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PURGE TRAY/SHREDDER AS VALID DESTINATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027491D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a purge module suitable for a distributed printing system. As shown in the accompanying figure, purge module 10 comprises a purge tray 12, a sheet input path 14, a shredder 16, and waste bin 18. High speed copiers and, or duplicators include a purge

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PURGE TRAY/SHREDDER AS VALID DESTINATION U. S. C1. 3991361 Douglas T. Rabjohns
David W. Covert

Proposed Classification Int. C1. G03g 21/00

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Proposed is a purge module suitable for a distributed printing system. As shown in the accompanying figure, purge module 10 comprises a purge tray 12, a sheet input path 14, a shredder 16, and waste bin 18. High speed copiers and, or duplicators include a purge

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PURGE TRAYKHREDDER AS VALID DESTINATION (CONT'D)

device for clearing out the paper path after detecting a bad document. The device is
usually a destination tray for non-deliverable sheets. In a distributed printing system, the printer may not be near a person making copies and, as such, classified or private information may be unknowingly left in the purge tray. The proposed module 10 fits into the distributed system strategy as a finisher for receiving non-deliverable sheets at the purge tray, or shredder. In the case of a printing job where information needs to be secured, the job can specify that purged sheets go directly to the shredder 18. Sheets are reported as shredded for accountability. Examples of shredding include destroying duplicate checks, time dated material, and private data.

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