Global Patent Index - EP 1070594 A2

EP 1070594 A2 2001-01-24 - Printing apparatus provided with inkjet printer

Title (en)

Printing apparatus provided with inkjet printer

Title (de)

Druckvorrichtung mit eingebautenm Tintenstrahldrucker

Title (fr)

Appareil d'impression à imprimante à jet d'encre incorporée

Publication

EP 1070594 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00304756 A

Priority

GB 9916733 A

Abstract (en)

A printing apparatus (1) which includes an inkjet printer (20) uses an ink cartridge (40) accompanied by an IC card (60) to which an IC chip having a read only memory and a read/write memory is secured. A control signal for starting the operation of the inkjet printer is stored in the read only memory, and information indicative of a final printing date/time of the inkjet printer is updated and stored in the read/write memory. Since the inkjet printer starts its operation in response to only the operation starting control signal, it is possible to eliminate nonconforming articles from ink cartridges which are expendable supplies. Furthermore, the printing apparatus is capable of maintaining the state of emission of ink in good conditions by operating the inkjet printer to effect printing in a predetermined format each time a predetermined time elapses from a stored final printing date/time. <IMAGE>

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

B41J 3/44

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/175 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/17546 (2013.01); B41J 2/17503 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1070594 A2 20010124; EP 1070594 A3 20010207

INPADOC legal status


2002-06-20 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2002-05-15 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010808

2001-10-24 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2001-02-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-02-07 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI

2001-02-07 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7B 41J 3/44 A, 7B 41J 2/175 B

2001-01-24 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-01-24 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI