JPH113186A - Image processor, image processing method and information processing system - Google Patents

Image processor, image processing method and information processing system

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JPH113186A
JPH113186A JP9166698A JP16669897A JPH113186A JP H113186 A JPH113186 A JP H113186A JP 9166698 A JP9166698 A JP 9166698A JP 16669897 A JP16669897 A JP 16669897A JP H113186 A JPH113186 A JP H113186A
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Bungo Shimada
文吾 嶋田
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キヤノン株式会社
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an image processor with which the management of network connected equipment is totally improved, the traffic of network is reduced and the output speed and picture quality of information can be improved. SOLUTION: When an inputted command is an information acquiring command, it is retrieved whether information exists in a cache information area or not (S600) and when the information does not exist, information is extracted from a server on the network (S602). Then, it is checked whether the capacity for recording the extracted information is remained in the cache information storage area or not (S603). When the capacity is remained, the acquired information and the date of acquisition are recorded in the cache information storage area 700 (S605).

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0001]

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to an image processing apparatus such as a copying machine, a facsimile or a printer, an image processing method using the same, and an information processing system including the image processing apparatus connected to a network. is there.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art With the spread of the Internet intranet in recent years, a network to which a copying machine and a printer are connected is also connected to the Internet intranet, and the opportunity to be configured as information output means of a computer on the Internet intranet increases. ing.

[0003] Further, in the intranet, a firewall is provided for security and connected to the external Internet, but various services on the Internet cannot be used as it is. Therefore, services on the Internet are used by client computers on the intranet through a proxy server.

[0004]

However, as the number of devices connected to the network increases, the amount of information flowing on the network increases. In particular, with the spread of the Internet and intranet, the ratio of image information increases, and The problem is that traffic is increasing.

Further, the output of image information not only places a load on the network, but also takes time to output, and the image quality depends on the data sent by the client computer.
In addition, with the increase in information exchanged over a network, the capacity of a recording device for recording information has also increased.

The present invention has been made in view of the above-mentioned conventional problems, and aims to improve management of devices connected to a network, to reduce network traffic, and to improve information output speed and image quality. It is an object to provide a processing device, an image processing method, and an information processing system.

[0007]

In order to achieve the above object, according to a first aspect of the present invention, image information is inputted from a network connecting means connected to a network and client terminals mutually connected by the network connecting means. Image information input means, an image recording means for storing the image information input by the image information input means in a recording device, and an image information output means for printing out the image information recorded in the recording device A proxy service unit for providing a proxy service having a request receiving unit for receiving an information acquisition request from a client terminal, an acquisition information recording unit for temporarily storing information received and received by the request receiving unit, An extraction condition that specifies conditions for extracting a predetermined image from information obtained by the service means. Designation means, designation information recording means for storing an image extracted by the condition designation by the extraction condition designation means in a recording device, an image recorded by the designation information recording means, and information acquired by the proxy service means. And an information notifying unit for notifying the client terminal.

[0008] In a second aspect based on the first aspect, the image recording means, the acquired information recording means, and the designated information recording means are provided with one or more shared recording devices for recording image information. It has recording means.

[0009] In a third aspect based on the first aspect, there is provided designation information output means for forming an image of the information recorded by the designation information recording means and printing out the information.

In a fourth aspect based on the second aspect, the image information recording means has date recording means for adding a date and time to the image information recorded in the storage device.

In a fifth aspect based on the fourth aspect, there is provided a date updating means for updating the date of the information in the storage device with the date notified to the client terminal by the information notifying means.

In a sixth aspect based on the second aspect, the image information recording means deletes the already recorded information and records new information when the recorded information exceeds the limited capacity. It has an updating means.

In a seventh aspect based on the second aspect, the image information recording means includes a deletion designation receiving means for receiving a designation of a method for deleting the recording information when the recording information exceeds the limited capacity; Has an information update recording means for deleting the recording information by a deletion method designated in advance and recording new information when the data exceeds the limit capacity.

In an eighth aspect based on the second aspect, the image information storage means includes a user identification means for identifying a user to use, and permits use of only the specific user identified by the user identification means. It has a user use permitting means and a user designated information recording means for recording information designated by a specific user.

In a ninth aspect based on the eighth aspect, the user-designated information recording means deletes the already-recorded information from the already-recorded information and records new information when the recorded information exceeds the limited capacity. It has designated information update recording means.

In a tenth aspect based on the eighth aspect, the user-specified information recording means includes a specific user who receives from the specific user a specification of a method of deleting the record information when the record information exceeds the limited capacity. Means for specifying a deletion method,
A user-specified information update recording means for deleting the recording information by a predetermined deletion method and recording new information when the recording information exceeds the limit capacity.

In an eleventh aspect based on the eighth aspect, there is provided a user-designated information output means for forming an image of the information recorded in the user-designated information recording means in accordance with the instruction of the specific user and printing out the information. It is.

In a twelfth aspect based on the eighth aspect, the user-designated notification information notifying means notifies the information recorded by the user-designated information recording means to the client terminal of the specific user at the request of the client terminal. It has.

In the thirteenth aspect, network connection means connected to a network, image information input means for inputting image information from client terminals mutually connected by the network connection means, and input means for inputting the image information by the image information input means Using an image processing device having an image recording unit for storing the obtained image information in a recording device and an image information output unit for printing out the image information recorded in the recording device, and receiving a request for information acquisition from a client terminal A request receiving process, a proxy service process for providing a proxy service having an acquired information recording unit for temporarily storing information received and obtained in the request receiving process, and extracting a predetermined image from the information obtained in the proxy service process An extraction condition specifying process for specifying a condition, A designated information recording process of storing the image extracted by designation in a recording device, and an information notifying process of notifying the client terminal of the image recorded in the designated information recording process and the information acquired by the proxy service process are executed. It is something to do.

According to a fourteenth aspect, there is provided a client terminal mutually connected by network connection means, and image recording means for storing image information from the client terminal in a recording device, and printing the image information in the recording device. In an information processing system including an image processing device for outputting, the image processing device includes: a request receiving unit that receives a request for information acquisition from a client terminal; and acquisition information that temporarily stores information received and received by the request receiving unit. A proxy service unit for providing a proxy service having a recording unit; an extraction condition specifying unit for specifying a condition for extracting a predetermined image from information acquired by the proxy service unit; Designated information recording means for storing the image in the recording device, the designated information recording means Recorded image, and in which the information proxy service unit has acquired and a information notification means for notifying the client terminal.

In a fifteenth aspect based on the fourteenth aspect, the image recording means, the acquired information recording means, and the designated information recording means are provided with one or a plurality of shared recording devices for recording image information. It has recording means.

In a sixteenth aspect based on the fourteenth aspect, there is provided designation information output means for forming an image of the information recorded by the designation information recording means and printing out the information.

In a seventeenth aspect based on the fifteenth aspect, the image information recording means has date recording means for adding a date and time to the image information recorded in the storage device.

In an eighteenth aspect based on the seventeenth aspect, there is provided a date updating means for updating the date of the information in the storage device with the date notified to the client terminal by the information notifying means.

In a nineteenth aspect based on the fifteenth aspect, the image information recording means deletes the already recorded information and records new information when the recorded information exceeds the limited capacity. It has an updating means.

In a twentieth aspect based on the fifteenth aspect, the image information recording means includes: a deletion designation receiving means for receiving a designation of a recording information deletion method when the recording information exceeds a limited capacity; Has an information update recording means for deleting the recording information by a deletion method designated in advance and recording new information when the data exceeds the limit capacity.

In a twenty-first aspect based on the fifteenth aspect, the image information storage means permits the use of only the specific user specified by the user specification means for specifying a user to use. It has a user use permitting means and a user designated information recording means for recording information designated by a specific user.

In a twenty-second aspect based on the twenty-first aspect, the user-specified information recording means deletes the already-recorded information when the recorded information exceeds the limited capacity, and records new information. It has designated information update recording means.

In a twenty-third aspect based on the twenty-first aspect, the user-specific information recording means includes a specific user receiving a specification of a recording information deletion method from the specific user when the recording information exceeds a limited capacity. It has a deletion method designating means and a user designated information update recording means for deleting the record information by a pre-designated delete method and recording new information when the record information exceeds the limit capacity.

In a twenty-fourth aspect based on the twenty-first aspect, there is provided a user-designated information output means for forming an image of the information recorded by the user-designated information recording means in accordance with an instruction of the specific user and printing out the information. It is.

In a twenty-fifth aspect based on the twenty-first aspect, a user-designated notification information notifying means for notifying the information recorded by the user-specified information recording means to the client terminal of the specific user at the request of the client terminal. It has.

[0032]

Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.

FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a schematic configuration of an image processing apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention.

In FIG. 1, a reader unit 1 reads an image of a document and sends image data corresponding to the document image to a printer unit 2.
And output to the image input / output control unit 3. The printer unit 2
An image corresponding to the image data from the reader unit 1 and the image input / output control unit 3 is recorded on recording paper. Image input / output control unit 3
Is connected to the reader unit 1 and includes a facsimile unit 4, a file unit 5, a computer interface unit 7, a formatter unit 8, a core unit 10, and the like.

The facsimile unit 4 decompresses the compressed image data received via the telephone line and transfers it to the core unit 10,
Further, the image data transferred from the core unit 10 is compressed and transmitted via a telephone line. The hard disk 12 is connected to the facsimile unit 4 and can temporarily store the received compressed image data.

A hard disk 6 is connected to the file unit 5, and the file unit 5 compresses the image data transferred from the core unit 10 and stores the compressed image data together with an ID number for searching for the image data. .
Further, the file unit 5 searches the compressed image data stored in the hard disk 6 based on the code data transferred via the core unit 10, reads out the searched compressed image data, decompresses the Transfer to 10.

The computer interface unit 7
Personal computer or workstation (PC
/ WS) 11 and an interface between the core unit 10, whereby the image processing apparatus is connected to the LAN, and is connected to the Internet and an intranet.

The computer interface unit 7
A service is provided for the image processing apparatus to be a proxy server on the Internet or an intranet. A hard disk 13 is connected to the computer interface unit 7, and the computer interface unit 7 can record and accumulate various information exchanged with a personal computer or a workstation (PC / WS) 11 via a LAN. . The formatter unit 8 expands code data representing an image transferred from the PC / WS 11 into image data that can be recorded by the printer unit 2.

The core unit 10 will be described in detail later. The core unit 10 controls the flow of data among the reader unit 1, facsimile unit 4, file unit 5, computer interface unit 7, and formatter unit 8. Things.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view of the reader unit 1 and the printer unit 2.

The document feeding device 101 of the reader unit 1 feeds the documents one by one onto the platen glass 102 in the final order,
After the original reading operation is completed, the original on the platen glass 102 is discharged. Original is platen glass 10
2 is turned on, the lamp 103 is turned on, and
The movement of the scanner unit 104 is started, and the document is exposed and scanned. The reflected light from the original at this time is
CCD by 5, 106, 107 and lens 108
It is guided to an image sensor (hereinafter referred to as a CCD) 109. In this manner, the scanned image of the original is
9 is read. The image data output from the CCD 109 is subjected to predetermined processing,
And transferred to the core unit 10 of the image input / output control unit 3.

The laser driver 221 of the printer unit 2
It drives the laser light emitting unit 201, and the reader unit 1
Causes the laser light emitting unit 201 to emit laser light corresponding to the image data output from. This laser beam is applied to the photosensitive drum 2
02, a latent image corresponding to the laser beam is formed on the photosensitive drum 202. A developer is attached to the latent image portion of the photosensitive drum 202 by a developing device 203.

Then, at a timing synchronized with the start of laser beam irradiation, a recording sheet is fed from one of the cassettes 204 and 205 and is conveyed to the transfer unit 206.
The developer attached to the photosensitive drum 202 is transferred to a recording sheet. The recording paper with the developer is conveyed to the fixing unit 207,
The developer is fixed on the recording paper by the heat and pressure of the fixing unit 207.

The recording paper that has passed through the fixing unit 207 is discharged by discharge rollers 208, and the sorter 220 stores the discharged recording paper in each bin to sort the recording paper or to staple the sorted recording paper. I do. In addition,
When no sorting is set, the sorter 220 stores the recording paper in the uppermost bin.

When double-sided recording is set,
After the recording paper is conveyed to the discharge roller 208, the rotation direction of the discharge roller 208 is reversed, and the flapper 209 is rotated.
To the re-feeding conveyance path 210. When multiple recording is set, the flapper 209 controls the re-feeding conveyance path 210 so that the recording paper is not conveyed to the discharge roller 208.
Lead to. The recording paper guided to the re-feeding conveyance path 210 is supplied to the transfer unit 206 at the timing described above.

FIG. 3 is a block diagram of the reader unit 1.

The image data output from the CCD 109 is subjected to analog / digital conversion by the A / D / SH unit 110 and is subjected to shading correction. A
The image data processed by the / D · SH unit 110 is
The image data is transferred to the printer unit 2 via the image processing unit 111 and to the core unit 10 of the image input / output control unit 3 via the interface unit 113.

The CPU 114 controls the image processing unit 111 and the interface 113 in accordance with the settings set by the operation unit 115. For example, when the copy mode in which the trimming process is performed and the copy is performed by the operation unit 115 is set, the image processing unit 111 performs the trimming process and transfers the image data to the printer unit 2. When the facsimile transmission mode is set on the operation unit 115, the interface unit 113 transfers the image data and a control command corresponding to the set mode to the core unit 10.

The control program of the CPU 114 is stored in the memory 116, and the CPU 114 performs control while referring to the memory 116. Also, the memory 11
Reference numeral 6 is also used as a work area of the CPU 114.

FIG. 4 is a block diagram of the core unit 10.

The image data from the reader unit 1 is transferred to the data processing unit 121, and the control command from the reader unit 1 is transferred to the CPU 123. The data processing unit 121 performs image processing such as image rotation processing and scaling processing, and image data transferred from the reader unit 1 to the data processing unit 121 responds to a control command transferred from the reader unit 1. Then, the data is transferred to the facsimile unit 4, the file unit 5, and the computer interface unit 7 via the interface 120.

Further, the code data representing the image input via the computer interface unit 7 is transferred to the data processing unit 121 and then transferred to the formatter unit 8 to be expanded into image data. After being transferred to the data processing unit 121, the data is transferred to the facsimile unit 4, the printer unit 2, and the file unit 5.

The image data from the facsimile unit 4 is transferred to the data processing unit 121 and then to the printer unit 2, the file unit 5, and the computer interface unit 7. The image data from the file unit 5 is transferred to the data processing unit 121 and then to the printer unit 2, the facsimile unit 4, and the computer interface unit 7.

The CPU 123 performs the above-described control in accordance with the control program stored in the memory 124 and the control command transferred from the reader unit 1. Also,
The memory 124 is also used as a work area of the CPU 123.

As described above, the processing combining the functions of reading the original image, printing the image, transmitting / receiving the image, storing the image, and inputting / outputting the data from / to the computer can be performed centering on the core unit 10. It is possible.

FIG. 7 is an explanatory diagram of the partition of the hard disk 13 of FIG.

The cache information storage area 700 is a LAN
This area is used to temporarily store data on the Internet and intranet exchanged through the Internet. The personal box area 701 is an area for storing image data of each user, and can be used only by an authenticated user. The public box area 702 is an area for storing image data common to each user, and does not perform user authentication, so that anyone can use it.

Next, a control procedure according to the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.

In FIG. 5, it is determined in step S500 whether or not a setting for performing client user authentication has been set. If not performed, the process proceeds to step S503. If performed, the process waits until a client user authentication input is performed in step S501.

If entered, it is determined in step S502 whether the data matches the data registered in advance. If the data is authenticated, the flow proceeds to step S503, and if not, the flow returns to step S501. In step S503, the process waits until a command is received from the client. When the command is received, the command is determined in steps S504 to S510, and the process branches to steps S511 to S517 according to the command. If no command is found, the process returns to step S503.

If the command input in step S503 is an information acquisition command, the flow branches to step S511 to search in step S600 in FIG. 6 for information in the cache information storage area 700 in FIG. If yes, go to step S601; if no, go to step S602. In step S601, information is extracted from the cache information storage area 700, updated with the date of the recorded information, and the process proceeds to step S606.

If the process proceeds to step S602, information is taken out from the server on the network and step S603 is performed.
To check whether the capacity for recording the extracted information remains in the cache information storage area 700. If it remains, the process proceeds to step S605, and if it does not, the process proceeds to step S604. In step S604, the information stored in the cache information storage area 700 is deleted according to the specified deletion method specified in step S517 described later, and a space for newly registered information is secured, and the flow advances to step S605. In step S605, the acquired information and the acquired date are stored in the cache information storage area 7
00, and the process proceeds to step S606.

Incidentally, the proxy service means of the present invention comprises:
It mainly indicates the functions of steps S600 and S602.

In step S606, the information is filtered, the image information designated to be stored in step S512 described later is extracted, and the image information retrieved in step S607 is stored in the area designated in step S513 to be described later. Determine if it has been done. If it is recorded, the process proceeds to step S611, and if it is not recorded, the process proceeds to step S608.

In step S608, it is checked whether the capacity for recording image information remains in the area designated as the storage location in step S513. If it remains, go to step S610; otherwise, go to step S60.
Go to 9 respectively. In step S609, step S5
Step S5 according to the designated deletion method designated in Step 17
In step 13, the information stored in the storage location designated area is deleted, a space for newly registered information is secured, and the flow advances to step S610.

In step S610, the image information and date are recorded in the area designated as the storage location in step S513, and the flow advances to step S611. In step S611, the acquired information is notified to the client that has requested the information acquisition.
It returns to the command input reception of step S503.

When a command is input in step S503,
When the command is determined in step S505, step S51 is performed.
If the process proceeds to step S2, the designation of the format and image size of the image to be extracted is changed in step S606. Step S506
When the process proceeds to step S513 according to the command determination in step S510, the designation of the storage location where the image is to be recorded is changed in step S610. In the case of an authenticated user, the storage location can be specified in the personal pox area 701 or the public box area 702 in FIG. If the user has not been authenticated, only the public box area 702 can be specified.

If the process proceeds to step S514 according to the command determination in step S507, the client notifies the client of the image designated by the user stored in the area designated in step S513. If the process proceeds to step S515 according to the command determination in step S508, the image information designated by the user stored in the area designated in step S513 is printed out. The printout of the image information can also be performed by the operation unit 115 in FIG.

If the process proceeds to step S516 according to the command determination in step S509, the stored image stored in the area designated in step S513 is deleted. According to the command determination of step S510, step S510
If the process proceeds to step 517, a process of changing the automatic deletion method of information to be automatically deleted when the recording area is full is performed in steps S604 and S609. By default, the automatic deletion method is to delete the oldest date first.

As described above, in the present embodiment, since the proxy processing is provided by the image processing apparatus, the devices on the network can be grouped without requiring a separate proxy server, and the load of device management can be reduced. it can.
In addition, by automatically accumulating a user's desired image in a recording device in the image processing apparatus, it is possible to eliminate the burden of the user selecting image information.

FIGS. 8A and 8B are diagrams showing a connection relationship of a network provided with the image processing apparatus of the present invention.
FIG. 3A shows a case of a normal connection, and FIG. 3B shows a case of a PPP connection.

In the case of a normal connection, as shown in FIG. 8A, the LAN 800 includes the image processing apparatus 801 and the host computer 802 of the present invention described in the above embodiment.
Are connected, and host computers 804 and 805 are connected via a router 803. And L
AN 800 is connected to Internet 807 via gateway 806.

In the case of the PPP connection, as shown in FIG.
1, 812 are connected, and the image processing apparatus 801 of the present invention described in the above embodiment is connected. The image processing apparatus 801 is connected to an Internet provider 814 via a telephone line 813.

[0074]

As described above in detail, according to the image processing apparatus of the first aspect, a request receiving unit, a proxy service unit, an extraction condition designating unit, a designated information recording unit, and an information notifying unit. With no need for a separate proxy server, devices on the network can be grouped together,
It is possible to reduce the load of device management. Furthermore, the image desired by the user can be automatically stored in the recording device in the image processing apparatus, and the load of the user for selecting image information can be eliminated.

According to the image processing apparatus of the second invention,
In the first aspect, the image recording unit, the acquired information recording unit, and the designated information recording unit each include an image information recording unit that records information using one or a plurality of shared recording devices. The recording device inside can be shared for the proxy service and for normal image storage, and the recording device can be used efficiently.

According to the image processing apparatus of the third invention,
In the first aspect of the invention, since the information recorded in the designated information recording means is provided as an image forming and printing output, the information is stored in a recording device in the image processing apparatus when the image information is printed out. Available data is available. This eliminates the need to transfer image data from the client terminal, reduces the load on network traffic, and allows the image processing apparatus to perform optimal image processing on the data and print out the data. From the data sent from the server.

According to the image processing apparatus of the fourth invention,
In the second aspect, the image information recording means includes date recording means for adding a date and time to the image information to be recorded in the storage device, so that when storing the information in the recording device in the image processing apparatus, By adding and recording the date, when deleting data, the data can be deleted in the oldest order and used when automatically updating with newly acquired new data, etc., increasing the probability of cache hits Can be.

According to the image processing apparatus of the fifth invention,
In the fourth aspect of the present invention, since the information updating means updates the date of the information in the storage device with the date notified to the client terminal by the information notifying means, the recently used data is stored in the recording device without being deleted. Can be left to.

According to the image processing apparatus of the sixth invention,
In the second aspect, the image information recording unit includes an information updating unit that deletes already recorded information and records new information when the recording information exceeds a limited capacity. When the area exceeds the limited capacity, old data can be automatically deleted and new data can be stored, so that it is not necessary to delete old data and new data can be stored without fail.

According to the image processing apparatus of the seventh invention,
In the second aspect, the image information recording means may include a deletion designation receiving means for receiving a designation of a method of deleting the recording information when the recording information exceeds the limited capacity; It has an information update recording means for deleting recording information by a designated deletion method and recording new information, so that when the area of the recording device exceeds the limited capacity, the information is automatically and automatically recorded in a previously designated method. Delete the data,
Since the new data can be stored, the user can delete the data by a desired method, and the new data can be reliably stored without the trouble of deleting the data.

According to the image processing apparatus of the eighth aspect,
In the second invention, the image information storage means includes: a user specifying means for specifying a user to be used; a user use permission means for permitting use of only the specific user specified by the user specifying means; Since it has a user designated information recording means for recording designated information, security is improved and user privacy is protected by permitting use of only an authenticated user, and an image desired by the user is automatically stored in the image processing apparatus. By accumulating the information in the recording device, it is possible to eliminate the burden of the user selecting image information.

According to the image processing apparatus of the ninth aspect,
In the eighth aspect, the user-designated information recording means includes designated-information update recording means for deleting new information when the recording information exceeds a limited capacity, and for deleting new information. When the recording device area exceeds the capacity limit, old data can be deleted automatically and new data can be stored, so the trouble of deleting old data is not required, new data can be stored reliably, and authentication can be performed. Because it can only be used by authorized users, information security and user privacy can be protected.

According to the image processing apparatus of the tenth aspect, in the eighth aspect, the user-specified information recording means designates a method of deleting the recording information when the recording information exceeds the limited capacity. A specific user deletion method designating means received from the specific user, and a user designation information update recording means for deleting the recording information by a predetermined deletion method and recording new information when the recording information exceeds the limited capacity. Therefore, if the area of the recording device exceeds the capacity limit, the data can be automatically deleted by the method specified in advance and new data can be stored, so that the authenticated user can delete the data by the desired method New data can be securely stored and can only be used by authenticated users. Heather of privacy can also be protected.

According to the image processing apparatus of the eleventh aspect, in the eighth aspect, the user who forms an image of the information recorded by the user-designated information recording means in accordance with the instruction of the specific user and prints out the information is output. Since the designated information output means is provided, the data stored in the recording device in the image processing apparatus can be used when the image information is printed out, so that there is no need to transfer the image data from the client terminal, and the traffic of the network can be reduced. The load can be reduced, and the image quality does not depend on the image quality of the data sent from the client. further,
Since output processing can only be performed by authorized users, information security and user privacy can be protected.

According to the image processing apparatus of the twelfth aspect, in the eighth aspect, the information recorded by the user-designated information recording means is notified to the client terminal of the specific user at the request of the client terminal. Since the user-specified notification information notification means is provided, the client terminal can preview the information stored in the recording device in the image processing apparatus, and can use the information security only for the authenticated user. User privacy can be protected.

According to the image processing method of the thirteenth aspect, the same effects as those of the first aspect can be obtained.

According to the information processing system of the fourteenth aspect, the same effects as those of the first aspect can be obtained.

According to the information processing system of the fifteenth aspect, the same effects as those of the second aspect can be obtained in the fourteenth aspect.

According to the information processing system of the sixteenth aspect, the same effects as those of the third aspect can be obtained in the fourteenth aspect.

According to the information processing system of the seventeenth aspect, the same effect as that of the fourth aspect can be obtained in the fifteenth aspect.

According to the information processing system of the eighteenth aspect, the same effects as those of the fifth aspect can be obtained in the seventeenth aspect.

According to the information processing system of the nineteenth aspect, the same effects as those of the sixth aspect can be obtained in the fifteenth aspect.

According to the information processing system of the twentieth aspect, the same effect as that of the seventh aspect can be obtained in the fifteenth aspect.

According to the information processing system of the twenty-first aspect, the same effect as that of the eighth aspect can be obtained in the fifteenth aspect.

According to the information processing system of the twenty-second aspect, the same effect as that of the ninth aspect can be obtained in the twenty-first aspect.

According to the information processing system of the twenty-third aspect, the same effects as those of the tenth aspect can be obtained in the twenty-first aspect.

According to the information processing system of the twenty-fourth aspect, the same effects as those of the eleventh aspect can be obtained in the twenty-first aspect.

According to the information processing system of the twenty-fifth aspect, the same effect as that of the twelfth aspect can be obtained in the twenty-first aspect.

[Brief description of the drawings]

FIG. 1 is a block diagram illustrating a schematic configuration of an image processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view of a reader unit 1 and a printer unit 2;

FIG. 3 is a block diagram of a reader unit 1;

FIG. 4 is a block diagram of a core unit 10;

FIG. 5 is a flowchart illustrating a procedure for processing a command from a client terminal.

FIG. 6 is a flowchart illustrating a processing procedure of an information acquisition command.

FIG. 7 is an explanatory diagram of a partition of the hard disk 13 of FIG.

FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating a connection relationship of a network including the image processing apparatus of the present invention.

[Explanation of symbols]

 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Reader part 2 Printer part 3 Image input / output control part 4 Facsimile part 5 File part 6,12,13 Hard disk 7 Computer interface part 8 Formatter part 10 Core part 11 Personal computer / workstation

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    [Claims]
  1. An image information input means for inputting image information from a client terminal mutually connected by the network connection means, and an image information input by the image information input means. In an image processing apparatus having image recording means for storing in a recording device and image information output means for printing out image information recorded in the recording device, a request receiving means for receiving a request for information acquisition from a client terminal, A proxy service unit for providing a proxy service having an acquired information recording unit for temporarily storing information received and acquired by the request accepting unit; and an extraction for designating a condition for extracting a predetermined image from the information acquired by the proxy service unit Extraction by condition designation means and condition designation by the extraction condition designation means Designated information recording means for storing the obtained image in a recording device; and information notifying means for notifying the client terminal of the image recorded by the designated information recording means and the information obtained by the proxy service means. Characteristic image processing device.
  2. 2. The image recording device according to claim 1, wherein the image recording device, the acquired information recording device, and the designated information recording device include an image information recording device that records information using one or a plurality of shared recording devices. 2. The image processing device according to 1.
  3. 3. The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising a designation information output unit that forms an image of the information recorded in the designation information recording unit and prints out the information.
  4. 4. The image processing apparatus according to claim 2, wherein said image information recording means includes date recording means for adding a date and time to image information recorded in said storage device.
  5. 5. The image processing apparatus according to claim 4, further comprising date updating means for updating a date of information in said storage device with a date notified to said client terminal by said information notifying means.
  6. 6. The image information recording means according to claim 1, further comprising an information updating means for deleting the already recorded information and recording new information when the recording information exceeds a limited capacity. 3. The image processing device according to 2.
  7. 7. The image information recording means includes: a deletion designation receiving means for receiving a designation of a recording information deletion method when the recording information exceeds a limited capacity; and a pre-designated deletion information receiving means when the recording information exceeds the limited capacity. 3. The image processing apparatus according to claim 2, further comprising an information update recording unit that deletes the record information by the deletion method and records new information.
  8. 8. The image information storage means includes: a user specifying means for specifying a user to be used; a user use permitting means for permitting use of only the specific user specified by the user specifying means; 3. The image processing apparatus according to claim 2, further comprising a user-specified information recording unit that records information.
  9. 9. The user-designated information recording means includes a designated-information update recording means for deleting new information when the recording information exceeds a limited capacity from already-recorded information. The image processing apparatus according to claim 8, wherein
  10. 10. A specific user deletion method specifying means for receiving, from the specific user, a specification of a deletion method of recording information when the recording information exceeds a limited capacity, the user-specific information recording means, 9. The image processing apparatus according to claim 8, further comprising: a user-specified information update recording unit that deletes recording information by a deletion method specified in advance and records new information.
  11. 11. The image processing apparatus according to claim 8, further comprising a user-designated information output unit that forms an image of the information recorded by the user-designated information recording unit in accordance with an instruction of the specific user and prints out the information. apparatus.
  12. 12. The apparatus according to claim 8, further comprising a user-specified notification information notifying unit that notifies the client terminal of the information recorded by the user-specified information recording unit at the request of the client terminal of the specific user. Image processing device.
  13. 13. An image information input means for inputting image information from a client terminal mutually connected by the network connection means connected to a network, and an image information input by the image information input means. A request receiving process for receiving an information acquisition request from a client terminal using an image processing apparatus having an image recording unit that stores the image information in a recording device and an image information output unit that prints out image information recorded in the recording device; A proxy service process for providing a proxy service having an acquisition information recording unit for temporarily storing information received and acquired in the request acceptance process; and a condition for extracting a predetermined image from the information acquired in the proxy service process. Extraction by specifying extraction condition and condition specification by the extraction condition specification process Executing a designated information recording process of storing the obtained image in a recording device, and an information notifying process of notifying the client terminal of the image recorded in the designated information recording process and the information acquired by the proxy service process. Characteristic image processing method.
  14. 14. An image processing apparatus comprising: a client terminal mutually connected by network connection means; and image recording means for storing image information from the client terminal in a recording device, for printing out image information in the recording device. An image processing apparatus comprising: a request receiving unit that receives a request for information acquisition from a client terminal; and an acquisition information recording unit that temporarily stores the information received and received by the request receiving unit. A proxy service unit for providing a proxy service; an extraction condition specifying unit for specifying a condition for extracting a predetermined image from information obtained by the proxy service unit; and an image extracted by the condition specification by the extraction condition specifying unit. Designation information recording means to be stored in the device, and an image recorded by the designation information recording means And an information notifying means for notifying the client terminal of the information acquired by the proxy service means.
  15. 15. The image recording device according to claim 15, wherein the image recording device, the acquired information recording device, and the designated information recording device include an image information recording device that records information by one or a plurality of shared recording devices. 15. The information processing system according to 14.
  16. 16. The information processing system according to claim 14, further comprising a designated information output unit configured to form an image of the information recorded in said designated information recording unit and print out the information.
  17. 17. The information processing system according to claim 15, wherein said image information recording means includes date recording means for adding a date and time to the image information recorded in said storage device.
  18. 18. The information processing system according to claim 17, further comprising date updating means for updating the date of the information in said storage device with the date notified to said client terminal by said information notifying means.
  19. 19. The image information recording means includes an information updating means for deleting already recorded information and recording new information when the recorded information exceeds a limited capacity. 15. The information processing system according to item 15.
  20. 20. The image information recording means, comprising: a deletion designation receiving means for receiving a designation of a method of deleting recording information when the recording information exceeds a limited capacity; and a pre-designated designation when the recording information exceeds the limited capacity. 16. The information processing system according to claim 15, further comprising information update recording means for deleting the record information by the deletion method and recording new information.
  21. 21. The image information storage means includes: a user specifying means for specifying a user to be used; a user use permitting means for permitting use of only the specific user specified by the user specifying means; 16. The information processing system according to claim 15, further comprising a user-specified information recording unit that records information.
  22. 22. The user-designated information recording means includes a designated-information update recording means for deleting new information when the recording information exceeds a limited capacity, and for recording new information. 22. The information processing system according to claim 21, wherein
  23. 23. A specific user deletion method specifying means for receiving from the specific user a specification of a recording information deletion method when the recording information exceeds a limited capacity, wherein the recording information has a limited capacity. 22. The information processing system according to claim 21, further comprising a user-specified information update recording unit that deletes recording information by a deletion method designated in advance and records new information when the number exceeds the limit.
  24. 24. The information processing apparatus according to claim 21, further comprising a user-designated information output unit that forms an image of the information recorded in the user-designated information recording unit in accordance with an instruction of the specific user and prints out the image. system.
  25. 25. The apparatus according to claim 21, further comprising a user-specified notification information notifying unit that notifies the client terminal of the information recorded in the user-specified information recording unit at the request of the client terminal of the specific user. Information processing system.
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