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XEROGRAPHIC COPIER JOB BATCHING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024713D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 107K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In a xerographic copier it is advantageous to include the capability to serially handle a number of jobs with an automatic document handler. If several operators wish to use the copier and have jobs of varying length, set size and output requirements, all the jobs can be inserted into the system and the copier will reproduce the originals in each job sequentially.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

XEROGRAPHIC COPIER JOB BATCHING Proposed Thomas Acauaviva Classification

U.S. C1. 355/14 Int. Cl. G03g 15/00

In a xerographic copier it is advantageous to include the capability to serially handle a number of jobs with an automatic document handler. If several operators wish to use the copier and have jobs of varying length, set size and output requirements, all the jobs can be inserted into the system and the copier will reproduce the originals in each job sequentially.

The copier subsystem shown in Figure 1 has the capability to perform job batching without the use of specially designed document handling equipment. The system 1 includes a standard document feed tray 2 with a bottom feeder 3 assisted with an air flotation device 4. The feeder 3 in combination with a duplex transport 6 and a platen transport 7 feed documents in sequence from the tray 2 to a copier platen 5. Once the document is imaged it is either transferred to the duplex transport 6 for inverting or stacked immediately in a catch tray 8.

The sloping document feed tray 2 in combination with the air flotation device 4 allow the system to handle a large number of documents. Jobs of varying lengths are loaded into the tray 2 while the copier is running and as each job is inserted into the tray the operator programs the number of originals, number of copies per page, output type, mode of copying, etc.

A flow chart showing a typical control sequence for a microprocessor control of the system is shown in Figure 2. At a first step 9, originals are loaded into the tray 2 and the operator programs each job in the serie...