US 9,811,290 B2
Method and device to locate a print job in a printing center
Joerg Schmidt, Munich (DE)
Assigned to Océ Printing Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Poing (DE)
Filed by Oce Printing Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Poing (DE)
Filed on Nov. 20, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/947,275.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2014 116 964 (DE), filed on Nov. 20, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0147485 A1, May 26, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 3/12 (2006.01); G06Q 10/08 (2012.01)
CPC G06F 3/1207 (2013.01) [G06F 3/1259 (2013.01); G06F 3/1282 (2013.01); G06Q 10/08 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
8. A print job administrator for a printing system within a printing center, wherein the print job administrator is configured to:
initiate a print job being printed on a web-shaped recording medium by the printing system, the recording medium being unspooled from a first transport using a take-off device and the recording medium being taken up on a second transport using a take-up device, wherein:
the first transport includes a support for a roll with the web-shaped recording medium, and
the second transport includes a support for a roll with the web-shaped recording medium or a palette for one or more sheets cut from the web-shaped recording medium;
determine an ID of the first transport on which is located the recording medium to be printed to according to the print job, the first transport having a first positioner;
associate an ID of the print job with the ID of the first transport;
given a change of the recording medium for the print job from the first transport to the second transport having a second positioner, disassociate the ID of the print job from the ID of the first transport, and to associate the ID of the print job with the ID of the second transport; and
determine positions of the first and second transports using the first and second positioners, respectively, the first and second positioners each comprising an active RFID transponder arranged at the first and second transport, respectively, and supplied with power, the determination of the position of the first and second transports including receiving position data from a plurality of distributed RFID readers being positioned at different locations within the printing center, wherein:
the position data is associated with the different locations of the RFID readers,
the different locations include a location of the take-up device, a location of the take-off device and a location of a storage configured to store the second transport, and
the determination of the positions of the first and second transport being based on the received position data and the associated locations of the plurality of distributed RFID readers.