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1. JP2008296588 - ACTIVITY MANAGEMENT METHOD OF IMAGE FORMATION DEVICE, SALES METHOD OF IMAGE FORMATION DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMATION DEVICE

Office Japan
Application Number 2008182690
Application Date 14.07.2008
Publication Number 2008296588
Publication Date 11.12.2008
Grant Number 4618343
Grant Date 05.11.2010
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B41J 29/38
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
29Details of, or accessories for, typewriters or selective printing mechanisms not otherwise provided for
38Drives, motors, controls, or automatic cut-off devices for the entire printing mechanism
B41J 29/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
29Details of, or accessories for, typewriters or selective printing mechanisms not otherwise provided for
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
CPC
B41J 2/17546
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, ; e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS; , i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
2Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
005characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
01Ink jet
17characterised by ink handling
175Ink supply systems ; ; Circuit parts therefor
17503Ink cartridges
17543Cartridge presence detection or type identification
17546electronically
G06F 3/1203
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; 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 ; , e.g. line printer, chain printer
1201Dedicated interfaces to print systems
1202specifically adapted to achieve a particular effect
1203Improving or facilitating administration, e.g. print management
G06F 3/123
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; 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 ; , e.g. line printer, chain printer
1201Dedicated interfaces to print systems
1223specifically adapted to use a particular technique
1229Printer resources management or printer maintenance, e.g. device status, power levels
123Software or firmware update, e.g. device firmware management
Applicants SEIKO EPSON CORP
セイコーエプソン株式会社
Inventors TANAKA SHINJI
田中 慎治
Agents 特許業務法人湘洋内外特許事務所
Priority Data 2000037388 16.02.2000 JP
2000219043 19.07.2000 JP
Title
(EN) ACTIVITY MANAGEMENT METHOD OF IMAGE FORMATION DEVICE, SALES METHOD OF IMAGE FORMATION DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMATION DEVICE
(JA) 画像形成装置の使用管理方法、画像形成装置の販売方法および画像形成装置
Abstract
(EN)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an art for providing a recording material in accordance with a utilization feature of a user.

SOLUTION: Operation capability designating information for designating the operation capability of an image forming device is rewritably stored in an EEPROM 34 provided in the print controller 30 of the image forming device. The CPU 31 of the print controller 30 judges whether or not a printing request from a computer 40 is within a capability range designated by the stored operation capability designating information. If it is within a capability range, a print engine 10 forms an image. An allowable amount to be used regarding the ink contained in an ink cartridge 20 is set as a capacity.

COPYRIGHT: (C)2009,JPO&INPIT

(JA)

【課題】 ユーザの利用形態に合わせて記録材を提供する技術を提供。
【解決手段】 画像形成装置のプリント・コントローラ30のEEPROM34に、その
画像形成装置の動作能力を指定する動作能力指定情報を書換可能に保持させる。プリント
・コントローラ30のCPU31は、コンピュータ40から来る印刷要求が、保持されて
いる動作能力指定情報により指定される能力の範囲内であるかを判断する。範囲内であれ
ば、プリント・エンジン10に画像形成を行わせる。能力として、インクカートリッジ2
0に収容されるインクについての使用許容量が設定される。
【選択図】図1