CN101366002B - Color printer technology - Google Patents

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CN101366002B
CN101366002B CN 200680045022 CN200680045022A CN101366002B CN 101366002 B CN101366002 B CN 101366002B CN 200680045022 CN200680045022 CN 200680045022 CN 200680045022 A CN200680045022 A CN 200680045022A CN 101366002 B CN101366002 B CN 101366002B
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本发明提供一种在POS上打印登记收据和销售信息的方法,该方法中所需的网络带宽和墨水数量都减少了。 The present invention provides a method for printing receipts and sales information is registered in the POS, the network bandwidth and the number of ink required by the method are reduced. SVG文件被用于指定信息,相关的修改的图像对象被本地的存储于POS,且相关的修改的图像对象是原始对象的修改版本,其中颜色值用其它颜色值替换并导致相同的打印图像,但减少了打印用的墨水。 SVG files are used to specify the information related to the modified image of the object is stored locally in the POS, and relevant modifications to the image object is a modified version of the original object, wherein color values ​​and replaced with other values ​​result in the same color print image, However, reducing the ink used for printing.

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彩色打印机技术 Color Printer Technology

[0001] 相关申请的交叉引用 CROSS [0001] REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0002] 本申请要求2005年12月7日提交的第60/742,909号,代理人案卷号PIP185MOUNP-US,名称为“包括彩色打印和彩色高亮显示的POS网络”的临时专利申请和2006年3月3日提交的第60/778,410号,代理人案卷号PIP189M0UNP-US,名称为“包括彩色打印和彩色高亮显示的POS网络”的临时专利申请的优先权,这些申请的全部内容在此通过引用包括在本申请。 [0002] No. 60 / 742,909 This application claims the December 7, 2005 submitted by Attorney Docket No. PIP185MOUNP-US, entitled "including POS network color printing and color to highlight the" provisional patent application and No. 60 / 778,410, Attorney Docket No. PIP189M0UNP-US, to name a priority in 2006, filed March 3, "including POS network color printing and color to highlight the" provisional patent application, these applications the entire contents of which incorporated by reference herein.

技术领域 FIELD

[0003] 本发明涉及销售点终端(POS)的彩色打印。 [0003] The present invention relates to point of sale (POS) terminals color printing.

背景技术 Background technique

[0004] 在此,RS是零售商店(retail store)的首字母缩写。 [0004] Here, RS is a retail store (retail store) acronym.

[0005] 在此,ID是身份标识(identificat1n)的首字母缩写。 [0005] Here, ID is the identity (identificat1n) acronym.

[0006] 在此,CS是计算机系统(computer system)的首字母缩写。 [0006] Here, CS is a computer system (computer system) acronym.

[0007] 在此,POS是销售点终端(point of sale)的首字母缩写。 [0007] Here, POS is the first letter of point of sale terminals (point of sale) Abbreviation.

[0008] 在此,SVG是可缩放矢量图形(scalable vector graphics)的首字母缩写。 [0008] Here, SVG is Scalable Vector Graphics (scalable vector graphics) acronym. 可缩放矢量图形(SVG)是可扩展标记语言(XML)的标记语言,用于描述二维矢量图形,该图形包括静态和动态的,或者是声明性的或者是文本性的。 Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an extensible markup language (XML) markup language for describing two-dimensional vector graphics, the graphic or textual including static and dynamic, or declarative. 它是由万维网联盟创建的开放性标准。 It is an open standard created by the World Wide Web Consortium.

[0009] 在此,SVG表示用于描述二维矢量图形的任一XML标记语言。 [0009] Here, SVG indicates for describing two-dimensional vector graphics markup language XML to any one.

[0010] 在此,CID是顾客身份标识(customer identificat1n)的首字母缩写。 [0010] Here, CID is the identity of the customer (customer identificat1n) acronym.

[0011] 可缩放矢量图形 [0011] Scalable Vector Graphics

[0012] 可缩放矢量图型(SVG)是可扩展标记语言(XML)的标记语言,用于描述二维矢量图形,该图形包括静态和动态的,或者是声明性的或者是文本性的。 [0012] Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an extensible markup language (XML) markup language for describing two-dimensional vector graphics, which includes static and dynamic graphics, or text or declarative nature. 它是由万维网联盟创建的开放性标准。 It is an open standard created by the World Wide Web Consortium. SVG支持3种图形对象:矢量图形形状(例如:由直线和曲线组成的路径,和以此路径为边界的区域)、光栅图形图像/数字图像,以及文本。 SVG supports three kinds of graphic objects: vector graphic shapes (e.g.: a path consisting of lines and curves, and thus the path for the boundary region), raster graphics images / digital images, and text. 图形对象可以被编组,风格化,变换,以及组合进先前呈现的对象。 Graphical objects can be grouped, styled, transformed and combined into the object previously presented. 文本可以在任一适合于应用的XML命名空间,因此加强了SVG图形的可搜索性和可访问性。 Text can be either XML namespace suitable to the application, thus enhancing the searchability of SVG graphics and accessibility. 特性设置包括嵌套的变换、剪辑的路径、α掩饰、滤波效果、模板对象和可延展性。 Feature set including nested transformation, clipping path, cover [alpha], the filter effect, template objects and extensibility. SVG画图可以是动态的和交互的。 SVG drawing can be dynamic and interactive. 用于SVG的文档对象模型(DOM),包括全XML D0M,借由ECMA脚本或SMIL允许直接且有效的矢量图动画制作。 For SVG Document Object Model (DOM), including full XML D0M, by the ECMA script or SMIL allows direct and efficient vector graphics animation. 丰富的事件处理操作如鼠标移动(mouseover)和鼠标点击(onclick)可以分配给任何SVG图形对象。 Rich event processing operations such as mouse movements (mouseover) and mouse click (onclick) can be assigned to any SVG graphical object. 由于它的兼容性和其他Web (网络)标准的影响,类似脚本的特征可以在同一Web (网络)页内在来自不同命名空间的SVG元素和其它XML元素上同时完成。 Due to its compatibility and other Web (network) standard, script-like features can be done at the same time on the same internal Web (web) page SVG elements from different XML namespaces and other elements. SVG图像可以gzip压缩方式存储,在此情形,它们可被称为“SVGZ文件”。 Gzip compress SVG image can be stored, in which case, they may be referred to as "SVGZ file."

[0013] 色彩映射 [0013] The Color Map

[0014] RGB颜色模型是加色模型(additive model),其中以不同方式组合红色、绿色和蓝色(通常用于加色光模型)以重新产生其它颜色。 [0014] RGB color model is an additive color model (additive model), combined in different ways in which the red, green and blue (typically used for additive color light model) to re-generate the other colors. 模型的名字和简写“RGB”来自3原色:红色、绿色和蓝色。 Model name and abbreviation "RGB" from the three primary colors: red, green and blue.

[0015] CMYK (有时也拼作YMCK或CYM)是用于彩色印刷的减色颜色模型。 [0015] CMYK (sometimes spelled YMCK or CYM) subtractive color model used in color printing. 此颜色模型基于将下述颜色的色素混合以产生其它颜色:c =青色、M =品红、Y =黄色和K =基本(key)(黑色)。 This color model is based on the following color pigments are mixed to produce other colors: c = cyan, M = Magenta, Y = yellow, and K = base (Key) (black). 理想的CMY颜色的混合是减色的(青色、品红、黄色一起打印在白色上将出现黑色)。 CMY color mixing is ideal subtractive (cyan, magenta printed together, appear yellow on white on black). CMYK通过光吸收进行工作。 CMYK work by absorbing light. 被看到的颜色来自未被吸收的光的部分。 Be seen from the color portion of the light is not absorbed. 在CMYK,品红加黄色产生红色,品红加青色产生蓝色,青色加黄色产生绿色。 In CMYK, magenta plus yellow produces red, magenta plus cyan generates blue, cyan and yellow produce green.

[0016] 颜色模型并不通过每个颜色进行定义,除非定义了颜色的准确光谱组成,否则混合颜色的结果并不准确。 [0016] The color model is performed by each color is not defined, unless defined accurate spectral color composition or color mixing result is not accurate. 那么,颜色模型变成了绝对色彩空间,例如sRGB或Adobe RGB。 So, color model became absolute color space, such as sRGB or Adobe RGB. 绝对色彩空间是颜色明确的色彩空间,其中颜色不依赖于任何外部因素。 Absolute color space is the color of clear color space, the color of which is not dependent on any external factors. 一种普遍的把色彩空间(例如RGB)转变为绝对色彩的方式是定义ICC特性描述文件,其包括RGB的特征。 To a common color space (e.g. RGB) color mode into an absolute definition of ICC profiles, which includes the features of RGB. 这不是表达完全色彩的唯一方式,但在许多产业中这是标准。 This is not the only way to fully express color, but this is the standard in many industries. RGB颜色由广泛接受的包括sRGB和Adobe RGB的特性描述文件定义。 RGB color document defined by the characteristics of widely accepted, including Adobe RGB and sRGB description. 增加ICC特性描述文件到一个图形或文档的过程有时被称作标签;因此标签标记了图形或文档中的颜色的绝对意义。 Increase ICC profiles to process a graphic or document is sometimes called tag; therefore the absolute sense graphic label tag or document color. 1993年,国际色彩联盟(CCC)由8个工业供货商组建,以创建通用的在所有操作系统和软件包上透明运行的色彩管理系统。 In 1993, the International Color Consortium (CCC) established by the eight industrial suppliers to create a color management system common on all operating systems and software packages transparent operation.

[0017] sRGB色彩空间,或标准RGB(红绿蓝),是由惠普(Hewlett-Packard)和微软公司(Microsoft Corporat1n)合作创建的RGB色彩空间。 [0017] sRGB color space, or standard RGB (red, green and blue), a collaboration between HP (Hewlett-Packard) and Microsoft (Microsoft Corporat1n) to create RGB color space. 且已经被W3C、Exif、Intel、Pantone、Corel和多个其它工业厂商认可。 And it has been recognized by W3C, Exif, Intel, Pantone, Corel, and a number of other industrial manufacturers. 它也被开源软件(例如GMP)较好的接受,且被用于具有所有权的且开放的图形文件格式(例如SVG)。 It is also open source software (eg GMP) better accepted and used and open graphics file formats have ownership (such as SVG).

[0018] sRGB将红色、绿色和蓝色原色定义为这样的颜色:其中3个通道中的一个处于最大值,另外2个为零。 [0018] sRGB red, green and blue color primaries defined as: wherein one of the three channels is at a maximum, the other two zero. 在CIE xy色度坐标中,红色在[0.6400,0.3300],绿色在[0.3000, In the CIE xy chromaticity coordinates, red [0.6400,0.3300], green [0.3000,

0.6000],蓝色在[0.1500,0.0600]且白点是在[0.3127,0.3290]的D65 白点。 0.6000], blue [0.1500,0.0600] and the white point is [0.3127,0.3290] the D65 white point. sRGB 已经由于这些原色的不良安排受到了批评。 Because of these primaries sRGB has been criticized for poor arrangements. 如果你限制指数(index)于O到I的范围,你就不能在完全在人类可视颜色序列内的色域(由三色产生的三角形)之外解决这个问题。 If you limit the index (index) in the range of O to I, you can not solve the problem completely outside the human visible color gamut sequence (generated by the three-color triangle).

[0019] sRGB也定义这些原色的亮度和存储的实际数值之间的非线性转换。 [0019] sRGB define non-linear conversion between the actual values ​​and the stored brightness of the primary colors. 转换曲线与CRT显示的伽玛响应类似。 Conversion gamma curve and a response similar to the CRT display. 对于得到sRGB图像的正确显示,复制该曲线比原色更重要。 For correctly obtained sRGB image display, copy the curve is more important than color. 这个非线性转换意味着sRGB是基于整数图像文件内的数值的适当有效应用以显示人类可辨识的亮度。 This is based on non-linear conversion means sRGB values ​​within appropriate and effective application of the image file to display an integer human discernable brightness.

[0020] ICC规范考虑当颜色在应用和操作系统间移动时,从创建点到最终打印的颜色保真度。 [0020] ICC Color specifications consider when moved between applications and the operating system, the color fidelity of the final print to create a point from. ICC主要强调定义ICC特性描述文件的格式,其通过定义源或目标色彩空间和特性描述文件连接空间(PCS)之间的映射描述了特定装置或观察需求的颜色特征。 ICC format defines the main emphasis of ICC profiles, defined by the mapping between the source and the destination color space or the characteristics of the profile connection space (PCS) describes the color characteristics of a particular device needs to observe. 此PCS或者是LU*或者是CIE XYZ色彩空间。 This PCS is either LU * or CIE XYZ color space. 映射可应用表格来完成,应用内插法,或通过一系列用于变换的参数。 Application table mapping may be accomplished interpolation application, or by a series of parameters for transformation.

[0021] 为了明白实践中这是如何工作的,假设我们具有特定的RGB和CMYK色彩空间,并希望从该RGB转换到该CMYK。 [0021] In order to understand how this works in practice, assuming that we have a particular RGB and CMYK color space, and want to convert from the RGB to the CMYK. 第一步是获得两个相关的ICC特性描述文件。 The first step is to obtain two related ICC profiles. 为执行转换,首先用RGB特性描述文件将每个RGB三元组R、G、B转换为PCS。 The conversion is executed, first, each of the RGB triplet R, G, B is converted to the RGB characteristics PCS profile. 如果必要,PCS在ΐΛΛ/和CIE XYZ之间转换,这是一个已经定义的转换。 If necessary, the PCS between ΐΛΛ / and CIE XYZ conversion, which is an already-defined conversion. 然后PCS被转变为所需的C、M、Y、K四个值。 PCS is then converted to the desired C, M, Y, K value four. 从RGB到CMYK颜色的转换公式是公知的。 From RGB to CMYK conversion formula of the color it is well known. 参看例如在http://en.wikipedia.0rg/wiki/CMYK_co1r_modeI中描述的转换公式。 See, for example, at http: conversion formula described in //en.wikipedia.0rg/wiki/CMYK_co1r_modeI.

[0022] 彩色打印机和打印机介质 [0022] The color printer and the printer media

[0023] 彩色打印机的墨水典型的射向纸张,并以投射的方式被推进到纸张上。 Typical ink toward the paper [0023] The color printer, and is urged in a projecting manner to the sheet. 同一颜色墨水的每次投射量具有相同墨水体积。 The projection of the same amount of each ink color with the same volume of ink. 因此,投射量和墨水体积是同义的。 Thus, the projection amount and the volume of ink are synonymous. 通常彩色打印机驱动器描绘打印文件为用于打印的平面文件(flat file) ο Normally the color printer driver is depicted flat file print file for printing (flat file) ο

[0024] 因此,打印机驱动软件将从SVG文件和SVG文件引用的多个图像文件描绘单个平面打印文件。 [0024] Thus, a plurality of image files from the printer driver software files SVG and SVG documents cited depicts a single plane print file.

[0025] 打印机打印到薄片或带状材料,典型的是纸张。 [0025] The printer prints the sheet or strip material, typically paper. 这些材料具有下述可计量的性质:基重、平均厚度、单张厚度、密度、拉伸强度、光滑度、亮度/白度、光泽度、不透明性、撕裂强度、多孔性、透气性、弹性、渗墨性和磨蚀性。 These materials have the following properties can be measured: basis weight, the thickness average, a single thickness, density, tensile strength, smoothness, brightness / whiteness, gloss, opacity, tear strength, porosity, permeability, elasticity, abrasive and ink bleeding. 除了其它内容之外,这些量还可表征:亲水性对疏水性、纤维取向、密度和组成。 In addition to other content, which may be characterized by the amount of: hydrophilic to hydrophobic, fiber orientation, density and composition.

[0026] 大多数彩色打印机基于CMYK标准打印,且在打印前在内部将RGB格式的图像数据转换为CMYK格式。 [0026] Most color printers based on standard CMYK printing, and before printing the image data within the RGB format conversion to CMYK format. 即使不是所有打印机,也是大多数彩色打印机驱动器现在都不包括SVG标准,也即,它们不描绘SVG文件。 If not all printers, but also the most color printer driver now do not include SVG standard, that is, they do not depict SVG file.

发明内容 SUMMARY

[0027] 本发明的一个目的是减小用于打印某些图像对象的墨水量。 An object of the [0027] present invention is to reduce the image of an object for printing certain amount of ink.

[0028] 本发明的另一个目的是减小在POS上打印销售信息所需的网络数据传输量。 [0028] Another object of the present invention is to reduce the amount of print data required for the network sales information on POS.

[0029] 本发明的再一个目的是提供POS上的购买交易信息和销售信息的彩色打印。 [0029] It is a further object of the invention is to provide a purchase transaction information and sales information on POS color printing.

[0030] 通过本发明的网络计算机系统实现了上述和其它目的,该计算机系统包括远离RS的中央CS、RS本地的本地CS和RS内的POS彩色打印机。 [0030] The above and other objects are achieved through a computer network system according to the present invention, the remote computer system includes a central CS RS and RS POS CS and local local color printer in the RS. 图像对象文件的数据库被存储在本地RS。 Database image object file is stored locally RS. SVG文件的数据库被存储在中央CS。 SVG database file is stored in a central CS. SVG文件中至少有一个引用图像对象数据库中的图像对象。 SVG file has at least one image object image object database references. 每个这样的SVG文件给它引用的图像对象定义矢量位置和尺寸(尺度)。 Each such SVG file to the image object that it defines a reference vector position and the size (scale). 每个这样的SVG文件和它引用的文件定义对于打印相应销售信息必要的数据。 Each such SVG files and file it references the definition of sales for the corresponding print necessary information data.

[0031] 中央CS传输至少一个与CID相关的SVG文件到本地CS。 [0031] CS central transmitting at least one CID associated with the SVG file to the local CS. 当本地CS随后确认涉及该CID的购买交易正在发生时,则本地CS应用与该CID相关的SVG文件来打印购买交易的相应的销售信息以及登记收据。 When the local CS subsequently confirmed that the CID is involved in the purchase transaction is taking place, the local CS application associated with the CID SVG file to print the corresponding sales information and registration receipt purchases.

[0032] 优选的,中央CS也存储图像对象数据库或库,后者包括图像对象的版本、每个SVG文件的版本和将发送到每个RS的版本的最新版本信息。 [0032] Preferably, the central CS database also stores the image or an object library, which image including an object version, each version of the SVG file and sent to the latest version of each RS version information. 每个RS可接收不同图像对象、SVG文件和它们的版本。 Each RS may receive different image objects, SVG files and their versions. 中央CS产生图像对象版本的图像对象文件数据库更新并将其传输至每个本地CS,相应的RS将需要打印引用那些新的或已更新的图像对象的新的或已更新的SVG文件。 Central CS generated image object image object file version of the database is updated and transmitted to each local CS, RS will need to print the corresponding reference the new or updated image of the object SVG file those new or updated.

[0033] 图像对象数据库例如可以包括背景图像字段文件,例如多个不同颜色字段文件,也就是利用SVG文件定义的可能多于一个优惠卷的图像字段成分。 [0033] The image database may include objects such as a background image file field, for example, a plurality of files of different color fields, i.e. the image field may be more than one coupon component using SVG document definition. 例如特定制造商的所有商品的所有优惠卷可使用某一种背景图像文件。 For example, all coupons for all commodities particular manufacturer may use a certain kind of background image files.

[0034] 中央CS执行规则以确定销售信息相关于每个CID。 [0034] Central CS execution rules to determine sales information related to each CID. 中央CS使CID与相应的SVG文件相关。 Central CS associated with the CID corresponding SVG file. SVG文件所引用的图像对象文件被存储于零售商店的本地CS。 SVG files referenced image object file is stored in a local retail store CS. 在本地商店的交易中,CID的识别导致POS彩色打印机基于与该CID相关的SVG文件打印销售信息。 In the local store transactions, CID identifying lead-based POS color printer associated with the CID SVG file print sales information.

[0035] 通过只打印具有期望颜色的印刷品所需的不同颜色(青色、品红、黄色和可选的黑色)墨点的最小数量,最小化用于彩色打印的墨水。 Minimum number of [0035] having different colors required for a desired print color (cyan, magenta, yellow and optionally black) ink dots by printing only, minimizing ink used in color printing. 典型的,通过将每种颜色的墨点投射到纸上,使用这4种不同墨水颜色产生打印颜色。 Typically, the ink dots by each color projected onto the paper, using the four different ink colors to produce a color print. 典型的,打印机驱动软件命令打印机投射出的每种颜色的墨点比获得特定颜色的打印所需的不同颜色的墨点的最小数量多。 Typically, an ink dot printer command to the printer driver software for each color projected more than the minimum number of printing ink dots of different colors to obtain a particular desired color.

[0036] 获得特定打印颜色的每个颜色的墨点的最小数量(在下文中称之为墨点的最小数量)可依据打印驱动软件、打印机品牌、打印纸特性、图像对象的属性的分类,其中后者包括其是否为背景、前景、文本以及在(包括X和y坐标上的长度和总面积的)打印尺寸上图像对象的量化,。 [0036] The minimum number of dots to obtain a particular color of each printing color (referred to as the minimum number of dots hereinafter) can be based on the print driver software, printer brands, paper characteristics, classification image of the object attributes, wherein the latter include whether it is the background, foreground, text size and quantization on the print image of an object (including the length and the total area of ​​the X and y coordinates).

[0037] 作为实例,假设暗品红背景的数字表示可指示特定的常规彩色喷墨打印机驱动器每像素使用20个墨点。 [0037] As an example, assume a magenta dark background may indicate that a particular digital representation of a conventional color inkjet printer using driver 20 dots per pixel. 需要产生打印颜色所需的墨点的最小数量通过检查被打印的内容的颜色来确定,对于文本仅需5个品红墨点,在小十字区域前景材料仅需8个品红墨点,而大面积画布背景仅需12个品红墨点。 The minimum number of dots required to produce the desired print color is determined by checking the color of the contents to be printed, the text for the magenta ink only five points in the region of small cross foreground material magenta ink only 8 points, and canvas background only large magenta dots 12.

[0038] 本发明提供替代原始图像对象而产生修改的图像对象,然后打印该修改的图像对象,以致仅应用墨点的最小数量于打印的每个点即可获得特定的打印颜色。 [0038] The present invention provides an alternative to modifying the original image to produce the object image object, and then print the image object changes, so that only a minimum number of applications of ink dots printed in each dot to obtain a specific color printing. 该修改的图像对象包括以定义修改的颜色的数据来定义原始图像对象中的每个原始颜色的数据。 The modified image data includes an object color data defined to modify the original image to define each object's original color. 定义修改的颜色的数据是导致打印机驱动软件打印获得原始颜色打印效果的墨点的最小数量的数据,或几乎等于获得原始颜色打印效果的墨点的最小数量的每个颜色墨点的数量。 Modify the definition of the color data is the minimum number of drivers cause the printer to print the obtained original color dot print data, or almost equal to the number of each color to obtain a minimum number of dots of ink dots printed original color effect.

[0039] 返回至该实例,本发明提供修改的图像对象背景,该背景用品红色调减小的数据代替原始品红颜色数据,品红色调减小将导致每像素只打印所需的12个品红墨点以重现所期望的打印颜色。 [0039] Back to the example, the present invention provides a modified background image of the object, the background Diaojian small magenta magenta color data instead of the raw data, magenta Diaojian low results only required to print each pixel 12 product red dots to reproduce a desired print color.

[0040] 在颜色映射中,不是所有的青色、品红、黄色和黑色的点的组合都作为颜色存在。 [0040] In the color map, not all combinations of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black dots are present as color. 它可以是并不准确的对应于颜色的墨点的最小数量的某些组。 Minimum number of certain groups which may be not accurate dot corresponding to the colors. 在那种情况下,可以选择其墨点的组是几乎等于墨点的最小数量的组的颜色与其相对应。 In that case, it may be selected from the group dot group is almost equal to a minimum number of color ink dots corresponding thereto. 上述的几乎等于可以例如通过选择颜色可以确定,该颜色在墨点的最小数量的组和与CYMK色彩空间内的每个颜色相关的墨点的组内,具有对于CYMK墨点的数量的差异的最小二乘方值(Ieastsquaresvalue)ο Almost equal to the above-described example, by selecting a color can be determined, the minimum number of the group set in the color dots and associated with each color CYMK color space in ink dots, with respect to the difference in the number of dots of ink CYMK Least square value (Ieastsquaresvalue) ο

[0041] 对于一组被测量的颜色可确定CMYK墨点的最小数量。 [0041] For a set of color can be measured to determine the minimum number of CMYK ink dot. 然后来自被测量的颜色的组的墨点的最小数量的内插法和/或外插法可被用于确定色彩空间内的所有颜色的墨点的最小数量。 Then the minimum number of dots of all colors in the color space from the set of measured color ink dots within a minimum number of interpolation and / or extrapolation may be used to determine. 目前优选的色彩是具有256000数字颜色定义的RGB色彩空间,其每个颜色定义对应一个不同颜色。 Presently preferred color is an RGB color space having a color defined number 256000, each of which corresponds to a different color definition color. 色彩空间(也即,颜色的数字表示)中的几乎等于墨点的最小数量的颜色可以不同方式进行选择。 Color space (i.e., a digital representation of the color) is almost equal to the minimum number of colors of ink dots can be selected in different ways. 例如:该颜色可被选择,其方式是通过确定色彩空间中的哪个颜色与色彩空间内被墨点的最小数量指定的颜色存在最少的最小二乘方的差异,然后选择该颜色。 For example: The color can be selected, differences are minimal least square manner by which to determine the color and color space in the color space specified minimum number of dots of color, and then select the color. 由于大多彩色打印机基于CMYK软件打印,所以必须在传输数据至打印机时或之前将RGB数据转换为CMYK数据。 Since most color printers based on CMYK printing software, it is necessary to the printer or before the RGB data into CMYK data in the transmission data. 目前的打印机典型的在内部执行此RGB到CMYK的转换。 The current printer typically do this RGB to CMYK conversion internally. 因此,其足以定义RGB中对应于在RGB色彩空间内数字定义的原始图像对象的墨点的最小数量的颜色。 Therefore, it is sufficient to define the RGB colors corresponding to the minimum number of dots of the original digital image of the object defined in the RGB color space.

[0042] 通过如前所述启动一组原始图像对象(优选的用RGB表示)并产生修改的图像对象(优选的用RGB表示),形成前景图像对象数据库或库。 [0042] As previously described by starting a set of original image of the object (preferably expressed by RGB) and generating a modified image of the object (preferably expressed by RGB), the image forming foreground object database or library. 对应每个原始图像对象,可有多个修改的图像对象或版本,其中的每个都相关于元数据(meta data)。 Each image object corresponding to the original, or an image object may have a plurality of modified versions, each of which are associated with metadata (meta data). 该元数据可定义相应的纸张特性或纸张类型、打印机类型、打印驱动器、图像对象的尺寸和z位置。 The metadata properties may define appropriate paper or paper type, printer type, printer driver, image size of the object and z positions. (因此,每个原始对象可与一组原始图像对象文件相关,每个该文件都在一个或多个相关特性上不同。)中央CS跟踪与每个RS相关的SVG文件,确定RS需要图像对象数据库的哪个子集要打印其SVG文件,并将该图像对象的子集传输至该RS的本地CS,其中被跟踪的SVG文件指定销售信息标记数据。 (Thus, each of the original object may be associated with a set of original image object files, each file in which a plurality of differences or correlation characteristics.) The central CS trace SVG files associated with each RS, the RS needs to determine the image of the object which subset of the database which SVG file to be printed, and a subset of the transmission of the image object to the local CS RS is, SVG file which is designated sales information tracked marker data.

[0043] 发明人已经发现打印大面积所需的墨点的最小数量可超出打印小面积相同颜色所需的墨点的数量,且打印较亮颜色所需的墨点的最小数量超出打印较暗颜色的墨点的最小数量。 [0043] The inventors have found that the minimum amount required to print a large area of ​​print dots may exceed the required number of small dots of the same color area, and the minimum number required to print bright color ink dots printed exceeds darker minimum number of color dots.

[0044] 图像对象数据库中的图像对象是被包括在POS处打印的销售信息内的图像的组成部分。 [0044] The target image object in the database is included in part of the sales information of the image printed at the POS. 该销售信息可以是优惠卷。 This information may be sold coupons. 该销售信息可包括如下的图像元素:制造商记录、品牌标志、产品标志、产品图画、背景、高亮显示区、水印和优惠卷或诸如矩形的外围区域的信息边界。 The sales information may include the following picture elements: manufacturer's records, brand logo, product logo, product picture, background, highlight area, watermark and border information such as coupons or peripheral area of ​​the rectangle.

[0045] 所需的墨水数量部分地依赖于墨水的横向(在纸张的平面内)扩散-墨水蔓延的距离。 [0045] The amount of ink required depends in part upon the ink laterally (in the plane of the paper) diffusion - the spread distance of ink. 因此,如果在特定纸张上的横向扩散是充分的,以致与来自间隔的像素的墨水在纸张中合并而在非打印像素位置再现所需的颜色,则一个显然的改变将是跳过某些像素的打印,例如间隔的像素。 Thus, if in a particular lateral diffusion sheet is sufficient, so that the ink is combined from the pixel spacing in the reproduced paper in non-print the desired color pixel positions, the modifications will be apparent to a skip some pixels printing, for example, the spacing of pixels. 与此相关的,打印能够可选地包括所有边缘像素,以阻止模糊的边界。 Related to this, the print can optionally include all edge pixels to prevent blurring of boundaries. 最后,用于打印条码的黑色墨水可由打印蓝色或蓝色与黑色的条所替代。 Finally, the black ink used to print the bar code may be printed in blue or blue and black strips replaced.

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[0046] 图1是网络计算机系统I的示意图; [0046] FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram of a network computer system I;

[0047] 图2是图1的本地计算机系统的一个实施例的示意图; [0047] FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram of one embodiment of a local computer system of Figure 1;

[0048] 图3是包括在中央CS数据库1A的数据结构示意图; [0048] FIG. 3 is a schematic view of a data structure 1A in a central CS database;

[0049] 图4是包括在POS计算机数据库20A的数据结构示意图; [0049] FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating a data structure 20A includes a POS computer database;

[0050] 图5是包括在奖励(incentive)计算机数据库30A的数据结构示意图; [0050] FIG. 5 is a schematic view of a data structure in the reward (Incentive) 30A, a computer database;

[0051] 图6是包括在POS彩色打印机数据库40A的数据结构示意图;和 [0051] FIG. 6 is a diagram of a data structure in the POS database 40A includes a color printer; and

[0052] 图7是描述网络CSl的应用方法概观的流程图。 [0052] FIG. 7 is a flowchart of a network application methods CSl overview description.

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[0053] 图1示意性的描述了包括中央CS 10、中央CS数据库10A、用于零售商店RSl的本地CS 80和广域网(WAN) 70的计算机网络系统I。 [0053] Figure 1 schematically described (WAN) computer network system includes a central CS 10, CS central database 10A, a local retail store CS RSl 80 and WAN 70 I. 而且,图1描述了连接到用于零售商店RS2等的多个CS的WAN 70。 Further, FIG. 1 depicts a retail store is connected to a plurality of CS RS2 like WAN 70.

[0054] 图1中的虚线表示RSl (零售商店I),其包含本地CS 80,示意性的指示了本地CS80运行以支持零售商店I的运行,该运行包括记录交易数据、执行记帐功能和在RSl的POS处提供登记收据。 The dotted line in [0054] FIG. 1 shows RSl (retail store I), which includes a local CS 80, schematically indicated CS80 local retail stores to support operation of the I operation, the recording operation including transaction data, performs accounting functions and provided at the POS register receipt of RSl. RS2、RS3等等表示存在另外的零售商店,其具有与本地CS 80相似的本地CS且均能通过WAN70与中央CS 10通信。 RS2, RS3 and the like indicating the presence of additional retail stores, which has similar local local CS 80 and CS 10 CS can communicate with the central WAN70.

[0055] 优选的,WAN 70是应用TCP/IP的分组交换网络。 [0055] preferably, WAN 70 is an application of TCP / IP packet switched network. 优选的,WAN 70是因特网。 Preferably, WAN 70 is the Internet. WAN70可以是专用网络。 WAN70 may be a private network.

[0056] 优选的,每个CS包括至少一个数字中央处理单元、存储器和操作系统软件。 [0056] Preferably, each comprising at least one digital CS central processing unit, memory and operating system software. 每条CS、数据库和WAN70间的线指示一种用于数据传输的方式,例如网络卡、数据线缆和无线传输及接收硬件。 Each of the CS, between the database and WAN70 line indicates the manner for data transmission, such as a network card, a cable and wireless data transmission and reception hardware. 在所有实施例中,示出的数据库具有连接到CS的线,表示CS控制访问数据库的读和写。 In all embodiments, the database is shown having a line connected to the CS, the CS control read and write access to the database.

[0057] 本地CS80和中央CSlO能够通过WAN70通信。 [0057] The local and central CSlO CS80 capable WAN70 communication.

[0058] 图2描述了用于RSl的本地CS80的一个实施例。 [0058] FIG 2 depicts one embodiment of a local CS80 RSl. 本地CS80包括:POS计算机20、POS计算机数据库20A、奖励计算机30、奖励计算机数据库30A、POS彩色打印机40、POS彩色打印机数据库40A、P0S终端50和LAN60。 Local CS80 comprising: POS computer 20, POS computer database 20A, the computer 30 reward, incentive computer database 30A, POS color printer 40, POS color printer database 40A, P0S terminal 50 and LAN60. 在RSl中,每个POS终端在其附近有个相连的POS彩色打印机。 In RSl, each POS terminal in its vicinity to have a color printer connected to the POS. RSl可包括多个POS终端和邻近每个POS终端的相应的POS彩色打印机。 RSl may include a plurality of POS terminals POS and adjacent each respective color printer of the POS terminal.

[0059] POS计算机20通过LAN60接收来自每个POS终端50的交易数据。 [0059] POS computer 20 receives the transaction data from the POS terminal 50 through each LAN60. POS计算机20运行以跟踪产品库存存货、产品项目成本、销售结果和RSl的经费,并在POS计算机数据库20A中存储相关信息。 POS computer running 20 to track inventory product inventory, product project costs, sales and financial results RSl and stores the relevant information in the POS computer database 20A.

[0060] 奖励计算机30运行以确定何时POS彩色打印机40打印销售信息,可选的在某些情况下还可以确定打印内容。 [0060] incentives computer 30 to determine when to run POS color printer 40 print sales information, optional in some cases can be determined print content. 优选的,奖励计算机30还在奖励打印机数据库30A中存储在RSl中的POS处发生交易的交易数据,且还存储与CID相关的销售信息。 Preferably, the transaction data of the transaction occurred rewards computer 30 also reward printer in the POS database 30A is stored in the RSl, and also stores information related to the CID sales. 优选的,奖励计算机数据库30A存储包括SVG库的SVG描绘软件,以使奖励计算机30把在SVG文件中标识的各个图像对象和文本描绘成单个图像对象。 Preferably, the database 30A stores a computer reward SVG SVG drawing software library, the computer 30 so that each bonus image objects and text in the SVG file identified is depicted as a single image object. 奖励计算机30随后将以Windows (商标)的图形设备接口(GDI)格式传输该单个图像对象文件至POS彩色打印机40。 The computer will then award 30 Windows (TM) graphical device interface (GDI) format for transmission of the file to a single image object POS color printer 40.

[0061] POS彩色打印机40打印销售信息,优选的,还打印登记收据。 [0061] POS color printer 40 print sales information, preferably, also register receipt printing. 上述的每个或全部都可彩色打印。 Each or all of the above can be printed in color. POS彩色打印机数据库40A包括打印机驱动软件,优选的包括RGB到CMYK的转换软件。 POS color printer database 40A includes a printer driver software, preferably comprises a RGB to CMYK conversion software. 可选的,POS彩色打印机数据库40A包括SVG描绘软件,该软件包括SVG库,以使POS彩色打印机40将在SVG文件中标识的各个图像对象和文本均描绘成单个图像对象,然后打印SVG文件。 Alternatively, the color printer database 40A includes POS SVG drawing software, which includes SVG library, so that the POS printer 40 to the respective color images and text objects in the SVG file identified are depicted as a single image object, and then print SVG file.

[0062] 在当前优选实施例中,POS彩色打印机40驱动软件包括用于解释Windows (商标)的图形设备接口(GDI)格式文件,以及用于把那些文件的RGB图像数据转换为CMYK图像数据的代码。 [0062] In the present preferred embodiment, POS software driver 40 includes a color printer for explaining the Windows (TM) graphics device interface (GDI) format, and for converting the RGB image data file that is the CMYK image data code.

[0063] POS终端40优选的包括交易数据输入机构,例如用于扫描UPC码和顾客身份标识卡的扫描仪,以及键盘。 [0063] POS transaction terminals 40 preferably includes a data input means, for example, for scanning the UPC code and the identity of the customer identification card scanner, and a keyboard. 它也可包括顾客生物统计数据(b1metric)阅读器和麦克风。 It may also include customer biometric data (b1metric) reader and microphone. POS终端40运行以标识购买交易的开始和结束,以获得CID以及与CID相关的被购买的产品的产品标识。 POS terminal 40 runs to identify the start and end of the purchase transaction, in order to obtain CID and the purchase of products associated with the CID product identification. POS终端40也通过LAN60传输交易数据(产品标识符,CID, POS ID等等)到POS计算机20和优选的奖励计算机30。 POS terminal 40 is also transmitted through's LAN60 (product identifier, CID, POS ID, etc.) to the POS computer 20 and the computer 30 preferably reward. POS终端40也可运行以查询价格和折扣信息,或通过LAN60请求来自POS计算机20的信息。 POS terminal 40 may also run for pricing and discount information, or request information from the computer 20 via the POS LAN60.

[0064] LAN60优选的包括一个或多个数字网络交换机,使它能够发送包括目标地址信息的包到适当的网络地址。 [0064] LAN60 preferably comprises one or more digital network switches, it is possible to transmit a packet including the network address of the destination to the appropriate address information.

[0065] 在一个可选实施例中,POS计算机20可执行所有在此与奖励计算机30相关的功能,在该情况下,POS计算机数据库20A包括在此公开的与数据库30A相关的数据结构。 [0065] In an alternative embodiment, POS computer 20 may perform all here associated with the computer 30 reward function, in this case, POS computer database 20A includes a data structure associated with the database 30A disclosed herein.

[0066] POS计算机数据库20A或奖励计算机数据库30A可存储在此公开的用于POS彩色打印机数据库40A的所有数据,在此情况下,POS计算机20或奖励计算机30执行在此公开的用于打印机40的处理功能。 POS color printer database for all data [0066] POS computer database 20A or reward may be stored in a computer database 30A for 40A disclosed herein, in this case, POS computer 20 or computer 30 executes award disclosed herein for the printer 40 the processing functions.

[0067] POS彩色打印机40可被直接连接到POS计算机20,而不是通过LAN60。 [0067] POS color printer 40 may be connected directly to the POS computer 20, rather than through the LAN60.

[0068] 在其它实施例,POS彩色打印机驱动软件和SVG文件描绘软件可驻留于本地CS80中的任一数据库中,并可由本地CS80中的任一计算机调用。 [0068] In other embodiments depicted in software, POS color printer driver software and SVG files embodiment may reside in any of the local CS80 in the database, and may be invoked by either a local computer CS80. 本地网络结构的其它修改对本领域技术人员是显然的,只要保持中央CS和一个或多个与RS相关的本地CS之间的WAN连接的存在。 Other modifications will be apparent to those skilled in the art, as long as the WAN between the central holding one or more local CS and CS RS associated with the presence of a local connection network structure.

[0069] 图3描述了中央CS数据库1A的关系数据库实施例。 [0069] Figure 3 depicts the central CS database relational database Example 1A. 但是,提供相同或类似数据关系的其它数据结构也可实现相同的结果。 However, providing the same or similar data relationships other data structures may achieve the same results.

[0070] 图3描述了一个以表格设计的图表,该图表示出了表格310、320、330、340、350和360,和表格间关系315、325、335、345和355。 [0070] Figure 3 depicts a graph to form a design, this figure shows a table 310,320,330,340,350 and 360, and the relationship between the tables 315,325,335,345 and 355. 其中关系315和325是一对多的关系,关系335,345和355是一对一的关系。 315 and 325 where the relationship is one to many relationship, the relationship between 335, 345 and 355 is a one to one relationship.

[0071] 图像对象表格310存储了图像对象和它们的属性。 [0071] The image of the object image table 310 stores the objects and their attributes. 表格310包括用于图像对象、图像对象标识(1ID)和图像对象属性(pr0pl、pr0p2等等)的字段。 Table 310 comprises an image object, an image object identification (1ID), and an image object attributes (pr0pl, pr0p2 etc.) field. 在此,所有“ID”字段是一些用于相关数据的标识形式。 Here, all "ID" field, some form of identification for the relevant data. 图像对象的属性包括指定层位置(前景、背景),图像尺寸、单个或多个颜色。 Attribute of the image object includes the specified layer position (foreground, background), an image size, a single or multiple colors. 310中包含的该图像对象优选的是对原始图像对象修改后的图像对象,此处所描述的修改是减少用于产生在颜色上与原始图像对象类似的打印的墨水量。 310 included in the image object is preferably an object image after the original image object modification, a modification described herein is the amount of ink to print in color similar to the original image for generating reduced subject.

[0072] 关系315表示310中的图像对象ID字段1ID包含与表格320中1ID字段相同的数据(图像对象标识数据)类型。 [0072] 315 represents the relationship between the image object 310 ID field contains table 1ID 1ID same data field 320 (image object identification data) type.

[0073] 销售信息表格320在相关的字段存储SVG和SVG引用的图像对象。 [0073] The sales information table 320 stored in the relevant field of SVG and SVG reference image objects. 表格320具有字段用于SVG、SVGID和相关图像对象10ID1、10ID2、10ID3等等的ID。 Table 320 has fields for SVG, SVGID 10ID1,10ID2,10ID3 like objects and the related image's ID.

[0074] 表格关系325表示表格320内的SVGID字段的数据与表格330中字段SVGID1、SVGID2、SVGID3等等内的数据是相同的数据类型。 [0074] The table 325 indicates the relationship between data tables in the data field within the table SVGID 320,330 in the field SVGID1, SVGID2, SVGID3 like are the same data type.

[0075] 表格330存储那些与每个RS相关的SVG的ID。 [0075] table ID 330 associated with each of those stored in the RS in SVG. 也即,表格330为每个RS仅存储与CID相关的那些SVG的ID,所述CID与那些存储相关。 That is, each RS 330 is a table storing only those of SVG ID associated with a CID, the CID associated with those stored. 与任一特定RS相关的SVG的数量可以是在数据库1A中被中央CS存储的所有SVG的小子集。 SVG number associated with any specific RS may be a small subset of all the SVG 1A is stored in the database in the central CS.

[0076] 表格330把RS标识(RSID)字段和一组SVG标识字段SVGIDl、SVGID2、SVGID3等等相关联。 [0076] Table 330 identifies the RS (the RSID) and a set of field identification field SVG SVGIDl, SVGID2, SVGID3 etc. associated.

[0077]目标表格340包括所针对的销售信息触发数据。 [0077] target table 340 includes information for which sales data triggered. 表格340存储对于相应的顾客的CID相关联的销售信息(SVG文件),还存储与相应的顾客的购买相关联的零售商店ID。 Table retail store ID 340 for storing sales information (SVG file) corresponding to the customer's CID associated with the corresponding storage is also associated with the purchase of the customer. 表格340的数据被传输到本地CS80。 Data table 340 is transmitted to the local CS80. 本地CS80随后能够触发SVG的描绘,然后触发由所描绘的SVG文件定义的销售信息的打印。 Local CS80 can then trigger SVG drawing, and then print trigger sales information depicted by the SVG file definition. 当本地CS将进入POS终端的CID与由中央CS 10接收的CID相匹配时,本地CS80能够在交易期间完成上述操作。 When the local CS enters the POS terminal CID matches the CID received central CS 10, CS80 local of the operation can be completed during the transaction.

[0078]目标确定表格350包括中央CSlO用于确定什么销售信息到每个CID目标的数据。 [0078] The table 350 includes a central target determining means for determining what CSlO sales information to the CID data for each target. 表格350包括RSID、目标准则、销售信息和SVGID的字段。 Table 350 includes RSID, objective criteria, sales information and SVGID fields. 每个销售信息与一个SVG文件相关。 Each sales information related to an SVG file. 仅当目标准则满足于该CID时,以每个销售信息为目标以传递到特定的CID。 Only when certain criteria are met to the CID, the sales information to each target delivery to a particular CID. 目标准则通常依赖于某个更早的时间期间内的与该CID相关的产品购买,该产品购买是存储在产品购买历史表360中的数据。 Usually rely on objective criteria within a certain period of time earlier associated with the CID product purchase, the product purchased is stored in the product purchase data history table 360. 因此,中央CSlO可将表格350中的目标准则应用于与产品购买历史表格360中的CID相关的数据,以产生表格340中的数据。 Therefore, the central objective criteria CSlO can be applied to the table 350 in the CID data related to product purchase history table 360 ​​to produce a data table 340.

[0079] 产品购买历史表格360包括存储下列信息的字段:彼此相关联的RSID、CID、日期、合计(购买交易的货币总量)和产品标识符、该产品数量、和该产品价格(分别为UPC1,NUPCl,PUPCl,以及分别为UPC2,NUPC2,PUPC2等等),以及优惠卷标识符和优惠卷折扣数量(分别为Cl,Dl,分别为C2,D2等等)。 [0079] product purchase history table 360 ​​includes the following information stored in the field: RSID associated with each other, CID, date, total (monetary aggregate purchase transaction) and product identifier, the number of the product, and the product price (respectively UPC1, NUPCl, PUPCl, and are UPC2, NUPC2, PUPC2 etc.), and the coupon ID data and coupon discount amount (respectively Cl, Dl, respectively C2, D2, etc.).

[0080] 总的来说,表格310、320、330,使中央CS能够跟踪先前传输到每个RS的SVG和图像对象文件,且因此确定并传输SVG文件和图像对象数据到每个RS,该SVG文件和图像对象数据先前未传输到该商店但当前通过表格340与该RS相关。 [0080] In general, tables 310, 320, of the center track can be previously transmitted to the CS and the image object file SVG each RS, and therefore determines that the SVG file and transfer the image and object data to each RS, the SVG files and image objects not previously transmitted to the data store 340 associated with the current but by the RS form. 对于已经在该RS中购买了的顾客,表格340、350和360使得中央CS与针对每个CID的销售信息(和相应的SVG文件)相关联。 For the customer has purchased in the RS, the tables 340, 350 and 360 so that the central CS associated with sales information for each CID's (and the corresponding SVG file).

[0081] 相关的(I)目标准则和⑵销售信息的例子是⑴对于从当前时间算起的前30天期间内存在I夸脱牛奶的UPCjP (2)用于特定干燥谷类产品的优惠卷。 [0081] Examples related to (I) and certain criteria are ⑴ ⑵ sales information for a current time counted from the previous 30-day period in the memory UPCjP (2) I quart of milk for a particular coupon dried cereal product.

[0082] 图4示出了POS计算机数据库20A的关系数据库实施例。 [0082] FIG. 4 shows a POS computer database relational database Example 20A. POS计算机数据库20A包括RS产品购买历史表格360',存货库存表格420,和优惠卷折扣表格430。 POS computer database 20A includes RS product purchase history table 360 ​​', stock inventory table 420, 430 and coupon discount table.

[0083] RS产品购买历史表格360'具有与表格360相同的数据字段。 [0083] RS product purchase history table 360 ​​'having the same data field 360 form. 但是,RS产品购买历史表格360'优选的只存储发生在RSl的交易的产品购买历史。 However, RS product purchase history table 360 ​​'preferred storage products only occur in RSl transaction purchase history. 存货库存表格420通过产品标识符(UPC码)存储库存中的产品细目的数量。 420 product breakdown of the number of stock inventory table by the product identifier (UPC code) to store inventory. 优惠卷折扣表格430存储与折扣相关的优惠卷标识C,以计入包括涉及优惠卷标识的购买。 Coupon discount table 430 stores associated with discount coupons identity C, including those relating to account for the Coupon identified purchase. 在运行中,本地CS80可应用优惠卷折扣表来确定折扣,以应用到顾客购买交易。 In operation, the local CS80 discount coupons can be applied to the table to determine the discount to apply to the customer purchase transaction. 参看表格360'中示出的优惠卷及其折扣的数据。 Referring to the data table shown discount coupon and 360 '.

[0084]图5示出了奖励计算机数据库30A的关系数据库实施例,包括RS图像对象表格310'、销售信息表格320'、RS目标表格340'、RS产品购买历史表格360'和SVG代码库510。 [0084] FIG. 5 illustrates a computer database 30A reward relational database embodiment, including RS image object table 310 ', sales information table 320.' RS target table 340. 'RS product purchase history table 360' and the SVG code library 510 . 该RS表格310'、320'、340'和360,具有与表格310、320、340和360相同的数据结构。 The RS table 310 ', 320', 340 'and 360, have the same data structure table 360 ​​and 310,320,340. 但是,表格310'、320'、340'和360'只存储来自或关于RS I的数据。 However, the table 310 ', 320', 340 'and 360' only store data from or on the RS I. SVG代码库510是能够描绘SVG文件以产生如SVG文件指定的单个图像文件的软件代码,包括SVG文件所引用的任一图像对象文件。 SVG drawing code library 510 is able to generate software code SVG document file as a single image file designated SVG, any image object file includes SVG file referenced.

[0085] 优选的,奖励计算机30确定何时在POS终端50上读取的CID与存储在目标表格340'中的CID匹配,以及对于相关的销售奖励通过产生Windows⑶I格式的图像文件来进行响应,并传输该文件到POS彩色打印机40。 [0085] Preferably, computer 30 determines reward when to read the CID stored in the CID matching the POS terminal 50 in the object table '340, and the relevant sales incentives responds by generating Windows⑶I image file format, and transfer the file to the POS color printer 40.

[0086] 优选的,奖励计算机30将表格360'中尚未被传输到中央CSlO的RSl的新数据周期性或不定期地传输到中央CS10。 [0086] Preferably, computer 30 will award table 360 ​​'has not yet been transferred to the new data center CSlO RSl periodically or irregularly transmitted to the central CS10.

[0087] 图6示出了POS彩色打印机数据库40A的内容。 [0087] FIG. 6 shows the content of the color printer POS database 40A. 此数据优选的包括优惠卷图像文件数据610、登记收据数据620、打印机驱动器630、打印机/打印头控制640、和打印机队列存储器650。 This data preferably comprises an image file coupon data 610, register receipt data 620, the printer driver 630, the printer / print head controller 640, a memory 650, and a printer queue.

[0088] 优惠卷图像文件数据610中的每个文件包括用于一个或多个销售信息的图像数据,典型的是优惠卷。 [0088] each coupon image file data file 610 includes image data for one or more of the selling information, typically coupons. 登记收据数据620包括以下用于打印的数据:所购买的物品的描述、数量和价格,应用于购买的折扣,和交易总货币量。 Registration receipt data 620 includes data for printing the following: the purchased item description, quantity and price, the discount applies to the purchase, and the total transaction amount of money.

[0089] 可选的,优惠卷图像文件数据610可以是包含任一和所有销售信息数据的单个图像文件。 [0089] Alternatively, coupon image data file 610 may comprise any and all sales information of a single image data file.

[0090] 可选的,在被传输至POS彩色打印机40之前,优惠卷图像文件数据和登记收据数据可被本地CS80合并至一单个文件,例如Windows(商标)⑶I格式的文件。 [0090] Optionally, prior to being transmitted to the POS color printer 40, the image file data and coupon data as a receipt may be combined to a single local CS80 file, such as file the Windows (trademark) ⑶I format. 在此情况下,登记收据数据620和优惠卷图像文件数据610在POS彩色打印机数据库40A中是单独合并的数据文件。 In this case, the receipt data 620 and the registration coupon image file 610 is a separate data file in the merged data POS color printer 40A in the database.

[0091] 打印机驱动器630优选的将RGB彩色数据转换为CMYK或CMY彩色数据用于打印,并排列该数据成为数据流用于传输至打印机队列存储器。 [0091] Printer driver 630 is preferably of the RGB color data to CMYK or CMY color data for printing, and the arrangement of Data to the data stream for transmission to the printer queue memory. 打印机队列存储器650顺序地存储要发出至打印头(发射墨水到纸上的结构)和发出至纸张位置控制器(例如纸张辊)的命令。 The printer queue memory 650 sequentially stores to be issued to the print head (ink emission structure to the paper) and issues a command to the sheet position controller (e.g., paper roller).

[0092] 可选的,POS彩色打印机数据库40A也包括分开的打印机/头控制640,用于重绕打印纸以被多于一个打印头安全的打印,其中至少有一个打印头面对纸卷的一面。 [0092] Alternatively, POS color printer database 40A also includes a separate printer / control head 640 for rewinding the printing paper is to secure more than one print head, wherein the at least one print head facing the roll one side.

[0093] 在本地CS80将用于交易而打印的多于一个的文件,例如登记收据文件和一个或多个销售信息发送至POS彩色打印机的实施例中,可实施商业规则以确保可靠性并最小化交易时间。 [0093] In more than one file to be used for local transactions CS80 printing, register receipt example embodiments the one or more files and sales information to the POS color printers, the business rules may be implemented to ensure reliability and minimum of trading hours. 例如,POS彩色打印机40可执行超时代码,以使其如果在接收登记收据文件后经过例如2秒的指定时间之后,还未接收到优惠卷图像文件数据,则打印该登记数据文件。 For example, POS printer 40 may perform the color codes timeout, if so, after the specified time elapsed, for example, two seconds after receiving a registration document receipt, coupon has not been received the image file data, the registration data file is printed. 而且,它可包括用于确定登记收据信息的打印长度和销售信息的打印长度的代码,用于在纸的一面打印登记收据或销售信息,并按大约第一次打印的长度重绕纸张,然后将其它的打印内容打印到纸的第二面。 Further, it may comprise code for determining the length of the print length and print sales information registration receipt information for rewinding paper printed on one side of the paper register receipt or sales information, the printing press about the first length and then the other print contents of the print to a second side of the paper.

[0094] 图7描述了表示发生在网络CSl的步骤的流程图700。 [0094] Figure 7 depicts a flowchart 700 represents a step occurs in the network CSl.

[0095] 在步骤705,中央CSlO接收优惠卷数据,该数据可包括图像数据或图像文件。 [0095] In step 705, the central CSlO receiving coupon data, the data may include image data or image file.

[0096] 在步骤710,中央CSlO从优惠卷数据产生SVG文件。 [0096] In step 710, the central CSlO SVG file is generated from the volume data promotions.

[0097] 在步骤715,中央CSlO针对与每个SVG文件相关的图像数据或图像文件产生被修改的图像数据。 [0097] Step 715, the central CSlO generate modified image data for the image data or image files associated with each file in SVG.

[0098] 在步骤720,中央CSlO将某些SVG文件与某些CID本地CS 80 (RSl)相关联。 [0098] In step 720, the central CSlO certain CID SVG files with certain local CS 80 (RSl) is associated. 该CID是先前从本地CS80接收的。 The CID is previously received from the local CS80. 该SVG文件是符合应用于该CID的目标规则的文件。 The SVG file is a file to meet the objectives of the rules of the CID.

[0099] 在步骤725,中央CSlO确定哪个SVG和相关图像对象文件以前尚未被发送至RSl。 [0099] In step 725, the central CSlO RSl to determine which have not been transmitted and the associated image object file SVG previously. 它可通过相比于先前传输至RSl的SVG的数据库来过滤与RSl的CID新关联的SVG来执行上述步骤。 It can be compared to the previous transmission to the database through the SVG RSl to filter associated with the new CID SVG RSl to carry out these steps. 对于RSl的每个新的SVG,都有相对应的RSl的新图像文件。 For each new SVG RSl, and has a corresponding RSl new image file.

[0100] 在步骤730,中央CSlO传输数据至本地CS80。 [0100] Local CS80 at step 730, transmit data to the central CSlO. 此数据可包括RSl的新的CID以及相关的SVG和图像文件。 This data may include the new CID and related SVG and image files RSl of.

[0101] 在步骤735,本地CS80标识涉及在POS终端50处交易的CID。 [0101] In step 735, the local identifier relates CS80 CID transaction at the POS terminal 50. 在优选实施例中,此功能由奖励计算机30执行。 In a preferred embodiment, this function is performed by the computer 30 reward.

[0102] 在步骤740,本地CS80标识任一存储在本地CS80中与上述CID相关的SVG文件。 [0102] In step 740, the identification of any local CS80 CS80 SVG files associated with the above-described local CID of a memory. 在优选实施例中,此功能由奖励计算机30执行。 In a preferred embodiment, this function is performed by the computer 30 reward.

[0103] 在步骤745,本地CS80将相关的SVG描绘成图像文件。 [0103] In step 745, the relevant local CS80 depicted as SVG image files. 在优选实施例中,此功能由奖励计算机30执行。 In a preferred embodiment, this function is performed by the computer 30 reward.

[0104] 在步骤750,POS彩色打印机40打印被描绘的SVG和交易的登记收据。 [0104] In step 750, POS color printer 40 is depicted in the printing registration of receipt of the transaction and SVG.

[0105] 在步骤755,本地CS80传输交易记录至中央CS10。 [0105] In step 755, the local transaction records to the central transmission CS80 CS10.

[0106] 在步骤750,本地CS80对每个SVG或SVG组描绘SVG和它们相关的图像文件至单个图像文件。 [0106] Step 750, the local CS80 depicted SVG image files and their associated SVG or SVG each set to a single image file. 这些图像文件可被存储为Windows (商标)⑶I格式。 These image files can be stored as Windows (trademark) ⑶I format.

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  1. 1.一种网络计算机系统CS,包括: 远离于多个零售商店RS中的每一个的中央CS,每一个所述RS具有相应的多个零售商店标识RSID之一,所述多个零售商店包括具有第一RSID的第一RS ; 多个本地计算机系统CS,所述多个本地CS中的每一个位于所述多个RS中的相应一个RS中,所述多个本地CS包括位于所述第一RS中的第一本地CS ; 所述多个本地CS中的每一个记录发生在该本地CS中的销售点终端POS的交易,包括所述第一本地CS记录发生在所述第一RS POS的交易; 所述中央CS在中央CS数据库中存储: 多个图像对象10,多个图像对象标识10ID,以及所述多个1中的每个1与所述多个1ID中的一个相应1ID之间的关联; 多个可缩放矢量图形SVG,多个可缩放矢量图形标识SVGID,以及所述多个SVG中的每一个和所述多个SVGID中的一个相应SVGID之间的关联,所述多个SVG中的每一个和所述多个1ID中的 A CS network computer system, comprising: a central CS RS away from the plurality of retail stores in each of the RS each having a respective one of a plurality of retail stores identifying the RSID, comprising a plurality of retail stores a first having a first RS RSID; a plurality of local computer system CS, the plurality of local CS positioned in each of the plurality of RS RS in a respective one of said plurality of said first local CS comprises a first local CS RS; each of said plurality of local record in the CS locally occurs at the point of sale terminal CS of POS transactions, comprising a first RS POS CS to the first local recording occurs transaction; CS said central database stored in a central CS: a plurality of image objects 10, a plurality of object identification images 10id, and each of said plurality of 1 and a corresponding one of said plurality of 1ID 1ID association between; a plurality of scalable vector graphics SVG, associations between the plurality of scalable vector graphics SVGID identifier, and a respective one of said plurality of SVGID SVG and each of said plurality of SVGID, said plurality SVG is a one and said each of the plurality of 1ID 组相应1ID之间的关联; 所述多个RSID中的每一个和所述多个SVGID中先前传送的相应一组SVGID之间的关联,其指示先前从所述中央CS传输至所述多个RS中一个相应RS的先前传输的SVGID ; 所述多个RSID中的每一个和所述多个SVGID中的一组目标SVGID之间的关联,其指示目标在于在所述多个RS中的相应一个RS中进行打印的目标SVGID ; 所述中央CS配置为用于确定目标为该相应的RS但先前并未传输到该RS的SVG,且将该SVG传输到该相应的RS。 1ID association between the respective groups; SVGID association between each of said plurality of RSID and a plurality of said previously transmitted SVGID corresponding set, which indicates the previous transmission from the central to the plurality of CS RS RS in a corresponding preceding transmission SVGID; a plurality of associations between a set of target SVGID SVGID and each of said plurality of RSID, which indicates that the corresponding target in the plurality of RS RS SVGID a target printing is performed; said central CS configured for determining a target that the corresponding RS, but has not been previously transmitted to the RS, SVG, and the transmission to the corresponding RS SVG.
  2. 2.权利要求1所述的网络CS,其中所述中央CS被设计为根据与所述第一 RS相关联的所述一组目标SVGID和所述先前传送的一组SVGID从与销售SVG文件相关的图像对象来确定先前未传输至所述第一RS的第一本地CS的第一组图像对象;和所述中央CS被构建以传输所述第一组图像对象至所述第一RS的第一本地CS。 CS network according to claim 1, wherein said central CS is designed from the SVG file associated with sales of a set of the first RS SVGID said associated target set and the previously transmitted SVGID the image of the object is determined not previously transmitted to the first group of the first local image object of a first RS CS; the CS and the center is constructed to transmit the first set of image object to the first RS the first local CS.
  3. 3.权利要求1所述的网络CS,进一步包括确定先前未传输至所述第一 RS的第一本地CS的第二组SVG文件;和将先前未传输至所述第一RS的第一本地CS的所述第二组SVG文件从所述中央CS传输到所述第一RS的第一本地CS。 CS network according to claim 1, further comprising determining not been previously transmitted to the first local first RS CS second set of SVG files; previously and is not transmitted to the first RS of a first local the second set of CS SVG file transmitted from said central CS to the first local CS of the first RS.
  4. 4.权利要求3所述的网络CS,其中从所述中央CS传输至所述第一本地CS的所述第二组SVG文件引用特定图像对象。 CS network according to claim 3, wherein said central CS transmitted from the first to the second set of local CS SVG documents cited specific image objects.
  5. 5.权利要求1所述的网络CS,其中所述第一本地CS包括POS计算机、POS终端和POS彩色打印机。 CS network according to claim 1, wherein said first local POS CS comprises a computer, POS terminal and the POS color printers.
  6. 6.权利要求5所述的网络CS,其中所述第一本地CS进一步包括奖励计算机,所述奖励计算机存储SVG代码库。 CS network. 5 according to claim 1, wherein said first local CS computer further comprising a bonus, the bonus computer storage SVG code library.
  7. 7.权利要求6所述的网络CS,其中所述奖励计算机存储与顾客身份标识CID相关的SVG文件和与SVG文件相关的图像对象。 Network CS of claim 6 wherein said computer stores customer reward identity CID related SVG file associated with the image object SVG file claim.
  8. 8.权利要求7所述的网络CS,其中所述奖励计算机被构建以接收所述POS终端读取的顾客身份标识CID,确定与所述CID相关的SVG,描绘所述SVG至销售信息图像文件,且传输所述销售信息图像文件至所述POS彩色打印机。 CS network according to claim 7, wherein said computer is constructed customer reward identity POS terminal to receive the CID read, associated with the determined CID SVG, SVG drawing the sales information to the image file and transmitting the sales information image file to the POS color printer.
  9. 9.一种使用网络计算机系统CS的方法,包括: 提供远离于多个零售商店RS中的每一个的中央CS,每一个所述RS具有相应的多个零售商店标识RSID之一,所述多个零售商店包括具有第一RSID的第一RS ; 提供多个本地计算机系统CS,所述多个本地CS中的每一个位于所述多个RS中的相应一个RS中,所述多个本地CS包括位于所述第一RS中的第一本地CS ; 在所述多个本地CS中的每一个中记录发生在该本地CS中的销售点终端POS的交易,包括所述第一本地CS记录发生在所述第一RS POS的交易; 在所述中央CS在中央CS数据库中存储: 多个图像对象10,多个图像对象标识10ID,以及所述多个1中的每个1与所述多个1ID中的一个相应1ID之间的关联; 多个可缩放矢量图形SVG,多个可缩放矢量图形标识SVGID,以及所述多个SVG中的每一个和所述多个SVGID中的一个相应SVGID之间的关联,所述多个SVG中 A network computer system CS method, comprising: providing a central CS RS away from the plurality of retail stores in each of a, each having a corresponding one of said plurality of RS retail stores identifying the RSID, said plurality having a first retail stores comprises a first RS RSID; providing a plurality of local computer system CS, the plurality of local CS positioned in each of the plurality of RS RS in a respective one of the plurality of local CS It includes the first local CS RS in the first; in each of the plurality of records in the local CS occurs in the local point of sale terminal CS of POS transactions, comprising recording the occurrence of the first local CS in the first RS POS transactions; and said central CS database stored in a central CS: a plurality of image objects 10, a plurality of object identification images 10id, and each of a plurality of said one of said plurality 1ID association between a respective one of 1ID; scalable vector graphics SVG plurality, the plurality of scalable vector graphics identification SVGID, and a respective one of said plurality of SVGID SVG and each of said plurality of SVGID the association between the plurality of SVG 每一个和所述多个1ID中的一组相应1ID之间的关联; 所述多个RSID中的每一个和所述多个SVGID中先前传送的相应一组SVGID之间的关联,其指示先前从所述中央CS传输至所述多个RS中一个相应RS的先前传输的SVGID ; 所述多个RSID中的每一个和所述多个SVGID中的一组目标SVGID之间的关联,其指示目标在于在所述多个RS中的相应一个RS中进行打印的目标SVGID ; 由所述中央CS确定目标为该相应的RS但先前并未传输到该RS的SVG,且将该SVG传输到该相应的RS。 1ID each respective association between a plurality of 1ID and the set; SVGID association between each of said plurality of RSID and a plurality of said previously transmitted SVGID corresponding set, indicating that the previous transmitting from said central CS to SVGID previous transmission a corresponding one of the plurality of RS RS; the association between a certain set of SVGID SVGID and each of said plurality of said plurality of RSID, indicating that SVGID aimed target of printing in a respective one of said plurality of RS in RS; determining by said central CS RS is the corresponding target but not previously transmitted to the RS, SVG, and transmits this to the SVG corresponding RS.
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