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REPROGRAPHIC SYSTEM WITH COMPONENT DECONFIGURATION CAPABILITY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026191D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In a reprographic system, having third party or other isolatable integral hardware subsystems, it is desirable to be able to deconfigure or isolate the subsystem at any time that a fault condition is detected with the subsystem. More extensive than simply masking the subsystem fault, deconfiguration would include disconnecting power, stopping mechanical movement within the subsystem and deleting and/or disabling communications with the faulted subsystem.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

REPROGRAPHIC SYSTEM WITH Proposed Classification COMPONENT DECONFIGURATION U.S. C1.355/208 CAPABILITY Int. C1. G03g 21/00 William M. OuYang
Michael E. Farrell

In a reprographic system, having third party or other isolatable integral hardware subsystems, it is desirable to be able to deconfigure or isolate the subsystem at any time that a fault condition is detected with the subsystem. More extensive than simply masking the subsystem fault, deconfiguration would include disconnecting power, stopping mechanical movement within the subsystem and deleting and/or disabling communications with the faulted subsystem.

Accordingly, the present invention automatically deconfigures a faulted subsystem from the remainder of the reprographic system. This allows the system to subsequently process other jobs not requiring the functionality of the deconfigured subsystem. More specifically, all knowledge of the faulted subsystem is eliminated from the reprographic system. MoEover, upon repairing the faulted subsystem, the reprographic system woulc have to be reconfigured to include the subsystem in order to implement the functionality of the subsystem. In accordance with the present invention, an operator would be able to deconfigure a faulted subsystem, via the user interface, in order to render the reprographic system operational, albeit less fully featured. As a result subsequent job programming selections, as displayed on the user interface, would not...