05828863 is referenced by 81 patents and cites 23 patents.

A network device which interfaces between a local area network (LAN) and an image forming apparatus and which can output debug information. The network device includes a LAN interface for receiving image forming jobs and command signals from the LAN and a peripheral interface for outputting image forming jobs to the image forming apparatus. The network device further includes a storage device that stores debug information regarding the network device configuration for receiving image forming jobs from the LAN and outputting image forming jobs to the image forming apparatus. In addition, the network device has a processor that detects a triggering condition and, in response to the triggering condition, formats the debug information into an image forming job and outputs the formatted debug information to the image forming apparatus.

Title
Interface device connected between a LAN and a printer for outputting formatted debug information about the printer to the printer
Application Number
8/489282
Publication Number
5828863
Application Date
June 9, 1995
Publication Date
October 27, 1998
Inventor
Daniel A Danknick
Orange
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
H04L 1/24
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