Image input device for sending image data together with information indicating contents of desired operation to be performed on the image data

  • US 6,388,771 B1
  • Filed: 09/22/1997
  • Issued: 05/14/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/24/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An image input device adapted to be connected to a host computer so as to transfer image data to said host computer, said image input device comprising:

  • scanning means for inputting the image data and for inputting an instruction for directing said host computer to perform at least one of a plurality of operations on the image data transmitted by said image input device to said host computer; and

    means for setting an operation code which represents contents of the instruction so that said operation code is sent to said host computer so that said host computer can receive the operation code and image data and perform the at least one of the plurality of operations indicated by the operation code without any direct user input to the host computer.

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