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NON-SELECTIVE INPUT COMPONENT CONTROL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025555D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In current copier/duplicator products, a diagnostic program is provided to test input and output devices. Inputs are tested by entering an input identifier via the console, actuating the sensor or switch and observing a response on the machine console. However, in most cases it is only desired to determine if an input works at all and not test to see if the device is wired to the proper XI line (since the machine has been debugged and wiring is known to be good). This proposal therefore presents a second means of testing an input by not specifying the input identifier. It is meant as a quick check procedure useful in the following cases:

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

NON-SELECTIVE INPUT COMPONENT Proposed Classification CONTROL U.S. C1. 355/14 Charles D. Braswell Int. C1. G03g 15/00

In current copier/duplicator products, a diagnostic program is provided to test input and output devices. Inputs are tested by entering an input identifier via the console, actuating the sensor or switch and observing a response on the machine console. However, in most cases it is only desired to determine if an input works at all and not test to see if the device is wired to the proper XI line (since the machine has been debugged and wiring is known to be good). This proposal therefore presents a second means of testing an input by not specifying the input identifier. It is meant as a quick check procedure useful in the following cases:

1. Testing a replaced switch or sensor.

2. A fast check of a large number of devices.

3. Reassurance that a device is working in light of frequent area jams.

The implementation is quite simple. After entering component control, the "sides copied" button is pushed enabling the non-selective input mode. Until that button is pushed again, a one-quartep second tone on the beeper device will result when any functioning input device in the machine is actuated.

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