Hub type hard copying appts

Application Number: 00108752
Application Date: 2000.05.31
Publication Number: 1283815
Publication Date: 2001.02.14
Priority Information: 1999/8/9 US 09/370,722
International: G06F3/12;B41J15/00
Applicant(s) Name: Sharp K.K.
Inventor(s) Name: Preston Dow So. David J. Lu;Claiment C. Ro
Patent Agency Code: 11038
Patent Agent: zheng zhongjun
Abstract A printing media cartridge 501 for a drum-type hard copy apparatus (Figure. 1 – 4) has printing media supply 502 within the drum 501. Printable sheet lengths of printing medium 502A are extracted from the interior of the drum through a slot 507 such that individual prints can be produced using the drum outer surface 505 as a platen. Removing a print from the platen (Figures. 9B-9E) extracts the next sheet length 502B from within the drum which is then automatically wrapped back onto the drum's outer surface and aligned for the next print cycle (Figure. 9C, 9G). Printer control encoding is provided with the cartridge.