JPH11316658A - Printing device - Google Patents

Printing device

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JPH11316658A
JPH11316658A JP10137684A JP13768498A JPH11316658A JP H11316658 A JPH11316658 A JP H11316658A JP 10137684 A JP10137684 A JP 10137684A JP 13768498 A JP13768498 A JP 13768498A JP H11316658 A JPH11316658 A JP H11316658A
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Kenjiro Mitsui
謙次郎 三井
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a printer with which various settings of printing and network protocols are standardized and installation of a printer driver in each computer is not required. SOLUTION: A printer 1 provides a network address and a URL for HTTP from a network interface device 12 and an HTTP processor 13, identifies them from computers 2, 3 and 4 through a WWW browser of a client or the like when connected to a network and controls them. This browser can display the HTML and is not limited to Mosaic or Netscape. Since the computers 2, 3 and 4 control the printer 1 through the WWW browser any type of HTTP can be controlled in so fan as it is controlled by the HTTP processor 13 independently of the type of its own computer or so to be used.

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【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、各コンピュータ特有のネットワークプロトコルを統一したネットワーク印刷装置に関する。 The present invention relates to relates to a network printing apparatus unifies the computer-specific network protocols.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】近年、オフィス等でのOA機器の著しい普及に伴い、処理した文書、画像等を印刷処理する需要が増大している。 In recent years, with the remarkable spread of OA equipment in offices and the like, treated document, demand for printing an image or the like is increasing. この要請に対応するため、例えば、図4に示すように複数のコンピュータと印刷装置をネットワークで連結して、各コンピュータが印刷装置を共用する形式のシステムが広く用いられている。 To accommodate this requirement, for example, by connecting with a network printing system with a plurality of computers, as shown in FIG. 4, the format of the system each computer to share the printer has been widely used. このような、 like this,
ネットワークに接続された印刷装置は、各コンピュータ上から、ユーザーが印刷指示を出すと印刷を開始するので、ユーザー毎に印刷装置を設置する必要がなくなり、 Connected printing apparatus to a network, from the each computer, so the user starts printing and issuing a print instruction, eliminates the need for a printing apparatus for each user,
使い勝手が優れている。 Ease of use is excellent. ところで、各コンピュータより発行される印刷指示は、そのコンピュータ特有のネットワークプロトコルでなされ、これを印刷装置の側でそれを解析し、印刷処理をするようになっていた。 Incidentally, the print instruction issued from the computer is made in the computer-specific network protocols, which parses it on the side of the printing apparatus, has been adapted to the printing process. また、その印刷装置用のデバイスドライバを各コンピュータ毎にいちいちインストールすることが前提となっていた。 Further, it has been assumed that each time install the device driver for the printing device for each computer.

【0003】 [0003]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】しかしながら、コンピュータ毎にネットワークプロトコルが相違し、各装置ごとに異なる印刷装置用プリンタドライバをインストールしなければいけないというのでは、いかにも不便であり、手間のかかる作業であった。 [SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION However, the network protocol is different, than that do need to install different printer for the printer driver for each device in each computer, a truly inconvenient, with tedious there were. そこで、本発明は多種なネットワークプロトコルと印刷設定を統一し、各コンピュータにプリンタドライバをインストールする必要をなくした印刷装置を提供することを目的とする。 Accordingly, the present invention is to unify the print setting with a wide network protocol, and an object thereof is to provide a printing apparatus which eliminates the need to install the printer driver on each computer.

【0004】 [0004]

【課題を解決するための手段】請求項1記載の発明では、ネットワークを通して、単数または複数のコンピュータと通信するネットワーク接続手段と、このネットワーク接続手段を介して、前記単数または複数のコンピュータから取得した画像データを出力する画像出力手段と、前記ネットワーク接続手段で通信を行う際、ワールド・ワイド・ウェブの通信プロトコルで用いられているHTTPプロトコルで通信を制御するHTTP処理装置と、を備えたことにより前記目的を達成する。 In [Summary of] claim 1 the invention described, through the network, a network connection unit for communicating with one or more computers, via the network connection means, obtained from the one or more computers an image output means for outputting the image data, when communicating with the network connection means, and HTTP processing unit for controlling the communication with the HTTP protocol used on the World wide web communications protocols, by having a to achieve the above purpose.

【0005】請求項2記載の発明では、請求項1記載の発明において、各コンピュータに対応した印刷設定値の保存、取り出しを行うための補助記憶装置をさらに設けたことにより前記目的を達成する。 [0005] In the present invention of claim 2, wherein, in the invention according to the first aspect, storage of the print setting values ​​corresponding to each computer, to achieve the object by further providing an auxiliary storage device for performing extraction.

【0006】請求項3記載の発明では、請求項1または請求項2記載の発明において、前記HTTP処理装置を介して、他のコンピュータで動作するアプリケーションから、印刷条件設定や画像データの送受信を前記ネットワーク接続手段により行うことにより前記目的を達成する。 [0006] In the present invention of claim 3, wherein, in the invention of claim 1 or claim 2, wherein, via the HTTP processing unit, from applications running on other computers, said transmitting and receiving the print condition setting and image data to achieve the above object by carrying out the network connection means.

【0007】 [0007]

【発明の実施の形態】以下、本発明の好適な実施の形態を、図1ないし図3を参照して詳細に説明する。 DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Hereinafter, the preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to FIGS. 図1は本発明の実施の形態に係るネットワークに接続された印刷装置を示した構成図である。 Figure 1 is a block diagram showing a connected printing apparatus to a network according to an embodiment of the present invention. 印刷装置1は、画像データを出力する画像出力装置11、ネットワークと印刷装置1を接続するネットワークインターフェイス装置(I Printing device 1, the image output apparatus 11 for outputting the image data, a network interface device for connecting the network and the printing apparatus 1 (I
/F)12、HTTP処理装置13を内部に備えている。 / F) 12, and a HTTP processing unit 13 therein. そして、この印刷装置1を利用するコンピュータ2、コンピュータ3およびコンピュータ4は、印刷装置1とネットワーク接続されている。 Then, the computer 2, the computer 3 and computer 4 using this printer 1 is a printing apparatus 1 and the network connection.

【0008】また、印刷装置1は、ネットワークインターフェイス装置(I/F)12とHTTP(ハイパー・ [0008] In addition, the printing apparatus 1, the network interface device (I / F) 12 and the HTTP (Hyper
テクスト・トランスポート・プロトコル)処理装置13 Text Transport Protocol) processing unit 13
からネットワークアドレスとHTTP用のURL(ユニフォーム・リソース・ロケータ)を備え、ネットワークに接続した時点でコンピュータ2、コンピュータ3、およびコンピュータ4より、それらをクライアントのWW A network address and URL for HTTP (Uniform Resource Locator) from the computer 2 upon connecting to a network, the computer 3, and from the computer 4, their clients WW
W(ワールド・ワイド・ウェブ)ブラウザなどで識別し、そして制御を行う。 W identified by such (World Wide Web) browser, and performs a control. このブラウザは、HTML(Hy This browser, HTML (Hy
per Text Markup Language) を表示できるものであり、 Are those per Text Markup Language) can be displayed,
MosaicやNetscapeに限定されない。 But it is not limited to Mosaic and Netscape. なお、HTTPは、WWWサーバーとWWWブラウザがファイルなどの情報を送受するのに用いるプロトコルである。 In addition, HTTP is a protocol used to WWW server and the WWW browser to send and receive information, such as file.

【0009】コンピュータ2、コンピュータ3およびコンピュータ4は、WWWブラウザを通して印刷装置1を制御するので、自分がどのようなコンピュータか、使用しているOS(オペレーションシステム)が何かということは一切関係なく、HTTP処理装置13で制御できるHTTPであれば制御が可能となる。 [0009] computer 2, the computer 3 and the computer 4, and controls the printing apparatus 1 through the WWW browser, yourself what kind of computer, OS you are using (operating system) is that what is regardless of any , it is possible to control if the HTTP can be controlled by the HTTP processing unit 13.

【0010】図2はHTTP処理装置13の内部構造を表したブロック図である。 [0010] FIG. 2 is a block diagram showing the internal structure of the HTTP processing unit 13. 文書アプリケーション5は、 Document application 5,
文書を作成するアプリケーションであり、印刷設定用W Is an application to create a document, print settings for W
WWブラウザモジュール52、データ転送モジュール5 WW browser module 52, the data transfer module 5
1からなる。 Consisting of 1. この文書アプリケーション5は、動作しているコンピュータ内のプリンタドライバと交信するのではなく、そのアプリケーション内部のHTTP処理モジュールで、直接印刷装置1と交信する。 The document application 5, rather than communicate with the printer driver in the computer running an HTTP processing module inside the application, communicate directly with the printing device 1.

【0011】HTTP処理装置13は、文書アプリケーション5の印刷データ転送モジュール51より送信されてくる印刷イメージを制御する印刷データ制御モジュール131、印刷設定値に関して文書アプリケーション5 [0011] HTTP processor 13, print data control module 131 for controlling the print image that is transmitted from the print data transfer module 51 of the document application 5, the document application 5 with respect to the print setting value
の印刷設定用WWWモジュール52と交信する印刷設定制御モジュール132および補助記憶装置133から構成されている。 And a print setting control module 132 and the auxiliary storage device 133 to print settings for WWW module 52 with communication. 補助記憶装置133は、各コンピュータに対応した印刷設定値を保存したり、これを取り出したりできるようになっている。 The auxiliary storage device 133, or to save the print setting value corresponding to each computer, so that it or retrieve it.

【0012】印刷データ制御モジュール131は、印刷設定制御モジュール132で設定された値を用いて、文書アプリケーション5よりHTTPを用いて印刷イメージを受け取り、その印刷イメージを加工(余白制御、印刷部数、拡大縮小など)し、印刷装置1に転送する。 The print data control module 131 uses the values ​​set by the print setting control module 132 receives a print image using HTTP from the document application 5, the processing (blank controls the print image, number of copies, enlargement reduction, etc.), and transferred to the printing apparatus 1. 最近のコンピュータは、機能的にも、価格的にも優れていて、印刷イメージはアプリケーションが動作しているアプリケーションで作成しても全く問題ない。 Recent computer is functional as well, and also excellent in price, the print image is no problem even if you created in the application that the application is running. これを利用し、今まではコンピュータ個々に印刷装置専用の印刷言語対応プリンタドライバを用意しなければならなかったが、このHTTPによるネットワーク通信で、イメージ転送のみのシンプルな制御になり、コンピュータ側にプリンタドライバは必要なくなる。 Using this, but until now had to prepare a print language corresponding printer driver of the printing device dedicated to computer individually, in network communication according to the HTTP, it becomes a simple control of the image transfer only, to the computer side the printer driver is not necessary.

【0013】印刷設定制御モジュール132はプリンタドライバのユーザーインターフェイスの代わりをする装置であり、内部処理は図3のようになっている。 [0013] print setting control module 132 is a device for the place of the printer driver user interface, the internal processing is as shown in FIG. 特徴として、文書アプリケーション5より接続されると、そのアプリケーションが動作しているコンピュータの識別番号を取得し(IPアドレスなど)、補助記憶装置133 As a feature, when connected from the document application 5, we obtain the identification number of the computer on which the application is running (IP address, etc.), an auxiliary storage device 133
に構成されているデータベースよりそのコンピュータ用設定値を取得し、文書アプリケーションに返信する機能がある。 There is acquired the computer setting values ​​from a database that is configured to reply to the document application functionality. これは、ネットワークで接続されているコンピュータ個々の印刷設定を保持することによって、接続したコンピュータ間で設定値を独立して利用できるものにしている。 This can be done by holding the connected computer individual print settings in the network, and to what can be independently utilized setting values ​​between the connected computer.

【0014】設定情報はすべてHTTPを用いてHTM [0014] In all the configuration information using the HTTP HTM
Lでグラフィカルに文書アプリケーション5(文書アプリケーションはこの仕様を満足していると仮定)に表示される。 Document application 5 graphically L is displayed on the (document application assuming satisfies this specification). これは不統一だったコンピュータやアプリケーションによる印刷設定ユーザーインターフェイスに、統一した操作性、外観を与えることができ、コンピュータ側に必要だったプリンタドライバユーザーインターフェイスは必要なくなる。 This print setting user interface by the computer or application was inconsistent, unified operability, appearance can be given, the printer driver user interface needed to the computer side is not required.

【0015】 [0015]

【発明の効果】請求項1記載の発明によれば、HTTP Effects of the Invention According to the first aspect of the invention, HTTP
処理装置を印刷装置に備えたことにより、各コンピュータ特有のネットワークプロトコルが統一でき、コンピュータ自身にプリンタドライバをインストールする必要はなくなる。 By having the processing apparatus to the printing apparatus, the computer-specific network protocols can be unified, it is not necessary to install the printer driver on the computer itself.

【0016】請求項2記載の発明によれば、各コンピュータの設定を補助記憶装置で管理することにより、ネットワークプリンタとしての本来の共有性を実現することができる。 According to the second aspect of the present invention, by managing the settings for each computer in the auxiliary storage device can realize the inherent sharing of the network printer.

【0017】請求項3記載の発明によれば、ネットワークのコンピュータ上のアプリケーションより印刷装置を制御させる方式によって、統一したユーザーインターフェイス、共通な操作方法を提供でき、そしてコンピュータの機種に依存せず、該印刷装置に印刷条件設定や画像データをネットワーク接続手段により転送することが可能となる。 According to the third aspect of the present invention, the method for controlling a printing device from the applications on the network of computers, unified user interface can provide a common method of operation, and without depending on the type of computer, it is possible to transfer by the network connection unit print condition setting and image data to the printing apparatus.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】本発明の実施の形態に係る印刷装置の構成を示した図である。 1 is a diagram showing a configuration of a printing apparatus according to the embodiment of the present invention.

【図2】HTTP処理装置の内部構造を表した図である。 2 is a diagram showing the internal structure of the HTTP processing unit.

【図3】印刷設定制御モジュールの内部処理の方法を示した図である。 3 is a diagram showing a method of the internal processing of the print setting control module.

【図4】印刷装置を共用するコンピュータネットワークの構成概略図である。 4 is a structural schematic diagram of a computer network that share a printing device.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

1 印刷装置 2、3、4 コンピュータ 5 文書アプリケーション 11 画像出力装置 12 ネットワークインターフェイス装置 13 HTTP処理装置 51 印刷データ転送モジュール 52 印刷設定用WWWモジュール 131 印刷データ制御モジュール 132 印刷設定制御モジュール 133 補助記憶装置 1 printing units 2, 3, 4 computer 5 document application 11 image output device 12 network interface device 13 WWW module 131 for printing HTTP processing unit 51 the print data transfer module 52 print setting data control module 132 print setting control module 133 auxiliary storage device

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    【特許請求の範囲】 [The claims]
  1. 【請求項1】 ネットワークを通して、単数または複数のコンピュータと通信するネットワーク接続手段と、 このネットワーク接続手段を介して、前記単数または複数のコンピュータから取得した画像データを出力する画像出力手段と、 前記ネットワーク接続手段で通信を行う際、ワールド・ Through 1. A network, a network connection means for communicating with one or more computers, via the network connection unit, and an image output means for outputting image data acquired from the one or more computers, the network when communicating with connection means, the World
    ワイド・ウェブの通信プロトコルで用いられているHT HT that is used in the Wide Web communication protocol of
    TPプロトコルで通信を制御するHTTP処理装置と、 And HTTP processing unit for controlling the communication with TP protocol,
    を備えたことを特徴とする印刷装置。 Printing apparatus characterized by comprising a.
  2. 【請求項2】 各コンピュータに対応した印刷設定値の保存、取り出しを行うための補助記憶装置をさらに設けたことを特徴とする請求項1記載の印刷装置。 2. A printing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the storage of the print setting values ​​corresponding to each computer, characterized in that further an auxiliary storage device for performing extraction to.
  3. 【請求項3】 前記HTTP処理装置を介して、他のコンピュータで動作するアプリケーションから、印刷条件設定や画像データの送受信を前記ネットワーク接続手段により行うことを特徴とする請求項1または請求項2記載の印刷装置。 3. A through the HTTP processing unit, from applications running on other computers, according to claim 1 or claim 2, wherein the transmission and reception of the print condition setting and image data and performing by said network connection means of the printing apparatus.
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