Agent
Cella, Harper & Scinto Fitzpatrick
Grantee
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Primary examiner
John S. Hilten
Primary examiner
Jr.; Charles H. Nolan
Application number
6132472
Kind
A
Document number
6312173
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Image recording method and apparatus

6312173 - 6132472 - USPTO

Application Jul 10, 2000 - Publication Nov 06, 2001

Hiroshi Hashimoto Junichi Kimizuka Soya Endo

Abstract

A video controller generates a video signal from image data on the basis of a print instruction, and an engine controller controls a laser scanner in accordance with the generated video signal to record an image on recording paper by an image forming section. A master controller of an optional master unit performs overall control of a variety of optional units, such as a paper-deck optional unit and a sorter optional unit, in dependence upon a control instruction sent from the video controller. Accordingly, it is possible to provide an image recording apparatus to which a wide variety of optional units can be connected freely without raising the cost of the main body of the apparatus.

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