Resources Contact Us Home
Centralized print server for interfacing one or more network clients with a plurality of printing devices

Image Number 6 for United States Patent #6020973.

A method for use with a printing system of a type in which one or more clients communicate with a plurality of printers by way of a network and print server is provided. The print server includes a communications layer with a plurality of connectivity modules, and each of the connectivity modules communicates with at least one of the plurality of printers. The method includes the steps of generating a document processing function call in the print server, in response to a request from one of the one or more clients, and selecting one of the plurality of connectivity modules. In turn, the document processing function call is transmitted to the selected one of the plurality of connectivity modules; and, in response to analyzing the document processing function call with the communications interface, a set of information is obtained with the selected connectivity module. The set of information is transferred between the selected one of the plurality of connectivity modules and the one of the plurality of printers to perform an operation with or obtain a set of information from the one of the plurality of printers.

  Recently Added Patents
Method and system and policy server for guaranteeing data not to be interrupted
Method for preparing a .beta.-SiAlON phosphor
Computer network running a distributed application
Polishing composition
Light emitted diode
Mobile application for calendar sharing and scheduling
  Randomly Featured Patents
CMP polishing slurry dewatering and reconstitution
Uncharged polynucleotide-binding polymers
Shoe accessory with transparent pocket
Method of crystallizing a silicon film with a metal catalyst
Delivery system
Illuminating system having sequential color filtering and a high-pressure discharge lamp
Method of and apparatus for controlling motor-driven let-off and take-up system for looms
Copper catalyst for fuels
Automatic element substitution in vector-based illustrations