US 9,813,581 B2
Improving workflow processing efficiency of information processing system, information processing method, and device via workload distribution
Hironori Hakozaki, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by Hironori Hakozaki, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Dec. 10, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/565,562.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-001022 (JP), filed on Jan. 7, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0195422 A1, Jul. 9, 2015
Int. Cl. H04N 1/32 (2006.01); H04N 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 1/32507 (2013.01) [H04N 1/0092 (2013.01); H04N 1/00228 (2013.01); H04N 1/00347 (2013.01); H04N 1/00912 (2013.01); H04N 1/00931 (2013.01); H04N 1/32502 (2013.01); H04N 1/32545 (2013.01); H04N 2201/0082 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An information processing system comprising:
a device; and
an information processing apparatus that is connected to the device via a network;
wherein the device includes
a memory; and
a processor that implements processes of:
accepting an execution request for executing a set of a plurality of processes with respect to data generated by the device, an execution order of the set of the plurality of processes being included in and stored as definition information;
controlling execution of at least one process of the plurality of processes based on the definition information; and
transmitting to the information processing apparatus an execution result of the process executed by the processor and process unit information that identifies the process executed at the device and that indicates the execution status of each process included in the set of the plurality of processes; and
wherein the information processing apparatus includes
a memory; and
a processor that implements processes of:
receiving the execution result of the process and the information identifying the process executed at the device; and
identifying a process of the plurality of process that has not been executed at the device based on the received process unit information, and controlling execution of the identified process with respect to the execution status indicated in the received process unit information.