US 9,811,300 B2
Device invoked decommission of multifunction peripherals
Marianne Kodimer, Huntington Beach, CA (US); and Silvy Wilson, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (US)
Assigned to KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Tokyo (JP); and TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP); and Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on May 30, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/291,785.
Prior Publication US 2015/0347884 A1, Dec. 3, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 3/12 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/1285 (2013.01) [G06F 3/1203 (2013.01); G06F 3/123 (2013.01); G06F 2221/2143 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for decommission of a multifunction peripheral comprising:
receiving user interaction initiating a decommission operation for the multifunction peripheral;
requesting user input of authentication credentials suitable to enable the decommission operation;
accepting user input of authentication credentials;
simultaneously transmitting to an authentication server both the authentication credentials and a request for decommission instructions executable by the multifunction peripheral to perform the decommission operation for the multifunction peripheral;
simultaneously receiving, from the authentication server, both conformation that the authentication credentials are sufficient to enable decommission of the multifunction peripheral and the decommission instructions, not previously present on the multifunction peripheral, to be executed by the multifunction peripheral;
executing the decommission instructions so as to complete the decommission operation for the multifunction peripheral; and
transmitting a confirmation of decommission to the authentication server from which an interaction initiating the decommission operation was received including information identifying a user associated with the authentication credentials and an identification of the multifunction peripheral.