VARIABLE PITCH CONTROL
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Copier control software basically works by generating a sequential list of events for a particular copying run that must be performed in the making of a copy. This list can be a mixture of fixed and variable events, or it can be composed solely of either. Once this list is generated, a pointer into the list is started at the top of the list for each copy to be inserted into the copying process. The 'spatial interval' between similar items on list 'copies' corresponds to the particular pitch being run on the copier for the particular job in process. Although a copier currently operates with a capability of n fixed pitches, the copier could nevertheless run asynchronously with a variable pitch based, for example, on electro-mechanical perf or mance.