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JP4657951B2
JP4657951B2 JP2006058210A JP2006058210A JP4657951B2 JP 4657951 B2 JP4657951 B2 JP 4657951B2 JP 2006058210 A JP2006058210 A JP 2006058210A JP 2006058210 A JP2006058210 A JP 2006058210A JP 4657951 B2 JP4657951 B2 JP 4657951B2
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充史 和田
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  The present invention relates to a printer capable of printing image data of a camera on paper.

Conventionally, a printer that can receive image data from a camera and print the image data on a predetermined sheet has been used.
Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 11-239312

  The conventional printer has one connector that can be directly connected to the camera and the other connector that can be connected to an adapter cable.

  According to this conventional printer, when one camera is directly connected to one connector, the other camera can be connected to the other connector via the adapter cable. Further, when the other camera is connected to the other connector via an adapter cable, the one camera can be directly connected to one connector. Therefore, a situation may occur in which the user mistakenly connects the camera to each of the two connectors. When such a situation occurs, two types of image data are transmitted from the two types of cameras to the printer, and the two types of image data are mixed in the printer.

  The present invention has been made in view of the above-described problems, and an object thereof is a printer having two types of connectors for receiving two types of image data from two types of cameras, and one camera is connected to one connector. To provide a printer in which, when connected, the other camera is prevented from being connected to the other connector.

  The printer of the present invention includes a first connector to which a first camera can be directly connected, a second connector to which a second camera different from the first camera can be connected via an adapter cable, When the camera is connected to the first connector, the connection between the second connector and the adapter cable is blocked, and when the adapter cable is connected to the second connector, the first camera is connected to the first connector. And a mechanism for preventing connection to the device. The above-described mechanism includes a portion that covers the terminal of the second connector when the first camera is connected to the first connector, and the second camera is connected to the second connector. Sometimes it includes a protrusion that prevents attachment of the first camera to the first connector. The printer further includes a control board having one USB (Universal Serial Bus) port, and both the first connector and the second connector are electrically connected to one USB port.

According to said structure, all the effects of the following invention are acquired.
The printer of the present invention includes a first connector to which a first camera can be directly connected, a second connector to which a second camera different from the first camera can be connected via an adapter cable, When the camera is connected to the first connector, the connection between the second connector and the adapter cable is blocked, and when the adapter cable is connected to the second connector, the first camera is connected to the first connector. And a mechanism for preventing connection to the device.

  According to said structure, it is prevented that both the 1st camera and the 2nd camera are simultaneously connected to a printer.

  The above-described mechanism may include a portion that covers the terminal of the second connector when the first camera is connected to the first connector. According to this, the above-mentioned mechanism does not become complicated.

  The above-described mechanism may include a protrusion that prevents the first camera from being attached to the first connector when the second camera is connected to the second connector. According to this, the above-mentioned mechanism does not become complicated.

  The printer may further include a control board having one USB (Universal Serial Bus) port, and both the first connector and the second connector may be electrically connected to one USB port. .

  According to the above configuration, the above-described mechanism prevents the occurrence of problems caused by the data of the first camera and the data of the second camera being mixed in the printer.

Hereinafter, a printer according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.
As shown in FIG. 1, the printer 1 of this embodiment has an opening 1a, an opening 1b, and an opening 1d. The connector 14 faces the opening 1a. The openings 1b and 1c are provided on the bottom surface of the recess 1c. The protrusion 50b protrudes from the opening 1b. Further, the terminal portion at the tip of the connector 12 protrudes from the opening 1d. Further, the printer 1 has a branch board 13 as shown in FIG. The branch board 13 is electrically connected to each of the connector 12 and the connector 14 by wiring. Further, the branch board 13 is electrically connected to a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port 10 of the control board 11 by wiring.

  The image data of the camera 2 is input into the control board 11 via the connector 12, the branch board 13, and the USB port 10. The image data of the camera 3 is input into the control board 11 via the connector 14, the branch board 13, and the USB port 10.

  The connector 21 of the camera 2 can be directly connected to the connector 12 of the printer 1. Further, the connector 34 of the camera 3 can be connected to one connector 43 of the adapter cable 4. The other connector 44 of the adapter cable 4 can be connected to the connector 14 of the printer 1.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 3, a fixed plate 100 fixed to the inner wall of the printer 1 and a spring 200 fixed to the upper surface of the fixed plate 100 are provided in the printer 1. The spring 200 elastically supports the movable member 50.

  The movable member 50 includes a bent portion 50a extending in a direction perpendicular to the linear portion 50c from one end of the linear portion 50c, and a protruding portion 50b protruding upward from the vicinity of the other end of the linear portion 50c. It has. The protruding portion 50 b passes through the opening 1 b of the printer 1.

  As shown in FIG. 4, when the connector 21 of the camera 2 is connected to the connector 12 of the printer 1, the lower surface of the camera 2 pushes the protruding portion 50b. Thereby, the protrusion 50b moves downward, and the spring 20 contracts between the fixing member 100 and the linear portion 50c. Further, the bent portion 50a moves downward. Thereby, the opening 1a of the printer 1 is closed by the bent portion 50a. That is, the terminal of the connector 12 of the printer 1 is covered. As a result, the connector 44 of the adapter cable 4 cannot be connected to the connector 14 of the printer 1.

  On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 5, when the connector 44 of the adapter cable 4 is connected to the connector 14 of the printer 1, the lower end of the bent portion 50a is in contact with the connector 44. Cannot move to. As a result, the state in which the protruding portion 50b protrudes upward from the opening 1b is maintained. Therefore, even if the user attempts to move the camera 2 downward, the camera 2 is prevented from moving downward by the protrusion 50b. As a result, the connector 21 of the camera 2 and the connector 12 of the printer 1 cannot be connected.

  Therefore, according to the printer of this embodiment as described above, the two cameras 2 and 3 are simultaneously connected to the connectors 12 and 14 of the printer 1, and the image data of the two cameras 2 and 3 are stored in the control board 11. Mixing is prevented.

  The embodiment disclosed this time should be considered as illustrative in all points and not restrictive. The scope of the present invention is defined by the terms of the claims, rather than the description above, and is intended to include any modifications within the scope and meaning equivalent to the terms of the claims.

1 is an external perspective view of a printer and two cameras according to an embodiment. It is a schematic diagram which shows the connection relation of the control board of the printer of an embodiment, a branch board, and two connectors. It is a figure for demonstrating the mechanism which prevents that two connectors are used simultaneously. It is a figure for demonstrating the state in which one camera was directly connected to the connector of the printer. It is a figure for demonstrating the state in which the connector of the adapter cable was connected to the connector of the printer.

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  1 Printer, 1a, 1b, 1d Opening, 1c Recess, 2,3 Camera, 4 Adapter cable, 10 USB port, 11 Control board, 12 Connector, 13 Branch board, 14, 21, 34, 43, 44 Connector, 50 Movable Member, 50a bent part, 50b protruding part, 100 fixing member, 200 spring.

Claims (5)

  1. A first connector to which a first camera can be directly connected;
    A second connector to which a second camera different from the first camera can be connected via an adapter cable;
    When the first camera is connected to the first connector, the connection between the second connector and the adapter cable is blocked, and when the adapter cable is connected to the second connector A mechanism for preventing the first camera from being connected to the first connector;
    The mechanism includes a portion that covers a terminal of the second connector when the first camera is connected to the first connector, and the second camera is connected to the second connector. Including a protrusion that prevents the first camera from being attached to the first connector,
    A control board having one USB (Universal Serial Bus) port;
    A printer in which both the first connector and the second connector are electrically connected to the one USB port.
  2. A first connector to which a first camera can be directly connected;
    A second connector to which a second camera different from the first camera can be connected via an adapter cable;
    When the first camera is connected to the first connector, the connection between the second connector and the adapter cable is blocked, and when the adapter cable is connected to the second connector And a mechanism for preventing the first camera from being connected to the first connector.
  3.   The printer according to claim 2, wherein the mechanism includes a portion that covers a terminal of the second connector when the first camera is connected to the first connector.
  4.   3. The mechanism according to claim 2, wherein the mechanism includes a protrusion that prevents the first camera from being attached to the first connector when the second camera is connected to the second connector. Printer.
  5. A control board having one USB (Universal Serial Bus) port;
    The printer according to claim 2, wherein both the first connector and the second connector are electrically connected to the one USB port.
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JPH11155120A (en) * 1997-11-20 1999-06-08 Kyocera Corp Digital camera system capable of being integrally coupled with printer
JP2001273465A (en) * 2000-03-27 2001-10-05 Fuji Photo Film Co Ltd Slot structure for recording medium
JP2002183672A (en) * 2000-12-15 2002-06-28 Teac Corp Installing device for recording medium
JP2002234235A (en) * 2000-12-07 2002-08-20 Hewlett Packard Co <Hp> Digital camera docking station
JP2002331726A (en) * 2001-05-10 2002-11-19 Asahi Optical Co Ltd Printer
JP2007527336A (en) * 2004-02-20 2007-09-27 イーストマン コダック カンパニー Printers digital cameras and has an interface for directly connecting a computer, and transfers the image through the printer with the printed image and the camera and the computer

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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JPH11155120A (en) * 1997-11-20 1999-06-08 Kyocera Corp Digital camera system capable of being integrally coupled with printer
JP2001273465A (en) * 2000-03-27 2001-10-05 Fuji Photo Film Co Ltd Slot structure for recording medium
JP2002234235A (en) * 2000-12-07 2002-08-20 Hewlett Packard Co <Hp> Digital camera docking station
JP2002183672A (en) * 2000-12-15 2002-06-28 Teac Corp Installing device for recording medium
JP2002331726A (en) * 2001-05-10 2002-11-19 Asahi Optical Co Ltd Printer
JP2007527336A (en) * 2004-02-20 2007-09-27 イーストマン コダック カンパニー Printers digital cameras and has an interface for directly connecting a computer, and transfers the image through the printer with the printed image and the camera and the computer

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