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JOB BATCHING DOCUMENT HANDLER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024929D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A compact and easy to load "job batching" input unit 1 to a document handler 2 in which several sets 3 (jobs) of plural document sheets of various sizes may be loaded in advance into "shelves" provided by pitches of two adjacent wide-flight augers 4 which automatically commonly incrementally rotate 360 degrees to drop one set 3 at a time into the document feeder 2 input on demand by the copier controller without any operator involvement.

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LEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

JOB BATCHING DOCUMENT HANDLER Proposed Thomas Acquaviva Classification

U.S. C1. 271/24 Int. Cl. R65h 7/18

A compact and easy to load "job batching" input unit 1 to a document handler 2 in which several sets 3 (jobs) of plural document sheets of various sizes may be loaded in advance into "shelves" provided by pitches of two adjacent wide-flight augers 4 which automatically commonly incrementally rotate 360 degrees to drop one set 3 at a time into the document feeder 2 input on demand by the copier controller without any operator involvement.

The document feeder 2 can then feed each document in that dropped set to the platen 5 of the copier for either conventional copying or precollation copying (by dropping the document set 3 into the loading tray of a recirculating document handler not shown).

Volume 7 Number 6 November/December 1982 359

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JOB BATCHING DOCUMENT HANDLER (Cont'd)

The augers 4 may also automatically increment one pitch (360 degrees rotate) each time a set 3 is loaded to allow top loading. The copier may be differently programmed for each job with a programming card read by the copier controller. The original document sheet may be restacked in a catch tray 6 after copying or returned to an auger pitch.

The augers 4 may also increment several pitches upwardly upon operator command to facilitate loading of additional original sets ahead of or in sequence with pr...