Stray Original Detection
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
In a document-handling machine such as a copier, occasionally the last original is left in the processing station when the job is finished. Usually, this happens where the job has been a manual job rather than one which has utilized the document feeder. Where the stray original is left in the processing station, the next job could result in mangled originals where the first document is fed through the document feeder to the processing station. To prevent this, the machine is provided with a method of operation which involves feeding any stray original left in the processing station out of the station to an exit sensor where the machine declares an error and stops the operation, forcing the operator to take some appropriate action.