MODULAR RELIABILITY UPGRADE OPTION FOR COPIERS OR PRINTERS
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
An independent modular device that enhances reliability of another machine is disclosed and shown in Figure 1. The machine 10 can be, but is not limited to being, a copier or an electronic printer. The modular device 20 uses knowledge of the machine to intelligently interpret and initiate automated corrective actions when deviations from desired machine states occur. The modularity of the device allows the machine to function in a consistent manner with or without the device attached, enabling enhancements not reasonably included due to incomplete knowledge during machine and control system 25 design, such as failure modes and operating windows.