05361265 is referenced by 75 patents and cites 22 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 an interference in the copier to intercept and pass status information from the copier computer to an interface for capturing and communicating the status information to the remote location, communication means between the interface for capturing and communicating information and the remote location, and a computer at the remote location to process the information. The system utilizes a scanner to poll the copiers. The scanner, in cooperation with the central computer, 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.

Title
System for automatically monitoring copiers from a remote location
Application Number
450605
Publication Number
5361265
Application Date
May 3, 1993
Publication Date
November 1, 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 11/00
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