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PRINT JOB INTERRUPT OPTION WITH USER PROGRAMMABLE INTERRUPT BREAKPOINT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027340D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 129K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is an interrupt feature for use with in an electronic printing machine. The interrupt feature provides a machine operator with the flexibility to interrupt a print job at a number of predefined breakpoints while either scanning or printing. Generally, the predefined breakpoints for interrupting the print job include interrupting a scanner immediately at a sheet boundary when scanning starts, or when scanning completes, or interrupting a printer at the end of a current, sheet, stack, set, or current job.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 3581296 Int. C1. H04n 01/21

PRINT JOB INTERRUPT OPTION

WITH USER PROGRAMMABLE INTERRUPT BREAKPOINT David L. Salgado
John W. Daughton
Norman D. Robinson Jr. Stephen F. Skrainar
Cynthia A. Smith

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, No. 2 March/Aprill996 165

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PRINT JOB INTERRUPT OPTION WITH USER PROGRAMMABLE INTERRUPT BREAKPOINT (Cont'd)

Disclosed is an interrupt feature for use with in an electronic printing machine. The interrupt feature provides a machine operator with the flexibility to interrupt a print job at a number of predefined breakpoints while either scanning or printing. Generally, the predefined breakpoints for interrupting the print job include interrupting a scanner immediately at a sheet boundary when scanning starts, or when scanning completes, or interrupting a printer at the end of a current, sheet, stack, set, or current job.

The Figure shows part of an exemplary job programming ticket 2 to be displayed on a user interface touchscreen. The interrupt programming feature displayed on the job ticket is made active by selecting "On" switch 4. The scanner and printer have breakpoints which can be individually set on the job ticket 2. The scanner has two "Scan Points" that are denoted as a "Beginning" 6 and "End" 8. The printer or marker has three "Mark Points" that are denoted as "Sheet" 10, "Set/Stack" 12, and "Job" 14. More specifically, the scanner can be interrupted at the start or end of a job, while the printer can be interrupted on a she...