Global Patent Index - EP 0720916 A2

EP 0720916 A2 1996-07-10 - Ink supply identification system for a printer

Title (en)

Ink supply identification system for a printer

Title (de)

System zur Identifizierung von Tintenzufuhr für einen Drucker

Title (fr)

Système d'identification d'alimentation d'encre pour une imprimante


EP 0720916 A2 (EN)


EP 96300043 A


US 36761195 A

Abstract (en)

A printer (10) having an ink supply identification system includes an ink supply (26), an ink supply identification corresponding to the ink supply, a memory (20) to store the ink supply identification and printer data, a control device (22) for comparing the ink supply identification to the printer data stored in the memory and for controlling the operation of the printer in response to the ink supply identification, and a print element (54) connected to the ink supply and the control device. The printer has increased reliability that enables a high quality printed image to be produced consistently. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B41J 2/175

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/175 (2006.01); B41J 29/42 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/17566 (2013.01); B41J 2/17513 (2013.01); B41J 2/17546 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family

EP 0720916 A2 19960710; EP 0720916 A3 19971105; BR 9600008 A 19980121; CA 2164536 A1 19960704; JP H08230213 A 19960910; MX 9505305 A 19970131