US Patent No: 7,443,529

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Volume of work estimating for combined processing and unprocessed imaging jobs

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Abstract

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A method generally for output handling a new imaging job, and specifically for handling such a job by delivering it to one of several currently job-engaged imaging output devices (illustrated as printers) including the steps of (a) examining the current job-processing statuses of such devices, and (b) from the result of that examining, determining the respective remainders in the amounts of current-job work still to be performed by those devices. The method thus features the acquisition and use of output device busyness information as an important part of the approach toward promoting efficient output handling of new imaging jobs.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHAOSAKA18812

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ferlitsch, Andrew R Tigard, OR 110 401

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
2002/0089,691 Methods and systems for printing device load-balancing 85 2001
7,218,409 Peer-to-peer, plural-computing-device rendering/rasterizing structure and methodology for grid-distributed printing 1 2002
7,339,687 Load-balancing distributed raster image processing 2 2002
 
XEROX CORPORATION (2)
5,287,194 Distributed printing 337 1992
5,978,560 Load balancing of distributed printing systems using enhanced printer attributes 89 1997
 
CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,862,348 Method and apparatus for connecting a client node to a server node based on load levels 105 1996
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
5,179,637 Method and apparatus for distributing print jobs among a network of image processors and print engines 111 1991
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
2002/0026,379 Method and apparatus for automated on-line printing service 26 2001
 
IMAGE X.COM, INC. (1)
6,429,947 Automated, hosted prepress application 26 2000
 
INFOPRINT SOLUTIONS COMPANY, LLC, A DELAWARE CORPORATION (1)
6,373,585 Load balancing for processing a queue of print jobs 72 1998
 
SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
2002/0080,388 Dynamic method for determining performance of network connected printing devices in a tandem configuration 8 2000
 
UNISYS CORPORATION (1)
5,559,933 Distributed enterprise print controller 204 1994

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
XEROX CORPORATION (3)
7,787,138 Scheduling system 5 2005
8,218,174 Interactive device capacity mimic and system override 0 2007
7,995,225 Scheduling system 0 2010

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