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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025242D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

To maximize productivity in centralized reproduction environments, it is highly desirable, from the viewpoint of both the copier manufacturer and the customer, to extend copier running time as much as possible before operator intervention is required. The technique proposed here allows the copier to recover from certain jam situations that would. normally result in copier shutdown. As a result, paper handling reliability is improved. Further, the copier is not disabled or shutdown in the event of a jam which enhances the customer's perception of reliability, and the operator is given the option of clearing the jam while the copy job is being run without shutting the copier down or at the end of the job, thereby making jam clearance more convenient.