05323393 is referenced by 164 patents and cites 10 patents.

Method and apparatus for controlling the same functions of a networked printer that can be manually selected from the front panel of the printer, but remotely through an interactive network board connectable to the printer via a bi-directional printer interface and connectable to a local area network via a local area network interface. A printer status request, for example, from an administrator's console, is issued on the local area network and directed to the interactive network board to cause the board to interrogate the printer over the printer interface for the status of the manually selectable functions, and to transfer the status of those manually selectable functions from the board onto the local area network. A command to alter the status of those manually selectable functions is issued on the local area network and directed to the interactive board, the command causing the board to transfer the altered status to the printer via the printer interface, whereupon the printer status for the manually selectable functions is altered.

Title
Method and apparatus for obtaining and for controlling the status of a networked peripheral
Application Number
7/978281
Publication Number
5323393
Application Date
November 18, 1992
Publication Date
June 21, 1994
Inventor
Robert D Wadsworth
Costa Mesa
CA, US
Andrew J Kraslavsky
Rancho Santa Margarita
CA, US
William C Russell
Laguna Hills
CA, US
Lorraine F Barrett
Yorba Linda
CA, US
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
Canon Information Systems
CA, US
IPC
H04Q 5/14
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