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PROGRAMMABLE AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT FEEDER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024774D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-03

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A document Ifjob batching" system suitable for a small copier, in which plural job sets of document sheets are stacked in a single bottom feeder tray and the desired programming is controlled simply by punching into operator console switches connected to electronic storage the number of copies desired for each job set and the other available copying program or features desired for that set. Additional job sets may be placed on top of the document stack and programmed while previously stacked jobs are waiting or running. For example, the operator could stack and program 1 copy of a single document sheet job, 15 copies with reduction of the next 8 document sheets, etc. This may be used for preloading document processors for off-hours copying and/or transmission and/or "mail box" copy distribution.