Browse Prior Art Database

ACCESSORY INTERFACE TO COLUMBIA THAT PROVIDES EXTENSION OF OPERATOR FUNCTIONS AND SERVICE INFORMATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025570D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An AIB (Accessory Interface Board) that incorporates an interface to a personal computer (PC). This interface provides manufacturing with the capability of loading machine non-volatile memory (NVM) and to do diagnostrcs during the manufacturing process. This interface can also be used for feature extensions of a copier machine.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 90% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

ACCESSORY INTERFACE TO COLUMBIA THAT PROVIDES EXTENSION OF OPERA- TOR FUNCTIONS AND SERVlCE INFORMA- TION
John P. Serio

Proposed Classification
U.S. CI. 355/14 Int. C1. G03C 15/00

An AIB (Accessory Interface Board) that incorporates an interface to a personal computer (PC). This interface provides manufacturing with the capability of loading machine non-volatile memory (NVM) and to do diagnostrcs during the manufacturing process. This interface can also be used for feature extensions of a copier machine.

Basic concept would be to have the copier interface to a PC In the customer's office. Some of the capabilities would be:

1)

2)

3)

The customer could store canned jobs in the PC and call these jobs through keyboard entry and never have to touch the machine control panel.

A very large external auditron could be programmed into the PC. This prograrn could be set up &euroor the varied options that customers want in auditrons but are not put into products.

This interface can also provide pseudo CRT operator interface with the appropriate software in the PC.

Service functions could also be extended with this interface. This can be accomplished by having the service documentation on a disk that can be displayed on the PC screen, and having the interface collect control system data that can be communicated to the PC for analysis and give the Service Representative direction to problem solution.

Volume I1 Number 2 March/ApriI 1986 79

[This page co...