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TECHNIQUE FOR INCREASING SORTER CAPACITY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025933D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A system for increasing the number of copies which can be sorted in a copier with a sorter and an automatic or semiautomatic document feeder (ADH or SADH). When the number of selected copies exceeds the number of sorter bins, the partially finished job in interrupted after all the bins are filled once and then the operator is instructed to rerun the same document set in the ADH and the sorter bins are all side-shifted and the job is completed by stacking the rest of the collated copy sets off-set on top of the first ones in the bins. This concept can improve the collating productivity of any copier with an ADF and a sorter with a limited number of bins.

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LEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

TECHNIQUE FOR INCREASING Proposed Classification SORTER CAPACITY U.S. C1.355/14SH Jeno L. Horvath Int. C1. G03g 15/00

A system for increasing the number of copies which can be sorted in a copier with a sorter and an automatic or semiautomatic document feeder (ADH or SADH). When the number of selected copies exceeds the number of sorter bins, the partially finished job in interrupted after all the bins are filled once and then the operator is instructed to rerun the same document set in the ADH and the sorter bins are all side-shifted and the job is completed by stacking the rest of the collated copy sets off-set on top of the first ones in the bins. This concept can improve the collating productivity of any copier with an ADF and a sorter with a limited number of bins.

To express it another way, when the copier is programmed with a number of copies in excess of the number of bins, it automatically sequentially feeds and copies the document sheets but at this time makes only a number of copies of each corresponding to the maximum number of bins, e.g., 10 copies per document page if there is a ten bin sorter. The sorter bins (or the output path thereinto) are then slightly offset sideways. The previously fed and ejected set of documents is then reloaded into the ADF or SADH document feeder, per instructions on the display panel of the controller, and this same set of documents is automatically refed and recopied by a number of times needed...