06157465 is referenced by 107 patents and cites 11 patents.

A printer that is instructed to perform a printing job analyzes the job and determines a process to be executed, and identifies the performances of the printer and other printers and their states. Based on the results of the analysis and on the states of the printers, the printer decides whether it should not perform a process or whether the process should be performed by another printer. It also decides whether a process is unnecessary or is not permitted for a user, and halts the performance of such a process. When it determines that a process should be performed by another printer, it transfers the job to that printer.

Title
System for transferring jobs between processing units based upon content of job and ability of unit to perform job
Application Number
8/998928
Publication Number
6157465
Application Date
December 29, 1997
Publication Date
December 5, 2000
Inventor
Suresh Jeyachandran
Yokohama
JP
Satomi Takahashi
Yokohama
JP
Kenichi Fujii
Yokohama
JP
Shuichi Mikame
Tokyo
JP
Masanori Wakai
Tokyo
JP
Masayuki Takayama
Kashiwa
JP
Shouichi Ibaraki
Tokyo
JP
Aruna Rohra Suda
Yokohama
JP
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
JP
IPC
H04N 1/00
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