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Printer Control Panel Paper Advance Flexibility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046754D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Douglas, GL: AUTHOR

Abstract

Flexibility of a stand-alone printer is increased by including a code button tied to typamatic and other function keys. Code keys on typewriter keyboards are well known. Also well known is the case when depression times and typamatic functions are considered. However, code key or button/typamatic function control is not available on stand-alone printers. By substituting a code button on a printer control panel for another function button, the number of functions can be increased with no increase with the number of buttons. In addition though, tying a code key to a depression time-dependent typamatic function provides not only an additional function, but improves throughput and saves operator attendance time.

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Printer Control Panel Paper Advance Flexibility

Flexibility of a stand-alone printer is increased by including a code button tied to typamatic and other function keys. Code keys on typewriter keyboards are well known. Also well known is the case when depression times and typamatic functions are considered. However, code key or button/typamatic function control is not available on stand-alone printers. By substituting a code button on a printer control panel for another function button, the number of functions can be increased with no increase with the number of buttons. In addition though, tying a code key to a depression time-dependent typamatic function provides not only an additional function, but improves throughput and saves operator attendance time. That is, in addition to the three indexing rates presently available, a fourth, fast rate, such as paper slew, can be included with the use of a code button. Additionally, the fourth rate can be made continuous or intermittent, depending on whether the button is held depressed or not. At present, the fastest rate requires the longest depression time. This fourth rate can be made instantly available and not depression time dependent.

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