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Automatic assortment of Data center bulk print operations using RFID and Automatic weight measuring instrument

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028126D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-27
Document File: 3 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique for classifying automatically a lot of printed matter outputted from a system printer using RF-ID (Radio Frequency Identification) and weight measuring instrument. This technique is very effective for cutting down a work load of classifying them, especially in the data center where printed matter is outputted in large quantities from a system printer.

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Automatic assortment of Data center bulk print operations using RFID and Automatic weight measuring instrument

Today, there are amount of printed papers in the data centers and classifying them requires a lot of work load. Lots of operators make output schedules per destination and classify the papers and confirming them.

Disclosed is a technique for classifying automatically a lot of printed matter outputted from a system printer. Disclosed is constructed by two idea. One is automatic classification with RF-ID and another is recognizing missing pages automatically with weight measuring instrument.

A feature of classifying technique is a utilization of RF-ID. In general operation of paper classification, there are some separators in printed as marks to show the destination. In this technique, RF-ID in which some information as destination is inputted is pasted on the separator. For realizing the checking papers in an instant, shelves which equip liquid crystal displays and RF-ID Reader are required. To input required data into RF-ID, RF-ID Writer is necessary. In this paper, RF-ID writer which is installed in the printer is suggested. With this system, separators with RF-ID are automatically inserted into printed papers. Putting the separators on the shelves which has RF-ID reader, Operators can confirm whether the destination of the printed papers are correct or not without checking manually.

A feature of recognizing missing pages is a comparison of real weight of printed with ideal weight stored in database. The ideal weights of printed papers are calculated with the number of sheets and weight of one sheet. To adjust the real weight and ideal weight, a coefficient is also used. To realize the recognizing missing papers, weight measuring instrument should be placed side by side with RF-ID Reader.

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