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They Invented What? (No. 127)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on January 28, 2020

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 6,650,315:  Mouse device with a built-in printer.

 mouseprinter

What is claimed is:

1. A mouse device for use as an input device of a computer, said mouse device comprising: a housing in which recording paper is loadable; and a printer unit provided within the housing for printing on the recording paper print information received from the computer; wherein said printer unit comprises: a paper loading section in which the recording paper is loaded; feeding means for feeding the recording paper loaded in the loading section; a print head for printing on the recording paper fed by said feeding means; and a discharge port through which the recording paper is discharged by said feeding means out of the housing after printing by said print head.

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