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JOB INTERRUPT SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025791D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 110K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The capability to interrupt a job in a copy machine is often desired to allow an operator to perform manual operations or make settings useful for certain limited pre-programmed operation of the machine. In the past, several approaches have been tried, primarily directed to programming the machine to operate for a preset number of iterations before pausing. Unfortunately, the page number indicated on any particular document is often not an accurate document count, because it fails to include title pages, tables of contents, revision pages, and other pages not in a normal numerical sequence. Accordingly this method of operation is not favored by operators because it requires manually counting documents until the desired pause position is reached to accurately program the machine as to where in the document the pause should occur. Other arrangements for separating document jobs automatically have included separate job sheets insertable between groups of documents, and coded machine readable messages.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

JOB INTERRUPT SYSTEM Proposed Classification Carlton J. Baxter U.S. C1.355/14R

Int. C1. G03g 15/00

The capability to interrupt a job in a copy machine is often desired to allow an operator to perform manual operations or make settings useful for certain limited pre-programmed operation of the machine. In the past, several approaches have been tried, primarily directed to programming the machine to operate for a preset number of iterations before pausing. Unfortunately, the page number indicated on any particular document is often not an accurate document count, because it fails to include title pages, tables of contents, revision pages, and other pages not in a normal numerical sequence. Accordingly this method of operation is not favored by operators because it requires manually counting documents until the desired pause position is reached to accurately program the machine as to where in the document the pause should occur. Other arrangements for separating document jobs automatically have included separate job sheets insertable between groups of documents, and coded machine readable messages.

A system is provided for controlling the job run of a copier based on the document being copied. In accordance with the proposal, a flag comprising a detectable tape material is removably attached to a document to be copied in a position among a stack of documents corresponding to an operator desired halt in copying operations. The operator may wish to change copying modes at that document, change the copying contrast settings, insert different copy paper, break the job into smaller jobs, add separators for chapter marking, etc. The detectable tape material attached to the document is detected by the copier while the document is being fed therethrough and machine operations are halted to allow manual operation of the machine until the operator indicates that standard operation is to be resumed.

The described flag ta...