Storage of total ink drop fired count in an imaging device

  • US 6,601,934 B1
  • Filed: 02/11/2002
  • Issued: 08/05/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/11/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of providing a number approximating a total number of ink drops fired by an imaging device, comprising the steps of:

  • incrementing a COUNT variable associated with a color of ink if an ink drop of said color is fired by a printhead in said imaging device;

    evaluating the value of said COUNT variable; and

    incrementing a TOTAL INK CONSUMED variable stored in an erasable memory, said TOTAL INK CONSUMED variable being associated with said color, dependent upon said evaluating step.

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