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1. US20100039662 - Printer control device providing printer masquerading features and related methods

Office United States of America
Application Number 12437813
Application Date 08.05.2009
Publication Number 20100039662
Publication Date 18.02.2010
Grant Number 08531693
Grant Date 10.09.2013
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06F 3/12
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
12Digital output to print unit
G06F 15/16
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
16Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
G06F 21/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
G06F 21/60
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
60Protecting data
H04L 29/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02Communication control; Communication processing
Applicants Reddy Paul James
Pharos Systems International, Inc.
Sharpe Julian
Sun Jacky
Riddell Peter James
Pickhardt Kevin
Inventors Reddy Paul James
Sharpe Julian
Sun Jacky
Riddell Peter James
Pickhardt Kevin
Agents Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A
Title
(EN) Printer control device providing printer masquerading features and related methods
Abstract
(EN)

A computer network may include a network server, a network printer having a printer identifier associated therewith, and a plurality of network computers coupled to the network server for generating print jobs to be directed to the printer based upon the printer identifier. Each print job may have a printing permission level associated therewith. Moreover, the computer network may further include a printer control device coupled between the network server and the network printer and configured to determine the printer identifier associated with the network printer based upon printer communications, identify the printer control device to the network server using the printer identifier to access the print jobs from the network computers, and selectively enable printing of the print jobs by the network printer based upon the respective printing permission levels associated therewith.