Patents by Inventor Tobin King

Tobin King has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20080117269
    Abstract: An ink delivery system is provided for delivering ink to a plurality of printhead modules. The ink delivery system includes a channel structure defining a channel and a first pair of locating formations on either side of the channel. A printhead module location molding defines both a bight configured to receive the channel structure and a second pair of locating formations which form a complementary fastening arrangement with the first locating formations. An ink delivery extrusion is configured to be located within the channel and defines a plurality of internal ink channels. The extrusion further defines a plurality of groups of holes for engaging with respective printhead modules. The holes of each group extend from respective ink channels. An endcap is configured to cap the ink channels at an end of the ink delivery extrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King
  • Publication number: 20080088664
    Abstract: The invention relates to a capping device for a printhead. The capping device includes a metal body having a U-shaped transverse profile and defining a plurality of holes in a portion thereof. An elastomeric seal is attached to an inside surface of one leg of the metal body, said seal keyed to the metal body by the holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King
  • Publication number: 20080068407
    Abstract: A cartridge for a pen-like modular printing device is provided. The printing device includes a chassis defining a print media feed path, a feed mechanism to feed said media along the feed path, a feed path width printhead for printing on said media, and a controller for controlling the feed mechanism and printhead. The cartridge defines at least one ink reservoir which is operatively arranged in fluid communication with the printhead via ink channels defined in the chassis. The cartridge further has an integrated circuit for monitoring ink levels in the reservoir, with the integrated circuit operatively arranged in signal communication with the controller. The cartridge is shaped and configured to be received in the pen-like chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King
  • Publication number: 20080068422
    Abstract: A printhead module for a pagewidth printhead assembly is provided. The module includes a printhead integrated circuit, an upper micro-molding, a lower micro-molding, and a film layer. The printhead integrated circuit has a plurality of micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangements for operatively ejecting a printing fluid onto a medium. The upper micro-molding has an upper surface supporting the integrated circuit, said upper molding having fluid paths for supplying the integrated circuit with printing fluid, and the upper surface further having a capper cam ramp for a capping device of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King
  • Publication number: 20080055360
    Abstract: A modular printhead assembly has a plurality of printhead modules, a fluid delivery structure, and a flexible printed circuit board. Each printhead module has a printhead integrated circuit and a fluid distribution assembly. The modules are received by the fluid delivery structure which also supplies each module with fluid. The printed circuit board is sandwiched between the modules and the supply structure and carries power and data to the modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King
  • Publication number: 20080043058
    Abstract: A modular printhead includes an elongate extrusion defining internal passages for carrying air, ink and fixative. The extrusion further defines repeated patterns of holes along its length with each pattern having holes in fluid communication with respective passages. A plurality of printhead modules is serially engaged along the extrusion with respective patterns of holes. Each printhead module defines inlets aligned in fluid communication with respective holes and internal chambers in fluid communication with respective inlets. Each printhead module includes an ink ejection integrated circuit (IC) which is fed the air, ink and fixative from the internal chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King
  • Publication number: 20080041961
    Abstract: A wallpaper printer includes a cabinet. The cabinet includes a touch screen interface which is positioned at a convenient height for a standing person. The cabinet defines a winding area. A pair of spindles is located in the winding area, and is configured to engage and rotate a winding core. A tape dispenser can dispense tape for attaching print media to the winding core. A printing means is located in the cabinet and is configured to print a wallpaper design upon print media being wound onto the core. A data capture device is tethered to the cabinet and is configured to read indicia so that the printer can thereafter print the wallpaper design corresponding to the indicia upon the print media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King, Janette Lee
  • Publication number: 20080036817
    Abstract: A printhead assembly for an inkjet printer. The assembly comprises: a plurality of printhead modules, each module having: a plurality of inlets for receiving ink; and a printhead integrated circuit with an array of nozzles in fluid communication with the plurality of ink inlets for ejecting ink; a flexible printed circuit board for conducting power and data from the printer to each printhead integrated circuit; and a flexible extrusion having a plurality of outlets in fluid communication with the plurality of inlets of the plurality of printhead modules, wherein the extrusion supplies ink provided by the printer to the array of nozzles of the printhead integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King
  • Publication number: 20080030547
    Abstract: A printhead module for a printhead assembly of a pagewidth ink jet printer. The printhead module comprises: an upper micromolding locating a printhead integrated circuit, wherein the upper micromolding includes a first series of ink inlets in fluid communication with the printhead integrated circuit; a lower micromolding including a second series of ink inlets which are in fluid communication with the first series of ink inlets; and a mid-package film located between the upper and lower micromoldings, wherein the mid-package film includes a plurality of holes through which ink passes from the second series of ink inlets to the first series of ink inlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King
  • Publication number: 20080024549
    Abstract: A print cartridge assembly includes a print cartridge. The print cartridge includes a core defining a plurality of ink storage reservoirs and a length of print media wound upon the core. The print cartridge further includes a roller assembly for feeding the print media from the core. A printhead assembly includes a chassis, a pair of printhead supports extending from the chassis and an ink ejection printhead supported by the supports to print ink from the reservoirs upon the fed print media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King
  • Publication number: 20080024821
    Abstract: An inkjet printer is provided which has a coded tag generator configured to generate first coded tags using first identity data of a first interface received from a computer system so that each tag contains first data on an identity of a region and a position of that tag on the first interface, an inkjet printhead configured to substantially simultaneously print the first coded tags and graphic information onto a surface to generate the first interface, and an ink channel dedicated for printing the first coded tags,
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Tobin King
  • Publication number: 20080021581
    Abstract: A method of integrating audio and an encoded writing medium using an interactive apparatus is disclosed. The method comprises activating an audio recording mode of the interactive apparatus. The interactive apparatus comprises a writing tool, an audio input device, and an audio output device. Furthermore, while recording audio, the method comprises synchronously writing on the encoded writing medium with the writing tool to create a playback-enabling graphical element corresponding to the recorded audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Tobin King, Simon Walmsley, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20080021580
    Abstract: An interactive apparatus is disclosed. The interactive apparatus has an audio recording mode and an audio playback mode. Further, the interactive apparatus includes a writing tool for manually writing on an encoded writing medium, an audio input device for recording audio, an audio output device for playing the recorded audio. Moreover, the interactive apparatus has an optical unit for reading coded data on the encoded writing medium and for determining a position on the encoded writing medium of the writing tool. Activation of the audio recording mode enables synchronous creation of writing on said encoded writing medium and recording of audio, and recognition of a playback-enabling graphical element on the encoded writing medium activates the audio playback mode and enables playback of the recorded audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Tobin King, Simon Walmsley, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20080021578
    Abstract: A method of enabling recorded audio to be associated with a location on a surface is provided. The surface has coded data printed thereon, which is indicative of a plurality of locations on the surface. The method comprises the steps of: interacting with the surface using an optical sensing device comprising a microphone; recording audio using the microphone; reading some of the coded data during the interaction; determining a position of the sensing device using the read coded data; and communicating, to a computer system, position data indicative of the position of the sensing device and audio data corresponding to the recorded audio, thereby enabling the computer system to associate the audio data with the position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Tobin King, Simon Walmsley, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20080021579
    Abstract: A system including a sensing device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system has (a) an article comprising: (i) a surface having a plurality of positions and a plurality of different print elements respectively at the plurality of positions, and (ii) a plurality of substantially invisible codes respectively at the plurality of positions and associated with the plurality of positions on the surface. The system also has (b) a sensing device comprising (i) an optical sensor for reading the codes (ii) a processor coupled to the optical sensor for determining a position of the sensing device using the read code (iii) a memory unit comprising data for different audio outputs corresponding to the different print elements, the memory unit coupled to the processor, and (iv) an audio output device coupled to the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Tobin King, Simon Walmsley, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20080018724
    Abstract: A wallpaper printer is provided for printing wallpaper patterns on print media. The wallpaper printer includes a cabinet assembly. A plurality of ink reservoirs are mounted, in a releasable manner, within the cabinet assembly and store respective types of ink to be printed. A print media cartridge is mounted, in a releasable manner, within the cabinet assembly and carries a wound length of print media. A platen extends away from the print media cartridge to support print media provided from the print media cartridge. A stationary printhead is mounted within the cabinet assembly to extend transverse to the print media, and is configured to print a wallpaper pattern with the ink and upon print media provided from the platen. A cutter module is configured to transversely cut the printed print media so that the printed print media can be separated from the wound length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King, Janette Lee
  • Publication number: 20080019756
    Abstract: A computer keyboard assembly includes a computer keyboard, in turn, having a housing on which a keypad is arranged. The housing defines oppositely disposed print media input and ejection slots though which print media can pass. A print media feed mechanism is located within the housing and is configured to feed the print media along a print media path between the entry and ejection slots. The feed mechanism includes an endless belt which extends around a pair of rollers and a planar member which bears against the inside of the belt. A printer is located within the housing and is configured to print upon the print media fed along the print media path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Tobin King, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20080018706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a printhead assembly. The printhead assembly includes an elongate casing. An end housing is attached to an end of the casing via an end plate. A connector arrangement is housed within the end housing. The connector arrangement includes a power supply connector which is exposed to facilitate mating with a complementary connector. An ink ejection printhead is housed within the casing. A plurality of busbars is electrically coupled between the power supply connector and the printhead to supply power to the printhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King, Janette Lee
  • Publication number: 20080015025
    Abstract: A video gaming device includes a games console. The games console includes a disc reader module configured to load a game stored on a disc. A printer module is pivotally mounted relative to the disc reader module and is configured to print game information on print media. A controller module is configured to be engaged, in a releasable manner, with the printer module. The controller module is also configured to communicate wirelessly with the games console to enable control of the games console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King
  • Publication number: 20080012904
    Abstract: A printhead tile is provided having a printhead integrated circuit and adjacent channel, upper, middle and lower layers. Each integrated circuit incorporates ink ejection nozzles which each have an ink chamber and a thermal bend actuator beam which thermally expands to cause ejection of ink from the chamber. The channel layer is adjacent the integrated circuit and has channel layer slots. The upper layer has upper layer holes on one side in communication with the channel layer slots and upper layer channels on an opposite side. The middle layer has middle layer holes in communication with the upper layer channels. The lower layer has lower layer channels on one side in communication with the middle layer holes and inlet holes on an opposite side. The inlet holes receive ink for supply to the chambers via the layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin King