Patent Number: 6,310,692

Title: Dynamic, preventive, centralized printer resource management system and method

Abstract: A dynamic, preventive, centralized printer resource management system provides dynamic, preventive monitoring of printer resources and centralization of the supervision of printer resources in a print management system. The system dynamically monitors the printer resources and delivers warning messages to system administrators, end users, and/or vendors when a printer resource falls below a predetermined threshold. Further, the printer resources can be monitored from a single, centralized location, such as a control panel proximate the system administrator. Notification of printer resource warnings can also be electronically delivered to end users, system operators, and/or vendors. Thus, the printer resource deficiency can be investigated by the administrator, user, or vendor, and resolved prior to the printer resource becoming entirely exhausted.

Inventors: Fan; ShengKuo (Los Angeles, CA), Nakajima; Yasuo (Urawa, JP), Fung; Joseph (Artesia, CA), Tan; Shee-Yen (Walnut, CA)

Assignee: Kuji Xerox Co. Ltd.

International Classification: B41J 29/46 (20060101); B41J 29/38 (20060101); G06F 3/12 (20060101); G06K 15/00 (20060101); G06K 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018