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METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING INK TANKS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027722D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

It is desirable to be able to identify specific characteristics of an ink tank fluidly connected to an ink jet printhead such as color, brand, etc. One method is to attach metal strips at strategic locations on the outside surface of the ink tank and sense the presence of the strips by inductive proximity switches. A variation is to use an analog inductive sensor and a range of different compositions for the metal strips.