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METHOD OF CALCULATING THE NUMBER OF IMPRESSIONS A SEPARATOR PAGE HAS TAKEN, GIVEN ONLY THE IMPRESSIONS COMPLETED AND SHEETS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014695D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method is described for a monitoring application to determine, for a job it is monitoring, the number of impressions used by the job's separator page. In this way, the monitoring application can accurately display page-level job status for the job. For example, if a job is 2 pages long with a separator page on the front, it would be preferable to display, in sequence: Printing separator page Printing page 1 Printing page 2 than to display Printing page 1 Printing page 2 Printing page 3 However, there are reasons this can be difficult for the monitoring application. First, many printers see this as a three page job, and in certain cases, they should. Second, a separator page can print in duplex and thus, on some printers, take two impressions. Third, the monitoring application might know a separator page is present, but not know anything else about it.

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  METHOD OF CALCULATING THE NUMBER OF IMPRESSIONS A SEPARATOR PAGE HAS TAKEN, GIVEN ONLY THE IMPRESSIONS COMPLETED AND SHEETS

   A method is described for a monitoring application to determine, for a job it
is monitoring, the number of impressions used by the job's separator page. In
this way, the monitoring application can accurately display page-level job status
for the job. For example, if a job is 2 pages long with a separator page on the
front, it would be preferable to display, in sequence:

   Printing separator page
Printing page 1
Printing page 2
than to display

Printing page 1
Printing page 2
Printing page 3

However, there are reasons this can be difficult for
the monitoring application. First, many printers see
this as a three page job, and in certain cases, they
should. Second, a separator page can print in duplex
and thus, on some printers, take two impressions.
Third, the monitoring application might know a
separator page is present, but not know anything else
about it.

What is needed is for the the monitoring application
to know is the number of impressions taken by the
separator page, and an algorithm for finding that
information is given below. (Note: The separator page
size needs to be found only once for each job. It
will be found the first time that the information
listed above is obtained for the job. Therefore, the
algorithm below is only executed once for each job.)

This method assumes that the monitoring application is
able to definitely find out the following piece of
status information:
1. impressions printed so far for the job
(impressionsCompleted)

And that it might be able to find...