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Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


In an electronic reprographic system having an image input terminal (IIT) for image scanning and system memory for image storage, it is possible to include an automatic document feeding system with the TIT, so that a set of original documents may be automatically fed to an imaging position of the IIT. For example, a recirculating document handler (RDH) or semi-automatic document handler (SADH) may be used to feed original documents to an imaging platen of the IIT. In addition, the SADH may be used to automatically feed computer fan-fold (CFF) originals to the imaging platen, where successive pages or webs are imaged in seriatim. It is well known that utilization of a document feeung sub-system, introduces the potential for jamming within the feeder, whereby one or more original documents may be damaged to a level which would prohibit further transfer of the damaged documents by the document feeding sub-system.