Patent Number: 7,085,763

Title: Device search system

Abstract: According to the present invention, a search condition can be moderated to easily understand a desired device without performing re-search, even if there is no device completely matching the search condition. An attribute of an object class is extracted out of the search condition designated by an operator to search a device meeting the attribute. A matching state of each attribute of the search condition first designated by the operator for a result obtained from the above search is visibly displayed.

Inventors: Ochiai; Masato (Yokohama, JP), Maekawa; Yoshito (Yokohama, JP), Hamada; Noboru (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018