CSR Imaging assigned US patent for 'method and apparatus for printing from a mobile device'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , October 4, 2013 () – CSR Imaging U.S., Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,547,583) developed by Simon Dolan, Newton, Mass., and Elliott J. Bradshaw, Belmont, Mass., for a "method and apparatus for printing from a mobile device."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method by which to implement revenue sharing between printer vendors and network service providers or operators. In one example, a method for providing printing access to a mobile device may include acts of requesting information from a printer, receiving the information at a mobile device, providing the information to a communications subsystem of a mobile network operator, based on the information, acquiring a printing capability of the printer, sending the printing capability from the communications subsystem to the mobile device, and upon receipt of the printing capability, if the printing capability is enabled, sending a print request from the mobile device to the printer. A corresponding apparatus may be used to implement the method, which may be provided as instructions encoded on a computer readable medium."

The patent application was filed on Aug. 1, 2012 (13/564,011). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,547,583.PN.&OS=PN/8,547,583&RS=PN/8,547,583

Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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