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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7443529
APP PUB NO 20060007461A1
SERIAL NO

10886198

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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 KAISHAOSAKA14911

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ferlitsch, Andrew R Tigard, OR 70 629

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
2002/0089,691 Methods and systems for printing device load-balancing 87 2001
* 7218409 Peer-to-peer, plural-computing-device rendering/rasterizing structure and methodology for grid-distributed printing 2 2002
* 7339687 Load-balancing distributed raster image processing 5 2002
 
SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
2002/0080,388 Dynamic method for determining performance of network connected printing devices in a tandem configuration 9 2000
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
2002/0026,379 Method and apparatus for automated on-line printing service 35 2001
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
* 5179637 Method and apparatus for distributing print jobs among a network of image processors and print engines 115 1991
 
XEROX CORPORATION (2)
* 5287194 Distributed printing 388 1992
5978560 Load balancing of distributed printing systems using enhanced printer attributes 109 1997
 
IMAGE X.COM, INC. (1)
6429947 Automated, hosted prepress application 26 2000
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
* 6373585 Load balancing for processing a queue of print jobs 79 1998
 
CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5862348 Method and apparatus for connecting a client node to a server node based on load levels 122 1996
 
Unisys Corporation (1)
* 5559933 Distributed enterprise print controller 215 1994
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
XEROX CORPORATION (4)
* 7787138 Scheduling system 6 2005
* 2006/0268,317 Scheduling system 25 2005
* 8218174 Interactive device capacity mimic and system override 1 2007
7995225 Scheduling system 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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