05084875 is referenced by 148 patents and cites 8 patents.

A system for automatically, remotely monitoring the operational status of one or more copy machines each having a copier computer therein for determining copier status comprising a data tap in the copier to monitor status information from the copier computer, a translator to adapt the status information from the copier computer into uniform information for transmission to the remote location, and a transmission link between the individual copiers and the remote location. The system utilizes a scanner to respectively monitor the copiers which can poll each of the copiers at a uniform rate or, when requested by the user at the central location, vary the poll rate of one or more of the copiers to poll the selected copier with increased regularity, slowing the polling rate of the other copiers, to provide a real-time monitoring of the selected copier. The system also provides for the operation of the copier from the remote location to allow the user at the remote location to operate the copier, i.e., for the diagnosis of a detected problem.

Title
System for automatically monitoring copiers from a remote location
Application Number
7/450605
Publication Number
5084875
Application Date
December 13, 1989
Publication Date
January 28, 1992
Inventor
James Laird
Rochester
NY, US
Gary Bricault
Rochester
NY, US
Joseph Weinberger
13 Buernset La., East Brunswick
NJ, US
Agent
Hedman Gibson & Costigan
Assignee
Joseph Weinberger
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
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