US 9,813,582 B2
Printing system capable of printing in any one of plural image forming apparatuses over network, image forming apparatus, and printing method
Shinichi Mimura, Shizuoka (JP)
Assigned to KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Tokyo (JP); and TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Minato-ku, Tokyo (JP); and TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Aug. 8, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/230,647.
Application 15/230,647 is a continuation of application No. 14/658,451, filed on Mar. 16, 2015, granted, now 9,436,417.
Prior Publication US 2016/0344892 A1, Nov. 24, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 1/32 (2006.01); H04N 1/23 (2006.01); G06F 3/12 (2006.01); H04N 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 1/32523 (2013.01) [G06F 3/1204 (2013.01); G06F 3/126 (2013.01); G06F 3/1227 (2013.01); G06F 3/1238 (2013.01); G06F 3/1261 (2013.01); G06F 3/1268 (2013.01); G06F 3/1288 (2013.01); G06F 3/1291 (2013.01); H04N 1/00204 (2013.01); H04N 1/00209 (2013.01); H04N 1/00244 (2013.01); H04N 1/00347 (2013.01); H04N 1/233 (2013.01); H04N 1/32545 (2013.01); H04N 2201/0039 (2013.01); H04N 2201/0094 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A printing system comprising:
a client terminal that is connected to the printing system via a network; and
a plurality of image forming apparatuses each including an input device which receives an operation input of a user,
wherein a first image forming apparatus in a printable state receives a print file from the client terminal, and transmits the print file to a second image forming apparatus, and
the second image forming apparatus displays a list of print files which are on standby for printing, and performs printing based on the print file when a print instruction and a selection of a desired print file are received through the input device,
wherein the first image forming apparatus transmits the print file to the second image forming apparatus when a print file having a size less than a threshold is received.