Patent Number: 7,715,039

Title: Printer formatter in a cable

Abstract: A printer cable that is configured for coupling to a printer having an enclosure and a printer port. The printer cable includes a first connector for connecting to the printer port and a second connector for coupling to a host device (e.g., a personal computer (PC)). The printer cable includes a printer formatter for providing formatting services to the printer via the first connector. Since the printer formatter is integrated into the printer cable, the printer formatter is external to the printer enclosure and is easily removable and configurable by a user.

Inventors: Zimmerman; Gary D. (Garden Valley, ID)

Assignee: Marvell International Technology Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 15/00 (20060101); G06K 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018