Real-time printer status information according to the USB standard can be obtained during a print data process. The printing can be forcedly stopped during reception of the print data. Normal data and packet data can be easily handled and PDL data can be also easily handled. An image forming system has: a host having a communication function unit; and an image forming apparatus having first and second communication units and a relay unit, wherein the first communication unit communicates data with the communication function unit via the relay unit and the second communication unit communicates the data with the communication function unit via the relay unit.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
An application with the status "Abandoned" is almost always current, but there is a small chance it was recently revived and the status not yet updated.
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