Patent Number: 7,611,239

Title: Printer having coded capping mechanism

Abstract: An inkjet printer comprising: a body; a first gear assembly mounted to the body so as to cooperate with a motor gear for driving rotation of the first gear assembly, the first gear assembly having a code feature; and a second gear assembly mounted to the body so as to cooperate with the first gear assembly to be rotatable therewith, the second gear assembly, in use, cooperating with a capper for capping a printhead so that the rotation of the second gear assembly moves the capper out of and into its capping position, wherein the code feature of the first gear assembly is arranged to cooperate with a holding feature of a mounting arrangement used to mount the second gear assembly to the body, the code feature being configured so that the cooperation with the holding feature maintains the first gear assembly at a predetermined position during the mounting of the second gear assembly.

Inventors: Silverbrook; Kia (Balmain, AU), King; Tobin Allen (Balmain, AU), Tow; Gregory Michael (Balmain, AU), Bertok; Attila (Balmain, AU), Dyer; Geoffrey Philip (Balmain, AU), Brice; Robert John (Balmain, AU), Mackey; Paul Ian (Balmain, AU), Hibbard; Christopher (Balmain, AU)

Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

International Classification: B41J 29/13 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017