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SHEET ORIENTATION SENSING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027209D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Mating copy sheet output from an imaging machine of one manufacturer with a finishing product of another manufacturer requires that the copy sheets be delivered in a prescribed orientation if the copy sheets are to be finished as required. Currently, in order to meet prescribed copy sheet orientation, the orientation of each copy sheet is communicated throughout the system as a part of the page tracking information. This is a task of the system level software and an unnecessary burden.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SHEET ORIENTATION SENSING

Classification Proposed John R. Blair U.S. C1.271/185

Int. C1. B65h 29/00

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Vol. 20 No. 5 September/Odober 1995 411

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SHEET ORIENTATION SENSING (Cont'd)

Mating copy sheet output from an imaging machine of one manufacturer with a finishing product of another manufacturer requires that the copy sheets be delivered in a prescribed orientation if the copy sheets are to be finished as required. Currently, in order to meet prescribed copy sheet orientation, the orientation of each copy sheet is communicated throughout the system as a part of the page tracking information. This is a task of the system level software and an unnecessary burden.

To relieve the system level software of this burden, a set of 5 sensors shown in FIG. 1 are placed along the paper path of the exit side of the imaging machine in order to determine the size and orientation of each sheet, and to communicate the information to the finishing product. The digital output of the sensors is communicated to the finishing product in accordance with the chart in FIG. 2.

412 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Vol. 20 No. 5 September/October 1995

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