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BRAILLE MARKINGS FOR COMPUTER PRINTERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027680D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 4 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Computer printers can be made more useful to vision-impaired users by offering Braille labels on those components which are used to identify function and cartridges, either in original shipping boxes or after removal from shipping boxes. To illustrate the concept, FIGS. 1-3 show shipping boxes containing ink jet cartridges; cartridges removed from shipping boxes and control panel for a printer.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

BRAILLE MARKINGS FOR COMPUTER PRINTERS U. S. CL 347/086 Lonnie J. Pollocks, Jr.

Proposed Classification

Int. CL B41j 02/175

FIG. 7

fl 74

Type A

(Black) 1

'70

FIG. 2

24A 26A

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 23, No. 5 September/October 1998 215

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BRAILLE MARKINGS FOR COMPUTER PRINTERS (CONT'D)

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FIG. 3

Computer printers can be made more useful to vision-impaired users by offering Braille labels on those components which are used to identify function and cartridges, either in original shipping boxes or after removal from shipping boxes. To illustrate the concept, FIGS. 1-3 show shipping boxes containing ink jet cartridges; cartridges removed from shipping boxes and control panel for a printer.

Referring to FIG. 1, two shipping boxes 10, 12 are shown. Box 10 consists of an ink cartridge having black ink; box 12 contains type B cartridges having three ink colors. Type A is identified by four raised marks 14; type B is identified by two raised marks 16.

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BRAILLE MARKINGS FOR COMPUTER PRINTERS (CONT'D)

When the cartridges are removed, they have markings on them as shown in FIG. 2. A type B cartridge 20 has three replacement ink tanks, 22, 24, 26. Each tank has B...