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TECHNIQUE FOR INCREASING SORTER CAPACITY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025933D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A system for increasing the number of copies which can be sorted in a copier with a sorter and an automatic or semiautomatic document feeder (ADH or SADH). When the number of selected copies exceeds the number of sorter bins, the partially finished job in interrupted after all the bins are filled once and then the operator is instructed to rerun the same document set in the ADH and the sorter bins are all side-shifted and the job is completed by stacking the rest of the collated copy sets off-set on top of the first ones in the bins. This concept can improve the collating productivity of any copier with an ADF and a sorter with a limited number of bins.