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CHANGING THE FUNCTION OF THE START BUTTON BY MULTIPLE CLICKS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027714D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a new manner for using the Start button on an electrophotographic printer or copier. If operated or clicked once, the Start button retains its customary meaning. That is, if the operator pressed Start once, the machine makes copies of an original on the platen and sends them off to the duplex tray. Pressing the Start button once again causes the machine to image whatever original is on the platen onto the back of the copies in the duplex tray and sending those copies to the output tray. The operator may then change originals, and press Start once more to repeat this cycle. However, if the Start button is pressed twice in rapid succession, then the machine's logic is signaled to run the job in a simplex-to-simplex mode indicating that this is a simplex original. The copy is delivered to the output tray thereby saving energy by cycling out the machine faster and not rerouting copies twice through the fuser.