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Event Sounds in a Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244562D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 96K

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Abstract

Media processing devices may be capable of performing various operations on various types of media; however, media processing devices may not perform all operations completely autonomously. Some events, operations, or functions of a media processing device may require user input, while other events, operations, or functions, may offer user input while not requiring it. In such embodiments, it may be desirable to alert a user to an event, operation, or function that may require or benefit from user input.

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Event Sounds in a Printer

    Media processing devices may be capable of performing various operations on various types of media; however, media processing devices may not perform all operations completely autonomously. Some events, operations, or functions of a media processing device may require user input, while other events, operations, or functions, may offer user input while not requiring it. In such embodiments, it may be desirable to alert a user to an event, operation, or function that may require or benefit from user input.

    One example of an operation that benefits from user input is a calibration sub-routine which may include a plurality of calibration operations. The calibration sub-routine may fail or stop at any calibration operation due to a variety of problems. As it may be difficult for a user to diagnose the point-of-failure of the calibration sub-routine, a mechanism by which the user is alerted to the specific operation of the calibration sub-routine may be desirable. Media processing devices according to the present invention may alert a user to specific calibration operations by an audible sound, such as with a process, amplifier, and speaker. Each calibration operation within the calibration sub-routine may be assigned an audible note where the audible note may be generated by any available means.

    Other events, operations, or functions of a media processing device may benefit from user interaction may include an alert to specific states of the media processing device. For example alerts may be generated for a power-up s...