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Mobile Cutter Cradle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249765D
Publication Date: 2017-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 220K

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Abstract

The cutter cradle for a mobile printer is designed as a clam shell with a cutter in the top cover. The bottom can support the mobile printer within a vibrating environment. There is a main board installed in the base that can communicate with the printer over I2C communication. Once the printer is loaded and the top cover is closed, the cutter will be engaged. The printer can control the cutter over the I2C bus. The cutter is powered by a battery or an external power supply, the battery capacity can support cuts for a normal work shift. When the printer is installed in the cutter cradle, it can be charged simultaneously. The cutter also extends the connectivity of printer like the cradle accessory, so the USB port, or other serial port, can be connected directly on this cutter accessory.

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Mobile Cutter Cradle

Customers want a mobile printer with a cutter to allow print media to be cut with a clean edge. The print

media could then be removed from the printer without manually tearing the print media. This invention is

an accessory cradle that holds a mobile printer and includes a cutter that can work with either a battery

supply or a powered base. The printer can be docked into the cutter accessory easily without any

modification. This system can resolve problems for associated with setting up a temporary mobile point

of sale.

The cutter cradle for a mobile printer is designed as a clam shell with a cutter in the top cover. The bottom

can support the mobile printer within a vibrating environment. There is a main board installed in the base

that can communicate with the printer over I2C communication. Once the printer is loaded and the top

cover is closed, the cutter will be engaged. The printer can control the cutter over the I2C bus. The cutter

is powered by a battery or an external power supply, the battery capacity can support cuts for a normal

work shift. When the printer is installed in the cutter cradle, it can be charged simultaneously. The cutter

also extends the connectivity of printer like the cradle accessory, so the USB port, or other serial port, can

be connected directly on this cutter accessory.