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Thomas Allen Bailey, Brian Andrew Naro, Herman Anthony Smith: Manually actuated carrier latch mechanism. Lexmark International, Elizabeth C Jacobs, November 19, 2002: US06481829 (141 worldwide citation)

A manually actuated spring loaded latch mechanism for releasably securing a printhead cartridge in a carrier of an ink jet printer. A latch cover engages the printhead cartridge and is secured by an actuator. Depressing the actuator releases the latch cover, which is spring biased to an open positio ...


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Mahesan Chelvayohan, Charles Jarratt Simpson, Herman Anthony Smith: Media sensor apparatus using a two component media sensor for media absence detection. Lexmark International, Taylor & Aust, April 17, 2007: US07205561 (17 worldwide citation)

An imaging apparatus includes a media support surface. A light source and a light detector are positioned in relation to a reflective surface such that when a sheet of print media covers the reflective surface, a reflected specular light component of a light beam is received by the light detector, a ...


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Herman Anthony Smith, Donald Norman Spitz: Printer exit tray and computer printer having an exit tray. Lexmark International, Thompson Hine, December 9, 2003: US06659454 (14 worldwide citation)

A printer exit tray assembly attachable to a printer housing and a computer printer including a printed paper exit tray assembly. The exit tray assembly has an exit tray and a pair of sheet supports attached to the exit tray. The exit tray is movable between a use position and a collapsed position. ...


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Mahesan Chelvayohan, Herman Anthony Smith, Charles Jarrett Simpson: Media sensing apparatus for detecting an absence of print media. Lexmark International, Taylor & Aust P C, September 21, 2004: US06794669 (11 worldwide citation)

A media sensing apparatus includes a media sensor including a light source for generating a light beam, and a diffuse detector positioned in relation to the light source for detecting diffuse light components reflected from a sheet of print media. A media support is provided having a detection porti ...


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Randall David Mayo, Herman Anthony Smith: Method and apparatus for aligning an optical detecting device. Lexmark International, Jacqueline M Daspit, Staas & Halsey, July 1, 2003: US06586759 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for detecting media type by aligning a media type detector onto a media, with sufficient force, in a media manipulation or sensing apparatus, such that the media type detector will accurately detect a type of media of a media when the media is tilted. A media manipulation or s ...


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Charles Stanley Aldrich, James Marvin Jackson, Martin Alan Johnson, Herman Anthony Smith: Double lipped printhead maintenance cap. Lexmark International, Taylor & Aust P C, August 10, 2004: US06773088 (4 worldwide citation)

A printhead maintenance cap includes a base and a wall portion. The wall portion is defined by a plurality of adjoining walls, and has a proximal end and a distal end, the plurality of adjoining walls defining an interior region. The proximal end is coupled to the base. A first lip extends from the ...


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Charles Stanley Aldrich, Martin Alan Johnson, Herman Anthony Smith, Randal Scott Williamson: Rotating waste ink accumulation system. Lexmark International, Ronald K Aust, November 11, 2003: US06644779 (3 worldwide citation)

A waste ink accumulation system in an ink jet printer includes a rotatable body having an ink-collecting surface and a plurality of projections extending from the ink-collecting surface. An actuating mechanism rotates the body.


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Douglas Laurence Robertson, Randall David Mayo, Barry Baxter Stout, Michael Anthony Marra III, Walter Kevin Cousins, Herman Anthony Smith: Multi-function media eject system in an ink jet printer. Lexmark International, Taylor & Aust P C, September 28, 2004: US06796556 (3 worldwide citation)

A media eject system for a printer having an output tray includes an edge wing for supporting an edge of media exiting the printer, the edge wing movable between support and non-support positions. A kicker engages a trailing edge of media and moves the media into the tray. The kicker is movable betw ...


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Charles Stanley Aldrich, James Marvin Jackson, Martin Alan Johnson, Herman Anthony Smith: Double lipped printhead maintenance cap. Taylor & Aust PC, May 20, 2004: US20040095415-A1

A printhead maintenance cap includes a base and a wall portion. The wall portion is defined by a plurality of adjoining walls, and has a proximal end and a distal end, the plurality of adjoining walls defining an interior region. The proximal end is coupled to the base. A first lip extends from the ...


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Mahesan Chelvayohan, Herman Anthony Smith: Media sensing apparatus for detecting an absence of print media. Lexmark International, Intellectual Property Law Department, January 29, 2004: US20040017416-A1

A media sensing apparatus includes a media sensor including a light source for generating a light beam, and a diffuse detector positioned in relation to the light source for detecting diffuse light components reflected from a sheet of print media. A media support is provided having a detection porti ...