Equipment searching device

Application Number: 00108756
Application Date: 2000.05.31
Publication Number: 1275750
Publication Date: 2000.12.06
Priority Information: 1999/5/31 JP 151906/1999
International: G06F9/06;G06F17/30
Applicant(s) Name: Canon K. K.
Inventor(s) Name: Takeu Shin;Hamada Sho
Patent Agency Code: 11038
Patent Agent: yu jing
Abstract The present invention provides an apparatus for searching a device on a network. The device searching server acquires a search condition from the device searching client, searches a device on the network and returns the search result to the device searching client. If the number of the device matching the search condition is at least equal to a predetermined number, additional information such as location information and charge information is added to the search result. Also if the device matching the search condition is absent, a device of a high frequency of use, determined on the use history, is outputted as the search result.