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Copier With Collator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051051D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Colglazier, DF: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This article describes a copier system comprising a recirculating automatic document feeder (RADF), an electrophotographic copying engine having a multisheet loop and a finisher. The enunciated elements (such as the RADF, the copying engine, etc.) are controlled by a microcomputer to produce collated sets of copy sheets in the finisher. Operation of the copier system is fully automatic without user intervention. The system generates simplex or duplex copies from simplex originals or simplex or duplex copies from duplex originals. Both the originals and copies are stacked in sequential order.

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Copier With Collator

This article describes a copier system comprising a recirculating automatic document feeder (RADF), an electrophotographic copying engine having a multisheet loop and a finisher. The enunciated elements (such as the RADF, the copying engine, etc.) are controlled by a microcomputer to produce collated sets of copy sheets in the finisher. Operation of the copier system is fully automatic without user intervention. The system generates simplex or duplex copies from simplex originals or simplex or duplex copies from duplex originals. Both the originals and copies are stacked in sequential order.

The RADF is capable of sequentially presenting simplex or duplex originals to the glass of the electrophotographic processing engine for multiple exposure. For copy sets comprising more than one sheet, the number of exposures of the original for each positioning on the glass is limited to the number of collator bins. If the finisher has one bin, then one exposure is allowed. If the finisher has multiple bins, then multiple exposure is allowed. Originals are recirculated as many times as required to finish a job. Originals are processed by starting with the first page of the original set. The set of original documents is placed in the receiving tray of the RADF with the pages facing upwardly and page one on top.

The paper path yields simplex copy sets by transferring images onto the sheets and then flipping the sheets prior to collation in the exit bins. W...