KR20040063626A - Printer driver installing method using printer having embedded printer driver memory - Google Patents

Printer driver installing method using printer having embedded printer driver memory Download PDF

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KR20040063626A
KR20040063626A KR1020030001110A KR20030001110A KR20040063626A KR 20040063626 A KR20040063626 A KR 20040063626A KR 1020030001110 A KR1020030001110 A KR 1020030001110A KR 20030001110 A KR20030001110 A KR 20030001110A KR 20040063626 A KR20040063626 A KR 20040063626A
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/12Digital output to print unit, e.g. line printer, chain printer
    • G06F3/1201Dedicated interfaces to print systems
    • G06F3/1223Dedicated interfaces to print systems specifically adapted to use a particular technique
    • G06F3/1224Client or server resources management
    • G06F3/1225Software update, e.g. print driver, modules, plug-ins, fonts

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PURPOSE: A method for installing a printer driver using a printer driver embedded printer is provided to install the printer driver easily by connecting the printer to a PC through a USB(Universal Serial Bus) cable without using a driver installation diskette. CONSTITUTION: As a FAT(File Allocation Table) management program stored in the printer is executed, a memory is recognized as a device having a function of a disk. The device information for informing that the printer performs a function for a printer class and a mass storage class when the printer and the PC are connected through the USB cable is transmitted to the PC(340). After recognizing a device as the mass storage class, the PC displays the memory on a Windows explorer by setting the memory as a virtual disk form(350). If a setup program in the virtual disk is clicked, the printer driver in the memory is installed to the PC(360).

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Printer driver installing method using printer having embedded printer driver memory}

The present invention relates to a method for installing a printer driver, and more particularly, a printer that is installed on a computer connected to the printer via a USB cable from a memory inside the printer in which the printer driver program is stored, without requiring a diskette or CD for storing the printer driver. Driver memory The present invention relates to a printer driver installation method using a built-in printer.

A printer driver is a program that processes data so that a printer transmitted by a computer can decode print specifications or data commands when a document or graphic file created on a computer is to be printed. To connect the printer to a new PC, install the printer driver by inserting a recording medium such as a floppy disk or a CDROM that stores the printer driver program provided by the printer manufacturer when the printer is purchased. did.

If the PC is replaced or the OS of the PC is re-installed, the printer driver must be reinstalled.If the CD ROM or floppy disk where the printer driver program is stored is lost or damaged due to negligence, it is difficult to install the printer driver on the PC. There was a problem.

Created to solve the above problems of the present invention, a printer driver memory built-in printer that allows a user to easily install a printer driver on a PC by connecting a printer with a printer driver to a PC using a USB cable without using a driver installation diskette. The purpose is to provide a printer driver installation method using.

1 is a block diagram of a PC connected to a printer according to the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating a function of a memory built in a printer and a driven program shown in FIG.

3 is a flowchart illustrating a printer driver installation method in detail.

<Description of symbols for major symbols in the drawings>

ROM ... 110 RAM ... 106

Power-On Processing Block ... 200 USB Interface Block ... 204

FAT Management Block ... 206 Printer Command Processing Block ... 208

Memory Lead / Write Block ... 210 Printer Engine Block ... 212

Memory card ... 216

A printer driver installation method using a printer having a memory storing a printer driver according to the present invention,

Executing a FAT management program stored in the printer to set the memory to be recognized as a device having a disk function; Transmitting device information to the PC to inform the printer that the printer functions as a printer class and a mass storage class when the PC and the printer are connected with a USB cable; The PC recognizing a device as a mass storage class and setting the memory as a virtual disk to represent the window as a window explorer; And installing a printer driver of the memory in the PC when the setup program in the set virtual disk is clicked.

In addition, the memory of the mass storage class recognized by the PC is preferably a ROM.

In addition, the RAM of the mass storage class recognized by the PC is preferably RAM.

In addition, the operating system of the PC is preferably an OS of the WIN ME version of the OS of Microsoft Corporation.

Hereinafter, exemplary embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

1 is a block diagram of a PC connected to a printer according to the present invention.

As shown in FIG. 1, the printer 100 includes a CPU 102, which is a central computing unit, a printer engine 104 including mechanical elements for printing images corresponding to bitmap image data on paper, and print data. , A RAM 106 for temporarily storing a program to be executed, a ROM 110 for storing a basic system program and a printer driver program, a FAT manager 108 for FAT management, a USB cable as a USB protocol ( USB interface 112 that interfaces with PC 116 connected to 114, and PC 116 operating with an operating system with a version of Windows ME or later.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating a function of a memory built in a printer and a driven program shown in FIG.

The power-on processing block 200 is an initialization processing block that is operated at the same time as the user turns on the power. The power-on processing block 200 performs a routine of a block that performs a preparation step for initialization of a printer and setup of a printer driver. That is, when the power is turned on, in accordance with the execution of the power-on processing block 200, the FAT (file allocation table) management block 206 reads the printer driver program in the ROM 110 through the memory read / write block 210. To the RAM 106. Here, the FAT management block 206 performs a read / write operation with a PC at a logical address in a cluster unit, and the memory read / write block 210 converts into a physical physical address of the memory when the logical read / write block is accessed with a logical address. Perform a write.

When the printer 100 uses the memory card 216, the printer driver program read from the ROM 110 is stored in the memory card 216.

The USB interface block 204 performs an interface for transmitting and receiving data with the PC 116 via a printer and a USB cable, and the printer command processing block 208 is input from the PC 116 through the USB interface block 204. The printer engine block 212 performs a print according to the transmission data and the print command by processing the data and the print command.

3 is a flowchart illustrating a printer driver installation method in detail.

Referring to the installation method according to the flowchart shown in FIG. 3, the power-on processing block 200 checks whether the power of the printer is turned on, and when the power is turned on, the FAT management block 206 is executed so that the ROM 110 may be executed. Is stored in the RAM 106 and the RAM 106 is set to be recognized as one virtual disk (steps 300 and 310).

Check if the USB cable is connected between the PC 116 and the printer, and if so, perform a USB setup on the PC 116. At this time, the USB interface block 204 on the printer 100 side uses the memory set as the printer class and the virtual disk set in the FAT management block 206 as a multi endpoint representing a mass storage class. The PC 116 notifies the user to detect (steps 320 to 340).

When the mass storage class is registered, the PC 106 sets RAM 106, which is the virtual disk set in the FAT management block 206, in the form of a virtual disk drive in the Windows Explorer (step 350).

When the print drive setup program in the virtual disk drive shown in the Windows Explorer is clicked, the setup program stored in the RAM 106 of the printer is executed to install the printer driver in the PC (step 360).

In addition, in step 310, the FAT management block 206 does not read the printer driver stored in the ROM 110, but sets the ROM 110 as a virtual disk having only a read function, and then sets it in the PC 116. You can also install the printer driver by recognizing it.

As described above, according to the present invention, a printer driver built into the printer can be easily installed on a PC through a USB cable without a separate diskette for installing a print driver or a CD ROM, and thus, when a PC or a PC OS is changed, a driver is installed. There is no need to save the storage media for installing the print driver separately.

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  1. A method of installing a printer driver from a printer device having a USB port and having a memory storing a printer driver,
    Executing a FAT management program stored in the printer to set the memory to be recognized as a device having a disk function;
    Transmitting device information to the PC to inform the printer that the printer functions as a printer class and a mass storage class when the PC and the printer are connected with a USB cable;
    The PC recognizing a device as a mass storage class and setting the memory in the form of a virtual disk and displaying it on a window explorer; And
    And installing the printer driver of the memory in the PC when the setup program in the set virtual disk is clicked. The printer driver installation method of claim 1, further comprising a printer driver.
  2. The method of claim 1, wherein the memory of the mass storage class recognized by the PC is a ROM.
  3. The method of claim 1, wherein the memory of the mass storage class recognized by the PC is RAM.
  4. The method of claim 1, wherein the operating system of the PC is an OS of a WIN ME version of an operating system of Microsoft Corporation.
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