05333286 is referenced by 72 patents and cites 32 patents.

A system for automatically, remotely monitoring the operational status of and initiating operational commands in one or more copy machines each having a copier computer therein for determining copier status and controlling operation of the copy machine including an interface in the copier to monitor status information of the remote location from the copier computer and receive and input operational commands from the remote location into the copy machine and a communication 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 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 and correction of a detected problem.

Title
Two way copier monitoring system
Application Number
450605
Publication Number
5333286
Application Date
November 18, 1992
Publication Date
July 26, 1994
Inventor
James Laird
Rochester
NY, US
Gary Bricault
Rochester
NY, US
Joseph Weinberger
13 Guernsey La., East Brunswick, 08816
NJ, US
Agent
Hedman Gibson & Costigan
Assignee
Joseph Weinberger
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
G06F 11/00
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