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PROGRAMMABLE AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT FEEDER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024774D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A document Ifjob batching" system suitable for a small copier, in which plural job sets of document sheets are stacked in a single bottom feeder tray and the desired programming is controlled simply by punching into operator console switches connected to electronic storage the number of copies desired for each job set and the other available copying program or features desired for that set. Additional job sets may be placed on top of the document stack and programmed while previously stacked jobs are waiting or running. For example, the operator could stack and program 1 copy of a single document sheet job, 15 copies with reduction of the next 8 document sheets, etc. This may be used for preloading document processors for off-hours copying and/or transmission and/or "mail box" copy distribution.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PROGRAMMABLE AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT Proposed Classification FEEDER U.S. Cl. 271/9 Thomas Acquaviva Int. C1. B65h 3/44

A document Ifjob batching" system suitable for a small copier, in which plural job sets of document sheets are stacked in a single bottom feeder tray and the desired programming is controlled simply by punching into operator console switches connected to electronic storage the number of copies desired for each job set and the other available copying program or features desired for that set. Additional job sets may be placed on top of the document stack and programmed while previously stacked jobs are waiting or running. For example, the operator could stack and program 1 copy of a single document sheet job, 15 copies with reduction of the next 8 document sheets, etc. This may be used for preloading document processors for off-hours copying and/or transmission and/or "mail box" copy distribution.

The document sheets are conventionally counted as they are fed to be copied and this count is used to access the program stored for the document sheets of that count. Separated (offset) stacking of the respective copy set outputs can be automatically provided.

Examples of background for control features includes IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin Volume 18, Number 10, March 1976, pages 3162 and 3163 and U.S Patents 4,157,822 and 4,248,528 and 4,275,958.

Volume 7 Number 1 January/February 1982 7

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