US 10,893,161 B2
Printing system operable from plurality of applications, information processing apparatus, and method and program for controlling information processing apparatus
Yusuke Kimura, Abiko (JP); Nobuhiro Kawamura, Nagareyama (JP); and Hiroya Igarashi, Toride (JP)
Assigned to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Jul. 16, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/513,542.
Claims priority of application No. 2018-140395 (JP), filed on Jul. 26, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0036849 A1, Jan. 30, 2020
Int. Cl. H04N 1/00 (2006.01); G06K 15/12 (2006.01); G06F 3/12 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 1/00779 (2013.01) [G06F 3/1239 (2013.01); G06F 3/1256 (2013.01); G06F 3/1258 (2013.01); G06F 3/1263 (2013.01); G06F 3/1286 (2013.01); G06K 15/12 (2013.01); H04N 1/00129 (2013.01); H04N 1/00421 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A printing system comprising:
a plurality of external apparatuses, including a first external apparatus having a display configured to display information and including a second external apparatus, configured to execute a plurality of sheet management applications; and
a printing apparatus provided with a plurality of sheet containers and configured to (i) register sheet information in correspondence with the plurality of sheet containers and (ii) to update print adjustment information linked with the registered sheet information in accordance with a request from one of the plurality of sheet management applications,
wherein the printing apparatus includes a printing apparatus controller having a processor and a memory configured to perform operations including:
retaining information corresponding to the first external apparatus executing a first sheet management application, and
providing a first notification to the first external apparatus in a case where a second notification for starting a second sheet management application is acquired from the second external apparatus in a state where the information corresponding to the first external apparatus is retained,
wherein the first external apparatus includes a first external apparatus controller having a processor and a memory configured to perform operations including:
causing the display to display a first screen of the first sheet management application, wherein the first screen is capable of listing the registered sheet information, and
causing the display to display a second screen of the first sheet management application upon acquisition of the first notification from the printing apparatus,
wherein the first screen includes a first message indicating that two or more sheet management applications should not be executed simultaneously, and
wherein the second screen includes a second message related to a process of prohibiting the plurality of external apparatuses from simultaneously executing the two or more sheet management applications.