Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Load balancing print jobs across multiple printing devices










Image Number 9 for United States Patent #7265860.

Systems and methods for providing a time-to-availability attribute for use in a variety of printing environments to dynamically manage the load balancing of print jobs across multiple printing devices, wherein the attribute is supported on the client side, on the server side or by printer firmware, and wherein the attribute is implemented in a printer driver, a print processor, a spooler, a print server, a printer firmware spooler, or another component of a print subsystem. Job information and heuristic information are obtained to facilitate the load balancing of each print job and are stored separately from the print data. The job information includes information for estimating the amount of time to render a particular print job on a specified printer. The heuristic information includes accumulative information for estimating the actual performance of the printer under various print modes. The time-to-availability attribute for each printer may be used in both cluster printing and intelligent routing to load balance print jobs, wherein the print jobs are balance across a group of printers to produce a maximum throughput and minimum time to completion.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Assisted hybrid mobile browser
System and method for infrared dongle
Method and system for phase-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging
Event-triggered server-side macros
Display unit and display method
Web-based system and method for video analysis
Pet cremation urn
  Randomly Featured Patents
Frozen food production
Apparatus and method for serving cellsite selection
Solvent-free heat-curing one-component coating materials
Electrostatic capacity type differential pressure detector
Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
Spray nozzle for dispersing sand slurry
Printing system and method of setting same, information processing apparatus and storage medium
Method of forming a squared-off, vertically oriented polysilicon spacer gate
Fixed frequency switching regulator with improved dynamic response
Method for making hydrophobic non-aggregated colloidal silica