US 9,813,568 B2
Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium for more uniformly distributing documents
Masaru Fujii, Kanagawa (JP); and Kentaro Osajima, Kanagawa (JP)
Assigned to FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Jan. 8, 2016, as Appl. No. 14/991,367.
Claims priority of application No. 2015-186286 (JP), filed on Sep. 24, 2015; and application No. 2015-186672 (JP), filed on Sep. 24, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0094080 A1, Mar. 30, 2017
Int. Cl. G06F 3/12 (2006.01); H04N 1/00 (2006.01); H04N 1/23 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 1/00347 (2013.01) [H04N 1/00708 (2013.01); H04N 1/2361 (2013.01); H04N 2201/0039 (2013.01); H04N 2201/0094 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
at least one hardware processor configured to implement:
a providing unit configured to provide a document data accumulated in a host apparatus according to a request from another apparatus in a same apparatus group to which the host apparatus belongs; and
a control unit configured to acquire sizes of document groups currently stored in each of other image processing apparatuses from each of those image processing apparatuses in the apparatus group, to determine a difference between the sizes of the document groups, and to perform a move, in response to determining that the difference between the sizes is greater than a predetermined threshold, of moving a document among the host apparatus and those image processing apparatuses in such a manner that the move changes the sizes of the document groups accumulated in the host apparatus and each of those image processing apparatuses to approach a uniform size, wherein
a first difference between a first number of all documents configured to be deleted by ones of the image processing apparatus and the other image processing apparatus after a first predetermined amount of time from a current time is greater before the move than after the move,
a second difference between a second number of all documents configured to be deleted by ones of the image processing apparatus and the other image processing apparatus after a second predetermined amount of time from the current time is greater before the move than after the move, and
the second predetermined amount of time is greater than the first predetermined amount of time.