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ON DEMAND POCKET BOOK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027637D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a system for creating and viewing compact "pocket books" which are printed on demand. An electronically based filed system allows the user to peruse through many different titles. Upon selecting a title, the document is imaged on an approximately 5 inch wide xerographic printer. A specific embodiment may include a Delfax/Dennison small label printer whereby, a book is continuously printed on thin paper (approximately 11#). The output document is automatically wound on a half-inch core and subsequently placed in a cassette that provides for a viewing area. A manual lever or an adjustable motorized drive system advances the scroll at a velocity equal to the reading rate of the user.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

ON DEMAND POCKET BOOK

William A. Sullivan, Jr. Charles E. Conrad

Proposed Classification

U. S. C1. 283/063.1 Int. C1. B42d 11/00

Proposed is a system for creating and viewing compact "pocket books" which are printed on demand. An electronically based filed system allows the user to peruse through many different titles.

Upon selecting a title, the document is imaged on an approximately 5 inch wide xerographic printer. A specific embodiment may include a Delfax/Dennison small label
printer whereby, a book is continuously printed on thin paper (approximately 11#). The output document is automatically wound on a half-inch core and subsequently placed in a cassette that provides for a viewing area. A manual lever or an adjustable motorized drive system advances the scroll at a velocity equal to the reading rate of the user.

An advanced version of the cassette reader may include a light for nighttime reading. A

suitable flat field magIllfying device compresses normal size print down to 3-5 point type so as to proportionally reduce the size of the scroll.

Potential advantages of the proposed system include: on demand printing without inventor requirements, automatic fte menu updates via the replacement of a CD ROM storage device, one handed reading capability, an ability to retain one's place while reading, an ability for nighttime reading in bead, without having to continuously flip pages.

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