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MAKE READY SET SUBROUTINE (For a Recirculating DOCUMENT Feeder)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035335D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 4 page(s) / 91K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mayfield, BJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

A program is disclosed that assists the operator of a photocopier with a recirculating document feeder (e.g., the IBM Series III Model 85) in the creation of a "make ready set". (Image Omitted)

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MAKE READY SET SUBROUTINE (For a Recirculating DOCUMENT Feeder)

A program is disclosed that assists the operator of a photocopier with a recirculating document feeder (e.g., the IBM Series III Model 85) in the creation of a "make ready set".

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A "make ready set" is simply a copy of all the originals that an operator intends to use in one copy job. There are two main reasons for creating this make ready set: 1. Certain types of paper are more likely to cause misfeeds in the document feeder. These misfeeds may be avoided by use of the make ready set, since the document feeder has been optimized to handle paper types comparable to the output copy paper used in the photocopy process. 2. The operator may wish to maintain the original documents in good condition. Repeated cycling through the document feeder may, over an extended period, deteriorate the condition of the original documents.

The MAKE READY SET SUBROUTINE facilitates the creation of a make ready set when excessive document feeder errors are encountered during a single copy job or before a copy job is initiated.

Fig. 1 diagrams the interface to the MAKE READY SET SUBROUTINE from the present operator interface. Code already exists to alert the operator when excessive failures are encountered in the recirculating document feeder; an option would be provided in this machine state to transfer program control to the MAKE READY SET SUBROUTINE in Fig. 2. An additional option would be provided in the programmability function menu for creation of a make ready set before the copy job is initiated; if selected, program control is transferred to the MAKE READY SET SUBROUTINE, also in Fig. 2.

Fig. 2 diagrams program flow in rather high...