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Cover Page Addressing for Multi Function Peripheral (MFP) and Facsimile in Networks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123279D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 4 page(s) / 119K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mukai, S: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method for multi-function-peripherals (MFP) or facsimile machines that are connected to networks, to specify destination address and other necessary information, which is required for sending data to the other machines or for filing informat ion at the destination database, with easier operations that keyboard input at the sending machine. The necessary information is created at a PC station connected to the same network, sent too the MFP or facsimile machine through the network as print data, stored in the storage in the MFP or facsimile machine, and printed as a cover page with an individually assigned cover page ID graphic. The cover page is attached at the top of document that are to be sent to the destination.

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Cover Page Addressing for Multi Function Peripheral (MFP) and Facsimile
in Networks

   This article describes a method for
multi-function-peripherals (MFP) or facsimile machines that are
connected to networks, to specify destination address and other
necessary information, which is required for sending data to the
other machines or for filing informat ion at the destination
database, with easier operations that keyboard input at the sending
machine.  The necessary information is created at a PC station
connected to the same network, sent too the MFP or facsimile machine
through the network as print data, stored in the storage in the MFP
or facsimile machine, and printed as a cover page with an
individually assigned cover page ID graphic.  The cover page is
attached at the top of document that are to be sent to the
destination.  The MFP or facsimile machine reads the cover page ID
graphic and set destination and add necessary information by
retrieving from them from its storage, using the page ID as a key.

   Fig. 1 shows operations assumed for facsimile machine,
which has this function.  And Fig.2 shows operations assumed for an
MFP, which has the similar function for document filing to database
via a network.  Taking an example in the Fig. 1 case, at the first
step, the addressing information of the facsimile is generated, by
using a PC that is connected to the same network.  A PC utility
program have a capability to generate data for a facsimile cover page
by interactive input operations using PC keyboard, mouse, and screen,
as shown in Fig. 3.  The cover page is sent to the facsim...