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US5053977: Multifunction printer with a journal device

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Rupert Baur · Lothar Bauer · Jurgen Krause · Wilfried Rohde ·
Assignee(s) Mannesmann Aktiengesellschaft ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Horst M. Kasper ·
Primary Examiner Arthur G. Evans ·
Application Number US7451770
Filing date 12/18/1989
Issue date 10/01/1991
Predicted expiration date 12/18/2009
U.S. Classifications 364/519  · 364/900  ·
International Classifications G06K 1500  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 364518-520;930 MS File;235 MS File;964 MS File;964.1 MS File;243 MS File;154;243.3 MS File ·
Foreign Priority DE3842906 - 12/16/1988 ·
23 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

In a multifunction printer with a journal device (13) for recording of data processed in the printer for purposes of data securing or, respectively, documentation, at least one print unit (6) is provided for the printing of the input data. In addition, in most cases, further printer modules (9), coordinated to a respective printer function, are furnished. In order to solve the space requirements of a space-volume-requiring journal device (13), and in order to achieve the smallest possible dimensions of the overall printer, a journal device (13) is coordinated to a form print unit (15) or to an additional sales-receipt print unit (11), which journal device (13) comprises a secondary controller (16), selectable from the pull-in controller (3) of the main platen (2), with an interface (17) and with a data storage memory (18), where the input data are permanently filed in the data storage memory (18) and are recallable and are printable with the aid of a form print unit (15) or of the sales-receipt print unit ( 11).

Independent Claims | See all claims (23)

  1. 1. A multifunction printer comprisinga main flat plate;a input controller attached to the main flat plate;a print unit for printing out of the input data;a journal device for recording of the data processed in the printer for purposes of data protection or, respectively, documentation wherein the journal device is coordinated in each case to the print unit, which journal device includes a secondary controller selectable by the input controller, where the secondary controller is furnished with an interface and with a data storage memory, where input data can be permanently filed in the data storage memory, and where the input data are recallable again, and where the data can be printed out with the aid of the print unit.
  2. 12. A multifunciton printer comprisinga main flat plate;a input controller attached to the main flat plate;a print unit for printing out of the input data;a secondary controller selectable by the input controller and connected to the print unit;an interface connected to the secondary controller;a data storage memory connected to the interface and for permanently filing input data in the data storage memory and for recalling the input data again from the data storage memory followed by printing out of the data with the aid of the print unit, wherein the secondary controller, the interface and the memory storage form a journal device for recording of the data processed in the printer for purposes of data protection or, respectively, documentation.
  3. 17. A multifunction printer with a journal device (13) for recording of the data processed in the printer for purposes of data protection or, respectively, documentation with at least one print unit (6) for printing out of the input data as well as with additional printer modules (9) coordinated to the respective printer function, whereina journal device (13) is coordinated in each case to a form print unit (15) or to an additional sales-receipt print unit (11), which journal device (13) includes a secondary controller (16) selectable by a input controller (3) of a main flat plate (2), where the secondary controller (16) is furnished with an interface (17) and with a data storage memory (18), where the input data can be permanently filed in the data storage memory (18), and where the data are recallable again and where the data can be printed out with the aid of the form print unit (15) or of the sales-receipt print unit (11).

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US4792910 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Ag Lange Dec 1988
US4837737 WATANABE TOSHIAKI Watanabe Jun 1989

Referenced By

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US6025926 Xerox Corporation Wayne R. Smith et al. Feb 2000

Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
DE3842906 Jun 1990
EP0373732 MANNESMANN Aktiengesellschaft Baur, Rupert, Dipl.-Ing. et al. Jun 1990
US5053977 Mannesmann Aktiengesellschaft Rupert Baur et al. Oct 1991