by visual inspection to identify the tape width indicator portion width, the various elements included in the tape type, tape width is one of the most important elements. 另外,带式打印机能基于多个检测开关中的与带宽度指示器部对置的一部分检测开关的检测结果来识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带宽度。 In addition, the tape printer can be detected based on the detection result of the plurality of switches and width indicator portion opposed to a portion of the detection switch is identified by visual inspection of the same width recognition.

[0012] 所述带宽度指示器部可包括所述多个竖向信息部分中的第一竖向信息部分和第二竖向信息部分,所述第二竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧第二靠近所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分;可在第一竖向信息部分和第二竖向信息部分中的至少一个竖向信息部分中形成所述孔口;且在所述第一竖向信息部分和所述第二竖向信息部分中的每一个竖向信息部分中是否形成所述孔口的组合可以指示所述带宽度。 [0012] The width indicator portion may include a plurality of vertical information section of the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section, the second vertical information section is toward the feeding direction near the upstream side of the second belt outlet positioned vertical information section; vertical information section may be at least one opening is formed in the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section; and in the said first vertical information section and the second vertical information section of each of the vertical information section is formed of a combination of the orifices may indicate the width. 另外,所述多个检测开关中的与所述第一竖向信息部分和所述第二竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关可被选择性地按压,从而检测所述带宽度信息。 Further, the plurality of detecting switches may be selectively presses the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section of the opposing part of the detection switch, thereby detecting the tape width information. [0013] 在这种情况下,仅通过视觉检查在第一竖向信息部分和第二竖向信息部分的每一个中孔口有无的组合,人们可以容易识别带宽度。 [0013] In this case, simply by visually checking the aperture in each of the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section of the presence or absence of the combination, one can easily identify the tape width. 另外,带式打印机基于多个检测开关中的与第一竖向信息部分和第二竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关的检测结果可以识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带宽度。 Further, a plurality of detection switches printer with the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section opposite part of the detection switch detection results can be identified in the same width based on visual inspection to identify through.

[0014] 所述多个竖向信息部分可包括布置成至少三列的竖向信息部分;所述带宽度指示器部可包括所述多个竖向信息部分中的第一竖向信息部分、第二竖向信息部分和最上游竖向信息部分,所述第二竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧第二靠近所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分,最上游竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧最远离所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分。 [0014] The plurality of vertical information section may include information arranged in a vertical section of at least three columns; the width indicator portion may include a plurality of vertical information section of the first vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section, the second vertical information section toward the upstream side of the feeding direction of the second outlet positioned near the vertical information section of the band, the most upstream vertical information part is the feed direction toward the upstream side farthest from the vertical positioning of the outlet section with information. 另外,可以在所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分和所述最上游竖向信息部分中的至少一个竖向信息部分中形成所述孔口;并且在所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分和所述最上游竖向信息部分中的每一个竖向信息部分中是否形成所述孔口的组合可以指示所述带宽度。 In addition, the first vertical information section, forming the opening of the most upstream vertical information section in at least one section of the vertical information section and the second vertical information; and in the first a combination of a vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section of each vertical information section whether the formation of the orifice may indicate the width. 此外,所述多个检测开关中的与所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分和所述最上游竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关可以被选择性地按压从而检测所述带宽度信息。 Further, the plurality of detecting switches and the first vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section of a portion of the opposing detection switch may be selectively depressed so detecting said tape width information.

[0015] 在这种情况下,仅通过视觉检查在第一竖向信息部分、第二竖向信息部分和最上游竖向信息部分的每一个中孔口有无的组合,人们可以容易识别带宽度。 [0015] In this case, simply by visually checking the first vertical information section, the presence or absence of the combination of the second vertical information section and the most upstream opening each of the vertical information section, one can easily identify the tape width. 另外,带式打印机基于多个检测开关中的与第一竖向信息部分、第二竖向信息部分及最上游竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关的检测结果可以识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带宽度。 In addition, the tape printer of the plurality of detecting switches and the first vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section of the detection result of the opposing part can be identified based on the detection switch by means of visual inspection and identification of the same width.

[0016] 所述类型指示器部可包括指示打印模式是正像还是镜像的打印模式指示器部,且所述多个检测开关中的与所述打印模式指示器部对置的一部分检测开关可以被选择性地按压从而检测打印模式信息,所述打印模式信息是与所述打印模式相关的信息。 [0016] The type indicator portion may include information indicating positive or mirror printing mode is a print mode indicator portion, and the plurality of detecting switches the print mode indicator portion opposed to a portion of the detection switch can be selectively pressed to thereby detect print mode information, said printing mode information is information related to the print mode.

[0017] 在这种情况下,仅通过视觉检查打印模式指示器部,人们可以识别打印模式,打印模式是带类型中包括的各种要素中除带宽度之外的另一最重要的要素。 [0017] In this case, simply by visually checking the print mode indicator portion, one can identify the print mode, a print mode with various elements included in the other types except the width of the most important elements. 另外,带式打印机基于多个检测开关中的与打印模式指示器部对置的一部分检测开关的检测结果可以识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的打印模式。 Further, a printer based on the detection result of the plurality of detection switches the print mode indicator portion opposed to part of the detection switch can identify by visual inspection of the same print pattern recognition.

[0018] 所述多个竖向信息部分可包括布置成至少三列的竖向信息部分;所述打印模式指示器部可包括所述多个竖向信息部分中的第三竖向信息部分,所述第三竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧第三靠近所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分;在所述第三竖向信息部分中是否形成所述孔口可以指示所述打印模式是正像还是镜像。 [0018] The plurality of vertical information section may include information arranged in a vertical section of at least three columns; the print mode indicator portion may include a plurality of vertical information section of the third vertical information section, said third vertical information section toward an upstream side of the feeding direction of the tape outlet positioned close to a third vertical information section; in the third vertical information section may indicate whether the aperture is formed by the said print mode is a positive or a mirror. 另外,所述多个检测开关中的与所述第三竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关可以被选择性地按压从而检测所述打印模式信息。 Further, the plurality of detecting switches in the third vertical information section and the opposing part of the detection switch may be selectively pressed to thereby detect the print mode information.

[0019] 仅通过视觉检查第三竖向信息部分,人们可以容易识别打印模式。 [0019] By visual inspection only a third vertical information section, one can easily identify the print mode. 另外,带式打印机基于多个检测开关中的与第三竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关的检测结果可识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的打印模式。 Further, a printer based on the plurality of detection switches and the third vertical information section of the test results opposite part of the detection switch may be identified by visual inspection to identify the same print mode.

[0020] 在所述打印模式指示器部包括第三竖向信息部分的情况下,所述带宽度指示器部可包括所述多个竖向信息部分中的第一竖向信息部分和第二竖向信息部分,所述第二竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧第二靠近所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分;在所述第一竖向信息部分和所述第二竖向信息部分中的至少一个竖向信息部分中形成所述孔口;且在所述第一竖向信息部分和所述第二竖向信息部分中的每一个竖向信息部分中是否形成所述孔口的组合可以指示所述带宽度。 [0020] In the print mode indicator portion includes a case where the third vertical information section, the width indicator portion may include a plurality of vertical information section of the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section, the second vertical information section is the feed direction toward the upstream side of the second outlet positioned near the vertical information section of the belt; in the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section at least one vertical information section forming the aperture; and each of the vertical information section at the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section is formed in the may indicate that a combination of said aperture of said width. 另外,所述多个检测开关中的与所述第一竖向信息部分及所述第二竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关可以被选择性地按压从而检测所述带宽度信息。 Further, the plurality of detecting switches of the first vertical information section and the second vertical information section of the opposing part of the detection switch can be selectively pressed whereby the width detection information.

[0021] 在这种情况下,仅通过视觉检查第一到第三竖向信息部分,人们可以容易地识别带宽度和打印模式。 [0021] In this case, simply by visually checking the first to third vertical information section, one can easily identify the width and the print mode. 另外,带式打印机也分别基于多个检测开关中的与第一和第二竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关的检测结果和多个检测开关中的与第三竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关的检测结果来识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带宽度和相同的打印模式。 In addition, the tape printer were also based on the plurality of detection switches and the first and second vertical information section on the opposite part of the detection switch of test results and the plurality of detection switches and the third vertical information section opposite part of the test results to identify the detection switch through the same width and the same visual inspection to identify the print mode.

[0022] 在打印模式指示器部包括第三竖向信息部分的情况下,所述多个竖向信息部分可包括布置成五列的竖向信息部分;所述带宽度指示器部可包括所述多个竖向信息部分中的第一竖向信息部分、第二竖向信息部分和最上游竖向信息部分,所述第二竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧第二靠近所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分,所述最上游竖向信息部分是朝向所述供给方向的上游侧最远离所述带出口定位的竖向信息部分。 [0022] In the print mode indicator portion includes a case where a third vertical information section, the plurality of vertical information section may include vertical information section arranged five columns; the width indicator portion may comprise the the plurality of vertical information section of the first vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section, the second vertical information section towards the feed direction of the upstream side of the second close export orientation vertical information section of the band, the most upstream vertical information section is positioned vertically export information portion of the feeding direction toward the upstream side farthest from the tape. 另外,可以在所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分和所述最上游竖向信息部分中的至少一个竖向信息部分中形成所述孔口;且在所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分和所述最上游竖向信息部分中的每一个竖向信息部分中是否形成所述孔口的组合可以指示所述带宽度。 In addition, the first vertical information section, forming the opening of the most upstream vertical information section in at least one section of the vertical information section and the second vertical information; and in the first a combination of a vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section of each vertical information section whether the formation of the orifice may indicate the width. 此外,所述多个检测开关中的与所述第一竖向信息部分、所述第二竖向信息部分及所述最上游竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关可以被选择性地按压从而检测所述带宽度信息。 Further, the plurality of detecting switches and the first vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section of a portion of the opposing detection switch may be selectively depressed so detecting said tape width information.

[0023] 在这种情况下,仅通过视觉检查第一到第三竖向信息部分和最上游竖向信息部分,人们可以识别带宽度和打印模式。 [0023] In this case, simply by visually checking the first to third vertical information section and the most upstream vertical information section, one can identify the tape width and the print mode. 另外,带式打印机也能分别基于多个检测开关的与第一、第二和最上游竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关的检测结果和多个检测开关中的与第三竖向信息部分对置的一部分检测开关的检测结果来识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带宽度和相同的打印模式。 In addition, the tape printer can also be based on the respective first, second and most upstream vertical information section of the test results of the opposing part of the detection switch and a plurality of detection switches with any third vertical portion of the plurality of detecting switches part of the test results of the detection switch is set to identify by visual inspection of the same width and the same print recognition mode.

[0024] 所述多个竖向信息部分中相邻竖向信息部分可以等间隔布置;与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述多个竖向信息部分相对应地,所述多个检测开关可以在处于所述第一位置的所述可动构件的左右方向上以等间隔布置。 [0024] The plurality of vertical information sections of adjacent vertical information section may be arranged at equal intervals; a plurality of vertical information relative to said mounting portion in said cassette accommodating portion of the tape cassette to be ground, the plurality of detecting switches may be on the first position of said movable member in the lateral direction are arranged at equal intervals.

[0025] 在这种情况下,人们可以更容易地识别多个竖向信息部分的布置位置,同时带式打印机基于多个检测开关的检测结果,可识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带类型。 [0025] In this case, people can more easily identify a plurality of vertically arranged location information section, while the tape printer based on the detection result of a plurality of detection switches can be identified by visual inspection to identify the same tape type .

[0026] 所述带指示器部可包括多个横向信息部分,所述多个横向信息部分是平行于所述带的所述供给方向延伸的多个带状部分,并且在与所述供给方向正交的方向上布置;所述参考孔口的上端可定位于所述多个横向信息部分上方;在所述多个竖向信息部分的每一个中的多个重叠区域的至少一个是否包括孔口的组合可指示所述带类型,所述多个重叠区域是所述多个竖向信息部分和所述多个横向信息部分彼此交叉和重叠的区域。 [0026] The tape indicator portion may include a plurality of lateral information section, the plurality of lateral information section is a plurality of bands parallel to the feeding direction of the belt extending in the feeding direction and a direction orthogonal to the arrangement; the upper end of the reference aperture may be positioned above the plurality of lateral information section; a plurality of overlapping regions of the plurality of vertical information section of each of the at least one aperture is included opening combination may indicate the tape type, the plurality of overlapping regions is a portion of said plurality of information and the plurality of vertical information section transverse cross each other and overlap. 另外,所述调整件可在所述可动构件中定位于所述多个检测开关的上方;且所述多个检测开关可设置在与所述多个竖向信息部分的每一个中的所述多个重叠区域的至少一个相对应的位置。 Further, the adjusting member may be positioned at the top of the movable member at the plurality of detection switches; and the plurality of detecting switches may be provided at each of the plurality of vertical information section of the said at least one of the plurality of overlapping areas corresponding positions.

[0027] 在这种情况下,利用参考孔口的上端作为参考点,人们可以限定重叠区域的位置。 [0027] In this case, the upper end of the use of the reference aperture as a reference point, one can define the position of the overlapping area. 然后,仅通过视觉检查重叠部,人们可以容易识别带类型,同时带式打印机能基于多个检测开关的检测结果来识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带类型。 Then, only the overlapping portion by visual inspection, one can easily identify the tape type, while the tape printer can be detected based on the detection result of the plurality of switches to identify and visual inspection are identified by the same band type. [0028] 所有所述多个竖向信息部分可以位于所述参考孔口的沿所述供给方向的上游侧的端部的沿所述供给方向的下游侧,并且所有所述多个检测开关可以在所述可动构件中位于所述调整件的沿所述供给方向的上游侧的端部的沿所述供给方向的下游侧。 [0028] All of the plurality of vertical information section may be located on the downstream side along the feed direction of the end portion along the feeding direction of the reference aperture on the upstream side, and all of the plurality of detecting switches can a downstream side along the feed direction is located along the feeding direction of said adjustment member in said movable member in the upstream end portion.

[0029] 在这种情况下,由于利用参考孔口的上游侧的端部作为参考点,人们可以限定多个竖向信息部分的位置,所以人们可以更容易识别多个竖向信息部分的位置。 [0029] In this case, since the end portion on the upstream side of the reference aperture as a reference point, one can define the location of the plurality of vertical information section, so that it can more easily recognize the position of the plurality of vertical information section . 另外,带式打印机能基于多个检测开关的检测结果来识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带类型。 In addition, the tape printer can be detected based on the detection result of the plurality of switches to identify and visual inspection are identified by the same band type.

[0030] 所述带盒还可包括带引导部,所述带引导部设置于所述带出口的在所述供给路径上的下游侧,并且引导从所述带出口排出且露出的所述带;设有所述类型指示器部的所述前表面的所述特定区域在所述供给方向上的长度可以等于或小于带露出长度,所述带露出长度是所述带出口和所述带引导部之间的距离,并且所述带露出长度是露出的带的长度;所述壳体的所述顶面和所述底面每一个可具有左右方向较长的矩形形状;盒中心线和参考线之间的距离可在所述带露出长度的18%到24%的范围内,所述盒中心线是所述壳体在左右方向上的中心线,且所述参考线是沿着与所述带的供给方向正交的方向的虚拟线,且所述参考线指示设置所述参考孔口的位置。 The [0030] The tape cassette may further include a tape guide portion, the belt guide portion disposed on the downstream side of the tape exit on the feed path, and to guide the tape discharged from the outlet and is exposed with ; the indicator portion provided with the type of a particular region of the front surface of the length in the feed direction may be equal to or less than the length of the exposed tape, the tape is exposed length of said tape and said tape guide outlet the distance between the portion of the belt and the exposed length is the length of the belt is exposed; the top surface of the housing and the bottom surface may each have a rectangular shape longer in the lateral direction; cassette center line and a reference line the distance between the band may be exposed in the range of 18% to 24% of the length of the cassette center line is the center line of the housing in the horizontal direction, and the reference line is along the virtual line orthogonal to the feeding direction of the belt direction, and the setting of the reference line indicating the reference aperture position. 另外,所述第一竖向信息部分的至少一部分可以在所述盒中心线的沿所述带供给方向的下游侧,且可定位成使得离开所述盒中心线的距离在所述带露出长度的14%到20%的范围内。 Further, the first vertical information section may be at least part of the downstream side along the center line of the cassette tape feed direction, and may be positioned such that the distance from the centerline of the cartridge in the tape is exposed length in the range of 14% to 20%. 此外,所述调整件可在与安装在所述盒收容部的所述带盒的参考线相对应的位置定位在所述可动构件中,;且所述多个检测开关中的至少一个检测开关可以位于与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述第一竖向信息部分的所述至少一部分相对应的位置。 In addition, the adjustment member may be installed in the cassette accommodating portion of the tape cassette of the reference line positioned at a position corresponding to the movable member,; and the plurality of detecting switches in the at least one detector switch may be located at positions corresponding to at least a portion of the first vertical information section and mounted in the cassette accommodating portion of the tape in the cassette.

[0031] 在这种情况下,由于利用壳体中心线的位置作为参考,人们可以容易识别参考孔口和第一竖向信息部分的位置,所以人们可较容易地识别带类型。 [0031] In this case, since the position of the center line of the housing as a reference, one can easily identify the position of the reference aperture and the first vertical information section, so that it can more easily identify the tape type. 另外,带式打印机能基于多个检测开关的检测结果来识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带类型。 In addition, the tape printer can be detected based on the detection result of the plurality of switches to identify and visual inspection are identified by the same band type.

[0032] 所述带盒还可以包括带引导部,所述带引导部设置于所述带出口的在所述供给路径上的下游侧,并且引导从所述带出口排出且露出的所述带。 [0032] The tape cassette may further include a tape guide portion of the tape guide portion provided on the downstream side of the tape exit on the feed path, and to guide the tape discharged from the outlet and is exposed with . 另外,设有所述类型指示器部的所述前表面的所述特定区域在所述供给方向上的长度等于或小于带露出长度,所述带露出长度是所述带出口和所述带引导部之间的距离,并且所述带露出长度是露出的带的长度,并且第一竖向信息部分的至少一部分可定位成使得离开所述带出口的距离在所述带露出长度的30%到36%的范围内。 Further, with the specific surface area of the front of the type indicator portion in the feed direction of a length equal or less than the length of the belt is exposed, the exposed length of the belt and the belt guide belt outlet the distance between the portion of the belt and the exposed length of the exposed length of the belt, and at least a portion of the first vertical information section may be positioned such that the distance from the outlet of the tape in the tape is exposed to 30% of the length of the in the range of 36%. 此外,所述多个检测开关的至少一个可位于与安装在所述盒收容部中的所述带盒的所述第一竖向信息部分的所述至少一部分相对应的位置。 Further, the plurality of detecting switches may be located at least one position corresponding to at least a portion of the first vertical information section of the mounting portion of the cassette accommodating the tape cassette.

[0033] 在这种情况下,由于利用带出口的位置作为参考,人们可以容易识别第一竖向信息部分的位置,所以人们能较容易地识别带类型。 [0033] In this case, since the position of the belt outlet as a reference, one can easily identify the position of the first vertical information section, so that it can more easily identify the tape type. 另外,带式打印机能基于安装在盒收容部的带盒的多个检测开关的检测结果来识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同带类型。 In addition, the tape printer can be based on the detection result of the plurality of detecting switches mounted on the cassette housing portion of the tape cassette is identified by visual inspection and identification of the same tape type.

[0034] 所述相邻竖向信息部分的沿所述左右方向的中心线之间的距离可以在所述带露出长度的7%到10%的范围内;且所述多个检测开关分别设置在与所述多个竖向信息部分的沿所述左右方向的所述中心线相对应的位置。 The distance between the center line of [0034] the direction of the adjacent vertical information sections in the right-left direction of the tape may be exposed in the range of 7% to 10% of the length; and the plurality of detecting switches are provided at the centerline of the plurality of vertical information section along the horizontal direction corresponding to the position.

[0035] 在这种情况下,由于人们可首先识别第一竖向信息部分的位置,然后识别其它竖向信息部分的位置,所以人们可以较容易识别带类型。 [0035] In this case, since one can identify the first position of the first vertical information section and then identify the positions of other vertical information section, so that it can more easily identify the tape type. 另外,带式打印机能基于多个检测开关的检测结果来识别与通过视觉检查识别的相同的带类型。 In addition, the tape printer can be detected based on the detection result of the plurality of switches to identify and visual inspection are identified by the same band type.

[0036] 包括在所述类型指示器部中的所述孔口可以是穿透所述前表面的通孔或从所述前表面朝向所述壳体内部凹入的凹部。 [0036] comprising the aperture in the type indicator portion may penetrate the front surface of the through-holes or recesses towards the inside of the housing recessed from said front surface. 在这种情况下,结构简单的孔口可以容易地形成在 In this case, a simple structure can be easily formed in the aperture

带盒中。 Cassette.

附图说明 Brief Description

[0037] 下面将参考附图详细描述本发明示范实施例,其中: [0037] The following exemplary embodiments of the invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

[0038] 图1是当盒盖6关闭时带式打印机I的透视图; [0038] FIG. 1 is a perspective view when the cover 6 is closed when the tape printer I;

[0039] 图2是示意出带盒30和盒收容部8的透视图; [0039] FIG. 2 is a schematic perspective view showing the tape cassette 30 and the cassette housing portion 8;

[0040] 图3是当压板保持器12在待机位置时安装有层叠式带盒30的盒收容部8的平面图; [0040] FIG. 3 is when the platen holder 12 in the standby position of the tape cassette installed cascading plan 30 cartridge housing portion 8;

[0041] 图4是当压板保持器12在打印位置时安装有层叠式带盒30的盒收容部8的平面图; [0041] FIG. 4 is when the platen holder 12 is mounted in position when printing a plan view of the cassette housing portion 8 of the tape cassette 30 stacked;

[0042] 图5是当压板保持器12在打印位置时安装有接收器式带盒30的盒收容部8的平面图; [0042] FIG. 5 is when the platen holder 12 is installed at the printing position floor plan with a receiver 30 of the cassette housing portion 8 of the tape cassette;

[0043] 图6是当压板保持器12在打印位置时安装有热型带盒30的盒收容部8的平面图; [0043] FIG. 6 when the platen holder 12 is mounted in position when printing thermal type tape cassette 30 is a plan view of the cassette housing portion 8;

[0044] 图7是上面设有臂检测部200的盒面对表面12B的部分放大图; [0044] FIG. 7 is provided above the arm detection portion 200 of the cartridge facing surface 12B is a partially enlarged view;

[0045] 图8是沿图7中示出的1-1线从箭头方向看时的剖视图; [0045] FIG. 8 is a sectional view taken along line 1-1 in FIG. 7 shown when viewed from the direction of the arrows;

[0046] 图9是示出带式打印机I电气结构的方框图; [0046] FIG. 9 is a block diagram showing an electrical configuration of the tape printer of I;

[0047] 图10是当从顶面30A看时宽幅带盒30的外部透视图; [0047] FIG. 10 is when viewed from the top surface 30A see wide external perspective view of the tape cassette 30;

[0048] 图11是当从底面30B看时带盒30的外部透视图; [0048] FIG. 11 is a bottom surface 30B when looking from an external perspective view of the tape cassette 30;

[0049] 图12是宽幅带盒30的臂部34的放大及分解透视图; [0049] FIG. 12 is a wide band amplification and exploded perspective view of the arm 30 of the 34 boxes;

[0050] 图13是宽幅带盒30的正视图,并且示意出设置在臂前表面35上的各构件的位置关系; [0050] FIG. 13 is a wide front view of the tape cassette 30, and illustrates a surface 35 provided on the front arm of the positional relationship of each member;

[0051] 图14是在宽幅带盒30中的特定区域RO的说明图; [0051] FIG. 14 is a diagram illustrating the width of the tape cassette 30 of FIG RO specific area;

[0052] 图15是宽幅带盒30的部分放大正视图; [0052] FIG. 15 is a wide portion of the tape cassette 30 an enlarged elevational view;

[0053] 图16是当从顶面30A看时窄幅带盒30的外部透视图; [0053] FIG. 16 when looking from the top surface 30A of the narrow external perspective view of the tape cassette 30;

[0054] 图17是窄幅带盒30的臂部34的放大外部透视图; [0054] FIG. 17 is an enlarged external perspective view of a narrow arm 30 of the tape cassette 34;

[0055] 图18是窄幅带盒30的部分放大正视图; [0055] FIG. 18 is a narrow ribbon cassette portion 30 of an enlarged front view;

[0056] 图19是当图8中示出的压板保持器12与图15中示出的宽幅带盒30对置时,沿图15中示出的I1-1I线从箭头方向看时的剖视图; [0056] FIG. 19 is shown in FIG. 8 when a platen holder 12 shown in FIG. 15 wide tape cassette 30 is opposed, the illustrated I1-1I line from the direction of the arrow in Fig. 15 when viewed in the direction of a cross-sectional view;

[0057] 图20是当图8中示出的压板保持器12与图18中示出的窄幅带盒30对置时,沿图18中示出的II1-1II线从箭头方向看时的剖视图; [0057] FIG. 20 is shown in Figure 8, when the platen holder 12 shown in FIG. 18 narrow ribbon cassette 30 opposed, 18 along the line shown in II1-1II viewed from the direction of the arrow a cross-sectional view;

[0058] 图21是示出关于带式打印机I的打印处理的流程图; [0058] FIG. 21 is a flowchart showing the tape printer I on the printing process;

[0059] 图22是示出带类型表格510的数据结构的图表; [0059] FIG. 22 is a graph showing the tape type table 510 of the data structure;

[0060] 图23是示意出第一模式的说明图,其中由带式打印机I检测到错误,并且带盒30与压板保持器12对置; [0060] FIG. 23 is a schematic explanatory view showing a first mode, wherein the tape printer I detected an error, and the tape cassette 30 and holder 12 opposite the platen;

[0061] 图24是示意出第二模式的说明图,其中由带式打印机I检测到错误,并且带盒30与压板保持器12对置; [0061] FIG. 24 is a schematic explanatory view showing a second mode, wherein the tape printer I detected an error, and the tape cassette 30 and holder 12 opposite the platen;

[0062] 图25是示意出第三模式的说明图,其中由带式打印机I检测到错误,并且带盒30与压板保持器12对置; [0062] FIG. 25 is a schematic explanatory view showing a third mode in which the tape printer I detected an error, and the tape cassette 30 and holder 12 opposite the platen;

[0063] 图26是另一宽幅带盒30的臂前表面35的放大外部透视图; [0063] FIG. 26 is another perspective view of the wide Magnifying external surface 35 of the top 30 arms cartridges;

[0064] 图27是图26示出的宽幅带盒30中的指示器800A到800E的结构的说明图; [0064] FIG. 27 is shown in FIG. 26 wide tape cassette 30 indicators illustrating the structure of 800A to 800E;

[0065] 图28是又一宽幅带盒30中的指示器800A到800E的结构的说明图; [0065] FIG. 28 is another indicator of the wide belt 30 described in FIG. 800A to 800E of the configuration of the cartridge;

[0066] 图29是另一窄幅带盒30中的指示器800A到800E的结构的说明图; [0066] FIG. 29 is another narrow tape cassette 30 indicators illustrating the structure of 800A to 800E;

[0067] 图30是又一窄幅带盒30中指示器800A到800E的结构的说明图;和 [0067] FIG. 30 is another indicator of a narrow tape cassette 30 800A to 800E of illustrating the structure; and

[0068] 图31是沿图15中示出的I1-1I线从箭头方向看时的剖视图,示出变型例的带盒30。 [0068] FIG. 31 is a sectional view when viewed from the direction of the arrows along line 15 I1-1I shown, illustrating the tape cassette 30 modification.

具体实施方式 DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0069] 下面将参考附图说明本发明的示范实施例。 [0069] Next, with reference to the accompanying drawings illustrate exemplary embodiments of the present invention. 附图中示出的设备结构、各种处理流程图等仅是示范性的,不意图限制本发明。 The device structure shown in the drawings, the various processing flow chart is exemplary only and not intended to limit the invention.

[0070] 下文中将参考图1到30说明根据本实施例的带式打印机I和带盒30。 [0070] will be reference to FIGS. 1-30 described below according to the embodiment of the tape printer I and the tape cassette 30. 在本实施例的说明中,图1中的下左侧、上右侧、下右侧和上左侧分别限定为带式打印机I的前侧、后侦U、左侧和右侧。 In the description of this embodiment, the lower left side of Fig. 1, on the right, lower right and on the left side of the tape printer are defined as the front side of I, after reconnaissance U, left and right. 另外,图2中的下右侧、上左侧、上右侧和下左侧分别限定为带盒30的前侦U、后侧、右侧和左侧。 In addition, under the right side of Figure 2, on the left, upper right and lower left side, respectively, before the investigation is limited to the cassette U 30, the back side, right and left.

[0071] 注意,实际上,包括图2中示出的齿轮91、93、94、97、98和101的齿轮组被空腔8A的底面覆盖和隐藏。 [0071] Note that in practice, including Figure 2 shows the gear set 91,93,94,97,98 and 101 is covered with the bottom surface of the cavity 8A and hidden. 但是,为了说明的目的,图2中未示出空腔8A的底面。 However, for purposes of illustration, not shown in FIG. 2 the bottom surface of the cavity 8A. 而且,在图2到图6中,形成围绕盒收容部8的周围的侧壁被示意性地示出,但这仅是示意图,例如图2中示出的侧壁描绘地比它们的实际厚。 Further, in FIG. 2 to FIG. 6, the side walls are formed around the peripheral cartridge accommodating portion 8 are shown schematically, but this is only schematic, e.g., the side wall shown in FIG. 2 depicting than their actual thickness . 而且,在图3到图6中,为了容易理解,以上壳体31A被拆除的方式示出安装在盒收容部8中的不同类型带盒30的状态。 Further, in FIG. 3 to FIG. 6, for ease of understanding, the housing 31A is removed above manner is shown installed in the cassette housing portion 8 different types of tape cartridge 30 in the state.

[0072] 首先,将说明根据本实施例的带式打印机I的概要结构。 [0072] First, the schematic structure of the printer I according to the present embodiment of the tape. 下文中,将以构造成通用装置的带式打印机I作为例子来说明。 Hereinafter, the generic device will be configured tape printer I as an example to illustrate. 作为通用装置,带式打印机I可共通地使用有不同类型的带的多种类型的带盒30。 As a generic device with printer I can use many types common to have different types of tape cassette 30. 带盒30的类型可包括:仅包括热敏纸带的热型带盒30、包括打印带和墨带的接收器式带盒30以及包括双面胶带、薄膜带和墨带的层叠式带盒30。 Tape cassette 30 may include: include only thermal tape thermal type tape cassette 30, including the printing tape and the ink ribbon cassette-type receiver 30, and includes double-sided tape, film tape and the ink ribbon cassette stacked 30.

[0073] 如图1所示,带式打印机I设有在平面图中具有矩形形状的主单元盖2。 [0073] As shown in Figure 1, I provided a tape printer main unit has a rectangular shape in plan view cover 2. 键盘3设置在主单元盖2的前侧。 Keyboard 3 is provided at the front side of the main unit cover 2. 键盘3包括用于字符(字母、符号、数字等)的字符键、各种功能键等。 The keyboard 3 includes character keys, function keys, etc. for various characters (letters, symbols, numbers, etc.). 显示器5设置在键盘3的后侧。 Display 5 arranged behind the keyboard 3. 显示器5显示输入字符。 Display 5 displays input characters. 盒盖6设置在显示器5的后侧。 Cover 6 is provided on the rear side of the monitor 5. 当带盒30更换时盒盖6可被打开和关闭。 When the tape cartridge 30 replacement cover 6 can be opened and closed. 此外,尽管在图中未示出,排出狭缝设置在主单元盖2的左侧的后方,打印的带从该排出狭缝排出到外部。 In addition, although not shown in the drawings, the discharge slits provided in the left rear of the main unit cover 2, the print tape discharged from the discharge slit to the outside. 而且,排出窗形成在盒盖6的左侧,从而当盒盖6处于关闭状态时,排出狭缝露出到外部。 Moreover, the discharge window is formed in the left side of the cover 6, so that when the cover 6 is in the closed state, the discharge slit is exposed to the outside.

[0074] 接下来,将参考图2到图9说明主单元盖2内的在盒盖6下方的内部结构。 [0074] Next, with reference to FIGS. 2 to 9 illustrate the internal structure of the main unit cover in the bottom 6 of the cover 2 inside. 如图2所示,盒收容部8在盒盖6下方设置在主单元盖2内部。 2, the cassette housing portion 8 in the bottom cover 6 is disposed inside the main unit cover 2. 盒收容部8是带盒30可以被安装或拆除的区域。 Cassette housing portion 8 is an area with a cartridge 30 can be installed or removed. 盒收容部8包括空腔8A和盒支撑部SB。 Cassette housing portion 8 includes a cavity 8A and a cassette support portion SB. 空腔8A形成为具有平坦底面的凹入部,并且当带盒30安装时,空腔8A的形状通常相应于盒壳体31 (将在后面描述)的底面30B的形状。 8A is formed as a cavity having a flat bottom surface of the concave portion, and when the tape cassette 30 is mounted, the shape of the cavity 8A generally corresponds to the case 31 (to be described later) of the shape of the bottom surface 30B of the cassette. 盒支撑部SB是从空腔8A的外边缘水平延伸的平坦部分。 The cartridge support portion SB is from the outer edge of the horizontal flat portion extending cavity 8A.

[0075] 如图2所示,两个定位销102和103设置在盒支撑部8B上的两个位置。 [0075] As shown in Figure 2, two positioning pins 102 and 103 provided on the cassette support portion 8B of the two positions. 更具体地,定位销102设置在空腔8A的左侧,定位销103设置在空腔8A的右侧。 More specifically, the positioning pin 102 provided on the left side of the cavity 8A and the positioning pin 103 provided on the right side of the cavity 8A. 当带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时,定位销102和103 (参考图11)设置在分别与销孔62和63对置的位置。 When the tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8, the positioning pins 102 and 103 (see FIG. 11) provided in the respective pin holes 62 and 63 with the opposite position. 销孔62和63是形成在带盒30的共用部32的底面的两个缺口。 Pin holes 62 and 63 are formed on the two notches 30 of the bottom surface of the tape cassette 32 of the common portion. 当带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时,定位销102和103分别插入销孔62和63中以在带盒30周边部的左、右位置从下面支撑带盒30。 When the tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8, the positioning pins 102 and 103 are inserted into the pin holes 62 and 63 to 30 in the peripheral portion of the tape cassette left and right from a position below the support tape cassette 30.

[0076] 盒收容部8装配有供给机构、打印机构等。 [0076] cassette housing portion 8 is equipped with a supply mechanism, printing mechanism and so on. 供给机构从带盒30拉出带且供给带。 Pull out the tape from the supply unit 30 and supplied with the tape cassette. 打印机构在带表面上打印字符。 The printing mechanism prints characters on the belt surface. 如图2所示,头保持器74固定在盒收容部8的前部,包括加热元件(图中未示出)的热头10安装在头保持器74上。 As shown, the head holder 74 is fixed to the front portion of the cassette housing portion 8 2, comprising a heating element (not shown) of the thermal head 10 is mounted on the head holder 74. 此外,如图3到图6所示,上游支撑部74A和下游支撑部74B (下文中共同称为头支撑部74A和74B)设置在头保持器74的右端和左端。 In addition, as shown in FIG. 3 to FIG. 6, the upstream support portion 74A and the downstream support portion 74B (hereinafter collectively referred to as head support portions 74A and 74B) provided in the head holder 74 of the right and left. 当带盒30安装在带式打印机I中时,头支撑部74A和74B从下面支撑带盒30。 When the tape cassette 30 is installed in a tape printer I, the first support portion 74A and 74B supports from below the tape cassette 30. 盒挂钩75设置在头保持器74的后侧。 Box hook 75 is provided at the rear side of the head holder 74. 当带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时,盒挂钩75与带盒30接合。 When the tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8, the cassette hook 75 engages with the tape cassette 30.

[0077] 带供给马达23是步进马达,其设置在盒收容部8的外部(图2中的上右侧)。 [0077] tape feed motor 23 is a stepping motor (on the right side in FIG. 2) provided in the cassette accommodating portion 8 outside. 驱动齿轮91锚定到带供给马达23的驱动轴的下端。 The drive gear 91 is anchored to the lower end of the drive shaft of the tape feed motor 23. 驱动齿轮91通过开口与齿轮93啮合,齿轮93与齿轮94啮合。 The driving gear 91 through the opening 93 engaged with the gear, the gear 93 meshed with the gear 94. 墨带卷取轴95在齿轮94的上表面向上竖立。 Ribbon take-up shaft 95 erected upward in the surface of the gear 94. 墨带卷取轴95驱动墨带卷取卷轴44的旋转,其将在后面描述。 Rotation ribbon take-up shaft 95 drives the ribbon take-up spool 44, which will be described later. 另外,齿轮94与齿轮97啮合,齿轮97与齿轮98啮合,齿轮98与齿轮101啮合。 In addition, the gear 94 meshed with the gear 97, gear 97 meshing with the gear 98, gear 98 meshed with the gear 101. 带驱动轴100在齿轮101的上表面向上竖立。 Tape drive shaft 100 erected up on the surface of the gear 101. 带驱动轴100驱动带驱动棍46的旋转,这将在后面描述。 Tape drive shaft 100 drives a belt drive stick rotation 46, which will be described later.

[0078] 如果在带盒30安装在盒收容部8中的状态下带供给马达23被驱动沿逆时针方向旋转,墨带卷取轴95经过齿轮91、齿轮93和齿轮94被驱动沿逆时针方向旋转。 [0078] If, in the state of the tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8 of the tape feed motor 23 is driven to rotate counterclockwise, ribbon take-up shaft 95 through the gear 91, gear 93 and gear 94 is driven in the counterclockwise direction. 墨带卷取轴95使与墨带卷取轴95配合的墨带卷取卷轴44旋转。 Ribbon take-up shaft 95 so that the ink ribbon winding shaft 95 with the ribbon take-up spool 44 is rotated. 此外,齿轮94的旋转经过齿轮97、齿轮98和齿轮101传递到带驱动轴100,从而驱动带驱动轴100沿顺时针方向旋转。 In addition, the rotation of the gear 94 through the gear 97, gear 98 and gear 101 is transmitted to the tape drive shaft 100, thereby driving the tape drive shaft 100 is rotated clockwise. 带驱动轴100使通过插入与带驱动轴100配合的带驱动棍46旋转。 Tape drive shaft 100 causes rotation of the drive rod 46 and by inserting the tape drive shaft 100 with the band.

[0079] 如图3到图6所示,在头保持器74的前侧,臂形压板保持器12绕支撑轴12A可枢转地支撑。 [0079] FIG. 3 to FIG. 6, the front side of the head holder 74, an arm shaped platen holder 12 about the supporting shaft 12A is pivotably supported. 压板辊15和可动供给辊14都可旋转地支撑在压板保持器12的前端。 The platen roller 15 and the movable feed roller 14 can be rotatably supported in the front end of the platen holder 12. 压板辊15面对热头10,可以靠近和离开热头10移动。 Platen roller 15 to face the thermal head 10 can be close to and away from the thermal head 10 moves. 可动供给辊14面对可与带驱动轴100配合的带驱动辊46,并且可以靠近和离开带驱动辊46移动。 The movable feed roller 14 facing the tape drive shaft 100 with mating belt drive roller 46, and may be close to and away from the tape drive roller 46 moving.

[0080] 响应盒盖6的打开和关闭在左右方向移动的释放杆(图中未示出)结合到压板保持器12。 [0080] the cover open and closed in response to movement of the release lever in the lateral direction (not shown) coupled to the platen holder 12 6. 当盒盖6打开时,释放杆向右移动,压板保持器12朝向图3中示出的待机位置移动。 When the cover 6 is opened, the release lever moves to the right, toward the platen holder 12 shown in Figure 3 to move out of the standby position. 在图3中示出的待机位置,压板保持器12已经移动离开盒收容部8。 Shown in Figure 3 the standby position, the platen holder 12 has moved away from the cassette housing portion 8. 因此,当压板保持器12处于待机位置时,带盒30可以安装到盒收容部8或从其中拆离。 Thus, when the platen holder 12 is in the standby position, the tape cassette 30 can be mounted to the cassette housing portion 8 or detach from it. 压板保持器12通过图中未示出的螺旋弹簧被不断地弹性推压以保持待机位置。 The platen holder 12 (not shown) through a coil spring is constantly elastically pressed in order to maintain the standby position.

[0081] 另一方面,当盒盖6关闭时,释放杆向左移动并且压板保持器12朝向图4到图6中示出的打印位置移动。 [0081] On the other hand, when the cover 6 is closed, the release lever moves to the left and the platen holder 12 toward Figures 4 to 6 in the printing position shown. 在图4到图6示出的打印位置,压板保持器12移动靠近盒收容部 In FIG. 4 to the print position shown in FIG. 6, the platen holder 12 moves closer to the cassette housing portion

8。 8. 在打印位置,如图3和图4所示,当层叠式带盒30安装到盒收容部8中时,压板辊15经由薄膜带59和墨带60按压热头10。 In the printing position, as shown in Figures 3 and 4, when stacked tape cassette 30 is mounted to the cassette housing portion 8, the platen roller 15 with 60 presses the thermal head 10 via the film tape 59 and the ink. 同时,可移动供给辊14经由双面胶带58和薄膜带59按压带驱动辊46。 At the same time, the movable feed roller 14 via a double-sided tape 58 and the film tape 59 presses the tape drive roller 46.

[0082] 以类似的方式,如图5所示,当接收器式带盒30安装到盒收容部8中时,压板辊15经由打印带57和墨带60按压热头10,同时可动供给辊14经由打印带57按压带驱动辊46。 [0082] In a similar manner, as shown in Figure 5, when the receptor type tape cassette 30 is mounted to the cassette housing portion 8, the platen roller 15 through the printing tape 57 and the ink ribbon 60 presses the thermal head 10, while the movable supply roller 14 via the print tape 57 presses the tape drive roller 46. 此外,如图6所示,当热型带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时,压板棍15经由热敏纸带55按压热头10,同时可动供给辊14经由热敏纸带55按压带驱动辊46。 In addition, as shown in FIG. 6, when the thermal type tape cassette 30 installed in the cassette housing portion 8, the platen 15 via the heat-sensitive paper tape 55 sticks pressing the thermal head 10, while the movable feed roller 14 via the heat-sensitive paper tape 55 is pressed belt drive roller 46. [0083] 如上所述,在图4到图6示出的打印位置,可以利用安装在盒收容部8中的带盒30执行打印。 [0083] As described above, at the print position 6 shown in FIG. 4 to FIG., The tape cassette 30 can be used to install the print cartridge in the housing portion 8. 后面将更详细地说明热敏纸带55、打印带57、双面胶带58、薄膜带59和墨带60。 Described in more detail later in the thermal paper tape 55, the print tape 57, the double-sided adhesive tape 58, the film tape 59 and the ink ribbon 60.

[0084] 如图3所示,打印的带50沿着其供给的供给路径从带盒30的带排出部49延伸到带式打印机I的排出狭缝(图中未示出)。 [0084], the print tape 50 in Fig. 3 along a feed path which extends to the supply portion 49 of the tape printer I discharge slit (not shown) from the tape cassette 30 is discharged. 在预定位置裁切打印的带50的裁切机构17设置在供给路径上。 In a predetermined position cutting mechanism cuts the print tape 50 is provided on the supply path 17. 注意裁切机构17在图4和图6中未示出。 Note cutting mechanism 17 in Figures 4 and 6 are not shown. 裁切机构17包括固定刀片18和与固定刀片18对置且可在前后方向(图3和图6中的上下方向)移动支撑的可动刀片 The cutting mechanism 17 includes a fixed blade 18 and the fixed blade 18 and may be opposed in the longitudinal direction (FIGS. 3 and 6 in the vertical direction) of the movable blade support

19。 19. 可动刀片19通过刀具马达24(参考图9)在前后方向移动。 The movable blade 19 by a cutter motor 24 (refer to FIG. 9) to move in the longitudinal direction.

[0085] 如图3到图6所示,臂检测部200设置在压板保持器12的后侧表面,即与热头10对置侧的表面(下文称为盒面对表面12B)。 [0085] FIG. 3 to FIG. 6, the arm detection portion 200 provided at the rear surface of the platen holder 12, i.e., the surface of the thermal head 10 and the opposite side (hereinafter referred to as cartridge facing surface 12B). 臂检测部200设置为盒面对表面12B的长度方向中央位置略微靠右。 The arm detection portion 200 is set to the longitudinal direction of the cartridge facing surface 12B in a central position slightly to the right. 臂检测部200包括多个检测开关210。 Detecting arm portion 200 includes a plurality of detecting switches 210. 检测开关210的开关终端222(参考图8)分别以大致水平的方式从盒面对表面12B朝向盒收容部8突出。 Detection switch 210 switch terminal 222 (refer to FIG. 8), respectively, in a substantially horizontal manner from the cassette facing surface 12B toward the cassette housing portion 8 projecting. 换言之,检测开关210在与带盒30相对于盒收容部8插入和拆除方向(图2中的上下方向)大致正交的方向突出,使得检测开关210与安装在盒收容部8中的带盒30的前表面(更具体地,将在后面描述的臂前表面35)对置。 In other words, the detection switch 210 and the tape cassette 30 with respect to the direction of insertion and removal 8 (the vertical direction in FIG. 2) of the cassette housing portion projecting in a direction substantially orthogonal to such detection switch 210 installed in the cassette housing portion 8 of the tape cassette (before More specifically, the arm will be described later in the surface 35) opposite the front surface 30.

[0086] 当带盒30在适当位置安装在盒收容部8中时,检测开关210分别定位于面对臂指不器部800的闻度。 [0086] When the tape cassette 30 is installed in the proper position in the cassette housing portion 8, the detection switch 210 are positioned in the face of the arm portion refers to audibility not 800.

[0087] 将参考图7和图8详细描述压板保持器12中的臂检测开关210的布置和结构。 [0087] with reference to FIGS. 7 and 8 in the detailed description of the platen holder 12 layout and structure of the arm detection switch 210. 如图7所示,五个通孔12C在压板保持器12的盒面对表面12B中沿竖直方向形成为三列。 7, five through-holes 12C in the platen holder 12 of the cartridge facing surface 12B in the vertical direction is formed into three columns. 更具体地,通孔12C布置成两个孔布置在上列,两个孔布置在中间列,并且一个孔布置在下列。 More specifically, the through-holes 12C are arranged two holes are arranged in the above, two holes are arranged in the middle column, and a hole is arranged in the following.

[0088] 通孔12C的位置在左右方向上彼此不同。 [0088] holes 12C positions different from each other in the horizontal direction. 具体地,五个通孔12C从盒面对表面12B的左侧(图7中的右侧)以下列顺序布置成曲折图案:中列左侧、上列左侧、中列右侧、上列右侧,然后下列。 Specifically, five holes 12C facing surface 12B from the box to the left (the right side in FIG. 7) are arranged in the following order zigzag pattern: the column on the left, above the left, in the right hand column, above right, and then the following. 五个臂检测开关210在与五个通孔12C相应的位置从盒面对表面12B的左侧(图7中的右侧)以210A、210B、210C、210D和210E的顺序设置。 Five arm detecting switches 210 in the five through-holes 12C corresponding positions facing surface 12B of the left side (right side in FIG. 7) from the cassette to 210A, 210B, 210C, 210D and 210E are set in order.

[0089] 如图8所示,每个臂检测开关210包括大致圆筒形主单元221和开关终端222。 [0089] 8, each arm detection switch 210 includes a generally cylindrical main unit 221 and a switch terminal 222. 主单元221位于压板保持器12的内部。 The main unit 221 is located inside the platen holder 12. 带状开关终端222可以从主单元221 —端沿轴线方向伸出和缩回。 Strip switch terminal 222 from the main unit 221-- extension and retraction ends in the axial direction. 臂检测开关210的主单元221的另一端附连到开关支撑板220且定位于压板保持器12内部。 Arm detecting switches 210 of the other end of the main unit 221 is attached to the switch support plate 220 and positioned inside the platen holder 12.

[0090] 另外,在主单元221的一端,开关终端222可以通过形成在压板保持器12的盒面对表面12B中的通孔12C伸出和缩回。 [0090] In addition, one end of the main unit 221, the switch terminals 222 may be formed in the platen holder 12 of the cartridge facing surface 12B of the through hole 12C extends and retracts. 每个开关终端222由于设置在主单元221内部的弹簧构件(图中未示出)不断地保持在开关终端222从主单元221伸出的状态。 Since each switch terminal 222 is disposed inside the main unit 221 of the spring member (not shown) is constantly maintained in the switch terminal 222 extends from the main unit 221 of the status. 当开关终端222没被按压时,开关终端222保持从主单元221伸出,处于关状态。 When the switch terminal 222 has not been pressed, the switch terminal 222 holding 221 extends from the main unit, is in the off state. 另一方面,当开关终端222被按压时,开关终端222被推回到主单元221内,处于开状态。 On the other hand, when the switch terminal 222 is pressed, the switch terminal 222 is pushed back into the main unit 221, in the open state.

[0091] 如果在带盒30安装在盒收容部8的状态下,压板保持器12朝向待机位置(参考图3)移动,臂检测开关210与带盒30分离。 [0091] If the tape cassette 30 is installed in a state of the cassette accommodating portion 8, the platen holder 12 toward the standby position (refer to FIG. 3) to move the arm 210 and the ribbon cassette detection switch 30 separate. 因此,所有的臂检测开关210因而处于关状态。 Thus, all the arm detecting switch 210 is in the OFF state and therefore. 另一方面,如果压板保持器12朝向打印位置(参考图4到图6)移动,臂检测开关210与带盒30的前表面(更具体地,将在后面描述的臂前表面35)对置,臂检测开关210被臂指示器部800(将在后面描述)选择性地按压。 On the other hand, if the platen holder 12 toward the print position (refer to FIG. 4 to FIG. 6) to move the arm detecting switch 210 and the front surface of the tape cassette 30 (more specifically the front, which will be described later in the arm surface 35) opposite , the arm detecting switch 210 is 800 (to be described later) arm indicator portion is selectively pressed. 基于臂检测开关210的开和关状态的组合检测带的类型,这将在后面更详细地描述。 Based on the type of combination detection with the arm detection switch 210 on and off states, which will be described in more detail later. [0092] 此外,如图3到图6所示,锁定件225设置在压板保持器12的盒面对表面12B上。 [0092] In addition, as shown in FIG. 3 to FIG. 6, the locking member 225 disposed in the platen holder 12 facing the upper surface of the cartridge 12B. 锁定件225是在左右方向延伸的板状突起。 The locking member 225 is a plate-like protrusion extending in the lateral direction. 以与臂检测开关210的开关终端222类似的方式,锁定件225以大致水平方式从盒面对表面12B朝向盒收容部8突出。 In the arm detecting switch 210 of the switch terminal 222 in a similar manner, the locking member 225 in a substantially horizontal manner from the cassette facing surface 12B toward the cassette housing portion 8 projecting. 换言之,锁定件225突出使得锁定件225与安装在盒收容部8中的带盒30的前表面(更具体地,臂前表面35)对置。 In other words, the locking member 225 such that protrusion 225 and the front surface of the cassette mounted in the tape cassette accommodating portion 8 of the locking member 30 (more specifically, the arm front surface 35) opposite. 当带盒30在适当位置安装在盒收容部8中时,锁定件225定位于面对形成在带盒30的臂前表面35的锁定孔820的高度。 When the tape cassette 30 is installed in position in the cassette housing portion 8, the locking member 225 located on the front face is formed in the tape cassette locking arm 30 820 highly hole surface 35.

[0093] 更具体地,如图7所示,锁定件225设置在压板保持器12的盒面对表面12B上,并且定位于上列的臂检测开关210B和210D上方,从臂检测开关210D和臂检测开关210E之间的位置沿左右方向向右(图7中的左侧)延伸。 [0093] More specifically, as shown in FIG. 7, the locking member 225 disposed in the cartridge holder 12 facing the platen upper surface 12B, 210B and 210D and positioned above the top of the arm detecting switch 210D and the arm detecting switches position along the right and left direction between the arm detecting switch 210E to the right (left in FIG. 7) extends.

[0094] 如图8所示,锁定件225和压板保持器12 —体形成使得锁定件225从压板保持器12的盒面对表面12B沿向后方向(图8中的左侧)突出。 [0094] As shown in Figure 8, the locking member 225 and the platen holder 12-- formed so that the locking member 225 to keep the cartridge 12 from the platen surface 12B facing rearward direction (the left side in FIG. 8) projecting. 锁定件225从盒面对表面12B的突出长度大致等于或略大于臂检测开关210的开关终端222从盒面对表面12B的突出长度。 Locking member 225 face surface 12B protruding from the box length is approximately equal to or slightly greater than the arm detection switch 210, switch 222 from the terminal box face protruding length of the surface 12B. 此外,作为锁定件225的下表面的水平倾斜部分的倾斜部226形成在锁定件225上使得锁定件225的厚度朝向前端(图8中的左侧)变小。 Further, as the inclined lower surface of the horizontal portion of the inclined portion of the locking member 225 of locking member 226 is formed such that the thickness of the locking member 225 toward the front end (the left side in FIG. 8) becomes smaller 225.

[0095] 接下来,将参考图9说明带式打印机I的电气结构。 [0095] Next, with reference to FIG. 9 illustrates an electrical configuration of the tape printer I. 如图9所示,带式打印机I包括形成在控制板上的控制电路400。 9, the tape printer I comprises a control circuit formed on board 400. 控制电路400包括控制各仪器的CPU401、R0M402、CGR0M403, RAM404和输入/输出接口411,这些都经由数据总线410连接到CPU401。 The control circuit 400 controls each instrument comprises a CPU401, R0M402, CGR0M403, RAM404, and input / output interface 411, which are connected via a data bus 410 to the CPU401.

[0096] R0M402存储各种控制带式打印机I的程序,包括显示驱动控制程序、打印驱动控制程序、脉冲数量确定程序、裁切驱动控制程序等。 [0096] R0M402 storing various control tape printer I program, including a display drive control program, print drive control program, the number of pulses to determine the procedures, cutting drive control program. 显示驱动控制程序与从键盘3输入的字符,诸如字母、符号、数字等的代码数据相关联地控制液晶驱动电路(LCDC)405。 Drive control program and from the 3-input keyboard characters, such as letters, symbols, numbers and other data associated code to control the liquid crystal drive circuit (LCDC) 405. 打印驱动控制程序驱动热头10和带供给马达23。 Print drive control program drives the thermal head 10 and the tape feed motor 23. 脉冲数量确定程序确定与为每个打印点形成能量的量相应地施加的脉冲的数量。 Determining the number of pulses determines the number of pulses and the formation of a corresponding amount of energy applied for each printed dot. 裁切驱动控制程序驱动刀具马达24在预定裁切位置裁切打印的带50。 Cutting drive control program drives the cutter motor 24 to cut the printed tape 50 at a predetermined cutting position. CPU401根据每个程序的类型执行不同的计算。 CPU401 performs different calculations depending on the type of each program.

[0097] R0M402还存储用于识别安装在带式打印机I中的带盒30的带类型的各种表格。 [0097] R0M402 also stores used to identify the tape printer I installed the tape cassette 30 types of various tables. 将在后面更详细说明这些表格。 The more detailed description of these tables in the back.

[0098] CGR0M403存储将要用于打印各种字符的打印点图案数据。 [0098] CGR0M403 storage will be used for printing the print dot pattern data of various characters. 打印点图案数据与相应的用于字符的代码数据相关。 Print dot pattern data corresponding to the character code data related. 打印点图案数据通过字体(GothiC,MinCho等)分类,对于每个字体存储的数据包括六个打印字符尺寸(例如16、24、32、48、64和96的点尺寸)。 Print dot pattern data by font (GothiC, MinCho etc.) classification, the data stored in each font includes six print character sizes (such as 16,24,32,48,64 and 96 point size).

[0099] RAM404包括多个存储区域,包括文本存储器、打印缓冲器等。 [0099] RAM404 comprises a plurality of storage areas, including a text memory, a print buffer and so on. 文本存储器存储从键盘3输入的文本数据。 Text memory stores text entered from the keyboard 3 data. 打印缓冲器存储点图案数据,包括用于字符的打印点图案和将施加的脉冲的数量等,其是作为为每个点形成能的量。 Print buffer stores dot pattern data, including print dot pattern for the character and the number of pulses applied and so on, which is used as the amount of energy for every point form. 热头10根据存储在打印缓冲器中的点图案数据执行点打印。 According to the thermal head 10 to print dot patterns stored in the print buffer data execution points. 其它存储区域存储在各种计算中获得的数据等。 Other storage areas store data obtained in the various calculations and so on.

[0100] 输入/输出接口411分别连接到臂检测开关210A到210E、键盘3、具有视频RAM(图中未示出)以将显示数据输出到显示器(LCD) 5的液晶驱动电路(LCDC) 405、驱动热头10的驱动电路406、驱动带供给马达23的驱动电路407、驱动裁切马达24的驱动电路408 等。 [0100] Input / output interface 411 are connected to the arm detecting switches 210A to 210E, the keyboard 3, having a video RAM (not shown in Figure) to output display data to the display (LCD) 5 liquid crystal driving circuit (LCDC) 405 , drives the thermal head drive circuit 10 406, the drive motor 23 is supplied with a drive circuit 407, the drive circuit 408 drives the CD 切马达 24 and the like.

[0101] 下面将参考图2到图6和图10到图18说明根据本发明实施例的带盒30的结构。 [0101] below with reference to FIG. 2 to FIG. 6 to FIG. 18 and FIG. 10 illustrates the structure of the tape cassette according to an embodiment of the present invention 30. 下文中,将构造为通用盒的带盒30作为例子进行说明。 Hereinafter, the general structure of the tape cassette case 30 will be described as an example. 作为通用盒,通过适当更换将安装在带盒30中的带的类型和通过改变墨带的有无等,带盒30可以装配为上面已经说明的热型、接收器式和层叠式。 As a general case, a suitable replacement will be installed by the tape cassette 30 and by changing the type of band whether the ink ribbon, etc., the tape cassette 30 can be assembled as has been described above, the heat, the receiver type and stacked.

[0102] 图2和图10到图15是关于带盒30的图,其中带的宽度(下文中称为带宽度)等于或大于预定宽度(例如18_)(下文中称为宽幅带盒30)。 [0102] FIG. 2 and FIG. 10 to FIG. 15 relates to the tape cassette of FIG. 30, wherein the width of the tape (hereinafter referred to as the width) is equal to or larger than a predetermined width (e.g. 18 _) (hereinafter referred to as wide tape cassette 30 ). 更具体地,图2和图10到图15中指示的宽幅带盒30装配为层叠式盒(参考图3和图4),包括墨颜色不同于黑色(例如:红色)的墨带60,带的宽度为36mm。 More specifically, FIG. 2 and FIG. 10 to FIG. 15 indicated wide tape cassette 30 is assembled stacked cassette (refer to FIG. 3 and FIG. 4), comprising an ink color other than black (e.g.,: red) ink ribbon 60, with a width of 36mm. 另一方面,图16到图18是关于带盒30的图,其中带宽度小于预定宽度(下文中称为窄幅带盒30)。 On the other hand, FIG. 16 to FIG. 18 with regard to the tape cassette of Figure 30, wherein the width is less than the predetermined width (hereinafter referred to as a narrow tape cassette 30). 更具体地,图16到图18中指示的窄幅带盒30装配为接收器式盒(参考图5),包括黑墨色墨带60,带宽度是12_。 More specifically, the tape cassette 30 is fitted within a narrow 16 to 18 indicated as a receiver type box (see Figure 5), including the black ink of the ink ribbon 60, the width is 12_.

[0103] 下文中,将说明带盒30的结构,主要用宽幅带盒30(参考图2和图10到图15)为例子。 The [0103] Hereinafter, will be explained the structure of the tape cassette 30, with the main wide tape cassette 30 (refer to FIG. 2 and FIG. 10 to FIG. 15) as an example. 但是,窄幅带盒30 (参考图16到图18)的结构与宽幅带盒30的结构基本相同。 However, the structure of the narrow tape cassette 30 (refer to FIG. 16 to 18) is the same width tape cassette 30 is basically the same.

[0104] 如图2和图10所示,带盒30包括盒壳体31,盒壳体是具有大致矩形平行六面体形状的壳体(类似箱的形状),在平面图中带有圆角部。 [0104] FIG. 2 and FIG. 10, the tape cassette 30 includes a cassette case 31, the cartridge housing having a substantially rectangular parallelepiped-shaped housing (similar to box shape), with rounded portions in plan view. 盒壳体31包括下壳体31B和上壳体31A,下壳体31B包括盒壳体31的底面30B,上壳体31A包括盒壳体31的顶面30A。 Cartridge housing 31 includes a lower housing and an upper housing 31B 31A, 31B includes a lower housing 31 of the bottom surface of the cartridge housing 30B, 31A on the housing 31 includes a top surface of the cartridge housing 30A. 上壳体31A固定到下壳体31B的上部。 The housing fixed to the lower upper housing 31A and 31B.

[0105] 当上壳体31A和下壳体31B相结合时,形成预定高度的侧面30C。 [0105] When the upper housing 31A and the lower housing 31B combined to form the side of a predetermined height of 30C. 侧面30C沿着顶面30A和底面30B的周边在顶面30A和底面30B之间延伸。 30C along the perimeter of the top side and bottom surfaces 30A and 30B between the top and bottom surfaces 30A 30B extend. 换言之,盒壳体31是具有顶面30A和底面30B以及侧面30C的箱形壳体,顶面30A和底面30B是一对沿竖直方向彼此对置的矩形平坦表面,侧面30C(在本实施例中,通过前表面、后表面、左侧面和右侧面的四个面形成)具有预定高度且沿顶面30A和底面30B的周边延伸。 In other words, the cartridge housing 31 having a top surface and a bottom surface 30A 30B and 30C of the box-shaped housing side, top and bottom surfaces 30A 30B are a pair of rectangular flat surface in the vertical direction opposite to each other, side 30C (in the present embodiment example, through the front surface, a rear surface, the left side and right side of the four sides are formed) having a predetermined height and extending along the periphery of the top and bottom surfaces 30A and 30B.

[0106] 在盒壳体31中,顶面30A和底面30B的周边可以不必须被侧面30C完全包围。 [0106] In the cartridge case 31, the peripheral top and bottom surfaces 30A and 30B may not have to be completely surrounded by the side 30C. 侧面30C的一部分(例如后表面)可包括将盒壳体31内部露出到外部的孔口。 A part (e.g., rear face) side surface 30C may include inside the cassette housing 31 is exposed to the outside of the orifice. 此外,连接顶面30A和底面30B的凸台设置在面对孔口的位置。 In addition, connecting the top and bottom surfaces 30A 30B of the projections are provided in the face of the orifice position. 在下面的说明中,从底面30B到顶面30A的距离(竖直方向的长度)被称为带盒30的高度或盒壳体31的高度。 In the following description, from the bottom surface 30B of the distance between the top surface 30A (the length in the vertical direction) is referred to the height of the tape cassette 30 or the height of the cartridge housing 31. 在本实施例中,盒壳体31的竖直方向(即,顶面30A和底面30B彼此对置的方向)大致相应于带盒30的插入和拆除方向。 Example, the vertical direction of the cartridge housing 31 (ie, the top and bottom surfaces 30A 30B opposite directions to each other) in the present embodiment substantially corresponds to the tape cartridge insertion and removal direction 30.

[0107] 盒壳体31具有宽度相同的角部32A(在竖直方向上长度相同),其与带盒30的类型无关。 [0107] the cartridge case 31 having the same width as the corner portions 32A (the same length in the vertical direction), which is independent of the type of the tape cassette 30. 角部32A每个沿向外方向突出并且当在平面图看时形成直角。 32A each direction along the corner portion protruding outward and form a right angle when viewed in plan. 但是,在平面图中下左角部32A不形成直角,因为带排出部49设置在该角中。 However, in a plan view of the lower left corner portion 32A does not form a right angle, because the horn 49 provided in the tape discharge portion. 当带盒30安装在盒收容部8时,角部32A的下表面与盒收容部8内部的上述盒支撑部8B对置。 When the tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8, the cassette support portion 8B corner of the lower surface of the cassette housing portion 8 inside 32A opposed.

[0108] 盒壳体31包括被称为共用部32的部分。 [0108] cartridge 31 includes a housing portion 32 of the common known. 共用部32包括角部32A并且沿着侧面30C在与角部32A在盒壳体31的竖直(高度)方向上相同的位置包围盒壳体31,并且具有与角部32A相同的宽度。 The common portion 32 includes a side surface along the corner portion 32A and 30C at the corner portions 32A in the vertical (height) direction of the cassette case 31 of the same position as the cartridge housing 31 surrounds and has the same width as the corner portion 32A. 更具体地,共用部32是在竖直方向上相对于盒壳体31的竖直(高度)方向的中心线具有对称形状的部分。 More specifically, the common portion 32 is a portion in the vertical direction relative to the vertical (height) direction of the center line of the cartridge housing 31 having a symmetrical shape.

[0109] 带盒30的高度依据安装在盒壳体31中的带(热敏纸带55、打印带57、双面胶带58、薄膜带59等)的宽度而不同。 Width of the tape [0109] based on the height of the tape cassette 30 is installed in the cartridge housing 31 (the heat-sensitive paper tape 55, the print tape 57, the double-sided adhesive tape 58, the film tape 59, etc.) differs. 但是共用部32的高度(宽度T)设置为相同,其与带盒30的带的宽度无关。 However, the height (width T) the common portion 32 is set to the same, independent of its width of the tape cassette 30.

[0110] 例如,当共用部32的宽度T是12mm时,随着带盒30的带的宽度变大(例如18mm、24mm,36mm)时,盒壳体31的高度相应地变大,但是共用部32的宽度T保持恒定。 [0110] For example, when the width T of the common portion 32 is 12mm, the width of the tape as the tape cassette 30 becomes larger (e.g. 18mm, 24mm, 36mm), the height of the cassette case 31 becomes accordingly large, but the common the width of the portion 32 of the T is kept constant. 如果带盒30的带的宽度等于或小于共用部32的宽度T (例如6_、12_),盒壳体31的高度是共用部32的宽度T(12mm)加上预定宽度。 If the width of the tape cassette 30 is equal to or less than the width of the common portion T 32 (e.g. 6_, 12_), the height of the cassette case 31 is the width of the common portion of the T 32 (12mm) plus a predetermined width. 在这种情况下盒壳体31的高度最小。 In this case the minimum height of the housing 31 of the cartridge. [0111] 如图2、图10和图11所示,上壳体3IA和下壳体3IB分别具有支撑孔65A、66A和67A和支撑孔65B、66B和67B (参考图12),它们分别可旋转地支撑第一带卷轴40、第二带卷轴41和墨带卷取卷轴44,其将在后面说明。 [0111] FIG. 2, 10 and 11, the upper case and lower case 3IB 3IA respectively have support holes 65A, 66A and 67A and the supporting hole 65B, 66B and 67B (refer Figure 12), which are available rotatably supporting the first tape spool 40, the second tape spool 41 and the ribbon take-up spool 44, which will be described later.

[0112] 在图3和图4中示出的层叠式带盒30的情况下,三种类型的带卷安装在盒壳体31中,即,缠绕在第一带卷轴40上的双面胶带58、缠绕在第二带卷轴41上的薄膜带59,和缠绕在墨带卷轴42上的墨带60。 [0112] In Figure 3 and Figure 4 below shows the stacked tape cassette 30, three types of coils mounted on the cartridge case 31, that is, wound on the first tape spool 40 double-sided tape Mexico 58, wound on the second tape spool 41 of the film tape 59, and wound on the ribbon spool 42 of tape 60. 第一带卷轴40通过支撑孔65A和65B可旋转地支撑,其中双面胶带58以剥离纸面向外地方式缠绕在第一带卷轴40上。 The first tape spool 40 by the support holes 65A and 65B is rotatably supported, wherein the double-sided adhesive tape 58 field-oriented approach to the release paper wound on the first tape spool 40. 其上缠绕薄膜带59的第二带卷轴41通过支撑孔66A和66B可旋转地支撑。 The film tape 59 wound thereon a second tape spool 66A and 66B hole 41 rotatably supported by the support. 另外,缠绕在墨带卷轴42上的墨带60可旋转地位于盒壳体31中。 Further, the ink ribbon wound on the spool 42 of the ink ribbon cassette 60 is rotatably positioned in the housing 31.

[0113] 在盒壳体31中,在第一带卷轴40和墨带卷轴42之间,墨带卷取卷轴44通过支撑孔67A和67B可旋转地支撑。 [0113] In the cassette case 31, between the first tape spool 40 and the ink ribbon spool 42, the ribbon take-up spool 44 by the support holes 67A and 67B is rotatably supported. 墨带卷取卷轴44从墨带卷轴42拉出墨带60,并且卷取已用过的打印字符的墨带60。 Ribbon take-up spool 44 is pulled out from the ribbon spool 42 ink ribbon 60, and the ink take-up has been used with 60 printing characters. 离合器弹簧(图中未示出)附连到墨带卷取卷轴44的下部以防止卷取的墨带60由于墨带卷取轴44的倒转而松开。 Clutch spring (not shown) attached to the lower portion of the ribbon take-up spool 44 to prevent the winding of the ink ribbon 60 due to the reversal of the ribbon take-up shaft 44 and release.

[0114] 在图5中示出的接收器式带盒30的情况下,两种类型的带卷安装在盒壳体31中,即,缠绕在第一带卷轴40上的打印带57和缠绕在墨带卷轴42上的墨带60。 [0114] In Figure 5 below shows the receiver type tape cassette 30, the two types of coils mounted on the cartridge case 31, that is, wound on the first tape spool 40 of the ribbon 57 and winding On the ribbon spool 42 and the ink ribbon 60. 接收器式带盒30不包括第二带卷轴41。 Receptor type tape cassette 30 does not include the second tape reel 41.

[0115] 在图6中示出的热型带盒30的情况下,仅一种类型的带卷安装在盒壳体31中,即,缠绕在第一带卷轴40上的热敏纸带55。 [0115] In Figure 6 shows the thermal type tape cassette 30, only one type of tape roll mounted on the cartridge case 31, that is, wound on the first tape spool 40 thermal paper tape 55 . 热型带盒30不包括第二带卷轴41和墨带卷轴42。 Hot type tape cassette 30 does not include the second tape spool 41 and the ribbon spool 42.

[0116] 如图2所示,在平面图中具有半圆形状的半圆形槽34K设置在盒壳体31的前表面,并且在盒壳体31的整个高度上延伸(换言之,从顶面30A延伸到底面30B)。 [0116] 2, having a semicircular shape in plan semicircular grooves 34K provided in the front surface of the cartridge case 31, and extends (in other words over the entire height of the cassette case 31, extending from the top surface 30A in the end surface 30B). 半圆形槽34K是作为防止当带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时轴支撑件12A和盒壳体31之间干涉的凹部。 As a semi-circular groove 34K is prevented when the tape cassette 30 is installed in the recessed portion of the interference between the cassette accommodating section 31 when the shaft support member 8 and the cartridge housing 12A. 轴支撑件12A是压板保持器12的旋转中心。 Shaft support 12A is the center of rotation of the platen holder 12. 在盒壳体31的前表面上,从半圆形槽34K向左伸展的部分(更具体地,将在后面描述的外壁34B)被称为臂前表面35。 On the front surface of the cartridge case 31, extending from the left part of the semi-circular groove 34K (more specifically, the outer wall will be described later 34B) is referred to as the arm front surface 35. 通过臂前表面35和臂后表面37限定且从带盒30的右前部向左延伸的部分被称为臂部34。 Defined by the arm front surface 35 and the rear surface of the arm 37 and extends from the tape cassette 30 left right front portion of the arm portion 34 is called. 臂后表面37分开地设置在臂前表面35的后面,且在盒壳体31的整个高度上延伸。 Surface of the rear arm 37 are separately provided in the rear of the arm front surface 35, and extends over the entire height of the cassette case 31.

[0117] 将参考图12说明在臂部34中引导作为打印介质的带(例如:热敏纸带55、打印带57、薄膜带59)和墨带60的结构。 [0117] will be described with reference to FIG. 12 as a print medium tape guided in the arm portion 34 (e.g.,: thermal paper tape 55, the print tape 57, the film tape 59) and the ink ribbon 60 of the structure. 下壳体31B的形成臂部34的部分包括外壁34B、内壁34C和分隔壁34D。 Section 31B of the arm portion 34 formed at the housing includes an outer wall 34B, 34C and the inner wall of the partition wall 34D. 外壁34B形成下壳体31B的臂前表面35的一部分。 34B forming a part of the outer wall 35 of the front surface of the lower case 31B of the arm. 内壁34C比外壁34B高,且具有与墨带60宽度(下文中称为墨带宽度)大致相同的高度。 34C higher than the inner wall of the outer wall 34B, and has a height and width of the ink ribbon 60 (hereinafter referred to as ink width) is substantially the same. 内壁34C形成下壳体31B的臂后表面37的一部分。 34C form part of the inner wall surface 37 of the rear lower arm 31B housing. 分隔壁34D在外壁34B和内壁34C之间竖立,且具有与内壁34C相同的高度。 34D partition wall between the outer wall and the inner wall 34B erected 34C and 34C with the inner wall having the same height.

[0118] 一对引导调整件34E形成在分隔壁34D两侧的下边缘。 [01] A pair of guide adjustment member 34E formed at the lower edge of both sides of the partition wall 34D. 引导销34G设置在下壳体31B的臂部34中的分隔壁34D的上游侧(图12中的右侧)。 The guide pin 34G provided on the upstream side of the lower case in the arm portion 34 31B 34D of the partition wall (right side in FIG. 12). 引导调整件34F设置在引导销34G的下边缘。 Guide adjustment member 34F provided at the lower edge of the guide pin 34G. 相配成一对的引导调整件34H设置在上壳体31A的形成臂部34的部分,分别相应于设置在分隔壁34D的两侧的下边缘上的一对引导调整件34E。 A pair of mating guide adjustment member 34H is disposed on the housing portion 31A is formed in the arm portion 34, respectively corresponding to the pair of guide adjustment member disposed on the lower edge of both sides of the partition wall 34D of 34E. 臂前表面35的前端向后弯曲,沿竖直方向延伸的出口34A形成在臂前表面35和臂后表面37的左端。 Before the front end surface 35 of the curved arm rearwardly, extends in the vertical direction of the outlet 34A is formed in the left arm front surface 35 and rear surface 37 of the arm.

[0119] 当上壳体31A和下壳体31B结合以形成盒壳体31时,带供给路径和墨带供给路径形成在臂部34内部。 When the [0119] when the upper case and lower case 31A 31B to form the cartridge case 31, with a supply path and the ink ribbon supply path 34 formed in the inside of the arm. 带供给路径用外壁34B、分隔壁34D和引导销34G引导作为打印介质的带(在图12中,薄膜带59)。 Tape supply path with an outer wall 34B, the partition wall 34D and the guide pin 34G as a print medium tape guide (in FIG. 12, the film tape 59). 墨带供给路径用内壁34C和分隔壁34D引导墨带60。 Ribbon supply path inner wall 34C and 34D of the partition wall 60 to guide the ink ribbon.

[0120] 虽然薄膜带59的下边缘通过引导调整件34F调整,但薄膜带59的方向通过引导销34G改变。 [0120] direction, although the film tape 59 by the lower edge of the trim 34F guide adjustment, but the film tape 59 is changed by the guide pin 34G. 薄膜带59被进一步供给,同时通过分隔壁34D下边缘上的每个引导调整件34E和上壳体31A的每个引导调整件34H合作在带宽度方向进行调整。 The film tape 59 is further fed while adjusting by each guide member 34D at the edge of the partition wall on each adjustment guide member 34E and 34H to cooperate on the housing 31A can be adjusted in the width direction. 以这种方式,薄膜带59在臂部34内部在外壁34B和分隔壁34D之间引导和供给。 In this manner, the film tape 59 in the interior of the arm 34 between the outer wall and the partition wall 34B and 34D guide the supply.

[0121] 墨带60通过具有与墨带宽度大致相同宽度的分隔壁34D和内壁34C引导,并且由此被在臂部34内部在内壁34C和分隔壁34D之间引导和供给。 [0121] the ink ribbon 60 by having a partition wall and the inner wall 34D substantially the same width and ink 34C width guide, and is thus between the inner wall 34C and 34D of the partition wall 34 inside the guide arm and supply. 在臂部34中,墨带60在墨带宽度方向上通过上壳体31A的底面和下壳体31B的顶面调整。 The arm portion 34, the ink ribbon 60 in the width direction of the ink through the bottom surface of the housing 31A and 31B at the top of the housing adjustment. 然后,在薄膜带59和墨带60沿每个供给路径被引导时,薄膜带59和墨带60在出口34A处结合在一起并且排出到头插入部39 (更具体地,开口77,其将在后面被描述)。 Then, when the film tape 59 and the ink ribbon 60 is guided along each feed path, the film tape 59 and the ink ribbon 60 bonded together at the exit 34A and discharged to the head insertion portion 39 (more specifically, an opening 77, which will be It is described later).

[0122] 利用上述结构,带供给路径和墨带供给路径在臂部34内部形成通过分隔壁34D隔开的不同供给路径。 [0122] With the above structure, the tape feed path and ink ribbon supply path 34 through the partition wall 34D inside the arm portion spaced from different supply path is formed. 因此,薄膜带59和墨带60可以可靠地且独立地在分别相应于带宽度和墨带宽度的每个供给路径内引导。 Thus, the film tape 59 and the ink ribbon 60 can be reliably and independently in width and respectively corresponding to the width of each ink supply route guidance.

[0123] 尽管图12示出层叠式带盒30 (参考图3和图4)的例子,其它类型的带盒30的臂部34也类似。 [0123] Although FIG. 12 shows a stacked type tape cassette 30 (refer to FIG. 3 and FIG. 4) of example, other types of tape cassette 30 of the arm portion 34 is also similar. 具体地,在接收器式带盒30 (参考图5)中,打印带57被沿着带供给路径引导和供给,同时墨带60被沿着墨带供给路径引导和供给。 Specifically, the receiver type tape cassette 30 (refer to FIG. 5), the print tape 57 is guided and fed along the tape feed path, while the ink ribbon 60 is guided along the feed path and ink ribbon supply. 在热型带盒30(参考图6)中,热敏纸带55被沿着带供给路径引导和供给,同时不用墨带供给路径。 Thermal type tape cassette 30 (refer to FIG. 6), a heat-sensitive paper tape 55 is guided and fed along the tape feed path, while the ribbon feed path no.

[0124] 此外,如图12所示,臂指示器部800和锁定孔820设置在臂前表面35。 [0124] In addition, as shown in Figure 12, the arm indicator portion 800 and the locking hole 820 provided in the arm front surface 35. 臂指示器部800是使人可以识别包括在带盒30中的带类型的部分。 Makes the arm indicator portion 800 is included in the tape cassette can be identified in the portion 30 of the tape type. 另外,臂指示器部800通过选择性地按压设置在带式打印机I的压板保持器12上的臂检测开关210 (参考图3到图5)允许带式打印机I检测带类型。 In addition, the arm indicator portion 800 provided by selectively pressing the tape printer I platen holder 12 on the arm detecting switches 210 (refer to FIG. 3 to FIG. 5) allows the detection of the tape type of the tape printer I. 锁定孔820是当利用臂指示器部800视觉识别带类型时用作参考点来识别位置的部分。 Locking hole 820 when the use of the arm indicator portion 800 visual identification band type is used as a reference point to identify the position of the part. 另外,锁定孔820是设置在压板保持器12上的锁定件225可以插入的孔。 In addition, the locking hole 820 is provided on the platen holder 12 of the locking member 225 may be inserted into the hole. 将在后面详细描述包括臂指示器部800和锁定孔820的臂前表面35。 It will be described later in detail including the arm indicator portion 800 and the front surface of the locking hole 820 of the arm 35.

[0125] 在正视图中具有竖长矩形形状的通孔850设置在下壳体31B的臂前表面35,在臂指示器部800的左侧。 [0125] having a vertically long rectangular shape in the front view through hole 850 provided on the lower arm front surface of the housing 35 31B, the left side of the arm indicator portion 800. 通孔850设置为用于在盒壳体31的模制过程中的模具的排泄孔,没有任何特殊功能。 Through holes 850 provided for the drain holes in the die 31 of the cartridge housing molding process, without any special features.

[0126] 如图3到图6所示,被臂后表面37和从臂后表面37连续延伸的周壁面包围的空间是头插入部39。 [0126] FIG. 3 to FIG. 6, the surface of the peripheral wall 37 and space from the surface of the rear arm 37 extending continuously surrounded by the rear arm portion 39 is inserted into the head. 头插入部39在平面图中具有大致矩形形状,并且在竖直方向上穿透带盒30。 Head insertion portion 39 having a substantially rectangular shape in plan view, and penetrate the tape cassette 30 in the vertical direction. 头插入部39位于盒壳体31前方。 Head insertion portion 39 is located in front of the cartridge housing 31. 头插入部39也在带盒30的前表面侧通过形成在带盒30前表面的开口77连接到外部。 Head insertion portion 39 is also the front surface side of tape cartridge 30 through an opening formed in the front surface 30 of the cassette 77 is connected to the outside. 带式打印机I的支撑热头10的头保持器74可以插入头插入部39。 I support the tape printer head 10 of the thermal head holder 74 can be inserted into the head insertion portion 39. 从臂部34的出口34A排出的带(热敏纸带55、打印带57、和薄膜带59之一)在开口77处露出到盒壳体31外部,在此处通过热头10执行打印。 34A 34 from the outlet of the discharge arm band (thermal paper tape 55, the print tape 57, and a film with one of 59) in the opening 77 is exposed to an external cartridge casing 31, where printing is performed by the thermal head 10.

[0127] 支撑接收部设置在面对盒壳体31的头插入部39的位置。 [0127] support receiving portion provided in the cartridge case 31 facing the head insertion portion 39 in position. 支撑接收部用于当带盒30安装在带式打印机I中时确定带盒30在竖直方向的位置。 When receiving portion for supporting the tape cassette 30 is installed in the tape printer 30 is determined when the I position in the vertical direction of the tape cassette. 在本实施例中,上游接收部39A在作为打印介质的带(热敏纸带55、打印带57或薄膜带59)的供给方向上设置在热头10的插入位置(更具体地,打印位置)的上游侧,下游接收部39B设置在下游侧。 In the present embodiment the feeding direction, the upstream reception portion 39A of the tape as a print medium (heat-sensitive paper tape 55, the print tape 57 or the film tape 59) is provided on the insertion position of the thermal head 10 (more specifically, the print position ) upstream, downstream reception portion 39B disposed on the downstream side. 支撑接收部39A和39B在下文中共同称为头接收部39A和39B。 Support receiving portions 39A and 39B hereinafter collectively referred to as the head receiving portion 39A and 39B.

[0128] 当带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时,头接收部39A和39B分别与设置在头保持器74上的头支撑部74A和74B(参考图2)接触,从而通过头支撑部74和74B从下面支撑。 [0128] When the tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8, the head reception portions 39A and 39B are respectively provided in the head holder 74 on the head portion of the support 74A and 74B (refer to FIG. 2) into contact, so that by the head support portions 74 and 74B support from below. 另外,在下壳体31B中,锁定部38设置在上游接收部39A和下游接收部39B之间的位置,面对头插入部39。 Further, the lower case 31B, the locking portion 38 is provided at a position between the upstream reception portion 39B and the downstream reception portion 39A, facing the head insertion portion 39. 锁定部38是在底视图中具有大致矩形形状的缺口(参考图11)。 The locking portion 38 is a notch having a substantially rectangular shape in a bottom view (refer to FIG. 11). 当带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时,锁定部38作为与盒挂钩75接合的部分。 When the tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8, the locking portion 38 as the hook 75 engaging with the cartridge part.

[0129] 当用户将带盒30插入盒收容部8中且向下推压带盒30时,带盒30的上游接收部39A与设置在头保持器74上的上游支撑部74A进入接触,上游支撑部39A在向下方向上超过该点的运动受到限制。 [0129] When the tape cassette 30 is inserted into the user cassette housing portion 8 and pushes the tape cassette 30 downwards, the upstream reception portion 39A cassette 30 and disposed in the head holder 74 on the upstream support portion 74A comes into contact with the upstream support portion 39A in the downward direction of movement beyond this point is limited. 此外,带盒30的下游接收部39B与设置在头保持器74上的下游支撑部74B进入接触,下游接收部39B在向下方向上超过该点的运动受到限制。 In addition, the cassette and the downstream reception portion 39B of the head holder 30 disposed downstream of the support portion 74 comes into contact 74B on the downstream reception portion 39B in the downward direction than the movement of the point is limited. 然后,带盒30被保持在头接收部39A和39B通过头支撑部74A和74B从下面支撑的状态。 Then, the tape cassette 30 is held in the head reception portions 39A and 39B by the head support portions 74A and 74B from below the support state.

[0130] 因此,在作为打印介质的带(热敏纸带55、打印带57或薄膜带59)上执行打印的热头10附近的位置,带盒30在竖直方向的定位可被精确执行。 [0130] Thus, in the vicinity of the tape 10 as the print medium (heat-sensitive paper tape 55, the print tape 57 or the film tape 59) of the thermal print head position, the tape cassette 30 can be performed accurately in a vertical direction positioning . 然后,在竖直方向上热头10打印的中央位置可与带在带宽度方向上的中央位置精确匹配。 Then be accurately matched with the center position in the width direction of the center position in the vertical direction of the thermal head 10 to print. 特别地,在作为打印介质的带的供给方向上,带盒30被在相对于热头10的插入位置,更具体地,相对于打印位置的上游侧和下游侧支撑。 In particular, on a print medium feeding direction of the belt, the belt 30 is with respect to the insertion position of the thermal head 10, more specifically, with respect to the upstream side and the downstream side of the printing position to support the cartridge. 结果,可以特别精确地执行竖直方向的定位。 As a result, positioning can be accurately performed in particular in the vertical direction. 因此,在竖直方向上热头10打印的中央位置和带宽度方向的中央位置可以彼此特别精确地匹配。 Therefore, the central location central location and width direction of the thermal print head 10 can be matched precisely especially in the vertical direction to each other.

[0131] 另外,根据本实施例的带盒30的上游接收部39A和下游接收部39B从相互正交交叉的方向面对头插入部39。 [0131] Further, according to the tape cassette of the present embodiment is an upstream reception portion 39A and the downstream reception portion 39B from 30 orthogonal to each other in a direction intersecting the face of the head insertion portion 39. 作为凹入部的头接收部39A和39B被以在相互正交交叉方向延伸的头支撑部74和74B支撑。 As head of the receiving section 39A and 39B of the recess are in a head support portion extends in a direction orthogonal to each other cross support 74 and 74B. 因此,带盒30的运动不仅在竖直方向上受到限制,而且也在左右方向和前后方向上受到限制。 Thus, the tape cassette 30 is not only limited movement in the vertical direction, but also about the direction and limited front-rear direction. 结果,可以保持热头10和头插入部39之间适当的位置关系。 As a result, it can maintain the proper positional relationship between the thermal head 10 and the head insertion portion 39.

[0132] 另外,如图3到图6所示,当带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时,盒挂钩75与锁定部38接合。 [0132] Further, as shown in FIG. 3 to FIG. 6, when the tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8, the cassette hook 75 engages with the locking portion 38. 因此,在带盒30安装到带式打印机I之后,带盒30的任何升高运动,即,带盒30在向上方向的运动可受到限制,从而可以稳定地执行带供给和打印。 Thus, after the tape cassette 30 installed in the tape printer I, any increase in movement the cassette 30, i.e., in the tape cassette 30 can be moved upward direction is restricted, so that the supply can be stably performed and the printing tape.

[0133] 此外,如图11所示,销孔62和63设置在角部32A下表面的相应于带式打印机I的上述定位销102和103的两个位置。 [0133] In addition, as shown, the pin holes 62 and 63 disposed at the corner portion 11 of the lower surface 32A corresponding to the above tape printer I positioning pins 102 and 103 of the two positions. 更具体地,定位销102插入其中的销孔62是设置在角部32A的下表面中的缺口,在设置于盒壳体31的左前部(图11中的下右侧)的支撑孔64后方。 More specifically, the positioning pin 102 is inserted in the pin hole 62 in which the notch is provided on the lower surface of the corner portion 32A, disposed in the cassette case 31 in the left front portion (at the right side in FIG. 11) of the rear support hole 64 . 注意带驱动辊46和一些其它组件在图11中未示出。 Note belt drive roller 46 and other components in FIG. 11 is not shown. 定位销103插入其中的销孔63是设置在角部32A的下表面的缺口,在盒壳体31的右端的中央部分附近(图11中的左侧)。 The positioning pin 103 is inserted into the pin hole 63 which is provided on the lower surface of the cutout corner portions 32A, near (left side in FIG. 11) at the right end of the central portion 31 of the cartridge housing.

[0134] 在带盒30竖直(高度)方向上,销孔62及63的位置和收容在盒壳体31中作为打印介质的薄膜带59的竖直方向上的中央位置之间的距离恒定,其与带盒30的带类型(例如,带宽度)无关。 [0134] In the tape cassette 30 vertical (height) direction, the position of the pin holes 62 and 63, and is housed in the cartridge housing 31 from the central position as the vertical direction of the print medium on the film strip 59 between the constant which has nothing to do with the tape cassette 30 with type (for example, width). 换言之,即使当带盒30的高度不同时该距离也保持恒定。 In other words, even when the height of the tape cassette 30 is not the same in the distance is kept constant.

[0135] 如图2到图6所示,一对在竖直方向匹配的调整构件36在带供给方向上设置在头插入部39的下游侧。 [0135] FIG. 2 to FIG. 6, a pair of matching vertical adjustment member 36 in the tape feeding direction downstream side of the head insertion portion 39. 调整构件36的基部在竖直方向(带宽度方向)上调整打印的薄膜带59,并且将打印的薄膜带59朝向在热头10下游侧的带排出部49引导。 49 with the base adjustment guide member 36 to adjust the printing in the vertical direction (width direction) of the film tape 59 and the film tape 59 in the thermal print head 10 toward the downstream side of the discharge. 同时,调整构件36适当地将薄膜带59和双面胶带58粘合在一起,没有任何位置的移位。 Meanwhile, the adjustment member 36 appropriately film tape 59 and the double-sided adhesive tape 58 bonded together, no position shift.

[0136] 引导壁47在调整构件36附近竖立。 [0136] The guide wall 47 in the vicinity of the adjustment member 36 erected. 引导壁47将已经经由头插入部39供给的用过的墨带60与薄膜带59分离,将用过的墨带60朝向墨带卷取卷轴44引导。 The used ink guide wall 47 has been inserted through the head unit 39 is supplied with 60 and the film tape 59 separated from the used ink ribbon 60 toward the ribbon take-up spool 44 guide. 分离壁48在引导壁47和墨带卷取卷轴44之间竖立。 The separation wall 48 between the guide wall 47 and the ribbon take-up spool 44 erected. 分离壁48防止沿引导壁47引导的用过的墨带60和缠绕在第一带卷轴40上且由其支撑的双面胶带58相互接触。 Ink used to prevent the separation wall 48 guided along the guide wall 47 with a 60 and wound on the first tape spool 40 and its support of the double-sided adhesive tape 58 contact with each other. [0137] 支撑孔64(参考图11)在带供给方向上设置在调整构件36的下游侧,带驱动辊46可旋转地支撑在支撑孔64内部。 [0137] supporting hole 64 (refer to FIG. 11) in the tape feed direction is disposed on the downstream side of the adjusting member 36, the tape drive roller 46 is rotatably supported in the supporting hole 64 inside. 在图3和图4中示出的层叠式带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时,带驱动辊46通过与对置的可动供给辊14协作移动,从第二带卷轴41拉出薄膜带59。 When shown stacked tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8 in Figures 3 and 4, the belt drive roller 46 and the counter 14 by moving the movable feed roller collaboration, pulled out from the second tape spool 41 films with 59. 同时,带驱动辊46从第一带卷轴40拉出双面胶带58,然后将双面胶带58引导到薄膜带59的打印面从而使它们粘合在一起,然后它们作为打印的带50被朝向带排出部49供给。 At the same time, the tape drive roller 46 is pulled out from the first tape spool 40 double-sided tape 58, the double-sided adhesive tape 58 is then guided to the printed surface of the film tape 59 so that they are bonded together, and then the print tape 50 as they are toward supply 49 with a discharge portion.

[0138] 在图5示出的接收器式带盒30安装在盒收容部8中的情况下,打印带57通过与可动供给辊14协作移动的带驱动辊46被从第一带卷轴40拉出。 The case of [0138] Formula receiver illustrated tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8 in FIG. 5, the print tape 57 by moving the belt 14 in collaboration with the movable feed roller drive roller 46 from the first tape spool 40 is out. 在热头10的下游侧,打印的打印带57,即,打印的带50通过调整构件36的基部在竖直方向(带宽度方向)上调整,并且被朝向带排出部49引导。 In the downstream side of the thermal head 10, the print tape 57 printed, i.e., the print tape 50 by adjusting the base member 36 to adjust the vertical direction (width direction), and is guided toward the tape discharge portion 49. 另外,已经经由头插入部39供给的用过的墨带60通过引导壁47与打印带57分离,并且朝向墨带卷取卷轴44引导。 The ink used in addition, has been inserted through the head unit is supplied with a 60 47 39 Separation and print tape 57 by the guide wall and toward the ribbon take-up spool 44 guide.

[0139] 在图6示出的热型带盒30被安装的情况下,热敏纸带55通过与可动供给辊14协作移动的带驱动棍46被从第一带卷轴40拉出。 [0139] In the case of Figure 6 shows the thermal type tape cassette 30 is installed, thermal paper tape 55 through 14 cooperative movement with the movable feed roller drive rod 46 is pulled out from the first tape spool 40. 在热头10下游侧,打印的热敏纸带55,即,打印的带50通过调整构件36的基部在竖直方向(带宽度方向)上调整,并且被朝向带排出部49引导。 In the downstream side of the thermal head 10, the thermal printing paper tape 55, i.e., the print tape 50 by adjusting the base member 36 to adjust the vertical direction (width direction), and is guided toward the tape discharge portion 49.

[0140] 带排出部49是在顶面30A和底面30B之间延伸的板状构件,并且与盒壳体31的左侧面的前端略微分离。 [0140] tape discharge portion 49 is a plate member between the top surface 30A and the bottom surface 30B extending and slightly separated from the front end of the left side surface of the cartridge case 31. 带排出部49引导打印的带50进入在带排出部49和下壳体31B的左侧面的前端之间形成的通道,该打印的带已经经由调整构件36和带驱动辊46供给,并且带排出部49从通道下游端的带排出口排出打印的带50。 The print tape discharge portion 49 with the guide 50 into the passage between the left side surface of the distal end 49 and a lower housing with a discharge portion 31B is formed with the already printed via the adjustment member 36 and the belt drive roller 46 is supplied, and with discharged from the discharge portion 49 with discharge outlet passage downstream end of the print tape 50.

[0141] 将在下面参考图12到图18详细描述包括臂指示器部800和锁定孔820的臂前表面35的结构和功能。 [0141] FIG. 12 will be described below with reference to FIG. 18 described in detail including the structure and function of the arm indicator portion 800 and the arm front surface 35 of the locking hole 820.

[0142] 如上所述,根据本发明实施例的带盒30构造成使得当人们在带盒30未安装到带式打印机I的状态下单独看带盒30时,通过视觉检查臂指示器部800人们可以识别安装在带盒30中的带的类型。 [0142] As described above, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the cartridge 30 is configured so that when the people in the tape cassette 30 is not installed in the printer status alone I watch the tape cassette 30 by visually checking the arm indicator portion 800 One can identify the type of tape mounted in the tape cassette 30. 另外,带盒30构造成使得当带盒30安装在带式打印机I的盒收容部8中时,带式打印机I通过利用臂检测部200检测由臂指示器部800指示的信息可以识别带的类型。 In addition, the tape cassette 30 is configured such that when the tape cassette 30 is installed in the tape printer 8 in the cassette housing portion when I, I tape printer by using the arm detection portion 200 detects information can be identified by the arm indicator portion 800 indicates the tape type. 首先,将描述包括在臂前表面35中的区域以及这些区域中的结构。 First, it will be described, and these areas include regions in the structure of the arm front surface 35.

[0143] 如图13所示,臂前表面35包括特定区域R0。 [0143] 13, the arm front surface 35 includes a particular region R0. 特定区域RO邻近出口34A且在带供给方向上位于出口34A的上游侧。 RO specific area adjacent to the outlet 34A and the tape feed direction on the upstream side of the outlet 34A. 出口34A是在其中作为打印介质的带(热敏纸带55、打印带57、和薄膜带59之一)从臂部34排出的部分。 Exit 34A is a band in which the print medium (thermal paper tape 55, the print tape 57, and a film with one of 59) discharged from the arm portion 34.

[0144] 特定区域RO在左右方向的长度限定为等于或小于臂部34的出口34A和带排出部49之间的距离L0。 Specific area [0144] RO in the lateral direction is defined as the length equal to or less than the export arm 34A 34 and the distance L0 between the tape discharge portion 49. 在出口34A和带排出部49之间,从出口34A排出的带以带的表面露出到前侧的方式朝向带排出部49供给。 Between the outlet 34A and the tape discharge portion 49, discharged from the outlet 34A with the belt surface is exposed to the way to the front side of the belt 49 toward the feed and discharge portion. 因此,距离LO等同于带露出长度,即,露出的带的长度。 Therefore, the distance LO is equivalent to the length of the exposed zone, namely, the exposed length of the belt. 在本实施例中,从出口34A延伸到半圆形槽34K的左端的整个臂前表面35是特定区域RO0 In the present embodiment, the front, extending from the exit 34A to the left end of the semi-circular groove 34K of the entire surface of the arm 35 is a specific area RO0

[0145] 特定区域RO包括其中形成锁定孔820的第一区域Rl和不同于第一区域Rl且包括臂指示器部800的第二区域R2。 [0145] Specific areas wherein RO comprises forming a locking hole 820 of the first region Rl and different from the first region Rl includes the arm indicator portion 800 and a second region R2. 将在下面以第二区域R2和第一区域Rl的顺序描述每个区域。 Will be described in the order of the first region and the second region R2 Rl each area description.

[0146] 如图14所示,第二区域R2包括多个竖向信息部分X和多个横向信息部分Y。 [0146] shown in Figure 14, the second region R2 includes a plurality of vertical information section and a plurality of lateral information section X Y. 多个竖向信息部分X形成为沿与带供给方向正交的方向(图14中的上下方向)延伸的多个带状部分。 A plurality of vertical information section is formed along the X direction with a perpendicular to the supply direction (vertical direction in FIG. 14) a plurality of strip portions extending. 多个横向信息部分Y形成为与带供给方向平行的方向(图14中的左右方向)延伸的多个带状部分。 A plurality of lateral information section Y is formed with a plurality of strip-like portions of the direction parallel to the feeding direction (lateral direction in FIG. 14) extends.

[0147] 在图14中示范性示出的根据本发明实施例的竖向信息部分X包括五个竖向信息部分Xl到X5。 [0147] In FIG. 14 illustrates an exemplary consists of five vertical information section Xl to X5 according to an embodiment of the present invention, the vertical information section X. 竖向信息部分Xl到X5在离开臂部34的出口34A的一定间隔处布置,也在正视图中从左侧到右侧以相等间隔布置。 Xl to X5 vertical information section in the left arm outlet 34A 34 arranged at certain intervals, but also the front view from the left to the right to equally spaced. 在竖向信息部分Xl到X5中,竖向信息部分Xl位于带供给方向的最下游侧(即,最左侧)。 In the vertical information section Xl to X5, the vertical information section located at the downstream side with Xl feed direction (that is, the left side). 竖向信息部分X2、X3、X4和X5以该顺序从竖向信息部分Xl朝向带供给方向的上游侧(即,右侧)布置。 Vertical information section X2, X3, X4 and X5 in this order with the feed direction toward the upstream side from the vertical information section Xl (ie, right) layout. 竖向信息部分Xl到X5的宽度(即,左右方向的长度)大致相同,竖向信息部分Xl到X5中的相邻竖向信息部分以等间隔彼此相邻。 Xl to X5 vertical information section width (ie, the length of the left-right direction) is substantially the same vertical information section Xl to X5 adjacent vertical information section next to each other at equal intervals.

[0148] 在图14中不范性不出的根据本发明实施例的横向信息部分Y包括三个横向信息部分Yl到Y3。 [0148] In Figure 14, not normative no lateral information section Y according to an embodiment of the present invention includes three lateral information section Yl to Y3. 横向信息部分Yl到Y3在正视图中从上侧朝向下侧成排设置。 Yl to lateral information section Y3 in the front view from the upper side toward the lower side arranged in a row. 在横向信息Yl到Y3中,横向信息Yl设置在最上侧。 In the lateral information Yl to Y3, the lateral information provided on the upper side of Yl. 横向信息Yl在竖直方向的中心位于臂前表面35的高度的大致中心位置。 Information Yl transverse direction located in the center of the vertical height of the approximate center of the arm front surface 35. 横向信息部分Y2和Y3以该顺序从横向信息部分Yl朝向下侧布置。 Lateral information section Y2 and Y3 in this order from the lateral information section Yl disposed toward the lower side. 横向信息部分Yl到Y3的宽度(即,竖直方向的长度)大致相同,横向信息部分Yl到Y3中的相邻横向信息部分以大致等间隔彼此相邻。 Lateral information section Y3 Yl to width (i.e., length in the vertical direction) is substantially the same, the lateral information section Y3 Yl adjacent lateral information section adjacent to each other at substantially regular intervals.

[0149] 此外,如图15和图18所示,在根据本实施例的横向信息部分Yl到Y3中,在较上侧的横向信息部分Yl和Y2设置在臂前表面35的预定高度(下文中称为预定高度)Tl内。 [0149] In addition, as shown in FIGS. 15 and 18, in the transverse information section of this embodiment Yl to Y3, and in the more information section of the upper lateral Yl and Y2 is set at a predetermined height of the arm front surface 35 (lower hereinafter referred to within a predetermined height) Tl. 在下面的描述中,臂前表面35的预定高度Tl范围内的区域被称为共用指示器部831。 In the following description, the height of the arm front surface 35 within a predetermined range of the region is called Tl common indicator portion 831. 优选地,该共用指示器部831是在竖直方向上相对于盒壳体31在竖直方向上的中心线N对称的区域。 Preferably, the common indicator portion 831 in the vertical direction with respect to the centerline of the cartridge housing 31 in the vertical direction is N region symmetrical. 同时,共用指示器部831外侧且在臂前表面35的预定高度T2(T2> Tl)范围内的区域被称为扩展部832。 At the same time, the common indicator portion 831 and the outside at a predetermined height of the arm front surface 35 of the region within the range of T2 (T2> Tl) is known as extended portion 832.

[0150] 共用指示器部831的预定高度Tl是在具有不同带宽度的多种带盒30中盒壳体31的高度最小的带盒30的高度。 [0150] Tl predetermined height is a common indicator portion 831 in a variety of tape cartridge having a different width of the cartridge case 31 of the tape cassette 30 a minimum height of 30 height.

[0151] 在图15中示出的宽幅带盒30中,在横向信息部分Yl到Υ3中最下侧的横向信息部分Υ3设置为横跨共用指示器部831和定位于共用指示器部831下方的扩展部832。 [0151] In FIG. 15 illustrates the wide tape cassette 30 in the transverse information section Yl to lateral information section Υ3 set Υ3 most common across the lower side of the indicator portion 831 and positioned on a common indicator portion 831 extension portion 832 below. 在图18中示出的窄幅带盒30中,没有扩展部832,因为带盒30的高度等于共用指示器部831的预定高度Tl。 In Figure 18 shows a narrow tape cassette 30, section 832 does not expand, because the height of the tape cassette 30 is equal to a predetermined height Tl common indicator portion 831. 因此,在窄幅带盒30中,横向信息部分Υ3沿共用指示器部831的下边缘(即,臂前表面35的下边缘)设置,并且具有横向信息部分Yl和Υ2的宽度的大致三分之一的宽度。 Thus, in the narrow tape cassette 30, the lower edge of the lateral information section Υ3 along the common indicator portion 831 (i.e., the lower edge of the arm front surface 35) is provided, and the lateral information section Yl and having a substantially one-third of the width of Υ2 One width.

[0152] 第二区域R2是当带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时与带式打印机I的臂检测开关210对置的区域,并且包括指示带类型的臂指示器部800。 [0152] The second area R2 when the tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8 with the tape printer I arm detecting switch 210 opposing the region, and includes the arm indicator indicating band portion 800 type. 孔口形成在竖向信息部分Xl到Χ5中的至少一个中。 Apertures formed in the vertical information section Xl to at least one of Χ5. 根据带类型,预先确定哪个竖向信息部分Xl到Χ5中包括孔口。 The belt type, which pre-determined vertical information section Xl to Χ5 included orifice. 臂指示器部800是通过在每个竖向信息部分Xl到Χ5中是否形成孔口的组合来指示带类型的部分。 The arm indicator portion 800 is formed by each of the vertical information section Xl whether to Χ5 formed with an aperture combination to indicate the type of part. 人们可以通过视觉检查形成在臂指示器部800的竖向信息部分Xl到Χ5中的孔口来识别带类型。 People can visually checking the arm indicator portion 800 is formed in the vertical information section Xl to Χ5 the opening to identify the tape type.

[0153] 对于每个竖向信息部分Xl到Χ5,形成在竖向信息部分Xl到Χ5中的孔口的竖向位置可以固定。 [0153] For each of the vertical information section Xl to Χ5, formed in the vertical information section Xl in a vertical position to Χ5 aperture can be fixed. 例如,在竖向信息部分Xl到Χ5和横向信息部分Yl到Υ3彼此交叉和重叠的多个区域(下文中称为重叠区域)中,在每个竖向信息部分Xl到Χ5中的一个重叠区域可以固定为指示器。 For example, in the vertical information section Xl into multiple regions Χ5 and lateral information section Yl to Υ3 cross each other and overlap (hereinafter referred to as the overlapping area), in each of the vertical information section Xl to an overlapping region of Χ5 It may be fixed as an indicator. 在这种情况下,可以基于在每个指示器中是否形成孔口的组合来识别带类型。 In this case, the combination is formed in each aperture indicator to identify the tape type based. 如果相应于带式打印机I的臂检测开关210的位置(参考图7)被确定为指示器,则不仅可以通过人们视觉检查来识别带类型,而且可以通过带式打印机I来识别。 If the tape printer I corresponding to the position of the arm detecting switch 210 (refer to FIG. 7) is determined to be an indicator, not only by the visual inspection to identify the tape type, and can be identified by the printer I belt.

[0154] 假定如此,在本实施例中,当带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时分别与图7中示出的五个臂检测开关210A到210E对置的五个重叠区域固定为指示器800A到800E。 [0154] assumed that, in the present embodiment, when the tape cassette 30 is installed in five overlapping areas 210A to 210E when the cassette housing portion 8, respectively, in Figure 7 shows the five arm detecting switch is fixed to indicate the opposite device 800A to 800E. 更具体地,如图14所示,竖向信息部分Xl和横向信息部分Y2彼此交叉和重叠的区域作为与臂检测开关210A对置的指示器800A。 More specifically, as shown, cross each other and overlap the area of vertical information section Xl and lateral information section Y2 and arm detection switch 210A as opposed indicator 800A 14. 竖向信息部分X2和横向信息部分Yl彼此交叉和重叠的区域作为与臂检测开关210B对置的指示器800B。 Vertical information section X2 and the lateral information section Yl cross each other and overlap region and arm detection switch 210B as opposed indicator 800B. 竖向信息部分X3和横向信息部分Y2彼此交叉和重叠的区域作为与臂检测开关210C对置的指示器800C。 Vertical information section X3 and the lateral information section Y2 intersect and overlap each other and arm detection switch region as opposed indicator 210C 800C. 竖向信息部分X4和横向信息部分Yl彼此交叉和重叠的区域作为与臂检测开关210D对置的指示器800D。 Vertical information section X4 and the lateral information section Yl cross each other and overlap region with the arm detecting switch 210D as opposed indicator 800D. 竖向信息部分X5和横向信息部分Y3彼此交叉和重叠的区域作为与臂检测开关210E对置的指示器800E。 Vertical information section X5 and the lateral information section Y3 intersect and overlap each other and arm detection switch region as opposed indicator 210E 800E.

[0155] 以这种方式,在本实施例中在每个竖向信息部分Xl到X5中布置一个指示器。 [0155] In this way, for example, arranged in the X5 a pointer in each of the vertical information section Xl in this embodiment. 此夕卜,相邻竖向信息部分的指示器在左右方向彼此不成线性布置。 Bu this evening, the adjacent vertical information section pointer in the horizontal direction is not arranged linearly with each other. 换言之,指示器800A到800E呈曲折图案布置。 In other words, the indicator 800A to 800E arranged in a zigzag pattern. 当采用该布置时,即使所有相邻竖向信息部分的指示器都形成为孔口,竖向信息部分的指示器也能较容易地与相邻的竖向信息部分的指示器区分开。 When this arrangement, even if the indicator all adjacent vertical information sections are formed as openings, vertical information section of the indicator can be more easily and adjacent vertical information section of the indicator zone separately.

[0156] 在图14中示出的例子中,孔口形成在指示器800A、800C和800D中。 [0156] In Figure 14 shows an example, the orifice formed in the indicator 800A, 800C and 800D in. 另一方面,指示器800B和800E是与臂前表面35处在同一平面的表面部,其中不形成孔口。 On the other hand, the indicators 800B and 800E are arm front surface 35 in the same plane as a surface portion, wherein the aperture is not formed. 以这种方式,每个指示器800A到800C可形成为孔口或表面部。 In this manner, each of the indicators 800A to 800C may be formed as an aperture or a surface portion. 孔口和表面部可以通过人们视觉检查而识别。 Opening and surface portion through the visual inspection and identification. 另外,当孔口和表面部与臂检测开关210对置时,孔口和表面分别作为非按压部801和按压部802。 In addition, when the aperture and the surface portion of the arm detecting switch 210 opposing the orifice and the surface, respectively, as non-pressing portion 801 and the pressing portion 802. 非按压部801不按压臂检测开关210,按压部802按压臂检测开关210 (参考图12)。 The non-pressing portion 801 does not press the arm detecting switch 210, a pressing portion 802 presses the arm detecting switch 210 (refer to FIG. 12). 因此,非按压部801和按压部802可使带式打印机I识别带类型。 Thus, the non-pressing portion 801 and the pressing portion 802 allows the tape printer I identification band type. 将在后面详细描述指示器800A到800E和臂检测开关210之间的关系。 The detailed description of the indicators 800A to 800E relationship between 210 and arm detection switch in the back.

[0157] 第一区域Rl是当带盒30安装到盒收容部8中且压板保持器12移动到在图4到图6中示出的打印位置时,与设置在压板保持器12上的锁定件225 (参考图7)对置的区域。 When [0157] is the first region Rl 30 when the tape cassette is mounted to the cassette housing portion 8 and the platen holder 12 moves to the print position shown in Figures 4 to 6, and set the latch 12 on the platen holder member 225 (refer to FIG. 7) on the opposite area. 如图15和图18中所示,第一区域Rl设置在臂前表面35的共用指示器部831之内。 As shown in FIG. 15 and FIG. 18, a first region Rl is disposed within the common indicator portion 831 of the arm front surface 35. 锁定孔820是锁定件225插入的孔口,形成在包括第一区域Rl的区域中。 The locking hole 820 is inserted into the aperture the locking member 225, comprising a first region formed in the region Rl. 因此,在后视图中,第一区域Rl至少大于相应于锁定件225的形状的区域。 Thus, in a rear view, the first region Rl to the region of at least greater than the corresponding shape of the locking member 225.

[0158] 第一区域Rl在离开臂部34的出口34A —定间隔处布置,第一区域Rl的右端在带供给方向上位于至少竖向信息部分Xl的上游侧(即,右侧)。 [0158] In the first region Rl of the left arm portion outlet 34A 34 - are arranged at a predetermined interval, a first region Rl is located at the right end of the tape feed direction at least on the upstream side of the vertical information section Xl (i.e., right side). 在图14示出的例子中,在竖向信息部分Xl到X5中,在带供给方向上定位于最上游侧的竖向信息部分X5的右端位于第一区域Rl在左右方向的大致中心线上。 In the example shown in FIG. 14, in the vertical information section Xl to X5, on the tape supply orientation in most upstream vertical information section X5 right end in the first region Rl substantially in the horizontal direction of the center line . 因此,锁定孔820的右端在带供给方向上位于所有竖向信息部分Xl到X5的上游侧(即,在右侧)。 Thus, the locking hole 820 located at the right end of the belt feeding direction of all the vertical information section X5 Xl to the upstream side (i.e., on the right). 此外,第一区域Rl设置为邻近横向信息部分Yl且在其之上,其中横向信息部分Yl在横向信息部分Yl到Y3中位于最上侧。 Furthermore, the first region Rl disposed adjacent to the lateral information section Yl and on top of which the lateral information section Yl Yl in the lateral information section Y3 located to the upper side. 换言之,锁定孔820的上端位于所有横向信息部分Yl到Y3之上。 In other words, the upper end of the locking hole 820 located all lateral information section Yl onto Y3.

[0159] 在图14中示出的例子中,第一区域Rl在左右方向的长度是每个竖向信息部分Xl到X5的宽度的大致两倍,并且第一区域Rl在竖直方向的长度为每个横向信息部分Yl到Y3的宽度的大约三分之二。 [0159] In Figure 14 the example shown, the first region Rl length in the horizontal direction of each vertical information section X5 Xl to approximately twice the width of the first region Rl and the length in the vertical direction About two-thirds of each of the lateral information section Y3 Yl to the width.

[0160] 锁定孔820可以形成为在左右方向延伸的狭缝状通孔。 [0160] locking hole 820 may be formed as a slit-shaped through-holes extending in the horizontal direction. 当带盒30安装在盒收容部8中且压板保持器12在待机位置(参考图3)和打印位置(参考图4到图6)之间移动时,锁定件225插入锁定孔820或从其中拆除。 When the tape cassette 30 is installed in the standby position 12 (refer to FIG. 3) and the print position (refer to FIG. 4 to FIG. 6) to move between the cartridge housing portion 8 and the platen holder, the locking member 225 is inserted from the locking hole 820 or wherein tear down. 在正视图中锁定孔820可以具有与第一区域Rl相同的形状,如图15和图18所示,或可以覆盖包括第一区域Rl的区域且大于第一区域R1。 Locking holes 820 in the front view of the first region Rl may have the same shape, as shown in FIG. 15 and FIG. 18, or may comprise a first region Rl covering an area larger than the first region and R1. 关于锁定孔820在竖直方向的开口宽度,锁定孔820的下内壁的一部分形成为相对于水平方向倾斜的倾斜部821,使得开口宽度在臂前表面35上最大,朝向内部逐渐减少(参考图19和图20)。 About locking hole 820 in the vertical direction opening width, a part of the inner wall of the locking hole 820 is formed as the inclined portion 821 inclined relative to the horizontal direction, so that the opening width of the arm front surface 35 maximum, gradually decreases toward the inside (refer to FIG. 19 and 20). 锁定孔820可以形成为凹部,而不是通孔。 The locking hole 820 may be formed as a recess, not the through hole.

[0161] 接下来,将描述臂前表面35中不同要素之间的位置关系。 [0161] Next, description will arm the front surface of the positional relationship between the different elements 35. 如图13所示,当从前面看根据本实施例的带盒30时,特定区域RO在左右方向上的长度限定为等于或小于臂部34的出口34A和带排出部49之间的距离(带露出长度)L0。 13, when viewed from the front 30 of the present embodiment according to the tape cassette, a specific area RO length in the lateral direction is defined as equal to or less than the arm exit 34A 34 and the distance between the tape discharge portion 49 ( with exposed length) L0.

[0162] 此外,从中心线C到第一参考线Cl的距离LI限定在右手方向上(即,朝向带供给方向的上游侧)在带露出长度LO的18%到24%的范围内。 [0162] In addition, the distance from the center line C LI limited to the first reference line Cl in the right direction (that is, the upstream side toward the tape feeding direction) in the range of LO with the exposed length 18% to 24%. 中心线C是盒壳体31在左右方向的中心线。 C is a centerline of the cartridge housing centerline 31 in the lateral direction. 第一参考线Cl是规定锁定孔820在左右方向设置的位置的虚拟线。 The first reference line Cl is to provide a virtual line position locking holes 820 provided in the lateral direction. 通常定位有锁定孔820的线可以作为第一参考线Cl。 Typically positioned a locking hole 820 line can be used as a first reference line Cl. 例如,第一区域Rl在左右方向的中心线可以用作第一参考线Cl。 For example, a first region Rl in the lateral direction of the center line can be used as the first reference line Cl. 此外,第二参考线C2是在共用指示器部831之内。 In addition, a second reference line C2 is within the common indicator portion 831 of. 第二参考线C2是规定锁定孔820在竖直方向设置的位置的虚拟线。 The second reference line C2 is to provide a virtual line position locking holes 820 provided in the vertical direction. 例如,第一区域Rl在竖直方向的中心线可以用作第二参考线C2。 For example, the center line of the first region Rl in a vertical direction may be used as a second reference line C2.

[0163] 在盒壳体31的中心线C用作参考时,竖向信息部分Xl的位置限定为使得竖向信息部分Xl的至少一部分朝向带供给方向下游侧离开中心线C在带露出长度LO的14%到20%的范围内。 [0163] In the cassette case 31 when the center line C is used as a reference, the position of the vertical information section Xl is defined such that at least a portion of the vertical information section Xl tape feeding direction toward the downstream side in the tape away from the center line C is exposed length LO in the range of 14% to 20%. 此外,当出口34A的位置用作参考时,竖向信息部分Xl的位置限定为使得竖向信息部分Xl的至少一部分朝向带供给方向上游侧离开臂部34的出口34A在带露出长度LO的30%到36%的范围内。 Further, when the position of the outlet 34A is used as a reference, the position of the vertical information section Xl defined such that the vertical information section Xl upstream side toward the tape feeding direction at least a portion of the arm away from the tape outlet 34A 34 of the exposed length 30 LO the range% to 36%.

[0164] 此外,竖向信息部分Xl到X5在左右方向的位置限定为使得相邻竖向信息部分在左右方向上的中心线之间的间隔在带露出长度LO的7%到10%的范围内。 [0164] In addition, the vertical information section X5 in position Xl to limit the scope of the horizontal direction so that the centerline spacing of adjacent vertical information section in the lateral direction of the tape between the exposed length LO of 7% to 10% inside.

[0165] 由于下列原因,臂前表面35中的各要素之间的位置关系如上所述限定。 [0165] For the following reasons, the positional relationship between the arm front surface 35 is defined between the elements described above.

[0166] 首先,在右手方向上,即,朝向带供给方向的上游侧,中心线C和第一参考线Cl之间的距离LI优选在臂部34的出口34A和带排出部49之间的距离(带露出长度)LO的18%到24%的范围内。 [0166] First, in the right direction, that is, from the upstream side toward LI belt feeding direction, the center line C and the first reference line Cl is preferably between exit 34A of the arm 34 and the tape discharge portion 49 between distance (with the exposed length) within a range of 18% to 24% of the LO. 例如,会有人们希望仅使用下壳体31B识别将要安装在盒壳体31中的打印介质的情况。 For example, people will want to use only lower case 31B recognition will be installed in case the cartridge housing 31 print media. 臂部34的出口34A和带排出部49之间的距离LO即使在带未安装时通过视觉检查也可以容易确定。 Outlet arm portion 34A 34 and the distance LO between the tape discharge portion 49 even when the band is not installed by visual inspection may be easily determined.

[0167] 此外,带盒在左右方向的中心线C的位置可以通过视觉检查下壳体3IB而识别。 [0167] In addition, in the transverse direction of the tape cassette C can be produced by the position of the center line of the lower housing 3IB visual inspection and identification. 另夕卜,如果特定区域RO在左右方向的长度设定为等于或小于臂部34的出口34A和带排出部49之间的距离,可以容易识别特定区域RO的范围。 Another evening BU, RO if a particular region in the longitudinal direction is set to be about equal to or less than the arm exit 34A 34 and the distance between the tape discharge portion 49, can easily identify the scope of a particular region RO.

[0168] 在上述范围内,在锁定孔820在特定区域RO内定位地朝向带供给方向的上游侧更靠近的情况下,如果中心线C和第一参考线Cl之间的距离LI超过带露出长度LO的18%到24%的范围,并且锁定孔820远离中心线C定位,则有锁定孔820超出特定区域RO的范围的可能性。 [0168] In the above range, in the case where the upstream side of the locking hole 820 in a specific area RO positioned toward the closer tape feeding direction, and if the distance between the center line LI and the first reference line Cl C exceeds belt is exposed 18% to 24% of the length of the range of LO, and the locking hole 820 located away from the center line C, there is the possibility of the locking hole 820 beyond the scope of a specific area RO. 相反,如果锁定孔820定位得太靠近中心线C,则特定区域RO在左右方向的范围变得太短,不可能形成例如五列构成的竖向信息部分。 Conversely, if the locking hole 820 located too close to the center line C, then the specific area in the range of about RO direction becomes too short, it can not form a vertical information such as parts of five columns.

[0169] 第二,优选地,竖向信息部分Xl的至少一部分设置为朝向带供给方向的下游侧离开中心线C在带露出长度LO的14%到20%的范围Wl之内。 [0169] Second, preferably, Xl vertical portion at least part of the information provided to the downstream side toward the tape feeding direction away from the center line C in the length of the exposed band LO 14% to 20% range of Wl. 这是因为如果竖向信息部分Xl的位置太靠近臂部34的出口34A,则出口34A和竖向信息部分Xl可能连接。 This is because if the position of the vertical information section Xl too close to exit 34 of the arm 34A, the exit 34A and the vertical information section may be connected Xl. 即使出口34A和竖向信息部分Xl不连接,但如果它们之间的距离短,则当下壳体31B被模制时,可能发生诸如欠注的缺陷。 Even exit 34A and the vertical information section Xl is not connected, but if the distance between them is short, the moment when the housing 31B is molded, such as a short shot defect may occur. 另外,如果在带供给方向上设置在特定区域RO的最下游侧(即,左侧端)的竖向信息部分Xi的位置被识别,则存在当识别带类型时仅某一限定范围的视觉检查足够的效果。 In addition, if the tape feeding direction downstream side in the specific area of RO (that is, the left side) of the vertical information section Xi positions are recognized when there is an identification band type is only a limited range of visual inspection sufficient effect.

[0170] 第三,当出口34A的位置用作参考时,优选地,竖向信息部分Xl的至少一部分朝向带供给方向下游侧离开臂部34的出口34A在带露出长度LO的30%到36%的范围W2内。 [0170] Third, when the outlet 34A is used as a reference, preferably, at least a portion of the vertical information section Xl feeding direction toward the downstream side with left arm outlet 34A 34 with the exposed length in 30% to 36 LO W2 within the scope percent. 与上述范围Wl类似,其限定竖向信息部分Xl的位置在特定区域RO内。 Similar Wl and above range, which defines the position of the vertical information section Xl in a specific area RO. 臂部34的出口34A可以通过视觉检查清楚地识别。 Outlet arm portion 34A 34 can be clearly identified by visual inspection. 因此,如果竖向信息部分Xl的位置被限定在通过视觉检查容易识别的范围内,即,如果离出口34A的距离限定为带露出长度LO的30%到36%,则存在可以较容易识别竖向信息部分Xl的位置的效果。 Therefore, if the position of the vertical information section Xl is defined in easily identifiable by visual inspection range, namely, if the exit 34A of the distance from the exposed length of the LO band is limited to 30% to 36%, then there can be more easily identified vertical the effect of the position of the part Xl.

[0171] 第四,优选地,竖向信息部分Xl到X5在左右方向布置成使得相邻竖向信息部分的左右方向上的中心线之间的间隔在带露出长度LO的7%到10%的范围内。 [0171] Fourth, preferably vertical information section Xl to X5 are arranged in the horizontal direction so that the left-right direction center line spacing of adjacent vertical information section on the tape between the exposed length LO of 7% to 10% within the range. 这是因为,如果相邻竖向信息部分在左右方向上的中心线之间的间隔比该值短,则可能难以在它们之间形成边界,或者如果孔口设置在竖向信息部分中,则孔在左右方向的尺寸太小以致于不能视觉辨认。 This is because, if the distance between the vertical centerline of the information section in the lateral direction of the adjacent shorter than this value, it may be difficult to form a boundary between them, or if the opening provided in the vertical information section, the hole in the left-right direction dimension too small to visibility. 相反,如果相邻竖向信息部分的左右方向上的中心线之间的间隔比其大,则在特定区域RO的范围内不可能形成例如五列构成的竖向信息部分。 Conversely, if the center line spacing between adjacent vertical information section about the direction of the larger than between, for example, it is impossible to form the vertical parts of five columns of information within the scope of a specific area of RO. 因此,当需要识别时有不能识别带类型的情况。 Therefore, we can not identify with the type of situation when you need to identify.

[0172] 如果在臂前表面35上各要素之间的位置关系以上述方式限定,则人们通过视觉检查可以容易识别竖向信息部分Xl到X5和指示器800A到800E的位置。 [0172] If the front arm position relationship between the various elements define the manner described above on the surface 35, the people can be easily recognized by visual inspection of vertical information section Xl to X5 and the indicators 800A to 800E location. 原因将在下面描述。 For reasons that will be described below.

[0173] 如果人们预先知道在臂前表面35上布置的竖向信息部分Xl到X5在左右方向的所有位置,则人们仅通过视觉检查在每个竖向信息部分Xl到X5中是否形成孔口就可以识别带类型。 [0173] If people know in advance Xl vertical information section 35 on the front surface of the arm arranged to X5 all locations in the horizontal direction, the people only by visual inspection at each of the vertical information section X5 whether Xl to form an aperture They can identify the tape type. 如果人们不能知道所有的位置,则人们可以使用下面的方法识别位置。 If people can not know all the positions, then people can use the following methods to identify the location.

[0174] 首先,人们可以利用锁定孔820作为参考点来限制竖向信息部分Xl到X5的位置。 [0174] First, people can use as a reference point locking hole 820 to limit the vertical information section Xl to X5's position. 如上所述,锁定孔820的右端在带供给方向上位于至少竖向信息部分Xl的上游侧(即,右侧)。 As described above, the locking hole 820 located at the right end of the vertical information section at least on the upstream side in the tape feeding Xl direction (i.e., right side). 因此,在臂前表面35内,人们可以将竖向信息部分Xl可以布置的范围在带供给方向上限制到锁定孔820的右端的下游侧(即,左侧)。 Thus, in the arm front surface 35, it can be vertical information section Xl may be arranged in the range tape feed direction to restrict the locking hole 820 of the right end of the downstream side (i.e., left side). 此外,在锁定孔820的右端在带供给方向上位于所有竖向信息部分Xl到X5的上游侧的情况下,人们可以将竖向信息部分Xl到X5可以布置的范例限制到锁定孔820的右端的左侧。 In addition, the locking hole 820 of all the vertical information section located at the right end of Xl to X5 case where the upstream side in the tape feed direction, it can be limited to the vertical information section X5 may be arranged Xl example to the right end of the locking hole 820 left.

[0175] 可用下面的方法识别竖向信息部分Xl的位置。 [0175] The following methods can be used to identify the position of the vertical information section of Xl. 首先,竖向信息部分Xl到X5在离开臂部34的出口34A —定间隔处布置。 First, the vertical information section X5 Xl to exit 34A 34 in the left arm - arranged at regular intervals. 因此,如果人们预先知道出口34A和竖向信息部分Xl之间的距离,就能利用出口34A作为参考点可来视觉识别竖向信息部分Xl在左右方向的位置。 So, if people know in advance from the exit 34A and the vertical information section Xl between exit 34A can use as a reference point can be visually recognized position in the vertical information section Xl about direction. 第二,竖向信息部分Xl的至少一部分朝向带供给方向的下游侧离开盒壳体31的左右方向上的中心线C在带露出长度LO的14%到20%的范围Wl内。 Second, the downstream side toward the tape feeding direction of at least part of the vertical information section of the center line C Xl leave the box on the left and right direction of the housing 31 with the exposed length in the range of 14% to LO 20% Wl. 第三,竖向信息部分Xl的至少一部分朝向带供给方向的上游侧离开臂部34的出口34A在带露出长度LO的30%到36%的范围W2内。 Third, the upstream direction toward the tape supply at least part of the vertical information section Xl side left arm outlet 34A 34 LO length in the range of 30% to 36% of the belt is exposed W2. 因此,人们利用臂部34的出口34A或盒壳体31的中心线C(其每一个均是通过视觉检查容易识别的部分)作参考点就能识别竖向信息部分Xl在左右方向的位置。 Therefore, people use the arm portion 34A or the outlet 34 of the cartridge casing 31 centerline C (which each are easily identified by visual inspection part) as a reference point can be identified vertical information section in the horizontal direction Xl of position.

[0176] 竖向信息部分Xl到X5在臂前表面35上从左侧到右侧以等间隔布置。 [0176] Xl to X5 vertical information section 35 on the front surface of the arm from left to right are arranged at equal intervals. 因此,如果人们知道在竖向信息部分Xl到X5中的相邻竖向信息部分的间隔,或者相邻竖向信息部分在左右方向上的中心线之间的间隔在带露出长度LO的7 %到10 %的范围内的情况,则人们利用竖向信息部分Xl作参考就能识别其它竖向信息部分X2到X4在左右方向上的位置。 So, if people know the information in the vertical section spacing Xl to X5 adjacent vertical information section, or the spacing between adjacent vertical information section of the center line in the horizontal direction between the exposed length of the belt LO 7% to within a range of 10% of the people use the vertical information section can be identified by reference Xl other vertical information section X2 to X4 position in the lateral direction.

[0177] 此外,如图14的例子,在由竖向信息部分Xl到X5和横向信息部分Yl到Y3形成的多个重叠区域中,如果在每个竖向信息部分Xl到X5中的一个重叠区域作为指示器800A到800E中的每一个,并且如果基于孔口是否形成在指示器800A到800E中的每一个中来识别带类型,则人们需要识别指示器800A到800E的位置。 [0177] In addition, in the overlap region by a plurality of vertical information section Xl to X5 and the lateral information section Y3 Yl formed, one in each overlap if the vertical information section X5 examples Xl 14 in Fig. 800A to 800E as an indicator region each, and if the opening is formed on the indicator 800A to 800E each of the identified tape type, one needs to identify the indicators 800A to 800E position. 如果人们预先知道横向信息部分Yl到Y3在臂前表面35上所有的竖向位置,则人们能利用横向信息部分Yl到Y3作参考,识别分别在竖向信息部分Xl到X5中的指示器800A到800E的竖向位置。 If people know in advance the lateral information section Y3 Yl to the front surface of the arm 35 on all of the vertical position, then people can take advantage of the lateral information section Y3 Yl reference to the identification information respectively in vertical section Xl to X5 in the indicator 800A to 800E vertical position. 换言之,人们可视觉识别指示器800A到800E的固定位置(在左右方向上的位置和在竖直方向上的位置),其中指示器800A到800E设置在由竖向信息部分Xl到X5和横向信息部分Yl到Y3形成的重叠区域中。 In other words, people can visually identify the indicators 800A to 800E fixed position (the position in the lateral direction and the position in the vertical direction), wherein the indicator 800A to 800E X5 and the lateral information is provided by the vertical information section Xl to the overlapping area portion Yl to Y3 formed.

[0178] 即使人们不知道横向信息部分Yl到Y3的竖向位置,在臂前表面35的高度范围内,锁定孔820的上端位于所有横向信息部分Yl到Y3上方。 [0178] Even if people do not know the lateral information section Y3 Yl to a vertical position, and in the height range of the arm front surface 35, locking the upper hole 820 located all over the Yl lateral information section Y3. 因此,人们可以将横向信息部分Yl到Y3能布置的范围限定到锁定孔820下方。 Thus, one can Yl lateral information section Y3 can be arranged to limit the scope to the locking hole 820 below.

[0179] 此外,限定横向信息部分Yl和Y2在共用指示器部831内,该公用指示器部831具有预定高度Tl,并且中心在盒壳体31的竖直方向的中心线N上。 [0179] In addition, the information defining the lateral center portion in the vertical direction Yl and the cartridge case 31 N on the center line Y2 inside the common indicator portion 831, the common indicator portion 831 having a predetermined height Tl, and. 预定高度Tl是略大于共用部32的宽度T的值。 Tl predetermined height is slightly larger than the width T of the common portion 32. 此外,在宽幅带盒30(参考图15)中,横向信息部分Y3在左右方向延伸,横跨共用指示器部831和共用指示器部831下方的扩展部832。 Further, in the wide tape cassette 30 (refer to FIG. 15), the lateral information section Y3 extends in the horizontal direction, extend across a portion of the common indicator portion 831 and 831 below the common indicator portion 832. 在窄幅带盒30 (参考图18)中,横向信息部分Y3沿臂前表面35的下边缘延伸且其宽度小于横向信息部分Yl和Y2的宽度。 In the narrow tape cassette 30 (refer to FIG. 18), the front lateral information section Y3 along the lower edge surface 35 of the arm extends and has a width less than the lateral information section Y2 Yl and width. 因此,人们可容易识别横向信息部分Y3的位置。 Thus, one can easily recognize the position of the lateral information section Y3.

[0180] 此外,横向信息部分Yl到Y3在第二区域R2中在竖直方向上以大致相等间隔布置。 [0180] Further, the lateral information section Y3 Yl in the second region R2 in the vertical direction are arranged at substantially equal intervals. 因此,即使人们不知道横向信息部分Yl到Y3在竖直方向上的所有位置,人们也能利用可以通过容易视觉检查识别的盒壳体31在竖直方向的中心线N或共用部32作参考,来识别横向信息部分Yl和Y2的位置。 Therefore, even if people do not know to the lateral information section Y3 Yl all positions in the vertical direction, it can be use as a reference the center line N 31 or 32 of the common portion in the vertical direction by an easy visual inspection to identify cartridge housing to identify and position the lateral information section Y2, Yl.

[0181] 以这种方式,根据本实施例的带盒30构造成使得人们通过视觉检查臂前表面35而能识别竖向信息部分Xl到X5和臂指示器部800的指示器800A到800E的限定位置。 [0181] In this manner, according to the tape cassette 30 of the present embodiment is configured such that it visually checking the arm front surface 35 and the vertical information section can identify and Xl to X5 of the arm indicator portion 800 of indicator 800A to 800E defined position.

[0182] 接下来,将描述基于是否孔口形成在臂指示器部800的每个竖向信息部分Xl到X5或指示器800A到800E中的每一个的组合来对带类型的识别。 [0182] Next, description will be whether orifice formed to X5 or indicators 800A to 800E in combination to identify each of the vertical information section Xl in each arm indicator portion 800 based on the type of tape. 带类型包括不同要素(下文中称为带类型要素)。 Band types include different elements (hereinafter referred to as tape type elements). 在本实施例中,将描述这种例子,其中不同带类型要素中的三个要素,即带宽度、打印模式和字符颜色被识别。 In the present embodiment, such an example will be described in which different types of elements with three elements, i.e. width, the print mode and the character color are identified.

[0183] 预先确定每个竖向信息部分Xl到X5指示的带类型要素。 [0183] predetermined vertical information section for each type of feature with Xl to X5 indication. 在本实施例中,竖向信息部分X1、X2和X5被确定为指示用于识别带宽度的信息的部分。 In the present embodiment, the vertical information section X1, X2 and X5 are determined as indicating the identification information for the portion of width. 竖向信息部分X3被确定为指示用于识别打印模式的信息的部分。 Vertical information section X3 is determined as indicating the print mode for part identification information. 竖向信息部分X4被确定为指示用于识别字符颜色的信息的部分。 Vertical information section X4 is determined as part of the information indicating an identification character color. 以这种方式,带盒30构造成使得可以基于单独每个指示器部识别相应带类型要素,而与其它指示器部的结构无关。 In this manner, the tape cassette 30 is configured so that each indicator may be based on a separate portion corresponding tape type identification element, regardless of the structure of the other indicator portions.

[0184] 此外,如图14所示,在每个竖向信息部分Xl到X5中的特定重叠区域作为每个指示器800A到800E的情况下,根据哪个竖向信息部分Xl到X5包括指示器800A到800E中的每一个确定每个指示器800A到800E指示的带类型要素。 [0184] In addition, as shown in each of the vertical information section X5 Xl into a specific overlapping area 14 under each indicator 800A to 800E of the case, according to which the vertical information section Xl to X5 includes an indicator The 800A to 800E determined for each type of element with each indicator 800A to 800E indicates. 因此,指示器800A、800B和800E是用于识别带宽度的指示器、指示器800C是用于识别打印模式的指示器、指示器800D是用于识别字符颜色的指示器。 Thus, the indicator 800A, 800B and 800E are indicators for identifying the width of the indicator 800C is an indicator for identifying the print mode, the indicator 800D is an indicator for identifying the character color. 下文中,指示器800A、800B和800E公同称为带宽度指示器部、指示器800C被称为打印模式指示器部,指示器800D被称为字符颜色指示器部。 Hereinafter, the indicators 800A, 800B and 800E called public with width indicator portion, the indicator 800C is called a print mode indicator portion, the indicator 800D is known as the character color indicator portion. 下面作为例子将描述基于指示器800A到800E识别带类型的方法。 As an example will be described below based on the indicator 800A to 800E of the tape type identification method.

[0185] 将参考表1到表3描述由带类型要素的上述指示器部中的每一个指示的带宽度、打印模式和字符颜色。 [0185] The width of the reference to Table 1 to Table 3 above description of the belt type indicator portion of each of the elements indicated, print mode and the character color. 为了说明的目的,在表中,在每个指示器800A到800E中形成孔口的情况用值O指示,并且每个指示器800A到800E是表面部且其中没有形成孔口的情况用值I指示。 For illustrative purposes, the case, in the table, in each indicator 800A to 800E are formed with an aperture value indication O, and each of the indicators 800A to 800E is a surface portion and wherein the aperture is formed without using the value of I instructions. 注意,在基于是否在每个竖向信息部分Xl到X5上形成孔口来识别带类型的情况下,可以使用下面所述的识别带类型的方法,参考类似的表,其中表1到表3中示出的指示器800A到800E分别更换为竖向信息部分Xl到X5。 Note that in the case of forming an aperture in each of the vertical information based on whether section Xl to X5 to identify the type of the tape can be used to identify the tape type of the methods described below with reference to similar tables, which in Tables 1 to 3 illustrated indicator 800A to 800E respectively replace the vertical information section Xl to X5.

[0186]〈表 1> [0186] <Table 1>

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[0192] 如表1所示,相应于构成带宽度指示器部的每个指示器800A、800B和800E是否形成为孔口或没有孔口的表面部的组合,限定通过组合指示的从3.5mm到36mm的七种类型的带宽度。 [0192] As shown in Table 1, corresponding to each indicator 800A constituting width indicator portion, 800B and 800E is formed as a combination of a surface portion without an aperture or apertures, defined by the combination of instructions from 3.5mm the width of the seven types of 36mm. 因此,人们可通过视觉检查臂指示器部800内仅分别包括在竖向信息部分X1、X2和X5中的指示器800A、800B和800E来识别带盒30的带宽度。 Thus, it can be visually checked by the arm indicator portion 800 are included in only the vertical information section X1, X2 and X5 are indicators 800A, 800B and 800E to identify width tape cassette 30. 注意三个指示器800A、800B和800E的孔口或表面部的组合总数为八。 Note that three indicators 800A, 800B and 800E aperture or a surface portion of the total number of combinations of eight. 但是,在本实施例中,因为在带宽度指示器中包括至少一个孔口,未限定相应于指示器800A、800B和800E都是表面部(“1,1,1”的组合)的情况的带宽度。 However, in the present embodiment, since the width indicator comprises at least one aperture, the indicator does not correspond to the case 800A, 800B and 800E are surface portions ("1,1,1" in combination) defined width.

[0193] 如表I所示,在带宽度指示器中,当带宽度等于或大于预定宽度(18_)时,限定指示器800E是没有孔口的表面部,当带宽度小于该预定宽度时,限定指示器800E是孔口。 [0193] As shown in Table I, in width indicator, when the width is equal to or greater than a predetermined width (18_), the indicator 800E is a surface portion defining no apertures, when bandwidth is less than the predetermined width, Limited indicator 800E is an aperture. 因此,如上所述,仅通过视觉识别指示器800E在臂前表面35中的位置和检查在该位置是否设有孔口,人们就可识别带宽度是否等于或大于预定宽度。 Thus, as described above, by only visual identification indicator 800E in the arm front surface 35 and checking the position of the opening position is provided, it can identify the tape width is equal to or larger than a predetermined width.

[0194] 另外,基于是否在每个指示器800A和800B设置孔口的组合,带宽度的尺寸关系可被识别在带宽度等于或大于预定宽度(18mm)的第一范围或带宽度小于预定宽度的第二范围。 [0194] In addition, based on whether the combination 800A and 800B each indicator disposed aperture, the size relationship between the width can be identified in the width equal to or larger than the predetermined width (18mm) of the first range or band width smaller than the predetermined width The second range. 更具体地,如果指示器800A是孔口且指示器800B是表面部(表I中的“0,1”组合),指示在第一范围或第二范围中的最大带宽度(即表I中的36mm或12mm)。 More specifically, if the indicator 800A is an aperture and the indicator 800B is a surface portion (Table I "0,1" compositions), indicating the maximum width in the first range or the second range (i.e. Table I a 36mm or 12mm). 如果指示器800A是表面部且指示器800B是孔口(表I中的“ I,O ”组合),指示第一范围或第二范围中的第二大带宽度(即表I中的24_或9mm)。 If the indicator 800A is a surface portion and the indicator 800B is an aperture (Table I "I, O" combination), indicating a first range or a second range, the second largest width (ie Table I 24_ or 9mm).

[0195] 如果指示器800A和800B都是孔口(表I中的“0,O”组合),指示第一范围或第二范围中的第三大带宽度(即表I中的6mm或18mm)。 [0195] If the indicators 800A and 800B are apertures (Table I in "0, O" combination), indicating a first range or a second range in the third largest width (ie, in Table I of 6mm or 18mm ). 如果指示器800A和800B都不是孔口而是表面部(表I中的“I,I”组合),指示所有带宽度中的最小带宽度(即表I中的3.5mm)。 If the indicator 800A and 800B are not apertures but the surface section (Table I of the "I, I" combination), indicating that all width minimum width (ie, in Table I of 3.5mm).

[0196] 首先,如上所述人们可以视觉识别指示器800A、800B和800E在臂前表面35上的位置。 [0196] First, as described above one can visually identify the indicators 800A, 800B and 800E position 35 on the front surface of the arm. 然后,人们可以检查孔口是否形成在指示器800E中,确定带宽度是否等于或大于预定宽度或带宽度小于预定宽度。 Then, people can check whether the aperture is formed in the indicator 800E, determining the width is equal to or greater than a predetermined width or a width smaller than a predetermined width. 随后,通过检查孔口是否形成在每个指示器800A和800B中,人们就能容易更详细地识别带宽度。 Subsequently, by checking whether an aperture is formed in each of the indicators 800A and 800B, it can be easy to identify width greater detail.

[0197] 例如在图15中示出的宽幅带盒30中,指示器800E是表面部,指示器800A是孔口,指示器800B是表面部。 [0197] In the example shown in FIG. 15 wide tape cassette 30, the indicator 800E is a surface portion, the indicator 800A is an aperture, the indicator 800B is a surface portion. 结果,利用上述方法,人们可以识别带宽度是36mm,即带宽度等于或大于预定宽度(18_)的第一范围中的最大宽度。 As a result, using the above methods, one can identify the tape width is 36mm, the bandwidth that is equal to or larger than a predetermined width (18_) a first range of the maximum width. 在图18中示出的窄幅带盒30中,指示器800E是孔口,指示器800A是孔口,指示器800B是表面部。 In Figure 18 shows a narrow tape cassette 30, the indicator 800E is an aperture, the indicator 800A is an aperture indicator 800B is a surface portion. 结果,利用上述方法,人们可以识别带宽度是12mm,即带宽度小于预定宽度(18mm)的第二范围中的最大宽度。 As a result, using the above methods, one can identify the tape width is 12mm, the bandwidth that is less than the predetermined width (18mm) of the second range of the maximum width.

[0198] 如果人们预先知道预定宽度的特定值,人们仅通过视觉检查整个带盒30就能够确定带盒30的带宽度是否小于预定宽度。 [0198] If people know in advance the specific value of a predetermined width, it is only through visual inspection of the entire tape cassette 30 is able to determine the width of the tape cassette 30 is less than a predetermined width. 因此,指示带宽度是否等于或大于预定宽度的指示器800E不需要包括在带宽度指示器中。 Thus, indicating the width is equal to or greater than a predetermined width indicator 800E does not need to be included in the width indicator. 即竖向信息部分X5可不必限定在臂指示器部800 中。 That vertical information section X5 may not necessarily defined in the arm indicator portion 800.

[0199] 换言之,至少竖向信息部分Xl和X2被限定在臂指示器部800中和至少两个指示器800A和800B呈现为宽度指示器部就足够。 [0199] In other words, at least the vertical information section Xl and X2 are defined in the arm indicator portion 800 and at least two indicators 800A and 800B exhibit sufficient width indicator portion. 在最靠近臂部34的出口34A(带从其中排出)的指示器800A和800B用作带宽度指示器部的情况下,人们可以视觉检查指示器800A和800D连同已经排出的露出的带,从而可以更容易地识别带宽度。 800A and 800B when the indicator is used as an indicator portion of the width of the arm closest exit 34A 34 (the band from which the discharge), one can visually check the indicator 800A and 800D together with the exposed tape has been discharged, thereby It can be more easily identified width.

[0200] 如表2所示,相应于作为打印模式指示器部的指示器800C是否形成为孔口,打印模式被限定为镜像打印模式(层叠式)或正像打印模式(接收器式)。 [0200] As shown in Table 2, as an indicator corresponding to the print mode indicator portion 800C is formed as an aperture, the print mode is defined as a mirror image printing mode (laminated type) or positive printing mode (receptor type). 更具体地,限定如果指示器800C是孔口(表2中的“0”),指示执行镜像打印,如果指示器800C是表面部(表2中的“ I”),指示执行正像打印。 More specifically, if the indicator 800C is an aperture defined (Table 2 in the "0") indicating that mirroring print, if the indicator 800C is a surface portion (Table 2 "I"), instructed to perform just as printing. [0201 ] 因此,如上所述仅通过视觉识别指示器800C在臂前表面35上的位置,检查是否在其上形成孔口,人们就能容易确定打印模式是层叠式(镜像打印模式)还是接收器式(正像打印模式)。 [0201] Thus, as described above in only the position of the arm front surface 35, and checks whether the indicator 800C is formed by visually recognized thereon aperture, it is possible to easily determine the print mode is laminated formula (mirror image printing mode) or receive - Type (positive print mode). 例如,在图15中示出的宽幅带盒30中,指示器800C是孔口。 For example, in FIG. 15 shows the wide tape cassette 30, the indicator 800C is an aperture. 因此,人们可以识别打印模式为“镜像打印模式(层叠式)”。 Thus, one can identify the print mode to "mirror image printing mode (stacked)." 在图18示出的窄-宽度带盒30中,指示器800C是表面部。 In FIG. 18 illustrates the narrow - width tape cassette 30, the indicator 800C is a surface portion. 因此,人们可以识别打印模式为“正像打印模式(接收器式)”。 Thus, one can identify the print mode is "positive printing mode (receptor type)."

[0202] 打印模式“接收器式(正像打印模式)”包括除了镜像打印之外的所有类型的打印,诸如其中墨带的墨转移到作为打印介质的带的打印类型、其中热敏带是显色的而不使用墨带的打印类型。 [0202] print mode "receptor type (positive print mode)" includes in addition to the mirror printing of all types of printing, such as where the ink transfer ink ribbon to a print medium, the print type belt, where thermal tape is chromogenic print type without using the ink ribbon. 因此,打印模式的识别可以识别带盒30是否收容层叠式打印介质或接收器式打印介质。 Therefore, the print pattern recognition can identify the tape cassette 30 is housed stacked print media or print media receivers. 在带盒30的制造过程中,打印模式的识别可以识别盒壳体31是为层叠式准备还是为接收器式准备。 In the manufacturing process of the tape cassette 30, identification of the print mode can identify the cartridge case 31 is prepared for the laminated type or the receptor type preparation.

[0203] 如表3所示,相应于作为字符颜色指示器部的指示器800D是否形成为孔口,字符颜色被限定为黑色或不同于黑色的颜色。 As shown in [0203] As shown in Table 3, as an indicator corresponding to the character color indicator portion 800D is formed as an aperture, the character color is defined as black or colors other than black. 更具体地,限定如果指示器800D是表面部(表3中的“I”),指示字符颜色为黑色,如果指示器800D是孔口(表3中的“O”),指示字符颜色是不同于黑色的颜色。 More specifically, if the indicator 800D is a surface-defining portion (Table 3 "I"), indicates the character color is black, if the indicator 800D is an aperture (Table 3 "O"), indicates the character color is different in black color.

[0204] 因此,如上所述仅通过视觉识别指示器800D在臂前表面35上的位置,以及检查是否在其中形成孔口,人们就可以容易确定字符颜色是黑色还是不同于黑色的颜色。 [0204] Thus, as described above only by visual recognition indicator 800D on the surface 35 on the front arm position, and check whether the aperture formed therein, one can easily determine the character color is black or colors other than black. 例如,在图15中示出的宽幅带盒30中,指示器800D是孔口。 For example, in FIG. 15 shows the wide tape cassette 30, the indicator 800D is an aperture. 因此,人们可以识别字符颜色为不同于黑色的颜色。 Therefore, one can identify the character color as other than black color. 在图18中示出的窄幅带盒30中,指示器800D是表面部。 In Figure 18 shows a narrow tape cassette 30, the indicator 800D is a surface portion. 因此,人们可以识别字符颜色是黑色。 Therefore, one can identify the character color is black.

[0205] 带宽度和打印模式对于带式打印机I执行正确打印是重要信息。 [0205] width and printing mode for tape printer I performed correctly print is important information. 另一方面,字符颜色对于带式打印机I执行正确打印不是重要的。 On the other hand, the character color is not important for proper print tape printer I perform. 因此,作为字符颜色指示器部的指示器800D不总是必需的。 Therefore, the indicator 800D as the character color indicator portion is not always necessary. 换言之,竖向信息部分X4可不需要限定在臂指示器部800中。 In other words, the vertical information section X4 may be required to qualify in the arm indicator portion 800. 此外,指示器800D可用于不是指示字符颜色,而是指示带类型的其它要素,诸如带基材颜色等。 In addition, the indicator 800D is not an indication of characters can be used to color, but other elements with type indication, such as tape substrate color.

[0206] 另外,由每个指示器部指示的带宽度、打印模式和字符颜色的内容不限于表I到表3示出的,可以按需要改变。 [0206] In addition, the width of each indicator by the Ministry of instruction, content and character color print mode is not limited to Table I to Table 3 shows, it can be changed as needed. 注意表I到表3中限定的带宽度、打印模式和字符颜色的组合的总数是28。 Note I to the width of the table as defined in Table 3, the total number of print modes and character color combination is 28. 但是,不需要使用所有组合。 However, without the use of all combinations. 例如,在可以通过带式打印机I检测不适当安装状态的情况下(将在后面描述),不使用相应于通过带式打印机I检测的不适当安装状态的组合。 For example, in the case where the tape printer I can detect improper installation state (to be described later), do not use the corresponding tape printer through a combination of I detect improper installation states.

[0207] 另外,上面已经描述了臂指示器部800用于指示带类型的结构和通过人们视觉检查臂指示器部800识别带类型的方法。 [0207] In addition, methods have been described above, the arm indicator portion 800 for indicating the type of structure and with the visual inspection by the arm indicator portion 800 of the tape type identification. 下文中,将参考图12到图25描述臂指示器部800的关于带式打印机I的臂检测开关210的结构,以及通过臂检测开关210的带类型识别。 Hereinafter, the structure of the tape printer about the I arm detecting switch 25 with reference to FIG. 12 to FIG. 800 described in the arm indicator portion 210, and tape type identification by the arm detecting switches 210.

[0208] 首先,将描述臂指示器部800的关于带式打印机I的臂检测开关210的结构。 [0208] First, the structure on the tape printer I arm detection switch 210 of the arm indicator portion 800 will be described. 如上所述,在本实施例的带式打印机I中,五个检测开关210A到210E设置在压板保持器12 (参考图7)的盒面对表面12B上。 As described above, in the tape printer I of the present embodiment, the five detecting switches 210A to 210E provided in 12 (refer to FIG. 7) of the cartridge holder plate on the facing surface 12B. 在带盒30中,当带盒30安装在盒收容部8中时,分别面对臂检测开关210A到210E的重叠区域作为指示器800A到800E,如图14所示。 In the tape cassette 30, when the tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8, respectively face arm detection switches 210A to 210E of the overlapping area as an indicator 800A to 800E, as shown in FIG. 在图14示出的例子中,指示器800A、800C和800D是孔口,指示器800B和800E是表面部。 In the example shown in Figure 14, the indicator 800A, 800C and 800D are opening, indicators 800B and 800E are surface portions.

[0209] 当孔口与臂检测开关210对置时,臂检测开关210的开关终端222可以插入孔口和从孔口中拆除,孔口作为不按压开关终端222的非按压部801。 [0209] When the opening detection switch 210 and the arm opposite the arm detection switch 210 of the switch terminals 222 can be inserted and removed from the orifice opening, aperture does not press the switch terminals as non-pressing portion 801 222. 本实施例的非按压部801形成为在正视图中具有竖长矩形形状的孔口并且与指示器(重叠区域)的形状匹配。 Non-pressing portion 801 of the present embodiment is formed in a front view with a long vertical rectangular shape and match the shape of the aperture indicator (overlapping region). 例如,如图12所示,孔口可以是大致垂直于臂前表面35(即平行于顶面30A和底面30B)穿透臂部34的外壁34B的通孔。 For example, as shown in FIG. 12, the aperture may be substantially perpendicular to the surface 35 (i.e., parallel to the top surface 30A and bottom surface 30B) penetrating the arm portion 34 of the outer wall of the through hole 34B of the front arm. 作为结果,非按压部801的形成方向与臂部34内部的带供给路径以直角大致交叉。 As a result, the non-pressing direction of the arm portion 34 is formed inside the tape feed path 801 substantially intersect at right angles. 当开关终端222插入非按压部801时,与非按压部801对置的臂检测开关210保持在关状态。 When the switch terminal 222 to a non-pressing portion 801, and the non-pressing portion 801 opposed arm detection switch 210 kept in the off state.

[0210] 当表面部与臂检测开关210对置时,表面部作为按压开关终端222的按压部802。 [0210] When the surface portion of the arm detecting switch 210 opposing surface portion as a pressing portion 802 presses the switch terminal 222. 当开关终端222与按压部802接触时,与按压部802对置的臂检测开关210改变为开状态。 When the switch terminal 222 in contact with the pressing portion 802, and the pressing portion 802 opposed arm detection switch 210 is changed to an open state. 在图15中示出的宽幅带盒30的例子中,指示器800A、800C和800D是非按压部801,指示器800B和800E是按压部802。 In the example shown in 15 of FIG. 30 wide tape cassette, the indicator 800A, 800C and 800D are non-pressing portion 801, an indicator 800B and 800E are the pressing portion 802.

[0211] 指示器800E在臂前表面35上的竖向位置位于在横向信息部分Yl到Y3中最下面定位的横向信息部分Y3中。 [0211] indicator 800E in the arm front surface 35 located in the transverse vertical information section Y3 Yl to locate in the bottom of the lateral information section Y3. 如上所述,在图15中示出的带宽度等于或大于预定宽度(18_)的宽幅带盒30中,横向信息部分Y3设置为横跨共用指示器部831和共用指示器部831下方的扩展部832。 As described above, in FIG. 15 shows the band width equal to or larger than a predetermined width (18_) of the wide tape cassette 30, the lateral information section Y3 is set across the common indicator portion 831 and the portion 831 below the common indicator 832 extensions. 另一方面,在图18中示出的带宽度小于预定宽度的窄幅带盒30中,横向信息部分Y3沿臂前表面35的下边缘延伸且具有横向信息部分Yl和Y2的宽度的大致三分之一的宽度。 On the other hand, in FIG. 18 shows the width of the narrow width smaller than a predetermined tape cassette 30, the lower edge of the front lateral information section Y3 extends along the arm surface 35 and having a lateral information section Y2 Yl and a width substantially three one in width. 因此,在图18中示出的窄幅带盒30中,指示器800E在竖直方向上的尺寸是图15中示出的宽幅带盒30的指示器800E的尺寸的大致三分之一。 Thus, in Figure 18 shows a narrow ribbon cassette 30, the indicator 800E in the vertical direction dimension is shown in Fig. 15 wide tape cassette indicator 30 is approximately one-third the size of 800E .

[0212] 如上所述,在本实施例中限定在带宽度等于或大于预定宽度(18mm)的宽幅带盒30(参考图15)中,指示器800E是表面部,S卩,按压部802。 [0212] As described above, in the present embodiment is defined in the tape width equal to or larger than the predetermined width (18mm) in width tape cassette 30 (refer to FIG. 15), the indicator 800E is a surface portion, S Jie, the pressing portion 802 . 还限定在带宽度小于预定宽度的窄幅带盒30 (参考图18)中,指示器800E是孔口,S卩,非按压部801。 Also defined is less than the predetermined width of the narrow width tape cassette 30 (refer to FIG. 18), the indicator 800E is an aperture, S Jie, the non-pressing portion 801.

[0213] 这是由于下面的原因。 [0213] This is due to the following reasons. 在带式打印机I是仅使用窄幅带盒30的专用设备的情况下,在与指示器800E对置的位置可不设置臂检测开关210E。 In the case of the tape printer I use only a narrow tape cassette is a dedicated device 30 in the indicator 800E may not be provided to a position opposed to the arm detecting switch 210E. 另一方面,在带式打印机I是能使用窄幅带盒30和宽幅带盒30的通用设备的情况下,设置与指示器800E对置的臂检测开关210E。 On the other hand, in the case of the tape printer I was able to use a narrow width tape cassette 30 and the tape cassette generic device 30 is provided with the indicator 800E opposite arm detecting switch 210E. 因此,在窄幅带盒30中的形成为孔口的指示器800E,作为相应于臂检测开关210E的逸出孔。 Thus, the tape cassette 30 is formed in a narrow aperture in the indicator 800E, as corresponding to the arm detecting switch 210E escape hole.

[0214] 如上参考表I到表3所述,臂指示器部800的指示器800A到800E中的每一个与指示器800A到800E中的每一个指示的带类型要素相联系。 [0214] Table I above with reference to Table 3, the indicator arm indicator portion 800A 800 to 800E each of the indicator 800A to 800E each indication associated with a feature type. 或孔口(非按压部801)或表面部(按压部802)按照与带类型相应的规定图案形成在指示器800A到800E中的每一个中。 Or aperture (the non-pressing portion 801) or a surface portion (the pressing portion 802) in accordance with a predetermined pattern corresponding to the tape type indicators 800A to 800E are formed in each of the. 因此,带式打印机I可以基于通过臂指示器部800选择性地按压的臂检测开关210的开和关状态的组合识别带类型。 Accordingly, the tape printer I can identify with the type of combination based on the arm indicator portion 800 by selectively depresses arm detection switch on and off states 210.

[0215] 更具体地,如上所述为指示器800A到800E预先限定的规定图案(孔口和表面部的组合)可以转换为相应臂检测开关210A到210E的检测图案(开、关状态的组合)。 [0215] More specifically, as described above indicators 800A to 800E predefined predetermined pattern (a combination of aperture and the surface portion) can be converted to the corresponding arm detecting switches 210A to 210E of the detection pattern (on and off states of combination ). 然后,带式打印机I参考表可以识别带类型,在表中每个检测图案与带类型相关联。 Then, I tape printer can identify the tape type with reference to the table, in the table, each detection pattern is associated with a tape type.

[0216] 图22中示出的带类型表格510是在带式打印机I中使用的以识别带类型的表的例子,并且存储在带式打印机I的R0M402中。 [0216] FIG. 22 illustrates the tape type table 510 is used in a tape printer I to identify with examples of the type of table and stored in the tape printer I of R0M402 in. 带盒30的带类型按照五个臂检测开关210A到210E的开和关状态的组合限定在带类型表格510中。 Type tape cassette 30 is defined according to a combination of five arm detection switch on and off states of 210A to 210E in the tape type table 510. 在图22示出的带类型表格510中,臂检测开关210A到210E分别相应于开关SWl到SW5,并且每个臂检测开关210的关状态(OFF)和开状态(ON)分别相应于值零(O)和一(I)。 22 shows the tape type table 510, the arm detecting switches 210A to 210E respectively correspond to switches SWl to SW5, and each arm detecting switch OFF state (OFF) 210 and the ON state (ON) correspond to a value of zero (O) and a (I).

[0217] 在使用全部五个臂检测开关210A到210E的情况下,相应于开和关状态组合总数的最大32个检测图案的最大32种带类型可被识别。 [0217] In the case of 210A to 210E of all five arm detection switch on and off states corresponding to the total number of combinations of the maximum 32 detection pattern with a maximum 32 kinds of types can be identified. 但是,在图22中示出的带类型表格510中,最大32个检测图案中,设定相应于24种检测图案的带类型。 However, in FIG. 22 illustrates the tape type table 510, the maximum 32 detection pattern is set corresponding to the detection pattern of 24 kinds of tape type. 剩余的8个检测图案中,对三个图案示出“错误”,用于带式打印机I检测到带盒30未安装在盒收容部8中的适当位置。 The remaining eight detection patterns, the pattern shows three "wrong", a tape printer for detecting the position I tape cassette 30 is not installed in the cassette housing portion 8. 对于其它五个检测图案示出“空闲”,指示空字段。 For the other five detection patterns shown "idle", indicating an empty field. 将在后面描述当检测到错误时的带盒30的安装状态。 It will be described later when the tape cartridge mounting state 30 when an error is detected.

[0218] 可以在带式打印机I中使用的表格不限于图22中示出的带类型表格510。 [0218] table that can be used in a tape printer I is not limited to the tape type table 510 shown in FIG. 22. 例如,可以使用这样表格,其中任何被选择的带类型新加到相应于带类型表格510中“空闲”的检测图案。 For example, such a table, in which any selected tape type is added to the new tape type table 510 corresponds to the "idle" test pattern. 另外,可以使用这样的表格,其中带类型表格510中记录的带类型被删除,每个检测图案和带类型之间的对应关系被改变,相应于每个检测图案的带类型的内容被改变。 Further, such a table may be used, wherein the tape type recording tape type table 510 is deleted, the correspondence between each detection pattern and the tape type is changed between, corresponding to each detection pattern is changed with the type of content. 在这种情况下,为了通过视觉检查识别带类型而确定的上述规定图案也可按需要改变。 In this case, the predetermined pattern in order to identify the tape type by a visual check can also be determined to change.

[0219] 另外,如上所述,包括在带宽度指示器部中的指示器800E和作为字符颜色指示器部的指示器800D可被省略。 [0219] In addition, as described above, including indicators 800E and 800D as an indicator of the character color indicator portion of the tape width indicator portion may be omitted. 当不设置指示器800E和800D时,不使用相应的臂检测开关210E(SW5)和210D(SW4)。 When not setting indicators 800E and 800D, do not use the corresponding arm detecting switches 210E (SW5) and 210D (SW4). 因此,在这种情况下,可使用其中仅限定相应于臂检测开关210A到2IOC (SWl到SW3)的带类型的表格。 Thus, in this case, which can be used to define only the corresponding arm detecting switches 210A to 2IOC (SWl to SW3) with the type of table.

[0220] 接下来,将参考图3到图6、图19和图20说明通过带式打印机I检测带盒30的带类型的方式。 [0220] Next, with reference to FIG. 3 to FIG. 6, FIG. 19 and FIG. 20 illustrates a tape printer I detected by the tape type of the tape cassette 30 manner. 图19示出其中图2和图10到图15示出的带宽度为36mm的宽幅带盒30的带类型被检测的状态,图20示出其中图16到图18示出的带宽度为12mm的窄幅带盒30的带类型被检测的状态。 Figure 19 shows an example where the width of 2 and 10 to 15 is shown with the type of 36mm wide tape cassette 30 is detected, and Fig. 20 shows the width of 16 to 18 shows for belt type is detected for 30 of 12mm narrow cassette.

[0221] 当带盒30被用户安装在盒收容部8的适当位置且盒盖6关闭时,压板保持器12从待机位置(参考图3)移动到打印位置(参考图4到图6)。 [0221] When the tape cassette 30 is installed in position user cassette housing portion 8 and cover 6 is closed, the platen holder 12 from the standby position (see Figure 3) Move to printing (refer to Figure 4 and Figure 6). 然后设置在压板保持器12的盒面对表面12B上的臂检测部200和锁定件225移动到分别与设置在带盒30的臂前表面35上的臂指示器部800和锁定孔820对置的位置。 Then set the pressure plate 12 facing the cartridge holder arm 12B on the surface of the detection unit 200 and the locking member 225 is moved to 35, respectively, on the front surface of the tape cassette arm 30 of the arm indicator portion 800 and the locking hole set 820 pairs of opposed location.

[0222] 在带盒30在适当位置安装在盒收容部8中的情况下,锁定件225插入锁定孔820中。 [0222] In the case of the tape cassette 30 installed in the proper position in the cassette housing portion 8, the locking member 225 inserted into the locking hole 820. 结果,锁定件225不与带盒30干涉,从盒面对表面12B(参考图8)突出的臂检测开关210的开关终端222与设置在臂指示器部800的相应位置的指示器800A到800E (非按压部801和按压部802)对置,且被选择性地按压。 As a result, the locking member 225 does not interfere with the cassette 30, facing surface 12B (refer Figure 8) projecting arm detection switch 210 and a switch terminal 222 is set at the corresponding position of the arm indicator portion 800 from the cartridge indicators 800A to 800E (non-pressing portion 801 and the pressing portion 802) opposite, and is selectively pressed. 更具体地,与非按压部801对置的臂检测开关210通过插入作为非按压部801的孔保持关状态。 More specifically, the non-pressing portion 801 opposed arm detecting switch 210 by inserting the non-pressing portion 801 as a hole holding off state. 与按压部802对置的臂检测开关210通过被作为按压部802的臂前表面35的表面部的按压改变到开状态。 And the pressing portion 802 opposed arm detection switch 210 is changed by pressing the surface portion of the arm front surface 35 as a pressing portion 802 to the ON state.

[0223] 此外,如上所述,由于形成在锁定件225下表面的倾斜部226,锁定件225的厚度朝向锁定件225前端减少。 [0223] In addition, as described above, since the locking member 225 is formed in the lower surface of the inclined portion 226, the thickness of the locking member 225 toward the front end of the locking member 225 is reduced. 由于形成在锁定孔820下壁的倾斜部821,锁定孔820在竖直方向的开口宽度朝向臂前表面35增加。 Since the locking hole 820 formed in the lower wall of the inclined portion 821, lock the front hole 820 in the vertical direction of the width of the opening 35 increases toward the surface of the arm. 结果,如果锁定件225的位置相对于锁定孔820在向下方向上略微不对准(即,如果盒壳体31相对于盒收容部8中的适当位置略微升高),当压板保持器12朝向打印位置移动时,倾斜部226和倾斜部821彼此相互作用以将锁定件225引导到锁定孔820内。 As a result, if the position of the locking member 225 relative to the locking hole 820 in the downward direction slightly misaligned (ie, if the cartridge case 31 is slightly elevated relative to the cassette housing portion 8 position), when the platen holder 12 toward print When the position, the inclined portion 226 and the inclined portion 821 interact with each other to lock the guide member 225 into the locking hole 820. 以这种方式,即使当盒壳体31相对于盒收容部8中的适当位置略微升高,锁定件225也可以适当安装到锁定孔820内,并且臂检测部200可以精确地定位成与臂指示器部800对置。 In this manner, even when the cartridge case 31 is slightly raised with respect to the cassette housing portion 8 in position, the locking member 225 may be suitably mounted in the locking hole 820, and the arm detection portion 200 may be accurately positioned with arm indicator section 800 opposed.

[0224] 根据本实施例的锁定件225在带盒30的插入方向上设置在臂检测部200的上游侧(换言之,在臂检测部200上方)。 [0224] The locking member 225 is provided on the tape cassette inserting direction 30 of the present embodiment on the upstream side of the arm detection portion 200 (in other words, above the arm detection portion 200). 因此,当带盒30被插入时,锁定件225在臂检测开关210前面与臂前表面35对置。 Therefore, when the tape cassette 30 is inserted, the locking member 225 in front of the arm detection switch 210 and the arm front surface 35 opposed. 换言之,除了锁定件225插入锁定孔820之外,臂检测开关210不与臂前表面35接触。 In other words, in addition to locking member 225 inserted into the locking hole 820 outside of the arm detection switch 210 does not contact with the front surface of the arm 35. 换言之,除了带盒30安装在适当位置之外,没有臂检测开关210被按压(即,臂检测开关210保持处于关状态)。 In other words, in addition to the tape cassette 30 is installed in place, the arm detecting switch 210 is not depressed (i.e., the arm detecting switch 210 remains in OFF state). 因此,可以甚至更可靠地防止带类型的错误检测。 Thus, even more reliably prevent erroneous detection of the tape type.

[0225] 在图10到图15中示出的宽幅带盒30安装在盒收容部8中的适当位置的情况下,臂检测开关210A、210C和210D处于关状态,因为它们与作为非按压部801的指示器800A、800C和800D对置,如图19所示。 [0225] In the case shown in Figure 10 to the wide tape cassette 30 is installed in the cassette housing portion 8 in place of 15, the arm detecting switches 210A, 210C and 210D in the OFF state, because they are used as a non-pressing section 801 of the indicator 800A, 800C and 800D of the position, as shown in Fig. 另一方面,臂检测开关210B和210E处于开状态,因为它们与作为按压部802的指示器800B和800E对置。 On the other hand, the arm detection switch 210B and 210E in the open state, because they are a pressing portion 802 opposed indicator 800B and 800E. 更具体地,指示与臂检测开关210A到210E相应的开关SWl和SW5的开和关状态的值分别被识别为0,1,0,0和I。 More specifically, the instructions and arm detection switch 210A to 210E respective switch SWl and values on and off states of the SW5 are respectively identified as 0,1,0,0 and I. 因此,参考带类型表格510,以与上述通过视觉检查识别结果相同的方式,带类型被识别为“带宽36_,镜像打印模式(层叠式)和字符颜色不同于黑色”。 Therefore, the reference tape type table 510, to the above recognition results by visual inspection the same way, with the type is identified as "Bandwidth 36_, mirror printing mode (stacked) and character color other than black."

[0226] 在图16到图18中示出的窄幅带盒30安装在盒收容部8中的适当位置的情况下,臂检测开关210A和210E处于关状态,因为它们与作为非按压部801的指示器800A和800E对置,如图20所示。 Case [0226] shows a narrow tape cassette 30 is installed in place in the cassette housing portion 8 in Figures 16 through 18, the arm detection switches 210A and 210E in the OFF state, because they are a non-pressing portion 801 indicators 800A and 800E opposed, shown in Figure 20. 另一方面,臂检测开关210B、210C和210D处于开状态,因为它们与作为按压部802的指示器800B、800C和800D对置。 On the other hand, the arm detection switch 210B, 210C and 210D in the open state, because they are an indicator of a pressing portion 802 800B, 800C and 800D of the position. 更具体地,指示与臂检测开关210A到210E相应的开关SWl和SW5的开和关状态的值分别被识别为0,1,1,I和O。 More specifically, the arm detecting switch 210A indicating the respective switches SWl and 210E value SW5 ON and OFF states were identified as 0,1,1, I and O. 因此,参考带类型表格510,以与上述通过视觉检查识别结果相同的方式,带类型被识别为“带宽度12mm,正像打印模式(接收器式)和字符颜色是黑色”。 Thus, with reference to the tape type table 510, with the above-described recognition result by visual inspection in the same manner, the tape type is identified as "tape width 12mm, just as the print mode (sink type) and the character color is black."

[0227] 如图23所示,在带盒30没被在向下方向充分推压的情况下,例如,锁定件225未插入锁定孔820,且与臂前表面35的表面部接触。 [0227] 23, in the tape cassette 30 is not sufficiently pushed in the downward direction, for example, the locking member 225 is not inserted into the locking hole 820, and is in contact with the surface portion of the arm front surface 35. 如上所述,锁定件225的突起长度与开关终端222的突起长度大致相同或大于该开关终端222的突起长度。 As described above, the length of the locking member 225 and switch terminal projections projecting length substantially equal to or greater than 222 protruding length of the switch terminal 222. 结果,当锁定件225与臂前表面35的表面部接触,没有开关终端222与臂前表面35 (包括臂指示器部800)接触。 As a result, when the locking member 225 in contact with the surface portion of the arm front surface 35, there is no switch arm front surface 222 and the terminal 35 (including the arm indicator portion 800) contacts.

[0228] 换言之,由于锁定件225由此防止开关终端222和臂前表面35之间接触,所有臂检测开关210A到210E保持在关状态。 [0228] In other words, since the locking member 225 thereby preventing the switch terminal 222 and the contact surface 35 between the front arm, all the arm detecting switches 210A to 210E kept in the off state. 因此,指示与臂检测开关210A到210E相应的开关Sffl到SW5的开和关状态的值分别被识别为0,0,0,0和O。 Thus, instructions and arm detection switches 210A to 210E Sffl to a value corresponding switch SW5 ON and OFF states are identified as 0,0,0,0, respectively, and O. 结果,在该安装状态下,参考带类型表格510,在带式打印机I中识别到“错误I”。 As a result, in the attached state, with reference to the tape type table 510, in the tape printer I identified the "error I".

[0229] 如图24和图25所示,在带盒30没有锁定件225的情况下(在图24和图25中,锁定件225由双点划线示出),即使带盒30没有安装在适当位置,如果臂检测开关210与臂前表面35的表面部对置,开关终端222可被按压(换言之,变到开状态)。 [0229] FIG. 24 and 25, in the tape cassette locking member 30 is not the case under 225 (in FIG. 24 and 25, the locking member 225 is shown by a double-dashed line), even if the tape cassette 30 is not installed in place, if the arm detecting switch 210 and the surface portion of the arm front surface 35 opposed to the switch terminals 222 may be pressed (in other words, it changed to the open state). 如上所述,设置在臂指示器部800中的指示器800A到800E以曲折图案布置,从而没有指示器800A到800E在竖直方向的同一线上对准。 Indicator 800A described above, provided in the arm indicator portion 800 to 800E are arranged in a zigzag pattern, so that no indicators 800A to 800E in the vertical direction are aligned in the same line. 由于此原因,在带盒30相对于盒收容部8中的适当位置在竖直方向上未对准的情况下,在下面的模式中可检测到错误。 For this reason, in the case of the cassette housing portion 8 position in the vertical direction is not aligned with respect to the tape cassette 30 in the following pattern can be detected in error.

[0230] 如图24所示,在带盒30相对于盒收容部8中的适当位置在向上的方向上略微未对准的情况下,臂前表面35的下边缘的高度位置在处于较低列的臂检测开关210E之下。 [0230] Figure 24, in the case where the tape cassette 30 with respect to the cassette housing portion 8 at the proper position slightly upward direction misalignment, the height position of the lower edge of the arm front surface 35 is at a low arm detecting switch 210E under the column. 因此所有的臂检测开关210A到210E与臂前表面35的表面部对置,并且因此都处于开状态。 So all arms detection switch 210A to 210E and the surface portion of the arm front surface 35 opposed, and therefore are in an open state. 然后,指示与臂检测开关210A到210E对应的开关SWl到SW5的开和关状态的值分别被识别为1、1、1、1和I。 Then, indicating to the arm detecting switch 210E 210A to a value corresponding switch SWl SW5 ON and OFF states, respectively, and is identified as 1,1,1,1 I. 结果,在该安装状态的情况下,参考带类型表格510,在带式打印机I中识别到“错误3”。 As a result, in the mounting state, with reference to the tape type table 510, in the tape printer I identified the "error 3."

[0231] 此外,如图25所示,在带盒30相对于盒收容部8中的适当位置在向上的方向上明显未对准的情况下,臂前表面35的下边缘的高度位置在包括臂检测开关210A和210C的中间列和包括臂检测开关210E的较低列之间。 [0231] In addition, as shown in FIG. 25, in the case where the tape cassette 30 with respect to the cassette housing portion 8 in the appropriate location in the upward direction significantly misaligned, the height position of the lower edge of the arm front surface 35 comprising arm detection switches 210A and 210C of the middle column and between the arm detecting switch 210E includes a lower column. 因此臂检测开关210A到210D与臂前表面35的表面部对置且在开状态,同时臂检测开关210E不与臂前表面35的表面对置且在关状态。 So to 210D and the surface portion of the arm front surface 35 opposed and in the open state, without surface of the arm detection switch 210A arm detecting switch 210E and arm front surface 35 of the counter and in the OFF state. 然后,指示与臂检测开关210A到210E相应的开关SWl到SW5开和关状态的值分别被识别为1,1,1,1和O。 Then, indicating to the arm detecting switch 210E 210A to a value corresponding switch SWl SW5 on and off states, respectively, and is identified as 1,1,1,1 O. 结果,在该安装状态的情况下,参考带类型表格510,在带式打印机I中识别到“错误2”。 As a result, in the mounting state, with reference to the tape type table 510, in the tape printer I identified the "Error 2."

[0232] 如上所述,在本实施例的臂指示器部800中没有采用相应于“错误I”到“错误3”之一的按压部802 (表面部)和非按压部801 (孔口)的组合图案。 [0232] As described above, the arm indicator portion of the present embodiment does not use 800 corresponding to the "Error I" to the pressing portions 802 (surface portions) "ERROR 3" and one of the non-pressing portions 801 (apertures) The monogram. 更具体地,不采用下面的三个图案。 More specifically, without the use of the following three patterns. 第一个是其中所有指示器800A到800E都是非按压部801(孔口)的图案。 The first is where all the indicators 800A to 800E are the non-pressing portion 801 (opening) pattern. 第二个是其中所有指示器800A到800E都是按压部802(表面部)的图案。 The second is where all the indicators 800A to 800E are the pressing portions 802 (surface portions) of the pattern. 第三个是其中设置在共用指示器部831 (在横向信息部分Yl和Y2中)内的所有指示器800A到800D都是按压部802 (表面部)。 The third set is one of the common indicator portion 831 (in the transverse information section Yl and Y2 are) all the indicators 800A to 800D are pressed within section 802 (surface portion). 因此,带盒30不仅能通过人们视觉检查和通过带式打印机I的臂检测开关210进行带类型的识别,而且能通过带式打印机I进行带盒30的安装状态的检测。 Therefore, the tape cassette 30 not only through the visual inspection and by the tape printer I arm detection switch 210 with the type of identification, and I can detect the tape printer cartridge 30 mounted state.

[0233] 如上所述,臂部34是引导从第二带卷轴41拉出的薄膜带59和从墨带卷轴42拉出的墨带60、使薄膜带59和墨带60将在出口34A接合、然后将它们朝向头插入部39 (更具体地,开口77)排出的部分。 [0233] As described above, the guide arm 34 is pulled out from the second tape spool 41 of the film tape 59 and ribbon spool 42 is pulled out from the ink ribbon 60, the film tape 59 and the ink ribbon 60 will engage in exit 34A , then they are facing the head insertion portion 39 (more specifically, the opening 77) of the discharge portion. 因此,如果带盒30未适当地安装在盒收容部8中,则在和热头10的位置关系发生错误,并且可在相对于薄膜带59的带宽度方向(高度方向)的未对准位置执行打印。 Therefore, if the tape cassette 30 is not properly installed in the cassette housing portion 8, the positional relationship between the thermal head 10 errors, and can not aligned position with respect to the film tape 59 of width direction (height direction) print. 其也适用于打印带57和热敏纸带55。 It also applies to the printing tape 57 and the thermal paper tape 55.

[0234] 考虑这种情况,在本实施例中,臂指示器部800设置在臂部34的臂前表面35中,臂部34在热头10插入的头插入部39附近。 [0234] Consider the case where, in the present embodiment, the arm indicator portion 800 provided on the front surface of the arm portion 35 of the arm 34, the arm portion 34 is inserted into portion 39 in the vicinity of the thermal head 10 is inserted into the head. 因此,臂部34 (更具体地,臂前表面35)形成容易检测与热头10的位置关系中的错误的基础,并且可以通过确定带盒30是否在适当位置安装在盒收容部8中来改进打印精度。 Thus, the arm portion 34 (more specifically, the arm front surface 35) is formed to easily detect the positional relationship between the thermal head 10 on the basis of an error, and can be determined whether the tape cassette 30 installed in the proper position in the cassette housing portion 8 to improved printing precision.

[0235] 接下来,将参考图21说明在根据本实施例的带式打印机I中执行关于打印的处理。 [0235] Next, referring to FIG. 21 illustrates the tape printer I performed according to this embodiment of the process on printing. 当带式打印机I的电源接通时,基于存储在R0M402中的程序,通过CPU401执行图21中示出的关于打印的处理。 When I tape printer is powered on, based on the program stored in R0M402, on printing processing shown in Fig. 21 executed by the CPU401.

[0236] 如图21所示,在关于打印的处理中,首先,执行带式打印机I的系统初始化(步骤SI)。 [0236] As shown in Figure 21, with respect to the print processing, first, the implementation of the tape printer I system initialization (step SI). 例如,在步骤SI中执行的系统初始化中,CPU401执行打印相关处理,在该打印相关处理中,RAM404中的文本存储器被清空,计数器初始化到缺省值等。 For example, in the system initialization performed in step SI in, CPU401 print-related processing, the print-related processing, RAM404 text memory is cleared, the counter is initialized to the default value and the like.

[0237] 接下来,基于臂检测部200的检测图案(即,基于臂检测开关210A到210E的开和关状态的组合)识别带盒30的带类型(步骤S3)。 [0237] Next, based on the detection pattern of the arm detection portion 200 (i.e., a combination of the arm detecting switch 210A to 210E of the on and off states based) identifying the type of tape cassette 30 (step S3). 在步骤S3中,如上所述,参考存储在R0M402中的带类型表格510,识别与臂检测开关210A到210E的开和关状态组合相应的带类型。 In step S3, as described above, with the type of form 510, identification and arm detection switch R0M402 reference stored in the on and off states 210A to 210E combination with the appropriate type.

[0238] 接下来,确定在步骤S3中识别的带类型是否为“错误”(步骤S5)。 [0238] Next, it is determined in step S3 whether the tape type identified as "Error" (step S5). 如果识别的带类型是“错误”(步骤S5 “是”),带盒30未适当地安装在盒收容部8中,如上面参考图23到图25所述的。 If the identified tape type is "ERROR" (step S5 "is"), the tape cassette 30 is not properly installed in the cassette housing portion 8, as described above with reference to FIG. 23 to FIG. 25. 因此,在显示器5上显示消息以通知打印不能开始(步骤S7)。 Thus, the display message on the display 5 to notice printing does not start (step S7). 在步骤S7中,在显示器5上显示阅读的文本消息,例如,“带盒未适当地安装”。 In step S7, the text message is displayed on the display 5 to read, for example, "the tape cartridge is not properly installed."

[0239] 在执行步骤S7之后,处理返回到步骤S3。 [0239] After the execution of step S7, the process returns to step S3. 注意,即使当带盒30适当地安装在盒收容部8中时,但如果盒盖6打开,压板保持器12处在待机位置(参考图3),则在显示器5上显示指示打印不能开始的消息(步骤S7)。 Note that, even when the tape cassette 30 properly installed in the cassette housing portion 8, when, but if the cover 6 is open, the platen holder 12 is in the standby position (refer to FIG. 3), is displayed on the display 5 indicates the start of printing can not be message (step S7).

[0240] 如果识别的带类型不是“错误”(步骤S5:否),在步骤S3中识别的带类型的内容以文本信息显示在显示器5上(步骤S9)。 [0240] If the identified tape type is not "ERROR" (step S5: NO), the content of the tape type identified at step S3 to the text information displayed on the display 5 (step S9). 在上述的图15中示出的宽幅带盒30适当安装的情况下,显示器5显示阅读的消息,例如“36_的层叠式带盒已经安装。字符颜色不同于黑”。 In the case of the above is shown in Fig. 15 wide tape cassette 30 is properly installed, the display 5 displays a message reading, for example, "36_ stackable cassette has been installed. The character color is different from black." 在上述的图18中示出的窄幅带盒30适当安装的情况下,显示器5显示阅读的消息,例如“12mm的接收器式带盒已经安装。字符颜色为黑”。 In the case of FIG. 18 illustrates a narrow ribbon cassette 30 is properly installed, the display 5 displays a message reading, such as "12mm cartridge-type receiver has been installed. The character color is black."

[0241] 接下来,确定是否从键盘3有任何输入(步骤SI I)。 [0241] Next, determine whether there is any input from the keyboard 3 (step SI I). 如果有来自键盘3的输入(步骤Sll:是),CPU401接收从键盘3输入的字符作为打印数据,将打印数据(文本数据)存储在RAM404的文本存储器中(步骤S13)。 If there is input (step Sll: a) from the keyboard 3, CPU401 receives input from the keyboard 3 characters as the print data, print data (text data) is stored in RAM404 text memory (step S13). 如果没有来自键盘3的输入(步骤Sll:否),处理返回到步骤S11,并且CPU401等待来自键盘3的输入。 3. If there is no input (Step Sll: NO) from the keyboard, the processing returns to step S11, and the CPU401 waits for input from the keyboard 3.

[0242] 然后,如果有来自键盘3的开始打印的命令,例如,存储在文本存储器中的打印数据根据步骤S3中识别的带类型被处理(步骤S15)。 [0242] Then, if there is a command to start printing from the keyboard 3, for example, the print data stored in the text memory is processed (step S15) in accordance with step S3 identified tape type. 例如,在步骤S15中,打印数据被处理,使得与在步骤S3中识别的带宽度相应的打印范围和打印尺寸和与在步骤S3中识别的打印模式(镜像打印模式或正像打印模式)相应的打印位置结合。 For example, in step S15, the print data is processed so that in step S3 identified width corresponding print range and print size and identified in step S3 print mode (mirror image printing mode or positive print mode) by The combination of the print position. 基于在步骤S15中处理的打印数据,在作为打印介质的带上执行打印处理(步骤S17)。 It based on the print data processed at step S15, the tape as a print medium to perform printing processing (step S17). 在执行打印处理之后,关于打印的处理(参考图21)结束。 After executing the print processing, processing related to printing (refer to Figure 21) end.

[0243] 下面将更具体地说明上述打印处理(步骤S17)。 [0243] The following more specifically the above-described print processing (step S17). 在安装图3和图4中示出的层叠式带盒30的情况下,经由带驱动轴100驱动而旋转的带驱动辊46通过与可动供给辊14协作移动从第二带卷轴41拉出薄膜带59。 During the installation of Figures 3 and 4 below shows the stacked tape cassette 30, tape drive shaft 100 drives via rotated by a belt drive roller 46 and the movable feed roller 14 cooperative movement pulled from the second tape spool 41 the film tape 59. 此外,经由墨带卷取轴95驱动以旋转的墨带卷取卷轴44与打印速度同步地从墨带卷轴42拉出未使用的墨带60。 In addition, 95 is driven to rotate the ribbon take-up spool 44 in synchronization with the print speed from the ink ribbon spool 42 is pulled out unused ink ribbon take-up shaft 60 via. 已经从第二带卷轴41拉出的薄膜带59通过墨带卷轴42的外边缘并且沿臂部34内的供给路径供给。 It has been supplied along the feed path within the arm portion 34 from the second tape spool 41 is pulled out of the film tape 59 through the ink ribbon spool 42 and the outer edge.

[0244] 然后,在墨带60结合到薄膜带59表面的情况下,薄膜带59从出口34A朝向头插入部39排出。 Case [0244] Then, the ink ribbon 60 bonded to the surface of the film tape 59, the film tape 59 is discharged from the exit 34A toward the head insertion portion 39. 然后薄膜带59供给到带式打印机I的热头10和压板辊15之间。 Then the film tape 59 is supplied to the tape printer 15 I between the thermal head 10 and the platen roller. 字符通过热头10被打印到薄膜带59的打印表面上。 Character by the thermal head 10 is printed on the printing surface of the film tape 59. 之后,用过的墨带60在引导壁47处与打印的薄膜带59分离且缠绕到墨带卷取卷轴44上。 After that, the used ink ribbon 60 in the guide wall 47 and film printing tape 59 separated and wound onto the ribbon take-up spool 44.

[0245] 其间,双面胶带58通过带驱动辊46与可动供给辊46协作移动而被从第一带卷轴40拉出。 [0245] In the meantime, the double-sided adhesive tape 58 by the belt drive roller 46 and 46 cooperate to move the movable feed roller 40 is pulled out from the first tape spool. 同时在带驱动辊46和可动供给辊14之间被引导且把持,双面胶带58层叠且粘贴到打印的薄膜带59的打印面。 While the belt drive roller 46 and the movable feed roller is guided between 14 and holding, the double-sided adhesive tape 58 laminated and attached to the print side of the print of the film tape 59. 然后已经粘贴了双面胶带58的打印的薄膜带59 ( S卩,打印的带50)朝向带排出部49供给,并从排出口排出。 Then paste the double-sided tape has printed 58 of the film tape 59 (S Jie, printed tape 50) toward the tape discharge portion 49 is supplied and discharged from the discharge port. 之后,打印的带50被裁切机构17裁切。 After that, the printed tape 50 is cut mechanism 17 cut.

[0246] 在安装图5中示出的接收器式带盒30的情况下,经由带驱动轴100驱动而旋转的带驱动棍46通过与可动供给棍14协作移动从第一带卷轴40拉出打印带57。 [0246] In the case of the installation shown in Fig. 5 receptor type tape cassette 30 via the tape drive shaft 100 is driven to rotate with the drive rod 46 is supplied through the movable rod 14 pulled from the cooperative movement first tape spool 40 the print tape 57. 此外,通过墨带卷取轴95驱动旋转的墨带卷取卷轴44与打印速度同步地从墨带卷轴42拉出未使用的墨带60。 In addition, the ink ribbon winding shaft 95 is driven to rotate the ribbon take-up spool 44 in synchronization with the print speed pulled the unused ink ribbon 60 from the ribbon spool 42. 已经从第一带卷轴40拉出的打印带57在盒壳体31的右前部向左弯曲,且沿臂部34内的供给路径供给。 40 has been pulled out from the first tape spool print tape 57 bent to the left in the right front portion of the cartridge case 31, and fed along a feed path 34 inside the arm portion.

[0247] 然后,在墨带60结合到打印带57表面的状态下,打印带57从出口34A朝向头插入部39排出。 [0247] Then, the ink ribbon 60 bonded to the surface state of the print tape 57, the print tape 57 is inserted from the exit 34A toward the discharge head 39. 然后打印带57在带式打印机I的热头10和压板辊15之间供给。 Then print tape 57 in a tape printer I of the thermal head 10 and the platen roller 15 is supplied. 然后,字符通过热头10打印到打印带57的打印面上。 Then, the character printed by the thermal head 10 to print with print surface 57. 之后,用过的墨带60在引导壁47处与打印的打印带57分离且缠绕到墨带卷取卷轴44上。 After that, the used ink ribbon 60 in the guide wall 47 and the belt 57 Print separated and wound onto the ribbon take-up spool 44. 其间,打印的打印带57 (换言之,打印的带50)然后朝向带排出部49供给且从排出口排出。 Meanwhile, Print the belt 57 (in other words, printed tape 50) and then fed toward the tape discharge portion 49 and is discharged from the discharge port. 之后,打印的带50被裁切机构17裁切。 After that, the printed tape 50 is cut mechanism 17 cut.

[0248] 在安装图6中示出的热型带盒30的情况下,经由带驱动轴100驱动而旋转的带驱动棍46通过与可动供给棍14协作移动而从第一带卷轴40拉出热敏纸带55。 [0248] In the installation shown in FIG. 6 thermal type tape cassette 30 via the tape drive shaft 100 is driven to rotate with the drive rod 46 through 14 cooperative movement and the movable feeding stick is pulled from the first tape spool 40 the heat-sensitive paper tape 55. 已经从第一带卷轴40拉出的热敏纸带55在盒壳体31的右前部向左弯曲,并且沿臂部34内的供给路径供给。 40 has been pulled out from the first tape spool sensitive paper tape 55 bent to the left in the right front portion of the cartridge case 31, and fed along the feed path within the arm portion 34. [0249] 然后,热敏纸带55从臂部34的出口34A朝向开口77排出并且然后在热头10和压板辊15之间供给。 [0249] Then, heat-sensitive paper tape 55 from the arm exit 34A 34 toward the discharge opening 77 and then fed between the thermal head 10 and the platen roller 15. 然后,字符通过热头10打印到热敏纸带55的打印面。 Then, a character by the thermal head 10 to print to the thermal printing surface 55 of the tape. 之后,打印的热敏纸带55 (即,打印的带50)通过带驱动棍46与可动供给棍14协作移动被进一步朝向带排出部49供给,并且从排出口排出。 Thereafter, the heat-sensitive printing tape 55 (i.e., the printed tape 50) with the driving rod 46 by the movable stick 14 is supplied is further moved toward collaboration with feed and discharge unit 49, and is discharged from the discharge port. 之后,打印的带50被裁切机构17裁切。 After that, the printed tape 50 is cut mechanism 17 cut.

[0250] 当以热型打印方式执行打印时,墨带卷取卷轴44也经由墨带卷取轴95驱动而旋转。 [0250] When the hot-type printing method performing printing ink take-up spool 44 is also via the ribbon take-up shaft 95 is driven to rotate. 但是,在热型带盒30中未收容墨带卷轴。 However, in the hot-type tape cassette 30 is not receiving the ribbon spool. 由于此原因,墨带卷取卷轴44不拉出未使用的墨带60,也不缠绕已使用墨带60。 For this reason, the ribbon take-up spool 44 does not pull out the unused ink ribbon 60, nor has the use of the ink ribbon 60 is wound. 换言之,即使在装配有墨带卷取轴95的带式打印机I中使用热型带盒30时,墨带卷取轴95的旋转驱动不影响热敏纸带55的打印操作从而可以正确地执行打印。 In other words, even when equipped with a ribbon take-up shaft 95 of the tape printer using the thermal type I tape cassette 30, the ribbon take-up shaft 95 is rotationally driven in the printing operation does not affect the heat-sensitive paper tape 55, which can be performed correctly print. 在热型带盒30中,可不设置墨带卷取卷轴44,墨带卷取轴95可以类似的方式在支撑孔67A和67B内部执行空运转。 Thermal type tape cassette 30, instead of providing the ribbon take-up spool 44, 95 may be similar to the way an ink take-up shaft to perform idling in internal support holes 67A and 67B.

[0251] 在上述打印操作中(步骤S17),在安装层叠式带盒30的情况下,执行镜像打印。 [0251] In the printing operation (step S17), in the case of stacked installation tape cassette 30, mirroring the print. 在镜像打印中,墨带60的墨转移到薄膜带59上使得字符以镜像示出。 In the mirror printing, the ink ribbon ink 60 is transferred to the film tape 59 so that the characters are shown in a mirror. 在安装接收器式带盒30的情况下,执行正像打印。 In the case of mounting the receiver type tape cassette 30, perform just as printing. 在正像打印中,墨带60的墨转移到打印带57上使得字符以正像示出。 In just as printing, ink ribbon printing ink transferred to 60 with 57 making the characters shown positive. 在安装热型带盒30的情况下,在热敏纸带55上执行热型正像打印使得字符以正像示出。 In the case of the thermal type tape cassette 30 installed, do the heat and just as print making characters just as shown on the heat-sensitive paper tape 55.

[0252] 在本实施例中,打印模式“层叠式”应用于利用其执行镜像打印的带盒30,而打印模式“接收器式”应用于利用其执行正像打印的带盒30。 [0252] In this embodiment, the print mode "cascading" applies to the use of its mirroring printing tape cassette 30, and the print mode "receptor type" applies to the use of their execution just as the print tape cassette 30. 由于此原因,打印模式“接收器式”不仅应用于图5中示出的接收器式带盒30,而且应用于图6中示出的热型带盒30。 For this reason, the print mode "receptor type" in Figure 5 is not only applied to the receiver shown in formula tape cassette 30, shown in Figure 6 and applied to a thermal type tape cassette 30.

[0253] 尽管上述关于打印的处理(参考图21)中,基于臂检测部200的检测模式通过带式打印机I来识别安装在盒收容部8中的带盒30的带类型。 [0253] Although the above-described processing with respect to printing (refer to FIG. 21), based on the detection pattern of the arm detection portion 200 through the printer I identifies the tape cassette installed in the cassette housing portion 8 with the tape 30 of the type. 更具体地,臂检测部200上的臂检测开关210A到210E被设置在带盒30的臂前表面35上的臂指示器部800选择性地按压,从而识别带盒30的带类型。 More specifically, the arm detecting switches 200 on the arm detection portion 210A to 210E are provided on the front surface 30 of the arm 35 on the arm indicator portion of the tape cassette 800 is selectively pressed to identify the tape type of the tape cassette 30.

[0254] 如上所述,根据本实施例的带盒30构造成使得当人们单独观察带盒30时,人们能通过视觉检查臂前表面35识别包括在带盒30中的带的类型。 [0254] As described above, according to the tape cassette of this embodiment 30 is configured so that when people observe the tape cassette 30 alone, people can visually inspect the front surface of the arm 35 in recognition including the type of tape cassette 30. 另外,带盒30构造成使得当带盒30安装在带式打印机I的盒安装部8中时,带式打印机I可以利用检测由臂指示器部800指示的信息的臂检测部200来识别带类型。 Further, the tape cassette 30 is configured such that when the tape cassette 30 is installed in the tape printer I cartridge mounting portion 8, the tape printer I can be detected by the arm indicator portion 800 indicates an arm detection portion 200 identifies information with type. 在前述结构中,作为将带盒30构造成使得人们可以通过视觉检查臂指示器部800来辨认带盒30中的带类型的结果,特别表现出下列效果。 In the foregoing arrangement, as the tape cassette 30 is configured so that it can identify the tape type of the tape cassette 30 by visually checking the results of the arm indicator portion 800, in particular exhibit the following effects.

[0255] 在带盒的传统制造方法中,通常将作为打印介质的带收容到高度(也称为壳体尺寸)与打印带相应的盒壳体中。 [0255] In the conventional manufacturing method of the tape cassette, generally as accommodating to the height of the tape printing medium (also called case size) corresponding to the printing tape cassette housing. 与之相比,提出一种带盒制造方法,其中具有不同带宽度的带收容在具有相同高度(相同壳体尺寸)的盒壳体中。 In contrast, the proposed method of manufacturing a tape cartridge, wherein the housing has a different band width in the same height (the same case size) of the cartridge housing. 以这种类型的带盒制造方法,其使用共用壳体尺寸,可以预期下面的益处。 In this type of tape cassette manufacturing method that uses a common housing size, you can expect the following benefits.

[0256] 首先,传统上,当从部件制造工厂向组装工厂运输与不同的带宽度相应的不同壳体尺寸的盒壳体时,盒壳体在不同的运输容器中被运输,所述每个不同的运输容器是为每种壳体尺寸准备。 [0256] First, traditionally, when a manufacturing plant from parts to assembly plants with different transport width corresponding to different housing sizes cartridge case, cartridge casing to be transported in separate shipping container, said each Different transport container is prepared for each case size. 相比之下,通过使用共用壳体尺寸,当从部件制造工厂向组装工厂运输盒壳体时,可以使用共用运输容器。 In contrast, by using a common case size, when viewed from the manufacturing plant to assemble parts factory shipping box housing, access to a shared transport container. 因此,可以降低用于盒壳体的运输成本。 Therefore, it can reduce transportation costs for the cartridge housing.

[0257] 第二,如果对于每种带宽度的壳体尺寸不同,当产品从组装工厂发货时,必需使用不同的包装箱,所述每个不同的包装箱是为每种壳体尺寸准备。 [0257] Second, if the width for each case size is different, when the product is shipped from the assembly plant, it is necessary to use different packaging, the packaging is different in each case for each dimension ready . 相比之下,通过使用共用壳体尺寸,当产品发货时,可以使用共用包装箱,也可以使用共用包装形式。 In contrast, by using a common case size, when the product is shipped, you can use a common package, you can use a common packaging. 因此,也可以降低包装成本。 Thus, the packaging cost can be reduced.

[0258] 第三,如果相同宽度的墨带用于带宽度窄的带,墨带本身的宽度(墨带宽度)窄。 [0258] Third, if the ink ribbon is used with the same width of the narrow width, the width of the ribbon itself (ink width) narrower. 在这种情况下,墨带可以在打印操作中被切断。 In this case, the ink ribbon can be cut off in the printing operation. 相比之下,通过使用能以适当强度保持墨带宽度的共用壳体尺寸,即使带宽度窄,也可以防止墨带在打印操作中被切断。 In contrast, through the use of an appropriate strength to maintain the width of the ink common case size, even a narrow width, it is possible to prevent the ink ribbon during a printing operation is cut off.

[0259] 另一方面,在带盒的制造中,如果不同带宽度的带分别安装在共用尺寸的盒壳体中,错误带宽度的带可能收容在盒壳体中。 [0259] On the other hand, in the manufacture of the tape cassette, if the tape of different widths are mounted in the common size cassette casing, the tape width error may housed in the cartridge housing. 例如,工人可能在打算收容12_带的盒壳体中错误地安装6mm或9mm宽的带。 For example, workers may intend tape cartridge casing accommodating 12_ incorrectly installed 6mm or 9mm wide tape. 因为能够收容12mm带的共用尺寸盒壳体具有允许收容少于12mm宽度的带的肋高度,所以错误才会发生。 Being able to share housing with 12mm cartridge casing size has allowed receiving less than 12mm height band width of the rib, so the error will occur.

[0260] 此外,如上所述,带盒的打印模式包括所谓接收器式和层叠式,利用接收器式,直接在打印带上执行正像打印,利用层叠式,在透明带上执行镜像打印后,双面胶带粘贴到打印面。 [0260] In addition, the so-called receptor type and stacked by a receiver type, direct positive print on the print tape execution by cascading the transparent tape mirroring after printing described above, the tape cartridge printing mode include double-sided adhesive tape to the printing surface. 共用尺寸盒壳体具有相同的外观,因此,在错误打印模式中错误的带可能安装在盒壳体中。 Common size cassette housing have the same look, therefore, incorrect belt may be installed on the print cartridge casing in the wrong mode. 例如,当盒壳体打算用于层叠式带盒时,工人可能将错误的带安装在盒壳体中从而组装成接收器式带盒。 For example, when the cartridge housing intended for the cassette when stacked, workers may be the wrong tape placed in the cartridge housing thus assembled receptor type tape cassette.

[0261] 但是,利用根据本实施例的带盒30,人们仅通过视觉检查臂指示器部800就能识别带盒30的带类型。 [0261] However, the use of the tape cassette 30 according to the present embodiment, it is only by visual inspection arm indicator portion 800 can identify the tape type tape cassette 30. 换言之,工人可以确定应安装到盒壳体31中的带的带宽度,以及带盒31要使用的打印模式。 In other words, workers can be mounted to the cartridge housing to determine the width of the belt 31, and 31 tape cartridge printing mode to be used. 结果,在带盒30的制造过程中,工人在工作的同时确认将收容到盒壳体31中的内各物,从而可以减少带盒30的制造中的错误。 As a result, the manufacturing process of the tape cassette 30, the worker while working Claim accommodating cassette into the respective housing 31 thereof, whereby the tape cassette 30 can be reduced in the manufacturing errors.

[0262] 此外,当带盒30被从工厂发货时,检验员仅通过视觉检查臂指示器部800就能检验收容在盒壳体31中的内容物是否正确,因此可以在带盒30上执行产品检验。 [0262] In addition, when the tape cassette 30 is shipped from the factory, the inspector simply by visually checking the arm indicator portion 800 can be accommodated in the cartridge case 31 tests the contents are correct, it is possible in the tape cassette 30 implementation of product testing. 更具体地,检验员可以确认制造好的带盒30的开口77处露出的带是否与从臂指示器部800识别的带类型匹配。 More specifically, the inspector may confirm fabricated tape cassette 77 matches the type of opening is exposed whether the tape 30 from the arm indicator portion 800 identified.

[0263] 特别地,根据本实施例的臂指示器部800设置在臂前表面35上在带露出处的开口77附近。 [0263] In particular, according to this embodiment, the arm indicator portion 800 is provided on the arm front surface 35 is exposed in the vicinity of the opening band at 77. 而且,臂前表面35是可以从与带在开口77中露出的相同方向(更具体地,从带盒30的前方)看到的部分。 Moreover, the arm front surface 35 is the same direction as the tape is exposed in the opening 77 (more specifically, from the front of the tape cassette 30) see section. 换言之,臂指示器部800和带处于相邻位置,并且能被从相同方向看到,因此,检验员在确认臂指示器部800的同时可以检验带。 In other words, the arm indicator portion 800 and a belt in adjacent positions, and can be seen from the same direction, therefore, inspectors confirm the arm indicator portion 800 at the same time you can test with. 结果,可以提高带盒30的产品检验的工作效率。 As a result, the tape cassette can improve product testing 30 efficiency.

[0264] 另外,臂指示器部800用在每个竖向信息部分Xl到X5(或每个指示器800A到800E)中孔口的有无组合(即,非按压部801和按压部802的组合)形成的简单结构指示带类型。 [0264] In addition, the arm indicator portion 800 in each of the vertical information section with Xl to X5 (or each indicator 800A to 800E) in the presence or absence of a combination of the aperture (i.e., non-pressing portions 801 and the pressing portion 802 Simple structure combination) to form indicating band type. 因此,臂指示器部800可以预先容易地形成在盒壳体31上。 Therefore, the arm indicator portion 800 can be easily formed in advance on the cartridge housing 31. 由于此原因,在制造盒壳体31时,不需要打印将收容在盒壳体31中的内容物,也不需要粘贴标签来指示内容物,因此可在低成本的情况下减少带盒30的制造中的错误。 For this reason, in the manufacture of the cartridge casing 31, housed in the cartridge will not need to print the contents of the case 31, you do not need to attach a label to indicate the contents, and therefore can be reduced in the case of a low cost of the tape cassette 30 Manufacturing errors.

[0265] 而且,在本实施例中,由通用盒形成的层叠式带盒30用于通用带式打印机I。 [0265] In the present embodiment, the common form of stacked boxes tape cassette 30 for general purpose tape printer I. 因此,单个带式打印机I可以使用每种类型的带盒30,诸如热型、接收器式和层叠式等,不需要为每种类型使用不同的带式打印机I。 Thus, a single tape printer I can use for each type of the tape cassette 30, such as heat, the receiver type and stacked, etc., do not need to use different for each type of tape printer I. 此外,带盒30通常通过注入塑料到多种组合模具中形成。 In addition, the tape cassette 30 is typically formed of plastic by injection into a variety of combinations of the mold. 在对应相同带宽度的带盒30的情况下,除了包括形成臂指示器部800的部分的模具以外,可以使用共用模具。 In correspondence with the same width of the cassette 30, in addition to including mold portion is formed outside of the arm indicator portion 800 can use a common mold. 因此,可以显著降低成本。 Therefore, it can significantly reduce costs.

[0266] 在上述例子中,臂前表面35的特定区域RO包括第一区域Rl和第二区域R2。 [0266] In the above example, the specific area RO arm front surface 35 includes a first region Rl and second region R2. 第一区域Rl包括作为锁定孔820的孔口。 The first region Rl include a locking hole 820 of the orifice. 第二区域R2包括作为指示器800A到800E的重叠区域,其每一个包括孔口(即,非按压部801)或表面部(即,按压部802)。 The second region R2 includes, as an indicator 800A to 800E of the overlap region, each of which includes an aperture or a surface portion (i.e., the non-pressing portion 801) (i.e., the pressing portion 802). 在这种情况下,在特定区域RO中,可以自由形成孔口和表面部,只要保持锁定孔820或指示器800A到800E的功能。 In this case, in a specific area of the RO, and the opening can be freely formed surface portion, remains locked as long as the hole 820 or the indicators 800A to 800E function.

[0267] 更具体地,对于图2和图10到图15中示出的上述宽幅带盒30,不作为锁定孔820或指示器800A到800E的所有区域是在与按压部802相同的平面的表面部。 [0267] More specifically, with respect to FIG. 2 and FIG. 10 to FIG. 15 above the wide tape cassette 30 shown, the locking hole 820 or not as indicators 800A to 800E in all regions of the pressing portion 802 is in the same plane surface portion. 因此,设置在特定区域RO中的孔口(非按压部801和锁定孔820)彼此分开地形成。 Thus, the aperture (the non-pressing portion 801 and the locking hole 820) provided in a specific area of RO formed separately from each other. 但是,不必所有孔口都彼此分开。 However, not necessarily all the orifices are separated from each other.

[0268] 例如,可以在特定区域RO中形成一个孔口(槽),其具有包括非按压部801中的至少两个的尺寸和形状。 [0268] For example, an opening may be formed (groove) in a specific area RO, which includes a non-pressing portion 801 having at least two dimensions and shape. 可替代地,可以形成包括锁定孔820和非按压部801中的一个的一个槽。 Alternatively, it may be formed include a locking hole 820 and the non-pressing portion 801 in a groove of a. 可以形成包括锁定孔820和非按压部801中的至少两个的一个槽。 It can be formed, including at least two locking holes 820 and 801 in the non-pressing portion of a groove. 但是,注意,在形成一个槽的情况下,槽需要形成使得槽不包括作为按压部802的部分。 However, note that, in the case of forming a groove, the groove so that the groove does not need to include as part of the pressing portion 802 is formed.

[0269] 图26和图27示出宽幅带盒30的例子,其中设置在指示器800A、800C和800D中的每个非按压部801连续以形成槽804。 [0269] FIG. 26 and FIG. 27 shows an example of the wide tape cassette 30 in which is disposed the indicator 800A, 800C and 800D each of the non-pressing portion 801 to form a slot 804 continuously. 此外,图28示出宽幅带盒30的例子,其中锁定孔820和设置在指示器800D中的非按压部801连续以形成槽804。 In addition, FIG. 28 shows an example of the wide tape cassette 30, wherein the non-locking holes 820 and the pressing portion 801 provided in the indicator 800D to form the continuous groove 804. 而且对于在图26到图28中示出的宽幅带盒30,指示器800A到800E的组合模式与图2和图10到图15中示出的上述宽幅带盒30的组合模式相同。 Also in FIG. 26 for the FIG. 28 shows the wide tape cassette 30, the indicator 800A to 800E combination pattern of FIG. 2 and FIG. 10 to FIG. 15 shows the above-mentioned wide tape cassette 30 is the same combination pattern. 因此,通过臂检测开关210的检测或人们的视觉检查,可以识别与图2和图10到图15示出的上述宽幅带盒30相同的带类型。 Therefore, by detecting the arm detecting switch 210 or visual inspection of people, can be identified in FIG. 2 and FIG. 10 to FIG. 15 shows the above-mentioned wide tape cassette of the same type of tape 30.

[0270] 此外,对于图16到图18中示出的上述窄幅带盒30,特定区域RO的不作为锁定孔820或指示器800A到800E的所有区域是处于和按压部802相同平面的表面部。 The same planar surface [0270] In addition, FIG. 16 to FIG. 18 for the illustrated tape cassette 30 of the narrow, specific area RO omission locking holes 820 or the indicator 800A to 800E are in all regions and the pressing portion 802 section. 因此,设置在特定区域RO中的孔口(非按压部801,其包括设置在指示器800E中且作为逸出孔的非按压部801,和锁定孔820)彼此分开地形成。 Thus, the orifice provided in the specific area of the RO (the non-pressing portion 801 provided in the indicator 800E that includes the escape hole and as a non-pressing portion 801, and the locking hole 820) are formed separately from each other. 但是,不必孔口都彼此分开。 However, we do not have apertures are separated from each other.

[0271] 例如,在特定区域RO中可形成包括非按压部801中至少两个的一个槽。 [0271] For example, in a particular region RO of the non-pressing portion 801 may be formed of at least one groove comprises two. 可替代地,可以形成包括锁定孔820和非按压部801的一个槽。 Alternatively, a groove may be formed include a locking hole 820 and the non-pressing portion 801. 但是,注意,在形成一个槽的情况下,槽需要形成使得槽不包括作为按压部802的部分。 However, note that, in the case of forming a groove, the groove so that the groove does not need to include as part of the pressing portion 802 is formed.

[0272] 图29示出窄幅带盒30的例子,其中锁定孔820和设置在指示器800E中的作为逸出孔的非按压部801连续以形成槽804。 [0272] FIG. 29 shows an example of the narrow width tape cassette 30, wherein the locking indicator 800E in the escape hole as a non-pressing portion 801 and the hole 820 to form a slot 804 provided continuously. 此外,图30示出窄幅带盒30的例子,其中锁定孔820和设置在指示器800A中的非按压部801,以及设置在指示器800E中作为逸出孔的非按压部801形成为槽804。 In addition, FIG. 30 shows an example of a narrow tape cassette 30, wherein the non-pressing portion 801 and the locking hole 820 provided in the indicator 800A, and as provided in the indicator 800E are the non-pressing portion escape hole 801 is formed as a groove 804. 而且对于图29和图30中示出的窄幅带盒30,指示器800A到800E的组合模式与图16到图18中示出的上述的窄幅带盒30的组合模式相同。 And the same for 29 and 30 shown in narrow ribbon cassette 30, indicators 800A to 800E of the Portfolios and Figures 16 through 18 shows the above-mentioned combination of narrow tape cassette mode (30). 因此,通过臂检测开关210的检测或人们的视觉检查,可以识别与图16到图18中示出的上述窄幅带盒30相同的带类型。 Therefore, by detecting the arm detecting switch 210 or visual inspection of people, it can be identified in FIG. 16 to FIG. 18 shows the same of the narrow band type tape cassette 30.

[0273] 在上述实施例中,带供给马达23和带驱动轴100对应于本发明的供给装置。 [0273] In the above embodiment, the tape feed motor 23 and the tape drive shaft 100 corresponds to the feeding device of the present invention. 热头10对应于本发明的打印装置。 The thermal head 10 corresponds to the printing device of the present invention. 臂检测开关210A到210E对应于本发明的多个检测开关。 Arm detection switches 210A to 210E correspond to a plurality of detection switches of the present invention. 带类型表格510对应于本发明的带类型表格。 Tape type table 510 corresponding to the tape type table of the present invention. R0M402对应于本发明的表格存储装置。 R0M402 form corresponding to the storage device of the present invention. 执行与打印相关的处理的CPU401对应于带类型识别装置。 CPU401 performs printing-related processing corresponding to the tape type identification means. 可以在打印位置和待机位置之间移动的压板保持器12对应于本发明的可动构件。 You can move between a printing position and a standby position of the platen holder 12 corresponding to the movable member of the present invention. 打印位置和待机位置分别对应于本发明的第一和第二位置。 Print position and a standby position corresponding to the first and second positions of the present invention.

[0274] 收容在带盒30的盒壳体31中的热敏纸带55、打印带57和薄膜带59的每一种都对应于本发明的带。 [0274] 31 housed in the heat-sensitive tape cassette housing 30 of the tape cassette 55, each of the print tape 57 and the film tape 59 corresponds to a tape of the present invention. 臂部34的出口34A对应于本发明的带出口,带排出部49对应于本发明的带引导部。 Export arm 34A 34 corresponds with the outlet of the present invention, the tape discharge portion 49 corresponding to a tape guide portion of the present invention. 特定区域RO对应于本发明的特定区域,设置在第二区域R2中的臂指示器部800对应于本发明的类型指示器部。 RO specific area corresponding to a specific region of the present invention, the arm indicator portion provided in the second region R2 corresponding to the type indicator portion 800 of the present invention. 非按压部801和后述的凹部810,每个对应于本发明的孔口。 Non-pressing portion 801 and the recessed portion 810 to be described later, each aperture corresponding to the present invention. 锁定孔820对应于本发明的参考孔口,锁定件225对应于本发明的调整件。 Lock holes 820 corresponding to the reference aperture of the present invention, the locking member 225 corresponds to the adjusting member of the present invention.

[0275] 竖向信息部分Xl到X5对应于本发明的多个竖向信息部分,并且横向信息部分I到Y3对应于本发明的多个横向信息部分。 [0275] vertical information section Xl to X5 corresponding to a plurality of vertical information section of the present invention, and the lateral information section Y3 I to correspond to a plurality of lateral information part of the invention. 竖向信息部分Xl到X3分别对应于第一竖向信息部分、第二竖向信息部分和第三竖向信息部分,竖向信息部分X5对应于本发明的最上游竖向信息部分。 Vertical information section Xl to X3 respectively correspond to the first vertical information section, the second vertical information section and the third vertical information section, the vertical information section X5 corresponds to a most upstream vertical information section of the present invention. 竖向信息部分X1、X2和X5或指示器800A、800B和800E对应于带宽度指示器部。 Vertical information section X1, X2 and X5 or the indicators 800A, 800B and 800E correspond to the width of the indicator unit. 竖向信息部分X3或指示器800C对应于打印模式指示器部。 Vertical information section X3 or the indicator 800C corresponding to the print mode indicator portion.

[0276] 本发明的带盒30和带式打印机I不限于上述实施例的那些,在本发明的范围内当然可以对它们进行各种变形和改变。 [0276] tape cassette 30 and the tape printer of the present invention is not limited to the embodiments I to those within the scope of the present invention, of course, they can be a variety of modifications and changes.

[0277] 臂指示器部800的非按压部801和按压部802的形状、尺寸、数量和配置模式不限于上述实施例中描述的例子,而是可以被改变。 [0277] The arm indicator portion 800 and the non-pressing portion 801 presses the shape, size, number and configuration mode 802 is not limited to the examples described in the above-described embodiments, but may be changed. 例如,在上述实施例中,臂指示器部800的非按压部801(孔口)是在平面图中具有竖长矩形形状的通孔,其与作为指示器800A到800E的每个重叠区域的形状相同。 For example, in the above-described embodiment, the arm indicator portion 800 of the non-pressing portion 801 (aperture) is vertically long rectangular shape having a through hole in plan view, the shape of each overlapping region 800A to 800E as an indicator of the same. 但是,非按压部801在尺寸范围和形状上可以改变成基本完全包括作为每个指示器800A到800E的重叠区域。 However, the non-pressing portion 801 range in size and shape can be changed to include a substantially complete each indicator 800A to 800E of the overlapping area. 例如,非按压部801可以是在平面图中具有圆形形状且包括重叠区域的通孔,或非按压部801可以具有任何其它不同形状。 For example, the non-pressing portion 801 may have a circular shape in plan view and includes the overlapping area of the through-hole, or non-pressing portion 801 may have any other different shapes.

[0278] 此外,设置在臂指示器部800的非按压部可不必是通孔,而可以是形成在臂前表面35中的凹部810,如图31所示。 [0278] In addition, the non-pressing portion provided in the arm indicator portion 800 may not necessarily be a through hole, but may be formed in the recess 810 in the arm front surface 35, shown in Figure 31. 另外,在上述实施例中,具有半圆形槽34K的带盒30作为例子示出。 Further, in the above embodiment, the semi-circular groove 34K with the tape cassette 30 is shown as an example. 但是,带盒30可以不用必须具有半圆形槽34K。 However, the tape cassette 30 may not need to have a semi-circular groove 34K.

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International ClassificationB41J33/26, B41J15/04, B41J3/36, B41J32/00
Cooperative ClassificationB41J33/14, B41J15/044, B41J11/009, B41J3/4075, B41J2/32, B41J35/36, B41J32/00
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