Authentication of consumables

FIELD: printing.

SUBSTANCE: proposed invention discloses a printing device and method of its operation, as well as a combination of the printing device and consumable material. The method of work of the printing device, which is made with the possibility of placing a consumable material, comprises the stage of reading of identifier from the consumable material. Then the identifier is compared with a list of any previously used identifiers related to empty consumables, and creation of indication of invalidity, if there is a coincidence.

EFFECT: group of inventions ensures the implementation of reliable authentication of consumables, thereby eliminating their illegal use.

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The technical field to which the invention relates.

This invention relates to the validation of consumable materials in the context of thermal printers.

The level of technology

Thermal printers are widely known and usually contain a printing medium containing thermally activated print head for printing on the image carrier tape. Usually bearing the image strip has an upper layer for receiving an image and remove the underlying layer or the protective layer attached to the top layer using a layer of adhesive so that after printing the image underlying the layer, or a protective layer can be removed, and bearing the image of the tape can be glued in the form of labels. Such thermal printers include a cutting device for cutting a predetermined length of the carrier tape image after the image is printed. Such thermal printers work consumable materials in the form of a carrier tape image or any other image carrier substrate, such as shrinkable by heat tube, a magnetic tape, stick with iron labels, plastic strips, etc.

Additionally, the printer can use the cartridge with the ribbon, which delivers the ink ribbon on top of the carrier tape image on the printhead is.

Used in this case, the term "consumable materials" refers to any suitable form of securing the carrier tape image or moving image material. In the prior art there are many types of consumables, including cartridges that contain the building, which is a stock image carrier tape. Tapes are usually used only once, so after using up image carrier tape cassette (including housing) is discarded.

Another type of consumable materials is the holder, which contains a reel around which is wound bearing the image of the tape. The coil can be driven with or without drive and usually contains a plastic component.

Another type of consumable material is a roll of tape without permanent casing, for example, wound on a paper core. This tape is called "stock".

As mentioned above, thermal printers, the image is usually created through the activation of thermal print head, pressed against the cassette ribbon, so the paint with ink ribbon is transferred to the image bearing tape in the area of printing. There are also so-called direct thermal tape, in which the image is created directly on thermal tape without intermediate location the Oia cassette ribbon. The concept of "spent material" also covers the ink ribbon or other materials heat transfer.

However, in all the above situations, there is a General problem, namely the validation of the consumable material for use in a tape printer. Consumables can be easily used illegally, that is not authorized by the manufacturer can copy an existing consumable material for use in a printing device. Such consumables are usually of lower quality than the legally manufactured consumables, and can lead to technical problems when used in a printing device. For example, the tape may form folds, or slip, or not to be the correct image. In addition, they can enter the printer dirt and dust.

The purpose of this invention is to provide use only lawfully manufactured consumables in the printing device. In the patent US 5821975 (Frankotyp-Postalia AG & Co.) disclosed franking machine using the tape ribbon. Cassette ribbon carries the authorization code, which is controlled by the printer. As protection against piracy for use in the printer shall be permitted only cartridges with the correct code autorizat is I. This patent also describes a method of monitoring use of ribbon.

However, this system does not exclude the possibility of copying cassette ribbon, including the authorization code. Therefore, this disclosure is not completely solves the above problem.

The invention

According to one aspect of the present invention, the created printing device using consumable material associated with the identifier, and the device comprises: printing means for printing an image on the image bearing substrate; a reading means for reading the identifier; means for storing to store a list of any previously used identifiers associated with empty consumable materials, and the processor is made with the possibility of comparing the identifier read by the reading means, with a list of any previously used identifiers and generate indications of irregularity, if there is a match.

Consumable material may contain stock bearing the image of a substrate or material is thermal transfer.

According to another aspect of the invention, the set of consumable material containing at least the image bearing substrate or material thermal transfer and bearing the identifier, specifying the origin of the consumable mA is Arial.

According to another aspect of the invention created by the combination of the printer and consumable material associated with the identifier, while the printing device comprises: printing means for printing an image on the image bearing substrate; a reading means for reading the identifier; means for storing to store a list of any previously used identifiers associated with empty consumable materials, and the processor is made with the possibility of comparing the identifier read by the reading means, with a list of any previously used IDs and create a indicate invalidity, if there is a match.

According to another aspect of the invention, the set method of the printing device, which is performed with the possibility of placing a consumable material, the method includes: reading an identifier of a consumable material, comparing the identifier with a list of any previously used identifiers associated with empty consumable materials, and the creation of guidelines invalidity, if there is a match.

An indication of invalidity may take the form of an internal control signal, which turns off the printer and/or displays an error message.

ID prefer is Ino provided in the radio frequency tag identification consumable material, and readout means includes radio frequency coil.

Consumable material may be in the form of a cassette holder or the inventory (for example, in the form of a roll of tape). There are special advantages, when the RF tag associated with the stock and the radio frequency tag can easily be implemented in the reserve. That is, it should not be part of the cartridge case or holder.

The storage medium preferably stores a table that has many fields identification associated with the respective fields of the state. The process can be performed with the option to download any identifiers that are read from the consumable materials that were not previously used in the table and update the status field on the basis of use of a consumable material. When the consumable material is emptied, this identifier can be moved to the black list to ensure that future supplies using this identifier is not used in a printing device.

Brief description of drawings

For a better understanding of the invention and ways of its implementation below is a detailed description of examples of implementation of the invention with reference to the accompanying drawings, which depict:

figure 1 - mechanical system of the printer in the top view;

figure 2 - mechanical system is echafaudage device in side view;

figure 3 - mechanical system of the printing device in front view;

figure 4 - section of the mechanical system of the printing device along the line AA in figure 1;

figa and 4b - tape holder in isometric projection at various angles;

figs - holder ribbon placed in the receiving part of the printing device, in isometric projection;

fig.4d - receiving portion of the printing device without the holder tape in isometric projection;

5 is a block diagram of the control components of the printing device;

6 is a diagram of the memory structure;

Fig.7. diagram of the device for reading the tag;

Fig diagram of the radio-frequency tag;

figure 9 is a graphical diagram of the authentication process;

figure 10 - cassette ribbon in isometric projection; and

11 - printing device with a photosensor in the top view.

Detailed description of the invention

Below is a description of the mechanical system of the printing device with reference to Fig.1-4. The substrate for the label contains the tape 2 on which you can print the image using the printing device, which is the substrate for labels. Tape 2 is placed on the holder 6 of the tape, which is particularly shown in detail in figure 4, 4A and 4b. The holder 6 of the tape contains a side wall 60 and the inner coil 62, around which is wound a stock Les is you 2. Internal coil 62 can be rotated within the holder 6 of the tape during unwinding of the tape. The spring clip 64 is attached to the flange on the carrier tape and is based on the coil 62. The spring clip 64 prevents the unwinding of the tape more than necessary. Angular rib 58 is provided on each side of the holder 6 tape that ensures its placement in the first receiving part 66 of the printing device.

The first receiving portion shown in fig.4d and has side supports 86, 88, each of which is directed inside the recess 67, made with the ribs 58 of the holder 6 of the tape. The first receiving portion 66 is made adjustable to accommodate holders of various widths, as will be described below. The supports 86 and 88 of the first receiving part 66 is connected with the gear levers 80 and 82. The teeth of the levers 80 and 82 are in engagement with the opposite edges of the ridge 84. Thus, any movement of one of the supports 86, 88 mirrored other support, so that each bearing is always at the same distance from the Central line A (shown in Fig.1). It always provides a supply of tape in the center of the printhead regardless of the width of the tape. The user can disconnect support for the introduction of the holder, and then the spring 74 (see Fig 1) reduce support to each other on the I grip the sides of the holder 6 of the tape.

As shown in figs, receiving portion 66 provided with a transmission circuit 71 driven by an electric motor 10 (see figure 1), which causes the rotation of the internal coil 62 of the holder tape with the purpose of unwinding of the tape to ensure the removal of the holder from the device.

Printing device includes a gear chain 12 driven by an electric motor 10, which results in rotation of the feed roller 14, which causes the tape from the holder 6 of the tape to move in the direction of the print zone 3 of the printing device. In the print zone, the print head 16 is shifted by the spring 20 to the supporting roller 18. The spring 20 is held within the block 19 install the printhead.

The cassette 18 ribbon (see figure 10) contains the ink ribbon 4 and installed similarly to the second receiving part of the printing device. It is installed on the shafts 22 and 28 of the printing device. The installation unit 19 can be moved by means of the actuator 21 for separating the print head and the support roller to ensure the removal of the cassette 8 ink ribbon from the printer. Unused ink ribbon 26 is stored on a supply reel 24 is mounted on the shaft 22. Used ink ribbon 32 is stored in the receive coil 30 mounted on the shaft 28. The motor 34 drives the transmission circuit 36. When the and the motor 34 rotates forward, the first set of gear wheels 36C, 36d causes the rotation of the shaft 28 for pulling ink ribbon 4 in the forward direction from the supply reel 24 to the take-up spool, and a sliding sleeve (not shown) disconnects the shaft 22 so that it is not in rotation, but is free to rotate. When the motor rotates backward, the second set of gear wheels 36A, 36b causes the rotation of the shaft 22 for pulling ink ribbon 4 in the reverse direction from the take-up spool on the feed spool, and the sliding sleeve (not shown) disconnects the shaft 28 so that it is not in rotation, but is free to rotate.

Cassette 8 ink ribbon is located in the printing device so that the ink ribbon 4 is a path passing through the print zone 3 and, in particular, by imposing on the tape 2 between the printhead 16 and the supporting roller 18. The support roller 18 is driven by an electric motor 56 bearing roller for posting the ribbon through the print zone.

The cutting device 40 is located on the stream for the print area 3. The cutting device includes a circular cutting knife or cutting wheel 44 mounted on the holder 54 of the cutter. The blade 44 cuts the tape 2 on the anvil 52. The motor 42 of the cutter results in movement of the cutting wheel 44 from the position of rest across the width of the tape. After the responsive is of the cutting wheel 44 across the width of the tape, the motor 42 of the cutter rotates in the reverse direction and causes the holder 54 of the cutter in its resting position. The holder 54 of the cutter is mounted for sliding on two sliders 46, which can cover the entire width of the tape 2. The holder 54 of the cutter attached to the belt 48, which is supported by two roller 50. One of the rollers 50 is driven by a motor 42 of the cutter to move the cutter to slide 46.

Below is a description of the mechanical functions of the printing device. During feeding of the tape is switched on, the motor 10 of the feed of the tape to advance the tape 2 on the printhead 16. At the entrance of the tape in the print zone, she picked up the support roller 18 driven in rotation by an electric motor 56 bearing roller. Simultaneously, the motor 34 of ribbon to promote the ribbon at a speed equal to the speed of the carrier tape image. On the image carrier tape 2 transferred image through the inclusion of (heating) specific elements of the print head to transfer ink from the ink ribbon 4 to the substrate 2 in a known manner. Images are printed in column after column, advancing the tape 2 on the printhead 16. Print technology itself known and requires no further description.

After the printed label motor bearing roller 56 and the electric motor 34 ribbon, continue to apply the tape and the ink ribbon n is a specified distance, until the end of the label reaches the desired cutting position. Then the tape may be cut using the cutting device 40. After cutting the tape moves back through the reversing motor bearing roller 56, which causes the rotation in the opposite direction of the supporting roller 18 until the tape 2 will not be in the correct position for printing the next label. When the image bearing belt moves in the opposite direction, the ink ribbon 6 also moves in the opposite direction at the same speed due to the reversal of the electric motor 34 of ribbon. This prevents the friction of the ink ribbon 4 ribbon 2 and thereby damage.

The photosensor 76, shown at 11, is mounted on the frame of the printing device and detects the presence of the tape 2. This eliminates the operation of the printing device if there is no ribbon in the printer.

Figure 5 schematically shows a block diagram of the control components of the printing device. The microprocessor 100 controls the operation of the printing device and connected with a permanent storage device 102, electrically erasable programmable permanent memory 114 and memory 104. Printing device includes a keyboard 106 for data entry (for example, letters and symbols) and control commands print the, as well as the display 108 to display to the user running labels, commands, messages, errors, etc. the Microprocessor 100 controls the print head 106, the motor 10 of the feed belt, the motor 34 of the ink ribbon, the motor 42 of the cutter and motor bearing roller 56.

The monitor 112 tape watching the tape. To monitor the use of tape in one embodiment, the rear side of the substrate film can be labeled indicating the remaining amount of tape. For example, can be provided by alternating black and white areas (stripes perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the tape), in which the ratio of black to white or absolute width of the zone varies from the beginning to the end of the tape. This can be a permanent change or discrete change, while in the latter case a change occurs, for example, every quarter the length of the tape to provide an approximate indication of the remaining amount of tape. Another possibility is diagonally extending line along the entire length of the tape, so that at any point you change the distance of the line from the edge of the tape. In this case, a monitoring device for a tape can contain a card reader to read these labels. A suitable reading device is described, for example,in our application for U.S. patent No. 09/284236, and appropriate labels to indicate the use described in the application for U.S. patent No. 09/141059.

As another alternative solutions can be provided for detecting the end of the tape, for example, using a silver coating on the end of the tape substrate 2, which can optically detect the printer. Other known means of detecting the end of the tape may be, for example, the use of coded pulses from the shaft of the motor supply to detect a stop of rotation of the shaft due to reaching the end of the tape.

The use of ink ribbon in the ink ribbon cassette can be observed in a known manner, for example as described in US 5821975.

In a printing device provided by the device 110 to read the tapes. The purpose of this reader is reading identifiers from the holders of the tape and ink ribbon cassettes which are inserted into the printing device. Each holder 6 tape or cassette 8 ribbon lawfully manufactured for use in a printing device of the described type, is the unique ID that uniquely identifies this particular mount tape or cassette ribbon and their contents. In the described embodiment is a radio frequency tag 70 in the holder 6 tape and radio-frequency tag 71 is and the cassette 8 ink ribbon, when two tags are designed to be read via the device 110 reads the tape to read the unique ID. The reader takes the form of a block 202 processing radio frequency identification data, which controls the transceivers 204 and 206. The transceiver 204 is connected through a radio frequency coil 212 to the coil 208, performed on the tag 70 mounted on the holder 6 of the tape, by means of the electromagnetic radio frequency waves. The transceiver 206 is connected through a radio frequency coil with a coil 210, performed on the tag 71 mounted on the cassette 8 ribbon. The transmitted signal is encoded in a known manner through the modulation of the RF carrier. RFID tags 70, 71 are passive devices, which take energy from the device 110 to read the tape in contact with him.

The device 110 reads the cartridge is in the printer so that it can read signals from the tags 70, 71, even when they are not in the same place. The processing unit 202 of the radio frequency identification data is switched between the transceivers 204, 206, depending on what the tag to be read.

On Fig shows the block diagram of the RFID tag 70. RFID tag 71 works in a similar way. Provides radio frequency coil 208 for receiving control signals and power from the device 110 to read the tape. Signals are received through the analog circuit 302 digital circuit 304, which includes a microprocessor. Digital circuit 304 has access to electronically-programmable ROM 306, the ROM 308 and memory 310. Unambiguous identifier 115 is stored in an electronically-programmable ROM and can be programmed during manufacture.

Diagram of the working parts of the electronically-programmable ROM 103 is shown in Fig.6 for the implementation of authentication technologies described below. That is, electronically-programmable ROM 103 has a structure that allows you to associate each unique ID with a specific state. There is a structure that contains the column fields 114 identification associated with the holders of the tape and the ink ribbon cassettes, and many relevant fields 116 state. In addition, electron-reprogrammable ROM 103 contains a black list 118. Transaction authentication technologies implemented in the processor shown in a graphical chart in figure 9. When the holder of the tape or the ink ribbon cassette is inserted into the printing device, the device 110 to read the tape identifies (stage S1), RFID tag 70 or 71 unambiguous identifier 115 for the holder tape or cassette ribbon. First, ensure that a clear identificat which R is a valid identifier with the authentication process (stage S2), performed by the microprocessor 100. If it is an invalid ID, there is an indication of invalidity and the microprocessor eliminates the printing, and the user receives a warning message on the display 108: "Wrong cartridge" (stage S3).

If this is a valid ID, it is checked (stage S4) on a black list of identifiers 118, which is a list of IDs that were used earlier in this printing device. This provides protection against the illicit manufacturing of a third party holder of the tape and copy of ID holder tape to replace the legitimate holder of the tape, which has already been used. If the cartridge has already been used and was devastated, then an indication of invalidity and the microprocessor prohibit performing print operations. The display shows (stage S5) warning message: "Cartridge empty - Insert a new cartridge.

If the holder of the tape is identified as having a valid ID that is not in the black list, enter the list ID is 115 or in the case of a new cartridge identifier 115 is stored (stage S6) in field 114 identification with a status of "not empty". If the cartridge was previously used in a printing device, the state to which e is stored for that particular ID of the cartridge, checked on stage S7. If the status reads "empty", it displays a warning message "toner Cartridge empty - Insert a new cartridge, and the identifier is moved to the black list. For expenditure of the tape during operation of the printing device are monitored using (stage S9) and the update status field (stage S13), continuously or after each print operation (stage S12) to indicate the remaining amount of tape. Stage S10 is provided for the case when the tape ends during the print operation, which leads to the issuing of warning messages and move the ID to the black list. After printing stores information about the state of the cartridge and then the cartridge can be removed. If then the tape is inserted again, the sequence begins again at the stage S1 and the previously stored status information is determined at the stage S6 and checked at the stage S7.

The wireless tag identification can hold information about suppliers or distributors of the cartridge. Additionally to the unique identifier entered at the factory, or other place of manufacture, distributor, or supplier may be included in the tag your telephone number, uniform resource locator Web site, etc. This allows you to display a message, merge the abuser information about the number of remaining tape or labels with information about the distributor or supplier, for example, the message: "there are only x labels, order the tape now on the Web site", "call Your dealer phone number z".

It is clear that this invention is applicable to the above supplies continuous tape, and consumable materials in the form of a support sheet, which glue the stamped labels.

Thus, the consumables can be produced through the application ID in the original place of manufacture, for example in the factory, and the second identifier in the second place, for example at the distributor or provider, and contact information for the distributor or provider.

1. The method of operation of the printing device, which is performed with the possibility of placing a consumable material, the method includes:
reading the identifier from a consumable material, comparing the identifier with a list of any previously used identifiers associated with empty consumable materials, and
create a indicate invalidity, if there is a match.

2. The method according to claim 1, which includes the additional step of reading the secondary identifier of the consumable material, and the secondary identifier identifies the provider of a consumable material, and
display information about the supplier of the consumable material is A.

3. Printing device using consumable material associated with the identifier, and the device includes:
printing means for printing an image on the image bearing substrate;
reading means for reading the identifier;
a storage medium to store a list of any previously used identifiers associated with empty consumable materials; and
the processor is made with the possibility of comparing the identifier read by the reading means, with a list of any previously used IDs and create a indicate invalidity, if there is a match.

4. Printing device according to claim 3, in which the readout means includes radio frequency coil.

5. Printing device according to claim 3, in which the storage medium is configured to store a table that contains many fields identification associated with the respective fields of the state.

6. Printing device according to claim 5, in which the processor is configured to boot in one of these fields identify the identifier read by the reading means, which does not coincide with the previously used ID.

7. Printing device according to claim 3, which contains a monitoring tool for monitoring the use of R is showimage material.

8. Printing device according to any one of pp.5, 6, or 7, in which the processor is arranged to update the status field to indicate the amount of remaining consumable material on the basis of monitoring usage tool usage.

9. Printing device according to claim 3, in which the consumable material contains stock bearing the image of the substrate.

10. Printing device according to claim 9, in which the monitoring tool use provides a means of detecting the end of the substrate.

11. Printing device according to claim 3, in which the consumable material contains material stock thermal transfer.

12. Printing device according to claim 3, in which the consumable material is additionally carries a second identifier that identifies a provider of a consumable material, the processor is made with the additional ability to display information about the provider of a consumable material.

13. Printing device according to item 12, in which the displayed information is the contact information of the provider.

14. Printing device according to item 12, in which the displayed information is stored on the consumable material.

15. Printing device according to item 12, wherein said identifier and the second identifier are the same tag.

16. Printing device according to item 15, wherein said t is g is a radio frequency tag.

17. Printing device according to claim 3, wherein said identifier optional specifies the origin of a consumable material.

18. The combination of the printer and consumable material associated with the identifier, while the printing device includes:
printing means for printing an image on the image bearing substrate;
reading means for reading the identifier;
storage media to store a list of any previously used identifiers associated with empty consumable materials; and
the processor is made with the possibility of comparing the identifier read by the reading means, with a list of any previously used IDs and create a indicate invalidity, if there is a match.

19. The combination of p, in which the consumable material contains a cassette, in which there is a bearing the image background.

20. The combination of p, in which the consumable material contains a reel around which is wound image bearing substrate.

21. The combination of p, in which the consumable material contains material stock thermal transfer.

22. The combination of p, in which the consumable material is additionally carries a second identifier that identifies a provider of a consumable material, while the process is performed with the additional ability to display information about the provider of a consumable material.

23. The combination of p, in which the readout means includes radio frequency coil.

24. The combination of p, which contains a monitoring tool for monitoring usage of a consumable material.

25. The combination according to paragraph 24, in which the monitoring tool use provides a means of detecting the end of the substrate.

26. The combination of paragraph 24 or 25, in which the processor is arranged to display information about the number of remaining consumable material.

27. The combination of p, in which the ID is programmed during manufacture.

28. The combination according to article 22, in which the displayed information is the contact information of the provider.

29. The combination according to article 22, in which the displayed information is stored on the consumable material.

30. The combination according to article 22, in which the specified identifier and the second identifier are the same tag.

31. The combination according to item 30, in which the specified tag is a radio frequency tag.

32. The combination of p in which the specified identifier specifies the origin of a consumable material.

33. Printing device using consumable material associated with the identifier, and the device includes:
the print system is configured to print an image on the image bearing substrate; reading means for reading the identifier;
a storage medium to store a list of any previously used identifiers associated with empty consumable materials; and
the processor is made with the possibility of comparing the identifier read by the reading means, with a list of any previously used IDs and create a indicate invalidity, if there is a match.

34. The combination of the printer and consumable material associated with the identifier, while the printing device includes:
the print system is configured to print an image on the image bearing tape;
reading means configured to read the identifier;
a storage medium that stores a list of any previously used identifiers associated with empty consumable materials; and
the processor is made with the possibility of comparing the identifier read by the reading means, with a list of any previously used IDs and create a indicate the invalidity of correctness, if there is a match.



 

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47 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: printing.

SUBSTANCE: recording control device controls the unit of the recording mechanism that records on the recording medium by means of the recording head. Unit of image magnification increases the data entered from outside to create the image data to be recorded. Pattern buffer temporarily stores the image data generated by the unit of image magnification. The recording control unit reads the image data stored in the pattern buffer, and controls the recording mechanism unit so as to record the image data of reading on the recording medium by means of the recording head. The recording control unit controls the rate of the recording of the unit of the recording mechanism based on the rate of image data creation in a unit of image magnification.

EFFECT: provision of opportunity for stable recording operation due to prevention of interruption the recording operation owing to reduction of recording data entered from an external device.

16 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: printing.

SUBSTANCE: proposed invention discloses a printing device and method of its operation, as well as a combination of the printing device and consumable material. The method of work of the printing device, which is made with the possibility of placing a consumable material, comprises the stage of reading of identifier from the consumable material. Then the identifier is compared with a list of any previously used identifiers related to empty consumables, and creation of indication of invalidity, if there is a coincidence.

EFFECT: group of inventions ensures the implementation of reliable authentication of consumables, thereby eliminating their illegal use.

34 cl, 15 dwg

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: recording device records onto a recording medium, for which a feed roller (35) moves the recording medium in a feed direction. The feed path (P) includes an arched section which directs the recording medium and bends the recording medium behind a printed contact zone between a recording head (31) and the feed roller (35) in the feed direction. An ejection section ejects the recording medium. A detection unit lies at a distance from the feed path. The detection unit detects the recording medium deviating from the feed path (P) when the recording medium is pulled in and along the feed roller near the arched section of the feed path. A controller turns the feed roller (35) backwards by a given value so as to move the recording medium backwards when the recording medium is detected by the detection unit and then turns the feed roller (35) forward by at least a given value.

EFFECT: shorter idle time of the recording device due to jamming of the recording medium.

15 cl, 10 dwg

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: medium control device includes a plurality of operating modules which process rolled paper and receipts as a plurality of recording media, and a CPU which controls multiple operating modules by executing commands received from a host computer. When the CPU detects during a normal operating mode that commands for any of the operating modules cannot be executed, the CPU switches to a limited mode, in which commands for that operating module cannot be executed, but commands from the host computer can be received and commands for other operating modules can be executed.

EFFECT: avoiding interruption of all functions of the device when recording is prohibited in the device, having multiple functions, including recording on a recording medium.

13 cl, 8 dwg

FIELD: printing.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a relay printing system configured for receiving a print job from the print server to the control method of the relay printing system and to data medium intended for them. The relay printing system capable of exchanging information between the print service system configured to provide the screen of printing settings to the information terminal operated by the user to receive the printing settings, set by the user through the provided screen of printing settings, and to generate a print job based on the received printing setting and saved setting parameters for the image formation device configured to output the image data based on the print job, which includes a receiving unit configured to receive a print job, which is transmitted in case if the print command is entered through the information terminal in the print service system, the unit of updating the job, configured to update the print job received by the receiving unit, and the unit of transmitting the job configured to transmit the print job updated by the unit of updating the job, to the image formation device.

EFFECT: development of a relay printing system.

12 cl, 25 dwg

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: image processing apparatus has a hard disk capable of storing an application program which is installed in the image processing apparatus; a control means capable of controlling the image processing apparatus to operate in a disintegration mode, wherein the hard disk is not used if the hard disk has an error, wherein said control means controls the image processing apparatus not to operate in disintegration mode if the hard disk stores an application program associated with a security function.

EFFECT: preventing operation of the apparatus in disintegration mode when a security function is unavailable.

5 cl, 9 dwg

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