Patent Number: 6,305,636

Title: Web driving device

Abstract: A web driving device including a web, a winding axis connected to a first end of the web and configured to rotate and wind the web about the winding axis in a winding direction, and a supplying axis connected to a second end of the web and configured to rotate. The web driving device further includes a driving device configured to drive the winding axis in the winding direction. The driving device is configured to prevent rotation of the winding axis when the driving device is in an inactive condition. The web driving device further advantageously includes an intermediate gear device engaged to the winding axis and configured to restrict rotation of the supplying axis when the winding axis stops rotating.

Inventors: Satoh; Masahiko (Funabashi, JP), Seki; Takayuki (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: B65H 18/10 (20060101); G03D 15/02 (20060101); B65H 018/10 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018