Browse Prior Art Database

INTELLIGENT JOB DEFAULT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027015D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 4 page(s) / 130K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Current methods of job default on copiers/printers involves the copier defaulting (changing it's features) to a job that is fixed or operatodtech rep programmable. The intent is to clear non-standard features from the copier/printer to minimize the chances of a new operator getting features not intended. The shortcomin is that the default is static. It is very possible that

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 55% of the total text.

Page 1 of 4

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

INTELLIGENT JOB DEFAULT Proposed Classification Khalid M. Rabb U.S. C1.355/204

Int. C1. G03g 21/00

Machine default time elapses (Start Default)

                        Look for alternative Look at memory selection based feature
default selection

I

I

If no alternative don't change selection

(Optional) Display message to indicate problem area

No

4

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 19, No. 6 November/December 1994 471

4

4

t

[This page contains 1 picture or other non-text object]

Page 2 of 4

INTELLIGENT JOB DEFAULT(Cont'd)

Current methods of job default on copiers/printers involves the copier defaulting (changing it's features) to a job that is fixed or operatodtech rep programmable. The intent is to clear non-standard features from the copier/printer to minimize the chances of a new operator getting features not intended. The shortcomin is that the default is static. It is very possible that

'optimum'. For example, if the finisher is the output device default, it will become the default selection, even if there is a fault present in the finisher. Thus, the operator who next attempts to operate the machine will see a fault on the machine, even though the finisher is not needed.

The solution is to implement an intelligent job default feature. This will increase machine 'customization', and should increase the number of times the customer will be able to run a job without the likelihood of getting unwanted features. The basic premise is to provide a means by which the machine software will analyze each feature category before it implements the feature default, and look for alternatives. The basedehdtstored in memory will not change, but will act as a guideline to job default, rather than an absolute. The operator will always retain the option of selecting any feature on their own after the default has occurred.

when the feature/job de B ault occurs, the feature selections will not be

For example, in one example, assume the copier currently contains 8.5~11" paper in Tray 1,8.5x14" paper in Tray 2, and 8.5~11" paper in Tray 3. Tray 3 is low on paper (either by activation of a low paper sensor, or by a measurement of how far the tray has been raised since paper was last...