US 9,809,022 B2
Drying assembly
Francisco Javier Perez Gellida, Sant Cugat del Valles (ES); Mikel Zuza Irurueta, Sant Cugat del Valles (ES); Oriol Borrell Avila, Sant Cugat del Valles (ES); Juan Manuel Valero Navazo, Sant Cugat del Valles (ES); and Roger Bastardas Puigoriol, Sant Cugat del Valles (ES)
Filed by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Feb. 17, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/46,383.
Application 15/046,383 is a continuation of application No. 14/414,866, granted, now 9,283,772, previously published as PCT/US2012/056450, filed on Sep. 21, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2016/0159090 A1, Jun. 9, 2016
Int. Cl. B41J 29/38 (2006.01); B41J 2/05 (2006.01); B41F 23/04 (2006.01); B41J 29/377 (2006.01); B41J 11/00 (2006.01); F26B 21/00 (2006.01); F26B 21/10 (2006.01)
CPC B41J 2/05 (2013.01) [B41F 23/04 (2013.01); B41J 11/002 (2013.01); B41J 11/0015 (2013.01); B41J 29/377 (2013.01); F26B 21/004 (2013.01); F26B 21/10 (2013.01)] 3 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An apparatus, comprising:
a temperature sensor;
a print engine to access instructions to cause a printer to perform a printing operation on media; and
a processor, responsive to an output of the temperature sensor, to:
determine an average temperature adjacent the fans;
when a difference between the average temperature and a temperature value of the respective one of the fans satisfies a threshold, adjust a speed of the respective one of the fans;
control the fans to force air onto the media to cause a substantially uniform temperature to be maintained across a width of the media during the printing operation; and
cause a sum of air flow output by the fans to be maintained at a substantially constant value.