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METHOD FOR PREVENTING FINISHING OF PARTIAL JOBS STOPPED DUE TO A DISK STORAGE PROBLEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026622D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 110K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a method which prevents xerographic printing machines from delivering partially finished sets (bound or stitched) of a job if insufficient disk space has impeded processing of the job. One solution, although impractical, permits image output terminals (IOT)

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

METHOD FOR PREVENTING Proposed Classification FINISHING OF PARTIAL JOBS
STOPPED
DUE TO A DISK
STORAGE PROBLEM
Josefina Moreno
Glen A. Dumas

US. Cl. 371/11.1 Int. C1. G06f 11/00

Disclosed is a method which prevents xerographic printing machines from delivering partially finished sets (bound or stitched) of a job if insufficient disk space has impeded processing of the job. One solution, although impractical, permits image output terminals (IOT) to deliver partial sets of a job that have been finished (bound or stitched).

The disclosed more efficient solution of managing insufficient disk space while printing a job, preempts a partially completed job by retransmitting subsequent job information to the IOT. The retransmitted information is an indication to the IOT that the current job should end at an earlier sheet than originally anticipated. Also, IOT finishing functions are dynamically disabled to prevent any partially printed sets from being finished (bound or stitched). Thus, partially printed sets are delivered unfinished when there exists insufficient disk space to print a job requiring finishing.

REFERENCES

US-A 4,691,317 to Miazga et al. discloses a feature deselect control for a xerographic copier. The control isolates a detected malfunction to a particular input or output, determines if this input or output is related to a specific machine feature selection for the job, and prompts the operator to deselect this feature to continue. If the detected fault is not related to a particular selected feature, the fault is ignored.

US-A 4,134,672 to Burlew et al. discloses a copier finisher for an electrographic reproducing device which assembles uncollated or collated copies into booklets for...