(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2003/0217095 Al
Kitada et al. (43) Pub. Date: Nov. 20,2003
(76) Inventors: Hiroshi Kitada, Tuckahoe, NY (US);
Akio Kizawa, Ridgewood, NJ (US)
OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND, MAIER &
1940 DUKE STREET
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/294,607
(22) Filed: Nov. 15, 2002
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/374,811, filed on Apr. 24, 2002.
(51) Int. CI.7 G06F 15/16
(52) U.S. CI 709/201; 709/206
A method and system for managing documents, where the system includes a document manager server connected to image processing devices and to applications via a network. The document manager server receives an identification from the image processing devices; looks up a profile and transmits the profile to the image processing devices. The profile includes information about the applications connected to the document manager server. The document manager server can receive a job information, e.g., a document, from the image processing devices; process the job information and transmit the processed information to the applications connected to the document manager server. The applications can include for example an e-mail server, a fax server, a file format conversion system, an optical character recognition system, a document management system and a file storage system.