CN104760421B - Chip applied to one kind of print cartridges, and ink cartridge holder adapted to the ink cartridge - Google Patents

Chip applied to one kind of print cartridges, and ink cartridge holder adapted to the ink cartridge Download PDF

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CN104760421B
CN104760421B CN 201510218368 CN201510218368A CN104760421B CN 104760421 B CN104760421 B CN 104760421B CN 201510218368 CN201510218368 CN 201510218368 CN 201510218368 A CN201510218368 A CN 201510218368A CN 104760421 B CN104760421 B CN 104760421B
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本发明实施例公开了一种应用于墨盒的墨盒芯片,所述墨盒可拆卸地安装到成像设备,其特征在于,所述墨盒芯片包括:接口单元、控制单元;所述接口单元,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令;所述控制单元与任一发光单元相连,用于在检测到所述墨盒芯片处于上电初始化阶段时,点亮所述发光单元;所述控制单元与所述接口单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线熄灭指令时,判断是否满足预设熄灭条件,当满足预设熄灭条件时,熄灭所述发光单元;在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,维持所述发光单元的现状。 Embodiment of the present invention discloses an ink cartridge chip is applied to the ink cartridge, the ink cartridge is detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus, wherein said ink cartridge chip comprising: an interface unit, the control unit; said interface unit for receiving the light transmission of the image forming apparatus control command, the control instructions include light type light-on instruction or a light-off instruction; the control unit is connected with either a light emitting unit for detecting that the ink cartridge chip in a power when the initialization phase, lighting the light emitting unit; wherein the control unit is connected to the interface unit, the light used for the interface unit receives the control command for the type of light-off instruction, judges whether the preset off condition, when the condition satisfies a predetermined extinguishing, extinguishing the light emitting unit; when the light is received at the interface unit to the type of control command to light-on instruction, maintaining the status quo of the light emitting unit.

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一种应用于墨盒的墨盒芯片、墨盒及墨盒适配架 Chip applied to one kind of print cartridges, and ink cartridge holder adapted to the ink cartridge

[00011 本发明对申请号为201310424805.4,申请日为2013年9月17日,发明名称为一种墨盒芯片、墨盒及墨盒适配架的中国申请提出分案申请。 [00011 invention of Application No. 201310424805.4, filed on September 17, 2013, entitled An ink cartridge chip, China to apply cartridges and cartridge holder adapted divisional applications.

技术领域 FIELD

[0002] 本发明涉及打印成像领域,具体涉及一种应用于墨盒的墨盒芯片、墨盒及墨盒适配架。 [0002] The present invention relates to the field of imaging and printing, particularly, to a chip applied print cartridges, and ink cartridge holder adapted to the ink cartridge.

背景技术 Background technique

[0003] 成像设备是目前人们工作、生活中的常见工具,如打印机、复印件和传真机等。 [0003] The imaging device is the way people work, a common tool life, such as printers, photocopy and fax machines. 成像设备的结构大致分为两部分,即成像设备主体和墨盒。 Structure of image forming apparatus is roughly divided into two parts, i.e., the image forming apparatus body and the ink cartridge. 墨盒为易耗品,所以通常可拆卸地安装到成像设备主体中,易被更换。 Cartridge is a consumable item, it is usually detachably mounted to the image forming apparatus body, easily replaced.

[0004] 现有的成像设备内可能设置有多个墨盒,利于长时间使用,或者也可以设置有不同颜色的墨盒,便于用户对不同颜色图像的成像需求。 [0004] may be disposed within a conventional image forming apparatus has a plurality of ink cartridges, is conducive to long-term use, or may be provided with a different color ink cartridges, to facilitate the needs of users of different colors imaged image. 为了保证各个墨盒的安装位置正确, 由此而提出了墨盒位置检测技术。 In order to ensure the correct mounting position of each ink cartridge, whereby the ink container position detection technology is proposed.

[0005] 墨盒位置检测技术可基于光线的发射和接收来实现。 [0005] The cartridge may be based on the position detection light transmission and reception is achieved. 可以在墨盒的墨盒芯片上设置有光源,成像设备主体中设置有光线接收器。 May be provided with a light source, the image forming apparatus main body is provided with a light receiver chip on the ink cartridge in the ink cartridge. 当检测某个墨盒的位置时,使得该墨盒处于与光线接收器正对的位置,而后控制墨盒芯片的光源发光,由接收器接收光线并检测、记录发光量。 When detecting the position of a print cartridge such that the cartridge is in a position facing the light receiver, and then controls the light source of the light emitting chip cartridge, and received by the receiver detects the light, the recording light emission amount. 随后,控制相邻的墨盒发光,由接收器接收光线并检测、记录发光量。 Subsequently, the control of the adjacent light-emitting ink cartridge, the light received by the receiver, and detecting, recording the amount of light emission. 由于接收器与待检测的墨盒正对,所以接收自待检测墨盒的发光量大于相邻墨盒的发光量,且待检测墨盒的发光量会大于一预设门限值。 Since the receiver to be detected is on the cartridge, the cartridge is detected to be received from the light emission amount is greater than an adjacent light-emitting ink cartridge, the ink cartridge Judai detecting luminescence amount may be greater than a predetermined threshold value. 据此,成像设备主体可识别到该墨盒的位置正确。 Accordingly, the image forming apparatus body can recognize the position of the ink cartridge correctly.

[0006] 但是,现有的墨盒芯片的特点是:当若干个墨盒芯片被安装在同一个成像设备时, 它们所控制的光源会同时发光,即如果在成像设备上安装的都是带有这种墨盒芯片的墨盒,则会看到所有墨盒上光源在任何时候都是同时点亮,同时熄灭。 [0006] However, the conventional ink cartridge chip characteristics are: when a plurality of the ink cartridge is mounted on the same chip a image forming apparatus, they are controlled simultaneously emitting light, that is, if mounted on the imaging apparatus with which are species cartridge chip cartridge, the cartridge will see all the light sources are lit simultaneously at any given time off. 由于墨盒位置检测技术是利用光线接收器接收到的墨盒上光源的发光量进行墨盒位置的检测的,所以现有的墨盒芯片同时点亮的特性使得光线接收器接收的发光量保持不变,也就导致了现有的这种墨盒芯片不能实现墨盒位置的检测。 Since the ink container position detection technique is the use of an amount of light emission of the light received by the receiver cartridge detecting the position of the ink cartridge, so the conventional ink cartridge chip simultaneously lighting the light emitting characteristics of light amount received by the receiver remains constant, and It has led to the detection of such a conventional ink cartridge chip cartridge position can not be achieved.

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[0007] 为了实现成像设备中的墨盒位置的检测,本发明提供了一种墨盒芯片、墨盒及墨盒适配架。 [0007] In order to enable detection of the position of the ink cartridge in the image forming apparatus, the present invention provides a chip cartridge, and the ink cartridge holder adapted to the ink cartridge.

[0008] 本发明提供一种墨盒芯片,所述墨盒芯片包括:接口单元、控制单元和存储单元; [0008] The present invention provides an ink cartridge chip, the chip cartridge comprising: an interface unit, a control unit and a storage unit;

[0009] 所述接口单元,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息; [0009] The interface unit, for receiving light transmitted by said image forming apparatus control command, the control command comprises a light ink container identification information;

[0010] 所述存储单元,用于存储自身识别信息和状态标记,所述状态标记包括可执行状态或不可执行状态; [0010] The storage unit for storing identification information of itself and a status flag, the status flag comprises a non-executable state or the ready state;

[0011]所述控制单元与任一发光单元相连,用于执行所述光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令; [0011] The control unit is connected to any of a light emitting unit for performing the light control instruction, the control instruction comprises light type light-on instruction or a light-off instruction;

[0012]所述控制单元与所述接口单元和所述存储单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到所述光线控制指令时,根据所述光线控制指令的类型和所述存储单元中的状态标记控制所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令;在所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令后,根据所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息的关联关系,重新确定状态标记。 [0012] The control unit is connected to the interface unit and the storage unit, for receiving the light rays in the interface unit control instruction, and the storage unit according to the type of the light control instruction in the status flag control unit performs the light emission control instruction; after said light emitting unit to execute the control instruction based on the ink container identification information with the identification information of the self association, re-determining the state flag.

[0013]优选地,所述存储单元,还用于存储发光设定信息,所述发光设定信息包括计数结果与控制信息的对应关系,所述控制信息包括禁止点亮和使能点亮; [0013] Preferably, the storage unit is further configured to store setting information light emission, the light emitting correspondence relationship setting information including a counting result and control information, the control information includes enable and prohibiting lighting lighting;

[0014] 相应的,所述控制模块,具体用于在所述接口单元接收到所述光线控制指令时,获取当前计数结果,所述当前计数结果为对预设的计数对象计数所得,在所述发光设定信息中获取与所述当前计数结果对应的控制信息,根据所述光线控制指令的类型和所述控制信息控制所述发光单元;判断所述光线控制指令的类型是否与预设的计数对象相同,所述计数对象为光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令,当所述光线控制指令的类型与所述计数对象相同时,根据所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息的关联关系,确定所述当前计数结果是否增加1。 [0014] Accordingly, the control module is configured to said interface unit receives the light control instruction, acquiring the current counting result, the current counting result obtained for the preset target count counted at the said setting information acquired with the light emission current count results corresponding to the control information, according to the light and the type of control instruction to the control information of the light emitting unit; determining whether the type of light with a preset control instruction the same counting target, the target is a light-on instruction count or a light-off instruction, when the light control instruction type and the same counting target based on the identification information associated with the ink container identification information of itself relationship, determining whether said current count result increases 1.

[0015] 优选地,所述控制单元包括指令识别模块、墨盒识别模块、匹配计数器和发光开关丰旲块; [0015] Preferably, the control unit includes a command recognition module, cartridge recognition module, and the light emitting match counter abundance Dae switch block;

[0016] 所述指令识别模块,用于识别所述接口单元接收到的光线控制指令的类型; [0016] The instruction identification module for identifying the type of the interface unit receives the light control instruction;

[0017] 所述发光开关模块,用于在所述指令识别模块识别的光线控制指令为光线点亮指令时,获取当前计数结果,在所述存储单元中的发光设定信息中获取与所述当前计数结果对应的控制信息,并控制所述发光单元执行所述控制信息; [0017] The light-emitting switch module is configured to light the command recognition module recognizes the control command when the light-on instruction, acquiring the current counting result, light emission in the storage unit acquires the setting information current count results corresponding to the control information, and controls the light emitting unit performs the control information;

[0018] 所述墨盒识别模块,用于判断所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息是否相关联; [0018] The identification module of the ink cartridge, the ink cartridge identification information for identifying itself and the associated information is determined;

[0019] 所述匹配计数器,用于在所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息相关联的情况下,当前计数结果增加1。 [0019] The matching counter, for a case where the ink cartridge identification information and the identification information associated with itself, the current counting result is incremented by one.

[0020] 优选地,所述存储单元还用于存储指令接收标记,所述指令接收标记用于标记所述发光开关模块的功能状态,所述功能状态为可用状态或者不可用状态。 [0020] Preferably, the storage unit further stores instructions for receiving marking, the marking instruction function for receiving the light emitting state flag switch module, the functional state as available or unavailable state.

[0021] 优选地,所述指令接收标记所述发光开关模块为可用状态时,所述发光开关模块, 用于在所述指令识别模块识别的光线控制指令为光线点亮指令时,获取当前计数结果,在所述存储单元中的发光设定信息中获取与所述当前计数结果对应的控制信息,并控制所述发光单元执行所述控制信息。 [0021] Preferably, the command reception flag of the light-emitting switch module is available, the light-emitting switch module is configured to light when said command recognition module recognizes the control command light-on instruction, acquires the current count As a result, light emission in the storage unit in the setting information acquiring control information corresponding to the result of the current count, and controlling the light emitting unit performs the control information.

[0022] 优选地,所述发光设定信息为根据所述成像设备的光检测特性和所述墨盒芯片的安装位置确定的。 [0022] Preferably, the light emission to determine a set of information characteristic of the light detecting and imaging device chip mounting position of the ink cartridge.

[0023] 优选地,所述控制单元,还用于在所述墨盒芯片上电时,如果检测到所述墨盒芯片处于上电初始化阶段,则所述发光单元执行所述光线点亮指令。 [0023] Preferably, the control unit is further configured to power on when the ink cartridge chip, the ink cartridge is detected if the chip power initialization phase, then the light emission of the light-on instruction execution unit.

[0024] 优选地,所述发光单元设置在所述墨盒芯片上。 [0024] Preferably, the light emitting unit disposed on the ink cartridge chip.

[0025]本发明还提供一种墨盒,包括至少一个上述任一所述的墨盒芯片。 [0025] The present invention further provides an ink cartridge comprising at least a chip according to any of the foregoing.

[0026] 优选地,所述墨盒芯片通过一条通信总线连接到成像设备。 [0026] Preferably, the ink cartridge chip connected to the imaging apparatus via a communication bus.

[0027] 本发明还提供一种墨盒,所述墨盒包括接口单元、控制单元和存储单元; [0027] The present invention further provides an ink cartridge, the ink cartridge includes an interface unit, a control unit and a storage unit;

[0028] 所述接口单元,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息; [0028] The interface unit, for receiving light transmitted by said image forming apparatus control command, the control command comprises a light ink container identification information;

[0029] 所述存储单元,用于存储自身识别信息和状态标记,所述状态标记包括可执行状态或不可执行状态; [0029] The storage unit for storing identification information of itself and a status flag, the status flag comprises a non-executable state or the ready state;

[0030] 所述控制单元与任一发光单元相连,用于执行所述光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令; [0030] The control unit is connected to any of a light emitting unit for performing the light control instruction, the control instruction comprises light type light-on instruction or a light-off instruction;

[0031 ]所述控制单元与所述接口单元和所述存储单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到所述光线控制指令时,根据所述光线控制指令的类型和所述存储单元中的状态标记控制所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令;在所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令后,根据所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息的关联关系,重新确定状态标记。 [0031] The control unit is connected to the interface unit and the storage unit, for receiving the light rays in the interface unit control instruction, and the storage unit according to the type of the light control instruction in the status flag control unit performs the light emission control instruction; after said light emitting unit to execute the control instruction based on the ink container identification information with the identification information of the self association, re-determining the state flag.

[0032] 优选地,所述墨盒适配架包括接口单元、至少一个控制单元、至少一个存储单元和至少一个发光单元; [0032] Preferably, the cartridge holder includes an interface adaptation unit, at least one control unit, at least one memory cell and at least one light emitting element;

[0033] 所述接口单元,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息; [0033] The interface unit, for receiving light transmitted by said image forming apparatus control command, the control command comprises a light ink container identification information;

[0034] 所述存储单元,用于存储自身识别信息和状态标记,所述状态标记包括可执行状态或不可执行状态; [0034] The storage unit for storing identification information of itself and a status flag, the status flag comprises a non-executable state or the ready state;

[0035] 所述控制单元与发光单元相连,用于执行所述光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令; [0035] The control unit is connected to the light emitting unit, the light control instruction for performing the light control type instructions include light-on instruction or a light-off instruction;

[0036] 所述控制单元与所述接口单元和所述存储单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到所述光线控制指令时,根据所述光线控制指令的类型和所述存储单元中的状态标记控制所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令;在所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令后,根据所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息的关联关系,重新确定状态标记。 [0036] The control unit is connected to the interface unit and the storage unit, for receiving the light rays in the interface unit control instruction, and the storage unit according to the type of the light control instruction in the status flag control unit performs the light emission control instruction; after said light emitting unit to execute the control instruction based on the ink container identification information with the identification information of the self association, re-determining the state flag.

[0037] 优选地,所述墨盒适配架包括一个接口单元、一个控制单元、一个存储单元和至少一个发光单元; [0037] Preferably, the cartridge holder comprises an interface adaptation unit, a control unit, a memory unit and at least one light emitting element;

[0038] 所述控制单元,具体用于在所述接口单元接收到所述光线控制指令时,根据所述光线控制指令的类型和所述存储单元中的状态标记,控制所述光线控制指令对应的所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令;在所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令后,根据所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息的关联关系,重新确定状态标记。 [0038] The control unit is specifically configured to receive the interface unit when said light control instruction according to the state of said flag storage means and said light control type instruction, the control instruction corresponding to the light control the light emitting unit performs the control instruction; after said light emitting unit to execute the control instruction based on the ink container identification information with the identification information of the self association, re-determining the state flag.

[0039] 优选地,所述墨盒适配架中的所述控制单元、存储单元和发光单元的个数相同,所述控制单元、存储单元和发光单元具有--对应关系; [0039] Preferably, the cartridge holder adapted to the control unit, storage unit, and the same number of the light emitting unit, the control unit, a storage unit and a light emitting unit having - a correspondence relationship;

[0040] 所述控制单元与对应的发光单元相连,用于执行所述光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令; [0040] The control unit is connected to corresponding light emitting means, the light control instruction for performing the light control type instructions include light-on instruction or a light-off instruction;

[0041] 所述控制单元与所述接口单元和与所述控制单元对应的存储单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到所述光线控制指令时,根据所述光线控制指令的类型和所述存储单元中的状态标记控制所述控制单元对应的所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令;在所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令后,根据所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息的关联关系,重新确定状态标记。 [0041] The control unit and the interface unit and the control unit when the corresponding memory cell connected to the interface unit receives the light control instruction, according to the light and the type of control instruction said control state flag storage means corresponding to said control means performs the light emitting unit of the light control instruction; after said light emitting unit to execute the control instruction based on the identification information of the own cartridge identification information the association, redefining state flag.

[0042] 本发明提供了一种墨盒芯片,墨盒芯片包括:接口单元、控制单元和存储单元;接口单元用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息;存储单元,用于存储自身识别信息和状态标记,状态标记包括可执行状态或不可执行状态;控制单元与任一发光单元相连,用于执行光线控制指令,光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令;控制单元,用于在接口单元接收到光线控制指令时,根据光线控制指令和存储单元中的状态标记控制发光单元执行光线控制指令;在发光单元执行光线控制指令后,根据墨盒识别信息与自身识别信息的关联关系,重新确定状态标记。 [0042] The present invention provides an ink cartridge chip, chip cartridge comprising: an interface unit, a control unit and a storage unit; an interface unit for receiving light transmitted by said image forming apparatus control command, the control command comprises a light ink container identification information; a storage unit for storing identification information of itself and status flags, including executable state flag state or non-executable state; and a control unit connected to any of a light emitting unit for performing the light control instruction, the control instructions include light type light-on instruction or a light-off instruction; control unit, an interface for receiving a light control instruction unit, based on the light control instructions and state flag memory unit controls the light emitting unit performs light control instruction; light after the light emitting unit executes control instruction, according to the ink cartridge its own identification information and identification information association, re-determining the state flag. 利用本发明的墨盒芯片能够实现成像设备中墨盒位置的检测。 Cartridge chip using the present invention enables detection of the position of the ink cartridge in the image forming apparatus.

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[0043] 为了更清楚地说明本申请实施例中的技术方案,下面将对实施例描述中所需要使用的附图作简单地介绍,显而易见地,下面描述中的附图仅仅是本申请的一些实施例,对于本领域普通技术人员来讲,在不付出创造性劳动性的前提下,还可以根据这些附图获得其它的附图。 [0043] In order to more clearly illustrate the technical solutions in the present application embodiment, as briefly described in the introduction to the accompanying drawings required for use in describing the embodiments. Apparently, the drawings in the following description are only some of the present application embodiments, those of ordinary skill in the art is concerned, without any creative effort, and may still derive other drawings from such accompanying drawings.

[0044] 图la为本发明实施例所适用的墨盒位置检测原理示意图; [0044] FIG. La is a schematic diagram of the principle of position detection cartridge suitable embodiment of the invention;

[0045] 图lb为本发明实施例所适用的墨盒位置检测原理示意图; [0045] The schematic principle of position detection cartridge embodiment of FIG. Lb applicable embodiment of the present invention;

[0046] 图2为本发明实施例一提供的墨盒芯片结构图; [0046] FIG. 2 cartridge chip configuration diagram according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

[0047] 图3为本发明实施例一提供的墨盒芯片的工作流程图; [0047] FIG. 3 is a flowchart of the ink cartridge chip according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

[0048] 图4使用现有墨盒芯片进行墨盒位置检测的流程图; [0048] FIG 4 is a flowchart conventional ink cartridge using the ink container position detection chip;

[0049] 图5为使用本发明实施例一提供的墨盒芯片进行墨盒位置检测的流程图; [0049] FIG. 5 using the present invention is provided in an embodiment of the ink cartridge chip embodiment is a flowchart of the position detection cartridge;

[0050] 图6为本发明实施例二提供的墨盒芯片的控制单元的结构图; [0050] FIG. 6 is a configuration diagram of the control unit of the ink cartridge chip according to a second embodiment of the present invention;

[0051] 图7为本发明实施例三提供的墨盒芯片的工作流程图; [0051] FIG. 7 is a flowchart of the ink cartridge chip according to a third embodiment of the present invention;

[0052]图8为本发明实施例三提供的墨盒芯片的工作流程图; [0052] FIG 8 is a flowchart of the ink cartridge chip according to a third embodiment of the present invention;

[0053]图9为使用本实施例三提供的墨盒芯片进行墨盒位置检测的流程图; [0053] FIG. 9 is a chip using the ink cartridge according to a third embodiment is a flowchart of the position detection cartridge;

[0054]图10为本发明实施例四提供的墨盒芯片的工作流程图; [0054] FIG. 10 is a flowchart of the ink cartridge chip according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention;

[0055]图11为本发明实施例四提供的墨盒芯片的工作流程图; [0055] FIG. 11 is a flowchart of the ink cartridge chip according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention;

[0056]图12为墨盒适配架的结构示意图。 [0056] FIG. 12 is a schematic view of an ink cartridge holder adapted.

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[0057]下面将结合本申请实施例中的附图,对本申请实施例中的技术方案进行清楚、完整地描述,显然,所描述的实施例仅仅是本申请一部分实施例,而不是全部的实施例。 [0057] below with reference to this application example of the accompanying drawings, technical solutions in the embodiments will be apparent to the present application, fully described, obviously, the described embodiments are merely part of the present application embodiment, but not all embodiments example. 基于本申请中的实施例,本领域普通技术人员在没有做出创造性劳动前提下所获得的所有其它实施例,都属于本申请保护的范围。 Based on the embodiments of the present application, all other embodiments of ordinary skill in the art without any creative effort shall fall within the scope of the present application.

[0058]首先以现有的一种喷墨打印机为例,其中典型的墨盒位置检测方案如下: [0058] First, in a conventional ink jet printer as an example, with a typical ink container position detection scheme is as follows:

[0059] 为了保证喷墨打印机的正常打印,防止出现因墨盒位置安装错误而出现的打印偏差,通常需要在墨盒装入喷墨打印机后检测墨盒是否已经被正确地安装在喷墨打印机中的正确位置。 [0059] In order to ensure normal printing inkjet printer which prevents the emergence of the print position deviation due to the ink container installation error occur, usually required in the ink cartridge into the ink jet printer detects whether the ink cartridge has been properly installed in an inkjet printer correctly position. 图la和图lb为本发明实施例所适用的墨盒位置检测原理示意图,如图la所示,假设喷墨打印机设置有四个墨盒,为区分清楚将上述四个墨盒分别记为BK墨盒、Y墨盒、C墨盒和Μ墨盒。 FIG la and FIG lb is a schematic diagram of the principle of position detection cartridge suitable embodiment the invention, shown in FIG. La is assumed that the inkjet printer is provided with four cartridges, as clearly distinguish between the above-described four ink cartridges are referred to as BK, Y cartridges, C Μ cartridge and cartridge. 每个墨盒分别安装在喷墨打印机的墨盒安装位置上,其中墨盒安装位置分别为位置Α、位置Β、位置C和位置D。 These cartridges are mounted in each cartridge mounting position on the inkjet printer, wherein the cartridge mounting position of the [alpha] position, respectively, for the Β position, position C and position D. 这四个墨盒通过同一条通信总线连接到喷墨打印机,每个墨盒都可以接收到喷墨打印机发送给任何一个墨盒的发光驱动信息。 These four ink cartridges are connected by a communication bus to the same ink jet printer, each print cartridge ink jet printer can receive the light emitting sent to any of a cartridge drive information. 如图la和图lb所示,喷墨打印机上设置有光接收器,其位置固定,而墨盒位置均位于字车上,通过移动字车来移动墨盒位置,从而改变墨盒上的发光单元与打印机的光接收器之间的相对位置。 As shown in FIG. La and lb, the light receiver is provided on the inkjet printer unit, fix its position, the position of the ink cartridges are located on the car words, the ink container is moved by moving the position of the carriage, thereby changing the light emitting unit and the printer cartridge the relative position between the optical receiver.

[0060]墨盒位置检测主要包括对当前的待检测墨盒的正对位置检测和相邻墨盒的相邻光检测两部分,需要将成像设备中的每个墨盒逐一作为待检测墨盒进行检测。 [0060] The cartridge includes a current position detection of the ink cartridge to be detected and detecting the position facing the adjacent ink cartridge adjacent two light detecting section, the image forming apparatus needs to be individually in each cartridge as the ink cartridge to be detected is detected. 其中,正对位置检测是指打印机驱动与光接收器相对的待检测墨盒的发光单元发光,并检测光接收器接收到的光量是否大于预设值的过程,而相邻光检测是指使上述待检测墨盒维持在与光接收器相对的位置上,打印机驱动与上述待检测墨盒相邻的任一墨盒的发光单元发光,并检测光接收器此时接收到的光量是否小于上述正对位置检测时接收到的光量的过程。 Wherein the position detecting means is on the printer driver to be opposite to the light receiver detects the light emitting unit emitting ink cartridge, and detects the amount of light received by the receiver is greater than a predetermined value of the process, the above-described neighboring light detection refers be when the ink container is maintained at a position detection light receiver on the opposite, a printer driver to be detected with the above-described ink container adjacent the ink cartridge according to any one of the light-emitting unit, and detects the amount of light received by the light receiver case is less than the positive position detection an amount of light received by the process. 如图la所示,对于待检测墨盒Y,移动墨盒Y使其与光接收器处于正对位置,控制待检测墨盒Y的发光单元发光,光接收器接收光线,获取第一光量S1,判断所述第一光量S1是否大于预设门限值,若是,则该待检测墨盒的正对位置检测正确。 As shown in FIG La, Y ink cartridge to be detected, so that movement of the carriage and Y light receiver is at a positive position, the ink cartridge to be detected to control the Y-emitting unit, the light receiver receives the light, a first light quantity acquiring Sl, is determined by if S1 is greater than said first light quantity preset threshold, if yes, the ink cartridge to be detected is on the correct position detection. 如图lb所示,保持墨盒位置不变,控制待检测墨盒Y的相邻墨盒BK的发光单元发光,光接收器接收光线,获取第二光量S2,判断第二光量是否小于预设门限值,若是,则该待检测墨盒Y的相邻光检测正确。 FIG lb, the holding position of the same ink cartridge, the ink cartridge detection control to be adjacent to the ink cartridge BK, Y-emitting unit, the light receiver receives the light, a second light quantity acquiring S2, determines whether the second light amount is smaller than a preset threshold if yes, the detection cartridge to be adjacent to Y photodetection correctly. 反之,则确定正对位置检测或相邻光检测错误。 On the contrary, it is determined that the position detection of the positive or adjacent light detecting errors. 只有同时通过上述两种检测才能视为该墨盒的位置正确。 Only by correctly while deemed to both detect the position of the cartridge. 其中,上述待检测墨盒应理解为将要进行正对位置检测的墨盒,而相邻墨盒则应理解为与上述待检测墨盒相邻的任一墨盒。 Wherein the ink cartridge to be detected will be understood to be positive for the position detection of the ink cartridge, the ink cartridge should be understood to be adjacent to the above-described ink cartridge to be detected adjacent to any one of the cartridge. 当待检测墨盒是BK墨盒时,会移动墨盒BK墨盒使其与光接收器处于正对位置,墨盒Y就成为相邻墨盒,此时打印机驱动墨盒Y的发光单元发光,就是对墨盒BK 的相邻光检测,由于墨盒Y处于待检测墨盒BK的相邻位置,此时也可以视为对墨盒Y进行相邻位置检测。 When the cartridge is to be detected when the ink cartridge BK, BK ink container cartridge moves so that the light receiver is in a position facing the ink container adjacent the ink container becomes Y, and the printer driver of the light-emitting unit emitting the ink cartridge Y, BK ink container is relative of o photodetector, since the ink cartridge to be detected BK Y is in a position adjacent to this case may be considered to be adjacent to the Y position detection cartridge. 一般情况下,打印机会对同一个墨盒分别进行一次正对位置检测和一次相邻位置检测。 Under normal circumstances, the printer will have the same print cartridge, respectively a positive and a detection position adjacent to the position detection.

[0061 ] 实施例一 [0061] Example a

[0062] 参考图2,图2为本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的结构图,其中,所述墨盒芯片包括:接口单元21、控制单元22和存储单元23,所述控制单元22与发光单元24相连; [0062] Referring to FIG 2, FIG. 2 is a structural view of an ink according to an embodiment of the chip, wherein the chip cartridge comprising: an interface unit 21, the control unit 22 and a storage unit 23, the control unit 22 and the light emitting unit 24 connected;

[0063] 所述接口单元21,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息; [0063] The interface unit 21, for receiving the light transmitted by the image forming apparatus control command, the control command comprises a light ink container identification information;

[0064] 本实施例中,光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息,墨盒识别信息用于标识墨盒,可以用于区别不同颜色墨水的墨盒。 [0064] In this embodiment, the light control instruction includes identification information of the ink cartridge, the ink cartridge identification information for identifying the ink cartridge, the ink cartridge may be used to distinguish between different color inks. 同时,光线控制指令还包括用于指示点亮或者熄灭发光单元的指令信息。 Meanwhile, the light control instruction further comprises an instruction for instructing turned on or off the light emitting unit information. 光线控制指令包括两种类型的指令,即光线点亮指令和光线熄灭指令,光线熄灭指令包括的指令信息是熄灭发光单元;光线点亮指令包括的指令信息是点亮发光单元。 Light control instruction includes two types of instructions, i.e., light-on instruction and the light-off instruction, the light-off instruction instruction information including the light emitting unit is turned off; light-on instruction included in the instruction information is lighting the light emitting unit. 另外,接口单元与成像设备之间的连接,可以采用有线方式进行连接,也可以采用无线方式进行连接。 Further, the connection between the interface unit and the image forming apparatus can be connected to a wired manner, may be connected wirelessly.

[0065] 所述存储单元23,用于存储自身识别信息和状态标记,所述状态标记包括可执行状态或不可执行状态; [0065] The storage unit 23 for storing identification information of itself and a status flag, the status flag comprises a non-executable state or the ready state;

[0066] 本实施例中,存储单元中可以存储与墨盒相关的信息,与墨盒相关的信息可以是墨盒自身识别信息、墨盒制造厂商、生产日期、墨水使用量和墨水剩余量等,墨盒自身识别信息可以是墨水颜色信息,也可以是存储单元的器件地址,或者是其他可以区分不同墨盒类型的信息。 [0066] In this example, the storage unit may store a list of print cartridge information related to the cartridge information may be ink container identification information, cartridge manufacturer, production date, amount of ink used and the ink remaining amount itself embodiments the like, the ink cartridge itself recognition information may be an ink color information, the device may be a memory cell address, or other cartridges can distinguish between different types of information. 本实施例中,存储单元中还存储了状态标记,其中,状态标记用于标识墨盒芯片处于可执行状态或不可执行状态。 In this embodiment, the storage unit further stores a status flag, wherein the flag identifies the ink cartridge chip state in an executable state or the non-executable state.

[0067] 实际应用中,该存储单元可以采用常见的非易失性存储器,如EPR0M、EEPR0M、 FLASH、铁电存储器和相变存储器等,也可以采用易失性存储器加上供电电源实现,如SRAM+ 电池或电容,DRAM+电池或电容等。 [0067] In practical applications, the storage unit may use a common non-volatile memory, such as EPR0M, EEPR0M, FLASH, ferroelectric memory and a phase change memory, a volatile memory coupled with the power supply may be employed to achieve such SRAM + battery or capacitor, DRAM + cells or capacitors. 具体的存储单元的实现形式不受限制。 Realization of the specific memory cell is not limited.

[0068] 实际应用中,当满足触发状态标记改变的条件时,存储单元中状态标记就会改变, 也就是说,状态标记的改变可以表示墨盒芯片从当前的状态改变到另外一个状态中。 [0068] In practice, when the condition change status flag is triggered, the memory cell will change state flag, that is, it can change the state flag means the chip is changed from the current state to another state. 例如, 状态标记可以用占空间1比特的标志flag表示,当flag = 0时,表示墨盒芯片的当前状态为可执行状态,相反的,当flag=l时,表示墨盒芯片的当前状态为不可执行状态。 For example, the status flag may be represented by the space In Flag 1 bit flag, when flag = 0, the current state of the cartridge chip is executable state contrary, when flag = L, indicates the current state of the ink cartridge chip nonexecutable status. 若当前flag =1,且满足触发状态标记改变的条件时,状态标记flag就会从flag=l改变为flag = 0,反之则flag = l保持不变。 If the current flag = 1, and the trigger condition satisfies a change state flag, the state flag from the flag will change flag = l to flag = 0, flag = l otherwise unchanged.

[0069] 另外,状态标记的初始默认值可以为指示当前墨盒芯片的状态处于可执行状态, 或者可以为当前指示墨盒芯片处于不可执行状态,具体的,可以根据不同成像设备的光检测特性预先进行设置。 [0069] Further, the initial state flag indicating the default value may be in the current state of the ink cartridge chip executable state, or may be in non-executable state is indicative of the current ink cartridge chip. Specifically, the light can be detected in advance in accordance with characteristics of different imaging apparatus settings. 例如,当成像设备对墨盒先进行正对位置检测,后进行相邻位置检测时,可以设置状态标记的初始默认值为指示当前墨盒芯片处于可执行状态;而当成像设备对墨盒先进行相邻位置检测,后进行正对位置检测时,可以设置状态标记的初始默认值为指示当前墨盒芯片处于不可执行状态。 For example, when the ink cartridge to the image forming apparatus for detecting the position facing, adjacent position after detection, can set the initial default status flag indicates that the current value of the ink cartridge chip in an executable state; and when the image forming apparatus of the first adjacent cartridges detecting the position, when the timing after the detection of the position, can set the status flag indicates that the current value of the initial default cartridge chip is non-executable state.

[0070] 值得注意的是,本实施例中,状态标记的初始默认值可以为指示所述墨盒芯片的状态处于可执行状态或为指示墨盒芯片处于不可执行状态的值,具体可以根据不同成像设备的光检特性进行设置,当成像设备对墨盒先进行正对位置检测,后进行相邻位置检测时, 可以设置状态标记的初始默认值为表示墨盒芯片处于可执行状态的值;当成像设备对墨盒先进行相邻位置检测,后进行正对位置检测时,可以设置状态标记的初始默认值为表示墨盒芯片处于不可执行状态的值。 [0070] It is noted that, in this embodiment, the initial default status flag may be in an executable state is indicative of the state of the ink cartridge chip or cartridge to indicate the value of the chip is non-executable state, the image forming apparatus according to different specific when setting the optical detector characteristics, the image forming apparatus when the ink cartridge is detected to be facing position, after detecting the position adjacent to, a status flag may be set initial default value means the chip is in an executable state value; when the imaging equipment when the ink cartridge to be adjacent to the position detection, the position after a positive detection, the status flag may be set initial default value means the chip is in the non-executable state value. 状态标记的取值,在墨盒芯片上电初始化时(即成像设备开始向墨盒芯片供电,控制单元检测到电源供应时),或者在成像设备停止向墨盒芯片供电时,或者在接收到包含特定的墨盒识别信息的光线控制指令时,恢复其默认值。 Status flag values, when the cartridge chip is electrically initialized (i.e., the image forming apparatus to the cartridge chip power supply begins, the control unit detects the power supply), or stops power supply to the image forming apparatus when the ink cartridge chip, containing or receiving the specific when the ink container identification information, the light control instruction to restore the default value.

[0071] 所述发光单元24与所述控制单元22相连,用于执行所述光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令; [0071] The light emitting unit 24 is connected with the control unit 22 for performing the light control instruction, the control instruction comprises light type light-on instruction or a light-off instruction;

[0072] 本发明的各个实施例中,发光单元可以设置在墨盒芯片上,也可以不设置在墨盒芯片上,而是通过连接部件连接到控制单元,具体的,连接部件可以是导线或者电接触点, 或者也可以通过无线的方式实现连接。 [0072] The various embodiments of the present invention, the light emitting unit may be disposed on the ink cartridge chip, may not be provided on the ink cartridge chip, but is connected to the control unit through the connecting member, specifically, the connecting member may be a wire or electrical contact with point, or may be implemented via a wireless manner.

[0073] 另外,发光单元可以是电致发光的部件,具体地可以是发光二极管(LED)、激光二极管、荧光灯和钨丝灯等,在此不加以限制。 [0073] Further, the light emitting unit may be electrically photoluminescent means, in particular may be a light emitting diode (the LED), laser diodes, fluorescent and tungsten, etc., is not limited thereto. 同时,发光单元所发出的光可以是可见光,也可以是不可见光。 Meanwhile, the light emitted from the light emitting unit may be visible light, invisible light may be.

[0074] 本领域普通技术人员可以理解,本实施例中的发光单元既可设置在与光接收器直接相对的位置,也可设置在相偏离的位置,而利用光学引导部件将光线引导至光接收器。 [0074] Those of ordinary skill in the art can be appreciated, the light emitting unit in the embodiment of the present embodiment is provided either in a position directly opposite to the light receiver, may also be provided at a position offset from, and the light guided to the light guide member with the optical receiver.

[0075] 所述控制单元22与所述接口单元21和所述存储单元23相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到所述光线控制指令时,根据所述光线控制指令的类型和所述存储单元中的状态标记控制所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令;在所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令后,根据所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息的关联关系,重新确定状态标记。 [0075] The control unit 22 is connected to the interface unit 21 and the storage unit 23, for receiving the light control instruction, the type and the storage control instruction according to the light in the interface unit the status flag control unit performs the light emission control instruction unit; after said light emitting unit to execute the control instruction based on the ink container identification information with the identification information of the self association, re-determining the state flag .

[0076] 本实施例中,控制单元用于处理接口单元所接收到的光线控制指令,并根据光线控制指令的类型和墨盒芯片的状态标记控制点亮发光单元或者熄灭发光单元。 [0076] In this embodiment, the control unit for processing light received by the interface unit to the control command, and flag control unit lights the light emitting unit on or off the light emitting chip according to the state of the ink cartridge and the type of light control instruction. 也就是说, 当所述墨盒芯片为可执行状态时,控制单元可以根据所述光线点亮指令点亮发光单元,而当所述墨盒芯片为不可执行状态时,不执行所述光线点亮指令,相当于锁定发光单元处于当前状态(即保持媳灭或者保持点亮)。 That is, when the ink cartridge chip ready state, the control unit may illuminate the light emitting unit according to the light-on instruction, and when the ink cartridge chip is a non-executable state, the light-on instruction is not executed corresponds to the light emitting unit is locked in its current state (i.e. off or remain lit holding daughter). 可见,本实施例中的状态标记仅用于指示光线点亮指令是否可以执行。 Seen, in the present state flag for indicating whether the embodiment is only light-on instruction can be executed.

[0077] 具体地,当接口单元接收到光线点亮指令时,控制单元判断墨盒芯片是否为可执行状态,若是,则控制点亮发光单元,若已经改变为不可执行状态,则控制不执行点亮发光单元的操作;而进一步地,考虑到不同控制单元响应速度的差异,控制单元判断墨盒芯片为可执行状态时,可以控制直接点亮发光单元,或者也可以进行若干时钟周期的延时后(例如300毫秒),再控制点亮发光单元。 [0077] Specifically, when the interface unit receives the light-on instruction, the control unit determines whether the ink cartridge chip ready state, if the control unit is lit to emit light, when the non-executable state has been changed, the control point is not performed light emitting unit; while further, taking into account the differences in response speed control unit, the control unit determines the ink cartridge chip executable state, lighting the light emitting unit can be controlled directly, or may be performed after a delay of several clock cycles (e.g., 300 msec), the light emitting unit and then controls the lighting.

[0078] 此外,控制单元在判断是否执行光线点灯指令后,还可以,根据所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息的关联关系,重新确定状态标记,即控制更新墨盒芯片的状态。 [0078] Further, the control unit determines whether the light after the lighting instruction execution, can also, according to the ink container identification information with the identification information of the self association, re-determining the status flag, i.e. a control status update ink cartridge chip. 具体地,当接口单元接收到的光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令中包含的墨盒识别信息与存储单元所存储的自身识别信息相关联时,控制单元改写存储单元中的状态标记,从而改变墨盒的当前状态。 In particular, when the self-identification information associated with the ink container identification information storing unit of the interface unit receives the light-on instruction or a light-off instruction contained in the stored state of the control unit rewrites the flag storage unit, thereby changing the ink cartridge the current status. 其中,墨盒识别信息与自身识别信息相关联是指相匹配或者相同,又或者具有特定的关系,例如同样的数值分别用十六进制与八进制进行记录即可以表示为相关联。 Wherein the ink container identification information associated with the identification information of itself refers to match either the same, or have a specific relationship, such as the same values ​​respectively octal hexadecimal and can be represented as recorded i.e. associated.

[0079] 值得注意的是,本实施例提供的墨盒芯片可以通过通信总线连接到成像设备,当多个如上述实施例中的墨盒芯片均需要与成像设备连接时,则这些墨盒芯片可以通过同一条通信总线连接到成像设备,接收该成像设备发送的光线控制指令。 [0079] Notably, the present embodiment provides the ink cartridge chip may be connected to the image forming apparatus via the communication bus, when a plurality of the ink cartridge chip as the above embodiments are to be connected to the image forming apparatus, the cartridge chip by the same a communication bus connected to the imaging apparatus, the imaging apparatus receiving light transmitted control command.

[0080] 参考图3,图3为本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的工作流程图,具体可以包括: [0080] Referring to FIG 3, a flowchart of FIG. 3 provided in the ink cartridge chip, the present embodiment may specifically include:

[0081] 步骤S01:接收成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息。 [0081] Step S01: the image forming apparatus receives the transmission light control instruction, said cartridge comprising a light control instruction identification information.

[0082]步骤S02:判断光线控制指令的类型是否为光线点亮指令,若是,则执行步骤S04, 否则执行步骤S03。 [0082] Step S02: the type of control instruction is determined whether the light is light-on instruction, if yes, step S04 is executed, otherwise step S03.

[0083]其中,判断光线控制指令,即判断该指令是光线点亮指令,还是光线熄灭指令。 [0083] wherein the light control instruction is determined, i.e., it determines whether the instruction is a light-on instruction, or a light-off instruction. [0084]步骤S03:熄灭发光单元。 [0084] Step S03: extinguish the light emitting unit.

[0085] 步骤S04:判断墨盒芯片当前的状态标记是否为可执行状态,若是,则执行步骤S05,否则,执行步骤S08; [0085] Step S04: The current state of the ink cartridge chip is determined whether the ready state flag, and if so, step S05 is executed, otherwise, step S08;

[0086] 其中,根据墨盒芯片的状态的判断结果,来决定是否需要点亮发光单元,若墨盒芯片处于不可执行状态,则不点亮发光单元;若墨盒芯片处于可执行状态,则点亮发光单元。 [0086] wherein, according to the judgment result of the state of the ink cartridge chip, to decide whether to lit the light emitting unit, when the cartridge chip in a non-executable state, the light emitting element is not lighted; if the ink cartridge chip in an executable state, is illuminated to emit light unit. [0087]步骤S05:点亮发光单元。 [0087] Step S05: lighting the light emitting unit.

[0088]步骤S06:判断墨盒识别信息与自身识别信息是否相关联,如果是,则执行步骤S07,如果否,则执行步骤S08。 [0088] Step S06: Analyzing self cartridge identification information is associated with the identification information, if so, step S07, if no, proceed to step S08.

[0089]步骤S07:改变墨盒芯片当前的状态标记; [0089] Step S07: change the current state flag ink cartridge chip;

[0090] 如果当前的状态是可执行状态,则改变为不可执行状态,如果当前的状态是不可执行状态,则改变为可执行状态。 [0090] If the current state is the ready state, the non-executable state is changed, if the current state is a non-executable state, is changed to the ready state.

[0091] 步骤S08:维持墨盒芯片当前的状态。 [0091] Step S08: maintains the current state of the cartridge chip.

[0092]其中,步骤S02和S04分别涉及判断光线控制指令的类型和墨盒芯片的状态标记, 实际应用中这两个步骤也可以同时进行,或者是先判断墨盒芯片的状态,后判断光线控制指令的类型,这两个步骤的执行顺序不影响本实施例的实施。 [0092] wherein steps S02 and S04 are directed to determining the type of cartridge chip and the light control instruction status flag, the practical application of these two steps may be performed simultaneously, or to determine the status of the ink cartridge chip, the light control instruction is determined type, the order of these two steps do not affect the embodiment of the present embodiment.

[0093]上述步骤S06中,可以根据成像设备的特性选择比较的是光线点亮指令还是光线熄灭指令,由于光线点亮指令和光线熄灭指令总是先后成对出现,同时其对应的墨盒识别信息也是相同的,则可以采用择一的方式,即只选择其中一种指令来比较其中的墨盒识别信息;当只有光线点亮指令存在对应的墨盒识别信息时,则只能选择光线点亮指令对应的墨盒识别信息与墨盒芯片存储自身识别信息相比较。 [0093] In the above-described step S06, the comparison may be selected according to characteristics of the imaging device is a light-on instruction or a light-off instruction, since the light-on instruction and the light-off instruction has always paired, while the ink cartridge identification information corresponding is the same, may be employed in the alternative embodiment, i.e., select only one instruction to compare the ink container identification information therein; is present only when the ink cartridge identification information corresponding to the light-on instruction, the light-on instruction can only select the corresponding cartridge identification information is compared with the ink cartridge chip identification information stored in itself.

[0094] 另外,本实施例提供的墨盒芯片还可以在墨盒芯片上电时,控制单元检测到墨盒芯片处于上电初始化阶段,就提前将发光单元点亮,而不需要等到接收到成像设备的光线点亮指令才点亮发光单元。 [0094] Further, the ink cartridge chip according to the present embodiment is also provided when the ink cartridge chip can be powered on, the control unit detects that the ink cartridge chip power initialization phase, the emission unit is turned on in advance, without waiting for receiving the image forming apparatus light-on instruction before lighting the light emitting unit. 这使得带有本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的墨盒被安装到成像设备中,如果此时成像设备已经对墨盒芯片供电,则发光单元就可以直接发光,用户则可以通过这个现象提前获知墨盒芯片与成像设备的电接触正常。 This makes the chip cartridge provided with a cartridge according to the present embodiment is mounted to the image forming apparatus, the image forming apparatus at this time if the ink cartridge has been powered chip, the light emitting unit can emit light directly, the user can be informed by this phenomenon and the ink cartridge chip in advance electrical contact with the image forming apparatus correctly. 需注意到这个优点不仅仅发光单元发射可见光才有,即使发光单元发射的是不可见光,例如紫外线,当在墨盒或者成像设备上发光单元可以照射到的位置处设置有荧光物质时,紫外线会迫使荧光物质发光,同样起到提示用户的作用。 One should note advantage not only visible light emitting unit, even if the light emitting unit emits the invisible light, such as ultraviolet rays, when the ink cartridge at a position on the image forming apparatus or may be irradiated to the light emitting unit is provided with a fluorescent substance, an ultraviolet forces emitting fluorescent substance, also acts to prompt the user.

[0095] 参考图4和图5,图4为使用现有墨盒芯片进行墨盒位置检测的流程图,图5为使用本实施例提供的墨盒芯片进行墨盒位置检测的流程图。 [0095] Referring to FIG. 4 and FIG. 5, FIG. 4 is a flowchart of the conventional ink cartridge using the ink container position detection chip, FIG. 5 for detecting the position of the ink cartridge using the ink cartridge chip according to the present embodiment provided by a flow chart. 通过图4和图5的对照比较,进一步说明本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的优点。 By comparing Figures 4 and Control 5, further illustrate the advantages of the ink cartridge chip according to this embodiment.

[0096] 其中,图4中的步骤S11至步骤S17与图5中的步骤S21至步骤S27--对应,图4和图5中(B)部分均为墨盒位置检测的控制方法,(A)部分均是发光单元的发光现象,假设成像设备对墨盒先进行一次正对位置检测,后进行一次相邻位置检测。 [0096] wherein, in the step of step S11 to step S17 in FIG. 4 and FIG. 5 S27-- step S21 to correspond to FIG. 4 and FIG. 5 (B) are part of a control method of detecting the position of the ink container, (A) phenomena are part of a light emitting light emitting unit, the image forming apparatus is assumed to be a positive first cartridge detection position, after detecting a position adjacent.

[0097] 图4中,步骤S11和S13是对墨盒C分别进行正对位置检测和相邻位置检测的步骤, 其中,由于这四个墨盒通过同一条通信总线连接到成像设备,每个墨盒都可以接收到成像设备发送给任何一个墨盒的光线控制指令,当成像设备都发送相同的带有墨盒(:识别信息的光线点亮指令,由于只有墨盒C的芯片上存储有墨盒C的识别信息,因此只有墨盒C被点亮,持续一段时间后,墨盒C被成像设备发送的光线熄灭指令熄灭(图4中没有体现光线熄灭指令的效果)。 In [0097] FIG. 4, steps S11 and S13 is positive cartridge C respectively and the step of detecting the position adjacent to the position detection, wherein, since the four ink cartridges via the same communication bus connected to the imaging apparatus, each cartridge are You may receive the light transmitted to the image forming apparatus of any one cartridge control instruction, when the imaging devices are transmitted with the same cartridge (: identification information of the light-on instruction, since the cartridge C is only a chip that stores identification information of the cartridge C, Therefore, only the ink container C is lighted, after a period of time, the ink container C off instruction is extinguished (not exhibit the effect of light-off instruction in FIG. 4) of transmitted light image forming apparatus.

[0098]步骤S12和S15是对墨盒Μ分别进行正对位置检测和相邻位置检测的阶段,这两个阶段中,成像设备都发送相同的带有墨盒Μ识别信息的光线点亮指令,同理地,因此只有墨盒Μ被点亮,持续一段时间后,墨盒Μ被成像设备发送的光线熄灭指令熄灭。 [0098] Step S12 and S15 is cartridge Μ were positive phase and detection of the position adjacent to the position detection, the two phases, the imaging device are transmitted with the same cartridge Μ light lighting instruction identification information, the same reasonably, so that only the ink cartridge Μ is lit after a period of time, the ink cartridge Μ off instruction is transmitted from the image forming apparatus is off light.

[0099]步骤S14和S17是对墨盒Υ分别进行正对位置检测和相邻位置检测的阶段,这两个阶段中,成像设备都发送相同的带有墨盒Υ识别信息的光线点亮指令,因此只有墨盒Υ被点亮,持续一段时间后,墨盒Υ被成像设备发送的光线熄灭指令熄灭。 [0099] Steps S14 and S17 is cartridge Υ were positive phase and detection of the position adjacent to the position detection, the two phases, the imaging device are transmitted with the same light-on instruction Υ cartridge identification information, so Υ cartridge is lit only after a period of time, light rays are transmitted cartridges Υ off instruction image forming apparatus is off.

[0100] 步骤S16是对墨盒ΒΚ进行正对位置检测的阶段,由于ΒΚ是最后一个待检测的墨盒, 在前面的墨盒都安装在正确位置的情况下,墨盒ΒΚ也肯定安装到了正确的位置,因此对墨盒ΒΚ往往只进行正对位置检测。 [0100] Step S16 is a cartridge ΒΚ for stage n of the position detection, since ΒΚ is the last to be the ink cartridge detected in front of the cartridge are installed in the case of the correct position, the ink cartridge ΒΚ certainly mounted to the correct position, therefore often only ΒΚ cartridge facing position detection. 这个阶段中,成像设备发送带有墨盒ΒΚ识别信息的光线点亮指令,因此只有墨盒ΒΚ被点亮,持续一段时间后,墨盒ΒΚ被成像设备发送的光线熄灭指令熄灭。 In this stage, the image forming apparatus with a light-on instruction transmitted ΒΚ cartridge identification information, so that only the ink container is lit ΒΚ, after a period of time, the ink cartridge ΒΚ off instruction is transmitted from the image forming apparatus is off light.

[0101] 图5中,墨盒C、M、Y和ΒΚ的状态标记的初始默认值都是表示墨盒芯片处于可执行状态,由于这四个墨盒通过同一条通信总线连接到成像设备,每个墨盒都可以接收到成像设备发送给任何一个墨盒的光线控制指令,因此步骤S21中,所有墨盒的发光单元都被点亮。 [0101] FIG. 5, the state of the ink container C, M, Y and labeled ΒΚ initial default values ​​are in an executable state means the chip, since the four ink cartridges via the same communication bus connected to the imaging apparatus, each cartridge You can receive the light transmitted to the image forming apparatus of any one cartridge control instruction, step S21, and therefore, all the ink cartridges are illuminated lighting unit. 又由于步骤S11中成像设备发送的是带有墨盒(:识别信息的光线点亮指令,因此只有墨盒C 的墨盒芯片状态需要更新,从可执行状态改变为不可执行状态。 Also, because the step S11 is transmitted from the image forming apparatus with a cartridge (: identification information of the light-on instruction, so that only the ink cartridge chip cartridge C state needs to be updated, an executable state is changed from the non-executable state.

[0102] 步骤S22,除了墨盒C处于不可执行状态,其余的都处于可执行状态,因此在收到成像设备发送的带有墨盒Μ识别信息的光线点亮指令时,墨盒M、Y和BK都点亮了,墨盒C不能被点亮。 [0102] Step S22, the cartridge C is in addition to the non-executable state, and the rest are in an executable state, when they receive the cartridge with a light-on instruction Μ identification information transmitted from the image forming apparatus, the ink cartridge M, Y and BK are lit, the ink container C can not be illuminated. 与上述步骤类似地,然后墨盒Μ的墨盒芯片状态从可执行状态改变为不可执行状态。 Similarly, the ink cartridge and the ink cartridge chip Μ state change from an executable state in the above step to non-executable state.

[0103] 步骤S23,墨盒C和墨盒Μ的墨盒芯片都处于不可执行状态,因此在收到成像设备发送的带有墨盒C的识别信息的光线点亮指令时,墨盒C和墨盒Μ的发光单元都不能点亮,墨盒Υ和墨盒ΒΚ的发光单兀都点壳,然后墨盒C的墨盒芯片改变为可执彳丁状态。 [0103] Step S23, the cartridge C and the ink cartridges Μ chips in non-executable state, so when the light-on instruction is received identification information with the image forming apparatus of the ink container C sent, and the ink cartridges C Μ emitting unit We can not be lit, and the ink cartridge Υ Wu ΒΚ single light emitting points are shell and the cartridge C may be performed to change the cartridge chip butoxy left foot state.

[0104] 步骤S24,与上述步骤类似,墨盒芯片处于可执行状态的墨盒C、Y和ΒΚ都可以点亮, 墨盒Μ不能点壳,然后墨盒Y的墨盒芯片改变为不可执彳丁状态。 [0104] step S24, a step similar to the above, the ink cartridge chip cartridge in an executable state C, Y and ΒΚ are lit, the ink container can not point Μ shell, and then the ink cartridge is Y of the ink cartridge chip can not change the state of execution butoxy left foot.

[0105] 步骤S25,墨盒C和ΒΚ点亮,墨盒Μ和Υ不能点亮。 [0105] Step S25, the cartridge C and ΒΚ lighting, and Υ Μ cartridge can not be turned. 墨盒Μ的墨盒芯片改变为可执行状ίέτ 〇 The cartridge chip cartridge Μ changed executable square shape ίέτ

[0106] 步骤S26,墨盒C、M和ΒΚ点亮,墨盒Υ不能点亮。 [0106] step S26, the ink cartridges C, M and ΒΚ lit, the ink container Υ not light. 墨盒ΒΚ的墨盒芯片改变为不可执行状态。 ΒΚ cartridge chip cartridge was changed to non-executable state.

[0107] 步骤S27,墨盒C和Μ点亮,墨盒Υ和ΒΚ不能点亮。 [0107] Step S27, the cartridge C and Μ lighting, and Υ ΒΚ cartridge can not be turned. 墨盒Υ的墨盒芯片改变为可执行状ίέτ 〇 The cartridge chip cartridge Υ changed executable square shape ίέτ

[0108] 由上述对比可见,图5中正对位置检测阶段的步骤S21、S22、S24和S26中,至少有两个墨盒的发光单元同时发光,可以增加正对位置检测时光接收器所接收到的光量。 [0108] seen from the above comparison, FIG. 5 CKS phase position detection step S21, S22, S24 and S26, the ink cartridge having at least two light emitting units emit light simultaneously, can increase the n received time position detection receivers the amount of light. 而在相邻位置检测阶段的步骤S23、S25和S27中,相比图4中对应的步骤S13、S15和S17,原来应该点亮的发光单元都不再点亮,可以减少相邻位置检测时光接收器所接收到的发光量(如果进一步在墨盒的结构上,设置阻挡发光单元向某一个方向散射光,则可以减少更多接收到的发光量)。 In the position detecting step adjacent to the stage S23, S25 and S27, the step in FIG 4 compared to the corresponding S13, S15 and S17, the light emitting element to be lit are no longer the original lighting can be reduced adjacent to the position detection time luminescence amount received by the receiver (if the ink cartridge is further structurally, a barrier means emitting scattered light in one direction, an amount of light emission can be reduced more received). 因此,本发明提供的墨盒芯片和发光控制方法,仅仅需要在现有的墨盒芯片基础上,增加状态标记,就可以减少因发光单元或者墨盒的制造误差导致的成像设备的误报率, 另外,也避免了多个芯片同时点亮或者熄灭方案存在的即使多个墨盒安装到了错误的位置,成像设备也无法识别的缺陷。 Thus, the ink cartridge and the light emitting chip according to the present invention provides a control method, only necessary in the conventional ink cartridge chip based on the increase flag state, can reduce the false alarm rate due to the imaging device or the light emitting unit due to a manufacturing error ink cartridge, additionally, a plurality of chips at the same time avoiding the presence turned on or off even when a plurality of programs ink cartridge is mounted to the wrong location, the image forming apparatus can not recognize defect.

[0109] 实施例二 [0109] Second Embodiment

[0110] 现有的某些成像设备在对墨盒进行光检测前,还需要进行走马灯检测。 [0110] Some conventional image forming apparatus before the ink cartridge light detection, but also for detecting a revolving door. 以图4中的墨盒排列方式为例,所谓走马灯检测,是指让光接收器与其中一个墨盒正对,然后从一个方向到另一个方向依次点亮墨盒的发光单元一次,例如从左边开始,依次点亮墨盒C、M、Y和BK 上的发光单元各一次,判断光接收器是否一直收到光。 In the ink cartridge in FIG. 4 arrangement, for example, a so-called revolving door detection means so that a light receiver and wherein the cartridge is on, then from one direction to the other light emitting cells are sequentially turned on in a cartridge, for example, starting from the left, C cartridges were lit, the light emitting unit M, Y and BK each time, determines whether the light receiver has received light. 上述实施例的墨盒芯片可能无法满足成像设备的走马灯检测要求,导致成像设备认为墨盒是不合格或者非法的。 Examples of the above-described embodiment cartridge chip may not meet the requirements of the image forming apparatus detects a revolving door, resulting in that the image forming apparatus is defective or illegal cartridge. 因此,本实施例提供的墨盒芯片,其可以不仅可以满足成像设备的光检测,还能满足成像设备的走马灯检测。 Thus, the ink cartridge chip according to this embodiment, it can not only meet the light detection imaging apparatus, but also to meet the revolving door of the image forming apparatus is detected.

[0111]本实施例提供的墨盒芯片具有与实施例一提供的墨盒芯片类似的结构,也包括接口单元,控制单元,存储单元,其中,控制单元还可以与任意一个发光单元连接,对该发光单元进行控制。 [0111] The present embodiment provides a chip cartridge having a similar structure to the cartridge chip according to a first embodiment, and also includes an interface unit, a control unit, a storage unit, wherein the control unit may also be connected to any one light emitting unit, the light emitting a control unit. 本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的各个单元的连接关系和存在形式与实施例一提供的墨盒芯片的也相同,在此不再赘述,仅仅介绍不同的地方。 And connection relationship of each unit present in the form of a chip cartridge provided in the present embodiment is also the same as the embodiment of the cartridge according to a first chip, are not repeated here, only describes the different places.

[0112] 其中,本实施例提供的墨盒芯片包括的存储单元,至少存储自身识别信息和发光设定信息。 [0112] wherein the storage unit includes a cartridge chip provided in the present embodiment, at least its own identification information stored in the setting information and the light emitting. 同时,参考图6,图6为本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的控制单元的结构图,其中,控制单元22包括指令识别模块221、墨盒识别模块222、匹配计数器223和发光开关模块224。 Meanwhile, referring to FIG. 6, FIG. 6 is a configuration diagram of a control unit provided in the ink cartridge chip of the present embodiment, wherein the control unit 22 includes a command recognition module 221, the ink cartridge identification module 222, a matching counter 223 and the light emitting module 224 switches.

[0113] 实际应用中,指令识别模块,用于识别所述接口单元接收到的光线控制指令的类型;指令识别模块用于识别接收到的光线控制指令是光线熄灭指令还是光线点亮指令;所述发光开关模块,用于在所述指令识别模块识别的光线控制指令为光线点亮指令时,获取当前计数结果,在所述存储单元中的发光设定信息中获取与所述当前计数结果对应的控制信息,所述控制信息包括禁止点亮和使能点亮,并控制所述发光单元执行所述控制信息;所述墨盒识别模块,用于判断所述墨盒识别信息与存储单元所存储的所述自身识别信息是否相关联;所述匹配计数器,用于在所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息相关联的情况下, 当前计数结果增加1。 [0113] In practice, the instruction identification module for identifying the type of the interface unit receives the light control instruction; an instruction identification module for identifying the received light to light-off instruction is a control instruction or the light-on instruction; the when said light-emitting switch module configured to light the light-on instruction command recognition module recognizes the control command, acquire the current counting result, in the light emission setting information storing unit acquires the current count results corresponding to control information, the control information includes enable and prohibiting lighting the lighting, and the light emission control unit performs the control information; the ink cartridge identifying module, configured to determine whether the ink cartridge identification information stored in the storage unit, the identification information itself is associated; the matching counter for the cartridge in the case of the self-identification information associated with the identification information, the current counting result is incremented by one.

[0114] 其中,匹配计数器用于统计与存储单元中的墨盒识别信息相关联的光线控制指令的接收次数。 [0114] wherein the number of match counter for receiving light Statistics ink cartridge in the storage unit identification information associated with the control instructions. 发光开关模块用于根据发光设定信息、匹配计数器的计数结果和光线控制指令的类型,控制点亮或者熄灭连接到控制单元的发光单元。 Switch means for controlling the light emitting type according to the instruction of the count result and the light emission setting information, the match counter, control the light emitting unit is turned on or off is connected to the control unit.

[0115] 存储单元中存储的发光设定信息和当前的计数结果用于表示墨盒芯片的状态标记,其中,发光设定信息可以包括计数结果与控制信息的对应关系,所述控制信息包括禁止点亮和使能点亮,同时所述控制信息还可以包括释放发光开关模块。 [0115] The storage unit and the light emission current setting information for indicating the counting result of the state of the ink cartridge chip mark, wherein the light emitting correspondence relationship setting information may include a count result to the control information, the control information comprises point prohibition and enabling bright lighting, while the control information may further include a release switch the light emitting module. 存储单元中还可以存储指令接收标记,所述指令接收标记用于标记所述发光开关模块的功能状态,所述功能状态为可用状态或者不可用状态。 The storage unit may further store instructions reception flag, the flag for the command receiving function of the state flag of the light-emitting switch module, the functional state as available or unavailable state. 所述指令接收标记可以用于表示墨盒芯片初始化状态,也即:指令接收标记用于记录墨盒芯片是否接收到了走马灯检测过程中所有类型的光线点亮指令或者光线熄灭指令,例如,当墨盒需要进行走马灯检测时,若该墨盒芯片接收到走马灯检测过程中所有类型的光线点亮指令或者光线熄灭指令,则该指令接收标记记录上述过程。 The command reception flag means the chip can be used for the initialization state, i.e.: mark command receiving cartridge chip for recording whether it has received a revolving door during the detection of all types of light-on instruction or a light-off instruction, e.g., when the ink cartridge is required when a revolving door is detected, if the detection of the ink cartridge chip receives a revolving door during all types of light-on instruction or a light-off instruction, the recording of the mark command receiving process. 在墨盒芯片初始化时,该指令接收标记的初始值表示墨盒芯片还没有接收到走马灯检测中所有类型的光线点亮指令或者光线熄灭指令。 When the ink cartridge chip initialization, the initial value of the flag of the instruction receiving means the chip has not yet received all types lantern detecting light-on or light-off instruction instruction. 墨盒识别模块还可以用于在指令接收标记为初始值时,判断墨盒芯片是否接收到了走马灯检测过程中所有类型的光线点亮指令或者光线熄灭指令,对应地,墨盒芯片的存储单元中还需要存储其他各个墨盒的墨盒识别信息。 When the ink cartridge identification module may also be configured to receive an initial value flag instruction, determines whether it has received the ink cartridge chip revolving door during the detection of all types of light-on or light-off instruction instruction corresponding to, the storage unit further cartridge need to be stored in the chip cartridge identification information of each of the other ink cartridge. 当墨盒识别模块判断到墨盒芯片已经接收到了走马灯检测过程中所有类型的光线点亮指令或者光线熄灭指令时,将指令接收标记的初始值修改为表示全部已经接收的值。 When the ink cartridge to the ink cartridge chip identification module determines when the revolving door has been received during the detection of all types of light-on instruction or a light-off instruction, the instruction to modify the initial value of the reception flag to denote all the values ​​have been received. 而且, 在指令接收标记为初始值时,发光开关模块不能点亮发光单元。 Further, when the command reception flag initial value, the light emitting unit emitting switch module can not be turned.

[0116] 由于与墨盒识别信息对应的光线点亮指令与光线熄灭指令基本上都是先后成对出现,墨盒识别模块可以仅仅对光线点亮指令进行识别,相应地匹配计数器也仅仅对光线点亮指令进行计数;同样的,墨盒识别模块也可以仅仅对光线熄灭指令进行识别,相应地匹配计数器也仅仅对光线熄灭指令进行计数。 [0116] Since the ink cartridge identification information corresponding to light-on and light-off instruction instruction has basically paired, only the ink cartridge identification module may identify light-on instruction, the match counter is only corresponding to the light-on counting instructions; similarly, the ink cartridge identification module may be only the light-off instruction identified, the match counter corresponding to light-off instruction is only counted. 同样地指令接收标记可以仅仅记录墨盒芯片是否接收到了走马灯检测过程中所有类型的光线点亮指令,或者仅仅记录墨盒芯片是否接收到了走马灯检测过程中所有类型的光线熄灭指令。 Likewise instruction receiving indicia may record only the ink cartridge chip revolving door whether it has received during the detection of all types of light-on instruction, the recording ink cartridge chip or just whether it has received a revolving door during the detection of all types of light-off instruction.

[0117] 如下,举例子说明使用本实施提供的墨盒芯片进行墨盒位置检测的过程。 [0117] as follows, for example using the sub-described ink cartridge chip according to the present embodiment provided by the position detection process cartridge. 假设成像设备对墨盒先进行走马灯检测,然后进行如图4的步骤S11至S17的光检测,同时,成像设备上安装的墨盒类型和墨盒位置排列次序与图4中所示的墨盒C、M、Y和BK排列相同,并以表1的光线控制指令发送顺序对这四个墨盒进行走马灯检测。 The imaging apparatus is assumed to be a revolving door of the cartridge is detected, then as shown in step 4 of the light detector S11 to S17, while mounted on the image forming apparatus and a cartridge type ink container cartridge C positions are arranged in the order shown in FIG. 4, M, Y and BK are arranged the same, and in table 1 to the light transmission control command sequence for these four revolving door detection cartridge. 最后,成像设备完成对墨盒的走马灯检测和光检测后,通过对某个或者某些出现故障或者寿命即将终止的墨盒芯片循环发送光线点亮指令和光线熄灭指令,以闪烁的方式告知用户出现故障的墨盒。 Finally, the image forming apparatus after the completion of the ink container and a photodetector detecting the revolving door, off instruction by transmitting one or some failure or life near the light-on instruction cycle cartridge chip and light, a flashing manner to inform the user of failure cartridges. 显然在告知用户出现故障的墨盒时,必须以精准的方式进行显示。 Obviously the failure to inform the user of the cartridge must be displayed in a precise manner.

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[0120] 表1 [0120] TABLE 1

[0121] 假设匹配计数器是递增计数,且从零开始计数,当墨盒识别模块判断接收到的墨盒识别信息与存储单元所存储自身识别信息相关联时,匹配计数器增加计数一次,只对光线点亮指令进行计数。 [0121] Suppose match counter is incremented count and start counting from zero when the identification information associated with the ink container itself identification module determines whether the received cartridge identification information stored in the storage unit, the counter counts up a match, only the light-on counting instructions. 同时,根据该成像设备的光检测特性,可以预先在墨盒C、M和Y的存储单元中设置发光设定信息为: Meanwhile, according to the detection characteristics of the optical imaging apparatus, the ink cartridge may be pre-C, M and Y storage unit provided to the light emitting setting information:

[0122] 匹配计数器计数为0时,控制信息为禁止发光开关模块点亮发光单元; When [0122] the matching counter is 0, the control information inhibits the lighting module emitting light-emitting switch means;

[0123] 匹配计数器计数为1时,控制信息为使能发光开关模块点亮发光单元; When [0123] 1 matching counter, the control information to enable the lighting module emitting light-emitting switch means;

[0124] 匹配计数器计数为2时,控制信息为禁止发光开关模块点亮发光单元; When [0124] the matching counter is 2, the control information inhibits the lighting module emitting light-emitting switch means;

[0125] 匹配计数器计数为3及3以上的数时,控制信息为释放发光开关模块的功能,墨盒识别模块判断接收到的光线点亮指令的墨盒识别信息与存储单元所存储的自身识别信息相关联时,发光开关t吴块点壳发光单兀; When [0125] counter matches of 3 or more and the number 3, the light emitting control information release function switch module, the ink cartridge identification module determines the light-on instruction received cartridge identification information storage unit stored identification information itself joint, the light-emitting switch block t Wu Wu single point housing luminescent;

[0126] 指令接收标记的初始值表示墨盒芯片还没有接收到走马灯检测过程中所有类型的光线点壳指令。 Reception flag initial value [0126] instruction means the chip has not received the revolving door during the detection of all types of point light shell command.

[0127] 由于在图4中只在步骤S16对墨盒BK进行正对位置检测,不进行相邻位置检测,因此相比其他墨盒芯片的发光设定信息,墨盒BK的发光设定信息在匹配计数器计数为2及2以上的数时,控制信息即为释放发光开关模块的功能。 [0127] Since the ink cartridge BK at step S16 in FIG. 4 is on position detection, adjacent to the position detection is not performed, and therefore the setting information, the light emitting ink cartridge BK match counter setting information compared to other light-emitting ink cartridge chip when the count is less than 2, the number of the light emitting control information is the release function of the switching module.

[0128] 在上述表1的序号1至序号8指令时段中,光接收器与墨盒C正对,对墨盒C、M、Y和BK 进行走马灯检测。 [0128] In the above Table 1, No. 1 to No. 8 instruction period, the light receiver facing the cartridge C, ink cartridge C, M, Y and BK for detecting a revolving door. 依次点亮和熄灭这四个墨盒上的发光单元。 Sequentially turning on and off the light emitting unit on the four ink cartridges.

[0129] 序号1至2指令时段,各个墨盒芯片通过指令识别模块判断到序号1的是光线点亮指令时,由于此时所有墨盒芯片的匹配计数器计数都为零,根据存储单元的发光设定信息, 这个时段没有发光单元被发光开关模块点亮,然后墨盒识别模块判断到序号1的光线点亮指令包含了墨盒(:识别信息,因此只有墨盒C的匹配计数器增加一次计数,计数值变为1。指令识别模块判断到序号2的是光线熄灭指令时,发光开关模块不受发光设定信息的影响,将发光单元熄灭。墨盒识别模块和匹配计数器不对序号2的光线熄灭指令进行处理。 [0129] No. 12 to command period, the number of each ink cartridge chip 1 is determined by the command recognition module is a light-on instruction, since when all the ink cartridge chip matching counter are zero, the storage means is set according to the light emitting information, this time the lighting unit is not emitting light-emitting switch module, and then the ink cartridge identification module determines the light-on instruction No. 1 contains the cartridge (: identification information, so that only the ink cartridge match counter C is increased by one count, the count value becomes 1. the command recognition module determines the sequence number 2 is a light-off instruction, the light emitting from the light emitting module switch setting information on the impact, the light emitting unit off ink cartridge identification number does not match counter module and a light-off instruction processing 2.

[0130] 序号3至4指令时段,各个墨盒芯片通过指令识别模块判断到序号3的是光线点亮指令时,墨盒M、Y和BK的匹配计数器计数都为零,根据存储单元的发光设定信息,这个时段墨盒M、Y和BK的发光单元都不能被发光开关模块点亮;墨盒C的匹配计数器计数为1,根据存储单元的发光设定信息中的控制信息,墨盒C的发光开发模块被使能,但是由于指令接收标记仍是初始值,墨盒C的发光单元仍不能被点亮。 [0130] Reference instruction period 3-4, the chip is determined by the respective ink cartridges to the command recognition module number 3 is light-on instruction, the ink cartridge M, Y and BK matching counter are zero, the storage means is set according to the light emitting information, this time the ink cartridge M, Y and BK, the light emitting unit can not switch the light emitting module lighting; cartridge C is a matching counter 1, is set in accordance with the control information storage unit light emission, a light emitting module development cartridge C It is enabled, but since the command reception flag is still the initial value, the light emitting unit C, the ink cartridge still can not be lit. 然后墨盒识别模块判断到序号3的光线点亮指令包含了墨盒Μ识别信息,因此只有墨盒Μ的匹配计数器增加一次计数,计数值变为1。 Then the ink cartridge identification module determines the light-on instruction No. 3 contains Μ cartridge identification information, so that only the ink cartridge Μ match counter increases by one count, the count value becomes 1. 指令识别模块判断到序号4的是光线熄灭指令时,发光开关模块不受发光设定信息的影响, 将发光单元熄灭。 Command recognition module determines the number 4 is the light-off instruction, the light emitting from the light emitting module switch setting information on the impact, the light emitting unit off. 墨盒识别模块和匹配计数器不对序号4的光线熄灭指令进行处理。 Cartridge identification number does not match counter module and the light 4 off instruction processing.

[0131] 序号5至6指令时段,同理地,仍然没有墨盒的发光单元被点亮。 [0131] No. 5-6 instruction period. Similarly, the light emitting unit is still not the ink cartridge is lit. 墨盒识别模块判断到序号5的光线点亮指令包含了墨盒Y识别信息,墨盒Y的匹配计数器增加一次计数,计数值变为1。 Cartridge identification module determines the light-on instruction No. 5 contains the identification information of the ink cartridge Y, Y of the ink cartridge match counter increases by one count, the count value becomes 1.

[0132] 序号7至8指令时段,同理地,仍然没有墨盒的发光单元被点亮。 [0132] Reference 7-8 instruction period. Similarly, the light emitting unit is still not the ink cartridge is lit. 墨盒识别模块判断至|J序号7的光线点亮指令包含了墨盒ΒΚ识别信息,墨盒ΒΚ的匹配计数器增加一次计数,计数值变为1。 Cartridge identification module determines to | J Reference light-on instruction ΒΚ cartridge 7 contains identification information of the ink cartridge ΒΚ match counter increases by one count, the count value becomes 1. 到此时,各个墨盒芯片的匹配计数器都已经计数到了1,而且各个芯片的墨盒识别模块都已经判断接收到了走马灯检测过程中所有类型的光线点亮指令,因此各个墨盒芯片的指令接收标记都将初始值修改为表示走马灯检测过程中所有类型光线点亮指令已经接收的值。 By this time, each ink cartridge chip match counter have counted to 1, and each chip cartridge identification module have been determined received the revolving door detection process for all types of light-on instruction, so each ink cartridge chip command reception flag will modifying the initial value is a value representing a revolving door detection process for all types of light-on instruction has been received. 指令识别模块判断到序号8的是光线熄灭指令时,发光开关模块不受发光设定信息的影响,将发光单元熄灭。 Command recognition module determines the number 8 is a light-off instruction, the light emitting from the light emitting module switch setting information on the impact, the light emitting unit off. 墨盒识别模块和匹配计数器不对序号8的光线熄灭指令进行处理。 Cartridge identification number does not match counter module and a light-off instruction 8 processed.

[0133] 因此,整个走马灯检测过程中,各个墨盒芯片的发光单元都没有被点亮。 [0133] Thus, the entire process of detecting a revolving door, each of the light emitting chip cartridge unit is not lit. 在完成走马灯检测后,成像设备开始对墨盒进行光检测,该光检测过程中,成像设备对墨盒芯片发送的光线控制指令和顺序与图4中的步骤S11至S17-样。 After completion of the revolving door is detected, the image forming apparatus starts detecting light ink cartridge, the light detecting process, the image forming apparatus to the cartridge chip light transmitted control command and the order of steps in FIG. 4 S11 to S17- like.

[0134] 在接收到步骤S11包含墨盒C的识别信息的光线点亮指令时,由于各个墨盒芯片的匹配计数器都已经计数到了1,各个墨盒芯片的指令接收标记都将初始值修改为表示走马灯检测过程中所有类型光线点亮指令已经接收的值,因此所有墨盒芯片将控制单元连接的发光单元点亮。 [0134] Upon receiving the step S11 comprises a light-on instruction identification information of the cartridge C, since the respective ink cartridge chip match counter have counted to 1, each ink cartridge chip instruction receiving markers will be the initial value modification is a revolving door detection during all types of light-on instruction has been received value, so all the cartridge chip emitting unit connected to the lighting unit. 又由于该光线点亮指令包含墨盒C的识别信息,因此墨盒C的匹配计数器增加一次计数,计数值变为2。 Also, because the light-on instruction including identification information of cartridge C, and therefore the ink cartridge match counter C is increased by one count, the count value becomes 2. 接收到光线熄灭指令时,所有墨盒都将发光单元熄灭。 When the light-off instruction is received, all cartridges will extinguish the light emitting element.

[0135] 在接收到步骤S12包含墨盒Μ的识别信息的光线点亮指令时,墨盒C的匹配计数器已经计数到了2,因此墨盒C的发光单元不能被点亮,其余的都点亮。 [0135] In step S12 the received identification information comprises a light-on instruction Μ the cartridge, the cartridge C match counter has counted to 2, the light-emitting unit cartridge C can not be lit, the rest are lit. 又由于该光线点亮指令包含墨盒Μ的识别信息,因此墨盒Μ的匹配计数器增加一次计数,计数值变为2。 Also, because the light-on instruction including identification information Μ cartridge, so the cartridge Μ match counter increases by one count, the count value becomes 2. 接收到光线熄灭指令时,所有墨盒都将发光单元熄灭。 When the light-off instruction is received, all cartridges will extinguish the light emitting element.

[0136] 在接收到步骤S13包含墨盒C的识别信息的光线点亮指令时,墨盒C和Μ的匹配计数器都已经计数到了2,因此墨盒C和Μ的发光单元不能被点亮,其余的都点亮。 [0136] In the light receiving step S13 contains identification information of the cartridge C when the lighting instruction, the cartridge C and Μ match counter have counted to 2, and thus the ink container C Μ emitting element can not be lit, the rest are lit. 又由于该光线点亮指令包含墨盒C的识别信息,因此墨盒C的匹配计数器增加一次计数,计数值变为3。 Also, because the light-on instruction including identification information of cartridge C, and therefore the ink cartridge match counter C is increased by one count, the count value becomes 3. 接收到光线熄灭指令时,所有墨盒都将发光单元熄灭。 When the light-off instruction is received, all cartridges will extinguish the light emitting element.

[0137] 在接收到步骤S14的包含墨盒Υ识别信息的光线点亮指令时,墨盒C和Μ的匹配计数器分别计数到了3和2,根据前述发光设定信息的设置,在匹配计数器计数到3时释放发光开关模块,因此墨盒C和Μ的发光单元不能被点亮,其余的都点亮。 [0137] Upon receiving the light-on instruction step comprises Υ cartridge identification information S14, the cartridge C, respectively, and Μ the match counter counts 2 and 3, setting setting information according to the light emitting, the counter counts to match 3 when the switch is released the light emitting module, and thus the ink container C Μ emitting element can not be lit, the rest are lit. 又由于该光线点亮指令包含墨盒Υ的识别信息,因此墨盒Υ的匹配计数器增加一次计数,计数值变为2。 Also, because the light-on instruction including identification information of the ink cartridge Υ, Υ cartridge thus matching counter increases by one count, the count value becomes 2. 接收到光线熄灭指令时,所有墨盒都将发光单元熄灭。 When the light-off instruction is received, all cartridges will extinguish the light emitting element.

[0138] 在接收到步骤S15的包含墨盒Μ识别信息的光线点亮指令时,墨盒C、M和Υ的匹配计数器分别计数到了3、2和2,根据前述发光设定信息的设置,在匹配计数器计数到3时释放发光开关模块,因此墨盒C、M和Y的发光单元不能被点亮,只有墨盒BK的发光单元被点亮。 [0138] Upon receiving the light-on instruction step comprises Μ cartridge identification information S15, the cartridge C, M and Υ the match counter are counted to 3, and 2, provided information according to the set light emission, the matching counter counts by the light emitting switch module 3, and therefore the ink container C, M and Y of the light emitting element can not be illuminated, only the light emitting element is lit BK cartridges. 又由于该光线点亮指令包含墨盒Μ的识别信息,因此墨盒Μ的匹配计数器增加一次计数,计数值变为3。 Also, because the light-on instruction including identification information Μ cartridge, so the cartridge Μ match counter increases by one count, the count value becomes 3. 接收到光线熄灭指令时,所有墨盒都将发光单元熄灭。 When the light-off instruction is received, all cartridges will extinguish the light emitting element.

[0139] 在接收到步骤S16的包含墨盒ΒΚ识别信息的光线点亮指令时,墨盒C、M和Υ的匹配计数器分别计数到了3、3和2,根据前述发光设定信息的设置,在匹配计数器计数到3时释放发光开关模块的功能,因此墨盒C、M和Y的发光单元不能被点亮,只有墨盒BK的发光单元被点亮。 [0139] Upon receiving the light-on instruction step comprises ΒΚ cartridge identification information S16, the cartridge C, M and Υ the match counter counts respectively 3,3 and 2, setting setting information according to the light emitting, the matching counter counts to 3:00 by the light emitting function switch module, and therefore the ink container C, M and Y of the light emitting element can not be illuminated, only the light emitting element is lit BK cartridges. 又由于该光线点亮指令包含墨盒BK的识别信息,因此墨盒BK的匹配计数器增加一次计数,计数值变为2。 Also, because the light-on instruction including identification information of the ink cartridge BK, BK ink cartridge thus matching counter increases by one count, the count value becomes 2. 接收到光线熄灭指令时,所有墨盒都将发光单元熄灭。 When the light-off instruction is received, all cartridges will extinguish the light emitting element.

[0140] 在接收到步骤S17的包含墨盒Y识别信息的光线点亮指令时,墨盒C、M、Y和BK的匹配计数器分别计数到了3、3、2和2,根据前述发光设定信息的设置,在墨盒C和Μ的匹配计数器计数到3时释放发光开关模块的功能,在墨盒ΒΚ的匹配计数器计数到2时释放发光开关模块的功能,因此墨盒C、M、Y和ΒΚ的发光单元都不能被点亮。 [0140] Upon receiving the light-on instruction step comprises identification information S17 Y cartridge, the cartridge C, M, Y and BK, respectively, match counter counts the 3,3,2 and 2, the light emission setting information disposed in the cartridge C and Μ matching counter counts to 3:00 by the light emitting switch module functions in the ink cartridge ΒΚ match counter counts to 2:00 by the light emitting switch module functions, and therefore the ink container C, M, Y and ΒΚ emitting unit It is not to be lit. 又由于该光线点亮指令包含墨盒Y的识别信息,因此墨盒Y的匹配计数器增加一次计数,计数值变为3。 Also, because the light-on instruction including identification information of the ink cartridge Y, Y of the ink cartridge thus match counter increases by one count, the count value becomes 3. 接收到光线熄灭指令时,所有墨盒都将发光单元熄灭。 When the light-off instruction is received, all cartridges will extinguish the light emitting element. 可见,本实施例的发光单元发光现象类似图9中左侧展示的发光现象。 Visible, light-emitting unit according to the present embodiment is similar to the phenomenon of luminescence phenomenon 9 shown in the left side of FIG.

[0141] 至此,所有墨盒芯片的匹配计数器都计数到了各自定义的释放发光开关墨盒的数值,成像设备可以对某个特定的墨盒芯片进行精准的发光控制。 [0141] At this point, all of the cartridge chip to match counter are counted by the light emitting switch cartridges each defined value, the image forming apparatus can be precise control of the light emission of a particular ink cartridge chip. 因此,在成像设备对墨盒进行走马灯检测和光检测后,如果发现某个墨盒安装有误或者某个墨盒芯片即将终止寿命(一般是经检测发现墨水快要消耗完),就可以通过发送带有该墨盒识别信息的光线控制指令,控制该墨盒上的发光单元闪烁发光,以达到提示用户的作用。 Thus, the image forming apparatus after the ink cartridge and a light detector for detecting a revolving door, if the ink cartridge is mounted find a bad chip or a print cartridge life to be terminated (typically about detected found ink consumed), with the ink cartridge can be transmitted by light control instruction identification information, controls the light emitting unit on the ink cartridge flashing light, to achieve the effect of prompting the user. 可见采用本实施例的墨盒芯片及其控制方法,不会影响到这个精准提示的功能。 Using visible ink cartridge chip and a control method according to the present embodiment, this does not affect the accurate prompt function.

[0142] 需要指出的是,某些成像设备在走马灯检测和光检测过程中发送给墨盒芯片的光线点亮指令与在这两个阶段之后发送的光线点亮指令不同,例如同样的包含墨盒(:识别信息的光线点亮指令,在这两个阶段时,指令可以是一种格式,而在这两个阶段后,指令却是另外一种格式。由于墨盒芯片在接收到这两种不同格式的光线点亮指令时,对发光单元的控制不同,即在这两个阶段时,若墨盒芯片接收到光线点亮指令,发光单元就会被恒定的电压驱动,保持长亮,所以可以称这种为长亮光线点亮指令;而在这两个阶段之后,若墨盒芯片接收到光线点亮指令时,发光单元就会被脉宽调制(Pulse-WidthModulation,PWM)电压驱动,闪烁地亮,所以可以称这种为闪烁光线点亮指令。由于长亮光线点亮指令与闪亮光线点亮指令有明显的区别,因此,本实施例中可以只针 [0142] It should be noted that some of the image forming apparatus is transmitted to the cartridge chip in a revolving door, and a photodetector detecting light-on instruction during the light-on instruction transmitted after the two different phases, for example, comprise the same ink cartridge (: light-on instruction identification information, when both stages, instructions may be a format, but after the two stages, but it is another command format. Since the ink cartridge chip receiving the two different formats when the light-on instruction, the control of the different light-emitting unit, i.e., when both stages, if the ink cartridge chip receiving light-on instruction, voltage driven light-emitting unit will be constant, to maintain a long light, this can be called as long bright light-on instruction; and after these two phases, if the ink cartridge chip receiving light-on instruction, voltage driven light-emitting unit will be a pulse width modulation (Pulse-WidthModulation, PWM), the light flashes, so this may be referred to as a flashing light-on instruction. Since the light-on instruction with long bright flashing light-on instruction significantly different, and therefore, embodiments of the present embodiment may be only the needle 长亮光线点亮指令配置发光设定信息,也不需要对发光开关模块释放点亮功能,墨盒芯片对闪亮光线点亮指令可以采用释放点亮功能的方式进行处理,即墨盒识别模块判断接收到的闪亮光线点亮指令的墨盒识别信息与存储单元所存储的自身识别信息相关联时,发光开关模块点亮发光单元。 Long light emitting light-on instruction to set the configuration information, the lighting function does not need to release the light-emitting switch module of the ink cartridge chip flashing light-on instruction can be used to release the lighting function mode processing, i.e., the ink cartridge identification module determines whether the received when the self-identification information associated with the light-on instruction to the shiny ink cartridge identification information stored in the storage unit, the lighting module emitting light-emitting switch element.

[0143] 本实施例中的匹配计数器和指令接收标记,在墨盒芯片上电初始化时,或者在成像设备停止向墨盒芯片供电时,进行清零或者恢复默认值。 When [0143] the present example embodiment of the match counter command reception flag and, when the ink cartridge chip is electrically initialized, or stops power supply to the chip cartridge in the image forming apparatus, or is cleared to restore the default value. 另外,本实施例中,在墨盒芯片上电时,控制单元检测到墨盒芯片处于上电初始化阶段,就提前将发光单元点亮,而不需要等到接收到成像设备的光线点亮指令。 Further, in this embodiment, in the ink cartridge chip is powered, the control unit detects that the ink cartridge chip power initialization phase, the emission unit is turned on in advance, without waiting for the light to the image forming apparatus receives lighting instructions. 这样的优点是:当带有本实施例的墨盒芯片的墨盒安装到成像设备中时,如果此时成像设备已经对墨盒芯片供电,则发光单元就可以发光,用户可以通过这个现象提前获知墨盒芯片与成像设备的电接触正常。 Such advantages are: the chip when the ink cartridge with ink cartridge according to the present embodiment is mounted to the image forming apparatus, the image forming apparatus at this time if the ink cartridge has been powered chip, the light emitting unit can emit light, the user may know in advance a phenomenon that the ink cartridge chip by electrical contact with the image forming apparatus correctly.

[0144] 实施例三 [0144] Example three

[0145] 本实施例提供的墨盒芯片具有与实施例一类似的结构,也包括接口单元,控制单元,存储单元和发光单元。 [0145] The present embodiment provides a chip cartridge having a structure similar to the embodiment also includes an interface unit, a control unit, a storage unit and a light emitting unit. 本实施例的墨盒芯片的各个单元的连接关系和存在形式与实施例一的墨盒芯片相同,在此不再赘述,仅仅介绍不同的地方。 Connection relationship of each unit of the ink cartridge chip according to the present embodiment and the same form of the embodiment of a cartridge chip, are not repeated here, only describes the different places.

[0146] 本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的存储单元,至少存储自身识别信息。 [0146] The storage unit according to the present embodiment is provided in the ink cartridge chip, storing at least identification information of itself. 值得注意的是,本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的控制单元可以只执行光线熄灭指令,当满足预设熄灭条件时,将发光单元媳灭。 Notably, the control unit provided in the ink cartridge chip according to the present embodiment may be performed in the light-off instruction only when a predetermined condition is satisfied is off, the light emitting unit daughter off.

[0147] 具体地,在墨盒芯片上电时,控制单元检测到墨盒芯片处于上电初始化阶段,就提前将发光单元点亮,而不需要等到接收到成像设备的光线点亮指令。 [0147] Specifically, when the ink cartridge chip power, the control unit detects that the ink cartridge chip power initialization phase, the emission unit is turned on in advance, without waiting for the image forming apparatus receives light lighting instructions. 这样的优点是:当带有本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的墨盒安装到成像设备中时,如果此时成像设备已经对墨盒芯片供电,则发光单元就可以发光,用户可以通过这个现象提前获知墨盒芯片与成像设备的电接触正常。 This has the advantage: when the ink cartridge chip provided with the present embodiment is mounted to the image forming apparatus, the image forming apparatus at this time if the ink cartridge has been powered chip, the light emitting unit can emit light, the user can know in advance the ink container through this phenomenon the imaging device chip and the electrical contact normal.

[0148] 此后,控制单元接收到成像设备发送的光线点亮指令时,由于发光单元已经点亮, 不再执行该指令。 [0148] Thereafter, the control unit receives the light-on instruction transmitted from an image forming apparatus, since the light emitting units are lit, the instruction is not executed. 一段时间后,成像设备发送光线熄灭指令,控制单元通过接口单元接收到该光线熄灭指令后,判断是否满足预设熄灭条件,即判断接收的墨盒识别信息是否与存储单元中存储的自身识别信息相关联,如果关联,则控制熄灭发光单元。 After some time, the image forming apparatus transmits light-off instruction, the control unit receives after the light-off instruction via the interface unit, judges whether a predetermined condition is off, i.e., determines whether the received identification information associated with the ink container identification information itself stored in the storage unit joint, if the association, control turns off the light emitting unit.

[0149] 参考图7,图7为本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的工作流程图,具体可以包括: [0149] Referring to Figure 7, a flowchart of FIG. 7 is provided in the chip cartridge, the present embodiment may specifically include:

[0150] 步骤S31,在成像设备开始向墨盒芯片供电,墨盒芯片上电初始化时,将连接到控制单元的发光单元点亮。 [0150] step S31, the ink cartridge in the image forming apparatus starts to power the chip, the chip is electrically cartridge initialization, the light emitting unit connected to the lighting control unit.

[0151] 步骤S32,控制单元通过接口单元接收成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息。 [0151] Step S32, the control unit receives the image forming apparatus control instruction transmitted light through the interface unit, said cartridge comprising a light control instruction identification information.

[0152] 步骤S33,控制单元判断光线控制指令的类型是否为光线熄灭指令,如果是,转至步骤S35;如果否,转至步骤S34; [0152] Step S33, the control unit determines whether an instruction for light control type light-off instruction, if yes, go to step S35; if not, go to step S34;

[0153] 步骤S34,不执行光线控制指令,维持发光单元的现状; [0153] step S34, the status light control instruction to maintain the light emitting unit is not performed;

[0154]如果当前状态发光单元是点亮的,则保持点亮;如果当前状态发光单元是熄灭的, 则维持熄灭。 [0154] If the current state of the light emitting unit is lighted, the lighting is maintained; if the current state of the light emitting unit is turned off, is maintained off.

[0155] 步骤S35,控制单元判断墨盒识别信息是否与存储单元中存储的自身识别信息相关联,如果是,转至步骤S36。 [0155] Step S35, the control unit determines whether the cartridge identification information in the identification information storage unit stored in association with itself, if it is, go to step S36. 如果否,转至步骤S34; If not, go to step S34;

[0156] 步骤S36,控制单元控制熄灭发光单元。 [0156] Step S36, the control unit controls the light emission unit is off.

[0157] 显然,上述墨盒芯片的工作过程要求成像设备发送的光线控制指令必须包括墨盒识别信息,但是并非所有类型的成像设备发送的光线控制指令都一定包括墨盒识别信息, 因此,本实施例还可以对墨盒芯片作如下的改变: [0157] Obviously, operation of the above ink cartridge chip requires the image forming apparatus transmits the light control instruction must include the cartridge identification information, but not the light of all types of image forming apparatus transmits a control instruction necessarily includes the ink container identification information, therefore, the present embodiment also you can make the following changes to the cartridge chip:

[0158] 墨盒芯片的存储单元除了存储自身识别信息,还至少存储状态标记,状态标记用于指示所述墨盒芯片的状态处于可执行状态或不可执行状态,其定义和默认值设置方式已经在实施例一进行了描述,此处不再赘述。 [0158] In addition to the ink cartridge chip storage unit stores its own identification information, at least a further memory state flag, the status flag for indicating the state of the ink cartridge chip executable state or the non-executable state, and the default value defined in an arrangement has been a described embodiment will not be repeated here. 与实施例一不同,本实施例的状态标记,是用于指示光线熄灭指令是否可以执行。 With a different embodiment, the present embodiment is a status flag, for indicating whether the light-off instruction can be executed.

[0159] 此外,控制单元在判断光线控制指令是光线点亮指令后,还可以根据预设触发条件,控制更新墨盒芯片的状态。 [0159] Further, the control unit determines the light after the light-on instruction is a control instruction, may also trigger condition according to a preset control state update ink cartridge chip. 具体地,当接口单元接收到光线点亮指令中包含的墨盒识别信息与存储单元所存储的自身识别信息相关联时,控制单元改写存储单元中的状态标记, 从而改变墨盒的当前状态。 In particular, when the self-identification information associated with the ink container identification information storage unit interface unit receives the light-on instruction included in the stored, the control unit rewrites the state flag storage means, thereby changing the current state of the ink cartridge.

[0160] 参考图8,图8为本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的工作流程图,其中,该墨盒芯片的存储单元存储状态标记,该流程图具体可以包括: [0160] Referring to Figure 8, a flowchart of FIG. 8 is provided in the ink cartridge chip, wherein the embodiment, the storage unit stores the ink cartridge status flag of the chip, the flowchart may specifically include:

[0161] 步骤S41,在成像设备开始向墨盒芯片供电,墨盒芯片上电初始化时,将连接到控制单元的发光单元点亮。 [0161] step S41, the ink cartridge in the image forming apparatus starts to power the chip, the chip is electrically cartridge initialization, the light emitting unit connected to the lighting control unit.

[0162] 步骤S42,控制单元通过接口单元接收成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息。 [0162] step S42, the control unit receives the image forming apparatus control instruction transmitted light through the interface unit, said cartridge comprising a light control instruction identification information.

[0163] 步骤S43,控制单元判断光线控制指令的类型是否为光线熄灭指令,如果是,转至步骤S44;如果否,转至步骤S45。 [0163] step S43, the control unit determines whether the type of light control instruction for light-off instruction, if yes, go to step S44; if not, go to step S45.

[0164] 步骤S44,判断墨盒芯片当前的状态标记是否处于可执行状态,如果是,则转至步骤S46;如果否,转至步骤S47。 [0164] step S44, the current state of the ink cartridge chip is determined whether the flag is in the ready state, if yes, then go to step S46; if not, go to step S47.

[0165] 判断是否满足预设熄灭条件,即判断墨盒芯片的状态,来决定是否需要熄灭发光单元。 [0165] Analyzing off meets a preset condition, i.e., determines the state of the ink cartridge chip, to decide whether to extinguish the light emitting unit.

[0166] 步骤S45,控制单元判断接口模块接收的光线点亮指令中包含的墨盒识别信息是否与存储单元中存储的自身识别信息相关联,如果否,转至步骤S47;如果是,转至步骤S48。 [0166] step S45, the control unit determines that the ink cartridge interface module identification information light-on instruction included in the received cell is stored in the identification information stored in association with itself, if not, go to step S47; if yes, go to step S48.

[0167] 步骤S46,控制单元控制熄灭发光单元。 [0167] step S46, the control unit turns off the light emitting unit.

[0168] 步骤S47,不执行光线控制指令,维持发光单元的现状。 [0168] step S47, the status light control instruction to maintain the light emitting unit is not performed.

[0169] 步骤S48,改变墨盒芯片当前的状态。 [0169] step S48, the current state of changing the ink cartridge chip.

[0170] 如果当前的状态是可执行状态,则改变为不可执行状态,如果当前的状态是不可执行状态,则改变为可执行状态。 [0170] If the current state is the ready state, the non-executable state is changed, if the current state is a non-executable state, is changed to the ready state.

[0171] 可见,由于在存储单元中增加状态标记,利用光线点亮指令中的墨盒识别信息来精准熄灭适合的墨盒芯片的发光单元,即使接收的光线熄灭指令中不包括墨盒识别信息, 这样避免了将其他还不能熄灭的发光单元熄灭。 [0171] visible, due to the increase in the state flag storage means, cartridge identification information using the light-on instruction unit is adapted to extinguish the light emitting precision of ink cartridge chip, even if the received light-off instruction identification information is not included in the ink container, thus avoiding the other will not extinguish the light emitting unit off.

[0172] 下面,以成像设备发送的光线控制指令为例,同时该光线控制指令包含墨盒识别信息,参考图9,图9为使用本实施例提供的墨盒芯片进行墨盒位置检测的流程图,通过图9 所示的(A)部分和(B)部分,说明本实施例优点,假设存储单元的状态标记的默认值表示墨盒芯片处于不可执行状态: [0172] Next, the image forming apparatus to the light transmission control instruction, for example, while the light control instruction includes the ink container identification information, with reference to FIG. 9, FIG. 9 using the cartridge chip is provided in this embodiment is a flowchart of an ink cartridge detecting position, by Parts (a) and (B) portion shown in FIG. 9, the status embodiment described advantages, the present embodiment is assumed that the memory cell labeled default means the chip is non-executable state:

[0173] 步骤S51,在成像设备开始向墨盒芯片供电,墨盒芯片上电初始化时,将连接到控制单元的发光单元点亮。 [0173] step S51, the ink cartridge in the image forming apparatus starts to power the chip, the chip is electrically cartridge initialization, the light emitting unit connected to the lighting control unit.

[0174] 步骤S52,先后接收与墨盒(:识别信息对应的光线点亮指令和光线熄灭指令。 [0174] step S52, the ink cartridge has received (: identification information corresponding to the light-on instruction and the light-off instruction.

[0175] 墨盒芯片先接收到成像设备发送的包含墨盒C识别信息的光线点亮指令,所有墨盒的发光单元都维持原来的发光状态,对于存储单元存储了状态标记的墨盒芯片,墨盒C的墨盒芯片会修改状态标记,即将墨盒芯片从不可执行状态改变为可执行状态。 [0175] ink cartridge chip receives the first cartridge C comprises a light-on instruction identification information transmitted from the image forming apparatus, the light emitting cells are all the ink cartridges to maintain the original light-emitting state, the storage unit for storing a status flag of the ink cartridge chip, the ink container cartridge C chip modify status flags, i.e. the ink cartridge chip executable state never changes to the ready state. 一段时间过后,墨盒芯片再接收到成像设备发送的包含墨盒(:识别信息的光线熄灭指令。由于墨盒C的墨盒芯片的当前状态为可执行状态,满足预设熄灭条件,因此可以执行该光线熄灭指令,将墨盒C上的发光单元熄灭(图9中没有体现光线熄灭指令的效果);对于至少存储自身识别信息的墨盒芯片,由于该墨盒识别信息与墨盒C的存储单元所存储的自身识别信息相关联,满足预设熄灭条件,所以墨盒C的发光单元被熄灭。其他墨盒芯片虽然也收到光线熄灭指令, 但是都不满足可以熄灭的预设熄灭条件,因此都继续保持发光。 Over time, the ink cartridge comprising the ink cartridge chip received again (the image forming apparatus transmitted: light-off instruction identification information Since the current state of the ink cartridge chip cartridge C is executable state, satisfies a predetermined extinguishing condition, the light-off can be performed. instruction, the light emission on the cartridge C unit off (does not reflect the effect of light-off instruction in FIG. 9); for storing at least identification information of itself cartridge chip, due to its own identification information to the ink container identification information with the cartridge C of the memory cell stored associated, meets the preset condition is off, the light emitting unit is extinguished cartridge C. Although other cartridge chip light-off instruction is received, but does not satisfy the preset condition may be extinguished off, so they have to maintain light emission.

[0176] 步骤S53,先后接收与墨盒Μ识别信息对应的光线点亮指令和光线熄灭指令。 [0176] step S53, the ink cartridge has light receiving Μ identification information corresponding to the lighting and light-off instruction instruction.

[0177] 对于光线点亮指令,墨盒C的发光单元保持熄灭,墨盒Μ、Υ和ΒΚ的发光单元都保持发光。 [0177] For the light-on instruction, the light emitting unit C is kept off the ink cartridge, the ink cartridge Μ, Υ, and the light emitting cells are maintained ΒΚ emission. 对于存储状态标记的墨盒芯片,墨盒Μ的墨盒芯片会修改当如的状态标记,即将墨盒芯片从不可执行状态改变为可执行状态。 Status flag for storing the ink cartridge chip, chip cartridge Μ cartridge when modify the status flag such, i.e. the ink cartridge chip executable state never changes to the ready state. 对于后来的光线熄灭指令,墨盒Μ的墨盒芯片满足预设媳灭条件,墨盒Μ的发光单元被媳灭,而墨盒Υ和ΒΚ的发光单元继续保持发光。 For subsequent light-off instruction, the cartridge chip cartridge Μ daughter off satisfies a preset condition, the ink cartridge Μ daughter lighting unit is off, and while the ink container Υ ΒΚ keep emitting light emitting unit.

[0178] 步骤S54,先后接收与墨盒(:识别信息对应的光线点亮指令和光线熄灭指令。 [0178] step S54, the ink cartridge has received (: identification information corresponding to the light-on instruction and the light-off instruction.

[0179] 对于光线点亮指令,墨盒C和Μ的发光单元都保持熄灭,墨盒Y和BK的发光单元都保持发光。 [0179] For the light-on instruction, the cartridge C and Μ emitting units remain off, Y, and BK ink container units are held emitting light. 此时墨盒C的墨盒芯片是何种状态已经没有意义,此时还可以修改状态标记进而改变墨盒芯片的状态,也可以设置状态标记只能被修改一次(因此这次不能再修改状态标记了)。 At this time, the ink cartridge chip cartridge C is what state has no significance at this time may be further modified to change the state flag state of the ink cartridge chip may be provided status flag can only be modified once (so this can not change the state flag) . 对于后来的光线熄灭指令,墨盒Y和BK都不满足预设熄灭条件,其发光单元继续保持发光。 For subsequent light-off instruction, Y, and BK ink container is off the preset condition is not satisfied, the light emitting unit which continue to emit light.

[0180] 步骤S55,先后接收与墨盒Y识别信息对应的光线点亮指令和光线熄灭指令。 [0180] step S55, the Y has received the identification information corresponding to the cartridge light-on instruction and the light-off instruction.

[0181] 对于光线点亮指令,墨盒C和Μ的发光单元都保持熄灭,墨盒Y和BK的发光单元都保持发光。 [0181] For the light-on instruction, the cartridge C and Μ emitting units remain off, Y, and BK ink container units are held emitting light. 对于存储状态标记的墨盒芯片,墨盒Υ的墨盒芯片会修改当如的状态标记,将墨盒芯片从不可执行状态改变为可执行状态。 Status flag for storing the ink cartridge chip, cartridge chip cartridge Υ modify the status flag when such will never perform the ink cartridge chip state is changed to the ready state. 对于后来的光线熄灭指令,墨盒Υ的墨盒芯片满足预设媳灭条件,墨盒Υ的发光单元被媳灭,而墨盒ΒΚ的发光单元继续保持发光。 For subsequent light-off instruction, the cartridge chip cartridge Υ daughter off satisfies a preset condition, the ink cartridge is Υ daughter off the light emitting unit, a light emitting unit and the ink cartridge ΒΚ continue to emit light.

[0182] 步骤S56,先后接收与墨盒Μ识别信息对应的光线点亮指令和光线熄灭指令。 [0182] step S56, the ink cartridge has light receiving Μ identification information corresponding to the lighting and light-off instruction instruction.

[0183]对于光线点亮指令,墨盒C、M和Υ的发光单元都保持熄灭,墨盒ΒΚ的发光单元保持发光。 [0183] For the light-on instruction, ink cartridges C, M and Υ lighting unit remains off, the light emitting unit holder cartridge ΒΚ emission. 此时墨盒Μ的墨盒芯片是何种状态已经没有意义,此时还可以修改当前的状态标记进而改变墨盒芯片的状态,也可以设置状态标记只能被修改一次(因此这次不能再修改状态标记了)。 At this point the cartridge chip cartridge Μ what the state has no meaning, then you can also change the current state of the mark and then change the status of the ink cartridge chip, you can also set a status flag can be changed only once (so this can not change the state flag a). 对于后来的光线熄灭指令,墨盒ΒΚ不满足预设熄灭条件,其发光单元继续保持发光。 For subsequent light-off instruction, the ink container is off the preset condition is not satisfied ΒΚ which remain light emitting unit to emit light.

[0184] 步骤S57,先后接收与墨盒ΒΚ识别信息对应的光线点亮指令和光线熄灭指令。 [0184] step S57, the ink cartridge has received the identification information corresponding to ΒΚ light-on instruction and the light-off instruction.

[0185] 对于光线点亮指令,墨盒C、M和Υ的发光单元都保持熄灭,墨盒ΒΚ的发光单元保持发光。 [0185] For the light-on instruction, ink cartridges C, M and Υ lighting unit remains off, the light emitting unit holder cartridge ΒΚ emission. 对于存储状态标记的墨盒芯片,墨盒BK的墨盒芯片会修改当如的状态标记将墨盒芯片从不可执行状态改变为可执行状态。 For the storage state of the ink cartridge chip mark, BK ink cartridge when the ink cartridge chip modify status flags such as the ink cartridge chip executable state never changes to the ready state. 对于后来的光线熄灭指令,墨盒BK的墨盒芯片满足预设熄灭条件,墨盒BK的发光单元被熄灭,到此处,所有墨盒的发光单元都被熄灭了。 For subsequent light-off instruction, the cartridge chip cartridge BK satisfies a predetermined extinguishing condition, the ink cartridge BK emitting unit is extinguished, to here, all cartridges emitting units are extinguished.

[0186] 步骤S58,先后接收与墨盒Y识别信息对应的光线点亮指令和光线熄灭指令。 [0186] step S58, the Y has received the identification information corresponding to the cartridge light-on instruction and the light-off instruction.

[0187] 对于光线点亮指令,墨盒C、M、Y和BK的发光单元都保持熄灭。 [0187] For the light-on instruction, ink cartridges C, M, Y and BK are held off the light emitting unit. 此时墨盒Y的墨盒芯片是何种状态已经没有意义,此时还可以修改当前的状态标记进而改变墨盒芯片的状态, 也可以设置状态标记只能被修改一次(因此这次不能再修改状态标记了)。 At this time, the ink cartridge is Y cartridge chip which state has no significance at this time may also modify the current state of the state flag and then change the ink cartridge chip may be provided status flag can only be modified once (so this can not change the state flag a). 对于后来的光线熄灭指令,所有墨盒的发光单元都保持熄灭。 For subsequent light-off instruction, all the ink cartridges are held off the light emitting unit.

[0188] 可见,本实施例两个方案的墨盒芯片及其发光控制方法,不执行光线点亮指令,而根据预设条件是否满足有选择地执行光线熄灭指令,都起到了实施例一的技术效果:减少因发光单元或者墨盒的制造误差导致的成像设备的误报率,也避免了多个芯片同时点亮或者熄灭方案存在的即使多个墨盒安装到了错误的位置,成像设备也无法识别的缺陷。 [0188] visible, cartridge chip and two emission control method of the present embodiment, light-on instruction is not executed, and according to a preset condition is satisfied selectively light-off instruction execution, it has played an embodiment of the technique effect: to reduce false positives due to the light emitting unit of the ink cartridge or the image forming apparatus due to a manufacturing error, while avoiding the plurality of chips of the present embodiment turned on or off even when the plurality of ink cartridge is mounted to the wrong location, the image forming apparatus can not recognize the defect.

[0189] 实施例四 [0189] Fourth Embodiment

[0190]本实施例提供的墨盒芯片具有与实施例一类似的结构,也包括接口单元,控制单元,存储单元和发光单元。 [0190] The present embodiment provides a chip cartridge having a structure similar to the embodiment also includes an interface unit, a control unit, a storage unit and a light emitting unit. 本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的各个单元的连接关系和存在形式与实施例一的墨盒芯片相同,在此不再赘述,仅仅介绍不同的地方。 And the same connection relationship of each unit present in the form of a chip cartridge provided in this embodiment with the embodiment of a cartridge chip, are not repeated here, only describes the different places.

[0191] 本实施例的存储单元,至少存储自身识别信息。 [0191] The present embodiment of the storage unit, storing at least identification information of itself. 同时,控制单元执行光线点亮指令和光线熄灭指令,在墨盒芯片接收到光线熄灭指令且满足预设熄灭条件时,将发光单元熄灭。 Meanwhile, the control unit performs light-on instruction and the light-off instruction, the ink cartridge chip receives a light-off instruction and satisfies a preset condition is off, the light emitting unit off.

[0192] 控制单元接收到成像设备发送的光线点亮指令时,不用考虑随该指令一起发送的墨盒识别信息,也就是不用考虑控制对象是哪个,可以直接控制连接到控制单元的发光单元发光,或者延时一定时间后控制发光单元进行发光。 [0192] The control unit upon receiving the light-on instruction transmitted from an image forming apparatus, irrespective of the ink container identification information transmitted together with the command, that is, irrespective of the control object which can directly control the light-emitting unit connected to the control unit, after a certain time delay or control the light emitting unit to emit light. 一段时间后,成像设备发送光线熄灭指令,控制单元通过接口单元接收到该光线熄灭指令后,判断是否满足预设熄灭条件,即判断随着光线控制指令一起发送的墨盒识别信息是否与存储单元中存储的自身识别信息相关联,如果关联,则控制熄灭发光单元。 After some time, the image forming apparatus transmits light-off instruction, the control unit receives after the light-off instruction via the interface unit, judges whether a predetermined condition is off, that is, whether the ink container identification information with the light transmitted together with the control instruction storage unit its own identification information stored in association, if the association, control turns off the light emitting unit.

[0193] 参考图10,图10为本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的工作流程图,具体可以包括: [0193] Referring to FIG 10, FIG 10 is a flowchart of the ink cartridge provided in the chip, the present embodiment may specifically include:

[0194] 步骤S61,控制单元通过接口单元接收成像设备发来的光线控制指令和墨盒识别信息。 [0194] step S61, the image forming apparatus control unit receives control commands sent by the light and the ink container identification information via the interface unit.

[0195]步骤S62,判断光线控制指令是否为光线点亮指令,若否,则跳转到步骤S63,若是, 跳转到步骤S66。 [0195] step S62, determines whether the command is a light control light-on instruction, if not, it jumps to step S63, the if yes, proceeds to step S66.

[0196] 步骤S63,控制单元判断接收的墨盒识别信息是否与存储单元中存储的自身识别信息相关联,如果否,跳转到步骤S64;如果是,转至步骤S65。 [0196] step S63, the control unit determines whether the received cartridge identification information in the identification information storage unit stored in association with itself, if No, go to step S64; if yes, go to step S65.

[0197] 步骤S64,不执行光线控制指令,维持发光单元的现状; [0197] step S64, the status light control instruction to maintain the light emitting unit is not performed;

[0198] 如果当前状态发光单元是点亮的,则保持点亮;如果当前状态发光单元是熄灭的, 则维持熄灭。 [0198] If the current state of the light emitting unit is lighted, the lighting is maintained; if the current state of the light emitting unit is turned off, is maintained off.

[0199] 步骤S65,控制单元控制熄灭发光单元。 [0199] step S65, the control unit turns off the light emitting unit.

[0200] 步骤S66,控制单元启动计时,并判断计时结束前是否接收到新的光线控制指令, 如果是,则跳转到步骤S62;否则跳转到步骤S67。 [0200] step S66, the control unit starts the timing, and determines whether a new light control instructions before the end of counting, if so, jumps to step S62; otherwise, jumps to step S67.

[0201] 假设计时终止值为T,在开始计时到计时到达T这个过程中,控制单元判断是否接收到了新的光线控制指令,如果接收到了新的光线控制指令,则跳转到步骤S62;相反,如果在这个过程中,没有接收到新的光线控制指令,就跳转到步骤S67。 [0201] Suppose timer termination value T, at the start time to time reaches T this process, the control unit determines whether it has received new light control instruction, if the received new light control instruction, then jumps to step S62; opposite If in this process, no new light received control instruction, it proceeds to step S67.

[0202] 本实施例考虑到不同元器件和逻辑电路响应速度的差异,在判断到满足点亮发光的所有条件时,可以控制直接点亮发光单元,也可以进行若干时钟周期的延时后(例如10至950毫秒之间的任意一个取值),再控制点亮发光单元。 After [0202] The present embodiment considers the differences in response speed components and logic circuits, when all conditions are met the determined light emission lighting, lighting the light emitting unit can be controlled directly, the delay may be a number of clock cycles ( for example, between any of a value of 10 to 950 ms), then the light emitting unit controls the lighting. 不同墨盒芯片之间的延时可以相同, 也可以各自设定。 The delay between the cartridge chip may be the same of different, may each be set.

[0203] 步骤S67,计时结束时,点亮发光单元。 [0203] step S67, the end timing, lighting the light emitting unit.

[0204] 在计时到达T时,也即计时结束时,控制单元控制点亮发光单元。 [0204] When timing is reached to T, i.e. when the timer expires, the lighting control unit controls the light emitting unit. 这就相当于延时了计时T后再控制点亮发光单元。 This is equivalent to the delay timer T and then lighting the lighting control unit.

[0205]显然,上述墨盒芯片工作流程要求光线熄灭指令中必须包含有墨盒识别信息,但是并非所有类型的成像设备发送的光线熄灭指令都带有墨盒识别信息。 [0205] Clearly, the above-described ink cartridge chip workflow requirements must contain light-off instruction ink cartridge identification information, but not all types of light-off instruction of the imaging device are transmitted with the ink container identification information. 因此,还可以对墨盒芯片作如下的改变: Accordingly, the following changes may be made to the cartridge chip:

[0206]墨盒芯片的存储单元除了存储自身识别信息,还至少存储了状态标记,状态标记用于指示所述墨盒芯片的状态处于可执行状态或不可执行状态,其定义和默认值设置方式已经在实施例一进行了描述,此处不再赘述。 [0206] In addition to the ink cartridge chip storage unit stores identification information of itself, but also stores at least a status flag, the status flag for indicating the state of the ink cartridge chip executable state or the non-executable state, and the default value defined arrangement has first embodiment has been described will not be repeated here. 与实施例一不同,本实施例的状态标记,是用于指示光线熄灭指令是否可以执行。 With a different embodiment, the present embodiment is a status flag, for indicating whether the light-off instruction can be executed.

[0207]此外,控制单元在判断光线控制指令是光线点亮指令后,还根据预设触发条件,控制更新墨盒芯片的状态。 [0207] Further, the control unit determines the light after the light-on instruction is a control instruction, but also according to a preset trigger conditions, the control state update ink cartridge chip. 具体地,当接口单元接收到的光线点亮指令的同时接收到的墨盒识别信息与存储单元所存储的自身识别信息相关联时,控制单元改写存储单元中的状态标记,从而改变墨盒芯片的当前状态;在控制单元熄灭发光单元时,控制单元也改写存储单元中的状态标记,从而改变墨盒芯片的当前状态。 In particular, when the self-identification information associated with the received while the interface unit receives the light-on instruction to the ink cartridge identification information stored in the storage unit, the control unit rewrites the state flag storage means, thereby changing the current ink cartridge chip state; when the control unit turns off the light emitting unit, the control unit also rewrites state flag storage unit, thereby changing the current state of the ink cartridge chip. 在控制单元接收到光线熄灭指令,而且墨盒芯片的状态为可执行状态时,控制单元可以将发光单元熄灭。 When the control unit receives the light-off instruction, the state of the ink cartridge chip and an executable state, the control unit turns off the light emitting unit may be.

[0208] 参考图11,图11为本实施例提供的墨盒芯片的工作流程图,具体可以包括: [0208] Referring to FIG 11, FIG 11 is a flowchart of the ink cartridge provided in the chip, the present embodiment may specifically include:

[0209] 步骤S71,控制单元通过接口单元接收成像设备发来的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息。 [0209] step S71, the control unit receives a light to the imaging device control instruction sent through the interface unit, said cartridge comprising a light control instruction identification information.

[0210] 步骤S72,判断光线控制指令是否为光线点亮指令,若是,则跳转到步骤S73和S75, 否则,跳转到步骤S77。 [0210] step S72, it is determined whether the control command is a light light-on instruction, if yes, then jump to step S73 and S75, otherwise proceeds to step S77.

[0211] 步骤S73,控制单元启动计时,并判断计时结束前是否接收到新的光线控制指令, 如果是,则跳转到步骤S72;否则跳转到步骤S74。 [0211] step S73, the control unit starts the timing, and determines whether a new light control instructions before the end of counting, if so, jumps to step S72; otherwise, jumps to step S74.

[0212] 控制单元判断到光线控制指令是光线点亮指令时,控制单元启动计时,假设计时终止值为T,在开始计时到计时到达T这个过程中,控制单元判断是否接收到了新的光线控制指令,如果接收到了新的光线控制指令,则跳转到步骤S72;相反,如果在这个过程中,没有接收到新的光线控制指令,就跳转到步骤S74。 [0212] The control unit determines the light control instruction when a light-on instruction, control unit start time, termination timer value T is assumed, to start the timer in timer T reaches this process, the control unit determines whether it has received a new light control instruction, if a new light received control instruction, then jumps to step S72; the contrary, if in the process, no new light received control instruction, it proceeds to step S74.

[0213] 步骤74,计时结束时,点亮发光单元。 [0213] Step 74, the end timing, lighting the light emitting unit.

[0214] 在计时到达T时,也即计时结束时,控制单元控制点亮发光单元。 [0214] When timing is reached to T, i.e. when the timer expires, the lighting control unit controls the light emitting unit. 这就相当于延时了计时T后再控制点亮发光单元。 This is equivalent to the delay timer T and then lighting the lighting control unit.

[0215] 步骤S75,在控制单元判断到光线控制指令是光线点亮指令时,控制单元判断接收的墨盒识别信息是否与存储单元中存储的自身识别信息相关联,如果否,跳转至步骤S76; 如果是,跳转至步骤S80。 [0215] step S75, the control unit determines the light control instruction is a light-on instruction, the control unit determines whether the received cartridge identification information in the identification information storage unit stored in association with itself, and if not, go to step S76 ; if it is, go to step S80.

[0216] 步骤S76,维持墨盒芯片当前的状态; [0216] step S76, the ink cartridge chip to maintain the current state;

[0217] 如果当前的状态是可执行状态,则维持可执行状态;如果当前的状态是不可执行状态,则维持不可执行状态。 [0217] If the current state is the ready state, an executable state is maintained; if the current state is a non-executable state, execution state is not maintained.

[0218] 步骤S77,控制单元判断到光线控制指令是光线熄灭指令时,判断墨盒芯片当前的状态标记是否处于可执行状态,如果是,则跳转至步骤S78,否则,跳转至步骤S79; [0218] step S77, the control unit determines the light control instruction is a light-off instruction, the current state is determined whether the ink cartridge chip is in the ready state flag, and if so, the process advances to step S78, the otherwise, jumps to step S79;

[0219] 步骤S78,控制单元控制媳灭发光单元,并跳转至步骤S80。 [0219] step S78, the control unit controls the light emitting unit daughter off, and jumps to step S80.

[0220]步骤S79,不执行光线熄灭指令,维持发光单元的现状; [0220] step S79, the light-off instruction is not executed, the status quo of the light emitting unit;

[0221] 如果当前状态发光单元是点亮的,则保持点亮;如果当前状态发光单元是熄灭的, 则维持熄灭。 [0221] If the current state of the light emitting unit is lighted, the lighting is maintained; if the current state of the light emitting unit is turned off, is maintained off.

[0222] 步骤S80,改变墨盒芯片状态标记; [0222] step S80, the status flag change ink cartridge chip;

[0223] 如果当前的状态是可执行状态,则改变为不可执行状态;如果当前的状态是不可执行状态,则改变为可执行状态。 [0223] If the current state is the ready state, it is changed to the non-executable state; if the current state is a non-executable state, is changed to the ready state.

[0224] 可见,由于在存储单元中增加状态标记,利用光线点亮指令中的墨盒识别信息来精准熄灭适合的墨盒芯片的发光单元,即使光线熄灭指令中并不包括墨盒识别信息,这样就避免了将其他还不能熄灭的发光单元熄灭。 [0224] visible, due to the increase in the state flag storage means, cartridge identification information using the light-on instruction is adapted to extinguish the light emitting unit precise ink cartridge chip, even if the light-off instruction does not include a cartridge identification information, thus avoiding the other will not extinguish the light emitting unit off.

[0225] 本实施例两个方案的墨盒芯片及其发光控制方法,都起到了实施例一的技术效果:减少因发光单元或者墨盒的制造误差导致的成像设备的误报率,也避免了多个芯片同时点亮或者熄灭的方案存在的即使多个墨盒安装到了错误的位置,成像设备也无法识别的缺陷。 [0225] The present cartridge chip and two emission control method according to embodiments of the program, have played a technical effect of embodiments: Reduction of false positives due to the production error of the imaging device or the ink cartridge causes the light emitting means and also avoids the multiple chips simultaneously turned on or off even when a plurality of programs existing ink cartridge is mounted to the wrong location, the image forming apparatus can not recognize defect.

[0226] 此外,本发明还提供了一种墨盒,该墨盒包括至少一个上述各个实施例中的墨盒芯片,其中,该墨盒中的所有墨盒芯片可以通过同一条通信总线连接到成像设备,接收成像设备发送的光线控制指令。 [0226] Further, the present invention further provides an ink cartridge comprising the ink cartridge chip at least one of each of the above embodiments, wherein all of the cartridges in cartridge chip may be connected to the image forming apparatus via the same communication bus, receiving imaging light transmitting device control command. 另外,本发明还提供了一种墨盒,所述墨盒可以包括未集成于墨盒芯片上的接口单元、控制单元和存储单元,其中,所述墨盒包括的接口单元、控制单元和存储单元的工作原理和控制方法均和上述各个实施例中集成于墨盒芯片上的接口单元、控制单元和存储单元相同。 Further, the present invention further provides an ink, the ink cartridge may comprise an interface unit is not integrated in the chip cartridge, a control unit and a storage unit, wherein the interface unit comprises a cartridge, a control unit and a storage unit works and controlling each of the above embodiments and methods are integrated in the embodiment of the cartridge chip interface unit, a control unit and a storage unit the same. 具体的,所述墨盒包括接口单元、控制单元和存储单元,所述接口单元,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息; 所述存储单元,用于存储自身识别信息和状态标记,所述状态标记包括可执行状态或不可执行状态;所述控制单元与任一发光单元相连,用于执行所述光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令;所述控制单元与所述接口单元和所述存储单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到所述光线控制指令时,根据所述光线控制指令的类型和所述存储单元中的状态标记控制所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令;在所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令后,根据所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息的关联关系,重新确定状态标记。 Specifically, the ink cartridge includes an interface unit, a control unit and a storage unit, the interface unit, the imaging device for receiving light transmitted control command, the control command comprises a light ink container identification information; the storage unit, with storing identification information of itself and a status flag, the status flag comprises a non-executable state or the ready state; the control unit is connected with either a light emitting unit for performing the light control instruction, said light control type instructions include light-on instruction or a light-off instruction; the control unit and the interface unit and is connected to the storage unit, when receiving the type for light control instruction, the control command interface unit according to the light and the control state flag in the storage unit of the light emitting unit performs control instruction; after said light emitting unit to execute the control instruction based on the ink container identification information with the identification information of the self association, re determine the status mark.

[0227] 如下情况也适用于上述各个实施例,但不限制各个实施例的范围,下面对其简单介绍: [0227] the following applies to each of the above embodiments, but not to limit the scope of the various embodiments, following their brief:

[0228] 1.延时点亮 [0228] 1. Delay lit.

[0229] 考虑到不同元器件和逻辑电路响应速度的差异,在判断到满足点亮发光单元的所有条件时,可以控制直接点亮发光单元,也可以进行若干时钟周期的延时后(例如10至950 毫秒之间的任意一个取值),再控制点亮发光单元。 After (e.g. 10 [0229] Considering the differences in response speed components and logic circuits, when all conditions are met the determined lighting the light emitting unit can be controlled directly lighting the light emitting means may be a delay of several clock cycles to 950 ms between any value a), the light emitting unit and then controls the lighting. 不同墨盒芯片之间的延时可以相同,也可以各自设定。 The delay between the cartridge chip may be the same of different, may each be set.

[0230] 2.打开保护盖时的处理 [0230] 2. Open the cover of processing

[0231 ]在需要更换墨盒时或者发现墨盒的安装存在异常时,用户就需要打开成像设备上的保护盖进行相关的维护,而墨盒是安装到保护盖下面的。 When [0231] the need to replace the ink cartridge or ink cartridge mounting found abnormal, the user needs to open the protective cover of the image forming apparatus related to maintenance, the cartridge is mounted below the protective cover. 当上述各个实施例中,在成像设备完成光检测时,如果墨盒芯片不释放对发光单元的控制,则由于上述各个方案中被点亮的发光单元不能与墨盒识别信息分别对应,容易导致在成像设备通过发光单元向用户提示墨盒存在故障或者其他情况时误导用户。 When each of the above embodiments, the image forming apparatus upon completion of the photodetector, if the ink cartridge chip does not release control of the light-emitting unit, since each of the above-described embodiment the light emitting element is not lighted, respectively corresponding to the ink container identification information, easily lead to the imaging device prompts the user through the light emitting means to mislead the user or other circumstances there is a failure when the ink cartridge. 又由于成像设备在打开保护盖通过发光单元的闪烁情况向用户反馈墨盒芯片状态时发送的光线控制指令(例如前述的闪亮光线点亮指令), 与成像设备对墨盒进行光检测时的光线控制指令(例如前述的长亮光线点亮指令)一般不同,因此,可以配置墨盒芯片不执行成像设备在打开保护盖时发送的光线控制指令,也即控制发光单元不发光,避免误导用户。 Also, because the light transmitted by the image forming apparatus when the cover is opened the ink cartridge chip state feedback to the user by flashing the light emitting unit control commands (such as the aforementioned lamp light-on instruction), the imaging apparatus when the light control light detection cartridge instructions (such as the aforementioned long bright light-on instruction) is generally different, and therefore, the ink container may be configured to not execute the image forming apparatus when the light transmission protective cap opening control command, i.e. emitting unit does not emit light, to prevent user confusion. 现有的成像设备往往都配备有显示屏,用户可以通过显不屏确认墨盒及墨盒芯片的状况。 The conventional image forming apparatus is often equipped with a display screen, the user can not confirm the status screen cartridge and the cartridge chip by significant.

[0232] 3.墨盒适配架(adapter) [0232] 3. The cartridge holder adapter (Adapter)

[0233]如图12所示,图12为墨盒适配架的结构示意图,上述墨盒芯片的控制单元、存储单元及多个发光单元410可设置在一适配架400上,而该适配架400设置在上述墨盒与成像设备主体之间,且适配架400上设有容纳多个墨盒的空间420,即该适配架400先安装在成像设备主体上,然后再将多个墨盒装在适配架上400,此时,各个发光单元410与装入的多个墨盒一一对应。 [0233] As shown in FIG. 12, FIG. 12 is a schematic structural diagram of an ink cartridge holder adapted to the ink cartridge chip control unit, a storage unit and a plurality of light emitting units 410 may be provided on a fitting frame 400, and the frame is adapted 400 is provided between the cartridge and the image forming apparatus main body, and a space 400 is provided on the frame adapted to accommodate a plurality of ink cartridges 420, i.e., adapter tray 400 which is mounted to the image forming apparatus main body, a plurality of ink cartridge is mounted and then adapter tray 400, this time, each of the light emitting unit 410 one correspondence with the plurality of ink cartridges mounted. 可以将各个上述墨盒芯片的功能集合到该适配架上,各个发光单元由各自的控制单元来控制,或者由一个控制单元来控制所有的发光单元。 Each of the functional ink cartridge chip set may be adapted to the frame, each light emitting unit is controlled by a respective control unit, or by controlling all cells of a control unit. 各个发光单元分别与存储了不同墨盒识别信息的存储单元一一对应,根据上述各个实施例的不同控制方法,控制存储单元对应的发光单元按照上述实施例的控制方法发光。 The respective light emitting units are respectively stored in different memory cell correspondence cartridge identification information, the control method according to the above-described various embodiments, the control unit memory cell corresponding to the light emitting emission control method according to the above embodiment.

[0234] 图12中,墨盒适配架400中可以安装多个墨盒,墨盒适配架400中的控制单元、存储单元和发光单元的个数可以相同,并且所述控制单元、存储单元和发光单元具有--对应关系,则所述控制单元与所述接口单元和与所述控制单元对应的存储单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到所述光线控制指令时,根据所述光线控制指令的类型和所述存储单元中的状态标记控制所述控制单元对应的所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令;在所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令后,根据所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息的关联关系,重新确定状态标记。 In [0234] FIG. 12, the ink cartridge holder adapted to be mounted in a plurality of ink cartridges 400, the number of the control unit, a storage unit and a light emitting unit 400 of the ink cartridge holder adapted to be the same, and the control unit, a storage unit and a light emitting unit having - a correspondence relationship, the control unit and the interface unit and the memory unit corresponding to the control unit is connected to the interface unit receives the light control instruction when, according to the light control status flag control type instructions and the storage unit in the control unit corresponding to the light emitting unit performs the control instruction; after said light emitting unit to execute the control instruction based on the identification information of the ink cartridge the self-association of the identification information, re-determining the state flag.

[0235] 当然,也可以将具有相同功能的单元集成到一起,墨盒适配架400包括仅仅一个接口单元、仅仅一个控制单元、仅仅一个存储单元和至少一个发光单元。 Units [0235] Of course, the same functionality may be integrated together, the ink cartridge holder adapted to comprise only one interface unit 400, only one control unit, only one memory cell and at least one light emitting unit. 所述控制单元,具体用于在所述接口单元接收到所述光线控制指令时,根据所述光线控制指令的类型和所述存储单元中的状态标记,控制所述光线控制指令对应的所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令;在所述发光单元执行所述光线控制指令后,根据所述墨盒识别信息与所述自身识别信息的关联关系,重新确定状态标记。 The control unit is specifically configured to receive the light control instruction according to the state flag storage unit of said type and said light control instruction, the control instruction corresponding to the light control interface unit in the said light emitting unit performs the control instruction; after said light emitting unit to execute the control instruction based on the ink container identification information with the identification information of the self association, re-determining the state flag. 由于多个发光单元是根据适配架可以安装的墨盒的数量进行配置的,则可以将发光单元与墨盒识别信息对应起来,再通过光线控制指令中包括的墨盒识别信息,就能确认光线控制指令对应的所述发光单元。 Since a plurality of light emitting units is configured according to the number of the ink cartridge holder adapted to be mounted, the light emitting unit may be the identification information in association with the ink, the ink container identification information included in the instruction re-control by the light, light control instruction can be confirmed corresponding to the light emitting unit.

[0236] 另外,与图12中的墨盒适配架不同,也可以对单个墨盒设置墨盒适配架,也就是说这种墨盒适配架只能安装一个墨盒,则这样的墨盒适配架可以包括接口单元、至少一个控制单元、至少一个存储单元和至少一个发光单元。 [0236] Further, in FIG. 12 cartridge holder adapted to different, may be provided for a single ink cartridge holder adapted to the ink cartridge, this ink cartridge that is adapted to only install a cartridge holder, so that the cartridge holder can be adapted It includes an interface unit, the at least one control unit, at least one memory cell and at least one light emitting unit. 与前述实施例的墨盒芯片不同之处在于, 墨盒芯片一般将接口单元、控制单元、存储单元和发光单元设置在同一块印刷电路板上,而墨盒适配器是将接口单元、控制单元、存储单元和发光单元设置在同一个结构体上,而可能不在同一块印刷电路板上。 The cartridge chip foregoing embodiment except that, generally cartridge chip interface unit, a control unit, a storage unit and a light emitting element disposed on the same printed circuit board, and the cartridge adapter is an interface unit, control unit, storage unit, and light emitting cells disposed on the same structure, but may not be the same printed circuit board.

[0237] 4.利用匹配计数器来控制是否执行光线熄灭指令 [0237] 4. Use matching counter to control whether light-off instruction

[0238] 类似实施例二中提及的匹配计数器,对于实施例三和实施例四采用的执行光线熄灭指令的方式,还可以根据成像设备发送光线控制指令的规律,设定墨盒芯片可以在接收到某个光线熄灭指令时,才执行熄灭发光单元的操作。 [0238] Similarly the second embodiment mentioned match counter for the third embodiment and according to a fourth embodiment is performed using the light-off instruction embodiment, the light may also send control instructions according to the law of the image forming apparatus, the ink cartridge chip set may be received when a light-off instruction, the operation performed before extinguishing the light emitting unit. 例如匹配计数器用于统计与存储单元中的自身识别信息相关联的光线控制指令的接收次数。 For example the number of match counter for receiving the count storage unit associated with the identification information of its own light control command. 当控制单元发现匹配计数器已经计数到某个预设值的时候,就可以执行接收到的光线熄灭指令,在计数未达到该预设值或者已经超过该预设值时,就不能执行接收到的光线熄灭指令。 When a match is found the control unit to the counter has counted a preset value, may perform the light-off instruction is received, when the count does not reach the predetermined value or has exceeded the predetermined value, it can not be performed is received light-off instruction. 类似地,该匹配计数器的清零方式也是在墨盒芯片上电初始化时或者掉电时进行复原或者清零。 Similarly, a clear or restore mode is cleared when the match counter is also initialized or power down the chip on the ink cartridge.

[0239] 本领域普通技术人员可以理解:实现上述各方法实施例的全部或部分步骤可以通过程序指令或者相关的硬件来完成。 [0239] Those of ordinary skill in the art will be understood: the foregoing method, all or part of the steps may be implemented by a program instructing relevant hardware or done. 前述的程序可以存储于一计算机可读取存储介质中。 The program may be stored in a computer readable storage medium. 该程序在执行时,执行包括上述各方法实施例的步骤;而前述的存储介质包括:R〇M、RAM、磁碟或者光盘等各种可以存储程序代码的介质。 When the program is executed, comprising the step of performing the above-described method of the embodiment; and the storage medium comprising: a variety of medium may store program codes R〇M, RAM, magnetic disk, or optical disk.

[0240]需要说明的是,在本文中,诸如第一和第二等之类的关系术语仅仅用来将一个实体或者操作与另一个实体或操作区分开来,而不一定要求或者暗示这些实体或操作之间存在任何这种实际的关系或者顺序。 [0240] Incidentally, herein, relational terms such as first and second and the like are only used to distinguish one entity or operation from another entity or action without necessarily requiring or implying these entities the presence of any such actual relationship or order between or operations. 而且,术语"包括"、"包含"或者其任何其它变体意在涵盖非排他性的包含,从而使得包括一系列要素的过程、方法、物品或者设备不仅包括那些要素,而且还包括没有明确列出的其它要素,或者是还包括为这种过程、方法、物品或者设备所固有的要素。 Further, the terms "including", "comprising," or any other variation thereof, are intended to cover a non-exclusive inclusion, such that a process, method, article, article, or apparatus not include only those elements but not expressly listed further comprising the other elements, or further comprising such process, method, article, or apparatus inherent elements. 在没有更多限制的情况下,由语句"包括一个......"限定的要素,并不排除在包括所述要素的过程、方法、物品或者设备中还存在另外的相同要素。 Without more constraints, by the wording "include a ......" defined does not exclude the existence of additional identical elements in the element comprising a process, method, article, or apparatus.

[0241]以上对本发明实施例所提供的墨盒芯片、墨盒及墨盒适配架进行了详细介绍,本文中应用了具体个例对本发明的原理及实施方式进行了阐述,以上实施例的说明只是用于帮助理解本发明的方法及其核心思想;同时,对于本领域的一般技术人员,依据本发明的思想,在具体实施方式及应用范围上均会有改变之处,综上所述,本说明书内容不应理解为对本发明的限制。 DESCRIPTION embodiment provided ink cartridge chip, cartridge and cartridge adapter tray detailed description [0241] or more embodiments of the present invention described herein through specific examples of the principles and embodiments of the invention are set forth in the above embodiment except that to help understand the method and core ideas of the present invention; while those of ordinary skill in the art, according to the ideas of the present invention, there are changes in the specific embodiment and application place, of the specification It shall not be construed as limiting the present invention.

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  1. 1. 一种应用于墨盒的墨盒芯片,所述墨盒可拆卸地安装到成像设备,其特征在于,所述墨盒芯片包括:接口单元、控制单元; 所述接口单元,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令; 所述控制单元与任一发光单元相连,用于在检测到所述墨盒芯片处于上电初始化阶段时,点亮所述发光单元; 所述控制单元与所述接口单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线熄灭指令时,判断是否满足预设熄灭条件,当满足预设熄灭条件时,熄灭所述发光单元;在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,维持所述发光单元的现状。 An ink cartridge chip is applied to the ink cartridge, the ink cartridge is detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus, wherein said ink cartridge chip comprising: an interface unit, the control unit; said interface unit, for receiving said image forming apparatus the light transmission control instruction, the control instruction comprises light type light-on instruction or a light-off instruction; the control unit is connected with either a light emitting unit for detecting the cartridge when the chip power initialization phase, lighting the light emitting unit; wherein the control unit and the interface unit is connected to the light upon the type of said interface unit receives the control command for the light-off instruction, judges whether the preset off condition when satisfies a predetermined extinguishing condition extinguishing the light emitting unit; said light rays received by the interface unit is a control command type when the light-on instruction, the status quo of the light emitting unit.
  2. 2. 根据权利要求1所述的墨盒芯片,其特征在于,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息; 所述墨盒芯片还包括存储单元,所述存储单元,用于存储自身识别信息; 所述控制单元还与所述存储单元相连,具体用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线熄灭指令时,判断所述光线控制指令的墨盒识别信息是否与所述存储单元中的自身识别信息相关联,当所述墨盒识别信息与所述存储单元中的自身识别信息相关联时,熄灭所述发光单元;在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,维持所述发光单元的现状。 The ink cartridge chip according to claim 1, wherein said light control instruction comprises a cartridge identification information; the ink cartridge chip further comprises a storage unit, a storage unit for storing identification information itself; the control unit is further connected to the memory unit, particularly for when the light received at the interface unit is a control command type light-off instruction, determines the light control instruction whether the ink cartridge identification information in the storage unit the self-identification information associated with the ink cartridge when the identification information storage unit associated with the identification information of itself, extinguish the light emitting unit; said light rays received by the interface unit control command type light when on instruction, maintaining the status quo of the light emitting unit.
  3. 3. 根据权利要求1所述的墨盒芯片,其特征在于, 所述墨盒芯片还包括存储单元,所述存储单元,用于存储状态标记,所述状态标记包括可执行状态或不可执行状态; 相应的,所述控制单元,具体用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线熄灭指令时,判断所述状态标记是否为可执行状态,当所述状态标记为可执行状态时,熄灭所述发光单元;在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,维持所述发光单元的现状。 3. The ink cartridge chip according to claim 1, wherein the ink cartridge further includes a memory chip unit, a storage unit for storing a status flag, the status flag comprises a non-executable state or the ready state; corresponding , the control unit is configured to light when the type of the interface unit receives the control command as a light-off instruction, the status flag determines whether the ready state, when the state marked as executable state, turns off the light emitting unit; said light rays received by the interface unit to the type of control instruction when the light-on instruction, the status quo of the light emitting unit.
  4. 4. 根据权利要求3所述的墨盒芯片,其特征在于,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息;所述存储单元,还用于存储自身识别信息; 相应的,所述控制单元,还用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,判断所述光线控制指令的墨盒识别信息是否与所述存储单元中的自身识别信息相关联,如果是,则改变所述存储单元中的状态标记。 4. The ink cartridge chip according to claim 3, wherein said light control instruction comprises a cartridge identification information; a storage unit for storing further identification information itself; correspondingly, the control unit is further configured to when the light rays received by the interface unit of the type of control instruction is light-on instruction, it determines the light control instruction identification information whether the ink cartridge with the storage unit identification information associated with itself, if so, changing the state of said flag storage means.
  5. 5. -种应用于墨盒的墨盒芯片,所述墨盒可拆卸地安装到成像设备,其特征在于,所述墨盒芯片包括:接口单元、控制单元; 所述接口单元,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令; 所述控制单元与任一发光单元相连; 所述控制单元与所述接口单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线熄灭指令时,判断是否满足预设熄灭条件,当满足预设熄灭条件时,熄灭所述发光单元;在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,启动计时,并在计时结束前所述接口单元未接收到新的光线控制指令的情况下,点亮所述发光单J Ll 〇 5. - kind of chip applied print cartridges, the cartridge is detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus, wherein said ink cartridge chip comprising: an interface unit, the control unit; said interface unit, for receiving said image forming apparatus the light transmission control instruction, the control instruction comprises light type light-on instruction or a light-off instruction; the control unit is connected to any one of the light emitting unit; wherein the control unit is connected to the interface unit, for the the type of light received by the interface unit control command is light-off instruction, judges whether a predetermined condition is off, turned off when the preset conditions are satisfied, the light emitting unit is turned off; the received at said interface unit when the light control instruction type is light-on instruction, start time, and end timing of the case where the interface unit does not receive a new instruction control light, the light emitting single lighting J Ll square
  6. 6. 根据权利要求5所述的墨盒芯片,其特征在于,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息; 所述墨盒芯片还包括存储单元,所述存储单元,用于存储自身识别信息; 所述控制单元还与所述存储单元相连,具体用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线熄灭指令时,判断所述光线控制指令的墨盒识别信息是否与所述存储单元中的自身识别信息相关联,当所述墨盒识别信息与所述存储单元中的自身识别信息相关联时,熄灭所述发光单元;在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,启动计时,并在计时结束前所述接口单元未接收到新的光线控制指令的情况下, 点亮所述发光单元。 Chip cartridge according to claim 5, wherein said light control instruction comprises a cartridge identification information; the ink cartridge chip further comprises a storage unit, a storage unit for storing identification information itself; the control unit is further connected to the memory unit, particularly for when the light received at the interface unit is a control command type light-off instruction, determines the light control instruction whether the ink cartridge identification information in the storage unit the self-identification information associated with the ink cartridge when the identification information storage unit associated with the identification information of itself, extinguish the light emitting unit; said light rays received by the interface unit control command type light when on instruction, start time, and end timing of the case where the interface unit does not receive a new instruction control light, lighting the light emitting unit.
  7. 7. 根据权利要求5所述的墨盒芯片,其特征在于, 所述墨盒芯片还包括存储单元,所述存储单元,用于存储状态标记,所述状态标记包括可执行状态或不可执行状态; 相应的,所述控制单元,具体用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线熄灭指令时,判断所述状态标记是否为可执行状态,当所述状态标记为可执行状态时,熄灭所述发光单元;在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,启动计时,并在计时结束前所述接口单元未接收到新的光线控制指令的情况下,点亮所述发光单元。 Chip cartridge according to claim 5, wherein the ink cartridge further includes a memory chip unit, a storage unit for storing a status flag, the status flag comprises a non-executable state or the ready state; corresponding , the control unit is configured to light when the type of the interface unit receives the control command as a light-off instruction, the status flag determines whether the ready state, when the state marked as executable state, turns off the light emitting unit; when the light is received at the interface unit to the type of control command to light-on instruction, start time, and the interface unit does not receive new ray control before the timer expires a case where the instruction, lighting the light emitting unit.
  8. 8. 根据权利要求7所述的墨盒芯片,其特征在于,所述光线控制指令包括墨盒识别信息;所述存储单元,还用于存储自身识别信息; 相应的,所述控制单元,还用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,判断所述光线控制指令的墨盒识别信息是否与所述存储单元中的自身识别信息相关联,如果是,则改变所述存储单元中的状态标记。 8. The ink cartridge chip according to claim 7, wherein said light control instruction comprises a cartridge identification information; a storage unit for storing further identification information itself; correspondingly, the control unit is further configured to when the light rays received by the interface unit of the type of control instruction is light-on instruction, it determines the light control instruction identification information whether the ink cartridge with the storage unit identification information associated with itself, if so, changing the state of said flag storage means.
  9. 9. 一种墨盒,所述墨盒可拆卸地安装到成像设备,其特征在于,所述墨盒包括接口单元、发光单元、控制单元; 所述接口单元,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令; 所述控制单元与所述发光单元相连,用于在检测到墨盒芯片处于上电初始化阶段时, 点亮所述发光单元; 所述控制单元与所述接口单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线熄灭指令时,判断是否满足预设熄灭条件,当满足预设熄灭条件时,熄灭所述发光单元;在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,维持所述发光单元的现状。 9. An ink cartridge detachably mountable to the image forming apparatus, wherein the ink cartridge includes an interface unit, the light emitting unit, the control unit; said interface unit, for receiving said light control sending of the image forming apparatus instructions, the control instructions include light type light-on instruction or a light-off instruction; the control unit is connected to the light emitting unit for detecting the cartridge when the chip power initialization phase, lighting the light emitting unit ; connected to the control unit and the interface unit for the light received at the interface unit to the type of control instruction is light-off instruction, judges whether a predetermined condition is off, turned off when the preset conditions are satisfied , extinguishing the light emitting unit; the status of the light received by the interface unit to the type of control instruction when the light-on instruction, maintaining the light emitting unit.
  10. 10. -种墨盒,所述墨盒可拆卸地安装到成像设备,其特征在于,所述墨盒包括接口单元、发光单元、控制单元; 所述接口单元,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令; 所述控制单元与所述发光单元相连; 所述控制单元与所述接口单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线熄灭指令时,判断是否满足预设熄灭条件,当满足预设熄灭条件时,熄灭所述发光单元;在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,启动计时,并在计时结束前所述接口单元未接收到新的光线控制指令的情况下,点亮所述发光单JL· 〇 10. - kind of the ink cartridge, the ink cartridge is detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus, wherein the ink cartridge includes an interface unit, the light emitting unit, the control unit; said interface unit, for receiving said light control sending of the image forming apparatus instructions, the control instructions include light type light-on instruction or a light-off instruction; the control unit is connected to the light emitting unit; wherein the control unit is connected to the interface unit, configured to receive the interface unit the type of light control instruction when the light-off instruction is determined whether a predetermined condition is satisfied off, turned off when the preset conditions are satisfied, turns off the light emitting unit; said light rays received by the interface unit control command type is a light-on instruction, start time, and end timing of the case where the interface unit does not receive a new instruction control light, lighting the light emitting single square JL ·
  11. 11. 一种墨盒适配架,所述墨盒适配架可拆卸地安装到成像设备,其特征在于,所述墨盒适配架包括接口单元、至少一个控制单元和至少一个发光单元; 所述接口单元,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令; 所述控制单元与所述发光单元相连,用于在检测到墨盒芯片处于上电初始化阶段时, 点亮所述发光单元; 所述控制单元与所述接口单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线熄灭指令时,判断是否满足预设熄灭条件,当满足预设熄灭条件时,熄灭所述发光单元;在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,维持所述发光单元的现状。 11. An ink cartridge holder adapted to the ink cartridge holder adapted to removably mountable to an image forming apparatus, wherein the cartridge holder includes an interface adaptation unit, at least one unit and controlling at least one light emitting unit; said interface means for receiving the transmitted light image forming apparatus control command, the control instructions include light type light-on instruction or a light-off instruction; the control unit is connected to the light emitting unit for detecting the ink cartridge chip when the power is in the initialization phase, the lighting of the light emitting unit; said control unit and the interface unit is connected to the light received by the interface unit to the control command type light-off instruction, determines whether or not off satisfies a preset condition is satisfied when a predetermined condition is off, turns off the light emitting unit; the status of the light received by the interface unit to the type of control instruction when the light-on instruction, maintaining the light emitting unit.
  12. 12. -种墨盒适配架,所述墨盒适配架可拆卸地安装到成像设备,其特征在于,所述墨盒适配架包括接口单元、至少一个控制单元和至少一个发光单元; 所述接口单元,用于接收所述成像设备发送的光线控制指令,所述光线控制指令的类型包括光线点亮指令或光线熄灭指令; 所述控制单元与所述发光单元相连; 所述控制单元与所述接口单元相连,用于在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线熄灭指令时,判断是否满足预设熄灭条件,当满足预设熄灭条件时,熄灭所述发光单元;在所述接口单元接收到的所述光线控制指令的类型为光线点亮指令时,启动计时,并在计时结束前所述接口单元未接收到新的光线控制指令的情况下,点亮所述发光单JL· 〇 12. - kind of the ink cartridge holder adapted to the ink cartridge holder adapted to removably mountable to an image forming apparatus, wherein the cartridge holder includes an interface adaptation unit, at least one unit and controlling at least one light emitting unit; said interface means for receiving light transmitted by said image forming apparatus control command, the control instructions include light type light-on instruction or a light-off instruction; the control unit is connected to the light emitting unit; the control unit and the when connected to an interface unit for the light received at the interface unit is a control command type light-off instruction, determines whether a predetermined condition is satisfied off, turned off when the preset conditions are satisfied, turns off the light emitting unit; in when the light received by the interface unit of the type of control instruction is light-on instruction, start time, and end timing of the case where the interface unit does not receive a new instruction control light, the light emitting lighting single JL · billion
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