06304335 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 4 patents.

A printing system includes a host computer and a printer. The host computer includes a memory which store process steps that are executable by a processor, and a processor. The processor executes the process steps stored in the memory (

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) to divide encoded image data in a page of encoded image data into blocks, each block having a size which is less than a storage capacity of a buffer on a printer, and (

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) to transmit the blocks of encoded image data to the printer. The printer includes a memory which stores process steps that are executable by a processor, and a processor. The processor executes the process steps stored in the memory (

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) to store a predetermined amount of encoded image data in a buffer, (

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) to control a printer engine to print images based on the encoded image data stored in the buffer, and (

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) to store additional encoded image data, including blocks of the encoded image data, in the buffer in place of the encoded image data for which images have been printed.

Title
Printing system for dividing a page into blocks
Application Number
8/870699
Publication Number
6304335 (B1)
Application Date
June 9, 1997
Publication Date
October 16, 2001
Inventor
Makoto Dohi
Chigasaki
US
Yoshifumi Okamoto
Yokohama
US
Masayoshi Suzuki
Kawasaki
US
Yoji Furuya
Inagi
US
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
US
Assignee
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
US
IPC
B41B 1/00
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