Browse Prior Art Database

Entry of Job Control Information into Automated Copier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084977D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, FW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Schematically represented is a copier document scan station with an additional optical recognition system. Documents are automatically fed onto document glass 10 from document feeding tray 12. Entry gate 14 at the front of the feeding tray 12 rotates to allow feeding belt 16 to carry document 8 onto the document glass 10. Feed belt 16 carries the document 8 past the recognition station 18 to the image scanner 20.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 71% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

Entry of Job Control Information into Automated Copier

Schematically represented is a copier document scan station with an additional optical recognition system. Documents are automatically fed onto document glass 10 from document feeding tray
12. Entry gate 14 at the front of the feeding tray 12 rotates to allow feeding belt 16 to carry document 8 onto the document glass 10. Feed belt 16 carries the document 8 past the recognition station 18 to the image scanner 20.

Exit gate 22 stops the docunent 8 on the document glass so that the scanner 20 can scan the document. Scanner 20 reciprocates left and right to line scan the document. The line scan image is projected onto an image drum or photoconductor drum well-known in the copier technology.

The recognition station 18 is provided at the entry side of document glass 10 to scan a document for job control information. As the document 8 passes the recognition station 18, light from lamps 24 strikes the document and is reflected to the photomultiplier tube 26.

Recognition logic 28 deciphers the job control information on the document 8. The recognition station along with its recognition logic could be configured as an optical mark reader or as an optical character reader. Alternatively, magnetic ink recognition might also be used if a magnetic transducer was placed at the recognition station 18.

Job control infornation decoded by the recognition logic 28 would then be passed to the copier controls 30. The copier could...