CN101626446A - Image processing apparatus - Google Patents

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CN101626446A
CN101626446A CN 200910161856 CN200910161856A CN101626446A CN 101626446 A CN101626446 A CN 101626446A CN 200910161856 CN200910161856 CN 200910161856 CN 200910161856 A CN200910161856 A CN 200910161856A CN 101626446 A CN101626446 A CN 101626446A
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梅田隆一郎
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An image processing apparatus comprises: an image reading portion which has a box-shaped first housing with a reading surface, and a scanning device displaceable along the reading surface in the first housing, and reads a first image on a document by relatively displacing the document and scanning device; and an image recording portion which includes a recording medium supply device accommodating a recording medium, a feeding mechanism feeding the recording medium fed out of the supply device, a recording device recording a second image on the recording medium, and a second housing incorporating at least the feeding mechanism and recording device. The apparatus is placed on a rest surface in a substantially upright position, and the reading portion is changeable in position between an upright position in which the reading surface is opposed to the recording portion, and a horizontal position in which the reading surface faces upward.

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图像处理设备 The image processing device

本申请是2005年9月20日提交的中国专利申请第200510103193.4 号、发明名称为"图像处理设备"的专利申请的分案申请。 This application is a Chinese patent application September 20, 2005 filed No. 200510103193.4, entitled divisional application "Imaging devices," the patent application.

相关申请的交叉参照 CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

本申请基于2004年9月21日提交的日本专利申请第2004-272754 号,于2004年10月21日提交的第2004-306632号,于2005年1月25日提交的第2005-016716号和第2005-017284号,于2005年1月28日提交的第2005-020814号,以及于2005年1月31日提交的第2005-022918号、第2005-023502号和第2005-023097号。 This application is based on Japanese Patent September 21, 2004 filed Application No. 2004-272754, No. 2004-306632, 2004, filed October 21, No. 2005-016716, and on January 25, 2005 filed No. 2005-017284, No. 2005-020814, 2005, filed January 28, and No. 2005-022918, 2005, filed January 31, No. 2005-023502 and No. 2005-023097. 在此结合这些日本专利申请的内容作为参照。 Contents of which are incorporated herein as a reference Japanese Patent Application.

技术领域 FIELD

本发明涉及一种图像处理设备,当其处于垂直位置时,此设备能够以单页纸的形式读取文件,并可通过简单操作置于适当位置,以便以书的形式读取文件。 The present invention relates to an image processing apparatus, when it is in a vertical position, the device can be read in the form of a single sheet document, and can be placed by a simple operation to read a document in book form.

背景技术 Background technique

存在有公知的多功能设备,其具有扫描仪功能,并可在该设备大体上垂直竖立的垂直位置与该设备大体上水平放置的水平位置之间, 按需要变换位置,因而能够节省空间。 There exists a known multifunction device having a scanner function, and between the device substantially vertically upright vertical position with the device placed in a substantially horizontal position level, changing positions as needed, it is possible to save space. 例如,JP-A-2003-115963 (特别是[0006]段和图3)公开了一种多功能设备,其具有一个作为基座的盒状的打印机部分及一个置于打印机部分之上竖立于倾斜位置的扫描仪部分。 For example, JP-A-2003-115963 (especially paragraph [0006] and FIG. 3) discloses a multifunctional apparatus having a box-shaped base as a printer portion and a printer portion erected placed on scanner portion inclined position.

当文件以单页的形式(以下称之为"页文件")由此多功能设备读取时,页文件沿处于垂直位置的扫描仪部分输送。 When a file (hereinafter referred to as "a sheet document") is read therefrom in the form of a single multi-function device pages, the document transport along the scanner portion in the upright position. 另一方面,当文件以书的形式(以下称之为"书文件")读取时,此多功能设备整体平放以便将扫描仪部分置于水平位置,即,扫描仪部分向下、大体上水平地、沿此多功能设备的放置表面(以下称之为"放置表面")延展,并且将书文件置于扫描仪部分上进行扫描。 On the other hand, when the document reading as a book (hereinafter referred to as "the book document"), the multifunction device integrally scanner portion lying to the horizontal position, i.e., the scanner portion downwardly, substantially a horizontally disposed along the surface of the multifunctional apparatus (hereinafter referred to as "placement surface") extended, and the book document is placed on the scanner portion to be scanned.

上述出版物公开的技术具有操作非常麻烦的缺点,当需读取书文件时,需将多功能设备整体平放以使扫描仪部分置于水平位置而与放置表面平行。 Above publications disclose techniques very troublesome operation has the disadvantage, when the book document to be read, for an overall multi-function device so that the flat scanner portion placed on a horizontal position parallel to the rest surface.

发明内容 SUMMARY

本发明是鉴于以上情况进行开发的,因此本发明的目的在于提供一种图像处理设备,当其处于垂直位置时,此图像处理设备能够以单页纸(或"页文件")的形式读取文件,并可通过简单操作置于适当位置,以便以书(或"书文件")的形式读取文件。 The present invention has been developed in view of the above circumstances, and therefore an object of the present invention to provide an image processing apparatus, when it is in a vertical position, the image processing apparatus capable of reading this form of a single sheet (or "a sheet document") is file, and placed in position by a simple operation to read a document in the form of a book (or "a book document") is.

为实现以上目的,本发明提供一种图像处理设备,其包括: 图像读取部分,其具有含有读取表面的盒状的第一壳体,及配置于第一壳体内可沿读取表面位移的扫描装置,图像读取部分通过文件与扫描装置相对于彼此的位移读取文件的第一图像; 图像记录部分,其包括: 容纳记录介质的记录介质供给装置; 输送由记录介质供给装置送出的记录介质的输送机构; 在输送机构输送的记录介质上记录第二图像的记录装置;以及至少包括有输送机构和记录装置的第二壳体; 此设备置于放置表面上,处于大致的垂直位置;而且通过相对于所述图像记录部分转动所述图像读取部分,图像读取部分可相对于图像记录部分在垂直位置与水平位置之间变换位置,在垂直位置时,执行文件图像的读取时,读取表面与图像记录部分相对, 在水平位置时,执行文件图像的 To achieve the above object, the present invention provides an image processing apparatus, comprising: an image reading portion reading a first housing having a surface comprising a box-shaped, and disposed to be displaced along the reading surface of the first housing a scanning device, an image reading portion by the document scanning device reads the first image file to each other with respect to the displacement; image recording portion, comprising: receiving a recording medium, the recording medium feeding means; conveying the recording medium fed by the feeding means a recording medium conveying mechanism; the second recording means recording an image on a recording medium conveying mechanism that conveys; and a second housing comprising at least a conveying mechanism and a recording apparatus; this device is placed on the placement surface, in a substantially vertical position ; and by relative rotation of the image reading portion to the image recording portion, the image reading portion relative to the image recording portion between the vertical and horizontal positions change position, in vertical position, a document image reading execution when the reading surface of the image recording section are opposed in a horizontal position, the document image is executed 读取时,上面放置文件的读取表面面向上。 When reading, the document is placed on the reading surface facing above.

在本发明中,图像读取部分的"垂直位置"不一定指其精确的垂直位置,而可以是大致垂直的位置,S卩,当图像读取部分处于其垂直位置时,图像读取部分可相对于与图像读取表面相对的图像记录部分的表面倾斜。 In the present invention, the "upright position" of the image reading portion does not necessarily mean an exactly upright position, but may be a substantially vertical position, S Jie, when the image reading portion is in its vertical position, the image reading portion may inclined with respect to the surface of the image recording portion of the image reading surface opposed. 类似地,图像读取部分的"水平位置"不一定指精确的水平位置,而可以是大致水平的位置,即,当图像读取部分处于其水平位置时,图像读取部分可不与放置表面精确地平行。 Similarly, the "horizontal position" of the image reading portion does not necessarily refer exactly horizontal position, but may be a substantially horizontal position, i.e., when the image reading portion is in its horizontal position, the image reading portion may not exactly correspond to the rest surface parallel. 根据此图像处理设备,图像读取部分可在水平位置与垂直位置之间相对于图像记录部分移动,在水平位置图像读取部分可读取书文件及页文件,在垂直位置图像读取部分可读取页文件而不能读取书文件。 According to this image processing apparatus, an image reading portion relative position between the horizontal and the vertical position of the image recording portion is moved in the horizontal position of the image reading portion can read a book document and a sheet document, the image reading portion may be in a position perpendicular read a book page document files can not be read. 当图像读取部分处于水平位置时,图像读取部分的读取表面向上。 When the image reading portion is in the horizontal position, the reading surface of the image reading portion upwardly. 当需读取书文件时,图像读取部分置于水平位置且将书放在读取表面上, 构成书文件的书的一个表面或至少一页面对读取表面。 When a book document to be read, the image reading portion is placed in a horizontal position and the book on the reading surface, constituting a surface of the book or the book file to read at least one facing surface. 也就是,与常规设备不同,无需将整个多功能设备放倒,因此简化了读取书文件时所需的操作。 That is, the conventional devices, the multifunction device without taking the entire down, thus simplifying required when reading a book file operations. 另一方面,当需读取页文件时,图像读取部分置于垂直位置,籍此多功能设备占据相对小的空间,因而使在读取页文件时能够节省空间。 On the other hand, when the page file to be read, the image reading portion is placed in a vertical position, whereby the multifunctional apparatus occupies a relatively small space, thereby making the sheet document reading space can be saved.

在此设备中,第一图像与第二图像可为同一图像,或不为同一图像。 In this apparatus, the first and second images may be the same image, the same image or not. 也就是,可由图像读取部分读取图像以便由图像记录部分进行记录,但是,图像记录部分可基于并非图像读取部分读取的图像数据记录图像。 That is, by the image reading section reads the image for recording by the image recording portion, but the image recording portion may be based on image data not read by the image reading portion of an image recorded.

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为了更好地理解本发明的以上及其他目标、特征、优势及技术与工业上的重要性,应结合附图参考以下对本发明的优选实施例的详细描述,其中: For a better understanding of the above and other objects of the present invention, the importance of the technical and industrial advantages and features, in conjunction with the accompanying drawings shall be described in detail with reference to the following examples of preferred embodiments of the present invention, wherein:

图1A和图1B是根据本发明的第一实施例给出的多功能设备的透 Through 1A and FIG. 1B is a multifunctional apparatus according to a first embodiment of the analysis of the present invention.

视图,其中图1A显示了扫描仪部分及盖部件相对于设备的打印机部分的壳体关闭的状态,而图1B显示了扫描仪部分及盖部件相对于打印机部分的壳体开启的状态; View, FIG. 1A shows a case where the printer portion of the apparatus in a closed state scanner portion and the lid member with respect to FIG. 1B shows a scanner portion and the lid member relative to the housing portion of the open state of the printer;

图2A和图2B是多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,其中图2A显示了扫描仪部分关闭的状态,而图2B显示了扫描仪部分开启的状态; 2A and 2B are schematic cross-sectional view of the multifunction apparatus, wherein FIG. 2A shows a scanner portion is closed, while Fig. 2B shows the open state of the scanner portion;

图3是根据本发明的第二实施例给出的多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图; 3 is a cross sectional schematic view of a multifunctional apparatus according to a second embodiment of the present invention is given;

图4是根据本发明的第三实施例给出的多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图; FIG 4 is a schematic cross-sectional view of a multifunctional apparatus according to a third exemplary embodiment of the present invention is given;

图5A、 5B和5C是根据本发明的第四实施例给出的多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,其按时间序列示出文件排出机构如何输送页文件;图6A、 6B和6C是根据本发明的第五实施例给出的多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,其按时间序列示出文件排出机构如何输送页文件, 而图6D是文件排出机构的第四文件排出辊的放大横剖视图; 5A, 5B, and 5C are schematic cross-sectional view of a multifunctional apparatus according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention given embodiment, which is shown in time series how the document ejecting mechanism sheet document is fed; FIG. 6A, 6B and 6C is a a schematic cross-sectional view of the multifunctional apparatus according to a fifth embodiment of the present invention are given, which shows a time series how the document ejecting mechanism conveying a sheet document, and 6D is a fourth document ejecting mechanism document discharging roller enlarged cross cross-sectional view;

图7是根据本发明的第六实施例给出的多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,其处于扫描仪部分开启的状态; 7 is a cross sectional schematic view of a multifunctional apparatus according to a sixth embodiment of the present invention given according to which the scanner is in the partially open state;

图8是根据本发明的第七实施例给出的多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,其处于扫描仪部分开启的状态; FIG 8 is a cross sectional schematic view of a multifunctional apparatus according to a seventh embodiment of the present invention given according to which the scanner is in the partially open state;

图9A和图9B是根据本发明的第八实施例给出的多功能设备的透视图,其中图9A显示了扫描仪部分及盖部件相对于多功能设备的扫描仪部分的壳体均关闭的状态,而图9B显示了扫描仪部分及盖部件均开启的状态; 9A and 9B are a perspective view of a multifunction apparatus according to an eighth embodiment of the analysis according to the present invention, wherein FIG 9A shows a scanner portion and the lid member relative to the housing of the scanner portion of the multifunctional apparatus are closed state, and FIG 9B shows a scanner portion and a lid member are open state;

图IOA和图IOB是多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,其中图10A 显示了扫描仪部分关闭的状态,而图10B显示了扫描仪部分开启的状态; FIGS. IOA and IOB is a schematic cross-sectional view of the multifunctional apparatus, in which FIG 10A shows the scanner portion is closed, and FIG. 10B shows the open state of the scanner portion;

图11是显示扫描仪部分与壳体分离的状态的示意性的横剖视图; 图12放大显示了扫描仪部分与打印机部分之间的连接结构; 图13是将多功能设备放倒时的示意性的横剖视图; 图14是根据第九实施例给出的多功能设备的外透视图; 图15是多功能设备的内部结构的垂直横剖视图; 图16是显示多功能设备的压板单元与记录单元相互分离的状态的透视图; FIG 11 is a schematic cross-sectional view of a scanner portion of the housing separated display state; FIG. 12 shows an enlarged connecting structure between the scanner portion and the printer portion; FIG. 13 is a schematic of the multifunction device when the recline a cross-sectional view; FIG. 14 is a perspective external view of the multifunctional apparatus according to a ninth embodiment examples given; FIG. 15 is a vertical cross sectional view showing an internal structure of the multifunction apparatus; FIG. 16 is a platen unit and a recording unit of the multifunction device a perspective view of a state separated from each other;

图17是显示由记录单元进行图像记录的状态的垂直横剖视图; FIG 17 is a vertical image recorded by the recording unit cross-sectional view of a state;

图18是根据第十实施例给出的多功能设备的垂直横剖视图; FIG 18 is a vertical cross-sectional view of a multifunctional apparatus according to a tenth embodiment examples given;

图19是根据本发明的第十一实施例给出的多功能设备的外透视 FIG 19 is an external perspective view of the multifunctional apparatus according to an eleventh embodiment given embodiment of the present invention.

图; Figure;

图20是多功能设备的内部结构的垂直横剖视图; 图21是多功能设备的垂直横剖视图,其处于设备的扫描仪部分倾斜的状态; FIG 20 is a vertical cross sectional view showing an internal structure of the multifunction apparatus; FIG. 21 is a vertical cross-sectional view of the multifunction apparatus, in which the device scanner portion inclined state;

图22是挡块及其附近的放大横剖视图; FIG 22 is a stopper and the vicinity of an enlarged cross-sectional view;

图23是设备的横剖视图,其处于扫描仪部分开启的状态; FIG 23 is a cross sectional view of the device, which is partially open state of the scanner;

图24是根据本发明的第十二实施例给出的多功能设备的横剖视图; FIG 24 is a cross sectional view of a multifunctional apparatus according to a twelfth embodiment forth embodiment of the present invention;

图25是根据本发明的第十三实施例给出的多功能设备的外部透视 FIG 25 is a multi-function device external to the thirteenth embodiment of the present invention gives a perspective view of the embodiment of

图; Figure;

图26是多功能设备的内部结构的横剖视图; FIG 26 is a cross sectional view showing an internal structure of the multifunction device;

图27是设备的横剖视图,其处于扫描仪部分开启的状态; FIG 27 is a cross sectional view of the device, which is partially open state of the scanner;

图28是根据本发明的第十四实施例给出的多功能设备的外透视 FIG 28 is an external perspective view of the multifunctional apparatus according to a fourteenth embodiment of the present invention are given embodiment

图; Figure;

图29是多功能设备的内部结构的垂直横剖视图; 图30是多功能设备的控制部分的原理框图; FIG 29 is a vertical cross sectional view showing an internal structure of the multifunction apparatus; FIG. 30 is a block diagram of a control portion of the multifunctional device;

图31是图解显示如何由记录介质盛放装置输送记录介质K的原理 FIG 31 is a diagram illustrating the principles of how the recording medium conveyed by the recording medium holder of K

图; Figure;

图32是图解显示如何输送记录介质K的另一原理图; 图33是图解显示由记录介质入口手动插入的记录介质K如何进行输送的原理图; FIG 32 is a diagram showing how the recording medium K is further conveyed diagram; FIG. 33 is a diagram showing how a recording medium K manually inserted from the recording medium inlet is a schematic diagram of the conveyance;

图34是图解显示手动插入的记录介质K如何进行输送的另一原理 FIG 34 is a diagram showing how the manually inserted recording medium K is further fed principle

图; Figure;

图35是图解显示手动插入的记录介质K如何进行输送的另一原理 FIG 35 is a diagram showing how the manually inserted recording medium K is further fed principle

图; Figure;

图36是图解显示在根据本发明的第十五实施例给出的多功能设备中,如何由记录介质盛放装置输送记录介质K的原理图; FIG 36 is a view illustrating display examples given in the multifunctional apparatus according to a fifteenth embodiment of the present invention, the device conveys a recording medium K accommodating a schematic diagram of how the recording medium;

图37是图解显示如何输送记录介质K的另一原理图; FIG 37 is a diagram showing how the principles of transporting another recording medium K;

图38是图解显示在多功能设备中,通过记录介质入口手动插入的记录介质K如何进行输送的原理图; FIG 38 is a diagram in the multifunctional display apparatus, how to manually inserted recording medium K schematic conveyed through the recording medium inlet;

图39是图解显示手动插入的记录介质K如何进行输送的另一原理 FIG 39 is a diagram showing how the manually inserted recording medium K is further fed principle

图; Figure;

图40是根据本发明的第十六实施例给出的多功能设备的外透视 FIG 40 is an external perspective view of the multifunctional apparatus according to a sixteenth embodiment of the present invention are given embodiment

图; Figure;

图41是多功能设备的内部结构的横剖视图; FIG 41 is a cross sectional view showing an internal structure of the multifunction device;

图42-46图解显示了在多功能设备中,记录介质如何沿一条通道进行输送; 42-46 diagrammatically shows a multi-function apparatus, how the recording medium along a conveying path;

图47是多功能设备的控制部分的原理框图;图48是多功能设备的垂直横剖视图,其中盖部件处于关闭的状态; FIG 47 is a block diagram of a control portion of the multifunctional device; FIG. 48 is a vertical cross-sectional view of the multifunctional device, wherein the cover member in a closed state;

图49是多功能设备的垂直横剖视图,在设备运输时盖部件处于夹紧的状态; FIG 49 is a vertical cross-sectional view of the multifunctional apparatus, the cover member when the device is transported in a clamped state;

图50是显示盖部件处于图49的状态的放大横剖视图; FIG 50 is a cover member 49 in an enlarged state of a cross-sectional view of FIG;

图51是根据第十七实施例给出的多功能设备的外部透视图; FIG 51 is an external perspective view of a multifunction apparatus according to a seventeenth embodiment according to the analysis;

图52是多功能设备的内部结构的垂直横剖视图; FIG 52 is a vertical cross sectional view showing an internal structure of the multifunction device;

图53是根据本发明的第十八实施例给出的多功能设备的左侧视 FIG 53 is a left side view of the multifunction apparatus according to an eighteenth embodiment of the present invention are given embodiment

图; Figure;

图54是包括配置于多功能设备的安装空间内的电动部件的控制部分的框图; FIG 54 is a block diagram of a control portion of the electric component in the mounting space includes multifunctional device disposed;

图55是多功能设备的介质装载部分的垂直横剖视图; 图56是由左侧观察的根据第十九实施例给出的多功能设备的外部视图; FIG 55 is a dielectric multi-function device loaded vertical cross-sectional view of the portion; FIG. 56 is an external view of a multifunctional apparatus according to a given observation by the left side according to the nineteenth embodiment;

图57是在多功能设备中由墨盒至打印头的油墨供给通道的原理框图;及 FIG 57 is a block diagram of a print head cartridge to the ink supply passage in the multifunction device; and

图58是多功能设备的主视图,示出了介质装载部分、墨盒座部分、 打印头、及其他等的布置。 FIG 58 is a front view of the multifunctional apparatus, showing a medium loading portion, the cartridge holder portion, the printhead, and other like arrangements.

具体实施例 Specific Example

以下,将参照附图对本发明目前的优选实施例进行描述。 Hereinafter, preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to. 首先,将参照图1A、 1B、 2A及2B对根据本发明的第一实施例给出的多功能设备进行描述。 First, with reference to FIGS. 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B of a multifunctional apparatus according to a first embodiment of the present invention will be described.

在图1A和1B中,附图标记l、 2、 3和5分别表示根据第一实施例的多功能设备,及设备的打印机部分、扫描仪部分、和盖部件。 1A and 1B, reference numerals l, 2, 3 and 5 shows a printer portion of the embodiment of the multifunction apparatus of the first embodiment, and equipment, scanner portion, and a cover member. 图1A显示了扫描仪部分3及盖部件5相对于打印机部分2的壳体2a关闭的多功能设备1的状态,而图1B显示了扫描仪部分3及盖部件5相对于壳体2a开启的状态。 FIG 1A shows a state with respect to the housing 2a of the printer portion 2 of the multifunctional apparatus 1 is off the scanner portion 3 and the lid member 5, and FIG. 1B shows the scanner portion 3 and the lid member 5 with respect to the housing 2a status. 图1A的状态对应于扫描仪部分3的垂直位置,其中多功能设备1可读取页文件而不能读取书文件,而图1B的状态对应于扫描仪部分3的水平位置,其中多功能设备1可读取书文件及页文件。 State of FIG. 1A corresponds to the vertical position of the scanner portion 3 in which the multifunctional apparatus 1 can read a sheet document but not a book document, while the state of FIG. 1B corresponds to a horizontal position of the scanner portion 3, wherein the multi-function device 1 can read a book file and page files.

需注意在本发明中,扫描仪部分的"垂直位置"既可指扫描仪部分的精确的垂直位置,也可指大致的垂直位置,类似地,扫描仪部分的"水平位置"既可指其精确的水平位置,也可指大致的水平位置。 It should be noted in the present invention, the "upright position" of the scanner portion can refer to a precise vertical position of the scanner portion, and can also refer to a substantially vertical position, similarly, the "horizontal position" of the scanner portion refers to both accurate horizontal position, can also refer to a substantially horizontal position.

然而,在此实施例中,当扫描仪部分3置于其垂直位置时,扫描仪部分3精确地垂直竖立,而当扫描仪部分3置于其水平位置时,扫描仪部分3不是精确地水平,而是相对于一个精确地平行于放置表面的平面向下倾斜,如图2B所示。 However, in this embodiment, when the scanner portion 3 is placed in its upright position, the scanner portion 3 is exactly vertically erected, and when the scanner portion 3 is placed in its horizontal position, the scanner portion 3 is not exactly horizontal but with respect to a precisely parallel to the plane of the placement surface inclined downward, shown in Figure 2B.

艮P,当扫描仪部分3置于垂直位置时,多功能设备l具有扫描仪功能,能够读取页文件,即为一页纸或其他适当材料的形式的文件, 其也可通过简单的操作变换为一种姿势或位置以读取书文件,即为书的一个表面或至少一页的形式的文件。 Gen P, when the scanner portion 3 in the vertical position, l the multifunctional apparatus having a scanner function capable of reading a sheet document, i.e. in the form of a sheet of paper or other suitable material files, which may be by a simple operation converted into a posture or position to read a book document, which is in the form of at least one surface of a book or file. 多功能设备1主要由打印机部分2和扫描仪部分3构成,其中打印机部分2大体上垂直竖立于一个平面(将称之为"放置表面")上,扫描仪部分3由打印机部分2的壳体2a提供枢轴支撑,可相对于壳体2a开启/关闭,或靠近和远离壳体2a。 Multifunctional apparatus 1 is mainly composed of a printer portion 2 and the scanner portion 3 and the printer portion 2 which stands substantially upright on a plane (called the "placement surface"), the scanner portion 3 by a printer portion 2 of the housing 2a pivotally supported, with respect to the housing 2a can be turned on / off, or toward and away from the housing 2a.

壳体2a大体上为具有六面的长方体,其中具有最小面积的一面为其底面,且壳体2a包括有记录装置,用于记录记录介质上的信息、图像或其他。 2a is substantially a rectangular parallelepiped housing having a six-sided, having its bottom surface side of the smallest area, and the casing 2a comprising a recording means for recording on the information recording medium, or other image. 如图1B所示,在六个表面中,侧面具有最大面积,且在最大的侧面形成有凹陷2b,具有足够的尺寸能够在其中容纳扫描仪部分3。 1B, the six surface, the side surface having the largest area, and formed with a recess 2B, having a sufficient size can be accommodated in the scanner portion 3 in which the largest side.

因此,壳体2a在放置表面占有的面积得以最小化,使得占用相对小的面积即可将多功能设备1放置在放置表面上。 Thus, the housing 2a in the rest surface is minimized area occupied, so that a relatively small area occupied by the multifunctional apparatus 1 can be placed on the placement surface. 此外,在扫描仪部分3相对于壳体2a关闭的状态,扫描仪部分3收进壳体2a的凹陷2b 中,因而使多功能设备1形成为一体。 Further, in the scanner portion 3 with respect to the closed housing 2a, the scanner portion 3 is accommodated in the housing recess 2B 2a, thereby making the multifunctional apparatus 1 are formed integrally. 这使得多功能设备1的运输更加便利。 This makes the multifunction device 1 transportation more convenient.

扫描仪部分3读取文件的图像,且具有拥有相当厚度的平面形状。 The image scanner portion 3 read the file, and has a flat shape with a considerable thickness. 扫描仪部分3包括以光学方式读取文件图像的读取装置6,且在扫描仪部分3相对于壳体2a关闭时面对壳体2a的一侧,g卩,当扫描仪部分3 相对于壳体2a开启时面向上的一侧,具有透明的玻璃板4。 Scanner portion 3 includes a reading device 6 reads a document image optically and the side facing the housing 2a when the scanner portion 3 is closed with respect to the housing 2a, G Jie, when the scanner portion 3 with respect to when the housing 2a on the side facing, with a transparent glass plate 4.

扫描仪部分3由壳体2a支撑的轴50提供枢轴支撑。 3-axis scanner portion 2a is supported by the housing 50 pivotally supported. 更具体地, 扫描仪部分3在其位于玻璃板4下侧的部分处由壳体2a进行支撑,并处于凹陷2b中的一个适当位置,以便当扫描仪部分3相对于壳体2a关闭时,在玻璃板4与凹陷2b面对玻璃板4的表面之间形成有间隙8 (图2A和2B中示出)。 More specifically, the scanner portion 3 is located at a portion lower side of the glass plate 4 is supported by the housing 2a and 2b in a recessed position in order to close the housing 2a when the scanner portion 3 with respect to, a gap 8 (FIGS. 2A and 2B shown) between the surface of the glass plate 4 and the glass plate 4 facing the recess 2b. 凹陷2b面对玻璃板4的表面构成了文件支持面2c。 2b concave surface facing the glass plate 4 constitutes a document support surface 2c.

在扫描仪部分3相对于壳体2a关闭的状态下,页文件通过文件入口10 (随后描述)提供给间隙8,接着页文件由扫描仪部分3进行扫描。 In the scanner portion 3 with respect to the lower case 2a is closed, a sheet document (described later) is supplied to the clearance 8 through a document inlet 10, then the page document is scanned by the scanner portion 3. 另一方面,在扫描仪部分3相对于壳体2a开启的状态下,玻璃板4的外表面面向上,书文件放置在玻璃板4的表面之上由扫描仪部分3 进行扫描。 On the other hand, when the scanner portion 3 with respect to the housing 2a of the state, the outer surface of the glass plate 4 faces upward, a book document is placed over the surface of the glass plate 4 to be scanned by the scanner portion 3.

因此,多功能设备1的构造使得当扫描仪部分3关闭时,通过将页文件面对玻璃板4送入而进行读取,而当扫描仪部分3开启时,通过将书文件放置在面向上的玻璃板4上而进行读取。 Thus, the multifunctional apparatus 1 is configured such that when the scanner portion 3 is closed, the sheet document is read by the glass plate 4 into the face, when the scanner portion 3 is opened, the book document is placed on the face the glass plate 4 while reading.

这样,当打印机部分2与扫描仪部分3大体上保持垂直竖立时, 可读取页文件。 Thus, when the printer portion 2 is held upright and the vertical scanner portion 3 generally, the page files can be read. 另一方面,当需读取书文件时,只将扫描仪部分3放倒在放置表面上而打印机部分2仍保持竖立在放置表面上,且书文件放置在平躺的扫描仪部分3上。 On the other hand, when a book document to be read, only the scanner portion 3 is laid down on the rest surface and the printer portion 2 is kept standing on the rest surface, and the book document is placed on the scanner portion 3 lying. 因此,通过简单的操作即能够实现书文件的读取,而不同于常规设备,其中需将整个多功能设备放倒在放置表面上。 Accordingly, i.e., reading a book file can be realized by a simple operation, unlike the conventional apparatus, in which the multifunctional apparatus needs to be laid down on the entire surface of the placement.

与其中多功能设备处于倾斜位置的常规的布置相比,此布置的优势在于大体上垂直竖立的多功能设备所占用的空间相对较小。 Compared with the conventional arrangement where the multifunctional apparatus in an inclined position, the advantage of this arrangement is that the multifunctional apparatus standing substantially upright is relatively small occupied space.

将对多功能设备1的构造进行更详细的描述。 Construction multifunction device 1 will be described in more detail.

在由前侧向上倾斜的壳体2a的上表面,布置有文件入口10、记录介质出口12、各种操作元件14、 16、 18和20、以及液晶显示面板22, 从前侧按此次序布置。 The front side of the upper surface of the housing 2a of the upwardly inclined, there is arranged the document inlet 10, the recording medium outlet 12, various operating elements 14, 16, 18 and 20, and a liquid crystal display panel 22, arranged in this order from the front side.

文件入口10是一个开口,当需读取页文件时,页文件通过其提供给间隙8。 A document inlet 10 is open, when the page file to be read, a sheet document is supplied to the gap 8 through which. 文件入口10为间隙8的开口端,且呈缝隙的形式将间隙8 与设备1的外部空间相连通。 Document inlet 10 is an open end of the gap 8 and the gap in the form of slits external space 8 in communication with the apparatus 1. 当将页文件通过文件入口IO插入时,页文件自由地落入间隙8中。 When the sheet document inserted through the document inlet IO, the sheet document freely falls into the gap 8.

记录介质出口12是一个开口,记录有图像(可以是也可以不是由扫描仪部分3读取的图像)的记录介质通过其排出到设备1的外部, 且其呈缝隙状。 A recording medium outlet 12 is open, the image is recorded (image may or may not be read by the scanner portion 3) of the recording medium 1 is discharged outside the apparatus through which, and which form a slit shape. 在壳体2a中安装有托盘形式的记录介质盛放装置13, 其内盛装有一张或多张记录介质。 Mounting the recording medium holder in the form of a tray 13 in the housing 2a, which has one or more sheets containing the recording medium. 每张记录介质由记录介质输送机构输送并通过记录介质出口12排出。 Each recording medium is conveyed by the recording medium conveyance mechanism and the recording medium 12 is discharged through the outlet. 操作元件包括了为按钮式开关的各种开关14、 16、 18和20,艮P, 起动开关14、十数字键盘16、复印模式开关18、及传真模式开关20, 在从前侧观察时从右到左按此次序布置。 The operating element comprises a push-button switch of various switches 14, 16, 18 and 20, Gen P, the start switch 14, a tenkey pad 16, a copy-mode switch 18, and the fax-mode switch 20, when viewed from the front right to the left arranged in this order. 当操作员按下这些开关14、 16、 18和20中的一个时,即执行相应于该开关的处理。 When the operator presses the switches 14, 16, 18 and 20 in a time, i.e., performs processing corresponding to the switch.

当起动开关14按下时,多功能设备l即以当前选定的模式(即复印模式或传真模式)启动。 When the start switch 14 is pressed, i.e., the multifunctional apparatus l started in the currently selected mode (copy mode or fax mode). 十数字键盘16包括分别分配给数字0至9 的十个开关。 Tenkey pad 16 comprises ten switches are assigned to the numbers 0 to 9. 通过十数字键盘可输入传真号码、操作员期望获得的拷贝的份数、及其他等。 Through ten numeric keypad to enter the fax number, the operator desires to obtain copies of copies, and others. 按下复印模式开关18可选择复印模式,将图像记录在记录介质上,而按下传真模式开关20可选择传真模式,将代表图像的图像数据传送至指定的传真号码。 Copy-mode switch 18 is pressed to select the copy mode, the image is recorded on the recording medium, and the fax-mode switch 20 is pressed Alternatively facsimile mode, the image data representing the image is transmitted to the specified fax number.

液晶显示面板22显示开关14、 16、 18和20的操作细节、多功能设备l的运行状态、及其他信息等,且由通用的LCD (液晶显示器) 构成。 22 display panel 14, 16, 18 and 20 details of the operation, the operating state of the multifunctional apparatus l, switch and other information such as liquid crystal display, and is composed of a general-purpose LCD (liquid crystal display).

在壳体2a的上表面连接有盖部件5,以使盖部件5被枢轴支撑, 并可相对于壳体2a的上表面开启/关闭。 Attached to the surface of the housing 2a of the lid member 5, so that the lid member 5 is pivotally supported, and movable relative to the upper surface of the housing 2a on / off. 盖部件5包括杆状的手柄部分5a,当盖部件5处于关闭状态时其覆盖文件入口10,以及两根连接部分5b,分别由手柄部分5a纵向相对的两端直线延伸以便分别在壳体2a的端部与其相连接,以使盖部件5如上所述可相对于壳体2a枢轴。 The lid member 5 comprises a rod-like handle portion 5a, when the lid member 5 in the closed state covering the document inlet 10, and two connecting portions 5b, respectively, by the handle portion 5a extending straight longitudinally opposite ends, respectively to the housing 2a It ends connected thereto, so that the lid member 5 as described above with respect to the pivot housing 2a. 记录介质出口12、各种操作元件14、 16、 18和20、及液晶显示面板22不受盖部件5覆盖。 The recording medium outlet 12, various operating elements 14, 16, 18 and 20, the liquid crystal display part 5 and cover panel 22 from the cover. 因此,在俯视图中盖部件5大致具有U形的形状。 Thus, in plan view the lid member 5 has a generally U-shaped.

当盖部件5关闭时,文件入口10为手柄部分5a所覆盖,防止异物如灰尘和污物通过文件入口IO侵入多功能设备I内。 When the lid member 5 is closed, the document inlet 10 is covered by the handle portion 5a, preventing foreign matter such as dust and dirt IO invade the multifunction device I through the document inlet. 因此,防止了否则可能由异物的入侵导致的多功能设备1的故障。 Therefore, to prevent the otherwise malfunctions may be caused by the invasion of foreign matter multifunction device 1. 由于操作元件14、 16、 18和20露在外面,而且即使当盖部件5关闭或折叠起来时也不会被盖部件5覆盖,因此当用户欲操纵操作元件14、 16、 18和20时, 不需要麻烦地打开盖部件5。 Since the operating member 14, 16, 18 and 20 are exposed to the outside, and even when the lid member 5 is closed or folded is not covered by the lid member 5, so when the user is to manipulate the operating element 14, 16, 18 and 20, need not bother to open the lid member 5. 因此,接收到的传真数据可在任何时候容 Thus, the received facsimile data can accommodate at any time

易地输出到记录介质上。 Output to the recording medium easily.

当盖部件5相对于壳体2a开启时,抓紧手柄部分5a,用户即可提起并移动多功能设备l。 When the lid member 5 with respect to the housing 2a, gripping the handle portion 5a, a user can lift and move the multifunctional device l. 即,盖部件5也起手柄的作用。 That is, the cover member 5 also acts as a handle.

在壳体2a的一个侧面,即其正面,形成有位于凹陷2b下方的文件出口24,及安装于文件出口24的下方的支架26。 In one side surface of the housing 2a, i.e. the front side, it is formed with a recess 2b below the document outlet 24, and attached to a document outlet 24 below the bracket 26. 由文件入口IO提供的页文件通过文件出口24由安装在壳体2a内 24-page document provided by the document inlet through the IO file from the outlet in the housing 2a

的文件排出机构排出到外部。 The document discharge mechanism is discharged to the outside.

支架26支撑壳体2a,且在壳体2a的后表面安装有另一支架26。 2a holder support housing 26, and the other bracket 26 mounted on the rear surface of the housing 2a have. 支架26可收回至壳体2a内。 Stent 26 retractable into the housing 2a.

因此,多功能设备1可稳定地放置在放置表面上,而当支架26收回至壳体2a内时可变得紧凑。 Thus, the multifunctional apparatus 1 can be stably placed on the placement surface, and when retracted into the housing frame 26 can be made compact when the 2a. 当后面的支架26收回至壳体2a内时, 多功能设备1的后表面平直,因此可将多功能设备1以后表面与墙面等相接触地放置。 When the bracket 26 is retracted back into the housing 2a, the multifunctional apparatus 1 of the rear surface of the flat, the multifunctional apparatus 1 can therefore be later surface and a wall surface disposed in contact.

接着参考多功能设备1的示意性的横剖视图2A和2B,将对多功能设备l的内部结构进行描述。 Next with reference to the internal structure of the multifunctional apparatus schematic cross-sectional view of the 2A 1 and 2B, the multifunction device will be described l.

图2A显示了扫描仪部分3关闭的状态,而图2B显示了扫描仪部分3开启的状态。 2A shows the scanner portion 3 is closed, while Fig. 2B shows the scanner portion 3 is open state. 在图2A至8中,为了简单起见,将盖部件5省略。 In FIG 2A to 8, for simplicity, the lid member 5 is omitted.

首先,将对壳体2a的内部结构进行描述。 First, the internal structure of the housing 2a will be described. 在壳体2a中,作为记录装置的打印头30安装于下部。 In the housing 2a, the recording apparatus as a printing head 30 is attached to the lower. 在壳体2a中打印头30的上方,除其它部件外,配置有:安装空间32,其中安装有各种部件;记录介质盛放装置13,如图2A和2B所示,位于安装空间32的右手侧;平的导向板34,其配置于与记录介质盛放装置13相对的安装空间32的一侧, 且由壳体2a的顶板垂直向下延伸;以及第一文件排出辊36,其配置于对应导向板34下部的位置,且部分地由文件支持面2c伸出,以便当扫描仪部分3如图2A所示关闭时,第一文件排出辊36与玻璃板4相接触。 2a in the housing above the print head 30, in addition to other components, provided with: a space 32 in which various components are mounted; the recording medium holder 13, as shown in FIG. 2A and 2B, the mounting space 32 of the the right-hand side; flat guide plates 34, 13 disposed on a side opposite to the installation space of the recording medium holder 32 and extending from the housing 2a of the top plate vertically downwardly; and a first document ejecting roller 36, disposed at the corresponding position of the lower guide plate 34, and partially protrudes from the document support surface 2C, such that when the scanner portion 3 is closed as shown in FIG. 2A, the first document ejecting roller 36 in contact with the glass plate 4.

打印头30通过将墨滴喷射到记录介质K上,对由扫描仪部分3读取的文件图像或由其他方式获得数据的图像进行记录。 The print head 30 by ejecting ink droplets onto the recording medium K, the document image read by the scanner portion 3 or the image data obtained by other recording manner. 打印头30具有喷嘴面30a,其上形成有喷射墨滴的喷嘴,形成喷嘴的宽度不小于在记录介质K上记录图像的宽度。 Width of the printing head 30 30a, which has a nozzle surface formed with a nozzle ejecting ink droplets, the nozzle is not less than the width of the image recorded on the recording medium K. 打印头30以喷嘴面30a面朝下进行配置。 The print head 30 to the nozzle surface 30a facing down configuration. 即,当记录介质K经过打印头30的下部时在记录介质K上进行记录。 That is, when the recording medium K passes a lower portion of the print head 30 when the recording medium K for recording.

通过将打印头30安装于壳体2a的下部,多功能设备1的重心位于下部位置。 By the print head 30 is attached to the lower portion of the housing 2a, the center of gravity of the multifunctional apparatus 1 is located at a lower position. 因此,多功能设备l置于放置表面上的稳定性得以增强, 从而改善了设备1所记录的图像质量。 Thus, the stability of the multifunctional apparatus l is placed on the placement surface is enhanced, thereby improving the image quality of a recording apparatus.

在安装空间32中,配置有储存供给打印头30的油墨的墨盒,实现CPU、 RAM、及ROM的基板,及其它等。 In the space 32, the ink container is disposed an ink supply reservoir of the print head 30 to achieve the substrate CPU, RAM, and ROM, and the like, and others. 在图2至8中,只是用方块表示安装空间32,而将其中安装部件的详细说明予以省略。 In FIGS. 2-8, but indicated by block space 32, and detailed description thereof will be omitted mounting member. 记录介质盛放装置13容纳有记录介质或媒介,并可插入壳体2a 及由其中抽出。 The recording medium holder 13 accommodates recording medium or media, and wherein the insertion and withdrawal of the housing 2a. 当盛装在记录介质盛放装置13中时,记录介质处于垂直位置,其表面大体上与放置表面相垂直。 When dressed in the recording medium holder 13, the recording medium is in a vertical position, and a surface disposed substantially perpendicular to the surface. 通过将记录介质盛放装置13配置于壳体2a中,与将记录介质盛放装置13连接于多功能设备1 的外表面的情况相比,多功能设备1的外形得以简化,因此使得多功能设备l的运输更加便利。 By the recording medium holder 13 is disposed in the housing 2a, the recording medium holder 13 is connected to a case where the outer surface of the multifunctional apparatus 1 as compared with the profile of the multifunctional apparatus 1 is simplified, so that the multifunction l transportation equipment more convenient.

导向板34构成记录介质输送机构的一部分,其中记录介质输送机构将由记录介质盛放装置13提供的记录介质经由记录介质出口12排出到设备1的外部。 The guide plate 34 constitute a part of the recording medium conveying mechanism, wherein the recording medium is conveyed by the recording medium holder mechanism 13 to provide a recording medium via the recording medium outlet 12 is discharged to the outside of the apparatus 1. 导向板34为向上输送并去往记录介质出口12的记录介质提供支撑。 The guide plate is transported upwards and destined for the recording medium outlet 12 of the recording medium 34 to provide support.

除导向板34外,记录介质输送机构还包括靠近记录介质盛放装置13配置的捡拾辊40,配置于打印头30的下部并位于打印头30相对两侧的两对第一记录介质排出辊42、 44,以及靠近导向板34配置的两根第二记录介质排出辊46。 In addition to the guide plate 34, a recording medium conveying mechanism further comprises a pickup roller 40 is arranged near the recording medium holder 13 disposed at a lower portion of the print head 30 of the two pairs of first 30 and located on opposite sides of the recording medium discharge roller 42 printhead 44, and the guide plate 34 is disposed near the two second recording-medium ejecting roller 46.

捡拾辊40将记录介质盛放装置13中最上面或最靠近的一页记录介质与其他记录介质分离,并将拾取的记录介质向下且朝向打印头30 输送。 Pickup roller 40 the recording or the uppermost one of the recording medium and the closest other recording medium in the separation medium holder 13, and the picked recording medium downward and toward the print head 30 delivery. 两对第一记录介质排出辊42、 44为进一步输送由捡拾辊40从上面传送的记录介质K的辊子,以便记录介质K如图2A和2B中从右到左经过打印头30的下部,然后向上运动。 Two pairs of first recording-medium ejecting rollers 42, 44 is further conveyed by the pickup roller 40 from the recording medium K above the transfer roller, so that the recording medium K in FIG. 2A and 2B right to left through the lower portion of the print head 30, and then upward movement. 因此,记录介质K实现U 形转弯。 Thus, the recording medium K to achieve a U-turn. 两根第二记录介质排出辊46是通过在每根辊子46与导向板34之间夹紧记录介质K而将记录介质K输送到记录介质出口12的辊子。 Two second recording medium by the discharge roller 46 grip the recording medium K between each of the rollers 46 and the guide plate 34 and the recording medium K fed to the roller 12 of the recording medium outlet.

尽管未示出,记录介质输送机构还包括其他部件,其中包括配置于捡拾辊40与第一记录介质排出辊对42之间的导向装置,以便引导从捡拾辊40向下输送到第一记录介质排出辊对42的记录介质,以及将从第一记录介质排出辊对44向左输送的记录介质引导到第二记录介质排出辊46的另一导向装置。 Although not shown, the recording medium conveying mechanism further includes other components, including the pickup roller 40 arranged to discharge the first recording medium guiding means between the roller pair 42, conveyed to the guide 40 downward from the pickup roller to the first recording medium discharge roller pair 42 of the recording medium, and the recording medium from the first discharge roller pair 44 to the left of the recording medium is conveyed to the second recording medium ejection guide further guide roller 46.

使用记录介质输送机构,盛装在记录介质盛放装置13中的记录介质K在壳体2a中沿一条大体上为U形的通道经过打印头30进行输送, 并最终通过记录介质出口12排出到多功能设备1的外部,如图2A中的箭头A所示。 Using a recording medium conveying mechanism, the recording medium K to contain in the recording medium holder 13 in the housing 2a along a substantially finally discharged through the recording medium 12 to multiple outlet of U-shaped channel 30 is transported past the print head, and external shown by arrow a in FIG. 2A in the function of the device 1.

这样,页文件送入并由扫描仪部分3进行读取的方向与记录介质从壳体2a排出的方向平行且相反,换言之,页文件的排出与记录介质的提供均在设备的同一侧进行,因此,可用性得以提高。 Thus, the sheet document is fed by the scanner portion 3 read the direction parallel to the recording medium is discharged from the direction of the housing 2a and opposite, in other words, there is provided a recording medium is discharged with the sheet document are performed on the same side of the apparatus, Therefore, the availability can be improved.

第一文件排出辊36构成了文件排出机构的一部分,其在扫描仪部分3如图2A所示相对于壳体2a关闭的状态下,当页文件G通过文件入口IO提供或送入时运行。 The first document ejecting roller 36 constitutes a part of the document ejecting mechanism, which, when run or provide a sheet document G fed in through the document inlet portion 3 IO scanner shown in FIG. 2A with respect to the lower housing 2a closed.

第一文件排出辊36部分地由文件支持面2c伸出,并与相对于且靠近于第一文件排出辊36的玻璃板4相接触。 The first document ejecting roller 36 partially protrudes from the document support surface 2c, and 4 in contact with and adjacent with respect to the first document ejecting roller 36 of the glass sheet. 第一文件排出辊36在垂直方向的位置以远离文件入口IO—定的距离进行设置,该距离不小于所有扫描仪部分3可读取的页文件中具有最大的垂直尺寸的页文件的长度或垂直尺寸。 36 position in the vertical direction of the first document ejecting roller is remote from the document inlet disposed IO- predetermined distance, the distance is not less than the length of all pages of a document scanner portion 3 can read the file having the largest vertical dimension or vertical dimension. 第一文件排出辊36可沿两个相反方向旋转。 The first document ejecting roller 36 is rotatable in two opposite directions.

艮P,通过在第一文件排出辊36与玻璃板4之间压紧页文件G,第一文件排出辊36将通过文件入口IO提供的页文件G夹住,并通过文件出口24将页文件G排出。 Gen P, by the discharge roller 36 pressing the glass sheet in the first document sheet document G 4, between the first document ejecting roller 36 to the sheet document G supplied through the document inlet IO sandwiched, and the outlet 24 through the sheet document file G is discharged.

由于间隙8由文件入口IO直线地向下延伸,通过文件入口10送入的页文件G自由地落下以便由此时在图2A中沿顺时针方向旋转的第一文件排出辊36接住。 Since the gap 8 IO linearly extending downward from the document inlet, through the document inlet 10 is fed sheet document G falls freely to case 36 caught by the first file in FIG. 2A rotates clockwise discharge roller. 页文件G的下端因而由第一文件排出辊36 校正。 The lower end of the sheet document G is thus discharged from the first correction roller 36 file.

第一文件排出辊36的旋转随即反向,即,第一文件排出辊36在图2A中沿反时针方向旋转,以向下输送第一文件排出辊36夹住的页文件G。 Rotation of the first document ejecting roller 36 is then reversed, i.e., the first document ejecting roller 36 is rotated in the sheet document counterclockwise direction in FIG. 2A, the first document ejecting downward conveyance roller 36 sandwiched G.

除第一文件排出辊36夕卜,文件排出机构还包括配置于文件出口24 的内侧或后侧的第二文件排出辊48,及一个大致呈L形的导向装置(未示出),该导向装置引导经过第一文件排出辊36的页文件通往第二文件排出辊48。 In addition to the first document ejecting roller 36 Bu Xi, the document ejecting mechanism further comprises a second outlet disposed in document file or rear side 24 of the inner discharge roller 48, and a substantially L-shaped guide means (not shown), the guide the guide means through the first document ejecting roller 36 in the sheet document discharge roller 48 leading to a second document. 因此,由第一文件排出辊36向下输送的文件沿大致呈L 形的导向装置弯曲而通向前侧,并由第二文件排出辊48通过文件出口24排出。 Thus, roller 36 eject the document fed downward by the first document along a substantially L-shaped guide means pass the front side is bent by the second document ejecting roller 4824 is discharged through the document outlet.

艮P,通过文件入口IO提供的页文件G由文件排出机构沿大致呈L 形的通道进行输送,如图2A中的箭头B所示,并通过文件出口24排出。 Gen P, a sheet document through the document inlet IO G provided by the document discharging mechanism along a generally L-shaped delivery channel, shown by arrow B in FIG. 2A, an outlet 24 and is discharged through the document.

以下将对扫描仪部分3的内部结构进行描述。 The following will be an internal configuration scanner portion 3 will be described. 如上所述,扫描仪部分3包括有以光学方式读取文件图像的读取装置6。 As described above, the scanner portion 3 comprises optically reads a document image reading device 6. 读取装置6以光学方式读取文件图像。 Image reading device 6 optically reads the document. 即,读取装置6透过玻璃板4发射光线到文件上,且接收由文件反射的光线,并将接收到的光线转变为电信号。 That is, the reading device 6 emits light onto the document through the glass plate 4, and receives the light reflected by the document, and converts the received light into an electric signal. 读取装置6能够沿玻璃板4的纵向作往复运动。 Reading device 6 can be reciprocated in the longitudinal direction of the glass plate 4. 更具体地,在玻璃板4纵向相对的两端配置有一对滑轮(未示出),其上环绕有一根环形带(未示出),读取装置6与环形带相连接沿纵向作往复运动。 More specifically, the glass sheet 4 in the longitudinal opposite ends with a pair of pulleys (not shown), which is encircled by an upper endless belt (not shown), 6 is connected to the reading device the endless belt is reciprocated along the longitudinal . 因此,在扫描仪部分3如图2A所示相对于壳体2a关闭的状态下, 当页文件G通过文件入口10送入时,读取装置6固定在一个预定位置, 且在页文件G由文件排出机构输送经过读取装置6时对页文件G的图像进行读取。 Thus, in FIG. 3 with part of the scanner shown in FIG. 2A to the lower case 2a is closed, when the sheet document G fed in through the document inlet 10, the reading device 6 is fixed at a predetermined position, and the sheet document G document ejection means fed through the image reading apparatus for reading a sheet document G 6. 另一方面,在扫描仪部分3如图2B所示相对于打印机部分2开启的状态下,当书文件B置于玻璃板4上时,读取装置6通过按箭头S 指示的方向沿玻璃板4的表面移动,从而对书文件B的图像进行读取。 On the other hand, in FIG. 3 with part of the scanner shown in FIG. 2B printer portion 2 to the lower open state, when the book document B is placed on the glass plate 4, the glass sheet by the reading device 6 in the direction indicated by the arrow S moving surface 4, whereby the image file B is read the book. 以下将对扫描仪部分3与打印机部分2之间的连接结构进行描述。 The following will describe the scanner portion 3 and the connecting structure between the printer portion 2. 当扫描仪部分3处于垂直位置时,扫描仪部分3在玻璃板4下方的一个部分处,由安装在壳体2a的凹陷2b内的轴804或围绕其的枢轴支承802提供枢轴支撑(以下将详细描述)。 When the scanner portion 3 is in the upright position, the scanner portion 3 at a portion below the glass plate 4, a shaft mounted in the recess 2b of the housing 2a or 804 pivotally supported about a pivot 802 supported thereon ( described in detail below). 因此,扫描仪部分3能够绕旋转轴或轴804转向放置表面。 Accordingly, the scanner portion 3 rotatable about an axis or shaft 804 toward the rest surface. 当需要使用扫描仪部分3读取书文件B的图像时,操作员抓住扫描仪部分3的上端部将扫描仪部分3绕轴804转向放置表面,将扫描仪部分3 置于水平位置。 When it is desired to use the scanner portion 3 reads an image of a book document B, the operator holds an upper end portion of the scanner portion 3 of the scanner portion 3 around the shaft 804 toward the rest surface, the scanner portion 3 placed in a horizontal position. 由于扫描仪部分3处于此水平位置,玻璃板4面向上, 使操作员能够将书文件B置于玻璃板4上,由扫描仪部分3对书文件B的图像进行读取。 Since the scanner portion 3 in this horizontal position, the glass plate 4 facing the operator to place the book document B on the glass plate 4, the image is read by the scanner portion 3 to the book file B. 在处于水平位置的扫描仪部分3与大体上垂直竖立的壳体2a之间形成约70至120度的角,优选地为80至110度,使得从设备1的上面看到的投影面积较大。 In the horizontal position of the scanner portion 3 is formed with the housing 2a standing substantially upright between about 70 to 120 degrees angle, preferably 80 to 110 degrees, so that the apparatus 1 seen from above projected area greater . 现在将参考图3的多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,对根据本发明的第二实施例给出的多功能设备进行描述。 Now the cross-sectional schematic view of a multifunction device with reference to FIG. 3, a multifunctional apparatus according to a second embodiment of the present invention will be described. 需注意到,在以下有关本发明的不同于第一实施例的其他实施例的描述中,与第一实施例中相对应的部件和零件将由在第一实施例中使用的相同的附图标记表示,且对其描述予以省略。 One should note that the same reference numerals, the description of other embodiment differs from the first embodiment in the following embodiment relating to the present invention, the first embodiment corresponding to parts and components that will be used in the first embodiment He said, and the description thereof is omitted. 在图3中,附图标记200总体表示根据第二实施例给出的多功能设备,其与第一实施例的多功能设备1的不同之处在于由打印头30喷射墨滴的方向。 In Figure 3, reference numeral 200 generally denotes the multifunctional apparatus according to a second embodiment given the multifunctional apparatus of the first embodiment is different from the embodiment 1 in that direction by the print head 30 for ejecting ink droplets. 即,尽管多功能设备l的打印头30的配置使得墨滴向下喷射,而根据第二实施例给出的多功能设备200的打印头230的配置使得墨滴侧向喷射,即,在图3中向左侧喷射。 That is, although the multifunctional apparatus configured l of print head 30 downward so that the ink droplet ejection, the printhead 200 is configured such that an ink droplet side 230 of the multifunctional apparatus according to a second embodiment ejection examples given, i.e., in FIG. 3 is injected to the left. 更具体地,打印头230配置在与第一实施例中的打印头30相同的位置,但是打印头230的喷嘴面230a面向侧面或在图3中面向左侧。 More specifically, the print head 230 arranged in a print head of the first embodiment in the same position as 30, but the print head nozzle surface 230 of the side surface 230a facing or facing left in FIG. 3. 因此,墨滴朝着向上向记录介质出口12运动的记录介质K喷射。 Accordingly, ink droplets are ejected toward a recording medium K 12 to the outlet of the upward movement of the recording medium. 在第一实施例的多功能设备1中,已附着有墨滴的记录介质K之后弯曲大约90度,因此附着在记录介质K上仍然潮湿的墨滴可能产生流动或以其它方式受弯曲的影响,导致记录图像的质量降低。 Bent approximately 90 degrees after the multifunctional apparatus 1 of the first embodiment, ink droplets have been attached recording medium K, and therefore ink droplets adhering still moist flow may be generated on the recording medium K or otherwise affected by the influence of bending , resulting in reduced image quality recording. 另一方面,在第二实施例的多功能设备200中,己附着有墨滴的记录介质K直线向上输送而不发生弯曲。 On the other hand, in the multifunctional apparatus 200 of the second embodiment, the recording medium K has adhered ink droplets straight and not bent upward transport. 因此,由附着墨滴后的记录介质K的弯曲导致的图像质量的降低得以预防。 Thus, the recording medium after the ink droplets adhering K curved image quality reduction due to prevention. 喷嘴面230a由在图3 中以剖面线显示的喷嘴形成部的一个表面构成,并固定在打印头230 上。 Nozzle surface 230a is constituted by a portion of the surface of a nozzle section line shown in FIG. 3, and is fixed to the print head 230. 由于打印头230与喷嘴形成部的组件在墨滴的喷射方向上的尺寸小于其宽度方向的尺寸(即在图3中的垂直尺寸),因此打印头230与喷嘴形成部的组合件的配置方向有利于减小壳体2a的厚度。 Since the print head assembly portion 230 formed in the nozzle size of the ink droplet ejecting direction is smaller than the size (i.e., the vertical dimension in FIG. 3) in the width direction, and therefore the print head 230 is formed with the arrangement direction of the nozzle assembly portion advantageous to reduce the thickness of the housing 2a. 现在将参考图4,多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,对根据本发明的第三实施例给出的多功能设备进行描述。 4 will now be made, a schematic cross-sectional view of the multifunctional apparatus with reference to FIG multifunctional apparatus according to a third embodiment of the present invention will be described. 在图4中,附图标记300总的表示第三实施例的多功能设备,其与第一实施例的多功能设备1的不同之处在于由记录介质输送机构输送记录介质的通道。 In FIG. 4, reference numeral 300 generally denotes the multifunctional apparatus of the third embodiment, the multifunctional apparatus of the first embodiment which is different from the first embodiment in that the recording medium is conveyed by the passage of the recording medium conveyance mechanism. 即,在多功能设备1中,记录介质在沿大致呈U 形的通道进行输送后排出,而在此实施例的多功能设备300中,记录介质在沿大致呈L形的通道进行输送后排出。 After That is, in the multifunctional apparatus 1, the recording medium is substantially U-shaped channel is fed along the discharge, while the multifunctional apparatus 300 of this embodiment, the generally L-shaped recording medium is conveyed along the discharge channel . 因此,在第三实施例中,对应多功能设备1的记录介质出口12的记录介质出口312开口于壳体的一个侧面,即前面,并位于文件出口24的下方的一个位置。 Thus, in the third embodiment, corresponding to the multifunctional apparatus 1 the recording medium is a recording medium outlet port 312 of the opening 12 in a side of the housing, i.e. in front of, and located in a position below the document outlet 24. 因此,由捡拾辊40向下输送的记录介质K沿导向板(未示出)向其上开有记录介质出口312的前面弯曲,通过两对第一记录介质排出辊42、 44在打印头30的下部进行输送,并通过记录介质出口312排出。 Thus, the pickup roller 40 downwardly conveyed by a recording medium K along the guide plate (not shown) on its front curved opening the recording medium outlet 312 by two pairs of first recording-medium ejecting rollers 42, 44 in the printhead 30 the lower portion is conveyed, and the recording medium is discharged through the outlet 312. 与第一和第二实施例的大致呈U形的通道相比,大致呈L形的通道的长度较短,使排出记录介质所用的时间得以縮短。 Compared with the substantially U-shaped channel of the first and second embodiment, a substantially L-shaped passage shorter in length, so that the discharge time of the recording medium used can be shortened. 大致呈L形的通道的优势还在于记录介质K和页文件G由同一侧面排出,从而提高了可用性。 A substantially L-shaped channel is advantageous in that the recording medium K and the sheet document G is discharged from the same side, thereby improving the usability. 以下将参考图5A、 5B和5C,对根据本发明的第四实施例给出的多功能设备进行描述,图5A、 5B和5C是多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,按时间序列示出文件输送机构如何输送页文件。 Below with reference to FIGS. 5A, 5B and 5C, a multifunctional apparatus according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention will be described, FIGS. 5A, 5B and 5C are schematic cross-sectional view of the multifunctional apparatus, in chronological sequence shown how to file transport mechanism that conveys page file. 在图5A、 5B和5C中,附图标记400总体表示第四实施例的多功能设备,其与第一实施例的多功能设备1的不同之处在于由文件排出机构输送页文件的通道。 In FIG. 5A, 5B and 5C, reference numeral 400 generally denotes the multifunctional apparatus of the fourth embodiment, the multifunctional apparatus of the first embodiment which is different from the embodiment 1 in that the channel means sheet document is fed by the document ejecting. g卩,尽管在多功能设备l中,页文件G沿大致呈L形的通道进行输送,而多功能设备400构造为以往复运动的方式输送页文件G,即,通过文件入口IO送入的页文件G之后又通过文件入口IO排出。 g Jie, although in the multifunctional apparatus l, the sheet document G is fed along a generally L-shaped delivery channel, while the multifunctional apparatus 400 is configured as a reciprocating manner conveying a sheet document G, i.e., through the document inlet into the IO after the sheet document G is discharged through the document inlet and IO. 多功能设备400包括第三文件排出辊402,作为文件排出机构的一部分。 Multifunctional apparatus 400 comprises a third document ejecting roller 402 as a part of document discharge mechanism. 第三文件排出辊402部分地由文件支持面2c伸出,以便在扫描仪部分3相对于打印机部分2的壳体2a关闭时,与玻璃板4相接触。 The third document ejecting roller 402 partially protrudes from the document support surface 2c, so that when the scanner portion 3 is closed with respect to the housing 2 of the printer portion 2a, 4 in contact with the glass plate. 第三文件排出辊以一定的距离远离文件入口10,该距离小于所有扫描仪部分3可读取的页文件中具有最小长度的页文件的长度或垂直尺寸, 以便具有最小长度的页文件可恰当地进行输送和排出。 The third document ejecting roller at some distance from the document inlet 10, which is less than all of the scanner portion 3 can read the file has a length or a vertical dimension of a sheet document of the minimum length, so as to have a minimum length can be properly page document and conveyed to the discharge. 第三文件排出辊402可沿两个相反方向旋转。 The third document ejecting roller 402 is rotatable in two opposite directions. 当页文件G如图5A所示通过文件入口IO送入时,页文件G首先由此时在图5A、 5B和5C中沿顺时针方向旋转的第三文件排出辊402 接住,其因而将文件G的下端调正。 When a sheet document G 5A, the IO fed through the document inlet, the sheet document G is discharged from the third document is first rotated in the clockwise direction in the case of FIG. 5A, 5B and 5C, the catch roller 402, which will thus the lower end of the document G is positive tone. 由于第三文件排出辊402以小于具有最小长度的页文件的长度的距离远离文件入口10,送入的页文件G的上端部位于多功能设备400 的外部。 Since the third document ejecting roller 402 to an upper end portion smaller than the outer length of the sheet document from the document page having the minimum length remote from the document inlet 10, into the G of the multifunctional apparatus 400 is located. 接着,如图5B所示,第三文件排出辊402的旋转反向,即,第三文件排出辊402沿反时针方向旋转,以便向下拉入页文件G,读取装置6沿箭头S指示的方向移动,对页文件G的图像进行读取。 Next, as shown in FIG. 5B, rotation of the third document ejecting roller 402 is reversed, i.e., the third document ejecting roller 402 is rotated in the counterclockwise direction so as to pull down the sheet document G, the reading device 6 in the direction indicated by arrow S direction on the image sheet document G read. 此后,第三文件排出辊402的旋转反向,g卩,第三文件排出辊402 又沿顺时针方向旋转。 Thereafter, rotation of the third document ejecting roller 402 is reversed, g Jie, the third document ejecting roller 402 is rotated again in the clockwise direction. 因此,页文件G的上端部由文件入口IO伸出,如5C所示的状态。 Thus, the upper end portion of a document sheet document G as shown in an extended state 5C inlet IO,. 操作员将由多功能设备400的文件入口IO伸出的页文件G抽出。 The operator will file the multifunction device 400 out of the entrance page file IO G extraction. 如上所述,在第四实施例的多功能设备400中,送入页文件G的文件入口IO还起到了排出页文件G的文件出口的作用,因而,与页文件G沿大致呈L形的通道进行输送的布置相比,简化了文件输送机构, 降低了设备成本,且提高了可用性。 As described above, in the fourth embodiment of the multifunction apparatus 400, the sheet document G fed document also acts as a inlet IO file sheet document G discharge outlet, and therefore, the sheet document G is fed along a generally L-shaped compared delivery channel arrangement, the document transport mechanism is simplified, reducing the equipment cost, and usability is improved. 以下将参考图6A、 6B、 6C和6D,对根据本发明的第五实施例给出的多功能设备500进行描述,其中图6A、 6B和6C是多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,按时间序列示出文件排出机构如何输送页文件。 Below with reference to FIGS. 6A, 6B, 6C and 6D, a multifunctional apparatus according to a fifth embodiment 500 of the present invention will be described, wherein FIG. 6A, 6B and 6C are schematic cross-sectional view of the multifunction apparatus, according to a time series how the document ejecting mechanism conveying a sheet document. 图6D是多功能设备的第四文件排出辊的放大横剖视图。 6D is a fourth file multifunctional apparatus discharging enlarged cross-sectional view of a roller. 在6A至6D中,附图标记500总体表示第五实施例的多功能设备。 In 6A to 6D, reference numeral 500 generally denotes the multifunctional apparatus of the fifth embodiment. 与第四实施例的多功能设备400相似,通过文件入口IO送入的页文件G以往复运动的方式传送并通过文件入口IO返回排出。 Multifunctional apparatus 400 is similar to the fourth embodiment, through the document inlet into the document G IO page is transmitted in a reciprocating manner and is discharged through the document inlet IO returns. 多功能设备500包括第四文件排出辊502,作为文件排出机构的一部分。 Multifunctional apparatus 500 comprises a fourth document ejecting roller 502 as a part of document discharge mechanism. 第四文件排出辊502位于第一文件排出辊36的上方。 The fourth document ejecting roller 502 is located above the first document discharge roller 36. 如图6D所示,第四文件排出辊502包括:第一齿轮504、与第一齿轮504相连接且能够摆动的臂506、连接于臂506的一端的第二齿轮508、插入第二齿轮508与第一齿轮504之间的第三齿轮510、以及可旋转地与第二齿轮508相连接的辊子512。 6D, the fourth document ejecting roller 502 comprises: a first gear 504, gear 504 connected to the first swing arm 506 and can be connected to an end of the second arm 506 of the gear 508, gear 508 is inserted into a second the third gear 510 between the first gear 504, and rollers 512 rotatably coupled to the second gear 508 is connected. 当页文件G如图6A所示通过文件入口IO送入时,由于第四文件排出辊502从由文件入口10延伸的间隙8中收回,从而不会妨碍页文件G的自由下落,因此页文件G自由地落到第一文件排出辊36处。 When a sheet document G fed in through the document shown in Figure 6A the IO inlet, since the fourth document ejecting roller 502 is retracted from the gap 10 extending from the document inlet 8, so as not to impede the free fall of the sheet document G, so the page file G fall freely at the first document ejecting roller 36. 因此,页文件G首先由第一文件排出辊36夹住。 Thus, the sheet document G is discharged from the first roller 36 sandwich the first file. 接着,读取装置6沿箭头S指示的方向移动,如图6B所示,以便对页文件G的图像进行扫描。 Subsequently, the direction indicated by the arrow S 6 reading device moves, 6B, the image to be scanned on the sheet document G. 此后,如图6D所示,第一齿轮504开始沿顺时针方向旋转,与第一齿轮504相连接的臂506向玻璃板4摆动,以便将页文件G压紧于辊子512和玻璃板4之间。 Thereafter, as shown in FIG. 6D, the first gear 504 starts rotating in the clockwise direction, the arm 506 of the first swing gear 504 is connected to the glass plate 4, so that the sheet document G is pressed against the roller 512 and the glass plate 4 between. 因此,第一齿轮504的转动通过第三齿轮510传递给第二齿轮508,且辊子512随第二齿轮508的转动沿顺时针方向旋转。 Thus, rotation of the first gear 504 through the third gear 510 is transmitted to the second gear 508, the roller 512 and with the second gear 508 rotates in the clockwise direction of rotation. 因此,将页文件G向上推动且又通过文件入口IO排出。 Thus, the sheet document G is pushed upward is discharged through the document inlet and because IO. 如此构造的第五实施例的多功能设备500,就页面尺寸而言,与第四实施例的多功能设备400相比,可处理或扫描更宽范围的页文件G。 The thus constructed multifunctional apparatus 500 of the fifth embodiment, in terms of page size, compared with the fourth embodiment of the multifunctional apparatus 400 can handle or scan a wider range of sheet document G. 以下将参考图7,对根据本发明的第六实施例给出的多功能设备进行描述,其中图7是多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,其处于扫描仪部分开启的状态。 Below with reference to FIG. 7, a multifunctional apparatus according to a sixth embodiment of the present invention will be described, wherein FIG. 7 is a cross sectional schematic view of a multifunction device, which is partially open state of the scanner. 在图7中,附图标记600总体表示多功能设备,其包括配置于扫描仪部分3上的支撑602。 In Figure 7, reference numeral 600 generally denotes the multifunctional apparatus, which comprises a support 602 disposed on the scanner portion 3. 支撑602用于支撑相对于放置表面开启的扫描仪部分3。 With respect to the support 602 for supporting the placement surface of the scanner portion 3 is turned on. 对支撑602的支撑使其可绕配置于扫描仪部分3的侧面上的支撑轴604转动, 且当扫描仪部分3开启并由支撑602进行支撑时,支撑602所具有的长度使得玻璃板4水平。 A pair of support 602 is supported so as to be disposed on the side around the scanner portion 3 of the support shaft 604 is rotated, and when the scanner portion 3 is opened and supported by the supports 602, the support 602 has a length such that the glass plate 4 horizontal . 在此实施例中,当扫描仪部分3处于其开启位置时,只要支撑602置于放置表面所在的平面内,扫描仪部分3就精确地与放置表面平行。 In this embodiment, when the scanner portion 3 is in its open position, as long as the support 602 disposed in the plane of the placement surface where the scanner portion 3 is exactly parallel to the rest surface. 通过提供支撑602,当扫描仪部分3开启或放倒时,玻璃板4保持与放置表面水平。 602, when the scanner portion 3 is opened or laid down, and the glass plate 4 is maintained by providing a horizontal support surface disposed. 因此,即使没有操作员将书文件B压在玻璃板4上, 书文件B仍可稳定地停留在玻璃板4上,因而提高了可用性。 Thus, even without the operator presses the book document B on the glass plate 4, a book document B can be stably kept on the glass plate 4, thereby enhancing the usability. 支撑602与放置表面接触的面积小于当未提供支撑602而将扫描仪部分3直接放倒在放置表面上所接触的面积。 Placed in contact with the support surface 602 is smaller than the area of ​​the support 602 is not supplied to the scanner portion 3 is laid down directly on the rest surface area is in contact. 因此,即使放置表面不平滑时,玻璃板4也较少受到放置表面不平滑的影响,仍可保持与放置表面水平。 Accordingly, even when the placement surface is not smooth, the glass plate 4 is also less susceptible to the influence of the placement surface is not smooth, with the placement surface level can be maintained. 当扫描仪部分3关闭时,支撑602转向扫描仪部分3 并收进扫描仪部分3内。 When the scanner portion 3 is closed, the steering support 602 and the scanner portion 3 incorporated into the scanner portion 3. 以下将参考图8,对根据本发明的第七实施例给出的多功能设备进行描述,其中图8是多功能设备的示意性的横剖视图,其处于扫描仪部分开启的状态。 Below with reference to FIG 8, a multifunctional apparatus according to a seventh embodiment of the present invention will be described, wherein FIG 8 is a cross sectional schematic view of a multifunction device, which is partially open state of the scanner. 在图8中,附图标记700总体表示多功能设备,其中扫描仪部分可旋转地连接于打印机部分的壳体上,以便当扫描仪部分开启时,背对玻璃板4的扫描仪部分的表面全部与放置表面接触。 In FIG. 8, reference numeral 700 generally denotes the multifunctional apparatus, in which the scanner portion is rotatably connected to the housing of the printer portion, so that when the scanner portion opening, facing away from the glass surface of the scanner portion 4 placed in contact with the entire surface. 更具体地,在第一实施例的多功能设备l中,凹陷2b的下端面位于壳体2a的底面上方一定距离处(或与壳体2a的底面间隔有一定距离)。 More specifically, in the multifunctional apparatus l in the first embodiment, the lower end surface of the recess 2b is located at a distance above the bottom surface of the housing 2a (or the bottom surface of the housing 2a is spaced a certain distance). 然而,在第七实施例的多功能设备700中,形成的凹陷2b延伸到壳体2a的底面,扫描仪部分3在其下端部由在凹陷2b内紧靠放置表面之上配置的轴804提供枢轴支撑。 However, the multifunctional apparatus 700 in the seventh embodiment, a recess 2b is formed to extend to the bottom surface of the housing 2a, the scanner portion 3 provided on the shaft 804 abuts against the lower end portion disposed within the recess 2b disposed on the surface of pivot support. 因此,当扫描仪部分3绕轴804转动而开启时,背对玻璃板4的扫描仪部分3的表面全部与放置表面接触。 Thus, when the scanner portion 3 around the shaft 804 is rotated and opened, the entire surface opposite to the surface placed in contact with the glass plate 4 of the scanner portion 3. 因此,在此实施例中,当扫描仪部分3处于开启位置时,扫描仪部分3精确地与放置表面平行。 Thus, in this embodiment, when the scanner portion 3 in the open position, the scanner portion 3 is exactly parallel to the rest surface. 此布置确保了在对置于玻璃板4上的书文件的图像进行读取时的稳定性,即使书文件为词典或其他厚重的书籍时。 This arrangement ensures the stability when the book document is placed on the glass plate 4 of the image reading even when the book document is a dictionary or other thick books. 以下将参考图9至13,对根据本发明的第八实施例给出的多功能设备进行描述。 Below with reference to FIGS. 9-13, a multifunctional apparatus according to an eighth embodiment of the present invention will be described. 图9A和图9B是多功能设备的透视图,其中图9A显示了扫描仪部分及盖部件相对于壳体均关闭的状态,而图9B显示了扫描仪部分及盖部件均开启的状态。 9A and 9B are a perspective view of a multifunction apparatus, wherein FIG 9A shows a scanner portion and a lid member with respect to the housing are closed, while FIG. 9B shows a scanner portion and a lid member are in the open state. 在图9A和9B中,附图标记800表示第八实施例的多功能设备, 其可在立式与卧式之间变换姿势,其中,在立式时,打印机部分2和扫描仪部分3均大体上垂直竖立,如图9A和9B所示,而在卧式时, 打印机部分2躺倒且扫描仪部分3也躺倒在打印机部分上,如图13所示。 9A and 9B, reference numeral 800 denotes the multifunctional apparatus of the eighth embodiment, which can change positions between vertical and horizontal, wherein, when the vertical, printer portion 2 and the scanner portion 3 are It stands substantially upright, as shown in Figure 9A and 9B, and in the horizontal, lying printer portion 2 and the scanner portion 3 is also lying on a printer portion, as shown in Fig. 当多功能设备800处于立式时,扫描仪部分3可置于图9A所示的精确的垂直位置,其可读取页文件而不能读取书文件,也可置于图9B 所示的大致水平位置(即,相对于于精确平行于放置表面的平面稍微向下倾斜的位置),其既可读取书文件也可读取页文件。 When the multifunctional apparatus 800 in the standing posture, the scanner portion 3 can be placed exactly upright position shown in FIG. 9A, which can read a sheet document but not a book document, it may be disposed substantially as shown in FIG. 9B horizontal position (i.e., parallel with respect to the precise placement of a slightly downwardly inclined planar surface position), which can read a book document sheet document can be read. 因此,当多功能设备800处于立式时,打印机部分2的壳体2a在放置表面上占用的面积得以最小化,使多功能设备800在放置表面上占用的面积得以减小。 Thus, when the multifunctional apparatus 800 is in the standing, the printer portion 2 of the housing 2a placed on the surface area occupied is minimized, so that the multifunctional apparatus 800 is placed on the surface area occupied is reduced. 此外,在扫描仪部分3相对于壳体2a关闭的状态,扫描仪部分3收进壳体2a的凹陷2b中,因而使多功能设备800 紧凑为一体。 Further, in the scanner portion 3 with respect to the closed housing 2a, the scanner portion 3 is accommodated in the housing recess 2B 2a, thereby making the multifunctional apparatus 800 compact as a whole. 按照多功能设备800,无需将整个多功能设备800躺倒,而只需将扫描仪部分3置于大致的水平位置而打印机部分2仍保持垂直竖立, 即可对书文件进行读取。 The multi-functional apparatus 800, without taking the entire lying multifunctional apparatus 800, but only the scanner portion 3 is placed a substantially horizontal position while the printer portion 2 remains vertically upright, to a book file can be read. 因此,当要读取书文件时,所需的操作变得相对简单。 Thus, when the book document to be read, the operation required becomes relatively easy. 扫描仪部分3读取文件的图像,且具有拥有相当厚度的平面形状。 The image scanner portion 3 read the file, and has a flat shape with a considerable thickness. 扫描仪部分3包括了以光学方式读取文件图像的读取装置6,且在多功能设备800处于立式时,当扫描仪部分3相对于壳体2a开启时在其面向上的一面具有透明的玻璃板4。 Scanner portion 3 includes a reading device 6 reads a document image optically and when the multifunctional apparatus 800 is vertical, when the scanner portion 3 with respect to the housing 2a is open on one side facing a transparent the glass plate 4. g卩,扫描仪部分3可分离地连接于配置在壳体2a上的枢轴支承802,以便在多功能设备800处于立式时, 当扫描仪部分3相对于壳体2a关闭时,安装有透明玻璃板4的表面与壳体2a相对。 g Jie, the scanner portion 3 is detachably connected to a pivot support 802 disposed in the housing 2a, so that when the multifunctional apparatus 800 is vertical, when the scanner portion 3 is closed with respect to the housing 2a, is mounted a transparent glass plate surface 2a of the housing 4 opposite. 扫描仪部分3与打印机部分2之间的连接结构或其枢轴支承802将随后参考图11和12进行详细描述。 The scanner portion 3 connected to a printer or a pivot support structure 802 between the second portion 11 will be later with reference to FIGS. 12 and described in detail. 连接于壳体2a的枢轴支承802可相对于壳体2a转动。 Pivotally connected to the housing 2a of the support 802 may be rotated relative to the housing 2a. 因此,与枢轴支承802相连接的扫描仪部分3,通过绕轴804或枢轴支承802 的转动,可在图IOA所示的精确的垂直位置与图IOB所示的大致的水平位置之间变换。 Accordingly, the scanner 802 is connected to the pivot support portion 3, or by rotating the pivot support 804 about the axis 802, can be substantially horizontal in the figure between the position shown in accurate vertical position shown in Fig. IOB IOA transformation. 扫描仪部分3与枢轴支承802相连接以便当扫描仪部分3处于精确的垂直位置时,在玻璃板4与凹陷2b面对玻璃板4的表面之间形成有间隙8 (图IOA和10B中示出)。 And the scanner portion 3 is connected to the pivot support 802 such that when the scanner portion 3 is in a precise vertical position, the glass plate 4 is formed between the surface of the glass 4 and the recess 2b to be opposed with a gap 8 (Figures IOA and 10B show). 凹陷2b面对玻璃板4的表面构成了文件支持面2c。 2b concave surface facing the glass plate 4 constitutes a document support surface 2c. 当扫描仪部分3处于垂直位置且页文件通过文件入口10提供给间隙8时,扫描仪部分3对页文件的图像进行读取。 When the scanner portion 3 is in a vertical position 10 and a sheet document is supplied to the clearance 8, the image scanner portion 3 on the sheet document is read through the document inlet. 另一方面,当扫描仪部分3处于水平位置时,玻璃板4的主表面面向上, 书文件可放置在玻璃板4的主表面上由扫描仪部分3透过玻璃板4进行读取。 On the other hand, when the scanner portion 3 in the horizontal position, the glass plate 4 faces the main surface of the book files can be placed on the main surface of the glass plate 4 through the glass plate 4 is read by the scanner portion 3. 因此,多功能设备800的构造使得,当扫描仪部分3处于如图10A 所示的垂直位置时,可进行页文件的读取,而当扫描仪部分3处于如图IOB所示的水平位置时,可进行书文件的读取。 Thus, the multifunctional apparatus 800 is configured such that, when the scanner portion 3 is in a vertical position as shown in FIG 1OA, the page file may be read, and when the scanner portion 3 is in the horizontal position as shown in FIG IOB , a book file can be read. 以下将对扫描仪部分3与打印机部分2之间的连接结构进行更具体的描述。 The scanner portion 3 will be more specifically described connection structure between the printer portion. 扫描仪部分3与之相连接的枢轴支承802由轴804提供支撑以使枢轴支承802绕轴804的轴线旋转。 Supporting the scanner portion 3 pivotally connected thereto to provide 802 supported by the shaft 804 so that the pivot support 802 about the axis 804 of rotation. 当需要使用扫描仪部分3 读取书文件B的图像时,操作员抓住扫描仪部分3的上端部将扫描仪部分3绕轴804转向放置表面,将扫描仪部分3的位置由垂直位置变为水平位置。 When it is desired to use the scanner portion 3 reads an image of a book document B, the operator holds an upper end portion of the scanner portion 3 of the scanner portion 3 around the shaft 804 toward the rest surface, the position of the scanner portion 3 is changed from the vertical position a horizontal position. 由于扫描仪部分3处于此水平位置,玻璃板4面向上, 使操作员能够将书文件B置于玻璃板4上,由扫描仪部分3,通过沿图10B中的箭头S指示的方向移动读取装置6,对书文件B的图像进行读取。 Since the scanner portion 3 in this horizontal position, the glass plate 4 facing the operator to place the book document B on the glass plate 4, by the scanner portion 3, by shifting the reading direction in FIG. 10B indicated by arrow S extracting means 6, the image file B is read the book. 以下将参考图11和12,对扫描仪部分与打印机部分2之间的连接结构进行描述,其中图11是显示具有壳体2a的打印机部分2从扫描仪部分3分离的状态的示意性的横剖视图,而图12是连接结构的放大透视图。 Below with reference to FIGS. 11 and 12, part of the connecting structure between the scanner portion and the printer 2 will be described, wherein FIG. 11 is a printer housing having a second lateral portion 2a separated from the state of the scanner portion 3 is a schematic of sectional view, and FIG. 12 is an enlarged perspective view showing a connecting structure. 扫描仪部分3可以两种方位可分离地连接到壳体2a的枢轴支承802上,即,如图10A和IOB所示的第一方位,其中安装有玻璃板4的表面与壳体2a相对,及如图11至13所示的第二方位,其中装有玻璃板4的表面处于远离或背对壳体2a的一侧。 The scanner portion 3 can be detachably connected to both an orientation of the pivot support 802 of the housing 2a, i.e., a first orientation as shown in FIG. 10A and IOB, wherein the mounting surface 2a of the housing relative to a glass sheet 4 and a second orientation as shown in FIG. 11 to 13, wherein the surface of the glass plate 4 is fitted in the side opposite to or remote from the housing 2a. 如图12所示,枢轴支承802具有连接面802a,且扫描仪部分3具有连接面3b。 12, the pivot support 802 has a connecting surface 802a, and the scanner portion 3 has a connecting surface 3b. 连接面802a与3b彼此相邻接触。 3b the connecting surface 802a adjacent to each other in contact. 在扫描仪部分3的连接面3b上形成有连接器凸起806。 Is formed on the surface 3b connected to the scanner portion 3 has a connection protrusion 806. 在枢轴支承802的连接面802a上形成有第一连接器凹陷808和第二连接器凹陷810,连接器凸起806与其中任一相配合。 On the surface 802a connected to the pivot support 802 is formed with a recess 808 of the first connector and the second connector recess 810, the connection protrusion 806 cooperates with either. 连接器凸起806与第一和第二连接器凹陷808、 810构成了具有36 针的埠界面(Centronics interface)连接器,用于机械连接扫描仪部分3 与枢轴支承802,并在其间建立电连接。 The connector protrusion 806 and the first and second connector recesses 808, 810 constitute a port interface (Centronics interface) 36 having a pin connector for mechanically connecting the scanner portion 3 and the pivot support 802, and establish therebetween the electrical connection. 即,扫描仪部分3读取的图像数据,通过连接器凸起806与第一和第二连接器凹陷808、 810中的任一间的连接,由扫描仪部分3输出给打印机部分2。 That is, the scanner portion 3 read the image data, the first protrusion 806 and the second connector recess 808 through the connector, a connector 810 to any output from the scanner portion 3 to the printer portion 2. 连接器凸起806的截面形状呈梯形,g卩,其平行于玻璃板4的外表面的两边相互平行且长度不同。 The connector protrusion 806 of trapezoidal cross-sectional shape, g Jie, which is parallel to the parallel sides of the outer surface of the glass plate 4 and different lengths. 扫描仪部分3的连接面3b的纵向或宽度尺寸为W,且连接面3b的最大厚度为T。 The scanner portion 3 connecting surface of the longitudinal or width dimension of 3b is W, and the connecting surface 3b of the maximum thickness T. 连接器凸起806的中心O以距离D远离扫描仪部分3的连接面3b的纵向中心线Ml,且在扫描仪部分3的厚度方向以距离H远离形成有玻璃板4的扫描仪部分3 的外表面。 The connector projection center O 806 by a distance D away from the longitudinal centerline of the scanner portion 3 connecting surface 3b of Ml, and at a distance H away from the portion 3 is formed with a scanner glass 4 in the thickness direction of the scanner portion 3 The outer surface. 当扫描仪部分3以玻璃板4相对于壳体2a的方位连接于壳体2a 或其枢轴支承802上时,g卩,当扫描仪部分3与打印机部分2彼此相连以使多功能设备800处于如图IOA和IOB所示的立式时,连接器凸起806与第一连接器凹陷808相配合。 When the scanner portion 3 to the glass plate 4 with respect to the orientation of the housing 2a is connected to the housing 2a or its pivot support 802, g Jie, when the scanner portion 2 are connected to each other so that the printer portion 3 and the multifunctional apparatus 800 is in the standing IOA and IOB shown in FIG., the connector protrusion 806 and the recess 808 of the first mating connector. 另一方面,当扫描仪部分3以玻璃板4面向外部空间且处于远离或背对壳体2a的一侧的方位连接于壳体2a或其枢轴支承802上时, 即,当扫描仪部分3与打印机部分2彼此相连以使多功能设备800处于如图11至13所示的卧式时,连接器凸起806与第二连接器凹陷810 相配合。 On the other hand, when the scanner portion 3 to the glass plate 4 and in a position facing the external space or away from a side opposite to the housing 2a is connected to the housing 2a or its pivot support 802, i.e., when the scanner portion 3 and the printer portion 2 are connected to each other such that the multifunctional apparatus 800 is in the horizontal as shown in FIG. 11 to 13, the connector protrusion 806 and the second connector recess 810 mate. 因此,第一和第二连接器凹陷808、 810形成大致呈梯形的截面形状,与连接器凸起806的截面形状相似,并大于连接器凸起806的截面形状。 Thus, the first and second connector recesses 808, 810 formed in a substantially trapezoidal cross-sectional shape, the sectional shape of the connector protrusion 806 is similar to and larger than the cross-sectional shape of the connector protrusion 806. 在与扫描仪部分3的连接面3a邻接的枢轴支承802的连接面802a中,连接器凹陷808、 810的位置相对于连接面3b的中心线Ml成对称关系,并相对于中心线Ml与线M2的交点C成对称关系,其中线M2平行于连接面3b的纵向边,且距形成有玻璃板4的扫描仪部分3的外表面的距离为H。 The connecting surface 802a of the adjacent connecting surfaces 3a scanner portion 3 pivotally supported 802, the position 808, the connector recess 810 relative to the centerline of the connecting surface 3b symmetrical relationship Ml, Ml with respect to the centerline and line intersection point C in a symmetrical relationship M2, wherein M2 is parallel to the line connecting the longitudinal side surface 3b, and the distance from an outer surface formed with a glass plate 4 of the scanner portion 3 is H. 在此布置中,当使玻璃板4相对于壳体2a (即图IOA和IOB所示的第一方位)将扫描仪部分3连接于枢轴支承802上时,连接器凸起806不会错误地配合到第二连接器凹陷810中,从而防止了由于连接器凸起806与第二连接器凹陷810之间的错误连接导致的电故障。 In this arrangement, when the glass plate 4 with respect to the housing 2a (i.e., FIGS. IOA and IOB shown in a first orientation) The scanner portion 3 is connected to the pivot support 802, the connector protrusion 806 does not erroneously fitted to the second connector recess 810, thereby preventing an electrical failure due to the connector protrusion 810 is connected between the error due to the second connector recess 806. 类似地,当使玻璃板4处于背对或远离壳体2a的一侧,如图11 至13所示,将扫描仪部分3连接于枢轴支承802上时,连接器凸起806 不会错误地配合到第一连接器凹陷808中,从而防止了连接器凸起806 与第一连接器凹陷808之间的错误的电连接。 Similarly, when the glass plate 4 on the side facing away from or remote from the housing 2a, as shown in FIG. 11 to, when the scanner portion 3 is connected to the pivot support 802, the connector protrusion 13806 no error fitted to the first connector recess 808, thereby preventing the erroneous electric connection between the bump 808 of the first connector recess 806 are connected. 这样,当使扫描仪部分的玻璃板4面对壳体2a而将扫描仪部分3 连接于枢轴支承802上时,连接器凸起806配合到第一连接器凹陷808 中。 Thus, when the scanner portion 4 facing the glass and the housing 2a when the scanner portion 3 is connected to the pivot support 802, the connection protrusion 806 is fitted to the first connector recess 808. 在多功能设备800处于此状态下,当希望使玻璃板4处于背对壳体2a的一侧而将扫描仪部分3连接于枢轴支承802上时,首先将扫描仪部分3从壳体2a上分离,连接器凸起806由第一连接器凹陷808中拔出,接着将扫描仪部分3的方位翻转,这时连接器凸起806配合到第二连接器凹陷810中。 In the multifunctional apparatus 800 is in this state, when it is desired that the glass plate 4 on the side opposite to the housing 2a while the scanner portion 3 is connected to the pivot support 802, the first scanner portion 3 from the housing 2a the separator, the connector protrusion 806 pulled out from the recess in the first connector 808, then reversing the orientation of the scanner portion 3, when the connector protrusion 806 is fitted in the second connector recess 810. 因此,通过简单的操作,扫描仪部分3可容易地连接于枢轴支承802上或从其上分离。 Thus, by a simple operation, the scanner portion 3 can be easily connected to the pivot support 802 or separated therefrom. 可对上述布置加以更改,使得在扫描仪部分3上形成的连接器元件,即连接器凸起806,由连接器凹陷来代替,而在枢轴支承802上形成的连接器元件,即第一和第二连接器凹陷808、 810,由连接器凸起代替。 May be changed to the above arrangement, so that the connector element is formed in the scanner portion 3, namely the connector protrusion 806, is replaced by a connector recess, while connector elements formed in the pivot support 802, i.e., a first and a second connector recess 808, 810, are replaced by the connector protrusion. 然而,在这样的更改中,在枢轴支承802上应形成有一个假的连接器凹陷(dummy connector recess),在扫描仪部分3与枢轴支承802 相连接时,用以接收未接收连接器凸起的第一或第二连接器808、 810。 However, such a change in the pivot support 802 should be formed with a dummy connector recess (dummy connector recess), when the scanner portion 3 is connected to the pivot support 802 for receiving the connector is not received the first projections or the second connector 808, 810. 这使得扫描仪部分3的结构变得相对复杂。 This makes the scanner portion 3 of the structure becomes relatively complex. 因此,优选是上述扫描仪部分3中的连接器元件为凸起,而枢轴支承802中的连接器元件为凹陷的布置。 Thus, preferably in the scanner portion 3 is connected to a convex element, and the pivot support 802 of the connector element arranged in the recess. 在与连接器凸起相邻的位置配置有一个开关的探测元件820a。 A switch is disposed at a position adjacent to the connector protrusion detecting element 820a. 在连接器凸起806配合到第一连接器凹陷808中时,枢轴支承802上与探测元件820a产生接触的位置配置有该开关的被探测元件820b艮P,开关由探测元件820a与被探测元件820b组成,用以探测连接器凸起806与第一连接器凹陷808的配合。 In the connector protrusion 806 is fitted in the first connector recess 808, the detecting element 820a comes into contact with the pivot support 802 disposed at a position of the switch element 820b Gen P is detected, the switching element 820a by the probe with the probe element 820b composed of, for detecting a first connector protrusion 806 and the mating connector 808 of the recess. 更具体地,当连接器凸起806配合到第一连接器凹陷808中时,探测元件820a与被探测元件820b彼此相互接触,指示此配合的探测信号通过接触的探测元件820a 与被探测元件820b之间的连接从扫描仪部分3传送到壳体2a中的CPU。 More specifically, when the connector protrusion 806 is fitted into the recess in the first connector, the detecting element 820a and 820b are in contact with each other detection element 808, with an indication of this detection signal by detecting member 820a is in contact with the detecting element 820b transmitted from the connection between the scanner portion 3 to the housing 2a of the CPU. 这样,便探测到连接器凸起806与第一连接器凹陷808相连接。 Thus, it detects the connector protrusion 806 is connected to the recess 808 of the first connector. 连接器凸起806与第一连接器凹陷808相连接的状态对应于使玻璃板4的朝向如图10A和10B所示相对于壳体2a,将扫描仪部分3连接于枢轴支承802上的状态。 State of the connector protrusion 808 is connected to the first connector recess 806 corresponds to the orientation of the glass plate 4 as shown in FIG. 10A and 10B with respect to the housing 2a, the scanner portion 3 is connected to the pivot support 802 status. 因此,当多功能设备800处于此状态时, 包括第一文件排出辊36的文件排出机构被驱动,以便自动排出通过文件入口10送入并通过文件出口24排出的页文件。 Thus, when the multifunctional apparatus 800 is in this state, the document comprising a first document ejecting roller 36 is driven ejection mechanism for automatically discharged sheet document is fed through the document inlet 10 and ejected through the document outlet 24. 另一方面,当连接器凸起806配合到第二连接器凹陷810中时, 探测元件820a不接触被探测元件820b,因而文件排出机构不受驱动。 On the other hand, when the connector protrusion 806 is fitted in the second connector recess 810, the detecting element 820a does not contact the detected element 820b, and thus the document ejecting mechanism is not driven. 即,当使玻璃板4处于远离壳体2a的一侧将扫描仪部分3连接于壳体2a上时(如图11至13所示),形成了连接器凸起806与第二连接器凹陷810相连接的状态,且在此状态下,不从文件入口IO送入文件,因此文件排出机构的驱动被禁止。 That is, when the glass plate 4 on the side remote from the housing 2a, the scanner portion 3 is attached to the housing 2a (Fig. 11 to 13), the connector protrusion 806 is formed and the second connector recess connected state 810, and in this state, not from the IO file into the file entry, so the driver is prohibited document ejecting mechanism. 如图11所示,盖830可拆卸地连接到扫描仪部分3上。 As shown in FIG. 11, the cap 830 is detachably connected to the scanner portion 3. 更具体地, 如图11所示,在扫描仪部分3的端部,形成有从配置有玻璃板4的扫描仪部分3的外表面下陷的凹陷部分3c,在凹陷部分3c纵向的两个端面中分别形成有配合孔3d。 More specifically, as shown in FIG. 11, the end portion of the scanner portion 3 is formed from the outer surface arranged glass plate 4 of the scanner portion 3 depressed recess portion 3c, 3c in the recessed portion of the two longitudinal end faces are formed in the fitting hole 3d. 盖830是一个具有能够覆盖玻璃板4的尺寸的板状部件,如图11 所示。 830 is a lid having a size capable of covering the glass plate 4 of the plate-like member, as shown in FIG. 如图11所示,在盖830的端部的两个相对的侧端分别提供有薄片832,且在每个薄片832上形成有向外凸起834。 As shown, the cover 830 of the two opposite lateral ends of the end portions 11 are respectively provided with a sheet 832, and projections 834 formed outwardly on each sheet 832. 盖830的向外凸起834、 834配合在凹陷部分3c中形成的配合孔3d内,以便能够相对于扫描仪部分3转动。 Cover 830 outward protrusion 834, 834 fitted in the fitting hole 3d of the recess portion 3c is formed so as to be rotatable relative to the scanner portion 3. 因此,连接于扫描仪部分3的盖830可绕由向外凸起834、 834提供的轴线转离或转向扫描仪部分3的玻璃板4。 Thus, the scanner is connected to the cover portion 3 by the outward projection 830 may be about 834, 834 to provide an axis of rotation or turning off the scanner portion 3 of the glass 4. 下面将参考图13描述如何使用处于卧式的多功能设备800,其中图13是多功能设备800的示意性的横剖视图。 Below with reference to FIG. 13 described how to use the multifunctional apparatus 800 is in the horizontal, where 13 is a cross sectional schematic view of a multifunctional apparatus 800. 在此实施例中,谈及多功能设备800的术语"卧式"是指一种状态,其中打印机部分2躺倒在放置表面上,且扫描仪部分3以卧式放置在打印机部分2上,其玻璃板4处于背对或远离打印机部分2的壳体2a的一侧,即玻璃板4面向上,如图13所示。 In this embodiment, the multifunctional apparatus 800 comes the term "horizontal" refers to a state where the printer portion 2 is placed on the lying surface, and the scanner portion 3 is placed on the horizontal portion of the printer 2, 4 in which the glass sheet facing away or to one side of the housing 2a of the printer portion 2 away from, i.e., facing the glass plate 4, as shown in Fig. 也就是说,当需从扫描仪部分3与打印机部分2相连接且其玻璃板4与打印机部分2相对的状态(如图IOA所示)形成卧式时,首先将扫描仪部分3从枢轴支承802上分离,然后将扫描仪部分3与枢轴支承802相连接,以使连接器凸起806与第二连接器凹陷810相连接, 这时玻璃板4处于背对壳体2a的一侧,且将多功能设备800整体躺倒在放置表面上,使得壳体2a的后表面与放置表面直接接触。 That is, when required from the scanner portion 3 is connected to the printer portion 2 with its glass plate 4 and the opposite state of the printer portion 2 (as shown in Figure IOA) forming a horizontal, first pivot axis from the scanner portion 3 separating the support 802, and the portion 3 and the pivot support 802 is connected to the scanner, so that the connector protrusion 806 recess 810 connected to the second connector, when the glass plate 4 on the side opposite the housing 2a , and the multifunctional apparatus 800 is placed on the entire lying surface, such that the rear surface of the housing 2a placed in direct contact with the surface. 当多功能设备800处于此卧式时,将盖830如上所述连接于扫描仪部分3上。 When the multifunctional apparatus 800 is in this horizontal, the cover 830 is connected to the scanner portion 3 as described above. 即,当多功能设备800处于立式且扫描仪部分3与打印机部分2相互连接时,盖830从打印机部分2上拆除。 That is, when the multifunctional apparatus 800 is in a vertical scanner portion 3 and the printer portion 2 are connected to each other, the cap 830 is removed from the printer portion 2. 这使得不需要在壳体2a上保留容纳盖的空间。 This makes it unnecessary to retain the space for accommodating the cover on the housing 2a. 因此,在立式状态下,多功能设备800整体的厚度相对较小。 Thus, in a vertical state, the overall thickness of the multifunctional apparatus 800 is relatively small. 当多功能设备800处于卧式且要读取书文件或页文件时,转动盖830以使玻璃板4露出,并将书文件或页文件置于玻璃板4上。 When the multifunctional apparatus 800 is horizontal and to read a book document or sheet document, the cover 830 is rotated so that the glass plate 4 is exposed, and the book document or sheet document placed on the glass plate 4. 随后将盖830向下转动,以将书文件或页文件夹在盖830与玻璃板4之间。 The cover 830 is then rotated downward to the book document or sheet document sandwiched between the cover 830 and the glass plate 4. 在确认多功能设备800的运行方式设置为复印模式后,按下起动开关14。 After confirming that the multifunctional apparatus 800 of the operation mode is set to the copy mode, the start switch 14 is pressed. 于是,读取装置6沿箭头S的方向移动以读取书文件或页文件的图像。 Thus, the direction of the arrow S 6 of the image reading device to read the moving sheet document or a book document. 在此多功能设备800处于卧式状态下,且连接器凸起806配合到第二连接器凹陷810中时,由图12可见,开关的探测元件820a不与被探测元件820b接触,且包括第一文件排出辊36的文件排出机构不受驱动,因而防止了在其它情况下由文件排出机构的驱动产生的运行噪音。 In this multifunctional apparatus 800 is in a horizontal state, and the connector protrusion 806 is fitted in the second connector recess 810, the detecting element 820a switching contact detector element 820b is not seen from FIG. 12, and comprises a first a document ejecting mechanism document discharge roller 36 is not driven, thereby preventing operating noise from the document discharging means is driven in other cases generated. 因此,用户不会由于出现文件排出机构的不必要驱动产生的噪音而担心可能发生故障。 Thus, the user will not appear because the document ejection drive mechanism unnecessary noise generated by the fear of failure may occur. 艮P,当多功能设备800处于卧式时,由于进行读取的书文件或页文件由用户手工地放置和移开,因此省略了包括第一文件排出辊36的文件排出机构的驱动。 Gen P, when the multifunctional apparatus 800 is horizontal, since reading a book document or sheet document placing and removed manually by the user is omitted driving a first document ejecting roller 36 in the document ejecting mechanism. 由于将文件夹在盖830与玻璃板4之间可进行书文件或页文件的读取,与未使用盖830的情况相比,读取装置6发射的光线更少地散射,同时也防止了干扰光线入射到读取装置6上。 Since the document sandwiched between the cover 830 and the glass plate 4 read a book document or sheet document may be the case 830 and the cap is not used as compared to light emitted from the reading device 6 less scatters, while also preventing the the interference light is incident to the reading device 6. 因此,文件读取的正确度和精确度得以提高。 Therefore, the accuracy and precision of the document read can be improved. 由读取装置6读取的图像数据通过连接器凸起806与第二连接器凹陷810之间的连接输出到打印机部分2。 The image data read by the reading device 6 is outputted to the printer portion 2 protrusion connection 810 between the connector 806 and the second recess via the connector. 然后,捡拾辊40将一页记录介质与记录介质盛放装置13中的其他记录介质分离,并输送至通道中。 Then, a pickup roller 40 to another recording medium recording apparatus separation medium and the recording medium holder 13, and conveyed into the channel. 记录介质在弯曲时沿未示出的导向装置输送至与打印头30相对的位置,打印头30于该处基于输出的图像数据在记录介质上执行图像记录。 Guide means when the recording medium (not shown) is bent along the conveying head 30 to the opposite position, the print head 30 on the recording medium performed on the premises based on image data output from the image recording printing. 随后记录介质在弯曲时沿导向装置(未示出)进行输送,并通过记录介质出口12排出。 Subsequently when the recording medium is bent along a guide means (not shown) is conveyed, and is discharged through the recording medium outlet 12. 由于当多功能设备800处于卧式时,扫描仪部分3的方位设定使得玻璃板4面向上以便书文件或页文件可置于玻璃板4上,因此当处于立式和卧式时,多功能设备800均能够读取书文件和页文件。 Because when the multifunctional apparatus 800 is horizontal, the orientation of the scanner portion 3 is set so that the book document or sheet document may be placed on the glass plate 4 facing the glass plate 4, so when in the vertical and horizontal, multi- function devices are able to read 800-page book documents and files. 需注意到当多功能设备800处于卧式时,扫描仪部分3躺倒在平躺的打印机部分2上,因而扫描仪部分3和打印机部分2不用在放置表面上分别占用面积,换言之,设备800只占用了大体上相应于打印机部分2 的壳体2a的后表面的面积。 One should note that when the multifunctional apparatus 800 is in a horizontal, lying on the scanner portion 3 lying on the printer portion 2, and therefore the scanner portion 3 and the printer portion 2 are not in the area occupied, in other words are placed on the surface, the device 800 It occupies only an area substantially corresponding to the rear surface of the housing 2a of the printer portion 2. 因此,只需相对较小的面积即可进行书文件或页文件的读取。 Thus, only a relatively small area you can read a book document or sheet document. 在多功能设备800整体躺倒以使壳体2a的后表面接触放置表面, 且扫描仪部分3的方位使玻璃板4与壳体2a相对的状态(如图IOA和IOB所示),可进行书文件或页文件的读取。 In the entire multi-function device 800 lying so the rear surface of the housing 2a placed in contact surface, and the orientation of the scanner portion 3 and the glass plate 4 opposite to the state (shown in FIG. IOA and lOBs) housing 2a, may be read a book document or page file. 在此状态下要读取书文件,需读取的书文件的表面应朝向玻璃板4。 In this state, a book document to be read, the surface to be read of a book file to be toward the glass plate 4. 因此,书文件在其背部进行支撑因而不稳定地放置在玻璃板4上。 Thus, the book document in which the back support and thus unstably placed on the glass plate 4. 在此情况下,可将扫描仪部分3从枢轴支承802上分离,然后再连接于其上,但此时是使玻璃板4处于远离壳体2a的一侧,即面向上,以便能够以稳定的状态读取书文件。 In this case, the scanner portion 3 may be detached from the pivot support 802, and then connected thereto, but in this case, the glass plate 4 in a side remote from the housing 2a, i.e. the face to be able to steady state read book files. 这样,多功能设备800提供使用其的不同选择。 Thus, the multifunctional apparatus 800 uses a different selection thereof. 在多功能设备800以卧式置于放置表面时,由于与放置表面接触的壳体2a的表面(即壳体2a的后表面)平直,多功能设备800可稳定地处于卧式状态。 When the multifunctional apparatus 800 is placed in a horizontal placement surface, since the surface of the housing 2a contacts the rest surface (i.e. rear surface of the housing 2a) is flat, the multifunctional apparatus 800 can be stably in a horizontal state. 在根据第八实施例给出的多功能设备800中,连接器凸起806与第一或第二连接器凹陷808、 810相互连接,以将扫描仪部分3与打印机部分2的枢轴支承802机械连接和电连接,以便能够将扫描仪部分3 读取的图像数据输出到壳体2a。 In the multifunctional apparatus 800 according to the eighth embodiment, the connector protrusion 806 and the first or second connector recess 808, 810 are interconnected to the scanner portion 3 and the printer portion 2 in the pivot support 802 mechanically and electrically connected so as to enable output image data read by the scanner portion 3 to the housing 2a. 然而,可对多功能设备800进行更改,以便除连接器凸起806和连接器凹陷808、 810之外,还提供另一连接机构以将扫描仪部分3与枢轴支承802机械连接。 However, changes may be made to the multifunctional apparatus 800, in addition to the connector protrusion 806 and the connector recesses 808, 810, but also provide another mechanism to connect the scanner portion 3 is mechanically connected to the pivot support 802. 在此更改中,扫描仪部分3和枢轴支承802 可更加牢固地相互连接在一起。 In this modification, the scanner portion 3 and the pivot support 802 can be more firmly connected to each other. 可选地,可对多功能设备800进行更改,以便分别提供将扫描仪部分3与枢轴支承802机械连接的机械连接机构以及将扫描仪部分3 读取的图像数据由无线通信输出到打印机部分2的电连接装置。 Alternatively, changes may be made to the multifunctional apparatus 800, are supplied to the scanner portion 3 pivotally connected to the mechanical connection mechanism 802 mechanically support and the scanner portion 3 read the image data by the wireless communication output to the printer section 2 the electrical connection means. 在此更改中,扫描仪部分3可与打印机部分2分开使用。 In this modification, the scanner portion 3 may be used separately from the printer portion 2. 换言之,多功能设备800可以如下的方式使用,其中扫描仪部分3移动到远离打印机部分2的位置并在该处使用。 In other words, 800 may be used in the following manner multifunctional apparatus wherein the scanner portion 3 and moved to the position at which the use of part 2 away from the printer. 在此更改中,同样,由用户将文件移开而无需驱动第一文件排出辊36,因此优选地,第一文件排出辊的驱动被禁止。 In this modification, too, the document is removed by the user without having to drive the first document ejecting roller 36, thus preferably, the first document ejecting roller drive is prohibited. 以下为以类似于所附权利要求书的撰写形式给出的第八实施例的构造的简要说明及由此获得的效果。 The following is a brief description of the configuration of the eighth embodiment written in the form similar to the appended claims and gives effects obtained thereby. 一种图像处理设备,其包括:图像读取部分,其具有含有读取表面的盒状的第一壳体,及配置于该壳体内并可沿读取表面移动的扫描装置,图像读取部分通过文件与扫描装置相对于彼此的位移读取文件的第一图像;图像记录部分,其包括:容纳记录介质的记录介质供给装置;输送由记录介质供给装置送出的记录介质的输送机构;以及在输送机构输送的记录介质上记录第二图像的记录装置; 该设备可在图像读取部分与图像记录部分均大体上垂直竖立的立式与图像读取部分躺倒在躺倒的图像记录部分上的卧式之间变换姿势;使图像读取部分可分离地连接于图像记录部分的连接部分;以及该连接部分连接图像读取部分与图像记录部分,其中将图像读取部分的方位设定为,当设备处于立式时,读取表面与图像记录部分相对,而当设备处于卧式时,读取表面 An image processing apparatus comprising: an image reading portion having a box-shaped scanning device containing the reading surface of the first housing and arranged and movable along the reading surface in the casing, the image reading portion document scanning means via the first image with respect to one another displacement reading a file; an image recording portion including: a recording medium feeding means receiving the recording medium; conveying mechanism that conveys the recording medium fed by the feeding apparatus of the recording medium; and the image recording apparatus of the second recording medium conveying mechanism that conveys a recording; the device may record the image reading portion and the image portion are standing substantially upright vertical image reading portion lying in a lying image recording portion change positions between the horizontal; image reading section detachably connected to the connecting portion of the image recording portion; and a connecting portion connected to the image reading portion and the image recording portion, wherein the orientation of the image reading portion is set , when the device is upright, the reading surface of the image recording portion is relatively, whereas when the device is horizontal, the reading surface 面向背对图像记录部分的一侧。 Facing the side opposite to the image recording portion. 第一图像与第二图像可以相同也可以不同。 The first and second images may be the same or different.以上以权利要求书的形式给出的第八实施例的布置可与前述第一至第七实施例的布置分开使用。当单独使用此布置时,至少可获得如下效果。根据此图像处理设备,连接部分对图像读取部分与图像记录部分的连接使得当设备处于立式时,图像读取部分的读取表面布置在与图像记录部分相对的一侧。因此,通过在图像读取部分的读取表面与图像记录部分之间提供页文件,可在设备处于立式时进行页文件图像的读取。连接部分对图像读取部分与图像记录部分的连接使得当设备处于卧式时,图像读取部分的读取表面布置在背对图像记录部分的一侧。因此,通过在处于卧式的设备的图像读取部分的读取表面提供书文件或页文件,可在设备处于卧式时进行书文件或页文件的图像的读取。由于设备的卧式使得图像读取部分躺倒在躺倒的图像记录部分上,因此不同于常规设备,即使处于卧式时,图像读取部分和图像记录部分并不都占用放置设备的放置表面的面积,图像处理设备可进行书文件或页文件的图像的读取,但不占用相对较大的放置表面的面积。现在将参考图14-18,对根据本发明的第九实施例给出的多功能设备进行描述。在图14中,附图标记900总体上表示根据第九实施例给出的多功能设备。多功能设备900与一台未示出的计算机相连接,且主要基于由计算机发送的图像数据或文件数据,在记录介质K (如一页纸)上进行图像或文件的记录,但是多功能设备900也可以与一台数码相机相连接,以便基于由数码相机输出的图像数据在记录介质上进行图像记录。此外,可将各种类型的存储介质装载在多功能设备900中,以便多功能设备900可基于储存在存储介质中的图像数据或其他数据进行图像或其他等的记录。多功能设备900是一种包括打印机功能和扫描仪功能的MFD (多功能设备)。多功能设备900还可包括复印功能元件和/或(例如,包括通信部分的)传真功能元件。然而,只要多功能设备900具有打印机功能,即可获得本实施例的运行和效果。如图14所示,像在第一至第八实施例中一样,多功能设备900具有打印机部分902,该打印机部分包括在其前侧形成有凹陷2b的壳体2a,及容纳在凹陷2b中的扫描仪部分3。打印机部分902具有总体宽度W及高度H,其被设定为使得多功能设备900可处理相对于多功能设备900的记录能力具有最大宽度的记录介质,如,具有A4尺寸的记录介质,并使得打印机部分902能够容纳记录介质且记录介质能够被送入打印机部分902中,即,W和H分别比具有A4尺寸的记录介质的宽度和高度稍微大一些。打印机部分902的总体厚度T小于宽度W 和高度H,因此打印机部分902及相应的多功能设备900总体上呈薄盒状的形状。多功能设备900放置在放置表面上处于垂直位置,其中设备900侧面的纵向为垂直方向,SP,图14中的Z轴方向。因此,像在第一至第八实施例中一样,多功能设备卯0在放置表面上占用的面积相对较小。扫描仪部分3与在上述每个实施例中的类似,其说明予以省略。然而,在本实施例中,如随后所述,在打印机部分902上形成有窗口, 因此,在接近开口O,的位置处,并在窗口996的两个相对的侧面, 扫描仪部分3可旋转地连接到打印机部分902的壳体2a上。在第九实施例的多功能设备900中,形成的输送通道P将配置于设备900后部的记录介质盛放装置913 (图15示出)与记录介质出口12相连接。记录介质出口12在壳体2a的上表面开口。记录介质盛放装置913通过输送通道P与记录介质出口12相连接,如随后所述。当记录介质K沿输送通道P的输送时,打印头30在记录介质上进行图像记录,然后记录介质通过记录介质出口12排出。在壳体2a的上表面记录介质出口12的上方或后方,配置有操作面板901,用户通过其对多功能设备900进行操作。操作面板901包括各种手动操作按钮及液晶面板。设备900可按照通过操作面板901输入的指令进行操作,但设备900可与计算机相连接,因此也可按照由计算机通过打印机驱动器发送的指令进行操作。由于壳体2a的上表面从前侧向后侧向上倾斜,操作面板901也沿相同的方向倾斜,使得用户可从前侧和上侧看到操作面板901中的手动操作按钮及液晶面板。因此,无论多功能设备900是放置在桌上还是地上,都很容易看到和使用。在打印机部分902的侧面,配置有具有多个插槽的插槽部分950, 各种小型记忆卡可作为记录介质装载或插入插槽中,在未插入记忆卡时,插槽部分950的插槽由可开启/关闭的盖关闭,如图14所示,使得不会进入如尘土等的异物。当小型记忆卡插入插槽部分950的槽中时, 储存在记忆卡中的图像数据被读出以在操作面板901中的液晶面板中显示,并且可通过多功能设备卯0将所需的图像记录在记录介质上。在打印机部分卯2的侧面,还配置有墨盒座部分960,具有多个墨盒座,其中盛放有例如青色(C)、品红(M)、黄色(Y)和黑色(B) 油墨的墨盒。与插槽部分950相似,除了在用新墨盒替换旧墨盒时之外,用一个可开启/关闭的盖关闭墨盒座部分960的墨盒座,使得不会进入如尘土等的异物。插槽部分950与墨盒座部分960之间的相对位置可根据需要确定,然而,如图14所示的墨盒座部分960处于插槽部分950的下方的布置是更优选的,因为即使油墨从墨盒座部分960泄漏,小型记忆卡的电气元件或插槽部分950也不会被泄漏的油墨污染。在壳体2a的上面,配置有形成为U形从而不影响操作面板901的盖部件5,其可绕一轴线转动,以便折叠或竖起于壳体2a的上表面之上。当竖起而垂直竖立时,如图14所示,盖部件5可起到手柄的作用, 用户可抓住其移动多功能设备900。当折叠在壳体2a的上表面时,盖部件5关闭记录介质出口12,以便防止异物如灰尘和污物进入设备900 的打印机部分902内。尽管盖部件5可由用户手工地向上或向下转动, 其也可配置为利用电机或其他装置等的驱动力在启动多功能设备900 时使盖部件5自动转动。图15是多功能设备900的内部结构的视图。如图15所示,多功能设备900包括壳体2a,其中包括有记录介质盛放装置913、通道P、 打印头30、压板940、及安装空间32,其中安装有包括电气元件在内的各种部件。记录介质盛放装置913盛放有记录介质或媒介,其一张接一张地送入通道P。记录介质盛放装置913可盛放具有除A4以外的各种尺寸, 例如B5或明信片尺寸的记录介质。更具体地,记录介质盛放装置913 占用壳体2a中的后部空间,且包括配置在壳体2a中的隔板913a及构成壳体2a的后表面的盖913b。如图15所示,可使盖913b相对于多功能设备900的后表面倾斜,以便按需要开启记录介质盛放装置913放置记录介质或媒介K。盛放在记录介质盛放装置913中的记录介质K 如图15所示保持在垂直或直立位置,其要记录图像或其他等的表面朝° 如图15所示,记录介质盛放装置913的下部与通道P相连接,捡拾辊40配置于隔板913a的下部,以便将记录介质从记录介质盛放装置913中一张接一张地拾取出来,并且将每张记录介质送入通道P。捡拾辊40由经过包括多个齿轮的传动机构(未示出)传输的电机(未示出)的驱动力转动。在记录介质盛放装置913的下部与捡拾辊40相对的位置配置有使一叠记录介质的下端保持在供给位置的导向装置913c。导向装置913c利用弹簧或其他等(未示出)使其偏向捡拾辊40, 以使与捡拾辊40压靠接触的记录介质K保持在垂直位置。因此,通过使与一叠记录介质K最上面的一页相接触的捡拾辊40旋转,由捡拾辊40与记录介质K之间的摩擦力将最上面的一页记录介质拾起并向下送入通道P。通道P由记录介质盛放装置913的下面向下延伸,在靠近壳体2a 的底部进行U形转弯,并向上延伸至形成于壳体2a的上表面的记录介质出口12。因此,记录介质K首先以垂直位置送入,由记录介质盛放装置913沿通道P向下,然后以U形转弯的方式掉头,接着又以垂直位置向上输送,并通过记录介质出口12排出。通过将记录介质K以垂直位置沿从壳体2a的侧面观察呈U形的通道P输送,壳体2a的厚度减小且多功能设备900的总体尺寸减小,因而减小了多功能设备900 在放置表面上占用的面积。除了在配置有打印头30和压板940的位置以外,相互面对且其间具有间隙的外导向面和内导向面形成了通道P的大部分。例如,外导向面和内导向面可由固定于壳体2a内的导向部件提供,或外导向面可与壳体2a形成为一体。尽管未在图15中示出,在通道P的弯曲部分和/或其他部分,可按需要提供输送辊,以便使记录介质K平滑输送。如图15所示,打印头30配置在总体呈U形的通道P的最低部分, 即,通道P进行U形转弯的位置。打印头30配置在通道P的内侧,沿通道P的宽度方向(即如图14所示的Y轴方向)往复运动或扫描。将打印头30的方向设定为使其能够由其下表面向下喷射墨滴。另一方面, 在通道P的外侧,打印头30的下方,配置有压板940。打印头30在移动的同时,喷射各种颜色(即,青色、品红、黄色和黑色)的墨滴,这些墨滴是由配置在壳体2a内的墨盒(未示出)经管道或其他装置等提供的,从而在输送到压板940上的记录介质上记录图像。尽管在图15中未示出,在通道P的内侧,打印头30固定在一个滑座上,其可滑动地配置于沿通道P的宽度方向延伸的导向部件上。随着由皮带传动机构或其他机构驱动的滑座沿导向部件的滑动, 打印头30可沿平行于通道P的宽度的主扫描方向往复运动。压板940将沿通道P输送的记录介质K支持在水平位置,且与打印头30间隔有一预定距离,g卩,形成有预定的打印头间隙,并且压板940具有水平的表面,以在记录图像的整个范围内(以下称之为"图像记录范围")支持记录介质K。在压板940的一侧打印头30图像记录范围之外配置有废墨盘970,如图16所示。废墨盘970在其与打印头30的喷墨表面或下表面相对的上侧敞开,以接收在清洗操作中由打印头30喷射的油墨,其中,在清洗操作中,将因水分蒸发而具有高粘性的不良油墨及异物从打印头30上去除。在打印头30相对于通道P的上游侧,配置有一对辊子980、 981, 沿通道P输送的记录介质K挟入其间以便输送到压板940上。辊子980 为进给辊而辊子981为压力辊。另一方面,在打印头30的下游侧,配置有另一对辊子982、 983,己记录有图像的记录介质K挟入其间以继续输送。辊子982为进给辊,而辊子983为齿轮辊。进给辊980、 982 接收由未示出的电机提供的驱动力,以给定的换行宽度间歇地输送记录介质。压力辊981以预定的压紧力被推压在进给辊980上,且可转动, 以便当记录介质K进入进给辊980与压力辊981之间的辊隙时,压力辊981以相应于记录介质K的厚度的量縮回,以确保将进给辊980的转动转送给记录介质。齿轮辊983与进给辊982之间的关系和压力辊981与进给辊980之间的关系相似,但由于齿轮辊与己记录有图像的记录介质K处于压力接触,齿轮辊的外表面如正齿轮一样交替地凹进和凸起,从而不降低记录介质上的图像质量。因此,挟入进给辊980与压力辊981之间的记录介质K以预定的换行宽度在压板940上间歇地输送,且每当记录介质K以换行宽度送入时,打印头30在记录介质的整个宽度内进行扫描。这样,图像记录从记录介质的前侧开始进行。随后,已记录有图像的记录介质的前侧部分挟入进给辊982与齿轮辊983之间,而记录介质的后侧部分仍挟入进给辊980与压力辊981之间,在打印头30重复记录操作的同时, 记录介质以预定的换行宽度间歇地输送。当记录介质K继续输送时, 记录介质的后端从进给辊980与压力辊981之间的辊隙内释放,且在记录继续进行时,记录介质继续以换行宽度间歇地输送。在记录介质K 的全部预定记录区域上的记录完成后,进给辊982继续转动或驱动以使记录介质K在挟入进给辊982与齿轮辊983之间的同时沿通道P以垂直位置向上输送。在通道P的更远的下游侧,配置有记录介质排出辊984和压力辊985,以便以和进给辊980与压力辊981的工作方式相同的工作方式, 在其间夹紧已记录有图像的记录介质K,并输送记录介质,直至其前端从记录介质出口12伸出。在记录介质排出辊984和压力辊985的下游侧,配置有收集架990,已记录有图像的记录介质以垂直位置顺序地盛放于其中,记录介质的一端从记录介质出口12伸出。配置在安装空间内的电气元件包括总体控制多功能设备900的CPU (中央处理器)、ROM (只读存储器)、RAM (随机存储器)、总线、ASIC (专用集成电路)、及其他元件等,这些元件按照各种传感器提供的信息工作来控制电机的转动,并将信号发送给操作面板901及计算机或由其接收信号。如图16所示,多功能设备900可分为两个单元,g卩,上部单元和下部单元,上部单元为记录单元900A,其包括记录介质盛放装置913、 具有进给辊980、 982的通道P、打印头30、安装空间32、及扫描仪部分3,下部单元为压板单元900B,其包括压板940及废墨盘970。如上所述,通道P由记录介质盛放装置913向下延伸,打印头30配置在与通道P的最下部或U形转弯部分相对的位置以便打印头30向下喷射墨滴,在打印头30的下方配置有压板940。因此,需驱动或需发送/ 接收电信号的部件或元件(如打印头30及电气元件)集中在记录单元900A中,而无需驱动或发送/接收电信号的部件或元件(如压板940 及废墨盘970)则配置在压板单元900B中,这使得压板单元900B的结构较为简单。因此,通过由压板单元900B构成多功能设备900的最下面的部分,使得不必提供用于向/由压板单元900B传递电信号或驱动力的连接,因而多功能设备可容易地分割为具有简单结构的两个单元900A和900B。由于壳体2a为盒状,当两个单元900A和900B相互分离时,压板单元900B的上表面为如图16所示的开口0,且配置于其中的压板940及废墨盘970被露出。类似地,分离的记录单元900A的下表面为开口O',且打印头30 (图15示出)通过此开口0'被露出。打印头30可进行扫描或往复运动同时通过开口O'向外喷射墨滴。在围绕压板单元900B的开口O的四处位置的每一处形成有卡扣接合部分995,分别与围绕记录单元900A的开口O,形成的四个接收部分(未示出)中相对应的一个相接合。通过卡扣接合部分995与接收部分的接合,记录单元900A与压板单元900B相互连接在一起。记录单元900A与压板单元900B之间的连接可由不同于以上描述的任何公知的、希望的装置构成。围绕记录单元900A的开口O'具有四个向下突出的高度确定支腿992。即,如图16所示,在开口0'的四个角配置有高度确定支腿992, 从而可将与压板单元900B分离的记录单元900A以开口O'向下放置在需记录图像的表面。高度确定支腿992确定记录单元900A的高度位置以便形成预定的打印头间隙,即,放置记录单元900A的表面与打印头30的喷墨表面之间的距离。如上所述,当需在沿通道P输送的记录介质K上记录图像时,压板940对记录介质K进行支持,从而使记录介质K相对于打印头30 的喷墨表面而定位。即,压板940的位置确定打印头间隙。压板940 对记录介质K进行支持的表面和记录单元900A与压板单元900B相互分离的垂直位置(即,表面O或O'的高度)不需要重合,因此从作为分离面的开口0'的平面突出的高度确定支腿992使得,只需简单地将与压板单元900B分离的记录单元900A放置在需记录图像的表面上(以下称之为"记录表面"),即可使记录单元900A稳定地置于在记表面上,同时以其间预定的打印头间隙,使打印头30相对于记录表面定位。另一方面,在压板单元900B的开口O的四个角,分别形成有对应高度确定支腿992的四个凹陷994。当记录单元900A与压板单元900B相互连接时,高度确定支腿992配合在凹陷994中,记录单元900A 的开口O'与压板单元900B的开口O相邻接,如图14所示。通过高度确定支腿992与凹陷994的配合,两个单元900A 、 900B的定位使得记录单元900A的外表面与压板单元900B的外表面称为连续状。在多功能设备900的前面,靠近开口O,形成有窗口996 (如本实施例的说明部分开始所简要提到的)。窗口沿打印机部分902的横向延伸,且由具有较高透明度的材料(如丙烯酸酯树脂)制成,以便通过窗口996可以看到记录单元900A的内部。由于打印头30配置在记录单元900A的内部靠近开口O,,且窗口996的宽度对应打印头30的图像记录范围,因此通过窗口996可观察到执行图像记录的打印头30的图像记录区域。当存在有介于打印头30和窗口996之间的部件(如导向部件)时, 为了可以看见图像记录区域,优选地,在介入部件上切出开口,或介入部件由透明部件组成。此外,尽管在本实施例中,为防止如尘土等的异物进入记录单元900A内部,窗口996由透明部件构成,窗口996 可由筛网部件代替透明部件构成。在确保异物不会进入的情况下,窗口996可为一简单切口或开口。窗口996的安装位置不局限于多功能设备900的前面。然而,为使用户能看见打印头30的全部记录区域, 多功能设备900的前面或背面为配置窗口996的最优选位置。另外, 考虑到用户在通过窗口996检査图像记录区域的同时对操作面板901 进行操作,特别优选地应在前面形成窗口996。在窗口996上靠近其右手端标示有箭头998,作为指示标记,指示打印头30开始记录的位置。只要此标记透过窗口996可见,此标记可不局限于标示在窗口996上的箭头998。例如,可将此标记标示在为固定有打印头30的滑座提供导向的导向部件上。图17显示了将与压板单元900B分离的记录单元900A放置在一个记录介质的记录表面ql的状态,该记录介质的厚度很大,以致于包括上述辊子980-985的打印机部分902的输送机构无法将该记录介质沿通道P进行输送。其他不能用输送机构使之沿通道P进行输送的记录介质例如有不可弯曲的记录介质、如布料等的特别柔软的记录介质、 由许多纸张装订成册的小册子、以及其他任何打印头30可在其上记录图像的可能介质。如上所述,多功能设备900具有薄盒状的形状,并可放置成垂直姿态或立式,从多功能设备900的侧面观察,其具有总体呈U形的输送通道P,从而将记录介质K以垂直姿态沿通道P进行输送。因此, 在本实施例中,多功能设备900在放置表面上占用的面积也相对较小。由于在多功能设备900的正面形成有窗口996,通过其可观察到打印头30的图像记录区域,而且在窗口996上标示有指示打印头30开始记录的开始位置的箭头998,因此用户可简单地将记录单元900A放置在记录表面ql上的所需位置,这只需在通过窗口996观察记录表面ql的同时将箭头998的位置确定在开始记录的所需位置即可实现。此外, 可观察到与压板单元900B分离的记录单元900A在记录表面上执行记录的状态。记录单元900A放置在记录介质Q的记录表面ql上,由从开口0' 的四个角突出的高度确定支腿992进行支撑,以稳定地放置在该表面上,且记录表面ql与打印头30的喷墨表面通过高度确定支腿992相对于彼此定位,目卩,以打印头间隙相互间隔。当记录图像的指令通过操作面板901或计算机发送给处于此状态的记录单元900A时,打印头30在喷射墨滴的同时往复运动,以在记录表面ql上进行所需图像的记录。因此,根据本记录设备900,在记录介质可由设备900沿通道P 进行输送的情况下(如记录介质K),记录以记录单元900A与压板单元900B相互连接的状态进行。另一方面,在记录介质难以沿通道P进行输送的情况下,记录以记录单元900A与压板单元900B分离的状态进行,即,通过将打印头30放置在记录介质Q的记录表面ql上的所需位置,直接在记录介质Q上进行图像记录。这样, 一台单独的多功能设备900既可以对可沿通道P输送的记录介质执行记录,也可以对难以沿通道P输送的记录介质进行记录(通过直接在其上记录图像而实现)。因此,无需准备多台多功能设备并根据需记录图像的记录介质进行选择,或费力更换与输出图像数据的输出设备(如计算机)之间的连接。此外,放置和存放单独一台多功能设备所用的空间比多台设备所用的空间小,从而可节省使用多功能设备的办公室或其他场所的空间。另外,只需对单独一台多功能设备进行如补充油墨等的维护工作。现在将参考图18,对根据第十实施例给出的多功能设备1000进行描述,在图18中,与第九实施例中使用的相同的附图标记表示相应的部件或零件。即,除一些不同处之外,第十实施例与第九实施例类似。即,在第九实施例的多功能设备900中,从壳体2a的侧面观察通道P 总体呈U形。然而,在第十实施例中,处于打印头30下游侧的通道P 的部分不向上延伸,而是一直向侧面延伸,使得通道P大体呈L形。因此,取代形成于壳体2a的上表面的记录介质出口12,在多功能设备1000的正面的下部形成有记录介质出口1001,以便在打印头30进行的图像记录完成后将记录介质K排出。在第九和第十实施例中,不论通道P是大体呈U形还是呈L形, 多功能设备900、 1000具有薄盒状的形状,并可放置成垂直姿态或立式,具有总体上沿多功能设备900、 1000的纵向或垂直方向延伸的输送通道P,并因此将记录介质K以垂直姿态进行输送。因此,可使壳体2a的厚度相对较小,从而可减小分离的记录单元900A、 IOOOA或多功能设备900、 1000整体在放置表面上占用的面积,因而可减小分离的记录单元900A、 1000A或多功能设备900、 IOOO整体的总体尺寸。因此,将分离的记录单元900A、 IOOOA移动到记录表面上及在其上确定记录单元卯OA、 IOOOA的位置变得相对容易。此外,这些通道形状在使压板单元900B、 1000B与记录单元900A、 1000A的分离变得容易的同时,能够容易地简化压板单元900B、 IOOOB的结构,所具有的布置使得记录介质盛放装置913、打印头30、通道P、以及滑座、进给辊、 如电机等的驱动源、控制部分、以及涉及配置在记录单元900A、 1000A 中的部件或元件的驱动或控制的其他部件或元件,集中在记录单元900A、 IOOOA中,而不需要驱动和控制的压板940及其他部件,则集中在压板单元900B、 IOOOB中。因此实现了具有高可用性的多功能设备。尽管在根据第九和第十实施例给出的多功能设备900、 1000中, 在接近开口O'的位置、窗口996的两个相对的侧面,扫描仪部分3可旋转地连接到打印机部分902、 1002的壳体2a上,但扫描仪部分3也可在窗口上方的位置可旋转地连接到壳体2a上。此外,尽管多功能设备900、 1000包括了扫描仪部分3,但本实施例的技术可适用于不具有扫描功能的图像处理设备。当本实施例的技术应用于这种省略扫描功能的图像处理设备时,可获得专属于本发明实施例的相同的效果。以下为以类似于所附权利要求书的撰写形式给出的第九和第十实施例所共有的构造及由此获得的效果的简要说明。一种图像处理设备,其包括:盛放记录介质的记录介质供给装置;通道,记录介质由记录介质供给装置送入其中,且随后沿着其进行记录介质的输送;喷墨记录头,其沿主扫描方向扫描,同时将墨滴喷射到沿通道输送的记录介质上,以便在记录介质上进行图像记录,该主扫描方向垂直于通道方向;与喷墨记录头相对配置的压板,其从下方对记录介质进行支持;此设备可分开为至少包括喷墨记录头的记录单元和至少包括压板的压板单元;并且当记录单元与压板单元分离时,喷墨记录头在将墨滴喷射到记录单元外部的同时可进行扫描。根据此图像处理设备,在需记录图像的记录介质可由设备沿通道进行输送的情况下(如具有标准尺寸的纸张),图像记录在记录单元与压板单元处于相互连接时进行。另一方面,在对难以沿通道输送的记录介质(如小册子或布料)进行图像记录的情况下,记录单元与压板单元分离,使得记录头可在记录介质的记录表面上喷射墨滴,从而将图像直接记录在记录介质上。由于本图像处理设备可分开为包括喷墨记录头的记录单元和包括压板的压板单元,使得不仅能在可沿通道输送的记录介质上进行图像记录,而且通过将记录单元与压板单元分离并在难以输送的记录介质上直接记录图像,也可实现在难以沿通道输送的记录介质上进行图像记录。从而不需要准备多台用于在各种记录介质上进行记录的设备, 因此无需从数据输出设备(如发送图像数据的计算机)上断开一台设备而将另一台设备与之再连接。此外,设置和存放此设备所用的空间得以减小,因而节省了使用此设备的办公室或其他场所的空间,并且只需对单独一台设备进行如油墨补充等的维护工作。特别地,通过以集中的方式将喷墨记录头、记录介质供给装置、通道及其他部件安装在记录单元内,而只将压板和不需要驱动及控制的其他部件安装在压板单元内,使得压板单元的结构相对简单,可使记录单元与压板单元的分离和连接,以及与压板单元分离的记录单元在记录表面上的移动和定位更容易。因此,图像处理设备具有高可用性。现在将参考图19-23,对根据本发明的第十一实施例给出的多功能设备进行描述。在以下描述中,相同的附图标记表示相同的部件或零件,对其已在以上进行描述,因而在此不再重复描述。在图19中,附图标记1100总体上表示多功能设备,其为一种MFD (多功能设备), 一体地包括在其前面的扫描仪部分1103及在其后面的打印机部分1102,因此具有扫描仪功能和打印机功能。多功能设备1100还可包括传真功能和/或其他功能。多功能设备1100与未示出的计算机相连接,且主要根据由计算机发送的图像数据或文件数据,在记录介质K (如一页纸)上进行图像或文件的记录。扫描仪部分1103 读取各种文件的图像并将图像转换为图像数据以输出给计算机或其他设备。然而,多功能设备1100可与数码相机相连接以便基于由数码相机输出的图像数据在记录介质上进行图像记录。此外,可将各种种类的存储介质装载在多功能设备1100中,以便多功能设备1100可基于储存在存储介质中的图像数据或其他数据进行图像或其他信息等的记录。打印机部分1102的总体结构与根据第九实施例给出的多功能设备900中的打印机部分相同,只是未形成窗口996且设备不能垂直地分为两个部分。因此,对本实施例与以上参考图14描述的第九实施例的相同的部分在此不再重复描述。扫描仪部分1103由平板扫描仪构成。如图20所示,根据多功能设备1100的读取能力,扫描仪部分1103的壳体1103a同样具有依据文件的最大尺寸(如A4尺寸)设定的宽度和高度,因此扫描仪部分1103 的壳体U03a在宽度和高度上比A4尺寸的文件稍微大一些。扫描仪部分1103的壳体1103a的厚度小于其宽度和高度,使得扫描仪部分1103 的壳体1103a的形状总体上呈薄盒状。扫描仪部分1103的读取表面4a 为扫描仪部分1103的壳体1103a的一个表面,其与壳体2a的外部前表面相对。壳体1103a的下端部可旋转地连接到打印机部分1102的壳体2a上,使得壳体1103a的上部可向下或向前及向上转动,以使扫描仪部分1103相对于打印机部分1102开启/关闭。在不使用时,多功能设备1100放置成垂直姿态或立式,设备IIOO 的总体外形呈薄盒状,使得扫描仪部分1103的壳体1103a的厚度方向与打印机部分1102的壳体2a的厚度方向重合,如图19中的实线所示。即,多功能设备1100总体上为垂直竖立式。尽管在此仅作简要说明, 当使用扫描仪部分1103时,用户抓住上端部或抓持部分1110将扫描仪部分1103向前放倒成水平位置,然后将所需文件放置在提供读取表面4a的扫描仪部分1103的玻璃板4上,以便构成读取装置的图像扫描仪(以下称之为"读取装置6")对文件的图像进行读取。图20显示了多功能设备1100的内部结构。如图20所示,打印机部分1102的壳体2a包括记录介质盛放装置913、通道P、打印头30、 压板940、安装空间32、收集架990、及其他部件等。对于图15 (显示第九实施例的打印机部分902的内部结构)进行的描述适用于对于图20(显示本实施例的打印机部分1102的内部结构) 的描述,因此只对其中不同的部分进行描述。 S卩,在本实施例的安装空间32中,CPU、 ROM、 RAM、总线、ASIC及其他电气部件用于控制扫描仪部分1103以及壳体2a中的部件。扫描仪部分1103的壳体1103a包括读取装置6、导向轴1112、及用于移动读取装置6的滑架1114,如图20所示。玻璃板4为透明部件,需读取图像的文件与其保持紧密接触,其具有比A4尺寸的文件(扫描仪部分1103可读取的最大尺寸的文件) 稍微大一些的尺寸。如上所述,扫描仪部分1103的壳体1103a的形状总体上呈薄盒状,其尺寸也大于A4尺寸,在与打印机部分1102的壳体2a的外表面相对的扫描仪部分1103的一面,配置有玻璃板4。玻璃板4提供读取表面4a,同时构成扫描仪部分1103的壳体1103a的外表面的一部分。在壳体1103a中,配置有与玻璃板4相对的读取装置6。读取装置6由CIS (接触式图像传感器)构成,其沿平行于玻璃板4的表面的方向,gp,图19中的Z轴方向伸长,并可沿玻璃板4的宽度方向,艮卩, 图19中的Y轴方向移动。更具体地,滑架1114与在扫描仪部分1103 中沿宽度方向延伸的导向轴1112相连接,以便滑架1114可沿导向轴1112的轴向滑动,在滑架1114上固定有读取装置6。滑架1114由皮带传动机构或其他机构等驱动沿导向轴1112滑动,从而带动读取装置6 沿玻璃板4的宽度方向移动。在扫描仪部分1103的壳体1103a的下端的两个相对的端部,配置有轴50,其轴线与扫描仪部分1103的宽度方向平行。轴50由形成于打印机部分1102的壳体2a内的各个轴承部分(未示出)进行支撑, 使得扫描仪部分1103可通过绕轴50向前和向上转动而开启/关闭。需注意到以上对打印机部分1102和扫描仪部分1103的结构的描述是仅以举例的方式进行的。打印机部分1102可以不是喷墨式打印机, 而可以是激光式打印机。扫描仪部分1103的读取装置6可由使用CCD(电荷耦合器件)的小型化光学系统取代CIS而构成。然而,通常, 喷墨打印机容易减小尺寸和重量,且CIS的焦深小于CCD的焦深。因此,为了减小扫描仪部分1103的厚度从而减小多功能设备1100的总体尺寸和厚度,优选地采用喷墨打印机及CIS。现在将对多功能设备1100中的扫描仪部分1103如何读取图像进行描述。如图19-21及23所示,扫描仪部分1103可改变位置或开启/关闭, 以便放置于关闭位置(图20示出)、倾斜位置(图21示出)、及全开位置(图23示出)中的一个位置。关闭位置和倾斜位置对应于"垂直位置"。即,关闭位置对应于"精确垂直"位置,而倾斜位置对应于"大致垂直"位置。当扫描仪部分1103处于关闭位置时,作为玻璃板4的表面的读取表面4a处于与打印机部分1102的壳体2a的外部前表面相邻的位置。当扫描仪部分1103处于倾斜位置时,读取表面4a以相对于壳体2a的垂直延伸的外部前表面开启成第一预定角度的方向倾斜。当扫描仪部分1103处于全开位置时,读取表面4a相对于一水平面成第二预定角度向下倾斜,其中当扫描仪部分1103正好水平时读取表面4a与该水平面平齐。 g口,全开位置对应于"大致水平"位置。当不使用扫描仪部分1103时,即,当不使用多功能设备1100或只使用打印机部分1102时,扫描仪部分1103放置于如图20所示的关闭位置,从而减小了直立的多功能设备1100在其厚度方向占用的空间。因此,节省了使用多功能设备1100的办公室或其他场所的空间。由于玻璃板4的读取表面4a由壳体2a的外表面关闭,因而防止了灰尘或污物附着于读取表面4a。另一方面,当使用扫描仪部分1103时,扫描仪部分1103通过向前转动而开启。由于扫描仪部分1103配置于打印机部分1102的前侧, 因此仅在打印机部分1102的前侧,即,多功能设备1100的前侧需要开启和关闭扫描仪部分1103所用的空间。因此,不需要在多功能设备1100的背面保留空间,从而使多功能设备1100在墙壁等附近的放置更为便利。此外,根据本实施例,所有涉及多功能设备的操作均可由用户从其前侧进行,因而提高了设备的可用性。在使用扫描仪部分1103时,根据需读取图像的文件的厚度和/或其他条件,扫描仪部分1103开启为倾斜位置或全开位置。即,扫描仪部分1103是否放置于倾斜位置或全开位置可根据文件的厚度而确定。例如,当需以单页标准纸张的形式读取较薄的文件时,扫描仪部分1103 放置于倾斜位置,而当需读取如书籍或小册子等的较厚重的文件时, 扫描仪部分1103放置于全开位置。可对多功能设备1100加以改动, 使得在将文件Q放置在处于倾斜位置的扫描仪部分1103的读取表面4a上后,扫描仪部分1103在处于关闭位置时也可执行文件Q的图像的读取。图21显示了扫描仪部分1103的倾斜位置。在扫描仪部分1103处于如图20所示的关闭位置时,用户抓住扫描仪部分1103的壳体1103a 的抓持部分1110将扫描仪部分1103向前开启,使扫描仪部分1103临时定位成oc角以将扫描仪部分1103保持在倾斜状态。例如通过给每个轴50提供沿径向被推出的销,并在打印机部分1102中形成两个分别以角度a与销接合的接收部分,可实现扫描仪部分1103的临时定位。然而,可采用任何其他公知的、需要的临时定位装置。因此,在扫描仪部分1103的壳体1103a与打印机部分1102的壳体2a的外表面之间的上部形成有间隙C。用户可从多功能设备1100的上部将文件Q插入间隙以便将文件Q放置在倾斜的读取表面4a上。读取表面4a向前,g口,向扫描仪部分1103开启的一侧倾斜,用户从多功能设备1100的上部将文件Q的下端放进间隙C中,以便文件Q倾斜向下滑入间隙C中。随后,文件Q由于其自身重量而与读取表面4a 紧密接触。如图22所示,在读取表面4a的下端,配置有在扫描仪部分1103 的整个宽度范围内延伸的挡块1116。挡块1116为一弹性部件,由读取表面4a的下端向壳体2a的外表面突出。挡块1116的上表面构成了一个在读取表面4a的整个宽度范围内延伸的接合表面。挡块1116与壳体2a的外表面相接触,因此当扫描仪部分1103处于关闭位置时会变形或被挤压。当扫描仪部分1103开启时,挡块1116弹性地解除压力或恢复成其原状,以便在扫描仪部分1103处于倾斜位置时,将读取表面4a 的下端与壳体2a的外表面之间的间隙C关闭。如上所述,插入间隙C的文件Q由于其自身重量沿读取表面4a 滑下,并在其下端与挡块1116接触时而停止,如图22所示。在此状态下,文件Q在读取表面4a上相对于其保持在预定的位置。这样,文件Q保持在以读取表面4a的下端为基准位置的预定位置,因此不需要用户向下窥视扫描仪部分1103的壳体1103a与打印机部分1102的壳体2a之间的间隙C内部就可在间隙C中使文件Q定位。因此,文件Q 可容易简单地进行定位,因而提高了设备1100的可用性。此外,由于文件Q由其自身重量而与读取表面4a紧密接触,因此,在读取表面4a与文件Q之间不易于形成间隙。这改善了读取装置6对文件Q的图像进行读取得准确性。在如上所述的倾斜位置中,扫描仪部分1103通过读取装置6的扫描执行对文件Q的读取。在扫描仪部分1103处于倾斜位置时,可通过考虑如下因素,适当地确定读取表面4a相对于壳体2a的垂直的外部前表面向前倾斜的角度a,例如,文件Q插入其中的间隙C的宽度或开启尺寸,以及直立的多功能设备1100的稳定性等。优选地,角度(1约为2-10°。

图23显示了扫描仪部分1103的全开位置。 Figure 23 shows the fully open position of the scanner portion 1103. 在扫描仪部分1103处于图20所示的关闭位置或处于图21所示的倾斜位置时,用户抓住扫描仪部分1103的抓持部分1110,将扫描仪部分1103向下和向前转动至最大限度,使扫描仪部分1103放置于全开位置,此时读取表面4a 以角度P从水平面向下倾斜,其中当扫描仪部分1103正好水平时读取表面4a与该水平面平齐。 In the scanner portion 1103 in FIG. 20 when in the closed position or in an inclined position as shown in FIG. 21, the user grasps the scanner portion 1103 of the grip portion 1110, and the forward rotation down the scanner portion 1103 to the maximum limit, so that the scanner portion 1103 is placed in the fully open position where the reading surface 4a is inclined downward at an angle from the horizontal plane P in which the reading surface 4a aligns when the scanner horizontal portion 1103 is just horizontal. 在全开位置,扫描仪部分1103的上端与可为地板的放置表面相接触。 In the fully open position, the upper end of the scanner portion 1103 may be in contact with the surface of the floor to be placed. 因此,不需要将扫描仪部分1103保持在全开位置的临时定位机构,如将扫描仪部分1103保持倾斜位置所需要的那种机构。 Accordingly, the scanner portion 1103 need not be held in the fully open position of the temporary positioning means, such as the scanner portion 1103 inclined holding means that the desired position.

在扫描仪部分1103处于全开位置时,可将相对较厚的文件R放置在读取表面4a上。 When the scanner portion 1103 in the fully open position, may be relatively thick document R is put on the reading surface 4a. 尽管相对较厚的文件R具有相当的重量,由于扫描仪部分1103的上端与放置表面相接触,即使将文件R放置在读取表面4a上,大体上垂直竖立的打印机部分1102仍然稳定。 Although the relatively thick document R has a considerable weight, since the upper surface of the scanner portion 1103 is placed in contact, even when the document R on the reading surface 4a, a generally upright standing printer portion 1102 remained stable. 在扫描仪部分1103 处于全开位置时,读取表面4a倾斜朝前,因而从多功能设备1100的正面可容易地将文件R放置在读取表面4a上的预定位置。 When the scanner portion 1103 in the fully open position, the reading surface 4a is inclined frontward, thus from the front side of the multifunctional apparatus 1100 can easily put the document R on the reading surface 4a at a predetermined position. 在此全开位置,扫描仪部分1103通过读取装置6的扫描对文件R的图像进行读取。 In this fully open position, the scanner portion 1103 reads an image on the document R by the reading device 6 scanning.

在扫描仪部分1103处于全开位置时,读取表面4a相对于水平面向下倾斜的角度P,可通过对如下因素的考虑,适当地予以确定,例如, 从多功能设备1100的前侧将文件R放置在读取表面4a上的难易程度, 当扫描仪部分1103处于全开位置时多功能设备1100的稳定性,及扫描仪部分1103的轴50的位置等。 When the scanner portion 1103 in the fully open position, the reading surface 4a is inclined downward relative to the horizontal angle P, by a consideration of the following factors may appropriately be determined, e.g., from the front side of the multifunctional apparatus 1100 of the file R ease placed on the reading surface 4a, when the scanner portion 1103 in the fully open position and so the stability of the multifunctional apparatus, and the scanner portion 1103 of the shaft 1100 50. 尽管未示出,可能存在有以薄膜形式提供的保护罩用以遮挡来自外部的光线,从而在扫描仪部分1103处于全开位置或倾斜位置时,防止光线入射到放置各种可能种类的文件的读取表面4a上。 Although not shown, there may be provided a protective cover for blocking the light in the form of a thin film from the outside, so that the scanner portion 1103 is in the inclined position or the fully open position, to prevent the light incident on the placement of the various possible types of files on the reading surface 4a.

如上所述,由于多功能设备1100的扫描仪部分1103可放置于关闭、倾斜和全开位置,在不使用扫描仪部分1103时防止了如灰尘或污物等的杂质附着于读取表面4a,从而能够减小多功能设备1100占用的空间。 As described above, since the scanner portion 1103 of the multifunctional apparatus 1100 can be placed in the closed, inclined and fully open position, without the use of the scanner portion 1103 is prevented as impurities like dust or dirt adhering to the reading surface 4a, it is possible to reduce the space occupied by the multifunctional apparatus 1100. 另一方面,当使用扫描仪部分1103时,根据需读取的文件的厚度或其他条件,扫描仪部分1103放置于所需的倾斜或全开位置而打印机部分1102仍保持大致垂直,使得多功能设备1100占用的空间相对较小,从而提高了设备1100的可用性。 On the other hand, when the scanner portion 1103 is used, depending on the thickness or other conditions of the files to be read, the scanner portion 1103 is placed in the desired inclined position or the fully open and the printer portion 1102 remains substantially vertical, such that the multifunction 1100 equipment footprint is relatively small, thus improving plant availability 1100.

现在将参考图24,对根据本发明的第十二实施例给出的多功能设备进行描述。 Referring now to FIG 24, the embodiment of a multifunctional apparatus according to a twelfth embodiment of the present invention will be described. 在以下涉及本发明的第十二实施例的描述中,在第十一实施例中使用的附图标记用于表示相应的零件或部件,且其详细描述予以省略。 In the following description of the twelfth embodiment according to the present invention, reference numerals used in the eleventh embodiment is used to indicate corresponding parts or components, and a detailed description thereof will be omitted.

在图24中,附图标记1200总体上表示第十二实施例的多功能设备,其中输送通道P的形状不同于第十一实施例的输送通道形状。 In Figure 24, reference numerals denotes the multifunctional apparatus of the twelfth embodiment generally 1200, which is different from the shape of the channel conveying path P conveyed shape eleventh embodiment. 换句话说,多功能设备1200具有通道P,该通道不像从壳体2a侧面看到的那样大致呈U形,而是在打印头30下游侧的一部分通道P大致地向扫描仪部分1103的侧面和下面延伸。 In other words, the multifunctional apparatus 1200 has a pathway P, as generally U-shaped channel like that seen from the side of the housing 2a, but a portion of the pathway P on the downstream side of the print head 30 substantially toward the scanner portion 1103 extending sides and below. 换句话说,通道P大致呈L形。 In other words, the pathway P generally L-shaped. 在这个实施例中,记录介质出口1201形成在壳体2a前面的下部,代替了第十一实施例中在壳体2a上表面中形成的记录介质出口12,以便图像已被记录在其上的记录介质K被排出到设备1200的前侧。 In this embodiment, the recording medium outlet 1201 is formed in the lower portion of the front housing 2a, instead of the embodiment of the recording medium outlet formed in an upper surface 2a of the housing 12 in the eleventh embodiment, so that the image has been recorded thereon the recording medium K is discharged to the front side of the device 1200.

多功能设备1200属于大体上垂直竖立的类型,其具有大致呈L形的通道P,并具有大体上垂直竖立的薄盒状打印机部分1102,类似于第十一实施例,由于壳体2a的厚度相对较小,所以打印机部分1102 的壳体2占据的空间也相对较小。 Multifunctional apparatus 1200 is of the type standing substantially upright, having a substantially L-shaped pathway P, and having a substantially vertical upright printer portion 1102 thin box-like, similar to the eleventh embodiment, since the thickness of the housing 2a relatively small, the space of the printer portion 1102 of the housing 2 is relatively small occupied.

现在将参考图25-27,根据本发明的第十三实施例来描述多功能设备。 25-27 will now be described multifunctional apparatus according to a thirteenth embodiment of the present invention. 在下面关于本发明第十三实施例的描述中,在第十一实施例中使用的附图标记被用于表示相应的部件或零件,并且其描述被省略。 In the following description regarding a thirteenth embodiment of the present invention, the reference numerals used in the eleventh embodiment of the embodiment are used to denote the corresponding parts or elements, and description thereof is omitted.

在图25中,附图标记1300总体上表示第十三实施例的多功能设备,该设备是一体地包括在其前侧的扫描仪部分1303和在其后侧包括壳体2a的打印机部分1102的多功能设备,类似于第十一实施例的多功能设备1100。 In Figure 25, reference numerals denotes the multifunctional apparatus of the thirteenth embodiment 1300 Generally, the device is integrally includes the scanner portion 1303 on its front side and its rear side comprises a housing 2a of the printer portion 1102 the multifunction device, similar to the eleventh embodiment of the multifunctional apparatus 1100. 因此,多功能设备1300具有扫描功能和打印功能。 Therefore, the multi-function device 1300 has a scan function and a print function. 多功能设备1300与多功能设备1100的不同之处在于扫描仪部分1303能被放置的位置,也就,当文件图像被扫描仪部分1303读取时,扫描仪部分1303通过被向前转动或被朝向壳体2a转动而被开启/关闭的方式。 Multifunctional apparatus 1300 of the multifunctional apparatus 1100 is different in that the position of the scanner portion 1303 can be placed, also, when the document image is read scanner portion 1303, the scanner portion 1303 by being rotated forwardly or 2a is rotated toward the housing to be turned on / off manner. 在本实施例中包括壳体2a的打印机部分1102类似于多功能设备1100的打印机部分,并且因此相应的部件或零件将通过使用在第十一实施例中使用的相同的附图标记而被参考并且其描述被省略。 Includes the printer portion 1102 is similar to the housing 2a of the printer portion 1100 of the multifunctional apparatus in the present embodiment, and thus corresponding parts or elements will be used by the same reference numerals as used in the eleventh embodiment is Reference and the description thereof is omitted.

如图25所示,扫描仪部分1303是具有薄盒状壳体1303a的平板扫描仪,类似第十一实施例的扫描仪部分1103。 As shown, the scanner portion 1303 is a flat bed scanner having a housing 1303a of a thin box-shaped 25, similar to the scanner portion 1103 of the eleventh embodiment. 扫描仪部分1303的壳体1303a在打印机部分的下端侧被可旋转地连接到打印机部分1102的壳体2a,并且扫描仪部分1303的上部相对于打印机部分1102被向前和向上转动以开启和关闭扫描仪部分1303。 The scanner portion 1303 of the housing 1303a at the lower side of the printer portion is rotatably connected to the printer portion 1102 of the housing 2a, the scanner portion 1303 and an upper forwardly and is rotated with respect to open and close the printer portion 1102 upward scanner portion 1303. 如在图25和26中所示, 壳体2a的厚度方向和壳体1303a的厚度方向大致平行,并且在壳体2a 的上表面和壳体1303a的上表面之间有缝隙作为文件入口1310。 As shown in FIGS. 25 and 26 in the thickness direction and the thickness direction of the housing 2a of the housing 1303a are substantially parallel, and there is a gap as a document inlet 1310 between an upper surface of the housing 2a and an upper surface of the housing 1303a. 文件入口1310被这样形成,使得扫描仪部分1303的上部在与打印机部分1102的壳体2a相对的一侧和在扫描仪部分1303宽度方向上大致的中心位置,具有在扫描仪部分厚度方向上凹陷的部分。 Document inlet 1310 is formed such that an upper portion of the scanner portion 1303 on the side opposite to the housing 2a of the printer portion 1102 and a substantially center position in the width direction of the scanner portion 1303 having a recessed portion in the thickness direction of the scanner part. 该凹陷部分的宽度稍微大于根据扫描仪部分的读取能力具有最大宽度的文件的宽度, 也就是,A4尺寸的宽度。 Width of the recessed portion having a width slightly greater than the maximum width of the document in accordance with the reading ability of the scanner portion, i.e., the width of A4 size. 如在图25和26中所示,在壳体2a的厚度方向和壳体1303a的厚度方向大致重合的状态下,也就是,当扫描仪部分1303被关闭时,文件可被插入到文件入口1310以便和玻璃板4 的读取表面4a相对。 As shown in FIGS. 25 and 26, in the thickness direction and the thickness direction of the housing 1303a of the housing 2a substantially coincides state, i.e., when the scanner portion 1303 is closed, the file can be inserted into the document inlet 1310 and the reading surface 4a opposed to the glass plate 4.

如图26所示,扫描仪部分1303类似于第十一实施例的扫描仪部分1103,并且其描述被省略。 26, the scanner portion 1303 is similar to the scanner portion 1103 of the eleventh embodiment, and description thereof is omitted.

本实施例的扫描仪部分1303可通过被向前转动和向后朝向壳体2a 转动而开启/关闭,而被置于图27中所示的充分开启位置或图26中所示的倾斜位置,在充分开启位置,读取表面4a以相对于水平面的第二预定角度向下倾斜,当扫描仪部分1303刚好水平时读取表面4a与水平面对齐,在倾斜位置,玻璃板4提供的读取表面4a以相对于壳体2a 的垂直外部前表面的第一预定角度向前倾斜。 The scanner portion 1303 of the present embodiment may be illustrated by the inclined position is rotated toward the housing 2a in forward and backward rotation of the opening / closing, is shown placed in the fully open position of FIG. 27 or FIG. 26, in the fully open position, the reading surface 4a a second predetermined angle with respect to the horizontal plane downward, the reading surface 4a and the horizontal when the scanner portion 1303 is just horizontal plane aligned, in an inclined position, the reading surface of the glass plate 4 to provide 4a at a first predetermined vertical angle relative to the outer front surface of the housing 2a is tilted forward.

更具体地,当期望读取诸如标准纸张的相对薄的文件,而扫描仪部分1303未使用时,扫描仪部分1303被置于图26中所示的倾斜位置。 More specifically, when it is desired to read a relatively thin document, such as standard paper, and the scanner portion 1303 is not used, the scanner portion 1303 is placed in the inclined position as shown in FIG. 26. 在本实施例中,扫描仪部分1303的这个倾斜位置(这时读取表面4a 相对于壳体2a的垂直外部前表面以预定的第一角度向前倾斜)是扫描仪1303相对于壳体2a的关闭位置。 In the present embodiment, the scanner portion 1303 inclined position (in this case with respect to the reading surface 4a is inclined forwardly a predetermined first angle to the vertical front surface of the outer housing 2a) relative to the scanner housing 2a 1303 closed position. 因此,当未使用扫描仪部分1303 时,并且当扫描仪部分1303要扫描相对薄的文件时,竖立的多功能设备1300在其厚度方向上占据的空间相对较小,从而节省使用多功能装置1300的办公室或其它场所的空间。 Thus, when the scanner portion 1303 is not used, and when the scanner portion 1303 is to scan a relatively thin document, the space occupied by standing multifunctional apparatus 1300 in the thickness direction is relatively small, thus saving the use of multi-function device 1300 of office space or other places. 由于当读取相对薄的文件时不需要开启扫描仪部分1303,因此简化了读取图像所需的操作。 Since the need to open the scanner portion 1303 when a relatively thin document is read, thus simplifying the operation required for reading an image.

当相对薄的文件被扫描仪部分1303读取时,用户仅插入文件Q到文件入口1310而不用开启扫描仪部分1303。 When a relatively thin document is read by the scanner portion 1303, the user inserts the document Q into the document inlet 1310 only and without opening the scanner portion 1303. 如图26所示,当扫描仪部分1303相对于壳体2a关闭时,玻璃板4的读取表面4a以相对于壳体2a垂直前表面的角度ci向前倾斜。 26, when the scanner portion 1303 closed with respect to the housing 2a, the reading surface 4a of the glass plate at an angle with respect to the vertical front surface of the housing 2a is tilted forward CI. 因此,用户能从多功能设备1300 的上侧通过文件入口1310插入文件Q而将文件Q放置在倾斜的读取表面4a上。 Thus, from the user side of the multifunctional apparatus 1300 of the insert 1310 and the document Q document Q is placed on the inclined reading surface 4a through the document inlet. 读取表面4a向前倾斜,也就是向开启扫描仪部分1303的方向倾斜。 The reading surface 4a is inclined forwardly, i.e. inclined in a direction to open the scanner portion 1303. 因此,当用户从多功能设备1300的前侧将文件Q的下端插入到文件入口1310使文件Q倾斜落下时,文件Q通过其自身的重量紧密接触读取表面4a,从而增强了设备的可用性。 Thus, when the user from the front side of the multifunctional apparatus 1300 of the lower end of the document Q inserted into the document inlet 1310 that the document Q drops obliquely, the document Q by its own weight in close contact with the reading surface 4a, thereby enhancing the usability of the device.

如图26所示,类似于第十一实施例,在扫描仪部分1303的整个宽度上延伸的挡块1116被布置在读取表面4a的下端,因此通过文件入口1310插入的文件Q以其自身的重量沿读取表面4a滑下,直到文件Q的下端接触到挡块1116为止,从而停止以被托在读取表面4a上的预定位置。 As shown in FIG 26, similar to the eleventh embodiment, the stopper extending across the width of the scanner portion 1303 is disposed at a lower end 1116 of the reading surface 4a, so 1310 is inserted through the document inlet of the document Q on its own the weight slides down along the reading surface 4a, until the lower end of the document Q contacts the stopper and 1116, so as to be stopped a predetermined position rests on the reading surface 4a. 这样,文件Q被托在以读取表面4a的下端为参考位置的预定位置,在此用户没有必要往文件入口1310里向下看以放置文件Q。 Thus, the document Q is entrusted to a lower end at a predetermined position of the reading surface 4a as a reference position, the user is not necessary to see the document inlet 1310 to place the document in a downward Q. 因此,文件Q很容易被放置。 Thus, the document Q can be easily placed. 由于文件Q通过其自身的重量紧密接触读取表面4a,读取表面4a与文件Q之间不易形成空隙,从而改进了读取装置6读取图像的精确性。 Since the document Q by its own weight in close contact with the reading surface 4a, a gap is formed between the reading surface 4a difficult file Q, thereby improving the accuracy of the reading device 6 reads an image.

当扫描仪部分1303处在这个倾斜位置时,文件Q上的图像被读取装置扫描读取。 When the scanner portion 1303 in this inclined position, the image on the document Q is read scanning reading apparatus.

当扫描仪部分1303处于倾斜位置时,读取表面4a相对于垂直平面向前倾斜的角度a ,通过考虑文件Q经过其被插入的文件入口1310 的开口尺寸、竖立多功能设备1300的稳定性和其它条件而被确定。 When the scanner portion 1303 is in the inclined position, the reading surface 4a is inclined forwardly with respect to the vertical plane of the angle a, by considering the size of the opening 1310 through which the document Q is inserted into the file entry, the stability of the multifunctional apparatus 1300 is erected and other conditions are determined. 优选地,角度a大约为2-3。 Preferably, the angle a is about 2-3. .

另一方面,当将要读取诸如书和小册子的相对厚和重的文件时, 扫描仪部分1303被置于充分开启位置,类似于第十一实施例。 On the other hand, when a relatively thick and heavy to be read books and booklets such as a file, the scanner portion 1303 is placed in the fully open position, similarly to the eleventh embodiment. 由于扫描仪部分1303被布置在壳体2a的前侧,开启/关闭扫描仪部分1303所需的空间被限制在壳体2a的前侧,也就是,多功能设备1300的前侧。 Since the scanner portion 1303 is disposed on the front side of the housing 2a, the opening / closing space required for the scanner portion 1303 is limited to the front side of the housing 2a, i.e., the front side of the multifunctional apparatus 1300. 因此,不需要在多功能设备1300后侧留出空间,从而便于在类似墙侧的地方放置多功能设备1300。 Thus, no space left in the rear side of the multifunctional apparatus 1300, thereby facilitating placing the multifunctional apparatus 1300 is similar to the side wall areas.

如图27所示,当用户从图26所示的倾斜位置向前开启扫描仪部分1303到最大时,扫描仪部分1303被置于充分开启位置,这时读取表面4a以相对于水平面的角度e向下倾斜,当扫描仪部分1303刚好水平时,读取表面4a与水平面对齐。 27, the angle relative to the horizontal when the user turns the scanner portion 1303 to the maximum, from the inclined position of the scanner shown in FIG. 26 is placed in the forward portion 1303 in the fully open position where the reading surface 4a e downwardly, when the scanner portion 1303 is just horizontal, facing the reading surface 4a aligned with the horizontal. 在充分开启位置,扫描仪部分1303 的上端与可以是地面的放置表面接触,因此没有提供用于将扫描仪部分1303固定在充分开启位置和倾斜位置之间的位置的临时固定机构。 In the fully open position, the upper end of the scanner portion 1303 may be placed in contact with the surface of the ground, and therefore do not provide means for temporarily fixing the scanner portion 1303 is fixed at a position between the fully open position and the inclined position.

当扫描仪部分1303处于充分开启位置时,诸如书的相对厚的文件R被置于读取表面4a上。 When the scanner portion 1303 is in the fully open position, a relatively thick document R such as book is placed on the reading surface 4a. 尽管相对厚的文件R具有相当的重量,即使当文件R被放在读取表面4a上时,由于扫描仪部分1303的上端与放置表面接触,大致上垂直竖立的打印机部分1102仍然是稳定的。 Although the relatively thick document R has a considerable weight, even when the document R is put on the reading surface 4a, because the upper end of the scanner portion 1303 is placed in contact with the surface, substantially perpendicular to the printer portion 1102 standing still stable. 由于扫描仪部分1303处于充分开启位置,读取表面4a面向前倾斜,并且很容易从多功能设备1300的前侧将文件R放置在读取表面4a上的预定位置。 Since the scanner portion 1303 is in the fully open position, the inclined reading surface 4a facing the front and easily accessible from the front side of the multifunctional apparatus 1300 is placed in the document R on the reading surface 4a of the predetermined position. 当处于这种充分开启位置时,扫描仪部分1303通过读取装置6扫描读取文件R上的图像。 When in this fully open position, the scanner portion 1303 on the R image by the reading device 6 reads the scan file.

根据本多功能设备1300,当未使用扫描仪部分1103且当读取相对薄的文件时,扫描仪部分1303被置于倾斜位置,从而节省了多功能设备1300占据的空间,同时便于读取文件上的图像。 According to the present multifunctional apparatus 1300, when the scanner portion 1103 is not used and when a relatively thin document is read, the scanner portion 1303 is placed in the inclined position, thereby saving the space occupied by the multifunctional apparatus 1300, while easy to read the file images on. 另一方面,当读取相对厚的文件时,扫描仪部分1303被置于充分开启位置以读取图像, 而多功能设备1300的打印机部分1102被保持在竖立位置以节省空间。 On the other hand, when a relatively thick document is read, the scanner portion 1303 is placed in the fully open position to read an image, while the printer portion 1300 multifunctional apparatus 1102 is held in an upright position to save space.

以下为以类似于所附权利要求书的撰写形式给出的第十二和第十三实施例共有的构造的简要说明及由此获得的效果。 Examples of common structure and a brief description of the effect obtained thereby is written in the form similar to the following appended claims set forth the twelfth and thirteenth embodiments.

一种图像处理设备,包括- An image processing apparatus, comprising -

图像记录部分,其包括平坦盒状的第一壳体,和在第一壳体中形成的通道,记录介质沿该通道被送入以便在记录介质上记录第一图像, 该图像记录部分通常被置于立式;和 An image recording section which includes a flat box-shaped first housing, and a first channel formed in the housing, the recording medium is fed so as to record an image on a recording medium along the first path, the image recording portion is normally The vertical; and

图像读取部分,其具有平坦盒状的第二壳体,该第二壳体的外表面构成对着第一壳体的读取表面,第二壳体的下端部分被可旋转地连接到第一壳体,使得第二壳体的上部相对于第一壳体可被开启/关闭, 以便使图像读取部分可被置于一个倾斜位置,在该倾斜位置读取表面在一个方向倾斜,使得读取表面在上侧离垂直平面的距离大于在下侧离垂直平面的距离,并且该图像读取部分能读取放在读取表面上的文件上的第二图像。 An image reading portion having a second housing flat box-shaped, the outer surface of the second housing constituting the reading surface of the first housing facing the lower end portion of the second housing is rotatably connected to the a housing, such that the upper portion of the second housing relative to the first housing may be turned on / off, so that the image reading portion can be placed in an inclined position, the reading surface is inclined in a direction inclined position, such that reading distance from the surface on the side of the vertical plane perpendicular to the plane is greater than the distance from the lower side, and the image reading portion can read is placed on the document reading the second image on the surface.

第一和第二图像可以是同一图像,也可以不是同一图像。 The first and second image may be the same image, the image may not be the same. 根据该图像处理设备,图像读取部分的第二壳体相对于垂直平面开启使得图像读取部分可被置于倾斜位置,允许用户从设备的上侧将文件插入到第二壳体上部和图像记录部分的第一壳体外表面之间的空隙处,从而很容易将文件放置到读取表面上。 According to a second housing of the image processing apparatus, an image reading portion of the opening with respect to a vertical plane such that the image reading portion can be placed in the inclined position, allowing a user from the upper side of the device is inserted into the document image and the second upper housing the gap between the outer surface of the first housing portion of the recording, making it easy to read the document placed on the surface. 因此,设备的可用性很高。 Therefore, the availability of equipment is high. 另外,被插入的文件通过其自身重量紧密接触倾斜读取表面,读取文件上第二图像的精确性被提高。 Further, the inserted document by its own weight in close contact with the inclined reading surface, the accuracy of reading the second image on the document is increased.

现在将参考图28-35描述根据第十四实施例的多功能设备。 28-35 will now be described according to a fourteenth embodiment of the multifunction apparatus with reference to FIG. 与上面描述的任何一个实施例中的零件或部件相同的零件或部件用相同附图标记来表示,并且其描述被省略。 As described above in any embodiment of the same component parts or component parts or embodiments by the same reference numerals, and description thereof is omitted.

在图28中,附图标记1400总体上表示根据第十四实施例的多功能设备。 In Figure 28, reference numeral 1400 denotes the multifunctional apparatus according to a fourteenth embodiment generally. 多功能设备1400的主要结构类似于根据第十一实施例的多功能设备1100的主要结构,但有一些不同之处,因此在这里只描述这个实施例的不同部分。 The main structure of the multifunctional apparatus 1400 is similar to the primary structure of the multifunctional apparatus 1100 of the eleventh embodiment, but there are some differences, and therefore only the different parts are described herein embodiments. 注意,尽管多功能设备1400既包括打印功能元件也包括扫描功能元件,即使扫描功能元件或扫描部分1103和/或一些其它功能元件被省略,只要提供打印功能的打印机部分1402被包括在多功能设备1400中,仍能得到这个实施例和以下第十五实施例获得的一部分效果。 Note that, although the multifunctional apparatus 1400 comprises both a print function element also includes a scanner function elements, even if the element or a scanning function and a scanning portion 1103 or other functional elements are omitted / number, as long as the printing function is the printer portion 1402 in the multifunctional apparatus comprising 1400, a portion of this effect is still obtained and the following embodiment of the fifteenth embodiment is obtained.

类似于上面描述的任何其它设备1、 200、 300、 400、 500、 600、 700、 800、 900、 1000、 1100、 1200、 1300,多功能设备1400也属于大致上垂直竖立的类型,因此整体尺寸和厚度相对校小,从而减小了在放置多功能设备1400的放置表面上所占用的空间,并提高了便携性。 Similar to that described above, any other apparatus 1, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 belong to the type of the multifunctional apparatus standing substantially vertically, so the overall size of the correction and a relatively small thickness, thereby reducing the space is placed on the placement surface 1400 of the multifunctional apparatus occupied, and to improve the portability.

打印机部分1402具有在类似于记录介质出口312、 1001、 1201的位置(即在打印机部分1402的壳体2a前面的下部)开口的记录介质出口1404。 Printer portion 1402 has a recording medium outlet 312, similar to the position of the recording medium outlet 1001, 1201 (i.e., the lower portion 2a of the printer portion 1402 of the front housing) openings 1404. 因此,图像已被记录在其上的记录介质K被向前排出。 Accordingly, the image has been recorded on a recording medium K which is discharged forwardly. 另外,在打印机部分1402的壳体2a后表面的下部,形成有记录介质入口1406,通过它记录介质K被手动插入。 Further, the rear surface of the lower portion 2a of the printer portion 1402 of the housing, the recording medium inlet 1406, through which the recording medium K is manually inserted. 堆放盘1410在对应这个记录介质入口1406的位置被布置在壳体2a的后侧。 Stacker tray 1410 at a position corresponding to this recording medium inlet 1406 is disposed on the rear side of the housing 2a.

收集盘1408和堆放盘1410被分别连到打印机部分1402的壳体2a 的前侧和后侧,使得收集盘1408和堆放盘1410从壳体2a的底部伸出。 Catch tray 1408 and the stacker tray 1410 are respectively attached to the front and rear sides of the housing 2a of the printer portion 1402, such that the catch tray 1408 and the stacker tray 1410 protrude from the bottom of the housing 2a. 收集盘1408和堆放盘1410分别对应于记录介质出口1404和记录介质入口1406。 Catch tray 1408 and the stacker tray 1410 correspond to the recording medium outlet 1404 and the recording medium inlet 1406. 也就是说,收集盘1408收集和盛放图像已被记录在其上并且通过记录介质出口1404被排出的记录介质K。 That is, the catch tray 1408 and accommodating collected image has been recorded thereon and the recording medium is discharged through the recording medium outlet 1404 K. 堆放盘1410容纳相对较厚的纸张或其它材料形式或不标准尺寸纸张形式的记录介质(或一堆记录介质K),并将记录介质或一堆记录介质安放在预定位置,其中该记录介质通过记录介质入口1406被插入。 Stacker tray 1410 accommodates a relatively thick paper or other material in the form of sheet or in the form of standard size recording medium (or a stack of recording media K), and the stack of recording medium, or placed in a predetermined position of the recording medium, wherein the recording medium by the recording medium inlet 1406 is inserted. 收集盘1408和堆放盘1410作为支架也可用于防止竖立多功能设备跌倒。 Catch tray 1408 and the stacker tray 1410 may also be used as a scaffold erected multifunctional apparatus preventing a fall. 由于提供了收集盘1408和堆放盘1410,所以增加了多功能设备1400在放置表面占据的面积,如果需要的话,优选是该堆放盘1408和1410被可拆卸地连接到打印机部分1402的壳体2a。 By providing a catch tray 1408 and the stacker tray 1410, thus increasing the multifunctional apparatus 1400 is placed in the area occupied by the surface, if desired, preferably the stacking tray 1408 and 1410 are detachably connected to the housing 2a of the printer portion 1402 .

打印机部分1402的壳体2a的上表面向前下降,且用来操作多功能设备1400的操作面板901被布置在这个上表面上。 Upper surface of the housing 2a of the printer portion 1402 decreases forwardly, and for the operation panel 1400 of the multifunctional apparatus 901 is disposed on the upper surface. 关于壳体上表面的结构和效果与第十一到第十三实施例相同,在这里不作描述。 The configuration and effects of the upper surface of the housing of the eleventh to thirteenth embodiment, and will not be described herein.

还是在这个实施例中,类似在第九到第十三实施例,插槽部分950 和墨盒座部分960被提供在壳体2a的侧面。 Also in this embodiment, like in the ninth to thirteenth embodiments, the slot portion 950 and the cartridge holder portion 960 is provided in the side surface of the housing 2a. 这些部分960、 970的结构和效果也与第十一到第十三实施例的相同,因此不在这里重复其描述。 These portions 960, 970 of the same structure and effects of the embodiment are also the eleventh to thirteenth embodiments, and therefore description thereof is not repeated here.

扫描仪部分1103具有与第十一到第十三实施例相同的结构,并用在第十一到第十三实施例中的相同的方式被连接到打印机部分1402的壳体2a。 The scanner portion 1103 has the same structure as the thirteenth embodiment to the eleventh embodiment, and is connected to the housing 2a of the printer portion 1402 is used in the eleventh to thirteenth embodiments in the same manner. 因此,在这里不作进一步的描述。 Thus, here we will not be further described.

现在将参考图29,描述多功能设备1400的内部结构。 Referring now to FIG 29 will be described an internal structure of the multifunctional apparatus 1400. 如图29所示,打印机部分1402的壳体2a包括记录介质盛放装置913、输送通道P、打印头30、压板940、包括电气元件的部件或零件被布置在其中的安装空间32、用于关闭和开启记录介质出口1404的出口截止阀1414、 用于开启和关闭记录介质入口1406的入口截止阀1416和其它。 The printer housing portion 1402 shown in Figure 29 includes a recording medium holder 2a 913, conveying path P, a head 30, a platen 940, including components or parts are disposed in the electrical component mounting space 32 therein for closing and opening the recording medium outlet 1404, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 for opening and closing the recording medium inlet 1416 and the inlet shutoff valve 1406 to the other. 每个出口和入口截止阀1414、 1416构成通道截止阀。 Each outlet and the inlet shutoff valve 1414, 1416 constituting the pathway shutoff valve.

记录介质盛放装置913的结构与第九和其它相关实施例相同,其描述被省略。 The recording medium holder of the ninth and other relevant structure in Example 913, the description thereof is omitted.

在这个实施例中,如在第十二实施例中那样,从记录介质盛放装置913延伸的通道P大致呈L形,在这里不再重复其描述。 In this embodiment, as in the embodiment as in the twelfth embodiment, the pathway P from the recording medium holder 913 extending substantially L-shaped, the description thereof is not repeated here.

打印头30像上述任何的压板头30面向下的实施例那样执行打印或记录,其描述被省略。 As the print head 30 performs printing or recording images at any embodiment of the head 30 facing the platen, the description thereof is omitted.

以下将详细描述关于出口1414截止阀和入口截止阀1416的结构。 Described in detail below on the outlet shutoff valve 1414 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416 structure. 如图29所示,在记录介质出口1404的邻近处和内侧,布置有可在开启通道P的开启位置和关闭通道P的关闭位置之间变换位置的出口截止阀1414。 29, the recording medium outlet 1404 and the inner adjacent, may be disposed between the open passage P P channel open and closed position of the outlet of the closed shutoff valve 1414 to change the position. 更具体地,出口截止阀1414是宽度与通道P的宽度大致相等的薄板部件,并被可旋转地布置,使得其在齿轮辊983下游的通道P 上的一个位置处凸出,以便正常关闭通道P。 More specifically, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 and the channel width is substantially equal to the sheet P member, and rotatably disposed, at a position which is such that the P channel downstream of the gear rolls 983 protrudes to normally close the channel P. 也就是说,出口截止阀1414通常被诸如弹簧(未示出)的偏置部件朝向通道P上游侧而偏置。 That is, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 is generally as (not shown) and a spring biasing member biased toward the upstream side of the P-channel. 出口截止阀1414的一端接合接收部分1424,它是在形成通道P的导向板中形成的凹陷部分并且与出口截止阀1414相对。 One end of the outlet shutoff valve 1414 engages the receiving portion 1424, which is a recessed portion formed in the guide plate and formed in the P-channel and the outlet shutoff valve 1414 opposite. 由于出口截止阀1414被朝向通道P上游侧的偏置部件的偏置力偏置,出口截止阀1414 与接收部分1424接合从而关闭通道P,也就是说,被置于关闭位置以关闭记录介质出口1404。 Since the outlet shutoff valve 1414 is biased biasing force of the biasing member toward the upstream side of the passage P, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 engages the receiving portion 1424 to close the passage P, that is, is placed in the closed position to close the recording medium outlet 1404. 驱动力可从未示出的电机传送到出口截止阀1414,使得出口截止阀1414被朝向下游侧克服偏置部件偏置力的驱动力所偏置,并被置于开启位置以开启通道P,也就是,开启记录介质出□ 1404。 A motor driving force can be transmitted to an unshown outlet shutoff valve 1414, so that the outlet shutoff valve 1414 is biased by the driving force toward the downstream side against the biasing force of the biasing member, and placed in the open position to open the pathway P, that is, open the recording medium out □ 1404.

记录介质入口1406形成在壳体2a外部背面的下部,以便记录介质可通过这个入口1406被手动送入。 The recording medium inlet 1406 formed in the lower back of the outer casing 2a, so that the recording medium can be manually fed through the inlet 1406. 当诸如A4尺寸的标准纸张被用作记录介质K时, 一堆这样的纸张通常被放在记录介质盛放装置913 中,并等待被依次送出到通道P。 When a standard paper sizes, such as A4 is used as a recording medium K, a stack of such sheets are generally placed in the recording medium holder 913, and are sequentially fed into the waiting path P. 然而,为了能在不容易沿通道P弯曲的相对厚的纸张上记录图像,诸如明信片、信封和非标准纸张,记录介质入口1406被成形为允许这种非标准纸张或其它介质被插入到打印机部分1402。 However, in order to record an image on a not easily bend along the pathway P of the relatively thick paper such as a postcard, an envelope and a nonstandard paper sheet, the recording medium inlet 1406 is formed to permit such non-standard paper or other medium is inserted into the printer portion 1402. 手动插入的记录介质被送入的通道P'从记录介质入口1406水平地延伸,与通道P交汇在紧邻压板940上游的位置。 Manually inserted recording medium is fed into the pathway P 'inlet 1406 extends horizontally from the recording medium, and the intersection of the pathway P at a position immediately upstream of the platen 940. 在记录介质入口1406处连接有页传感器1430。 Sheet sensor 1430 is connected to the inlet 1406 of the recording medium. 页传感器1430检测记录介质K是否被插入到记录介质入口1406。 Sheet sensor 1430 detects whether a recording medium K is inserted into the recording medium inlet 1406. 来自页传感器1430的检测信号被发送到安装空间32中的包括电气元件的控制部分1450。 Detection signal from the sheet sensor 1430 is sent to the mounting space 32 comprises a control section 1450 of electrical component. 在紧邻记录介质入口1406内侧的位置,布置有分别与手动插入通道P'相对的输入辊1432和页导向装置1434。 Immediately adjacent to the inner side of the recording medium inlet 1406, there are disposed the manual insertion pathway P 'opposite to the input roller 1432 and the sheet guide 1434. 更具体地,在手动插入通道P' 的上侧布置的输入辊1432通过接收经由包括多个啮合齿轮的传动机构(未示出)传输的电机(未示出)的驱动力而被旋转。 More specifically, in the manual insertion pathway P 'is disposed on the input side of the roller 1432 is rotated by receiving the driving force via the gear transmission mechanism comprises a plurality of (not shown) transport motor (not shown). 另一方面,在通道P'下侧布置的页导向装置1434被布置为使得其可以垂直移动, 从而使页导向装置1434的上表面与输入辊1432压靠接触以及从输入辊上离开。 On the other hand, in the pathway P 'is disposed in the lower side of the sheet guide 1434 is arranged such that it can be moved vertically, so that the sheet guide surface of the upper input roller is pressed against the contact 14321434 and away from the input rollers. 当记录介质K从堆放盘1410被送入,页导向装置1434被抬起,以将记录介质K压靠在输入辊1432上,然后输入辊1432旋转, 从而将夹在输入辊1432和页导向装置1434之间的记录介质K送入到通道P,。 When the recording medium K is fed from the stacker tray 1410, the sheet guide 1434 is elevated to press the recording medium K against the feed-in roller 1432, and then enter the rotary roller 1432 so as to clamp the input roller 1432 and the sheet guide means 1434 between the recording medium K into the pathway P ,.

如图29所示,在记录介质入口1406的邻近,入口截止阀1416可在开启通道P'的开启位置和关闭通道P'的关闭位置之间变换位置。 29, the recording medium adjacent the inlet 1406, the inlet shutoff valve 1416 switchable between an open position in the pathway P 'open position and a closed passage P' in the closed position. 更具体地,入口截止阀1416是具有大致与通道P'宽度相同的宽度的薄盘部件,并且被可旋转地布置在记录介质入口1416的邻近并在输入辊1432的下游侧,被设计以关闭通道P'。 More specifically, the inlet shutoff valve 1416 having substantially the pathway P 'have the same width of a thin disk member width, and is rotatably disposed in the recording medium inlet 1416 adjacent to and on the downstream side of the registration rollers 1432, is designed to close channel P '. 也就是说,入口截止阀1416 通常被诸如弹簧或其它(未示出)朝向通道P上游侧的偏置部件偏置。 That is, the inlet shutoff valve 1416 is typically a spring or other (not shown) toward the upstream side of the P-channel biasing member, such as a bias. 入口截止阀1416的一端使用接收部分1426,它是在定义通道P'的导向板中形成的凹槽并且与入口截止阀1416相对。 One end of the inlet shutoff valve 1416 using the received portion 1426, which is a groove formed in the definition of the pathway P 'and a guide plate opposite the inlet shutoff valve 1416. 由于入口截止阔1416 被朝向通道P,上游侧的偏置部件的偏置力偏置,入口截止阀1416使用接收部分1426以改变通道P',也就是说,驱动力从未示出的电机被传到入口截止阀1416,以便入口截止阀1416被朝向下游侧与偏置部件的偏置力反方向的驱动力偏置,并被置于开启位置以开启通道P',也就是说,开启记录介质入口1406。 Since the width of the motor 1416 is off the inlet toward the P channel, the biasing force of the biasing member biasing the upstream side of the inlet shutoff valve 1416 using the received portion 1426 to change the path P ', that is to say, the driving force of an unillustrated be transmitted to the inlet shutoff valve 1416, so that the inlet shutoff valve 1416 is biased toward the driving force of the biasing force of the downstream side in the reverse direction of the biasing member, and placed in the open position to open the pathway P ', that is, open the recording medium inlet 1406.

类似在第十一到第十三实施例中,扫描仪部分1103可根据被读取或其它情况的文件种类而相对于打印机部分1402移动。 Similarly in the eleventh to thirteenth embodiment, the scanner portion 1103 can be moved relative to the printer portion 1402 depending on the type file is read or other conditions. 在图29中, 附图标记Pl和P2分别表示与第十一到第十三实施例中相同的扫描仪部分1103的倾斜位置和充分开启位置。 In figure 29, reference numeral Pl and P2 represent the position of the inclined portion 1103 and a fully open position of the eleventh to thirteenth embodiment the same scanner embodiment. 扫描仪部分1103可放置的位置可以仅是关闭位置或精确垂直位置和充分开启位置P2,或可以仅是倾斜位置Pl和充分开启位置P2。 The scanner portion 1103 can be placed in position can be only a closed position or exactly upright position and the fully open position P2, or may be only the inclined position Pl and the fully open position P2.

图30是由布置在多功能设备1400安装空间32中的电气元件构成的控制部分1450的框图。 FIG 30 is a block diagram of a control portion 1450 constituted by the electrical components disposed in the multifunction apparatus 1400 mounting space 32. 如图30所示,由CPU(中央处理单元)、ROM (只读存储器)和RAM (随机存取存储器)构成的中央处理部分1451 被连接到包括打印机部分1402中的页传感器1430的各种传感器、电机、扫描仪部分1103、操作面板901、插槽部分950和其它部件,以便能通过总线1440和ASIC (专用集成电路)1442进行数据传送。 As shown, the center by a CPU (Central Processing Unit), ROM (Read Only Memory) and a RAM (Random Access Memory) section 1451 processes the various sensors including the sheet sensor is connected to the printer portion 1402 1430 30 , motors, scanner portion 1103, operator panel 901, slot portion 950 and other components via a bus 1440 and so as ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) 1442 for data transmission. 多功能设备1400与计算机(PC) 1444相连,因此多功能设备1400可根据从计算机1444传来的以及通过操作面板901输入的图像数据或文件数据在记录介质上记录图像或文件。 Multifunctional apparatus 1400 and the computer (PC) 1444 is connected, so the multifunctional apparatus 1400 can record an image or document on a recording medium according to transferred from the computer 1444 and the image data or document data inputted through the operation panel 901. 因此,设备1400包括用来从计算机1444和向计算机1444传送数据的接口(I/F)。 Thus, the device comprises means 1400 from the interface (I / F) 1444 and the computer 1444 to the computer for transmitting data. 控制部分1450的配置仅作为举例的方式来描述,可以理解的是,控制部分1450的具体情况不限于根据本实施例的内容。 Configuration of the control portion 1450 is described only by way of example, it is understood that the particular case where the control section 1450 is not limited to what embodiment of the present embodiment.

在下文中,将说明多功能设备1400的打印机部分1402如何进行记录。 Hereinafter, the printer section 1402 will be explained how the multifunctional apparatus 1400 for recording.

一开始,将说明在由记录介质盛放装置913提供的记录介质K上记录图像的情况。 A start will be described the case of recording an image on a recording medium K supplied from the recording medium holder 913. 当多功能设备1400响应通过操作面板901输入或来自计算机1444的指令而开始图像记录时,中央处理部分1451运行, 以驱动捡拾辊40的电机,从而将存放在记录介质盛放装置913中的记录介质K拾起并送入到通道P。 When the multifunctional apparatus 1400 in response to an input through the operation panel 901 or an instruction from the computer 1444 starts recording the image, the central processing portion 1451 operates to drive the pickup roller motor 40 so as to be stored in the recording medium holder 913 and picked up medium K into the pathway P. 因此,被导向装置913c压靠在捡拾辊40上的记录介质K被向下送入到通道P,如图31所示。 Therefore, the guide 913c is pressed on the recording medium K is fed down into the channel 40 against the pick-up roll P, as shown in Fig.

中央处理部分1451工作以将电机的驱动力传送到出口截止阀1414,以便朝下游侧并克服偏置力转动当前关闭通道P的出口截止阀1414。 The central processing portion 1451 operates to transmit the driving force of the motor to the outlet shutoff valve 1414, in order toward the downstream side and against the biasing force currently closing the pathway P, the outlet shutoff valve 1414. 这样,出口截止阀1414被置于打开状态。 Thus, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 is placed in the open state. 例如多功能设备1400 的大体垂直竖立的多功能设备常常被直接放在地板上,诸如灰尘和昆虫的异物尤其易于通过记录介质出口1404而进入。 For example, the multifunctional apparatus standing substantially perpendicular to the multifunctional apparatus 1400 is often directly placed on the floor, such as dust and insect particularly through the recording medium easily into the outlet 1404. 由记录介质出口1404附近的打印头30构成的记录机构容易受到进入壳体2a内的异物(如灰尘、污物和昆虫)的不良影响。 Recording means near the recording medium outlet 1404 by the print head 30 composed of foreign matter into the vulnerable housing 2a (such as dust, dirt and insects) adverse effects. 然而,根据本实施例,除非是要执行图像的记录,也就是说,除非记录介质K通过记录介质出口1404 被排出,布置在记录介质出口1404的出口截止阀1414总是被保持在关闭位置,以关闭记录介质出口1404。 However, according to this embodiment, except to perform image recording, that is, unless the recording medium K by a recording medium outlet 1404 is discharged, the recording medium outlet disposed at the outlet shutoff valve 1404 to 1414 is always kept in the closed position, to close the recording medium outlet 1404. 因此,防止了诸如灰尘、污物和昆虫的异物通过记录介质出口1404进入壳体2a。 Accordingly, to prevent such as dust, dirt and foreign matter into the housing 2a insects through the recording medium outlet 1404.

如图31所示,被送出到通道P的记录介质K被传送,以便被夹在进给辊980和压力辊981之间,以对应记录介质K厚度的量縮进压力辊981。 As shown in FIG. 31, the recording medium K is fed into the pathway P is transported so as to be sandwiched between the feed roller 980 and the pressure roller 981, in an amount corresponding to the thickness of the recording medium K indented pressure roller 981. 进给辊980的转动力被传到夹在进给辊980和压力辊981之间的记录介质K。 Feeding a rotational force is transmitted to the roller 980 sandwiched between the feed roller and the pressure roller 980 recording medium 981 K. 随着进给方向从垂直变为水平,通过进给辊980和压力辊981之间的辊隙被送入的记录介质K沿着通道P弯曲,并被送入到压板940上方的位置当记录介质K的前端到达打印头30的记录区域时,夹在进给辊980和压力辊981之间的记录介质K用预定换行宽度被间歇地送到压板940上,且每一次记录介质K被进给该换行宽度,打印头30在记录介质的整个宽度上进行扫描。 With the feeding direction from vertical to horizontal, the nip between the roller 980 and the pressure roller 981 is the recording medium K fed along curved path P through the feed, and fed to a position above the platen 940 when recording medium K reaches the front end of the recording area of ​​the print head 30, interposed in the feed the recording medium K between the rollers 980 and the pressure roller 981 is intermittently sent to the platen 940 by a predetermined linefeed width, and each time the recording medium K is fed to the linefeed width, the print head 30 is scanned across the width of the recording medium. 这样,从记录介质K的前侧开始进行图像记录。 Thus, from the front side of the recording medium K is to start recording an image. 然后其上已记录图像的记录介质的前侧部分被夹在进给辊982 和齿轮辊(gear roller) 983之间,同时记录介质的后侧部分被夹在进给辊980和压力辊981之间,并且记录介质间歇地以预定换行宽度进给,以重复打印头30的记录。 Which is then recorded on the recording medium, the front side portion of the image is sandwiched between the feed roller 982 and the roller gear (gear roller) 983, while the rear portion of the recording medium is sandwiched between the feed roller 980 and the pressure roller 981 of between, and the recording medium intermittently at predetermined linefeed width fed to the recording head 30 is repeatedly printed. 最终,记录介质K的后端从进给辊980 和压力辊981之间的辊隙被释放,当记录继续进行时,记录介质K进一步以换行宽度被间歇地进给。 Finally, the rear end of the recording medium K from the nip between the feed roller 980 and pressure roller 981 is released, when the recording proceeds, the recording medium K is further intermittently linefeed width is fed.

如图32所示,当打印头30如上所述执行图像记录时,记录介质K 的前端从记录介质出口1404伸出到壳体2a的外侧。 As shown in FIG 32, when the image recording head 30 as described above, the front end of the recording medium K projects from the recording medium outlet 1404 to the outside of the housing 2a. 如上所述,出口截止阀1414被转向下游侧而置于开启位置,从而开启通道P,记录介质K可通过记录介质出口1404穿出。 As described above, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 is turned to the downstream side in the open position, thereby opening the passage P, the recording medium K to the recording medium outlet 1404 by piercing. 当记录介质K的整个预定记录区域上的记录完成时,进给辊982连续旋转,从而使记录介质K通过被夹在进给辊982和齿轮辊982之间而经由记录介质出口1404被排出。 When recording on the entire predetermined recording area of ​​the recording medium K is complete, the feeder roller 982 is continuously rotated, so that the recording medium K by being sandwiched between the feed roller 982 and the roller gear 982 and between the recording medium 1404 is discharged through the outlet. 当完成预定数量的记录介质的记录时,中央处理部分1451切断电机给出口截止阀1414的驱动力,从而使出口截止阔1414自由移动。 When the recording is completed a predetermined number of recording media, the central processing section 1451 stops the driving force of the motor to the outlet shutoff valve 1414 so that the outlet shutoff 1414 wide freedom of movement. 因此, 被置于打开状态以保持通道P开启的出口截止阀1414这时被偏置部件的偏置力返回到上游侧,从而被置于关闭位置以关闭通道P。 Accordingly, an ON state to keep the pathway P open time of the outlet shutoff valve 1414 is returned to the biasing force of the biasing member is an upstream side so as to be placed in the closed position to close the pathway P. 这样,记录介质出口1404被关闭以防止异物进入壳体2a。 Thus, the recording medium outlet 1404 is closed to prevent foreign matter from entering the housing 2a.

现在将描述图像如何被记录在通过记录介质入口1406被手动插入的记录介质K上。 We will now be described how an image is recorded on the recording medium inlet 1406 through the manually inserted recording medium K. 首先,用户将记录介质K置于记录介质入口1406。 First, the user of the recording medium K set at the recording medium inlet 1406. 如图33所示,当记录介质K被置于记录介质入口1406时,页导向装置1434被降低,以便不接触输入辊1432,而入口截止阀1416处于关闭位置以关闭通道P'。 As shown, when the recording medium K is set at the recording medium inlet 1406, the sheet guide 1434 is lowered 33 so as not to touch input roller 1432 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416 is in a closed position to close the passage P '. 因此,记录介质K被置于堆放盘1410上,同时其前端接触入口截止阀1416。 Thus, the recording medium K is set on the stacker tray 1410 with a front end in contact with the inlet shutoff valve 1416. 除非是用这种方式将记录介质K从记录介质入口1406送入,入口截止阀1416被保持在关闭位置,以关闭记录介质入口1406,从而防止诸如灰尘、污物和昆虫的异物通过记录介质入口1406进入到壳体2a中。 In this manner unless the recording medium K is fed from the recording medium inlet 1406, the inlet shutoff valve 1416 is in the closed position to close the recording medium inlet 1406, so as to prevent foreign matter such as dust, dirt and insects through the recording medium inlet 1406 into the housing 2a.

需要注意的是,如本实施例的情况,在记录介质出口和记录介质入口形成在打印机部分的相反两侧以便通过送入记录介质的通道而相互连接的布置中,异物易于进入。 Note that, as in the case of this embodiment, the recording medium outlet and the recording medium inlet is formed in the opposite sides of the printer portion arranged to be connected to each other by feeding the recording medium path, the foreign matter easily enter. 因此,利用这种布置,在此实施例中提供诸如出口截止阀和入口截止阀的通道截止阀的效果是显著的。 Thus, with this arrangement, provided such embodiment the outlet shutoff valve and the inlet shutoff valve passages of shutoff valve effect is remarkable in this embodiment.

然后,在响应来自操作面板901或计算机1444的指令而开始记录图像的多功能设备1400中,中央处理部分1451首先根据来自页传感器1430的检测信号确认记录介质K是否被置于记录介质入口1406。 Then, the multifunctional apparatus 1400 in response to an instruction from the operation panel 901 or the computer 1444 starts recording of an image, the central processing section 1451 confirms whether a recording medium K is first set at the recording medium inlet 1406 is based on the detection signal from the sheet sensor 1430. 当页传感器1430检测到记录介质K时,电机的驱动力被传送到入口截止阀1416,使得将通道P'保持关闭的入口截止阀1416被驱动力向下游侧并克服偏置力方向转动,从而被置于开启位置以开启通道P'。 When the sheet sensor 1430 detects a recording medium K, the driving force of the motor is transmitted to the inlet shutoff valve 1416, so that the pathway P 'held closed by the inlet shutoff valve 1416 to the downstream side and the driving force against the biasing force of the direction of rotation, so that It is placed in the open position to open the pathway P '. 当页传感器1430没有检测到记录介质K时,中央处理部分1451在操作面板901上显示错误指示,以提示用户放置记录介质K在堆放盘1410 上。 When the sheet sensor 1430 does not detect a recording medium K, the central processing portion 1451 displays an error indication on the operation panel 901 to prompt the user to place the recording medium K on the stacker tray 1410.

中央处理部分1451工作,以将电机的驱动力传送到出口截止阀1414,使得将通道P保持关闭的出口截止阀1414被驱动力向下游侧克服偏置力转动,从而被置于开启位置以开启通道P。 Work the central processing portion 1451 to transfer the driving force of the motor to the outlet shutoff valve 1414, so that the P channel remains closed outlet shutoff valve 1414 is rotated against the biasing force of the driving force to the downstream side so as to be placed in the open position to open channel P. 按照上述的相同方式,除非记录介质K从记录介质入口1406被送入,否则出口截止阀1414被保持在关闭位置,以关闭记录介质出口1404。 In the same manner as described above, unless the recording medium K is fed from the recording medium inlet 1406, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 is otherwise held in the closed position to close the recording medium outlet 1404. 因此,防止了诸如灰尘、污物和昆虫的异物通过记录介质出口1404进入到壳体2a内。 Accordingly, to prevent such as dust, dirt and foreign matter into the housing insect 2a through the recording medium outlet 1404.

其后,为了将记录介质K送入到通道P',页导向装置1434被抬起,以将记录介质K压靠在输入辊1432上,且电机被驱动以旋转输入辊1432。 Thereafter, to the recording medium K into the pathway P ', the sheet guide 1434 is elevated to press the recording medium K against the feed-in roller 1432, and the motor is driven to rotate feed roller 1432. 因此,记录介质K被送出到通道P'中,如图34所示。 Thus, the recording medium K is fed out into the pathway P ', as shown in FIG. 34.

被送出而进入到通道P'的记录介质K被进一步传送,以进入通道P,且当记录介质K的前端到达打印头30的记录区域时,记录介质K被输入辊1432以预定换行宽度间歇地送入到压板940上。 Is fed into the pathway P 'of the recording medium K is further transferred to enter the channel P, and when the recording medium K is distal to the printhead recording area 30, the recording medium K is input roller 1432 by a predetermined linefeed width intermittently It is fed onto the platen 940. 每一次记录介质K都以换行宽度被送入,打印头30在记录介质的整个宽度上进行扫描。 Each time the recording medium K is fed to both the linefeed width, the print head 30 is scanned across the width of the recording medium. 这样,从记录介质K的前侧开始进行图像记录。 Thus, from the front side of the recording medium K is to start recording an image. 然后其上已记录图像的记录介质前侧部分被夹在输入辊982和齿轮辊983之间, 如图35所示,并且当打印头30重复进行记录时,记录介质以预定换行宽度被间歇地送入。 Which is then recorded on the front side portion of the recording medium, the image is sandwiched between the feed roller 982 and the gear roller 983, shown in Figure 35, and when the recording head 30 is repeated, the recording medium to a predetermined linefeed width is intermittently fed. 当记录介质K被进一步送入时,记录介质的后端部分从输入辊1432和页导向装置1434之间的辊隙被释放,当打印头30继续进行记录时,记录介质K通过夹在进给辊982和齿轮辊983之间而以换行宽度被进一步间歇地送入。 When the recording medium K is further fed, a rear end portion of the recording medium is released from the nip between the input roller 1432 and the sheet guide 1434, the print head 30 when the recording is continued, the recording medium K fed by being sandwiched is further intermittently fed between the rollers linefeed width 982 and the gear roller 983.

如图35所示,当打印头30这样执行图像记录时,记录介质K的前端部分通过记录介质出口1404伸出到壳体2a的外侧。 As shown in FIG 35, when the print head 30 so that image recording is performed, the recording medium K projects to the outside of the front end portion of the housing 2a through the recording medium outlet 1404. 由于出口截止阀1414向下游侧转动,从而被置于开启位置以如上所述开启通道P, 使得记录介质K可以通过记录介质出口1404伸出到外侧。 Since the outlet shutoff valve 1414 is rotated to the downstream side so as to be placed in the open position to open the pathway P as described above, so that the recording medium K can project to the outside through the recording medium outlet 1404. 尽管在图35中未示出,由于入口截止阀1416处于打开状态,类似地,记录介质K的后端部分也可以通过记录介质入口1406伸出。 Although not shown in FIG. 35, since the inlet shutoff valve 1416 in the open state, similarly, the rear end portion of the recording medium K can project through the recording medium inlet 1406.

在记录介质K的整个预定记录区域上的记录完成时,进给辊982 连续地旋转,以便将进给辊982和齿轮辊983之间的记录介质K通过记录介质出口1404排出。 When recording on the entire predetermined recording area of ​​the recording medium K is complete, the feeder roller 982 is continuously rotated so as to feed the recording medium K between the roller 982 and the gear roller 983 is discharged through the recording medium outlet 1404. 当完成预定数量记录介质的记录时,中央处理部分1451切断电机给出口截止阀1414和入口截止阀1416的驱动力, 使得这些截止阀1414、 1416可以自由位移。 When the recording medium is a predetermined number of records is completed, the central processing portion 1451 to cut off electrical outlet shutoff valve 1414 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416 is a driving force, such that the shutoff valve 1414, 1416 can be freely displaced. 因此,己被置于打开状态以保持通道P开启的出口截止阀1414,和已被置于打开状态以保持通道P,开启的入口截止阀1416,均被偏置部件的偏置力转动到上游侧, Thus, had been placed in the open state to keep the pathway P open outlet shutoff valve 1414, and has been placed in the open state to keep the pathway P, the inlet shutoff valve 1416 is opened, the biasing force of the biasing member are rotated to the upstream side,

从而被返回到它们的关闭位置以关闭通道P、 P'。 So as to be returned to their closed position to close the passage P, P '. 这样,记录介质出口1404和记录介质入口1406被关闭,以防止异物进入壳体2a。 Thus, the recording medium outlet 1404 and the recording medium inlet 1406 are closed to prevent foreign matter from entering the housing 2a.

根据多功能设备1400,只有当记录介质K被排出时记录介质出口1404才被开启,且只有当记录介质K被送入时记录介质入口1406才被开启。 The multifunctional apparatus 1400, the recording medium outlet 1404 is opened, and only when the recording medium K is fed in the recording medium inlet 1406 is opened only when the recording medium K is ejected. 否则,记录介质出口和入口1404、 1406分别被出口截止阀1414 和入口截止阀1416关闭,从而防止异物通过记录介质出口和入口1404、 1406进入到壳体2a内的。 Otherwise, the recording medium outlet and inlet 1404, the outlet shutoff valve 1406 are respectively 1414 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416 is closed, thereby preventing entry of foreign matter through the recording medium outlet and inlet 1404, 1406 into the housing 2a. 由于出口截止阀和入口截止阀1414、 1416是根据记录介质K的输送而自动地改变位置,所以防止了在记录介质K被送入时出口截止阀1414或入口截止阀1416不当地保持在关闭状态,并且防止了在没有使用打印机部分1402时,出口截止阀1414 或入口截止阀1416不当地处在打开状态。 Since the outlet shutoff valve and the inlet shutoff valves 1414, 1416 are automatically changed in accordance with the position of the recording medium K is conveyed is fed in is prevented in the recording medium K outlet shutoff valve 1414 or the inlet shutoff valve 1416 in a closed state improperly and when not in use to prevent the printer portion 1402, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 or the inlet shutoff valve 1416 in an open state is not local. 尤其是,像在多功能设备1400中的情况,在记录介质出口形成在打印机部分壳体的前面而记录介质入口形成在壳体的后表面的设备中,由打印头构成的记录机构被布置在记录介质出口1404和记录介质入口1406附近,可以产生显著的防止异物进入的效果。 In particular, as in the case of the multifunctional apparatus 1400 is formed in the front portion of the housing of the printer and the recording medium inlet in the recording medium outlet is formed in the rear surface of the housing of the apparatus, the recording mechanism composed of a print head is arranged near the recording medium outlet 1404 and the recording medium inlet 1406, it can have a significant effect of preventing foreign matter from entering.

在本实施例中,当记录图像时,出口截止阀1414 (适当时也包括入口截止阀1416,即当记录介质K从记录介质入口1406被送入时也包括入口截止阀1416)接收电机的驱动力,使得出口截止阀1414 (适当时也包括入口截止阀1416)被驱动力向下游侧克服偏置力转动,从而开启通道P (适当时也打开通道P')。 In the present embodiment, when an image is recorded, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 (including, where appropriate, the inlet shutoff valve 1416, i.e., when the recording medium K is fed in from the recording medium inlet 1406 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416) receiving a driving motor force, so that the outlet shutoff valve 1414 (including the inlet shutoff valve 1416 also where appropriate) is rotated against the biasing force of the driving force to the downstream side, thereby opening the channel P (where appropriate also open the passage P '). 在图像记录完成后,驱动力被切断,以使出口截止阀1414 (适当时也包括入口截止阀1416)自由地位移,以便通过偏置部件的偏置力将出口截止阀1414 (适当时也包括入口截止阀1416)置于关闭状态。 After image recording is complete, the driving force is cut off to make the outlet shutoff valve 1414 (including the inlet shutoff valve 1416 also where appropriate) freely displaced to the outlet shutoff member by a biasing force of the biasing valve 1414 (including, where appropriate, the inlet shutoff valve 1416) in the closed state.

然而,也可这样进行更改,即出口截止阀1414和入口截止阀1416 不接收电机的驱动力,而是将已接触出口截止阀1414或入口截止阀1416的记录介质K进一步进给,同时使之与阀1414或1416保持接触, 从而使出口截止阀1414或入口截止阀1416克服偏置部件的偏置力转向通道P的下游侧。 However, this can be changed, i.e., the outlet shutoff valve 1414 do not receive the driving force and the motor inlet shutoff valve 1416, but which has been in contact with the outlet shutoff valve 1414 or the inlet shutoff valve 1416 of the recording medium K is further fed, while making held in contact with the valve 1414 or 1416, so that the outlet shutoff valve 1414 or the inlet shutoff valve 1416 against the bias of the biasing force of a steering member on the downstream side of the pathway P. 下面将详细描述作为本发明的第十五实施例的这种布置。 As a fifteenth embodiment of the present invention such an arrangement will be described in detail below.

另外,也可以作这样的更改,即可由电机的驱动力实现出口截止阀1414和入口截止阀1416中的每一个从开状态到关状态的方向和从关状态到开状态的方向上的位置变化。 It is also possible to make such a change, a change in position in each direction from the open state to the OFF state, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416 and the direction from the OFF state to the ON state can be realized by the driving force of the motor .

现在将参考图36-39说明上面简要提到的根据本发明的第十五实施例的多功能设备。 36-39 will now be described with reference to FIG multifunctional apparatus according to a fifteenth embodiment of the present invention briefly mentioned above. 第十五实施例类似于第十四实施例,只是在这个实施例中,出口截止阀1414和入口截止阀1416不接收电机的驱动力, 而是利用偏置部件的偏置力以及记录介质和每个截止阀1414、 1416之间的接触来实现出口截止阀和入口截止阀1414、 1416的位置变化。 A fifteenth embodiment is similar to the fourteenth embodiment except that in this embodiment, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416 do not receive a driving force of the motor, but by the biasing force of the biasing member and a recording medium, and each shutoff valve 1414, 1416 to achieve contact between the outlet and the inlet shutoff valve 1414 changes position, the shut-off valve 1416. 与第十四实施例中的部件或零件相应的部件或零件用相同的附图标记表示,并且省略其描述。 Examples of components or parts of a fourteenth embodiment corresponding parts or elements denoted by the same reference numerals, and description thereof is omitted.

由于驱动力不会被传到出口截止阀1414和入口截止阀1416,当在记录介质盛放装置13提供的记录介质K上记录图像时,其上已被打印头30记录图像并被夹在进给辊982和齿轮辊983之间的记录介质K的前端接触当前关闭通道P的出口截止阀1414,如图36所示。 Since the driving force is not transmitted to the outlet shutoff valve 1414 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416, when an image is recorded on the recording medium K at the recording medium holder 13 is provided, which has been printed on the recording head 30 and interposed into the image to the recording between the rollers 982 and the gear roller 983 contacts the front end of the medium K currently closing the pathway P, the outlet shutoff valve 1414, as shown in FIG. 36. 记录介质K被进给辊982和齿轮辊983进一步进给,同时记录介质K的前端接触出口截止阀1414,从而克服偏置力将出口截止阀1414转向通道P 的下游侧,如图37所示。 K is a recording medium feed roller 982 and the roller gear 983 is further fed while the recording medium K in contact with the front end of the outlet shutoff valve 1414, so as to overcome the biasing force of the outlet shutoff valve 1414 is turned to the downstream side of the pathway P, as shown in FIG. 37 . 这样,出口截止阀1414从关闭状态变为打开状态,且记录介质K通过记录介质出口1404被进一步送。 Thus, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 from a closed state to an open state, and the recording medium K is further through the recording medium outlet 1404 to send. 在记录介质K被完全排出时,出口截止阀1414通过偏置部件的偏置力从打开状态返回到关闭状态,从而关闭通道P。 When the recording medium K is completely discharged, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 returns by the biasing force of the biasing member from the open state to the closed state, thereby closing the pathway P.

以下说明在通过记录介质入口1406手动送入的记录介质K上记录图像的情况。 The following description of images recorded on a recording medium K manually feeding inlet 1406 through the recording medium. 首先,置于记录介质入口1406的记录介质K被输入辊1432送入到通道P',并且记录介质K的前端接触当前关闭通道P'的入口截止阀1416。 First, the recording medium placed in the recording medium inlet 1406 K roller 1432 is input into the pathway P ', and the recording medium K in contact with the front end of currently closing the pathway P' of the inlet shutoff valve 1416. 记录介质K被输入辊1432进一步送入,以便用其前端推动并开启入口截止阀1416, g卩,克服偏置力将入口截止阀1416 转向通道P'的下游侧。 The recording medium K is further fed to the input roller 1432, so as to push and turn on its front end with the downstream side of the inlet shutoff valve 1416, Jie G, against the biasing force of the inlet shutoff valve 1416 steering pathway P '. 因此,入口截止阀1416的位置从关闭位置变为开启位置。 Thus, the position of the inlet shutoff valve 1416 from the closed position to the open position. 然后将记录介质K送入到压板940上,如图38所示。 The recording medium K is then fed onto the platen 940, shown in Figure 38.

其后,当打印头30执行图像记录时,记录介质K的前端进入进给辊982和齿轮辊983之间的辊隙,并接触当前关闭通道P的出口截止阀1414。 Thereafter, when the print head 30 performs image recording, the leading end of the recording medium K enters the nip between the feed roller 982 and the gear roller 983, and contacts currently closing the pathway P, the outlet shutoff valve 1414. 当记录介质K被进给辊982和齿轮辊983进一步送入同时前端保持与出口截止阀1414接触时,前端推动并开启出口截止阀1414, 即,用上述类似的方式克服偏置力将出口截止阀1414转向通道P的下游侧。 When the recording medium K is the feed roller 982 and the roller gear 983 is further fed to the distal end while maintaining contact with the outlet shutoff valve 1414, the front end pushes and opens the outlet shutoff valve 1414, i.e., against the biasing force of the above-described manner similar to the outlet shutoff steering valve 1414 downstream side of the pathway P. 这样,出口截止阀1414从关闭位置变为开启位置,并且记录介质K通过记录介质出口1404被排出,如图39所示。 Thus, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 from a closed position to an open position, and the recording medium K 1404 is ejected through the recording medium outlet 39 as shown in FIG. 在记录介质K的后端通过通道P'的时刻,入口截止阀1416被偏置部件的偏置力返回到关闭位置以关闭通道P',并且其后当记录介质K被排出到设备外侧时,出口截止阀1414被偏置部件的偏置力返回到关闭位置以关闭通道P。 In the rear end of the recording medium K through the passage P 'in time, the inlet shutoff valve 1416 is returned to the biasing force of the biasing member to the closed position to close the pathway P', and thereafter when the recording medium K is discharged to the outside of the device, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 is returned to the biasing force of the biasing member to the closed position to close the pathway P.

在这个实施例中,电机的驱动力不被传送到出口截止阀1414和入口截止阀1416,而接触出口截止阀1414或入口截止阀1416的记录介质K被继续送入,以便克服偏置部件的偏置力将出口截止阀1414或入口截止阀1416转向通道P、 P'的下游侧。 In this embodiment, the driving force of the motor is not transmitted to the outlet shutoff valve 1414 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416, the outlet shutoff valve 1414 and the contact or the inlet shutoff valve 1416 of the recording medium K is fed to continue to overcome the biasing member the biasing force of the downstream side of the outlet shutoff valve 1414 or the inlet shutoff valve 1416 switchback path P, P 'of. 只有当记录介质K被排出时,记录介质出口1404才被开启,并且只有当记录介质K被送入时, 记录介质入口1406才被开启,否则记录介质出口和入口1414、 1416 分别被出口截止阀1414和入口截止阀1416保持关闭。 Only when the recording medium K is ejected, the recording medium outlet 1404 is opened, and only when the recording medium K is fed in, the recording medium inlet 1406 is opened, otherwise the recording medium outlet and inlet 1414, the outlet shutoff valve 1416 are 1414 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416 remains closed. 因此,防止了异物通过记录介质出口1404和记录介质入口1406进入到壳体2a内。 This prevents entry of foreign matter into the housing 2a through the recording medium outlet 1404 and the recording medium inlet 1406.

在第十四和第十五实施例中,每个出口截止阀1414和入口截止阀1416可用弹性可变形的柔性膜(例如由合成树脂制成的柔性膜)代替, 将该柔性膜设置为从形成通道P、 P'的表面朝向通道P、 P'的下游侧倾斜地伸出,使得柔性膜的一端接触形成通道P、 P'的表面面对柔性膜所伸出的一侧。 In the fourteenth and fifteenth embodiments, each of the outlet shutoff valve 1414 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416 is available flexible film (e.g., a flexible film made of a synthetic resin) elastically deformable in place, the flexible film is provided from forming a channel P, P 'toward the surface of the passage P, P' obliquely projecting downstream side, so that the end of the flexible surface of the film passage P, P 'are formed in contact with a side face of the flexible film protrudes. 柔性膜可朝向下游侧变形,但不朝向上游侧变形。 The flexible film is deformable toward the downstream side, but not toward the upstream side deflection. 通过这种布置,也能得到上述关于第十五实施例的同样操作和效果。 With this arrangement, similar to the above can be obtained about the operation and effect of the fifteenth embodiment. 然而,在插入文件或其它介质时合成树脂薄膜等的变形可能不可恢复, However, when inserting a file or other media deformable synthetic resin film or the like may not be restored,

因此,优选使用像出口截止阀1414和入口截止阀1416那样的不容易被插入的记录介质、文件或其它介质导致变形的薄板部件作为截止阀。 Thus, shut-off valve is preferably used as the outlet shutoff valve 1414 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416 is a thin plate member that is not easily inserted recording medium, document, or other media as a cause deformation. 以下为以类似于所附权利要求书的撰写形式给出的对第十四和第十五实施例共同的构造的简要说明及由此获得的效果。 The following is a brief description and the effects obtained thereby common configuration example of the fourteenth and fifteenth embodiment written in the form similar to the appended claims set forth.

一种图像处理设备,包括: An image processing apparatus, comprising:

具有开口和通道的壳体,该通道从该开口沿着壳体内部延伸,该开口被用作入口和出口中的至少一个,其中记录介质和文件中的一个通过该入口被送入到壳体内,而记录介质和文件中的一个通过该出口 A housing having an opening and a channel, the channel extending along the interior of the housing from the opening, the opening is used as an inlet and at least one outlet, wherein a recording medium and the document is fed into the housing through the inlet , and a recording medium and file through the outlet

被排出到壳体的外侧;和 It is discharged to the outside of the housing; and

通道截止阀,其可在关闭通道的关闭位置和开启通道的开启位置之间改变位置。 Pathway shutoff valve, which can be displaced between the closed position for closing the passage and an open position opening the channel.

在该图像处理设备中,通道截止阀被置于其关闭位置以关闭开口, 以防止诸如灰尘、污物和昆虫的异物进入壳体。 In the image processing apparatus, the pathway shutoff valve is placed in its closed position to close the opening to prevent foreign matters such as dust, dirt and insects from entering the housing. 通过将通道截止阀置于开启位置,开口被开启,从而在排出或提供上述记录介质和文件中的一个时,允许上述记录介质和文件中的一个经由该开口从通道排出或经由该开口进入通道。 The passage through the shutoff valve in the open position, the opening is opened, thereby discharging the recording medium or a document and allows a document and the recording medium is discharged through the opening or inlet channels from the channel through the opening .

根据这个设备,防止了由于异物进入壳体带来的故障,从而确保稳定的图像记录和读取。 According to this apparatus, since the foreign matter is prevented from entering the housing to bring the fault, thereby ensuring stable image recording and reading. 在大致垂直竖立类型的图像处理设备中,在使用和存放时常常会有将设备置于地上的情况。 In the type standing substantially upright image processing apparatus, when use and storage device in the case where there are often ground. 在这样的设备中,这种布置的效果尤其显著。 In such devices, this effect is especially remarkable arrangement.

现在参考图40-50说明根据第十六实施例的多功能设备。 Referring now to FIGS. 40-50 illustrate the versatility of the apparatus according to the sixteenth embodiment.

在图40中,附图标记1600总体上表示根据第十六实施例的多功能设备。 In Figure 40, reference numerals denotes the multifunctional apparatus according to the sixteenth embodiment 1600 generally. 多功能设备1600的具体结构与第十一实施例多功能设备1100 的具体结构几乎相同,因此只说明其不同的部分。 Structure of the multifunctional apparatus 1600 and the specific configuration of the multifunctional apparatus embodiment 1100 of the eleventh embodiment is almost the same, therefore only different portions thereof. 第十一实施例所用的附图标记表示相应的部件或零件,不再对其进行说明。 Reference numerals used in the eleventh embodiment indicate corresponding parts or elements, it will not be described.

多功能设备1600具有包括壳体2a的打印机部分1602,在壳体2a 中形成有一个大致呈U形的通道,记录介质K沿着该通道被送入。 Comprises a multifunctional apparatus 1600 has a printer portion 1602 of the housing 2a, 2a formed in the housing in a generally U-shaped channel, the recording medium K is fed along the channel. 通道从记录介质盛放装置913延伸到在壳体2a的上表面开口的记录介质出口12。 Passage extending from the recording medium holder 913 to the recording medium on the surface of the outlet opening 12 of the housing 2a.

U形形状的盖部件1605被布置在打印机部分1602的上部,它可以绕由U形盖部件1605的两个端部提供的枢轴旋转,使得盖部件1605 可被向下折到壳体2a的上表面并能被向上立起。 U-shaped lid member 1605 is disposed in an upper portion of the printer portion 1602, which can pivot about two end members 1605 provided by the U-shaped cover so that the cover member 1605 can be folded down onto the housing 2a the surface and be raised upwardly. 如上述的关于其它实施例的盖部件5,将盖部件1605的形状设置为使之不影响也布置在壳体2a上表面的操作面板901。 As described above with respect to other embodiments of the lid member 5, the shape of the cover member 1605 is provided so as not to affect the operation panel 901 is also disposed on the surface of the housing 2a. 也就是说,当盖部件1605向下折叠时, 操作面板901位于U形盖部件1605的内部。 That is, when the lid member 1605 is folded down, the operation panel 901 located inside the U-shaped lid member 1605. 这样,尽管由于多功能设备1600是大体垂直竖立的类型,其上表面的面积相对较小,操作面板901和盖部件1605也能被安排在壳体2a的上表面。 Thus, although since the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is the type standing substantially upright, on which surface area is relatively small, the operation panel 901 and the lid member 1605 can also be arranged on the surface of the housing 2a. 如图40所示,当要使用多功能设备1600时,将盖部件1605抬起使之从壳体2a的上表面立起,用作在携带设备1600时让用户抓住的把手。 40, to be used when the multifunctional apparatus 1600, the lid member 1605 is raised so as to lift from the upper surface of the housing 2a, so as the user grasps the handle when carrying the device 1600. 当不使用多功能设备1600时,将盖部件1605向下转动到壳体2a的上表面,关闭记录介质出口12,从而防止诸如灰尘和污物的异物进入壳体2a内。 When the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is not used, the upper surface of member 1605 is rotated downwardly to cover the housing 2a, closing the recording medium outlet 12, so as to prevent foreign matter such as dust and dirt into the housing 2a.

当盖部件1605关闭记录介质出口12时,在对着壳体2a上表面的盖部件1605的表面上,布置有显示屏1610,显示诸如多功能设备1600 的开/关状态、错误指示和数据接收的信息。 When the lid member 12 closes the recording medium outlet 1605, in the housing against the upper surface of the cover member 2a of the surface 1605, 1610 are arranged with a display screen, such as display of the multifunctional apparatus 1600 on / off status, error indication, and data reception Information. 显示屏1610例如可由液晶面板或LED构成。 For example, a display screen 1610 may be a liquid crystal panel or LED. 通过在盖部件1605上以液晶面板和其它形式设置显示屏1610,就不需要在壳体2a的表面提供用于显示屏1610的空间, 从而可减小多功能设备1600的尺寸。 By providing a liquid crystal display panel 1610 and other forms in the lid member 1605, there is no need to provide the surface of the housing 2a, the space for the screen display 1610, thereby reducing the size of the multifunctional apparatus 1600. 尤其是,在壳体是较薄的盒状且大体垂直竖立这种类型的类似多功能设备1600的多功能设备中,不可避免的是,壳体2a的上表面较小,因而这种布置的效果是显著的。 Particularly, in the thin box-shaped housing is substantially upright, and similar multifunctional apparatus of this type multifunctional apparatus 1600, it is inevitable that the upper surface of the housing 2a is relatively small, so this arrangement the effect is significant. 此外,通过在盖部件1605上布置显示屏1610,操作面板901和显示屏1610位置相互靠近,g卩,集中在壳体2a上表面的附近,当多功能设备1600被置于地上时确保了很高的可用性。 Further, by arranging the cover member 1605 on the screen 1610, the operator panel 901 and the display 1610 are located near each, g Jie, concentrated near the upper surface of the housing 2a, ensuring a very When the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is placed on a floor high availability. 另外,当将盖部件1605向下折到壳体2a的上表面时,显示屏1610被壳体2a的上表面覆盖和保护, 从而防止了诸如污物和灰尘的异物粘附到显示屏1610上,并防止损坏显示屏1610。 Further, when the lid member 1605 is folded down onto the upper surface of the housing 2a, 2a of the display housing 1610 is covered and protected on the surface, thereby preventing foreign material such as dirt and dust adhered to the display screen 1610 and to prevent damage to the display 1610.

多功能设备1600具有可用作平板扫描仪的扫描部分1103。 May be used as the multifunctional apparatus 1600 has a scanning portion 1103 flatbed scanner. 扫描仪部分1103的结构以及扫描仪部分1103和打印机部分1602之间的连接与上面对第十一实施例的描述相同,在这里不再说明。 Connected to the upper structure between the scanner portion and the printer portion 1103 and the scanner portion 1602 of the face 1103 is the same as described in the eleventh embodiment, it will not be described here.

图41显示了多功能设备1600的内部结构,基本和第十一实施例相同。 Figure 41 shows the internal structure of the multifunctional apparatus 1600, the same as the basic embodiment and the eleventh embodiment. 然而,这个实施例的多功能设备1600进一步包括通道截止阀1620。 However, the multifunctional apparatus 1600 of the embodiment further comprises a pathway shutoff valve 1620.

如图41所示,通道截止阀1620被布置在通道P中,并位于记录介质出口12附近,而且可在开启通道P的开启位置和关闭通道P的关闭位置之间变换位置。 41, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 is disposed in the passage P, and the recording medium outlet 12 is located, and can change the position between an open passage P and the open position P in a closed position closing the passage. 更具体地,通道截止阀1620是宽度与通道P的宽度大致相同的薄板部件,其布置在通道P中靠近记录介质出口12的位置,并位于对着收集盘990的一侧,使得通道截止阀1620伸出,从而在通常情况下关闭通道P,使通道P关闭是通过诸如弹簧(未示出) 的偏置部件朝向通道P的上游侧推动通道截止阀,使之绕着一个轴转动而实现的。 More specifically, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 and the channel width is substantially the same as the P sheet member, which is disposed close to a position of the recording medium outlet 12 in the passage P, and positioned against a side of the catch tray 990, such that the pathway shutoff valve 1620 extended to close the pathway P in a normal case, the channel P is closed, such as by a spring (not shown) of the biasing member toward the upstream side of the passage P, the pathway shutoff valve driven so as to achieve about a rotation axis of. 通道截止阀1620的一端接合接收部分1622,该部分是形成在对着通道截止阀1620的收集盘990的隔板1624上的凹陷部分。 One end of the pathway shutoff valve 1620 engages the receiving portion 1622, the portion is a recessed portion on the pathway shutoff valve 1620 against the collecting tray 1624990 separator is formed. 也就是,通道截止阀1620通常被偏置向通道P的上游侧,并被接收部分1622接收,从而被置于关闭位置以关闭通道P。 That is, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 is normally biased toward the upstream side of the pathway P and received by the receiving portion 1622, so as to be placed in the closed position to close the pathway P.

当沿通道P被送入的记录介质K接触到通道截止阀1620并进一步被送入时,通道截止阀1620被置于其开启位置。 When P is fed along the channel of the recording medium K in contact with the pathway shutoff valve 1620 and further fed in, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 is placed in its open position. 更具体地,如图42 所示,当记录介质K不在作为通道P—端的记录介质出口12附近时, 通道截止阀1620与接收部分1622保持接合,或被接收部分1622接收, 从而关闭通道P。 More specifically, as shown in FIG. 42, when a recording medium K is not near the recording medium outlet 12 side of the P- channel, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 engages the receiving portion 1622 to maintain, or receiving part 1622 receives, thereby closing the pathway P. 因此,即使盖部件1605并没有关闭记录介质出口12, 通道截止阀1620也能防止异物通过记录介质出口12进入壳体2a内。 Therefore, even if the lid member 1605 does not close the recording medium outlet 12, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 also prevents foreign matter into the housing 2a through the recording medium outlet 12.

如图43所示,在图像已被打印头30记录在记录介质K上后,进给辊982和齿轮辊983在沿通道P的垂直位置向上送入记录介质K, 然后记录介质排出辊984和压力辊985进给记录介质K,直到记录介质K的前端部分从记录介质出口12伸出。 43, the image 30 has been recorded in the print head on the recording medium K, the feed roller 982 and the gear roller 983 is fed upward in the upright position along the pathway P of the recording medium K, and then the recording medium ejecting roller 984 and the pressure roller 985 feed the recording medium K, until the leading end portion of the recording medium K projects from the recording medium outlet 12. 在到达记录介质出口12之前,记录介质K的前端接触当前关闭通道P的通道截止阀1620,如图44所示。 Before reaching the recording medium outlet 12, the front end of the recording medium K in contact with the P-channel currently closing the pathway shutoff valve 1620, shown in Figure 44. 被记录介质排出辊984和压力辊985送入的记录介质K继续前进,同时其前端与通道截止阀1620接触,从而克服偏置部件的偏置力推动通道截止阀1620,将其转向通道P的下游侧。 The recording medium discharging roller 984 and the recording medium K fed to the pressure roller 985 continue to move forward, while the front end in contact with the pathway shutoff valve 1620, so as to overcome the biasing force of the biasing member pushes the pathway shutoff valve 1620, to turn the pathway P downstream side. 因此,通道截止阀1620从关闭位置改变到开启位置,并且记录介质K被进一步输送并通过记录介质出口12。 Thus, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 is changed from the closed position to the open position, and the recording medium K is further conveyed through the recording medium outlet 12.

记录介质排出辊984和压力辊985输送记录介质K,直到记录介质K的前端部分从记录介质出口12伸出,并且当记录介质K的后端通过记录介质排出辊984和压力辊985之间的辊隙时,记录介质K被推进收集盘990。 The recording medium ejecting roller 984 and a pressure roller 985 conveys the recording medium K, until the leading end portion of the recording medium K projects from the recording medium outlet 12, and when the rear end of the recording medium K between the discharge roller 985 and a pressure roller 984 through the recording medium, nip, the recording medium K is pushed into the catch tray 990. 这样,记录介质排出辊984和压力辊985进给记录介质K的推力消除,所以通道截止阀1620被偏置部件的偏置力返回到上游侧。 Thus, the recording medium ejecting roller 984 and pressure roller 985 feed the recording medium K is to eliminate the thrust, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 is returned to the biasing force of the biasing member to the upstream side. 记录介质K被通道截止阀1620推动,在收集盘990中朝向内侧移动,从而形成堆积连续进入的记录介质K的空间,该记录介质K是在其上被记录图像后到达记录介质出口12。 Recording medium K is pushed off valve 1620 passage, toward the inside moves in the catch tray 990, so as to form a continuous accumulation of the recording medium K enters a space, the recording medium K reaches a recording medium on which the outlet 12 after an image is recorded. 也就是说,对于每张记录介质K顺序执行图像记录,因此记录介质K被顺序地推进收集盘990, 如图41所示,以被依次堆积在最外面的记录介质K上或堆积的上一张介质K上,同时每张记录介质的记录有图像的一侧面对内侧。 That is, the recording medium K for each image recording is performed sequentially, so that the recording medium K are sequentially pushed into the catch tray 990, as shown in Figure 41, to a recording medium K are sequentially stacked on the outermost or deposited on a Zhang medium K, while the recording medium, each recording the image of the side face inside. 因此, 记录介质K按照执行图像记录的顺序被堆积容纳。 Thus, the recording medium K is performed, in order to accommodate image recording is stacked. 这使得用户不用费力去改变记录介质K的顺序。 This allows the user to change the order without effort the recording medium K.

这样,即使当盖部件1605没有覆盖记录介质出口12,同时没有执行图像记录且记录介质K没有沿通道P被送入时,通道截止阀1620 在记录介质出口12附近将通道P关闭,从而防止异物通过通道P进入壳体2a内。 Thus, even when the lid member 1605 does not cover the recording medium outlet 12 while image recording is not performed and the recording medium K is not fed along the pathway P in, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 near the recording medium outlet 12 to close the pathway P, thereby preventing foreign matter into the housing 2a through the passage P. 另一方面,当执行图像处理且记录介质K沿着通道P被送入时,通道截止阀1620被置于开启位置,从而允许记录介质K通过记录介质出口12。 On the other hand, when the image processing is performed and the recording medium K is fed in along the path P, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 is placed in the open position, thereby allowing the recording medium outlet 12 through the recording medium K. 因此,除非记录介质K通过记录介质出口12附近的一部分通道P,否则通道截止阀1620使通道P保持关闭,确保防止异物进入壳体2a内。 Therefore, unless the recording medium K by a portion of the pathway P near the recording medium outlet 12, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 or P passage remains closed, to ensure that prevent foreign matter into the housing 2a. 即使当用户错误地将文件通过记录介质出口12插入到通道P,而不是通过用来插入要扫描的页文件的扫描仪部分的槽或间隙时,通道截止阀1620会阻止文件的插入,从而防止多功能设备1600的错误操作。 Even when the user erroneously file 12 is inserted into the pathway P through the recording medium outlet, rather than through the slot or gap for inserting a sheet document scanner portion to be scanned, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 prevents the file is inserted to prevent 1600 multifunction device error operation.

在这个实施例中,通道截止阀1620可用可弹性变形的柔性膜(例如由合成树脂制成的柔性膜)代替,该柔性膜被设置为从形成通道P 的平面倾斜地朝向通道P的下游侧伸出,使得柔性膜的一端接触面对着柔性膜所伸出表面的一个表面。 In this embodiment, the pathway shutoff valve 1620 is available elastically deformable flexible film (e.g., a flexible film made of a synthetic resin) was used instead, the flexible membrane is disposed to the downstream side of the inclined plane formed from the pathway P toward the path P extended, so that one end of the flexible film contacts a surface of the flexible membrane facing the projecting surface. 柔性膜可朝向下游侧变形,但朝向上游侧不变形。 The flexible film is deformable toward the downstream side, but not toward the upstream side of the deformation. 利用这种布置,也能获得上面对第十六实施例所描述的相同的操作和效果。 With this arrangement, it is possible to obtain the same operation and effects of the sixteenth embodiment described on the face. 然而,合成树脂薄膜等可能会由于文件或其它介质的插入而导致变形不可恢复,因此,优选使用像出口截止阀1414 和入口截止阀1416那样的不容易被插入的记录介质、文件或其它介质导致变形的薄板部件作为截止阀。 However, synthetic resin film, etc., can be inserted into the file or other medium resulting deformation can not be recovered, it is preferable to use not easily inserted recording medium, document, or other media, like the outlet shutoff valve 1414 and the inlet shutoff valve 1416 that causes deformation of the sheet member as a shutoff valve. 可选地,可提供吸附部件和/或凹陷部分用来收集灰尘或其它杂物。 Alternatively, suction means may be provided and / or concave portion for collecting dust or other debris. 吸附部件吸附聚积在通道截止阀的支撑点或轴处及其周围的异物,诸如灰尘和污物。 Attaching member and a foreign material accumulated in or around a supporting point shaft of the pathway shutoff valve, such as dust and dirt. 诸如双面胶带的吸收部件可被布置在通道截止阀的上表面,以主动吸收诸如灰尘和污物的异物。 Absorbing member such as a double-sided tape may be disposed on a surface of the pathway shutoff valve, to proactively absorb foreign substances such as dust and dirt.

根据第十六实施例,记录介质K在接触通道截止阀1620后被进一步送入,以克服偏置部件的偏置力向通道P的下游侧转动通道截止阀1620。 According to the sixteenth embodiment, the recording medium K is further fed after contact with the pathway shutoff valve 1620, to overcome the biasing force of the biasing member is rotated to the downstream side of the pathway P-channel shutoff valve 1620. 然而,也可以这样进行更改,即当执行图像记录时,发动机的驱动力被传送到通道截止阀1620,从而利用驱动力克服偏置力向着下游侧转动通道截止阀1620,在图像记录后,驱动力被切断,使得通道截止阀1620自由转动,从而将通道截止阀1620返回到上游侧。 However, this change may be performed, i.e., when image recording, the driving force of the engine is transmitted to the pathway shutoff valve 1620, so as to overcome the biasing force by the driving force toward the downstream side of the pathway shutoff valve 1620 is rotated, after the image recording, the drive power is cut off, so that the pathway shutoff valve 1620 is free to rotate, so that the pathway shutoff valve 1620 returns to the upstream side. 这种布置减小了施加在记录介质K上的负载。 This arrangement reduces the load imposed on the recording medium K. 另外,通道截止阀在两个方向上(即从开启位置到关闭位置和从关闭位置到开启位置)的位置变化可由发动机的驱动力实现。 Further, the pathway shutoff valve in both directions (i.e. from the open position to the closed position and from the closed position to the open position) may change the driving force of the engine is achieved.

如图41所示,扫描仪部分1103具有与第十一实施例相同的结构, 并且用与第十一或第十四实施例相同的方式连接到打印机部分1602, 因此省略其描述。 41, the scanner portion 1103 has the same structure as the eleventh embodiment of the embodiment, and with the eleventh or fourteenth embodiment is connected to the same printer portion 1602, and therefore description thereof is omitted.

图47是由布置在多功能设备1400安装空间32中的电气元件构成的控制部分1650的框图。 FIG 47 is a block diagram of a control portion 1650 constituted by the electrical components disposed in the multifunction apparatus 1400 mounting space 32. 如图47所示,由CPU(中央处理单元)、ROM (只读存储器)、RAM (随机存取存储器)构成的中央处理部分1651 被连接到打印机部分1602和扫描仪部分1103中的各种传感器、发动机、操作面板901、插槽部分950、显示屏1610和其它装置,以便能通过总线1655和ASIC (专用集成电路)1657传送数据。 As shown in FIG 47, a CPU (Central Processing Unit), ROM (Read Only Memory), RAM (Random Access Memory) composed of a central processing portion 1651 is connected to the printer portion 1602 and the various sensors of the scanner portion 1103 , the engine, the operator panel 901, slot portion 950, screen display 1610 and other devices, in order to transfer 1657 via data bus 1655 and an ASIC ().

中央处理部分1651接收来自通电开关1652和断电开关1654的检测信号,以控制多功能设备1600的开启/关闭状态。 The central processing portion 1651 receives a detection signal from the switch 1652 and the power-off switch 1654, the multifunctional apparatus 1600 to control the on / off status. 通电开关1652根据盖部件1605的位置而被开启/关闭,并且断电开关1654根据当盖部件1605被抬起或处于开启位置时盖部件1605是否被向上拉起而被开启/关闭。 The power-on switch 1652 position of the lid member 1605 is turned on / off, and power-off switch 1654 is turned on / off according to when the lid member 1605 is lifted or whether the lid member 1605 is pulled upward open position. 这些开关1652、 1654将在后面详细说明。 These switches 1652, 1654 will be described later in detail.

多功能设备1600连接到计算机(PC) 1444,设备1600从而能根据从计算机1444传送来的以及通过操作面板901输入的图像数据或文件数据在记录介质上记录图像或文件。 Multifunctional apparatus 1600 is connected to a computer (PC) 1444, so that the apparatus 1600 can record an image or document transfer in accordance with the image data 1444 and input through the operation panel 901 or from a computer data file on the recording medium. 因此,设备1600包括用来从计算机1444接收数据和向计算机1444传送数据的接口(I/F)。 Thus, device 1600 includes an interface for the (I / F) 1444 receives the computer data to the computer 1444 and transmitting data. 控制部分1650的配置仅作为举例的方式来描述,可以理解的是,控制部分1650 的具体情况不限于根据本实施例的内容。 Configuration of the control portion 1650 is described only by way of example, it is understood that the particular case where the control section 1650 is not limited to what embodiment of the present embodiment. 现在将描述盖部件1605如何操作。 Will now be described how the lid member 1605.

如上所述,盖部件1605可在关闭位置(即盖部件1605被向下折到壳体2a的上表面上以覆盖记录介质出口12的位置)和盖部件从壳体2a的上表面立起以开启记录介质出口12的开启位置之间变换位置。 As described above, the lid member 1605 in the closed position (i.e., the lid member 1605 is folded down onto the upper surface of the housing 2a to cover the position of the recording medium outlet 12) and the cover member to the rising from the upper surface of the housing 2a changing positions between an open position to open the recording medium outlet 12. 用户通过抓持并转动盖部件1605可实现盖部件1605的这种位置变化。 User by grasping and turning the lid member 1605 can achieve this change in position of the cover member 1605.

图48显示了盖部件1605处于关闭位置状态的多功能设备1600。 Figure 48 shows the cover member 1605 in the closed state of the multifunctional apparatus 1600 position. 当不使用多功能设备1600时,盖部件1605被保持在关闭位置。 When the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is not used, the lid member 1605 is held in the closed position. 盖部件1605可绕着支撑在操作面板901上端附近的轴1656转动,并且当盖部件1605被向下转动到最大时(即接触壳体2a的上表面时),到达关闭位置。 (I.e., when in contact with the upper surface of the housing 2a) around the cover member 1605 may be supported in the vicinity of the upper end of the shaft 1656901 operation panel is rotated, and when the lid member 1605 is turned downward to the maximum, to the closed position. 在关闭位置时,盖部件1605关闭记录介质出口12,从而防止异物通过记录介质出口12进入到壳体2a内。 In the closed position, the lid member 1605 closes the recording medium outlet 12, thereby preventing the foreign matter entering through the recording medium outlet 12 into the housing 2a. 尤其是,在类似多功能设备1600的这种类型的多功能设备中,记录介质出口在壳体上表面开口,异物易于通过记录介质出口12进入,因此在这种设备中防止异 In particular, in this type of multi-function device similar multifunctional apparatus 1600, the recording medium outlet opening in the housing surface, the foreign matter easily enters through the recording medium outlet 12, thus preventing such a device in different

物进入的效果是显著的。 From entering the effect is significant.

如图40、 41和48-50所示,在壳体2a的上表面记录介质出口12 附近,布置有通常被偏置以从壳体2a的上表面伸出但可縮进壳体2a 的通电开关1652。 FIG 40, 41 and 48-50, the upper surface of the recording medium in the vicinity of the outlet 2a of the housing 12, there are disposed power is normally biased to protrude from the upper surface of the housing 2a but retractable housing 2a switch 1652. 当通电开关1652从壳体2a的上表面伸出时,通电开关1652输出通电信号以开启多功能设备1600,而当其縮进时,输出断电信号以关闭设备1600。 When the power-on switch 1652 protrudes from the upper surface of the housing 2a, switch 1652 outputs a power signal to turn the multifunctional apparatus 1600, and when it is retracted, the output device 1600 to turn off the power-off signal. 如图48所示,当盖部件1605被置于关闭位置时,盖部件1605将通电开关1652推进壳体2a内,从而输出断电信号。 48, when the lid member 1605 is placed in the closed position, the cover member 1605 to switch 1652 advanced into the housing 2a, thereby outputting the power-off signal. 中央处理部分1651从通电开关1652接收断电信号,从而关闭多功能设备1600。 The central processing portion 1651 receives the power-off signal from the switch 1652 to close the multifunctional apparatus 1600.

当用户将盖部件1605从关闭位置向上转动到如图41所示的开启位置时,被盖部件1605推进壳体2a内的通电开关1652这时从壳体2a的上表面伸出,从而输出通电信号。 When the user rotates the cover member 1605 upwardly from the closed position to the open position as shown in FIG. 41, the lid member 1605 is advancing power-on switch 1652 in this case the housing 2a protrudes from the upper surface of the housing 2a, thereby outputting the power- signal. 这样,中央处理部分1651从通电开关1652接收通电信号,从而开启多功能设备1600。 Thus, the central processing portion 1651 receives the power-on signal from the switch 1652 so as to turn the multifunctional apparatus 1600. 此外,将盖部件1605置于开启位置会打开记录介质出口12,从而可以排出其上己记录图像的记录介质K,使得记录介质K的前端部分从记录介质出口12伸出,如图41所示。 Further, the lid member 1605 in the open position opens the recording medium outlet 12, thereby discharging the recording medium K on which the image is already recorded, so that the recording medium K projects from the front end portion of the recording medium outlet 12, as shown in FIG. 41 . 这样,通电开关1652通过盖部件1605位置的变化被开启/关闭。 Thus, switch 1652 is turned on / off by varying the position of the cover member 1605. 换句话说,多功能设备盖部件1605的位置与开启/关闭状态是相关的。 In other words, the multifunctional apparatus 1605 and an open position the lid member / OFF state of relevant. 因此,防止了在进行图像记录时盖部件1605不当地保持在关闭位置而关闭记录介质出口12,并且防止了当多功能设备1600被断电时盖部件1605不当地被保持在开启位置。 Thus, 1605 is prevented from unduly during image recording member holding the lid in the closed position to close the recording medium outlet 12, and prevents the lid member 1600 when the multifunctional apparatus 1605 is powered down improperly be held in the open position. 通过将盖部件1605放置在开启位置, 记录介质出口12被开启,以允许排出记录介质K,即,允许其上已记录图像的记录介质K的前端从记录介质出口12伸出到外侧。 12 is opened by the lid member 1605 is placed in the open position, the recording medium outlet to permit the discharge of the recording medium K, that is, to allow the recording medium on which an image has been recorded K projects from the front end of the recording medium outlet 12 to the outside. 另一方面, 通过将盖部件1605放置在关闭位置,记录介质出口12被关闭,从而防止诸如灰尘、垃圾和污物的异物进入到壳体2a内。 On the other hand, by the lid member 1605 is placed in the closed position, the recording medium outlet 12 is closed, such as to prevent dust, dirt and foreign objects garbage into the housing 2a.

在上述的实施例中,通电开关1652可縮进地从壳体2a的上表面伸出,以便使盖部件1605的位置与多功能设备1600的开启/关闭状态相关,即,盖部件1605用作检测盖部件1605位置的开关部件,艮卩, 通电开关1652和盖部件1605 —起作为检测盖部件1605位置的开关。 In the above embodiment, power-on switch 1652 retractably protruding from the upper surface of the housing 2a, so that the position of the cover member 1605 of the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is turned on / off states associated, i.e., the lid member 1605 as switching means detecting the position of the cover member 1605, Gen Jie, switch 1652 and the lid member 1605-- from a switching position detecting member 1605 of the cap. 然而,这种布置并不是最关键的。 However, this arrangement is not the most critical. 例如,通电开关1652可以用检测盖部件1605位置的磁性传感器来代替,而中央处理部分1651根据来自磁性传感器的检测信号来开启/关闭多功能设备1600。 For example, switch 1652 may be a magnetic sensor for detecting the position of the cover member 1605 in place, and the central processing portion 1651 to turn on / off the multifunctional apparatus 1600 based on a detection signal from the magnetic sensor. 可选地,可在轴1656上布置角度传感器来检测盖部件的位置,而中央处理部分1651 根据来自角度传感器的检测信号开启/关闭多功能设备1600。 Alternatively, an angle sensor may be disposed on the shaft 1656 to detect the position of the lid member, and the central processing portion 1651 turns on / off the multifunctional apparatus 1600 based on a detection signal from the angle sensor.

盖部件1605可保持在关闭位置和开启位置之间的任何位置,以便布置在盖部件1605的显示屏1610的位置可调节到最佳角度。 The cover member 1605 may remain in a closed position and any position between the open position, so that the arrangement can be adjusted to an optimum angular position of the lid member 1605 in the display screen 1610. 例如, 如图41所示,当将多功能设备1600置于地上并从倾斜的上侧操作或观察多功能设备1600时,为了便于从倾斜的上侧观察显示屏1610,转动盖部件1605,使得显示屏1610的屏幕倾斜地面向上。 For example, as shown in FIG. 41, when placed on a floor and the multifunctional apparatus 1600 from the upper side of the multifunctional apparatus 1600 operating viewed or inclined, in order to facilitate the inclination viewed from the upper side of the display screen 1610, the lid member 1605, such that 1610 display screen upward sloping ground. 另一方面,如图49所示,当将多功能设备1600置于桌上等并从前侧操作或观察时, 为了便于观察显示屏1610,转动盖部件1605,使得显示屏的屏幕面向前。 On the other hand, as shown in FIG 49, when the multifunctional apparatus 1600 placed on a table or the like and the front side operation was observed, for ease of viewing the display screen 1610, the lid member 1605, so that the front face of the display screen. 轴1656逐级旋转或连续旋转,以及暂时固定在一点或多点的任何已知的布置,都可用作为盖部件1605的转动机构。 1656 stepwise or continuous rotation of the rotary shaft, and arranged temporarily fixed in any known point or points, are used as the cover member 1605 of the rotation mechanism.

多功能设备1600是大体垂直竖立的类型,非常便于携带。 Multifunctional apparatus 1600 is the type standing substantially upright, very easy to carry. 提供的盖部件1605使多功能设备1600的携带便利。 The lid member 1605 provided the multifunction device 1600 carrying convenience. 如图49所示,当用户抓着盖部件1605以携带多功能设备1600时,盖部件1605被转动以垂直立起。 As shown in FIG 49, when the user holding the lid member 1605 to carry the multifunctional apparatus 1600 when the lid member 1605 is rotated to a vertical upright. 在盖部件1605从壳体2a的上侧竖立的状态下,多功能设备1600会被通电。 In the lid member 1605 from the upper side of the upright state of the housing 2a, the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is powered on. 因此,举例来说,可想象用户提起并携带多功能设备1600 的同时打印头30喷射墨滴进行图像记录或清洁的情况,这会导致出现诸如漏墨或卡纸的不良问题。 Thus, for example, imagine a user can lift and carry the multifunction device 1600 while the print head 30 ejecting ink droplets for image recording or clean cases, this can lead to problems such as undesirable leakage of ink or a paper jam. 为了防止出现这种情况,当盖部件1605 被向上拉同时盖部件1605处于开启位置时,提供有用来关闭多功能设备1600的断电开关1654。 To prevent this, when the lid member 1605 is pulled upward while the lid member 1605 is in the open position, there is provided to disable the power-off switch 1600 of the multifunctional apparatus 1654.

更具体地,如图50所示,盖部件1605的轴1656被布置在操作面板卯l中的轴承1658所支撑,使得盖部件1605可在预定范围内在向上和向下方向上转动。 More specifically, as shown in FIG. 50, the cover member 1605 of the shaft 1656 is disposed on the operation panel d l a bearing support 1658, so that the cover member 1605 may be rotated in a predetermined range inherent upward and downward directions. 断电开关1654被布置在轴1656附近,以检测轴1656的旋转。 Power-off switch 1654 is disposed in the vicinity of the shaft 1656 to detect rotation of the shaft 1656. 如图49所示,当握住盖部件1605并且将多功能设备1600提起的同时,轴1656被置于对应于盖部件1605竖立或开启位置的旋转位置,盖部件1605的轴1656接收到多功能设备1600的重量, 因此轴1656随着盖部件1605向下移动到轴承1658的下端。 49, while holding the lid member 1605 when the multifunctional apparatus 1600 and lift, the shaft 1656 is placed in the rotational position corresponding to the cover member 1605 erected or open position, the cover member 1605 of the shaft 1656 receives the multifunction 1600 the weight of the equipment, so that the shaft 1656 moves with the lid member 1605 downward to the lower end of the bearing 1658. 断电开关1654检测到轴1656和盖部件1605移动到最低位置,输出断电信号。 Power-off switch 1654 detects the movement of the cover 1605 and the shaft member 1656 to the lowest position, the output power-off signal. 中央处理部分1651从断电开关1654接收断电信号,并关闭多功能设备1600。 The central processing portion 1651 receives the power-off signal from the power-off switch 1654, and the multifunctional apparatus 1600 close. 因此,在携带多功能设备1600的过程中,打印头30和其它装置不工作,从而防止了诸如漏墨的麻烦。 Thus, in the process of carrying the multifunctional apparatus 1600, the printing head 30 and the other device is not operating, thereby preventing troubles such as ink leakage. 当携带多功能设备1600后将其置于地上或桌上时,轴1656因为盖部件1605的重量而向上移动到轴承1658的上端。 When the multifunctional apparatus 1600 which will carry placed on a floor or table, the weight of the shaft 1656 because the lid member 1605 moves upward to the upper end of the bearing 1658. 断电开关1654检测到轴1656的运动,从而输出信号指令,以再次开启多功能设备1600。 Power-off switch 1654 detects the motion of the shaft 1656, thereby outputting the command signal to turn the multifunctional apparatus 1600 again. 中央处理部分1651从断电开关1654接收信号并开启多功能设备1600。 16511654 central processing portion receives a signal from the switch and turn off the multifunctional apparatus 1600.

这样构造的盖部件1605改进了多功能设备1600的便携性,同时当关闭记录介质出口12时,还防止了诸如灰尘、垃圾和污物的异物的进入。 Thus constructed lid member 1605 improves the portability of the multifunctional apparatus 1600, while when closing the recording medium outlet 12, also prevents the entry of foreign matter such as dust, trash and dirt. 在诸如记录介质出口12的开口形成在设备上表面的布置中,异物易于进入到设备内。 In such a recording medium outlet opening 12 is formed in the device are arranged on the surface, foreign matter easily enters into the apparatus. 因此,在这种布置中,由此实施例提供的防止异物进入的效果特别显著。 Thus, in this arrangement, thereby preventing foreign matter from entering embodiment is particularly remarkable effect provided by the embodiment.

以下将描述对第十六实施例的更改。 The following changes to the described embodiment of the sixteenth embodiment. 在第十六实施例中,通过让盖部件1605开启/关闭通电开关1652,使得盖部件1605的位置和多功能设备1600的开启/关闭状态相关。 In a sixteenth embodiment, by having the lid member 1605 turn on / off switch 1652 so that the cover member 1605 and the position of the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is turned on / off states associated. 在此更改中,另一方面,当多功能设备1600被关闭时,盖部件1605被自动置于关闭位置,而当多功能设备1600被通电时,盖部件从关闭位置被转换到开启位置。 In this modification, on the other hand, when the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is turned off, the lid member 1605 is automatically placed in the closed position, and when the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is powered on, the lid member is switched from the closed position to the open position. 换句话说, 在第十六实施例的此更改中,用户不用手动转动盖部件1605,而是通过多功能设备1600的通电/断电自动转动,以开启/关闭记录介质出口12。 In other words, this change in the sixteenth embodiment, the user need not manually turn the lid member 1605, but by the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is powered on / off automatically rotated to open / close the recording medium outlet 12.

尽管没有明确示出,例如,可在多功能设备1600的操作面板901 上设置可由用户操作而开启/关闭的通电开关1652,以取代通电开关1652。 Although not explicitly shown, for example, may be provided on the operation panel 901 multifunction device 1600 by a user operation on / off switch 1652, switch 1652 in place. 另外,发动机的驱动力被传送到盖部件1605的轴1656以移动盖部件1605。 Further, the driving force of the engine shaft 1656 is transmitted to the cap member 1605 to move the cover member 1605. 通过使通电/断电与盖部件1605的位置相关,中央处理部分1651可工作以用来控制多功能设备1600的通电/断电。 By power-on / off position of the cover member 1605 is associated, may be the central processing portion 1651 operates to control the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is used to power on / off.

更具体地,当用户通过操作面板卯1开启多功能设备1600时,控制部分1650驱动发动机向上转动盖部件1605,以将盖部件1605从壳体2a的上表面升起。 More specifically, when the user through the operation panel 1 d multifunctional apparatus 1600 is turned on, the control portion 1650 drives the engine cover member 1605 is rotated upwardly to the lid member 1605 is raised from the upper surface of the housing 2a. 这样,盖部件1605被置于开启位置以开启记录介质出口12,并使用户能观察显示屏1610。 Thus, the lid member 1605 is placed in the open position to open the recording medium outlet 12, and the user can observe the display 1610. 另一方面,当用户关闭多功能设备1600时,中央处理部分1650驱动发动机向下转动盖部件1605,以将盖部件1605向下折到壳体2a的上表面。 On the other hand, when the user turns off the multifunctional apparatus 1600, the central processing portion 1650 drives the engine rotational lid member 1605 downward to fold the lid member 1605 down onto the surface of the housing 2a. 这样,盖部件1605 被置于关闭位置以关闭记录介质出口12,并通过壳体2a的上表面覆盖和保护显示屏1610。 Thus, the lid member 1605 is placed in the closed position to close the recording medium outlet 12, and the upper surface of the housing 2a to cover and protect the screen display 1610. 这样,中央处理部分1650控制多功能设备1600 的通电/断电以及盖部件1605的位置,使得通电漸电和盖部件1605的位置相关,从而防止了当盖部件1605被保持在关闭位置时进行图像记录,并且防止了当多功能设备1600断电时盖部件1605保持在开启位置。 Thus, the central processing portion 1650 controls the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is powered on / off and the position of the cover member 1605, so that the electrical power and the lid member becoming associated location 1605, thereby preventing the image in the closed position when the lid member 1605 is held record, and prevents the cover member when the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is held powered off 1605 in the open position.

在控制部分1650中提供有定时器,以便计时盖部件1605置于开启位置后未进行图像记录的时间段。 In the control section 1650 is provided with a timer, so that the lid member 1605 is placed timing period image recording is not performed after the open position. 当该时间段超过一个阈值时,中央处理部分1651驱动发动机,将盖部件1605转动到关闭位置,并将多功能设备1600设置为暂停状态(suspended state)。 When the time period exceeds a threshold, the central processing portion 1651 drives the motor to the cap member 1605 is rotated to the closed position, and the multifunctional apparatus 1600 set in the suspend state (suspended state). 需要注意的是, 术语"暂停状态"指的是这样一种状态,即在从操作面板901或从计算机输入请求开始记录图像的信号之后,中央处理部分1651并不立即开始记录图像,而是先将盖部件1605的位置改变到开启位置,然后开才始记录。 It should be noted that the term "suspended state" refers to a state, i.e. after the start of the operation panel or computer input signal of an image recording request from the central processing portion 1651 does not start recording immediately from the image 901, but the first the position of the lid member 1605 is changed to the open position, and open it to start recording. 优选的是,该暂停状态对应于节能模式,在节能模式下, 不在显示屏1610或其它显示设备上提供任何信息,从而减小了多功能设备1600的功率消耗。 Preferably, the suspended state corresponds to a power-saving mode, the energy-saving mode, the display does not provide any information on the 1610 or other display device, thereby reducing the power consumption of the multifunctional apparatus 1600. 根据这种布置,防止了长时间将记录介质出口12保持开启,从而可靠地防止了异物通过出口12进入到壳体2a内。 According to this arrangement, the time prevents the recording medium outlet 12 is kept open, thereby reliably preventing the foreign matter from entering the housing 12 through the outlet 2a.

当设备1600处于暂停状态时,请求开始记录图像的信号通过操作面板901或从计算机被输入,中央处理部分1651首先驱动发动机,将当前处于关闭位置的盖部件1605转动到开启位置,然后操作打印机部分1602开始送入记录介质K,以执行记录。 When the device 1600 is in the suspended state, requesting to start recording signal of an image or is input from a computer through the operation panel 901, the central processing portion 1651 first drives the motor, the current in the closed position of the lid member 1605 is rotated to the open position, and then operates the printer portion 1602 start into the recording medium K, to execute the recording. 因此,防止了在多功能设备1600开启时记录介质出口12长时间保持开启,从而可靠地防止了异物通过记录介质出口12进入到壳体2a内。 This prevents the medium outlet 12 is kept open for a long time, thereby reliably preventing the foreign matter entering through the recording medium outlet 12 into the housing 2a while the multifunctional apparatus 1600 records open. 通过在进入暂停状态期间设置节能模式,即使有较长时间未进行图像处理,不需要用户关闭设备1600,也能减小设备1600的消耗功率。 By providing energy-saving mode during enter the suspend state, even if there is not a long time for image processing, the user does not need to turn off the device 1600, the power consumption can be reduced device 1600. 另外,当请求记录图像时, 用户不用开启多功能设备1600,就会立刻开始记录图像。 In addition, when a request for recording an image, the user need not open the multi-function device 1600, it will immediately start recording images.

尽管在多功能设备1600中,记录介质出口12形成在壳体2a的上表面,记录介质出口12也可形成在其它位置。 Although in the multifunctional apparatus 1600, the recording medium outlet 12 formed in the upper surface of the housing 2a, the recording medium outlet 12 may be formed at other positions. 例如,记录介质出口可在壳体2a前表面或后表面的上端附近向上开口。 For example, the recording medium outlet may be open upward near the upper end surface of the front or rear surface of the housing 2a. 当使用这种布置时, 用于关闭记录介质出口12的盖部件1605被设置为在侧面方向覆盖至少一部分记录介质出口12。 When using such an arrangement, for closing the recording medium outlet 12 of the lid member 1605 is disposed to cover at least part of the recording medium outlet 12 in the lateral direction. 另外,在这个实施例中大致呈U形的通道P也可形成不同形状。 Further, in this embodiment, a generally U-shaped pathway P may be formed in different shapes. 例如,用于手动插入记录介质的记录介质入口可形成在打印头30的后侧,使得通道P从该记录介质入口延伸经过打印头30下侧然后转向上方。 For example, the recording medium inlet for manually inserting a recording medium may be formed on the rear side of the print head 30, such that the pathway P extending from the recording medium through the inlet side of the printhead 30 is then turned upwards. 也就是说,通道P可以大致呈L形。 That is, the pathway P may be generally L-shaped.

在第十六实施例中,在多功能设备1600的壳体2a上部形成的开口是记录介质出口12,记录介质K通过该出口而被排出。 In the sixteenth embodiment, an opening is formed in the upper housing 2a of the multifunctional apparatus 1600 is the recording medium outlet 12, the recording medium K is ejected through the outlet. 然而,开口不限于这种记录介质出口,也可以是用于其它目的的开口,例如通过它将记录介质K手动插入的记录介质入口。 However, the opening is not limited to such a recording medium outlet, but may be an opening for other purposes, for example, a recording medium K manually inserted medium inlet through which the recording. 当该开口是记录介质入口时,可通过改变盖部件的位置类似地关闭/开启记录介质入口,并且也能获得与第十六实施例相同的效果。 When the inlet opening is a recording medium, can be similarly closed by changing the position of the cover member / open the recording medium inlet, and the same effect can be obtained with the embodiment of the sixteenth embodiment.

可选地,该开口可以是用于插入文件的文件入口,在该文件上具有要被扫描仪部分读取的图像。 Alternatively, the opening may be a document inlet for inserting a document, an image to be read by the scanner portion on the document.

在下文中,参考图51和52,描述根据本发明第十七实施例的多功能设备,其中文件入口以及记录介质出口都可被盖部件关闭。 Hereinafter, with reference to FIGS. 51 and 52, described a multifunctional apparatus according to a seventeenth embodiment of the present invention, wherein the document inlet and the outlet may be a recording medium cover member closed. 也就是说,第十七实施例多功能设备的结构类似于第十六实施例,只是被盖部件关闭的开口不仅是记录介质出口,也包括文件入口。 That is, the structure of the multifunctional apparatus of the seventeenth embodiment is similar to the sixteenth embodiment except that the lid member closing the opening is not only a recording medium outlet, including a file entry. 与第十六实施例对应的部件或零件使用相同的附图标记表示,并且省略其描述。 Example reference numerals corresponding parts or parts with the sixteenth embodiment uses the same numerals, and description thereof is omitted.

在图51中,附图标记1700总体上表示根据第十七实施例的多功能设备。 In FIG 51, reference numeral denotes the multifunctional apparatus according to a seventeenth embodiment of the embodiment 1700 in general. 如图51所示,用于将文件送到读取表面(未示出)的文件入口1710形成在扫描仪部分1703的上表面,当盖部件1605向下折时, 文件入口1710以及记录介质出口12被盖部件1605关闭,从而防止诸如垃圾和污物的异物粘附到压板940上。 51, to the reading surface for the document (not shown) of the document inlet 1710 is formed on the surface of the scanner portion 1703 when the lid member 1605 is folded down, the recording medium and the document inlet 1710 outlet 12 closed by the lid member 1605, thereby preventing foreign matter such as trash and dirt adhered to the platen 940.

扫描仪部分1703及其与打印机部分1602的连接结构与第十三实施例相同。 The scanner portion 1703 and the printer 1602 are connected moiety same as the thirteenth embodiment. 也就是说,文件入口1710形成在打印机部分1602的壳体2a的上表面和扫描仪部分1703的上表面之间。 In other words, the document inlet 1710 is formed between the upper surface of the printer portion 1602 of the housing 2a and the upper surface of the scanner portion 1703. 扫描仪部分1703可相对于打印机部分1602关闭/开启,也就是说,在对应大致垂直位置的倾斜位置和对应大致水平位置的开启位置之间关闭/开启,如参考图25-27 对第十三实施例的说明那样。 The scanner portion 1703 with respect to the printer portion 1602 may be turned off / on, that is, between an open position corresponding to a substantially vertical position and inclined position corresponding to a generally horizontal position closing / opening, such as 25-27 thirteenth embodiment described above.

如图51所示,在多功能设备1700中,记录介质出口12和文件入口1710在多功能设备1700的上表面向上开启。 As shown in FIG. 51, the multifunctional apparatus 1700, the recording medium outlet 12 and the document inlet 1710 opened up on the surface of the multifunctional apparatus 1700. 当盖部件1605被如图52所示向下折以被置于关闭位置时,记录介质出口12和文件入口1710 均被盖部件1605关闭,从而防止诸如垃圾和污物的异物通过记录介质出口12或文件入口1710进入壳体2a内,并防止其粘附到压板940上。 When the lid member 1605 is folded down as shown in FIG. 52 when it is placed in the closed position, the recording medium outlet 12 and the document inlet 1710 are closed the lid member 1605, thereby preventing the foreign substances such as trash and dirt through the recording medium outlet 12 or the document inlet 1710 into the housing 2a, and prevent it from adhering to the platen 940.

以下为以类似于所附权利要求书的撰写形式给出的对第十六和第十七实施例通用构造的简要说明及由此获得的效果。 The following is a brief description of the general configuration of the sixteenth embodiment and the seventeenth embodiment written in the form similar to the appended claims and gives effects obtained thereby.

一种通常被置于大体垂直竖立位置的图像处理设备,其包括: A common position is disposed substantially upright image processing apparatus, comprising:

平坦的盒状壳体,在壳体表面形成有向上开启的开口;和 A flat box-shaped housing formed with an opening opened upward at the housing surface; and

把手部件,该把手部件可在关闭位置和开启位置之间改变位置, 其中在关闭位置,把手部件被向下折到形成开口的表面上以关闭该开口,而在开启位置,把手部件立起在该表面上以开启开口。 The handle member, the handle member may be a closed position and an open position between the position change, wherein in the closed position, the handle member is folded down onto the upper surface of the opening is formed to close the opening, and an open position, the handle in the upright member on the surface to open the opening.

通过提供把手部件,增强了图像处理设备的便携性。 By providing a handle member, enhances the portability of the image processing apparatus. 在该开口是其上己记录图像的记录介质被排出的记录介质出口时,当开口幵启同时把手部件处于开启位置时,允许排出记录介质。 The outlet opening is a recording medium on which the recording medium has a recording image when discharged, while when the handle member opening Jian start in the open position, permitting the discharge of the recording medium. 当开口是用来将记录介质送入壳体的记录介质入口时,当开口开启同时把手部件处于开启位置时,允许记录介质通过记录介质入口而被送入。 When the opening is used for the recording media into the housing of the recording medium inlet when the opening is opened while the handle member is in the open position, allowing the recording medium is fed through the recording medium inlet. 另一方面,当把手部件处于关闭位置时,开口被关闭,从而防止诸如垃圾、污物和灰尘的异物进入到设备内。 On the other hand, when the handle member is in the closed position, the opening is closed, to prevent such waste, dust, dirt and foreign matter enters into the apparatus. 上述设置同样可应用于开口是文件入口或出口(页文件可通过其从设备的壳体被插入或排出)的情况。 Above arrangement is equally applicable to the case of a file entry opening or outlet (through which a sheet document is inserted into or discharged from the housing of the device) is. 该开口也可以是用于任何其它功能的一个开口。 The opening may be an opening for any other functions.

在下文中,参考图53-55,描述根据本发明第十八实施例的多功能设备。 Hereinafter, with reference to FIGS. 53-55, described a multifunctional apparatus according to an eighteenth embodiment of the present invention. 根据本实施例的多功能设备1800的具体结构与根据第九到第十七实施例的任何一个多功能设备900、 1000、 1100、 1200、 1300、 1400、 1600、 1700的具体结构相同,因此对应的部件或零件将用相同的附图标记或符号被表示,并省略其描述。 According to a multifunctional apparatus 900 according to any of the ninth to seventeenth embodiments, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1600 the same specific structure, the structure of the multifunctional apparatus 1700 according to the present embodiment is 1800, and therefore the corresponding parts or elements will be denoted by the same reference numerals or symbols, and the description thereof is omitted.

在打印机部分1802两个相反侧面中的一个上,形成有作为介质装载部分的插槽部分950和墨盒座部分960,其中各种作为外部存储介质的小型存储卡被装载或插入在插槽部分中。 In a printer portion 1802 two opposite sides, there are formed a slot portion of the media loading portion 950 and the cartridge holder portion 960, in which various inserted or loaded in the slot portion of the small memory card as an external storage medium . 每个插槽部分950和墨盒座部分960具有当不使用插槽部分950或墨盒座部分时被关闭的盖子, 以便防止诸如灰尘的异物进入。 Each slot portion 950 and the cartridge holder portion 960 is closed with a lid when not in use or the slot portion 950 when the cartridge holder portion in order to prevent foreign substances such as dust from entering. 如图53所示,当插槽部分950的盖子开启时,第一插槽950a、第二插槽950b和第三插槽950c露出在打印机部分1802的侧面。 53, when the lid is opened slot portion 950, a first slot 950a, a second slot 950b and a third slot 950c are exposed in the side surface portion 1802 of the printer. 小型存储卡可沿侧向插入每个插槽950a、 950b、 950c和从中拆除。 Small memory card can be laterally inserted into each slot 950a, 950b, 950c, and removal therefrom. 在图53中,为了便于说明,未示出关闭插槽部分950和墨盒座960部分的盖子。 In FIG. 53, for convenience of explanation, not shown, the lid closing the slot portion 950 and the cartridge holder portion 960.

插槽950a、 950b、 950c将插入其中的各种标准的小型存储卡与多功能设备1800相连接,以便在它们之间传送数据。 Slots 950a, 950b, 950c standards inserted therein with a small memory card is connected to the multifunctional apparatus 1800 in order to transfer data between them. 例如,这些标准可以是SD存储卡、CompactFlash (注册商标)、SmartMedia (注册商标) 和Memory Stick (注册商标)。 For example, these standards may be SD memory card (registered trademark) CompactFlash (registered trademark), SmartMedia (registered trademark), and Memory Stick. 插槽950a、 950b、 950c垂直排列,并在侧面开口。 Slots 950a, 950b, 950c are arranged vertically and open at the side. 插槽部分950中形成的插槽的数目可以不是3,而是可以小于3或大于3。 The number of slots formed in the slot portion 950 may not be 3, but may be less than 3 or greater than 3.

例如,由数码相机获得的静态图像的数据、由数字摄像机获得的动态图像的数据或其它数据被记录在小型存储卡中。 For example, a still image data obtained by a digital camera, a moving image data taken by a digital camera or other data is recorded in a small memory card. 根据存储卡的标准,将存储卡插入或装载到插槽950a、 950b、 950c中的一个。 According to the standard memory card, the memory card is inserted or loaded into the slots 950a, 950b, 950c of one. 多功能设备1800读取记录在存储卡中并表示至少一幅图像的图像数据,以便用打印机部分1802在记录介质上记录期望图像中的至少一幅图像。 Multifunctional apparatus 1800 reads information recorded in the memory card and the image data representing at least one image, so that a desired image 1802 at least one image recorded on a recording medium by the printer portion.

由于对应于各种标准的小型存储卡的多个插槽950a、 950b、 950c 形成在竖立多功能设备1800打印机部分1802侧面的插槽部分950中, 设备1800处理的所有种类的存储卡能被装载在多功能设备1800的单独一个侧面上,从而增强了设备1800的可用性。 Since a plurality of slots 950a corresponding to various small memory card standard, 950b, 950c are formed in an upright multifunctional apparatus 1800 printer portion 1802 side of the slot portion 950, the processing device 1800 for all types of memory cards can be loaded on a single side of the multifunctional apparatus 1800, thereby enhancing the availability of the device 1800. 另外,这种布置在打印机部分1802的上表面和前表面留出了空间,可以用来安装其它操作部件,例如扫描仪部分1103和操作面板901。 Further, this arrangement remains on the surface and the front surface of the printer portion 1802 of the space, it can be used to mount other operating member, such as a scanner portion 1103 and an operation panel 901. 由于插槽950a、 950b、 950c在打印机部分1802侧面被排成竖直的一排,因此可以减小打印机部分1802的厚度,并减小多功能设备1800的整个厚度。 Since the slot 950a, 950b, 950c are arranged in the vertical side surface of the printer portion 1802 in a row, it is possible to reduce the thickness of the printer portion 1802, and reduce the overall thickness of the multifunctional apparatus 1800. 对于大致垂直竖立类型并具有薄盒状壳体的多功能设备,这些效果特别显著。 For the type standing substantially upright and having a thin box-like housing multifunctional apparatus, which effect is particularly remarkable. in

本实施例中,插槽部分950位于多功能设备1800的左侧,但是插槽部分950位于右侧也可获得相同效果。 Embodiment, the slot 950 is located in the left portion of the multifunctional apparatus 1800 of the present embodiment, the slot portion 950 on the right side the same effect can be obtained.

在打印机部分1802上形成有插槽部分950的侧面,也形成有墨盒座部分960,其中插入有各种颜色(即,青色(C)、品红(M)、黄色(Y)和黑色(K))的墨盒。 Printer portion 1802 is formed on the side surface portion 950 with a slot, there is also formed the cartridge holder portion 960, into which a variety of colors (i.e., cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K )) cartridge. 除非要用新的墨盒替换用尽的任何墨盒, 否则盖子保持关闭,以防止诸如灰尘的异物进入。 Unless the ink cartridge with a new cartridge is empty of any alternative, or lid remains closed to prevent foreign matter such as dust from entering. 如图53所示,当开启墨盒座部分960的盖子时,用于四种相应颜色墨盒的四个墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k被露出,从而可将墨盒在侧向分别插入相应的墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k来进行替换。 53, when opening the cap of the cartridge holder portion 960, four cartridge holders 960y for corresponding four kinds of color ink container, 960m, 960c, 960k are exposed, thereby the cartridge into cartridge laterally respectively Block 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k to be replaced. 这样,墨盒座部分960和插槽部分950被布置在打印机部分1802的同一侧面,从而使得可以在多功能设备1800的一个侧面替换墨盒,并安装/拆除所有类型的小型介质卡。 Thus, the cartridge holder portion 960 and the slot portion 950 is disposed on the same side of the printer portion 1802, so that the cartridge may be replaced on one side of the multifunctional apparatus 1800, and the installation / removal of the small media cards of all types. 因此,提高了多功能设备1800的可用性。 Therefore, improving the availability of multi-functional apparatus 1800.

也可按照需要确定插槽部分950和墨盒座部分960之间的相对位置。 Relative position between the portion 950 and the cartridge holder portion 960 may be determined according to the required slot. 然而,优选是将墨盒座部分960设置在插槽部分950下面,如图53所示,以防止在墨盒座部分960漏墨的情况下,存储卡和插槽部分950的电子元件受到污染。 Preferably, however, the cartridge holder portion 960 is disposed below the slot portion 950, shown in Figure 53, to prevent the case where the leakage of ink cartridge holder portion 960, and the memory card slot portion 950 of the electronic component contamination.

图54是包括布置在多功能设备1800安装空间32中的电气元件的控制部分1850的功能框图。 FIG 54 is a functional block diagram of the electrical components disposed in the mounting space 32 multifunctional apparatus 1800 of the control section 1850. 如图54所示,包括CPU(中央处理单元)、 ROM (只读存储器)和RAM (随机存取存储器)的中央处理部分1852 通过总线1854和ASIC (专用集成电路)1856,被连接到打印机部分1802和扫描仪部分1103的各种传感器、发动机、操作面板901、插槽部分950和其它装置,以便可以传送数据。 As shown, it includes a CPU (Central Processing Unit), ROM (Read Only Memory) and a RAM (Random Access Memory), a central processing portion 54 18521856, is connected to the printer section 1854 via the bus and the ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) various sensors 1802 and the scanner portion 1103, motors, operator panel 901, slot portion 950 and other devices, so that data can be transmitted. 多功能设备1800被连接到计算机(PC) 1444,以便设备1800可以根据从计算机1444发送来的或通过操作面板901输入的图像数据或文件数据在记录介质上记录图像或文件。 Multifunctional apparatus 1800 is connected to a computer (PC) 1444, so that the device 1800 can record an image or document on a recording medium in accordance transmitted from the computer 1444 or image data or document data inputted through the operation panel 901. 因此,也提供有从计算机1444接收数据和向计算机1444 传送数据的接口(I/F)。 Thus, there is also provided a computer receives data from the 1444 and 1444 transmit data to the computer interface (I / F).

当多功能设备1800根据记录在装载于插槽部分950的小型存储卡1860中的图像数据来记录图像时,中央处理部分1852读取记录在存储卡1860中的图像数据,并暂时将图像数据存储在RAM中。 When the multifunctional apparatus 1800 according to the image data recorded on the loaded image data in a small memory card slot portion 950 in 1860 to record an image, the central processing portion 1852 reads information recorded in the memory card 1860 and temporarily stores the image data in RAM. 然后,根据存储在ROM中的控制程序,将暂时存储在RAM中的图像数据以预览格式显示在操作面板901的液晶显示器上。 Then, in accordance with a control program stored in the ROM, the image data is temporarily stored in the RAM in a preview format displayed on the operation panel 901 of the liquid crystal display. 用户在图像数据表示的至少一幅图像中选择一幅图像,以便将表示被选图像的数据转换为打印数据,基于该打印数据,打印机部分1802中的相关发动机、打印头和其它装置根据打印处理程序而运行,从而记录图像。 Selecting at least one image in an image, indicating to the selected image data into print data, based on the print data, the printer portion 1802 of the associated engine, and other print head according to the print processing apparatus in the image data representing the user The program runs to record an image. 本实施例控制部分1850的结构和从存储卡1860读取图像数据并记录的控制方法仅是作为举例的方式来说明的。 Moiety present embodiment controls 1850 and 1860 of the control method of the image reading and recording data from the memory card merely by way of example as described in. 可以理解的是,本发明多功能设备中的控制实现不限于本实施例。 It will be appreciated that the present invention is implemented in the multifunction device control is not limited to the present embodiment.

图55是插槽部分950的横剖视图,其中小型存储卡1860被插入或被装载在相应的插槽950b中。 FIG 55 is a cross sectional view of the slot portion 950 in which a small memory card 1860 is inserted or loaded in the corresponding slot 950b. 如图55所示,插槽部分950中的插槽950a、 950b、 950c的开口朝向打印机部分1802的侧面,使得各种标准的小型存储卡可在多功能设备1800的侧向被分别插入到相应的插槽950a、 950b、 950c中。 As shown, the slot portion 950 of the slot 950a, 950b, 950c of the opening 55 toward the side surface of the printer portion 1802, so that small memory cards of various criteria may be respectively inserted into the respective lateral multifunctional apparatus 1800 the slots 950a, 950b, 950c in. 每个插槽950a、 950b、 950c在其底部具有触点1806,使得当触点1806和被插入的存储卡的触点(未示出)相互接触时,将存储卡与中央处理部分1852电连接,从而允许在它们之间传送图像数据。 Each slot 950a, 950b, 950c has a contact 1806 at a bottom thereof, so that when the contact 1806 is inserted into the memory card and the contacts (not shown) in contact with each other, the memory card is electrically connected to the central processing portion 1852 allowing transfer of image data therebetween.

插槽950a、 950b、 950c开口处的插槽部分950的外表面1808是波浪形的,或者在形成插槽950a、 950b、 950c的位置处平滑地凹进。 Slots 950a, 950b, 950c outer surface of the opening portion 950 of the slot 1808 are wavy, or formed slot 950a, 950b at a position, the recess 950c smoothly. 也就是说,外表面1808在垂直方向以波浪形式重复地凹进和升起,且最外部分1810在每个插槽950a、 950b、 950c的两个相对的垂直侧均伸出,如图55所示。 That is, the outer surface 1808 in a wavelike fashion in a vertical direction is repeatedly dented and raised, and the outermost portion 1810 in each of the two slots 950a, 950b, 950c opposite vertical sides are extended, as shown in FIG 55 Fig. 也就是说,每个插槽950a、 950b、 950c的开口端在垂直方向延长,且最外部分1810形成在每个插槽950a、950b、950c 开口端的两个相对的纵向端的每个的侧面,并且凹陷部分1812大致形成在每个开口端垂直方向的中心处。 That is, each slot 950a, 950b, 950c of the open end of the extension in a vertical direction, and the outermost portion 1810 is formed on each side of each slot 950a, 950b, 950c of the opening end of the two opposite longitudinal ends, and the recess portion 1812 is formed substantially at the center of each opening end of the vertical direction. 最外部分1810和凹陷部分1812 是连续的,构成了平滑的曲面。 Outermost portion 1810 and the recesses 1812 are continuous to constitute a smoothly curved surface. 因此,插槽950a、 950b、 950c开口端周围的插槽部分950的外表面在垂直方向依次凹进和升起。 Thus, the slot 950a, 950b, an outer surface 950c of the slot portion 950 around the open ends sequentially dented and raised in the vertical direction.

因此,插槽部分950的波浪形外表面包括三个倾斜地面向上的斜面1814 (在下文中被称作"向上斜面"),在每个向上斜面处,放置有指示被装载在相应插槽950a、 950b、 950c的存储卡种类的标记1816, 如图53所示。 Thus, the undulating outer surface of the slot portion 950 includes three slants 1814 upwardly inclined surface (referred to as "the upward slants" hereinafter), in each of the upward slope, the indication is placed in the appropriate slot loaded 950a, 950b, 950c of the memory card type tag 1816, shown in Figure 53. 每个向上斜面1814是在凹陷部分1812和紧邻该凹陷部分并位于其下方的最外部分1810之间延伸的连续曲面的一部分。 Each upward slant 1814 is a part of a continuous curved surface extending between the outermost portions 1812 and 1810 adjacent to the recessed portion and positioned below the recess. 标记1816是视觉上可辨认的打印在向上斜面1814上的指示,例如采用字符、符号或记号的形式。 Mark 1816 is a visually recognizable print on the upward slants 1814 indicates, for example in the form of characters, symbols or indicia. 例如,对于SD存储卡、CompactFlash (注册商标)和Memory Stick (注册商标),其标记1816可以分别是"SD"、 "CF"和"m"。 For example, an SD memory card, the CompactFlash (registered trademark), and Memory Stick (registered trademark), which may be labeled 1816 "SD", "CF" and "m" respectively. 这样,从多功能设备1800的倾斜上侧或侧面很容易看见向上斜面1814上的标记1816。 Thus, the multifunctional apparatus 1800 is inclined from the side or sides is easily visible marker 1816 on the upward slants 1814.

具体来说,在类似多功能设备1800的大致垂直竖立类型的多功能设备中,在使用时常常会出现将设备置于地上而不是桌上的情况。 Specifically, in the multifunctional apparatus similar type standing substantially upright multifunctional apparatus 1800, the case when using the device often placed on a floor instead of the table appears. 如果插槽950a、 950b、 950c开口端周围的插槽部分950的外表面是平的并垂直于地面,即使在插槽950a、 950b、 950c附近设置有指示装载在其中的存储卡种类的标记,为了确定哪个插槽950a、 950b、 950c对应要被插入的存储卡,用户仍要弯腰或低头以便将眼睛和插槽950a、 950b、 950c放置在同一水平。 If the slot 950a, 950b, 950c opening in the outer end surface of the slot portion 950 around the flat and perpendicular to the ground, even in the slots 950a, 950b, the memory card variety of labels loaded therein is provided near 950c indicating, to determine which slot 950a, 950b, 950c corresponding to the memory card to be inserted, or the user still bending down to the eyes and the slots 950a, 950b, 950c disposed at the same level. 而另一方面,在多功能设备1800中,显示可装载的存储卡种类的标记1816被置于向上斜面1814上,从而即使当多功能设备1800被置于地上时,用户也不需要弯腰来将眼睛与插槽950a、 950b、 950c放置在同一水平,而是可以通过倾斜地向下看多功能设备1800看到标记1816,因此可以简单快速地确定存储卡将要被插入到哪个插槽950a、 950b、 950c中。 On the other hand, in the multifunctional apparatus 1800, the display type memory cards loadable marker 1816 is placed on the upward slants 1814, so that even when the multifunctional apparatus 1800 is placed on a floor, the user does not need to stoop the eye with the slot 950a, 950b, 950c disposed at the same level, but may be obliquely looking down by the multifunctional apparatus 1816 1800 see the tag, can be easily and quickly determine the memory card to be inserted into which slot 950a, 950b, 950c in. 另外,过将插槽950a、 950b、 950c在打印机部分1802的壳体2a的侧面排成垂直的一排,可以减小打印机部分1802的厚度以及多功能设备1800的厚度。 Further, through the slots 950a, 950b, 950c in the side of the printer portion 1802 of the housing 2a arranged in a vertical row, the thickness of the printer portion 1802 can be reduced and the thickness of the multifunctional apparatus 1800. 因此,增强了设备1800的可用性。 Therefore, the 1800 enhances plant availability.

由于凹陷部分1812大致形成在插槽950a、 950b、 950c开口端垂直方向的中心,用户可以握着存储卡的大致垂直中心部分将存储卡插入插槽950a、 950b、 950c/或从中拆除。 Since the recess 1812 is formed substantially in the slots 950a, 950b, 950c of the opening end of the vertical center, the user may hold the memory card substantially perpendicular to the central portion of the card into the slot 950a, 950b, 950c / or removal therefrom. 更具体地,如图55所示,具有薄板状的存储卡I860,在一个方向上被插入插槽950b中,使得存储卡1860的主要表面平行于插槽950b的纵向。 More specifically, as shown in FIG. 55, a thin plate-shaped memory card I860, 950b are inserted into the slot in one direction, so that the memory card 1860 are parallel to the major surfaces of longitudinal slot 950b. 当存储卡1860连接到插槽950b内的触点1806 (未示出)时,在插槽950b开口端侧面的存储卡1860的端面大致与插槽部分950的外表面齐平,同时,由于具有凹陷部分,所以1812插槽开口端侧面的存储卡1860端部的大致垂直中心部分被暴露在打印机部分1802的外侧。 When the memory card 1860 is connected to the contacts 1806 in the socket 950b (not shown), the open end of the slot 950b in the side of the end face of the memory card 1860 and the outer surface is substantially flush with the slot portion 950, at the same time, since recessed portion, substantially perpendicular to the central portion of the end portion 1860 of the slot 1812 opening end side of the memory card is exposed to the outside of the printer portion 1802. 因此,用户握着露出的存储卡1860大致垂直的中心部分在侧向将存储卡1860拉出插槽950b外。 Thus, the user holds the memory card 1860 is exposed substantially perpendicular to the central portion in the lateral direction of the memory card 1860 is pulled out from the slot 950b. 同样,当将存储卡I860插入到插槽950b时,用户握着存储卡1860端部的大致垂直的中心部分将存储卡I860推到插槽950内。 Similarly, I860 when the memory card inserted into the slot 950b, the user holds the substantially vertically central portion of the end portion 1860 of the memory card is pushed into the memory card slot 950 I860. 因此,凹陷部分1812有助于将存储卡插入插槽950a、 950b、 950c中并从中拆除。 Therefore, the recess 1812 helps the memory card into the slot 950a, 950b, 950c and from demolition. 此外,为了便于拆除存储卡,不需要在插槽950a、 950b、 950c中提供偏置机构来在一个方向上推动存储卡以将存储卡推出插槽950a、 950b、 950c。 Further, in order to facilitate removal of the memory card, the biasing mechanism need not be provided in the slot 950a, 950b, 950c to push the memory card in a direction to launch the memory card slot 950a, 950b, 950c. 因此,插槽部分950的结构被简化,有助于减小设备的外部尺寸。 Thus, the structure of the slot portion 950 is simplified, and help reduce the external size of the apparatus.

根据多功能设备1800,插槽950a、 950b、 950c开口端周围的插槽部分950的外表面在垂直方向形成波浪形,使得在每个插槽的垂直相对侧,具有最外部分1810,其朝向打印机部分1802的外侧伸出,并且在向上斜面1814上设置有用来指示可装载到相应的插槽950a、 950b、 950c的存储卡种类的标记1816。 The multifunctional apparatus 1800, the slot 950a, 950b, 950c outer surface of the slot portion 950 around the open end of the undulations in the vertical direction is formed, so that the vertical opposite sides of each slot, having an outermost portion 1810, toward printer portion 1802 protrudes outward and is provided with a load may be used to indicate to the corresponding slot 950a, 950b, 950c of the memory card type marks 1816 on the upward slants 1814. 因此,从多功能设备1800的的倾斜上侧和侧面都很容易看到标记1816,从而可以简单快速地确定存储卡可被插入到哪个插槽中。 Thus, the multifunctional apparatus 1800 is inclined from the side and the side marks 1816 are easily seeable, which can easily and quickly determine a memory card which can be inserted into the slot.

在本实施例中,插槽部分950具有三种类型的插槽950a、 950b、 950c,它们的开口端都是在垂直方向较长。 In the present embodiment, the slot portion 950 has three types of slots 950a, 950b, 950c, their open ends are long in the vertical direction. 然而,介质装载部分中的插槽数目不一定是三个,可以大于三个或小于三个。 However, the number of slots in the media loading portion is not necessarily three, may be greater than three or less than three. 另外,介质装载部分的所有插槽的开口端在垂直方向上较长并不是关键的。 Further, all the openings is not critical to the longer end of the slots in the media loading portion of the vertical direction. 例如,插槽部分950的所有插槽中的一个或多个插槽的形状可以是在水平方向上较长,以接收宽度相对较小的存储卡。 For example, all or a plurality of slots slots slots shaped portion 950 may be longer in the horizontal direction, to receive a relatively small width of the memory card.

以下为以类似于所附权利要求书的撰写形式给出的对第十八实施例的构造的简要说明及由此获得的效果。 The following is a brief description of the configuration of the eighteenth embodiment of the embodiment written in the form similar to the appended claims and gives effects obtained thereby.

一种图像处理设备,包括: An image processing apparatus, comprising:

壳体,记录介质被送入到该壳体中,以便在记录介质上记录图像; 形成在壳体侧面的介质装载部分,其具有多个插槽,至少两种外部记录介质在侧面方向被分别可移除地插入该插槽中,该介质装载部分在插槽开口端的周围具有外表面,该外表面在垂直方向呈波浪形, 使得在形成每个插槽的位置凹进,并且在每个插槽的两个相对的垂直侧的每个上形成有朝向壳体外侧伸出的最外部分,从而提供对应每个插槽的倾斜的向上斜面;和 Housing, the recording medium is fed into the housing, so as to record an image on a recording medium; media loading portion formed in a side of the housing, having a plurality of slots, at least two external recording medium in a lateral direction are respectively removably inserted into the slot, the media loading portion having an outer surface around the open end of the slot, the outer surface of the undulating in the vertical direction, so that the recess is formed at a position of each slot, and each each of two opposite vertical sides of the slot is formed toward the outside of the outermost portion extending from the housing, thereby providing a corresponding inclined upward slope of each slot; and

设置在每个斜面以指示哪个外部记录介质可被插入插槽内的标记。 Each ramp provided to indicate which external recording medium can be inserted into the slot marker.

根据这个设备,从设备的倾斜上侧和侧面都很容易看到被置于倾斜的向上斜面上的标记,从而可以简单快速地确定外部记录介质能被插入哪个插槽。 According to this apparatus, the oblique side of the apparatus from the side and are easily visible mark is placed on the upwardly inclined ramp, which can easily and quickly determine in which slot an external recording medium can be inserted. 因此,设备的可用性被增强。 Therefore, the availability of the device is enhanced. 当垂直排列插槽时,可减小壳体的厚度,从而减小设备的厚度。 When the vertically aligned slots of the thickness of the housing can be reduced, thereby reducing the thickness of the device. 尤其是,当壳体是平坦的盒状并通常以大体垂直的方式放置时,这种布置的效果是显著的。 In particular, when the housing is flat box-shaped and normally placed in a substantially perpendicular manner, the effect of this arrangement is significant.

在下文中,参考图56-58,描述根据本发明第十九实施例的多功能设备。 Hereinafter, with reference to FIGS. 56-58, described a multifunctional apparatus according to a nineteenth embodiment of the present invention. 这个实施例的多功能设备1900的具体结构与根据第九到第十八实施例的任何一个多功能设备900、 1000、 1100、 1200、 1300、 1400、 1600、 1700、 1800的具体结构相同。 The structure of the multifunctional apparatus 1900 of the embodiment 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1600, the same as a multifunction device according to any of the ninth to eighteenth embodiment of the specific configuration of the 1700, 1800. 对应的部件或零件将用相同的附图标记表示,并且省略其描述。 Corresponding parts or elements will be denoted by the same reference numerals, and description thereof is omitted.

如在上面的第十八实施例中所描述的,在打印机部分l卯2的侧面, 布置有作为介质装载部分的插槽部分950和墨盒座部分960,其中作为外部记录介质的各种小型存储卡可被插入到相应的插槽中。 For example, the side portion of the printer 2 l d, is arranged in the above eighteenth embodiment, as described in the media loading portion of the slot portion 950 and the cartridge holder portion 960, in which various small memory as external recording medium card can be inserted into the appropriate slot. 这些部分950、 960的总体结构和功能与第十八实施例的相同,在此省略其描述。 These portions 950, 960 of the overall structure and function the same as the eighteenth embodiment, description thereof is omitted herein.

墨盒座部分具有用于相应颜色的四个墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k,它们被排列成竖直的一排。 The cartridge holder portion has four ink cartridge holders 960y for the respective colors, 960m, 960c, 960k, which are vertically arranged in a row. 插在墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k 里的墨盒中容纳的油墨的四种颜色分别是黄色、品红、青色和黑色, 按此顺序较淡。 Inserted in the ink cartridge holder 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k in the ink cartridge accommodating the ink of four colors are yellow, magenta, cyan and black, lighter in this order. 墨盒座按照960y、 960m、 960c、 960k的顺序从上到下排列,其中墨盒座960y中的墨盒(未示出)容纳黄色油墨,这是四种颜色中最淡的,墨盒座960y位于墨盒座排的顶部。 The ink cartridge holder according 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k in order from top down, the ink cartridge holder 960y in which the ink cartridge (not shown) receiving the yellow ink, which is the lightest of the four colors, the ink cartridge holders 960y located on the cartridge holder top row.

通过在大致垂直竖立类型的多功能设备1900的打印机部分1902 侧面上的墨盒座部分960将对应四种墨盒的墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k安排成垂直的一排,使得更容易更换墨盒,并减小了打印机部分1902的厚度,从而减小多功能设备1900的整个尺寸和厚度。 By the cartridge holder on the side surface portion 1902 standing substantially upright type multifunctional apparatus 1900 printer cartridge portion 960 corresponding to four kinds of the ink cartridge holders 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k arranged vertically in a row, making it easier to replace the ink cartridge, and reducing the thickness of the printer portion 1902, thereby reducing the overall size and thickness of the multifunctional apparatus 1900. 另外,在打印机部分1902的上表面和前表面保留了用于安排扫描仪部分1103、 操作面板901和其它装置的空间。 Further, the upper surface and the front surface of the printer portion 1902 reserved space for arranging a scanner portion 1103, an operation panel 901 and other devices. 墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k都被布置在打印机部分1902的同一侧面上,并且墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k和插槽部分950也布置在打印机部分1902的同一侧面。 The ink cartridge holder 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k are disposed on the same side of the printer portion 1902, and the ink cartridge holders 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k and the slot portion 950 is also disposed on the same side of the printer portion 1902. 因此,可在多功能设备1900的单独一个侧面替换所有墨盒,并对所有记录介质(即存储卡)进行插入/拆除,从而增强了多功能设备1900的可用性。 Thus, alternatively in a single multifunctional apparatus 1900 side of all the ink cartridges, and all of a recording medium (i.e. memory card) is inserted / removed, thereby enhancing the usability of the multifunctional apparatus 1900. 在这个实施例中,插槽部分950和墨盒座部分960布置在多功能设备1900的左侧。 In this embodiment, the left side of the multifunctional apparatus 1900 of the slot portion 950 and the cartridge holder portion 960 disposed in the. 然而,当这些部分被布置在右侧时,也可以得到相同的效果。 However, when these portions are disposed on the right side, the same effect can be obtained.

如图57所示,在这个实施例中打印头30是喷墨类型的,其具有用于四种颜色油墨的每个的被排成一排的喷嘴1904,使得每一排沿着记录介质送入的方向延伸,作为每个喷嘴的开口端的喷墨口1904a向下面朝下。 As shown, the print 57 in this embodiment is an ink jet type head 30, having a nozzle for each of the four color inks are arranged in a row 1904, so that each row along the recording medium feeding extending into the direction downward toward the lower discharge port 1904a as an open end of each nozzle. 根据所要记录图像的分辨度或其它条件,适当地确定在平行于输送方向的每一排中喷墨口1904a的间距和数目。 The resolution of the image to be recorded or other conditions, the number and spacing determined appropriately in the ink ejection openings 1904a in each row parallel to the conveying direction. 根据所用油墨颜色的数目,可改变喷墨口1904a的排数。 The number of ink colors used, may change the number of rows of ink ejection openings 1904a.

如图57所示,在喷嘴1904的上侧,形成有四个歧管1906,每个歧管越过对应四种颜色之一的喷嘴1904而延伸。 57, on the side of the nozzle 1904, there is formed four manifolds 1906, across each manifold nozzle 1904 corresponding to extend one of the four colors. 更具体地,每个歧管1906包括形成在喷嘴1904相应排的一端的供给通道1908和越过这一排上所有喷嘴1904而形成的歧管腔1910,使得通过供给通道1908提供的油墨经由歧管腔1910被分配到这一排的喷嘴1904。 More specifically, each manifold 1906 comprises a nozzle formed in an end of row 1904 corresponding feed channel 1908 and a manifold chamber 1910 across all the nozzles 1904 of the row is formed, so that through the ink supply passage 1908 provided via the manifold 1910 is assigned to this chamber discharge nozzle 1904. 通过使形成喷嘴1904并由压电材料制成的侧板变形,喷嘴1904将从歧管1906分配的油墨经由喷墨口1904a喷射成墨滴。 By forming the deformation plate made of a piezoelectric material by the nozzle 1904, the manifold 1906 from the nozzle 1904 is assigned to ejecting ink droplets through the ink discharge port 1904a. 喷射墨滴的机构可以不同于此结构,而是可使用任何其它的公知机构。 Mechanism of ejecting ink droplets may be different from this structure, but may use any other known means.

缓冲槽1912被布置在每个歧管1906上方,g卩, 一个缓冲槽1912 被提供用于每个四种颜色的油墨,类似该排喷嘴1904和歧管1906。 Buffer tank 1912 is disposed above each manifold 1906, Jie G, a buffer tank 1912 is provided for each of the four colors of ink, similar to the rows of nozzles 1904 and the manifold 1906. 缓冲槽1912从相应的墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k经由副墨槽1922 和管1924,经过油墨供给部分1914接收油墨。 Buffer tank 1912, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k via a sub ink tank 1922 and a tube 1924, through the ink supply part 1914 receives the ink from the corresponding ink cartridge 1920y. 通过在供给油墨到喷嘴1904之前在缓冲槽1912中存储油墨,在管1924或其它中产生的泡沫被抓住并不被引入喷嘴1904。 By supplying ink to the ink before the nozzle 1904 is stored in the buffer tank 1912, the foam generated in the tube 1924 or others are caught are not introduced into the nozzle 1904. 在缓冲槽1912中被抓住的泡沫通过泵机构(未示出)经过泡沫出口被吸取并被移除到外面。 In the buffer tank 1912 are grasped foam (not shown) is drawn through the foam outlet and removed to the outside through the pump mechanism.

缓冲槽1912经由供给通道1908与歧管腔1910连通,这样墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k提供的彩色油墨经由缓冲槽1912和歧管腔1906流入喷嘴1904。 Buffer tank 1912 via the supply passage 1908 lumen in communication with the manifold 1910, so that the ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k provide color ink into the nozzle 1904 via the buffer tank 1912 and the manifold chamber 1906. 这样,打印头30可以墨滴的形式通过喷墨口1904a喷射四种颜色的油墨。 Thus, the print head 30 may be in the form of four colors of ink droplets ejected through an ink discharge port 1904a.

每个墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k包括:矩形中空的壳体; 油墨容纳腔和空气腔(未示出),二者都形成在矩形壳体中;以及橡胶材料(例如硅酮)制成的密封部分1926,其在墨盒1920y、1920m、1920c、 1920k被插入到墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k中时布置在内侧。 Each ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k comprising: a hollow rectangular housing; ink accommodating chamber and an air chamber (not shown), both of which are formed in a rectangular housing; and a rubber material (e.g. silicone) is made the sealing portion 1926, in which the ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k is inserted into the ink cartridge holder 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k are arranged inside when. 密封部分1926用作油墨容纳腔和外侧之间的分隔壁。 The sealing portion 1926 serves as a partition wall between the ink accommodating chamber and the outside.

插入墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k的每个墨盒座960y、 960m、960c、 960k具有被打印机部分1902的壳体2a中的隔板1928所确定的空间,使得墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k可被容纳在该空间中, 该空间在打印机部分1902的外部侧表面上开口,如图56和57所示。 Inserting the ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k each ink cartridge holder 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k having a housing space 2a of the printer portion 1902 of the spacer 1928 determined that the ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k can be is accommodated in the space, the space on the outer side surface of the printer portion 1902 of the opening, 56 and 57 shown in FIG.

另一方面,在每个墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k内部空间的内侧,在对应被插入墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k的密封部分1926 的位置设置有中空的墨针1930。 On the other hand, in each ink cartridge holder 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k inside the internal space, is inserted in the corresponding ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k position of the sealing portion 1926 is provided with a hollow ink needle 1930. 每个墨针从墨盒座内部空间的内侧向该空间的开口侧延伸,使得墨针1930的一端伸入该空间。 Each ink supply needle extends from the open side to the interior space of the inner space of the ink cartridge holder, the needle 1930 such that one end extends into the space. 每个墨针1930的底端连接到副墨槽1922。 Each bottom end of the needle 1930 is connected to the sub ink tank 1922. 在油墨被提供到管子1924内之前, 副墨槽1922存放从墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k提供的油墨, 以便过滤出油墨中的污物或其他异物。 Before the ink is supplied to the tube 1924, the sub ink tank 1922 from a storage cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k ink supplied to the ink filter out dirt or other foreign matter. 每个副墨槽1922通过柔性管1924被连接到打印头30。 Each sub ink tank 1922 through the printhead 30 is connected to a flexible tube 1924.

当墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k被插入到相应墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k的空间内时,布置在墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k内侧的密封部分1926与墨针1930接触。 When the ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k is inserted into a corresponding ink cartridge holder 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k within the space, is arranged in the ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k contact seal with the inner portion 1926 of the needle 1930. 当墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、1920k被进一步推进该空间内时,墨针1930剌穿密封部分1926, 使得墨针1930的端部进入墨盒的油墨容纳腔(未示出),如图57所示。 When the ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k is further advancing within the space, the needle 1930 pierces the sealing portion 1926 so that the end portion of the needle 1930 into the ink cartridge accommodating chamber (not shown), as shown in FIG. 57 . 因此,每个墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k和相应副墨槽1922经由墨针1930相互连接。 Thus, each ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k and the corresponding sub ink tank 1922 are connected to each other via the needle 1930. 每种颜色的油墨从副墨槽1922经由管1924被输送到打印头30内。 Each color of ink from the sub ink tank 1922 is conveyed to the print head 30 via the tube 1924. 需要注意的是,打印头30的结构和从每个墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k延伸的油墨供给通道的结构仅是以举例的方式来描述的。 It should be noted that the structure of the printing head 30 and from each cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k structure of an ink supply passage extending only by way of example to describe. 在本实施例中,喷墨打印头30和油墨供给通道可具有其它公知结构。 In the present embodiment, the ink jet print head 30 and the ink supply channel may have other well-known structures.

图58显示了在多功能设备1900中插槽部分950、墨盒座部分960、 打印头30和布置电气元件和其它部件的安装空间32的设置。 58 shows the slot portion 950 in the multifunctional apparatus 1900, part 960, a mounting space provided printhead cartridge holder 30 and the other electrical components and arrangement of components 32.

如图58所示,墨盒座部分960布置在当扫描时打印头30所移动的空间上方。 Shown in Figure 58, the cartridge holder portion 960 is disposed above the print head 30 are moved when the scanning space. 根据A4大小的记录介质的宽度,可确定多功能设备1900 的打印机部分1902的宽度W (如图19所示),其中A4尺寸是就多功能设备1900的记录能力而言的最大尺寸。 The width of the A4 size recording medium, the multifunctional apparatus 1900 can determine the width W of the printer portion 1902 (FIG. 19), which is in terms of A4 size recording capability of the multifunctional apparatus 1900 is the maximum size. 也就是说,宽度W大于A4 尺寸的宽度。 That is, the width W is larger than the width of A4 size. 打印头30扫描的宽度需要大于A4尺寸的宽度。 Scan width of the print head 30 must be greater than the width of A4 size. 因此, 如果墨盒座960被布置在打印头30的侧面,打印机部分1902的宽度W大于当扫描时打印头30在其中移动的空间宽度和墨盒座960宽度的总和。 Thus, if the cartridge holder 960 is disposed on the print head 30 side, the width W of the printer portion 1902 is greater than the sum of the print head 30 moves in the width and the width of the space 960 in which the cartridge holder when the scan. 然而,在本实施例中,墨盒座部分960被布置在当扫描时打印头30其中移动的空间的上方,从而将打印机部分1902的宽度W减小到用于操作打印头30所需的值。 However, in the present embodiment, the cartridge holder portion 960 is disposed above the scanning when the print head 30 in which the mobile space, so that the width W of the printer portion 1902 is reduced to a value 30 required for operating the printhead.

基于如下考虑,将墨盒座部分960布置在插槽部分950的下方。 Based on the consideration, the cartridge holder portion 960 is disposed below the slot portion 950. 如上所述,墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k被插入到构成墨盒座部分960的相应颜色的墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k内,如图57所示,由于墨盒1920y、 1920m、 1920c、 1920k的插入和拆除,可能会泄漏少量的油墨。 As described above, the ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k is inserted into the ink cartridge holder 960y respective colors constituting the cartridge holder portion 960, 960m, 960c, 960k inside, shown in Figure 57, since the ink cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k the insertion and removal, may leak a small amount of ink. 为了解决这种漏墨的问题,通常会在墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k内设置吸墨部件,从而使渗漏的油墨不能渗到或渗出打印机部分l卯2。 To solve such problem of ink leakage, typically in the ink cartridge holder 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k is provided within the ink absorbing member, so that the leakage of the ink can not bleed or penetrate the printer portion 2 l d. 然而,由于更换墨盒的错误或由于其它原因,可能会产生吸墨部件不能彻底吸收的油墨泄漏量。 However, due to the replacement of the error ink cartridge or for other reasons, the amount of ink might leak the ink absorbing member can not completely absorb. 根据本实施例,即使在墨盒座部分960出现当这种不良的大量漏墨,布置在墨盒座部分960 上方的插槽部分950和小型存储卡也不会被从墨盒座部分960漏出的油墨污染。 According to the present embodiment, even if the cartridge holder portion 960 occurs when such a large amount of undesirable ink leakage, contamination disposed in an ink cartridge holder portion 960 of the top slot portion 950 and the small memory card will not be leaked from the cartridge holder portion 960 .

在各种颜色油墨的墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k中,墨盒座960y中的墨盒1920y存储着四种颜色YMCK中颜色最淡的黄色油墨, 墨盒座960y设置于顶部,在其下方根据颜色亮度的顺序,品红、青色和黑色的墨盒座960m、 960c、 960k按此顺序从上侧被设置。 In the ink cartridge holders 960y various colors of ink, 960m, 960c, 960k, the ink cartridge 1920y storing ink cartridge holder 960y in the four colors YMCK color lightest yellow ink, the ink cartridge holders 960y disposed at the top, in the bottom of the color order of brightness, magenta, cyan, and black ink cartridge holders 960m, 960c, 960k are arranged in this order from the upper side. 因此,即 So, that is

使发生上述的漏墨现象,会使最淡的黄色油墨与任何其它颜色油墨混合,即设置在墨盒1920y下方的墨盒1920m、 1920c、 1920k提供的品红、青色和黑色油墨,因为品红、青色和黑色比黄色要暗,这种色彩混合对于所记录图像的不良效果相对较小。 So that the ink leakage phenomenon, causes most light yellow ink mixed with any other color inks, i.e., the ink cartridge is disposed below the ink cartridge 1920y 1920m, 1920c, magenta, cyan and black inks 1920k provided, since magenta, cyan darker than yellow and black, the color mixing undesirable effects on the recorded image is relatively small.

通过在打印机部分1902的侧面布置墨盒座部分960,使得更容易更换墨盒,同时多功能设备1900的整个尺寸和厚度被减小。 By arranging on the side of the cartridge holder portion 960 of the printer portion 1902, such that the replaceable ink container easier, while the overall size and thickness of the multifunctional apparatus 1900 is reduced. 特别是, 如在本多功能设备1900中,由于在打印机部分前侧提供了扫描仪部分, 在多功能设备打印机部分的前面没有空间来安排操作面板和其它装置,通过将墨盒座部分布置在打印机部分的侧面,可将用于操作面板和其它操作部件的这种空间设置在打印机部分1902的上表面或前侧, 从而使本实施例的上述效果更加显著。 In particular, as in the present multifunctional apparatus 1900, since the scanner portion is provided on the front side of the printer portion in the printer portion of the front of the multifunction device is no space to arrange the operation panel and other devices, by the cartridge holder portion disposed in the printer side portions of this space can be used for the operation panel and other operational members is provided on a surface of the printer portion 1902 or the front side, so that the effects of the present embodiment described above is more significant.

通过将插槽部分950和墨盒座部分960布置在打印机部分1902的同一侧面,可在多功能设备1900两个侧面中的一个上更换墨盒1920y、1920m、 1920c、 1920k以及插入/拆除小型存储卡,从而增强了可用性。 By the slot portion 950 and the cartridge holder portion 960 is disposed on the same side surface of the printer portion 1902, 1900 may be replaced two sides of the multifunctional apparatus in a cartridge 1920y, 1920m, 1920c, 1920k and insertion / removal of a small memory card, enhancing availability. 另外,多功能设备1900可以被置于墙边,使得没有插槽部分950和墨盒座部分960的其它侧面沿着墙放置,从而节省办公室或其它场所的空间。 Further, the multifunctional apparatus 1900 can be placed against the wall, so that no slot portion 950 and the other side surface of the cartridge holder portion 960 disposed along the wall, thereby saving space in an office or other location.

由于各种颜色的墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k被集中布置在打印机部分1902两个侧面中的一个上,所以增强了可用性。 Since the ink cartridge holders 960y various colors, 960m, 960c, 960k are collectively disposed on both sides of the printer portion 1902 of one, so the usability is enhanced. 由于墨盒座960y、 960m、 960c、 960k被排列成一排沿着打印机部分1902的纵向延伸,因此可以减小打印机部分1902的厚度。 Since the ink cartridge holders 960y, 960m, 960c, 960k are arranged in a row extending longitudinally along the printer portion 1902, it is possible to reduce the thickness of the printer portion 1902.

以下为以类似于所附权利要求书的撰写形式给出的对第十九实施例的构造的简要说明及由此获得的效果。 The following is a brief description of the configuration of the nineteenth embodiment of the embodiment written in the form similar to the appended claims and gives effects obtained thereby.

一种图像处理设备,包括: An image processing apparatus, comprising:

通常被置于大致垂直竖立位置的平坦盒状壳体,在该壳体中形成有通道; It is typically placed on a flat box-shaped housing substantially upright position, with a channel formed in the housing;

布置在壳体内的输送机构,以沿着该通道送入记录介质; 布置在壳体内的记录装置,其在扫描的同时将墨滴喷射到沿着该 Disposed within the housing of the transport mechanism to the recording medium fed along the channel; simultaneous recording means disposed within the housing, which is scanned along ejecting ink droplets onto the

通道被送入的记录介质上;和 On the recording medium is fed in the path; and

布置在壳体侧面的墨盒座部分,其中墨盒可以可拆卸地从侧面方 Disposed in the housing side of the cartridge holder portion, wherein the ink container side from the side may be removably

向插入到该墨盒座部分中,该墨盒容纳有经由一个通道提供给记录装 The portion inserted into the cartridge holder, the ink cartridge to the recording apparatus containing a channel via

置的油墨。 Set of inks.

通过将墨盒座部分布置在通常置于大致垂直竖立位置的图像处理设备中壳体的侧面上,使得更容易更换墨盒,同时减小了设备的整个尺寸和厚度。 By the cartridge holder portion disposed on the side of the image processing apparatus normally placed in a substantially upright position in the housing, it makes it easier to replace the ink cartridge, while reducing the overall size and thickness of the device. 另外,在壳体的上侧和前侧留出了用于布置墨盒座部分以外的零件的空间。 Further, on the upper side and the front side of the housing leaving space for parts other than the cartridge holder portion is disposed.

通过有效地利用空间,将包括墨盒座部分的零件设置在壳体的侧面上,减小了设备的整个尺寸和厚度,同时增强了可用性。 By effectively utilizing the space, the part including the cartridge holder portion disposed on the side of the housing, reducing the overall size and thickness of the device, while enhancing usability.

当将可拆除地插有存储介质的介质装载部分设置在图像处理设备上时,优选将墨盒座部分和介质装载部分布置在壳体的同一侧面,使得介质装载部分位于墨盒座部分的上方。 When removably inserted storage medium when the media loading portion is disposed on the image processing apparatus, preferably the cartridge holder portion and the media loading portion is disposed on the same side of the housing, such that the media loading portion is located above the cartridge holder portion.

尽管已经描述了本发明的优选实施例,可以理解的是,本发明不限于具体的实施例,而是可以进行各种更改,并不脱离本发明的范围和精神。 While the present invention has been described with preferred embodiments, it is understood that the present invention is not limited to the specific embodiments, but various modifications can be made, without departing from the scope and spirit of the invention. 例如,记录介质盛放装置可以与打印机部分的壳体2a合为一体, 也可以不与之合为一体。 For example, the recording medium holder may housing 2a of the printer portion as one, may not be integrally combined therewith.

例如,记录介质盛放装置的形式可以是可拆除地连接在壳体外表面的盒体。 For example, in the form of a recording medium accommodating apparatus may be removable cartridge attached to the outer surface of the housing. 不论多功能设备的放置姿势如何,当记录介质要被送入壳体2a内时,盒体可以垂直姿势或稍微倾斜的姿势连接,使得位于垂直姿势或倾斜姿势的每张记录介质被送入壳体2a内或其中的通道内。 Irrespective of the posture the multifunctional apparatus is placed, when the recording medium is to be fed into the housing 2a, the cartridge body may be in a vertical position or slightly inclined posture connected, so that each is in a vertical position or an inclined posture of the recording medium is fed to shell wherein the inner body or the inner passage 2a. 当使用这种盒体作为记录介质盛放装置时,没有盒体的壳体2a的深度被进一步减小,同时当盒体被拆除时,多功能设备占据的空间相对较小。 When such a cassette as a recording medium holder, the depth of the cassette without a housing is further reduced. 2a, while when the cartridge is removed, the space occupied by the multifunctional apparatus is relatively small.

可选地,记录介质盛放装置的形式可以是通过滑进壳体2a内而可拆除地设置在壳体2a内的盒体。 Alternatively, the form of the recording medium holder device may be slid into the housing 2a through the cassette removably disposed within the housing 2a. 与记录介质盛放装置连接在壳体2a 外表面的设置相比,利用这种布置可简化多功能设备的外形,同时便于多功能设备的携带。 Connected to the recording medium holder is provided on the outer surface as compared to the housing 2a, such an arrangement simplifies the use of the profile of the multifunctional apparatus, while the portable multifunctional device.

在上述每个实施例中,可对扫描仪部分绕支撑轴被枢轴支撑以相对于打印机部分的壳体开启/关闭的支撑结构进行更改,只要当扫描仪部分开启时扫描仪部分的玻璃板面向上即可。 In each of the above embodiments is pivotally supported to be rotatable about the support shaft of the scanner relative to the housing portion of the printer portion opening / closing the support structure changes, whenever the scanner when the scanner portion partially open glass face up to. 例如,扫描仪部分和打印机部分的壳体可用铰链或其它结构相连接。 For example, the scanner portion and a hinge available housing or other structure connected to the printer portion.

在上述每个多功能设备中,操作面板的液晶显示器或液晶面板布置在壳体的上表面中。 In each of the multifunctional devices, liquid crystal display or an operation panel of a liquid crystal panel disposed on a surface of the housing. 然而,液晶面板也可布置在盖部件把手部分的下表面。 However, the liquid crystal panel may be arranged on the lower surface of the cover member handle portion. 当使用这种布置时,在开启盖部件时,液晶面板面向用户, 从而便于观察液晶面板的屏幕。 When using such an arrangement, upon opening the cover member, a liquid crystal panel for the user, thereby facilitating the viewing screen of the liquid crystal panel.

在除第十六实施例以外的每个上述实施例中,可将显示诸如多功能设备的开启/关闭状态、错误指示和数据接收的信息的显示屏布置在盖部件的下表面,当盖部件被折下时,其面对打印机部分壳体的上表面,类似第十六实施例。 In each of the above embodiments except the sixteenth embodiment, can be displayed, such as the multifunction device open / closed state, the lower surface of the display screen arrangement and information indicating an error in the data received in the lid member when the lid member when it is folded down, facing the upper surface of the printer portion of the housing, similar to the sixteenth embodiment.

在墨盒部分结构无关紧要的每个实施例中,打印头可以是也可以不是喷墨类型。 In each embodiment, the structure of the ink container portion does not matter, the print head may or may not be of inkjet type. 当打印头是喷墨类型时,可使用任何公知的喷墨头。 When the print head is an ink jet type, it can be used any known ink jet head. 例如,每个通道的侧壁由压电材料制成,当压电材料变形时,墨滴被喷出。 For example, the sidewall of each channel is made of a piezoelectric material, when the piezoelectric material is deformed, ink droplets are ejected.

在每个上述实施例中,多功能设备包括作为图像读取部分的扫描仪部分。 In each of the above embodiments, the multifunctional apparatus includes a scanner portion as an image reading portion. 然而,不直接涉及扫描仪部分的技术可用于仅具有打印机功能的设备。 However, not directly related to the scanner portion technique may be used apparatus having only a printer function.

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1.一种图像处理设备,包括: 通常被置于垂直竖立位置的平坦盒状壳体,在所述壳体中形成有通道; 布置在所述壳体内的输送机构,以沿着所述通道送入记录介质; 布置在所述壳体内的记录装置,其在扫描的同时将墨滴喷射到沿着所述通道被送入的所述记录介质上;和布置在所述壳体侧面的墨盒座部分,其中墨盒可以可拆卸地从侧面方向插入到所述墨盒座部分中,所述墨盒容纳有经由一个通道提供给所述记录装置的油墨。 1. An image processing apparatus, comprising: a generally box-shaped housing is placed on a flat upright position, is formed with a passage in the housing; transport mechanism disposed within said housing along said channel feeding the recording medium; a recording means disposed in the housing, which will scan while ejecting ink droplets onto the recording medium is fed along the path; and a cartridge disposed on the side of the housing seat portion, wherein the cartridge may be removably inserted from the side to the seat portion of the ink cartridge, the ink cartridge containing ink supplied to the recording apparatus via a channel.
2. 如权利要求1所述的图像处理设备,其中所述墨盒座部分被配置为,各自作为墨盒存储至少两种不同颜色的油墨的至少两个墨盒, 可插入到所述墨盒座部分中,从而沿垂直方向布置。 The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the cartridge holder portion configured to, at least two cartridges as cartridges each storing at least two different colors of ink, may be inserted into the seat portion of the ink cartridge, thereby being arranged in the vertical direction.
3. 如权利要求1所述的图像处理设备,其中所述墨盒座部分被布置在所述壳体的左侧或右侧。 The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the cartridge holder portion is disposed in a left or right side of the housing.
4. 如权利要求2所述的图像处理设备,其中所述所述墨盒座部分被配置为,各自作为墨盒储存不同颜色的油墨的多个墨盒,根据颜色亮度的顺序排列,使得存储不同颜色中颜色最淡的油墨的一个墨盒, 沿着垂直方向位于所述墨盒座部分的顶部。 The image processing apparatus according to claim 2, wherein said cartridge holder portion is configured as a cartridge storing each of the plurality of ink cartridges of different colors arranged according to the order of brightness of the color, so that the storage of different colors lightest color inks a cartridge, the cartridge holder portion located at the top in the vertical direction.
5. 如权利要求1所述的图像处理设备,其中所述墨盒座部分被布置在所述记录装置的上方。 The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the cartridge holder portion is disposed above the recording apparatus.
6. 如权利要求1所述的图像处理设备,其中所述墨盒座部分被布置在其中装载有外部记录介质的介质装载部分的下方。 The image processing apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the cartridge holder portion is disposed below the medium in which the loaded external recording medium loading portion of.
7. 如权利要6所述的图像处理设备,其中所述墨盒座部分和所述介质装载部分被布置在所述壳体的相同侧面。 7. The image processing apparatus according to claim 6, wherein the cartridge holder portion and the media loading portion is disposed on the same side of the housing.
8. 如权利要求1所述的图像处理设备,其中在所述壳体的前侧布置有扫描仪部分。 The image processing apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the front side of the housing is arranged with a scanner portion.
9. 一种图像处理设备,包括:图像读取部分,其具有含有读取表面的盒状的壳体、及配置于所述壳体内并可沿所述读取表面移动的扫描装置,所述图像读取部分通过文件与所述扫描装置相对于彼此的位移读取所述文件上的第一图像;图像记录部分,其包括:容纳记录介质的记录介质供给装置;输送从所述记录介质供给装置送出的记录介质的输送机构;以及在所述输送机构输送的记录介质上记录第二图像的记录装置;所述设备可在所述图像读取部分和所述图像记录部分均垂直竖立的立式与所述图像读取部分躺倒在躺倒的所述图像记录部分上的卧式之间变换姿势;使所述图像读取部分可分离地连接于所述图像记录部分的连接部分;并且所述连接部分连接所述图像读取部分与所述图像记录部分,其中将所述图像读取部分的方位设定为,当所述设备处于立 An image processing apparatus, comprising: an image reading portion having a box-shaped housing containing a reading surface, and said read scan means arranged to move the surface in the housing and movable along the the image reading portion by the document scanning device and another displacement reading the first image on the document with respect to; an image recording portion including:; conveying the recording medium fed from the recording medium accommodated in the recording medium feeding means It means feeding the recording medium conveying mechanism; and a second recording means for recording an image on a recording medium conveying mechanism conveying; the apparatus may be vertically erected on both the image reading portion and the image recording portion stand type the image reading portion lying between a horizontal posture conversion on the image recording portion lying; allowing the image reading portion is connected to the connection portion of the image recording portion detachably; and said connecting portion is connected to the image reading portion and the recording portion of the image, wherein the orientation of the image reading portion is set, when the device is in stand 时,所述读取表面与所述图像记录部分相对,而当所述设备处于卧式时,所述读取表面面向背对所述图像记录部分的一侧。 When the reading surface opposed to the image recording portion, and when the device is horizontal, the reading surface faces a side facing away from the image recording portion.
10. —种图像处理设备,包括: 盛放记录介质的记录介质供给装置;通道,所述记录介质从所述记录介质供给装置送入其中,且随后沿着所述通道进行所述记录介质的输送;喷墨记录头,其沿主扫描方向扫描,同时将墨滴喷射到沿所述通道输送的记录介质上,以便在所述记录介质上进行图像记录,所述主扫描方向垂直于所述通道方向;与所述喷墨记录头相对配置的压板,其从下方对所述记录介质进行支持;所述设备可分开为至少包括所述喷墨记录头的记录单元和至少包括所述压板的压板单元;并且当所述记录单元与所述压板单元分离时,所述喷墨记录头在将墨滴喷射到所述记录单元外部的同时可进行扫描。 10. - types of image processing apparatus, comprising: a recording medium supplying apparatus accommodating a recording medium; channel, wherein said recording medium is fed from the recording medium supply apparatus, and followed by the passage of said recording medium along transport; ink jet recording head that scans in the main scanning direction while ejecting ink droplets onto a recording medium conveyed along the channel, so that the recording on an image recording medium, perpendicular to the main scanning direction channel direction; said ink jet recording head and a platen arranged opposite, which is from below to support the recording medium; a recording unit separate from the device may include at least the ink jet recording head and said platen includes at least the platen unit; and when the recording unit and the platen unit are separated, the ink jet recording head ejecting ink droplets onto the recording while external unit can be scanned.
11. 一种图像处理设备,包括:图像记录部分,其包括平坦盒状的第一壳体、和在所述第一壳体中形成的通道,记录介质沿所述通道被送入以便在所述记录介质上记录第一图像,所述图像记录部分通常被置于立式;和图像读取部分,其具有平坦盒状的第二壳体,所述第二壳体的外表面构成对着所述第一壳体的读取表面,所述第二壳体的下端部分被可旋转地连接到所述第一壳体,使得所述第二壳体的上部相对于所述第一壳体可被开启/关闭,以便使所述图像读取部分能够被置于一个倾斜位置,在所述倾斜位置所述读取表面在一个方向倾斜,使得所述读取表面在上侧离垂直平面的距离大于在下侧离垂直平面的距离,并且所述图像读取部分能读取放在所述读取表面上的文件上的第二图像。 11. An image processing apparatus, comprising: an image recording portion including a first housing flat box-shaped, and a channel formed in said first housing, the recording medium is fed along the channel so that the a first of said image recording medium, the image recording portion is normally placed in vertical; and an image reading portion having a second housing flat box-shaped outer surface configuration facing the second housing reading surface of the first housing, a lower end portion of the second housing is rotatably connected to the first housing, such that the upper portion of the second housing relative to the first housing may be turned on / off so that the image reading portion can be placed in an inclined position, the reading surface of the inclined position inclined in one direction, so that the reading surface on the side away from the vertical plane distance greater than the distance from the lower side of the vertical plane, and the image reading portion capable of reading a second image on a document placed on the reading surface.
12. —种图像处理设备,包括:具有开口和通道的壳体,所述通道从所述开口沿着所述壳体内部延伸,所述开口被用作入口和出口中的至少一个,其中记录介质和文件中的一个通过所述入口被送入到所述壳体内,而记录介质和文件中的一个通过所述出口被排出到所述壳体的外侧;和通道截止阀,其可在关闭所述通道的关闭位置和开启所述通道的开启位置之间改变位置。 12. - types of image processing apparatus, comprising: a housing having an opening and a passage, said passage extending from said opening along the inner housing, the opening is used as an inlet and at least one outlet, wherein the recording medium and the document is fed through an inlet into the interior of the housing, and a recording medium and the document is discharged to the outside of said housing through said outlet; and a pathway shutoff valve which can be closed changing the position between a closed position and an open position opening the channel of the channel.
13. —种通被置于垂直竖立位置的图像处理设备,包括-平坦的盒状壳体,在所述壳体表面形成有向上开启的开口;禾口把手部件,所述把手部件可在关闭位置和开启位置之间改变位置, 其中在关闭位置,所述把手部件被向下折到形成所述开口的表面上以关闭所述开口,而在开启位置,所述把手部件立起在所述表面上以开启所述开口。 13. - kind of the image processing device is placed on a vertical upright position, comprising - a flat box-shaped housing, an opening is formed in the upwardly open housing surface; Wo port handle member, the handle member may be closed changing the position between the open position and wherein in the closed position, to close said opening of said handle member is folded down onto the surface forming the opening, and an open position, said handle member in said raised surface to open the opening.
14. 一种图像处理设备,包括:壳体,记录介质被送入到所述壳体中,以便在所述记录介质上记录图像;形成在所述壳体侧面的介质装载部分,其具有多个插槽,至少两种外部记录介质在侧面方向被分别可移除地插入所述插槽中,所述介质装载部分在所述插槽开口端的周围具有外表面,所述外表面在垂直方向呈波浪形,使得在形成每个所述插槽的位置凹进,并且在每个所述插槽的两个相对的垂直侧的每个上形成有朝向所述壳体外侧伸出的最外部分,从而提供对应每个所述插槽的倾斜的向上斜面;和设置在每个所述斜面上以指示哪个外部记录介质可被插入所述插槽内的标记。 An image processing apparatus, comprising: a housing, the recording medium is fed into the housing, so as to record an image on the recording medium; a media loading portion formed in a side surface of said housing having a plurality of slots, at least two kinds of external recording media are respectively removably inserted in said slot in a lateral direction, the media loading portion having an outer surface around the open end of the slot, in a direction perpendicular to said outer surface wavy, so that the position of the slot forming each recess, and in each of two opposite vertical slot formed on each side of the outermost toward the outside of the housing extending portion, thereby providing a corresponding inclined upward slope of each of said slots; and provided on each of said ramp to indicate which external recording medium can be inserted within the slot marked.
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