05220674 is referenced by 360 patents and cites 7 patents.

A local area print server for connection to a printer to form a printing system for servicing printing requests is disclosed. The local area print server both controls the servicing of printing requests by the printer, and in response to printer requests for resources needed to satisfy a printing request, either provides required resources, or obtains the resources from a remote component. A resource manager is provided for receiving resource requests from the printer for resources required to satisfy particular printing requests, and, in response to receiving such requests, forwards the necessary resources to the printer. There is also a status collector adapted for receiving status block messages internally generated by the printing system containing information regarding the changing state of the system and in response to receiving the messages retransmit same to one or more of the other local area print server internal modules that respond to specific printing system status changes.

Title
Local area print server for requesting and storing required resource data and forwarding printer status message to selected destination
Application Number
75047
Publication Number
5220674
Application Date
January 18, 1990
Publication Date
June 15, 1993
Inventor
Gerald S Bell
Harvard
MA, US
Daniel S Cobb
Shrewsbury
MA, US
Alec Carlson
Sterling
MA, US
William E Morgan
Marlborough
MA, US
Agent
Cesari and McKenna
Assignee
Digital Equipment Corporation
IPC
G06F 3/12
G06F 13/38
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