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LAYERED PRINTING MACHINE ARCHITECTURE WITH ELEVATED PAPER TRAYS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026900D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a xerographic printing machine having system modules that are configured using a vertically layered architecture. Figure 1 shows printing machine 4 with the following system modules layered from top to bottom: electronic document handler (EDH) 5, image input terminal (IIT) or scanner 7, paper trays 8, 9 and 10, and image output terminal (IOT) or printer 11. Positioned to either side of the layered modules 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 are optional high capacity feeder (HCF) 13 and output tray 15. The stacking or layering of modules 5,7,8,9,10 and 11 vertically provides printing machine 4 with a smaller footprint than printing machines with more horizontally layered architectures. Additionally, the disclosed vertically layered architecture positions paper trays 8,9 and 10 advantageously high in printing machine 4 for easy access.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

LAYERED PRINTING MACHINE Proposed Classification ARCHITECTURE WITH ELEVATED U.S. C1.355/308 PAPER TRAYS
Joseph N. Mav Int. C1. G03g 21/00 Arthur H. Kahn

FIG. I

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 19, No. 2 March/April 1994 153

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LAYERED PRINTING MACHINE ARCHITECTURE WITH ELEVATED PAPER TRAYS (Cont'd)

Disclosed is a xerographic printing machine having system modules that are configured using a vertically layered architecture. Figure 1 shows printing machine 4 with the following system modules layered from top to bottom: electronic document handler (EDH) 5, image input terminal (IIT) or scanner 7, paper trays 8, 9 and 10, and image output terminal (IOT) or printer 11. Positioned to either side of the layered modules 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 are optional high capacity feeder (HCF) 13 and output tray 15. The stacking or layering of modules 5,7,8,9,10 and 11 vertically provides printing machine 4 with a smaller footprint than printing machines with more horizontally layered architectures. Additionally, the disclosed vertically layered architecture positions paper trays 8,9 and 10 advantageously high in printing machine 4 for easy access.

REFERENCES

Japanese Patent Application No. 2-301632, laid open on June 22,1992 shows a vertically layered architecture that prolongs a toner exchange cycle by taking advantage of an empty space at a tray's paper feed portion and arranging thereat a ton...