JAM CHECKING SENT TO A THIRD PARTY DEVICE
Original Publication Date: 1997-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Proposed is an algorithm that delays the cycle down of an electrophotographic printing machine to ensure proper status of receiving a document at a third party finisher. The algorithm allows the third party device a pre-determined range of 10 milliseconds to 13 seconds to acknowledge that the document arrived from the machine's bypass transport. On machine cycle down, cycle-out software waits for all sheet deliveries before changing to an idle state.