WO1996032811A3 - High capacity compressed document image storage for digital color printers - Google Patents

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WO1996032811A3
WO1996032811A3 PCT/US1996/004897 US9604897W WO9632811A3 WO 1996032811 A3 WO1996032811 A3 WO 1996032811A3 US 9604897 W US9604897 W US 9604897W WO 9632811 A3 WO9632811 A3 WO 9632811A3
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
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    • H04N1/46Colour picture communication systems
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    • H04N1/00Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission; Details thereof
    • H04N1/00127Connection or combination of a still picture apparatus with another apparatus, e.g. for storage, processing or transmission of still picture signals or of information associated with a still picture
    • H04N1/00204Connection or combination of a still picture apparatus with another apparatus, e.g. for storage, processing or transmission of still picture signals or of information associated with a still picture with a digital computer or a digital computer system, e.g. an internet server
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    • H04N2201/0082Image hardcopy reproducer
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A high capacity compressed document image storage apparatus for color printing systems. The compressed document storage system is composed of the following major components: 1) An image creation system which can operate on a band-by-band basis. 2) An input memory which stores at least one band of the uncompressed page image. Two bands are preferred to allow double buffering, so that the RIP and compression stages can proceed simultaneously. 3) A page image compression system which can operate on a band-by-band basis. A new page image compression scheme which achieves high compression ratio and preserves high image quality is disclosed. 4) A mass storage device for storing compressed page images. 5) A real-time page image expansion system which expands the compressed page images at the rate required by the print engine. 6) An output memory which stores at least one band of the expanded page image. The recommended minimum is the number of lines from the first line of the print engine to the last line of the print engine, plus two bands. 7) An interface which reads data from the output memory and provides it at the correct timing to the print engine. An improvement to JPEG image compression when used with text or graphics overlays is also disclosed.
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