Copier Skip Cycle Control
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
When, during the making of copies, the control logic of the copier determines that a photoconductor latent electrostatic image will not be available for toning as that panel of the photoconductor passes through the copier's developing station, a skip cycle is executed. By definition, a skip cycle is a mode of operation where (1) no paper is fed to the copier's transfer station, (2) the photoconductor panel is not charged, (3) the interimage erase lamp is energized to thereby ensure that the photoconductor panel is discharged prior to the panel passing through the developer station, and (3) the hot roll fuser nip is opened, i.e., the hot roll and the backup roll are not in physical contact.