Patent Number: 7,784,932

Title: Inkjet printer with reversible transport mechanism

Abstract: An inkjet printer includes a body housing a print engine. The print engine includes a transport mechanism configured to transport print media and a printhead assembly configured to print upon the print media. The transport mechanism includes a motor which can be driven in one direction when picking an endmost sheet of print media from a stack of print media and driven in another direction when transporting the picked print media during printing. A retractable cover is pivotally mounted relative to the body and can be pivoted to form a sheet feeder in which the stack can be located. A capping mechanism is configured to cap the printhead assembly.

Inventors: Silverbrook; Kia (Balmain, AU), Lapstun; Paul (Balmain, AU), Walmsley; Simon Robert (Balmain, AU)

Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

International Classification: B41J 2/01 (20060101); B41J 2/165 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018