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USER PROGRAMMABLE DEFAULT TIMEOUT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027764D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a user programmable timeout feature that returns the job selections existing on an electrophotographic printing machine to a predefined default state after a period of iriachine inactivity.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

USER PROGRAMMABLE DEFAULT 'I'IMEOUT
Robert M. Harwood
Suzanne P. Marcellus

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1.399/077 Int. C1. G03g 21/14

IXsclosed is a user programmable timeout feature that returns the job selections existing on an electrophotographic printing machine to a predefined default state after a period of iriachine inactivity.

A typical printing machine operates in a variety of states including job complete, job incomplete and miscellaneous (e.g., pre-job and non-job related selections). Accordingly, there are short and long term default options wherein, short term options include: tlcfaulting job selections to a basic set of selections, defaulting to an auditron account cntry screen, and defaulting to a screen saver introductory screen. Examples of long-term options include defaulting to a reduced power consumption mode, or a total power saver mode (power off).

The user programmable default timeout allows a key operator to program the decision to default for each of the machine states and the sequence of default for each of the options. 'The method of implementing the feature depends on the User Interface (UI). An example is presented for a touch screen UI.

The user gains access to a long-term and short-term programmable timeout screen through the key operator's tools screen. The long-term screen simply directs the user to select the desired default and desired time interval. The short-term screen directs the user to the variou...