US Patent No. 9,262,112

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS HAVING FILE SERVER FUNCTION, AND CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREFOR


Patent No. 9,262,112
Issue Date February 16, 2016 
Title Image Processing Apparatus Having File Server Function, And Control Method And Storage Medium Therefor
Inventorship Tatsuo Matoba, Yokohama (JP)
Assignee CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,262,112

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a scanner configured to scan an original;
a network interface configured to communicate with an external apparatus via a network;
a storage unit configured to store in a specified folder files which are generated from the original in accordance with scanning
operation of said scanner or are received from the network through said network interface, the files being accessed by an
external apparatus via the network;

a setting unit configured to allow a user to set a notification destination; and
a control unit configured to, in case where a new file is stored into the specified folder, determine whether or not the new
file has been generated in accordance with the scanning operation,

wherein said control unit is configured to control said network interface to send an e-mail containing a path of the new file
to the notification destination, in a case where it is determined that the new file has been generated in accordance with
the scanning operation,

wherein said control unit further determines whether or not the new file stored into the specified folder has been received
from the network through said network interface, and

wherein said control unit does not send the e-mail to the notification destination if said control unit determines that the
new file stored into the specified folder has been received from the network through said network interface.