KR100973621B1 - Wireless device with reader for machine readable indicia and method of effecting communication with a remote server - Google Patents

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KR100973621B1
KR100973621B1 KR1020077028520A KR20077028520A KR100973621B1 KR 100973621 B1 KR100973621 B1 KR 100973621B1 KR 1020077028520 A KR1020077028520 A KR 1020077028520A KR 20077028520 A KR20077028520 A KR 20077028520A KR 100973621 B1 KR100973621 B1 KR 100973621B1
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Abstract

A method of accessing at least one electronic contact address using an interactive printed document comprising human readable information and machine readable coded data and a mobile terminal, the mobile terminal via a wireless communication network; A transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals; Sensing means; And decrypting means, comprising: (a) detecting at least a portion of the coded data while the mobile communication terminal is used to physically interact with a printed document; Detecting by; (b) transmitting, by the transceiver, display data to a remote computer system; (c) receiving, by the transceiver, at least one electronic connection address in response to the indication data; And (d) outputting the at least one connection address in a human readable manner; At least one electronic access address access method comprising a.

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WIRELESS DEVICE WITH READER FOR MACHINE READABLE INDICIA AND METHOD OF EFFECTING COMMUNICATION WITH A REMOTE SERVER}

The present invention relates to a mobile device having an inbuilt printer. The present invention is basically designed for use in a mobile terminal, such as a mobile communication terminal (i.e., mobile phone) incorporating a printer, and the present invention will be described with reference to these applications. However, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the present invention can be used for other types of portable terminals or non-portable terminals.

The present invention is basically designed for use in a mobile communication terminal, such as a mobile communication terminal (i.e., mobile phone) incorporating a printer, and the present invention will be described with reference to these applications. However, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the present invention can be used for other types of portable terminals or non-portable terminals.

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The following patents or patent applications filed by the applicant or assignee of the present invention are incorporated into the present invention by cross-reference.

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The assignee is a mobile phone, personal data assistants (PDAs) and other mobile communication terminals, with the ability to print hard copies of images stored or accessed by the terminal. (See US Pat. No. 6,405,055 (document # AP06US), filed Nov. 9, 1999). Similarly, the assignee also devised a digital camera with the ability to print a captured image with a built-in printer (see US Pat. No. 6,750,901, filed July 10, 1998 (document number ART01US)). . As the popularity of mobile communication terminals with digital cameras increases, the functions of these terminals are further improved by the ability to print hard copies.

Since these terminals are portable, they need to be miniaturized for the convenience of the user. Thus, any printer integrated into the terminal needs to maintain a small form factor. In addition, the additional load of the battery should be as small as possible. In addition, consumables (such as ink and paper) must be relatively inexpensive and simple to replenish. These factors strongly influence the commercial success or other circumstances of these types of products. With this basic design in mind, efforts are being made to improve and improve the functions of the terminals.

The assignee of the present invention has also developed a Netpage system for interacting with computer software using a printed interface and a proprietary stylus-shaped sensing device.

As described in detail in U.S. Patent No. 6,792,165, filed November 25, 2000, and U.S. Patent Application No. 10 / 778,056, filed February 17, 2004, document No. NPS047US. A page pen captures, identifies and decodes tags of coded data printed on the same surface as one page. In a preferred netpage implementation, each tag encodes a document's location and identity. By decrypting at least one of the tags and sending the associated location (or the finely analyzed location representing the high resolution location of the pen) and the identifier by the decrypted tags, the remote computer can determine the action to execute. Such an action may include, for example, remotely storing information for subsequent retrival, displaying a webpage via a computer or downloading it for printing, paying a bill, or placing a Netpage pen on a surface. You may recognize handwritten letters through where you are.

The foregoing and other applications are described in a number of netpage related applications cross-referenced by the present application.

When printing a netpage, the printer in the mobile terminal can print the netpage tags at the same time as the visible user information. The association between the tags and the information may already exist in the remote netpage server, such as when the printer prints a complete rendered page (including tags) provided by the netpage server or other computer. have. Alternatively, the mobile terminal can generate tags (or obtain them remotely) and define the association between the tags and the user information. The association is then recorded on the remote netpage server.

The problem with these options is that they require the mobile terminal to include netpage tag printing capability. This requires an additional row of print nozzles in the printhead and reduces the amount of ink that can be stored for non-tag use. This is not a problem for large mains-powered printers, but may be a problem for small form factor articles such as mobile communication terminals.

Alternatively, the mobile communication terminal may be configured to print on a print medium that is pre-printed with netpage tags. In that way the printer only needs to print the user information and records the association between the visible information and the preprinted tags.

One way of doing this is a netpage sensing device that scans a page as it prints a page to determine the locations of various elements of user information for the tags and the content of at least one of the tags. Is to use This requires that the printer include a netpage detector, which is rather bulky and requires additional processing power for use in mobile applications. Even if a netpage sensing device is provided to allow the mobile terminal to act as a netpage pen in a more general sense, the parameters of the coded data before the user inserts the print media by separately scanning a portion of the preprinted media. It is not desirable to determine.

It would be desirable to overcome the problem of relevant user information to be printed on at least partially pre-printed media with netpage tags.

Summary of the Invention

In a first aspect, the invention provides an interactive printed document comprising human readable information and machine readable coded data and at least one electronic connection address using a mobile terminal. CLAIMS 1. A method of accessing an electronic connection address, the method comprising: a transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals via a mobile communication network; Sensing means; And decryption means, wherein said at least one electronic access address access method comprises:

(a) sensing by the sensing means at least a portion of the coded data while the mobile communication terminal is used to physically interact with a printed document;

(b) transmitting, by the transceiver, indicating data to a remote computer system;

(c) receiving, by the transceiver, at least one electronic connection address in response to the indication data; And

(d) outputting the at least one connection address in a human readable manner; It provides a method of accessing at least one electronic connection address comprising a.

Optionally, said mobile terminal comprises an integrated printer and said step (d) comprises printing said at least one connection address on a print medium with a printer.

Optionally, said mobile terminal comprises a display, said step (d) comprising displaying said at least one connection address on said display.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises a user interface, wherein the method is executed after step (d),

(e) receiving, via a user interface, a user selection of at least one of the at least one connection address displayed on the display;

(f) establishing a connection with the at least one selected access address via the transceiver and the mobile communication network; It includes.

Optionally, said selected at least one connection address is a telephone number and said step (f) comprises establishing a telephone connection between the mobile terminal and the at least one connection address.

Optionally, the telephone connection is a voice connection.

Optionally, the telephone connection is an audio-visual connection.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises a user interface, wherein the method is executed after step (d),

(e) receiving at least one user selection of the at least one connection address displayed on the display via a user interface;

(d) transmitting or transmitting information to the at least one connection address by establishing a connection with the selected at least one connection address through the transceiver and the mobile terminal.

Optionally, the coded data represents an identity of a print medium.

Optionally, the coded data represents at least one position relative to the print medium.

Optionally, the coded data represents an object.

Optionally, the coded data represents an electronic address of the object.

Optionally, the electronic connection address is

An email address;

Fax number;

Phone number;

Network address; And

URL;

It includes at least one of.

Optionally, said mobile terminal comprises a printer, said method comprising printing a connection address on a print medium.

Optionally, determining a relationship between a connection address to be printed or to be printed on the print medium; And

Transmitting data indicative of said relationship to a remote computer system for storage;

It further includes.

Optionally, the print medium is a card.

Optionally, the mobile terminal stores one or more templates for use in generating an image to be printed, the image incorporating a connection address in a human readable form.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is configured to access a remote computer system to download one or more templates for use in generating an image to be printed, the image incorporating a connection address in a human readable form.

In a first aspect, a method for enabling interaction with a printed schedule document using a mobile terminal comprising sensing means, processing means and a transceiver, the first document being human readable The above method comprising schedule information and machine-readable coded data of:

(a) sensing at least a portion of the coded data with the sensing means while the mobile terminal is used by a user to physically interact with the schedule document;

(b) decoding at least a portion of the sensed coded data by the processing means to generate display data based on the decoded coded data;

(c) using the transceiver to transmit the display data to a remote computer system via a wireless communication network;

(d) using the transceiver to receive response data transmitted from the computer system in response to the indication data;

(e) using said processing means to generate a layout based on said response data representing further schedule information;

(f) outputting the layout in human readable form;

There is provided a method comprising a.

Optionally, said mobile terminal further comprises a display, said method comprising outputting by displaying said layout on a display.

Optionally, said mobile terminal further comprises a printer, said method comprising outputting by printing said layout using a printer.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises a printer controller, wherein the method processes the layout with a printer controller to generate dot data and supplies the dot data to a printer to be printed. Steps.

Optionally, said mobile terminal further comprises a printer, said method comprising outputting by printing said layout using a printer.

Optionally, said mobile terminal further comprises a printer controller, said method comprising processing said layout with a printer controller to generate dot data and supplying said dot data to a printed printer.

Optionally, said print medium comprises a linear encoded data track extending in an intended printing direction, wherein said mobile terminal comprises:

A sensor configured to sense the data track while printing the dot data;

Fire control means connected to generate a fire control signal based on the sensed data tracks;

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Optionally, further comprising a light emitting device for illuminating said data track while said sensor senses said data track during printing.

Optionally, the data track is printed with infrared ink, the light emitting element emits light in the infrared spectrum and the light sensor is sensitive in the infrared spectrum.

Optionally, the data track is a clock track comprising only a clock code and the fire control means is configured to generate the fire control signal in the form of a clock signal generated from the sensed data track.

Optionally, said data track comprises first information, said first information comprising an embedded clock signal, said fire control means being in the form of a clock signal extracted from said sensed data track. And generate the fire control signal.

Optionally, said first information is indicative of at least one physical characteristic of said print medium, and said mobile terminal is configured to at least partially control operation of a printhead based on at least one of said physical characteristics.

Optionally, the sensed data track is used to determine an absolute position of a print medium relative to the printhead and to print on the print medium according to the determination.

Optionally, the data track further comprises second coded data for further encoding first information and the print medium further encodes second information, wherein the first information indicates the second information. And the mobile terminal is configured for printing on the print medium such that there is a registration between the object to be printed and the second coded data.

Optionally, it is configured to receive information indicative of a predetermined registration from a remote computer system via the transceiver.

Optionally, the data track further comprises second coded data for further encoding first information and the print medium further encodes second information, wherein the first information indicates the second information. And the mobile terminal is configured to determine registration between the object to be printed and the second coded data.

Optionally, it is configured to transmit information indicating a predetermined registration from the remote computer system via the transceiver.

In a first aspect,

A transceiver for transmitting and receiving signals over a wireless communication network;

A processor for processing the schedule data to generate dot data representing a visual layout of the schedule data;

A printer configured to receive the dot data and to print on a print medium;

There is provided a mobile communication terminal comprising a.

Optionally, the printer is configured to print coded data on a print medium along the visual layout represented by the dot data.

Optionally, the transceiver is configured to receive the schedule data from a remote computer system via the communication network.

Optionally, using the transceiver, a request is sent to a remote computer system, the request identifies schedule data, and the schedule data is received in response to the request.

Optionally, the coded data represents an identifier of a document containing the schedule data.

Optionally, said print medium comprises a linear encoded data track extending in an intended printing direction, wherein said mobile terminal comprises:

A sensor configured to sense the data track while printing the dot data;

Fire control means connected to generate a fire control signal based on the sensed data tracks;

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Optionally, further comprising a light emitting device for illuminating said data track while said sensor senses said data track during printing.

Optionally, the data track is printed with infrared ink, the light emitting element emits light in the infrared spectrum and the light sensor is sensitive in the infrared spectrum.

Optionally, the data track is a clock track comprising only a clock code and the fire control means is configured to generate the fire control signal in the form of a clock signal generated from the sensed data track.

Optionally, the data track includes first information, the first information comprising a buried clock signal, and the fire control means controls the fire in the form of a clock signal extracted from the sensed data track. And generate a signal.

Optionally, said first information is indicative of at least one physical characteristic of said print medium, and said mobile terminal is configured to at least partially control operation of a printhead based on at least one of said physical characteristics.

Optionally, the sensed data track is used to determine an absolute position of a print medium relative to the printhead and to print on the print medium according to the determination.

Optionally, the data track further comprises second coded data for further encoding first information and the print medium further encodes second information, wherein the first information indicates the second information. The mobile terminal is configured for printing on the print medium such that there is a registration between the object to be printed and the second coded data.

Optionally, it is configured to receive information indicative of a predetermined registration from a remote computer system via the transceiver.

Optionally, the data track further comprises second coded data for further encoding first information and the print medium further encodes second information, wherein the first information indicates the second information. And the mobile terminal is configured to determine registration between the object to be printed and the second coded data.

Optionally, it is configured to transmit information indicative of a predetermined registration from the remote computer system via the transceiver.

In a first aspect, a mobile terminal for enabling interaction of a first human readable electronic mail information with a printed electronic mail document comprising machine readable coded data,

A transceiver for transmitting and receiving signals over a wireless communication network;

Sensing means for sensing at least a portion of the coded data while a mobile terminal is used to interact with the e-mail document;

Processing means for decoding at least a portion of the sensed coded data and generating display data based on the decoded coded data;

Including,

The mobile terminal,

(a) using the transceiver to transmit the display data to a remote computer system via a wireless communication network;

(b) using the transceiver to receive response data from the computer system;

(c) using said processing means to generate a layout based on said response data representing another e-mail information;

(d) A mobile terminal is provided that is programmed and configured to output the layout in a human readable form.

Optionally, further comprising a display, wherein said mobile terminal is configured to output by displaying said layout on a display.

Optionally, further comprising an integrated printer, wherein the mobile terminal is configured to output by printing the layout using the printer.

Optionally, further comprising a printer controller circuit configured to process the layout to generate dot data and to supply the dot data to a printer to be printed.

Optionally, further comprising an integrated printer, the mobile terminal is configured to output by printing the layout using a printer.

Optionally, further comprising a printer controller circuit configured to process the layout to generate dot data and to supply the dot data to a printer to be printed.

Optionally, said print medium comprises a linear encoded data track extending in an intended printing direction, wherein said mobile terminal comprises:

A sensor configured to sense the data track while printing the dot data;

A printhead for printing on the print medium in response to a fire control signal; And

Fire control means connected to generate a fire control signal based on the sensed data tracks;

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Optionally, further comprising a light emitting element for illuminating said data track while said sensor senses said data track during printing.

Optionally, the data track is printed with infrared ink, the light emitting element emits light in the infrared spectrum and the light sensor is sensitive in the infrared spectrum.

Optionally, the data track is a clock track comprising only a clock code and the fire control means is configured to generate the fire control signal in the form of a clock signal generated from the sensed data track.

Optionally, the data track includes first information, the first information comprising a buried clock signal, and the fire control means controls the fire in the form of a clock signal extracted from the sensed data track. And generate a signal.

Optionally, said first information is indicative of at least one physical characteristic of said print medium, and said mobile terminal is configured to at least partially control operation of a printhead based on at least one of said physical characteristics.

Optionally, the sensed data track is used to determine an absolute position of a print medium relative to the printhead and to print on the print medium according to the determination.

Optionally, the data track further comprises second coded data for further encoding first information and the print medium further encodes second information, wherein the first information indicates the second information. The mobile terminal is configured for printing on the print medium such that there is a registration between the object to be printed and the second coded data.

Optionally, it is configured to receive information indicative of a predetermined registration from a remote computer system via the transceiver.

Optionally, the data track further comprises second coded data for further encoding first information and the print medium further encodes second information, the first information representing the second information, The mobile terminal is configured to determine registration between the object to be printed and the second coded data.

Optionally, it is configured to transmit the determined registration to the remote computer system via the transceiver.

In a first aspect, the present invention provides a mobile terminal configured to enable a user to play a game by interacting with a gaming document.

(a) a transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals over a wireless communications network;

(b) a sensor configured to read at least a portion of the coded data printed on the interactive game document;

(c) decoding means for decoding the coded data read by the sensor and generating display data based on the decoded data;

Including,

The mobile communication terminal,

Transmit the display data to the remote computer system using the transmitter;

Receive game data in response to the transceiver,

Based on the game data, there is provided a mobile terminal that is programmed and configured to output visual information to a user.

Optionally, the coded data represents an identifier of a print medium.

Optionally, the coded data represents at least one position relative to the print medium.

Optionally, the coded data represents an object.

Optionally, the coded data represents an electronic address of the object.

Optionally, the game data includes one or more of the following.

Acoustic;

Text;

video;

image; And

Vibration pattern

Optionally, the game data includes printable content, the mobile terminal comprises a printer, and the method includes printing the printable content on a print medium using a printer.

Optionally, the game data includes registration information indicative of a registration between the printable content and the coded data, and the mobile terminal is configured to print the printable game data on the print medium in accordance with the registration information. .

Optionally, the printable content is one or more maps.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is further configured to print a plurality of print media having maps, the print media having the maps being printed such that the maps are inclined together to form a larger map.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises a user interface, wherein the printable content includes information or instructions for use by the user in interacting with the user interface.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is further configured to print one or more additional print media in accordance with input entered through a user interface, the input being at least partially in response to one or more information and / or instructions of an initially printed game card. It is based.

Optionally, the print medium to be printed comprises a linear encoded data track extending in the intended printing direction, wherein the mobile terminal comprises:

A sensor configured to sense the data track during printing of the dot data;

A printhead for printing on the print medium in response to a fire control signal; And

Fire control means connected to generate a fire control signal based on the sensed data tracks;

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Optionally, said mobile terminal further comprises a light emitting element for illuminating said data track while said sensor senses said data track during printing.

Optionally, the data track is printed with infrared ink, the light emitting element emits light in the infrared spectrum and the light sensor is sensitive in the infrared spectrum.

Optionally, the data track is a clock track comprising only a clock code and the fire control means is configured to generate the fire control signal in the form of a clock signal generated from the sensed data track.

Optionally, the data track includes first information, the first information comprising a buried clock signal, and the fire control means controls the fire in the form of a clock signal extracted from the sensed data track. And generate a signal.

Optionally, said first information is indicative of at least one physical characteristic of said print medium, and said mobile terminal is configured to at least partially control operation of a printhead based on at least one of said physical characteristics.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is configured to determine an absolute position of a print medium relative to the printhead using the sensed data tracks and to print on the print medium according to the determination.

Optionally, the data track further comprises second coded data for further encoding first information and the print medium further encodes second information, wherein the first information indicates the second information. The mobile terminal is configured for printing on the print medium such that there is a registration between the object to be printed and the second coded data.

In a first aspect, the present invention

(a) a transceiver configured to transmit and receive data via a wireless communications network;

(b) processing means for processing data received through said receiver, thereby generating dot data representing game information for generating at least one card for use in an interactive game; And

(c) a printhead operably connected to said processing means for receiving said dot data and printing on a print medium to produce said at least one card;

It provides a mobile communication terminal comprising a.

Optionally, said at least one card comprises coded data representing a plurality of locations, said locations being associated with one or more actions or instructions relating to said interactive game, in a remote computer system.

Optionally, the coded data represents an identifier of the card.

Optionally, the game information includes map data representing an image of at least a portion of a map associated with the interactive game.

Optionally, the game information represents map information printed on a plurality of cards.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal is configured to print the card by allowing the map portions to be inclined with each other to form a map.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises a sensing device for sensing coded data while being used to interact with coded data on a surface, wherein said processing means decodes at least a portion of the coded data to And determine at least an identifier of the surface.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal is configured to transmit at least an identifier through the transceiver to a remote computer system and in response thereto via the transceiver.

Optionally, the game information includes user information visible in the form of text, an icon or an image, wherein the coded data is placed in close proximity to or coincident with the user information, whereby the user is activated by the sensing device. Interact with the information.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal comprises a sensing device for sensing at least a portion of the coded data on the card while being used to interact with game information on the card.

Optionally, said processing means is configured to process at least a portion of said sensed coded data to determine at least an identifier of said card.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal transmits at least an identifier of the card to a remote computer system; And receive further data indicative of further game information from the remote computer system.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal is configured to output the another game information to the user.

Optionally, said processing means is configured to process said further data to generate another dot data, said printhead receiving said another dot data and printing it on a print medium, thereby printing another game card. Configured to generate.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises a user interface, wherein at least a portion of the game card is programmed and configured to include information or instructions for use by the user in interacting with the user interface.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal is comprised of one or more game cards in response to input entered through a user interface, the input being based at least in part on information and / or instructions of one or more of the initially printed game cards. .

Optionally, said processing means further comprises decompression means, at least a portion of the game data being received in a compressed format and said decompression means being configured to recover data for supply to said processing means.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises sensing means for sensing coded data disposed on or in the print medium before or during printing.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal is configured to extract a clock signal from the sensed coded data and cause printing by a printhead on a print medium simultaneously in accordance with the clock signal.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises light emitting means, the light emitting means being controlled to emit light while coded data is sensed by the sensor.

In a first aspect, the present invention

(a) an inkjet printhead;

(b) a print media feed path for directing the print media through the printhead in the feed direction during printing; And

(c) a drive mechanism for driving the print medium through the inkjet printhead for printing;

It provides a cartridge for a mobile terminal comprising a.

Integrating the printhead into the cartridge ensures regular replacement of the printhead and thus maintains print quality. Inserting the drive mechanism in the cartridge means that the dimensional tolerance between the drive mechanism and the printhead can be tightly controlled and the fragile printhead nozzle can be securely placed in the cartridge casing. The only openings required for the cartridge are the media inlet and outlet slots, which significantly limit the chance of interference or contamination.

Optionally, the drive mechanism is a passive mechanism having a drive shaft for driving through the inkjet printhead in combination with the print media.

Optionally, the print cartridge further comprises a drive roller for rotating the drive shaft, wherein the drive roller is constituted by a complementary drive mechanism in the mobile terminal when the cartridge is installed therein.

Optionally, the drive roller is coaxial with the drive shaft.

Optionally, the drive shaft is located upstream of the print media path of the printhead.

Optionally, the print cartridge further comprises a printhead having an array of ink ejection nozzles and at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the printhead for ejection by nozzles, wherein the at least one ink reservoir Each of includes at least one absorbent structure for inducing negative hydrostatic pressure of ink at the nozzles, and a capping mechanism for capping the printhead when not in use.

Optionally, the print cartridge,

 (a) a capping mechanism including a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and an uncapping position at which the print head can print on the print medium; And

(b) a force transfer mechanism coupled to the capper, wherein the force provided by the edge of the print medium as the print medium moves relative to the feed path is a force transfer mechanism. A force transmission mechanism configured to be transmitted to the capper by which at least a displacement movement of the capper from the capping position to the non-capping position occurs before the print medium reaches the capper;

It further includes.

Optionally, the print cartridge,

(a) a capping mechanism including a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the print medium; And

(b) a locking mechanism configured to support the capper in a non-capping position after the trailing edge of the media has been removed from the printhead;

It further includes.

Optionally, the print cartridge,

(a) a capping mechanism including a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the print medium;

(b) a capper assembly supported in the non-capping position by the media to move the media to the capping position upon release from the media;

It further includes.

Optionally, the print cartridge,

The media substrate further comprising a sheet; In use,

The paper is released from the drive mechanism before the end of printing so that the trailing edge of the paper protrudes through the print head by a momentum to complete the printing.

Optionally, the printhead is

An array of nozzles for ejecting ink;

A print data circuit for providing print data to the nozzles; And

An optical sensor for optically receiving print data from a beacon operated by a print engine controller in the mobile terminal; It includes.

Optionally, the mobile terminal,

A print engine controller for operatively controlling the printhead; And

A position sensor for providing a signal to the print engine controller indicating a position of the media substrate relative to the printhead; By this

The print engine controller differentiates the signal for inducing the speed of the media substrate with respect to the printhead and adjusts the operation of the printhead according to the speed deviation.

Optionally, the mobile terminal,

A print engine controller for operatively controlling the printhead; In use,

The print engine controller senses the number of complete and partial rotations of the drive shaft and adjusts the operation of the printhead according to the deviation of the angular velocity of the drive shaft.

Optionally, the print cartridge further comprises at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the printhead, wherein the at least one ink reservoir comprises:

A housing defining an ink storage volume;

At least one baffle configured to divide the ink storage volume into sections, each section having at least one ink outlet for a sealed connection to the printhead; And

At least one conduit establishing fluid communication between ink outlets of adjacent zones;

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Optionally, the media substrate is a paper having data coded on at least a portion of its surface, the mobile terminal comprising: a print engine controller for operatively controlling a printhead; And

A sensor for reading the coded data to generate a signal indicative of at least one dimension of the sheet, and transmitting the signal to the print engine controller; Further comprising, whereby

The print engine controller uses the signal to start printing when the paper is in a predetermined position with respect to the printhead.

Optionally, the media substrate has data coded over at least a portion of its surface;

The mobile terminal includes a print engine controller for operatively controlling a print head; And a dual sensing facility for reading the coded data before and after the media substrate passes through the printhead.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is a communication terminal.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is a mobile phone.

A printing medium for a mobile terminal having a printer according to the first aspect,

The print medium,

A laminar structure defining a first and second opposite face;

First coded data in a first data format disposed in a first data region on the lamina structure and encoding the first information; And

At least one orientation indicator indicating the orientation of the print media;

There is provided a print medium comprising a.

Optionally, said at least one orientation indicator is disposed at or adjacent to an edge of the print medium.

Optionally, the print medium has a leading edge and a trailing edge defined with respect to the intended feeding direction of the print medium through a media feed path, and at least one of the at least one orientation indicators is at the leading edge; It is disposed on or in the print medium adjacent thereto.

Optionally, one of the orientation indicators is located adjacent to a first corner of the print medium on the first face.

Optionally, the other of the orientation indicators is positioned adjacent to a second edge of the print medium on the first side, the second edge diagonally opposite the first edge.

Optionally, the other of the orientation indicators is located adjacent to a third edge of the print medium on the second face, the third edge being adjacent to the second edge.

Optionally, another one of the orientation indicators is positioned adjacent to a fourth corner of the print medium on the second side, and the fourth corner is adjacent to the third corner.

Optionally, the other of the orientation indicators is positioned adjacent to a second edge of the print medium on the first side, the second edge diagonally opposite the first edge.

Optionally, further comprising a plurality of said orientation indicators, wherein the position and number of said orientation indicators, when used in a mobile terminal in which a print medium is suitably equipped, the orientation of the card without the terminal having to read all of the orientation indicators. It is positioned so that it can be determined.

Optionally, said first coded data is a linear coded data track extending in the intended printing direction.

Optionally, the data track is printed with infrared ink.

Optionally, the data track comprises a clock track having only clock codes from which clock signals can be derived during printing on a print medium.

Optionally, said first information comprises a buried clock through which a clock signal can be derived during printing on a print medium.

Optionally, the print medium further comprises second coded data that encodes second information, the first information representing the second information.

Optionally, said first information is indicative of at least one physical property of the print medium.

Optionally, said first information is indicative of the size of the print medium.

Optionally, the first information indicates a media type associated with the print medium.

Optionally, said first information represents pre-printed information on a print medium.

Optionally, further comprising preprinted human readable information printed on either or both of the first and second sides.

Optionally, the first coded data is printed with infrared ink that is substantially invisible to the averaged human eye.

In a first aspect, the present invention provides a printing medium for use with a mobile terminal having a printer.

The print medium,

A substrate defining first and second opposing surfaces; And

An orientation indicator disposed on at least one of the first and second opposing surfaces, wherein the orientation indicator indicates at least one orientation of the print medium, thereby before the mobile terminal prints on the print medium; Provide a print medium capable of determining the orientation.

Optionally, the orientation indicator indicates which side the first and second faces are disposed on.

Optionally, the orientation indicator indicates an absolute planar rotational orientation of the print medium.

Optionally, the media feed path has a leading edge and a trailing edge defined for the intended feeding direction of the print medium, and the orientation indicator is located at or adjacent to the leading edge and indicates the leading edge.

Optionally, further comprising a plurality of said orientation indicators.

Optionally, the print medium,

(a) each of the orientation indicators indicate on which side the first and second faces are disposed,

(b) represent an absolute planar rotational orientation of the print medium; And / or

(c) having a leading edge and a trailing edge defined for the intended feeding direction of the print medium through the medium feeding path, wherein the azimuth indicator is positioned at or adjacent to the leading edge and configured to represent the leading edge.

Optionally, the orientation indicator is disposed at or near the edge of the print medium.

Optionally, the orientation indicator is located adjacent to a first edge of the print medium on the first side.

Optionally, the other of the orientation indicators is positioned adjacent to a second edge of the print medium on the first side, the second edge diagonally opposite the first edge.

Optionally, the other of the orientation indicators is located adjacent to a third edge of the print medium on the second face, the third edge being adjacent to the second edge.

Optionally, another one of the orientation indicators is positioned adjacent to a fourth corner of the print medium on the second side, and the fourth corner is adjacent to the third corner.

Optionally, the orientation indicator forms part of a coded data area on the print medium.

Optionally, the coded data takes the form of a linear coded data track.

Optionally, the data track extends along the edge of the print medium in the intended printing direction of the card.

Optionally, the data track encodes first information in addition to the orientation indicator.

Optionally, the print medium further comprises second information encoded according to a coding different from the linear coding of the data track, wherein the first information represents the second information.

Optionally, the coded data is printed with infrared ink.

Optionally, the first coded data is printed with infrared ink that is substantially invisible to the average human eye.

Optionally, further comprising preprinted human readable information printed on either or both of the first and second sides.

In a first aspect, the present invention provides a wireless communication system comprising: a wireless transceiver for transmitting and receiving data over a communication network; And a method for printing on a print medium using a mobile terminal comprising a printer,

(a) determining a geographical location of the mobile terminal;

(b) determining a product or service available at or within a predetermined distance of the geographical location;

(c) formatting a voucher comprising information related to the product or service;

(d) printing the gift certificate using a printer;

It includes.

Optionally, the information is indicative of the location of a commercial entity.

Optionally, the information represents an invitation to purchase a product or service.

Optionally, the recommendation is a price discount.

Optionally, the price discount is only valid at the exit of a commercial entity at the location.

Optionally, the price discount is valid at any of a number of outlets of the commercial entity.

Optionally, the method comprises determining said geographical location using said mobile terminal.

Optionally, said mobile terminal comprises a GPS receiver, said method comprising determining said geographical location using a GPS receiver.

Optionally, the sensing device comprises a radio receiver for receiving radio frequency data from a transmitter, and receiving radio frequency data of the geographical location via the transmitter.

Optionally, the method comprises deriving the geographical location using an Uplink time difference of an Arrival technique.

Optionally, the providing step includes transmitting the information to an electronic address associated with at least one of the users of the mobile terminal.

Optionally, said geographic location is an area.

Optionally, the region is a postal code (postal code or zip code).

Optionally, the area is a city, suburb, town.

Optionally, the region is defined at least in part by the transmission footprint of one or more cells of the communication network.

Optionally, the region is defined at least in part by the transmission footprint of one or more cells of the communication network.

Optionally, the method

Using a sensor in the mobile terminal to detect, during printing of the gift voucher, a data track arranged on a surface of a printed medium which is printed for generating the voucher;

Generating a fire control signal from the sensed data tracks;

Simultaneously generating printing of a gift certificate using the fire control signal;

It includes.

Optionally, the data track is printed with infrared ink, the light emitting element emits light in the infrared spectrum and the light sensor is sensitive in the infrared spectrum.

Optionally, the data track is a clock track comprising only a clock code, the method comprising generating a clock signal generated from the sensed data track, wherein the fire control signal is a clock signal.

Optionally, said data track comprises first information, said first information comprising a buried clock signal, said method comprising extracting a clock signal from said sensed data track, said fire The control signal is based on the clock signal.

In a first aspect, the present invention

A printhead for printing onto a print medium containing coded data;

A media path for directing a print medium through the print head for printing;

Optical sensor;

A first optical path for directing the optical image information to the sensor so that the optical image information can read at least a portion of the coded data from the print medium while at least a portion of the print medium is in the media path; And

A second optical path for directing the optical image information to the sensor such that the optical image information can read the coded data from the print media when the print media is not in a media path;

It provides a mobile terminal comprising a.

Optionally, said mobile terminal comprises at least one light source for illuminating said coded data sensed through said first optical path.

Optionally, said mobile terminal comprises at least one light source for illuminating said coded data sensed through said second optical path.

Optionally, said light source is an infrared light source.

Optionally, said light source is an infrared light source.

Optionally, said first optical path comprises at least one mirror.

Optionally, said first optical path comprises a periscope arrangement with mirrors.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further includes a shutter that is selectively operable to reduce or prevent light from reaching the sensor through the second optical path during at least some of the printing progress.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises a shutter-closing mechanism configured to close the shutter in response to a print medium moving through at least a portion of the media path.

Optionally, said first and second optical paths share a common optical path portion.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises a printer.

Optionally, the printer takes the form of a replaceable cartridge.

Optionally, the replaceable cartridge includes at least one ink reservoir.

Optionally, the replaceable cartridge includes at least one sensor for sensing coded data on a print medium to be used with the printer.

Optionally, the replaceable cartridge includes a capping mechanism having a capper that is movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the printer and a non-capping position at which the printhead can print on the print medium. Wherein the capper is displaced apart from the printhead in the non-capping position,

The capper is moved between the capping position and the non-capping position by the edge of the print medium as it moves through the media path.

Optionally, at the capping position the capper is elastically pushed into the capping relationship.

Optionally, the capping mechanism is configured to be displaced in the feeding direction as the capper is moved from the capping position to the non-capping position.

Optionally, the replaceable cartridge includes a media drive mechanism for engaging the print medium to be printed by the printer.

Optionally, further comprising drive means for driving said medium drive mechanism, said drive means not forming part of said replaceable cartridge.

Optionally, the medium drive mechanism includes a driven wheel configured to engage with the drive means when the replaceable cartridge is installed in the mobile terminal.

According to a first aspect, the present invention provides an integrated cartridge for mounting on a mobile terminal,

An inkjet printhead comprising a plurality of ink nozzles;

At least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to a printhead for ejection by the nozzles; And

A capping mechanism for capturing the printhead when not in use;

It provides an integrated cartridge comprising a.

Integrating the printhead into the cartridge ensures regular replacement of the printhead and thus maintains print quality. The capper protects the precise nozzle structure from paper dust during use. However, by having a printhead integrated into the cartridge, the only openings required for the cartridge are the media inlet and outlet slots which significantly limit the chance of interference or contamination prior to installation.

Optionally, said integrated cartridge comprises a plurality of said ink reservoirs, each supplying a subset of nozzles.

Optionally, the integrated cartridge includes reservoirs for receiving cyan, magenta and yellow inks, respectively.

Optionally, the integrated cartridge is

Reservoirs containing a cyan, magenta, yellow ink and at least one other fluid, respectively.

Optionally, said at least one fluid comprises black ink.

Optionally, said at least one fluid comprises infrared ink.

Optionally, said at least one fluid comprises infrared ink and black ink.

Optionally, the cartridge further comprises a drive shaft for engaging the print medium and driving the print medium through the inkjet printhead.

Optionally, the cartridge further comprises a drive roller for rotating the drive shaft, wherein the drive roller is configured to be driven by a complementary drive mechanism in the mobile terminal when the cartridge is installed therein.

Optionally, the drive roller is coaxial with the drive shaft.

Optionally, the drive shaft is located upstream of the print media path of the printhead.

Optionally, the cartridge further comprises a printhead having an array of ink ejection nozzles and at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the print head for ejection by the nozzles, each of the at least one ink reservoirs having said nozzles; At least one absorbent structure for inducing negative hydrostatic pressure of the ink.

Optionally, the capping mechanism has a capper that is movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the printhead, and a non-capping position at which the printhead can print on the print medium, wherein the capping mechanism is non-capping. In position the capper is displaced away from the print head; The cartridge,

 A force transfer mechanism coupled to the capper, wherein the force provided by the edge of the print medium is transmitted to the capper by the force transfer mechanism as the print medium moves relative to the feed path, whereby the print medium reaches the capper. And a force transfer mechanism configured to cause at least a starting movement of the capper from the capping position to the non-capping position before the change.

Optionally, the capping mechanism includes a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the printhead, and a non-capping position at which the printhead can print on the print medium and is displaced apart from the printhead. Have; The cartridge,

And a locking mechanism configured to support the capper in a non-capping position after the trailing edge of the media is removed from the print head.

Optionally, the capping mechanism has a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the print medium; Thereby, during use,

The capper assembly is supported in the non-capping position by the media to move the media to the capping position when it is released from the media.

Optionally, the print cartridge is

The media substrate further comprises paper; In use,

The paper is released from the drive mechanism before the printing ends so that the trailing edge of the paper protrudes through the print head by the driving force to end the printing.

Optionally, the mobile terminal,

A print engine controller for operatively controlling the printhead; In use,

The print engine controller senses the number of complete and partial rotations of the drive shaft and adjusts the operation of the printhead according to the deviation of the angular velocity of the drive shaft.

Optionally, the print cartridge further comprises at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the printhead, wherein the at least one ink reservoir comprises:

A housing defining an ink storage volume;

One or more baffles configured to divide the ink storage volume into sections, each section having at least one ink outlet for sealing connection to the printhead; And

At least one conduit establishing fluid communication between ink outlets of adjacent zones;

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Optionally, the mobile terminal is a communication terminal.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is a mobile phone.

In a first aspect, the present invention

(a) an inkjet printhead;

(b) a print medium feeding path for directing a print medium through the print head in the feeding direction during printing;

(c) a capping comprising a capper where the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a capper movable between the non-capping position where the print head is capable of printing on a print medium and displaced apart from the print head. Instrument;

(d) a force transfer mechanism coupled to the capper, wherein the force provided by the edge of the print medium is transmitted to the capper by the force transfer mechanism as the print medium moves relative to the paper feed path, whereby the print medium A force transmission mechanism configured to cause at least a starting movement of the capper from the capping position to the non-capping position before reaching the capper;

It provides a mobile terminal comprising a.

Optionally, the capper is completely moved to the non-capping position by the force transmission mechanism.

Optionally, the force transmission device comprises at least one crank member mounted to pivot about an axis, wherein the crank member comprises:

A first area for engaging the print medium; And

A second region rotatably displaced from said first region, for engaging said capping mechanism;

Including,

The crank member is configured to convert the linear force provided by the print medium into a torque that causes the capper to move from the capping position to the non-capping position.

Optionally, said mobile terminal further comprises a locking mechanism for supporting said capper in a non-capping position while said print medium is being printed by a printhead.

Optionally, said locking mechanism comprises at least one cam mounted for rotation between a non-locking position and said locking position, said at least one cam being in said locking position a print medium. Is at least partially extended toward the feeding path when none is present, wherein the at least one cam is coupled with the edge of the printing medium as the printing medium is fed through the feeding path so that the printing medium is rotated toward the locking position by the printing medium. And the capper is supported in the non-capping position after the trailing edge of the print medium is removed from the print head.

Optionally, the cam is elastically biased so as to return to the though position once the print media only moves through a predetermined position in the feed path, thereby returning the capper to the capping position. You can do that.

Optionally, the at least one cam is mounted to rotate about an axis substantially normal to the print medium as the print medium is engaged with the cam in the feed path.

Optionally, a print medium for use with the terminal includes a linear encoded data track extending in an intended printing direction, wherein the mobile terminal comprises:

A sensor configured to sense the data track during printing of dot data;

A printhead for printing on the print medium in response to a fire control signal;

Fire control means connected to generate a fire control signal based on the sensed data tracks;

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Optionally, the data track is a clock track comprising only a clock code, and the fire control means is configured to generate the fire control signal in the form of a clock signal generated from the sensed data track.

Optionally, the data track includes first information, the first information includes a buried clock signal, and the fire control means controls the fire in the form of a clock signal extracted from the sensed data track. And generate a signal.

Optionally, said first information is indicative of at least one physical characteristic of a print medium, and said mobile terminal is configured to at least partially control operation of the printhead based on at least one of said physical characteristics.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is configured to determine an absolute position of the print medium with respect to the printhead using the sensed data track and to print on the print medium according to the determination.

Optionally, the data track further comprises second coded data for further encoding first information and the print medium further encodes second information, wherein the first information represents the second information. And the mobile terminal is configured to print on the print medium such that there is a registration between the object to be printed and the second coded data.

Optionally, said mobile terminal comprises a transceiver, said mobile terminal being configured to receive information indicative of a desired registration from a remote computer system via the transceiver.

Optionally, the data track further comprises second coded data for further encoding first information and the print medium further encodes second information, wherein the first information represents the second information. And the mobile terminal is configured to print on the print medium such that there is a registration between the object to be printed and the second coded data.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is configured to transmit the determined registration through the transceiver to a remote computer system.

In a first aspect, the present invention

(a) an inkjet printhead;

(b) a print medium feeding path for directing a print medium through the print head in the feeding direction during printing;

(c) a capping comprising a capper where the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a capper movable between the non-capping position where the print head is capable of printing on a print medium and displaced apart from the print head. Instrument;

Including,

The capper provides a mobile terminal which is moved between the capping position and the non-capping position by the edge of the print medium as the print medium moves through the paper feed path.

Uncapping the printhead by engagement with the media substrate eliminates the need for a separate mechanism to actuate the capper. This allows the cartridge to be further miniaturized so that the mobile terminal can attach to a small form factor.

Optionally, in the capped position, the capper is elastically pushed into the capping relationship.

Optionally, the capping mechanism is configured to be displaced in the feeding direction as the capper moves from the capping position to the non-capping position.

Optionally, the capping mechanism is further configured to simultaneously displace in the direction away from the print head as the capper is displaced in the feeding direction.

Optionally, the capping mechanism is subsequently displaced in the non-capping position in a direction opposite to the feeding direction.

Optionally, further comprising a locking mechanism for holding said capper in said non-capping position while said print medium is being printed by a printhead.

Optionally, the locking mechanism includes at least one cam mounted to rotate between the locking position and the locking position, wherein the at least one cam, in the locking position, when no print medium is present. And at least partially extending toward the feed path, wherein the at least one cam is positioned to engage the edge of the print medium as the print medium is fed through the feed path such that the print medium is rotated toward the locking position by the print medium. Thus, in the locking position, the capper is supported in the non-capping position after the trailing edge of the print medium is removed from the print head.

Optionally, the cam is elastically biased to return to the though position once the print media has moved through a predetermined position in the feed path, thereby allowing the capper to return to the capping position. Can be.

Optionally, the at least one cam is mounted to rotate about an axis substantially normal to the print medium as the print medium is engaged with the cam in the feed path.

Optionally, said mobile terminal further comprises a drive shaft for engaging said print medium and driving said print medium through said inkjet printhead.

Optionally, said mobile terminal further comprises a drive roller for rotating said drive shaft, said drive roller being constituted by a complementary drive mechanism in said mobile terminal when the cartridge is installed therein.

Optionally, the drive roller is coaxial with the drive shaft.

Optionally, the drive shaft is located upstream of the print media path of the print head.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises a printhead having an array of ink ejection nozzles and at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the printhead for ejection by nozzles, each of the at least one ink reservoirs At least one absorbent structure for inducing negative hydrostatic pressure of the ink at the nozzles.

Optionally, during use,

The paper is released from the drive mechanism before the printing ends so that the trailing edge of the paper protrudes through the print head by the driving force to end the printing.

Optionally, the printhead is

An array of nozzles for ejecting ink;

A print data circuit for providing print data to the nozzles; And

An optical sensor for optically receiving print data from a beacon operated by a print engine controller in the mobile terminal; It includes.

Optionally, the mobile terminal,

A print engine controller for operatively controlling the printhead; And

A position sensor for providing a signal to the print engine controller indicating a position of the media substrate relative to the printhead; By this

The print engine controller differentiates the signal for inducing the speed of the media substrate with respect to the printhead and adjusts the operation of the printhead according to the speed deviation.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the printhead, wherein the at least one ink reservoir comprises:

A housing defining an ink storage volume;

One or more baffles configured to divide the ink storage volume into sections, each section having at least one ink outlet for sealing connection to the printhead; And

At least one conduit establishing fluid communication between ink outlets of adjacent zones;

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Optionally, the mobile terminal is a communication terminal.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is a mobile phone.

In a first aspect, the present invention

(a) an inkjet printhead;

(b) a print medium feeding path for directing a print medium through the print head in the feeding direction during printing;

(c) a capping comprising a capper where the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a capper movable between the non-capping position where the print head is capable of printing on a print medium and displaced apart from the print head. Instrument;

(d) a locking mechanism configured to support the capper in the non-capping position after the trailing edge of the print medium is removed from the print head;

It provides a mobile terminal comprising a.

Optionally, the locking mechanism includes at least one cam mounted to rotate between the locking position and the locking position, wherein the at least one cam, in the locking position, when no print medium is present. And at least partially extending toward the feed path, wherein the at least one cam is positioned to engage the edge of the print medium as the print medium is fed through the feed path such that the print medium is rotated toward the locking position by the print medium. Thus, in the locking position, the capper is supported in the non-capping position after the trailing edge of the print medium is removed from the print head.

Optionally, the cam is elastically biased to return to the though position once the print media has moved through a predetermined position in the feed path, thereby allowing the capper to return to the capping position. Can be.

Optionally, the at least one cam is mounted to rotate about an axis substantially normal to the print medium as the print medium is engaged with the cam in the feed path.

Optionally, the locking mechanism is configured to support the capper at the non-capping position after the trailing edge of the medium is removed from the capper, whereby the capper is released towards the capping position without capturing the print medium.

Optionally, further comprising a locking mechanism for holding said capper in said non-capping position while said print medium is being printed by a printhead.

Optionally, the locking mechanism includes at least one cam mounted to rotate between the locking position and the locking position, wherein the at least one cam, in the locking position, when no print medium is present. And at least partially extending toward the feed path, wherein the at least one cam is positioned to engage the edge of the print medium as the print medium is fed through the feed path such that the print medium is rotated toward the locking position by the print medium. Thus, in the locking position, the capper is supported in the non-capping position after the trailing edge of the print medium is removed from the print head.

Optionally, the cam is elastically biased to return to the though position once the print media has moved through a predetermined position in the feed path, thereby allowing the capper to return to the capping position. Can be.

Optionally, the at least one cam is mounted to rotate about an axis substantially normal to the print medium as the print medium is engaged with the cam in the feed path.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further includes a drive shaft for coupling with the print medium to drive the print medium through the inkjet printhead.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises a drive roller for rotating the drive shaft, wherein the drive roller is configured to be driven by a complementary drive mechanism in the mobile terminal when the cartridge is installed therein.

Optionally, the drive roller is coaxial with the drive shaft.

Optionally, the drive shaft is located upstream of the print media path of the printhead.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises a printhead having an array of ink ejection nozzles and at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the printhead for ejection by nozzles, wherein each of the at least one ink reservoirs comprises: At least one absorbent structure for inducing negative hydrostatic pressure of the ink at the nozzles.

Optionally, during use,

The paper is released from the drive mechanism before the printing ends so that the trailing edge of the paper protrudes through the print head by the driving force to end the printing.

Optionally, the printhead is

An array of nozzles for ejecting ink;

A print data circuit for providing print data to the nozzles; And

An optical sensor for optically receiving print data from a beacon operated by a print engine controller in the mobile terminal; It includes.

Optionally, the mobile terminal,

A print engine controller for operatively controlling the printhead; And

A position sensor for providing a signal to the print engine controller indicating a position of the media substrate relative to the printhead; By this

The print engine controller differentiates the signal for inducing the speed of the media substrate with respect to the printhead and adjusts the operation of the printhead according to the speed deviation.

Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the printhead, wherein the at least one ink reservoir comprises:

A housing defining an ink storage volume;

One or more baffles configured to divide the ink storage volume into sections, each section having at least one ink outlet for sealing connection to the printhead; And

At least one conduit establishing fluid communication between ink outlets of adjacent zones;

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Optionally, the mobile terminal is a communication terminal.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is a mobile phone.

In a first aspect, the present invention provides a printing medium for use with a printer.

The print medium,

A lamina structure defining first and second opposing surfaces;

First coded data in a first data format disposed in a first data area on the lamina structure and encoding the first information; And

Second coded data in a second data format disposed in a second data region on the lamina structure and encoding the second information;

Including,

A print medium in which the first information is indicative of the second information.

Optionally, said first information is equal to said second information.

Optionally, said first information is a document identifier.

Optionally, said first format is a linear pattern.

Optionally, the second format is a two-dimensional pattern.

Optionally, said first format is a linear encoded data track.

Optionally, said first format is a linear encoded data track.

Optionally, either or both of the first and second coded data is substantially invisible to the average human eye.

Optionally, the print medium comprises one or more additional regions, each of the one or more additional regions comprising further coded data in the first format.

Optionally, each said coded data of said additional region comprises said first information.

Optionally, each said coded data of said first region and said additional region comprises a unique orientation indicator in each of each of said first and additional regions.

Optionally, each orientation indicator includes a sufficient bit's worth of data to uniquely identify the area in which the corresponding coded data is placed.

Optionally, there are three additional regions,

The coded data of the first coded data and one of the additional regions is disposed along the opposite edge of the first of the faces.

Optionally, the second coded data is disposed between the first coded data and one of the first additional regions of the faces.

Optionally, another coded data is included in the second format, wherein the further coded data is disposed between second additional regions of the faces.

Optionally, further comprising human readable information preprinted on at least one of the faces.

Optionally, the human readable information includes at least one direction indicator.

Optionally, the human readable information includes at least one icon representing one function.

Optionally, said first information comprises a buried clock signal.

Optionally, further comprising at least one clock track over at least one of the faces.

In a first aspect, the present invention

A transceiver for transmitting and receiving signals over a wireless communication network;

A processor for processing schedule data to generate dot data representing a visual layout of connection history information schedule data related to communication transmitted to or from a mobile communication terminal through the transceiver;

A printer configured to receive the dot data and to print on a print medium;

It provides a mobile communication terminal comprising a.

Optionally, the connection history information includes an originating address of at least one previous connection or attempted connection with the mobile communication terminal.

Optionally, the connection history information includes an identifier of a person or other entity associated with the original address.

Optionally, the connection history information includes a human readable indication of receiving voicemail from the originating address.

Optionally, the connection history information includes one or more connections or connection attempts made through the mobile communication terminal.

Optionally, the print medium comprises a linear encoded data track extending in an intended printing direction, wherein the mobile terminal comprises:

A sensor configured to sense the data track during printing of dot data;

A printhead for printing on the print medium in response to a fire control signal;

Fire control means connected to generate a fire control signal based on the sensed data tracks;

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Optionally, the mobile terminal further comprises a light emitting element for illuminating the data track while the sensor senses the data track during printing.

Optionally, the data track is printed with infrared ink, the light emitting element emits light in the infrared spectrum and the light sensor is sensitive in the infrared spectrum.

Optionally, the data track is a clock track comprising only a clock code and the fire control means is configured to generate the fire control signal in the form of a clock signal generated from the sensed data track.

Optionally, the data track includes first information, the first information comprising a buried clock signal, and the fire control means controls the fire in the form of a clock signal extracted from the sensed data track. And generate a signal.

Optionally, said first information is indicative of at least one physical characteristic of said print medium, and said mobile terminal is configured to at least partially control operation of a printhead based on at least one of said physical characteristics.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is configured to use the sensed data track to determine an absolute position of the print medium relative to the printhead and to print on the print medium according to the determination.

Optionally, the data track further comprises second coded data for further encoding first information and the print medium further encodes second information, wherein the first information indicates the second information. The mobile terminal is configured for printing on the print medium such that there is a registration between the object to be printed and the second coded data.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is configured to receive information indicative of a predetermined registration from the remote computer system via the transceiver.

Optionally, the data track further comprises second coded data for further encoding first information and the print medium further encodes second information, wherein the first information indicates the second information. And the mobile terminal is configured to determine registration between the object to be printed and the second coded data.

Optionally, the mobile terminal is configured to receive information indicative of a predetermined registration from the remote computer system via the transceiver.

In the first aspect, the present invention provides an ink cartridge for use in a mobile terminal,

The ink cartridge,

At least one ink reservoir for holding ink;

At least one baffle configured to divide the at least one ink reservoir into a plurality of zones, wherein each zone of each ink reservoir is in fluid communication with each of the other zones of the ink reservoir through an aperture; And

At least one porous insert in each of the at least one reservoir; Whereby almost all of the ink reservoirs are filled with the at least one porous insert.

Optionally, each reservoir comprises at least one recessed portion, each recess being configured to engage one of the baffles in the reservoir.

Optionally, each porous insert surface around the recess is hermetically bonded to the surface of its corresponding baffle.

Optionally, the porous insert is of unitary construction.

Optionally, the porous insert is formed of an open-celled foam.

Optionally, the ink cartridge further comprises a wick extending along an edge of said at least one porous insert, said wick in an ink distribution structure configured to distribute ink in a pagewidth printhead forming a portion of said cartridge. And to transfer ink from the at least one porous insert.

Optionally, the ink distribution structure includes a plurality of ink ducts.

Optionally, the ink cartridge is configured such that ink in said at least one reservoir is held at negative pressure with respect to ambient air pressure.

Optionally, the ink cartridge further comprises a plurality of ink reservoirs, the ink reservoirs containing inks of relatively different colors.

Optionally, the ink cartridge is

A print medium feeding path for directing the print medium through the print head in the feeding direction during printing; And

A drive mechanism for driving the print medium through an inkjet printhead for printing;

It includes.

Optionally, the drive mechanism is a passive mechanism.

Optionally, the ink cartridge further includes a drive roller configured to be driven by a complementary drive mechanism in the mobile terminal when the cartridge is installed therein.

Optionally, the media roller is coaxial with the drive roller.

Optionally, the media roller is located upstream of the print media path of the printhead.

Optionally, the cartridge is configured to drive the print medium through the printhead during use, after the medium roller releases the trailing edge of the print medium from the medium roller.

Optionally, the drive roller is a cog.

Optionally, the drive roller comprises an elastic peripheral edge.

Optionally, the cartridge includes a capping mechanism for capping the printhead when the printhead is not in use.

Optionally, the capping mechanism includes a capper that is movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the printhead, and a non-capping position at which the printhead can print on the print medium. In the capping position the capper is spaced apart from the print head;

The capper is moved between the capping position and the non-capping position by the edge of the print medium as the print medium is driven through the print medium path.

Optionally, the cartridge comprises a sensor for sensing coded data on the print medium as the print medium is printed.

In a first aspect, the present invention provides a method for retrieving and storing ringtones in a mobile communication terminal.

Sensing coded data printed on the surface;

Decoding the coded data to generate decoded data;

Transmitting a request for a ring tone based on the decoded data and transmitted via a mobile communication network;

Receiving the requested ring tone from a remote computer system via the mobile communication network, the ring tone being in a format usable as the ring tone by the mobile communication terminal; And

Storing the ring tone at the mobile communication terminal;

It provides a method comprising a.

Optionally, the method further comprises combining the ring tone with at least one ring event in the mobile communication terminal.

Optionally, combining the ring tone with the at least one ring event comprises receiving a command from a user via a user interface of the mobile communication terminal.

Optionally, the ring tone is a digital sample.

Optionally, the request indicates the form of the mobile communication terminal, whereby the ring tone is received in a suitable format.

Optionally, the type of mobile communication terminal is recorded by the mobile communication terminal and determined by the computer system to determine and transmit the correct format of the ring tone.

Optionally, a method for retrieving and storing a theme or wallpaper on a mobile communication terminal, the method comprising:

Sensing coded data printed on the surface;

Decoding the coded data to generate decoded data;

Transmitting a request for a theme or wallpaper based on the decoded data and transmitted via a mobile communication network;

Receiving the requested theme or wallpaper from a remote computer system via the mobile communication network, wherein the theme or wallpaper is in a format usable as a ring tone by the mobile communication terminal; And

Storing the wallpaper or theme on the mobile communication terminal;

Including, and is performed in the mobile communication terminal.

Optionally, the method includes automatically applying the wallpaper or theme to the mobile communication terminal upon receipt.

Optionally, the request indicates the form of the mobile communication terminal, whereby the wallpaper or theme is received in a suitable format.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal comprises a printer, the printer configured to print on a print medium, whereby the printed medium includes coded data that can be sensed to initiate the generation and transmission of the request. do.

Optionally, the print medium is preprinted with the coded data, and the printer is configured to print a user interface on the print medium.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal comprises a sensor, the sensor configured to sense at least some coded data on a print medium during printing, the mobile communication terminal using the sensed coded data in accordance with registration. And to print the user interface on the print medium.

Optionally, the method further comprises receiving said known registration prior to starting printing.

Optionally, the coded data includes a liner-coded data track, the method extracting a clock from the data track and using the clock to print the user interface on the print media. Causing it to occur simultaneously.

In a first aspect, the present invention provides a

A drive shaft having a media bonding surface for feeding a media substrate along a paper feed path; And

A media guide adjacent the drive shaft for biasing the media substrate to one side relative to the media mating surface;

It provides a print cartridge for a mobile terminal comprising a.

It is important that any mobile terminal that incorporates a printhead and a media fees assembly does not significantly increase its overall size. The use of a single drive shaft and media guide makes it much smaller than the opposing pair of media drive rollers.

Optionally, the print cartridge further comprises at least one ink reservoir, an inkjet printhead, and a capper for capping the printhead when not in use.

Optionally, the print cartridge further comprises a rigid outer casing surrounding said ink reservoir, printhead, and capper, said outer casing comprising a media entry slot and a media exit slot. Prescribe.

Optionally, the media guide is a series of spring fingers extending from one side of the media inlet slot toward the media engagement surface of the drive shaft.

Optionally, the print cartridge further comprises a drive roller mounted to the drive shaft, the drive roller having an elastomeric rim adjacent to the drive in the mobile communication terminal.

Optionally, the print cartridge further includes electrical contacts for power and print data on the outer casing, wherein the contacts and drive rollers are coupled to the corresponding contacts and drive at the same time when inserted into the mobile communication terminal. Is located.

Optionally, the print cartridge further comprises a printhead having an array of ink ejection nozzles and at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the printhead and ejecting the ink by the nozzles, each of the at least one ink reservoirs being in the at least one ink reservoir. At least one absorbent structure for inducing negative hydrostatic pressure of the ink at the nozzles, and a capping mechanism for capping the printhead when not in use.

Optionally, the print cartridge is

(a) a printhead adjacent the paper feed path;

(b) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the print medium, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism including a capper;

(c) a force transfer mechanism coupled to the capper, wherein the force provided by the edge of the print medium is transmitted to the capper by the force transfer mechanism as the print medium moves relative to the feed path, whereby the print medium A force transmission mechanism configured to cause at least a starting movement of the capper from the capping position to the non-capping position before reaching the capper;

It further includes.

Optionally, the print cartridge is

(a) a printhead adjacent the paper feed path;

(b) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the print medium, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism including a capper; And

(c) a locking mechanism configured to support the capper in a non-capping position after the trailing edge of the medium is removed from the print head;

It further includes.

Optionally, the print cartridge is

(a) a printhead adjacent the paper feed path;

(b) a capping mechanism including a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the printhead and a non-capping position at which the printhead can print on the print medium;

(c) a capper assembly supported at the non-capping position by the medium such that the medium is moved to the capping position upon release from the medium.

Optionally, the print cartridge is

A printhead for printing on the media substrate,

The media substrate is paper, and in use,

The paper is released from the drive shaft before the printing ends so that the trailing edge of the paper protrudes through the print head by the driving force to complete the printing.

Optionally, the print cartridge is

Further comprising a printhead, wherein the printhead,

An array of nozzles for ejecting ink;

A print data circuit for providing print data to the nozzles; And

An optical sensor for optically receiving print data from a beacon operated by a print engine controller in the mobile terminal;

It includes.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal has a drive for rotating the drive shaft by friction.

Optionally, the print cartridge is

An inkjet printhead for printing on the media substrate,

The mobile communication terminal,

A print engine controller for operatively controlling the printhead; And

A position sensor for providing a signal to the print engine controller indicating a position of the media substrate relative to the printhead;

The print engine controller differentiates the signal for inducing the speed of the media substrate with respect to the printhead and adjusts the operation of the printhead according to the speed deviation.

Optionally, the print cartridge is

An inkjet printhead for printing on the media substrate,

The mobile communication terminal,

A print engine controller for operatively controlling the printhead, and in use,

The print engine controller senses the number of complete rotations and partial rotations of the drive shaft and adjusts the operation of the printhead according to the deviation of the angular velocity of the drive shaft.

Optionally, the print cartridge is

Further comprising at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the printhead, wherein the at least one ink reservoir,

A housing defining an ink storage volume;

One or more baffles configured to divide the ink storage volume into sections, each section having at least one ink outlet for sealing connection to the printhead; And

At least one conduit establishing fluid communication between ink outlets of adjacent zones;

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Optionally, said media substrate is a paper having data coded on at least a portion of its surface, said mobile communication terminal comprising: a print engine controller for operatively controlling a printhead; And

A sensor for reading the coded data to generate a signal indicative of at least one dimension of the sheet, and transmitting the signal to the print engine controller; Further comprising, whereby

The print engine controller uses the signal to start printing when the paper is in a predetermined position with respect to the printhead.

Optionally, the print cartridge is

A printhead for printing the media substrate, the media substrate having data coded on at least a portion of its surface,

The mobile communication terminal includes a print engine controller for operatively controlling a print head; And

The apparatus further includes dual sensing devices for reading the coded data before and after the media substrate passes through the printhead.

In a first aspect, the present invention provides a

A printhead having an array of nozzles for printing a media substrate;

A capper assembly movable between a capping position covering the nozzles and a non-capping position spaced apart from the nozzles; Including,

The capper assembly provides a mobile communication terminal supported in a non-capping position by a medium such that the medium moves to a capping position upon release of the medium.

It is important that any mobile terminal that incorporates a printhead and a media fees assembly does not significantly increase its overall size. Using a media substrate to move the capper from the capped position prior to printing eliminates the need for a separate non-capping mechanism.

Optionally, the media of the media substrate is encoded and the print engine controller uses an optical sensor to determine the position of the media relative to the printhead.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises a drive shaft for feeding the medium through the printhead.

Optionally, the media substrate is paper and the trailing edge of the paper is released from the drive shaft before the paper is printed and protrudes through the printhead by its driving force.

Optionally, the capper assembly is configured to gently grip the paper after the paper is printed to partially extend from the mobile communication terminal in preparation for manual collection.

Optionally, the capper assembly exits the capping position and moves toward the non-capping position in contact with the leading edge of the paper.

Optionally, the printhead includes a print media feed path for directing the print media past the print head in the feed direction during printing, and a drive mechanism for advancing the print media past the print head during printing. It is further incorporated into the cartridge containing.

Optionally, the printhead is integrated into a cartridge having an array of ink ejection nozzles and further comprising at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink for the nozzles to eject toward the printhead. Each of the ink reservoirs includes at least one absorbent structure for inducing negative hydrostatic pressure in the nozzles at the nozzles, and a capping mechanism for capping the printhead when not in use.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

(a) a print media feeding path for directing a print medium past the print head in the feeding direction during printing;

(b) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the print medium, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism including a capper that is displaced; And

(c) a force transmission mechanism coupled to the capper and configured to transmit the force provided through the edge of the media to the capper when the media moves relatively along the feed path, whereby the media reaches the capper. And a force transmission mechanism for initiating movement of at least the capper from the capping position to the non-capping position prior to operation.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

(a) a print media feeding path for directing a print medium past the print head in the feeding direction during printing;

(b) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into the capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the print medium, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism including a displaced capper;

(c) further comprising a locking mechanism configured to hold the capper in the non-capping position until after the trailing edge of the medium is removed from the print head.

Optionally, the drive assembly includes a drive shaft having a media engagement surface for feeding a media substrate along a feed path; And,

And a media guide portion adjacent to the drive shaft for biasing the media substrate to one side opposite to the media engagement surface.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A drive shaft for feeding paper of a media substrate past the print head; During use, the paper is separated from the drive shaft before completion of printing of the paper such that the trailing edge of the paper protrudes past the printhead by the driving force to complete printing of the paper.

Optionally, the printhead is

An array of nozzles for ejecting ink;

A print data circuit for providing print data to the nozzle; And,

And a photosensor for optically receiving the print data from a beacon driven by a print engine controller.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A drive shaft for feeding a sheet of media substrate past the print head and a drive system for rotating the drive shaft;

The drive system rotates the drive roller by friction.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A media feed assembly for feeding the media past the printhead;

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; And,

A position sensor for providing a signal indicating the position of the media substrate relative to the print head to the print engine controller; By this,

The print engine controller differentiates the signal derived from the speed of the media substrate with respect to the print head and adjusts the operation of the print head in response to an amount of change in the speed.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A drive shaft for feeding the medium past the print head; And,

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; More, during use,

The print engine controller detects the number of complete rotations and incomplete rotations of the drive shaft and adjusts the operation of the print head according to the change amount of the angular speed of the drive shaft.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises at least one ink reservoir, wherein the at least one ink reservoir is

A housing defining an ink storage volume;

One or more baffles dividing the ink storage volume into several zones so as to be divided into respective zones having at least one ink outlet for making a sealing connection to the printhead; And,

At least one conduit establishing fluid communication between the ink outlets of adjacent zones; .

Optionally, the media substrate is a paper having coded data disposed on at least a portion of the paper surface; The mobile communication terminal

A media feed assembly for feeding paper of the media substrate along a paper feed path passing through the print head;

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; And,

A sensor for reading the coded data to generate a signal indicative of at least one dimension of the sheet and to transmit the signal to the print engine controller; More, whereby

The print engine controller uses the signal to start printing when the paper is in the set position relative to the printhead.

Optionally, the media substrate is a paper having coded data disposed on at least a portion of the paper surface; The mobile communication terminal,

A media feed assembly for feeding paper of the media substrate along a paper feed path passing through the print head;

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; And,

A dual sensing facility for reading the coded data before and after the paper passes the printhead; It further includes.

In a first aspect, the mobile communication terminal provided by the present invention

A printhead for printing a sheet of media substrate;

A drive shaft for feeding paper of the media substrate past the print head; Including;

During use, the paper is separated from the drive shaft before completion of the paper printing such that the trailing edge of the paper is pushed past the printhead by the driving force to complete the paper printing.

It is important that any mobile terminal that incorporates a printhead and media feed assembly does not significantly increase the overall size and compact form factor. The use of a single drive shaft in a mobile communication terminal with a printhead takes into account the compact design. However, this makes full bleed printing (printing on the edge of media paper) difficult. If this single axis is behind the printhead, it is difficult to accurately print the leading edge of the paper past the printhead when the paper is fed manually. In addition, contact between the roller and freshly printed media can degrade print quality. In addition, when the paper feed roller is in front of the printhead, the trailing edge of the paper can be printed to obtain an artifact, and the trailing edge is pulled by hand past the printhead to complete printing of the paper. Forming the drive shaft such that the trailing edge of the media is transported past the printhead by the driving force will allow full bleed printing using a single feed roller for compact design.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises a media guide portion adjacent the drive shaft for bringing the media substrate into contact with the drive shaft so as to be biased to one side.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises a drive system for transmitting torque to the drive shaft, the drive system having a drive wheel and for driving the drive shaft to be in contact with the rim of the drive wheel for transfer of torque. Can be.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A print engine controller for controlling the operation of the printhead; And,

And a position sensor coupled to the print engine controller to enable the print engine controller to determine a position of the media substrate relative to the print head.

Optionally, the position sensor reads encoded data of the media substrate.

Optionally, the position sensor detects the rotation speed of the drive shaft.

Optionally, the printhead and the drive shaft are integrated into a replaceable cartridge for insertion into a print media feed path inside a mobile communication terminal.

Optionally, the printhead is integrated into a cartridge having an array of ink spray nozzles and further comprising at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink for the nozzles to eject toward the printhead. Each of the ink reservoirs includes at least one absorbent structure for inducing negative hydrostatic pressure in the nozzles at the nozzles, and a capping mechanism for capping the printhead when not in use.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

(a) a print media feeding path for directing a print medium past the print head in the feeding direction during printing;

(b) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into the capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the media substrate, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism including the capper that is displaced; And

(c) a force transfer mechanism coupled to the capper and configured to transfer force provided through the edge of the media substrate to the capper when the media substrate moves relatively along the paper feed path, thereby providing at least the media substrate. And a force transmission mechanism for initiating movement of the capper from the capping position to the non-capping position before reaching the capper.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

(a) a printing medium feeding path for directing a media substrate past the print head in the feeding direction during printing;

(b) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into the capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the media substrate, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism including the capper that is displaced; And,

(c) a locking mechanism configured to hold the capper in the non-capping position until after the trailing edge of the media substrate is removed from the print head.

Optionally, the drive shaft has a media engagement surface for enhancing contact friction with the media substrate.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises a capping mechanism including a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print onto the media substrate. And the capper assembly stays in the non-capping position by the media substrate such that the capper is separated from the media and moved to the capping position.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises a print engine controller having a light emitting beacon, the printhead further comprising:

An array of nozzles for ejecting ink;

A print data circuit for providing print data to the nozzles; And,

And a photosensor for optically receiving print data from the beacon.

Optionally, the drive shaft is driven by a piezo-electric resonant linear drive system.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; And,

A position sensor for providing a signal to the print engine controller indicating a position of the media substrate relative to the print head; More, whereby

The print engine controller differentiates a signal originating from the speed of the media substrate with respect to the print head to adjust the operation of the print head in accordance with the amount of change in the speed.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; While using,

The print engine controller detects the number of complete rotations and incomplete rotations of the drive shaft and adjusts the operation of the print head according to the change amount of the angular speed of the drive shaft.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises at least one ink reservoir, wherein the at least one ink reservoir,

A housing defining an ink storage volume;

One or more baffles dividing the ink storage volume into sections, the sections being divided into respective sections having at least one ink outlet for making a sealed connection to the printhead. (baffles); And,

At least one conduit that establishes fluid communication between the ink outlets of adjacent zones.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A media feed assembly for feeding paper of the media substrate along a paper feed path passing through the print head;

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; And,

A sensor for reading coded data on at least a portion of the media substrate to generate a signal indicative of at least one dimension of the paper and transmit the signal to the print engine controller; More, whereby

The print engine controller uses the signal to start printing when the paper is in a predetermined position relative to the printhead.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; And,

And before and after the media substrate passes the printhead, a dual detection facility for reading coded data on at least a portion of the media substrate.

In a first aspect, a mobile terminal provided by the present invention

A processor for outputting print data;

A replaceable printhead cartridge including a photosensor and a printhead for printing onto a print medium; And

A light emitting device for receiving the print data and converting the print data into a modulated optical signal; Including;

The photosensor and the light emitting element are arranged in a specific direction such that the photosensor receives the modulated light signal during use, and the printhead is connected to the print data encoded by the modulated light signal. It is formed to be able to print on the basis.

Optionally, the light emitting element is a light emitting diode.

Optionally, the light emitting element is an organic light emitting diode.

Optionally, the photosensor is mounted directly to the printhead in the print cartridge.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A receptacle for holding the cartridge;

Energy storage devices;

First electrical contacts coupled to obtain power from the energy storage device; And

Second electrical contacts disposed on or in the printhead cartridge; More,

The first electrical contacts and the second electrical contacts are formed and arranged to electrically couple to each other when the cartridge is installed in the receptacle.

Optionally the energy storage device is a battery.

Optionally, the power obtained by the cartridge through the first and second electrical contacts is used to drive the ink ejection mechanisms of the printhead.

Optionally, the ink ejection mechanisms are microelectromechanical systems.

Optionally, each ink ejection mechanism includes a thermal bend actuator.

Optionally, each ink jetting mechanism includes a heater for ejecting ink by vaporization.

In a first aspect, the present invention provides a printhead for an inkjet printer having a print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead, the printhead comprising:

An array of nozzles for ejecting ink;

A print data circuit for providing print data to the nozzles; And,

And an optical sensor for optically receiving the print data from the beacon driven by the print engine controller.

Inkjet printhead ICs can generally receive nozzle actuation power as well as print data from the TAB film. However, with a large number of nozzles and high nozzle firing rates, nozzle actuation signals can generate a significant amount of noise that can interfere with printed data signals. By providing a printhead with a 'cleaner', the print data signal can be sent directly to a sensor on the printhead IC via an optical link. By pulsing the beacon in the intrinsic spectrum, the optical sensor receives a signal free from any electrical noise caused by firing pulses.

Optionally, the light sensor is an IR sensor and the beacon is an IR LED.

Optionally, the printhead is part of a cartridge that can be inserted into a printer.

Optionally, the inkjet printer is part of a mobile communication terminal.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A print engine controller having a light emitting beacon; And,

A printhead having an array of nozzles for ejecting ink, a print data circuit for providing print data to the nozzles; And,

And a sensor for receiving the print data from the beacon.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises a drive shaft, wherein the print head and the drive shaft are integrated into a replaceable cartridge for insertion into a print media feed path inside the mobile communication terminal.

Optionally, the printhead is incorporated into a cartridge further comprising at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the print head for ejection through the nozzles, each of the at least one ink reservoirs being negative at the nozzles. At least one absorbent structure for causing a hydrostatic pressure of to be induced in the ink, and a capping mechanism for capping the printhead when not in use.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

(a) a print media feeding path for directing a print medium past the print head in the feeding direction during printing;

(b) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into the capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the media substrate, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism including the capper that is displaced; And

(c) a force transfer mechanism coupled to the capper and configured to transmit a force provided through an edge of the media substrate to the capper when the media substrate moves relatively along the paper feed path, thereby providing at least the media substrate. And a force transmission mechanism for initiating movement of the capper from the capping position to the non-capping position before reaching the capper.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

(a) a printing medium feeding path for directing a media substrate past the print head in the feeding direction during printing;

(b) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into the capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the media substrate, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism including the capper that is displaced; And,

(c) a locking mechanism configured to hold the capper in the non-capping position until after the trailing edge of the media substrate is removed from the print head.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further includes a drive shaft having a media engagement surface for enhancing contact friction with the media substrate.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises a capping mechanism including a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print onto the media substrate. And the capper assembly stays in the non-capping position by the media substrate such that the capper is separated from the media and moved to the capping position.

Optionally, the sensor is a photosensor for optically receiving the print data from a beacon.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises a drive shaft driven by the piezoelectric resonance linear drive system.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A position sensor for providing a signal to the print engine controller indicating a position of the media substrate relative to the print head; More, whereby

The print engine controller differentiates a signal derived from the speed of the media substrate with respect to the print head to adjust the operation of the print head in accordance with the change amount of the speed.

Optionally, during use, the print engine controller detects the number of complete and incomplete rotations of the drive shaft and adjusts the operation of the printhead according to the amount of change in the angular speed of the drive shaft.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises at least one ink reservoir, wherein the at least one ink reservoir is

A housing defining an ink storage volume;

One or more baffles dividing the ink storage volume into several zones so as to be divided into respective zones having at least one ink outlet for making a sealing connection to the printhead; And,

At least one conduit establishing fluid communication between the ink outlets of adjacent zones.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A media feed assembly for feeding paper of the media substrate along a feed path passing through the print head; And,

A sensor for reading coded data on at least a portion of the media substrate to generate a signal indicative of at least one dimension of the paper, and to transmit the signal to the print engine controller; More, whereby

The print engine controller uses the signal to start printing when the paper is in the set position relative to the printhead.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; And,

And before and after the media substrate passes the printhead, a dual detection facility for reading coded data on at least a portion of the media substrate.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

Comprising a drive shaft for feeding the paper of the media substrate along the paper feed path passing through the printhead, Completion of the printing of the paper so that the trailing edge of the paper is pushed past the printhead by the driving force to complete the paper printing Before the paper is separated from the drive shaft.

In a first aspect, the invention provides a print cartridge for an inkjet printer having a media drive assembly, wherein the cartridge is

A drive shaft for feeding a media substrate past the printhead, the drive shaft being arranged to contact the media drive assembly upon installation of the cartridge;

In use, the drive assembly transfers torque to the drive shaft by contact friction.

Transferring power from the drive assembly to the drive wheel by frictional contact makes the installation of the cartridge easier. Simply sliding the drive wheel in conjunction with the drive assembly eliminates the need for more complex couplings such as meshed gears or belt drives.

Optionally, the drive shaft has a drive wheel mounted to the drive shaft for frictional contact with the drive assembly.

Optionally, the rim of the drive wheel is formed of an elastomeric material.

Optionally, the drive assembly includes an idler roller to provide frictional contact with the drive wheel.

Optionally, the drive assembly includes an electric motor to drive the idle roller.

Optionally, the drive assembly includes a piezo electric resonating linear drive to drive the idle roller.

Optionally, the printhead has an array of ink jetting nozzles and at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the printhead for injection through the nozzles, each of the at least one ink reservoirs being negative at the nozzles. And a capping mechanism for capping the printhead when not in use, and at least one absorbent structure for causing a hydrostatic pressure of to be induced in the ink.

Optionally, the print cartridge

(a) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the print medium, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism having a capper that is displaced; And,

(b) a force transfer mechanism coupled to the capper and configured to transfer the force provided through the edge of the media to the capper when the media moves relatively along the feed path, thereby transferring the media to the capper. And a force transmission mechanism for initiating movement of at least the capper from the capping position to the non-capping position before reaching.

Optionally, the print cartridge

(a) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the print medium, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism having a capper that is displaced; And

(b) further comprising a locking mechanism configured to hold the capper in the non-capping position until after the trailing edge of the medium is removed from the print head.

Optionally, the print cartridge

(a) a capping mechanism having a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the print medium,

(b) The capper assembly stays in the non-capping position by the media such that the capper is separated from the media and moved to the capping position.

Optionally, the media substrate is paper, from the drive shaft before completion of printing of the paper such that, during use, the trailing edge of the paper is pushed past the printhead by the driving force to complete printing of the paper. The paper is separated.

Optionally, the printer includes a print engine controller having a light emitting beacon, wherein the printhead is

An array of nozzles for ejecting ink;

A print data circuit for providing print data to the nozzles; And,

A photosensor for optically receiving the print data from the beacons; It includes.

Optionally, the printer is integrated into a mobile communication terminal.

Optionally, the cartridge integrates the printhead; And,

The printer is

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; And,

A position sensor for providing a signal to the print engine controller indicating a position of the media substrate relative to the print head; Including, whereby

The print engine controller differentiates a signal derived from the speed of the media substrate with respect to the print head to adjust the operation of the print head in accordance with the change amount of the speed.

Optionally, the cartridge integrates the printhead; And,

The printer is

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead,

During use, the print engine controller detects the number of complete and incomplete rotations of the drive shaft and adjusts the operation of the printhead according to the amount of change in the angular speed of the drive shaft.

Optionally, the print cartridge further comprises at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink to the printhead, wherein the at least one ink reservoir is

A housing defining an ink storage volume;

One or more baffles dividing the ink storage volume into several zones so as to be divided into respective zones having at least one ink outlet for making a sealing connection to the printhead; And,

At least one conduit establishing fluid communication between the ink outlets of adjacent zones.

Optionally, the media substrate is a paper having data coded on at least a portion of the paper surface; And the printer comprises a print engine controller for effectively controlling the print head; And

A sensor for reading the coded data to generate a signal indicative of at least one dimension of the sheet, and to send the signal to the print engine controller; More, whereby

The print engine controller uses the signal to start printing when the paper is in the set position relative to the printhead.

Optionally, the media substrate has data coded on at least a portion of a paper surface; And,

The printer includes a print engine controller for effectively controlling the print head; And,

And before and after the paper passes the printhead, further comprising a dual detection facility for reading the coded data.

Optionally, the drive shaft has a media engaging surface for feeding the media substrate along a paper feed path; And,

The cartridge further includes a media guide portion adjacent the drive shaft for biasing the media substrate to one side by contacting the media engagement surface.

In a first aspect, the mobile communication terminal provided by the present invention

An inkjet printhead for printing a media substrate;

A media feed assembly for feeding the media past the printhead;

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; And,

A position sensor for providing a signal to the print engine controller indicating a position of the media substrate relative to the print head; Including, whereby

The print engine controller differentiates a signal derived from the speed of the media substrate with respect to the print head to adjust the operation of the print head in accordance with the change amount of the speed.

It is important that any mobile terminal that incorporates a printhead and media feed assembly does not significantly increase the overall size and compact form factor of the currently available mobile terminal. The use of a single media feed roller in a mobile communication terminal equipped with a printhead considers a compact design. However, the feed roller should be just in front of the print head (with respect to the medium feed direction) so that the trailing edge of the medium is conveyed past the print head by momentum. For this reason, the speed of the paper feed roller changes during printing of the media paper. First, the additional load reduces the angular velocity when the leading edge of the media paper first engages the paper feed roller. Once frictional engagement is established between the roller and the medium, the angular velocity increases again. If the printhead comes closer to the paper feed roller, the roller is further accelerated when the leading edge is being printed. If the print engine controller (PEC) estimates that the roller speed is constant, visible artifacts appear printed on the leading edge of the media. By having the PEC detect the longitudinal position of the media relative to the printhead, the PEC can then induce differential speed of the media and also adjust the operation of the nozzle according to some variation to remove the print from the print. have.

Optionally, the media substrate is printed with encoded data and the position sensor optically reads the encoded data to produce the signal indicative of the position of the media substrate relative to a printhead.

Optionally, the media feed assembly includes a media feed roller with an encoding such that the position sensor is adapted to produce a complete rotation of the media feed roller to generate the signal indicative of the position of the media substrate relative to the printhead. The encoding is optically read to detect the number of incomplete rotations.

Optionally, the printhead has a capper assembly movable between an array of nozzles and a capping position covering the printhead nozzles and a non-capping position separate from the printhead nozzles, the capper assembly being in communication with the media substrate. The capper is adapted to be moved away from the capping position for contact and towards the non-capping position.

Optionally, the media substrate is a paper having a leading edge portion in contact with the capper assembly and a trailing edge portion separated from the media feed roller before the media substrate is printed, wherein the media substrate is loaded by the load reduction of the media feed roller. The paper is projected past the print head by the driving force of the media feed roller so that the paper is accelerated while being accelerated.

Optionally, the capper assembly gently grips the paper after the paper has been printed so that the paper partially protrudes from the mobile communication terminal prepared for manual collection.

Optionally the media feed assembly has a printhead integrated into a drive shaft, the drive and a replaceable cartridge for insertion into a print media feed path in the mobile communication terminal.

Optionally, the printhead is integrated into a cartridge having an array of ink jetting nozzles and further including at least one ink reservoir for supplying ink for jetting through the nozzles toward the printhead. Each of the ink reservoirs of at least one absorbent structure for causing a negative hydrostatic pressure in the nozzles to be induced in the ink, and a capping mechanism for capping the printhead when not in use.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

(a) a print media feeding path for directing a print medium in a feeding direction through the print head during printing;

(b) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into the capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the media substrate, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism including a capper that is displaced; And,

(c) a force transfer mechanism coupled to the capper and configured to transfer the force provided through the edge of the media substrate to the capper when the media substrate moves relatively along the paper feed path, thereby providing the media substrate with the capper. And a force transmission mechanism for initiating movement of at least the capper from the capping position to the non-capping position before reaching the capper.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

(a) a printing medium feeding path for directing a media substrate past the print head in the feeding direction during printing;

(b) a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into the capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print on the media substrate, the capper being spaced apart from the print head at the non-capping position. A capping mechanism including a capper that is displaced; And,

(c) a locking mechanism configured to hold the capper in the non-capping position until after the trailing edge of the media substrate is removed from the print head.

Optionally, the media feed assembly has a drive shaft having a media engagement surface for enhancing contact friction with the media substrate.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises a capping mechanism including a capper movable between a capping position at which the capper is pushed into a capping relationship with the print head and a non-capping position at which the print head can print onto the media substrate. And the capper assembly stays in the non-capping position by the media substrate such that the capper is separated from the media and moved to the capping position.

Optionally, the print engine controller has a light emitting beacon, and the printhead is

An array of nozzles for ejecting ink;

A print data circuit for providing print data to the nozzles; And,

The sensor further includes a sensor for receiving the print data from the beacon.

Optionally, the media feed assembly has a drive shaft driven by a piezoelectric resonance linear drive system.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises at least one ink reservoir, wherein the at least one ink reservoir is

A housing defining an ink storage volume;

One or more baffles dividing the ink storage volume into several zones so as to be divided into respective zones having at least one ink outlet for making a sealing connection to the printhead; And,

At least one conduit for establishing fluid communication between said ink outlets of adjacent zones.

Optionally, the mobile terminal

And further comprising a sensor for reading the coded data on at least a portion of the media substrate to generate a signal indicative of at least one dimension of the sheet, and to transmit the signal to the print engine controller.

The print engine controller uses the signal to start printing when the sheet is in the set position relative to the print head.

Optionally, the mobile communication terminal further comprises dual detection equipment for reading the coded data in at least a portion of the media substrate before and after the media substrate passes the printhead.

In a first aspect, the mobile communication terminal provided by the present invention

An inkjet printhead for printing a media substrate;

A drive shaft for feeding the medium past the print head; And,

A print engine controller for effectively controlling the printhead; During use,

The print engine controller detects the number of complete rotations and incomplete rotations of the media feed roller to adjust the operation of the print head according to the change amount of the angular speed of the drive shaft.

The use of a single media drive shaft in a mobile communication terminal with a printhead takes into account the compact design. However, the drive shaft must be directly in front of the printhead (with respect to the media feed direction) so that the trailing edge of the medium is conveyed past the printhead by momentum. For this reason, the speed of the drive shaft changes during printing of the media paper. First, the additional load reduces the angula