Patent Number: 6,252,681

Title: Multifunctional printing system with queue management

Abstract: A method is provided for a multifunctional printing system in which a plurality of jobs are placed in a queue in anticipation of processing the same. The queue, over time, receives jobs of at least a first user type and a second user type. In operation, first and second jobs of the first user type are placed in the queue. When a third job is ready for placement into the queue, a determination as to whether the third job is of the first user type or the second user type is made. If the third job is of the first user type, then it is processed subsequent to the processing of both the first and second jobs; however, if the third job is of the second user type, then the third job is processed ahead of at least the second job.

Inventors: Gusmano; Donald J. (Henrietta, NY), Salgado; David L. (Victor, NY), Debes; Jeffrey D. (Rochester, NY), Kassmann; Gary W. (Rochester, NY), Buck; Kenneth J. (Webster, NY)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: G06K 15/00 (20060101); H04N 1/32 (20060101); H04N 1/00 (20060101); H04N 001/32 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018