International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Indication of Print Media Quality to Printer Users
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,366,229) developed by five co-inventors for "indication of print media quality to printer users." The co-inventors are Joseph Kuczynski, Rochester, Minn., Hye S. Makley, Morrisville, N.C., Melissa K. Miller, Durham, N.C., Heidi D. Williams, Cary, N.C., and Jing Zhang, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A printing system for indicating print media quality to printer users includes a printing assembly configured to route print media along a pathway for printing. In an example, the system includes, but is not limited to, a thermal printer having a thermal print head for printing onto paper. The system also includes a light meter configured to detect light reflected from the print media, such as the paper. The light meter also measures a characteristic of the detected light. An indicator is coupled to the light meter, and configured to present a quality level of the print media to a user based on the measured characteristic of the detected light."
The patent application was filed on April 27, 2010 (12/767,835). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,366,229&OS=8,366,229&RS=8,366,229
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.
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